From Roses, Tulips, & Liberty



Silent War

Russia reneges on their promise of returning the Russian ports in Japan. This sows a dislike for Russia in the Japnaese public opinion. Japan moves away from Russia and towards Britain post Russo-Corean war. Starts a fight with Russia over the treaty ports. They retake the ports and the Emperor's popularity grows. Soon then hunkers down in a militarized state facing down Russian tension. The government starts cracking down heavily on dissidents (the dirty war arc, arresting suspected Nationalist-Republicans, poltiical enemies, etc) and as the silent war ends, the legitimacy of the monarchy has eroded and the nation becomes a republic.