Zhenian Second Republic

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Republic of Zhenia

진화민국
1538–1549
State emblem of the Second Republic.
Emblem
Motto: "Liberty, Democracy and Welfare."
Location of the Second Republic, with significant territorial changes notable compared to the First.
CapitalDaedo
Common languagesZhenian
Religion
Secular state
Demonym(s)Zhenian
GovernmentUnitary republic
Chancellor 
• 1538-1548
Zhu Yoongeon
• 1548-1549
Choi Yoondeok
Premier 
• 1538-1538
Kim Moonseok
• 1548-1549
Lee Sunhyuk
LegislatureParliament of Zhenia
Sangseowon
National Assembly
Historical eraPost-Great War
April 23 1538
13 February 1549
Area
19595,327,395.7 km2 (2,056,919.0 sq mi)
Population
• 1959
406,816,352
CurrencyZhenian Won
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Zhenian First Republic
Zhenian Third Republic
Today part ofZhenia

The Zhenian Second Republic (Zhenian: 진화민국 제2공화국), alternately referred to as the Second Zhenian Republic or simply the Second Republic (Zhenian: 제2공화국) within Zhenia, was a republic that existed in modern-day Zhenia. Although some historians have disputed the identity of the state during its early stages, pointing out the Allied presence throughout Zhenia as an occupation force, the Second Republic throughout all stages is considered its own independent state, although its establishment and rule had been overseen by Allied occupation forces.

Established as a temporary government to act in place of the First Republic following the Gwangseong Rebellion and its surrender, the Second Republic primarily consisted of Allied and surrendered Zhenian officers and civilian personnel to maintain the government. Zhu Yoongeon, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs under the First Republic, was chosen as Chancellor by the Allied High Command, while the subsequent general election held on 15 May 1538 under Allied oversight resulted in a landslide victory of the Liberal Democratic Party. With the Second Republic organized, key leaders of the First Republic's wartime government were arrested and put to the Seongnam trials, while many of the legal orders established under the First Republic were revised closer towards those of Azoran nations and the Zhenian Defense Forces dissolved and replaced by the Armed Police Forces, under the slogan of "liquidating accumulated evil". The Second Republic also brought forth economic reconstruction policies that were geared closer towards agriculture and light manufacturing, much to the dismay of Zhenian capitalists. With further maladministration under the Second Republic resulting in unrest among Great War veterans and right-wing statesmen, it eventually collapsed as a result of the Coup of 1549.

The Second Republic is so far the only federal state in modern Zhenian history after Zhenian unification, with a federalized system of local autonomy was implemented throughout the nation as a means to weaken the central government's grip in local affairs and as an attempt by the Allied High Command to prevent Zhenia from causing another great war. Such attempts, alongside many of the Second Republic's policies, were reversed after the Coup of 1549 and under the Third Republic, in which a unitary government with limited degrees of local autonomy was reinstated.

Establishment

Following the Zhenian defeat in the Second Great War, the Allied Forces stationed troops throughout Zhenia, while also dividing up the nation into a series of occupation zones, each at the responsibility of different nations.

Politics

Dissolution

The looming threat of the Second Republic's collapse came to reality with the Coup of 1549, when portions of the Armed Police Force under the leadership of Kim Shimin, and later Great War veterans and volunteers, rapidly captured key areas in Daedo, effectively seizing control over the central government and arresting all Second Republic statesmen within the city.

Government

Military

While the existing Republic of Zhenia Defense Forces under the First Republic had been disbanded in 1538 following Zhenian surrender, many of its functions, including border patrol and maintaining domestic security, had been passed onto the Republic of Zhenia Armed Police Forces.

International relations

Demographics

Economy

Legacy

See also