The United Kingdom of Great Britain
|Demonym||British, English (Informal)|
The United Kingdom of Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy located north of Europe on the Island of Great Britain. The United Kingdom is unified as a whole but it consists of three constituent countries that are "self-governing."
Scottish Autonomy, Irish Home Rule and Future GovernmentEdit
When Scotland rejected independence, it lead to more self-governance and ultimately complete and total autonomy which was also guaranteed to Wales and Northern Ireland.
Wales and Scotland were initially satisfied but the Northern Irish wanted more. in 2024, Britain reluctantly agreed to independence referendums for Wales and Ireland (the offer was rejected by Scotland). Wales said no but Northern Ireland said Yes. The Republic of North Ireland was established on March 19, 2026.
The United States and Eurasian Union both competed for the state but neither side was compelling enough. North Ireland joined the Non-Aligned Movement in 2030 and has remained a critical part since.
Move towards neutrality, Economic Revival, FederalizationEdit
The United Kingdom remained a member of NATO but began to shy away from foreign conflicts especially with the rise of Social Democratic Movements shifting the state's attention to combat global warming and improving the economy.
Britain became one of the world's leading producers of Biofuels alongside the United States and (South) China. In 2035, the ABPC (The Association of Biofuel Producing Countries) was established but was fragile and broke up in 2040.
By 2040, King George VII had become King and it was clear to many that he would be the last monarch. economic scholars pointed to the Devolved Country and predicted it's federalization by 2050.
In 2052, Civil War nearly broke out as the three "countries" signed the pact of federalization. forced to surrender and abdicate, the UK was reorganized into the Union of British States.
Britain has a ruling parliament in place that in charge of taxation, Foreign Policy, Currency, Borders and Roadways. By 2050, Most of the powers of Parliament have been devolved as each "country" now controls its own affairs.
The Self-Governing Countries each have a Prime Minister, Parliament and a Say in National Affairs. Their economies are integrated but overall are individual. Scotland has a more social democratic economy while England and Wales maintain Free-market Capitalism.
The Monarch is nothing more than a symbolic figure with almost all their powers taken away. It is the only thing standing in the way of true federalization.
When the British Union was established, the Monarch was replaced with the President. George Windsor (formerly King George VII) was elected as the first president. His powers were limited as with the rest of the government.