Shogunate of Kōshi was a nation located on the Sulawesi Island. It was formally a Finnish colony until 1875. It soon ceased to exist following Empress Mikaela Tanaka's marriage in 1937, and is succeeded by the Imperial Confederation of Saigyō.
Since then, Kōshi became an autonomous state in the new Confederation, and is able to set their own laws and stuff as long it doesn't conflict with the basic constitution.
Colony of Kōshi (Finland)
Kōshi was originally established by Finland in 1761 though soon was re-established in 1766. Since then, Kōshi has been a part of Finland for 114 or 109 years (from 1761-1875 or 1766-1875).
Shogunate of Kōshi
In 1875, and seeing Finland in ruins, Kaija Tanaka (who was elected as new governor of Kōshi) peacefully declared Kōshi independent in 1875. It was soon recognised by both Kanako Björklund and the Republic of Kazami. Kanako Björklund wished them good luck as well. In 1876 Shogun Helmiina Konpaku established Reiuzi as the political capital and Harjavalta as the imperial capital (read: where the Empress lives and rules). Later in 1879 Empress Kaija Tanaka took control of the Republic of Kazami after it was transferred to them by Kanako Björklund. Around the 1880s the Shogunate of Kōshi begun to research more into technology areas and soon had Street Lights and, with the help of the Nipponese Telephone Company, telephone lines being hooked up in the nation. In 1920, Empress Kaija Tanaka established the Kūgun (Air Force) for the Shogunate of Kōshi's military. In 1921, Empress Yuyuko Seppänen of Finland gave the Finnish colony of Hyvinkää to Empress Kaija Tanaka, and she had accepted. Afterwards, the former Finnish colony of Hyvinkää had joined the Shogunate of Kōshi, and in 1922 new Prefectures were added after absorbing the former colony. In 1922, the first ever Grand Prix Kurumáilu (motor racing) in the world was held in the Shogunate of Kōshi that was established by Empress Kaija Tanaka. In 1930, Empress Kaija Tanaka, along with former Shogun Helmiina Konpaku, died in their sleep, and both had special funeral in Reiuzi; then former Empress Kaija Tanaka was buried in Toyoreiden and is now known by her posthumous name, Empress Tanatoku; while Helmiina Konpaku was buried in Yorireiden. In 1933, the Safaia Elokuva theatre was built by Empress Mikaela Tanaka to play animations and other films. In 1937, Empress Mikaela Tanaka had married Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin to form the Imperial Confederation of Saigyō and so Kōshi and Brunei merged together to form it.
Region of Kōshi
In 1940, Emperor Ahmad Tajuddin had drawn up a new law which promotes the Confederacy as a secular nation. This caused some problems in Kōshi, in which they tolerated most religions, except Christianity. The Kōshis had objected to having Churches being built there, as the Kōshis hated it. In 1944, few Kōshis actually spoke out against the new secular law, but decided to not say much about it and tolerate it to an extent; despite this, the Kōshis still hold their hatred of Christianity and its variants.
The name of Kōshi originally came from the Nipponese city of a similar name. Though, Nippon's city of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture is spelled with a 'c' while the Shogunate of Kōshi has Kōshi spelt with an 's' in place instead. As the city of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture was also the place of a Finnish trading post, the Finns named their next colony after the Nipponese city of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture.
The Kanji is also different. While the Nipponese city of Kōchi in Kōchi Prefecture is written as 高知, the Shogunate of Kōshi has the Kanji written as 合志.
The imperial capital of Shogunate of Kōshi is Harjavalta while the political capital is Reiuzi (OTL Mowewe, Sulawesi). Other city include Pieksämäki, Futatsuiwa, Tuohikuu, Yääkumö, Watatsuki (OTL Asera, Sulawesi).
Shogunate of Kōshi is slowly gaining international reignition. Shogunate of Kōshi also remains contact with Finland as well.
The Shogunate of Kōshi is a member of the Asian Council and the Hakurei League
The colours for different nations are follow:
Blue = Good condition - means that the ally shows no harm or anything and is helping and being friendly to Kōshi
Red = Risky/Cautious - Kōshi is very cautious about it, and doesn't know yet whether to actually trust the ally nation or not.
- Nippon (日本) (and trade deal)
- Commonwealth of Eetoria and Ngainkeha (and trade deal)
- Republic of Kazami (風見共和国) (and trade deal)
- Bhārat (भारत)
- Neue Brandenburg
- Pan-Celtic Union/Ireland
- Brunei (بروني)
Like Finland, Shogunate of Kōshi is mainly a peaceful nation and does not wish to fight anyone, and rather signs/have peace treaties instead.
The colours for different nations as follows:
Yellow = A watch is issued to make sure it does not show any threat to Kōshi.
Red = Warning/Caution is issued as this nation is acting hostile to Kōshi and may need help to prevent a war from happening.
- Republic of Wonderlaand (ワンダーランド共和国)
As of 1922, Shogunate of Kōshi has only 15 Prefectures:
- Greater Harjavalta (city state)
- Greater Reiuzi (city state)
Official language is Finnish, Japanese and Nirandogo (にらんど語; a fusion language that mixes both Finnish and Japanese). For religion, Shintō and Finnish paganism is main, and also official religions of Shogunate of Kōshi. Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism are tolerated. Other religions are tolerated, but to an extent. Christianity and its variants are banned and are not tolerated at all; those who practice it will be exported to another nation that does tolerate it or are put in prison and in rare cases, are executed. Islam is somewhat tolerated but to an extent. However, foreigners that come for visit or are working for shipping, trade, etc are safe, but if caught trying to spread their religion (only religion that is not tolerated or tolerated to an extent) in the Shogunate of Kōshi they will be deported back to their country of origin.
The Shogunate of Kōshi also has a very strong Anti-Swedish sentiment, though it wasn't noticed until after the fall of Sweden in 1889.
Shogunate of Kōshi was, like it says, a Shogunate. The Empress is in control, and the Shogun is like a Prime Minister. The Shogunate of Kōshi is also (and still) pro-feminine.
The Shogunate of Kōshi had only one puppet, the Republic of Kazami. The Republic of Kazami was originally a Finnish puppet, until in 1879 when Kanako Björklund transferred the Republic of Kazami from being a Finnish puppet to a Shogunate of Kōshi puppet. Both Empress Kaija Tanaka and Prime Minister Yuuka Järvenpää of Republic of Kazami accepted the transfer. In 1910, the Republic of Kazami is fully powered by electricity.
List of leaders of the Republic of Kazami
- Prime Minister Yuuka Järvenpää (Democratic, Female, Shintoist) [rule from:1876-1894]
- Tenshi Mäkeläinen (Female, Shintoist) [rule from:1894-]
List of leaders of Shogunate of Kōshi
Kōshi lasted from 1875 until 1936. In 1937, it was succeeded by the Imperial Confederation of Saigyō. Even though Empress Mikaela Tanaka (along with Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin) and Shogun Kazuko Häkkinen continued to rule under the new nation, this section only covers the independent Shogunate up until 1936.
- Kaija Tanaka, Shintoist, Empress of Kōshi [rule from: 1875-1930]
- Mikaela Tanaka, Shintoist, Empress of Kōshi [rule from: 1930-1936]
- Helmiina Konpaku, female, Finnish paganism, Shogun of Kōshi [rule from: 1875-1929] (died 1930)
- Kazuko Häkkinen, female, Finnish paganism, Shogun of Kōshi [rule from: 1929-1936]
Shogunate of Kōshi shall always be referred to as 'she' as most of the Shogunate of Kōshi government is mostly feminine.
Kōshi has been a colony of Finland from 1761/1766 until 1875, which lasted 114/109 years. Then from 1875 until 1936, Kōshi was an independent Shogunate for 61 years. Since 1937, it became a Region of the new nation of Saigyō.
Overall, Kōshi has existed for 176/171 years (as of 1937).