Ashihara

State of Ashihara

葦原国
Ashihara-kuni
Flag of Ashihara
Flag
Controlled territory is in dark green. Claimed territory is in light green.
Controlled territory is in dark green. Claimed territory is in light green.
CapitalDai-Yōsai
Largest cityNaniwa
Official languagesAshiharan
Demonym(s)Ashiharan
GovernmentOne Party Dictatorship
• Tennō
Emperor Shōjin
• Sesshō
Kaneshiro Kenta (Disputed by Kaga Takeaki)
• Kanpaku
Kaneshiro Miyu (Disputed by Hiji Kumi)
• Shōgun
Kaneshiro Kenta (Disputed by Kiyohara Yukiya)
• Shikken
Kaneshiro Miyu (Disputed by Ayabe Taikichiro)
LegislatureNational Diet
People's Congress of Ashihara
Area
• Total
1,990,109 km2 (768,385 sq mi)
• Water (%)
4.1
Population
• 2019 estimate
258,945,000
• 2014 census
251,153,000
• Density
130.1/km2 (337.0/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1,001,858,205,000
• Per capita
$3,869
Gini (2017)Positive decrease 60.5
very high
HDI (2012)Increase 0.556
medium
CurrencyMon (MON)
Time zoneUTC+9 1/2 (Ashiharan Standard Time)
Date formatdd-mm-yy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+67
ISO 3166 codeASH
Internet TLD.葦原 or .aa

History

Pre-Historic Ashihara

-Arrival of Humans in Ashihara
-Hunter-Gatherer Tribes

Ancient Ashihara (~10,000 BC - 135 BC)

Oya Period (~10,000 BC - 700 BC)

-First Pottery
-Development of Agriculture
-Settled Tribes

Yandao Period (700 BC - 135 BC)

-Introduction of Bronze
-Formation of Tribes into hundreds of Kingdoms
-Kingdoms war over land, absorb each other
-Introduction of Iron in later period
-First large cities begin to form

Classical Ashihara (135BC - 1204 AD)

Shōjō Period (135 BC - 291 AD)

-Ashiharan kings unified under the King of Kings Ōtomo no Fuhito (Ō no Ō)
-Establishment of the Sōshū (総州) Dynasty
-Implementation of a centralised, bureaucratic government system and codification of powers of nobility
-Attempted uprising by Kings against the King of Kings over attempts to curb their power in 290 is crushed, leads to end of early feudalism in Ashihara

Chosei Period (291 AD - 1204 AD)

-Establishment of codes of law and bureaucracy
-Formation of Imperial Examinations
-First recorded use of Emperor (Tenno) as title in place of King of Kings (Ō no Ō)
-Flourishing of arts and culture
-Viewed as Ashihara's 'golden age'
-Development of native philosophies

Medieval Ashihara (1204 AD - 1659 AD)

Nagahama Period (1204 AD - 1237 AD)

-Emperor Matate dies leaving his baby son, Nagara as Emperor
-Minister of the Left Nagahama no Mototsune assumes the positions of Sesshō and Kanpaku, monopolises control over Imperial bureaucracy
-Emperor sidelined
-Position of Kanpaku and other government offices made hereditary
-Provincial governors and military commanders appointed for loyalty rather than competence, decline in meritocracy

First Sengoku Period (1237 AD - 1301 AD)

-Emperor Rinshi obtains the support of several provincial governors, leads revolt
-Other political factions follow suit
-70 years of civil war follows as the Emperor and Kanpaku face off
-Some provincial governors fight for independence from both rulers
-Invasion of Axial Empire in 1277 forces a truce between the warring factions
-Much of northern Ashihara lost to the Khaanate, last Kanpaku of the Nagahama dies in battle against the Axial Empire in the Battle of the Fords of Jinzu
-Kaga Clan assumes title of Kanpaku
-Kaga Clan betrays Emperor Shōtoku at the Battle of Uken by refusing to commit to battle against the Axial Empire in 1301

Kaga Period (1301 AD - 1659 AD)

-First Sengoku Period ends with the defeat of the Imperial Faction after the Battle of Uken forcing the Emperor and his allies to surrender
-Ashihara joins the Axial Empire
-Creation of Han System for provincial governance at
-Dissolution of Imperial bureaucracy
-Implementation of Objective Law -Evolution of the Ashiharan Court School of Objective Law

Early Modern Ashihara (1659 AD - 1810 AD)

Second Sengoku Period (1659 AD - 1661 AD)

-External campaigns abroad and internal strife during the collapse of the Axial Empire give the Imperial Faction time to reorganise and regain support
-Palace coup in 1659 led by Kiyohara Shingen, captures Naniwa and Imperial Palace
-Kanpaku Kaga Morisada forced to abandon campaigns abroad to return home to crush rebellion
-Kiyohara Shingen named Shogun by Emperor Kinnari, charged with defeating the Kanpaku
-Kiyohara Shingen defeats Kaga Morisada at Battle of Yuya in 1661
-Kanpaku rendered a purely ceremonial position
-Kiyohara Shingen betrays Emperor Kinnari and assumes de facto power as Shogun

Kiyohara Period (1661 AD - 1810 AD)

-Period of cultural flourishing and economic and technological stagnation
-End of attempts to establish the Ashiharan Court School of Objective Law as the Universal Court
-Attempts to reassert the power of the Imperial Bureaucracy over the nation fail
-Western merchants arrive, are allowed to remain for some time
-Western merchants deemed to be degenerates by Shogun Kiyohara Narinaga, expelled

Modern Ashihara (1810 AD - Present)

First Jōi Period (1810 AD - 1833 AD)

-Assorted Western nations fight war, win, force open the country after merchants are expelled, Shogun humiliated
-Clans begin to organise their own armies and looking to the defense of their own Han, begin allying with external powers
-Ports sold off by clans in various treaties ignoring the authority of the Shogun and Emperor alike
-Shogun attempts to halt this, is defeated clans

Third Sengoku Period (1833 AD - 1842 AD)

-Emperor Michitaka allies with several clans, launches rebellion
-Shogun Kiyohara Narinaga rallies his supporters
-Assorted colonial powers send forces to back their own supported clans
-Shogun bows to Emperor, forms alliance against colonial power-backed clans
-Shogun and Emperor are defeated, Ashihara divided up among numerous independent clans

BELOW IS STILL WIP

Haji Period (1842 AD - 1896 AD)

-Ashihara exploited as colonial territory
-Clans gradually lose power, land seized by colonisers, armies disarmed
-Some revolt, are crushed brutally
-Introduction of Western healthcare, education, technology, limited industrialisation
-Nationalist movements exist but are small societies formed by Asuran-educated middle or upper class Ashiharans
-Methods and ideologies of movements range from non-violent to revolution and socialism and communism to fascism, monarchism and religious fundamentalism
-Introduction of socialism and communism, gains support among rural peasantry

Second Jōi Period/Fourth Sengoku Period (1896 AD - 1971 AD)

-First Great War leads to colonial powers fighting among themselves
-End of Great War leads to division of Ashihara among victorious powers, Ashiharan clans allied with losing side refuse to surrender, war continues for several years afterwards
-Some clans previously allied with colonial powers rebel, are largely victorious in some cases, defeated in others, victories spur nationalist sentiments
-Second Great War saps resources of colonial powers, spurs FSR backing of Ashiharan nationalist groups
-Some colonial powers withdraw from Ashihara, leaving groups they support in charge
-Ashiharan Civil War between colonial power-backed groups and nationalists
-Nationalist coalition wins, turns on itself
-Final treaty cities mostly abandoned, civil war has prevented liberation of some colonial power owned territories
-National Protection Alliance (Kokka Hogo Doumei (KHD)/國家保護同盟) and allied Daimyo emerge victorious and crushes all opposition

Kaneshiro Period (1971 AD-Present Day)

-All opposition leaders that did not flee abroad executed
-Industry placed under state control
-Governmental system based on old Imperial system but modernised implemented
-Ashiharan-Liidurian War of 1971-1979 results in expulsion of final remnant of Asuran imperialism
-Ashihara invades Nanto in 1981, takes islands of Kitajima and Toiyama
-Subject to foreign sanctions over the invasion but refuses to back down
-Primacy of the Kaneshiro Dynasty enshrined, become Emperors in all but name
-Government focuses on export-led growth along with raw materials and heavy industry
-Population suffers from occasional famines due to government's policy of autarky and seizure of foreign aid
-Military factions attempt to seize Iwashima in 2002, repelled, officers involved purged

Politics and Government

Legislative

The Ashiharan legislative is unicamerial, being referred to officially as the National Diet (国会/Kokkai) with the sole house being the People's Congress (人民議会/Jinmin Gikai). As Ashihara is a one-party state, only members of the National Protection Alliance may sit in the People's Congress, although the body

Elections are held unopposed, with only the sole candidate appointed by the National Protection Alliance being able to legally run. Ballots are not secret, as citizens must identify themselves on their ballot by their National Identification Number to avoid ballot fraud.

The Ashiharan legislative is widely regarded as little more than a rubber stamp legislative, offering limited opposition to the executive and instead largely serving as a political battleground between various factions within the government.

Executive

Judiciary

Electoral, Auditory/Civil Service Commission and Financial Branches

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Military

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