The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe . The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.
The Kingdom of Great Britain , described occasionally as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a sovereign state in northwest Europe , that existed from 1707 to 1801. On 1 January 1801, the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland united to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Most of Ireland left the union as the Irish Free State in 1922, leading to the remaining state being renamed as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927.
It is unknown on how the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland exactly came to be in the Toaru Majutsu no Index universe, though it can be assumed that its formation is similar to that of the real world.
The state uses the Union Jack as its flag.
The United Kingdom is also linked to over forty smaller nations around the world which it once ruled, referred to as the "pound economy".
Countries from the United Kingdom appearing in the seriesEdit
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic.
The capital city of England, and the United Kingdom, is London.
Considered a highly magical country it has an established power balance between the three faction of the Royal Family, the Anglican Church, and the Knights. A balance is maintained through the system of the Royal Family leads the country, the knights maintain the order, and the church deals with foreign affairs that can not be concluded normally due to cultural differences.
- Queen Elizard - Leads the British Royal Family, and is the Queen of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth.
- Laura Stuart - Archbishop of Anglican Church and head of Necessarius.
- Knight Leader - Head of the English Knights.
Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
In the early volumes, England only has the relevance of being the Necessarius' base. The first time it is the setting is during Orsola's rescue when Stiyl and Laura Stuart are talking of the implications of Orsola being able to decode the Book of Law.
Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2Edit
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On the Second Friday of October, Misaka 17000 was one of the Sisters sent to Gemstone Mining research organizations around the world. She was sent to Galashiels, UK, at the Higher Contact Society, to destroy the facilities and rescue the gemstone there. During her periodic progress report, she reported that she had suppressed the fourth, eighth, and thirteenth domes of the facility.
Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission TestEdit
England is the setting for the events concerning the Amakusas admission test to Necessarius and several overlapping schemes by several different factions, including a plot by the magic cabal Dusk Waiting to Awaken to steal the Necronomicon and raise R'lyeh in the Strait of Dover to obtain data to construct a spell at Stonehenge, a plot by the "pound economy" to destroy London's magical foundation and free themselves from England, and a plot by a third party using both of these for their own ends.
English Civil War ArcEdit
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It becomes a major setting during the English Civil war. It is also the only place where Curtana's full power is activated.[Citation and expansion needed]
World War IIIEdit
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The United States of America, allied with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and part of the science-side, takes part in the War, but their contributions are largely overshadowed during the event, due to to Academy City's overwhelming technological superiority.
List of known characters from the United KingdomEdit
List does not include naturalized citizens
- Unlike the real world, the United Kingdom has no nuclear weapons in the Toaru series.
- Likewise, in-universe, the United Kingdom has a population of ninety million people, as opposed to its more than sixty million population in the real world.
- Wikipedia article for the United Kingdom.