This is the Page of the Brittanian Empire, and all information regarding it.
The culture of the former United Kingdom and its successor the Britannian Empire is the pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with the United Kingdom and its people. It is informed by the UK's history as a developed island country, liberal democracy and major power, its predominantly Christian religious life, and its composition of four countries—England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism. The wider culture of Europe has also influenced British culture, and Humanism, Protestantism and representative democracy developed from broader Western culture. Britannian literature, music, cinema, art, theatre, media, television, philosophy and architecture are influential and respected across the world. The Empire is also prominent in science and technology. Sport is an important part of British culture; numerous sports originated in the country, including the national game, football. The Britannian has been described as a "cultural superpower" and London has been described as a world cultural capital, even following the Napoleonic wars in which is was lost for 7 years
The Continental Rebellion, or "Washington's Rebellion" as it was called was carried out by men considered traitors to the Empire. The Careful management of the British Empires colonies as well as more involvement in the Thirteen colonies and Canada specifically led to Washington's Rebellion being crushed early during the opening engagements of Lexington and Concord, and with the next few months and chasing around Washington's demoralized armies across the colonies, they were unceremoniously crushed and the captured were hanged for treason.
The Rebellion started over the Increased Taxes over the French and Indian war followed by the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea party. Following many of these events the Founders of the Rebellion drafted a list of grievances against King George as well as a constitution for a new government. The rebellion broke out officially at the Battles of Lexington and Concord which led to the decisive destruction of the local militia by the British Army. Following this the Battles of Bunker Hill, New York, and Boston, all ended in major Continental Defeat. A final battle was conducted near Philadelphia and ended the rebellion less than a year after it began solidifying British control over their colonies for good.
Battle of Trafalgar
With the British Empires focus mostly on the Colonies, their expansion, and their Profitability was on a whole unprepared for the Franco-Spanish fleet sailing to take the Oceans from the British. The Fleet commanded by Admiral Nelson and his ship the HMS Victory and 16 other ships versus a combined Franco-Spanish fleet of just over 30 ships led the battle in very odd directions. Admiral Nelson's fleet originally consisted of 27 major ships. However, with their lack of supplies ten of these were sent to Gibraltar having been depleted over the course of the blockade of France. This lessened Nelsons numbers considerably before the French took advantage of the situation
Order of Battle and beginnings
The Franco-Spanish fleets lined up as per the usual tactics of Naval warfare but Nelson ordered for one of the smaller frigates to be rigged as a sacrificial ship. It was set to blow by a skeleton crew of the ship and was to be the first ship in the lines against the enemy fleet. The ship, whose name is not known was directly directly into the French admirals flagship, the Resulting crash and explosion completely destroyed both ships and continued to set the French ship behind it on fire. Nelson's Fleet suddenly turned and fired blindly through the smoke and flame into the next three ships in the line scoring hits that were deemed to be guided by God. The Next three ships in Line suffered massive damage and one of the ships powder magazine's was hit causing yet another explosion putting in the first minutes of battle six ships out of commission. In the first 12 minutes of the battle the entire leading guard of the Coalition fleet had literally been obliterated or incapacitated with the rest of their ships to look on. The fires on the remaining ships that survived the blasts had become too out of control forcing their abandonment.
Turn for the worseThe British fleet then Scattered and used the increasingly low visibility and the British navies superior training to begin afflicting a conflict of Attrition. However, one by one the ships in Nelsons fleet had been cornered with a few suiciding and ramming an enemy ship and igniting the powder magazines. The next few weeks were a game of Cat and mouse. Admiral Nelson, and another first Rate ship of the line had survived and were constantly harassed all the way back to Great Britain where the small local fleet managed to drive off the remaining 17 French and Spanish ships. The Battle was considered one of the most heroic holding actions in Naval history, and while a defeat Admiral Nelson was welcomed back with open arms for his attempt and his ability to cut the enemy fleet down to size.
French Invasion of the United Kingdom
Following the loss of the Battle of Trafalgar King George ordered for the preparation of the entire empire for possible French attack. However the only predicted invasion was of the United Kingdom proper. With the British Navy rapidly losing ground due to its lack of Ships in the immediate area the British Army prepared for a large scale coastal conflict. With many troops active and abroad in the colonies the UK only had about 80,000 troops on hand in the kingdom proper. With almost the remainder of its 100,000 troops in the colonies the British Empire was in dire straits. Men were recruited and militias were created and armed, and the crash course in training they received was nowhere near efficient. With the outlook becoming more bleak by the week, King George ordered that as many citizens of Ireland and Britain proper be evacuated to British colonies mostly America. The Navy was pulled from combat duty and was tasked with keeping evacuation lanes open. By March Nobles and lords and their families were being evacuated en masse with only those essential to the war able to stay. On March 13th the Invasion commenced and the French forces managed to secure much of the Coast and its defenses. The French navy controlling all but the Navy evacuation area known as the Irish corridor. By this point thousands had managed to flee and ship production in order to get more people out was even higher, even so the number of escapees constrained by the amount of people per ship could carry ended up being well below 250,000.
The invasion began just as dawn broke and about 200,000 French troops commenced the massive invasion of the United Kingdom. The Generals of the Army managed to hold London and even more so managed to keep a road open to forcibly evacuate more people and the remainder of the high borne such as the king and the Lords which stayed behind to lead their forces. The Admiralty which ordered the forced evacuation of King George managed to get him out via the Irish Corridor. Battles such as London's Last stand ending in a French Victory, as well as the taking of the British interior signaled the failure of many generals to coordinate and effectively fight the french. However with the King gone, and many people fleeing north to Scotland the Generals decided to set up a Defensive line in Scotland with the Remaining 50,000 British Troops led by the new but capable General George Clayworth.
The Long DefianceFor the next seven Years the United Kingdom held its ground and used its considerable assets in its American colonies to establish the British Government in Exile as well as build ships en masse to support the rebounding war effort in Europe. Over the course of the next seven years more and more British citizens were evacuated as Counter attacked conducted by General Clayworth and his reinforced armies. By 1809 Ireland which had fallen near without a fight, but remained mostly minor to French interests had been liberated. However many people not wishing to live in a French united Europe began to leave for the American colonies. Following even more counter attacks and the breaking of the French army in Central Britain it was decided by King George, that Britain could be retaken, but it would never be the same Britain. with over 120,000 British Troops in Scotland and now central Britain it was seen that the country itself was emptying. The population of Britain had been consistently evacuated through drastic holes in the French lines continuously for almost seven years. This became known as the Long Defiance as the British Empire became the only nation which had successfully denied Napoleon his conquests for so long.
Creation of Britannia
By 1814 the British Empire broke the French hold on the occupied southern Britain, and the island was Retaken. The effects of the War however were long lasting and over the entirety of the Governments exile in America much Territory such as Louisiana and much of the French North America had been brought under British Control. With the Government poised to move back to a vastly depopulated United Kingdom the King died very suddenly. However, with the recent years and much being kept from the populace it wasn't known the much of the Royal family had been killed in the crossing when the kings ship had been attacked and sunk with only the ships captain, a few crew and the King known to have survived. With this and the king Never remarrying out of remembrance for his wife, had illegitimate children. With this is what believed a boy named Richard Carlisle was his new heir. The Carlisle family was officially named the new Royal family and one of King Georges closes advisors was named the Regent of the king until he was to reach the age of 18. Born in 1813 the Child advanced rapidly and by the age of 14 was being taught advanced military strategy, and how to run a kingdom and empire, Over the course the years, the empires expansion was continued in North America, and Oceania with South Africa being expanded as well. The Far Flung colony in India was ended and the population was evacuated. By 1831 the regency was ended and Richard Carlisle was given his full powers as king. With the parliament never reinstated following the war, and follow up cold war, the new King Richard reformed much of the British government and drafted a constitution forming a new Constitutional republic. The powers of the king were expanded upon and a new court system and parliament were created in a system of checks and balances. Richard however still maintained much more power than most of the Previous kings of Britain. However with the new Location it was Decided that the Britannian Empire was to be formed our of the previous British Empire, with the Carlisle family as its first dynasty. The Ruling family was to be named Britannia. Thus Richard Zi Britannia was the new king of the combined colonies and territories of the former British empire.
The Britannians struggled with the idea that their ancestral homeland had been vastly depopulated during and following What is known as the European Failure. With the Britannian empire managing to maintain the British isles as provinces of the Empire, King Richard Zi Britannia declared that while Great Britain would be the Ancestral home of the Britannians. North America, would now be the homeland of Britannia. The new homeland concept was received relatively well and ended up causing a massive surge in nationalism. This nationalism culminated in the settling of Areas such as Texas and the North American West coast by Britannians. While officially and culturally part of the Mexican Empire, the people began mass settlement which was in fact allowed by the Mexican government as a way to populate the area, as long as they followed their rules. The Britannian populace spurred by nationalism as well as a large developing form of Social Darwinism began to cause problems with the Mexican empire prompting military force being used to police the area.
With this new "Homeland" concept and the new belief as well that the Britannian empire should control the whole North America proper as its homeland, tensions between the Mexican empire, and the Britannian empire were almost guaranteed. in 1865 following the settlement of Texas by over seven million Britannian citizens, the Mexican government realized they had developed a monster which had completely overtaken even their own local populations. With the Growing cities of Dallas and San Antonia being increasingly filled by the Anglos (Britannians) the Mexican government called for the mass disarmament of the populace by the military. on April 23rd 1865 the Britannians of Texas organized into a military force to challenge the Mexican army. The Mexican army didn't realize what was going on until the Organized rebel forces had made it to the Rio Grande. The Battle of the Rio Grande began and was a total Failure for the Mexican army. Following the massive failure of the Mexican army Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Aging dictator of the Mexican Empire devoted a larger presence to the Texan Rebellion. Following the Mexican army marching north in Late May of 1865 it was discovered that not only had the Rebels cleared the province of Mexican forces in an amazing show of brutality and efficiently, the Britanian Empire proper had taken the Territory and secured the province. The Mexican army was forced into a 6 week battle raging across the Rio Grande, known as the Second battle of the Rio Grande. This Battle while extremely bloody, eventually turned into a Britannian victory as their superior training and tactics began to outweigh the Mexican knowledge of the territory, and closer supply lines. The Mexicans were forced to sign the Treaty of Dallas which ceded the Entirety of their North American proper possession to the Britannian empire. The Humiliating Treaty of Dallas was brought out by the Britannian settler in California seizing the majority of the West coast as well, securing the major centers of Mexico's interests in North America.
For more on Britannian wars and its rise to power please see Engineering and Empire (Worlds Torn Asunder)
Following the Britannian Mexican war and for the most part a collapse of the Mexican Empires ability to project any influence the Britannian empire adopted a policy of Securing most if not all the North American Continent. With little or no opposition the Britannian military spearheaded a massive drive to the West to link up California, and the Eastern Areas of the country.