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British Republic (Fascist Coup Britain)

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The British Republic
Timeline: Fascist Coup Britain

OTL equivalent: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Flag of the British Republic No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital London
Largest city London
Other cities Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast
  others Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Manx, Cornish
Legislature Parliament
President Nick Clegg
Prime Minister Theresa May
Area 243,610 km²
Population 63,705,000 
Independence date
Currency British Pound

The British Republic is a Parliamentary Republic located in Northern Europe, it was established following the British Liberal Revolution (Fascist Coup Britain) of 1989.


The British Republic was founded in the aftermath of the British Liberal Revolution of 1989 by a constituent assembly to replace the British Union which was toppled by the revolution.

Many of the early years of the Republic were spent establishing a stable democratic system following more than fifty years of one party rule. Perhaps the most contentious part of this process was the trials of those involved in the British Union regime, many of whom were charged with crimes such as the murdering of protestors in the revolution and embezzlement of public funds conducting by many party officials. This process proved highly controversial as many supporters of the former British Union opposed these trials, leading to widespread protests in defence of those on trial.

Despite these difficulties in the transition back to a democratic system the process ultimately proved successful, something best evidenced by the 2000 general election which the first democratic transfer of power from one government to another in the republic since the 1930s.

The greatest instance of political strife in the Republic since the trials of British Union officials was the Constitutional Crisis of 2003, in which following the loss of a majority of the government the President dismissed the government before a confidence vote was staged, an act many criticized as unconstitutional. This dismissal resulted in widespread public demonstrations and ultimately led to snap elections. The resolution of this crisis without major political turmoil was viewed as a major triumph for British democracy.

Following a successful referendum Britain joined the European Union in 2007, seen as a major victory for the incumbent Social Liberal government. 2007 also witnessed the successful resolution of the Ulster Crisis with Ulster and Mann joining the British Republic as its fourth state.

Despite these major victories for the government it was beset by internal divisions with two Prime Ministers resigning in just under two years, and whilst these divisions were largely resolved by the election of Chris Huhne as Social Liberal Party Leader and Prime Minister the popularity of the government was dealt a major blow by the outbreak of the Great Recession which caused great disruption to the British Economy.

The Social Liberal government was punished for the recession at the polls by voters in the 2010 elections where the Social Liberals suffered a crushing defeat, only narrowly avoiding falling into third place, whilst the centre-left Leftist Alliance was swept into power entering a coalition with the Green Party.

Following the 2010 election the British Republic underwent substantial political change with several new political parties emerging, this change in political system was cemented in the 2015 election where the recently formed Democratic Coalition won a landslide victory, winning the first Parliamentary majority in the history of the British Republic, whilst the newly established New Left, Centre Party and New Party also made gains.

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