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How the Star Trek Universe might look like if it were dominated by an interstellar version of the British Empire.
Alternate Earth HistoryEdit
In the 18th Century A.D., human and Earth history take a an alternate path with two fundamental changes. First, the British defeat the American rebels in the 13 colonies, which never form an independent United States of America.
Secondly, in 1789 in France, the elected Estates-General declares KIng Louis the 16th deposed and grants the French throne to Birtish King George the 3rd. France is jointly ruled by the elected Estates-General and a Viceroy appointed by the British monarch.
In 1799, George the 3rd appoints Napoleon Bonaparte as French Viceroy, and the British and the French join forces to battle the the Russians, the Prussians, the Austrians, the Spanish, the Portuguese, and the Ottomans. The Spanish and Portuguese monarchs and their governments are driven from Europe as they subsequently form the independent empires of Brazil and New Spain in Latin America while the British seize control of the Philippines and Portuguese colonies in Africa.
In Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East the British-French coalition by the time of Napoleon's death in 1821 had conquered German, Russian, and Ottoman territories, which by 1825 were combined with Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and France into the United British Empire with the British monarch ruling the entire Empire, although local populations by 1830 won representation in both houses of Parliament (the Lords and the Commons).
In 1834, the British possessions in North America, the Caribbean, India, and the Philippines were fully integrated into the United British Empire, including parliamentary representation for the local populations.
Industrial and Space Age RevolutionEdit
The United British Empire by 1850 to 1860 had achieved widespread use of steam-powered industry and transportation, and electrical power lighting was commonplace by 1865. The use of telephones, telegraphs, and wireless radio was also commonplace by 1870.
Automobiles and trucks with gas-powered internal combustion engines and heavier-than-air airplanes were invented by 1875.
The first artificial satellites and manned space capsules to orbit Earth flew by 1891, and humans first landed on Luna (Earth's moon) by 1899.
In 1914, Nikola Tesla invented gravity-control technology, and in 1933 Tesla invented dilithium-powered, faster-than-light warp drive.
In 1937, the United British Empire established the Royal Starfleet composed of warp-drive equipped starships.
It is currently the 23rd Century A.D., and the United British Empire has absorbed various non-Human populations who have gained parliamentary representation, while the United Empire faces the economic savvy of the Ferengi and the political and military threat of the Romulan Star Empire and the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance.