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Empire of Ngu
and largest city
• Crown Prince
|2,442,790 km2 (943,170 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
Etymology[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
The Kingdom of Tonggo (大唐王國) was first united in 715 CE by a priest-king. It faced several periods of disunity and decentralization, followed by re-centralization until 1455 CE when the ruling dynasty was deposed, beginning the First Warring States Period (1455-1585 CE). This period ended with the Kingdom of Cugo (大楚王國) winning the bid hegemony. The Cu dynasty was relatively more stable, despite being shorter lived, than the Tong, thanks in part to Ruism, an codified feudal ideology established during the First Warring States Period.
The Feudal government was not without its internal challenges, however, Daoist priests who weren’t co-opted by the Royal Court or Feudal Lords tend to stir up anti-statist peasant rebellions. The largest by far was the Green Turban Rebellion (1773-1781). What began as a series of small, localized anti-tax uprisings in the wake of a famine turned into mass rebellion. The rebel armies were able to deal defeat after defeat to the Royal Army, forcing the Cu court to cede power to local lords for their cooperation in fighting the Green Turbans. The death toll at the end of the rebellion was estimated to have been around 20 million. The first foreign capitalist merchants and missionaries arrived soon after.
The first non-Tamurans to come upon Cu with the intent of conquest were Kiran missionaries from Lunrovolf. In 1799, the missionaries debated a scholar in a teahouse which escalated into violence. The missionaries were tried and beheaded and the Kyraze Navy landed soon after. The Tongs, recovering from civil war and divided, were no match for the modern weapons of Lunrovolf fielded. The first of countless unequal treaties were signed.
Hot on the heels of Lunrovolf were their rivals and neighbors, Callid. Despite using outdated tactics, the Callidian mounted gunners made short work of Kin mounted archers. Coercive treaties were signed in 1801.
Lam became a vassal to the Dictatorship of Youronesia at the end of the Tong-Ornean War of 1803. The Nepriklan League essentially bought the Kingdom of Cou in 1833. Minkah conquered the states on Niwa and turned them into a single colony in 1854.
The Cu royal court had attempted to make reforms and modernize the country, but power now rested in the hands of vassal lords, who would rather swear loyalty to foreign overlords and get modern arms to crush their neighbors rather than unite under the leadership of a titerring kingdom. The Age of Humiliation would continue for two centuries with the United Crowns of Maliria gaining treaty ports in Hung as late as 1939.
The final nail in the coffin for the possibility of a Tong state erupted in a sea of black in 1954. The Black Turbans, also known as Black Scarves or Black Bandannas were groups of serfs and workers organized by a Daoist secret society called the Black Lotus, who also helped organize the Green Turban Rebellion two centuries earlier. The rebellion spread from the remaining holdings of the Cu king into its nearby vassals. Using the revolutionary new doctrine of Anarcho-Daoism, the Black Turbans sought to rid the world of the unjust, unnatural hierarchies of states so that Man can live in accordance with the way of Nature. All over the world, countries were experiencing similar revolutionary movements and the Black Turbans spread conquered all the remaining Cu lands, except the royal capital of Zungcou. Although they’ve set up cells all over Cugo, most of the offensive into the foreign controlled states tended to fail. This stalemate would last for the next 66 years.
By the end of the 20th century, the direct influence over the states of the Tong people had begun to wane as they themselves were overthrown by socialist revolutions or switched to neocolonialism, leaving behind seven nations: Niwa being the last true colony of the foreign powers and Cou joining the Nepriklan League. The Black Turbans had organized their territories into a confederation of universities and union syndicates. In the Summer of 2007, the Cu Royal Family was overthrown in a liberal coup. The new rulers of Zungcou set up a plutocracy surrounded by hostile anarchists. With the royal family dethroned, the feudal lords began the Second Warring States Period (2012-2020), each warlord wanting to unite the lands of the Tong for themself.
Chief among the various states to survive was the Kingdom of Lam. It was only ruled by the Dictatorship of Youronesia for a period of 15 years before the colonizer’s homeland fell to a communist revolution. Weskghur Philton’s family and supporters brought economic and technological advances to Ngu intended to turn it as Youronesia in exile. To avoid widespread rebellion, the Youronesians agreed to at least ‘pollute’ their bloodlines with their vassals in the Ngu Royal Family. Ironically were exterminated by the very fascism they’ve introduced.
Although it was the most powerful of the Cu states, Lam went into decline by the 1970s having to fight two leftist insurgencies, the Black Turban cells and the Lam Socialist Worker’s Party, an authoritarian coummunist vanguard party. The situation deteriorated further in 1993 when Gong Baoci took over the NSWP as Chair. A charismatic populist from a scholar family, Chairman Gong found the Authoritarian Communist Praxis wanting and instead dug into the annals of Tong history to find Legalism, a highly authoritarian ideology that failed to survive the First Warring States Period, but contained an extensive body of work. Gong realized that modernity is what was required for Legalism to work. High Modern Legalism was born. With Legalism as its base, it was infused with Youronesian Ur Fascism, Communist Materialism, and a healthy dose of Nationalism. By 2001, Gong Baoci was effectively in power by stirring up the people’s hatred against the Youronesian elite.
Government[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Ethnicity[edit | edit source]
Major Religions[edit | edit source]
The major religions in Ngu include Religious Daoism, Ancestor Worship, Emperor Worship, traditional Tong Animism, and Ngu Jochi Jochi.
Provinces and Autonomous Regions[edit | edit source]
Flora and Fauna[edit | edit source]
Economy[edit | edit source]
Culture[edit | edit source]
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National holidays and festivals[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
Main Article: Ngu Armed Forces
- Ngu Terran Cataphracts:
- Equivalent to the Marines in other countries
- Responsible for conquest, being the vanguard of the Ngu military
- Ngu People’s Army:
- Occupation force
- Skilled in Legalist philosophy and indoctrination
- Carries out “humanitarian” work wherever deployed
- Responsible for scientific experimentation (related to the point above)
- Ngu Imperial Navy
- Responsible for maintenance of the Royal fleet
- Responsible for scientific experimentation, mostly weapons development
- Ngu Heavenly Guard
- Air Force
- Responsible for reconnaissance and maintaining air superiority
- Responsible for scientific experimentation, mostly in the hard sciences
- Ngu Special Forces
- The Fit - drawn from all branches of candidates with high marks in one of five categories: command, medic, engineer, communications, and scout. Forced to fight in a deathmatch with others of the same category. The five survivors of the entire year’s candidates are organized into a squad.
- The Well Dwellers - Girls raised from birth in military orphanages and taught nothing but war. Although sexism and Ruism is officially banned, Ngu’s highly patriarchal culture combined with the illegality of abortion ensures that poorer families will continually supply infant girls to the state.
- Kamiye (錦衣衛)
- Originally formed from King Yang’s loyal personal paramilitary unit during his time as a chairman of the Nationalist Workers Party.
- Evolved into the a secret police force tasked with bodyguard duties as well as stamping out civil unrest before it begins
- Lower ranking members operate as military police on the frontlines
- Has absolute extrajudicial authority and answers only to the head of state
Soldiers at any age can be conscripted into the Ngu Military.