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The Government of Great Britain & Ireland is the ruling force which commands the British Empire and United Kingdom. It is composed of men and women who have devoted themselves to causes above and beyond the call of duty. They have worked tirelessly to make this nation what it is, and they have earned their jobs by their own hand. Great Britain which is just an island has showed and proved itself to all the nations of the world that they have the largest colonial empire in the World, the British Empire. The empire is deemed to be from East to Malaya. It rules in the deserts of South Africa all the way to the tropical jungles of the West Indies. The "Jewel of the Crown" refers to the British colony of India controlled by the British East India Company for it's large resources for economical and political control. The recent expansions in India are due to recent victories against other nations of powers which was had a firm hold of India before their defeat. The British Empire covers a giant 3,570,600 sq miles. It is true that the sun shall never set upon the British Empire.

The British Empire

Map of the British Empire in 1747 ~ The King's Domains

Note: There are more territories, but these mark the King's official domains, which are held directly under his power.

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Social Information

Social Information Recorded Information
Population 45,850,000 (estimated)
Ethnic Groups

Anglo-Saxon

Briton

Indian

Swiss

Primary Religious Sect

Anglican Christianity

Presbyterianism

Roman Catholicism

Hinduism

Islam

Buddhism

Pagan Religions

Primary Languages

English (Official)

Hindi

Ordu

Various indigenous tongues

Political Information

The Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is ruled by a single monarch between the 17th Century to present day except during the interregnum of William III and Mary II. Unlike the co-monarchy period, the single monarch of the Kingdom of Great Britain is ruled by the power of a single crown, the Crown of England. Then after the co-monarchy period of Queen Anne, George I and now our king, George II lead as a single monarch. Due to English Bill of Rights, and later the English Act of Settlement the succession to the throne was to go to a English monarch, rather than the Scottish alternative, due to the Act of Security. The adoption of the Act of Settlement required that the British monarch be a protestant descendant of Sophia of Hanover, which helped install George I as King and begin the Hanoverian Dynasty.

Legislative power was vested in the Parliament of Great Britain, which replaced the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland after the Act of Union of 1707. After the succession of the Parliament of England. The Parliament of Great Britain included three elements: the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Crown-in-Parliament. England and Scotland were given seats in both the House of Lords and the House of Commons of the new parliament. Today, the House of Commons passes and speak about issues the nation is facing.

Here is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Constitution. This British constitution is not just one single document but is drawn from legislation, treaties, judicial precedents, convention, acts of parliament and ect...

Political Information Recorded Information
Official Long Name The Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland
Official Short Name The British Empire
System of Government Constitutional Monarchy
Seat of Power London, England
Head of State His Britannic Majesty King George Augustus II
Head of Government The Most. & Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Lord Giovanni Octavius Dieudonné Goldtimbers
Legislative Branch Bicameral legislature, with a hereditary/appointive House of Lords and an elected House of Commons

Diplomatic Policies

Country/Faction Diplomatic Stance
 Kingdom of France Allied
 Tsardom of Russia Neutral
Holy Roman Empire Allied
 Habsburg Empire Allied
Republic of the Seven United Netherlands Neutral
Kingdom of the Swiss Confederacy Allied
 Kingdom of Prussia Allied
 Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Allied
The Chancellery of the Kalmar Union Allied (Trade)
Order of the Maltese Knights' Hospitaller Allied
 Turkish Caliphate of the Ottoman Empire Allied
Persian Caliphate of the Safavid Empire Neutral
Kingdom of Greece Allied
 Barbary Coast Indifferent
 Kingdom of Sardinia Neutral (Trade)
 Papal States Neutral
 Republic of Genoa Neutral
The Republic of Venice  Allied
 Qing Dynasty of China Neutral (Trade)
The Feudalistic Kingdom of Japan Allied
Trinh lords of Northern Vietnam Unknown
 Nguyen lords of Southern Vietnam Unknown
Kingdom of Champasak Unknown
Kingdom of Vientiane Unknown
Kingdom of Luang Phrabang Unknown
Kingdom of Mrauk U (South Burma) Indifferent
Kingdom of Lanna Unknown
Kingdom of Portugal Allied
Dominion of Rio de la Plata Allied(Protectorate)
Kingdom of Spain Indifferent

Key:

  • Allied = Nations or groups that have joined in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose (such as Trade), whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out between them.
  • Indifferent=Having no particular interest or sympathy with one another in foreign affairs; still concerned about each other's polices or actions but not making any action towards it.
  • Neutral = Not aligned with or in other terms; acting in a non-belligerent stance(not supporting any side or taking any position in a controversy by not assisting or participating in a dispute or war between others.
  • Unknown = Diplomatic relations not yet established or faction not yet discovered.
  • At War = Engaged in armed conflict; in a state of disagreement, usually of more than two nations or smaller groups engaged in armed hostilities.

Economic Information

Economic Information Recorded Information
Currency Pound (£)
His Majesty's Treasury Total (£) £626,523,000
Empire Networth £984,523,000
Yearly Empire Income £424,679,000
Yearly Tax Income £8,670,000
GDP (per Capita) £78,879,125
System of Economy Mercantilism
Sphere of Influence  International

Major Industries

  • Textiles
  • Metallurgy
  • Agriculture
  • Weaponry
  • Sugar cane
  • Wool
  • Spices
  • Timber
  • Shipping


The War Office

The War Office, responsible for the Army, was originally the Secretary at War's office. The first holder of the post was killed in battle - at sea - against the Dutch in 1666. It was not at first a big spending Department; office expenses for six months of 1673 amounted to £14 9s 0d. Horse Guards remained the military nucleus of the British Army, however through the years of increasing importance, the War Office has become the political epicentre for the British Army and the Royal Navy.

War Office departments

  • Office of the Secretary at War
  • Department of the Quartermaster-General
  • Department of the Master-General of the Ordnance
    • Office of the Paymaster of the Forces

The Royal Navy

The Admiralty

The oldest of the Departments of the  War Office is the Admiralty, responsible for the Navy. In 1546 Henry VIII created a Navy Board to oversee the administrative affairs of the naval service; policy direction, operational control and maritime jurisdiction remained in the hands of the Lord High Admiral. From 1628 this post was more often than not filled by a "committee" of Lords Commissioners - the Board of Admiralty, whose head was the First Lord, the Minister who was the political master of the Navy. For 200 years the Navy was run by these two Boards, under a system devised largely by Samuel Pepys. The organisation served well enough during the wars with the Spanish, Dutch and French, but relations between the two Boards were not always harmonious.




Main article: The Royal Navy of Great Britain & Ireland

Personnel Statistics

Royal Navy Information Recorded Information
Total Naval Ships 922 Battle-ready warships
Total Naval Personnel active 338,795
Total Naval Personnel Reserve 68,000
Naval Officer Personnel 18,440
Royal Marine Information Recorded Information
Total Marine Personnel 62,066

Total Marine Personnel

 (aboard vessel)

34,632
Total Royal Marine Personnel 26,434

Ships & Ship Types

Ship Type (Class)


 # in Navy



  1. of Guns
Men per Vessel
Ship of the Line Heavy






Ship of the Line (Heavy) 

(1st, 2nd Rate)

63 80-102 650-875
Ship of the Line Light






Ship of the Line (Light)

(3rd, 4th Rate)

98 56-72 300-650
Frigate Royal Navy1







Frigates (Fifth and Sixth rate )

172 24-50 140-300
East Indiaman vessel



GalleonCo.EITC







Merchant Vessels (East Indiaman & Galleons)

147 6-70 68-780


See images of Frigate, Brig, and Galleon



Post Ships ( Small Sixth rate and lower)

132 11-38 140-160
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Sloops (all classes)

109 6-24 90-125
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Cutter





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Brig/Cutter/Schooner (Below Sixth rate)

201 8-32 20-90

Gallery of Royal Navy Paintings

The British Army

Total Army Personnel Active: 504,187 men

Total Army Personnel reserve: 454,100 men

See: West Indies forces

  • Professional Infantry: 537 Regiments - 437,000 men (£2,185,000)
  • Professional Cavalry: 94 Regiments - 42,127 men (£210,635)
  • Professional Artillerymen: 109 Companies - 2,600 men ~ 654 cannons (£13,000)
  • Independent Battalions: 13 Battalions - 6,550 men (£32,750)
  • Militia Infantry: 17 Regiments - 15,130 men (£75,650)
  • Army Personnel: 780 (£5,460)
  • British Army Upkeep: Total: 504,187 men (£2,520,935)







Gallery of British Army Paintings



British Military Ranks

Royal Army Royal Navy
Cadet Seaman
Private ------
Lance -  Corporal Leading Seaman
Corporal -------
Sergeant Petty Officer
Sergeant Major Chief Petty Officer
Warrant Officer Class 2 -----
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer
Second Lieutenant Midshipman
Lieutenant Sub - Lieutenant
Captain Lieutenant
Major Lieutenant - Commander
Lieutenant - Colonel Commander
Colonel Captain
------ Commodore
Major General Rear - Admiral
Lieutenant General Vice - Admiral
General Admiral

British Empire Territories/Colonies & their Governors

Note - Some territories annexed or given to Britain through treaties with the Netherlands, France, Portugal or Spain.

Note - All Governors/ Chief Commissionerss/Governor-Generals/Lt. Governors are decided by the King.

Great Britain & The European Continent/

Territory Secretary of State/Governor and Commander-in-Chief

England 

(Northern Department)

Secretary of State

Southern England, Wales, and Ireland

(Southern Department)

Secretary of State

Scotland

(Secretary of State for Scotland)

Duchess Elizabeth Bane
  Gibraltar ---
Minorca ---

West Indies

Territory Governor/Chief Commissioner/Lieutenant-Governor
Port Royal/Jamaica Weatherby Swann
Port Tariff Matthew Marcus Anthony Faye I (Matthew Blastshot)
Padres del Fuego Giovanni Octavius Dieudonné Goldtimbers (Johnny Goldtimbers)
Kingshead Jason Andrewson Morgan (Jason Blademorgan)
Antigua and Barbuda Tyler Crossbones
The Bahamas Blake Stewart (Blake)
British Virgin Islands Andrew Norrington Mallace I (Lord Mallace)
Cayman Islands John Raidfox
British Honduras Charles Salisbury (Charles)
British Guiana John Warsmythe
Montserrat Jack Dreadflint
Saint Kitts and Nevis Tyler Crossbones
Trinidad and Tobago Nathaniel Joseph Garland I (Sven Daggersteel)

British America

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New England Colonies

Colony/Province Governor
Province of Massachusetts Bay James Goldtimbers
Province of New Hampshire ---
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Hannah Bluefeather
Connecticut Colony ---

Middle Colonies

Colony/Province Governor
Province of New York Maxamillion Phillip Beckett (Maxamillion)
Province of New Jersey Jason Andrewson Morgan (Jason Blademorgan)
Province of Pennsylvania Tyler Crossbones
Delaware Colony Johnny Coaleaston

Southern Colonies

Colony/Province Governor
Province of Maryland Blake Stewart (Blake)
Province of Virginia Samantha Goldshot
Province of North Carolina Johnathan Matthews Smith (Jason Shiprat)
Province of South Carolina Robert Owsley (Robert Mcroberts)
Province of Georgia Robert Owsley (Robert Mcroberts)

British North America

Colony Territory

Governor
Nova Scotia Simon Pratton
Prince Edward Island Peter J. Plankwrecker
Newfoundland Colony Bartholomew Jäger Swordfury
Prince Rupert's Land Ned Edgewalker

British West Africa & British South Africa

British Africa Map 1747























The colonies of British Africa are administered by Governor-General Tyler Wellington

Colony Governor
British Gold Coast Tyler Wellington
Colony of Nigeria Ishamel Venables
Colony of Sierra Leone  Alexander Wellington

 British Gambia

(Ft. James)

Alexander Wellington
Cape Colony James Pistolet I (Jack Pistol)
Nampula Province ---


The British East India Company

The English East India Company is a English/British joint-stock company for med by London merchants due to their success on placing a English foothold in India when Queen Elizabeth I granted a royal charter which soon developed into a international trading company for pursuing trade with the East Indies but which ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent. Although they have a larger presence in the Indian subcontinent they still have Trade influences meaning in turn British imperialist influences in other parts of the East Indies along with a newer presence for conducting British trade in the West Indies. For more Information about the EITC click here.

EITCLORD


British India

British India


British EITC Raj


Note: Controlled by the East India Trading Company's appointed Lieutenant-Governor. Includes recent expansions.

Colony/Province/Territory

(title held in region)

Governor-General/Lieutenant-Governor

Bengal Presidency

(Governor-General)

 Richard Venables

Bombay Province

(Governor-General)

 Ishamel Jr. Venables

Madras Presidency

(Governor-General)

Roger Gunshot

United Provinces of Agra and Oudh

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Acting Lieutenant-Governor Nigel Crossbones

Punjab Provinces

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Edward Daggerhawk

Central Provinces and Berar

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Andrew

North West Frontier Province

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Andrew

Nepal 

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Richard Cannonwalker

(If renounced criminal ways)

Assam 

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Bartholomew Swordfury 

Princely State of Mysore

(Tipu Sultan Protectorate)

Tipu Sultan Prince of India Jarot Decksteel

British Baluchistan

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Mark Ironskull

Ajmer-Merwara

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Mark Ironskull

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Roger Warskull

Ceylon

(Lieutenant-Governor)

Roger Warskull

British Southeast Asia/Pacific Islands

Colony/Province Governor
British Malaya Jeremiah Alexander Octavius Garland II (Lord Jeremiah Garland)

British Guilds

There are a variety of guilds serving Great Britain at this time.

Name Population Guildmaster
Co. Black Guard (British Empire & Government) 500 Johnny Goldtimbers

British Co. Elites (The Royal Marines & Black Guard)

500 Sven Daggersteel
British Kingdom (The Royal Army) 500 Jonathan Raidfox (John Raidfox)
Emerald Guardians (Special Ops) 487 Richard Spark (Captain Ricky Spark)
Armed Guard (Special Ops) 110 Tyler Wellington
Viceroyalty Co. * 100 Robert McRoberts

*serves Rio de la Plata, a British dominion

The British Empire Paintings

Headquarters

Our headquarters are located in the palace of Westminster in London, England.

Members Database

Britians pages
  1. George Augustus II (John Breasly) - King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire
  2. Giovanni Octavius Dieudonné El Elegido Del Mar Goldtimbers (Johnny Goldtimbers) - Prime Minister of Great Britain, KT, KG, KB, PC, FRS, Duke of Edinburgh, MP

Prime Minister's Office

  • Andrew Norrington Mallace (Lord Mallace) - Lord Chancellor of the Courts and Parliament, KT, KG, KB, PC, FRS, MP (Lords)
  • Nathaniel Joseph Garland (Sven Daggersteel) - Secretary at War(Minister of Warfare), KT, KG, KB, PC, FRS, MP (Lords)
  • Jaques Ames Calestyn Lamarr Antoinette (Jack Bluehawk) - Chancellor of the Exchequer, House of Lords, MP (Lords)
  • Jeremiah Alexander Octavius Garland (Jeremiah Garland) - Vice Chancellor of the Courts and Parliament, KB, PC, FRS, MP (Lords)

House of Lords

  • The Most & Right Honorable Lord Matthew Marcus Anthony Faye I (Matthew Blastshot) - Head of the House of Lords, MP
  • The Most & Right Honorable Lord Andrew Norrington Mallace (Lord Mallace) - Lord Chancellor (Courts), MP
  • The Most & Right Honourable Lord Nathaniel Joseph Garland (Sven Daggersteel) - Secretary at War, KG, KB, PC, FRS,MP
  • Right Honorable Lord Tyler Wellington  - Governor-General of the African Colonies, Field Marshal of the Third Army, MP
  • The Most & Honourable Lord Jeremiah Alexander Octavius Garland (Jeremiah Garland)- Vice Chancellor (Courts), KB, PC, FRS, MP
  • The Right Honourable Mikhail Sebastian Aleksandr Volkov (Roger Decksteel), MP

House of Commons

  • The Right Honourable Sir Richard Venables - Speaker of the House of Commons, Field Marshal, Commander of EITC First Division , Governor-General of India,  MP
  • The Right Honourable Johnathan Francis Anthony O' Reilly I (Johnny Coaleaston) - Captain-General of the Royal Navy Marines MP
  • The Right Honourable Sir Charles Salisbury (Charles) - Second Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, MP
  • The Right Honourable Blake Stewart (Blake) - First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, MP
  • The Right Honourable Roger "Killbane" Warskull (Roger Warskull) - Fourth Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, MP
  • The Right Honourable Sir Maxamillion Phillip Beckett (Maxamillion) -   Third Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, MP
  • Sir Nathaniel Crestbreaker (Nate Crestbreaker) -  General, Master-General of the Ordinance, Head of the Board of Ordinance, His Majesty's Paymaster General, MP
  • The Right Honourable Marcus "Old War Horse" Ironskull - Field Marshal of the First Division of the EITC Private Army, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Marines/British Army, MP

HCO Job Descriptors:

  1. The Monarch - Put simply, in charge of all decisions and the entire nation. The Head of State, head voice and authoritative figure used as a ruling note. Everything must be approved by him (or her), and he controls all departments and companies of government but indirectly controls Parliament through his (or her) chosen Prime Minister. (1st)
  2. The Prime Minister - The second-in-command to the monarch. It is the Prime Minister who controls the majority of Parliament and is leader in the absence of the monarch. Leads all political, economical, military affairs, and is the leading figure in the government next to the king and oversees government in general. (2nd)
  3. The Lord Chancellor - Right-hand-man to the Prime Minister. In charge of the judicial and disciplinary department. Adviser the monarch. Also oversee's both houses of Parliament and has a say in decisions. (3rd)
  4. The Chancellor of the Exchequer - In charge of managing the nation's economy under Prime Minister. Top adviser to the monarch, and an influential figure in Parliament. (4th or 5th)
  5. The Secretary at War - In charge of all companies and branches of war and defense. Leader figure in Parliament, top adviser to the monarch and Prime Minister in times of war. Head of the Department of Warfare (War Office). (4th or 5th)
  6. The Vice Chancellor - Direct adviser and right-hand man of the Lord Chancellor. In the case that the lord chancellor is absent / killed, immediately assumes said post. Helps in decisions and overseeing judicial matters. (6th)

Member Portraits

Military/Nationalist Marches

Lilliburlero March - British Grenadiers - Barry Lyndon01:17

Lilliburlero March - British Grenadiers - Barry Lyndon

The Lilliburlero March

The British Grenadier march01:18

The British Grenadier march

The British Grenadiers/Line Infantry March





"Over the Hills and Far Away" - English Trad. Folk Tune - Arr03:48

"Over the Hills and Far Away" - English Trad. Folk Tune - Arr. John Tams

Over the Hills and Far Away/King George

OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY of Queen Anne (1702-14)-002:59

OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY of Queen Anne (1702-14)-0

Over the Hills and Far Away







Scotland the Brave (Bagpipes)04:07

Scotland the Brave (Bagpipes)

Scotland the Brave!

Rule Britannia (With lyric annotations)05:09

Rule Britannia (With lyric annotations)

Rule Britannia! (British Patriotic Song)










The British National Anthem

God Save the King02:55

God Save the King












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