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Korea has been one of the oldest nations in history, going back five thousand years. Lately, it came under the rule of Rebel Army following absorption after the Emperor of Korea passed Imperial Resolution #103050709, petitioning entrance into Rebel Army. The absorption was good for the Koreans since they became part of the mostt powerful country in the world, and Rebel Army had a foothold in Eastern Asia.

Rebel Army soon found out that the logic of citizens - the legal equivalence of all citizens regardless of their status regimes and cultural practices - became the basis for claims to equivalence of an economic and social nature; for equal wages, equal benefits, equal education, equal social services, for an equal standard of living. The consolidation of the welfare state over such a divided and diverse area meant that slowly the central government could not afford the costs of staying whole. The cost of maintaining forces all around the world was another reason for the fatigue.

Within Korea, a new political movement was formed, the Damulseongyanghoe. Translated as “Society for the Promotion of Restoration”, it was lead by a man known only by the title “Chiu Cheonghwang”. The Damulseongyanghoe cut across all political and regional differences, unifying Koreans under the dream of independence. On March 1st, the Damulseongyanghoe organized a nation-wide demonstration. Millions of Koreans of all ages cried “Long live Korean Independence!” The demonstration in Dalian was particularly large from the fear that Rebel Army might split this third largest Korean city from the rest and hand it to a Chinese state. Dalian had become almost completely Koreanized during the Empire Era, remaining part of the Korean Empire while most of the Manchurian territories were given away.

After the demonstrations, a “Declaration of Independence of the Korean Nation” was sent out to the countries of the world.

[quote] Declaration of Independence of the Korean Nation

We hereby declare that Korea is an independent state and that Koreans are a self governing people. We proclaim it to the nations of the world in affirmation of the principle of the equality of all nations, and we proclaim it to our posterity, preserving in perpetuity the right of national survival. We make this declaration on the strength of five thousand years of history as an expression of the devotion and loyalty of all Koreans. We claim independence in the interest of the eternal and free development of our people and in accordance with the great movement for world reform based upon the awakening conscience of mankind. This is the clear command of heaven, the course of our times, and a legitimate manifestation of the right of all nations to coexist and live in harmony. Nothing in the world can suppress or block it.

We shall safeguard our inherent right to freedom and enjoy a life of prosperity; we shall also make use of our creativity, enabling our national essence to blossom in the vernal warmth. We have arisen now. Conscience is on our side, and truth guides our way. All of us, men and women, young and old, have firmly left behind the old nest of darkness and gloom and head for joyful resurrection together with the myriad living things. The spirits of thousands of generations of our ancestors protect us; the rising tide of world consciousness shall assist us. Once started, we shall surely succeed. With this hope we march forward.

- Damulseongyanghoe, representing the Korean Nation[/quote]

A separate set of requisitions was given to the government of Rebel Army.

Requisitions to the Government of Rebel Army

1. The granting of self-determination to the Korean nation.

2. The establishment of a Korea state within all the lands of the former Empire of Korea.

3. The right for the new Korean state to choose its own political system without interference.

4. The guarantee of Korean independence by the signing of a mutual defense pact.

5. The lease to Rebel Army of a naval and army base within any location in the new Korean State, with the exceptions of Seoul, Pyeongyang, and Gaeseong.[/quote]

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Rebel Army formally recognizes the independence of the new Korean state. In addition, Korea and Rebel Army have signed the following treaty.

[center][quote][size=4][b]The Korean Accords[/b][/size]


The undersigned nations of Korea and Rebel Army, recognizing the bonds of friendship between the two, hereby enter into a bond of mutual defense and optional aggression.

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

Korea and Rebel Army 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 lift all tariffs on trade between their nations.

[b]Article III. Mutual Defense[/b]

An attack upon one signatory will be considered an attack upon both, and will be treated as such.

[b]Article IV. Cancellation[/b]

Either signatory may cancel this treaty at any time, provided that they inform their counterpart of their intentions at least 48 hours in advance. This treaty will still be in effect during those 48 hours.

[b]Signed For Korea[/b]

[b]Signed For Rebel Army
Lavo Shalam, Prime Minister
Mohammed Hazzan, Minister of Foreign Affairs[/quote]

***Classified to Korea***

Concerning the requisitions:

1) Done.
2) Korea will be granted all of the Korean peninsula.
3) Of course.
4) Signed.
5) These are not necessary, although we greatly appreciate the offer.

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