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Sichuan
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Government Type: Military Dictatorship (Magocracy)
Capital: Chengdu
Leaders:  :President-General: Liang Hong
Population 40,414,000
Human Unknown
Elf Unknown
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Per Capita Income: Unknown
Estimated SINless: Unknown
Below Poverty Level: Unknown
Corporate Affiliation: Unknown
Education:
Less Than Twelve Years Unknown
High School Equivalency Unknown
College Degrees Unknown
Advanced Degrees Unknown
Major Ethnic Groups:
Han (95%)
Yi (3%)
Other (2%)
Major Languages Spoken:
Mandarin (99%)
Major Religions:
Confucianism, Buddhism, shamanism, and Daoism
Currency: Nuyen (Â¥)
No medical service information available.
Sichuan (customized map from ShadowHelix)

Sichuan

Sichuan is a state in divided China. It is a militaristic, magocratic warlord state located in central China.

HistoryEdit

Its leader, General Liang shot to fame defending the territory from the Canton Confederation in 2042. He was promptly promoted by the military to General and staged a coup. By 2044 he had marched on the capital of Chengdu and installed himself as leader. Under the leadership of Liang, Sichuan conquered parts of the former provinces of Shaanxi, Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Gansu.[1][2][3]

CultureEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Guanxi (connections) is what is most important in China when it comes to doing business. The strongest guanxi is of course, family. Not just your immediate family (parents and siblings) but also your grandparents, their siblings, the in-laws, and even cousins thrice removed. Make an enemy and you may end up with over a 100 people after you.

HierarchyEdit

In China, hierarchy in society is important as in knowing who is your better. Confucianism strongly influenced Chinese civilization and it was big on every individual knowing their place in society. People keep a virtual social scorecard and maintain a tally in their head as to who scores higher.

EtiquetteEdit

Among the Chinese, etiquette is important, as in how polite this or that person acts. The Chinese learn pretty early that they are supposed to be courteous to each other. As in being courteous to others even when your ripping them off. There is also the concept of "face" which deals with your honor, reputation, street credibility, and so on. If you screw someone over, it's advisable to give that individual the opportunity to restore his reputation, otherwise you will make an enemy.[4]

Sixth World in SichuanEdit

MetahumansEdit

Though things were not all roses for metahumans when they appeared in China (e.g. parents abandoning ork and troll children), due to cultural factors the Han Chinese were more easily able to accept the emergence of metahumans than people in Japan, India, the Middle East, or some of the more conservative regions and nations in the West (e.g. the Confederation of American States or Spain). The treatment of metahumans is generally likewise better than in most of the world, especially compared to the CAS, Japan, or the Middle East. This is reflected in the Chinese megacorp Wuxing, Inc., their criminal syndicates (Triads), and in both Daoism and Buddhism.[5][6][7][8][9]

AwakenedEdit

Magic was embraced by the Chinese relatively easily due to it's acceptance in Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism and therefore its reintegration into Chinese society was far easier than it was in the Islamic nations or in most of the Catholic world. The Awakened are favored in Chinese society and the use of magic in society is greater than in the West as demonstrated by Wuxing, Inc., states such as Sichuan and Manchuria, the respect and reverence for dragons, the Triads, or the city of Hong Kong.[10][11][12][13][14]

The State of SichuanEdit

PoliticsEdit

Sichuan is run by a "General" - the title is honourary but people still refer to him as General. Although it has elections, a legislature, and a judicial system and calls itself a Republic, Liang runs the place autocratically with Lung's support.

GovernmentEdit

Sichuan is the largest Chinese successor state when it comes to the size of its territory. Law enforcement in Sichuan is handled by a separate branch of the army. Regional garrison commanders have the authority to override the policies, decisions, or actions of their civilian counterparts.[15]

MilitaryEdit

The military strength of Sichuan is comparable to that of the Canton Confederation.[1] It possesses one of the most powerful armies in China.[15] Sichuan along with the Canton Confederation, the Kingdom of Shaanxi, and the People's Republic of Henan, inherited the nuclear weapons of the People's Republic of China.[16]

SocietyEdit

It is a state in which the Awakened are favored over the non-magical. When a magician or adept takes a civil service entrance exams or promotion test, they are given bonus points. The un-Awakened are informally barred from holding higher ranking positions in the local government, these are reserved for magic users. The Ministers, Chiefs of Staff, and Secretaries of most of the major state ministries are either adepts or magicians. Likewise when it comes to the commanders of the major army divisions.[17]

EconomyEdit

Sichuan which used to be a war-torn region has been transformed under the reign of General Liang. It is now an economic powerhouse in China, one whose economic strength is comparable to that of the Canton Confederation.[1] They inherited the lion's share of China's nuclear processing and research infrastructure.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 o45457298Dragons of the Sixth World p.118
  2. o34954845Sixth World Almanac p.60
  3. o34954845Sixth World Almanac p.65
  4. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.25
  5. o79645619Corporate Download p.108
  6. o79981650The Complete Trog p.78-79
  7. o33031982Vice p.66
  8. o33031982Vice p.68
  9. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.207-208
  10. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.45
  11. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.207-208
  12. o39478620Runner Havens p.9-10
  13. o35238545Shadowrun Fifth Edition Core Rulebook p.34
  14. o33031982Vice p.68
  15. 15.0 15.1 o70096438Shadows of Asia p.44
  16. 16.0 16.1 o70096438Shadows of Asia p.46
  17. o70096438Shadows of Asia p.45

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