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|Great Empire of Han|
大漢帝國Timeline: Game of Nations
OTL equivalent: China
Mighty and Free is our Land!
Song to the Auspicious Cloud
|Government||Unitary absolute monarchy|
|-||Premier||Ma Yingjiu (GJD)|
|-||2016|| 7,481,564 km2
2,888,648 sq mi
|-||2016 estimate||1,195,293,900 (1st)|
|GDP (PPP)||2016 estimate|
|Currency||Han Yuan (
|Drives on the||Right|
Han, officially the Great Empire of Han, in Asia, is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.195 billion. The state is an absolute monarchy governed by Emperor Han Guang, advised by his Imperial Cabinet presided by Premier Ma Yingjiu. It exercises jurisdiction over 20 provinces and 7 Imperial Cities. Han is bordered to the north by Siberia, to the northeast by Balhae, and to the south by Ayutthaya.
Covering approximately 7.5 million square kilometers, Han is one of the world's largest states by land area. Han's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Yangtze and Yellow rivers, the third and sixth longest in the world, respectively, run from the Tibetan Plateau to the densely populated eastern seaboard. Han's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres (9,000 mi) long, and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East Han, and South Han seas.
Han is a cradle of civilisation, with its known history beginning with an ancient civilisation – one of the world's earliest – that flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North Han Plain. For millennia, Han's political system has been based on hereditary monarchies known as dynasties. Since 221 BCE, when the Qin Dynasty first conquered several states to form a united empire, the state has expanded; the Han Dynasty which still rules the country to this day has kept the empire united and growing for many centuries, and is among the oldest continuous monarchies in the world. The Han Dynasty has also given its name to the nation itself.
Han had the largest economy in the world for most of the past two thousand years, during which it has seen cycles of prosperity and decline. Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, Han has become one of the world's fastest-growing major economies. As of 2014, it is the world's second-largest economy by nominal GDP and largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Han is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. Han is a recognised nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defence budget. Han is also a member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organisations, including the WTO, APEC, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the BCIM and the G-20. Han is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterised as a potential superpower.
- English: Great Empire of Han
- Hanyu: 大漢帝國 (Dàhàn dìguó)
- Korean: 대한제국 (Daehan Jegug)
- Japanese: 大漢帝國 (だいかんていこく, Daikan teikoku)
- French: Grand Empire des Han
- German: Großhannisches Reich
- Garudan: Grosshannish Rych
- Dutch: Groterijk Han
- Russian: Великая Ханьская Империя