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The British Empire originated from an idea for a country to be called the 'Grand Duchy and Commonwealth of Anglestonia'. The idea slowly became more
influenced by British Patriotism. The 'Commonwealth' part of the name meant that the Queen of England was still head of state, and later, a Union Flag was added in the top left. The idea then was planned to be a British Overseas territory and eventually the idea became one for a British Empire.
The first document for the Grand Duchy and Commonwealth of Anglestonia was an old flag design from the 10th of October 2015. The oldest document for the British Empire was from the 2nd of September 2016.
was split into two territories, a 18 by 12 inch territory called the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia, and a 12 by 6 inch territory called the South Anglestonia Colony. On this day, the first passport (The Grand Duke's) was made official, having been made the day before.
In the early days, the British Empire was very small and had little structure or legislation. On the 26th of October, the British Empire created a website and the South Anglestonian Colony created the South Anglestonian Calendar. Around this time, the Grand Duke of Anglestonia had given citizenship to several people and had printed passports. On the 1st of November, the British Empire was given 'conditional recognition' from the [[Aerican Empire]], which was the first country to recognise it. On the 12th of November, there was the first referendum on what countries should be recognised, ending on the 20th. Somaliland (2/3), Palestine (100%), Israel (100%), Spain (100%), Northern Cyprus (2/3), Taiwan (100%), and North Korea (2/3) were recognised, although the People's Republic of China (1/3) did not get recognised. On the 28th of November, the current flag was designed, set to replace the old flag by 2017. On the 16th of December, the terrorist group SARA fought for South Anglestonian Independence and lost. South Anglestonia was annexed by the Grand Duchy the day after. On the 19th of December, the Empire acquired the Scottish Colony, making the empire 50% larger (1 ft² larger).
On the 21st of January, the British Empire announced plans for a constitution, passing it on the 6th of March. This officially created the title 'Imperial Governor'. On the 9th of April, the British Empire claimed a dependency on Antarctica (The South Durham Islands). On the 18th of May, the Aerican Empire gave full recognition to the British Empire. On the 27th of May, this Microwiki page was created. On the 24th of June, the Christ Act was passed, and Christianity (Church of England) became the official religion. This was purposefully right after [[The Empire of Austenasia]] had done so, although the Empire had planned this before Austenasia made Christianity their official religion. On the 26th of June, the Dominion of Pecuniam was annexed by the Empire after the Anglo-Pecunian war, making the empire roughly 250 times larger. On the 1st of July, the British Empire got recognition from two countries, the Kingdom of Ourania and the [[Federal Empire of Aarbaro]], followed by the [[Principality of Æbmark]] on the 10th. On the 14th of July, the British Empire passed the Dominion Act, making the nation a British Dominion but also passing the Statute of Westminster (an act giving Dominions effective independence). Part of this act stated that the Empire must support the UK during wars, and so the Empire declared war on ISIS. On the 6th of August, the British Empire prevailed in a armed conflict. It was not known whether or not this was a war, and the enemy surrendered out of boredom and wasn't prosecuted. On the 10th of August, the Duke of Pecuniam lost a duel, and the winner became the King of Pecuniam with higher authority. On the 18th of August, the British Empire gained the Principality of Bindia and allied with [[Democratic People's Republic of Sholand]], making its head of government the Prince of Bindia. The first paper money, the £1 note, was relased on the 19th by Anglestonia. On the 21st of August, the colony of Vietgnome was established and the Anglestonian Finance Charter was passed. On the 22nd, Anglestonia adopted its current Coat of Arms (there had been a previous one in use since Anglestonia was founded). On the 30th of August, Bindia's flag was made official. On the 9th of September, King Torin of Pecuniam, now styled Torin the great, established the colony of Raftia, later renamed Pecunian Raftia, and Pecuniam released its first paper money, the £4.78 note. On the 23rd, the British Empire declared its support for the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum and passed the Monarchies Act, recognising the royal houses of many republics and declaring every nation a monarchy. On the 28th of September, Pecuniam passed its Banking Charter, banning the King from producing the nation's money and establishing 'semi-feudalism' (later ruled unconstitutional). On the 30th of September, Proletistan was established, claiming all of Pecuniam but unrecognised. They repealed the drinking ban on the 1st of October and extended the smoking ban to cigars. On the 2nd of October, the Coat of Arms Act was passed in Anglestonia. On the 4th, Pecuniam declared war on Proletistan and threatened to declare independence. This threat was not taken kindly, and the Empire declared support for Proletistan. They withdraw support on the 5th, after Pecuniam apologised and withdrew the threat, although the Empire recognised both governments (they had only recognised Pecuniam before the threat on the 4th). The same day, the Patriotic Liberal Party was founded. On the 6th, Proletistan won the first and only battle in the conflict. On the 8th, the Pecunian government warned the Empire of an 'imminent Proletistani threat. The civil war ended on the 10th, after the Governor of Pecuniam vetoed the Declaration of war. The territory fell under direct rule of the empire, who held a referendum on the territory's fate. This resulted in the 2 state solution. On the 14th of October, the British Empire created 'British Imperial News', a government agency producing news videos, and released their first video. On the 15th of October, the Dominion of Pecuniam recognised Donald Trump as a country and declared war on him. Although the constitution bans territories from declaring war, the Empire doesn't recognise Donald Trump as a country, and so according to them, there is no war. On the 19th, Pecunian Semi-Feudalism was ruled unconstitutional, later being adapted. The same day, a Trade Union was established, going on strike. The strike was at the Bank of Pecuniam, meaning that the government could no longer produce money. Anglestonia introduced its own coins on the 21st and on the same day, amended its Finance Charter, introducing the first kind of welfare state in the British Empire. On the 26th, the Empire declared a new dependency on Mars. on the 27th of October, The Empire recognised Catalonia and an Australian Revolt happened in Pecuniam and Proletistan, later leading to the formation of Australian counties in both nations. The British Empire became 'Christian Socialist' on the 28th, in a Finance Charter which regulated the economy. On the 30th of October, there was a second war of South Anglestonian independence, which Anglestonia won. On the 4th of November, Anglestonia gained the ‘Stæpeburh’ (Walking fort), a piece of military equipment, and Pecunian Raftia got a new flag. There was a coup in Pecuniam on December the 30th, causing a crisis which carried on into the beginning of the next year
During the first days of the year, there was a crisis in Pecuniam, where there was an unrecognised republican government whilst the British Empire recognised the Pecunian monarchy. This was resolved on the 4th of January, creating two Dominions, a Republican one and a Monarchist one. This was short lived however, as there was a second coup, resulting in a Grand Marshal who united the two Pecuniams and Proletistan as the Dominion of Great Pecuniam. Later, the Grand Marshal introduced a new currency called the Pecunian Florin. On March 2018, the Dominion of Great Pecuniam increased in size by approximately 165 square feet. On the 21st of July 2018, a "Second Constitution" was created, with the first constitution remaining in place. This second constitution established the role of Prime Minister and established an elected Parliament. The powers of the Imperial Governor were significantly reduced. Due to an anomaly, legislation needed to be voted on by parliament, which wouldn't form until the Parliamentary Elections were over on the 1st of October, meaning that until then, no legislation could be passed, and the British Empire effectively had no Head of Government. On the 1st of September, the first democratically elected head of government, Prime Minister O'Connell Nash, took power. although for the first month of his rule, legislation could not be passed due to there not being a parliament.