Great Nuclear War
On the Great Nuclear War, Britain was heavily hit by the bombs, including Greater London, Industrial Northern England and Southern Scotland. With the falling of the bombs, the British Government retreated to the Isle of Wight in the South of England.
After the end of the war, the nation was in chaos. However, several bastions of civilization remained.
In Southern England, the British Provisional Administration was formed on the Isle of Wight under military leadership, after the Queen was evacuated there. With the Solent separating it, it was not affected by the radiation or harsh winters. From 1965, the BPA began to expand onto the mainland, primarily Hampshire. With little resistance, by 1966 Hampshire was under BPA rule, and in 1967 the first General Election since the War was held. Up until 1969 the BPA expanded across the Southern Coast apart from Cornwall, an independent Republic. However, in 1969 the BPA invaded Cornwall, and by June negotiations ended with Cornwall joining the BPA. In 1978 the minor survivor state of Anglia joined the BPA, and the year also saw the first exploration of London. The nation continued to stabilise, until in 1985 it met the Northern English Council, a body formed to prevent against banditry and Scotland. Since the war, Fascist Leaders in Southern Scotland had managed to spread their influence over the nation, and continually harassed the NEC. In 1986 NEC joined the BPA, and in 1990 formed the United Kingdom of England and Cornwall.
Meanwhile, Ireland had stabilised well. Whilst not hit, Northern Ireland experienced much Sectarian Violence, and the local British Armed Forces declared a State of Emergency. Both Catholics and Protestants were aggressors, the latter fearing annexation to the predominantly Catholic Republic of Ireland. However, in 1963 representatives met, and it was agreed that both the Republic and Northern Ireland would accede to a new Commonwealth of Nation, whilst retaining devolved powers themselves. Amongst all this, Wales had managed to form a national government.
However, in 1993, the United Kingdom and Scotland clashed in the British-Scottish War. After years of skirmishes, in 1993 Scotland invaded Mann and Northern Towns of England. A State of Emergency was called, and the British Army managed to push back the Scots over the next few years. Wales became involved in 1994 after an attempted Scottish invasion, and after the war was concluded, Mann, Wales and Scotland joined the United Kingdom.
The Legislature of the United Kingdom is the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. General Elections occur around every five years, though various circumstances have often led to longer or shorter parliaments. There are currently 633 Constituencies and Seats in the House of Commons. There are 533 in England, 59 in Scotland, 40 in Wales and one in the Isle of Man.
After the Great Nuclear War, the Party system collapsed. However, in the BPA parliament members often associated themselves with parties. As the nation strengthened, so did these parties. At this moment there are three major parties:
The Conservative Party holds centre-right to right views. Their representative colour is blue. They have returned four Prime Ministers of the BPA and UK (Thatcher, Brittan, Soames and Major).
The Liberal Party is a centre-wing party. Their representative colour is orange/amber. They have returned two British Prime Ministers (Kennedy and Clegg)
The Labour Party is a centre-party. Their representative colour is red. They have returned three Prime Ministers of the BPA and UK (Heseltine, Mason and Darling).