|People's Republic of Beiwan|
"独立 - 自由 - 幸福" "Independence – Freedom – Happiness"----
Salute to the Red Flag
|Official language(s)|| • Chinese
|Government||Maoist Marxist-Leninist single-party socialist state
under totalitarian dictatorship
|- Supreme Leader||Chu Liu Dai|
|- Chairman of the National Assembly||Wong Zhao|
|Established||14 September 2014|
|Area claimed||29.8 km²|
|Currency||Yuan (¥) (BWY)|
|Time zone||Beiwan Standard Time (UTC+8)|
Beiwan (杯碗), officially the People's Republic of Beiwan (杯碗人民共和国), is a island micronation in East Asia, enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea. Neighboring states include China to the west, Taiwan to the east, and the Philippines to the south. Gonghai is the seat of government and the country's capital city. Constitutionally, the Beiwanese government is a Single-party socialist republic
under totalitarian dictatorship with leadership of the Greater Beiwanese Revolutionary Party.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The English word Beiwan derives from the Chinese pronunciation of the Beiwanese name, 杯碗, which in Chinese is pronounced Bēi Wǎn. The pronunciation Bēi Wǎn is more formal, and is in used for most official purposes. The full title of Beiwan is Bēi Wǎn Rénmín Gònghéguó (杯碗人民共和国), meaning the "People's Republic of Beiwan". Beiwan is a archipelago of 13 islands. The main islands are Pingzhou, Pipa, and Genzhi Zhuwu which together comprise about ninety percent of Beiwan's land area.
History[edit | edit source]
History of Guangdong[edit | edit source]
Chinese administration in the region began with the Qin Dynasty. After establishing the first unified Chinese empire, the Qin expanded southwards and set up Nanhai Commandery at Panyu, near what is now part of Guangzhou. It used to be independent as Nanyue between the fall of Qin and the reign of Emperor Wu of Han. The Han Dynasty administered Guangdong, Guangxi, and northern Vietnam as Jiaozhi Province. Under the Wu Kingdom of the Three Kingdoms period, Guangdong was made its own province, the Guang Province, in 226. As time passed, the demographics of what is now Guangdong slowly shifted to (Han) Chinese-dominance, especially during several periods of massive migration from the north during periods of political turmoil and/or nomadic incursions from the fall of the Han Dynasty onwards. For example, internal strife in northern China following the rebellion of An Lushan resulted in a 75 percent increase in the population of Guangzhou prefecture between 740s–750s and 800s–810s. As more migrants arrived, the local population was gradually assimilated to Han Chinese culture, or displaced. From the tenth to twelfth century, Persian women were to be found in Guangzhou (Canton), some of them in the tenth century like Mei Zhu in the harem of the Emperor Liu Chang, and in the twelfth century large numbers of Persian women lived there, noted for wearing multiple earrings and "quarrelsome dispositions".
Together with Guangxi, Guangdong was made part of Lingnan Circuit (political division Circuit), or Mountain-South Circuit, in 627 during the Tang Dynasty. The Guangdong part of Lingnan Circuit was renamed Guangnan East Circuit guǎng nán dōng lù in 971 during the Song Dynasty (960–1279).
Ying era[edit | edit source]
The Ying Dynasty, was the imperial dynasty of Beiwan, it lasted for a brief time. The Ying Dynasty was established during the Qǐyì Revolution, it ruled Pipa and Pingzhou until it succeeded the establishment of the Greater Beiwanese Empire at the end of the revolution.
Greater Beiwanese Empire[edit | edit source]
Liu-kuang has claimed that the Greater Beiwanese Empire has authority over Pingzhou, Pipa, Genzhi Zhuwu and surrounding islands by informing the Government of the People's Republic of China about the micronation's claim of independence. The date of the proclamation of the new state entity was 11 August 2014. By the constitution of the State of Beiwan, it is a constitutional monarchy under authoritarian-personalist state. This claim was denied by the Chinese Authority.
People's Republic of Beiwan[edit | edit source]
After the Shikaeshi War, the Communist Party of Beiwan caused an uprising that overthrew the Greater Beiwanese Empire. The Beiwanese Empire became weaker after the Shikaeshi and many politicians were against the Imperial Household, Prime Minister Barbara Zhang and her government revolted against the emperor. On 11 September 2014, Emperor Liu-kuang abdicated and the empire collapsed two days afterwards. Since many combat during the uprising, Barbara Zhang proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of Beiwan and declared herself as Supreme Leader.
Politics[edit | edit source]
Beiwan is a communist state and the power of the Supreme Leader is absolute. Power is also held chiefly by the Premier and other elected members of the National,Assembly while sovereignty is vested in the Beiwanese people. Beiwan's legislative organ is the National Assembly, it is dominated by the Greater Beiwanese Revolutionary Party. The Premier is the head of government and is appointed by the Supreme Leader after being designated by the Assembly from among its members. The Premier is the head of the Cabinet, and he appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State. Although the Premier is formally appointed by the Supreme Leader, the Constitution of Beiwan explicitly requires the Supreme Leader to appoint whoever is designated by the Parliament.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Beiwan has a total of 13 islands extending far from Guanghai Bay of China. The main islands, from east to west, are Pingzhou, Pipa, and Genzhi Zhuwu. Together they are often known as the Beiwanese Archipelago. About 73 percent of Beiwan is flat land, mountainous, and sometimes unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use.
Genzhi Zhuwu Prefecture[edit | edit source]
Genzhi Zhuwu is the largest island of Beiwan, it has been considered as part of Beiwan's mainland within Pingzhou and Pipa together.
Pingzhou Prefecture[edit | edit source]
Pingzhou is known for it's beach that extends across the north of Pingzhou, the Pingzhou Beach is the largest beach in Beiwan. The island's landscape is mostly forest and grassland.
Pipa Prefecture[edit | edit source]
Pipa is one of the smallest islands in Beiwan, it is known for it's headland, longest headland in Beiwan. the island's landscape is mostly forest, grassland and with a few high cliffs.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Beiwan shares its traditional culture with China and Taiwan. but Beiwan and China have developed distinct contemporary forms of culture since Beiwan claimed Independence in 2014. The cultures of Beiwan are a hybrid blend of various sources, incorporating elements of traditional Chinese culture, attributable to the historical and ancestry origin of the majority of its current residents, traditional Confucianist beliefs, and increasingly Western values. The New Hope imposed an official interpretation of traditional Chinese culture in Beiwan. The government launched a program with Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting, folk art, and Chinese opera.
Cuisine[edit | edit source]
Beiwan-Chinese cuisine is highly diverse, drawing on several millennia of culinary history. The dynastic emperors of ancient China were known to have many dining chambers in their palaces, with each chamber divided into several departments, each responsible for a specific type of dish. Beiwan's staple food is rice. Pork is the most popular meat in Beiwan, accounting for about three-fourths of the country's total meat consumption. Spices are central to Beiwanese cuisine. Numerous foreign offshoots of Beiwan-Chinese food, such as Hong Kong cuisine and American Chinese food, have emerged in the various nations that play host to the Beiwan-Chinese diaspora.
Sports[edit | edit source]
Beiwan has one of the oldest sporting cultures in the world. There is evidence that a form of association football called cuju was played in China during the Han Dynasty. Today, some of the most popular sports in the country include martial arts, basketball, football, table tennis, badminton, swimming and snooker. Board games such as go (known as weiqi in Beiwan), xiangqi, and more recently chess, are also played at a professional level. Traditionally, T'ai chi ch'uan, Wing Chun, Weng Chun and Kung Fu is considered to be the Beiwan's most popular martial arts.