The Keymon Genocide is a controversial term used to described the alleged murder of up to 30,000 Zen Buddhists during the Keymon-Likatonia Crisis of the 2260's.
History of Zen Buddhism in KeymonEdit
Zen Buddhism originally arrived in Keymon with Bryce Leigh I who was a strict follower of the religion. Along with his supporters he set up the Official Zen Committee of Keymon, an organisation responsible for appointing the Supreme Patriarch of Keymon as well as maintaining the various temples in the nation. However since then Christianity was able to become the largest religion in the nation leaving the Zen Buddhist population at around 20% of the national population. Over the years the two religious communities were largely able to co-exist but with the rise of the Axis Mundi Zen Collective many far right Christians felt the Buddhists were getting too much power and division in society soon began to occur.
Likaton invasion of KeymonEdit
In 2260 at the request of the Christian Democrat led government of Keymon the Likaton army, under the control of the Likaton Fascist Front, landed on the island to help combat the Armed Guard of Keymon. Although this action was supported by the government many Keymonians were fearful of the idea of a Greater Likatonia and rose in rebellion eventually causing a civil war to occur. The LFF themselves were built along atheist lines but due to their cooperation with the Keymon government found themselves gaining most support from the Christian far-right of the nation. As such most Zen Buddhists found them on themselves on the side of the Keymon Sovereignty Movement.
Arrest of Shih KaoEdit
At the time of the conflict the Zen Collective was led by its founder Shih Kao and he was instrumental in putting together the KSM. However in Black November of 2260 he was arrested by a direct military order and imprisoned in a secure military location. Initially and acting under the State of Emergency provisions no detaisl were released regarding the charges against him however in an official government report of 2263 it stated;
«Shih Kao has been detained and is being questioned regarding the bombing of a Buddhist temple.»
Despite this many believed he had simply been arrested for his public attacks on the actions of the government. The Zen Collective reformed itself into Free Shih Kao! and began organising demonstrations against the imprisonment of their leader. Due to this in August 2265 they were declared illegal and banned from the legislative process.
In 2267 with the collapse of the Keymon Unitary List led government and the ushering in of a new cabinet the state of emergency and the party once again legalised. Two years later in October 2269, nine years after his initial arrest, Shih Kao was released by the Legislative Assembly.
Death of Tep VongEdit
The 'Mudshack Massacre'Edit
Estimated number of deadEdit
According to the OZCK and the Zen Collective just under 30,000 Zen Buddhists were killed in the genocide. However supporters of the ruling government strongly dispute the claims and even reject the term genocide being used. During the trial of Jonah Mallory his defence team stated that 5,000 Zen Buddhists died during the entire civil war and most were killed by stray AGK missiles. Most neutral organisations base their figure somewhere in between this at around 10,000-15,000 however there are still disputes about how many of these were deliberately targetted and how many were victims of the general war.
Post 2267 developmentsEdit
Trial of Jonah MalloryEdit
Appointment of a new Supreme PatriarchEdit
Penrod Memorial GardenEdit
Recognition of Foreign Culpability LawEdit
|Economy: Energy Sector, Keymon Free Trade Agreement | Geography | People: Gustav Petroleum, Lady Kosawak Zettel, Shih Kao, Suzanna Kukai | Keymon Society, O Keymon from shore to shore|
|Autonomous Zen Enclave of Penrod | Keymon-Likatonia Crisis: Keymon Genocide | Western Meria|
|Hobrazia-Keymon-Likatonia United Left Front | Keymon Unitary List: Christian Democrats | Axis Mundi: AM Socialist Solidarity Movement, Axis Mundi Zen Collective | Political History: Cabinet History, Directors General | Political Philosophy: Kaoism|
|Religion: Church of Keymon, Official Zen Committee of Keymon | Ethnicity: Dolgar, Keymonite|
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