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The United Kingdom (UK) is a monarchy and constitutional parliamentary democracy located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. Its capital city is London.


The United Kingdom has so far been a setting in the Deus Ex: Icarus Effect novel, with various characters and organisations originating from it. From the 18th to the mid-20th century the United Kingdom was the most powerful nation on Earth. It remains one of the few global powers throughout the 20th century and the 21st.

Events in the Deus Ex series[]

In 2027, the United Kingdom appears to be a global center for banking, biological research and security consulting.

Mercenary troops working for the London-based Belltower Associates PMC fought in the Australian Civil War, and their Spec-ops supported the Tyrants during the attack on Sarif Industries headquarters in Detroit.

Delegates from the United Kingdom were amongst those invited to Hugh Darrow's speech at Panchaea.

The Illuminati[]

The United Kingdom along with France have long been considered as bases of operation for the Illuminati, with Illuminati leader Lucius DeBeers originating from the country.


The code to the Luminous Path compound door is 1997. This is a reference to the year Hong Kong was given back to China by the United Kingdom.

Individuals from the UK[]