Peoples Federation of Yeongrang
Motto: "사람들을 섬기기 위해"
"Service to the People"
Anthem: "The Three Principles"
Map of the Peoples Federation of Yeongrang
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||Xinminese|
|Ethnic groups||Majority Jisangdeul peoples.|
|Government||Federal Presidential One-Party Socialist Republic|
• Prime Minister
|Legislature||Peoples Federal Assembly|
|Federal Politburo of Yeongrang|
|Federal Parliament of Yeongrang|
• First Imperial Dynasty in Yeongrang
• Establishment of the Republic of Yeongrang
|October 10th, 1914|
• Establishment of the Peoples Federation of Yeongrang
|November 11th, 1928|
|791,800 km2 (305,700 sq mi) (-)|
• 2021 estimate
• 2018 census
|149/km2 (385.9/sq mi) (-)|
|GDP (PPP)||$1.667 Trllion estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|$953.04 Billion (-)|
• Per capita
medium · -
very high · -
|Date format||DD | MM | YY CE (Common Era)|
Yeongrang, officially the Peoples Federation of Yeongrag is a country located in the continent of Yasteria. With an estimated population of 118.1 million people, the nation covers around 791,800 km² in size with the country having officially been divided into eight states and several special economic zones with four direct-controlled cities. Yeongrang as a nation is one of the few remaining socialist nations on Urth, bordering Helsandr, Nakosa, Heatherspike and Alva by land. And in the south, through sea, the colonial nation of Vistaraland, the nations of the Western Provinces and Upper Suvania.
The region of Yeongrang was inhabited as early during the early to mid Lower Paleolithic period with its first Kingdoms having entered into written documents in the form of the Ariseon Dynasty around 220 BCE. As one of the earliest dynasties in the region, the peoples of Yeongrang compromised of the Jisangdeul people which originated from the western regions alongside the Xinmin peoples of the east, forming various kingdoms and later dynasties in Yeongrang. Influenced by their neighbours, the eastern regions enjoyed much diversification with its population of elves. The unification of Yeongrang as one Imperial Dynasty under the Jeongson Dynasty in the 4th century CE saw the expansion and later unifications of the borders of Yeongrang by the 10th century after a series of conquests, and expeditions from the Golden River area where the Jeongson dynasty was first located.
In later periods, Yeongrang was then ruled by the minority Xinmin by the 17th Century around 1656 following the Yellow Rebellion which saw the Jing Dynasty, the last Imperial Dynasty of Yeongrang who was populated by the eastern Xinmin people, come into power. Under the Jing, Yeongrang was brought to a period of relative decay under their rule, with policies meant to consolidate Jing rule internally having shrunk the once-blooming economy drastically and later stunting the development of Yeongrang's technological sector, with commerce taking a drastic hit as a focus on agriculture was done. Isolation and later worries of emerging empires around them saw Yeongrang adopt a sea ban.
Prehistory and Early Dynastic Rule
Late Imperial Yeongrang
Early Republic of Yeongrang and the Hyeangseul Decade
The early Republican Era of Yeongrang was a troublesome one was the nation saw itself sitting as amongst the many local warlords that have risen since the collapse of the Jing. The collapse of the Jing dynasty saw the Republic mainly secluded in the populous western regions of Yeongrang, where an abudance of both industry and agriculture permitted the nation to have largely existed and maintain a relatively large and modern military at the expense of its people - who often knew nothing of what even a modern bolt-action rifle or submachine gun looked like. The early Republican era saw the nation slowly claw itself to re-unifying most of the nation up until Yanghung as battles against warlords and political dissidents raged on, continuing its military offensives westwards up to the new Jing borders where an uneasy and unwritten peace was then made. The two nations staring at one another as they stood there, dormantly.
The Early Republican period however was not one of stagnation as Dr. Ryu Kwang-Seok and industrialists arriving from the west came in droves into the Early Republic, setting up the start of the Hyeangseul Decade despite the official presence of military rule in Yeongrang. The Hyeangseul Decade came with the nation being built up slowly into a modern economy, with workshops replaced by factories, crude dams into modern ones and its resources properly exploited - although with interest given to the foreign benefactors that helped finance the Hyeangseul Decade as the nation entered its first period of economic growth. Around this time, the Jing also came to its own attempts to modernise as it opened up its economies to focus on a more professional, and modern economy - outpacing Yeongrang proper industrially due to its more centralised nature under the newly grown Jing Emperor at the expense of their nations sovereignty as they effectively sold themselves out to western powers.
Under the early Republican period to Hyeangseul decade, the military enjoyed a level of autonomy and growth into a professional, albeit conscript-based force as they sat dormant in the gates of the Jing. However, despite the ongoing period of Political Tutelage the nation continued to strive in the realm of politics - initiating a series of effective land reforms and economic subsidies to help the ailing and largely ancient shops of the nation with modern practices and modern goods from modern factories. This growth however was cut short as the decade went on, ending with the death of Dr. Ryu Kwang-Seok in 1928.
The Double Eleven Revolution and Wellington Yijun Presidency
Born from a mix of discontent by the working class and anti-western rhetoric, the ironically western-educated Wellington Yijun initiated a coup with the support of the intelligence services and the military in the 11th of November, 1928 which cultivated in the Double Eleven Revolution and a brief, although with political struggles rippling across the nation all the way to the Yeongrang War. Under President Wellington Yijun, the nation continued its period of modernizaton - although focusing more on expanding its own brainpower and domestic capabilities to modernise itself as government focus shifted from industralisation, to education with Wellington Yijun initiating a series of literacy campaigns. Under these literacy campaigns, night schools and a standardised form of Yeongnese came into effect as the nation raced against time from an every more active and potentially hostile Jing.
President Wellington however, often favoured members of the State Intelligence Agency over the Military. Which saw a political rift between Wellington's secret police and the Yeongrang Revolutionary Armed Forces - in particular with the Army despite warm relations with the Air Force and Navy. Modernisation programs however, continued as President Wellington emphasized the need for Yeongrang to maintain a relatively larger armed forces with a conscript based force, focusing on competent officers, "Good-enough" ground equipment and relatively superior airpower and a coastal navy. However, priority always was given to the economy as President Yijun was poised on having Yeongrang to become an educated, industrial and modern society, desiring to skip a step ahead from an industrial society to a consumerist one, a democratic one at that which conformed to his predecessors theory of rebuilding Yeongrang in three phases which is; Re-unification through Military Rule, Provisional Constitution and Tutelage and then later a constituional and democratic phase.
Yijun is famed for having reformed Yeongrang in 1928 from a Republic with no constitution that worked under the Common Law of 1912 to one that was reformed into a Federation following the Provisional Constitution of 1928 which was ratified the next year in January 1st by the Peoples Federal Assembly and later the Federal Politburo of Yeongrang which had split off, at least officially, from the Yeongrang Revolutionary Nationalist Party. Yijun's reforms on the political sphere had introduced a plethora of protections, laws and restructures which had expanded Yeongrang's social safety net and gradually - its welfare and healthcare systems which brought Yeongrang in line as a Socialist-Democratic nation, even initiating limited democratic practices on a state level, even though Yeongrang was officially a "Socialist Federation of Peoples" - it was fairly democratic in practice.
Economic reforms under President Wellington Yijun's cabinet were also notable, such as the formation of the Central Bank of Yeongrang and the Hyeangseul Academy of Research (H.A.R.). The formation of a Central Bank, stable currency and stable levels of inflation - President Wellington Yijun quickly took out loans and encouraged spending across Yeongrang through welfare checks, government grants and of course low-interest loans which helped the expansion of business and the economy in later periods of rule. However, initial reforms fell short due to one key problem - and that was infrastructure - which eventually forced President Yijun to rekindle his relationship with the military, in particular with the Central Military Commission as new funding was granted to the Army's Militia program which saw the expansion of the Armed Forces as a fighting force, but also its capabilities as Yeongrang began to expand its sapper and engineering forces in order to support the construction of new roads, bridges and the maintenance of new trade routes between the rural villages and cities. Yijun's infrastructure theory depended on the presence of major towns - and thus encouraged emigration through economic incentives whilst also helping to set up the same commodities that can be found in Hyeangseul across towns and cities in Yeongrang, which both decreased Yeongrang's population and helped solve issues of overpopulation temporarily by further dispersing the population in various urban centers.
Where President Ryu was known as the great thinker, and the father of the nation. President Wellington Yijun despite his heavy handed practices, government censorship and use of the secret police is well loved and liked as the Father of Development and is considered as one of the main founding fathers of the modern Yeongnese nation. Yijun's reforms to Yeongrang's banking system saw the nation be provided a base for its future borrowing and later business models as his infrastructure program, the "Thousand Roads" initiative not only saw the formation of the Yeongrang Highway System but also the expansion of Railways in Yeongrang - decreasing the cost of goods and helping encourage economic growth in the coming years whilst being especially crucial in the following period of Yeongnese history; the Yeongrang War of 1939 - 1946.
The Yeongrang War
Very few Yeongnese had any sort of illusion regarding the Jing's desire to reclaim Yeongrang. Pressed by its foreign masters upon late debt payments, alongside need for more resources by an ever growing population, millions of Yeongnese were forced into servitude often with less pay in a sickened form of apartheid under the Jing. However, no one in Yeongrang could've predicted as to what was to come.
On the morning of August 5th, 1939. At 09:34 AM, the Yeongrang Military Command in the East reported the presence of "Hundreds of Thousands" of men and cavalry but also mechanised and armoured forces across the border with the Jing Empire. This attack however, was expected as general mobilisation was called for in early 1938 following a series of border skrimishes and increased activity upon the border, but for all it was worth - Yeongrang was not prepared for this sort of war. Having suffered drainages in actual military commanders, the Yeongrang Revolutionary Armed Forces was more of a massive engineering school than an actual military due to its involvement in major infrasturcture projects, causing mass retreats westwards as valuable military assets were lost early on in the war as a fierce air-war raged on, which often faired better than what was happening on the ground.
In Sokcho, Yeongrang Military Forces came under fire as their last route of escape was blocked off upon a collapse of the lower chain of command, causing over two-hundred thousand Yeongnese troopers to come encircled within the Siege of Sokcho in 1939. A battle that would rage on for the next 5 years as hundreds of thousands of Yeongnese reserves formed a defensive line along the Samsan mountains all the way to Sagon as the Battle of Nonbaek raged on. Despite having been halted, the Jing continued offensive upon offensive against Yeongrang as partisans both within the Jing and behind the lines rose up in the hundreds of thousands, initiating President Wellington's doctrine of a peoples war as millions of Yeongnese fought within the deadliest conflict of Yeongnese history so far.
The thunderous applaud of artillery littered the frontlines, each side making small moves, and later being pushed back as they were matched both industrially and militarily. However, the situation in the rear was far different for each. Air Raids and Partisan Attacks devastated the Jing industrial might and their supplies, allowing the Yeongnese ever so little pushes to relieve what forces they could as they mustered a massive reserve in the rear lines, experimental designs coming into fruition in the form of the JJT-41 medium tank, modern attackers such as the Yong-2 dive bomber amidst a sea of new firearms. And by 1942, that counter-offensive was ready as Operation Mansae was launched over the autumn and winter. Across the frontlines, thousands of medium tanks overwhelmed the dug in positions of the Jing as a panic swept through the rear lines of the Jing. Their Air Force already having been depleted, and their intelligence services sidelined by a mix of thinkering by the State Intelligence Services and general incompetency - the surprise offensive of over seven thousand and five hundred armoured fighting vehicles saw one of the largest tank battles in the 20th Century as hundreds upon thousands of tanks clashed in the battle of Ginseong on January 4th, 1943.
Around that period, major strides in sciences had resulted in the launch of Yeongrang's nuclear program by 1942. One that would come primarily out of necessity as the stuborness of the Jing and their refusal to surrender or come to peace were clear. A final solution at worse, as great minds such as Dr. Yuk Hyun-Jun and Dr. Ki Jong-Il participated in these projects deep within the secret cities of the Northern Mountains, progress going quickly and coming to fruition eventually by August 5th, 1945 as the first nuclear tests occured of the Mansae-1 and Mansae-2, each of which respectively being based off Plutonium and Uranium-235 for their nuclear loads. By 1944, Jing forces were stubbornly fighting on their knees as their last few forces began a retreat to the coasts - focusing on the hilly and strategic Shang peninsula as the most intense battles of the war raged on. Partisan forces having regrouped, some demobilising as the Armed Forces decreased in number to minimise combat width - the most ineffective units having going first and the rest either fighting along the Peninsula, operating as peacekeepers or even participating in reconstruction. However, the Jing got desperate, and even more-so whilst men, women, the elderly and even children were drafted and conscripted into combat roles. Chemical warfare being of the norm alongside war-crimes if they were not already, and later suicide bombings and even more desperate strategies. The war seemed to have no end as 1945 passed.
But on the morning of January 1st, 1946. The major industrial city of Jiaochong, already responsible for most of the military production of the Jing by 1946 was awoken with the sound of propeller aircraft to the sky. Fleeing to cover and air raid shelters, they were surprised at the presence of seemingly hundreds of Chung-4 over the horizon as they stood out there, blinking as the aircraft opened its bomb bay doors, unaware of what was come next. The firebombing of Jiaochong killed roughly a quarter of the civilian population of the city, devastating the industrial capacity of the Jing as further losses resulted in an overthrow of the Jing Emperor in a military coup in the following days, which then coincided with an unconditional surrender by January 15th, 1946. The capture of the Jing Emperor and later the