Timeline of Kozankyo

Don’t get confused with that timeline for Kozan. This article focuses on the history of Kozankyo, the capital of the Federal Kingdom of Kozan. Kozankyo has had a long history of being a capital of not only the country itself, but the province of Kozan.

Edo Period

Prior to the founding of Kozankyo as a city, indigenous people from Alaska and the northern regions of Canada settled in its lands.

  • 1653: The Hakurei Shrine is moved from its Yakumograd (present day Horudika Canal) to its current Kozankyo location. Back then, Kozankyo wasn’t named.
  • 1670: Swedish pilgrims begin settling in Kozan, starting in Kourindou and eventually Kozankyo starting on Ahoge Peninsula.
  • 1695: Then-princess Marisa, having been recognized as royal by Swedish pilgrims settling in Kozan, moves from the Human Village (present day Kourindou) to Kozan, which was named for it being a mining town.
  • 1702: Queen Marisa formally establishes the Federal Kingdom of Eastern Kozan, with Kozankyo being named as the capital. Kozankyo is established as a city the very same day.
  • 1752: Queen Marisa dies, while Federal Kingdom of Eastern Kozan celebrates its golden anniversary of its founding.
  • 1802: The Federal Kingdom of Eastern Kozan celebrates its centennial anniversary.
  • 1809: Kozan declares independence from Sweden with the Federal Kingdom of Eastern Kozan transitioning from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy on May 17. This day is celebrated every year.
  • 1810: Sakura Koizumi, the daimyo of Kozan province, becomes Kozan’s first prime minister on December 25.
  • 1852: The Federal Kingdom of Eastern Kozan celebrates its 150th anniversary.
  • 1859: Kozan celebrates its golden anniversary of independence.

Meiji Period

Prior to the Meiji Restoration, Kozankyo became a very important rail hub which made it quick and easy to travel between Kourindou in Gatashima province and Kanjotaki in New Saitama province. However, passengers had to change trains after arriving in Kozankyo as the lines that connect the two cities were on their own separate tracks.

  • 1867: The Democratic Kingdom of Western Kozan dissolves into the Federal Kingdom of Eastern Kozan to form the reunited Federal Kingdom of Kozan on November 9. This holiday is celebrated every year as Reunification Day. Within the same month, the monarchy moves its seat from Kozankyo to Horudika Canal, while the prime minister remained in Kozankyo.
  • 1884: In early June, riots erupt over the unavoidable train change by humanoids and youkai-borns, which would eventually lead to the term “Shanghai Alice of Meiji 17” being coined, as Meiji 17 marked the 17th year of the Meiji era.
  • 1895: Kozankyo celebrates the centennial anniversary of its founding.
  • 1902: Kozankyo celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the Federal Kingdom of Kozan’s founding.
  • 1909: The centennial celebration of Kozanese independence is celebrated in Kozankyo.

Taisho Period

  • 1915: Kozankyo is flooded after a major storm; 72 lives were lost.
  • 1926: Kozankyo University, a private Shinto research university, is founded by Soichiro Kishimizu.

Showa Period

  • 1950: Kozankyo University founder Soichiro Kishimizu is elected prime minister of Kozan.
  • 1951: Riots in Kozankyo erupt again following the death of a youkai-born. A popular pub within Kozankyo University was destroyed by arson during the siege.
  • 1954: Prime Minister Soichiro Kishimizu is re-elected prime minister.
  • 1959: Kozan celebrates its 150th anniversary of independence on May 17 with the big parade being in Kozankyo.
  • 1970: Shigeru Ochiai is elected prime minister, defeating the incumbent after an aggressive campaign.
  • 1974: Shigeru Ochiai is re-elected prime minister.
  • 1975: Kozan enters the Cold War after the Soviet Union invades Kozan, starting the Soviet-Kozan conflict. During the May 31st siege, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Ochiai orders that Kozankyo be walled off from Soviet invaders, with the exception of the Soviet embassy in Kozankyo.

Heisei Period

  • 1995: The Bicentennial Tower is built to honor Kozankyo’s 200th anniversary as a city.
  • 2002: The 300th anniversary of the founding of the Kozanese Royal Family is celebrated.
  • 2003: Susumu Takajima is recruited into the Kozanese Royal Defense Force, making him the youngest to join the Kozanese military.
  • 2004: Susumu Takajima and Kagami Ochiai become the youngest to destroy a SPASDOT stronghold during the Kozanese Civil War.

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