|Hani under American suzerainty
Hani sanban nyou Mégoku
(and largest city)
|Official languages||Han, American English|
|Recognised regional languages||Tagalog, Pangasinese, Bicolano, Bisaya, Cebuano,|
|Government||Unitary constitutional monarchy under American suzerainty|
|Currency||Chang (钱, 창 or ¢)|
Hani under American suzerainty (Han: 哈尼在下的美国; 하니산반녀매고쿠, tr. Hani sanban-ou nyou Meigoku) was a period in Han history that had started with the Han–American Protectorate Treaty in 1905 following the Han–American War. The treaty was commonly considered an unequal treaty, and gave Americans Han suzerainty whilst the Hans retained sovereignty as an American protectorate, albeit one that was heavily influenced by the Americans.
After the devastation brought by the Second World War, Hani would end its status as an American protectorate and declare independence in 8th January 1945, just mere months before the even more devastating First Han Civil War and the subsequent division of Hani into a capitalist north and a communist south. After the war, the 1905 Han–American Protectorate Treaty was declared null and void (a declaration of its illegality and nature as a unequal treaty) and the United States paid a sum of a billion dollars worth of reparations to the Yi Imperial household and victims (those who lost a family member) of the war.
The economic modernisation and industrialisation of the Han archipelago, while had begun during the later Yi dynasty, had accelerated under American suzerainty. However, this was at the cost of Han personal freedoms and customs, most notably the freedom of expression, as many Hans resented American rule, and neo–Confucianism and Buddhism, whose activities were suppressed as they were seen as counters against the established secular state. Also, the manner of the acceleration of industrialisation under American suzerainty; the utilisation of industrialisation primarily for purposes that would benefit solely the Americans, the exploitation of the Han people within their own country, the marginalisation of Han history and culture, and the land's environmental exploitation, and other alleged negative effects, would contribute to anti-Americanism among Hans even to this day.