This alternate history related article is a stub. You can help by expanding it. China is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations and for most of the last two millennia was one of the largest and most advanced civilizations in the world, until the 1850s when it missed the industrial revolution. Subsequently, imperialism, wars and civil wars damaged the country and its economy up to the end of the Neo-Boxer revolt of 1932.
Following the Berlin Conference, the nation was divided into different economic zones controlled by the various imperial powers. This was done due to the urgining of the United States of America, to prevent the country from being partitioned. The breakdown of the economic zones are as followed:
- Russia: Mongolia, East Turkestan
- United Kingdom: Tibet
- France: Yunnan, Hainan
- Japan: Manchuria
- United States of America:
By the 1950s, China desintigrated as the local rulers supported by foreign investors began to ignore the demands of the central Chinese government. By 1958 China officially ended. The imperial powers managed to guide the collapse as bloodlessly as possible by having the new Chinese successor states form along the lines of the economic zones.
The rise of Japan as a technological powerhouse in the 1970s and the influence of the Pan-Asian League marked a shift in Chinese politics. As the Europeans began losing influence in the area, many of the Chinese successor states began considering serious proposals to reunite China under the influence of the Pan-Asianism philosphy. These ideas came to fruition in 2004 when several Pan-Asian Chinese states formed the United Republics of China.
The URC currently controls only a third of the former territory China held before it collapse, but there are growing pro-URC political parties in several Chinese states.