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City of the State of Guangdong
State GDP$4.56B
Culture Hokkien / Min

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

Shantou was a fishing village during the Song dynasty, then a coastal artillery bastion; and then, one of the first and most significant "treaty ports" opened up by the Treaty of Tianjin in 1858, bearing the blessing and curse of foreign commerce and capital when its neighbor Chaozhou refused to. A reason for its growth to the third busiest port in China by the mid-1930s, as well as a major distribution hub for the southeast, was its relative peace; yet, as it stood at the brunt of Japanese artillery fire in 1939, it became anything but. The Santō of today retains its function as a major transportation nexus, only this time under watchful eyes and suffocating grips, its spoils reserved for the Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Sphere alone.