United Kingdom of Great Britain
Timeline: Edward the Ripper
Flag of Great Britain (1707-1800).svg Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg
Coat of arms
Dieu et mon droit
God Save the King
United Kingdom of Great Britain, 1911
Official languages English
Regional Languages Scots, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
Demonym British
Government Unitary parliamentary constituional monarchy
 -  Monarch Edward VIII
 -  Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
Legislature Parliament
 -  Upper house House of Lords
 -  Lower house House of Commons
 -  Acts of Union of England and Scotland 1 May 1707 
 -  Acts of Union of Great Britain and Ireland 1 January 1801 
 -  Dublin Agreement 22 September 1903 
Currency Pound Sterling
The United Kingdom of Great Britain, commonly known as the United Kingdom 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 and many of the smaller islands surrounding the British Isles. The United Kingdom has no official borders and is surrounded on all sides by the North, Irish and Atlantic seas respectively.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain officially came into existence in 1903 when the British government recognised the Irish Dominion as a self-governing member of the British Domions akin to their Canadian or Australian cousins.

For history of this nation prior to 1911 see here.

During what has been styled as the Edwardian Age Britain's influence on its dominions is at its xenith with territories such as New Zealand, New Foundland and South Africa calling for closer union with the United Kingdom. The current liberal government has begun consultation on social issues regarding the rights of workers and women's sufferage although the Prime Minister has remarked that the King influences matters too much. Despite their disagreements the King and his first minister have a unique relationship and shared goal; an inclusive but prosperous Empire.