Great Britain (also known as England in-game) is one of the four National powers vying for control of the Caribbean in Pirates of the Burning Sea. Their starting town is Jenny Bay, on the northern coast of Guyana, South America.
Upon joining Great Britain you are encouraged to join the British nation forums and join in the discussion regarding the British Nation's war effort and economy.
History[edit | edit source]
Fierce and energetic; commanding perhaps the most powerful navy in the world, this young island nation seeks to carve out a name for itself in the new world.
With the Treaty of Union which was agreed in 1706 but came into force the following year, England (with Wales) and Scotland were united to become the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The death of Charles II of Spain in 1700 and his bequeathal of Spain and its colonial empire to Philip of Anjou, a grandson of the King of France, had raised British fears of the unification of France, Spain and their colonies. In 1701, England, Portugal, and the Dutch Republic sided with the Holy Roman Empire against Spain and France in the War of the Spanish Succession. The conflict lasted until 1714, until France and Spain finally lost. At the concluding Treaty of Utrecht, Philip renounced his and his descendants' right to the French throne. Spain lost its empire in Europe, and although it kept its empire in the Americas and the Philippines, it was irreversibly weakened as a great power. The new British Empire, based upon what until 1707 had been the English overseas possessions, was enlarged: from France, Great Britain gained Newfoundland and Acadia, and from Spain: Gibraltar and Minorca. Gibraltar, which is still a British overseas territory, became a major naval base and allowed Great Britain to control the strait connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.