British Empire

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British Empire
1787–2230
Flag of British Empire
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All areas of the world that are part of the British Empire.
StatusDefunct
GovernmentParliamentary Monarchy
Historical eraPre World War 2
• Established
1787
• Disestablished
2230

The British Empire is one of the three world superpowers left after the devastating actions of World War 2 following the collapse of Nazi Germany.

Formation

With much of mainland Europe left decimated the remaining governments in exile were formally annexed by Great Britain and British Forces quickly occupied the former Germany. This left Great Britain in a unique position at the end of the war with no opposition from anyone left in Europe they quickly formed a proper empire in Europe. With London being the seat of all power. The former European states such as France and Spain, were re-designated autonomous regions within the new empire.

Post War

The post war empire had a hard time reestablishing order, but eventually succeeded in a ultimately unstable world. They quickly moved to nationalize industry in the autonomous regions. Restarting the vast industrial sectors left over by the German war machine. We utilized the vast infrastructure that Nazi Germany had built when they still believed in the 1000 year Reich. With the integration of the former European states much of the world was now under the British Empire control. Most of the African continent and much of the middle east was now direct colonies of the empire with a few remaining countries managing to stay independent. The 1960's were a period of slow but ultimately fruitful growth for the new empire. Thanks to the ongoing cold war between the Japanese Empire and the U.S.A. alongside the barbarianism and lawlessness of the SOV-states. Air Travel for non millitarised purposes was deemed entirely useless. So towards the end of the 60's and into 70's we saw many new forms of transportation being trialed the most successful of which the Landrover/Rolls-Royce Landtrain.

History

Steady Growth (1960 - 2000)

Over this period of 40 years, the empire saw steady growth many British companies took control over all sectors in the former Europe. The most successful being GEC and Landrover/Rolls-Royce.

Geography

Due to the ongoing climate crisis the southern parts of the empire are deemed hospitable by most. The Mediterranean sea has receded significantly, leaving Venice completely out of the water and becoming quickly abandoned. Rome is the most southern city currently it seemingly hangs on through the pure stubbornness of its people. Nonetheless it remains a valuable trading outpost. Thanks to the migration of millions of people north. The cities of Paris and Berlin have become urban sprawls where almost all citizens of the empire live. These cities are not particularly nice with life somewhat reminding people of the 17th century.

The working class live almost entirely in the slums surrounding Paris and Berlin work tends to be hard to come by and mostly consists of law enforcement or farming.

Life

Life in the empire would be considered hard by most. The unions control almost all of the basic laborers. The Couriers Union handles all shipping between the major cities with independent contractors and the like shuffling goods round the outside.