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Disunited Kingdom by Martin23230 Disunited Kingdom by Martin23230
One of my favourite maps, the Balkanised UK.

The general idea is a greater outbreak of socialist rebellion in the 60s and 70s leads to the formation of the "Union of the North of England", a socialist republic. Simultaneously cities in the south also revolt, Milton Keynes, Slough and London all form "Free States". The Queen and the Royal Family flee to Scotland which, along with Wales, declares independence. In the south chaos reigns as new independent republics are formed in Wessex, the Midlands and East Anglia, whilst the bits that are left are forced to fend for themselves. Finally, remnants of the government and Nationalist groups form the English Provisional Government centred in Luton.

Overall not particularly realistic, but fun to make. I did have an interesting time wondering what the Overseas Territories and the Royal Navy would do, I gradually settled on Scotland as the "successor state" for the UK, their seizure of Berwick and Northumberland was actually a good thing in the face of the UNE, so they are sort of the good guys.
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Kakletron Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The lack of a Yorkshire is displeasing.
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How fractured is this Balkanised Britain. I am curious about if each state has their own currency, like the 1983 alt-hist does?
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lobux Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
What about Northern Ireland?
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TGTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Joins with the south, much to Ulster's despair 
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Fascinating.
I donīt know much about the different cultural areas of England and therefore this map is pretty interesting to me. 
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Chrestovenator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Oh my, this is really cool. I've seen lots of alt-Englands where the breakup happened long ago, but never before have I seen a modern split like this. I could envision a future war after the UNE conquers the South and goes head-to-head with the Scottish monarchy. Or perhaps a bizzare post-apocalyptic future in which Slough is now the biggest power in the world =P . This fires my imagination, and anything that does that is awesome as far as I'm concerned.
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AnalyticalEngine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Burn the infidel!
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cheese1996 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Uh-huh....
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my.. this is interested and gave me a good laugh.

Would you need a different passport for each state or.. is there a united passport still?
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Martin23230 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
The countries would all issue their own passports, though it would take some time for them to be set up.

I would guess that most of the former English nations would probably all have a common travel area like the UK and Ireland do now; probably Wales and Scotland would be in too. Those states don't really dislike each other; they just wanted to go their separate ways. Most of them are still in the Commonwealth, for example, and despite many being Republics they still respect the Royal Family (who is now based in Scotland).

On the other hand the Free Cities (authoritarian), the EPG (Nationalist) and the UNE (Communist) are more shunned by the rest of the former UK and the international community. They would probably have much tighter controls, I'm thinking more like East Germany to the West.

But thanks, it wasn't exactly meant to be serious so I'm glad you liked it!
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes and fo your information I live in the EPG region.
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