Kingdom of Geum

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Kingdom of Geum
금의 왕국
ゲウム位ワング

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Flag
Coat of arms of Geum.png
Seal

Motto
천리마의 주
チェオンぃマウイ 樹
(Pegasus state)
Anthem
골드의 국가
ゲウムぐっが
(National anthem of Geum)
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Capital city Ulleung-do
Largest city Ulleung-do
Official language(s) Korean
Geumnese
Official religion(s) Secular
Short name Geum
Demonym Geumnese
Government Absolute monarchy
- King Kwak Tong-il (only)
Established 20 July 2015
5 August 2015 (independence)
Disestablished 13 August 2015
Currency None
Geumnese won doesn't exist
Time zone KST (UTC+9)
National animal Chollima (Korean Pegasus

Official website (outdated)

Kingdom of Geum (Korean:금의 왕국; Geumnese:ゲウム位ワング),is an island micronation located on a Ulleung-do and Juk-do. Neighboring states include North Korea and PR China to the north, South Korea to the east and west, Japan to the south.

The Geumnese government is based on absolute monarchy. Ulleung-do is the capital city of Geum. Geum established since 20 July 2015 as Shenglinese puppet state and briefly independent for 9 days.

History

Pre-Geumnese era

"Daehanjiji" (1899);Ulleung-do and Juk-do

The island consists primarily of trachyandesite rock. A major explosive eruption about 9,350 years ago reached a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 6 and deposited tephra as far as central Honshū over 800 km (500 mi) away, while producing pyroclastic flows on the island and decapitating its top to form a caldera.

Archaeological evidence indicates that the island has been inhabited since the 1st millennium BC. The first confirmed historical reference to Ulleung-do is in the Samguk Sagi for the year 512. In that year, the Silla general Kim Isabu conquered the island, which had previously been the autonomous nation of Usan-guk. Some accounts relate that he used a number of wooden lions to intimidate the population, threatening to turn them loose unless they surrendered.

Usan-guk did not remain under the Silla rule, however, and the island did not become a permanent political part of Korea until 930, when it was annexed by Goryeo. Remote as it is from the Korean mainland, Ulleung-do was a recurrent security headache for the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties. It was devastated by Jurchen pirate raids in the 11th century, and by Wokou pirate raids in the 14th century. A clash with Japan over fishing rights in the 1690s was precipitated by the Korean fisherman An Yong-bok. In response to these difficulties, Joseon adopted an "empty-island" policy which however proved impossible to enforce. The empty-island policy was officially rescinded in 1881, after which the government sought to encourage additional settlement of Ulleungdo.

Establishment of Geum

On 20 July 2015, Emperor Kyut Móuh-wòhng (then-called Que Wu-huang) of Shengli proclaimed the establishment of the Kingdom of Geum as the puppet state of Shengli. However, he resigned from the throne to rebuilding Yoko, he later changed his Imperial name into Kiseki Toyosaki.

Toyosaki later claims Geum as Yoko puppet state.

Independence of Geum from Yoko

On 5 August 2015, Kiseki Toyosaki proclaimed the independence of the Kingdom of Geum and declared himself as King Kwak Tong-il. The kingdom began governing Ulleung-do and Juk-do Island provisionally since the day of the establishment of the independent Geum.

On 13 August 2015, Geum was disbanded since King Kwak Tong-il lost his interest on Geum.

Administrative divisions

Administratively, Geum consists of two cities, which is Ulleung-do and Juk-do. Ulleung-do is also known as Mainland area.

Geography

Aerial photos of Geum

Geum has a total of 2 islands. The mainland island is Ulleung-do, with the small island Juk-do. About most of Geum's landscape is mountainous, hilly, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use.

Climate

Geum has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), though it resembles the west coast of Japan much more than Korea, since in winter rainfall is heavy if less so than in wet cities. Sunshine is also very low in the winter if again not so markedly as in the previously-mentioned Japanese cities.

Culture

Geum shares its traditional culture with North Korea and South Korea.

Art

General View of Mt. Geumgang by Jeong Seon

Geumnese art has been highly influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism, which can be seen in the many traditional paintings, sculptures, ceramics and the performing arts. The Korean tea ceremony, pansori, talchum and buchaechum are also notable Geumnese performing arts.