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Republic of Great Britain
Gweriniaeth Prydain Fawr
Timeline: Iron Will

OTL equivalent: United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland
Republic of Great Britain Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Republic of Great Britain
Location of the Republic of Great Britain in Europe

Motto
Semper Eadem (English)

Anthem "I Vow To Thee My Country"
Capital
(and largest city)
London
Other cities Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, Leicester
Language
  official
 
English
  others Welsh
Demonym British, Briton, Britisher
Government Single-party totalitarian state
Leader David Davis
Area
  main
 
229,848 km²
  water (%) 1.34
Population 55,632,000 
Established 5 February, 1919 (Republic established)

8th January, 1936 (New constitution adopted)

Currency Pound Sterling
Time Zone GMT
  summer BST
Calling Code +44
Internet TLD .gb
Organizations The Conclave, Anglo-Indian Pact, Commonwealth Union, European Community, Interpol

The Republic of Great Britain (R.G.B., Welsh Gweriniaeth Prydain Fawr), commonly known as the British Republic and informally known as The Republic, Great Britain, Britain, Fascist Britain or England (the latter two are strongly discouraged by government sources), is an island nation located off the north-western coast of Europe. The country consists of the island of Great Britain and many of the smaller islands of the British Isles except Ireland. The British Republic is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

Great Britain is a developed country and has the world's second largest economy. It was the world's first industrialised nation and remains one of the foremost powers in military, economic, technological and cultural influence. It was the first nation to develop nuclear weapons and maintains the most powerful military in Europe.

The RGB is a founding member of the Conclave, the Commonwealth Union, the European Community and Interpol.

History

Founding of the Republic

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Ramsay MacDonald, the architect of the Republic's first constitution

The British Republic was founded immediately after the execution of the Royal Family for treason in 1919. The first President was Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald, who was instrumental in the adoption of the original constitution. One of the Republic's first actions was the calling of peace talks with Michael Collins and the IRA. It was agreed that the Republic of Great Britain would relinquish all claims to territory on the island of Ireland while in return the newly founded Irish Republic would remain aligned with the British Empire. The Republic's constitution came into force a few months later, it was highly liberal and set the values of liberty of the individual, democracy, equality and justice as the state's highest values.

Years of Hardship

18e

Oswald Mosley in 1933. He would serve as Great Britain's head of state from 1935 until his retirement in 1974.

MacDonald was elected in 1920, 1924 and 1928 and retired in 1932. The Conservative Stanley Baldwin was elected over Phillip Snowden. Meanwhile, in 1929 the Wall Street crash plumnged the world's economy into crisis. In many European countries Fascists became very popular, which was the case in Great Britain with Oswald Moseley and his British Union of Fascists. On July 29 1935 a dozen armed gunmen broke into the House of Commons and assassinated 105 MPs. Later that day, Baldwin resigned and Moseley became the new President. Baldwin and his VP, Winston Churchill, were imprisoned and executed the next year.

The Greater Britain

9e

A British Union of Fascists Rally in 1936.

On February 2 1936 the Second Constitution of the Republic was drawn up, which controversially merged all political parties into the National Fascist Union. In that year there were also two attempts on Mosley's life. On April 21st Captain Faulkner of the 'British Resistance' shot Mosley in the chest at the BUF rally. After Mosley was released from hospital, Martial Law was declared in Britain and 250 members of the British Resistance were executed. On November 8th Major Yuri Havineski of the NKVD planted a bomb at the Mayfair hotel where the Cabinet were meeting , due to the construction of the new Cabinet rooms in Westminster. Vice President William Joyce and Cynthia Mosley both died in the explosion and President Mosley himself suffered traumatic injuries.

The Nuclear and Space Ages Dawn

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A Blue Streak rocket carrying Britain's first satellite takes off from the Commonwealth Space Centre, South Africa.









New Friends and Old Enemies

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Jeffrey Hamm, President of the British Republic between 1974 and 1983.








A New Approach

Troubles at home and abroad

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The state shows off its military might at the 1981 Armed Forces Day parade.








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Economy

Industry

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Austin Montego Classic, British Leyland's primary saloon on both the domestic and export markets.







Agriculture

Trade

Natural Resources

Government and politics

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The Palace of Westminster, home of the Fascist Assembly and the Senate.








Foreign relations

Military

Political divisions

Demographics

Religion

Culture

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