Great Asian War

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Great Asian War
Part of The Cold War
Great Asian War Superevent (High Legitimacy)
AbilitiesEquipment, Advisors
DateSeptember 3, 1965 - 1966 (First Phase), 1966 - Late 1960s (Second Phase)
PlaceSouthern China (First Phase), East Asia (Second Phase)
ResultSee outcomes below
Belligerents

National Liberation Front

  • [[Jinsui] (potentially)
Leaders
Outcomes

Western Insurrection (Nanjing Victory)

- Fate of Long Yun unknown (presumably dead)

- National Protection Army disbanded

- The continuing of economic development in China

Territorial changes:

- Creation of the Xinan Reconstruction Authority under Zhou Longxiang

- Xinan Reconstruction Authority is later directly annexed by the Nanjing government

- NRA 24th Army informally joins the RoC as Xikang Province (if Xikang sided with the RoC)


Great Asian War (CPS Victory)

- Fate of Long Yun unknown (presumably dead)

- National Protection Army disbanded

Territorial changes:

- Partition of the Republic of China into several political councils

- NRA 24th Army informally joins the RoC as Xikang Province (if Xikang sided with the RoC)

High legitimacy territorial changes:

-NRA 24th Army partitioned between Sichuan Pacification Zone and Tibet

- NRA 40th Army Group annexed by Seihoku Homengun

- Xinjiang Province established as a province of the defunct Nanjing Government

Western Insurrection (NPA Victory)

- Nanjing Government collapses after suicide of Gao Zongwu

- Beginning of the Great Asian War

Territorial changes:

- NPA annexation of all former core RoC lands south of the Yangtze River

- Establishment of the North China Political Council


Great Asian War (NPA High Legitimacy Full Victory)

- Reestablishment of pre-Second Sino-Japanese War Republic of China and birth of democracy in China

- Death of Long Yun and inauguration of Sun Fo as President of the Republic of China

- End of the Yokusankai and beginning of the Mutō dictatorship (potentially)

- National Protection Army disbanded

Territorial changes:

- Annexation of Manchuria, Mengjiang, Guangdong and all Chinese warlords on the side of the National Liberation Front

Great Asian War (NPA Low Legitimacy Full Victory)

- Death of Long Yun and establishment of the NPA Military Council, beginning a period of military dictatorship in China

Territorial changes:

- Annexation of Manchuria, Mengjiang, Guangdong and all Chinese warlords regardless of allegiance to NLF or CPS

The Great Asian War is a conflict that erupts between the Co-Prosperity Sphere and the National Liberation Front sometime after the Fall of Nanjing to the National Protection Army (NPA), though some may argue that the Great Asian War started in the beginning of the Western Insurrection between the Republic of China and NPA.

While governor of Xinan, Lu Han was away from his office on vacation, his cousin and former governor of Yunnan, Long Yun launched a coup against him and gathered the men needed to do so, taking control of the province and leading the NPA. The rapid military buildup to liberate China from what Long Yun saw as Japanese puppets caused significant concern to the Republican government in Nanjing, who sent the NPA an ultimatum, demanding that the province stand down or there will be war.

Ultimately, this ultimatum would be rejected, kickstarting the Western Insurrection. Due to the extreme manpower inequality between the two belligerents, an AI-controlled NPA would usually capitulate within a few months, with neither side garnering enough support to gain any allies. However, a player controlling either the Republic or NPA could change that, either forcing a quicker victory if playing Nanjing, or prompting a Co-Prosperity Sphere Intervention if playing Long Yun and pushing all the way into Nanjing, capitulating the republic.

In the end, the consequences of victory from either side can vary in scale, but with this high-intensity extreme drawn out conflict leading to casualties never seen since the likes of the Second World War, the landscape of the Chinese political situation, the borders of East Asia, the superpower status of the Japanese Empire and ultimately the geopolitical landscape of the world itself in the midst of the Cold War can all be turned on its head.

Background[edit | edit source]

The complete destruction of the pre-war Republic of China in the Second Sino-Japanese War, coupled with the deaths of both Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in the Battle of Chongqing, led to the surrender of most Chinese resistance by 1945, ending World War Two in East Asia.

Despite Japanese victory above China, however, many in China continued to feel resentment against Tokyo, refusing to accept the outcome of the war and even relocating westwards, most notably including the National Revolutionary Army (NRA) 24th and 40th Armies, who refused to surrender despite the establishment of a new collaborationist Republic of China based in Nanjing.

One of the many warlords who surrendered to the Japanese in hopes of protecting their people was Long Yun, who was forced to give up his position of Governor of Yunnan to his cousin, Lu Han, though he continued to remain influential within the government in Kunming.

Formation and operations of the National Protection Army[edit | edit source]

Sometime between TNO's starting date and the end of World War Two, some members of the NRA felt that it was simply not enough for them, as they retreated and continued to resist in the mountains. Instead, members left to form the closely associated National Protection Army, an ultranationalist group with largely the same goals as the NRA, to liberate China from Japanese influence, albeit operating under much more covert circumstances in Yunnan due to their distance away from their NRA counterparts in Xikang and Burma.

Together with other NRA divisions, bandits that happened to be in the area and remnant Chinese Communist Party (CCP) militias, the NPA continued sabotage operations across southwestern China, causing problems in administration and development in the region, which made the organisation feared through the spreading of urban legends.

Yunnan provincial development campaign[edit | edit source]

By the 1960s, the majority of the National Protection Army, National Revolutionary Army, Chinese Communist Party and other southwestern bandits were countered by Governor Lu Han's plans to develop and modernise the province, employing militia and guards to counter their influences and effects on the state, while also massively developing the province economically to be on par with the rest of the Sphere's goals.

In his development plans, however, Lu Han had alienated the administration from the common populace due to the brutal slave policies implemented. His popularity plummeted as slavery was institutionalised and the efforts on repressing the political freedoms of the province increased several fold.

Behind the scenes, the National Protection Army had already been planning for a Western Insurrection against the Nanjing government, as part of their plan to fully liberate China from Japanese imperialism. However, without a strong leader to guide the organisation, the plan remained idle and untouched for decades. With Long Yun accepting the invitation to the role of leader of the NPA in 1965, however, the plan was set into motion, preparing for a takeover of the Yunnan Province.

National Protection Army coup and buildup of the province[edit | edit source]

Long Yun's NPA began to garner the extensive support from the remnants of the NRA (then led by Sun-Li Jen and Li Mi) and the CCP who had sought refuge with the Viet Minh since the defeat at Chongqing, all of which gradually increased the control of NPA and NPA-sympathetic politicians across the provincial government, culminating in a coup against the governor after a vacation from government affairs by Long Yun himself.

Announcing the breakaway from the Sphere and vowing to restart the war against the Japanese via a radio broadcast, the citizens of Yunnan prepared themselves, as the NPA began gearing up the war against the collaborationists.

The War Begins[edit | edit source]

Following an announcement by the Republic of China to stand down his forces, and rejoin the Sphere, Long Yun decided it was time, and began the invasion.

Mechanic[edit | edit source]

Prior to the war's declaration against the Republic of China, the NPA has to play a mechanic for the fate of Chongqing. Chongqing, is a major city, whose mayor and de-factor administrative leader has NPA sympathies. The player must ensure that Influence and support is high enough for the scales to tip in their favour, ensuring more Production Units and a higher surrender limit at the start of the war.

Additionally, as part of the Mechanic for the Great Asian War, Legitimacy and Morale is important for either side to push, bringing in allies from the various Chinese warlords during both phases during the conflict.

Additionally, managing the liberated lands for the NPA is essential to recruit, recover Production Units, and increase morale and legitimacy.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Should the NPA defeat all the Japanese puppets and reject the Japanese terms of surrender by invading Korea, nuclear missiles will be launched, leading to Thermonuclear War and World War 3.