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United Kingdom of Great Britain, France and Ireland
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne, de France et d'Irlande (French)
Ríocht Aontaithe na Breataine Móire, an Fhrainc agus Éire (Irish)
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Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg
1690–1783 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
 
Flag of France.svg
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, France and Ireland.png
Flag Coat of arms
Motto
Semper Eadem (Latin)
Ever the same
Map of the United Kingdom 1783 JoW.png
Capital London
Languages English
Welsh
Cornish
French
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch
 -  1690 – 1702 William III and Mary II (Mary until 1694)
 - 1702 – 1714 Anne
 - 1714 – 1727 George I
 - 1743 – 1760 George II
 - 1760 – 1783 George III
Prime Minister
 - 1721 – 1742 Sir Robert Walpole (first)
 - 1783 The Duke of Portland (last)
Legislature Parliament
 -  Upper house House of Lords
 -  Lower house House of Commons
History
 -  Acts of Union 1690
 -  French Revolution 1783
Currency Pound sterling

The United Kingdom of Great Britain, France and Ireland was a sovereign state in Western Europe from 1 May 1690 to 3 September 1783. The state came into being following the Acts of Union 1690, which united the United Kingdom of Great Britain and France and Ireland to form a single kingdom encompassing all of the British Isles and France. The unitary state was governed by a single parliament and government that was based in Westminster. The former kingdoms had been in personal union since 1542, when Henry VIII was made King of Ireland.

The early years of the unified kingdom were marked by small uprisings in northern France which ended in defeat. Later on, however, in 1781 the French Revolution resulted in the toppling of the British crown, and its replacement by the French First Republic. This in turn led to George III's exile to Australia and the subsequent formation of the Empire of Cygnia, which would go on to become a major world power.

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