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Tianchao Jingdao
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Constitution of the Empire


Emblem Household.png Heavenly Light

The Chidao Emperor

Imperial Household | Imperial Stewardship


Teachings of the Empire
Tianchaodao | Jingbuist Absolutism | Chidaoism


Emblem of the Grand Secretariat.png Grand Secretariat


Emblem Diwang.png Diwang

Ministries & Secretariats:

Ministry of Truth | Ministry of Purity | Ministry of Stability


Chao Suweiai formerly known as National Diet


Gong Suweiai | Sifang Suweiai

Defunct: Emblem Seanad.png The Seanad | The Imperial Yuan Emblem Yuan.png


Political Factions:

Guanchang | Kantai-ha (Navy) | Gunbatsu (Army) | Shanghu (Traders)

Defunct:Kuominliantang logo.png Kuominliantang | Nokarodo logo.png Nokarodo Faction | Badao logo.png Badao Party


Other institutions


Tianchao Chuandui | Imperial Armed Forces | Young Wandering Society | Tegong


Subdivisions

Personal seal of the Diwang.

The Diwang, for a short time - during the Second Empire - also called Chancellor of the Empire (or Dachen) is the head of the Grand Secretariat of Jingdao. He was appointed by the Heavenly Light and appointed on his turn the Ministers and personnel. With the Xianfa Constitution, the position of Diwang became a directly elected for a while, but eventually this policy was reverted by the Hai Emperor after only three years.

Factions (pre-Xianfa)

The government leader, while dependable for His position of the Heavenly Light, often has a political affiliation, which reflects his government policies during his term. There are three major factions at the court, vying for influence: the Bureaucrats, the Army Faction and the Navy Faction.

With the Xianfa Constitution in place, the traditional court factions diminished in influence and had to seek popular support from among the masses to put forward their own candidate. Chiang Shun became the only head of government who would be directly elected, after the Hai Emperor reverted a part of the Xianfa Reforms.


History

A proclamation to the people, from Diwang Jung Shun. It led to divided reactions among the people: the arrest of an Emperor was unseen. The sudden death of both Jung and the Mingshi Emperor avoided most likely further deterioration of the country's stability.

For most of the existence of the function, the Diwang acted less as head of government, and more as a head servant at the Imperial Court. While the job entailed a lot of personal prestige and allowed the person to enrich himself, it was also a dangerous job: most Diwangs were put to death. This could both be done as punishment or as a special gesture of thanks. Diwang Xi Hungming served the Haigui Emperor that well, that he was granted the honour to lie near his liege in the catacombs on the Isle of Catavia.

The relationship between the office of Diwang and Emperor can be seen as one of hate and love: through time, several Diwangs attempted to gain more power at the cost of the Heavenly Light. Yuan Windsor, who was the first Diwang, was the most notorious example: while the Emperor ruled from behind closed doors, Yuan made himself well known and popular by travelling through the country. By intrigue, he almost toppled the Erasmii Dynasty with success.

For a long time the position became vacant. It was not until Ching Fong and his movement of prominent loyalists earned the attention of the Kaiming Emperor, that the title was restored.

During the Jingdaoese Spring, Yin Ping took power without imperial consent. Yin Ping's plan was to offer the Crown to the Kaiser of Shireroth, make Jingdao a protectorate and strengthen the economy with heavy investments from Shirekeep while not having to worry for a war. The move was a short-lived and unpopular one, as general Jung Shun reacted with deadly force: the Tegong - assisted by local troops - captured the capital of Daocheng and surrounded Daocheng Palace, where Yin Ping was subsequently arrested and eventually hanged for high treason.

Jung Shun was granted by the Emperor the Diwang position and received the order to stabilise the administration. He fell ill and failed to deliver on this promise. But when the Emperor ordered Jung purged, the Diwang responded by ordering the arrest of the Emperor. This unprecedented move would have most likely led to a civil war (which normally wouldn't have been good, but during a war with foreign powers would have been disastrous), but was avoided by the sudden death of both statesmen.

The Xianfa Constitution temporarily introduced a more powerful role of the Diwang within the administration, while also making it a directly elected government office, but was already pushed aside in 1650. After this, Zhang San secured the office of Diwang. Zhang, a man who desired to protect the existing status quo, proved to be an adequate leader figure, leading the Grand Secretariat through the reign of three Emperors. He's currently listed as the longest ruling Diwang, with which he beats Ching Fong, who had served 21 years in office.

List of Diwangs

Picture Name Emperor Period Allegiance Notes
Yuan Windsor.png Yuan Windsor Kaiming Emperor (4779 ASC - 4835 ASC) 1592 - 1595

4780 ASC - 4877 ASC

Army
  • Took charge of the government after the disappearance of the Kaiming Emperor. Later it was discovered that he was one of the culprits for the kidnapping of the Emperor.


Ching Fong.png Ching Fong Kaiming Emperor (4950 ASC - 4955 ASC)

Regency Council (4955 ASC - 4961 ASC)
Zanding Emperor (4961 ASC - 4987 ASC)
Ci Emperor (4987 ASC - 5028 ASC)

1579 - 1600

4950 ASC - 5028 ASC

Bureaucrats

As long serving servant to the Throne, Fong attempted to stabilise the country and expand the Jingdaoese culture. Old rites returned and large-scale events were held to bind the people to their Emperor.

Hannes Windsor.png Hannes Leonard Windsor Ci Emperor (5054 ASC - 5081 ASC) 1601 - 1602

5054 ASC - 5081 ASC

Navy

Appointed on the advice of the Jingbuist Unitary Party of Jingdao en Zuidbatavië. Took unpaid leave in the Navy, as Captain.


Andreas Wijsneus.png Andreas Mor'Ler Duchang Emperor (5188 - 5216 ASC)

Tianhou Emperor (5216 ASC - 5223 ASC)

Duchang Emperor (5223 ASC - 5273 ASC)

1605 - 1610

5188 ASC - 5326 ASC

Bureaucrats

Bastard son of Rollin the Conqueror who supported Jezza to take the Throne.


Xi Hungming.png Xi Hungming Haigui Emperor (5825 ASC - 5855 ASC) 1626 - 1627

5825 ASC - 5855 ASC

Bureaucrats With the death of the Haigui Emperor, the Chancellor was shot death and buried together with his Heavenly Light on orders of the Dashi Emperor. He was buried with the highest military honour in the temple of Catavia.


Alexander Myksos.png Alexander Myksos Zettai Emperor (6007 ASC - 6064 ASC) 1632 - 1634

6007 ASC - 6064 ASC

Navy After having ashamed his Emperor, Alexander was fired and removed from his office. Not long after that, he died in a car accident.


Haderik Widukund.png Haderik Widukund Zettai Emperor (6064 ASC - 6080 ASC)

Kattei Emperor (6080 ASC - 6120 ASC)

1634 - 1636

6064 ASC - 6120 ASC

Army Died during the participation in a nuclear detonation program.


Joseph Myksos.jpg Joseph Myksos Kattei Emperor (6120 ASC - 6137 ASC)

Danya Emperor (6137 ASC - 6171 ASC)

1636 - 1637

6120 ASC - 6171 ASC

Navy His first task as Chancellor was to declare war on Constancia, starting the Euran War.


Xin Myksos.png Xin Myksos Sheng Emperor (6267 ASC - 6356 ASC) 1641 - 1643

6267 ASC - 6356 ASC

Army Aided the Court with the Sheng Restoration.


Zhun Xan.jpg Zhun Xan Sheng Emperor (6356 ASC - 6391 ASC) 1643 - 1645

6356 ASC - 6391 ASC

Navy Hanged in the Outer City of Daocheng on a gensing tree for treason (ignoring the Sheng Doctrine by supporting military interventions against foreign powers)
Min Yon.png Min Yon Mingshi Emperor (6391 ASC - 6407 ASC) 1645

6391 ASC - 6407 ASC

Bureaucrats Served as a military officer, wounded in battle and therafter worked at the Imperial Household until his promotion to Diwang.


Yin Ping.png Yin Ping Mingshi Emperor (6407 ASC - 6408 ASC) 1645

6407 ASC - 6408 ASC

Bureaucrats
  • Took power and sought to establish a personal union with Shireroth. The negotiations failed when the Shirerithians demanded a full-scale annexation.
  • Hanged for high treason.
Jung Shun.png Jung Shun

Mingshi Emperor (6408 ASC - 6456 ASC)

1645 - 1647

6408 ASC - 6456 ASC

Army
  • Took charge of the Second Tegong Banner to overrun disloyal parts of the government during the Jingdaoese Spring. Marched with his troops into Daocheng and arrested Yin Ping for high treason. Promised reforms, with the blessing of the Heavenly Light.
  • Launched a failed coup d'état against the Mingshi Emperor. He was subsequently poisoned by a Tegong agent in disguise (who on his turn was shot down by Chiang Shun), while the Emperor lost his life in an unfortunate 'accident' on the same day.
Chiang Shun.png Chiang Shun Xianfa Emperor (6463 ASC - 6534 ASC)

Hai Emperor (6534 ASC - 6563 ASC)

1647 - 1650

6463 ASC -6563 ASC

Kuominliantang logo.pngKuominliantang
Zhang San.jpg Zhang San Hai Emperor (1650 - 1657)

Meiyo Emperor (1657 - 1659)
Chidao Emperor (1659 - ...)

1650 - ...

6563 ASC - incumbent

Bureaucrats
  • Appointed after the victory of the Badao Party and death of Chiang.