South North China
| The Armed Republic of South North China |
cor meum et animam meam
(English:Heart and Soul)
|Capital city||Neo Beijing|
|Official language(s)||English, Mandarin|
|Short name||South North China|
|Demonym||South North Chinese, Chinese.|
The Armed Republic of South North China is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working population of 379 million South North Chinese have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Beijing. The average income tax rate is 48.9%.
The frighteningly efficient South North Chinese economy, worth 42.6 trillion continental credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 112,451 continental credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.
The Armed Republic of South North China is a medium-size nation formed by the former provinces of China. After the end of WWIII and the subsequent Treaty of Seoul, political turmoil developed within China's mainland. China had taken heavy losses during the so-called "war to end all wars." China's casualties included an estimated 1,200,000 service-members and a staggering 74.3 million civilians, the recorded highest civilian death count of any war. China's infrastructure was heavily compromised following a barrage of both nuclear and non-nuclear missiles. Major cities, especially Qindao and Macao, were reduced to nothing but ashes in attacks reminiscent of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. AS a result, China immediately declared martial law following the official passing of the treaty in an move to restore order while reconstruction efforts took place.
As the treaty formally recognized Taiwan's independence and sovereignty following a major compromise regarding the Northern Pacific nations, China's formerly iron grip on its provinces was severely weakened and protests broke out across the country. Most notable are the Shanghai Riots, Tibetan Revolution, and the Tianjin Massacre, which was a major revolt against the military-controlled government situated in Tianjin, which served as a temporary capital following the Razing of Beijing.
The turning point of the protests was the Battle of Hong Kong, where protesters took to lethal weapons in a violent skirmish against armed police. This brutal clash lead to the outbreak of the Second Chinese Civil War, also known as the "War of the West" in China, as many regarded it an idealogical war between an older, conservation generation and a younger generation that aligned with Western liberal democratic and capitalist ideals.
The two sides of the war became the military-controlled north, which struggled to prevent inner conflict, and the southern Separatists, who declared that the government was unfit for rule of the Middle Kingdom. Initially, the government struggled against the Separatists, mainly due to lack of sufficient funds and resources allocated for the military as much of the funding was focused on economic reconstruction and war relief. Another contributing factor was the fact that Separatist militia had greater access to weapons than ever before, as the government had supplied the civilian populace with guns by supporting local militia during WWIII, in the emergency that the military would be unable to protect the people against the onslaught of American soldiers.
However, as the civil war continued, it was evident that the military simply out-gunned the Separatists. Fresh off the largest war in history, the Chinese military had greater access to weapons such as tanks and bombers, which the Separatist militia could not defend against, even after the militia were able to capture several military bases.
The war came to a head in 2053, when Beijing was retaken by the military-controlled government with the help of Russian separatists. (It should be noted that following the Treaty of Seoul, Russia also underwent its own civil war. Russian separatists helped the Chinese government in exchange for a promise of asylum if they lost the war against the Russian government. Russia's civil war ended in 2062, almost a decade after the end of the Second Chinese Civil War. Upon defeat, Separatists, fearing for their lives, underwent a mass exodus into South North China and New Mongolia. As a result, South North China's ethnic diversity is much higher than other East Asian countries.) The war was settled formally by the Huang He Agreement, which divided China into North and South China. South China broke off into the sub-nations of Tibet, Hong Kong, Yunnan, and South China. North China divided into North China and South North China, the former which became New Mongolia.