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The Republic of Ezo by Muzik-Maniac The Republic of Ezo by Muzik-Maniac
Just another miscellaneous country from my alternate history Habsburg timeline, i wish i could have made a bigger version, but i only could only find one base map to crop the base out of. Other than that I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I may make an english version if i have the time, so sorry if you can't read it xP

To anyone who can read this, Sorry for any lapses in grammar/if anything doesn't make sense, I was tired and it was a rush job. (me and my excuses xP lol)

Essentially this is if the Shogunate forces had won the Boshin war, and the Republic had survived.

Now for a little timeline explanation:
-Upon its founding on December 15th, 1868, Enomoto sends multiple diplomatic envoys to several countries on december 20th in hopes of gaining support against the Republic's Imperial Counterpart.

-two months later on February 15th, 1869, several of Enomoto's diplomatic envoys bring back news of success, as President Andrew Johnson United North American States and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia are willing to support the fledgling republic. (Both side's ulterior motives being to weaken Japan's influence in asia.)

-On February 21st, 1869, American, Russian and Ezonese representatives convene in the City of Hakodate and sign the Treaty of Hakodate. The Terms of the treaty are as such:
*The United North American States and The Russian Empire agree to aid the Republic of Ezo economically and extend diplomatic recognition.
*In exchange, The Republic of Ezo will relinquish all claim to Northern Karafuto (Sakhalin) to the Russian empire, and allow for the UNAS and Russian empire to establish several military posts within its national Territory.
-Upon the signing of the treaty, the U.S. and Russia immediately begin selling the Republicans on Ezo Arms and ammunition, as well as loaning several military officers to train the Fighting force.

-March 20th, 1869: Rebel forces succeed in capturing the New Imperial Ship, the Kotetsu.

-April 9th, 1869: Imperial forces Land on Hokkaido, and the Battle for Hakodate begins.
>Rebel forces manage to repel Imperial Troops, but with heavy casualties on both sides.
>Rebel forces win a decisive victory in the Battle of Hakodate Bay.
>Imperial forces launch three more smaller incursions, each dealing considerable damage, but is unable to take Hakodate.

-June 30th, 1869: French, British, American, and Russian forces attempt to begin mediation talks in order to end the conflict under threats of intervention.

-July 6th, the peace of Hakodate is Signed, the terms and conditions are as followed:
*The Empire of Japan is to Officially recognize the Government of the Republic of Ezo as sovereign, and legitimate over the Island of Ezo.
*The Republic of Ezo will Open all its ports to foreign trade.
*The Tsugaru straight is to be demilitarized.
*The Republic of Ezo is to give monetary reparations to The Empire of Japan in exchange for the loss and destruction imposed on Japan in part due to the rebellion.

-Both sides grudgingly sign the treaty, and the Boshin war officially draws to a close.

*I have no idea what the demonym for Ezo would be (in english anyway)... so if anyone has any suggestions, I'm open lol.
*I'd fill in more about the war if i could, but all i could find that was remotely detailed was what was on Wikipedia, so if anyone cares to fill me in a bit on whatever, feel free to.
Ok, This map is about maybe 1890ish-1905ish, i haven't really nailed down a date.

I'm open to suggestions, feel free to comment, and ask questions!
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DrCowAndrewBloodie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Artist
14 is Karafuto?
otakumilitia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
One thing you forgot: The Ezo republic coat of arms.
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist

If you want Ezo to become commie.
Hillfighter Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
This is a really nice map, but sadly I don't understand Japanese.
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Artist
Here are some questions:

1. Does Ezo ends up in a North Korea-like state?
2. Would it eliminate Kanji or even Katakana from official Japanese?
3. Here's another one: does manga exists in Ezo?
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
1) Do you mean as an isolationist state?

2)hmmm, not exactly, Kanji usage would most likely just be greatly deminished, but not completely eliminated. As for the katakana, it's usage wouldn't be abolished either, but due to the American and Russian Presence on Ezo, there would be a few more loan words than in OTL.

3)I suppose so, with joint U.S. and Russian Military bases on Ezo, there would likely be an influx of american influence, even in areas such as the arts, and manga and anime would likely develop along the lines just like in OTL.
Sanderford Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
While an English version would be fantastic from my perspective, this is quite nice.
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Thank you! Well one of the reasons i went with labeling it in Japanese was due in part to space issues, some of the romanized names would have been too long and crisscrossed, overlapped, etc.
Sanderford Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I assumed as much. I've just been interested by the Republic of Ezo since I first learned of it, and I've sometimes wondered if it may have been possible for them to have survived.
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Yep, same here. It sure would have made the cold war interesting; a potential reversed cuban missile crisis for the Soviets. x)
Sanderford Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Indeed. Mind you, we could have made the same of Japan in reality, had circumstances been different, but really, who can say?

Ezo as a nation just fascinates me. If you should find time to make a translated version, I would be very happy. Your project, though.
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Hokkaido would probably be incredibly westernized even more so than today. And deffinatly some significant cultural differences would develop.

The potential cultural differences/Naming/Politics really interests me. We're so used to a single japan, and if you don't really count Palau, it is hard to imagine (for me at least), Two major countries that share Japanese as an official language. Hopefully that makes sense. xD

The one's i do in Japanese (or plan to do) are one of the few language maps i don't need anyone's help in translation and labeling lol. So it's a double edged sword i guess.

That is actually on my list of things to do this summer, i hope to at least get English versions made of a majority of my Foreign language maps.
Sanderford Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I see. Well, here's hoping you succeed in getting it done.
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Well, technically, it is northern Japan and Karafuto. Thus, I think it'd be a denonym along the lines of "North Japanese" kind of like how you refer to a North Korean. However, if the capital is at Hakodate like irl, then they could be called Hakodation's or just Ezo's :shrug:
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Ok, yes i see, much better idea's than mine; the one i came up with sounds so awkward. Using your suggestions, I think maybe Ezo's would be the best official title, and maybe Hakodation's and "North Japanese" would be good slang in this time line. Thank you for the input, it helped a lot!
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Artist
Ezoan in English, or Ezojin in Japanese.
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
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