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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Timeline: Napoleon's World

OTL equivalent: United Kingdom & Ireland
Flag of the United Kingdom Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Flag Coat of Arms

Motto
Dieu et mon Droit (French) (English)
("God and my right")

Anthem "God Save the Queen"
Capital London
Largest city London
Other cities Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff
Language English
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
English
  others Scottish, Welsh, Irish
Demonym British
Government Constitutional Monarchy
  legislature Parliament
King Anne Stuart (1707-1714) (First)

George III (1760-1815) (Last)

  Royal house: Hanover
Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger (1801, 1804-1806) (first)

Earl of Liverpool (1812-1815) (last)

Area 315,093 sq km
Population 16,345,646 
Established 1707
Annexation to be divided between England, Scotland and Ireland
  date 1815
Currency Pound sterling

The British Empire is a now-defunct imperial union that existed between 1707 and 1815. Officially called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and including overseas territories around the globe, the British Empire officially consisted of the islands in the British Isles as well as colonies, protectorates or dominions such as Canada and much of northern North America, holdings in the West Indies, territories in south Asia as well as Australia, and had semi-colonial relationships with numerous territories in Africa.

The British Empire was officially disbanded in 1815 following the Treaty of London, at which the United Kingdom was divided up into the three autonomous kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland (the latter of which was an effective French vassal state) and whose colonial holdings were either granted independence (f.ex. India), carved up amongst France and its allies (Canada, Caribbean territories, Sierra Leone) or divided amongst the three successor states. Throughout the 19th century, the still-powerful England sought to reassert itself as a colonial power and found modest success, thanks to the collapse of the Spanish and Portuguese overseas empires and the focus of Imperial France on its conquered European territories.

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