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Post subject: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 22nd, 2018, 11:31 pm
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Full name: kingdom of Zipang / Jipangu okoku
Location: off the eastern coast of japan
Capital: Heguri
National language: Japanese
Recognized languages: English
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Indipendence (from the United kingdom): 1790 / (form japan) september 3rd, 1943.
Population: 49,021,470 (1940, government estimate) (25rd)
Population: 91,288,466 (2018, government estimate) (45rd)
Formation: 1789 AD
Annual growth: 0,25% (179th)
GDP $ 4.199 trillion (20th)
Time Zone: GMT+11
Date formats: dd-mm-yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: Left
Calling Code +82

Defence Budget: $ 60.0 billion (60.000.000.000) 2% of GDP
-Air force: $ 20.00 billion (20.000.000.000 / 40%)
-Army: $ 10.00 billion (10.000.000.000 / 10%)
-Navy: $ 30.00 billion (25.000.000.000 / 50%)

Manpower (active personnel):
Air force:200.000
Army: 100.000
Navy: 300.000
(total 600.000)

Coast Guard: 10.850
Police: 190.400

Ethnic groups: (1940)
94-% Asia
4-% white
1-% Black
1-% Other


1. Early settlements (indefinite-916)
The Oldest known settlements on the Zipang archipelago are believed to be between 19,000 and 12,000 years old, it's believe that small groups of Homo sapiens reach the island chain during their migration between Asia and the Americas. one interesting thing to note is the fact that all of the early settlements were concentrated in the northernmost Islands of the islands of the chain, the reason for this is believed to be for the fact that the Straits between the northernmost islands and the main Island chain produces very strong Currents usually strong enough to push small boats far out to sea, however it's been found that these first islanders actually died out 7,000 years ago, the exact cause isn't Known it is believed to be either a result of overpopulation or being wiped out by some kind of disease. Luckily during this time several other early settlers made it to these islands it's believed that some of the second generation of settlers may have been the early ancestors of the aiun people, evidence also shows that there were quite a few early Polynesian settlements on the island as well, however a lot of the settlements quickly became abandoned or were destroyed by other islanders.

2. First contact and Colonization (916-1635)
It's believe that the first contact between Japanese and Zipang natives Happened somewhere in the middle of the 9th century, however the exact date isn't exactly known, it was believed that many Japanese fishermen would tell of stories of exotic Islands that's sat just over the horizon, it's believed somewhere within the middle of the 9th century a brave group of settlers set out from what is now modern day Region of hokkaido Japan and they did indeed come across the beginning of a large archipelago, they became the first Japanese people to Settle on the Ireland's, it's believed that these Japanese settlers first settled the small island of Kawakaze the northernmost island in the Zipang Islands chain, and through the Decades they gradually migrated across the smaller Islands and eventually made a permanent settlement on one of the main islands in the chain, and for the next six centuries the Islands population steadily grew to the point where in 1636 it's been estimated at the population at this time was roughly near 5 million.

3. as parts of the British Empire (1650-1790)
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4. parting ways with the British Empire 1800-1803
(1799-1803 parting ways with the British Empire)


auxiliaries:
H-8 class (1912-1941)



Small Combatants:
TBA


Submarines:
TBA



Torpedo Boats:
S-1 class (1896-1920)
S-7 class (1905-1948)


Destroyers:
Kawakaze class (1906-1925)
Uranami class (1908-1925)
Hamakaze class (1916-1937)



Light Cruisers:
Nayoro class (1909-1922)
kitakami class (1911-1934)


Heavy Cruisers/ armoured Cruisers:
Tsurumi class (1900-1922)



Battlecruisers and Battleships:
Yoshino class (1907-1934)
akatsuki class (1913-1929)

Aircraft carriers:
TBA

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 7:35 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 7:49 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 7:54 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: September 26th, 2018, 8:57 pm
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 4th, 2018, 8:12 pm
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The Kawakaze class was the first class of domestically produced destroyers for the Zipang navy, the Kawakaze  was built to replace the match older German built Kikuchikan 1-4   which by this point will begin to look their age being built and commissioned in the mid 1880s,  so starting in 1904 a brand new class of destroyer was drawn up the class superficially looked very similar to the Japanese Murakumo Class but this appears to have been a coincidence more than anything else, The Kawakaze carry the main Armament  of for 76 mm guns  as well as two single 17.7 inche torpedo tubes mounted on the centerline of the ship.

Ordered: 25 January 1904
Laid down: 10 July 1904
Launched: 15 August 1905
Commissioned: 15 September 1906
Decommissioned: 3 February 1925
Struck: 29 February 1925
Fate: sent to the scrap yard
Status: scrapped

General characteristics

Displacement: 395 tons standard , 457 tons full load
Length: 74.7 m (245 ft)
Beam: 8.8 m (21 ft)
Draft: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Installed power: 2-shaft geared turbines, 4 water-tube boiler, 7.000 shp
Speed: 30 knots (34 mph; 55 km/h)

Armament:
3 × single TYPE 5 7cm (3 inches guns)
2 × single TYPE 5 45cm (17.7 inches torpedoes)

Armour:
(None)

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The Kawakaze and the Umikaze were both commissioned on the 15th of September 1906, during the Kawakazes sea trials several notable issues were found with her design, these numerous design floors  meant that she was unsuitable open sea operations as a result the final five members of her class reordered to a different design in 1908, these issues became extremely relevant  in 1911 when the Yamakaze was lost in a storm the worst part of it was that it wasn't even a severe storm,  this showed just how poor the Kawakaze design actually was. With the Outbreak of WWI the four Kawakaze class destroyers were painted into a dazzle camouflage and throughout the entirety of the war  the ships mainly patrolled  around Zipang  home Waters as well as some convoy escort duties.
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In 1920 with the age of the The Kawakaze class becoming extremely apparent it was decided that all 4 ships would be downgraded to meet training duties, however this didn't stop them from receiving a small refit in 1922 this refit was mainly to keep ships from falling apart while sailing, however this didn't save them for in 1925 all four ships were finally decommissioned three of them was sent to the scrap yard almost immediately, however the Okikaze was instead giving to the coast guard and was used as a coast guard Patrol vessel  before eventually being sunk in 1937 during the Japanese invasion of the Zipang Islands.
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Kawakaze  1904-1905-1906 - Decommissioned 1925
Umikaze  1904-1905-1906 - Decommissioned 1925
Okikaze   1905-1906-1907 - Decommissioned 1925
Suzukaze  1905-1906-1907 - Decommissioned 1925
Yamakaze  1906-1907-1908 - sunk 1911
Uranami - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1908
unnamed - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1908
unnamed - /-/-/ - Reordered to a different design in 1908

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 15th, 2018, 9:46 am
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 20th, 2018, 11:03 am
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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 26th, 2018, 1:22 pm
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The Uranami class was a series  of 15 destroyers built from 1908 to 1915.The class was built mainly to address the many designer issues with The Kawakaze class the main one of which being their inherent unseaworthiness in anything other than calm flat sees, as a result The Uranami design Incorporated a completely different Hull shape and design, this new Hull design made it so that the ships were a lot more seaworthy then the The Kawakaze class, however The Uranami's suffered from poor role performance even after the addition of 60 tons of ballast this issue continued to plague them for the rest of their careers.


Ordered: 22 April 1908
Laid down: 3 June 1908
Launched: 11 February 1909
Commissioned: 29 November 1910
Decommissioned: 24 October 1925
Struck: 28 January 1926
Fate: sold for scrapped scrap
Status: scrapped 1926


General characteristics

Displacement: (689 tons)
Length: 75.5 m (248 ft)
Beam: 7.9 m (25 ft)
Draft: 3.1 m (10 ft)
Installed power: 2-shaft geared turbines, 4 water tube boiler, 16,476 shp
Speed: 32 knots (36 mph; 59 km/h)

Armament:
3 × single TYPE 5 10cm (3.9 inches guns)
2 × twin TYPE 9 53cm (20.9 inches torpedoes)


Armour:
Uniform 15 millimetres across the entire ship

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Uranami was commissioned on the 29th of November 1910, as built she carried 3 100 mm guns and 4 533 torpedo tubes in twin launchers, she was designed to reach a top speed of 32 knots but on her see trial she managed to reach a top speed of 34.5 knots a whole 2 knots faster then her original design speed, compared to the previous The Kawakaze class  the ships of the Uranami  class were well liked by their  crews and all who sell them all done, during the course of the First World War 6 Uranami class destroyers were painted into a dazzle camouflage and Were sent to Britain to become part of the British grand fleet, however they didn't participate in any noteworthy engagements of battles they mainly performing convoy escort duties and other small tasks about nature. In 1917 during a large scale fleet exercise the two destroyers Karukaya and Basho were lost when the Karukaya rammed the Basho, the damage to the Basho was so expensive that she sank can just a little under 10 minutes, the Karukaya  on the other hand took longer to sink  due to progressive flooding eventually capsizing at 4:36 in the evening on the 16th of October 1917 with the loss of 50 of her crew.
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after the end of World War 1 and with the commissioning of newer and larger destroyers meant that 5 of the Uranami class were placed into reserve 1919 and then Decommissioned, and with the signing of the Washington naval Treaty in 1922 another 4 were placed into reserve and finally in 1925 the entire class was decommissioned and scrapped over the next 2 following years.
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Ships in class: (laid down-launched-commissioned - fate)

Original batch (built 1908-1913)

Uranami 1908-1909-1910 - Decommissioned 1919 (converted to Minesweeper)
Shion 1908-1909-1910 - Decommissioned 1919 (converted to Minesweeper)
arashio 1908-1909-1910 - Decommissioned 1919 (converted to Minesweeper)
Enoki 1909-1910-1911 - Decommissioned 1919
Keyaki 1909-1910-1911 - Decommissioned 1919
Nara 1909-1910-1911 - Decommissioned 1925
Karukaya 1910-1911-1912 - sunk 1917
Basho 1910-1911-1912 - sunk 1917

Tenshi batch (built 1910-1915)

Tenshi 1910-1911-1912 - Decommissioned 1925
Kakitsubata 1911-1912-1913 - Grounded 1921, broken up
Nadeshiko 1911-1912-1913 - Decommissioned 1925
Kikyo 1912-1913-1914 - Decommissioned 1925
Kaido 1912-1913-1914 - Decommissioned 1925
Yuzuki 1912-1913-1914 - Decommissioned 1925
Kikuzuki 1913-1914-1915 - sunk 1922

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Post subject: Re: The Kingdom of ZipangPosted: October 26th, 2018, 1:39 pm
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