Here's some selected nations, international organizations and space colonies
of the year 3050, from CHI-CHIAN THE ROLEPLAYING GAME.
Mind you, the game is set in Manhattan, and revolves around playing a problem
child or a giant Cockroach struggling with the evils and temptations of residing in a 31st Century living laboratory... and not a whole
lot of international intrigue. But there is some. And besides here are all these cool flags in color, which are just b&w in
"A strong military bloc, the nations of the Asian Alliance came together
when Chinese expansionist policies led to the Great War in 3021. After terrible losses of life and territory, Japan equipped Thailand's
Armed Guard with BioLogic suits, and the Alliance was swiftly victorious thereafter.
"The Alliance was betrayed shortly after China's withdrawal, when Thai General Somchai Sangsiri renamed his nation Siam, and attacked
the closest of his former allies..."
"Empire was for a very brief time a collection of four independent cites,
New York, London, Paris and Munich, which at the turn of the fourth millennium were the wealthiest cities on Earth...
"The gamble did not pay off. The four cities were narrowed down to only one less than a month after Empire formed, as New York was
attacked by its parent state the ROA and Paris and Munich quickly surrendered to Federation troops.
"London, on the other hand, easily annexed the rest of the isle of Britain simply by incorporating it into the Greater London
"Founded 1958 as the European Common Market...
"The Federation is best known for its bravery on the battlefield, but its reluctance to actually win there. In the 2350s it battled
China after the annexation of Russia, and lost Finland. A gengin dispute in 2483 resulted in war with the United Nations of Islam, and
the loss of Israel and Lebanon. Most recently, London, Munich and Paris attempted to secede in 3000 to form a new country, Empire
JAPAN, EMPIRE OF
"Governed by the Imperial Family, the Tanaka, who enjoy near-absolute power.
By ancient tradition, the House of Councillors has the power to override the Emperor's decision on a unanimous vote, but this would
jeopardize the nation's honor and so such a vote is almost never called for...
"[Manhattan was saved destruction during the New York/New Jersey War] due to Japan's devotion to protecting its corporate investments.
Such investments in Manhattan were already extensive before 3000, and the imperial government repeatedly warned the Republic that
excessive destruction of Japanese property there would lead to direct intervention. Since these warnings were ignored, Japan launched
a Mecha Bomb at the battlefield from an orbital platform, disabling every piece of machinery for a radius of 40 kilometers...
"...the ROA had little left with which to fight against a determined Japan. Peace was negotiated quickly, with the island of Manhattan
being sold for twenty-seven dollars (R$27.00). The imperial family entrusted the island to Mimitsu to be used as a testing ground for
MARTIAN COLONIAL COMMONWEALTH (Kasei)
"Its proximity to Earth and its abundant underground water resources have made
people regard Mars as 'the colony with a future' for 475 years, and this cautious optimism is slowly paying off. Within the last half
century, Mars' atmosphere has become dense enough to allow minimal open-air farming of hardy, specially-engineered textile crops, and
(with oxygen masks) the population can even go outside at certain times of the day...
"Tourists marvel at the level-headed practicality and the warm sense of humor of most Martians, and wonder if there was ever a time when
people on Earth acted so nostalgically 'normal'..."
REPUBLIC OF AMERICAS
"Nation of 361 member states, spanning North America and most of South America.
Governed by the Elect, a body of representatives elected by the ROA Supreme Court, who in turn are selected by the Governors of the
individual states, who are selected by a body of 144,000 individuals called 'the Raptured' an hereditary legislature whose ancestors
were last elected by the people of the Republic in 2706...
"Host of the 2967 World's Fair (West Orange, New Jersey), easily eclipsed by Ganymede's hosting the Solar System Fair in the same year.
Its only other recent accomplishment, losing New York to Japan, the ROA also officially blames on New Jersey..."
SIAM, SERENE THEOCRACY OF
"Yearning to usher in a simpler and more magical time, General Somchai
Sangsiri worked to create the world of Siamese mythology in the flesh. In doing so he threw the ancient Genetic Engineering Treaty
to the winds. He altered his own genetics so that he would resemble Hanuman, the Monkey God, and he took as radical an approach to
the remaking of Siam..."
VENUS COLONY (Kinsei)
"Venus became the new home of Japanese, Koreans, and many others of Asian
descent, including Indians and Pakistanis beginning in 2617. One of the leading families came to be the Mitsui, whose patriarch
arrived trying to establish inexpensive forms of space travel. Fumichika Mitsui had little success in finding investors for spaceships,
but the tunnels of Venus made the perfect testing ground for underground public transportation. By the turn of the 28th Century, some
of the sturdiest vehicle designs began coming out of Venus, and the Mitsui, along with other local families, found success and wealth
at the height of the Mechanical Age. These Venusian families formed the Mimitsu ('Earthworm') Lines Company in 2701...
"Today, Venus Colony is a large shareholder in Mimitsu Lines..."