The British EmpireEdit
The foundations of the British Empire were laid in 1497 with the Voyages of John Cabot.
The First British Empire (1578-1783)Edit
The First British Empire was founded as the English Colonial Empire in 1578, when Queen Elizabeth gave Humphrey Gilbert a patent for discovery and overseas exploration. Gilbert formally claimed New Foundland for England, however he died on the return journey.
After the war with Spain ended in 1604, the establishment of private companies to administer colonial matter and overseas trade lead to large scale English settlement of North America and the Caribbean.
The Second British Empire (1783-1815)Edit
After the loss of the Thirteen Colonies, British policy in Canada began to change and eventually the colony of New Brunswick is founded with the Constitutional act of 1791 In 1783 the Empires attention became focused on Australia. They began to use it to transport criminals to the Colony of Botany bay.
In 1803 the Napoleonic wars began and the Homeland was directly threatened by an enemy only 22 miles away and so large amounts of money was put to fighting the war. The Royal Navy crushed Napoleonic forces in the Battle of Trafalgar It finally ended in 1815 with the defeat of Napoleons forces at the Battle of Waterloo.
The Imperial Century (1815-1914)Edit
The Empire reached its peak in the 19th century with a population of over 400 million people spread out over almost a quarter of the planet. The century was signified by the Scramble for Africa, the formation of the British Raj in India and the seemingly never ending quest to defend the Empire. The British had virtually no international competition, with the exception of Russia in central Asia
The Collapse (1914-1935)Edit
In early 20th Century the British Empire when through some serious changes with the Invention Godard Computational Device by Dr Godfery Goddard. It was a computational device used to calculate large sets of numbers.
The Legion of Frontiersmen becoming British Intelligence in 1906 and the foundation of the Nordic Party in 1907
The Great War began in 1914 and the Nordic party becomes the opposition party in 1917 through a wave of nationalism. They advocate for the conquest of the German Empire. The Great war finally ends in 1920.
In 1922 the Empire is rocked by the Brightwater scandal and the Nordic party is voted in to power in its wake.
After continuing oppressive legislation by the government, the head of the Legion of Frontiersmen leads a coup and takes over the country.
The Empire splits in half as the southern colonies side with the increasingly fascist Australian Nordic party while the Northern colonies remain loyal to the homeland.
In the face of Nordic Empire aggression the British Empire, together with many European countries, formed the Commonwealth Alliance and the British Empire ceased to exist.