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This is a descriptive list of Britannia's rise to power and the wars its been involved in.
The Continental Rebellion, or "Washingtons 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 Washingtons Rebellion being crushed early during the opening engagements of Lexington and Concord, and with the next few months and chasing around Washingtons demoralized armies across the colonies, they were uncerimoniously 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 greivances 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 Phillidelphia 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 13 other ships vs a combined Franco-Spanish fleet of just over 30 ships led the battle in very odd directions.
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 skeliton 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 litterally 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 n 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 200,000 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 high, even so the number of escapees constrained by the amount of people a ship could carry was 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 bornes 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 60,000 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 in 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 re-inforced 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 consistantly 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.
Expansion of the Empire 1833-1860Following the establishment of Britannia in New York the city as the capital in 1834 Richard Zi Britannia looked for a location for his capital city. Finding plans of a settlement on the Potomac River the King took it upon himself to call for the establishment of the new city. It was named Dominion in homage to English Civil war and the king of the time. Following this the Britannians maintained a very brutal and conflicting nature against the French empire which now encompassed most of Europe except Britain, and Russia. This Relationship led to the establishment of what was considered the Cromwell doctrine. the Cromwell doctrine, drawn up my Lord Cromwell, a famous Britannian General for his exploits against the very hostile natives, was a plan which was drawn up to force the independence of many of Spanish America. Most of Spanish America had survived thanks to the French empire assuming the majority control of those duties Under Napoleon in 1815. However, Brazil Still part of the Portuguese monarchy in exile was to be recruited to as to create the Brazilian empire, a nation who with the Portuguese in control would be a loyal ally in years to come. The following years in 1834-1840 was a period of unprecedented expansion west only stopping once coming into contact with New Spain with that being engineered into a movement for independence due in part to Frances unprecedented failures at perceiving Britannian expansion following Napoleon's death in 1834. With much of New Spain wanting independence the French forces including Spain were sent to deal with the situation beginning the American wars of independence. The wars went on for about seven years from 1835 to 1842 when the Britannians openly moved into northern New Spain and drove out the French Empire, and revolutionary forces alike. These wars proved to be the true emergence of the New Britannia as a world power. This came about with the total dominance shown by the Britannians and their navy completely ousting the French imperial navy by 1838 with a series of humiliating defeats with the most notable being the attempted invasion of the Bahamas. The Wars brought about Britannian dominance in North America, and the expansion of Canada heavily as well as the Expansion of Brittania into the once northern territories of New Spain. The following successful independence movements created a large grouping of new countries in the Americas. The Mexican Empire, Republic of Gran Columbia, Republic of Chile, and Empire of Agentina were all established by the end of 1845 following the war.
AfricaThe Colony of South Africa annexed as part of the former British empire in 1806 was still under now Britannian control by the year 1835 and was thusly expanded. The Boers as they were called were appeased and were allowed to leave and moved up north forming the Boer republic. However, much of South Africa came under Britannian influence which eventually surrounded the Boer republic. The land was for the majority, completely unpopulated except for the cape, and a few settlements outside of that. This eventually led to Slavery in the entirety of the Britannian empire becomingabolished and thus illegal. This led to the newly freed slaves being able to settle some of the Area preventing Boer encroachment. However, border conflicts between the Boers and the Natives/Britannian settlers are extremely common.
The Colony in Australia continued to go at a moderate pace during this time, but when it became a major Britannian naval base the population grew exponentially as both coasts of the continent had been colonized by 1841. The Colonization of New Zealand also continued at a much increased pace with its major possibility for being a point of Naval projection for the Britannian Empire. Following the Dutch government in Exile being forced to relocate to the Dutch east indies, the islands agreed that their support by the British had been ever unfailing, and that with the fact they may never get their country back, the Dutch semi agreed to join as a province in Britannia solidifying their annexation through the treaty of Dominion. However, when a possible plot to kill the King and the head of the parliament came about the Britannians deployed and seized the Dutch east indies without much of a fight. The Islands were brutally put down due to the possibility of the king being killed by the Dutch remnants. However, it was more the natives being put down than the Dutch being put down. Subsequent manpower shortages prevented the full occupation of the Dutch East Indies and for the most part the islands collapsed into local governments and Anarchy.
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 gaurenteed. 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 forthe 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 Amercan 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 Mexicos interests in North America.
The Britannian Empire did not maintain its stability in the following years of the Britannian-Mexican war. When King Richard Zi Britannia died in 1867 His Heir George Zi Britannia took over. However when a group of lords came up with a possibility of a more legitimate heir stemming from the Original King George of the old monarchy, the Britannians began to take sides. All of the Colonies remained Loyal to King George. However, Great Britain Proper, and eastern Canada all the way down to New England seemed to be supporting this new more viable heir. The heir was revealed and the Era of Two kings began. George Zi Britannia the True kings was met with King Henry, a king from Great Britain Proper which was to be believed the true king of Britannia. The first shots of the Britannian civil war broke out on the open ocean as well as on Great Britain proper. The first engagement was in London england where a well trained rebelling Army under command of a now rebel general began challenging and beating Britannian Generals all across Great Britain. The same thing also started to happen in Canada following the new rebel kings establishment.