Fascist Bai

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Bai Democratic Republic (1922-1934)
Greater Bai Democratic Republic (1934-194X)
Flag Coat of arms
Capital Baijing
Government Fascist one-party
totaliterian dictatorship
 • 1922-194X Yu Shanliu
 • Established 1922
 • Disestablished 194X

Fascist Bai, officially the Bai Democratic Republic (Baiyu: 百民主共和国) and later (from 1934) the Greater Bai Democratic Republic (Baiyu: 大百民主共和国), was a Bai state that existed between 1922 and 194X ruled under the Bai Fascist Solidatory Party (BFSP). Established through the 1922 Coup which overthrew the Middle Bai Dynasty, it ended in 194X when the Socialist Alliance defeated the fascists, ending the War of Fellow Brothers.

Throughout its existence, it was a totalitarian one-party state ruled under the BFSP with Yu Shanliu as its President. The BFSP consolidated its power by crushing political and intellectual opposition while promoting economic modernisation and increased militarisation of the new republic. The regime had much populist support mainly from the urban population, with the Fascists capitalising on Bai Nationalism and anti-socialist sentiments.

The Fascists pursued an aggressive foreign policy, attempting to dominate its neighbours through military threats in the years leading up to the War. As the new regime cracked down on the socialists still holding out in the rural areas, it demanded the withdrawal of aid to the rebels and threatened annexation if that was not done. The War broke out with the invasion of Kanglapo through Operation Honghua in 1939. Meanwhile, the regime began a programme of systematic killings against non-Bai citizens and those tied to the socialists, communists or the former monarchy.

Although the Fascists made initial successes in the early battles, with the withdrawal of support from the Federal States, the Bai Military were pushed back by a coalition of anti-Fascist forces, the Socialist Alliance. Yu's refusal to admit defeat led to massive destruction of Bai infrastructure and additional war-related deaths in the closing months of the war. After Yu's suicide, factionalism overcame the Republic as it quickly fractured into fiefdoms led by commanders and generals, many of whom ignored Yu's successor's authority at the capital. The Republic formally ended with the signing of the National Concordance, although Fascist remnants and holdouts still remained. The inability of the National Bai Military Administration to deal with the Fascist remnants saw Bai's collapse into political turmoil for the next decade known as the Warlord Era.