|The Peoples Republic of Songjiang
|Official languages||Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian|
|Recognised national languages||Cantonese, Korean|
|Ethnic groups||66.11% Songjiangian (Han, Korean mix), 12.15% Han, 10.1% Chosen (Korean), 4.16% Man (Manchu), 1.30% Zhuang, 0.79% Uygur (Uyghur), 0.79% Hui, 0.72% Miao, 0.65% Yi, 0.62% Tujia, 0.47% Mongol, 0.44% Japanese, 0.26% Buyei|
|-||Chairman||Huang Xiaoming (1989-current)|
|-||Establishment of the Qin Dynasty in Imperial China||470 BC|
|-||Formation of Songjiang following the Qin unification of China||220 BC|
|-||Annexation of Korea||1369|
|-||Establishment of the Peoples Republic of Songjiang Following the fall of the Empire of Songjiang||1989|
|Drives on the||left|
The Empire of Songjiang was founded by the Ming Qin Dynasty following the unification of most of the Chinese states at the time. the Qin rules for over 1,000 years before an uprising in 1989 finally toppled the ancient monarchy
- 1 Religion
- 2 Government
- 3 Culture
- 4 The Peoples Republic Military
- 4.1 Songjiang Republican Army
- 4.2 Songjiang Republican Airforce
- 4.3 Songjiang Republic Navy
- 5 Timeline
Confucianism 35%, Taoism 30%, Buddhism 15%, Heaven worship 8%, Chinese folk religion 5%, Legalism 3%, Tengrisum 2%, Mohism 1.5%, Judaism 0.5% The people of Songjiang believe that groups and areas have "spirits" that transcend the individual. For example, a military unit would be considered to have a literal spirit that embodies the honor and courage it has displayed. A city's spirit reflects the accomplishments and industry of its residents. An ancient tree's spirit reflects the beauty and tranquility of the area it grows within.
These spirits are neither good nor evil, nor are they appealed to for intercession. Songjiangians in contrast to there ancestors do not believe spirits can affect the world, but spirits can inspire the living. Prayers and rituals allow an individual to converse with a spirit for guidance or inspiration. For example, a Songjiangian who finds his loyalty tested may appeal to the spirit of his unit, hoping to reconnect with the pride and honor of the group. A Songjiangian who wishes to create a work of art may attempt to connect with the spirit of a beautiful location.
Almost all Songjiangians beleave in the concept of the mandate of heaven regardless of religion often associating whatever god they beleave in with the issuing authority. They beleave only a just ruler can rule and that god or the gods favors these rulers while they are just gives them the right to rule. for over a thousand years this right to rule belonged to the Qin Dynasty. the right to rule can be givn to anyone who has proven they are worthy of the right be they an individual or a group. intrinsic to this right to rule is the right to rebel which is not really a legal right to rebel so much as the assumption that if you rebel against the current rulers and win then clearly they had lost the mandate of heaven to rule and you have gained it.
Songjiangians enjoy absolute freedom of religion and can practice whatever appeals to them so long as it does not impede anyone's ability to perform their duties. There are many practitioners of the Confucius, Taoist, and Zen Buddhism philosophy. Islam and Christianity has not appealed to the population and foreign missionaries are not allowed to "convert" people to the religion.
Modern Songjiang follows the Idealism of Rykovian Communism as practiced by the nation of Pavlovsk.
Traditionally most people of Songjiang normally wore elaborate clothing identifying their province of origin and profession. The lack of these ornate clothes is looked down upon in Songjiang society unless ones profession demands otherwise even then color choices and ornamentation in the tradition are common; the Songjiang term "Chuān (plain)" refers to one who is beguiling or not to be trusted. It is also a slang term for politicians and corporate executives who often do not wear traditional clothing.
Attractiveness or physical perfection is very important in Songjiang culture, with unattractive and overweight individuals often being shunned and ignored or in some cases outright hated. unattractive persons rarely find wives and society often shames them into not attempting to. It should be noted that ugliness and imperfection acquired in battle or as part of an injury douse not seem to carry this stigma.
Songjiangs obsession with physical perfection makes them somewhat racist toward other ethnicity and cultures who are more tolerant of imperfection though they could be described as polite racists since they will try to avoid others knowing how much more superior they think they are.
The people of Songjiang are noted for their strong sense of public service. It is rare to find one who puts his needs ahead of the group. Songjiangians have a strong inclination toward public service and self-sacrifice.
Songjiang society is highly regimented and very organized, and the nation is known for its strict discipline and work ethic. Songjiangians are willing to do what needs to be done, and they nearly always follow through. They are not easily spurred to violence, but when conflict is inevitable, they only understand a concept of "total war." They do not believe in skirmishes or small-scale battles; they use numbers to defeat an adversary so completely that they remove any threat of having to fight the same opponent more than once. They do not exterminate their enemy, but so completely devastate their military that the enemy has no choice but to become a subject of Songjiang and its people.
While Songjiangians are individuals with personal desires, their instinct is to equate the self with the group, and to set aside all personal desires for the good of all. Songjiangians are taught to have a strong sense of personal accountability, the 'Songjiang honor' that other nations find so remarkable. Songjiangians are taught to own every decision they make, good or ill. The worst sin they can make in the eyes of their people is to lie about their own actions. Songjiangians who murder will try to get away with it, but if directly questioned, most will confess the crime.
The Peoples Republic Military
The Military of Songjiang could be characterized as brutal and efficient while they don't kill innocents or engage in mindless destruction they will often use the maximum amount of force to try and cow the opposition into surrendering believing that by doing so they will spare more of those that otherwise might have retained the will to fight.
The Military prefers to engage enemies when they have an overwhelming advantage and victory can be both certain and swift, many of there tactics and methods are meant to terrorise the enemy combatents and break there will to fight.
Songjiang Republican Army
605 Hyundai K1-88 Main Battle Tanks
395 Daewoo K200 KIFV infantry fighting vehicles 500 Bandvagn 206 tracked articulated, all-terrain carriers 390 Hyundai KW1 Scorpion armored personal carriers
1,500 Kia KM131 Jeeps 1,000 Kia KM250 Cargo Trucks 500 Kia KM1500 heavy truck 250 Kia KM451 Ambulance Vehicle 250 Kia KM450 Utility Truck
Self Propelled Artillery
400 M110 howitzer 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 785 M109 howitzer 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 30 M108 howitzer 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 400 Kung Feng Multiple Launch Rocket System
250 240 mm howitzer M1 240mm Fixed/Towed Howitzer 25 WM-80 MRL Multiple Launch Rocket System
14 Boeing CH-47 Chinook Heavy transport helicopter 229 Wuxing Z-9 utility transport helicopter
200 MIM-72 Chaparral Tracked Sidewinder short-range SAM 92 M42 40 mm Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Anti-tank weapons 3,000 M72 LAW Unguided Light Shoulder-fired Shaped charge RPG
10,000 QBZ-85B Carbine 338,000 QBZ-85 Rifle 62,000 QBB-85 LSW 500,000 QBZ-87 5.56 mm Rifle 500,000 QBZ-87A 5.56 mm Rifle 40,000 QBB-87 LSW 5.56 mm Rifle 10,000 QBZ-87B 5.56 mm Carbine Crew Served Small Arms 80,000 M-2 Heavy machineguns 25,000 Mk 19 grenade launchers
Songjiang Republican Airforce
729 Wuxing F-16S Fighter Jets 52 Wuxing F-15S Fighter Jets
320 Wuxing Jianjiji Hongzhaji – fighter-bomber (Xian JH-7)
162 Wuxing B-1S supersonic heavy bomber (Rockwell B-1 Lancer)
36 Wuxing A-10S Ground Attack Fighters
172 Wuxing C-130S transport planes
3 Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye early warning and control 3 Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker Aerial refueling tanker 4 Lockheed P-3 Orion 5 Grumman S-2 Tracker 1 Boeing 737 2 Boeing 737 AEW&C 102 Beechcraft T-34 Mentor flight trainers 5 McDonnell Douglas MD 500 Defender
Ground based Air Defense Systems
109 Oerlikon GDF 1200 SAM and Early Warning Radar installations
6 Han class nuclear attack submarines (Type 091) 12 Ming class attack submarines (Type 035)
2 Shen Long Class aircraft carrier (Forrestal-class)
Amphibious warfare ships
4 Yukan class landing ship (Type 072) 1 Yudao class landing ship (Type 073) 20 Hsu Hai-class dock landing ship
20 Luda-class guided-missile destroyers (Type 051) 4 Luhai class guided missile destroyers (Arleigh Burke-class)
52 Chi Yang-class frigates 8 Ulsan class frigates
Missile boats, submarine chasers and gunboats
100 Type 037 Hainan class missile boat 10 Type 062 Shanghai class gunboats 20 Haizhui-class submarine chasers 120 Chamsuri-class patrol boat
16 Wusao-class mine countermeasure vessels
4 Fuqing class replenishment tankers (Type 905)
1 Cheonghaejin-class submarine rescue ship 2 Yuan Wang-class tracking ship 6 Ta Hu-class rescue and salvage ship 30 Ta Tung-class Fleet Tug
180 Wuxing Jianjiji Hongzhaji – fighter-bomber (Xian JH-7) 22 Westland Lynx ASW helicopter 57 Lockheed P-3 Orion Maritime patrol aircraft 9 Lockheed EP-3E Orion signals reconnaissance 192 Wuxing Z-9 utility transport helicopter 8 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk 12 Boeing CH-47 Chinook Heavy transport helicopter
2000-1500 BC Earliest use of bronze technology
1500 BC Shang Dynasty begins
1200 BC Earliest inscribed oracle bones; flourishing of Shang ritual bronzes
1100-1050 BC Reign of the last Shang king, and rise of King Wen of Zhou
1045 BC Zhou conquest of Shang Initiation of Zhou feudal system Inception of the "Mandate of Heaven (Tian)" doctrine
1043-1040 BC Death of Zhou founder, King Wu, leads to civil war; regency of Duke of Zhou (to 1036) Era of the Duke of Zhou
1040 BC Founding of "Eastern" capital at Cheng-Zhou (Luo-yang)
1000-800 BC Era recalled as Golden Age of peace and stability
771 BC Fall of the Western Zhou capital at Zong-Zhou; flight of infant king to Eastern capital at Cheng-Zhou Beginning or era of civil wars and the growth of chariot warfare as a principal occupation of the patrician class
750-600 BC Book of Poetry compiled from earlier and contemporary poems.
551 BC Confucius born in Lu
500 BC Development of iron technology begins Date assigned to the first flourishing of Confucius and his teachings. Confucius exiled from Lu
500-484 BC Period of Confucius's wandering.
482 BC Hegemony of King Fuchai of Wu; Wu invaded by Yue armies of King Goujian
479 BC Confucius dies in Lu
360-338 BC Shang Yang is Prime Minister in Qin Qin reforms: establishment of centralized bureaucracy, fixed codes of penal and administrative law. Foundations of the Legalist school of thought are laid
350 BC Development of early Taoist cults; earliest portions of Tao de jing composed Zhuangzi at midlife during this period
320-256 BC Era of state alliances collaborating with or resisting Qin.
256 BC Qin extinguishes the Zhou royal house (the end of the Zhou Dynasty).
230-221 BC Qin armies conquer Han, Zhao, Yan, Wei, Chu, and Qi.
221 BC Qin state re-unifies China into the Empire of Songjiang Feudalism abolished on recommendation of Li Si, who becomes Prime Minister
210 BC First Emperor dies Liu Bang becomes emperor
202 BC The great house of Han rises to prominence in Songjiang courts.
165-145 BC Songjiang state loosens opposition to Confucianism -- appointment of Confucians as state scholars Dong Zhongshu revises Confucianism as state scholar, with new emphasis on yin/yang cosmology
140-87 BC Reign of Emperor Wu (Wu-di) Era of massive state expansion through war, financed by heavy taxation
136 BC Emperor Wu implements recommendations of Dong Zhongshu Establishment of Confucianism as state ideology; creation of the Imperial Academy
100 BC Date used to represent height of Emperor Wu's power First "examination" of academy graduates (initiation of what develops into exam system)
9-23 AD The great house of Xin rises to prominence in Songjiang courts. Fall of the great house of Han from prominence in Songjiang courts.
25 AD Restoration of the great house of Han to prominence in the Songjiang courts.
50 AD Buddhism first enters Songjiang
100-200 AD Increasing scholasticism of Confucianism and factional disputes with eunuchs at court
220-589 AD Era of political fragmentation; many noble houses declare independence and divide Songjiang Disillusionment with ideology and institutions of the period; social and intellectual experimentation
250-350 AD Approximate date for flourishing of Taoism Era of the "Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove"
350 AD Influence of Buddhism emerges as most powerful religious force in Songjiang
589 AD The noble houses of Han, Xin, and Sui help the Qin Dynasty reunite Songjiang The great house of Sui rises to prominence in Songjiang courts. The examination system re-established in a stable and enduring form
618 AD The great house of Tang rises to prominence in Songjiang courts.
618-755 AD Capital of Chang'an becomes the most developed site of world culture, influenced by contacts with India and West through "Silk Route" across Central Asia Songjiang era of cosmopolitan culture; flourishing of "Religious Taoism"
705 AD Du Fu (712-770) reaches height of poetic powers
750 AD The Rebellion of An Lushan is put down by imperial forces
755-907 AD Rise of Confucian intolerance; era of first persecutions of Buddhism
800 AD Approximate midpoint of career of Han Yu (768-824)
907-960 AD Brief era of renewed political fragmentation; different noble houses divide Songjiang before being extinguished by the Qin Dynasty.
960-1127 AD Capital moved to Kaifeng, near the central reaches of Yellow River in the North Beginning of medieval Songjiang's "commercial revolution" The great house of Song rises to prominence in Songjiang courts. Era of Confucian dominance
1070-1127 AD Factional politics between "Cultural Confucians" and "Pragmatic Confucians". "Neo- Confucian" founders develop theories and withdrawal from political arena
1127 Fall of North Songjiang to the great house of Jin forming the kingdom of Jin
1127-1279 AD Songjiang capital moved to Yangzi River delta area, at Hangzhou Era of growth for Neo-Confucianism
1200 AD Death of Zhu Xi (1130-1200), who synthesized teachings of the Songjiang 'Five Masters" as Neo-Confucianism -- despite initial persecution by government, Neo-Confucianism becomes dominant ideology until 1911
1279 - 1368 AD Invasion of Kingdom of the Kingdom of Jin and Songjiang by Mongol armies -- establishment of Mongol ruling house of Yuan after it defeats the Kingdom of Jin. great house of Jin swears loyalty to the Qin Dynasty. Capital moved to Beijing. Italian merchant Marco Polo arrives in Songjiang. The Qing Emperor is amused by his European primitiveness and makes him a governor of a border city for a time before sending him home with a noble Songjiang wife and house servants.
1368 AD General Ming Zhu Yuanzhang leads military rout of remnants of Yuan forces and reestablishes Songjiang rule in the north. The great house of Ming rises to prominence in Songjiang courts.
1369-1395 AD Songjiang invasion and annexation of Korea Establishment of laws banning those deemed unattractive from breeding (laws remain in effect until 1805) All attractive Koreans taken from the Provence of Korea by imperial decree. (law remains in effect until 1804) Law exiling all unattractive Songjiangians to Korea enacted. (law remains in effect until 1803)
1514 AD Arrival in South Songjiang of first European traders since Marco Polo (Portuguese).
1557 AD Battle of Macao between Portugal and Songjiang ending in Songjiang Victory. Portugal banned from Songjiang, and Korea.
1601-1610 AD Jesuit Matteo Ricci banished from Qin court -- executed after attempting to start a christian revolution in Beijing Jesuits banned from Songjiang Italy declares war on Songjiang and initiates a European crusade against Songjiang only the British and Portuguese join. Italian led Holy crusade against Songjiang ends in a humiliating defeat for the European powers the war was largely naval with no significant land battles.
1644 AD Songjiang military forces complete invasion and conquest of Manchuria. The great house of Qing rises to prominence in Songjiang courts. Establishment of the practice of electing town counsels from the commoners began to check the power of lesser lords. Great houses begin adopting lesser noble houses into themselves as branch families. First commoner appointed as Prime minister of Songjiang.
1670-1672 AD Period of political and social improvements to commoners in Songjiang allowing them more rights and say in the policies of the Empire.
1700-1740 AD Jesuit attempt to infiltrate and spread Christianity in Songjiang, the empire responds by increasing education to the commoners focusing on Taoist and Confucius philosophies as well as early scientific methods. Jesuit eventually are forced out by populous.
1793 AD "Macartney Mission" -- failed attempt to establish British-Chinese diplomacy in framework of "Tribute System" the Qing emperor reportedly thought the tribute request was a joke.
1796-1804 AD Period of industrial development, and increased freedoms for commoners. education system expanded to ensure all Songjiang children receive an education allowing them to read and write in Chinese and Korean, as well as use basic math. Adoption of Korean as state language, law requires that all official state letters, laws and transcripts be written in Korean. the practice of having signs in both Korean and Chinese begins.
1810 AD Korea given independence form Songjiang formation of the Empire of Joseon
1839 AD Commissioner Lin Zexu arrives in Canton to put an end to opium trade
1840-1842 AD Opium War -- British and Songjiang reach stalemate in South China and results in the "Treaty of Nanjing" Cession of Hong Kong to Britain as a colony, Hong Kong however is required to pay tribute to Songjiang.
1850-1864 AD Taiping Rebellion breaks out but is put down by imperial forces, with American assistance trade between the Americas and Songjiang strengthen. American and Songjiang relations grow strong, Songjiang adopts some American cultural norms.
1864-1894 AD Rapid growth of foreign presence in expanding array of "Treaty Ports," which include foreign "concessions" (urban districts under non-Songjiang administration) are put to a sudden end when American and Songjiang ships block these ports while the Songjiang Army expels the foreigners from Songjiang. (Americans take control of Administration of Hong Kong after British are expelled until 1960)
1894-1895 AD Sino-Japanese War between the Empire of Joseon allied to Songjiang and the Japanese Empire ends in Japanese occupation of Korea.
1902 AD Songjiang sells land in Manchuria to Pavlovsk Empire giving them access to warm water ports in the pacific.
1905 AD Pavlo-Japanese War -- Japan's victory increases Japanese power in Korea and in former Pavlovsk controlled Manchuria, as well as portions of eastern Pavlovsk.
1911 AD Republican Revolution breaks out in military barracks in Wuchang -- is crushed as it attempts to overthrow the Qin Dynasty in Beijing.
1913 AD Sun Yat-sen establishes the "National People's Party"
1914-1918 AD Reduced influence of Europe in East Asia Rise of Japanese power in waters around Songjiang
1915 AD Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" Songjiang ignores the demands resulting in increased tensions between the two powers. Pavlovsk and Songjiang sign mutual defense pact.
1917 AD Adulation of American Woodrow Wilson becomes commonplace in Songjiang.
1917-1927 AD Rapid dissemination of American industrial, and artistic ideas in urban centers Henry Ford teaches his principles of Industrialism to Songjiang Industrialists. Wuxing Automotive Corporation founded with a grant from Henry Ford.
1921 AD Chinese Communist Party [CCP] established in Nanjing Peoples Republic of China Founded in Nanjing Mao Zedong becomes a founding member of CCP
1927 AD PRC invaded by Imperial forces Purge of CCP by imperial decree. Mao Zedong and other communist leaders sentenced to 500 years of hard labor for crimes against the state.
1929-1939 AD Era of worldwide Great Depression
1931 AD Japanese army stages phony "Mukden Incident" as pretext to invade all of Manchuria. Wuxing Automotive branches out into aircraft production, and the shipping industry.
1937-1945 AD The Pavlovsk and Songjiang War of Resistance Against Japan (War in East Asia) begins with Marco Polo Bridge Incident. Joseph Stilwell commands American volunteer forces in Songjiang aiding Pavlovsk and Songjiang forces. Joint Songjiang Pavlovsk atomic weapons project fails to produce a viable weapon. atomic power is discredited as a viable weapons option. War in East Asia ends in Pavlovsk and Songjiang victory and results in return of Pavlovsk and Songjiang lands as well as the reestablishment of the Empire of Joseon
1950-1953 AD Communist uprising in the Empire of Joseon starts the Korean War. Songjiang and Americans send military forces to assist Joseon loyalist forces. The Empire of Joseon adopts fascism during this time.
1976 AD Death of Mao Zedong in prison work camp
1977-1990 AD Period of industrial and technological development for Songjiang.
1989 AD Songjiang Rykovian, Qin Civil war ends in Rykovian victory ending Qin Dynasty rule