The Republic of Korea, commonly known as Korea or Corea is an authoritative presidential republic, with one legal party (National Patriot Party), and one man as the leader. It was founded in May 26, 1934. It gained its freedom from the Empire of Japan when there was a coup in the Japanese Diet. The new Japanese government allowed the Koreans to become their own nation, and even handed over several war criminals to Korea to be tried. However, despite all this, many Koreans still hate the Japanese.
|Close to War||United States||The United States is a threat to Korea.|
|Close to War||Soviet Union||The Soviet Union is a potential threat to Korea.|
|Close to War||Japan||Japan is Korea’s greatest enemy.|
|Close to War||Manchuria||Manchuria is an enemy of Korea.|
|Close to War||Siam||Another part of the E.A.T.S.P, Siam is another one of Korea’s greatest allies.|
|Close to War||India||The newest member of the EATSP, India, is a close ally of Korea, with Korea having provided advisors and engineers to bring their military up to date.|
|Close to War||Indochina||Indochina is another member of the EATSP, mostly a puppet of Japan.|
|Close to War||Indonesia||Indonesia is another member of the EATSP that joined the EATSP after Japan liberated them from the Netherlands. They are a puppet of Japan.|
|Close to War||Malaysia||Malaysia is another member of the EATSP that is mainly a puppet of Japan. They were liberated from Britain by Japan.|
|Close to War||Burma||Burma is another member of the EATSP that is mainly a puppet of Japan.|
|Close to War||Northern China||Northern China was left unconquered by the EATSP and eventually became a puppet of Japan and joined the EATSP|
|Close to War||Nanjing Regime||The Nanjing Regime rose from the ashes of the city of Nanjing and are a puppet of Japan and a member of the EATSP|
|Potential Ally||Turkey||Turkey is a potential ally of Korea.|
Timeline (from Independence, 1934)Edit
- 1934.5- After much discussion, the Korean Liberation Army agrees to the cease fire suggested by the Japanese. It is met with outrage by much of the people, but they are still happy to see the Japanese go. Kim Il-Sung, one of the leaders of the KLA takes leadership, and begins the process of systematically improving the Korean interior. They request the Japanese quickly get the hell out of their nation, or the consequences would be dire for both sides. Korea also thanks Japan for handing over war criminals to Korea and hints of a long relationship between the two nations. The men who are sent to Korea by the Japanese are executed in public by beheading, to much cheering from the civilians. The Korean government begins to improve its exterior, as well as its military.
- 1935:- Korea continues to improve their interior, as well as the military. A new government is created, with Ministry of Defense, Ministry of the Interior, etc. They ask the Soviet Union for trade relations, as well as the United States. The Korean military also requests that Soviet personnel come in to train them, and asks for warplanes. Korean factories also begin to be built, and reconstruction continues. Vast amounts of minerals are detected in the northern part, and mining is planned for a few years.
- 1935.5:- Korea continues to improve their interior, as well as amp up their military. Trading is started with the Soviet Union, and with Japan in secret. Korea continues reconstruction, as well as building up their merchant navy. They hope to have a good economy by 1940. They also begin to build a public transportation system, comprised of buses at this point. They hope to have a train system set up by the end of two decades.
- 1936:- Korea continues to improve their infrastructure as well as their military. Hospitals, schools, etc are built all over the nation. They also express their interest in any future Olympic games. A military alliance with Siam is also put into place.
- 1936.5:- Korea continues to amp up their military, as well as improve their interior and relations with other nations. Their merchant fleet continues to be expanded, and heavy trading with Siam occurs. The Korean economy jumps very drastically.
- 1937: Korea continues to amp up their military, as well as continue building their economy. There is a big surplus in the budget, and the money is stored up for next year.
- 1937.5: -Korea continues to industrialize, and asks for an alliance with the United States. They continue secretly trading with Japan, and mass trading with Siam. The economy improves greatly. Also, with the help of confusion in China from the Japanese invasion, Korea takes a little land in Manchuria, close to the Soviet Union.
- 1938:- Korea continues to industrialize, as well as militarize. They take a little more land in Manchuria, and the nation continues to modernize.
- 1938.5:- Korea declares their support for Persia, although they have no way of helping. They do, however, request an alliance with Persia, as well as with the United States, UK and France. The interior continues to be improved, and the military is amped up as well. They request to buy some tanks from the Soviet Union, who makes the best tanks around.
- 1939:- Korea continues to improve their interior, and also begin to do heavy training with the tanks that were provided by the Soviet Union. They are superior to anything the Japanese can offer, although there are not enough of them. They continue to support Persia and condemn Turkey.
- 1939.5:- Korea continues to modernize, and continues heavy trading. They agree to join the Japanese alliance, although it does not sell well with the people. Some figures in the government protest the move, but they are minority figures.
- 1940:- Korea continues to improve its military, focusing on high-tech, since they have limited numbers compared to their neighbors (USSR, China, Japan). They ask for an alliance with the UK and France.
- 1940.5- Korea continues to amp up their military, as well as improve their interior. The efficiency of the Korean worker is unrivaled throughout the world, while receiving much less pay than most Western nations.
- 1941:- Korea condemns the Turkish invasion and continues to amp up their military and their interior. The navy continues to be commissioned, and plans are made for a possible aircraft carrier. It is also recognized for the first time, that battleships are no longer the power-projector that they used to be, and that the new king of the seas is the airplane and carrier. They don't build any battleships.
- 1941.5:- Korea condemns the Swedish invasion of Norway, but doesn't do anything about it. Korea continues to amp up their military, which is very strong, although not as strong as the world powers. Korea also continues to plan their new aircraft carrier.
- 1942:- Korea continues to build up their military, while improving their interior. They also amp up trading with both Siam and Japan, as requests trade deals with Manchuria. The navy is also revamped completely. The aircraft carrier is almost done, to be christened the ROKS Goryeo.
- 1942.5:- After careful consideration, the Korean High Council agrees to provide support in the campaign against China- however, it is minimal. The aircraft carrier is finally finished, and is fitted with some obsolete planes. They begin to develop the OTL equivalent of the Hellcat, the next generation of the Wildcat. Dive bombers also begin production. Construction of another aircraft carrier commences.
- 1943:- Korea continues to produce aircraft carriers and aircraft. The Hellcat is finished, and begins mass production in factories. Meanwhile, the interior continues to be improved. They also ask the Soviet Union to provide them with more tanks.
- 1943.5:- Korea continues to produce military hardware, as well as stabilize their interior. Military help continues to be sent to China.
- 1944:- Korea continues to amp up their military, and another aircraft carrier is finished. They plan to have a total of three by 1950, and a possible six or seven by 1970. The Korean economy continues leaping forward, with the GDP rising by 7.2% this year.
- 1944.5:- Korea continues to work on their interior, as well as their military. Their second aircraft carrier is finished, and they have no plans to create a third. The ROKS ‘’Goryeo’’ successfully launches Hellcat and dive-bomber raids against Chinese positions. More money is put into fighter development, as well as dive bombers. A small nuclear program is SECRETLY started.
- 1945:- Korea continues to improve their interior and military. The economy rises another 8.3%, and living conditions increase dramatically. Offensive operations continue from their two aircraft carriers, although they consume much fuel. The nuclear project also continues.
- 1945.5:- Korea creates the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, or the KCIA. It is given much power, much more than the OTL CIA of the 21st century. The KCIA begins to train its officers. Also, the Republic of Korea Special Operations Command is created, as well as the 1st SOG, or Special Operations Group. They are the equivalent of SAS, and get much more training than the average soldier. They also offer their condolences to the Japanese and offer to send aid. The new Prime Minister also vows to avenge the death of their old one.
- 1946:- Korea continues to amp up their military, as well as their infrastructure. More aircraft are built, and the nuclear program continues. The 1st SOG continues training as well.
- 1946.5:- Korea condemns the Turkish invasion. Korea also continues to amp up their military and interior, and also continues to work together heavily with the Japanese. The current generation has mostly forgotten about the past with Japan, and are willing to accept cooperation with Japan. The cities also continue to become bigger, while the rural areas decrease. Environmental groups begin to form over the strip mining of the mountains, as well as the cutting down of forests. They are, however, mostly ignored.
- 1947:- Korea continues to condemn the Turkish invasion. Korea also continues to amp up their military and interior, and also continues to work together heavily with the Japanese. Environmentalist concerns again surface, and are again beaten down. The 1st SOG also continues training, as does the KCIA.
- 1947.5:- Korea continues to condemn the Turkish invasion. Korea also continues to amp up their military and interior, and also continues to work together heavily with the Japanese. Environmental concerns again surface, and are again beaten down. The 1st SOG also continues training, as does the KCIA. The two aircraft carriers are now split up, in the Yellow Sea and East Sea. Work continues on the nuclear project.
- 1948:- Korea continues to build up their military, as well as their infrastructure and economy. The stock market is a booming success, as is the Myrae Corporation. Cars start appearing on the streets for wealthy people, although within a few years they will be mass produced and common. Strip mining also starts in the northern mountains, where high deposits of coal, iron, gold and other minerals are discovered. Korea continues its nuclear program, receiving a little aid from Japan.
- 1948.5:- Korea continues to build up their military, as well as their infrastructure and economy. The stock market is a booming success, as is the Myrae Corporation. Cars start appearing on the streets for wealthy people, although within a few years they will be mass produced and common. Strip mining also starts in the northern mountains, where high deposits of coal, iron, gold and other minerals are discovered. Korea continues its nuclear program, receiving a little aid from Japan.
- 1949:- Korea continues to amp up their military. They take the plans the Japanese have provided and begin to construct one - it is estimated to be finished by 1952 or 1953.
- 1949.5:- Korea continues to amp up their military. They take the plans the Japanese have provided and begin to construct one - it is estimated to be finished by 1952 or 1953. Troops are recalled from China. Some protests begin from students, who consider the government to be a dictatorship - they are harshly put down.
- 1950:- Korea continues to amp up their military. They take the plans the Japanese have provided and begin to construct one - it is estimated to be finished by 1952 or 1953. Troops are recalled from China. Some protests begin from students, who consider the government to be a dictatorship - they are harshly put down.
- 1950.5:- Korea continues to pull troops out of China. Protests against the government continue, as do the crackdowns. Students begin to throw rocks at policemen, and the army is called to back them up. The nuclear program continues. However, when it is leaked that their government is working on a nuclear weapon, mass protests occur within the nation.
- 1951:- Mass student protests continue against the government- more harsh measures are used, as the President seeks reelection next year. The Army is once again called in to handle the students. However, to the shock of both the President and the rest of the government, elements sympathize with the student movement and actually join them. However, most remain loyal to the government. The Massacre of Seoul occurs when soldiers open fire on 500 protesting students. Over 62 students were killed and hundreds injured. The nuclear program continues to develop.
- 1951.5:- Korea continues on their nuclear program. The protests continue, with no sign of ending. The government continues to take its hardliner stance against the protests.
- 1952:- Korea continues to work on their nuclear program - however, it receives much heat from student protesters. Martial law is declared as protests reach a climax, with the Seoul and Pusan Riots. Over six police officers are killed in the attacks, as well as 40 protesters. The military patrols the streets and a curfew is in effect. Seven more people are shot when they disobey the curfew. Many people begin to call for the resignation of Kim Il-Sung.
- 1952.5:- Protests reach a climax just as the nuclear program is finished and the nuclear weapon is detonated at sea. Protesters storm several police departments and kill several dozen police officers. Chaos breaks out in Korea as protesters and police battle it out on the streets, with many police actually joining the protesters.
- 1953:- A full out rebellion occurs in Korea as protesters storm government buildings, capturing the Minister of Health, Agriculture, Defense, and Interior. Kim Il-Sung is also found, and he is hanged outside of the Blue House. A military government takes over with General Lee Sung-Ju taking power.
- 1953.5:- The new government consolidates their power as the military stays in the streets.
- 1954:- The new Korean government continues to consolidate their power as another nuclear weapon is tested. Most of the military pledges their allegiance to the new government since the leader is a military leader. Korea tells the world that they have nothing to fear from this new regime - and that they will be devoted to peace and prosperity for all. The nuclear program continues, and another aircraft carrier starts to be built. The Office of Social Security is also made, which gives pensions to the elderly, helps the jobless, etc.
- 1954.5:- The new Korean government continues to consolidate their power. The interior continues to be improved, although it is not a democracy. The military continues to be built up, and parades are held throughout the nation. The aircraft carrier continues to be created. The first Korean aircraft carrier is also stationed outside of Korean waters- it is placed in international waters under Japan.
- 1955:- Secret high flying surveillance aircraft begin research. However, it is still a long way off.
- 1955.5:- Korea continues the development of a high altitude surveillance plane. The military stops their expansion, as they have reached a comfortable amount of strength. New technologies also continue to be developed. The Mirae Corporation’s new branch which specializes in cars is a huge success, with their stocks increasing almost 500% in three months. Mirae cars sell as fast as they are built - and they are very cheap. The economy improves dramatically with the advent of Mirae, and exports also pick up. They ask for trade deals with the United States and the Soviet Union, which they hope can be two of their biggest importers. Nuclear energy also begins development, as a way of harnessing the incredible energy of nuclear weapons for energy purposes. The current nuclear stockpile reaches 30 weapons, with ten being low-yield and ten being one MT. The rest are in the middle. The third aircraft carrier finishes construction as well, and is named the ROKS Silla. Research also commences on advanced multiple stage delivery systems for the nuclear weapons, as well as submarines which can carry nukes. Work also commences on a nuclear powered submarine.
- 1956:- Korea continues to research the high altitude surveillance aircraft. Nuclear research also continues, as does submarine research. Rocket research continues as well. Hopes are made for a rocket in space by 1965 although that remains very optimistic. Meanwhile, mining continues in the northern sections of the country, and exports continue as well. A secret biological weapons research facility is also opened.
- 1956.5:- Korea continues to research high altitude planes as well as additional nuclear technology. They condemn the Turkish invasion of Persia, and requests they withdraw out of Greece. Meanwhile, it sends advisers and engineers over to India in order to help them with the building of their military.
- 1957:- Korea continues to research high altitude flight, as well as faster-than-sound flight. Hollow point bullets also begin mass production as the army's standard bullet. High explosive rounds are also distributed to tanks and the increasingly effective anti-tank missiles. Space flight also continues research, although it takes a lower precedence.
- 1957.5:- Korea continues research.
- 1958:- Korea continues to research future tech of warfare. High altitude, supersonic flight continues development, as well as cheap bulletproof vests. Meanwhile, the interior is improved, and trade continues as well.
- 1958.5:- Korea continues to research the high altitude surveillance plane, and the research is starting to bear fruit. However, it is still years away from a prototype. Several War Plans are created- including War Plan Red (war with Japan), War Plan Yellow (war with Manchuria), War Plan Green (war with Siam), and War Plan Blue (war with the USSR). They are constantly updated. Meanwhile, Korean advisors and engineers continue to help India and Manchuria in technology and tactics. The Soviet Union is also requested to sell Korea some MiGs.
- 1959:- Korea continues to research experimental technologies. With the new MiGs provided by the Soviet Union, the Korean Air Force continues to train with a vigor.
- 1959.5:- Korea continues to research experimental technologies, focusing on high altitude flight. MiGs begin to be produced in Korean factories, and a new version of the R-22 tank comes out for the army as well. The Korean Marine Corps is also formed, along with the Korean Paratroop Corps.
- 1960:- Korea continues to research experimental technologies, focusing on high altitude flight. MiGs begin to be produced in Korean factories, and a new version of the R-22 tank comes out for the army as well. The Korean Marine Corps is also formed, along with the Korean Paratroop Corps.
- 1960.5:- Korea continues to amp up their military, as well as their nuclear program. Korea also would like for the EATSP to remain the EATSP, perhaps dropping the "east" to become more Asian-centric, with the addition of India.
- 1961:- Korea continues to work on technologies.
- 1961.5:- Korea runs their first test of the high altitude plane, which fails miserably. The pilot is critically injured, although alive. Research in that area continues. Space is also put into the interest of the government, and the go-ahead is given to start a space program. However, it is not put into the primary focus, with military projects still being ahead.
- 1962:- The high altitude fighter is tested, being a massive success. However, a camera powerful enough to capture images accurately cannot be attached yet. Work continues on it, however.
- 1962.5:- The Korean military continues to be built up. However, dissent begins to form (again) in the people as spending continues to be pumped towards the military. Infrastructure and public services are waning, and people are dissatisfied. More nukes are built.
- 1963:- Dissent is quashed as the people are given more rights and focus shifts from military buildup to public services. Korea currently has 40 nuclear weapons, as well as three aircraft carriers. Research continues on a nuclear submarine, as well as space tech. Space exploration is given a priority as it boosts public morale and is useful for military purposes.
- 1963.5:- Research on nuclear submarines continue, and it is nearing completion.
- 1964:- Korea continues to research military technology. The High Altitude Warplane Project continues, with the high altitude surveillance plane already finished. The plane is sent on a test run over Japan, where it is undetected by radar. It returns successfully and gives highly detailed footage of downtown Tokyo. Korea’s navy begins to gear up for war as war with Turkey seems inevitable. The marines double recruitment centers, and propaganda.