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Federal Republic of Qingcheng
Qīng chéng liánbāng gònghéguó
and largest city
|Government||Federal Authoritarian Republic|
• Tutor of the nation
• Prime minister
|8 May 1531|
|10 March 1857|
|847,275 km2 (327,135 sq mi)|
• 2019 census
|145.8/km2 (377.6/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
Qingcheng (青城/Qīngchéng) officially the "Federal Republic of Qingcheng" (青城联邦共和国/Qīng chéng liánbāng gònghéguó), which mean in Wenhua "City of Azure", is a sovereign state in Kesh. The country is located at the south of Kodeshia and at the north of Nanwen. The main coast of Qingcheng is along the Tethys Ocean. The main language of the country is the Wenhua, while there is a minority in the north speaking the Kodeshian Guoyu.
After many civil conflicts, the country is now a federal authoritarist democracy, divided into 7 states. The capital city of Qingcheng is Chenghua, which is a coastal city and also own a state. The moto of Qingcheng is "Wèile zǔguó, wèile mínzú", which mean "For the motherland, for the nation."
The country is having a good stability as the people agree most of the time with the government. There is a bit of corruption in the government, but this one is sometimes regulated by the justice when there is abuse. Political opposition is possible only for the legal politicals party, as most of the left-wing party are illegal. There is freedom of expression (until what people says could not be considered as communist propaganda). Demonstration are legal if they are approved by the governor of the concerned state. Politics are mainly controlled by right-wing party, as the only allowed socialist party is more of a left-centrist party than a real left-wing party.
History[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng was by the past, part of the Kodeshian empire. The country succeeds, sometimes to break free during short times, before being integrated again.
The apparition of the "Qingcheng" title[edit | edit source]
It's during the Zu dynasty (256 BCE - 420 CE) that was found in writing the first uses of the name "Qingcheng" as it mean "city of azures". The term was used for the cities of the actual Qingcheng shore. This name appeared because of the warmer climate there, but also because of the blue color used my merchants on the coast. The title Qingcheng was then used by the merchants as a way to designate the area.
The Six Kingdoms (CE 712 - 786)[edit | edit source]
During the period of Six Kingdoms, an equivalent of the actual state of Qingcheng was free under the dynasty Yan (燕). The kingdom only reached the Qingchenese mountains, and was much smaller than the actual Qingcheng. But was then integrated in the powerful Xie dynasty and remained in the Kodeshian empire until his independence war.
Under the Kodeshi rule (CE 786 - 1528)[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng was under the kodeshi empire a group of 7 duchies, the Yan dynasty was since removed from power. Qingcheng nobles were part of the Kodeshian court. Merchants slowly took more and more power in the area of Qingcheng. During the 12th century, some merchants guild for example in Bazhong were as rich as the local dukes.
Independence from Kodeshia (CE 1528 - 1531)[edit | edit source]
During the Zhou dynasty (CE 1237 - 1531), the nobles of the south coast, with merchants and some independentist groups, sicks of the Kodeshian supremacy, staged an uprising and succeed to counter the imperial army in the actual state of Zhonghe (中和), and then succeed to push towards the north. While the independentist army was going further in the north, more local noble rallied the army with their troops, growing more and more stronger. A last battle happened on the river Minjiang (岷江), both sides suffered many losses, but the battle ended as a Qingchenese victory. The main imperial army was beaten a second time, and so the Kodeshian emperor agreed to set free the Qingchenese kingdom, but refused to give all the claimed territories. This defeat made the Zhou dynasty weaker against his opponents inside Kodeshia.
When the Liang Dynasty came against the Zhou dynasty, Qingchenese nobles supported the Liang dynasty as they saw this as an opportunity to make peacful bond with Kodeshia. The new Emperor Liang succeeds to take the throne of Kodeshia, and because of his help, agreed to give Qingcheng total independence with all their claimed territories.
The throne of Qingcheng was given to the most powerful noble and general of the Qingchenese army during the independence war, Xu Haiyan. The Xu (徐) dynasty then reigned over Qingcheng. But in exchange of being choosed for the throne, Xu Haiyan add to accept to give autonomy to local nobles who helped him during the war. The monarchy was back then far from being absolute, as the king mainly ruled over the land he directly owned which were Chenghua and some towns around.
Through the time, some nobles succeeds to reinforce their power, and made deals with the differents kings, which resulted of 6 main powerful nobles working in common with the king
The Qingchenese revolution (CE 1853 - 1857)[edit | edit source]
Through the time, the Xu dynasty became less and less appreciated by the population, as they put heavy taxes and regulations of the market. But they were also trying of reinforcing the main government, by increasing their absolutism and centralising the power on the capital. They succeed during one century (XVII century) to centralise more the power on Chenghua (成华). But the trouble started when the king tryed to remove the rights for the marchant cities to elect their own leaders, and instead, give those cities to local nobles from the leading dynasty. Many cities started to try opposing the Xu dynasty, by declaring cecession from the main government. Wuwei, Dazhou and Bazhong, with the smallest around cities, started to form a front opposing the main government. They called their group the 'Republicain people of Qingcheng', and made an army. The army of those cities was weaker than the royal army, but many royal generals defected into the republicain ranks with their loyal troops, as many of them had economical interest into those cities. Which mean that the cities fastly became stronger than the Xu dynasty, with more talented army leaders. The republican army reached Huaihua, and on the way for Wenzhou, they encountered the royal army near the Yangjia (杨家) river.
The battle was difficult for the republican army, as the cities militia was easily defeated, and the new troops from the royal army were traped near the river. They succeed to hold a long time while suffering many losses. But, on 10 July 1856, the city of Wenzhou decided to join the republican front, and send his army into the battle. Their action was essential as they attacked the royal army from behind and inflicted them many losses. The battle became a victory for the republican army, and an total defeat for the royal army which lost his biggest and best army.
The Republican army then walked with ease on Chenghua, with cities joigning their side on the way. The king was defeated, sent to justice and condamned to jail for 20 years, as he was accused of "trying to remove his people rights, and sent his army crushed his fellow citizens". A constitution was made, based on a federal republic system, but the centralisation ideas were kept as the country needed to be stabilised. On 10 March 1857, the First republic of Qingcheng was proclaimed.
The First Civil War (CE 1912-1914)[edit | edit source]
During the first republic, there was only 2 main political parties, the monarchist and the democrats. As almost all form of authoritarsm were united behind monarchism, and all form of democratism were united behind the democrat party. But instability started to grow when in 1910, the Communist party did seccession from the democrat party. Communism started to grow, and during the 1912 elections, the monarchist and the democrats united in order to stop a communist candidate. Anger started to grow and tension rised up.
The September 8 1912, 3 democrats were assasinated in front of the parliament by a group of armed communist. This pushed the government to make the communist party illegal, and send major communist member to jail. On September 21 1912, an armed group rised up in the north of the state of Zhonghe (中和). They stayed hide in the mountains during 3 months and started to grow by recruiting farmers. It's in december 1912 that the communist get out of the mountains and pushed into the democrats lines. The assault was a success at first, as the democrat underestimated the communist uprising. Thank's to this victory, the communists succeeds to secure all the west side of the Minjiang (岷江) river. The two sides stayed on a stalemate during 2 months.
The monarchist saw this as an opportunity to betray the republic, as on February 8 1913, a monarchist army started to rally in the state of Zhimin (致民), and crushed the locals garrison.
So, as the republic was in a crisis, the parliament decided that a strong power was needed in emergency, as the democracy in Qingcheng was in danger. The marshall of the Qingchenese army, Zhou Jianhong was called to the presidency, and was given full power after negociations.
And so, in March 1913, he succeed to coordonate an efficient total mobilization of the population, fired some incompetent or suspected deloyal generals and sent his army against the monarchist one. On April 20 1913, the monarchist army was defeated by the army of president Zhou. The communist army saw this as an opportunity to begin a large scale assault, which succeeded until July 1913. This weakened their armies, and the army of Zhou coming back from the monarchist territories succeed to push them back. On November 1913, the communist army entrenched themselves in the north, and in January 1914, Zhou managed to deal with the last communist pockets. In January 16 1914, Zhou Jianhong declared that the civil war was over.
As the result of this civil war, the second republic was proclaimed, as people were thinking that the first one was not adapted anymore. Zhou Jianhong reformed the states shapes, as during the first republic they keeped the shape of the old duchies. The staes share aimed to make it easier to administrate, and with a better share of territorial ressources. The communist and royalist party were declared illegal, and considered as a threat for the republic. Zhou Jianhong, by his success during the civil war, convinced the people that a democratic strong leader was the solution, and created the actual authoritarian republic, Zhou being the first tutor of the nation, leading the country allmost his entirelife. He made a reform of the seven states, reshapping their borders, and giving them their military power, aiming to have local forces ready to intervene agaisnt the threat of eventual border conflicts. He leaved the government before his death, judging by himself that he was too old.
The post civil war witch hunt[edit | edit source]
After the civil war, Zhou Jianhong started to hunt the people who were suspected as communist. A witch hunt started in the campaign of the north among the paysant. Land were seized and restributed among loyalist and soldiers who settled in the new lands. Many assets were seized by the newly etablished regional governors from the new constitution. The governors had the role of assuring stability in the states of Qingcheng, and his security from foreign threat, as the government was scared of borders conflicts with his neighbors. The guerilla war led by communist scared the Qingchenese generals, which were afraid of remaining communist cells hiding in the mountains or among the population. The newly regional administration sent people prom the loyalist states to govern xingxinzhou
The Qingchenese intervention in the Great Kesh War (1950-1959)[edit | edit source]
When the great Kesh war started, Qingcheng did not intervened in it, as the government saw no interest in taking position in this war, and the popular opinion being against any intervention. But opinion started to change after the beginning of the Guurdalai invasion of Kodeshia, as many pictures of Kodeshi civilians fleeing the war were spread in the Qingchenese media. People started to ask an intervention of the government in favor of Kodeshia, and state leaders made many speeches at the national assembly, saying that helping Kodeshi people was helping cultural brother.
But not only the popular opinion and the state leaders convinced the government to help Kodeshia, but also the economical interest and trade were important with this neighbour. The loose of Kodeshia could mean the end of those exchanges. The president at that time knew that trading with a Typerin allied state would be hard if Kodeshia totally lost the war. But a total intervention was refused, as the country was not ready to be under heavy bombing.
In february 1950, ecomomical aid was sent to the Kodeshi government. People could buy war bonds in order to help the production of weapons there. Food was sent to civilian area in needing. And a red cross volunteer group was made and sent to Kodeshia with the goal of helping wounded civilian and Kodeshi wounded soldier, but were forbidden to take part of the war, as Qingcheng wanted to stay military neutral. At the end of the war, there was approximatively 20 000 people who volunteered in this red cross group.
The Qingchenese economic boom post Kesh war (1959-1970)[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng used his position of neutral country to make deals with Kodeshia and his allies, which result and getting a lot of money from the Kesh War. Civilian industry growed as Kodeshians civilians were buying mostly Qingchenese products in result of their country being damaged from the bombardments. The economic prosperity of Qingcheng gave him the ability to developp tertiary jobs in Chenghua, while developping and specialising inner cities in different industries. This period is often called by the Qingchenese people "The glorious years" as most of the people saw their conditions of live increase during this period. It was the first time for Qingcheng to be a major economic country in Kesh, and the unnemploiement rate was close to 0%. But "the glorious years" were not the same everywhere, as for usual, the inner country and rural area got less improvements, or late ones.
The economic recession (1970-1990's)[edit | edit source]
With Kodeshia growing economically and becoming independant industrially, many Qingchense industries did not convert their productions or place of exportations. While Kodeshia was getting the first place for Kesh products exporter, Qingcheng lost his major place and had to face many social problems. But the death of Yang Luoyang worsened the problems, as many investors were scarred that his death, along with the social problems, would create a wave of strikes and demonstration against the government. Which resulted in a movement of capitals from Qingcheng toward Kodeshia, thus worsening again Qingcheng social problems. Liu Yongzheng, shortly after taking power, declared many demonstrations and strikes illegals. With promises and thanks to a change of leading political party, demonstration ceased, bringing back some stability in Qingcheng. Liu Yongzheng even declared as a traitor of the nation a state leader who used state his federal guard against people striking, giving evidence of him having given no orders (It was discovered many years later that those evidence were false, and that in reality, Liu Yongzheng gave the order to federal leaders to act as they think is the best for stability, even if some violence was needed). Liu Yongzheng had to face atthe beginning of fhis presidency the yindong economic crash, making the economy of Qinghcneg even worse.
The economic stabilisation[edit | edit source]
Thanks to many economical investment, an austerity program, the help of the KTEC, and the creation of Sanqing, the economy stabilise and some years even succeed to grow. The government heavily invested along the coast, developped the infrastructure, in the objective of increasing Qingcheng exportations. The transformation of some Qingcheng industries into sweatshop developped the foreign investment in the country. In the 1990's, the country succeed to stabilise his GDP growth.
[edit | edit source]
For almost 30 years, the people of Qingcheng agreed to suffer from the austerity measures with the promise to improve the nation economy and thus improving their life conditions. But while only some cities were developping, and the elite becoming richer, instability came back to the country, but this time with the question of representation, and political liberty. Even if free speech is allowed in Qingcheng, communist politician are forbidden. The people in 2002 started to slowy go on strike and start demonstration in rural towns. Which then spread to cities, and came to the attention of Yang Luoyang, who use those strikes as an opportunity to get popularity from the masses, and making promises of more political freedom, and to leave some austerity measures. Those demonstrations reached a breaking point when the 29th September 2003, Liu Yongzheng ordered the federal guard of the state of Liujiang to charge civilians in Guang'an which resulted in 14 deaths. Demonstration reached the capital city, asking the actual president to leave, and for the institution of Xiong Enlai. Liu Yongzheng left power, claiming he became too old, and Xiong Enlai was elected.
The political struggle[edit | edit source]
Xiong Enlai succeed to add a new law, giving the possibility for the people to ask for a referendum if they want a president to leave, thus not having a new period of national instability when they want a leader to leave. But he also tried to allow socialist parties, but with some opposition from the parliament.
Government[edit | edit source]
The Qingcheng government working on a federal system with a strong central power. The states own a part of autonomy in executive actions, in order to manage and follow the president goals for the country. But the laws and decisions of the central government remains the most important.
The main counter power of the central government is the justice, which have the order to keep an eye on the government and make sure there is no abuse of power, or anticonstitutionnal action. 100 judges of the country are randomly choosed in order to elect a council of judges. This council can vote the amendment, or begin an impeachment again the president. A parliament of 120 members is made. 50 deputy are elected by the people, and the other 70 deputy are elected by the electoral college of governors. The parlimentary are choosed in order to keep control of the army, and so that neither the governors or the president tried to take control by the army. But the parlimentary also assist the council of judges in the votes of amendment and impeachment.
Central Government[edit | edit source]
The president is elected for life by the electoral college of governors and hold the title "Tutor of the nation" created after the civil war. He got a strong executive power and take many decisions as he want, as long as they are not against the constitution. If the president want to make a new law in or against the actual constitution, he must make a amendment which need the approbation of the judges council and the parliament. Because the president is elected for life, the only way he can cease his presidency is by leaving his post or being impeached. In order to be impeached, the parliament and the judges council need to vote with both 60% of the majority the impeachment. If the vote succeed, a referendum will begin and the people would finaly decide if the president must be destituted. The president give to the governors goals that they must reach, and must help them to reach those goals. The central government also have a strong influence on the state of the capital city, Chenghua.
A prime minister is choosen among the majority in the parliament. He does not have any direct power other, but he representents the government in the KTEC, act as an advisor for the president and as a representant of the president in the states and in the parliament.
Federal Government[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng government is divided into seven states. In each state is elected a governor by the people. Those 7 governors will take part to the electoral college which is electing the president. But only the president can choose the availables candidates for the governors elections. Those states have a huge economic autonomy, and can make laws for their states, but those new laws must be approved by the president. The national laws are always superior to the states laws, which mean a state can't make a law opposed to national law. The governors received objectives by the president for their states that they must try to reach, but they can also take actions for different goals, as they can justify it to the president. The borders of each states are drawn on the river and natural topography in the idea to distribute the natural ressources between states. The only particularity is the capital city of Chenghua which got his own state because the city was too rich, and so need his own management of ressources and goals. As every states leader is elected only for this role, the state of Chenghua is an exception, as the leader of this state is also the mayor of the capital city. Thus because it is considered that it is needed for the good of the capital city, that his mayor is having enough power to take bigger decisions for the city.
Political Parties[edit | edit source]
Majority of the political parties are right wing party, as since the civil war, the communists parties are illegals. But it is also very hard for a politician to endorse the role of a socialist politician. Because, even if socialism is allowed, it can be seen by peoples and others politics as a type of "light communism". So they will hardly get support from the peoples, but they will also be rejected by other politicians. The most left wing party is the centrist party, which is more of a conservatist party than a centrist party. As most of the parties are right wing party, they only differ about the question of federalism, economic laws, and interior questions. far right wing politics are present, but are not very popular as they are sometimes seen by the people as new form of monarchism or absolutism.
Even with left wing politics being banned. It is not rare to see people ask for a better representation of their ideas. The legalisation of socialist official politics has been the main subject of many strikes and demonstrations the last 30 years. The actual president, Xiong Enlai, has been creating new laws allowing socialist parties among official politics and parliament, with the only condition of pledging to give up on radicalism and revolutionnary ideals. While those laws are still in debate and being made today, this is nowadays an everyday struggle for Qingcheng politics, as the parliament and federal leaders don't want to loose power againt a popular opposition.
|Rank||Name||Abbreviation||Party flag||Political orientation|
|1||Union for Qingcheng Republic||UQP||Right wing/Conservatism/In favor of Presidential government|
|2||Democratic Party of Qingcheng||DPQ||Right wing/Conservatism/In favor of federal government|
|3||Republican People Party||RPP||Center-right/Conservatism/In favor of federal government|
|4||Liberal Party of Qingcheng||LPQ||Right wing/Liberal/In favor of Presidential government|
|5||Union For Federalism||UFF||Center-left/Socialism/In favor of federal government|
|6||Qingcheng Patriotic Front||QPF||Far Right/Nationalism/In favor of authoritarist government|
|Rank||Name||Abbreviation||Party flag||Political orientation|
|1||Communist Party of Qingcheng||CPQ||Far-left/Communism/In favor of authoritarism(Soviet States)|
|2||Xu Royal Party for Qingcheng||XRPQ||Non-aligned/Royalism/In favor of monarchy|
Geography[edit | edit source]
The country is mostly made of hills in the south, and of small mountains in the north. The country is mainly divided into 3 different climate, with a equatorial climate on the coast, a temparate oceanic climate in the middle of the country, and a arid climate in the north. Jungle forest are common in the center and the east of the country. Ricefields can be mainly found in the moutains region of the country. Biggest cities are mainly located along the rivers, while more traditional towns can be found in the north , near the jungles and the ricefields.
States[edit | edit source]
Law and policing[edit | edit source]
The laws setting up the justice are part of the constitution drafted in 1914 by Zhou Jianhong. The judicary power is totally separated from the main government, which cannot have influence or take decisions on it, excepted by choosing a ministry of justice whose capacity of action is very limited. There is a public court which decide on common crimes, publics courts operate on a state level.
There is 2 military court, the common military court, leds by the federal guards on a state level which decides crimes inside the military, or crimes commited by civilians against the military of low importance. The second military court is the national military court, which act on a national level on case of high importance in the military, the session in the national military court are secret, their decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
The most important court is the high republican court, which is secret and decides for extremely important cases such as nation betrayal, spying or every other crimes against national security. Decisions from the republican court are final and cannot be appealed. Their decisions are above every other courts.
The police forces in Qingcheng are managed by the states leaders. The federal guards also act as a gendarmerie, and are often use in parallel of the police for common missions. The ministry of state security also managed special forces trained to act for national defense and civilian security.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
With Chenghua being the capital city and the bigest city of the country, Qingcheng got a stable demography with a fertility rate of 1.7 kids per women. Immigration represent a very small part of the population as the country does not attract many migrants. There is an unequal population repartition on the country, as the density is more important on the coast than in the deep north of the country. This can be explained by the presence of mountains in the north, and the coast being richer.
Language[edit | edit source]
Wenhua is the most important language of the country, and the only official language in the main goverment. The second present language is Kodeshian Guoyu, as there is a kodeshian minority in the country. Guoyu is accepted only in the state of Zhimin (致民) in some parts of the admnistration, as the Kodeshian minority mostly live there. Farsi is only allowed in the state of Xinxing (新兴), as a minority from Hydar is present there.
The last national census done in 2019 revealed that 95.3% of the population were speaking Wenhua, while 2.8% were speaking Kodeshian Guoyu, 1% were speaking Farsi and 0.9% were speaking diversed languages.
Still, Wenhua differ from Guoyu only on the way the language is spoken as they both use Guoyu characters. There is some differencies on the way sentences are sometimes structured. But still, Guoyu and Wenhua speakers can understand most of what each others are saying, or sometimes guess what each others are saying.
Religion[edit | edit source]
|Main religions in Qingcheng|
Xuanism is the main religion in Qingcheng, the second majority being atheism, then followed by minor religions, the biggest one being the Ordonist. The last census in 2018 revealed that 61% of the population were Xuanist, while 27% are atheist and 12% are part of minor religions. The state is officialy secular, as there is no state religion. But the majority of politicans are Xuanist. The state of Qingcheng officialy give subsides to Xuanist temples as is it part of a "Culture protection" program. The minorities are mainly in the cities, but must pay for their religious building by themselves.
Education[edit | edit source]
Schools were first created during the control by the Kodeshi empire as a way to prepare future administrators. When the Xu dynasty became independant, this scholar sysstem was maintened and improved to fit Qingcheng particularities. But this education only concerned a small fraction of the population. School became mandatory for children during the first republic in 1875 as a way to share the republican value among the young population. This was followed by the second republic. Private universities opened by religious people already existed in the 13th century. But the first public university to open was the Military University of Chenghua, opened by Zhou Jianhong in 1920. The creation of many new public universities followed in the following years. Private education also increased a lot after the Great Kesh War.
Qingcheng as an approximative litteracy rate of 95%, with 94.5 among males and 95.5 among females. Public schools perceive subsidies from the government, and is considered as a sector of importance by the government. Federal leaders are responsible of the distribution of the funds to their schools. But the school program is decided by the central government. The school system in Qingcheng is well developped by the north west rural regions lack of educational infrastructure. Many Qingchenese universities are well reputed at least among Kesh but foreign international students are rare, most of them are from Hydar or Kodeshia through Sanqing. Private school, even the well reputed one often send their best students to Kodeshi schools which have an international recognition.
Education is considered important in the Qingchenese society. Education is mandatory from 5 to 18 years old, but childrens from the majority of the middle and upper class send their kids to preschools at 4 years old, and in some cases at 3 years old. Uniform is mandatory in evey Qingchenese schools, overall uniforms tend to be a light blue, but details can vary from schools and states. Without being the best, Qingcheng rank wells in mathematics and literacy in school. This importance of schools come from the administration under the monarchy, during which administrator were choosen after examinations. Sports are also considered important, and every years, students from middle school to university must do an "army day" during which students meet soldiers and do sports together.
In an effort of decentralisation, many military led universities were opened in Qingchenese states. The millitary is a big actor in Qingcheng education, as they lead schools from high schools to universities. Military schools often have sports in their cursus, but are not what they mainly proposed to students nowadays. It is now possible to learn history, engineering, mathematics or litterature in military schools. Military schools benefits a great renown in Qingchenese society and are hard to get in as only the best students are choosen in those schools. Military schools are free and even give funds to students who suceeds to join those schools, in exchange they sign a contract which stipulate that those students are allowed to work only for the government for 10 years after they finish their studies. Those students are considered as reservists for the military, once their studies are finished, the one with the best grades can join the military as officers.
Health[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng only have a limited public health care, as only most operations in hospitals are refunded, while common medication is not, but there can be some small variations from different states about which medication is refunded. Qingcheng have a life expenctency of 79 years for women while 73 for men. Rural hospitals are mainly public, created by the government and led by the states, while in bigger cities, hospitals are mainly private.
Biggest cities[edit | edit source]
Foreign Relations[edit | edit source]
The foreign relations of Qingcheng are handled by the Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Qingcheng, led by Wang Ziquan. Qingcheng is not present in worldwide organisations, and is not a major diplomatic power. But it is a fondation member of the KTEC, and is part of Sanqing. The country main ally is Kodeshia, as they are part of the same organisations, and hold strong ties.
Even if Qingcheng try to hold at least neutral relations with the vast majority of the world, the country tend to be hostile against Kodeshia ennemies of the Kesh War, as they allign their diplomacy on Kodeshia one. Qingcheng see Tiperyn and Selengeria as their both main "imperialist" rivals.
|Country||Status||Current state of relations||Mutual Embassies||Visa Requiremen|
|Akiteiwa||Friendly||Good relations, as they are both ally of Kodeshia, and have cultural similarities. Trading partners and founding member of the Kesh-Tethys Economic Cooperation.||Yes||No|
|Alvakalia||Friendly||Trading partners and founding member of the Kesh-Tethys Economic Cooperation.||Yes||No|
|Asharistan||Strained||The government of Qingcheng supports the former Mihrani regions as an independent state something no nation outsides of the Sanqing agrees it. Due to the opposition between Asharistan and Kodeshia, Qingcheng support his ally.||Yes||Yes|
|Beifang||Friendly||Trading partners, cultural ally and founding member of the Kesh-Tethys Economic Cooperation. Kodeshia being their common ally.||Yes||No|
|Chezzetcook||Friendly||Trading partner and observer within the Kesh-Tethys Economic Cooperation||Yes||Yes|
|Hydar State||Friendly||At the born of Hydar State, relations between Qingcheng and Hydar State were not really good, as Qingcheng accused Hydar responsible of being the source of terrorism in the country. Now, their relations greatly improved, as both countries are members of the multilateral regional organization KTEC. Both countries are members of the civilizational political and economic union Sanqing sharing deep historical philosophical ties and both pledging fealty to the Emperor of Kodeshia.Both worked to open the border, as Qingcheng help Hydar to fight terrorism.||Yes||No|
|Modrovia||Neutral||Qingcheng got a relative good view of Modrovia, as they are a military ally of Kodeshia||Yes||No|
|Nasiria||Strained||Qingcheng follow the opposition of Kodeshia against Nasiria, the status of dependency of Tiperyn make Qingcheng saw this country as the consequence of Tiperyn imperialism in Kesh, and so as an eventual threat.||No||Yes|
|Poja||Neutral||Good view of Poja, as ally during the Kesh War.||Yes||No|
|Kodeshia||Friendly||Throughout history, bilateral foreign relations between Qingcheng and Kodeshia have generally been friendly and strong. Trading partners, cultural ally and founding member of the Kesh-Tethys Economic Cooperation. Both countries are members of the civilizational political and economic union Sanqing sharing deep historical philosophical ties. All systems within Sanqing pledge fealty to the Emperor of Kodeshia who is seen as the leader of Kodeshi civilization||Yes||No|
|Selengeria||Hostile||Selegengeria is seen by Qingcheng as an imperialist threat in Kesh against Sanqing. Qingcheng heavilly support Kodeshia against Selengeria.||No||Yes|
|SiWallqanqa||Neutral||Minimal contact, former ally of the Kesh War||Yes||Yes|
|South Kesh||Neutral||Trading partner||Yes||Yes|
|Goetia||Neutral||Minimal Contact, by the past Qingcheng saw Goetia as a threat because of the communist witch hunt in the country.||Yes||Yes|
|Tiperyn||Strained||Qingcheng still saw Tiperyn as a threat since the Great Kesh War, as they didn't forgive the atomic bombing of Kodeshia. The country is saw as an "imperialist threat".||Yes||Yes|
|Tonkina||Friendly||Ally during the Great Kesh War. Trading partners and founding member of KTEC.||Yes||Yes|
Military[edit | edit source]
|Name||Qingchenese National Army||Qingchenese National Air Force||Qingchenese National Navy Force||Qingchenese Federal Guard||Ministry of State Security|
|Pinyin||Qīng chéng guómín jūn||Qīng chéng kōngjūn||Qīng chéng hǎijūn||Qīng chéng liánbāng jǐngwèi duì||Qīng chéng ānquán bù|
The Qingchenese National Army, Qingchenese National Air Force, and the Qingchenese National Navy forces are under direct control of the president who is the Supreme commander. The Qingchenese Federal Guard is under the control of the states leaders. Each states is controling a part of this federal army, and is composed of units similar to a gendarmerie, but also of military police. The ministry of state security only control a very small portion of special forces, but can if needed, ask to the president, the control of military units for their operations.
Qingchenese peoples are drafted for 1 year when they reach 18 years old, excepted women who serve for 8 months.
The federal guard can be compared as a well armed gendarmerie. Their role is to assure stability and security in the state they work in. Their number is limited to ensure the majority of the central army. Their units can act as a local special force, as they are trained within the natural conditions of the state they work in. Even if the military was sometime used for civilian repression by the past, population still have a good opinion of them as they are not seen responsible.
The military is extremely important in Qingchenese society, as they are present in many institutions such as sports or education. The society in overall is very militarised, as most of the civilians servants did studies in military institutions. The Qingchenese army is aligned with Sanqing, and often do common exercices.
The military is mainly focused on the Nanwen-Qingcheng border since 1914, as Nanwen was seen since a long time as a threat, resulted in a heavily militarised border.
Qingchenese navy is not heavily developped, as they don't have any overseas territories to protect, and rely on the Kodeshi navy to protect the nation. Instead, Qingcheng invested in coastline defences with many anti ship missiles launched from ground.
The airforce is slowly increasing through time, as they are budget limited. The ministry of defence has called for the increase of the air force capacity, as it is considered for now to weak to be operational.
The ministry of state security own special forces trained for different situations, they can act as military forces for regular warfare or as state security units.
Infrastructure[edit | edit source]
Transportation[edit | edit source]
Transportation in Qingcheng is very inequally developped in the national territory. The Qingchenese mountains representing a national bareer between the north and south, construction of infrastructure was for a long period a complex task before the creation of new technology. Railroad is developped along Qingchenese big cities and the coast line. Through the opening of borders with Sanqing, Qingcheng highways and railroads are linked to the ones in Kodeshia and Hydar. Roads and railways maintenance is a task deleguated to states, which mean the quality of the infrastructure can differ from a state to another. Qingchenese government pushed the use of railways after the Great Kesh War, following the economical rising of the country. But the Yindong Crisis stopped this rush of railways developpment. In some states, railroads are well more maintened than roads, as trains are often used by poor workers going to the cities. The central government is now pushing for the creation of States Trains Lines (TTL), smaller trains that would be used to link small towns and rural areas to the nearby cities, in order to give the possibility to rural people to reach the cities. The use of plane to travel inside Qingcheng is very rare, as the only major airport is in Chenghua. There is existence of other small civilians airport, but the vast majority of airports are for the military. Under the Xiong Enlai government, some military airports have been converted to civilian ones, in order to make easier plane travel in the country. The only cities to have a subway are Chenghua and Neijiang. But many other cities have a tramway.
Energy[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng mostly rely on the use of coal and fossil fuel for its energy production. There is a little use of hydropower but Qingcheng green power production is very little. The government is often criticized by ecological associations, denouncing the pollution caused by Qingcheng mass use of coal. Qingcheng aim to developp nuclear with the help of Kodeshi ingeneers through a program of Sanqing and following the nuclear program of Kodeshia. Energy production is mainly controlled by a state own corporation, Qingcheng National Energy Agency (QNEA). There is existence of small private companies but they only represent a small fraction of energy production in Qingcheng. There is production of oil in Qingcheng, some are exported or keeped for domestical uses. So oil does not represent an important part of energy production.
Economy[edit | edit source]
What Qingcheng produce can be very different from a place to an other. The main source of income is the exportation of manufactured goods and natural ressources. This focus on exporation came from the past of the country, which was a commercial trade center for the kingdom. The industry was increased thanks to the recent politics made by the president, helping people to invest in cities industries. This lead to an industry being mainly concentrated on the coast and big cities of the country, which create a huge gap of income between citizens from the hinterland and people on the coast. While the north mainly produce food, oil, rubber, textile and tropical wood, the rest of the country is producing vehicles parts, electronics, pharmaceutics, toys and chemicals. More valuable jobs in economy are mainly present in the capital city (Chenghua). Shortly after the great kesh war, Qingcheng was one of the Kesh nation which benefit the most from the war, the economic grow started to slow down during the 70's after Kodeshia finished to rebuild his nation. Still, the great Kesh war was for Qingcheng a great opportunity which boost the nation from an agrarian nation to an industrialised one. The creation of the economic group of Sanqing followed by the KTEC are also reasons of Qingcheng economic grow, giving the country the hability to trade even more with his neighbors in Kesh.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Arts[edit | edit source]
Qingcheng is famous among the sinitic sphere for being the place were guqin were first created and used. It first appeared [???], and then proceed to spread among the whole Kodeshi empire thanks to merchants traveling with artists. Today, Qingcheng is still considered as the best place to listen to guqin music at places such as the Chenghua opera. Old folklore and traditionnal Qingchenese music often very often contain the need of guqin, and the very precise origin in disputed among cities in Qingcheng. Guqin is used in almost every pieces of Qingchenese theater, from rural areas to cities and is view today as a music instrument of excellence. Guqin is the most learned instrument in Qingcheng followed by violin and piano. Every school of importance in Qingcheng propose lesson of Guqin. But Guqin is also a way for social classes to distinguish themselves, as Guqin is mostly teached to children of wealthy families, as poorest school or people lack the fund to buy a still expensive guqin. Young people today listen to less guqin or Qingchenese traditionnal music. The genre of rap is now rising among the most listen type of music by the young people of Qingcheng. The group of rap music, Higher Brother, is famous in Kesh, but also has some reputation outside the continent. They are considered as being the main music group in Qingcheng, being popular among all the youth. Their music is often promoted by the states they are playing in, as their rap music is an opportunity to share Wenhua.
Media[edit | edit source]
Media is protected by the freedom of speech guaranteed by the constitution. But the government still keep an eye on it. Even if there is no censorship, media is still concerned by the inderdiction of communism. The criticism of government is still totaly legal, even the share of left wing ideas. But the representation of communism is forbidden. Public debate is totaly free, and to guarantee this freedom, the laws that concern the media are applied by an institution (Media Laws Application Agency/MLAA) under the control of the justice, which is independant from the government. The time of speech and number of apparition of political candidates in period of election is limited. Freedom of speech is so important in certain domain that it become sometime a problem. Diffamation is not illegal in Qingcheng, so fake news are rarely punished, and under only some precise circumstances. This also led to some extremist media being very violent in their articles.
But still, private media are mainly owned by politician from the current rulling parties, either the UQP or the DPQ. So the informations shared by those medias are often targeted. One major newspaper, State Affairs, is owned by the military.
Qingchenese people have an high speed internet. Social medias are widely used by the population. As for other media, speech is totaly free, until it concern communism.