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The following is the history of New Britain.
DoomsdayThe events of Doomsday was devastating for Britain. Cities hit included Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Colchester, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Belfast. The government's "War Book", a plan the United Kingdom would follow in case of World War III, was meant to go into effect only if tensions between the superpowers suggested that nuclear destruction was imminent. The suddenness of the Soviet attack meant that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher only had enough time to order Britain own nuclear arsenal to be launched before the first bombs began to fall. Despite what short time was available, British military personnel were able to get Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family to safety.
What was left of the British government decided to relocate to the Isle of Wight. The island was picked because it was hoped that it would act as a natural barrier to refugees who may try to storm the refuge for its supplies. Remnants of the Royal Navy helped ferry what survivors were allowed onto Wight and, at times, keep desperate refugees from overwhelming the limited supplies there.
It soon became clear that if there was any hope for the British state to survive, the British people would need to find a new home. Some suggested that the population of Wight be evacuated to the southern hemisphere, possibly South America or Australia, since these areas were relatively intact. Prince Andrew (the current surviving heir), however, argued that if the British people went there then they would be refugees and an independent Britain would cease to exist. In 1984, Queen Elizabeth II died and Andrew was crowned the new King in a quiet ceremony at Osborne House. Though technically Andrew's power was limited, his role as King gave him enough influence to push forward his plan to build a survivor colony, hopefully somewhere in the southern hemisphere.
In 1985, a small group of surviving naval vessels arrived in Britain from Southern Africa. With them were representative from the African National Congress (ANC). Elements of the group had taken control of some neighborhoods of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but was fighting with some difficult white forces still loyal to collapsing South African government. The vessels had stopped for a short time in the city to pick up supplies and the ANC had sent its representatives in hopes of getting whatever help they could from the British military. Seeing an opportunity, King Andrew negotiated with the ANC to provide them help to drive out the remaining South African forces in return for allowing British refugees to settle there. He proposed a creation of a new state where whites and blacks would be equals and all forms of apartheid would be erased. Though not all in agreement, the ANC leaders agreed to allow settlement in return for British military support.
In 1986, the naval and marine forces sent out by the British government arrived in Port Elizabeth. The combined forces of the "British Expeditionary Force" and the ANC rebels were able to capture Port Elizabeth and soon the entire Cacadu District Municipality. King Andrew arrived later that year, personally leading reinforcements and the first wave of British colonists who used impressed merchant ships to ferry them and supplies to southern Africa. The arrival of the colonists touched off fighting between certain elements of the ANC who could not accept the idea of "throwing out one group of whites for another." British forces were victorious against the ANC dissenters, though not before more damage was done to Port Elizabeth. The fighting, however, broke what little power the ANC had in the region and the remaining leaders swore loyalty to King Andrew.
It took nine months for civilians to reach the slowly expanding New Britain because of damage caused to the ships they were using, meaning that they had to regularly stop on the coast for quick repairs which were rarely adequate. Saint Helena remained an important way point for the refugees and continued to remain loyal to the new British state in Africa.
By 1987 the last remnants of the South African government had ceased to exist and the state had degenerated into various warring factions and warlords. In that same year the state of New Britain was officially declared with a new constitution guaranteeing the rights of white and black citizens in the area. The formation of the new state was marred by fighting with the Republic of KwaXhosa which disputed the eastern border of New Britain. The Republic had also adopted a highly anti-white policy, keeping relations between the two states low.
Meanwhile, steps were taken to ration food stuffs, medical supplies and fuel, this was done with some civil disorder and resulted in collective farming, regardless of ethnicity in order to survive. Military officers were appointed to administer these collectives and apply judgment on criminals and dissenters.
In 1991, many Indians, fleeing from the chaos and bloodshed in their homeland, were welcomed into Port Elizabeth. In 1992 the last refugee ship leaves the former United Kingdom.
The population of New Britain continued to increase with the arrival of Anglo-Africans arriving from other parts of the former South Africa, particularly the increasingly Anglophobe Republic of the Cape. The Anglo-Africans soon became a influential political force in New Britain. Though generally supportive of King Andrew’s efforts to end apartheid, many still had difficulty adjusting to the new equality enforced by the government. Various Anglo-African leaders have petitioned the King and Parliament on several occasions (most recently in 1994) to recognize them as a protected minority group, though this has failed so far.
Anglo-Africans make up two-thirds of the white population of New Britain with the Home British refugees making up the remaining 1/3. Because of their large presence the Anglo-African dialect of English has ironically become the de facto official variant of English in New Britain.
Influential Anglo-Africans include rock, jazz fusion singer Dave Matthews who has become a sensation not just in New Britain, but also in many other parts of the world. First appearing on the scene in 1989, he has continued to be one of the most successful artists to come out of New Britain.
The New Union of South Africa formed in 2004 after many remnant states united under one political banner. In 2006, a joint ANZC and SAC military force captured Cape Town to depose the horrifying warlord regime that ruled the city. The new RZA Provisional Government is set up but is merely able to secure a small region around Capetown with the support of a small joint SAC/ANZC garrison. Still the mission was the first multilateral peacekeeping mission since Doomsday. The RZA gradually expanded into the de facto lawless warlord-ruled territory.
During the SAC/ANZC invasion, New Britain launched an invasion into KwaXhosa and the Republic of the Cape. KwaXhosa fell quickly but the warlords in the Republic of the Cape put up a stiff resistance against New Britain’s invasion. The ANZC/SAC had an interesting effect on the region. The NUSA condemned New Britain’s invasion of KwaXhosa and the Cape and demanded that they return to their original borders. Fearing that they had united all of former South Africa against them, New Britain pulled its troops back from the Orange Free State but refused to leave KwaXhosa. The occupation of KwaXhosa soon proved to be highly controversial as insurgents continued to harass New Britain forces. King Andrew, who had remained immensely popular since he took the throne, suffered his lowest popularity level ever.
On the 17th August 2009, KwaXhosan and New British leaders signed a treaty that agreed that KwaXhosa would pay 5% of their GDP as tribute to New Britain. KwaXhosa was also compelled to reduce and limit the size of their armed forces and become a member of the African Economic Community. New Britain has now requested membership of the League of Nations once again, claiming it is no longer occupying KwaXhosa.
In 2009, New Britain proposed the “African Economic Community” in an effort to unite the economies of all the states in the region, initially the RZA and KwaXhosa became members. Botswana would also join later.
Recently, New Britain has offered monetary support and arms to KwaZulu. Also, diplomats have traveled to Canada to offer their support and bring word that the King approves of their new Governor-General system.
On the 3rd September 2010, legislation passed through the New British Parliament altering the prefix on treaties and wars from Anglo (e.g Anglo-German Treaty) to Britano (e.g Britano-Zulu Accord). The Britano-Zulu Accord was also made today as an alliance between the Royalist KwaZulu and New Britain. By the 15th, the New British frontier was advanced dramatically by the conquest of various warlordships.
On the 20th November 2010, the Imperialist government enacted its latest campaign. Its army and navy are to go west to make a border with its ally the RZA. However this is for more than to state increasing New British nationalism in the nation. New Britain hopes to seize control of the lucrative citrus crop in the area and destroy the warlords who control the area. As well as this, New Britain wants to bring the African Economic Community closer together and create a stronger economy to oppose the New Union of South Africa.
Despite the fact that the Union Flag is still popular in New Britain, there are increasing calls for the flag to reflect their African heritage as well as their Britishness.