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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a kingdom that covered the British Isles in Northern Europe. Established in 1801 with the passage of the Act of Union (1801) between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland. Known as the United Kingdom and Great Britain, it was dismantled in the aftermath of the Third Global War when the National Socialist dictatorship of John Beckett and his British Imperial Party was defeated by the combined forces of France, the United States of America and other countries. Three nations were established in the aftermath: Ireland, Scotland and England.
The End of the Great European WarEdit
After the crushing defeat of the Royal Navy fleet under Admiral Horatio Nelson, panic gripped the nation at the fear that the French Grand Army under Napoleon Bonaparte could now easily invade the British Isles and subjugate the United Kingdom. Although the Royal Navy was stronger and better trained than the French fleet, morale plummeted in the navy, and it was feared that the small, ill trained British army would be unable to withstand the French Army. However, the offer for peace by Napoleon as he was marching against the Austrians and Russians was received by Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger favourably, and negotiations took place in neutral Denmark. By April 1806, a suitable treaty is negotiated, and the Peace of Copenhagen is signed.
Having pulled away from European issues, and followed in the next couple of years by French victories over Austria, Prussia and Russia, the UK began to turn inwards, and focused on expansion of the British Empire. Occupying the Cape Colony in early 1806,