Confederation of Britannia

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Confederation of Britannia
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Motto
"God Save the King!"
Anthem
I Vow To Thee, My Country
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Capital city Portsmouth
Largest city London
Official language(s) English, Latin
Official religion(s) Anglican
Demonym Brit, Briton, British
Government Constitutional Monarchy
- First Lord of the Treasury Sir Mark Hill
- Monarch Lewis I
Legislature Houses of Parliament
Established 27 October 2011
Area claimed 1km²
Population 52
Currency Imperial Pound Sterling
Time zone (UTC)
National sport Cricket
National animal Lion
Patron saint St. George

The Confederation of Britannia was founded on the 27 October 2011.

Etymology

Britannia comes from the personification of Great Britain. It also derives from the song, Rule, Britannia!. The last explanation for this name is the fact that Britannia was the Roman name for Britain.

History

The nation was founded of the 27th October 2011.

Government, Legislature and politics

The government is formed by the party that has a majority in the House of the Commoners. The leader of the party become First Lord of the Treasury and he appoints a cabinet to help make decisions. The current First Lord is Lewis Hill, who is a member of the Federal Conservative Party. Currently, the FCP is the only party in parliament due to the fact that none others have been formed yet. Legislature is divided into three distinct houses;

  • House of Commoners (the 'Lower' House)
  • House of Nobles, Bishops and Lords (the 'Middle' House)
  • House of the Privy Councillers (the 'Upper' House)

The House of Commoners is directly elected by the people of Britannia using the first-past-the-post system. The House of Nobles[, Bishops and Lords] is appointed by the Monarch on the advice of the First Lord. The House of Privy Councillers consists of the Monarch and the Cabinet. At the moment there are many cabinet positions, including;

  • First Lord of the Treasury
  • Second Lord of the Treasury
  • Minister of Defence
  • Minister of Civil Affairs
  • Minister of External Affairs and Foreign Relation
  • Minister of Relations with the United Kingdom and Spain
  • Minister without Portfolio
  • Minister of Local Government

Law and order

The Police is divided into three categories;

  • His Majesty's Police of the Metropolis (The Police of Portsmouth and Monmouthshire)
  • The Police (The regular police)
  • Territorial Police (The police who Police in territories)

Foreign relations

None; as of yet.

Military

The military of Britannia is divided into key section each dealing with separate parts of the armed forces' jobs;

  • Imperial Army (land force)
  • Imperial Navy (naval force)
  • Imperial Air Service (air force)
  • Imperial Guard (Royal Family's bodyguards)
  • Military Intelligence, Office 1 (external intelligence)
  • Civil Intelligence, Office 1 (internal intelligence)
  • His Imperial Higness' Most Loyal Military Police (military police)

The strength of each service now follows;

Imperial Army

5 soldiers - 1st Battalion

Imperial Navy

1 ship

Imperial Air Service

4 planes (including His Imperial Majesty's)

Imperial Guard

3 guards

Military Intelligence and Civil Intelligence

8 agents

Military Police

None

Counties and Territories

There are a numerous amount of counties and territories in Britannia. The counties are as follows;

  • Hawkingsland (County Town - Wells)
  • Monmouthshire (County Town (also Capital City) - Portsmouth)
  • Londonshire (County Town - London)
  • Tinshire (County Town - Saint Austell)
  • Wightshire (County Town - Ryde)

There are also numerous territories;

  • Mediterrainian Terriotory (Administered from Barcelona)
  • Servern Territory (Administered from Avonmouth)
  • Desert Territory (Administered from Devon)

As well as these, Britannia also claims swaths of land over which it has no control.

Economy

Britannia's economy mostly relies of the United Kingdom's and Spain's. The national currency is pegged to Pound Sterling for ease and for common sense. Britannia imports oil, wood, food but it exports tin.

Culture

Britannia has a lot of culture from many different ethnic backgrounds. Even though there is multiculturalism at play, Britannia is still a heavily patriotic country as evidenced by their national anthem;

I vow to thee, my country all earthly things above, Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love; The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test, That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best; The love that never falters, the love that pays the price, The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago, Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know; We may not count her armies, we may not see her King; Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering; And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase, And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Britannia also has various national holidays;

  • 1st January - New Years Day
  • 4th March - Empire Day
  • March/April - Easter
  • 3rd May - Thatcher Day
  • 8th May - Victory in Europe Day
  • 25th June - His Majesty's Official Birthday
  • 26th July - Liberation Day
  • 5th September - Ressurection Day
  • 27th October - Foundation Day
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 26th December - Boxing Day
  • 31st December - New Years Eve

Awards, Titles and Peerage

Awards;

  • Britannia's Shield (a shield engraved with Britannia)

Titles;

  • The Right Honourable (given to the Privy Councillers)
  • His Grace (used by Dukes and Archdukes)
  • His/Her Royal Highness (used by members of the Royal Family)
  • His/Her Imperial Highness (used by key members of the Royal Family)
  • His/Her Imperial Majesty (used by the Emperor)

Peerage;

  • Baronet (comes with the title 'Sir')
  • Baron (styled, The Lord Smith or Baron Smith of Swindon)
  • Viscount (first son is given courtesy title 'Baron', styled The Viscout Smith)
  • Count (first son is given courtesy title 'Viscount', styled The Count of Swindon or Count Smith of Swindon)
  • Earl (first son is given courtesy title 'Count', styled The Earl of Swindon)
  • Duke (first son is given courtesy title 'Earl', styled The Duke of Swindon or John Smith, Duke of Swindon)
  • Arch-Duke (first son is given courtesy title 'Duke', styled The Arch-Duke of Swindon)

Titles can be very long as evidenced by His Imperial Majesty's full title; By the Grace of God and of the People, Emperor of Britannia, King of Turkey, King of Iberia, Citizen of the United Kingdom and of Britannia, Defender of Britannia, Lord Protector of Portsmouth, Defender of all Faiths and Defender of Freedom and Liberty.