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The Great Kingdom of Asadal
« on: June 29, 2023, 05:24:16 PM »

The Great Kingdom of Asadal




The Great Kingdom of Asadal is a landlocked country situated in Ardia. It has a population of over 32,977,046. It borders Lijiang to the west, Basong to the south, Cassiopeia to the east, and the Iwi to the northeast. It is a highly mountainous country, particularly in the southern, central, and eastern regions, with the north of the country mostly covered with uninhabitable deserts and dry grasslands. The capital city is Hwangjin, located in the Jungganuk southern region, while the largest city, Gyongseon, is located in the Bukjjeo northern region.



Capital city: Hwangjin
Largest city: Gyeongseon
Government: Monarchy
Head of state: Grand King Wonhyo
Head of government: Chief State Minister Um, head of the State Council
Population: 32,977,046
GDP: $177.52 billion
GDPpc: $5,383.14
Currency: mun (문)
Demonym: Asadaleoin
Religion: TBD




History

The Great Kingdom of Asadal was established in 1373 after a long civil war. Asadal is a monarchy with a Grand King as head of state and a Chief State Minister as head of the government. The first Grand King was Hyegong the Great who ruled from 1373 to 1393. Since then, the Great Kingdom has been ruled by the Yun Dynasty.

Grand King Seungjeon, the 29th Grand King of Asadal had chosen his grandson Boyang (1923-1971) as heir. After Seungjeon’s death in 1947, Boyang became Grand King. In an attempt to balance political factions which opposed his reign, he appointed General Moon, the founder of the Patriotic Club, as Chief State Minister in 1951. After a failed conspiracy to depose Grand King Boyang in 1955, General Moon became the de-facto ruler of the country. He attempted a policy of rapid industrialization and modernization of the administration while at the same time imposing increasingly authoritarian policies.

Grand King Boyang died in 1971 in unclear circumstances, when his son Daehyeon was only ten years old. General Moon attempted to continue to rule as a regent, but he was deposed in a military coup. The Patriotic Club was dissolved and General Moon and a group of his closer followers were executed the next year. Grand King Daehyeon suffered poor illness since he was a child and he would eventually died in 2004, aged 45. His only son, Crown Prince Sabok had died a year before in a hunting accident. Sabok's son, Wongwang, was then only seven years old.

From 2004 to 2010, Queen Jungjin Um became regent, with Daehyeon’s grandson Wongwang (born in 1997) appointed as heir. Chief State Councillor Hongju replaced Jungjin Um as regent in 2010 until his death, in 2016. Then, a second regency by Queen Jungjin Um continued until 2019. However, only a few months, Grand King Wongwang suffered a stroke in late 2019. After a second stroke in 2020, the Great Kingdom was left again in a third (official) regency by Queen Jungjin Um. Wongwang would finally die in June 2020.

Without a direct heir, a distant member of the Yun Dynasty, Prince Wonhyo, Grand King Seungjeon’s great-great-grandson, was announced as heir to the throne, becoming Grand King at the age of 31 years old.



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Re: The Great Kingdom of Asadal
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2023, 05:36:31 PM »
Geography of Asadal



Asadal is a highly mountainous country, with the southern, central and eastern regions being mostly covered by mountain ranges such as the Juyohan, Bulgeuseulemhan, Heulin, or the Bianje mountains. The Baekje Plateau, with an average elevation over 3,000 metres, covers most of the central and southern region, being surrounded by the Juyohan, Bulgeuseulemhan, and Bianje mountain ranges.

In the north, the Bunhal mountain range divides in two the regions of Bukjjeo and Hwangsaeggi, which are largely covered by semi-desert basins surrounded by mountains. Finally, the Sesogjeong Mountains, in the north, serves as a natural border between Asadal and the northern coastal nations such as The Iwi.



Hwangjin

Population: 371,789
Average elevation: 3,656 m
Region: Jungganuk


The city of Hwangjin has been the religious and administrative capital of the country since the 15th century. It has an average elevation of about 3,600 m and lies in the center of the Baekje Plateau with the surrounding mountains rising 5,000 m. The air only contains 68% of the oxygen compared to sea level.

The city is divided into the Inner Hwangjin and the Outer Hwangjin. Most of the population lives in Outer Hwangjin. Inner Hwangjin, on the hand, located in the northwestern area in the capital, is an enclosed district, meaning that special administrative pass is required to enter and leave the district, as well as government authorization for renting or buy real estate inside the district. In Inner Hwangjin is also located the Heavenly Palace, the offical residence of the Grand King and most important members of the court.


Gyeongseon
Population: 3,243,200
Average elevation: 800 m
Region: Bukjjeo

Gyeongseon is the largest city in Asadal, and it has a reputation as a leading cultural and commercial center since the 19th century. The city has seen significant economic development since the 1960s and currently serves as regional transport node and a cultural, political and commercial center.

Although surrounded by the desert, the city area is naturally watered by a number of small rivers flowing from the snow-capped mountains. A network consisting of canals, reservoirs and tunnels redistribute the water throughout the extensively irrigated area along to the foothills of the nearby mountain range.

Gyeongseon is considered the industrial heart of the country, and it hosts a large number of consulates as the city is considered as the hub of diplomatic activity particularly regarding economic and trade affairs, while Hwangjin is considered more focused on administrative and political affairs.

The capital city of Asadal was moved to Gyeongseon twice, during the Great War in the 18th century, and from 1967 to 1972.



Jungganuk

Jungganuk, sometimes known as Upper Asadal, where the Hwangjin capital city is located, is the largest region in the country. The region, with a population over 3,210,328, is located along the Baekje Plateau, in a highly mountainous area. The Baekje Plateau is surrounded by several mountain ranges. It is bordered to the west by the Bianje mountain range, to the south and east by the Juyohan Mountains, to the north by the Bulgeuseulemhan mountain rage, which separate it from the Hwangsaeggi region, and the Miseongnyeonja Mountains to the northeast along the Hayanttangam region.  In western Jungganuk, elevations reach an average of over 4,000 metres.

The region is of great cultural and religious importance in Asadal, beyond the capital city, as it has a large number of temples and religious sites which makes the region an important center of pilgrimage which has an important impact in the tourism industry.



Bukjjeo

The northern region of Bukjjeo is the most populated region in Asadal with over 13,834,740 people. The Bunhal mountain range separates it from the Hwangsaeggi region. Its capital city is Gyeongseon, with Sipjaekje, Mongchongyang, Gongcheong, and Punggyang as other important urban centers.

The region is located in a semi-desert basin surrounded by high mountains. Only a gap in the mountains between the Bunhal mountain range and the northern Sesogjeong Mountains allows moist air masses to provide the basin lands with enough humidity to remain semi-desert rather than becoming a true desert and allow a thin layer of vegetation to grow. The Geonjohangong Desert covers most of the region.

The region has large estimated oil and gas reserves. Other economic sectors include mining industry, agriculture, textile sector, and food processing.


Hwangsaeggi

The region of Hwangsaeggi, with a population over 8,948,460, is located in northwestern Asadal. Pyeongnap, the capital city of the region, has a population over half million.

Hwangsaeggi is located along the Seojjogui Basin, which is surrounded by several mountain ranges. Most of the Seojjogui Basic is occupied by the Bulgeunttang Desert which is too dry for permanent habitation. Most of the population lives along the Nolansaeg, Idon, and Pyeong rivers on the northern side of the region.

Agriculture is the main economic sector in the region. Other economic sectors include the production of weaving, cement, and chemical industries. While the region is much poorer than the nearby region of Bukjjeo, for example, it has greatly economic importance due that Gungju, the main port-of-entry in the country, is located in the western Hwangsaeggi border.

The climate is severely dry nine months of the year. The region is subject to high temperatures in the summer and intense cold in the winter.


Yeogaehanam

The region of Yeogaehanam is located in the northeastern side of the Baekje Plateau. The region is located in a mountainous area, with an average elevation of approximately 3,000 metres. Yeogaehanam has a population over 5,213,082. Its capital city is Soburisanseong, with a population over 1,563,836, host about one third of the region's population.

Its main economic sectors include agriculture, tourism, iron and steel production, and oil and natural gas. Salt works also operate at many of the province's northern salt lakes. Outside of the capital city, Soburisanseong, most of the region remains underdeveloped.

As consequence to the high altitude, the region has quite cold winters, mild summers, and a large day temperature variation. The region is also prone to heavy winds during late Winter and early Spring. Significant rainfall occurs mainly in summer, while precipitation is very low in winter and spring, generally low enough to keep much of the province semi-arid or arid.


Hayanttangam

Hayyanttangam, the smallest region of the country, is located in eastern Asadal. It has a population of over 1,770,436. The region is mostly mountainous, with average elevation from 2,000 to 3,500 metres. The region is geologically active with landslides and earthquakes.

Generally, the region has cool to very cold winters and mild summers, temperature generally decrease with greater elevation. However, the areas of greater elevation feature extremely cold winters down to -30ºC and even cold summer nights.

Hayanttangam is the poorest region in the country. The region is mostly rural, with subsistence agriculture and tourism as main source of revenue for most households. The region has also a large Christian community. Since the 1940s, the region has experienced anti-government insurgency.




Other main cities and towns of Asadal

CityPopulationRegionElevationClimateDescription
Soburisanseong1,563,836Yeogaehanam2,275 mCold semi-arid climateCapital city of the Yeogaehanam region, it serves as the main point of connection between Hwangjin and the northern regions.
Pyeongnap556,000Hwangsaeggi1,253 mCold desert climateThe city economy is mostly agricultural, with cotton, in particular long-staple cotton as the main product. Also produced are grain, fruits, oils and beets. The industry mostly consists of weaving, cement and chemical industries.
Sipjaekje464,000Bukjjeo759 mContinental desert climateSipjaekje is known for its production of agricultural products and raw resources. The major mineral resources of this area include coal, iron, copper, nickel, gold.
Mongchongyang369,778Bukjjeo354 mContinental desert climateThe naturally available water supply in the city are is limited, mostly consisting of two small rivers. In 1969, one large oil field was discovered nearby the city. Since then, the city has grown into an oil-producing and refining center.
Gongcheong228,000Bukjjeo481 mCool arid climateGongcheong is one of the oldest towns in the country. Local industries include food processing and textile industries, as well as a power plant.
Punggyang183,440Bukjjeo30 mContinental desert climateThe oasis city of Punggyang has an agricultural economy growing vegetables, cotton, and especially grapes being the country’s largest raisin producing area. The city host the Annual Punggyang Grape festival held in the month of August.
Busocheong143,373Hwangsaeggi1,014 mCool arid climateThe city was created in 1960s for military purposes.
Sabinaru91,200Bukjjeo887 mContinental climateThe city is found nearby the Northern Lake
Gungju32,000Hwangsaeggi492 mCool arid climateThis small city has greatly economic importance, being the country’s busiest land port-of-entry, accounting by the majority of imports into the country. The town also hosts a large military base and a military airport.
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Re: The Great Kingdom of Asadal
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2023, 10:48:08 PM »
The Heavenly Palace, Hwangjin

The Heavenly Palace is located in the northwestern district of Hwangjin, in the capital city of Asadal, measuring 721 m from north to south and 565 m from east to west. It consists of 700 buildings with more than six thousands rooms. The Heavelny Palace was designed to be the center of the capital city, and until the early 19th century it was banned the development of new districts and buildings which displaced the palace from exact center of the town. However, as Outer Hwangjin developed further and increased the population, it resulted the palace to be located in the north of the city, nearby the Mount Dolseongseuleoun

The palace is located in the Inner City, a walled urban are in which permanent and temporary permit are required to live, enter and leave the district. The main entries to the Heavenly Palace are the Sun Gate and the Northern Gate, located to the southern and northern sides of the palace, respectively.


The Inner Court

The Inner Court is located at the center of the palace. It consists in the Gwijunghan Hall, the Throne Hall where the Grand King formally grants audiences to his officials, give declarations of national importance, and greets foreign envoys and ambassadors, as well as the Grand King's and the Queen's residing quarters, as well as the Grand Royal Banquet Hall. To the right there is the Red Pavillion, while at the left side there is a system of gardens.

The Outer Court

The Outer Court, located to the western and northern quarters of the palace, and separated from the Inner Court through the Cheongjeong Courtyard, the largest courtyard in the palace, consists in the residing areas of other members of the royal family, the offices of some members of the government, the houses of the personnel of the palace, the Grand Royal Library, and a system of gardens, temples, and shrines, including the Jihye Shrine, where prominent members of the royal family as sometimes buried, and where are performed rites to the deceased royalties.




The INNER COURT


Grand King Wonhyo

The Grand King is the head of state of the Great Kingdom of Asadal and the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the kingdom. He has the power to appoint most government officials and to dismiss them, with a few exceptions bound by tradition or religious customs.

Grand King Wonhyo (1989) was crowned Grand King in August 2020. He was born in Jangsodeumunuk, in northeastern Asadal. He is the great-great-grandson of Grand King Seungjeon. In 1971, his grandfather Yeonhoe was accused of being involved in a political conspiracy against the Crown. For that reason, Princess Deokon, Wonhyo's grandmother was sentenced to life imprisonment and his husband was forced to leave Hwangjin. For that reason, Prince Wonhyo did not receive royal education, completing his education by moving to a monastery when he was 14 years old. After he finished military service in 2011, following the sudden death of his fiancée, he moved to Daheobkeu, a distant town in Hwangsaeggi region, where he enrolled in a religious college.

He visited Hwangjin for first time in 2020, following the death of Grand King Wongwang. Wonhyo was crowned as Grand King two months later.

Grand King Wonhyo is married to Queen Hong since July 2020. They had one daughter in late 2021.


Queen Hong

She was born into an influential family in the Asadal nobility. His father served as Grand Marshall of the Armed Forces for twelve years, Chief State Minister for seven years and, finally, as Regent from 2010 to 2016. When she was 17 years old, she got married to Crown Prince Sabok. One year later, in 1997, she gave birth to Prince Wongwang.

In 2003, Crown Prince Sabok died in a hunting accident and one year later, Grand King Daehyeon died as well as consequence of a long illness. Her son Wongwang, then aged seven, was named Grand King (although did not officially begin ruling until early 2019). That same year, she was granted the title of Queen Dowager Hong. Grand King Wongwang, however, would die in June 2020, in which was rumoured to be a hereditary disease.

Despite Queen Dowager Hong, then 41 years old, according to the Asadal tradition, being symbolically her mother as belonging both Prince Wonhyo and late Grand King Wongwang to the same parallel genealogical line, and being twelve years his senior, they married only five weeks after Prince Wonhyo arrived to Hwangjin. Two days later, Prince Wonhyo was crowned as Grand King and Hong became the Queen of the Great Kingdom of Asadal.

Queen Hong gave birth to a daughter in late 2021.

Princess Bokon

Princess Bokon (2021) is Grand King Wonhyo's and Queen Hong's only daughter, being the most junior member of the royal family.





The OUTER COURT


Grand Queen Dowager Jungjin Um

After marrying Gran King Daehyeon, she was Queen of Asadal from 1982 to 2004. After Grand King Dahyeon's death that year, she was granted the title of Queen Dowager, and after the death of Grand Queen Dowager Kwok in 2009, she obtained the title rank of Grand Queen Dowager.

She has ruled as regent three times: from 2004 to 2010 and, again, from 2016 to 2019, during the reign of Grand King Wongwang, and a third time during three months following the death of the Grand King in 2020. She is the third most senior member of the royalty (only behind the Grand King and the Queen themselves), as well as being as Grand King Wonhyo's adoptive mother.


Queen Dowager Shin

She married late Grand King Wongwang in 2019, becoming Queen of Asadal until the Grand King's death about ten months later. The couple did not produce any child. She was granted the title of Queen Dowager, following  the coronation Grand King Wonhyo, on September 2020.

While she only served as Queen of Asadal for less than a year, she remains the fourth highest ranking member of the royal family.


Princess Cheongyang

Princess Cheongyang (2001) is late Crown Prince Sabok's only daughter. Shortly before Sabok's death, she was adopted by the Crown Prince Sabok as his legitimate daughter, making her Queen Hong's adoptive daughter.


Prince Yun

Prince Yun is Grand King Wonhyo's half-brother. Unlike Grand King Wonhyo, he continued serving in the Armed Forces of Asadal following the end of military service. He obtained the rank of Major until he was appointed by Grand King Wonhyo as the head of the Grand Royal Guard, the military branch in charge of the security of Inner Hwangjin and the Heavenly Palace. As a consequence, despite his young age (he is three years older than the Grand King), he is the fourth highest ranking military officer in the country.

He married in 2023 to a noble woman from the Yangcheon Kim family.


Chief State Minister  Jungjin Um

Chief State Minister Jungjin Um is Grand Queen Dowager Jungjin Um's brother and he has served as head of government, as Chief State Minister, twice, first from 2017 to 2019 and for a second time since 2020. Previously, he served as Minister of Justice and State Security, from 2006 to 2010, and as Minister of State Administration from 2010 to 2017, as well as Deputy State Minister from 2019 to 2020.


Royal Secretary Hongju

The Royal Secretary heads the Royal Secretariat, and he is charge of receiving and delivering the Grand King's order to government organizations and to report on official affairs of the state organizations to the throne. While the Royal Secretary has no executive powers, he serves in the practice as the main royal assistant and advisor to the Crown, with certain influence in state policy.

Royal Secretary Hongju is Queen Hong's cousin. He served previously as Minister of the Armed Forces from 2010 to 2016.



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Re: The Great Kingdom of Asadal
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2023, 10:45:53 PM »

State and Politics in Asadal




The Grand King

The Grand King is the head of state of the Great Kingdom of Asadal. He appoint the most important positions of the state, including the head of the government, as well as serving as Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. He is also symbolically the High Pointiff of the Temple of the Heavenly Sun and the Divine Moon.

Asadal has no written constitution. However, the Code of Gyuchigseo (15th century) established certain rules and norms regarding the appointment of government and state officials and the relation between the monarch and state institutions which are still followed nowadays.


The Chief State Minister and the State Council


The State Council is the national government, which is head by the the Chief State Minister, which serves as head of the government.

The State Council is formed by the Chief State Minister and other six ministers. The two most senior ministers, after the Chief State Minister himself, are the Deputy Chief Minister and the Third Minister. Unlike the Chief State Minister, which is a position in itself, both the Deputy Chief Minister and the Third Minister also usually head one of the ministries of the government.


The Royal Secretary

The Royal Secretary heads the Royal Secretariat, being in charge of receiving and delivering the Grand King's order to government organizations and to report on official affairs of the state organizations to the throne. While the Royal Secretary has no executive powers, he serves in the practice as the main royal assistant and advisor to the Grand King, with certain influence in state policy.


The Privy Council

The Privy Council is a legislative and advisory body, aimed to propose legislation and offer advice to the Grand King. The Privy Council does not gather regularly, and while they have the power to draft or amend legislation without the Grand King's authorization.

The Privy Council is composed by the members of the State Council, including the Chief State Minister, the Royal Secretary, and additional State Councillor who were appointed by the Grand King. The Grand King may attend official meetings of the Privy Council, also it is not required. Sometimes, military officials such as the Grand Marshall may be invited to a meeting of the Privy Council, even if he has not been appointed as State Councillor, particularly if the Privy Council requires to deal with issues regarding war or foreign policy.


The Assembly of Notables

The Assembly of Notables was a larger advisory body, which was aimed to propose legislation or advice on policy. Unlike the Privy Council, the members of the Assembly of Notables were not always member of the nobility, as certain non-nobility castes joined the assembly, either by indirectly election or by royal appointment. The Assembly of Notables met not more than twice a year.

The Assembly of Notables, however, was abolished in 1961, under the leadership of General Moon during Grand King Boyang's reign, and it has not gather again since then.






The Free Commonwealth of Thajav

The Free Commonwealth of Thajav is a non-recognized self-governing political organization which operates in Hayanttangam region. While it is a de facto independent government with its own political system, administrative organization and armed militia, it has no official capital city and the real extension of the territory controlled is unclear.

The Free Commonwealth of Thajav and their political organizations operates in a territory in which the Ghaxong minority inhabits, in a large territory but with a low density in a high mountainous area. The Free Kevsibtham Army is considered to dominate the Free Commonwealth, and it is more a network of insurgent groups under a common leadership than an organized army.

Insurgency in the are has existed since the late 1940s when the military wing of the Social Gaxhong Party launched a armed campaign against the kingdom. Violence increased in the late 1970s, after the Social Gaxhong Party merged with the more moderate Koomhaum Party to establish the Independent Thajav Movement (renamed as Free Thajav Movement in 1998), which serves as the political wing of the Free Kevsibtham Army. 

A majority of the ethnic Ghaxong group practices a form of syncretic Christianity and conversion to the majority faith has been a requirement for leadership positions in both the Free Kevisbtham Army and executive roles the Free Commonwealth. However, it is not a requirement to belong to the ethnic group or the dominant religion to be part of the movement. Gaxhong nationalism has strongly opposed the caste system since its establishment in favour of some form of communitarism and social justice. However, critics argue that there is no rule of law under the Free Commonwealth.

Fighting between government forces and the Free Kevisbtham Army is usual throughout the year, although it decreases during the colder months, due to the isolation of the areas where the rebel forces operate. The Free Kevisbtham Army is also based in some of the poorest counties of the country, in an area where subsistence agriculture is the main economic activity.







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Re: The Great Kingdom of Asadal
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2023, 06:22:21 PM »

Society and Traditions in Asadal



Caste system in Asadal

During centuries, marriage, relations between families, social connections, and occupation was determined by a hierarchical caste system. For example, Only people from the free higher castes were allowed to join the state administration, and the government and military leadership was reserved to the nobility.

There were originally six castes: high nobility, lower nobility, high commoners, free commoners, vulgar commoners or untouchables,  and slaves (until the official abolition of slavery in 1891). This social hierarchy was passed down through families, and it can dictate the professions a person could work in as well as aspects of their social lives. The caste system has officially abolished in 1959, but its influence in social relations still continue at some extent, even if the rules are not as rigid as they were in the past, and all legal discrimination about members of one caste was formally abolished in 1988.



Religion

Cheonism

Cheonism is the native religion of Asadal. It states that the world is an imanation from Cheon, the sky god, the perfect divinity which combines opposite but interconnected forces, the Taeyangsin, or Heavenly Sun, and Dalyeosin, the Divine Moon. The Heavenly Sun and the Divine Moon are not independent deities, but a reflection of Cheon itself into Cheon's own emanation, the physical world. This dual principle would determine everything that exists, both material things such the cosmos and immaterial things such as free will, thoughts, and spiritual beings like the soul or evil spirits.

Cheonism teaches that the world is a place of suffering, as the imperfect mirror of the perfect Cheon and seek spiritual liberation through practices such asceticism and meditation. Eventually, only through death can one find true liberation, the soul leaving the physical world by integrating back into Cheon. If not, the soul is condemned to repeating cycle of rebirths, until a soul has corrupted itself enough to turn into an evil spirit which will be crawl forever into the world without a chance of redemption.

Cheonism has not an organized church in a traditional sense. The clergy completes their education in monasteries and religious orders, and then start a period of pilgrimage until they are recommended or find a community where to establish themselves. However, the Temple of the Heavenly Sun and the Divine Moon operates in practice as the central leadership of the Cheonist faith, even if there is no formal communication or hierarchy with the rest of the clergy.

The Grand King of Asadal serves as the High Pointiff of the Temple of the Heavenly Sun and the Divine Moon once they are crowned as monarch. Nowadays, the High Pointiff is mostly a ceremonial role, and the Grand King does not tend to involve himself in spiritual or doctrinal matters. Still, in Cheonist doctrine, the Grand King is considered one of the embodiments, if not the main embodiment, of Cheon's will. The monarch is not, however, a reincarnation of the divine, but rather a representative of the divine principle in the human realm.


Christianity

First Christian missionaries are believed to have arrived to Asadal in the 10th century, although they failed to establish a large enough community. There were attempts by Ardian settlers to preach the Christian faith during the late medieval ages, but they were not successful and lasting Christian communities were not permanently established in the 16th century.

Christian faith, in form of a syncretic theology, successfully spread particularly between the ethnic  Ghaxong people, who mostly inhabit in the Hayanttangam region, and remains today as the largest religion in this community.





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Re: The Great Kingdom of Asadal
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2023, 07:10:43 PM »

Armed Forces of the Great Kingdom of Asadal



The Armed Forces of the Great Kingdom of Asadal consists in four branches (the Air Defense Force, the Central Ground Army, the Grand Royal Guard, and the Royal Corps).

The Grand King is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Great Kingdom of Asadal. The head of the Armed Forces is the Grand Marshal, the highest military rank in the country. Very often, but not always, the Grand Marshal also serves as Minister of the Army. As Grand Marshal he has direct authority over the Central Ground Army and the Air Defense Force, and operational command over the Royal Corps and the Grand Royal Guard.

For logistical reasons, the headquarters of the Air Defense Forces are found in the city of Gyeongseon. The Air Defense Forces were established in 1929, and its headed by the Supreme Commander of the Air Defense Forces.

The Central Ground Army, headed by a Chief General, is the largest military force in the Armed Forces of Asadal. Its headquarters are found in Outer Hwangjin and it is under the direct control of the Grand King, as most military appointments require the signature of the Grand King himself. The Central Ground Army, however, is focused on defense of the borders and the public order throughout the country, and it has only a minor detachment in the capital city.

The Royal Corps is a military branch tasked with the defense of Outer Hwangjin and the southern and eastern regions. They are particularly trained for deployment and fighting in mountainous terrain, as they are often deployed in such terrain in special missions if it is required. The Royal Corps were established in 1819, and it has a particular focus on counter-insurgence training since it was reformed in the 1960s. The military leadership, as well as large number of their military officers, is traditionally formed by officers from the royal family or from families derived from the original clan from which the Yun Dynasty came from.

The Grand Royal Guard is a special force unit tasked with the defense of Inner Hwangjin and the Heavenly Palace, the official residency of the Grand King and his family. The leadership of the Grand Royal Guard is directly appointed by the Grand King himself, and it is often headed by a member of the royal family.