'British Raj' or British India
Timeline: The Empire Survives

OTL equivalent: Bangladesh, Burma, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
British Raj Flag Star-of-India-gold-centre
Flag Coat of Arms
British Indian empire in 1936 ALTHIST
Anthem "Land of Hope and Glory! (national) God Save the Queen (royal)"
(and largest city)
Calcutta (1858-1912) New Delhi (1912-1961) Karachi (1961-November 1962) Colombo (November 1962-December 1962) and Dhaka (December 1962)
Other cities Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Karachi
Language English, Hindustani and local languages
Religion Islam, Anglicism and Hinduism
Demonym British, Indian, Pakistani, Burmese, Tamil and Bangladeshi
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  legislature Parliament of the United Kingdom
Monarch Elizabeth II (1953-1962)
  Royal house: House of Windsor
Prime Minister
Population 575,176,000 (circa June 1961 
Established 2 August 1858
Independence from United Kingdom
  declared 15 August 1961 (India), 1st November 1962 (Pakistan), 10th November 1962 (Burma), 5th December 1962 (Sri Lanka) and 25th December 1962 (Bangladesh)
  recognized 20th August 1961 (India), 5th November 1962 (Pakistan), 15th November 1962 (Burma), 10th December 1962 (Sri Lanka) and 1st January 1963 (Bangladesh)
Currency British Rupee (GBR)
Time Zone GMT (UTC+5 to UTC+06:30)
  summer BRST (UTC+6 to UTC+07:30)
Calling Code +725
Organizations British Commonwealth

British Raj was a British Crown Colony in the Indian Subcontinent. It gained independence between August 1961 and January 1963. From 1920, British Raj had some devolution and by 1930 it had 95% devolution (only a bit of defence remained at Westminster and due to the Raj being a founder of the UN in 1945, the UK devolved foreign affairs) stemming independence attempts until 1955 (WWII was also a factor of the Raj getting its independence later than in OTL).


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British Raj Independence Dates (Alternate History)


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Since the founding of the UN, the Raj played an important role in the Security Council, being the longest serving non-permanent member (1946-1961). It was considered fraudulent by the USSR and PR China but the UK, France, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand kept on voting British Raj into the Security Council as the Commonwealth member (1946-1956) and Eastern Europe and Asian Member (1956-1961).

Each Country had their own reasons to vote for British Raj

  • Britain- It was a colony of theirs
  • America- It wanted a democratic country to stand for the EE&A Membership. (Soviet Satellites were dominating this membership until Asian countries could join.
  • France- Due to France still having colonies in India, France wanted them protected making him vote for British Raj.
  • Canada, Australia and New Zealand- Another British colony

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