Alternative History
Republic of Great Britain and Ireland
Timeline: Toyotomi Japan
Preceded by 1893-???? Succeeded by
United Kingdom of Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Ireland Kingdom of Scotland

Republic of Ireland Second English Commonwealth

Flag of Britain
Flag of Britain
(and largest city)
Language English
Government Republic


The short-lived Republic of Great Britain and Ireland was declared in 1893 in the aftermath of the Third Global War. Ruinous hyperinflation and impossible reparations demands generated anger directed at the central government. It was felt that Britain's imperial ambitions were to blame, and the government fell. Many were angry that, though the Prime Minister and other ministers of state, as well as much of Parliament, had paid for leading the nation into war, King Albert himself remained on the throne. In 1893, an angry mob forced the King to abdicate. He fled to Philadalphia, in the North American Confederation, which openly accepted him. A regency was declared, which soon gave way to the declaration of a new republic when the English Liberty Party (better known by the common abbreviation Englibs') won parliamentary elections. The new Republic centralized administration, abolishing the Scottish and Irish parliaments. This led the latter to secede from Britain. With France and Rhineland threatening war, they were forced to accept their secessions. The Republic was renamed the Second English Commonwealth. Ireland became a republic, while Scotland became a monarchy, with Queen Mary III and King Louis I (second in line to the Rhinelandish throne) as co-monarchs.