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Commonwealth of Nihhon-koku
Anthem: God Bless our Emperor
and largest city
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Noctis Lucis Caelum|
• Prime Minister
• Deputy Prime Minister
|House of Councilors|
|House of Representatives|
from the United Kingdom
|November 29, X822|
• Statute of Herrenhausen
|9 October X868|
• Nihhon-koku Act
|17 April X895|
|[convert: invalid number]|
• Water (%)
• X941 (2015) estimate
|3.435 trillion Gil|
• Per capita
|HDI (2013)|| 0.890|
|Currency||Nihhonese Yen (NHY) (NHY)|
|ISO 3166 code||NK|
The Commonwealth of Nihhon-koku, or commonly known as Nihhon-koku is a sovereign island nation located southeast of the Holy Trabian Empire. It is the furthest island and country in East Asianna. It borders the Trabian Sea to the north, the Sea of Nihhon-koku to the east, the Pacificanna Ocean to the south, and the Peristylium Sea to the west. It is composed of five main islands; Hongata, Honkami, Shingami, Hashihara, and Okihara. Tokyu serves as the capital city. Other major cities include Osaki and Yatori.
Nihhon-koku is the 11th most populous country in Eordis, as well as one of the most densely populated and urbanized. About three-fourths of the country's terrain is mountainous, concentrating its population of 126.2 million on narrow coastal plains. Nihhon-koku is administratively divided into 47 prefectures and traditionally divided into eight regions. The Greater Tokyu Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.
The islands of Nihhon-koku were inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period, though the first mentions of the archipelago appear in Joyonghean chronicles from the 1st century AD. Between the 4th and 9th centuries, the kingdoms of Nihhon-koku became unified under an Emperor and imperial court based in Daidari. Starting in the 12th century, however, political power was held by a series of military dictators (shōgun), feudal lords (daimyō), and a class of warrior nobility (samurai). After a century-long period of civil war, the country was reunified in 1542 under the Takagawa shogunate, which enacted a foreign policy of isolation. In 1555, the shogunate enacted on several expeditions south. Of all the expeditions, only one was successful in 1557, with the discovery of Aoraretoa (modern-day New Akiba). The island was later subjugated as a Nihhonese territory and became the only island colonized by the Nihhonese.
In 1847, a Royal Navy fleet sought refuge during a typhoon. The Nihhonese aided the Lucian sailors while Captain Benedict Harold met with Takagawa Tokunaga. This would mark as the first interaction between the Lucians and the Nihhonese. In the same year, the Lucio-Nihhon Treaty was signed, which resulted in the creation of the Chiyoda Company Post. The Nihhon-koku Act of 1851 gave the Lucis Government effective control of the company.
The Chiyoda Company Post refers to the rule or dominion of the Lucis Nihhon-koku Company on the Island of Nihhon-koku. In 1847, the Royal Navy first arrived in Nihhon-koku at the Tokyu Port during a bad storm. The Commander of the fleet, Benedict Harold sought refuge and accepted the Nihhonese aid. He met with Emperor Meiyo and ended it with the assurance that the United Kingdom would return the favour by initializing a trade with the country. The following month, the Lucio-Nippon Treaty was signed, which prompted the formation of the Lucis Nihhon-koku Company with the assurance of increasing trade between the two nations and ruling over the Chiyoda Ward. By the 1860s, Nihhonese resentment against Lucian traders began to emerge. By 1868, a mutiny erupted in the island with various rebelling groups accusing the Chiyoda Company Post of creating a Lucian state within the land. The belligerents were torn between Nihhonese supporters of the Lucian Company and those who wanted to rid the island of Lucian influence. Later that year saw the creation of the short-lived Empire of Nihhon-koku, which was an attempt to reunited all the clans torn by disunity and rebellion. The rebellion was put down in 1869 with the surrender of the last rebelling clans and kingdoms and the dissolution of the Chiyoda Company Post.
The Government of Nihhon-koku Act 1869 placed the entire island under the Lucis Empire following the surrender of the Nihhonese rule by Emperor Meiyo. Thereafter, Nihhon-koku became a Lucian colony under the Lucian Shihai. By the end of the year, the Nihhonese Emancipation Act of 1869 was passed by the Lucian Parliament. It provided all freedom and rights to the Nihhonese given to a Lucian. A period of growth occured in Nihhon-koku from 1870 following the introduction of western-style industrialization and modernization. In 1931, the Statute of Herrenhausen was passed, ending the direct rule of the Lucis Parliament over the islands. The first Nihhonese Parliament was created that same year. Since then, it has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an elected legislature known as the National Diet. Nihhon-koku entered the Second Europan War as part of the Allied powers under the Lucis Commonwealth. It provided massive amounts of industry and aid to the Asianna and the Pacific Campaign. It was subjected to various Quenminese raids, with the Battle of Nihhon-koku being the most prominent.
Since the Second Europan War, the country maintains a modern military ranked as the world's ninth most powerful behind Zanarkand. Following the war, Nihhon-koku experienced record economic growth, becoming the ninth-largest economy in the world by 1990. Nihhon-koku is a global leader in the automotive and electronics industries and has made significant contributions to science and technology. Ranked "very high" on the Human Development Index, Nihhon-koku has the world's second-highest life expectancy behind New Akiba. Culturally, Nihhon-koku is renowned for its art, cuisine, music, and popular culture, including its prominent animation and video game industries.