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  • Saisho No Sesshoku

    Saisho No Sesshoku
    Isolation era Japan, have never truly made contact with European peoples, up until this point. At their now famous designated trading island, the Japanese meet up with Dutch traders in order to exchange goods. The Dutch give the Japanese guns and crude maps of the world in exchange for rice and ornaments. This sparks the entire future of a modern Japan.
  • Chiheisen O Kaeru

    Chiheisen O Kaeru
    Upon receiving these maps the Japanese people ponder their future. Some would like to join the new world, whilst others would rather stick to their traditions. The Emperor has talks with his council over the prospect of coming out of isolation.
  • Kita Kara Minami

    Kita Kara Minami
    Japan is torn between remaining in isolation or coming out into the new world. The more open minded South edge closer to coming out, whilst the rural farmers up north fear their traditions would die out, and thus would rather remain an isolated nation.
  • Naisen

    The far weaker Northern part of Japan fear that the South will bring the country out of isolation without their consent. In order to prevent this they declare war. This sparks a brutal civil war between the two sides of Japan.
  • Kita No Taki

    Kita No Taki
    A year long war between the North and South of Japan ends when the Southern forces take hold of the North's stronghold "Hiraizumi". The leader of the Northern rebels "Kurou Kita" surrenders, however he and his troops are slaughtered without mercy, as a showing of the raw power of the Southern armies.
  • Heiwa Jōyaku

    Heiwa Jōyaku
    Despite the lack of mercy shown at the battle of Hiraizumi, Southern Japan are still eager to end the war. They form a peace treaty with the remaining people in the North. and allow them to remain in isolation.
  • Kuni No Tanjō

    Kuni No Tanjō
    On this day the former country of Japan separated into two new countries. These countries being simply known as, Northern Japan and Southern Japan.
  • Junbi-Chū

    From this date onwards the newly formed country of Southern Japan prepared for its return to the new world, as it anticipates coming out of isolation.
  • Kakuri Sa Rete Inai

    Kakuri Sa Rete Inai
    After years of planning the country of South Japan comes out of isolation. This date becomes a holy day. It is celebrated in a celebration of dolls known as Hinamatsuri. That day was the most important date in all of South Japan's history.
  • Bōeki Kyōkoku

    Bōeki Kyōkoku
    South Japan grows into an Asian powerhouse, as it conducts trade with other Asian nations. It quickly grows into one of the strongest countries in all of Asia. But Japan wants more...
  • Yōroppa No Jōhō

    Yōroppa No Jōhō
    Dutch traders at Dejima give word to Emperor Komei that the top European nations are going to be gathering in Berlin to discuss the splitting up of Africa. South Japan wanting more power are intrigued and want to travel there to partake in the affairs.
  • Mokutekichi Berurin

    Mokutekichi Berurin
    South Japan decide that they will travel to Berlin to attend the conference and will attempt to get land in Africa.
  • Jōki-Sen

    Over the next two years, South Japan design a small fleet of steam ships for their travel to Berlin. The modelled their ships off of the Dutch, who were at the time their closest European allies.
  • Shukkō Suru

    Shukkō Suru
    With assistance from the Dutch, South Japan set sail for Berlin. This would be a long and arduous journey, seeing as how South Japan were not a sea faring nation.
  • Ajia Ryokō

    Ajia Ryokō
    South Japan following the Dutch, travel around the globe, down the coast of china, taking stops in Quanzhou and Wenchang, before making their way to Singapore, stopping at various points in Vietnam along the way.
  • Bengaru-Wan

    South Japan's ships made their way along the Bay of Bengal, stopping at various points along Myanmar, Bangladesh and India before sailing along the coast of the Arabian Sea
  • Suezu Unga

    Suezu Unga
    South Japan travel alongside the Dutch, stop in Karachi before passing Oman and Yemen before travelling into the Red Sea. They would then head through the Suez Canal before heading past the coasts of African countries such as Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, before finally reaching Europe.
  • Yōyaku Yōroppa

    Yōyaku Yōroppa
    South Japan arrive in Europe as the sail around Spain and Portugal, before crossing France and Belgium. Finally they Docked in the Netherlands, where the Japanese rested up before completing the final leg of the journey and sailing down the Elbe for Hamburg.
  • Gaikoku No Tochi

    Gaikoku No Tochi
    Upon landing in Hamburg the South Japanese travel by horse to the capital of Germany, Berlin. They stop at various villages along the way, garnering strange looks everywhere they go.
  • Gaikoku No Chikara

    Gaikoku No Chikara
    The Berlin conference kicks off and South Japan, being relatively unknown is regarded as powerful and scary. They start off strong in negotiations however they quickly fall off seeing as how they have neither the money nor the knowledge to compete with the large European powers.
  • Berurin Kaigi

    Berurin Kaigi
    South Japan are pushed around by the larger European powers and fail to get any land on the mainland of Africa. Instead they end up with a small island of the coast of Africa. In our modern timeline it is known as Madagascar, however in this timeline it is known as Apisurando, or Ape Island. Name due to the prominent number of Lemurs found on the island.
  • Saisho No Sesshoku

    Saisho No Sesshoku
    Japan send settlers to their new island. They form colonies along the coast, without the consent of the natives. Native unrest grows until tensions reach an all time high...
  • Seifuku

    South Japan taking notes from other European powers begin to conquer the natives, using fearmongering tactics. The natives attempt to fight back but are quickly overpowered. Within two years the natives are all captured into the ranks of the Japanese and are integrated into their modern society.