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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.
House of Commons
- Democratic National Party
- Korea National Party
- Workers Party of Korea
Political DivisionsKorea 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|
|North Chungcheong||Sky Blue||Cheongju||363.1|
Seoul Capital District
|Seoul Capital District||Red||233.67|
Outlaying Military Districts
|1||Yalu Military District|
|2||Changbai Military District|
|3||Tumen Military District|
|4||Jeju Military District||120,000||714|
|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.
|M1 Garand||25,000||Standard Issue Rifle||United States|
|M1917||3000||Sniper Rifle||United States||Supplied by the United States (KLA)|
|Type 38||2000||Reserve Units||Japan||Captured During Uprising|
|Mosin-Nagat Model 1891||1000||In Storage||Germany||Supplied by the USSR (KLA)|
|M1911 (Semi-Automatic)||11,000||Frontline Infantry Sidearm||United States|
|M1909 (Revolver)||20,000||Armor, Artillery, and Support Sidearm||United States|
Crew Served Weapons
|M2 Browning (Heavy Machine Gun)||200||Anti-Vehicle||United States|
|M1919 (Medium Machine Gun)||500||Anti-Personnel||United States|
Grenade Launchers, Rocket Launchers, and Explosives
|Mk 2 Pineapple Grenade||10,000||Anti-Personnel Grenade||United States|
|M4 Sherman Medium Tank||300||Infantry Support Tank||United States|
|M3 Stuart||50||Training Tank||United States|
|Type 95 Ha-Go||50||Training Tank||Japan||Captured During Uprising|
|Type 89 I-Go||Ten||Fire Support Tank||Japan||Captured During Uprising|
|M101 Howitzer||500||Fire Support||United States|
|Type 91 10 cm Howitzer||25||Fire Support/Anti-Armor||Japan||Captured During Uprising|
|Type 38 75 mm Field Gun||70||Fire Support/Anti-Armor||Japan||Captured During Uprising|
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.
|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|
Close Air Support
|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|
|C-47 Skytrain||18||Cargo||United States|
|L-4 Grasshopper||6||Forward Air Control/Reconnaissance||United States|
|T-6 Texan||24||Trainer||United States|
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.
|No. 101-class||2||Amphibious Landing Ship||Japan||Unarmed|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- 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