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Great Britain lasted from 1707 to 1937, when they surrendered to the Germans in the Second Great War. Great Britain struggled in the years following their defeat in the First Great War. Between the high reparations, to the colonies declaring independence, Great Britain only managed to survive by becoming Communist and getting a bailout from the UCS, a nation that also was torn apart by the First Great War. Great Britain helped its ally and declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary when they invaded the UCS. However, the UCS could not beat the Germans, and surrendered after they took Moscow.
The First Great War
Great Britain sided with the Entente Alliance and soon declared war on the Central Powers. For five years, the British would struggle against the Germans, sending millions of men, a large portion of which who would not come back, to the front line in France to try push them out of the country. In 1914, Belgium's neutrality was violated when German troops would march through it, defeating it and invading France from the north. Great Britain would join soon after this, horrified by the measures Germany would go through to win. Soon, trench warfare began. However, on the Eastern Front, Russia was soon collapsing and by 1916, they were out of the war. They soon signed a treaty with the Central Powers in 1918, but it didn't matter as all fighting between the two had already ended. Millions of men soon were being moved to the Western Front, and it was overrun. In 1917, the Battle of Paris began and the US had declared war. However, their army was not ready for war, and couldn't come fast enough to help decide the battle's outcome. The British knew they had to attack the Germans from behind if they were going to win the Battle of Paris. They landed in Belgium, but without the French there to help, the Germans kicked them out. In the Middle East, the war was faring better. The Ottomans were being pushed back with the aid of the Muslums, but with the Battle of Paris going on, they couldn't spare more men here when they began counter-attacks, and Great Britain was pushed back. In 1919, the British, along with America and Canada, landed on the coast of France. However, the attack failed as submarines and battleships had kept the invading forces from securing a large landing area, and were to forced to retreat. A Peace Treaty was signed later that year, and had the following terms of surrender:
- Germany is allowed to keep its land in France and Poland
- Austria-Hungary is allowed to keep its land in the Balkans and Western Russia.
- Bulgaria gets a slice of land in the Balkans as well.
- The Ottoman get to keep their gains, plus Egypt is to become a Country to separate Great Britain's Colonies and the Ottoman Empire.
- Great Britain, Canada and America all must accept defeat in the war.
- The Allies must pay war reparations for war damage, starting in 1921.
Great Britain, humiliated that all their efforts, money, men, and resources were wasted, signed the treaty, and ended the First Great War.
The first year of peace started with a recession, but ended quickly thanks to the resources the empire provided. Things seemed to be going well, however the next year, when the British had to pay reparations, is when things went down hill. The African and Asian colonies began having massive independence movements. When Great Britain couldn't pay reparations, they began printing money to pay it. Massive inflation in the following years started. The first African colony to declare independence was Sudan, and it was followed by many other colonies that began fighting each other for two decades. Germany soon occupied London when Great Britain couldn't pay reparations. Following Emergency elections, Winston Churchill was elected and tried to negotiate with Germany. Many people joined radical parties, and these started to rise in the elections. When the economy, after years of stagnation, start to decline, the Communist Revolution of Britain began. Over the following years, the economy started to grow, industries were nationalized, and the factories and businesses stopped firing people when a bailout from the UCS allowed Great Britain to keep all the current employees employed. For the rest of the decade, the British economy would continue to grow, Russian troops would be stationed in London, and the army would finally get more funding.
The Second Great War
The start of the 30s were an uneasy time, with rising tensions between the Moscow Pact, an alliance of Communist nations, and the Central Powers, which was an alliance of Fascists. They soon went to war with each other when Germany decided to strike first and invaded the UCS in 1934, twenty years after the First Great War. St Pettersburg, Penza, Volograd. Austria-Hungary invaded Bulgaria, and was only stopped when the Turkish army arrived. Great Britain launched an invasion of North France to help out it's Russian and Turkish allies. This distracted the Germans long enough to get some sort of organization among the Communists, however it wasn't enough, as the Germans soon kicked out the British. The Siege of Stalingrad began the next year, and the Germans would win after a year of bombardment, starvation, and violence. Operation Enduring Reich began, and the Germans surrounded Moscow with the capture of Vovograd. Moscow was captured by 1937, and all Moscow Pact members surrendered.
The End of Great Britain
With Great Britain's surrender, the Germans quickly turned the nation into the Fascist British Isles. This marked the end of what was left of the British empire, and the nation turned into a German puppet state, paying taxes to Germany and only allowed to pass laws about what was happening in Britain, it was allowed no foreign transactions except for trade. The SS of Britain, or the SSB, kept everyone in line and made sure that no revolts would take place. This was the end of Great Britain, and gave the Germans another boost in morale, and ended the only thing between the Americas and Fascist Europe.