Republic of Korea
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OTL equivalent: Korean Peninsula
Flag of South Korea Emblem of South Korea
Flag Coat of Arms
250px-Locator map of Korea svg
Republic of Korea (in green)

Daemyeong Cheonji (대명천지) (Korean)
("Let there be light on the Land and in the Heavens!")

Capital Seoul
Largest city Seoul
Other cities Pyongyang
  others Japanese, Chinese, English
  others Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity
Ethnic Groups
  others Japanese, Chinese
Demonym Korean
President Kim Koo
Prime Minister Kim Won-bong
Area 220,847 km^2
Population 25,000,000 (est. 1945)
Currency Won



The Republic of Korea is a relatively new democracy, overseen by the United States government for the interim. There is an Executive Branch consisting of the President, a Prime Minister, and the various ministries; a Legislative Branch, consisting of the bicameral National Assembly which is composed of the House of Commons and the Senate; and a dual branch Judicial Branch, made up of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court.

Executive Branch


Prime Minister

Executive Ministries

National Assembly

House of Commons


Judicial Branch

Supreme Court

Constitutional Court

Political Parties


  • Democratic National Party


  • Korea National Party


  • Workers Party of Korea

Political Divisions

Korea Map
Korea has three different territorial division: Provinces, the Capital District, and Outlaying Military Districts. The most numerous is the Province, with thirteen provinces.

The Seoul Capital District is the district hosting the seat of government and is directly controlled by the national government.

The last division is the Outlaying Military Districts. These districts are under military rule, and are near the border of Korea with China, as well as Jeju and several islands off the southern coast near Japan. Due to the instability in China, the military controlled districts prevent incursions on the territory as well as defend the newly independent nation. In the south, these districts provide defense for the cities in the south and ports. Nominally they are for civilian administrative purposes, part of the provinces.


Name Location Capital Area (sq mi) Population Population Density
Gangwon Maroon Chuncheon 12,288.00
Hwanghae Light Green Haeju 6464.76
North Chungcheong Sky Blue Cheongju 363.1
North Gyeongsang Purple Daegu 7691.35
North Hangyeong Blue Chongjin 7,855
North Pyongan Orange Kanggye 10,981.9
South Chungcheong Brown Daejeon 3556.07
South Gyeongsang Pink Busan 4771.44
South Hamgyeong Yellow Hamhung 12,346.00
South Pyeongan Tan Pyeongyang 5770.00

Seoul Capital District

Name Location Population Area Density
Seoul Capital District Red 233.67

Outlaying Military Districts

No. Name Population Area Density
1 Yalu Military District
2 Changbai Military District
3 Tumen Military District
4 Jeju Military District 120,000 714
5 892.7 25,000
6 Dokdo Military District 37 48.22 Acre


The northern portions of Korea are heavily industrialized, covered with factories, mines, and power plants. The southern portions of the nation are primarily agrarian in nature with rice patties, farms, and many crops. There is some minor farming activity in the north, primarily on the east coast and the west coast on the flat plains; and some industrial centers, mainly around Seoul and Busan, in the south.

Korea has the potential to become a major industrial nation with a diversified economy. There are countless factories in the north as well as a strong mining industry and farming to support the population.

The nation also has several major ports, namely Busan, Incheon, Jeju, Nampo, Ulsan, and Yeosu. This gives it the opportunity to become a major exporter and importer with importance on the global scale.


The Republic of Korean Armed Forces are divided into four branches and one sub-branch. They are the Republic of Korea Ground Forces (ROKGF), the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), and the Republic of Korea Special Operations (ROKSO). The Republic of Korea Navy has the Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) under its command as well. Currently the Armed Forces are made up of former resistance groups, a few United States trained units, and American instructors.

The military is overseen by the American military government. Most of the equipment is from pre-WWII and is aging, but there are hopes to begin modernizing the armed forces as soon as possible. There are approximately 15,000 personnel in the armed forces, although that number is growing rapidly to counter the threats from the Soviet Union, Japan and the People's Republic of China.

Republic of Korea Ground Forces

The primary body of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces is the Ground Forces. They number 11,000 personnel, primarily a light infantry force.

The primary rifle of the force is the M1917 bolt action rifle, numbering at about 3000. These were supplied by the Americans during World War II to the various insurgencies fighting the Japanese. There are also approximately 1000 Mosin-Nagant rifles that were supplies by the USSR and captured from various Japanese units. Another 2000 Type 38 rifles are in use, either being captured by various rebel groups, or abandoned by the Japanese when they left Korea. The primary pistol in use is the M1911, with over 1000 in use.

There is a small amount of artillery in use, primarily the Type 91 10 cm howitzer (25 units), and the Type 38 75 mm field gun (70 units). One major weakness of the Republic of Korea Ground Forces is the lack of armored units. There are 50 captured Type 95 Ha-Go light tanks in service as well as ten Type 89 I-Go medium tanks.

The ROK Ground Forces are hoping to purchase modern artillery and tanks from the United States to begin expanding the strength of the ground forces. They are also interested in purchasing cargo trucks and Jeeps for support operations.

After negotiations, there are 300 M4 Sherman light tanks coming into active service, 50 M3 Stuart tanks coming in for training purposes, 500 M101 Howitzers to replace the captured Japanese units, 25,000 M1 Garands and 20,000 M1909 revolvers.

Small Arms

Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
M1 Garand 25,000 Standard Issue Rifle United States
799px-M1 Garand rifle - USA - 30-06 - Armémuseum
M1917 3000 Sniper Rifle United States Supplied by the United States (KLA)
300px-M1917 Enfield - USA - 30-06 - Armémuseum
Type 38 2000 Reserve Units Japan Captured During Uprising
Type 38 Rifle
Mosin-Nagat Model 1891 1000 In Storage Germany Supplied by the USSR (KLA)
Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
M1911 (Semi-Automatic) 11,000 Frontline Infantry Sidearm United States
300px-M1911 A1 pistol
M1909 (Revolver) 20,000 Armor, Artillery, and Support Sidearm United States
M1917 Revolver

Crew Served Weapons

Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
M2 Browning (Heavy Machine Gun) 200 Anti-Vehicle United States
Machine gun M2 1
M1919 (Medium Machine Gun) 500 Anti-Personnel United States
Browning M1919a

Grenade Launchers, Rocket Launchers, and Explosives

Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
Mk 2 Pineapple Grenade 10,000 Anti-Personnel Grenade United States
American Grenade

Armored Vehicles

Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
M4 Sherman Medium Tank 300 Infantry Support Tank United States
M4 Sherman
M3 Stuart 50 Training Tank United States
M3 Stuart
Type 95 Ha-Go 50 Training Tank Japan Captured During Uprising
Japanese Type 95
Type 89 I-Go Ten Fire Support Tank Japan Captured During Uprising
Type 89 I-Go


Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
M101 Howitzer 500 Fire Support United States
M101 Howitzer
Type 91 10 cm Howitzer 25 Fire Support/Anti-Armor Japan Captured During Uprising
Type 91
Type 38 75 mm Field Gun 70 Fire Support/Anti-Armor Japan Captured During Uprising
Type 38

Republic of Korea Air Force

The Republic of Korea Air Force is currently one of the smallest branches of the military. There are 2000 personnel in the Air Force, operating 72 fighter aircraft, 36 attack aircraft, 18 cargo transports, six liaison, and 24 trainer aircraft. There are airbases spread around the nation, with the concentration being near the border with China as well as around the capital.

Fighter Aircraft

Model Quantity Role Origin Armament Image
P-51 Mustang 48 Fighter United States 6 M2 Browning's, Racks for up to 500 lbs. of bombs on each wing, Rack for up to ten, 5-inch rockets
P-47 Thunderbolt 24 Fighter-Bomber United States 8 M2 Browning's, Racks for up to 2,500 lbs. of bombs between both wings, ten, 5-inch rockets
Republic P-47

Close Air Support

Model Quantity Role Origin Armament Image
AT-6 Texan 36 Close Air Support United States Three M1919 Medium Machine Guns, Racks for up to 500 lbs. of bombs on each wing
North American AT-6A (NA-78) in flight (00910460 099)

Cargo Aircraft

Model Quantity Role Origin Image
C-47 Skytrain 18 Cargo United States

Liaison Aircraft

Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
L-4 Grasshopper 6 Forward Air Control/Reconnaissance United States
L-4 Grasshopper

Trainer Aircraft

Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
T-6 Texan 24 Trainer United States
North American AT-6A (NA-78) in flight (00910460 099)

Republic of Korea Navy

The Republic of Korea Navy is the waterborne defense of the nation. It is currently a small force with 5000 personnel operating fourteen destroyers, four corvettes, and two landing ships.

Landing Ships

Class Quantity Role Origin Armaments Image
No. 101-class 2 Amphibious Landing Ship Japan Unarmed
No. 151 Amphibious Assault Ship


Class Quantity Role Origin Armaments Image
Matsu-class 8 Patrol Japan 3 x 127 mm Type 89 Multi-purpose guns, 24 x 25 mm Type 96 AA guns, 4 x 610 mm Type 92 Torpedo launchers, 4 x depth charge throwers
Matsu-class destroyer
Fletcher-class 6 Surface Warfare United States 5 x Mk 12 5 inch Multi-purpose guns, 10 x 40 mm Bofors AA guns, 10 x 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns, 10 x Mk 15 torpedo tubes, 6 x K-gun depth charge projectors
  • Names


Model Quantity Role Origin Notes Image
Tacoma-class 4 Patrol/Anti-Submarine Warfare United States 3 x 3"/50 caliber multipurpose guns, 4 x 40 mm Bofors multipurpose guns, 9 x 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns, 1 x Y-gun anti-submarine warfare mortar, 2 x depth charge projectors
Tacoma-class frigate
  • Names

Naval Bases and Facilities

  • Busan Naval Base
    • The Busan Naval Base is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Fleet. There are two destroyers, two corvettes, and one amphibious landing ship based here. The Korean Navy is planning to expand the base here with repair facilities and new shipyards to begin expanding the naval forces
  • Incheon Naval Base
    • The Incheon Naval Base is the largest base in the nation and is the headquarters of the Western Naval Fleet. The majority of the navy is stationed here to protect the nation from possible attacks from the People's Republic of China. There are seven destroyers, one corvette, and one amphibious landing ship at this naval base.
  • Donghae City Naval Base
    • The Donghae City Naval Base is the headquarters for the Eastern Naval Fleet, and is tasked with defending the eastern coast of the nation from enemy incursions. They are also responsible for defending the Dokio Islands. Most of the Korean Navy deep water ships are stationed here, with five destroyers and one corvette.

Republic of Korea Marine Corps

The Republic of Korea Marine Corps is the newest branch of the armed forces. There is one battalion of marines currently with 800 personnel. They have

Republic of Korea Special Operations

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