|Union of Island States|
|Anthem: "The Call of the Islanders"
|•||Prime Minister||George Helmfrith|
|Legislature||Chamber of Deputies|
The government is consisted of a one house legislature called the Chamber of Deputies which has 100 elected delegates who are elected at least every 5 years.
The islands were once part of the United Kingdom but after thousands of islanders were massacred in the Island Massacres of the UK it left the kingdom. This led to the Island War which was highly controversial. The war ended in 1996. It does have control over other islands on the British Isles but have been overruled by International Federation of States rulings.
The UIS economy has remained weak since its foundation and had to be bailed out twice in the last 15 years and has been threatened with invasion. Though its economy has improved recently and gas reserves and oil reserves have been discovered of the coast and are proving useful and the economy is expected to grow by 5% each year for the next 8 years.
Secession from the UK
In 1987 the UK was in economic turmoil and the Conservative Party had further decreased the power of the crown dependencies. This was to give more power to the House of Commons to exploit the natural resources to generate income.
The Conservative Party passed the Fair Contribution Act which stated that "all colonies, crown dependencies and overseas territories must contribute its fair share of assets and capital to the central economy to continue the funding and support of these nations". The Governor of the Isle of Man was outraged and ordered the Prime Minister to back down with these plans. The Prime Minister immediately sacked Bartley Kenneth and instated a UK supporting Governor Benedict Jameson.
This led to Kenneth along with his sacked cabinet and other deputies to move to Jersey House on Jersey Island to form its own government with the Jersey people. Soon the provisional government controlled much of the island and the 200,000 troops stationed on the islands switched sides. The UK were preparing for an invasion.
On the 3 September 1987 the Provisional Government of the United Island States proclaimed the UIS as a federation of the governorates to fight the political tyranny of the central government. This was the beginning of the islands secession.
Membership Increase and the Siege of Newport
In 1987 the British Islands Union condemned the nations actions but as further and further restrictions were placed on the islands they soon became more sympathetic. Soon Guernsey were being exploited for its large oil reserves and they too joined the union in 1989. The final straw came when the Isle of Wright refused to hand over its gas reserves. The UK sent a small army of 800 men to take over the island under General Jeremy Negan. They were met by a 40,000 defected British Army soldiers and nearly 5,000 angry citizens. This was the start of the Siege of Newport as much of the fighting took place in that town.The 800 men were ravaged by 3,000 British soldiers. 6 Islanders died while 68 BA soldiers did. 600 people were captured while 120 escaped. The 600 POW's were trained as part of the new UIS Armed Forces.
Invasion of Isle of Man
Main Article: Invasion of the Isle of Man
From June 1989 to December 1989 there was no fighting until HMS Virgin and HMS Liverpool rolled into the port of Douglas in the Isle of Wright. The UIS Military Supreme Command issued 3 fighter jets to the seen but these were located in Jersey and would take 45 minutes to get there. The Navy Admiral on board HMS Virgin, Timothy E. Fisher, heard of the impending attack and ordered to fire on the town of Douglas. At 12:30 pm 5 January 1990 the bombing began. Prime Minister Batley Kenneth heard of the attack and ordered Fisher to back down. He refused and the Prime Minister of the UK refused to intervene and the bombing continued. At 12:48 the two fighter jets arrived at Douglas and immediately fired on the battleships. One of the fighter jets was shot down and the other was shot down shortly after. Soon swarms of military light armoured cruisers moved in holding and invasion force of 10,000 men to take over the Isle of Man and cut of its natural resources which were funding the country.
The Isle of Man was successfully taken over and Kenneth pleaded with the Islanders to calm as the UIS tried to sort out this problem. This was the beginning of the British Isles War.
Operation Power of Man and Retake of the Isle of Man
Main Article: Operation Power of Man
In April 1990 the military command received funding from many supportive countries to retake the Isle of Man. Over 30,000,000 $ was raised for the island and the Republic of Scotland sent 5 battle cruisers and 1,500 men to help the 15,000 counter invasion force.
On the 5 April 1990 2 British ships were carrying 800 troops from the Isle of Man back to Wales. The UIS rushed its troops and boats from Scotland to Isle of Man. 16,500 troops landed to applauding crowds and soon bombarded the BA Isle of Man Command Post and arrested its officers on duty there. No command staff were on the island at the time so no reports were made to the mainland. The UIS Army sent false reports to the British.
By 12 May 1990 the island had been fully retaken