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The United Kingdom was formed in 1907 with a united country spanning the whole British Isles. The UK quickly built up the largest navy by far in the world and their colonial empire spanned a full quarter of the globe. The UK granted "Dominion" status to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the American colonies between 1910-1913, giving those nations almost complete autonomy in the British Empire. During WW2, the British navy ruled the seas and the British army, although quite a bit smaller than the other nation's armies, fought hard and held the German forces to a standstill. After WW1, the UK granted full independence to the colonies formerly under "Dominion" status.
The UK joined the Allies during WW2 determined to defeat Germany. The British Expeditionary Army (BEA) fought during the fall of France, but after months had to be evacuated at Dunkirk. In 1941, Germany invaded the UK, landing hundreds of thousands of soldiers in a few weeks. the British quickly set up a complex defence line around London, and it took Germany a whole year to penetrate the defences in London. By Late 1942, the UK was beaten and surrendered to Germany. In the aftermath of the war, Germany took almost all of England from the UK and some of its colonies.
Revolution of 1976
After WW2, Britain managed to keep its economy stable even through the loss of its most built up areas. But many citizens were angered at Germany, and in 1976, British citizens took up arms and stormed the German border defences. The Germans were ready, however, as the French had done the same thing a few months earlier, and the British were easily pushed back into the UK. The Germans were to busy trying to hold up Vichy France to take more control in the UK, much to the relief of the British government.
The UK has for the most part prospered during the 1976-2010 period. The Act of 1984 allowed blacks and other races to vote, The Voting Rights Act allowed women to vote, and the Acts of 1989 created new schools and transportation systems. One bad spot was the Irish rebellion of 1993, where Irish revolutionists took the city of Dublin and the only way to stop them was to send British military into the city and fight for it. Although still a fairly small and non-influential country, the UK has remained stable and citizens in the UK continue to support the government. Recently the UK's economy has been on the rise, with new technologies allowing more profit from less land.
The UK is one of the worlds leading financial centers, with many transactions occurring within the Scotland area. the UK also produces a large amount of heavy equipment, shipmining, and steel industries. The average UK citizens is very wealthy, with GDP per capita one of the highest in Europe. The oil industry is also very large in the UK, with North Sea waters still under UK control. Education is very high in the UK, allowing specialized industries to open up and for research to continue at a rapid pace.
The UK military is a small, specialized strike force made up of the most elite soldiers that the UK can find. The soldiers all undergo vigorous training exercises and have the latest equipment the government could buy. The UK operates a moderately sized fleet to protect the oil in the North sea from any other countries that would want it. The UK air force is the weakest of the armed forces, with many outdated planes and few new ones in it.