The Nivkhgu Empire (also known as the Nivkhgu Khanate, the Nivkhgu Kingdom or the Pastry Kingdom) is an imperial ethnic-aristocratic state located in northeast Asia. As the largest nation on Earth by land, it spans the people of Siberia, Manchuria, Mongolia, and Alaska. It began as a local kingdom of the Nivkh people in the Amur Basin of East Asia in the early 13th century. After gaining independence from the Mongols in the 14th century, it quickly grew into a massive empire with its own naval armada by the 17th century. Its colonies in Alaska, becoming full states in the 20th century, demonstrate the incredible reach of the empire.