MotF 225: Under The Whiplash

MotF 225: Under The Whiplash

The Challenge

Make a map showing a country that has just undergone a sudden change in its governing ideology.

The Restrictions

There are no restrictions on when the PoD of your map should be. Fantasy, sci-fi, and future maps are allowed.

If you're not sure whether your idea meets the criteria of this challenge, please feel free to PM me or comment in the main thread.
Entries will end for this round when the voting thread is posted on Monday, October 12, 2020 (Extended by one week).
Any discussion must take place in the main thread. If you post anything other than a map entry (or a description accompanying a map entry) in this thread then you will be asked to delete the post.

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My Chemical Salvation
The Japanese Coup of 1995


It all started in 1984 with a yoga and meditation class given by 29-year-old Shoko Asahara, a student of esoteric Buddhist, Taoist and Christian traditions, with a growing family that needed supporting. The class grew and, by 1989, it gained official recognition as a religious movement, with its main demographic in college graduates. The group called themselves Aum, for the Sanskrit syllable that represents the Universe. They were considered odd, but not dangerous, and a part of the growing eccentricities that the Japanese bubble economy was creating. And, as it was, the group adhered to that aspect of their origin, adopting themes that were popular in manga and anime, such as space missions, international conspiracies, powerful weapons and a quest for an ultimate truth to spice up their creeds. To appeal to the modern, cultured Japanese man, they quoted ideas from Buddhism, the Bible, and from the great Isaac Asimov.

A monastic order was established for the followers to join, with a base in the village of Kamikuishiki, which would become the epicenter of the cult. Many would join the order as lay members. Shoko Asahara would write books, appear in magazines and in television, and give lectures at university, all of those giving the movement further credibility and helping it reach more followers, who dedicated their lives to it. There was even an anime made by the cult's studio, presenting Shoko Asahara as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, as he had concluded himself to be.

As the following grew, so did the controversies surrounding it. Rumours came out of recruits being deceived and even extorted, and a prominent lawyer who opposed the religion disappeared mysteriously with his family, with his colleagues pointing the finger to Aum. Leaders of rival sects and critical people would also be assassinated or disappear, with the group being always suspected, but never proven guilty.

By the end of 1994, the group was preparing for its greater task, by amassing weapons, conventional and otherwise. Their favored tools were by that time already chemical and biological weapons. In Kamikuishiki, they started producing VX gas and the sarin nerve agent, while they also accumulated anthrax for offensive use. Throughout Japan, enemies of the cult were followed and used as test trials for the weapons, proving just how effective they could be. The most daring attack would be in the city of Matsumuto, where a trial was taking place surrounding a real estate dispute with the group. Using the sarin nerve gas within the city's courthouse, they were successful in killing some 500 people, and injuring many others. This was enough proof that the chemicals were ready for combat. The group was ready for combat.

On March 20, 1995, the great plan was set into motion. The Tokyo Subway was filled with the sarin gas, entering the lungs of the thousands of commuters following their routines as usual. With just that attack, six thousand people would die, and many others would be injured. Taking the entire Japan by surprise, the group moved towards the government building, seizing them under threat of further attacks; several neighbourhoods were sprayed by poisonous aerosol with an airplane the group had somehow acquired. It was brutal. In the following weeks, similar attacks and takeovers would happen throughout Japan, as the cult proved just how well-organised and well-armed they were. Unafraid to resort to either chemical or biological weapons, they proved the full power of their ruthlessness - 4 million would die in this campaign, to the cheers of the members of Aum, who truly believed that they were doing the work of God.

The Imperial Family and the political leaders were executed on national television, and the Enlightened Republic of Japan was declared, with Sonshi Shoko Asahara being declared Supreme Leader, as the Reincarnation of Christ. And so began in earnest his reign of terror. As Aum militias took over the military, a strict regime was imposed that brought down much of Japanese culture in deference to proper religious behaviour; shrines of rival sects were destroyed and their leaders killed. Deviancies were punished harshly. Ties with foreign countries were cut, especially the US, the Beast of Revelation according to Aum; trade ties would later be resumed with other countries, such as China, who couldn't care less for what mode of government the Japanese chose as long as trade flowed smoothly, but this trade was now strictly in government hands. Japan was, for all purposes, in splendid isolation once again.

And the most terrifying part was how easy they managed to bring large swathes of the people to support them. A great campaign of propaganda was thrown, with rallies, television shows and billboards announcing the triumphs of the new government. The youth in particular were brought in line, using manga, anime and video games to spread the ideals of the group. Youth groups would form the backbone of the State apparatus.

Ever since, Japan, once believed to be the thriving center of the future of technology and industry, has been under the strict rule of Aum and Sonshi Shoko Asahara. The few dissidents who escape tell the most horrible of tales, of a State that uses mental manipulation to the maximum, where every aspect of life is controlled and supervised, and where the terror of chemical burns and of the anthrax are frequent to leave one thinking twice before opening their mouth. Very little is known of what happens inside the country, however, as the government is quite secretive and their communications esoteric. It is known an extensive natalist program has been increasing the births in the islands, and industry seems, amazingly, to be thriving. How long this will last is unknown. But suffice it to say that the DPRK is no longer the strange kid in the neighbourhood


Well, that was dark. I stumbled upon a video about this particularly nasty cult and decided "Hey, wouldn't it be interesting if they actually took over and formed a State so theocratic that would make the Ayatollahs blush? Then I went research what kind of weapon caches they had, and since apparently OTL they had enough chemical agents to kill 4 million people and, by default, they'd have to be even stronger in this scenario, this ended up being the result. It is terrifying.

I did not find much information in what they *believed*, beyond being a mix of apocalyptic Christianity-Buddhism with some weird esoteric meditation techniques, but then again, just looking at the way they worked, I can't imagine there'd be much sanity involved in whatever they'd do if they had the opportunity to do anything more than the damage they already did OTL.

If anyone is wondering, I used the jarring colours and weird patterns as a way to express the utter madness involved in this entire scenario. I hope it came across. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go watch kitten videos until I remove the darkness that working on this created on my soul
Map of the Dorok Kingdom under the Kulubaluka Dynasty
"Once radiant, the civilisations of industrial gigantism had disappeared into the darkness of time, and the surface of the earth had been covered with a forest of giant miasmas exalting poisonous vapours: the Sea of Corruption. Men reduced to subsistence here and there on the edge of this rotten jungle are trying as best they can to survive on the last lands still preserved by insects of all kinds in the jungle. »

"The Chosen One, clothed in Blue, will come towards us on a golden field, to renew the lost link with the Earth and guide us towards a pure world." The Prophecy of the Blue Clad-One.

Since the Seven Days of Fire that ended the Ancient Civilization, the survivors who had been spared by the Cataclysm have founded new kingdoms on the outskirts of the Sea of Corruption, a mouldy forest born from the lands ravaged by the pollution of the Ancient Order and the war.
On the Eurasian continent, kingdoms followed one another, appearing on the last rivers and trying as best they could to preserve the ancient and complex technologies. The Doroks are an ancient people who appeared on the river of the same name after the Seven Days of Fire. They have survived on the shores of the Inland Sea and have built resplendent cities as well as oases and lush green countryside. But disunity between the various clans and tribes and destructive wars ravaged the Doroks kingdoms, allowing the sea of corruption to advance ever further into the few viable lands .
More numerous are the invasions of foreign countries, motivated by the acquisition of the Black Pyramid, Shuwa, where many powers would be locked up within it. The latest to date is that of the King of Eftal, a kingdom in the north founded around the river Talia. The King of Eftal, Tarkhan took the Doroks cities one by one before finally acquiring the powers of Shuwa and dominating the whole known world.
King Tarkhan became immortal and Eftal built many aeroplanes and developed ancient technologies such as ceramics, large and powerful aircraft as well as chemicals to repel the Sea of Corruption. Oases were born in the middle of the desert and many great cities where wealth and power accumulated.
At that time the Sixty Doroks tribes under the Eftalian protectorate benefited from the prevailing prosperity with the end of clan rivalries despite the many discriminations. In addition, the establishment of an Eftalian governor appointed by King Tarkhan in the city of Isso gave the Doroks more autonomy.
But when King Tarkhan died, the Empire sank into chaos. With Tarkhan dying suddenly despite his powers and with no direct heirs, the members of the court quarrelled before finally going to war. The prince of the city of Tolas, Kujula waged a violent war of conquest in an attempt to recover Eftal. The war ruined many towns that were wiped off the map after much looting by mercenary armies. Increasingly armed aircraft ravaged the skies and the land. Arms dealers, with the explosion in demand, began to search the sea for the corrupted shells of Ohmus, large insects with strong bodies that could be used to build armour. But the ever-increasing massacre of Ohmus for armaments caused a cataclysm of great magnitude.
A wave of Ohmus and other insects came out of the forest in a raging rage, with no stopping them, destroying one by one the cities of Eftal, the monarchy was destroyed, the fabulous factories and their technology were lost. For twenty days the Ohmus continued to advance, dying of hunger more than two thousand miles away from the forest. On their bodies the spores multiplied and soon the sea of corruption covered the ancient Eftal Kingdom.
In Isso, the governor, in the absence of authority, declared himself independent and took possession of the crypt of Shuwa. Becoming King of the Doroks he married a local princess, founded the Kulubaluka dynasty and converted to the Doroks religion. The Doroks lands having been spared by the Daikasho, many Eftalians fled to the court of Isso.
In order not to make the same mistake as Tarkhan, King Kulubaluka forbade him and his successors to obtain immortality with Shuwa's tomb. With the Dorok religion he establishes a new church, the Fukai (the Dorok name of the sea of corruption) being seen as sacred and a punishment for the infidels of Eftal. Moreover, the Ohmus are seen as sacred beings who must not be defiled by man under any circumstances, under penalty of provoking his anger. Entering the Fukai is seen as sacrilege that can cause the destruction of the Dorok Kingdom. Each great city appointed a Venerable Bonze to lead the believing community of the city. The prophecy of the Being clothed in blue, a legend that had existed for centuries, was revived. The Prophecy of the Blue Clad-One must appear to save humanity and re-establish the lost link between man and nature.
With the power of the Shuwa Crypt, King Kulubaluka began to cultivate a new species of tree for the construction of powerful ships made of wood to move entire tribes. Moreover, the crypt made it possible to build much more effective masks to resist the miasmas of the Fukai. During the reign of the first Kulubaluka, the Doroks tasted independence and peace. Despite the wave of Eftalian refugees on Dorok lands, King Kulubaluka managed to avoid civil war.
But soon after the death of King Kulubaluka, the dynasty fell into decadence, losing more and more power to the ever-strengthening Doroks cities. One hundred years after the founding of the Kulubaluka dynasty, most of the Doroks principalities were independent and in regular conflict. Different religious schisms, the struggle for trade routes and ethnic wars with the Eftalian minority were commonplace at that time.
But in Isso, a series of mad kings with powerful psychic powers set out to reconquer the various principalities. But this was done at the price of blood, genocide and ethnic cleansing. The survivors of the massacred tribes were fleeing the tyranny of the Kulubaluka, which in turn caused the horrors of war. The massacres of the Eftalian minority motivated the Kingdom of Tolas in the north and its vassals, now the Torumekia Empire, to intervene violently to protect the Eftalians but also to try to re-conquer the Doroks.
The surprise was great when a young man took control of the Shuwa crypt with monstrous and immortal creatures called heedras. He declared himself the saviour of mankind and quickly recaptured every Dorok city, repelled the torumekias and his allies before overthrowing the last King Dorok Luwa Kulubaluka with tele-physiological powers.
This man declared himself Holy Emperor and founded the Holy Dorok Empire by divinizing himself in the eyes of his people. The cult of the Fukai and the prophecy of the Blue Clad-One were declared heretics, condemning the infidels to be burned at the stake. In addition, the Venerable monks of each city became the new rulers, who had to pay homage to the Emperor. On the death of the First Emperor, power was shared between his two sons: the Old Emperor named Namulis and the Young Emperor named Miralupa.
But despite the newly founded union and the end of the civil war between the Doroks, rivalries and struggles are still commonplace in the united Doroks principalities. Moreover, the ever-stronger presence of the Torumekias in the north does not bode well for the King of Tolas' desire to take Shuwa.

The following map was made at the time of the Dorok Kingdom. Engraved and drawn on wood with many inlaid gemstones and two gilded plates in Old Dorok, it is a rare copy that survived the iconoclasm of the Holy Emperors. Although the author of the map is unknown, it is very likely that it was commissioned by King Kulubaluka in view of his rich manufacture. The entire Dorok World is depicted, between the Fukai in the north and the basin of pus in the south, the Gosu Mountains in the west and the Inland sea in the east.
What makes it possible to date the map with certainty is the absence of the Imperial eye, symbol of the Emperors but above all the presence of an Ohmu in the middle of the Fukai as well as an Original Sutra. The presence of the deified Ohmu is proof that the map dates back to the Kulubaluka dynasty. The cult of Ohmu and its representation were automatically destroyed by the Inquisition of the Bonsons.
We can also see that the lack of details on the Fukai serves to show the omnipotence of Ohmu but also the lack of knowledge of the Sea of Corruption during the Kulubaluka era. Already at that time there were rumours of Eftalians having survived and hiding in the depths of the Fukai. During the Holy Empire after the lifting of the divinization of Fukai, numerous expeditions were carried out to find the ancient Eftalian cities and its worm-handlers.
On the map, the capital of Isso seems to represent the royal palace. The fortress cities are all represented in the same way despite the fact that their architecture can vary from one region to another. Moreover, only the most important cities are represented and many secondary fortresses do not appear. Finally, we can note that the draughtsman had fun representing the secondary towns with towers from the old world, which had long since disappeared at that time.
The map shows the Dorok Kingdom in its Golden Age. The capital of Isso, however, lies inland in the Kamatara Desert. It was a resplendent city where the Dorok throne was located and was plundered by the Holy Emperors and disappeared over time under the Fukai. To the east of Isso is the Dorok River, the heart of the Dorok people, which has its source in the Doki Mountains. The river, although very long, only has a significant flow at the arrival of the rainy season. It is controlled upstream by the city of Kabo, one of the most powerful Doroks cities as it controls all the trade routes in the Dorok region due to its central position. Its manufactures and refinement make it a popular city even today under the Holy Emperors.
However, when the Kulubaluka Kingdom collapsed, the city suffered greatly from war, the occupation by Luwa Kulubaluka and the many wars with the city of Mani. Mani is located downstream from the Dorok River, flowing into the Inland Sea. It formed the "Great League" at the time of the civil war by vassalising the cities of Tekuyu, Bida, Miri and Go (not shown on the map). It fiercely resisted Luwa Kulubaluka and planned to reunite the Dorok World under his rule. But the arrival of the first Dorok Emperor and his immortal heedra warriors brought the Mani League to its knees. Under the Holy Empire it lost suzerainty over its neighbours and a large part of its power, to the great despair of its population, the city becoming only a shadow of its former self.
North of the Dorok River is the Shil River and between the two rivers are the largest oases of the time. Most of them used the trees that the first King Kulubaluka planted in the area, helping to repel desertification, to develop and create new oases and also to serve as raw material for Doroks vessels. The Doroks use this wood, which is resistant to rot and fire, to create large floating devices for trade and warfare. However, the civil war and the increase in the number of ships reduced the forests, which were heavily exploited. Today the production of wood is directly controlled by the Emperors and their clergy to protect the last existing reserves of the Empire.
The presence of large forests reduced urban settlement, preventing the appearance of large fortress cities. But further north, Semi during the civil war, being increasingly subjected to the Fukai and the raids of Torumekia pushed the city to build ships to move its inhabitants inside the forests. Under the Holy Emperors it was almost the only one to be settled in the region, competing only with the town of Mitosu, north of the river Shil.
Mitosu is a very recent city and does not appear on the map. It was built by the first Holy Emperor after the conquest of Nomiso by Torumekia. Nomiso was the northernmost Dorok city, protected from the Fukai by Tanar Higlands. But Torumekia's intervention to protect the Eftalians of Dorok ended with the conquest of Nomiso. Nomiso underwent a great change in population, with the Eftalians fleeing all Doroks lands to take shelter in Nomiso and the Doroks inhabitants of Nomiso settling in the south and founding the city of Mitosu. Mitosu, in spite of its dream of returning to its original city, must however realise that the conquest of Nomiso is only the first step of Torumekia in the Doroks lands...
South of the Dorok River is the city of Modo. For centuries it has had ships travelling the distant coasts of the Inland Sea bringing back many exotic products from unknown lands. An important city under the Dorok Kingdom, its power declined when the civil war ravaged the trade routes on which the city depended. In addition, Mani's numerous incursions to control the city destroyed the city's marine infrastructure. The coup de grâce was the Holy Emperor's ban on trading abroad, under penalty of excommunion. Now Modo is a simple secondary city in decline.
The cities to the south of Modo are the ones that benefited most from the arrival of the Holy Emperor. Under Luwa Kulubaluka they decided to declare their clergy independent by reinterpreting the prophecy of the Blue Clad-One. The Venerable monks of these cities drove out the reigning princes and appointed themselves rulers and protectors of the true faith. Luwa Kulubaluka tried as best he could to subdue the schismatic cities of Etari, Namaki and Dama. But when the first Holy Emperor came directly from Shuwa with his heedras, they declared him the legitimate ruler and saviour of mankind. They founded an army of fanatical warrior monks and exported the Holy War in the name of the Emperor. Since the establishment of the Empire they have held a prominent place in power, with most of the priest commanders leading the armies of the Empire coming from one of these cities.
To the east of the Gosu Mountains and south of the ancient capital of Isso are the cities of Saju and Sapata, on the edge of the Kamatara Desert. In the time of the Kulubaluka, each of the two cities was ruled by one of the sons of King Dorok. But the rivalry between the two princes caused many wars between Saju and Sapata, and the fall of the monarchy in Isso saw a struggle between the two princes for the conquest of Isso. The Prince of Sapata was none other than Luwa Kulubaluka, who after defeating and pillaging Saju took control of Isso and tried to regain his kingdom. But when the Holy Army to the south arrived in Sapata, Luwa Kulubaluka tried to defeat the First Holy Emperor. Both monarchs possessed overpowering psychic powers, but Luwa Kulubaluka's great age and the overpowering power of the First Holy Emperor defeated the last King Dorok. After the battle, the Holy Emperor decided to burn the entire Kulubaluka royal family at the stake. But Luwa Kulubaluka's eldest son managed to escape, making the Emperor fear the return of the suitor. But the long-awaited disappearance of the heir extinguished the hopes of the supporters of the old dynasty. In spite of the disappearance of the suitor of Kulubaluka and the bringing to heel of Sapata, rivalry still exists between the two Venerable monks of Sapata and Saju and their population and hostilities often resume despite the presence of the Emperors not far away.
To the west of the Gosu Mountains is a large valley. In it are the rusty ruins and rubble of an Old World Megapolis, which was destroyed by the Seven Days of Fire. But there remains in this desert valley a Great Black Pyramid. It is said to have existed before the Seven Days of Fire or to have appeared just after the Cataclysm. Yet after a thousand years it remains the most famous but also the most mysterious place in the region. It is impossible to enter the Tomb by force. The Crypt only opens to the Mighty One who decides not to take the Tomb by force. For a thousand years the monarchs of many kingdoms have entered the Tomb and emerged immortal or with many technologies from the Old World. The Kings of Eftal or Dorok and so many others before them have always built their capitals around the Tomb. The most recent conquest came from the First Holy Emperor. He came out of nowhere and with four heedras took control of the crypt and set out to conquer the Doroks cities.
Since then, Shuwa has once again become the capital of the Doroks and is now the Holy City of Shuwa. The power of the Crypt is used to establish the power of the Emperors and the powerful Dorok clergy. But despite the many technological advances of the United Doroks Principalities, rivalries between the fifty-two tribes of the Empire remain numerous. Moreover, the arrival of a new warlike lineage in Torumekia has raised fears that war may once again break out between the last two Empires on the planet.
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The Great Legionary Rising (World War 4) 2498-2503:

The United Nations (UN) was (originally) an intergovernmental organization that aimed to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. The UN was headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague during its early years. The UN was established after World War 2 with the aim of preventing future wars, succeeding the ineffective League of Nations. On 25 April 1945, 50 governments met in San Francisco for a conference and started drafting the UN Charter, which was adopted on 25 June 1945 and took effect on 24 October 1945, when the UN began operations. Pursuant to the Charter, the organization's objectives included maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states. By the start of the 2nd Cold War the UN had grown to include more than 190 member states, majority of the world's sovereign states.

During the 2nd Cold War the number of UN member states would decrease as some territories ended up in permanent UN administration. City of Kinshasa in the former Democratic Republic of the Congo would become the seat for the UN parliamentary assembly, an organization to give democratic representation to UN Administrated Territories. While its offices in territories not under UN administration remained operational until the 3rd Cold War (Nairobi office ceasing operation in 2222 with the start of the 3rd Cold War, HQ in New York turning into an UN embassy to US with the Martian Compact Split) and 4th Interwar Era (EF-UN Split which caused Vienna, Geneva and The Hague offices to be emptied) by the end of World War 3 (2114) UN would become less of an international organization and more of sovereign state.

During the Scramble for the Outer System UN as an independent power reached its height with its victory in the 1st Solar War (2392-2404). UN began its decline with the 2nd Colonial War (UN losing territories in the Outer System to Venusian Treaty Organization, losing its territories on the Moon to the Lunar Republic and territorial losses on Mars to the United Commonwealth and Martian Congressional Republic). While the 3rd Orbital War in 2461, which was sparked by the Charon Incident, caused UN much humiliation with loss of all trans Neptunian colonies along with other territorial losses further Sunward. The following 37 year 2nd Silent War was filled with tension between the UN and other powers.

It was during late 2nd Silent War that long existent multiparty democracy of the UN and policy governed by the ultimate goal of complete political unification of all humanity came to an end. Old establishment of the Global Democratic Party, the vestigial Sovereignty League, Party of Faith and Justice (latest among the long stream of influential Islamic parties) and Federation of Socialist Reformists first electorally lost to a revived Legions of Gaia (representing a rebirth of the Planetary Legions which had existed from 2255 to 2404) and even their opposition to Legionary backed constitutional change failed allowing the Legions of Gaia to legally declare the end of the United Nations and birth of the State of Gaia in 2496. Policy immediately changed from unification of all of humanity (ideally starting with retaking lost territories whether on Earth or not) to unification of Earth and retreat from all other bodies.

First changes were changing from a western liberal federal democracy to a legionary state. The parliamentary assembly lost much of its power while all remnants of UN as an international organization like the Security Council and the General Assembly were abolished (both had long became ceremonial and largely powerless, thought General Assembly had functioned as sort of an upper house due to housing delegations of different Territories under UN Administration). In their place a more Stratocratic model was put into effect.

Another effect of the takeover was the reduction of UN/Gaian military forces outside of Earth and Earth orbit. This was accompanied by military buildup on Earth and Earth orbit. These moves culminated in the start of the Great Legionary Rising in 2498. In which the Gaians attempted the violent takeover of the world. All states with territory on Earth joined the war against this second coming of the Planetary Legions. 3 VTO members confined to Venus and the MCR represented the non-Earth based belligerents of the war. Due to directives from Kinshasa giving former UN authorities on Venus, Mars, the Belt and the Outer System full operational freedom to surrender or fight (the more patriotic/revanchist governments in Mars and the Outer System chose to fight, delaying Allied reinforcements to Earth while what was once the UN Authority on Venus would declare independence as North Venusian Republic and join the VTO after the end of the war) the war was almost entirely confined to Earth (in direct contrast to conflicts designated Colonial or Orbital Wars which often saw large amounts of fighting throughout the Solar System but left the home planet of the belligerents (in virtually all cases, Earth) mostly untouched) despite the extensive territory (in theory) held by the State of Gaia ranging from Venus to Neptune. Because of this situation this conflict is also known as World War 4.

The War would end in the defeat of the State of Gaia. After 2503 no territory outside of Earth's atmosphere would recognize Kinshasa (or Dakar/Belém) as its capital. On Earth the State of Gaia would come to an end and the Earth Republic declared in its place. The Legions of Gaia were outlawed and Kinshasa returned to representative democracy once again. On Earth, Kinshasa was thrown out of Asia, Eastern and Central Europe. The East African Union would also grow immensely. On the other hand it wasn't a complete defeat to Kinshasa as last independent states in South America and West Africa were brought under its rule (along with Nicaragua, Portugal, Netherlands, San Marino and the Vatican). Soon after the end of the war capital of the Earth Republic would be moved from Kinshasa to the dual capitals of Dakar (Legislative) and Belém (Executive and Judiciary). The war would also have a large effect on the two main powers of the VTO, Japan and the Turkic Federation. Venusian Republic, the member state of the Turkic Federation, had already attained a first among equals position trough natural population growth but with the war devastating the Earthbound territories of the Federation it now was equal to the rest of the federation alone and became the definitive leading member (changing from a position more like Texas/California to an England/Prussia/Russian SFSR position). Due to damages caused by the Gaian invasion of Japan capital of Japan was moved from Tokyo on Earth to New Tokyo on Venus. Thought some part of the Imperial family remained on Earth. The defeat of the Gaians also represented the death of the Legionary Ideology until 2675 and the birth of Hermetic Legionarism, which would cause the Hermetic War and the subsequent 155 year long period known as the Interregnum.
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