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Empire of Greater Japan : Great Empire of JAPAN

Japanese Concession at SOOCHOW

Flag or logo since 1900-01-01
Emblem or Symbol

Emperor Mutsuhito
(ruler of JAPAN since 1900-01-01)
Capital:Soochow Japanese Concession(Suchou)
Official languages:()
Official religions:()

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2020's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

CHINA Great Ching Empire : Great Manchu CHINESE Empire  (Peking)
THIBET Kingdom of THIBET under Sino-Nepalese Suzerainty  (Lhasa)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2020's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

AIGUN Boxer Rebellion in AIGUN Russian Concession  (Aigun)
AMERICAN TIENTSIN British administered TIENTSIN American Concession Territory  (Tientsin American Concession)
AMOY ISLAND British Concession of AMOY ISLAND  (Siming)
BRITISH FOOCHOW British Concession at FOOCHOW  (Foochow British Concession)
BRITISH HANKOW British Concession at HANKOW  (Hankow British Concession)
BRITISH SHAMEEN British Concession of SHAMEEN  (Shameen)
BRITISH TIENTSIN TIENTSIN British Concession  (Tientsin British Concession)
CANTON BAY CANTON BAY Leased Territory  (Chankiang)
CHAKHAR CHANGYUAN Special Region : Chakhar Eight Banners Territory  (Kalgan)
CHEFOO Settlement of CHEFOO  (Chefoo)
CHINA EASTERN RAILWAY ZONE China Eastern Railroad Zone : CER  (Kharbin)
CHINKIANG British Concession at CHINKIANG  (Chinkiang)
FORMOSA ISLAND Dependency of FORMOSA  (Taihoku)
FRENCH CHUNGKING French Marine Establishment in CHUNGKING  (Wangchiato)
FRENCH HANKOW French Concession at HANKOW  (Hankow French Concession)
FRENCH SHAMEEN French Concession of SHAMEEN  (Shameen French Concession)
FRENCH SHANGHAI Municipal Council of the French Concession of SHANGHAI  (Shanghai French Concession)
FRENCH TIENTSIN TIENTSIN French Concession  (Tientsin French Concession)
FUKIEN Japanese Sphere of Influence in FUKIEN Region part of Minche Viceroyalty  (Foochow)
GERMAN HANKOW German Concession at HANKOW  (Hankow German Concession)
GERMAN TIENTSIN TIENTSIN German Concession  (German Tientsin Concession)
HAINAM ISLAND French Sphere of Influence on HAINAM ISLAND  (Hoi How)
HONGKONG British Crown Colony of HONGKONG  (City of Victoria)
HUKWANG Viceroyalty of HUKWANG  (Wuchang)
ILI Governorate-General of ILI  (Suidun)
INNER MANCHURIA Russian Sphere of Influence of the Protectorate of MANCHURIA  (Aigun)
JAPANESE AMOY Japanese Concession at AMOY  (Amoy)
JAPANESE FOOCHOW Japanese Concession at FOOCHOW  (Foochow Japanese Concession)
JAPANESE HANGCHOW Japanese Concession in HANGCHOW  (Hangchow Japanese Concession)
JAPANESE HANKOW Japanese Concession at HANKOW  (Hankow Japanese Concession)
JAPANESE TIENTSIN TIENTSIN Japanese Concession  (Amatsu)
JIRIM JIRIM League  (Tungliao)
JOSUTU Tumed JOSUTU League  (Chaoyang)
JUU UDA Kharchin JUU UDA League : Chihfeng League  (Chihfeng)
KHINGAN KHINGAN League  (Wangyehmiao)
KIAUCHAU German Leased Territory of KIAUCHAU  (Tsingtao)
KIUKIANG British Concession at KIUKIANG  (Kiukiang)
KOWLOON WALLED CITY Chinese Enclave of KOWLOON WALLED CITY  (Kowloon Walled City)
KULANGSU ISLAND International Concession of KULANGSU ISLAND  (Kulangsu)
KUMUL KUMUL Khanate : Vassal Principality of Kumul  (Khamil)
KWANGCHOW British Sphere of Influence in KWANGCHOW Prefecture  (Canton)
KWANTUNG Russian Leased Territory of the Province of KWANTUNG  (Dalny)
LIANGKIANG Viceroyalty of LIANGKIANG Province  (Soochow)
LIANGKWANG Viceroyalty of LIANGKWANG Province  (Canton)
LOWER YANGTZE British Sphere of Influence in LOWER YANGTZE  (Chinkiang)
MACAO MACAO Overseas Colony of Portugal  (Macao)
MANCHULI MANCHURIA Region  (Manchuria)
MATSU ISLANDS MATSU ISLANDS part of Lienkiang County  (Nankan)
MINCHE Viceroyalty of MIN-CHE : Province of Che-Kiang  (Hangchow)
NANKING INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT NANKING General Foreign Settlement  (Nanking International Settlement)
NEWCHWANG British Concession at NEWCHWANG  (Newchwang)
NGOLOK NGOLOK Tribal Region  (Machin)
NINGPO Settlement of NINGPO  (Ningpo)
ORDOS ORDOS League  (Ordos)
PACKHOI Concessions of PACKHOI  (Packhoi)
PEICHIHLI Directly administered Territory of the Viceroyalty of Chihli Honan and Shantung : PEICHIHLI Province  (Paoting)
PEKING LEGATIONS Boxer Rebelion in PEKING LEGATION Quarter  (Peking Legation Quarter)
QUEMOY ISLANDS QUEMOY ISLANDS part of Chinchew County  (Chinsheng)
RUSSIAN HANKOW Russian Concession at HANKOW  (Hankow Russian Concession)
SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT Anglo-American led International Concession of Shanghai Municipal Council : SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT  (Shanghai International Settlement)
SHENKAN Viceroyalty of SHENKAN Province  (Hsian-Foo)
SILINGOL SILINGOL League  (Silinhot)
SINKIANG Viceroyalty of SINKIANG Province  (Urumtsi)
SOUTHERN SHANTUNG German Sphere of Influence of SOUTHERN SHANTUNG  (Linyi)
SUIYUAN Military Territory of SUIYUAN  (Kweihua)
SZECHWAN Viceroyalty of SZECHWAN Province  (Chengtu)
WUHU British Concession in WUHU  (Wuhu)
YUNKWEI Viceroyalty of YUNKWEI Province  (Yunnan-Fu)
TEHUNG TEHUNG Region  (Kanfang)


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   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
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   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ).
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
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   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
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   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

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   * Atlas des empires, by Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
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   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

   * and others that are added according to the consulted entity.

 Codes of drawings' authors

Abbott Stephen, SAB (US). Baert Roger, RBA (BE). Berry Bruce, BBE (ZA). Bezh Sergiy, SBE (UA). Darras Philippe-Pierre, PPD (FR). De Vries Hubert, HDV (NL). Dignan James, JDI (NZ). Dixon Jonathan, JDX (AU). Dubois Gaël, GDU (FR). Fischer Jan-Patrick, JPF (DE). Flicher André, AFL (FR). Gross Pascal, PGR (FR). Harden Zachary, ZHA (US). Hardy Alan, AHA (US). Heimer Zeljlko, ZHE (HR). Horváth Zoltán, ZHO (HU). Jovanovic Milan, MJO (RS). Kariyasu Nozomi, NKA (JP). Kelly Ralph, RKE (AU). Kretowicz Chrystian, CKR (PL). Lê Thanh-Tâm, TTL (FR). Loeser Pete, PLO (US). Maddish Christopher, CMA (US). Martins-Tuválkin António, AMT (PT). Ollé Casals Jaume, JOC (ES). Paddeu Paolo, PPA (IT). Patke Jens, JPA (AT). Poposki Vanja, VPO (MK). Saber Jason, JSA (UK). Sache Ivan, ISA (FR). Šipek Tomislav, TSI (HR). Thomas Dean, DTH (NZ). Tibbetts Philip, PTI (UK). Touzeau Olivier, OTO (FR). Vagnat Pascal, PVA (FR). Van den Muijzenberg Peter Hans, PHM (NL). Znamierowski Alfred, AZN (PL). Others I may have forgotten. And myself, JMM (FR).

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