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The Future of North East Asia


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The victories in North East Asia had left the United Federation of the East with significantly large amounts of territory to administer. While the Federation itself did have some modest territorial ambitions, for the most part the area was to be divided among various other powers. Three areas where at issue: Political status of Korea, the political status of Siberia south of the Amur, and the political status of the Japanese Home Islands. In Siberia, the Austrian-UFE city state of Ehestadt was already decided on, however the political status of the lands around the city were somewhat murky at the moment. In Korea, there was a growing pressure for the Korean Federation to regain its independence, and in Japan, various parties some more secular and some more traditional had begun to arise seeking independence. The issue of political figures from the former Japanese Empire also weighted heavily on the mind of the Federation.

Thusly, the Federation had called for a conference in Beijing at Zhongnanhai for all parties involved to discuss the fate of the territories and the final borders to produce a stable region. Invited were the Empress Maria and of course Theresia, the Korean Imperial Family and former premier Kim Jung Un, and the leaders emerging in both Eastern and Western Japan.

Jia had made the request that the delegates be brought directly to Zhongnanhai to one of the multiple private conference rooms the Imperator had at his disposal. Planes would be directed to land at one of the UFEs air force bases instead of the usual civilian airport. Jia arranged so that drills would be occurring while the Korean and Japanese planes would land, he wasn't really worried about his Austrian allies being much of an issue. He also had Vice Imperator Kou come to Beijing. The Vice Imperator was a mongol who was proud to be a descendent of the Emperor Kublai Khan, and who lead armored cavalry fiercely. He stood an intimidating 6'5" with a shaved head, build of a body builder, and a voice which was both deep and carried. He had a well cultivated reputation as Jia's chief enforcer, rumored to have sent dead fish to several MPs holding out on electing Jia as President during the days of the United States of China. Kou typically kept to the military cities of Chongqing and Taipei, but had been brought here encase Jia felt the need to walk out of negotiations.

OOC: Please feel free to come to the conference room and skip the pleasantries. Jia, Kou, and Jia's chief of staff Qi are the UFE government leaders at the conference.

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The Federation for a United Independent Japan was the union of several emergent political parties in East Japan. It was represented by its Ministers, present at the discussion and given authority to discuss and agree to, or disagree to, the final conclusion as to the divisions of the old Imperial Japan. The Federation was regarded by most in Eastern Japan as representative of their interests, and was sanctioned by the Conference to speak on behalf of Japan. Its Ministers were Miyamoto Takahashi, Abe Honda, Hideyoshi Matsuzaka, and Isamu Musashi. They were escorted by several aids who offered information and worked to assist the Ministers as much as possible. They were all of relatively average size, except for Matsuzaka, who was a more commanding figure at 6'1" with a rather large build, unusual for a man from Japan. While all four men held equal power in the Federation, it was generally accepted that Hideyoshi was the more dominant, and more leader-like figure of the group. He was well respected throughout the Federation and through East Japan as a prominent regional political figure.

After establishing themselves and giving a brief introduction on the Federation for a United Independent Japan and on themselves, Matsuzaka began presenting on the screen in the room. "It is the opinion of the Federation," Minister Matsuzaka began, "that while the prospect of a Japan that is continuously united under a single banner would be the ideal situation, we do not recognize this as a possible solution to the idea of postwar territorial reassignment." A new slide appeared, it was the Federation's proposal for a territorial division of the main Japanese isles. It placed a dividing line between Kyoto and Osaka, giving Kyoto to Korea and Osaka to the Federation's future nation. "We feel that this plan would provide for ideal representation and for smoother cultural fusion between those divided. We believe that this plan is what is best for the people, based on many hours of research and studying statistics and conducting polling of the regions of Japan."

Ministers Takahashi and Musashi followed with further details regarding this plan and its successes, but also its pitfalls. This was merely an opening proposal anyway. The four were well prepared to compromise on this issue and reach an agreement with Korea and the United Federation of the East. And the men did believe what they said and proposed. A united Japan would be ideal, but they accepted that it was not possible right now. Minister Honda had been the architect of this proposal, and hoped that the other parties would find it acceptable without much hassle or haggling.

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The (to be reformed) Greater Korean Federation delegates arrived. Every single member was from the People's Republic of Chosun, except for one exception: Major Shirakime Gakei. She led the brave assualt on the Western Japanese coast, which directly led to the suicide of the weak "Empress" and the ultimate surrender of the Lesser Sun. While perhaps the shortest of the people gathered, her brilliant rubious eyes had an overpowering effect on the people attending.


After politely listening to the presentation of the eastern islanders, she waited for her turn, as the head Korean representative spoke first. "Greater Korea believes that, as the nation which had the most blood spilled in destroying the imperialist that had plagued Asia, it deserves full-blown independence and also perhaps a bit of the spoils. I believe that the Most August Imperator would be benevolent enough to grant us Transamur, which Korea had cleaned after the Monaco nuclear attacks, and also Kyushu, where we spilled much of our blood."

With the head Korean's requewst done, she came up to speak Korea’s point of view on the island issue.

“Thank you for your views, Matsuzaka-san, it was quite informative. However, I believe that when we get to the essence of your proposal, we find only..... sheer ignorance of the Kansai region. Allow me to explain.”

[img] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Kansai_dialect.png/300px-Kansai_dialect.png[/img]

"As we can see by this map of Kansai dialects, Osaka forms a link with Kyoto and Kobe, thereby forming Keihanshin. This Keihanshin region is connected culturally, economically, and regionally, and to split this would mean that an important part of Kansai would be lost. Only if all of the central Kansai-ben region, the orange part, are together, can this be fully complete. Therefore Korea proposes that a Korean occupation join have its borders east to what Matsuzaka-san proposes.

In addition, Korea does not wise another "Japan" to be formed. The name is tainted with the blood of millions of innocent people who have suffered under imperialism, and as such Greater Korea is completely against the use of the name Japan."


The hammer had fallen. It was time for the full poewr of Korea to be beared upon stablishing eternal peace.

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Matsuzaka was clearly furious. He was outraged at the Korean plan and especially at what they had stated as their reasons and justification for their plan. "It is the opinion of this organization that you are full of it. While it is indeed true that the cities of Osaka and Kyoto are connected culturally, are not the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto connected culturally? Are the cities of Fukuoka and Osaka not connected culturally? This is Japan, there is no changing that, despite your efforts at revisionism. The people of these islands are Japanese, not Korean." Minister Musashi put his hand on Matzusaka's shoulder to try and calm him and hold him back, but Matsuzaka shook it off and continued, "The measures proposed by this organization were made to promote peace between our two nations. However, you have entirely spat on our proposal with your declaration that cultural connections are somehow a factor in your proposal. You are the government of the Korean people. You have no claims to culture in Japan. You have no right to declare yourself the master of the Kansai region because of cultural connections. You do not represent the people of Japan."

He concluded his speech in very close proximity to the head of the Korean delegation. Musashi put his hand on Matsuzaka's shoulder again and pulled him back into his seat. Minister Takahashi continued, "Please, pardon my colleague. Sometimes, his temper can get the best of him," Matsuzaka continued to glare angrily at the Korean delegation, especially Major Gakei, but said nothing, "however he does raise a valid point. While the region of Kansai is, as you suggest, connected culturally, it is not a valid point to raise considering the fact that your government is based in Korea, with few cultural ties to the region of Kansai or any of Japan other than some shared history.

"I also ask that you refrain in the future from referring to myself or my colleagues as ignorant. We know our people and we know our country. We know where cultural and linguistic links exist within our homeland. What you must realize was that our plan was simply a proposal to keep the peace and also give Korea its requested property of Kyoto. We realize that the state and the government that occupied and governed this country have been defeated, but please understand that we still wish to retain our identity as a people. My colleague is upset that Japan will be divided as a result of this conference. We all are. However, we do accept it as an inevitability and wish to move forward with a plan that is best not only to promote peace, but will also be the best for the people of Japan and best for the people of both nations that will occupy these islands.

"Keeping that in mind, I believe that it will be possible to accept the proposal of Korea's annexation of the entire Kansai region. However, realize that we cannot accept this proposal without some compensation to the new state and its people. I believe we can work something out with regards to this.

"Additionally, remember that the people of this nation are still very much united as one, they feel a national identity as Japanese, and this division will upset many people on both sides of the border. Tensions will likely arise and remain among the people of East Asia, and I find that to be an inevitability."

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While the rest of the Korean delegation seemed taken back at the outburst, a slight smirk appeared on Shirakime's face. She continued speaking.

"Perhaps the people of Kanto need to be reminded of why Greater Korea is named Greater Korea. Greater Korea is greater because it is not just a nation of Koreans, but a union of all the Buyeo people. It is not a coincidence that almost 30% of our 105 million people are from the islands, having come here to escape the corruption from the westernized culture that has spread. They are mainly of Kansai origins, and as such it has been the policy of Greater Korea, written in the constitution, to try to bring together the separate branches of the Buyeo people, mainly the Koreans and the Yamato, under one throne.

Now, as for compensations, Greater Korea is willing to aid the new state in the eastern islands. We already have a $ 17 billion package ready for delivery, comprised of construction material, uranium for nuclear power production, and mobile oil power plants. It is really just a matter of whether the new state would be willing to accept our border proposal.

Finally on potential tensions: There has always been a division within the islands, based on the matter of legitimacy. While I expect continuing opposition and dissent from the eastern part, it is certain that the absolute majority of the west would be happy to finally gain its own cultural independence. Therefore, it will be a matter of whether the new state can keep is people in check.

I suppose that the new state would wish to keep the name “Japan”, a name that came from Korea and pronounced in a Chinese dialect?”


OOC: Consitution reference http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=87410&view=findpost&p=2367723

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[i]These people are really full of themselves. So condescending and cocky. And they are definitely completely unaware of the country they now occupy,[/i] Takahashi thought to himself. He ignored it for now, choosing instead to focus on the peace process and ensuring that he salvaged what he could from this negotiation. "No, this state will not take the official name of Japan for itself. The name for this country shall be Akitsushima, the Island of Dragonflies. What people from foreign countries choose to call us, however, is not under our control. Your aid package is acceptable and we intend to make full use of it as quickly as it is delivered. Your border proposal is also acceptable and we will cede the entirety of the portion of the Kansai region you have requested to Greater Korea and draw the border at the border where you determine. I also assure you that the new state will be able to keep its people happy and provide for them as is the role of government."

Takahashi thought that he had handled the situation presented and himself well. He would have to have a conversation with Matsuzaka-san, however, about proper diplomatic negotiations when your people have just lost a war.

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"Very well. I am happy that Akitsushima is very open to a settlement. Allow me to make a map."

[IMG]http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac318/kousenkankou/Maps/japanproposal.png[/IMG]

"I have drawn the border along the borders of Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, and the westernmost part of Fukui. Red is Greater Korea, yellow is Akitsushima, vermilion is UFE, and dark green is the Korean Occupation Zone. Light green is the northern part of Nara, which Greater Korea would like to add to its occupation zone, but willing to cede to Akitsushima. Please make a decision concerning Nara, then we'll get to the final settlement."

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"This government has no intention of dividing the people of this nation any more than is already necessary, and it being a commonly known fact that the people of Nara are associated often with the people of the surrounding region of Kyoto and Osaka, we are very willing to cede the territory to Korea so as to ensure their unity, happiness, and the state of relative peace in Oyashimi remains intact. Your proposal is acceptable."

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[i]'Now, that was solved quite simply.'[/i] Thought Shirakime. She handed a piece of paper to the Akitsushima leaders.


[quote][center][size="6"][b]Treaty of the Sun[/b][/size]


[b]Preamble[/b]

The undersigned nations of Greater Korea and Akitsushima, recognizing the bonds of friendship between the two, hereby enter into a pact of friendship.

[b]Article I. Non Aggression[/b]

Greater Korea and Akitsushima hereby agree to non-aggression. Neither signatory will launch military, political, or covert operations against the other.

[b]Article II. Trade[/b]

The undersigned nations also agree to trade against reduced tariffs between their nations.

[b]Article III. Cancellation[/b]

This pact may be canceled after a month (RL 5 days) period notice.[/center]



Signed For Greater Korea

Special Representative Shirakime Gakei


Signed For Akitsushima



[/quote]



"Oh, and since Korea is part of UFE, I don't see why Korea would do an unilateral occupation."




Meanwhile, a separate memo was given to the UFE leaders.


[quote]Greater Korea would like the custody of all captured former Japanese Imperial Government members after independence, if possible[/quote]

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"If that is the case than why is it that you marked the UFE and Korea differently on a map and marked it specifically as a Korean occupation zone. The logical inference of your language is other than what you are now stating. At the moment the PLA unilaterally controls those areas and will continue to do so without the help of outside forces until such a time as I alone will it." Jia irritatedly reminded the Korean delegation. "As for the Japanese, we have them under proper surveillance, I would like to treat them on a case by case individual basis. I have no problem handing over those adults who have been shown to reasonably likely have committed a crime of governance."

Jia pulled up a map:

"Now in regards to Transamur. The following map is going to be what is Ehestadt, which will be this:

[img]http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/1417/ehestadt.png[/img]

For our functions our purposes here, you may consider this created by my personal decree as the sovereign ruler of these territories... and you may consider Maria Theresia von Hapsburg my personal regent over these territories."

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"It seems that the cartographer had made a mistake concerning the Japaense PLA military district. We shall fix it. In addition, we shall follow the wishes of the August Imperator on the question of Transamur." A new map was drawn up.

[img]http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac318/kousenkankou/Maps/transmaurborders.png[/img]

Meanwhile, the cartographer of the offending map and his family within three generation were all sent to the concentration camps in Chosun.

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"Greater Korea will give assurance that civilian transportation of all nations and military movements of countries bordering the East and South Korean Sea or having a mutual defense pact with the United Federation of the East shall not be restricted in any matter."

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"The last issue is the issue of your previous conflict with the Nords. That was not wholly settled. The Nords have provided me with an offer which they find fair to facilitate their nation's desire for war." Jia said handing the Korean a piece of paper with a number on it.

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Shirakime looked at the paper, and had to repress herself from laughing at the relatively small figure. Greater Korea's economy had grown at breakneck speed, and to pay off this trifle would not take that long. "Very well, Greater Korea will provide the requested aid to facilitate the reconstruction of the Nord's technology to their former level."

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