Starting Population 500 % of Worldwide 1.6%
Population Starting Income 7,865 % of Worldwide 1.2%
Income Starting GDP 26,337 % of Worldwide GDP 0.4% Starting Surplus 715 % of Worldwide 2.2%
Comments: Scotland is a kingdom occupying the northern third of the Island of Britain. The ancient country of Caledonia, inhabited by a barbarous people known as the Picts, the region was never effectively brought under Roman domination.
During the Dark Ages, the Scotti, a Celtic people from what is now Ireland, migrated into the area from the west, while some Germanic tribes entered from across the North Sea, and the Anglo-Saxons penetrated from the south. The result was the creation of several kingdoms, which gradually merged into two, one "of the Picts" and the other "of the Scots," while the present southern regions formed part of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria.
The Pictish and Scottish kingdoms were united in 846, apparently under pressure of the Norse invasions. Over the next two centuries the northern portion of Northumbria was incorporated into Scotland, and the Norse were driven out of the footholds which they had gained. Relations with the English were never good, and from the 12th century the latter have made repeated efforts to subdue the Scots, with mixed success. Most recently, the English have managed to drive the rightful king, David II , son of the great Robert Bruce, out of the country, to France, where from his exile he stirs up troubles for the Sasenach.
Ecclesiastically the kingdom comes under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of York , but the Bishop of St. Andrews is the Primate of Scotland. There is little commerce, the principal economical pursuits being agriculture and fishing. It is poor and considered uncouth by the rest of Europe.