View Full Version : Extreme history challange
June 29th, 2007, 09:07 PM
I dare the people of the boards to create a situation where the
Ainu become a great power.
June 29th, 2007, 09:35 PM
I decline the challenge.
June 29th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Its ok its a tough one
June 29th, 2007, 10:12 PM
Alright I'll give it a shot..
POD: 1457, Koshamain's Rebellion is successfull in driving the Japanese from Southern Hokkaido. In addition to removing the Japanese influence from Hokkaido, the Ainu capture several smiths and soon become proficient ironworkers due to the need for Iron weapons in the First Ainu-Japanese war that followed the success of 1457.
The First Ainu-Japanese war would be fought off and on for nearly 100 years. During this time Koshamain and his successors would consolidate their rule not only in Hokkaido, but in Sakhailin Island, the Kuriles, and the Kamchata peninsula. During this time the Ainu would become quite proficient at waging war with both their army and navy becoming more and more organized.
The war would finally come to an end in 1550 due to Portuguese intervention. Eager to gain the support of these strange and powerfull people, the Ainu king Koshamain II would convert to Catholicism along with all the tribes under him. This would win him the support of Portugal and later Spain. Their early adoption of Christianity and Western technology would be instrumental in preserving their independence over the years.
The establishment of a strong Catholic Ainu state in the North would be instrumental in the opening of Japan to Western trade. However this would soon prove to be detrimental as Japan soon became intermeshed in constant bloody civil war. It is estimated that the Japanese period of Civil Wars had a death toll that rivaled it's European counterpart the 30 years war though this cannot be proven.
During this time the Ainu kingdom would continue to grow in size and strength as Christianity and Western Technology were adopted wholesale. By the end of the 16th century the Ainu Kingdom controlled not only Hokkaido, the Kuriles, Sakhailin Island, but most of Eastern Siberia as well. The Ainu would also begin a conquest of Korea during this time allying with thousands of Korean peasantry who saw the Ainu as liberators from the corrupt aristocracy.
Utilizing Western technology, the Ainu would successfully conquer Korea and in several later wars against the Chinese take most of China north of the Great Wall all the while pushing their frontiers further and further west. What made the Ainu Kingdom successfull in addition to their martial prowess was the fact that their subjugated kingdoms were integrated into their kingdom quite successfully.
By the 18th century the Ainu kingdom had expanded to dominate the Far east rivaling China in terms of power. In addition Ainu trade galleons would ply the Pacific generating a massive source of income for the Ainu. It would also be during the 18th century that the Ainu would subjugate the warring Japanese samurai to the south regulating them to vassal status.
The Ainu empire would continue to grow in size and power throughout the 18th and 19th centuries becoming a great power in it's own right. A successfull Industrial revolution centered in Korea, Japan, and the Ainu home islands would see the Ainu empire persist into the 20th century where it is regarded as one of the great powers of the day.
By 1900 the Ainu Empire had reached it's greatest extent stretching from Alaska in the West to Lake Baikal in the East. From Siberia in the North to Taiwan in the South. It's capital resting in Koshamain City in Southern Hokkaido a centerpoint for a massive empire that dominates northern Asia.
June 29th, 2007, 10:22 PM
OK, so you essentially want Ainu-bukkake, right? ;)
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