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55 BC or 1 a.t.b.
Julius Caesar attempts to invade Britain, but is met with strong resistance from the local tribes, who elect a super-leader, the Celtic King Eowyn, who summarily became the first Britannian King. For the next eight centuries, the tribes of what would be later known as England, formed a loose, informal kind of elective monarchy with the leaders of the nine leading tribes casting the votes.
Emperor Claudius conquers what is now known as the Kingdom of England, and renames it 'Britannia.' The king is subsequently made to pay tribute to the Emperor of Rome. The title 'King of Britannia' is established a year later.
The Western Roman Empire collapses, but the title of 'King of Britannia' and the general term of 'Britannian' begins to take hold.
Unknown year - Middle Ages
Sakuradite (known as the "Philosopher's Stone" at the time) was discovered near Stonehenge. The scarcity of Sakuradite impeded the research to turn it into a viable energy source. However, in his travels, Marco Polo journeyed further into the East, reaching Japan and discovered the nation had a large deposit of Sakuradite.
The House of Britannia is formally established.
Late 16th Century a.t.b.
Elizabeth I, who remained single throughout her life, bears a son, Henry IX. The potential fathers — Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester; Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex; and Carl, Duke of Britannia — gain influence and power with this knowledge.
Henry IX ascends to the throne after the death of his mother in 1603, starting the Golden Age of the Tudor Dynasty.
Henry IX dies of natural causes after reigning for four decades and his eldest son Henry X takes the throne.
The English Civil War breaks out.
Oliver Cromwell establishes England as the Protectorate and Commonwealth.
Elizabeth II takes the throne.
The House of Tutor is restored to the monarchy.
Roderick von Osterichberg moves to the British isles from the Holy Roman Empire as part of an arranged marriage with the House of Britannia. After becoming the head of the house, as well as inheriting the title of 'Duke,' he would start the tradition of adding the German epithet 'von' to his name as well as changing his last name to match the house.
The American Revolution (also known as Washington's Rebellion) occurs. The Duke of Britannia bribes Benjamin Franklin with promises of titles and territories in the colonies, who was charged with appealing to Louis XVI for assistance in the American colonies' war for independence.
Thereafter, Benjamin Franklin is given the title of Earl. As a result, the Continental Army suffers a decisive defeat during the Siege of Yorktown with the death of George Washington, marking a severe blow to the American movement for independence.
Elizabeth III ascends the throne of Great Britain.
Napoleon declares France an Empire and crowns himself Emperor of the French and First Consul for Life. The next few years, Europe is engulfed in the Napoleonic Wars. For the next ten years, he fights several battles, enlarging the French Empire, by conquering its neighbors. By 1809, Napoleon has most of Europe under his control save Portugal, Russia, the British Isles and the Ottoman Empire.
Napoleon summons delegates of nearly every country that was involved in the war to discuss terms of peace. He knows that his position has been compromised greatly and wants 'an honorable surrender.'
The Congress of Vienna, as it was later called, was unprecedented in history as it was the first gathering of so many diplomats in one area on a continental scale. Although Napoleon was essentially the victor, he made several concessions to the losers. To pay off Britannia, Napoleon relinquished control of French claims in the western hemisphere, giving Britannia unprecedented control of the North America.
To appease Russia, the Kingdom of Sweden-Finland was divided with Finland going to Russia.
Most of continental Europe was to be joined together in a loose confederation under the presidency of the Emperor of France. There was provisions for a European Continental Congress, to meet every 3 months in a specified location to discuss trade and economic coordination.
The immediate effects of the Treaty is clear. Napoleon is now Master of Europe, but Britannia is Master of the Seas.
With the 'defeat' of Napoleon, Britannia becomes the dominant superpower in the world. Its navy has unquestioned rule of the seas and the North American continent. The next two century would be later called Britannia's Imperial Centuries.
Richard von Britannia advises the queen to move the capital to the Americas. He saw the kingdom's potential of moving to the new world as a fresh start. The first would be to strengthen Britain's hold on the Americas. The second was the large territory it covered and third was that he saw that Britain could do more in the new world versus staying in the old world as they were kicked out of European affairs. Elizabeth III nominates her lover, Richard Von Britannia, as her successor upon her death.
Elizabeth III moves the royal family and court to Richmond while keeping London as the provincial capital of the British Isles to kept an eye on European affairs. This decision would ultimately change the course of the kingdom's history forever.
Elizabeth III dies and ends her reign for being "the Queen who loved throughout her stormy life." The Britannian calendar, Ascension Throne Britannia (a.t.b.), is established, with the origin year set to the ascendancy of the first Celtic King. Her reign also ended the three-centuries old Tutor Dynasty.
Richard von Britannia declares the Kingdom of Britainnia an empire and is crowned Emperor in the newly established capital of Richmond. As the first Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire, he set down many new precedents and customs for the new monarchy while incorporating much of the British traditions. He instituted a primitive 'social darwinism' and reorganized the nobility system of class and rank.
Napoleon Bonaparte dies in his home at the age of 61. Although it was never proven, Napoleon was probably killed by poison as Elizabeth III wanted it. His son, Napoleon II takes the throne and works to consolidate and work on reforms for the whole of Europe. Although only 19 years old, he was dedicated to his work. He knew his position was a precarious one, his father rode the wave of republicanism and declared himself autocrat.
A key was the Strausbourg Conference which was the legalization of Europe to use the Franc.
Although harmful in the short run, in the long run it was the cornerstone for the European Union that was soon to follow.
After nine years reigning as the first Emperor, Richard IV dies at the age of 58 and his first and only son, takes the throne as William III. It was during his reign, that the Britannian Flag's design was established. The empire, since the unification of the British Isles, had used a combination of the Scottish and English flags, the St. George's cross on a blue background. Three years into his reign, the flag was reworked with extra white and gold bands and a coat of arms representing a more imperial empire.
On a cold winter day in mid-February, on a inspection tour of the western provinces of the empire, William III is assassinated by his own guards. The leader of the coup is from House Stuart, Henry X takes the throne.
Empress Adrianna takes the throne after murdering her husband in his sleep.
Britannian-Mexican War occurs after Britannia's successful annexation of Texas. The Empress held a contest for composers to create a military march for the troops that were about to go to war. Eventually, a freelance composer named Sir Damian Broomhead, won the contest, and the march was titled the Britannian March and was written in the key of d minor. About nine months into the war, a military parade was scheduled down the main boulevard in the capital. The march was conduced by Sir Damian himself as the troops marched. It was said that the march inspired the troops to fight better on the battlefield.
Later, the song's name would be changed to 'All Hail Britannia' after the last line of the anthem. It would also be used as the Britannic salute.
After a couple years of fighting in the western plains, the commanders launch a three pronged attack straight at Mexico City with one force coming by land, and two landing off the coast just a few hundred miles from the capital. Although the Mexicans put up a valiant fight, trying to defend the capital, there was no stopping the empire's war machine and the war ends with Britannia annexing all of Mexico. In exchange, Britannia was responsible for rebuilding its infrastructure, and the citizens were all guaranteed full rights and citizenship in the empire.
Empress Adrianna dies suddenly of an unknown cause. She had not formally designated a successor although the heir presumptive was her eldest son, Maximilian. However, her other sons and daughters felt that he was not qualified for the throne and barely a two months after he became acting emperor, he was killed by his half-sister.
For the next several years, the Imperial family was divided into two factions and pulled the empire into war with itself.
Finally, in 1859, one faction finally won and for the next few years, peace was achieved but at a costly price.
The Meiji Era begins in Japan with the restoration of the Meiji Emperor. Japan goes into transition from a feudal society into a constitutional monarchy.
Richard V ascends the throne and becomes Britannia's longest serving Emperor. During his reign, Britannia saw its expansion from a regional power in the western hemisphere to the world's foremost and leading superpower. Richard V also introduced 'social Darwinism' into the empire feeling that would make future generations stronger and better than the previous ones.
Richard V, continuing with Britannia's 'manifest destiny' conquers the rest of central America and finally connects the Empire's territories in northern South America with North America. He also moves the capital to a booming city, Pendragon, originally as part of a compromise between the Britannians and Mexicans as a way to integrate the two halves.
At the same time, Europe, once under the firm control of the Bonaparte family, experiences nationalist movements across the continent. The first occurred not in France, but in the German states of Westphalia and Prussia. These movements will be the first of many that will turn Europe away from Monarchies and towards democratic governments.
The aging Napoleon II, noting France's dwindling power, calls together the Paris Conference.
He had envisioned a united Europe and North Africa, and that Paris Conference set down that precedent but it would be his son who would bring this dream to reality.
On March 6th 1880, Napoleon II passed away in Paris after an illustrious reign that spanned over half a century of rule. He had expanded France all over the world and had created a great empire. At the same time he instituted reforms when they were needed and helped usher in the Industrial Revolution into France. His passing was met with sorrowful mourning throughout France and his son, the forty-seven year old Prince Imperial, was crowned Emperor Napoleon III in a glorious ceremony on March 14th. However the first months of his reign would immediately test him on both foreign and domestic policy.
The world's leaders meet in Berlin to divide up Africa. With France and her allies taking most of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Southern Congo and West Africa is annexed by Britannia.
Japan completes its transition into a constitutional monarchy and elects Ito Hirobumi as Japan's first Prime Minister.
It was an important year for Europe as thousands of people gathered in Rome for the signing of the Treaty of Rome.
It formally established the European Union, replacing the older European and French Communities. It gave more power to the European Parliament and also authorized the creation of a European Council to be composed of the heads of state from each member country, with the presidency of the council to rotate once a year.
A capital is established at Strasbourg, which was kindly donated by Napoleon III as a compromise for allowing him to preside first over the European Council.
The first session of the European Parliament is held at Strasbourg.
After France's weakening economy, and being out maneuvered by Britannia. The French people revolted. Sixth months later, Napoleon III was forced to abdicate and the First French Republic is formed.
Elsewhere in Europe, several revolutions take place following France's example of disposing of unpopular monarchs and replacing them with republics. Austria, Spain, the United Kingdoms of Norway and Sweden, amd Denmark are the last remaining monarchies, and several have amended their constitutions limiting the power of the monarch.
The concept of democracy originated in Athens, but never really developed until now. In the coming years, the European Parliament would be composed of elected officials by popular vote instead of members being appointed by the governments. This type of democracy would also be critized by Britannia's leaders who viewed it as this new brand of politics as nothing more than a big popularity contest.
The Xinghai Revolution takes place in China and Emperor Puyi is forced to abdicate. For six years, China would be racked by a bloody civil war, with warlord against warlord.
The Great War erupts between the France, Austria, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and the surrounding states of France. The War concludes with France conceding its leadership of the EU of an equal membership of the nation bloc.
Emperor Puyi is restored to the Throne by the Nationalists, and retains the ceremonial title of Emperor or Tianzi. The leader of the Nationalists, Zhang Yun, and his supporters, draft a new constitution for China, the first in its history. It reorganized China into a federation with provincial governors sharing power with the Federal Government, with the emperor as the nominal head of state. The council of state was made up of officials called High Eunuchs, and the leader as Chancellor. Within the next few years, several territories in central Asia decide to join the federation, and even the rest of Manchuria, which deeply angered the Soviets.
The war concludes with several major changes across Eurasia. The immediate effects are the defeat of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, the EU, takes control of North Africa and the dream of one nation controlling the Mediterranean Sea had finally been achieved.
The Bolshevik revolution takes place in Russia, disposing of the Tsars and creating the first Socalist state. Vladimir Lenin announces the reorganization of the old Russian Empire into the USSR. He introduces several reforms including the seizure of farmlands and distribution to the working class.
After six decades of rule, Richard V dies in his sleep at the age of 89. He had expanded the Empire proper from the Arctic to the equator, and had expanded its colonies in southern and western Africa, India, and Australia. He also added the Britannian Antarctic territory, and Kamchatka Peninsula. This expansion added an additional 7 million square miles of land and about 400 million more subjects. His state funeral was one of the largest in history, with several hundreds of thousands of people lining up to view his body before it was to be buried in the Monarch's Mausoleum.
The convention for monarchies at the time was to select an heir of the royal family and designate the throne to that person to preserve the line. Richard V had many children and he instead on his deathbed threw the ball into the air and had his children fight for the ball.
His heir, Morgana takes the throne in his stead.
The Ottoman empire, Persia and Saudi Arabia form a federation,
With most of Europe becoming more democratic, older monarchies moving to symbolic figureheads, and other countries around the world transforming into federations, Britannia remained the sole country whose government is still an absolute monarchy, despite having a symbolic parliament.
Hawaii Islands is annexed by Britannia.
Richard VI ascends the throne later in the year.
George I ascends the throne.
Charles zi Britannia ascends the Britannian throne as Charles I with help from his wife, Marianne vi Britannia. During his reign, he saw the expansion of Britannia's influence even more. He increased funding to research and development of military weapons, and stratified Britannia's society even more.
Charles I also takes Britannia to many small wars, annexing New Zealand, which had remained an independent nation, Wake and Midway Islands, and Papua New Guinea.
Tensions between the Holy Britannian Empire and its rival, the EU have heated up. Britannia, under the reign of Charles I, has expanded its influence to cover over a third of the world's landmass. The Soviet Union is allied loosely with Britannia while the Chinese Federation is loosely allied with the EU. The Republic of Japan, and Persia are two key neutral powers that could tip the balance of power one way or another.
Marianne vi Britannia was killed by unknown assassins; Lelouch vi Britannia, her son, and Nunnally vi Britannia, her daughter, are sent to Japan as political hostage.
After the Indochinese Peninsula was conquered by Britannia and became Area 10, Japan, which was originally neutral, decided to align its policy with Chinese Federation and EU's politics and apply economic pressure upon Britannia -- an event referred to as the Oriental Incident. Both Chinese Federation and EU and their allies blockade the ports of Britannia, hoping to force negotiations.
The Second Pacific War erupts; the one month war resulted in the conquering of Japan by Britannia. The end of the war signifies Japan as a formal colony of Britannia, taking Sakhalin Island and the Japanese mainland while the Chinese Federation, absorb the Korean Peninsula and the island of Formosa.