Suhyon

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Empire of Suhyon
Flag of Suhyon.png Imperial Seal of Suhyon.png
Motto: 포효하는 호랑이의 땅
(English: "Land of the roaring tiger")
Anthem: 아리랑
"Arirang"
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State of Suhyŏn.png
CapitalGangseo
DemonymSuhyonese
Official language • Korean
Official scripts • Hangul
 • Hanja
Ethnic groups60% Suhyonese
30% Korean
10% others

GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
- EmperorJongyul
- Crown PrinceSeowon
- PremierN/A

LegislatureJoongchuwon
- Upper houseHouse of Peers
- Lower houseAbolished

FormationIndependence from South Korea
- Established29 November 2014
- New order4 October 2015

Area44.4 km
107 km²
Population74 (2015 Estimate)
CurrencySuhyon won (₩) (SYW)
Time zoneKST (UTC+8)
Date formatyyyy년 mm월 dd일 yyyy/mm/dd (CE)
Drives on theright
Calling code+82
ISO 3166 codeKC
Internet TLD.cs

Suhyon (Hangul: 슝국; hanja: 高雄國; RR: Syungguk), officially the Empire of Suhyon (Hangul: 슝제국; hanja: 高雄帝國; RR: Syung Jeguk), is a micronation in East Asia. It lies to the east of the Yellow Sea, constituting Oeyeondo Island and the islands that surrounds it. Suhyon has neighboring states include the Republic of Korea to the southeast, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the northeast and China to the west.

The country is absolute monarchy, with its seat of government in the capital city of Gangseo. Internationally, however, it is considered as totalitarian, particularly noting the elaborate cult of personality around the Emperor and his family. The micronation exercises jurisdiction of three provinces, Gangyong, Sungwon, Pyongang. Suhyon is an archipelago of over 20 islands including islets, the largest island is the mainland, Oeyeondo. Archaeological research indicates that most land area in Suhyon is still inhabited today.

The first written mention of Suhyon as a country is in history texts from the 21st century AD. Influence from other historic regions, mainly the Korean Empire, followed by periods of isolation, later from Western European influence, despite that Suhyonese culture is deeply rooted among the people, has characterized Suhyon's history.

Suhyon is a micronationally-developed country and possesses a stable notaphiliac economy. The country is one the founding members of the Micro-Asian Tigers and a full member.

Etymology

The English word Suhyon derives from the pronunciation of the Korean name, 슝국, which in Korean is pronounced Syungguk. The pronunciation Suhyon is more formal, and is in used for most official purposes.

The full title of Suhyon is Syung Jeguk (슝제국), meaning "the Empire of Suhyon".

History

Establishment

The Empire of Suhyon was proclaimed on 29 November 2014, by statesman and general Park. Taking the era name, Cheoljo (철이조), he only reigned for 5 days whilst searching for someone to succeed him.

Emperor Cheoljo selected Shady Morsi to succeed him as Emperor. Morsi ceremonially declined, but "relented" and immediately agreed when the Emperor selected Morsi again. Emperor Cheoljo resigned that day when Shady Morsi officially succeeded the Cheoljo Emperor.

On 3 December 2014, Shady Morsi became Emperor of Suhyon, taking the era name Suyeong (수영). Emperor Suyeong appointed the former Emperor Cheoljo to be prime minister, as it was agreed.

At the time, Emperor Suyeong was head of state for Suhyon and Shurigawa. Emperor Suyeong attempted to colonize Suhyon under Shurigawa, however his attempt was unsuccessful.

Transition of dynasties

The transition of dynasties, also known as the Yang Nyeon Rebellion took place in September and early October 2015. It was a rebellion that marked the end the Yong rule, and transferring power to the House of Lee. The rebellion was named Yang Nyeon because it was occurred in 2015, the year of the sheep.

The rebellion arose mainly in response to the decline of the House of Yong, which had proven its attempt to colonize Suhyon under Shurigawan rule and their inactivity. Many anti-Yong groups, with the support of Suhyonese revolutionaries in exile, tried to overthrow the Yong rule. The brief revolution that ensued was ended through a political compromise of Luke Walker, the head of the House of Lee.

On 3 October 2015, Emperor Suyeong was forced to abdicate in favor of the House of Lee. The next day, Luke Walker proclaimed the reformation the Empire of Suhyon with himself as Emperor of Suhyon, taking the era name Jongyul (정율).

New order

After Emperor Jongyul was installed, he took various steps to consolidate his power. To secure his own power he created the New Order, a new constitution that consists absolute monarchy with cult of personality around the emperor and his family. Emperor Jongyul delayed the accession rites until 5 March 2016. Soon after, Jongyul started handing out titles of peerage to his closest relatives and friends, as well as those whom he thought he could buy with titles.

2016 was to be "Jongyul Year 1" (정율 년 하나), Emperor Jongyul was supported by not only his people, but far more importantly by his subordinate military commanders, who believed that Jongyul's assumption of the absolute monarchy would allow him to rule and modernize the military.

Government and politics

[[File:Flag of Shurigawa.png|170px|thumb|right|Flag of the Greater Shurigawan Empire Suhyŏn is a member of the Greater Shurigawan Empire, therefore it's constitutional monarch is the Emperor of Shurigawa, Toshiko. As also a ceremonial figurehead, he is defined by the constitution as "the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people." Power is held chiefly by the Prime Minister and other elected members of the Joongchuwon, while sovereignty is vested in the people. Suhyŏn's legislative organ is the Joongchuwon, a bicameral parliament. The Joongchuwon consists of a Senate, elected by popular vote every four years or when dissolved, and a House of Councillors, whose popularly elected members serve six-year terms. The Joongchuwon is dominated by the Imperial Assistance Association. The Prime Minister is the head of government and is appointed by the Emperor after being designated by the Joongchuwon from among its members. The Prime Minister is the head of the Cabinet, and he appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State. Although the Prime Minister is formally appointed by the Emperor, the Constitution of Suhyŏn explicitly requires the Emperor to appoint whoever is designated by the Joongchuwon.

Foreign relations

Suhyŏn is recognized by a few micronations, Suhyŏn maintains diplomatic relations with those countries, as well as unofficial relations with other countries via its representative offices and consulates.

Geography

Satellite of the islands that are governed by Suhyŏn

Suhyŏn has a total of 17 islands extending the Korea Strait. They are often known as the Suhyŏnnese Archipelago. About most of Suhyŏn's landscape is mountainous, hilly, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use.

Culture

Suhyŏn shares its traditional culture with North Korea and South Korea. Historically, while the culture of Suhyŏn has been heavily influenced by that of Korea neighboring China, it has nevertheless managed to develop a unique cultural identity that is distinct from its larger neighbor.

Art

[[File:Hyewon-Dano.pungjeong.jpg|thumb|left|180px|A scenery on Dano day ]]Suhyŏnese 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 Kangchonese tea ceremony, pansori, talchum and buchaechum are also notable Kangchonese performing arts.

Cuisine

Suhyŏnnese cuisine, has evolved through centuries of social and political change. Ingredients and dishes vary by province. There are many significant regional dishes that have proliferated in different variations across the country in the present day. The Suhyŏnese imperial court cuisine once brought all of the unique regional specialties together for the royal family. Meals consumed both by the royal family and ordinary Korean citizens have been regulated by a unique culture of etiquette. Suhyŏnese cuisine is largely based on rice, noodles, tofu, vegetables, fish and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes, which accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice.

Sports

A taekwondo practitioner demonstrating dollyo chagi technique.

Traditionally, taekwondo is considered Suhyŏn's national martial art, other Suhyŏnese martial arts include taekkyeon, hapkido, tang soo do, kuk sool won, kumdo and subak.