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In The Goddess We Trust
Her Goddess Reign
The Fusonese Archipelago. Note the smaller green dots outside the main island as they are part of Fuso.
and largest city
|Ethnic groups (2018)||98.2% Fusonese
8.0% Shinto sects
5.5% No Answer
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|-||Prime Minister||Shouichi Tendou|
|-||Deputy Prime Minister||Nao Takahashi|
|-||Upper house||House of Councillors|
|-||Lower house||House of Representatives|
|-||National Foundation Day||February 8, 660 PCP|
|-||Keiji Constitution||November 18, 1889|
|-||National Revision Treaty||May 4, 1951|
184,645 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
|-||Total||$9,877 trillion (3rd)|
|-||Per capita||$48,416 (12th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|-||Total||$9,028 trillion (3rd)|
|-||Per capita||$44,254 (15th)|
medium · 72nd
|HDI (2020)|| 0.912
very high · 12th
|Currency||Fusonese Yen (¥)|
|Time zone||FST (UTC+9)|
|-||Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC)|
|Drives on the||left|
|ISO 3166 code||FS|
Fuso ( 扶桑 or formally Fusō-koku, meaning "State of Fuso" ) is a sovereign island nation in East Aegia. Located in the West Ceres Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Aegia mainland, and stretches from the Sea of Khorstnk in the north to the East Huang Sea in the southwest. The country shares maritime borders with several nations in East Aegia, with the largest maritime borders in the southwest with Huang.
Archaeological records of Fuso in the pre-century periods were recognized in archaeological records, mainly composed of sparse divided groups. The first written mention of the country came in from the Huang texts before the end of the pre-century period. Influence from other regions, mainly Huang, followed by periods of isolation and wars, particularly from the west, has characterized Fuso's history. In the start of the 12th century, several Fusonese Shoguns ruled most parts of the country in the name of the Goddess, Miyuko. Of which the Goddess' "reincarnation" is represented through the Empress of which the Shoguns ruled in her name.
The long period of feudalism and decay in development led to the country in the 19th century to open itself to the world. Decades of internal conflicts, and an almost nationwide war ended with the rise of the Imperial Group regaining much control over the country with the help of loyalists from the time's Empress and clans from the eastern regions, thus the Fuso Empire was established. Westernization, and progress during the Keiji Period made an almost instant development that modernized Fuso and enabled itself to keep up with it's western rivals. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories over it's battles with it's neighbors on East Aegia and it's participation on the Western Wars allowed the country to expand its empire, and establishing international recognition as a military power.
The country participated in the Intercontinental War in 1937 with the invasion of the Huang mainland and was an ally of the nations of which were enemies of the west, which came to an end in 1945 following a series of bloody stalemates in the Ceres Ocean and the atomic suicides of Sudentor to the West with an international peace treaty. An exhausted war economy, coupled with a national crisis after the war resulted the demise of the Empire's total control of the country. Revisions of the country's constitution in the mid-1950s, a post-war economic boom and its role on technology and media has shaped what Fuso is today in the modern era.
Fuso is a member of ICON, the OECD, the G8, and the G20 and is considered a great power. Possessing the world's third-largest economy by both nominal and purchasing power parity. It is also the third-largest exporter and the fifth-largest importer. Its economy is shaped by it's highly skilled workforce, and is among the most highly educated countries in the world, bearing the fourth highest percentages of it's citizens holding a tertary education degree. Fuso is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has one of the best modern military force in the world. A highly developed country, with a population that enjoys the highest life expectancy and the third lowest infant mortality rate in the world.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 Science and technology
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Demographics
- 10 Religion
- 11 Education
- 12 Health
- 13 Culture
The name Fuso is a romanji version of 扶桑, which is commonly pronounced Fusō or Fusōu. The origin of the name is exactly unknown, however Fusonese historians described the meaning of the name as being the first of many to name the archipelago during the end of the Pre-century period. Though because of the country's history, and described as the first nation in Aegia to witness sunrise, Fuso has been described by the west as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
The earliest records of the name Fuso appears in the Huang historial records of the Liung Dynasty, the Old of Book of Liung. A delegation from the country was sent in to request the use of the name for their country, and that the Prince of Fuso at that time sent a letter which he himself is the "Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises". The message said: "Here I the emperor of the country where the sun rises, who he serves to preserve all of the Goddess' children. How are you."
Prior to the usage of Fuso as the name of the country, there were several names that were pushed by leaders of respective cities such as Kido and Takano on the western regions. The leader of the more prominent city state Kido, Umedi Otto, attempted to use the name of the city as the name of the country as well, though such locals especially neighboring city states did not agree with Otto's request. The Huang has also called the country Watoku as before the arrival of the delegation ever requested the Dynasty to refer them to the said name. Again, discontent from how the Huang called them, especially that the connotation Wa(倭) (which has been associated in Huang with concepts like "dwarf" or "tiny"). It was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa(和) meaning "togetherness, harmony."
The western countries at once called the country as Watoku due to earlier trade relations from the Huang's dynasty at the time before addressing the country as Fuso. There were suggestions from expeditionary groups to address the country in the easiest way possible instead of pronouncing Fusō in the accent of the Fusonese, but rather pronounce it simply as Fuso. Upon limited trade access to the country during the 18th century, small time delegates, unofficially representing the ruling shogun, addressed the matter and accepted in pronouncing Fuso at a neutral matter. This matter was not reached to the Shogun until thirty years later.
From the Imperial Era until the end of the Intercontinental War, the full title of Fuso was Dai Fusō Teitoku (大扶桑帝國) meaning "the Empire of Great Fuso". The collapse of the Imperial Group led to revisions and the name Fusō-Koku (扶桑国) is used as a formal modern-day equivalent with the meaning of "the State of Fuso", countries like Fuso whose long form does not contain a descriptive designation are generally given a name appended by the character koku (国) meaning "country","nation" or "state".
Prehistory and ancient history
A Paleolithic culture around the pre-century period constitutes the first known habitation of the Fusonese archipelago. This was followed from around 14,000 PCP by a Mesolithic to Neolithic semi-sedentary hunter-gather culture characterized by pit dwelling and rudimentary agriculture, including by ancestors of contemporary Kinu people and Yato people. Decorated clay vessels from this period are some of the oldest surviving examples of pottery in the world. Around 300 PCP, the Kayoi people began to enter the Fusonese islands, interminging with the Komon. The Kayoi period, starting around 500 PCP, saw the introduction of practices like wet-rice farming, a new style of pottery, and metallurgy, introduced from Huang and Khoshun.
Fuso first appears in written history in some literature works in Huang during the Ting Dynasty. According to the Records of the Three Kingdoms, the most powerful kingdom on the Fusonese archipelago during the 3rd century was the Kataburokoku in the central region. An expedition mission by the people from the kingdom to Khoshun was the introduction of Buddhism to Fuso from Kaejke, Khoshun and was promoted by Prince Kohaku, though subsequent development of Fusonese Buddhism was primarily influenced by the Huang. Despite early resistance in merging the religion to the country, Buddhism was promoted by the rulign class and gained widespread acceptance in the beginning of the Tohsaka period.
The Kito period of the 8th century marked an emergence of the centralized Fusonese state centered on the Imperial Court in Keijiyo-kyo. The Kito period is characterized by the appearance of a nascant literature as well as development of Buddhist-inspired art and architecture. At the same time, the religion Shinto, domestically created from Fuso was also put in into integration within the country during the late years of the Kito period. Where at the time, the religious shift created a shortlived rift in the belief of the Fusonese people until it was resolved by Prince Hirotako. When Hirotako assumed the seat of Emperor, he moved the capital from Kito to Heikyan-kyo (modern Koto) in 794.
The beginning of the Heikyan period began from the transfer of capital from Kito to Koto, during which a distinctly indigenous Fusonese culture emerged, notably for it's art, poetry and proise. Akatsuki Kidono's The Tale of Kubo and the lyrics of the Her Goddess Reign, which is currently Fuso's national anthem were written during this time. The Otto era driven the popularity of Buddhism and Shinto from various rich noble groups through several major sects. Despite the popularity and implementations under its laws, Buddhism was greatly popular in the latter half of the 11th century.
The feudal era commenced with the emergence and dominance of a ruling class of warriors, the samurai. In the later years of the 12th century, following the defeat of the Pokai clan in the Shinpei War, sung in the epic Tale of Taikei, samurai Minamoto no Toyomo was appointed shogun by Empress Maya Asakura, and Toyomo established a base of power in Maikuri. After his death, the Tojo clan came to power as regents for the shoguns. The zen school of Buddhism was introduced from Huang in the Moyami period, and became popular among the samurai class. The invasion of the Gonggmols in the 13th century was a concern for the country, but was ultimately defeated two times by the Moyami shogunate in 1274 and 1281. The shogunate however was overthrown by the Emperor Kiro Asakura, and Kiro himself was defeated by Taiga Takauji in 1336.
With Takauji taking over, he established the shogunate in Kuromachi, Koto. This was the start of the Kuromachi period. The Takauji shogunate achieved glory in the age of Takaro Takauji, and the culture based on Zen Buddhism prospered. This evolved to Agashiyama Culture, and prospered until the 16th century. On the other hand, the succeeding Takauji shogunate failed to control the feudal warlords (daimyōs) across Fuso, and a civil war (the Kōnin War) began in 1467, opening the century-long Sengoku period.
During the 16th century, traders and Jesuit missionaries from Poringal reached Fuso for the first time, initiating direct commercial and cultural exchange between Fuso and the West. This allowed one warlord, Koda Obunaga to obtain Europan technology and firearms, which he used to conquer many other warwolds. His consolidation of power began what was known as the Tazuchi-Nonoyama period. After Obunaga was assassinated in 1582, his successor, Komi Hideyoshi united the nation in 1590 and launched two unsuccessful invasions of Khoshun in 1592 and 1597.
Asugawa Kiyasu served as regent for Hideyoshi's son and used his position to gain political and military support. When open war broke out upon consolidating much power, Kiyasu defeated rival clans in the Battle of Kesigahara in 1600. Asugawa Kiyasu was appointed shogun by Emperor Dono Asakura in 1603, and he established the Kiyasu shogunate in Edo. The Tokugawa shogunate enacted measures including buke shohatto, as a code of conduct to control autonomous warlords, and in 1639, the isolationist sakoku ("closed country") policy that spanned the two and a half centuries of tenuous political unity known as the Edo period. The study of Western sciences known as rangaku, continued through contact with the Nord enclave at Ejima in Kagasaki. The Edo period also gave rise to kokugaku ("national studies"), the study of Fuso by the Fusonese. The two centuries long isolation would have increasing consequences in the staggering development and progress in Fuso.
In 1854, Amerrian General Donald Evans and his fleet of the Amerrian Federation Navy forced the opening of Fuso to the outside world with the Convention of Tanagawa. Subsequent similar treaties with Western countries including the Treaty of Friendship between Fuso and Britannia in the Rakadatsu period brought economic and political crises. The resignation of the shogun led to the Boshin War and the establishment of a centralized state nominally unified under the Emperor. (the Keiji Restoration)
Adopting Western political, judicial and military institutions, the Cabinet organized the Privy Council, introduced the Keiji Constitution, and assembled the Imperial Diet. The Keiji Restoration transformed the Empire of Fuso into an industrialized world power that pursued military conflict to expand it's sphere of influence, one which started with the First Huang-Fusonese War (1894-1895) and the Russokiev-Fusonese War (1904-1905), which surprised even the western nations despite the size of the nation. Fuso gained control of Taikei, Khoshun and the southern half of Khrosknev. Fuso's population grew dramatically during the periods of expansionism.
The Western Wars enabled Fuso, on the side of the victorious Allies, to widen it's influence and territorial holdings in Aegia. Rise of democratic values from Kaishiro Inoue brought in a surge of political discussions for openings, but the increasing militarism and nationalism brought down the collapse of Inoue's ideology that Fuso went into a political shift towards fascism. Laws against political dissent led to two unsuccessful coups that soon led to the execution of Inoue in 1928. The subsequent "Hōwa period" initially saw the power of the military increased and brought about further Fusonese expansionism and militarization along with totalitarianism and ultranationalism that are part of a fascist ideology. Furthermore, to bring in public support at a national support, an almost enforced propaganda enabled most Fusonese to support the Imperial Government. In the 1930s, Fuso invaded and occupied Kanchuko and following international condemnation of this occupation, Fuso left the Post-Continental League in 1933. It then later signed an Anti-Comintern Pact with Sudentor and Deutschmagne, becoming an ally and part of the Opposition Forces in 1940 during the Intercontinental War. Following Fuso's defeat in the Battle of North Khrosknev, Fuso negotiated the Bolshek-Fusonese Neutrality Pact, which lasted until 1941 with the Empire breaking the pact themselves in the invasion of Kaiberia.
The Empire of Fuso invaded other parts of Huang in 1937, participating in the Second Huang-Fusonese War (1937-1945). The Imperial Fusonese Army swiftly captured the capital Banching and several other cities, which under it's occupation saw some of the worst suppression made by the Empire. When the Empire invades Gallia's possession in Southeast Aegia, in which Amerria placed an oil embargo on Fuso. Relentless pursuit for oil led the invasion of Kaiberia that locked both Fuso and the Bolshek Union in a four year long stalemate, though strategically managing to extract oil in occupied regions to fill the supplies lost to the embargo. On December 7, 1941, Fusonese forces carried out surprise attacks on Diamond Harbor, Britannian Forces in Maldaya, Kingamore, and Son Kong and declared war on the Amerrian Federation and the Britannian Empire, bringing the AMF and the BME into the Intercontinental War in the Ceres. Successive offenses and defenses from the Allies and the Opposition created a no-win situation in the Ceres despite risks of the Empire's resources being exhausted in the long run. Most offenses in 1944 to 1945 did little changes on the battle in the Ceres Ocean and the islands around it, but increasing Huang victories and pressure in Kanchuko has forced Fuso to lose most of its possessions on the Aegia mainland. When news of Sundentor's atomic bombings on it's own soil spread across the world in May 1945, the Empire of Fuso and the Amerrian Federation negotiated a ceasefire, which brought to an end to the Intercontinental War in the Aegia region in August 12, 1945. Fuso returned occupied parts of Kaiberia to the Bolshek Union in September 2, 1945.
The aftermath of the war dramatically exhausted most of the Empire's resources and it's war economy almost in shambles. Coupled this with the national crisis in the agricultural sectors led to the end of the Imperial rule and control over the government in 1949. Inoue's democratic successors, mainly influenced by the West quickly gained popularity in the country and took control to enact reforms and revisions with it's new constitution. A constitution that mainly emphasizing liberal democratic practices. Fuso later joined the Intercontinental Organization of Nations in 1954. Fuso later achieved rapid growth to become the second-largest economy in the world, until it was surpassed by Huang in 2014. Despite a major recession that lasted for five years in the 1990s, positive growth returned in the beginning of the 21st century and dramatic changes to it's position as an economic powerhouse reshaped Fuso's power in the world. On March 11, 2011, Fuso suffered one of the largest earthquaeks in its recorded history, triggering the Fukodaichi Niishima nuclear disaster, one of the worst disasters in the history of nuclear power. Fuso's military has since saw it's rise and growth as a result of increasing security pressures and its interests threatened by rogue states and terrorism.
Fuso has a total of 7,588 islands extending along the Ceres coast of East Aegia. The country, including all of the islands it controls, lies between latitudes 22° and 49°N, and longitudes 118° and 142°E. The main island that comprises most of Fuso is the Hokkakoshu island. With the Takano, Ryukoshi, Etonomi and the Okina Islands. Together they are often known as the Fusonese archipelago.
About 65 percent of Fuso is forested, mountainous, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial or residential use. This is ue primarily the result of large oceanic movements occuring over hundreds of millions of years from mid-Silurian to the Plestocene as a result of the subduction of the Fillipine Sea Plate beneath the continental Semur Plate and Okina Plate to the south, and subduction of the Ceres plate under the Khorshtk Plate to the north. The Tobo Triple Junction off the coast of Fuso is a triple junction where the North Amerria Plate, the Pacific Plate and the Fillipine Sea Plate meets. Fuso was originally attached to the eastern coast of the Aegia continent. The subducting plates pulled Fuso eastward, opening the Sea of Fuso around 15-16 million years ago.
Fuso has 116 active volcanoes. Of which the 18th to 20th centuries oversaw several new volcanoes emerged including the Komo-shoni on Tikanami and Riojyn-shinzan on the Paketai Island southwest of Etogami. Destructive earthquakes, often resulting in tsunami, occur several times each century. The 1923 Great Edo earthquake resulted in the deaths of 140,000+ people. More recent major earthquakes are the 1995 Great Kone earthquake, and the 2011 Noroku earthquake, a 9.0 magnitude quake which hit Fuso on March 11, 2011 and triggered a large tsunami. Fuso is substantially prone to earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes due to it's location along the Ceres Ring of Fire. Because of this, it is ranked 14th with the highest natural disaster risk as measured in the 2018 World Risk Index.
The climate of Fuso is predominantly temperate, but varies greatly from north to south. Fuso's geographical features divide it into eight climatic zones: North Hokkakoshu, East Hokkakoshou, Central Hokkakoshou, West Hokkakoshou, South Hokkakoshou, Ceres Ocean, Okina Islands and Etonomi Islands. The northernmost zone, North Hokkakoshou, has a humid continental climate with long, cold winters and very warm to cool summers. Percipitation is not heavy, but the islands usually develop deep snowbanks in the winter.
In the Sea of Fuso zone on West Hokkakoshou, northwest winter winds bring heavy snowfall, in the summer, the region is cooler than the Ceres area, though it sometimes experiences extremely hot temperatures because of the foehn. The Central Highland has a typical inland humid continental climate, with large temperature differences between summer and winter seasons, as well as large diumal variation, precipitation is light, though winters are usually snowy. The mountains of the Zaitakou and Shoukakou regions shelter the Aito Inland Sea from seasonal winds, bringing mild weather year round.
The Ceres coast features a humid subtropical climate that experiences milder winters with occasional snowfall and hot, humid summers because of the southeast seasonal wind. The Okina islands have a subtropical climate with warm winters and hot summers. Precipitation is very heavy, especially during the rainy season. The southeast islands of Etonomi experiences various climates, but most of the year it experiences mild hot summers due to it's location away from the Fuso mainland.
The average winter temperature in Fuso is 5.1 °C (41.2 °F) and the average summer temperature is 25.2 °C (77.4 °F). The highest temperature ever measured in Fuso 41.8°C (107.2°F) was recorded in July 11, 2005. The main rainy season begins in the mid-month of May in Okina, and the rain front gradually moves north until reaching North Hokkakoshou in late July. In most of Hokkakoshou, the rainy season begins before the middle of June and lasts about six to seven weeks. In late summer and early autumn, typhoons often bring heavy rain.
Fuso has eleven forest ecoregions which reflect the climate and geography of the islands. They range from subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the Okina and Ronin Islands, to temperate broadleaf and mixed forests in the mild climate regions of the main islands, to temperate coniferous forests in the cold, winter portions of the northern islands. Fuso has over 90,000 species of wildlife, including the brown bear, the Fusonese macaque, the Fusonese raccoon dog, the Large Fusonese Field Mouse, and the Fusonese giant salamander. A large network of national parks has been established to protect important areas of flora and fauna as well as forty-one Ramsar wetland sites. Five sites have been inscribed on the ICON World Heritage List for their outstanding natural value.
In the period of rapid economic growth after the Intercontinental War, environmental policies were downplayed by the government and industrial corporations; as a result, environmental pollution was widespread in most of Fuso in the 1950s to 1960s. Responding to rising concern about the problem, the government introduced several environmental protection laws in 1970. This, and the West Aegia Crisis of 1972 also encouraged the efficient use of energy because of Fuso's lack of natural resources. Current environmental issues include urban air pollution, waste management, water eutrophication, nature conservation, climate change, chemical management and international co-operation for conservation. Air pollution has seen some decline in 1986 during the Hayato Administration, encouraging eco-friendly initiatives to take place.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Noroku Earthquake, plans to build coal-fired power plants were on the rise due to the national order of suspending operations of nuclear power plants. Of the 60 coal-fired power plants planned to be built, only 8 were built in 2017 due to the confidence of resuming the usage of nuclear power plants for energy usage.
Fuso ranks 32nd in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index, which measures a nation's commitment to environmental sustainability. As a signatory of the Koto Protocol, and host of the 1997 conference that created it, Fuso is under treaty obligation to reduce it's carbon dioxide emissiosn and to take other steps to curb climate change. It has since played a leadership role of countering climate change in Aegia.
Fuso is a constitutional monarchy whereby the power of the Imperial head (being an Emperor or Empress) is very limited. As a ceremonial figurehead, he or she is defined by the constitution to be "the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people." Power is chieftly by the Prime Minister and other elected members of the Diet, while sovereignty is vested in the Fusonese people. Aisa Nemuri is the current Empress of Fuso, the youngest in Fuso's history. Naomi, Crown Princess of Fuso, stands as next in line to the White Chrysalis Throne.
Fuso's legislative organ is the National Diet, seated in Kitoda, Edo. The Diet is a bicameral body, consisting of a lower house, the House of Representatives with 540 seats, elected by popular vote every four years or when dissolved, and an upper house, the House of Councilors, with 276 seats, whose popularity elected members serve six-year terms. There is a universal suffrage for adults over 18 years of age, with a secret ballot for all elected offices. The Diet is dominated by the Technocratic Party of Fuso (TPF) and the social liberal Democratic Party of Fuso (LDP). The LDP maintained a majority of electoral success since the start of Fuso's democratic reforms, until the elections in 2012, where the current victory streak is being held by the TPF. As of May 2017, it holds 308 seats in the lower house and 153 seats in the upper house.
The Prime Minister of Fuso is the head of the government and is appointed by the Imperial head after being designated by the Diet from among it's members. The Prime Minister is the head of the Cabinet, and he appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State. Following the TPF's victory in the 2017 general election, Shouichi Tendou replaced Kindo Abe as the Prime Minister on December 23, 2017 and is currently serving his six year term. Although the Prime Minister is formally appointed by the Emperor, the Constitution explicitly requires the Imperial head to appoint whoever is designated by the Diet.
Historically influenced by Huanese law, the Fusonese legal system developed independently during the Edo period through texts such as Kujikata Osadamegaski. However, since the late 19th century the judicial system has been largely based on the civil law of Europa, notably Deutschmagne and Gallia. Some changes were made in the civil law after the Intercontinental War, with the few of those laws from the Keiji Restoration remained in Fusonese society today. Statutory law originates in Fusos legislature and has the rubber stamp of the Imperial head. The Constitution requires that the Imperial head promulgate legislation passed by the Diet, however, without specifically giving him the power to oppose legislation. Fuso's court system is divided into four basic tiers: the Supreme Court and three levels of lower courts. The main body of Fusonese statutory law is called the Six Codes.
Fuso consists of 50 prefectures, each overseen by an elected governor, legislature and administrative bureaucracy. Each prefecture in Fuso is further divided into cities, towns and villages. Administrative reorganizations, enacted in 2014, merged some local cities and towns in prefectures to address the high amount of sub-prefecture administrative regions and combine them to reduce administrative costs.
Fuso has diplomatic relations with nearly all independent nations and has been an active member of ICON since November 1954. Fuso is a member of the G7, G8, ACEC and "ASEAN Plus Three", and is a participant in the East Asia Summit. Fuso signed a security pact with Canberra in January 2007, and with the Sikh Republic in September 2008. It is the world's fourth largest donor of the OECD' official development assistance, donating $15.3 billion in 2019.
Fuso has close ties to the Amerrian Federation. Since Fuso's unpredictable war with the Amerrian Federation in the Intercontinental War, the two countries have maintained close economic and defense relations. The Amerrian Federation is a major market for Fusonese exports and the primary source of Fusonese imports. With both countries signing the Ceres-Security Act, which sets both countries to safeguard the Ceres Ocean and it's economic maritime and aerial routes in Aegia.
Relationships with other countries has been a mutual of benefit for the Fusonese government, but Fuso has faced several territorial contests including the Saika Islands Northeast of the Fuso mainland of which the Russokiev government contests the sovereignty of the islands. The Saika Islands is currently administered and controlled by Fuso, and the territorial dispute is the only barrier to develop further relations with the country. It has developed strained relations with the People's Republic of Huang and the Republic of Huang over the Rensaku Islands, of which Fuso also administers and controls. Because of this, several incursions made by the PRH dramatically increased up to 220% in 2014 to 2019.
It is also the only developed country to recognize the Republic of Huang (As Hainan in Fuso), and developed the Three-Systems-Agreement in 1996 that forced the People's Republic of Huang to allow Fuso as the only nation to recognize the island nation due to economic and military concerns. The Agreement however, may possibly be terminated by the PRH because of it's dramatic rise in economic, military and confidence in the region.
Fuso's relationship with South Khoshun has been a subject to several complications in foreign relations. Particularly over the status of whether or not Fuso's treatment over the Khoshuns were in way, against the Kingslane Convention, especially over the issues of kidnappings and executions of Khoshuns against Fuso during it's occupation. When Khoshun was annexed, the Fusonese government rebuilt Khoshun's infrastructure, introduced over 800,000 Fusonese immigrants onto the peninsula and carried out a campaign of "cultural integration" (which was later forced to mix the culture of Fuso and Khoshun), where in actuality, this cultural integration was a cover to suppress the Khoshun populace to teach Khoshun language and force newborn Khoshuns to adopt Fusonese names. With the end of the Intercontinental War in 1945, Khoshun seceded from Fuso's control shortly after the collapse of Fuso's Imperial government (Which also driven the divide of Khoshun due to lack of collective leadership), the question about Khoshun's departure from Fuso's hold is put into question in the early 50s, until it was suspended and later left out by the government in 1963. Despite these tensions, several measures to improve bilateral relations between South Khoshun and Fuso started with bipartisan talks to reduce tensions in the region, and accepting the request of surviving victims of the Fusonese occupation of Khoshun for an apology and payment. Security agreements were also signed, though the agreement does not mean that the two countries will have to defend each other, the agreement is limited to maritime security against domestic and foreign terrorism, as well as intelligence gathering. Cultural exchange, especially on the fields of Fuso and Khoshun's robust and influential entertainment culture has been one of the many remedies to calm both nation's public hatred against each other, and domestic violence against both nationalities dramatically reduced by 73%. With the North Khoshun missile development, and it's status to threaten regional security, Fuso and South Khoshun has started to cooperate in how to isolate and resolve the dispute in the peninsula, and make further actions on pressuring Huang to pressure the country in asserting it's volatile ally to end its attempt to destabilize the peninsula, and the entirety of East Aegia.
With a budget of $247 Billion (2.7% of the nation's GDP), Fuso maintains one of the largest military budgets of any country in the world, ranking second only to Amerria. The country's policy of maintaining a sizable military force is written in Article 10 of the Fusonese Constitution, which states that the country must maintain a large military force to respond against domestic and international threats that may harm the interest of the country. Conscription is only enforced during wartime, and cannot be enforced if the country is not at such state. The military is governed by the Ministry of Defense, and primarily consists of the Fuso Ground Forces, the Fuso Navy, and the Fuso Air Force. The Fuso Navy is a regular participant in the Ceres Maritime Exercise (CME). The Fuso military has since been used in peacekeeping operations, but has often participated in conflicts on West Aegia such as the Bashir Wars in medium sized expeditionary forces. Since 1985, the government has allowed arms exports on nations that meets the mutual interests of the country and has since been a participant in the Joint Strike Fighter program.
The 21st century saw a massive shift in power balance as globalization continues to shape international relations and progress. Starting from 1996, the security environment in Fuso has become a national concern due to frequent incursions and territorial lapses from it's neighbors on it's maritime waters. This, and coupled with missile developments in North Khoshun and the increasing threat of terrorism worldwide has also created a rift in terms of maintaining peace in the Aegia region. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Fuso has since contributed to the maximum extent possible to the efforts to maintain and restore international peace and security, such as ICON peacekeeping operations. The Government of Fuso has been making various efforts on it's security and it's limited interventionist policy which include: the establishment of the National Security Council (NSC), the adoption of the National Security Strategy (NSS), and the National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG). These efforts are made baded on the belief that Fuso, as a "Proactive Contributor to Peace", needs to contribute more actively to the peace and stability of the region and the international community, while coordinating with other countries to maintain a "security network".
A member state of the Intercontinental Organization of Nations since 1954, Fuso has served as a permanent Security Council member since the establishment of the Council in 1956. Fuso has also been the largest contributor of the ICON Peacekeeping Missions, with over $4.5 Billion Dollars, more than half of the budget of ICON's Peacekeeping Missions. It's semi-interventionist policy has been a measure of options for the sake of international security, namely it's controversial deployment of direct-combat assets in Bashir with over 56,000 troops. Though today, it has peacekeeping operations units across Verusea and Aegia, with over 8,000 military personnel serving non-combat or limited roles exclusively for stabilization of peace within the regions it serves.
Since 2010, Fuso has increasingly focused it's national and international security in the matters of the increasingly aggressive actions of North Khoshun and the massive military expansion of Huang in the Aegia region. New military guidelines, announced in the Security Conference of 2010 has directed most of the FAF away from it's Cold War focus on the former Russokiev Union to a focus on Huang and North Khoshun, especially regarding the territorial dispute over the Kashinyu Islands and missile developments.
Fuso is the third largest national economy in the world, after the Amerrian Federation and Huang, in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power partiy. Fuso's public debt was estimated to be around 87 to 95 percent of it's annual gross domestic product, some of the largest of any developing nation in the world. The service sector accounts for three quarters of the domestic product of Fuso. It has one of the longest economic boom periods in the world, and maintained a stable economy despite two major recessions and four minor recessions. This has been attributed to successive measures in tackling domestic and foreign concerns of financing and trade.
Fuso has a large industrial capacit, and is home to some of the largest and most technolgoically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronics, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemical substances, textiles, and processed foods. Agricultural businesss in Fuso cultivate 16 percent of Fuso's land, and Fuso accounts for nearly 20 percent of the global fish catch, only on par to Huang. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Report of 2018 reports that Fuso's labor force consisted of some 97.3 million workers, and Fuso has a low unemployment rate of around three percent. The Ministry also reports that 12 percent of the population, were below the poverty line in 2013. Housing in Fuso is characterized by limited land supply in urban areas.
Fuso's exports amounted to $6,829 per capita in 2015. As of 2018, Fuso's main export markets were the Amerrian Federation (19.2 percent), Huang (18.8 percent), South Khoshun (7.2 percent), Fillipine Commonwealth (6.3 percent) and Sun Kong (5.8 percent). Its main exports are transportation equipment, motor vehicles, iron and steel products, semiconductors, electronics and auto parts. Fuso's main import markets in 2018 were the Amerrian Federation (19.2 percent), Huang (15.3 percent), Aventhia (7.1 percent), Fillipine Commonwealth (6.2 percent) and Radia (5.6 percent). Main imports are machinery and equipment, fossil fuels, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles and raw materials for it's industries. Increased support on domestic markets, and it's widespread opening from the Sakamoto Administration in 2008 enabled pro-competition reforms, and foreign investment in Fuso rapidly soared.
Agriculture and fishery
Fuso's industrial sector makes up approximately 28.9% of it's GDP in 2019. Fuso's major industries are motor vehicles, machine tools, metals, ships, chemicals and processed foods; some major Fusonese industrial companies include Daiko Steel, Glass Technologies, Koyota and Ashiba.
Fuso is the third largest automobile producer in the world, and is home to Koyoto, the world's largest automobile company. The Fusonese consumer electronics industry is the strongest in the world, though competition in Huang, Khoshun and the Amerrian Federation currently puts pressure on Fuso's domestic industry companies. The competition however, increased it's development and production on it's electronics sector by 38 percent from it's sluggish pace in the 2000s. Fuso's shipbuilding industry is expected to remain one of the largest in the world thanks to an increased focus on specialized, high-tech designs. Notably shown from Fuso's Aircraft and Helicopter Carriers.
Fuso's service sector accounts for about three-quarters of its total economic output. Banking, insurance, real estate, retailing, transportation and telecommunications are all major industries, with companies such as Hitsubishi, UFF, Kizuho, FTT, TEPCO, Temura, Hitsubishi Estate, APEX, Softbank, KDDI and Fuso Airlines listed as some of the largest in the world. Four of the five most circulated newspapers in the world are Fusonese newspapers. Fuso Post, one of the country's largest providers of savings and insurance services, was slated for privatization by 2015. The seven major keiretsus are Kitsubishi, Miyamoto, Kuyo, Gatsui, Dai-Ichi Tangyo, Kanwa and Koyota Groups.