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The Asian Timeline
Sinica 547-615 (206-138 BC) (L'Uniona Homanus) 615-662 (138-93 BC) L'Uniona Homanus The Sino-Japanese War 660-673 (93-80 BC) (L'Uniona Homanus)


The Chrysanthemum Affair

There was an intense culture of violence already present on the island of Taiwan and this presented many problems for the administration and fortification of the island for the Sinican occupiers. Despite the heavy losses that had been done to the people of Taiwan many immigrants had come in response to a call for repopulating from the military, surrounding islands, and regular Sinican people to supply populace for Taiwan. Many of these became sympathizers for the Taiwanese dissidents who had recorded stories of the horror of the battle for their island. Others became loyal to the Emperor Zhangshao and against the native Taiwanese, many policies of discrimination were enacted.

The Japanese had become increasingly militaristic and expansionist in their governance after the ascension of Emperor Sujin 崇神 in 615 (138 BC). The lowest island in the Ryukyu Chain of Islands pointing to Taiwan
Hokurikudo and San'indo

The Circuits of Hokurikudo in pink, San'indo in light blue, and Saikaido in green.

became very wealthy and fortified by the Emperor as well as the frontier lands of the Island of Hokkaido 北海道. Further development would begin on the circuits of provinces created by Emperor Sujin in the North Land Circuit, the West Sea Circuit and the Shaded Mountain Circuit (Hokurikudo 北陸道, Saikaido 西海道, and San’indo 山陰道 respectively). The Yaeyama islands 八重山諸島 became the center of the flow of the Imperial treasury which was filling with all the money from trade with Sinica and the business being created at the same time. In Taiwan at the same time a group of violent men came together in the communities of the island to dedicate themselves to the ideal of independence. They became very radical in their isolation and were beginning to form plans for acts to drive out the Sinicans. The organization was called the Chrysanthemum Group so that Taiwan would be as beautiful as the Chrysanthemum flower. The next task of the group would be securing money and weapons, which would come from the Japanese.
Yaeyama map

The Yaeyama Islands through which most of the weapons of the Chrysanthemum Group passed.

The rifle had been a recent invention in Japan and truly incorporated in the military of Sinica. The Chrysanthemum Group claimed that the target practice of the military in occupied territories was being performed on native peoples, this was never confirmed true or false but served the groups purposes in recruiting people against Sinica. From this group would come many Japanese and when they traveled to and from the Yaeyama islands, being the closest, the generals saw an opportunity upon learning this information. The intelligence was guarded until it could reach the emperor whereupon he would make the final decision. He chose to take the road of expansion,as he had learned as a boy was a greater move, and build up more money and arms in the Yaeyama Islands and would supply the Chrysanthemum Group with the gunpowder and rifles they requested and, upon another war with Sinica, Japan would move to take Taiwan and then the rest of Asia. The Sinicans focused more on their plans to take Asia rather than to maintain a stable lasting empire. Aristocrats and wealthy merchant owners from the Mainland did however come to the island to build large estates on the conquered areas which had their proprietors killed or enslaved as well as set up provisional governments for friends who had become favorites of the Emperor.
Emperor Sujin

Emperor Sujin, mastermind of the Chrysanthemum Affair.

The first attack of the Chrysanthemum Group came to the estates of one of these aristocrats and took as hostages the people living inside. If their demands were not met they would die alleged that groups apparent leader to the Emperor who was developing Hainan at the time. He took no action and eleven people died in this event. People already sympathetic to the Chrysanthemum group did not lose their loyalty after seeing this bloodshed and many would not after seeing indeed much more. The island became increasingly split over the next few years and many other acts of terror meant to scare the people of Taiwan into supporting them and pursuing independence. The first response however would not come until long after the Chrysanthemum group appeared to pose a threat to the grand invasion plan of Emperor Zhangshao, who was beginning to age.

The son of Zhangshao was growing up well and began to desire to emulate the personality of his father. He would lead an army against what he thought was the biggest threat to the Grand Invasion Plan of Sinica, the Chrysanthemum Group in the Spring of 622 (131 BC).

The Second Battle of Taiwan 622 (131 BC)

The Island of Hainan remained firmly in the control of Sinica but the loss of Taiwan would prevent any major attack against the areas of South East Asia and expansion of Sinica. The Crown Prince of Sinica named Liu Qi and intended to succeed his father in as Emperor if Sinica. The prince took forces into the South Sinica Sea from Hainan and Hong Kong and prepared for what he believed would be either a campaign of great or short length. It turned out to be of not really either.

Liu Qi 劉啟 entered Taiwan in the spring and his father prepared to follow after him if good news was not received. Taibei had become the center of the conflict once again as the riflemen of the Chrysanthemum Group not only held out in the fortress estates of the dead aristocrats and businessmen but also in the very fortifications built by Sinica, that were incredibly strong and difficult for Liu Qi to overcome. The Sinican forces and the Chrysanthemum forces almost destroyed each other completely but the leader of the Chrysanthemum Group was killed by Liu Qi; a young recruit who had been nearby then proceeded to kill Liu Qi and the battle was left undecided. The Chrysanthemum Group fell apart and th records of the Japanese treachery were quickly sent back to the Emperor in Hainan.

The Succession of Emperor Zhangshao

The Emperor Zhangshao had promised, in exchange for the city of Hong Kong, that the infant son of the former governor be second in line for the throne. Zhangshao was ill but was appearing to recover from his illness upon hearing of the victory over Taiwan in spite of hearing of the death, however noble, of his son Liu Qi.

{C}The son of the former Governor of Hong Kong now proceeded to be in line for the throne. The news of Japan’s betrayal was not yet received as the information was not yet pieced together. The once thought peaceful neighbor to the east took in the Governor’s son, renamed Liu Che 劉徹, in order to take him off of the hands of the ministers of Sinica. Liu Che had returned before the news came and after his adopted father had died in Hainan in 623 (130 BC). Liu Che became Emperor Wu 武 and received the news of Japan promptly.

Rather than retaliate, as was expected, Emperor Wu took up the idea of developing the state. The ministers suspected that their Emperor had been poisoned mentally by the Japanese but the people of Sinica did not know anything of his history even in Japan, that was a secret of the high stratum of Government. Emperor Wu did not allow this story to come to the attention of the press and exiled many of the ministers and members of government how had known about his time in Japan. The child did develop more roads and canals in Sinica as well as incorporate the Taiwanese more equally into the Empire. The ministers he replaced them with were not unpopular and they were not as corrupt as the old ministers. The castaway ministers decided to develop a method of publicizing this knowledge and arrived upon the movable printed type which would so revolutionize the Sinican country.

The knowledge split the country into the camp that was tired of Zhangshao’s wars, government corruption, and no attention to the people and their development and people who loved Zhangshao, thought Emperor Wu did not deserve to be Emperor and who thought the ignorance that proceeded from the Emperor was irresponsible and a betrayal to the country. The first Sinican Civil War would result from these two sides as well as from what little remained loyal to the old warring states from before the Qin Dynasty.

The First Sinican Civil War (The Han Civil War) 628-635 (125-118 BC)

The Grand Imperial General under Zhangshao was named Cao Wei 曹为 and the Imperial Army united against not only following orders of the Emperor but against Cao Wei who, despite being a brilliant and tactical leader, was corrupt and abusive. He led a separate army to the largest city of the north, Beijing 北京. he built up support from the outskirts of the Empire and from the Korean peninsula. The Emperor in Yuzhou 禹州 also managed to group his military into a comparable force. The difference in the size of the armies became negligible. In 628 (125 BC) the first attack came in the city of Tianjin 天津 and it would prove a decisive opening of hostilities.

The City of Tianjin was gained by the Emperor Wu after almost a year of stalemate and the army of Cao Wei proceeded to, while the outcome of Tianjin was becoming more clear, attack the cities of Lanzhao 兰州 and Xining 西宁. Strategic cities though they were the mission became very costly to defend for the weakened army of Emperor Wu. The army of Cao Wei however gained many new recruits as he moved from one city to the next. Cao Wei began to move into the outskirts of Yuzhou when other troops from the southern parts of SInica arrived around the other side of Cao Wei’s advance as well as to the cities of Beijing and Tianjin through the sea. {C}The sides became fractured as Cao Wei’s generals could not decide whether to advance into Yuzhou or to return and defend the cities that they had already captured or the capital in Beijing. This would become the Shame of Fanyang 范陽, Cao Wei’s second in command and leading this charge to the Han Capital. Fanyang was executed shortly thereafter and replaced by Bohai 渤海 who was charged with not failing Cao Wei in a march to the city.

Bohai had grown up among the elite military men from the Han Dynasty and was ruthless not only in military affairs but also in his personal life. He treated his troops with the hardest discipline and moved quickly through the larger, though more poorly trained, Han forces. Yuzhou became the center of the conflict while Cao Wei held off the forces in Beijing and Tianjin. Yuzhou fell quickly and Emperor Wu died in 631 (122 BC) to the dismay of many of his troops. Bohai, rather than turn over the Imperial power to Cao Wei in Beijing and and continued to move against his former commander.

The Civil war became increasingly complex as many soldiers could not decide to whom their loyalty ought to lie. As this happened armies that had been laying dormant in the country in response to the methods of the Taiwanese. Terrorism became a policy of these armies loyal to their own leaders interests as well as others loyal to the old warring states that still had some descendants. The Armies of Chu, Wei, Yan, and what remained of people who claimed connection to the Han Dynasty, called the Han Army, moved against the usurper Bohai who killed their Emperor. The Country of Nanguo expanded northward with the money of Hong Kong and Hainan as firmly theirs. Others remained loyal to Cao Wei in Beijing and others left all these ties to found new areas in the areas developed by Qianshao in the later days of his life.

In Japan the Emperor Sujin died happily with the plan of his coming closer to fruition. His grandson, his son had died of illness earlier, became the Emperor Kaifu 海部 ascended and planned to take the Chinese lands while they fought amongst each other. The usurper Bohai was killed by mobs before the Japanese arrived in Taiwan, which they quickly took over. Cao Wei moved to reunite loosely the many different tribes of Sinica against the Japanese which he still held as their greatest enemy. He promised that if he was able to defeat the Japanese he ought to be the Emperor of Sinica. This agreement was settled in 635 (118 BC) and brought an end to the Civil War for a short time.

The Invasion of Japan 636 (117 BC) and the Breakup of the Han Dynasty

Cao Wei was given license to invade Japan and did so in the year 636. The People of Japan expected this and had built up their defenses on the Western Coast and were surprised to find that no ships had come. They learned that they had all been destroyed in a wind storm on the sea of Japan and saw the destruction of the ships come to their shores instead of soldiers. The Japanese took this as their chance to take Sinica but were disuaded by the Emperor Kaifu. {C}Cao Wei, as he had promised, killed himself upon hearing of his failure but his lands would still remain the strongest of Sinica. The different smaller states developed very different cultures from their separation from each other.
Labeled Second Warring States

Sinica after the fall of the Han Dynasty.Korea in red, Bei in orange, Song in Pink, Tang in light blue, Han in Blue, Nan in purple, Chu in yellow, Wei in black, Yan in Light Pink, Japanese controlled Taiwan in green and Xi in mauve.

The Kingdom of Bei 北 and the Kingdom of Korea 韓帝國

The successor of Cao Wei created the northernmost kingdom, called Bei, and created a very centralized military state in the lands he controlled. The Korean Peninsula had been influenced by the around ten years of intense military control they all, like everyone in the Kingdom, had to suffer under the total dictatorship of the King. The rebellion of Korea was met with scorn as well as intolerance. Korea was seen as an undeveloped and poor part of the Kingdom and some were even glad to have its riddance. The Koreans responded through programs of massive industry in the production of paper, gunpowder, metal, and of course military conquest.

The Koreans were not going to invade the kingdom with the most powerful military development in Sinica. They were however very able to conquer the areas north of them, a loss collection of tribes that could fall like dominoes. The Korean King developed the native language of Korea as their official language and in order to increase the prestige of his Country renamed it the Empire of Korea. The Korean King also invested in the educational system of the country mostly for the purpose of convincing the people of Korea about the greatness of their Country.

The Kingdoms of Bei and Korea became very hostile towards each other as Korea developed as a power in the North of Sinica after 636 (119 BC). Many destructive wars followed in the years coming after until the Peace of Incheon ( 仁川) which brought a lasting, though tense, peace to the expanding countries who were heavily influenced by each other especially in their oppression and policies against freedom.

The Kingdom of Nan 南

The Kingdom of Nan was a special case among the Post-Han Dynasty Kingdoms. The people of Nanguo were not only wealthy put became very paranoid over recent years. The public policies of the country centered around defense and the security of their borders. The complete shutting out of the country from the outside influences was combined with the central economic policy of trade in cities like Hong Kong and Nanjing with the Empires of Japan, the other kingdoms, and the countries of south east Asia. The control of the media came in many forms from releasing propaganda and made up stories to make people feel that they were always under imminent attack.

The Nanese did not and were not allowed to take in literature from other countries and the Act of Sedition gave the police of the country the ability to crack down on all newspapers and any person found to act against government could have controversial literature placed on them. The simple possession of a book not approved of by the King and his Ministers could land someone in jail for ever if not dead. {C}The Nan Military became as strong as that of Bei or Korea though they never conflicted. The fear of the conflict was what drove it to develop such a strong army. The smaller Kingdoms north of Nan did not give the government reason to invade those countries as they profited more from the trade with those countries and the fear of other cultures than from conquest and expansion. The potential remained in case that perception changed and the soldiery would not know the difference between conquest and media control. the soldiers were also not allowed to leave their country but in case of a war. The same was true of the regular people and any immigration or visitation was very controlled and regulated.

The Kingdoms of Han 韩, Xi 西, Wei 魏, and Chu 楚

Han, Xi, Wei, and Chu are all small states that were able to defend themselves from the larger kingdoms around them at least to a small scale. A distinct culture did develop in response to the militarism of Nan, Bei, and Korea. All of these became dependent on their agriculture for their wealth, being located on the most fertile parts of the land of China. Any industry that developed was the industry of agricultural products and other trade focused on the movement and export of their grains.

In Han, being the closest to both Bei and Korea, needed the most defense of any of these four. Its people continually were the subjects of raids from these two kingdoms and would even pay tribute to one of these Kingdoms to protect them from the other. Over the next few generations, native people formed orders of protection of their own state. This was the most organic creation of a military in Sinica and these were also a stimulus to the economy of Han. The wealthy however were required to fund these orders. The King of Han, having very little power, acquired most of his money from agriculture in the form of owned lands. Nobility and any wealthy person followed suit. The peasants, by far the lowest rungs of society, agreed to working the land of the nobility and wealthy in exchange for the only protection that they could afford. Some of the sons of these workers would even join these protective orders for their families. The wealthy and the nobility demanded rights and freedoms for protecting the state of Han. The King of Han reluctantly agreed to these terms and accepted the call of some wealthy families to be ennobled and also share these rights.

Chu and Wei were threatened by Nan more than Bei but developed the same protective institutions and agricultural centrality in the economy. The differences between these kingdoms, to keep from fighting amongst themselves, was reached in the Accord of Xi’an 西安 in the state of Xi which was known for its neutrality. the Treaty allowed protection orders to be employed by wealthy nobles from the other four states herein described and it also provided that no war may be fought or declared between the Kingdoms of Wei, Chu, Xi, and Han. The Accor of Xi’an (西安約) would link these kingdoms into the future of Sinica.

Xi was the most western of these kingdoms and farthest from the fear of invasion. The mountainous terrain of Xi made it impossible to invade, unlike the open plains and river valleys of states like Han, Wei and Chu. The protection that came from the military of Xi was led by their King but he was not given unchecked power in Xi. The constituent parts of the kingdom were all led by a Duke, 公, who approved decisions of and elected the King from among themselves. These Ten Duchies of: Xi’an 西安; Ankang 安康; Baoji 宝鸡; Hanzhong 汉中;
Shaanxi prfc map

The Duchies of the Kingdom of Xi. The numbers correspond to the order in which they were listed.

Shanglu 商洛; Tongchuan 铜川; Weinan 渭南; 咸阳 Xianyang 咸阳; Yan’an 延安; and Yulin 榆林, all comprisde the Kingdom of Xi and checked each other in their debates. Industrialism and the production of weapons, building material, precious metals, and other manufactured goods in small factories became central to the economy of Xi as it secured food from the neighbor kingdoms. The neutrality and nonalignment principle of Xi’s foreign policy made it secure in that it would never go to war unless first attacked and would not seek expansion. The people of Xi believed that one day an Emperor would descend from Heaven and reunite the kingdoms but held that it would take a bloody war of expansion to do so.

The Treasuries of the kingdoms became their most desperate resource for protection in case they were invaded so that the military of the occupier would not be able to replenish itself with booty from the conquered. The state of Xi, which as we described was nearly impossible to conquer, became the hub of the fortunes of the Empire and became the first to develop complex banking systems. The invention of the loan and of credit came from Xi and their banks. XI was developing quickly as it was under almost no threats or pressures as long as its population did not expand. The need for large families was farming for the most part and without the agriculture of the other kingdoms this was not a risk. Any increase in people was little and could most likely work for the government, a bank, a factory, or start a business with a loan from a bank or the government.

The Kingdom of Yan 燕

The Kingdom of Yan was too far from Bei or Korea to be threatened by them and the Kingdom of Nan only shared a small border with Yan.Yan was close ot the island of Taiwan, which was now part of Japan, but was never a suitable launching pad for any navy due to its small harbors and scarce harbors. The only thing useful from Yan was their deposits of iron and other minerals which would be used in the making of steel, which was a Yanese invention. The sale of these would make up for the sparse farmland in the country. The King of Yan enjoyed an amount of power with very little checks. In his capital at Fuzhou 福州 he had a splendid and wealthy court of followers and loyal nobles who could not threaten his power. After a succession of fat and lazy Kings one would rise to the throne with a vision for his Kingdom. The construction of the ports of Xiamen 厦门 and of Putian 莆田 made the factories of Yan open to even more trade and export as well as more ships and naval power.

The nobility became corrupt by this influx of money and was beginning to be displaced by the more responsible businessmen of these factories.The King granted the control of thesefactories to the managers in the interest of his kingdom. The nobility fell into financial ruin and Yan began to be ruled by the King and his friends in industry. The factories were the main source of employment other than the mines from which came all their raw materials. The people who could not mine or build became soldiers in the navy of Yan and it grew as exponentially as their population with their relaxed immigration policies and greater standard of living from better exports. The industrialists kept out any other new businesses from threatening their control and only allowed them in a co-operative sense. The monopolies of the Yan Kingdom began to take power and rights from the King leaving him with not much other than the schools, which taught mostly vocational studies, and the Navy.

The Song 宋 and Tang 唐 Kingdoms

Song and Tang were the most connected with the outside world. They were not squeezed into the problems of the great military powers like Bei, Nan, Korea, and Japan and were not so small that they could not defend themselves without the loss of their freedom. The Song and tang Kingdoms were called kingdoms in reality but held that the former Emperor Wu was their only King. The real head of government of Song and Tang were called Viscounts 子. These freer kingdoms developed more inventions and scientific discovery than any of its neighbors. The cities constructed by Emperor Qianshao during the Han Dynasty became centers of learning in Song and Tang. The Military of both of these viscounts entered into very few wars during its history and would not seek expansion as did Bei or Korea and did not monger fear as did the Kingdom of Nan. The borders of these kingdoms were relatively stable and did not change but for small conflicts that were negligible at best and usually caused by misunderstanding. {C}The Government of these Kingdoms was, as already states, run by the Viscounts but the checks on this power came from their division into Counties with their Counts having to take a majority approval before the Viscount could go into action. In Tang these elected the Viscount whereas in Song it was officially Hereditary, I say officially because for the most part so was Tang. The contact that had been made with the Empires of Rome, Parthia, and India did not fall with the Han Dynasty. The cities and the industry of these kingdoms brought prosperity and invention to their people.

Another peculiarity of these Kingdoms was that their investments in education were for the purpose of “Bringing science, math, art, literature, history and other fields of study to the children and learned of our great kingdom,” as one Act of Education stated. This was certainly true as the philosophies of the old Dynasty remained extant in the records of the great libraries like that in Changdu 成都, in the Tang Kingdom, and the Scientific achievements of Sinica remained mostly in the University of Xining 西宁 in the Song Kingdom.

The Song and Tang kingdoms enjoyed a great peace with each other and the only conflict between them was diplomatically resolved. The government of the Tang Kingdom was very responsive to the people of their counties and the kingdom as a whole who would often gather into groups of protest and action. The Counts were even elected by the people in the Tang Counties something unheard of even in Song. Song took pains to serve the people of their counties so they would not uprise against them. One corrupt Count named Gao Hai 高亥 who was killed in a massive rebellion in the city of Haibei and his body placed in a monument to the people on the Qinghai Lake. Haibei County would be the only county to elect its Counts in the Song Kingdom.Much of the products that went to the western World from Sinica were actually from Song or Tang, these included silk, porcelain, ink, and gunpowder.

Japan after the Breakup of The Han Dynasty

The Emperor Kaifu created much controversy in Japan with his decision to not invade the broken and weakened mainland. Kaifu believed that the navy that was destroyed on the seas was a fraction of the total forces in Sinica and that Japan needed more development internally to support an larger Empire.

In a speech to his generals Kaifu described how the Japanese forces could not govern all of the vastness of Sinica. Kaifu saw the possibility that would equal the fall of Japan if they were to invade Sinica. If they took that course of action so early after the division of the Han Empire, while the memory of their unity was still fresh, the forces could unite again into a strong Empire which could ster forces not only to drive Japan off the mainland but to take the islands themselves. “We do not have the proper position that will assure us victory.” Emperor Kaifu was a student of History and his favorite work of Literature was Sun Tsu’s Art of War and he knew his enemy and himself and felt more development was needed. The Emperor;swords were final and a campaign of industrialization, militarization, and development started in the Empire. The island of Taiwan became a food source of wood for the ships of the Empire but they needed metal to build guns and bullets as well as improve these technologies. The engineers in the Universities of Kyoto 京都, Osaka 大阪, and Kobe 神戸 worked for the so called “miracle weapon 奇跡武器” that the Emperor wanted. The rifle and pointed bullet came from this researched as did the helix barrel which spun the bullet, both making the shots more accurate. The problem of finding metal remained despite these innovations.

The Japanese spread north into the areas of Northeast Asia. The colony of New Echizen 新しい越前 (Magadan, Sakhalin, and northern Khabarovsk) established not only sources of mineral deposits but also of people for the military and building projects. The expansion however continued until New Echizen bordered on Korea and the Kingdom of Bei which had also been expanding in this region. What followed was the most destructive series of wars in the part of Sinican history known as the Second Warring States Period.

The North Asian War and the Koreo-Japanese War

The North Asian War started in 648 (105 BC) with Korea bringing troops to its borders and Japan moving to that border to meet them. Bei at the same time moved its troops west from its new colonies to meet the Japanese and drive them out with Korea and Bei squeezing them off the continent. Korea and Bei however had been rivals for decades now and the attacks were not coordinated against Japan. The navy of Japan moved into the hearts of their enemies while they occupied themselves in Japan’s colonies. The Battle of Beijing 北京 and the Battle of Pyongyang 평양 started with the direct movement of ships into these cities. The troops of these Kingdoms moved back to their heartlands to face what they believed to be the main force of the Japanese. They met a decoy brigade that was meant to move these troops from the frontier. Japan moved southward from its colonies and intended to take both Kingdoms at the same time. {C}Bei however lost its King, Cao Chu 曹初 the great grandson of Cao Wei, in the same year and they retreated from the war. Korea, in response to this excited their forces and moved tactically and carefully against the Japanese. This move by the Koreans made the Japanese abandon their war against Bei and the Military of Bei to retreat behind its original borders. This unfolded by the end of the year 653 (100 BC) and marks the start of the Koreo-Japanese War.

In Bei they had no longer been so keen towards conquest and chose to become more intrusive. The Great Wall of Bei was made by the people of Bei after being turned into slaves by the new King, who was paranoid of the Japanese. Bei still had the largest population of any of the Post-Han Kingdoms and these went to the construction of the largest contiguous structure in the world.

The troops of Japan were driven out of Pyongyang and for a time the troops from the Japanese colonies were stalled for around a year and a half. The Koreans moved into their ports to take Japan directly as they had tried to take them. The Battle of Kyoto was the only battle in these two wars which took place on the main islands of Japan. The Japanese were prepared for this and were in no real danger of conquest. Next the Japanese prepared to move into the peninsula of Korea and take its major cities as well as move down through its colonies. The Battle of Seoul 서울 was the last battle in the Koreo-Japanese War and Japan took the whole Korean Kingdom and was poised to take the rest of the continent once the development Kaifu talked of was finished. Seoul was take in 655 (98 BC) and this was the end of the Koreo-Japanese War.

The Port City of Kaifu above the Korean Peninsula was established after Japan’s conquest. The Emperor Kaifu died without a child so his brother became Emperor Fuyutsuki in 660 (95 BC). Crown Prince Koizumi was the first member of the Imperial family of Japan to set foot on the mainland. The people of Japan moved to the colonies that were being built by the slaves from New Echizen and Korean laborers and became even wealthier and more their military became even stronger.

The First Sinican Council

In the small kingdoms of Chu, Wei, Xi, and Han had been growing closer over recent years. The Council of the Four Kingdoms was established to manage the affairs and development, as well as defense, of these kingdoms. With the recent developments in Korea and the encroachment of Japan on the mainland the discussions turned to that issue. The Kingdoms decided to invite their neighbors to the next meeting, Song and Tang came willingly and Yan came eagerly with their country being the closest to the Taiwanese military base. Bei and Nan came after overcoming their feelings of shame at having to ask for help from other neighbors, the Nanese believed that the Council was actually a trap and only sent one diplomat. The King of Yan himself came to make an impassioned speech calling for immediate reunification.
Sinica at start of Sino-Japanese War

Sinica at the Start of the Sino-Japanese war

During this meeting the Taiwanese Military under the direction of Japan moved to take Yan as their military had moved to protect their King in a foreign Kingdom. Yan was quickly taken over and the King of Yan ruling in exile. This action called for a reorganization of the armies of the several Kingdoms into a force called the League of the Sinican Council.The naval ports and the army bases were connected together into the several kingdoms which used to be pointed at each other. The loss of the Ports of Xiamen and Putian was a setback for the naval portions of the League but they made up for it in Beijing, Hainan, Nanjing, Tianjin, and other cities. The armies moved to take defense up to the borders of the provinces. The Preparations for War were made by the Sinican Council and the only member who was no longer of a constituent part was placed as general of the military, The King of Yan became the Commander-in-Chief of the League of the Sinican Council and brought many of the other Yanese Generals into other leadership positions. The Council declared War on Japan in 660 (93 BC) but did not move to attack the Japanese first for fear of losing what momentum they had.

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