|8, 28.703, 111.418|
|Largest city||Marie City|
|Official languages||Hopponese, Ingerish|
|• Regional languages||Ataraxish, Wiwaxish|
|Ethnic Groups||Hopponese(84.8%), Shu People (4.6%), Kojolese (3.5%), Ataraxian (2.0%), Lallemanyans (1.9%), Wiwaxian (0.7%), Mixed or Other (2.5%)|
|• President||Tsuyoshi Kanada|
|• Estimate (2014)||81,150,000|
|• Total||1.964 trillion|
|• Per capita||$ 24,202|
|Currency||お金, Kane (金)|
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Politics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 See Also
Hōppon/Hōhon (法本) = "law's origin".
What is thought to be the founders of modern Hopponese nation are the Ichinbunmei peoples. These peoples traveled across what is today the Hanto Region and the northern portions of the Marian region. They like many of their fellow neighboring groups such as the Yabahori people and the ancestors of the Shu people were nomadic people who followed packs of large grazing animals. Scientists don't know the exact date, but around 4,000 B.C, because of the unique religious culture of the Ichibunmei peoples. They developed the first appearance of agrarian society in Hoppon. As time went on, these people unified and the first Royal Family the Nabunga was formed. The Origin story goes as: "The large grazing animal had been chased by the foolish one of the western area of Ichibunmei, Orokanga. Because of his foolishness chasing the large grazing animal into the lands beyond the Great Inland Water(Masuzoe Lake). The wrath of the menimierukami (Gods) is upon us. Our people suffer with no large animal and die in the masses. But one, who was giften by the menimierukami, Nobu has found new ways to feed our peoples. He has been bestowed the powers of the gods to lead us all into propserity. The modern interpretation is that a man named Nobunaga of one of the Ichibunmei clans started a village and other members of the Ichibunmei who were suffering learned how to become agrarian over several generations until the entire area became unified under Nobunaga's village, which was named Ono, meaning "Small Field". The land around Ono was in a large estuary that is very fertile. The reason why the Ichinbunmei refused to just follow the large grazing animal past the lake, is that the religious culture had developed a naming convention. Said, naming convention was used to denote landmarks throughout the Hanto Peninsula. The different Ichibunmei clans used each landmark to mean a god they worshiped and as their culture believed in returning to certain landmarks that defined each clan every few years or so to perform rituals as nomadic people venturing past the edges of the peninsula was seen as forsaking the gods protection, and members of the clan would certainly die. Their is some historic background for this, but this was likely due to those that ventured past the lake meeting the more brutal nomadic peoples such as the Yabahori and the Shu. For example cannibalism wasn't rare for certain members of the Shu, and this stigma has lasted to modern day discrimination of Shu descended individuals. Ironically cannibalism although on a lesser scale could be found among Ichibunmei peoples as well. Such as when the chasing of the large grazing animals out of the Peninsula lead to mass starvation and Cannibalism among certain clans of Ichibunmei.
Because of the naming conventions of the Ichibunmei, a strong property rights culture was built, and this lead to terrible castes, that was formed from those whose great grandfathers had done great deeds and become de-facto Royals through land ownership. Due to the lack of willingness even until the 1500s to leave the Peninsula unless banished by a royal family, the limited land availability and the growth of the population of an agrarian society in extremely fertile land; the Ichibunmei who had by this time started calling themselves the Hanto Empire had huge land issues and many peasant revolts as well as a cleansing of much of the poorer less educated folk. This still exists to the modern day with poorer peoples being banished to live the rest of what is today modern Hoppon. The entire Hanto Peninsula up until the economic crash of the 1950's following the Great War was known as the "Gentrified Peninsula", because it was several years, older and much mire developed in rural areas especially than the rest of the country. It was also at that time virtually empty of poor people due to the caste system that still lingered in government policy. It also got funding from the religious people of other regions of Hoppon, as it was seen as the holy land (due to all the named landmarks with significant history) even for those who had historically been banished it was worshipped.
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Age of Confinement
Location and borders
Generally the country is split into 5 geographical regions of varying cultures, and landscapes. These regions are...
Hoppon has thirty six prefectures, these prefectures have their own government, similar to the Hopponese government. They can have their own laws that do not differ from the government as long as they fall under the loose Hopponese constitution. Hoppon has a huge division between the wealth of each prefecture as seen in the Hopponese Prefectures by GDP per capita list.
The Hopponese are normally split into four sub-groups, which represents the waves of migration out of the Peninsula into modern day "Hoppon" by those of Ichibunmei descent. Of DNA tests taken of those born before the 1940's push to unify Hopponese culturally. Over 30,000 people were sampled.
Pre-1940 Hopponese DNA Hantō 64%- The Hanto control the peninsula have been reported to ethnically be composed of 80% Ichibunmei DNA which are ancient travelers that arrived in Hoppon and brought the language roughly 3,000 B.C and 13% Yabahōri DNA, which is what the native groups of Hoppon is called. Roughly 5% of DNA is of Pyilser-Ataraxian origin and roughly 1% of Edicarian DNA.
Modern Hopponese DNA
Hantō- 83% Ichibunmei, 10% Yabahori, 7% Pyilser-Ataraxian
Hokutō- 66% Ichibunmei, 23% Pyilser-Ataraxian, 11% Yabahori
Chūhiran- 78% Ichibunmei, 22% Yabahori
Kyokutō- 61% Ichibunmei, 35% Yabahori, 4% Edicarian
The overall DNA of Hopponese
|City (in order of pop.)||Prefecture||Population (2014)|
Urban Areas throughout Hoppon often fall into two categories, traditional metropolitan areas, and LMA's (Line Metropolitan Areas). Line Metropolitan areas are regions of more than 100,000 people throughout Hoppon that contain 90% of their population within a seven mile radius of consecutive railroad stations, or river stations or highway/road intersections. Urban areas are also organized under Hopponese urban areas by GDP.
|Metro Area (in order of pop.)||Density||Population est (2014)|
|Northern Sands Metropole||750,000|
Marie City contains several smaller ports at Mina-Suba, Minato, Uijo, Ohara and Chizara also known collectively as the Port of Suribaji (PSB). The goods being shipped are a plethora of minerals, iron-ore being dominant, and huge amounts of rubber as well as transhipping. Cruises also disembark from the smaller southern neighbor of PSB, Port of Atarashiku.
Nationalities add up to more than a hundred due to people holding multiple nationalities.
The Traditional Hantonese Meal is an important part of culture, and it is stated that 20% of Hopponese people have this meal twice a week or more, 70% have this meal once almost every week and 90% have this meal once a month.
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