Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

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Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
Dai Tōa Kyōeiken
Flag of the Co-Prosperity Sphere
Map of the Sphere; Dark red denotes member states of the Sphere
Leader Japan
Sphere Co-Prosperity Sphere

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, shortened to Co-Prosperity Sphere in English, and "Kyōeiken" in Japanese, is an organization that comprises of the majority of East and Southeast Asia. The bloc is led by the Empire of Japan, and consists of nations that, while de jure independent, are closely tied with the Japanese government, and often reliant upon them. All nations within the faction provide military access to Japan, and are (to some degree) loyal to the Japanese government.

The Co-Prosperity Sphere trades with the Triumvirate and the United Mexican States.

Members[edit | edit source]

Membership Member(s) Description Effect(s)

Leader of the Sphere
Japan The Dai Tōa Kyōeiken, commonly referred to as "The Sphere", is an international organization of independent Asian nations, liberated in the War Against Western Colonialism and Imperialism. At least, that's the official version. In reality, beyond its few voluntary members, the Sphere is filled with colonial governments in all but name, geared towards serving their Japanese slaveholders. The Co-Prosperity Sphere combines aspects of an economic union, a political superstructure, a military alliance and an integration project. Most importantly, however, it serves as a further extension of the Imperial stranglehold.

Core Member of the Sphere
When Pan-Asianism was in its infancy, Hsinking and Nanjing were forced into an economic bloc with Tokyo, fueling the Empire's oppressive war machine. The cultural ties between the two Chinese puppet states and Japan, combined with the two regimes' early participation in Japan's self-proclaimed Holy War, earned Manchukuo and the Republic of China their special places in the Sphere as permanent members of the Sphere Governing Council.

However, while they enjoy a de jure seniority among other members of the Sphere, the reality is far less rosy than it appears. Both Hsinking and Nanjing have to, thanks to their higher on-paper status only, contribute a greater share into the Sphere's - or more accurately Japan's - defense and infrastructure fund. Needless to say, the "Core Membership" serves merely as an excuse to extort the peoples of China, yet neither the "Republic" of the South or the "Empire" of the North would give up this title upon which their legitimacy hinges.

GDP Growth Boost: 7%
GDP to Overlord Growth: 5%

Independent Member of The Sphere
Azad Hind
This nation is an independent member of the Dai Tōa Kyōeiken, joining the Sphere as a member by choice rather than as an involuntary puppet government. Many independent members were also participants in the Greater East Asia Conference in 1943, making them the founding members of the Sphere as well.

While independent members' internal governance is free from Tokyo's direct interference, their economies are nevertheless under the influence of Japan's economic sphere, which, in turn, allows Japan to exert notable influence over their politics.

GDP Growth Boost: 10%

Economically Dependent Member of The Sphere
Despite being mostly independent, this nation's economy requires foreign intervention to stay afloat in the Dai Tōa Kyōeiken. This also includes further military cooperation with more independent members, and also generally more direct involvement from their overlords in general, as well as other regional powers in the Sphere. GDP Growth Boost: 3%
GDP to Overlord Growth: 2.5%

Fully Dependent Member of The Sphere
Second Philippine Republic
This nation is entirely dependent on a foreign nation, in military, economic, and political aspects. They are involuntarily brought into the Dai Tōa Kyōeiken as a puppet nation, and are frequently subject to involvement in the Sphere's wars and diplomacy. However, control may often sow discord in these societies, which is likely to become rebellion. GDP Growth Boost: 3%
GDP to Overlord Growth: 2.5%

Japanese Military Administration
Nanpo Gunseikan
Seihoku Homengun
Japanese Antarctic Sector
This region is under temporary or permanent administration of the Japanese military. This region is directly subservient to the Imperial Headquarters in Tokyo, and little to no power is delegated to local civilian administrations. This is the most direct form of Japanese influence in a nation aside from complete annexation. GDP Growth Boost: -3%
GDP to Overlord Growth: 3.5%

Corporate Dependency
Guangdong Much less a nation and more of a giant corporate playground, the State of Guangdong's primary purpose is to facilitate trade and cheap manufacturing for the electronics conglomerates in the territory - which exert explicit political influence via their representation on the Legislative Council of Guangdong. The entire country, especially the cities, is largely void of trade laws and restrictions. Endless sweatshops dot the land, with corporate symbolism appearing in such magnitude one forgets that it is Japan, not the corporations, that ultimately benefits most from this unnatural arrangement. GDP Growth Boost: 7.5%
GDP to Overlord Growth: 7.5%

Sphere Observer
This status represents a nation gradually transitioning into full membership in the Co-Prosperity Sphere, usually through the means of extensive economic and diplomatic agreements and low-level military personnel training. Markets between these nations are often dominated by Japanese goods and are subject to the whims of Japanese investors, but the political landscape is usually untouched by Japanese interests, allowing the nation certain freedoms from Tokyo control. GDP Growth Boost: 5%

Chinese Warlord
Guangxi Province
Guizhou Province
Shanxi Province
Yunnan Province
The Republic of China was never a unified political entity despite its claims. back in the days when China was engulfed by the flames of war, many Chiang=aligned warlords surrendered to Wang Jingwei and his rebranded KMT, either out of the simple desire to survive under the New Order, or as an attempt to preserve their might until a leader emerges and firebrands the torch of liberation.

Nevertheless, those regimes, while nominally subservient to the Nanking Government, are highly autonomous both politically and militarily. it is extremely difficult for either Nanking or Tokyo to exert any substantial influence over these warlord-controlled regions: it is not an understatement that those Chinese "provinces" are no different from a fully-fledged sovereign state except in name.

Division Defence On Core Territory: +20%