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Pan-Asiatic States | Statial Map

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF THE PAN-ASIATIC STATES

    The Pan-Asiatic States is a federation of nine individual, nominally self-sufficient and (to a certain degree) self-governing states. The sovereignty of the country further extends to a Soviet-Asiatic militarized occupation zone, and seven major autonomous regions that do not follow federal laws or directives but are considered part of the sovereign territory of the Pan-Asiatic States, and maintain diplomatic relations with other countries through the Pan-Asiatic States government.

    States maintain their own legislatures, known as District Assemblies in order to administer policies exclusive to the civic, economic, social, or political situations of their respective peoples and territories. They also maintain representatives at the Hall of 4000 Voices, the Federal legislature—tasked with creating binding resolutions and laws that all states and citizens of the Pan-Asiatic States must abide by, and may even override the decisions made by the District Assemblies.

    Each state elects a State-President, a regional executive tasked with ensuring the fulfillment of the mandate of their state's District Assembly. The State-President reports to the Executive Council (EC), a collection of all State-Presidents of the federation, and can be summoned by the Secretary-General (the elected de facto premier of the Pan-Asiatic States and chairperson of the Executive Council) in order to make federal executive decisions (such as declarations of war, embargoes on other states, or the administration of federation-wide policy) on behalf of all states of the Pan-Asiatic States.

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The Tagalog Soviet Socialist Republic (TSSR)

Metropolitan Neo-Manila

Led by State-Presidentress Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona Robredo, the "Homeland of the Tagalogs" is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia home to over 108.1 million citizens of the Pan-Asiatic States; predominantly, the native inhabitants of the Philippine archipelago who first settled the region. Situated in the Western Pacific Ocean, it is divided by five main geographical sections from North to South: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, Sabah, and North Kalimantan. Tagalog civilization stretches back thousands of years, years of bloody warfare, expansion and isolation, great wealth and great poverty. In addition to their prowess on the field of battle, the Tagalog people are also immensely industrious, and their technological innovation and mighty factories are the envy of lesser people everywhere. The Tagalog State remarkable for its avowedly Catholic population, sprawling metropolitans, and rich natural deposits of rubber, gold, copper, timber, nickel, petroleum, silver, cobalt, and salt. Having been occupied by the Muslim hegemon, Malaya, for nearly a century, the Tagalog people are fierecely nationalistic—sometimes, a little too much. There remains a great mistrust of foreigners and especially Muslims among the Tagalog people, and this often often leads to contentions between itself and the other states that compose the federation. The Tagalog State is an industrial powerhouse compared to its neighbours in the West Pacific, making it the perfect center for military material production in the Pan-Asiatic States, and is renowned for its small arms manufactories and military dry-docks. Its position as an archipelago country on the Pacific Ring of Fire, close to the equator makes it prone to earthquakes and typhoons.

The foundation of the Tagalog Soviet Socialist Republic was proclaimed on September 21, 1981 upon the capitulation of its predecessor, the Philippine Social Republic. For five long years until then, the Philippines had been engaged in a brutal civil war, centered around the capital island of Luzon, between the Fascist government (originally installed by the Japanese during the Second World War) and the communist, China-aligned National Brotherhood of the Free Tagalogs (Kasamahang Makabayan ng mga Malayang Tagalog). The borders of this new state were formalized the following year. While Kalimantan was nominally a cultural center for Bruneian Malayans, North Kalimantan and Sabah were massively settled by Philippine islanders towards the end of the century as a result of the mass exodus and genocide perpetrated by the Philippine Social Republic during their occupation of the aforementioned territories.

The Melanesian Democratic Union (MDU)

Sorong

Guided by the administrative hand of State-President Kerika-Rebia Kasi, there are a total of 5.9 million registered citizens of the Pan-Asiatic States in the largely indigenously-occupied Melanesian Democratic Union. "West Papua" as it is known to international observers, or "Irian Jaya" as it is known to Pan-Malayan neo-nationalists who long for a return of the Islamic monarchy in the region, is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is also the most rural and underdeveloped among the states of the Pan-Asiatic States, as only 19.30% of its people live in urban centres. Nearly 40% of the population lives a self-sustainable natural lifestyle with no access to global capital. Most of the people still live in strong traditional social groups based on farming. Their social lives combine traditional religion with modern practices, including primary education. While the local administration protects the continuing importance to local and national community life of the uncontacted indigenous peoples of the region, their desicions have been increasingly overriden by a federal government that envisions an industrialization of much of its uncharted and unoccupied territories.

The Federation of New Nusantara (FNN)

Neo-Singapore City

State-President Mr. Laban Kembaren leads 300.2 million people who identify as "Nusantarans" loyal to the Pan-Asiatic States who inhabit the archipelago-state's countless islands and compose the many more ethnoses and cultures which contribute to the Nusantaran identity. About half of the population is ethnically Malay, with significant minorities of Chinese, Indians, and indigenous peoples. The governance of Nusantara is unique as in many places within the state, local Sultans and religious leaders maintain nominal titles inherited from the former Bruneian Empire and wield considerable amounts of influence over native politics—often resulting in widespread corruption, nepotism, and a clan-based patronage system. Bruneian Neo-Nationalism is another particularity of governance in New Nusantara, and the idea of a "Nusantara nation" that espouses the ideals of the ancient Javanese federation-state of the same name, is itself an attempt to suppress the old monarchy whose heartland was once the current state's territory. Everywhere, archaic temples and mosques stand side-by-side with the spanking-new bridges, highways, and offices that tower above the people of Nusantara. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources and vast deposits of fish but is slowly deviating from the comparative advantage of maritime food production and is instead expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medicine. Notably, the country also has a variety of natural resources and a globally-significant level of biodiversity.

The Siamese Soviet Socialist Republic (SSSR)

Bangkok

Under the rule of State-Presidentress Mani Rojumanong, there are a total of 71.7 million Pan-Asiatic States citizens who have inherited the dominion and civilizational legacy of the once-great Ayutthayan Empire. Despite being a hotspot for political violence, a proprietor of fascism, and a victim of military occupation towards the latter half of the 20th century, its splendor and reputation as a harmonious society remains untarnished, and it remains one of the most developed regions of the Pan-Asiatic States. Siam's ruling monarchy, the Rama Dynasty, was spared much of the horrors of the Pan-Asiatic Revolution, and their influence has syncretized remarkably well with the socialist system that has been established in the Siamese state. The role of the king is to serve as a hereditary constitutional monarch and the defender of the indigenous Buddhist faith; whose edicts (often non-binding, non-partisan public requests submitted to the Pan-Asiatic States government) often mimic that of the encyclicals of the modern papacy. Siam runs a highly planned economy, with most major companies and concerns working in consortium with one another under the authority of the state, allowing for a harmonized agrarian-industrial framework. Lush rural farmlands co-exist peacefully with heaven-defying skyscrapers.

The Burmese Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR)

Napyrdaw

State-Presidentress Cho Nandar commands 53.5 million descendants of the warring Irrawaddy valley civilizations. Despite efforts by the Pan-Asiatic administration to paint the BSSR as a multicultural union that truly embodies the will of all Burmese-speaking peoples (thus the name of the state, Burma) the BSSR is constantly engrossed in rampant ethnic strife and its myriad ethnic groups have been involved in one of the world's longest-running ongoing civil wars. The legitimacy of the BSSR is considered to be, by many, even within the higher echelons of the Asian Communist Party (ACP), one of the most vulnerable across the country and this is mainly due to the militarized nature of its political affairs. Many high-ranking officials still continue to wield a majority of representation in government, and force rotation is often limited or subverted by such officials (and continuously allowed by the Pan-Asiatic States' federal authorities as not to risk a civil war) to ensure that the local Burmese military cadre remains nominally in control of much of the country's institutions. The Pan-Asiatic States Armed Forces (PASAF) is often seen by citizens of this state as a force that merely implements the will of the Bamars, the country's largest ethnic group, rather than one that fulfills its peacekeeping role. The focus of the federal government in recent years has been to develop Burma's grassroots infrastructure as a means to reach-out to minority ethnoses—a policy that has had a widely varied, but ultimately lacking, effect due to the geopolitical, religious, and social challenges that Burma's administration faces on a daily basis. Nevertheless, the BSSR possesses much potential to develop further, as it is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas, and other mineral resources. It is also a testing ground for experimental renewable energy projects, and has seen a rapid increase in its usage of solar, hydro, and thermal sources of electricity since the foundation of the Pan-Asiatic States. Its biggest economic drawback is that due to the rampant civil strife ongoing on a daily basis as well as the commodity-centered nature of its primary exports, much of the aforementioned resources are being siphoned-away to a burgeoning black market (of which the BSSR is projected to possess the largest of in the Pan-Asiatic States) and the state is characterized by having the highest income inequality rate in the country.

The Tri-Interregional Popular Republic of Indochina (TIPRI)

Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyễn Phú Trọng is the State-President of the "Three-Nation Republic" of Indochina, leading the destiny of over 120.75 million people towards a brighter future. Indochina is a union of three major ethnoses: that of the Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese peoples who have long existed in general harmony with one another for centuries since the expansion of the legendary Kingdom of Great Viet (Dai Viet) into mainland Indochina during the imperial ages (in stark contrast to their warring neighbours across the subcontinent in Burma). Western historians have often compared the union between the Popular Republic's races as one that is similar to the modern cordiality (in spite of historic religious and cultural differences) between Welsh, Scottish, and English peoples in the United Kingdom. This comparison also holds true in the way that the state is governed. Local legislation is uniquely protective of the rights of minorities within the Popular Republic, and extensive efforts to solidify the democratic representation of such minorities in federal and district government are consistently made. Therewithal, irredentist or revanchist sentiments are often overshadowed by ideological differences. As in much of the rest of the Indochinese region's virgin forests, armed terrorist militia organizations, such as the League for the Restoration of the Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam Cộng Hòa Khôi Phục Hội, literally "Vietnam Restoration Association"), maintain sizeable contingents hidden clandestinely in the countryside. Such groups are often in contention with the Pan-Asiatic States government over Indochina's excessive forests and mineral deposits upon which the Pan-Asiatic States' many manufactories abroad draw their resources from. Indochina hosts vast fields of arable land, and its agrarian-focused economy reflects this. The state remains largely self-sufficient, and supports a variety of miscellaneous economic sectors such as the agrarian, retail, textile, woodworking, crude oil, and footwear product industries among many others.

The Chinese Confederation

Beijing

State-President Xi Jinping is the leader of the largest and perhaps most influential member-state of the People's Federation of Pan-Asiatic States, with a population of around 1.4 billion people serving at the behest of the Chinese regional administration. Though its current state has been born upon the ashes of one of mankind's greatest civil wars in recent memory, the Chinese Confederation heralds the legacy of one of Earth's oldest and greatest civilizations. China has, in the past, expanded, fractured, and re-unified a countless number of times yet the concept of a Pan-Sinnic nation has faltered no less in the minds of the Chinese peoples since its conception. This was the driving force that led the founding fathers of the Chinese Confederation to adapt the decentralized style of government it possesses today, unique not only among its neighbors in the Pan-Asiatic States but around the world. Regional and provincial administrators wield extensive freedoms to implement the policies they see fit and acquire the resources to act upon their prerogatives based on a system of widespread representation on the state level. A complex web of ethnic groups, sectoral representatives, political leagues, congressional coalitions, and student organizations manifest in the mechanisms of this system. The ultimate aim of the Confederation is therefore widely seen as to manage this web of divisions to the best of its capability through democratic reforms and grassroots consultation. Comparative to other member-states of the Pan-Asiatic States, especially in Indochina, as well as its notorious history, China is characterized with a low level of ethnic and political violence—although many independent research institutes have also suggested in recent years that this could be due to the state's enormous intelligence and public security apparatus, of which it invests much of the budgetary allocations the federal government provides it with. Economically, China plays a decisive part in every sector of the Pan-Asiatic States, although its most significant contributions are in the agricultural as well as, in more recent years, retail industries.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un is Generalissimo, Supreme Leader, and State-President to over 77.2 million Korean people. There are many perspectives from which one can look at Korea: some see a disgruntled, largely-destroyed nation that turned to increasingly totalitarian reforms in order to forge some semblance of prosperity with what little resources it had left; others see nothing less than a brainwashed population, working at the behest of a shadow junta that has taken-away the rights of the Korean people for the gain of the powerful few. Korea is largely distinguished from that of its peers in the Pan-Asiatic States in that its leaders have always mandated that "the popular masses are placed in the center of everything, and the leader is the center of the masses", and thusly, the masses obey the will of their leaders. Those leaders have, for the entirety of the existence of the Pan-Asiatic States, been the Kim political dynasty. This dynasty circumnavigates many of the Pan-Asiatic States' democratic governmental structures through the Party Cell system—organized political "advisers" that answer to the Korean branch of the Asian Communist Party (ACP), who more or less answer to the Kim family. The Party Cells more often than not overstep their role as mere advisers, and in reality, dictate the command of the State-President and that of their inner circle unto the local government administrations. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Korea is an efficient rural-focused state with a strong economy, a proportionate distribution of wealth, as well as a high quality of life. Though largely an agricultural country, its vast deposits of coal, iron ore, graphite, gold, silver, tungsten, lead, and zinc as well as the manufactories that process them into usable items also contribute to the local Korean economy, and to a lesser extent, the Pan-Asiatic States federal economy as a whole.

The Japanese Soviet Socialist Republic (JSSR)

Neo-Tokyo City

Kazuo Shii is the State-President of the Pan-Asiatic States' youngest and most contentious member-state. The Japanese State is home to around 126.3 million Japanese people (including citizens who live in occupied territories). Part of the Ring of Fire, Japanese people inhabit 6852 islands; the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. About three-fourths of the country's terrain is mountainous, concentrating its population on narrow coastal plains. A black shadow is often cast upon Japanese history due to its chauvinistic expansions in the early 20th Century, and the Japanese people, even within the Pan-Asiatic States themselves, are often subject to the mark that the legacy of their ancestors have tainted them with. This prejudice, born out of a hereditary fear as well as a negative public consensus towards Japanese self-determination, greatly shapes domestic policy. Japanese soldiers are barred from patrolling their own country—in their place, a joint Soviet-Asiatic occupation force controls territories deemed vulnerable to polarization by neo-nationalist extremists. These parts of the Pan-Asiatic States are ruled by perpetual Martial Law, as administered by governors appointed in rotation by both the federal Pan-Asiatic government and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, who are in the process of gradually relinquishing control of the Japanese islands to the Pan-Asiatic States. A leader in the automotive and electronics industries, Japan has made significant contributions to science and technology. As a result of this, Japan heavily relies on agrarian shipments from other states of the Pan-Asiatic States thereby binding it to the federal government.

DYK?

Neo-Tokyo and Neo-Manila were both annihilated by nuclear weapons during the Second World War, killing much of their populations, obliterating their infrastructure, and annihilating much of their historical monuments. Both of these cities had to be built from the ground-up and were inaugurated with the "Neo-" prefix following their restoration.

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