Empire of Kandorith
(By the sword seek justice and harmony, accumulate joy and stack brightness. In the name of heavens.)
Anthem: Heavenly Homeland
Map of Kandorith
|Recognised national languages||English|
|Recognised regional languages||Kanto|
|Ethnic groups |
|98.5% Kamon Kandorese|
0.3% Yomon Kandorese
0.2% Yiang Kandorese
|51.8% State Tendō|
18.8% Tendō sects
7% no answer
|House of Nobles|
• Unification of Kandorith
• Mei-Kan (Occupation)
|17 April 1931|
• Reinstatement Imperial Mandate
|24 May 1964|
• Kaito Restoration
|10 March 2019|
|11,098,242 km2 (4,285,055 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2019 census
|5,016/km2 (12,991.4/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2019)|| 0.987|
|Currency||Zai (Ƶ) / Zai(財) (KNZ)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (KST)|
|ISO 3166 code||KAN|
The Empire of Kandorith (Kandorese: 大宮来国; Dai Kanyori Teikoku, literally "Great Empire of the Kandorese State" formally known as 宮来国, Kanyori-koku or 宮来; Kanyori[kaɲyori]) is a country in the South Pacific. It is bordered by the Sea of Kandorith to the north-west and the South Pacific Ocean to the east.
Kandorith is divided into 47 prefectures and traditionally into eight regions. Approximately a third of the country's terrain is mountainous and heavily forested, and less than one-eighth of its land is suitable for agriculture. Consequently, Kandorith is among the most densely populated and urbanized countries in the world. The largest urban area is the metropolitan area centred on the capital city of Tenkyo, which is the most populous area within the nation. Kandorith itself is home to over 2,4 billion people.
The kada that make up the name of Kandorith mean "moon origin"; The country is often known by the sobriquet "Land of the Eternal Moon". While archaeological evidence indicates that Kandorith was inhabited as early as the Upper Palaeolithic period, the first written mention of the archipelago appears in Yiangese texts from the first century AD. Between the fourth and ninth centuries, the kingdoms of Kandorith gradually unified under an Emperor and imperial court based in Meikan (modern Ginza). However, beginning in the twelfth century, de facto political power came to be held by a succession of military dictators (tenmei) and feudal lords (danyo) and enforced by a class of warrior nobility known as saigo. After a century-long period of civil war, Kandorith was reunified in 1603 under the rule of the tenmei Nakamo, which enacted a policy of isolationism. This period ended in 1815 when a foreign fleet forced Kandorith to open to the rest of the world, leading to the fall of the tenmei and the restoration of imperial power in 1840. In the following Tokaji era, Kandorith adopted a Western-style government and pursued a program of industrialization and modernization; this transformed the feudal society into a great power, with Kandorith establishing a colonial empire after decisive victories in the First Yiang-Kan War and Meiyo-Kandorese War. In 1910, the Empire of Kandorith invaded Yiang, beginning the Second Yiang-Kandorese War; in 1929. After suffering major defeats in mainland Yiang and two bombings of the religious and state capital, Kandorith surrendered to the United Socialist States of Meiji, coming under a brief occupation and adopting a new post-war constitution, renouncing their own culture. The occupation of Kandorith came to an end after the Kaito revolution, which ended the communist dictatorship of Mei-Kandorith in 1964 and reinstated the Imperial Decree. Kandorith has since maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with the Emperor as a head of state and an elected legislature known as the Imperial Mandate.
Today, Kandorith is a member of the World Assembly and Security Council. Kandorith maintains a modern military for peacekeeping and self-defence, which has no trouble in measuring itself with other major powers. Following the Kaito Restoration, Kandorith experienced record economic growth to become an economic powerhouse by 1980. Today, Kandorith's economy is all consuming and the GDP measures thousands of trillions in purchasing power; it is also a global leader in the automotive and electronics industries. Kandorith is ranked "very high" on the Human Development Index; its population enjoys high levels of education and high life expectancy, though it currently is experiencing a projected decline due to low birth rates. Culturally, Kandorith is renowned for its art, cuisine, literature, cinema, music, and popular culture.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 Science and Technology
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Demographics
- 10 Culture
- main article: Names of Kandorith
The Kandorese word for Kandorith is 宮来, which is pronounced Kanyori or Kanyoriko. The character Kani (宮) means "moon" or "goddess"; yori (来) means "birthplace" or "origin". The compound therefore means "origin of the moon" and is the source of the popular epithet "Land of the eternal moon".
The earliest record of the name Kanyori appears in the Yiangese Old Book of Nan. Prior to the adoption of Kanyori, other terms such as Ikiro (域呂, or "Great Ro") and Rokoku (呂告) were used. The term Ro (呂) is a homophone of Lo ォ (pronounced "Ro" by the Kandorese), which has been used by the Yiangese as a designation for the Kandorese as early as the third century Warring Kingdoms period. However, the Kandorese disliked some connotation of Lo ォ (which has been associated in Yiang with concepts like "filthy" or "weak"), and it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Ro (呂), meaning "pure, in harmony".
The English word Kandorith possibly derives from the historical mis-pronunciation of the country's name during the trading with foreign agents. Kandorith was recorded by travelers and tradesmen alike as Kandori, which eventually became Kandorith. The first record of the name in English is in a book published in 1577 and spelled Kandorin, in a translation of a 1565 letter written by an unknown evangelist author.
- Main article: History of Kandorith
- Main article: Kandorese Prehistory
Early Dynastic rule
- Further information: Kandorese Dynasties
The reformation period began in the year 1985, where the Empire of Kandorith began opening up its borders to international companies and slowly started to become a modern capitalist state. The government believed Kandorith had to gradually drop the socialist and communist ideals, which remained largely in place after the communist government collapsed in 1964. The original shift from Socialism started around the early 1970's, but the conservationist governments since then have remained from making large and lasting implementations of a new economic and governmental system. Early August 1985 however, Prime Minister Tou Shunjian announced the first wave of reformation politics. The first wave of reformation would focus on the economical system of Kandorith. Prime minister Shunjian's plans were to make Kandorith a modern, functioning and completely free market, while infrastructure, health-care and schools would still remain under government control, as would other companies the government deemed 'essential to service the people of the nation'
- Main article: Geography of Kandorith
Landscape and Climate
- Main article: Government of Kandorith
The Government of the Kandorese Empire is structured around an imperial regent, who governs the state under the constitution and sharing powers with the democratically elected parliament. The Emperor serves both as head of the Imperial Mandate (Legislative Institution of Kandorith) and as Head of the State. The Imperial Regency possesses all of the powers typically isolated in other more democratic institutions. In this manner, the Emperor serves as the legislative, the executive, and the judicial head of the government. However, because of the Kandorese 1st Law the Emperor needs to consult Parliament to use this power. Without acknowledgement of Parliament, the Emperor has no power. The Sakuei - which is composed of around 500 ministers - draws laws to petition the Emperor for Imperial concern and redress. These laws and concerns mostly come forth from local governments and their representatives they have enough political and social knowledge, that the Emperor does not typically ignore petitions made by the Imperial Mandate. Each province also has its own Local Assembly, which deals specifically with the needs of the individual province, which should then be presented to the Imperial Mandate and eventually the Emperor before the law is issued.
The Executive Powers are represented in the Imperial Cabinet, called the Imperial Mandate - which is composed of the Emperor himself, the Prime Minister, the Principal Ministers, Sub-Principal Ministers and the Governors of the Provinces in case of colonies, a representative is elected to represent the colony in the Imperial Cabinet). Not all of the members of the Imperial Mandate, only the Governors, representatives and the Prime Minister are popularly elected by the people - the Ministers are appointed by the Imperial Mandate itself, then checked by the Emperor and acknowledged. As every person has an equal vote (including the Emperor, who reserves his vote typically as the tiebreaker by tradition and custom), the executive power of the Empire is much more democratic than it seems.
The judicial power is divided among popularly elected judges, which receive their authority from Imperial confirmation by the Emperor. In the lower ranks, the mayors and prefects serve as the judges for their respective districts. Although the Emperor reserves the right to exercise the final judgment on any particular matter, which must be appealed by dissatisfied claimants through the judicial ranks system, in practice decisions seldom go beyond their point of origin, owing to the cost of pursuing further appeals and the general trend that lower court decisions are upheld by the higher courts. Any person is capable of participating in the Imperial Government if he/she/it has successfully passed through very strict examinations, successful completion of the required stages of the examinations are necessary for official participation and promotion within the Imperial Government, although apprenticeship is also authorized for students preparing for the examination and further study in the government. In this manner, the Imperial Government maintains some opportunity to all citizens of the Empire.
- Main article: Imperial Kandorese Armed Forces
With over 40 million active troops, the Imperial Kandorese Armed Forces (IKAF) is a vastly huge standing military force, commanded by the Imperial Military Commission (IMC) and Defense Minister Hue-ge Tasho. The IKAF consists of the Imperial Kandorese Ground Force (IKGF), the Imperial Kandorese Navy (IKN), the Imperial Kandorese Air Force (IKAF), Imperial Kandorese Armour Corps (IKAC), Imperial Kandorese Marine Corps (IKMC) and the Imperial Kandorese Special Forces (IKSF). The official announced budget of the IKAF for 2011 was ௫15 trillion However, The Kandorese government has already announced to increase this budget drastically.This because of international threats and peace missions, Kandorith is currently engaged in.
Incidentally, the Empire has seldom seen conflict with other countries, preferring a non-belligerent policy of protectionism, as declared by Emperor Aisho. The military tradition of the Empire of Kandorith follows the studies declared by ancient Warlords, Hamuge and Yamurai centuries before the foundation of the Empire as a whole. - such as Sai Makurete's Provincional Warfare and Seo Tsuke's Arts of Warfare'. According to the citizenship duties, all citizens are required by mandate to contribute a minimum of two years to serve in the Imperial Armed Forces, regardless of gender. Most citizens opt to serve in the forces, although a number of others opt to work in defense-related industries and services; the law is very free as in how to fulfill the Armed Forces Requirement, to allow all persons to serve in what capacity is available to them.
The IKAF has made significant progress in modernizing its military since the early 2000's. It has developed state-of-the-art fighter jets, such as the Sakura F1M and the Sateio E13A. The IKAF's ground forces have also undergone significant modernization, replacing its ageing last millennium tank inventory with numerous variants of the modern Type Sú tank, and upgrading its battlefield C3I systems to enhance its network-centric warfare capabilities. Kandorith has also improved M-300 surface-to-air missile system, which is considered to be among the most effective aircraft-intercepting systems. A number of indigenous missile technologies have also been developed - earlier this year, Kandorith conducted a successful test of an anti-satellite missile, and its first indigenous land-attack cruise missile, the CJ-10, entered service in 2009. In 2011, also reported was that Kandorith was believed to be testing the LU-2 missile, a new submarine-launched nuclear ICBM with multiple-warhead delivery capabilities. The Kandorese Navy has always caught much attention, because of it's vastness and modern technology. It has been reported Kandorith is able to completely clean sweep a small to medium sized shore nation with only it's main naval strike force, most notable for the Yatoga Class Battleship and the Yamarasu Class Aircraft Carriers.
The Economy of Kandorith is a powerhouse of technologically advanced businesses, trade centers and research centers. Dominated by technology driven industries - such as IT and electronics industries. Much of the economy is also service-driven, such as retail and hospitality. The Empire also holds a very competitive construction industry, as well as diverse primary industries and secondary industries. Much of the success for the Kandorese economy has been a centrally driven economic force that has served the Empire for years now, in 'home-made products' This model is quite baffling and it remains uncertain how it exactly functions still. Nonetheless, the Empire's is also very intelligence and knowledge-driven, with its heavy emphasis on education and apprenticeship through the Examination structures of schools.
The economy is monitored chiefly by the Imperial Kandorese Economical Institute, which brings together the economic executives of the Empire and the officially recognized Imperial construction managers. This body combines the interests of the state and the various multinational leaders to devise economic policies that benefit the Imperial state while allowing businesses to grow. The IKEC also allows the Empire to manage its financial affairs, as well as determine the economic health of the state.
Economic History and Growth
Class and Income Equality
Internationalisation of the Renyuanshi
Science and Technology
- Main article: Demographics of Kandorith
The total population of the Kandorese Empire at the last census was just over 4 billion people. A growing majority of the population are living in urban centers, while some live in rural areas still. Notable metropolitan centers include Xiǎngzhóu, Tǎngzímĕng, Qiāotoú, Hujíajíng, and Mǎzháng. While many people believe that natives of the Kandorese Empire are ethnically homogeneous, the diversity of culture and races in the Empire suggests otherwise. In all, the Empire possesses at least 5 significantly distinct ethnic groups within the Empire. Complicating this fact is the general "Kandorese" term applied to citizens of the Empire - that by being a citizenship, one renounces one's tribal ancestry and claims devotion to the state. For this reason, tracing the full lineage of the many ethnic groups in the Empire has become increasingly difficult, especially as inter-marriage becomes more common. Fortunately, devotion to family has helped retain some of the history of many genealogies, but it still remains a daunting task to identify so many people, yet those that descent from the 'true' families of Kandorith are considered to be either Wei Kandorese or Yataha Kandorese.
Contemporary Kandorese culture combines influences from their own with historical trade partners' culture. Traditional Kandorese arts include crafts such as ceramics, textiles, , swords and dolls; performances of bunraku, kabuki, noh, dance, and rakugo; and other practices, the tea ceremony, martial arts, calligraphy, origami, onsen, Geisha and games. Kandorith has a developed system for the protection and promotion of both tangible and intangible Cultural Properties and National Treasures.
Kandorese cuisine is known for its emphasis on seasonality of food, quality of ingredients and presentation. Kandorese cuisine offers a vast array of regional specialties that use traditional recipes and local ingredients.
Seafood and Kandorese rice or noodles are traditional staple of Kandorese cuisine, typically seasoned with a combination of dashi, soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Dishes inspired by foreign food—in particular food—like ramen and gyōza, as well as foods like spaghetti, curry, and hamburgers have become adopted with variants for Kandorese tastes and ingredients. Kandorese curry, since its introduction to Kandorith, is so widely consumed that it can be called a national dish. Traditional Kandorese sweets are known as waroshi. Ingredients such as red bean paste and mochi are used. More modern-day tastes includes green tea ice cream.
Popular Kandorese beverages include yuzu, which is a brewed rice beverage that, typically, contains 14–17% alcohol and is made by multiple fermentation of rice. Beer has been brewed in Kandorith since the late 1800s. Green tea is produced in Kandorith and prepared in various forms such as icha, the tea used in the Kandorese tea ceremony.
- Main article: Sports in Kandorith
Traditionally, Musa is considered Kandorith's national sport. Kandorese martial arts such as Kenpo, Ryuji and Kata are also widely practiced and enjoyed by spectators in the country. After the Yamagata Restoration, many Western sports were introduced. Since the establishment of the Kandorese Professional Football League in 1984, association football has also gained a wide following and the team has been aiming for the World Cup ever since.
National Football Team
- Main article: Kandorith National Football Team