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The Kingdom of Hmongland is a landlocked country located in Southeast Asia. The kingdom was established in 1921 after the War of the Insane (Rog Paj Cai/Rog Phim Npab or Guerre de Fou). The Kingdom of Hmongland was founded by Pa Chay Vue (Paj Cai Vwj), after gaining independence he became known as King Pa Chay Vue. The Kingdom of Hmong land consists of Dien Bien, Phongsali, Sam Neua, Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, Oudomxai, Louang Namtha, Bokeo, and Sainyabuli provinces.

Hmongland
Kingdom of Hmongland
Anthem "Our Fatherland"
Capital Long Tieng
Largest city Xieng Khouang
Language Hmong, Lao, French, English
Religion
  main:
 
Animism, Buddhism
  Other religions: Christianity
Ethnic groups
  main:
 
Hmong
  - other Mien, Khmu, Lao
Area 122368 sq km
Population 10,767,874
  - 2016 estimate 10,700,850
  - 2016 census 10,767,874
- Annexation 1921
Currency Dolla


History

The War of the Insane (Rog Paj Cai/Rog Phim Npab or Guerre de Fou), was fought between nationalist Hmong and the French colonialist, along side with Lao locals, from 1918 to 1921. The Hmongs were lead by Pa Chay Vue, a Hmong nationalist, believed to have magical power. The Hmongs were equipped with their own flintlock guns and tree trunk made like cannon. The French on the other hand were equipped with more modernized weapons.

The Hmongs knew how to fight on their own home turfs. Unlike the French, most soldiers never set foot on mountainous and Hmong land regions. The Hmongs had the advantages; guerrilla warfare, populace support, and fighting on their own lands. The French had disadvantages; a conventional army fighting a guerrilla group, and WWII at home in France.

At the height of the war, 40,000 sq km of land was the war zone in northern Indochina. From Dien Bien Phu, Tonkin (Northern Vietnam) to Nam Ou, Luang Prabang, and from Muong Cha north of Vientiane to Sam Neua in Laos. The outcomes were a Hmong victory, Hmong independence, the French army withdrawal from all Hmong lands, and the Hmong-French Treaty.

WWII didn't have much affect on Hmongland in the late 30's and early 40's. Imperial Japan and Great Britain signed a treaty for Hmongland to be a buffer zone. King Pa Chay Vue agreed to have Japanese families and soldiers migrate into his country for those left around Southeast Asia after Imperial Japan's surrender in WWII.

The First Indochinese War also didn't affect much of Hmongland late 40's. After the Hmong's independence, the French never bothered with them. Only minor Vietnamese attack on some villages occurred but diplomatic between the Kingdom and Communist Vietnamese worked out.

The Second Indochina really affected Hmongland as a whole. This is when Vang Pao earned the rank of General. The Geneva Convention listed Hmongland and Laos to be neutral nations. But North Vietnam violated the Convention, China on the other hand didn't bother with both of the neutral nations. North Vietnam was at war with South Vietnam and the U.S. The Americans called for an alliance between Hmongland and the U.S. Americans wanted Hmongs to help fight North Vietnam from the north and the Americans would fight North Vietnam from the south. King Pa Chay Vue denied the call for alliance, but will only accept military aid from the U.S. U.S military officials agreed with this and sent weapons heavily to Hmongland. In may 1961, North Vietnam invaded Hmongland, for they wanted to control the Ho Chi Minh Trail to South Vietnam. The Hmongs didn't want North Vietnamese on Hmong soil. War between the two nations caused major casualties between both sides.

This is when the Hmong people were all united as a whole, or entirely Nationalist Hmong. Hmong man from China, Thailand, Burma, and northeastern North Vietnam traveled to fight. Hmongland had over 165,000 soldiers and the Royal Hmong Air Force was born. North Vietnamese had over 140,000 soldiers to fight but with no air force. At this time, the Royal Hmong Air Force only numbered 150 members and 60 aircraft, mostly T-28s. Lee Lue was the Hmong ace pilot in this war who flew over 5000 missions. But sadly he was shot down by an anti-aircraft fire and died on July 12, 1969. He was promoted to Major, and the motto was attributed to him and the rest of the Air Warriors "Fly until you die." This motto is still used for the Royal Hmong Air Force.

The results ended with Americans withdrawal and losing the war, North and South Vietnam were united, and North Vietnam troops withdrew from Hmongland. Peace was at hand between Vietnam and Hmongland, but the Hmong people always kept an eye on Vietnam.

After the Second Indochina War, minor conflicts occur on border disputes between Vietnam and Thailand. The Kingdom of Hmongland joined the United Nations in 1984.

Politics

The Kingdom of Hmongland is a monarch country. King Pa Chay Vue the King of Hmongland. Prime Minister Touby Lyfoung is responsible for foreign affairs and foreign trade.

People are free to elect the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister serves only about five years. After five years elections are held,. The Prime Minister may run again but only twice more can he run. The King of Hmongland is run through bloodlines. The Pa Chay Vue family is the royal family of the Kingdom of Hmongland, only his kin could become King and/or Queen of Hmongland, but has to be chosen by the King himself before his death.

Military

General Vang Pao is the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Hmong Army and the Royal Hmong Air Force. Every Hmong man and woman is allowed to bear arms at any age. So at times of invasions, they will be able to protect themselves from enemies.

The Royal Hmong Army consists of 120,000 members, all well equipped. The Army has over 2000 artilleries and 1400 tanks. Weapons include a mix of Western and Soviet weapons. The AK-47 is the primary assault rifle.

The Royal Hmong Air Force consists of 15,000 members. The Air Force has 800 fighters, 200 bombers, and 130 fighter bombers planes. The planes and jets are a mix of Western and Soviet aircraft, like the Soviet MiG's and the American F fighters. The plane that the Royal Hmong Air Force respects the most is the American T-28 flown by pilot Lee Lue during the Second Indochina War. Lee Lue and the T-28 are highly respected in the Royal Hmong Air Force.

Economy

The Kingdom of Hmongland is a capitalist economy. 80% are industries, businesses and other, while 20% is agriculture.

During the late 20's to late 40's, Hmong people were mostly farmers and merchants. They grew rice and opium as a major income. Throughout the early 50's and early 70's, Hmongs were in the position of defending their fatherland against Communist invaders. Opium growing grew 80% from the 20's to 40's. The Hmongs turn opium into Heroin and sold it to China, Burma, Thailand, and the U.S to fund their war against North Vietnam. From the late 70's into the present, the Kingdom of Hmongland became a great capitalist country. Business and industries thrive and are still growing.

Foreign Affairs

The Kingdom of Hmongland's foreign trading partners are the U.S, China, Thailand, Burma, the Kingdom of Laos, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and South Korea.

Hmongland's allies are China, Burma and the Kingdom of Laos. These two nation has long been Hmongland's allies since their independence from the French.

Present

The Kingdom of Hmongland remains one of the most peaceful countries in South East Asia. They help with conflicts around the world. Also they remain as one of the largest economic powers in Asia.

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