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Da Shun (Long live the Qing)

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Northern Chinese Empire of Great Da Shun
Da Shun Bei Zhonghua Huangdiguo
Timeline: timeline
(and largest city)
Language Mandarin
Great Marshal
Independence from Empire of China (Qing Dynasty)
  declared 1850
  recognized 1851
Currency Northern Chinese Dollar

Da Shun has inherited the Northern part of Qing China, including Zhili(plus most of the Northeast), Shandong, Mongolia and Xinjiang. Da Shun relies heavily on heavy industries and has a remarkaby modern military. The Da Shun dynasty was founded through a fabricated peasant uprising in 1850 with the help of progressive generals. The emperor himself remains an isolated puppet while the state is de facto a military oligarchy. Under marshal Li Hongzhang, Da Shun could sccessfully neutralize the threats of a rising Japan and an expansionist Russia, while several major uprisings (especially by the Uighurs in Xinjiang) were treated with unspeakable brutality. To avoid further ethnical rebellions, Mongolia and Xinjiang were incorporated as provinces. Fearing a pro-Japanese orientation in Korea, the kingdom was also de jure annexed into Da Shun (in 1895). This policy has been described as "internal Imperialism" by later historians. Nevertheless, trade with Germany, Great Britain, France and the US flourishes. In the West, Da Shun is referred to as the "Northern Chinese Empire".

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