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百帝国 ㄅㄞˇ ㄉㄧˋ ㄍㄨㄛˊ (Baiyu)
The Bai Empire (Baiyu: 百帝国 bǎi dì guó) is a country in Northern Archanta. A semi-constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, the empire is one of the largest countries in the world and among the most populous nations. Bai faces the Belphenian Sea to its north and the Ardentic Ocean to its east; Bai borders Kaosha to the northeast, Kanglapo to its east, Huaxia to its south and southeast, and Grinzez to its west. The capital of the Bai Empire is Xiongjing (雄京) with other major urban areas of the empire including Port Dunghoi (东海港) and key financial centre Jincheng (今城). The current monarch of Bai is the Hexi Empress, and the Chancellor is Huang Cailin.
The empire originated in many separate kingdoms until they were first unified under Fu Huang in the 3rd century AD. The short-lived Fu Dynasty was then succeeded by a series of dynasties, with brief periods of civil conflict alongside advancements in technology and culture. The various princely states were reunited under the First Bai Empire in the 13th century, but the Empire was subsequently conquered by the Kyawals in the 15th century. Under the Kyawal-led Suo Dynasty (索朝), the Bai began its mass expansionism and colonisation of the kingdom beyond Northern Archanta. After the collapse of the Suo, the weak Lin had to face off Ulethan powers and its proxies seeking control over the region. Through the Bai Strengthening Movement, the Middle Bai Dynasty was established in 1798 as a semi-constitutional monarchy, ending absolute dynastic rule in Bai.
At the turn of the 20th century, tensions between the socialists and the fascists led to a brief end to dynastic rule through a Fascist coup in 1922. The totalitarian Fascist regime under Yu Shanliu instigated the devastating War of Fellow Brothers as the new Republic sought to expand its influence against its socialist neighbours. Although the rebels emerged victoriously and ended Fascist rule, Bai fell into a period of anarchy known as the Warlord Era as various factions fought for power and control. In the 1960s, the New Bai Dynasty was established through the Eastern Expedition. Under the regent Yu Zeming, he implemented the Weixin (维新) programme which contributed to the recovery and growth of the empire's economy.
Today, besides the Bai, there are also native Grinzian, Aschnarese, Nakah, Mgong and Kyawals in the country. The national language of the empire is Baiyu, which about 90% speak. Many of its citizens live in densely populated cities on the northern and eastern coasts, while the Empire has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's highest levels of biodiversity. A regional power in Northern Archanta, the Bai Empire has one of the largest economies in the world and one of the most developed nations in the region. However, the empire still faces prevalent gender inequality, economic inequality and certain restrictions on civil liberties and political rights.