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.
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.
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Early Inhabitants and Trade
Piracy, the 1089 Invasion of the Fankuwoan Archipelago, and the Beginning of the Two Kingdoms Period
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
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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.
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.
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