The Legation Cities are a union of independent cities along the South-east coast of China, established for trading with foreign nations. They border the Qing Empire and Allgemeine Ostasiatische Gesellschaft.
Following the 1926 German Intervention in China and the Treaty of Nanjing signed in November of that year, foreign trade was left to the richest cities of the coast, under a joint control of world powers owning interests in China. The independence of this consortium of cities was guaranteed by the major local and international powers, such as the Qing Empire, the A.O.G., Japan, Australasia, Canada, the United States and Germany. Initially, the Legation Cities flourished, not only through foreign trade but also thanks to smuggling into A.O.G. and Qing territories. Unfortunately, this lead to an increasing rate of corruption and the creation of secret criminal fraternities. The approaching economic crisis is threatening the profits of the Legation Council and the criminals bosses might try to take advantage of this situation to increase their power and gain control over the government.
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The Army of the Legation Cities comprises only one infantry division, deployed in Shanghai. In the remaining areas (Hong Kong, Bao'an, Fuzhou, Ningbo) there are various units of para-military type forces consisting of soldiers trained for police duties, called Constabulary.
Quite surprisingly, the Legation Cities can boast about the possession of one squadron of tactical bombers, a gift from the German Kaiser.
Friendly relations with Allgemeine Ostasiatische Gesellschaft, Qing Empire, Germany, Australasia, Canada, United States and Japan.