日本 共和国 (Republic of Nihon)

Entity Information

Territories: Japan
Capital: 江戸 (Edo)
Languages: 日本語 (Nihongo)
Population:

Government Information

Government Form: Aristocratic Presidential Republic

総裁 (Sosai): 秋田 吉乃 (Akita Kitsuno)
副総裁 (Fuku Sosai): 織田 有高 (Oda Aritaka)
Other Government Officials:
Secretary of Defense: Nakata Mirai
Secretary of Intelligence
Secretary of Justice
Secretary of Communications: Izumi Felix Kjellberg
Secretary of State
Secretary of Commerce, Industry, and Trade
Secretary of Health
Secretary of Infrastructure
Secretary of Agriculture

Summary

History

The death of Oda Nobunaga was the catalyst for many things, most of which was kept secret. His assassination showed that Nihon was not yet ready for his plans and a select group took his orders and hid with them, slowly expanding their organization. Normally this sort of organization would not survive the test of time, but they were patient, slowly expanding their influence, but never growing big enough to be noticed. Their first hurdle occurred in 1869 when one of their agents went rogue. Admiral Enomoto Takeaki refused to surrender and tried to bring about the plans early, announcing the Republic of Ezo. Thankfully with the work of their other agents the Republic was quickly crushed and their plans kept under wraps.<br /> <br /> Through the decades they courted the disenfranchised former Daimyos and Samurai, bringing more and more into the fold. As they grew in numbers it was harder to keep their existence from being noticed and slowly the Imperial Government began to suspect that something was happening. After the success of the First World War the Imperial Government and Military celebrated, they had grown Nihon and there was little that could stop them in Asia.<br /> <br /> So while Europe mourned, Nihon celebrated and continued their oppression of the other Asian nations. It was at this moment that things became far more interesting. While the civilian government existed, it had no power. Even so the Army was tired of listening to it and launched a coup in the name of the Emperor. Seizing power they attempted to eliminate their main opposition in the Navy, attempting to arrest Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. The Navy and Marines were not about to let that happen and a tense standoff occurred, dissipating when the Army gave up on the attempt. Not knowing when it would happen again the Navy and Marines became distrustful of their comrades in arms and would only travel with a known loyal escort.<br /> <br /> Soon the war began, and the tides within Nihon began to shift. After the arrest attempt Yamamoto and the several other Admirals began plotting on how to get back at the Army, and were approached by Nobunaga’s agents. They had sensed that the time was ripe and it was time to make their move. With the Navy and Marines brought into the fold they began to get bolder, recruiting more people, sending threats to those they deemed disposable. As the war inevitably worsened for Nihon they began planting the seeds of revolution, a protest here, some vandalism there, slowly the people began to turn against the government. As the front in China collapsed they made their move.<br /> <br /> Emperor Hirohito was constantly on the move. To protect him from Allied assassins he never really stayed in one place. As he traveled through the capital one day his motorcade hit a roadblock, there was a group of protestors in the street. As the Army went to clear the road another group snuck up on the motorcade and planted a bomb on the car. Moments later it exploded and the Emperor was gone.<br /> <br /> The death of Hirohito was the catalyst needed and soon there was a mass revolt and with the help of the Marines the government was arrested. Some of the worst offenders were shot immediately, while the others were thrown in prison, to be handed over to the Allies, this included the Imperial family.<br />