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The Britannian Federation, commonly known as Britannia is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the northwestern coast of the European mainland, the country includes the British Isles (a term also applied loosely to refer to the whole country), the islands of Iceland and Greenland, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Northern Canada, and Alaska.
Fall of an Empire
The February Revolution forced George V to abdicate; he and his family fled to Oceania during the British Civil War. The monarchy was replaced by a shaky coalition of political parties that declared itself the Provisional Government. An alternative socialist establishment existed alongside, the United Federation, wielding power through the democratically elected councils of workers and peasants, called Federalists. The rule of the new authorities only aggravated the crisis in the country, instead of resolving it. Eventually, the October Revolution, led by Federation leader Sylvia Pankhurst, overthrew the Provisional Government and gave full governing power to the Federalists, leading to the creation of the world's first socialist state.
Following the October Revolution, a civil war broke out between the anti-Communist Loyalists movement and the new Workers regime with its Red Army. Federalists Britain many of its former colonies to the new Oceanian Commonwealth. The former Allied powers launched an unsuccessful military intervention in support of anti-Communist forces. In the meantime both the Federalists and Loyalist movement carried out campaigns of deportations and executions against each other, known respectively as the Federalist Nightmare and Loyalist Traitors. By the end of the civil war, the British economy and its infrastructure were heavily damaged. Millions became Loyalists emigrates, and the Isles famine of 1921 claimed up to five million victims.