Epidemic at the Land of the Morning Calm - Expanded TL of Seoul Station and Train To Busan

Now that the trailer is out, I believe that the Whole Korean Peninsula is wiped out and left abandoned for a good 4 years now, I guess this timeline would have to redone after the movie comes out
 
Now that the trailer is out, I believe that the Whole Korean Peninsula is wiped out and left abandoned for a good 4 years now, I guess this timeline would have to redone after the movie comes out
This timeline is basically a fanfiction timeline before the sequel was announced. I opted to go the 28 Days Later route where the zombie apocalypse does not last long.

Anyone can redo this timeline if they want. Currently have no plans to reboot it.
 
I wonder how the COVID-19 epidemic goes in South Korea ITTL--I can see the Korean military quarantining Daegu at the first sign of outbreak there, along with even more mass testing, as no one wants a repeat of the Seoul zombie outbreak (even though COVID-19 is less lethal than that)...
 
I wonder how the COVID-19 epidemic goes in South Korea ITTL--I can see the Korean military quarantining Daegu at the first sign of outbreak there, along with even more mass testing, as no one wants a repeat of the Seoul zombie outbreak (even though COVID-19 is less lethal than that)...
It is also safe to say that the COVID-19 Epidemic would be take more seriously.
I'd say the COVID-19 Pandemic would be butterflied away in this timeline. The Chinese Communist Party with all their craziness and mad hold on power would have been knocked into their senses to act rapidly once it appears in November 2019 ITTL (if if does even appear).

Same way how SARS would be butterflied away in the Death of a Nation - 28 Days Later Timeline.
 
BONUS: Philippine Navy mission to South Korea
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
BRP Tarlac to deploy to South Korea - DND

BRP Tarlac (LD-601) during its delivery cruise to Manila from Indonesia. (Philippine Navy/Official Facebook Page)

The Navy's newest ship, the BRP Tarlac, will be deployed to South Korea to assist in the evacuation of Filipino nationals in the country in a statement by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana with President Rodrigo Duterte in yesterday's press briefing at the Malacanang Palace.

"We cannot afford to abandon our countrymen in South Korea as this plague affects their country." President Duterte said.

When asked about the status of the Filipinos in Korea, Duterte said that the Department of Foreign Affairs has been hard at work contacting the Philippine Embassy at Seoul. Reports stated the Embassy was evacuated at dawn and resumed operations in Busan, which has been declared the provisional capital of Korea. According to the DFA, there are over 65,000 Filipinos in South Korea as of 2015. Of that, only 20% of that has been accounted. There are already confirmed reports of Filipinos among the casualties of the outbreak. Updates will continue to follow at the DFA's website.

On July 20th, 2016, a previously unknown disease broke out in Seoul. Overnight it spread to roughly the entire country, save for a the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula as the ROK Armed Forces established a defensive perimeter in Busan. The disease is believed to be a mutation of rabies. The mode of infection is confirmed to be from direct-fluid contact, as it spreads through bites from infected personnel. These infected are dangerous and will respond with homicidal aggression to the nearest uninfected individual. They have earned the nickname "zombies" due to their similar behavior from the horror creatures in modern-day pop-culture.

"There will be no AFP boots on the ground." Lorenzana affirmed. "We cannot risk any casualties among our service members. The ship will strictly be in the Port of Busan ready to pick up any Filipino national that wishes to return home."

Lorenzana further emphasized that the Tarlac will be joining the RIMPAC fleet led by the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The RIMPAC exercises in the Hawaii area were diverted to assist in the blockade of the Korean Peninsula. Only the exercises in the southern California area will continue.

"In this way, we affirm our responsibilities to help our South Korean allies in need." Lorenzana later added.

This deployment to South Korea is not the first time for the AFP. Back then in 1950, under President Elipido E. Quirino, the Philippines sent troops to South Korea as part of the United States-led United Nations forces to protect it from invasion by the North Koreans. The Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) comprised of 7,500 men along with numerous ships, tanks, armored vehicles, trucks, and jeeps. The Filipinos fought both the North Koreans and the communist Chinese forces from 1950 to 1953. 112 Filipinos were killed-in-action during the Korean War. Ever since, this deployment has strengthened diplomatic relations with South Korea. In November 2013, South Korea sent troops and relief goods to affected areas in the Philippines in the aftermath of Tyhoon Yolanda. Now, the Filipinos will return to South Korea to assist their allies.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, speaking from Busan via telephone call, personally thanks Duterte for the assistance.

The BRP Tarlac is the lead-ship of the Tarlac-class strategic sealift vessel based on the Indonesian Navy's Makassar-class landing platform dock. Like the Makassar-class, it is built at the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. The construction of the Tarlac was awarded on July 9, 2013 and the keel was laid-down on July 5, 2015. The Tarlac began sea trials on January 18, 2016 before being delivered to the Philippines. The ship has a Standard load of 7,400 tons and a full load of 11,583 tons. The ship has a complacement of 500 sailors and officers. It has a cruising speed of 13 knots (24 km/h) and a maximum of 16 knots (30 km/h). Ships of this class can stay at sea for 30 days before needing replenishment. The ship carries two landing craft - utility (LCU) or landing craft mechanized (LCM) boats in addition to two RHIBs. It has two flight decks for naval helicopters. For the ship weapons, it is lightly armed for a purely defensive role. It has one 76 mm (3 in) main gun on foredeck, two 25 mm secondary guns, one each on port and starboard sides, and six .50 caliber machine guns meant to engage smaller boats and low-flying helicopters. She is currently the largest ship in the navy's fleet. Another ship of the same class, the BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) is expected to be launched this September and will be delivered to the Philippine Navy by May 2017.

Related Story: AFP, PNP on high alert (page 4.)

No threat of KZ Virus in the Philippines - DOH

Classes to remain throughout nation - DepEd

OPINION:
The Philippines is not ready for a KZ Virus epidemic.

How the BRP Tarlac deployment ensures the U.S.-RP alliance stands strong despite the President's efforts to stir closer to China and Russia.
 
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Initial international military response (ORBAT) - July 20, 2016
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Infographic showing the initial numbers of military units responding to the Korean Zombie Virus epidemic.​

United States
(~19,060 personnel, not counting DOD civilian employees and civilian dependents)
United States Army
- Eighth United States Army (Yongsan Garrison - safe)
- 2nd Infantry Division (Camp Humphreys - safe)
- 604th Air Support Operations Squadron (Camp Humphreys - safe)
- United States Army Medical Department Activities Korea
- 65th Medical Brigade
  • US Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea
    • 25th Transportation Battalion
- Far East District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers
- 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (Kunsan AB)
  • 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
    • 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment – MIM-104 Patriot missile batteries
Light-armored vehicles: Humvees
Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles: M1A1 Abrams, M2 Bradley, Stryker IFV
Aviation: UH-60 Blackhawks, AH-64 Apaches

United States Air Force
--Pacific Air Forces
---Seventh Air Force
----8th Fighter Wing (Kunsan Air Base)
  • 8th Operations Group
    • 35th Fighter Squadron - F-16C/D Fighting Falcon
    • 80th Fighter Squadron - F-16C/D Fighting Falcon
-----51st Fighter Wing (Osan Air Base)
  • 51st Operations Group
    • 25th Fighter Squadron - A-10C Thunderbolt II
    • 36th Fighter Squadron - F-16C/D Fighting Falcom
---Fifth Air Force
----18th Wing
  • 18th Operations Group
    • 33rd Rescue Squadron - Detachment 1 (GSU) - HH-60G Pave Hawk
---Air Mobility Command
----USAF Expeditionary Center
  • 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing
    • 515th Air Mobility Operations Group
      • 731st Air Mobility Squadron (GSU) - C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, C-5 Galaxy

United States Navy
Seventh Fleet

- USS Ashland (LPD-20)
  • 2 x LCACs
  • 1 x LCU
  • 3 x CH-46 Sea Knight helictopers
  • 2 x MV-22 Osprey
- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
  • 20 x AV-8B Harrier
  • 4 x AH-1W/Z Super Cobra/Viper attack helicopter
  • 20 x MV-22B Osprey
  • 4 x CH-53E Super Stallion
  • 6 x SH-60F Seahawk ASW helicopter
- P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from USFJ bases.
- P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft from USFJ bases

United States Marine Corps
- III Marine Expeditionary Force
- ~2,000 Marines aboard the USS Green Bay and the USS Bonhomme Richard along numerous LAV-25s, M1A2 Abrams, AAV7s, Humvees, etc.
Japan
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
- JS Hyūga (DDH-181)
  • 3 x SH-60K Seahawk​
  • 1 x AW101​
  • Other aircraft​
JS Kirishima (DDG-174)
  • 1 x SH-60K Seahawk
- P-3C Orion maritime patrol craft

Japan Air Self-Defense Force
- 4 x Mitsubishi F-2 fighter jets

China
People's Liberation Army
PLA Ground Force
(deployed at the Sino-Korean Border)
- 20,000 troops
- 80 armored vehicles: Type 11 assault vehicle, Type 90 (WZ-551), PGZ-95, various SPGs, and AA-vehicles
- 50 x Type 99 MBT
- 30 x Helicopters: Z-10, Z-8, Z-11, Gazelle

PLA Navy (deployed at the Yellow Sea)
North Sea Fleet (Qingdao Naval Base)
- 1 x Type 052D Destroyer (NATO/OSD: Luyang III-class destroyer)
  • Xining (117)​
- 2 x Type 051C Destroyer (NATO/OSD: Luzhou-class destroyer)
  • Shenyang (115)​
  • Shijiazhuang (116)
- Harbin SH-5 and KJ-2000 maritime patrol planes

PLA Air Force
- Fighter jets: Su-30 (Flanker-C), Su-35 (Flanker-E), J-10 (Firebird), J-11 (Flanker-L).
- Cargo: Il-28
- AWACS: KJ-2000

Russia
Russian Ground Forces (at the Russo-Korean border near Vladivostok)
- 1,500 personnel from the Far Eastern Military District
- 63 APCs/IFVs: BTR-80, BMP-7, ZSU-23-4 (Shilka), 2K22 Tunguska (Grison)
- 75 tanks: T-90 MBT, T-72
- 23 helicopters: Mi-8 (Hip), Mi-24 (Hind), Mi-28 (Havoc)

Russian Air Force
- Fighter jets: MiG-29 (Fulcrum), MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F), Su-27 (Flanker), Su-30 (Flanker-C), Su-35 (Flanker-E) etc.
- AWACS: Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)

Russian Navy
Russian Pacific Fleet
- 1 x Slava-class destroyer
  • Varyag
- 1 x Udaloy I-class destroyer
  • Marshal Shaposhnikov
- 6 x Il-38 (Dolphin) maritime patrol plane
Note: Among the 20,000 ground troops deployed by the Russian Ground Forces, an estimate 500-1,000 are believed to be Russian Naval Infantry
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Difference between this Timeline and the Official Canon
As you guys know, I made this timeline around September 2017 and the announcements for a sequel were not yet confirmed. They were still rumors at the time I started this. Since the producers did not really expound on what type of zombie they were using, I interpreted their zombies as a technically-living ones so I went the route of 28 Days Later-style where the outbreak is contained and the zombies die of starvation within a month of so.

Peninsula was only confirmed around late 2018 or somewhere in 2019. Since its plot takes place four years after the outbreak decimates the entire Korean Peninsula, this is where the path forks between my fanfic take and the official canon.
 
Operation Sea Paladin - Units Involved (ORBAT)

Australia
- 1400 personnel: RAN sailors, Royal Australian Army, SAS-R operators
- 10 APCs/IFVs: M113, LAV-25
- 5 tanks: M1A1 Abrams
- 3 ships:
  • HMAS Ballarat (FFH-155), an Anzac-class frigate​
    • 1 x MH-60R Seahawk​

  • HMAS Canberra (L02), a Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD)​
    • 4 x LLC​
    • 5 x MH-60R Seahawk​

  • HMAS Warramunga (FFH-152), an Anzac-class frigate​
    • 1 x MH-60R Seahawk​
- 5 x RAAF F/A-18 Hornet operating from MCAS Iwakuni
- 2 x P-3 Orion from Kanoya and Ashiya airfield
- 3 x C-17 Globemaster III from air bases in Japan
- 1 x MQ-9 Reaper

Brunei
- 20 Royal Brunei Navy officers on board allied ships

Canada
- 800 personnel (most Royal Canadian Navy sailors) with a handful of Army and JTF-2 operators
- 15 APCs/IFVs - M113, LAV-25
- 8 tanks - Leopard 2A4/A6
- 2 ships (each with a helicopter)
  • HCMS Calgary (FHH-335), a Halifax-class frigate
    • 1 x CH-148 Cyclone
  • HCMS Vancouver (FFH-331), a Halifax-class frigate
    • 1 x CH-148 Cyclone
- 8 x CF-18 Hornets from Atsugi AB, Yokota AB, JASDF Hamamatsu, MCAS Iwakuni
- 4 transport planes (at U.S. or Japanese air bases)
  • 1 x CC-130J Super Hercules
  • 1 x KC-130T Hercules
  • 1 x C-17 Globemaster III
- 3 x CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol planes

Chile
- 185 Chilean Navy sailors and officers
- Almirante Cochrane (FF-05)
- 1 x Westland Lynx

China
50,000 ground troops and PLA-N sailors
- 200 armored vehicles: Type 11 assault vehicle, Type 90 (WZ-551), PGZ-95, various SPGs, and AA-vehicles
- 300 tanks: Type 99 MBT
- 70 x Helicopters: Z-10 (Fierce Thunderbolt), Z-8 (SA 321 Super Felon), Z-11 , Z-9 (Haitun), Gazelle
- 9 ships:
  • 1 x Type 052D destroyer (NATO/OSD: Luyang III-class destroyer)
    • Xining (117)
  • 2 x Type 051C destroyer (NATO/OSD: Luzhou-class destroyer)
    • Shenyang (115)
    • Shijiazhuang (116)
  • 1 x Type 001 aircraft carrier
    • Liaoning(16)
      • 26 x Shenyang J-15 (Flanker X-2)
      • 2 x Z-9 (Haitun)
  • 1 x Type 926 submarine support ship (NATO: Dalao-class submarine support ship)
    • Chiangdao*
  • 1 x Type 903 replenishment ship (NATO: Fuchi-class/Qiandaohu-class replenishment ship)
    • Gaoyouhu (966)*
  • 1 x Type 054A frigate (NATO: Jiangkai II-class frigate)
    • Hengshui (572)*
  • 1 x Type 920 hospital ship
    • Daishan Dao/Peace Ark (866)*
  • 1 x Type 052C destroyer (NATO/OSD: Luyang II-class destroyer)
    • Xi'an (153)*
  • 2 x submarines (possibly Yang-class or Ming-class)
* Chiangdao, Gaoyouhu, Hengshui, Peace Ark, and Xi'an originally deployed to RIMPAC 2016 exercises in Hawaii. The Peace Ark is currently anchored at Jeju Island treating refugees from injuries and diseases not stemming from the KZV.
- Harbin SH-5 and KJ-2000 maritime patrol planes
- 40 x fighter jets and bombers: Su-30 (Flanker-C), Su-35 (Flanker-E), J-10 (Firebird), J-11 (Flanker-L), Xian H6-K
- Cargo: Il-28
- 3 x KJ-2000 AWACS plane
- 6 x UAV
- 1 x surveillance satellite

Colombia
- 30 Colombian National Navy personnel (sailors and officers)

Denmark
- 10 Royal Danish Navy personnel (sailors and officers)

France
- 150 Marine Nationale personnel (126 sailors, 24 marines)
- 1 x Floréal-class frigate
  • Prarial(F 731)
    • 1 x Eurocopter AS565 Panther
Note: Ministry of Defence mulling on the possibility of deploying French Foreign Legion in the Pacific to support operations in Korea.

Germany
- 100 German Navy personnel (including Seabattalion)

India
- 257 Indian Navy personnel (sailors and officers)
- INS Satpura (F48), a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate
--2 x helicopters (HAL Dhruv or Sea King Mk.42B)

Indonesia
- 80 TNI-AL personnel (sailors and officers)
- RKI Dipnegoro (365), a Sigma 9113-class corvette
Note: President Widodo mentioned the possibility of deploying Indonesian Marines to support Korean relief operations.

Italy
- 20 Regia Marina personnel (sailors and officers)

Japan
- 960 personnel (mostly JMSDF)
- 3 warships:
  • JS Hyūga(DDH-181), a Hyūga-class helicopter carrier destroyer*
    • 3 x SH-60K Seahawk
    • 1 x AW101
    • Other aircraft
  • JS Kirishima(DDG-174), a Kongō-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 1 x SH-60K Seahawk
  • JS Chōkai (DDG-176), a Kongō-class guided missile destroyer*
  • 1 x Sōryū-class submarine deployed from Kure Naval District
*JS Hyuga and JS Chokai were originally deployed to the RIMPAC 2016 exercises in Hawaii
Note: The Japanese Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the JS Izumo (DDH-183) and JS Myōkō (DDG-175) will be joining the JMSDF fleet off the coast of the Korean Peninsula by August 12, 2016.
- 4 x maritime patrol planes (2 x P-3C Orion, 2 x Kawasaki P-1)
- 6 x fighter jets (4 x Mitsubishi F-2, 2 x F-15J)
- 1 x UAV
- 1 x surveillance satellite

Malaysia
- 10 officers from the Royal Malaysian Navy

Mexico
- 15 Mexican Navy personnel (officers and sailors)

Netherlands
- 10 officers from the Royal Netherlands Navy

New Zealand
- 190 Royal New Zealand Navy personnel (officers and sailors)
- 1 ship
  • HMNZS Te Kaha (F77), an Anzac-class frigate
    • 1 x SH-2G(I) Seasprite
- 1 x P-3 Orion based out from Ashiya airfield

Norway
- 25 Royal Norwegian Navy personnel (officers and sailors)

Peru
- 15 Peruvian Navy officers

Philippines
- 205 personnel from the Philippine Navy (officers and sailors) and some airmen from the Philippine Air Force
- 1 ship
  • BRP Tarlac (LD-601), a Tarlac-class landing platform dock/strategic sealift vessel
    • 2 x LCU or LCM
    • 2 x RHIB or LCVP
    • 2 x AW109E Power
- 1 x C-130
- 1 x C-295

Russia
Russian Ground Forces (at the Russo-Korean border near Vladivostok)
- 3,000 personnel from the Far Eastern Military District
- 120 APCs/IFVs: BTR-80, BMP-7, ZSU-23-4 (Shilka), 2K22 Tunguska (Grison)
- 100 tanks: T-90 MBT, T-72
- 50 helicopters: Mi-8 (Hip), Mi-24 (Hind), Mi-28 (Havoc)
- 25 x fighter jets and bombers: MiG-29 (Fulcrum), MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F), Su-27 (Flanker), Su-30 (Flanker-C), Su-35 (Flanker-E), Tu-95 (Bear), Tu-22M (Backfire)
- 1 x Beriev A-50 (Mainstay) AWACS plane
- 6 ships:
  • 1 x Slava-class destroyer
    • Varyag (011)
  • 1 x Udaloy I-class destroyer
    • Marshal Shaposhnikov (543)
    • Admiral Tributs (564)
    • Admiral Vinogradov (572)
    • Admiral Panteletev (548)
  • 1 x Sovremennyy-class destroyer
    • Bystryy (715)
- 6 x Il-38 (Dolphin) maritime patrol plane

Singapore
- 90 Republic of Singapore Navy personnel (officers and sailors)
- 1 ship:
  • RSS Steadfast (70), a Formidable-class frigate
    • 1 x S-70B Seahawk
South Korea
- 2,200,000 of all branches of the ROK Armed Forces. Day 1 of the outbreak reduced the strength of the ROK Armed Forces to 60% strong. All reservists and able-bodied men called to duty.
- 2,312 APCs/IFVs: K200/A1, K21, BMP-3, M113(K1), KM900/901, Barracuda, K-9 SPGs, MH-179 towed howitzer, K-55 howitzer, KAAV7A1 inventories from ROKA and ROKMC
(Note: K151 armored vehicles entered production in June 2016 and were not yet ready by the time of the outbreak)
- 1,282 tanks: K1E1, K1A1/K1A, K2 Black Panther, M48AE3K, T-62, T-72, T-80 from ROKA and ROKMC
- 479 helicopters: UH-1 Huey, UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47 Chinook, Surion, MD-500, AH-1 Cobra, AH-64 Apache, Bell 412, HH-60P, S-92, Ka-32, Eurocopter AS332
- 375 fighter jets: FA-50 Golden Eagle, F-5E/F, KF-5E/F, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-4 Phantom, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon
- 149 trainer planes: F-5F, F-16D, K-T, TA-50, KT-100
- 4 x Boeing 737 AWACS plane
- 10 x Recon planes: 8 x Hawker 100, 2 x Dassault Falcon
- 4 x KC-30A tanker
- 21 x transport planes: 12 x CN-295, 9 x C-130J/H
- 55 ships:
  • 2 x Sejong the Great-class destroyer
    • ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991)*
      • 2 x Super Lynx or SH-60 Seahawk
    • ROKS Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG-993)
      • 2 x Super Lynx or SH-60 Seahawk
  • 2 x Changmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer
    • ROKS Changmugong Yi Sun-sin (DDH-975)
      • 2 x Super Lynx
    • ROKS Dae Jo-yeong (DDH-977)
      • 2 x Super Lynx
    • ROKS Wang Geon (DDH-978)
      • 2 x Super Lynx
    • ROKS Gang Gam-chan (DDH-979)*
      • 2 x Super Lynx
    • ROKS Choe Yeong (DHH-981)
      • 2 x Super Lynx
  • 1 x Gwanggaeto the Great-class destroyer
    • ROKS Eulji Mundeok (DDH-977)
      • 2 x Super Lynx
  • 1 x Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship
    • ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111)
      • 15 x helicopters (UH-1H, UH-60P, Super Lynx)
  • 1 x Cheon Wang Bang-class landing ship tank
    • ROKS Cheon Wang Bang (LST-686)
      • 2 x LCM
  • 2 x Go Jun Bong-class landing ship tank
    • ROKS Hyang Ro Bong (LST-681)
      • 258 x Marines
      • 12 x K1 or K2 tanks
      • 14 x KAAV7A1
      • 8 x 2.5 ton trucks
      • 4 x LCVP
      • 1 x UH-60 Blackhawk
    • ROKS Sung In Bong(LST-685)
      • 258 x Marines
      • 12 x K1 or K2 tanks
      • 14 x KAAV7A1
      • 8 x 2.5 ton trucks
      • 4 x LCVP
      • 1 x UH-60 Blackhawk
  • 2 x Solgae (LSF-631)-class landing air cushion
  • 2 x Solgae (LSF-621)-class landing air cushion
  • 1 x Wonsan-class minelayer
    • ROKS Wonsan (MLS-560)
  • 3 x Yangyang-class minesweeper
    • ROKS Yangyang (MSH-571)
    • ROKS Ongjin (MSH-572)
    • ROKS Haenam (MSH-573)
  • 3 x Ganggyeong-class minehunter
    • ROKS Gangin (MCH-562)
    • ROKS Goryeong (MCH-563)
    • ROKS Gimpo (MCH-565)
  • 2 x Tongyeong-class salvage and rescue ship (ATS)
  • 1 x Cheonghaejin-class submarine rescue ship (ASR)
  • 1 x Singiwon-class surveying ship (AGS)
  • 1 x Sinsegi-class surveying ship (AGS)
  • 1 x Dadohae-class midget submarine tender (ASL)
  • 3 x Mulgae (LCU-87)-class landing craft utility
  • 7 x Mulgae (LCU/L 79)-class landing craft utility minelayer
* Ship was deployed to RIMPAC 2016
- 18 submarines
  • 9 x Dosan Ahn Chango-class submarine**
  • 9 x Sohn Wonyil-class submarine
** ROKS Lee Eokgi (SS-071) was deployed to RIMPAC 2016

Thailand
- 600 personnel from the Royal Thai Navy, Royal Thai Army, and the Royal Thai Marine Corps
- 1 ship
  • HTMS Chakri Naruebet (CVH-911), a Chakri Naruebet-class aircraft carrier
    • 6 x SH-60 Seahawk
    • 4 x MH-60S Knighthawk
Tonga
- 30 Tonga Maritime Militia personnel

United Kingdom
- 60 Royal Navy personnel (sailors, officers, Royal Marines, SBS)
- 3 x C-17 Globemaster III carrying supplies
- 1 x surveillance satellite
Note: Whitehall recently announced about deploying forces to nearby Japan or Korea. Nearest Royal Navy vessel in the Far East on standby. UKSF teams considered to provide assistance to ROK forces.

United States
- 36,200 U.S. military personnel (Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard; not counting civilian dependents, DOD contractors, DOD civilian employees, MARAD personnel)
- 220 APCs/IFVs: M113, LAV-25, Stryker, SPGs, towed howitzers, Humvees, MRAPs
- 200 tanks: M1A1/A2 Abrams
- 150 helicopters: UH-60 Blackhawk, SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk, HH-60 Pavehawk, MH-6 Little Bird, AH-1 Cobra, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, CH-53 Stallion, CH-46 Sea Knight
- 200 fighter aircraft: F-15 Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, F-22 Raptor, F-35B Lightning II (USMC) from bases in Japan and South Korea
- 6 x bombers: B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancers from Anderson AB, Guam
- 2 x E-3 Sentry AWACS
- 50 x transport/tankers/maritime patrol: C-130 Hercules, MC-130, KC-130, KC-135, C-17 Globemaster III, C-5A Galaxy, P-3 Orion, P-8A Poseidon, U-2
- 10 x MQ-9 Reaper (some armed with missiles)
- 1 x surveillance satellite
- 24 x ships
Initial response naval vessels:
  • USS Ashland (LSD-48), a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    • 4 x LCAC
    • 21 x LCM-6
    • 36 x AAV7
  • USS Green Bay (LPD-20), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
    • 2 x LCAC
    • 1 x LCU
    • 4 x CH-46 Sea Knight
    • 2 x MV-22 Osprey
  • USS Germantown (LSD-42), a WhidbeyIsland-class dock landing ship
    • 4 x LCAC
    • 21 x LCM-6
    • 36 x AAV7
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    • 20 x AV-6B Harrier II
    • 20 x F-35B Lighting II
    • 4 x AH-1W/Z Super Cobra/Viper
    • 22 x MV-22B Osprey
    • 4 x CH-53E Super Stallion
    • 6 x SH-60F/HH-60 Seahawk
RIMPAC fleet:
  • USS America (LHA-6), an America-class amphibious assault ship
    • Numerous aircraft: AV-8B Harrier II, F-35B Lighting II, MV-22B Osprey, CH-53E Super Stallion/CH-53K King Stallion, UH-1Y Venom, AH-1Z Viper, MH-60S Seahawk
  • USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 2 x MH-60R Seahawk
  • USS Coronado (LCS-4), an Independence-class littoral combat ship
    • 2 x MH-60R Seahawk
    • 1 x MQ-8 Fire Scout
  • USS Howard (DDG-83), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 2 x MH-60R Seahawk
  • USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), a Nimitz-class carrier - currently the flagship of Operation Sea Paladin
    • 36 x F/A-18E Hornets
    • 12 x F/A-18C Hornets
    • 6 x EA-18G Growlers
    • 8 x SH-60F or HH-60H Seahawk
    • 3 x E-2C Hawkeye
    • 3 x C-2 Greyhound
  • USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser
    • 2 x SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk
  • USS Pinckney (DDG-91), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 2 x MH60R Seahawk
  • USS Princeton (CG-59), a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser
    • 2 x SH-60B or MH-60 R Seahawk
  • USS San Diego (LPD-22), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
    • 2 x LCAC
    • 1 x LCU
    • 4 x CH-46 Sea Knight
    • 2 x MV-22
  • USS Shoup (DDG-86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 2 x MH-60R Seahawk
  • USS Stockdale (DDG-106), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 2 x SH-60 Seahawk
  • USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer
    • 2 x SH-60 Seahawk
  • USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187), a Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler
  • USNS Navajo (T-ATF-169), a Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug (to be retired later in 2016)
  • USNS Rainer (T-AOE-7), a Supply-class fast combat support ship
  • USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204), a Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler
  • USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50), a Safeguard-class rescue and salvage ship (to be retired later in 2016)
  • USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE-11), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship
  • USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752), a Legend-class cutter
    • 1 x MH-64C Dolphin MCH
    • 2 x ScanEagle sUAS
  • 4 x submarines (possibly Seawolf-class, Los Angeles-class, or Virginia-class submarines)
USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group 5
- was patrolling the South China Sea area starting on July 1, 2016 when called to redirect to the Korean Peninsula on its way back to Yokosuka
  • USS Ronald Reagan(CVN-76), a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    • 36 x F/A-18E Hornets
    • 12 x F/A-18C Hornets
    • 6 x EA-18G Growlers
    • 8 x SH-60F or HH-60H Seahawk
    • 3 x E-2C Hawkeye
    • 3 x C-2 Greyhound
  • USS Chancellorsville(CG-62), a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser
    • 2 x SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk
  • USS Shiloh(CG-67), a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser
    • 2 x SH-60B or MH-60R Seahawk
Note: The USS Forth Worth (LCS-2) will dock in Cebu City, Philippines on August 27, 2016 for a three-day port visit before heading over to the Korean Peninsula to support the U.S.-led naval quarantine.

DOD - Department of Defense
MOD - Ministry of Defense
MND - Ministry of National Defense
PCG - Presidential Communications Group
CNA - Channel News Asia
CCTV - China Central Television
SCMP - South China Morning Post
RT - Russia Today
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Link to DeviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/godemper...n-Sea-Paladin-Part-2-Train-to-Busan-844668483
 
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What's the population of Korea after the K-Z Virus and Containment? The 7 million casualty figures seems very low given South Korea's heavy population density and lack of personal firearms.
 
What's the population of Korea after the K-Z Virus and Containment? The 7 million casualty figures seems very low given South Korea's heavy population density and lack of personal firearms.
In my fanfic timeline, I think it would be around 1-3 million. I went for the 28 Days Later approach.

In the official canon however, we shall see what Peninsula brings us.
 
Alternate 2016 meme calendar
The most trending memes and internet culture for 2016
January:
- Squidward Dab
- Fred the Fish eating a burger

February:
- Pacha Edits (The Emperor's New Groove) - When the sun hits that ridge just right

March:
- Top 10 Anime Battles

April:
- Confused Mr. Krabs

May:
- Dat Boi (frog on a unicycle)
- Running Man Challenge - "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ

June:
- Harambe - On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy's life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe. The meme would become popular by the following month.
- SpongeGar/Primitive Sponge/Caveman Spongebob

July:
- Arthur's First (Clenched Fist)
- Zombie Apocalypse Memes - Following the outbreak in the Korean Peninsula, the Internet literally exploded about the zombie genre. From Resident Evil to Left 4 Dead to survivalist memes, this would be the trending meme culture for the last half of the month. Due to panic and often excitement, there was an increased sale of guns, melee weapons, and camping equipment throughout the United States. Some people would also modify their cars to resemble those post-apocalyptic vehicles seen in movies and games. There would also be increased enrolment in shooting and survival courses.

August:
- Pokémon Go - As the situation in Korea stabilized, the long-awaited app that would put the player in the hands of a simulated Pokémon trailer was finally released worldwide. It seemed the world's attention was shifted from the epidemic in Korea to this real-time game. Crowds often formed, despite warnings from authorities who were not taking chances just in case of a sudden appearance of an outbreak despite it being controlled. However, the game's popularity would decrease by September.
- Rio de Jainero 2016 Summer Olympics - Another major event that shifted the world's focus from Korea. Both Koreas withdrew before the Olympics started.

September:
- World War III Memes - In response to the Second Korean War and North Korea's usage of a nuclear weapon on the town of Paju to prevent the Infected from going to their country, many thought that the Third World War would finally break out. However this was not the case as the U.S. and their allies worked together with China and Russia in ensuring that no derelict ship or plane makes it out of the Korean Peninsula. The war only lasted a mere three days since the U.S. and their allies had complete control of the air and sea around Korea. The People's Republic of China also stepped in and removed Kim Jong-Un in a coup. Nonetheless, countless references to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, 3, World in Conflict, Red Dawn, Red Alert, FallOut, and Metro were made.

October:
- Post-apocalyptic memes: Even though the fear of a Third World War breaking out in September was quickly proven false, many of these memes continued to flood the internet.
- Deus Vult
- Happy Birthday to this future President - Dated October 26, 2016 and the U.S. Presidential elections only a week away, many of Hillary Clinton's opponents would turn this tweet against her by making it into a meme.

November:
- Trump's victory on the 2016 United States Presidential Election
- Great Meme War of 2015-16
- Kekistan*
- Evil Kermit
* (OOC: Becomes created a year earlier by meme posters in this timeline)

December:
- Robbie Rotten voted the meme of the year
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OOC Author's Notes/Disclaimer:
- As the author of this post who does not live in the United States and not even American to begin with, this is a mere reflection of how memes would have looked like within the universe of this timeline. I neither support nor go against any of the candidates for that election.
 
Second trailer for Peninsula released three days ago. Now I am 50-50 for this film. The trailer does not look too promising as it becomes a generic post-apocalyptic film, something like Resident Evil: Extinction, Mad Max, and Doomsday. I have a feeling it won't have the same character development as Train to Busan and it's animated prequel, Seoul Station.

What are your thoughts to the new trailer @Unknown @Ukron @HanEmpire @TrashMammal2019 ?
 
Second trailer for Peninsula released three days ago. Now I am 50-50 for this film. The trailer does not look too promising as it becomes a generic post-apocalyptic film, something like Resident Evil: Extinction, Mad Max, and Doomsday. I have a feeling it won't have the same character development as Train to Busan and it's animated prequel, Seoul Station.

What are your thoughts to the new trailer @Unknown @Ukron @HanEmpire @TrashMammal2019 ?
I'm honestly excited for it
 
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