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United Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom of Cornwall, England, Mann, Scotland and Wales
Timeline: Great Nuclear War

OTL equivalent: United Kingdom without Northern Ireland, and with Man
Flag of the United Kingdom Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Flag Coat of Arms
Great Britain (orthographic projection)
Map of the of the UK
Anthem "God Save the Queen"
Capital Birmingham
Largest city Birmingham
Language English
Demonym British
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  legislature Parliament of the United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Nicholas Soames (1990-1992)

Charles Kennedy (1992-2000)

Alistair Darling (2000-2005)

John Major (2005-2010)

Nick Clegg (2010-)

Currency British Pound
The United Kingdom of Great Britain is a nation based in the Island of Great Britain. It was originally formed from the British Provisional Administration (and Cornwall) and the Northern English Council, and grew to include Wales, Mann and Scotland after the British-Scottish War.

History

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.

Post-war

Main Articles: British Provisional Administration, Cornwall, Ireland, MannNorthern English Council and Scotland

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 stablised 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.

Politics

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.

Party Politics

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:

Conservative Party

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).

Liberal Party

The Liberal Party is a centre-wing party. Their representative colour is orange/amber. They have returned two British Prime Ministers (Kennedy and Clegg)

Labour Party

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).


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