Description and ClimateEdit
The UK consisted of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The country included the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland was the only part of the UK that shared a land border with another state: the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK was surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The UK had an area of 243,610 square kilometers.
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall. The temperature varies with the seasons, usually between −11 °C and 35 °C. Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream, bring mild winters; especially in the west where winters are wet and even more so over high ground. Summers are warmest in the south-east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north. Heavy snowfall can occur in winter and early spring on high ground, and occasionally settles to great depth away from the hills.
The UK was a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Its capital city was London. Relationships among the countries of the United Kingdom changed over time. Wales was annexed between 1536 and 1543. A treaty between England and Scotland resulted in a unified Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, which in 1801, merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the country, leaving the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. British Overseas Territories are the remnants of the British Empire which encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in Earth history. It was Earth’s first industrialized country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remained a great power with considerable influence until the Ascent. It was a recognized nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranked fifth or sixth in the world.
The United Kingdom was a developed country and had Earth’s sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP. The UK service sector made up around 73% of GDP. Manufacturing accounted for 16% of GDP.
Modern United KingdomEdit
Because the UK was the only European Nation that managed to hang on during Earth's WWIII, it was the first to recover from its economy being in shambles and its military drained to its last resources. They went on to settle many planets (such as Avalon, Planet, Finn McCool, etc.) Perhaps the most famous person from this area is Obrock Mc Elligott.