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The British Empire is a Micronation founded on the 12th of October 2016. The head of state (Empress and Queen) is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The head of government is the Prime Minister, Lord Lyons.
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).
All but one of the territories are located in the UK and receive temperate maritime weather. They are all landlocked but are relatively close to the sea and experience heavy rain. The Southernmost constituent territories in the UK are the Dominion of Great Pecuniam and Bindia which are located in the North of England. Summers there are hot on some days but usually mild (
50°F- 70°F). Winters are mild (Around 40°F). The Scottish Colony and the part of Anglestonia in Northern Ireland are further north so have slightly colder weather. The Southernmost constituent territory overall is Raftia, located in Massachusetts, which expieriences a Continental climate, with temperatures ranging from about 82°F in Summer to 16°F in Winter. This gives it both the Hottest summers and the coldest winters in the empire.
===The Grand Duchy of Anglestonia===
The Grand Duchy of [[Anglestonia]] is a monarchy and is the main governing territory. It is classed as a constituent country, which is the highest rank for any territory in the empire. It is the oldest territory in the empire, being founded on the 12th of October 2016 with the British Empire as the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia, as it was one of the two original territories, the other being a 0.5 ft² territory called the South Anglestonia Colony which the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia annexed on the 17th of December 2016. Anglestonia used to be a Dominion, as the declaration of independence states that it is a Dominion because in the early days of the empire, there were only Colonies and Dominions. It was formerly described in the Empire passports as a Constituent Country/Dominion. It officially was promoted from a Dominion to a Constituent on the 19th of December 2016. It has its own constituent monarch: the Grand Duke of Anglestonia, who governs Anglestonia as a royal dictator, only having to follow British Imperial law.
In March 2018, it increased in size from 2 ft² to 20 ft² when it annexed the much larger colony of Vietgnome. The colony has become the county of Vietgnome, maintaining its old motto, coat of arms and flag, and is one of two Anglestonian counties, the other being Leighfrith in Northern Ireland.
On the 18th of August 2018, Carsakhstan and the Grand Duchy merged, forming the Kingdom of Anglestonia, territory much larger than the Grand Duchy had been, at 42 square yards. Both territories became Grand Duchies within the Kingdom, with the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia retaining its name whilst Carsakhstan was renamed Aurdalaith.
The Dominion of Great Pecuniam is the largest constituent territory in the British Empire at roughly 100 yds². It was acquired in the Anglo-Pecuniam war, which saw the British Empire invade Pecuniam in a short war and annex the territory. This made the British Empire over 250 times larger, going from 3 ft² to 85 yds². Pecuniam is Latin for money.
The Scottish Colony was established on the 19th of December 2016 and is a colony of the Kingdom of Anglestonia. It is located in Glencoe, Scotland and is 1 ft² in size. It has its own flag, featuring a red ensign defaced with a shield with the Royal Banner of Scotland on it.
The Colony is the smallest territory in the empire and has always been since its existence, however, the former South Anglestonia Colony which was dissolved 2 days before the Scottish Colony was established, was half the size of the Scottish Colony. The Scottish Colony also used to make up 1/3 of the Empire's territory before Pecuniam was annexed. Due to formerly making up a large portion of the empire, there were originally plans to make it into the 'Dominion of Glencoe', however, this decision never went forward and has been abandoned due to the fact that the territory now comprises of
only 0.13% of the empire.