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Flag of Poeja
Motto: 逐鹿 (Ch. Zu̇ Lu̇)
'To pursue the deer'
Location of Poeja
Largest cityHalbin
Official languages
  • None
    • Literary Chinese used as a common written form
Recognized national languagesChinese
Working languageMinow
Ethnic groups
  • 62.3% Chinese
    • 46.8% Hwa
    • 15.1% mixed
    • 0.4% Hwey
  • 14.4% Corean
  • 7.8% Russian
  • 8.7% other
    • 5% Mongol
    • 3% Manchu
    • 0.7% Zhiva
  • 6.8% undeclared
Demonym Poejan • Phuyen
• 1980 estimate
CurrencyRussian ruble

Poeja ([pʰujʌ], alternatively Phuyo) is a sovereign national republic in northeast Asia. It borders China to the west, Mongolia to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and Corea to the south. The modern multinational state, conceived as a result of the First Sino–Corean War, survived numerous iterations; a Corean petty kingdom from 1889–1935, a Russian autonomy from 1935–1984. Poeja today remains one of the most economically productive regions of Asia with thriving mining, agricultural, military, and transport industries. Owing to its unique social heterogeneity and history, it is known as the 'only creole nation above the 35° parallel north'.


The modern Poejan state was constructed in the image of the ancient Poeja kingdom, a similarly multicultural state eventually extinguished by a Sino–Corean coalition around 500 CE. The primary tribe of ancient Poeja, the Jemek, are generally accepted to be ancestors of modern peninsular Coreans. In the 19th century, post-Canton War Corean nationalist historiography revived scholarly and popular interest in Poeja, leading to the ancient state's name being re-adapted during the final years of King Hjodjong's reign.

Threatened by Corea's new Sôgwang dynasty, the Qing violated Corean territorial integrity in 1886, beginning the First Sino–Corean War. Three years later, large portions of the Chinese imperial provinces of Źilin and Mukden were ceded to the Corean government. These new territories were soon reorganized and named the Kingdom of Poeja in 1889. The next four decades would see massive demographic changes, industrial development, and perhaps most perceptibly the rise of Poeja as the center of east Asian geopolitical feuds.

Immediately prior to the Great War, the Russo-Corean War of 1932–1935 saw the Chinese Republic, Russia, Japan, and the Qing dynasty collaborate in order to invade and dismantle the martial Corean administration. As a result, Poeja was created an autonomous national republic of the wider Russian state. This status quo would remain until the Great Nuclear Scare of the 1970s, when the Kemo Disaster and far-ranging governmental incompetence weakened the federal Russian government's authority over the Poejan state. In 1984, Poeja would successfully negotiate for its own sovereignty five years after the Alyeskan Independence War ravaged Russia's eastern flank.

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