|Commonwealth of Asia|
Flag and Coat of Arms of the sub-sector.
|Motto||Strength in unity|
|Political centres||Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei|
|Official language(s)||Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, English (official)|
|Member states||Japan, Republic of Korea, Republic of China|
|President||Sung Jeong Lee|
|Prime minister||Takuma Yosano|
|World superpower ranking||n/a|
|Main exports|| Electronics|
|Controlling power||Council of Asia|
|Government type||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Preceding political entities||East China Sea Pact|
|Average crime rate||High|
The Commonwealth of Asia, (also known as the Union of Free Asian States) is regarded as a political sub-sector that was formed in opposition to Chinese Imperialism. It is largely reliant upon the American Confederation for military aid as strong economic ties exist between members states and the United States.
The Commonwealth of Asia was formed admist fears of Chinese Imperialism against the sovereign states of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of China in the wake of a post-Yellowstone world.
South East Asian Crisis
The Commonwealth of Asia threatened war against the People's Republic of Asia over what they called an illegal war against Malaysia.
Emergence of the Restored White Armies
The entire series of islands have slowly been reduced to nothing more than urbanised rubble. Almost not permanent settlements exist any more. The only city that has remained intact with buildings more than 10 years old is the fortified province of Tokyo, that remains a bulwark to the forces of the RWA. In reality, it's survival merely stems from the mutual goals of both sides in the conflict to take the city completely intact. Thus, it is one of the most dangerous areas in Japan, as civilians are regularly executed by military forces for sympathising with the enemy. Most of the smaller islands have been irradiated or subjected to chemical weapons that make them incapable of supporting human life. Entire areas of land have been levelled by bombardments, vast tracks of the country are littered with mines and many areas are inhospitable due to lingering effects of biological weapons (including anthrax).
South Korea has remained at the forefront of technological advancements over the course of the last century. In light of the troubles in Japan, the Council of Asia has been moved to Seoul due to the threat posed by the RWA to the elected government. The Demilitarized Zone to the north of the capital remains as one of the most heavily defended areas of the planet with American and Japanese forces having been stationed along the border to bolster the forces of the Republic of Korea.
Taiwan has undergone substantial militarization into an island fortress with the goal of safeguarding the sovereign state from foreign invasion. The island has been under martial law since the Restored White Armies attacks against Chinese soil.
The Commmonwealth of Asia does not maintain a unified armed forces and instead reliant upon the military institutions maintained by member states.
Japanese Self-Defense Forces
Republic of Korea Armed Forces
Republic of China Armed Forces
Japan has been a source of tension within the Commonwealth of Asia since the outbreak of the Japanese Civil War, as the government was forced to deploy troops in order to prevent the nation from falling under the control of an extremist terrorist group known as the Restored White Armies. Millions have been slaughtered by the soldiers of the PDC, who continue to fight in tandem with American and Chinese forces in what appears to be an endless war against the insurgents.
The RWA have also become a constant thorn in the side of the People's Republic of Asia, disrupting resources and razing towns on a regular basis that has lead to a harsh military response leveled against the island nation by Chinese forces. The RWA are infamous for the Tokyo Massacre (known to the locals as the Bloodbath of Eternal Mourning) where millions were slaughtered by RWA soldiers for being "Government Sympathisers". The JSDF responded viciously to the attack, bombing the RWA sympathetic island of Okinawa. The devastation has grown so great that not a single building older than ten years exists in all the Japanese provinces.
An event known as the Torching of Kyoto has also been attributed to the RWA, who claimed responsibility for the event. No solid proof exists to support this claim and thus the Commonwealth authorities officially labelled it as a natural disaster. Thousands were burned alive and many more killed by artillery fire that hit the city in the aftermath of the event.
The government forces of the Central Asia Zone are ordered strictly to keep Tokyo intact in the name of maintaining cordial relations with the legitimate Japanese Government as well as their fellow members of the Quadruple Concordat. They are, however, ordered to perform any necessary deed to crush the RWA insurgency. This did, at one point, extend to the usage of tactical nuclear weapons, though a later deal with the RWA prevented them from deploying them further, in exchange for the RWA to cease the use of dioxygen difluoride. The deal was largely brokered to ensure some parts of Japan that were not Tokyo remained inhabitable after the conflict settled down.
However, the conflict does not appear to be dying down any time soon. An IWU outpost allegedly there to gather information has its main missions being running false-flag operations every time the conflict appears to be dying down, sparking a reincrease of conflict. Most notably was when the IWU sold the RWA - under disguise - with the material to make nuclear missiles and fast breeder reactors. Initially used against disloyal Japanese cities, they began to run out of targets and turned them upon Japanese cities suspected of disloyalty before running out of targets and turning the nuclear weapons upon the Chinese mainland, prompting an immediate reaction from Sector III by the way of nuclear attacks on RWA cities. This resulted in a several month long nuclear exchange between the Chinese mainland and Japan, resulting in swaths of land remaining temporarily uninhabitable and death tolls within the millions, until Sector III's special forces, acting on information gathered from IWU informants, eliminated the reactors and launch sites.
Observation suggests that the Chinese Government considers Japan to be a lost cause and only keeps soldiers on Japan as a mark of solidarity with the Quadruple Concordat as withdrawing would likely lead to a major diplomatic incident.
There is no unified legal doctrine for the entire political entity and laws are handled at a local level by the representative legal systems of member states.
The Commonwealth of Asia boasts the fourth strongest economy in the world and it is a sought after trading partner by many unaffiliated nations as well as the gargantuan superpowers of the Quadruple Concordat.
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