The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain (the name of which is also loosely applied to the whole country), the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state - the Republic of Ireland.
The UK on the timeline has much of its colonies in Africa. In 1943, suffered the loss of Indian territory, seeing India be independent with the support of Germany.
Britain entered the Second World War by supporting the United States against the Empire of Japan.