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Fankuwo
Fan·ku·wo /'fanku:wo/ Archipelago state in Hanai Saikang. Official name: Great Fan Empire (大反帝国: Tafan Dikuwo). Formerly known as: Fan People's Social Republic (共和社会人民反: Konohei Sahang Iimin Fan). Fan, 反: contrary and Kuwo, 国: state.


帝大
国反

FACTS AND STATISTICS

Official Name
English

大反帝国 Tafan Dikuwo
Great Fan Empire

Head of State
de jure

Unknown
Heavenly Emperor

Capital
and largest city

Fan Tuwan

Currency

Cian

Population

±77.000.000*▲

Total Area

101.240 km˛
39.089 mi˛

Population Density

938,4/km˛
2.430/mi˛

Government

Unitary absolute monarchy

Official Language

Fan Language

National Anthem

LinkTouch of Heaven

Nominal GDP
per capita

±$616 billion**
±$8.000**

PPP GDP
per capita

±$1,617 trillion**
±$21.000**


*within 8% margin of error
**1. highly doubtful estimation
**2. 2050 values

FORMATION

• Blue Revolution Takeover

1 April 1941

• Fan People's Social Republic established

3 April 1941

• Enlightenment

7 August 2003

• Kuwo Sahanai

11 August 2003

The Great Fan Empire, colloquially known as Fankuwo, is an isolated archipelago country known for its isolationism and detachment from the rest of the world. The country is situated at the equator, has a tropical climate, and is home to approximately 77 million people. It shares a maritime border with Sōryodō, Hanguk-Nippon. Its capital and largest city is Fan Tuwan. Because of its total isolation, data gathering is virtually non-existent. Very little is known about the country's present condition and internal affairs.

In 1941, the Blue Revolution overthrew the government of the Halin Republic, known for its extensive corruption and incapable leadership at the time. Guran Laimin, the leader of the revolution, was declared president the next day on 3 April, following the formation of the Fan People's Social Republic. The first year of Laimin's presidency was characterised by stabilisation efforts that included the purge of loyalists to the previous government, with the national newspaper reporting 2.337 loyalists sentenced to death. Afterwards, the country entered a period of rapid economic growth thanks to its Five-Year Construction plans and foreign investment. In the late 1950s, economic growth stagnated, largely due to visible mismanagement which led to a significant decrease in foreign investments. In turn, this led to more economic stagnation.

Fankuwo gradually transitioned into isolation in the 1960s, likely in response to failings in its construction programmes, foreign investment failing to yield fruit, defaulting debt, and the president's deteriorating health affecting decision-making. The country also shifted from authoritarianism to totalitarianism with the suppression of the freedom of speech and thought, the suppression of foreign media, and the formation of a cult of personality with Guran Laimin at its centre. In 1970, national media reported that Guran Laimin passed away due to overwork, without revealing information about his successor. After his death, the cult of personality around the president was further consolidated and praises of the leader became more religiously resplendent. In 2003, the last open broadcast of Fankuwo's national media reported the president's "ascension" into some kind of higher being, marking the Enlightenment and the reformation of the republic into the Great Fan Empire, proclaimed to be the mandate of Heaven and Good. Since then, all communications to and from Fankuwo ceased entirely.

The true nature of Fankuwo today is unknown due to the country's halt in exporting media since 2003. Experts believe that Fankuwo today remains a totalitarian dictatorship and is likely to still commit human rights violations. Fankuwo operates a nuclear programme since 1983 and has detonated 8 nuclear bombs in tests, the most recent one in 2057 being a thermonuclear bomb.

KEY POINTS

  • Fankuwo is an isolated archipelago
    country. Very little is known about
    Fankuwo because of its strict
    isolation.

  • Fankuwo is said to be led by a
    demigod Emperor who claims to be
    the Mandate of Heaven and Good.

History · Return to top


Early Inhabitants and Trade

Austronesians arrived at the Fankuwoan archipelago from the east in the third century using outrigger canoes and established colonies along coastlines; the lack of ancient human fossils suggests that they were the first human presence on the archipelago. In the following century, the Tu'i Fekenui Empire came into contact with the colonists and called them the Mā'ofi, establishing trade for tropical produce and annually visiting the archipelago until the empire's decline in the fifteenth century. During this period of trade, the colonies grew larger and expanded deeper into Renkiita, the Fankuwoan archipelago's largest island, as more and more immigrants joined the population. By the late eighth century, the settlement of 'Aunofo (modern-day Hubu) had become a trading hub on behalf of the Tu'i Fekenui, receiving and exporting merchants and establishing a spice trade with the kingdoms of Nippon and mainland Hanai Saikang, primarily the Gao dynasty. As a centre of trade and intercepting much trade traffic in East Hanai Saikang, the Fankuwoan archipelago became a melting pot of various disparate cultures.

Piracy, the 1089 Invasion of the Fankuwoan Archipelago, and the Beginning of the Two Kingdoms Period

In the early tenth century, Gao dynasty records reported pirates originating from the Fankuwoan archipelago, with Gao junk ships often targeted for their precious cargo. The piracy was mild at first but grew malicious throughout the next century. The severity of the piracy surrounding the archipelago culminated with the 1089 Gao Invasion of the Fankuwoan Archipelago by the order of Emperor Fu, the dynasty's emperor on the throne at the time. The Gao dynasty reportedly sent 800 ships and 24 thousand soldiers to invade the archipelago, departing from the port of Liuli, sinking 32 pirate ships along the way and suffering a casualty of at least 18 ships sunk; the fleet arrived at Halan (modern-day Hokosai) in November 1089 and the city immediately capitulated. The Gai army pacified settlements along the northeastern coastline of Renkiitai while some of the fleets were pacifying surrounding islands. The invasion was swift and ended in Gao victory, casualties of each from both sides estimated to not be more than two thousand.

Immediately after the invasion and before the Gao expedition returned home, a tropical hurricane struck the northeastern part of the archipelago, causing extensive damage along the coast and destroying most of the Gao fleet and other ships that were at bay. Reports of the hurricane reached the Emperor from merchants, further consolidating the assumption that the Gao fleet was destroyed by the hurricane on its way there. Based upon this assumption, the 1090 Imperial Decree by Emperor Fu was released, ordering all trade activities with the Fankuwoan archipelago to cease.

The archipelago's natives weren't entirely friendly with the Gao troops, refusing to provide food and aid to rebuild their fleet. This situation forced the Gao soldiers to settle there for some time, one group deciding to live off the fertile land and the rest resorting to robbery, plundering villages and looting farms; their iron equipment being much stronger than the stone and bronze equipment of the natives gave them a tremendous advantage in skirmishes. The two groups of the Gao expeditionary force grew more distant in time until a major schism occurred; the Zi advocated peaceful coexistence and self-reliance, and the Tong advocated conquest, control, and enslavement of the native population. As the intentions of the Zi became clear to the natives and the Tong were becoming increasingly aggressive, most of Renkiitai's population and settlements placed themselves under the Zi's custodianship.

The Two Kingdoms Period (12th to 14th Centuries)

The Zi, centred at the east of Renkiitai, established a coordinated defence of the island's eastern half; Zi troops visited various settlements to teach ironwork and Gao culture, language, calligraphy, and philosophy, laying the groundwork for modern Fankuwoan culture. Some married with the natives. The Tong were almost a stark contrast; controlling the western part of the island, they treated the native populations as their inferior subjects. In the early 12th century, the Tong constructed their capital over a settlement in the west and named it Ma Zhong, the Zi following after Fan Tuwan. In both cities, Gao culture proliferated because it was actively taught in schools.

Geography · Return to top


Fankuwo has a total land area of approximately 101.240 km˛ (39.089 mi˛). It comprises 220 islands. The archipelago was formed almost entirely by volcanic eruptions; a chain of active volcanoes make up the east-west spine of Fankuwo's largest and most populous island, Renkiita. The fertile volcanic soil makes Fankuwo suitable for rice cultivation, enabling the country to be entirely self-reliant on food and produce.

Fankuwo has a largely hot and arid tropical climate—average temperature ranges from 21 °C (69,8 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F)—and experiences two seasons; the dry and wet seasons. Fankuwoan flora are largely crawling endemic vegetation.

Fankuwo hosts a natural abundance of raw resources, home to large deposits of metals such as high-grade iron, tungsten, and zinc, hydrocarbons such as coal on land and oil under the seas surrounding the archipelago, and a vast array of other minerals; it is believed that the country has reserves of more than 200 mineral types.

Administrative Divisions (2003)

N

Province

Capital

Population

1.

Special Capital Province

Fan Tuwan

±6.000.000

2.

Yukarasi

Kata

±7.000.000

3.

Northeast Province

Hubu

±6.000.000

4.

North Province

Sa Pay Long

±13.000.000

5.

East Province

Kansai

±4.000.000

6.

Central Province

Henan

±18.000.000

7.

West Province

Ma Jong

±19.000.000

8.

South Province

Renfei

±3.000.000

9.

Kiufang-Moto

Ru No

±1.000.000

Government · Return to top


The true form of government of Fankuwo remains unknown; according to the details of the Enlightenment in 2003 presented by national media, and assuming that the event was in line with the preceding regime, Fankuwo is believed to have a monarchical form of government with an Emperor as the head of government and state, ruling as an unnamed and unseen dictator of the country and as the Mandate of Heaven and Good. Other experts believe that the Emperor is merely a figurehead or does not exist at all, instead, power is in the hands of a second leader.

The preceding Fankuwoan regime employed labour camps. Latest satellite imagery shows that most of the country's labour camps have been emptied, dismantled, or even disappeared.

Foreign Affairs

In 2003, Fankuwo cut all diplomatic ties and withdrew its involvement from international politics entirely. Since then, the country has never established contact with the outside world nor has opened diplomatic relations with, received or sent diplomatic envoys to, and traded with any country in the world. There have been attempts to contact the Fankuwoan government, all of which were ignored. Because of the likelihood that human rights violations are being committed by the Fankuwoan government, most countries in the world exhibit negative opinions on Fankuwo, with only a handful few, such as Biwaki and Rhodesia, still expressing openness to establishing cordial relations with the hermit state.

Economy · Return to top


As of 2003, the Fankuwoan economy was a centrally-planned economy with state ownership of most economic assets. Private and cooperative enterprises were legal in the form of subsistence agriculture, retail trade, and small-scale light industry under an ideological market-oriented economy. Data-gathering of economic data and living conditions in Fankuwo is virtually non-existent; most Fankuwoan economic data that are published are within large margins of error and depend on satellite imagery. Over the past seven years, increased economic activities were observed as satellite images showed an increase in road traffic, deforestation, and construction projects. Satellites also mapped new railways, airports, harbours, roads, and other structures, one of the most notable structures being the Kansai Tidal Barrage.

Society and Culture · Return to top


Fankuwo has a fusion culture containing Sinitic, Austronesian, Indian, and Arabic elements, with Sinitic culture being dominant. The Fan Language is a standardised artificial combination of Sinitic and Austronesian languages. Because of decades of total isolation, the present form of Fankuwoan society is almost entirely unknown. What is known is that some kind of cult of personality was formed surrounding the Emperor of Fankuwo as the Mandate of Heaven and Good.

Fan Language

Military · Return to top


Historically, Fankuwo has been a militaristic state. The Imperial National Military comprises the armed forces of Fankuwo, consisting five service branches as of 2003; the Imperial National Army, Imperial National Navy, Imperial National Air Force, and Imperial National Coast Defence Force. The exact size of the military is unknown; experts estimate in the millions, between two to twenty million personnel. Fankuwo's military materiel is believed to be outdated, much of it manufactured by a sizable military industry operating underground.

Fankuwo is a nuclear-armed state with an unknown arsenal size. The most recent nuclear test was conducted in May 11, 2057, with the detonation of a 900-kiloton thermonuclear bomb on Dosanan island.

It is known since 1990 that Fankuwo maintains a large and comprehensive network of underground tunnels and military facilities.


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