쿄민족 Kyo Min-Jok
A Kyo man and woman in traditional Kyoson-Ot
|Regions with significant populations|
|Sindo, Daenism (Sindo-Daenism, Zensho), Seodongyo, Kamism, Hosianism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Gao-Showa people (Kunihito, Kuzakis, Sekowan)|
The Kyo (Kyomal: 쿄민족, lit. Kyo Race) are a Gao-Showa subgroup native to North Dovani and the Kyo Peninsula. The Kyo can be separated into two groups; the Western Kyo, who account for the vast majority of the population; and the Eastern Kyo, a much smaller nomadic subgroup. Kyo people are the near-sole ethnicity of Kyoland, the largest ethnicity in the nation of Dankuk, and compose the largest Yingdalan minority group.
Not much is known about the western Kyo before their arrival in Dankuk. They seem to have developed as a distinct ethnic group in what is now Kazulia, where they lived as nomads. Around the 6th century CE they are mentioned in Gao-Soton historiographical records for the first time, and it is also around this time that they begin to adopt their own script, Kyogul.
According to historians in the Empire of Gao-Soto, in the year 654, Dranland was invaded by the Kyo. They settled in what is now Eljang, creating several kingdoms. They were unified in 736, by the king of Gongmangdo, Baekgu the Great. Gongmangdo became the capital of the Kyo Kingdom, which at its apogee controlled almost the whole of the modern territory of the UCCR. In 995 Daenism was introduced to the kingdom from Gao-Soto. In 1043 the Kyo Kingdom became a vassal state to the Empire of Gao-Soto, a position which was maintained until the conquest of the latter by Luthori around 1560. After this date, the Kingdom again became independent.
Due to the proximity of Egelion to Dankuk, the former began to manifest colonial interests over the Kyo Kingdom. After the peaceful unification of Egelion in 1610, the King of Egelion ordered an expedition to be sent to Dankuk in 1615. The expedition proved very influential, as it introduced Western technologies and Christianity to Deulatoji for the first time in history. Following several wars, during which the capital of Gongmangdo was occupied by Egalion, the Kyo Kingdom was forced to become an Egelian protectorate in 1633. The Kyo king, under the Baekgu Dynasty, continued to serve as nominal ruler of Dankuk, however his role was nominal, as real power rested with the Egelian Resident General, who set his residence in a newly built fort in Loren. A city grew around the fort, which began to be known as Castellón (also known as Seong, meaning fortress). During the Protectorate period, Dankuk became a destination point for a large number of Egelians, leading in time to a significant change in demographics.
The last Kyo king, Baekgu Jeong-u, was forced to abdicate in 1721, ten years after the complete unification of Egelion. The Kingdom was disestablished and replaced with the Vice-Royalty of Deulatoji (Virreinato de Drania), and the Resident General became Vice-King of Drania. The capital of the new colony became Castellón.
During Egelian rule, the Kyo were subject to a policy of assimilation, and were largely used for slave labour. In time this led to the development of a new ethnic group, the Dranianos.
After Drania gained independence from Egelion, and for most of the modern era, Dranian politics were mostly dominated by Dranianos. However there were several notable politicians and parties of Kyo origin.
The Kyo became very prominent in the 30th century, with the rise of radical Gao-Showa nationalism in Dovani. This coincided with the Second Sekowan Empire, and the Kyo created several nationalist parties with the aim of joining Ultra-nationalist Sekowo. The most significant result of this is the Dranian Zenshō Revolution, which was mostly led by the Kyo nationalist Gao-Showa Imperial Revolutionary Front. As a result of the revolution, Drania became a Zenshō Socialist state, with Kyo as its official language. However, after an ill-fated intervention in the Great Sekowian War, the regime liberalized in 2985 in order to remain in power, and Dankuk became a parliamentary republic under the Enlightened People's Republic of Deulatoji. Soon afterwards, the revolution collapsed - and Kyo political dominance would temporarily cease.
The Kyo then settled down quietly into Dranish life, with many of them becoming prominent in politics, business and the professions. Most Kyo were still insular and isolationist; seeing themselves as somewhat separate from the Draniano and Draddwyr populations which had outnumbered them significantly. During the 40th-41st centuries; the anti-Kyo Valdorian Blue Shirt Movement exerted increasing influence, and unsettled many in the Kyo community. For a brief while the Virtuous Kyo Alliance tried to give the Kyos a political voice, but before long they fell into factional infighting as the more hardline nationalists tried to force the more moderate leaders out. Others followed a less constitutional path towards improving the status of Kyos in Dranland, as was seen at the infamous hostage crisis at Wellwyn Airport which ended with the slaughter of 108 innocent civilians.
In 3608; the Great Kyo Revolution occurred; in which the Kyo would yet again seize political power. The revolution would establish the modern conception of the nation of Dankuk; with a great Kyo presence. They have since remained culturally, politically, and socially prominent on the peninsula; though their level of dominance has fluctuated throughout the years.
The Eastern Kyo split off from the Western Kyo in roughly the 2nd century BCE in Kazulia; establishing themselves in the mountainous regions of western North Dovani. From there they developed a clan system as well as a unique writing system separate from Kyogul; now known as Goja. The Eastern Kyo mostly kept to themselves, although records by the 8th century CE suggest that they operated as mediators between Kazulians and the Degalogesan tribes of North Dovani.
When Yingdala began to colonize North Dovani, the Kyo were largely forced out of therir dwellings, with the population collaborating or fleeing. Conditions greatly improved for collaborators when Dankuk took over the colony; but nomads who clung to the old ways found themselves as repressed as other natives. The distinction between the Western and Eastern Kyo during the colonial period eventually faded as the cultures converged; and as anti-Kyo sentiments progressed throguhout the centuries the two groups effectively became one.
The traditional Kyo religion is Kyo Shamanism, also known as Sindo, an animistic religion with many elements in common with Kamism and Qamido. In the 10th century CE, the Kyo adopted Daenism as their main religion. Nowadays, around 30% of Kyo report adherence to Daenism and 10% to Sindo, and 60% do not declare religious affiliation. However, religious adherence in Dovani is less exclusive than in the West, as most Kyo practice both religions at the same time, and even those that do not declare affiliation to any religion are still very strongly influenced by both, and are generally non-practising adherents.
Free Republic of Dankuk
Seongtaek (Central Capital)
|Geography • History • Culture • Economy • Government|
|History||Baekgu Dynasty • Beonyeongsalm Palace • Dranland • Dranian Zenshō Revolution • Egelian Drania • Flag of Dankuk • Great Kyo Revolution • House of Ryeo • House of Santiago • Kyobando Manifesto • Kyo-Indralan Revolutionary War • August Revolution • Dranian Civil War • Timeline of the History of Dankuk|
|Subdivisions||Provinces: Eljang • Rhynach • Myeoggi • Ulbraca • Hyonggi|
Hyeokjin • Gran Norte • Llwybr Hawl • Taeyang
Capital City: Seongtaek
|Politics||President of Dankuk • Chairman of the Council of Ministers • National Congress • Constitution of Dankuk|
Political Parties: CPRU • MRD
|Demographics||Religion: Aurorian Patriarchal Church • Daenism • Seodongyo • Sindo • Zenshō|
Ethnicity: Draddwyr • Dranianos • Kyo