United Kingdom

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United Kingdom of Great Britain
Flag of Great Britain
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Politics
CapitalLondon
Ruling Party British People's Party
Head of StateKing Edward VIII
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister
Barry Domvile
Diplomacy
Sphere Grossraum Kontinentaleuropa
Foreign Alignment Mitstreiter,
Einheitspakt
Economy
GDP$85.90B
Credit Rating Acceptable
Market Type Free Market Capitalism

The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain, is a country in western Europe and a German satellite state spanning Great Britain and several of the smaller British Isles. A nation with a long history of imperialism, most of its colonies were lost by the end of the Second World War , which also saw the nation fall under the control of the Greater German Reich and a collaborationist Mistreiter (client state) being installed.

History[edit | edit source]

Britannia in Chains[edit | edit source]

Despite its best efforts, Britain was shattered by Operation Sealion. With the end of the Second World War, Germany reorganised the country, with the Channel Islands occupied indefinitely and Northern Ireland unifying with its neighbour to the south.

As part of Germany's reorganisation of the British Isles, one of the first acts was to repeal the Parliament Act of 1911, restoring the House of Lords ability to veto legislation passed by the House of Commons.

Besides this, King Edward VIII which had abdicated the throne would be reinstated, with former Prime Minister David Lloyd-George, the very man who led the British Empire to victory in the First World War, as head of an interim government.

Lloyd-George would die a year later, and was replaced by the Duke of Bedford. His party, the British People's Party, or BPP would create a new government. To help prop up the new regime, the British Free Corps was established, a small army of die-hard fascists that would assist in cracking down on dissent, similar to the Milice in the French State.

Economic Recovery[edit | edit source]

The British economy began a slow recovery, with an influx of capital from Deutsche Bank, which had absorbed or put most other British banks out of business. In 1953, Bedford was succeeded by journalist A.K Chesterton, a founding member of the BPP. However, this economic boom would be short-lived, as just like other Nazi satellites states, London was not spared from the German economic crash.

Uprising of '56[edit | edit source]

With the Einheitspakt distracted by the West Russian War, the underground resistance led by SAS Founder David Stirling and Former International Legion Commander Bill Alexander launched an uprising to overthrow Chesterton's government. Despite initial success by the resistance, the uprising was crushed with brutal fighting. As a result the two leaders were publicly executed. However, the fallout of the entire Uprising would lead to Chesterton's resignation as Prime Minister.

Politics[edit | edit source]

Since Germany had no desire to spread Nazism to Britain, the United Kingdom did not become a fully integrated Reichskommissariat, nor a Nazi-led government like the French State.

Instead, the newly-organised government keeps most of the pre-war system, with the House of Lords being empowered to be on par with the House of Commons and the only legal party being the British People's Party.

The British People's Party is made of both dedicated fascists and pragmatic liberals, unified by their support for collaboration with the Reich. This was allowed by the Germans in order to avoid excessive resistance in the British Isles, especially since the German army was stretched thin to control the Russian lands: while an uprising could be easily defeated by the German garrison (and the British Free Corps if needed), it would have required tens of thousands of men, and resources the Reich could not afford.

Therefore, it was deemed more prudent to allow the beaten enemy to keep a facade of democracy and independence, as fraudulent and shallow as it had become, as long as the British parliament would not oppose the Germans in any way. While this unwritten agreement has resisted for more than a decade thanks to the "carrot and stick" combination of "free" democratic elections and the German garrison, now the cracks are starting to show.

With the steady decline of the German Reich, its economy weakened by the absence of international trade and the excessive reliance on slaves, and its leadership embroiled in internal strife over the looming matter of Hitler's succession, the threat of German retaliation is fading. This is making increasingly difficult for the government to justify its subservience to German demands, and increasingly easy for the underground resistance to take control of local institutions thanks to weak rule of law.

This is not made easier by the King: Edward VIII, once a fervent admirer of Hitler, is now a shadow of his bright pre-war persona, haunted by remorse for what he had been forced to do to satisfy the Germans. While he keeps telling himself that he did it to avoid bloody and merciless retaliation from Germany, it still isn't enough to keep the regret and self-loathing at bay. As such, he has almost completely retired himself from politics, leaving the government alone in its increasingly difficult task. Hated by his people, who see him as a German puppet, and mistrusted by the Germans, who see him as too moderate and reluctant to comply, he is the proverbial clay pot between the iron pots, at constant risk of being crushed.

As such, English politics are becoming increasingly radicalized as time passes should the resistance decide the time is right for a full-scaled insurrection, civil war will break the country in two, with the constant threat of the German garrison taking things into its own hands and restoring order the German way. Finally, there is the matter of the "Ottawa pretender": Elizabeth II, Queen-in-exile of the United Kingdom, follows the situation with great attention, with many insinuating that a good portion of the resistance is acting on her behalf. Should her uncle be forcibly removed from power, there is little doubt that the remnants of the British Empire and its American allies will try to retake the British homeland.

Parties and Factions[edit | edit source]

Name Ideologies Leader
British People's Party British Fascism Barry Domvile
British People's Party - Pragmatists Controlled Democracy

Left-Wing Corporatism Managerial State

Rab Butler
British People's Party - Ideologues British Fascism Andrew Fountaine
British People's Party - Old Guard British Fascism

Social Credit

Gerard Wallop
British People's Party - Spearhead Esoteric Nazism Colin Jordan
Vorkommando Britannien National Socialism Edmund Veesenmayer


See Also[edit | edit source]