The Korean Empire is a sovereign state located in the Korean Peninsula. Its neighbours are China to the west and north, and Japan to the east and south. Korea lies in the north temperate zone with a predominantly mountainous terrain. It covers a total area of 385,040 sq km and has a population of 110 million. The capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of ten million.
Korea is a unitary parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Empress Hina as its head of state. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living. It is one of the world's largest economies and a superpower.
Archaeology indicates that the Korean Peninsula was occupied by the Lower Paleolithic period (2.6 Ma - 300 Ka). Korean history begins the founding of Gojoseon in 2333 BCE by the legendary king Dan Gun. Gojoseon gradually disintegrated into many smaller states, of which Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla were the most prominent. Following the unification of the three Kingdoms under Silla in 688 CE, Korea was subsequently ruled by the Goryeo Dynasty (918 - 1392) and Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910). During the Joseon Dynasty, Korea would begin its own colonial empire starting around 1600. It was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1910 for a while up until the end of World War I, Korea regained its independence with the help from Japan. The new Korean Empire was formally established in 1919 and revolutionary leader Kim Jaeyoung became its first emperor. Under Kim's leadership, the Korean economy grew significantly and the country was quickly transformed into one of the world's largest economies.
Korea has a unitary parliamentary system in the context of a constitutional monarchy.
Korea is divided into nine provinces, which are further divided into various counties.
- Gyeonggi Province (Capital: Incheon)
- Gangwon Province (Capital: Wonju)
- Chungcheong Province (Capital: Daejeon)
- Jeolla Province (Capital: Kwangju)
- Gyeongsang Province (Capital: Daegu)
- Hwanghae Province (Capital: Haeju)
- Pyeongan Province (Capital: Pyongyang)
- Hamgyeong Province (Capital: Hamhung)
- Anbyeon Province (Capital: 해삼절벽 Haesam Jeolbyeog (Korean), 海參崴 Hǎishēnwǎi (Chinese); meaning "sea cucumber cliffs")