Deep state in Taihei Tengoku
The deep state in Taihei Tengoku is an alleged coalition of unelected, secretive, and influential groups that control policy in the country. The deep state, to proponents of the theory, advocates an aggressive, expansive role for the Taihei state both domestically and abroad, in contravention of the Basic Law.
Yamato society features a long history of secret societies, dating back to at least the fourteenth century. Wealthy townsfolk formed secret societies for protection as well as commercial advantage, bound samurai maintained secret connections with ronin for much of the same reasons, and peasant resistance organizations evolved into ninja guilds. After the opening of the country in 1799, secret societies, modeled off Alisnan Freemasonry and the house church movement of the Judaic Revival. Secret societies like the Revive Enlightenment Society, National Protection Alliance, and the God Worshipping Society formed the nucleus of the Heavenly Revolution that overthrew the shogunate and established Taihei Tengoku as a revolutionary theocratic state.
May 25th Incident
The victory over the shogunate immediately led to infighting within the revolutionary coalition. The God Worshippers, though nominally the vanguard of the revolution and the source of its manpower, occupied an unstable position. Kou Shuzen parceled out most administrative posts and military commands to a multitude of secular secret societies in order to attract administrative talent. Without the threat of war and the feudal order in ruins, cliques began plotting to take control of the new government.
On May 25th, 1863, the military garrison in Nara, composed of troops from the northern frontier, attempted to storm the Nara Palace. Only the intervention of a regiment personally led by Shokai Sei allowed the government to regain control of the palace. Kou Shuzen abdicated on the 30th, designating Mikhael of Corum as his successor, effectively abolishing the throne of the Heavenly King. Shokai Sei, as Wing King and commander of the National Protection Army, became the de facto military ruler of Taihei Tengoku until his death in 1880. The other four kings were marginalized and the country was effectively governed by the NPA, working through weak and pliant local governors to root out remaining shogunate loyalists and building a military-industrial complex to strengthen the NPA and extend the revolution abroad.
After Shokai's death, the younger core of revolutionaries were at the height of their political power. The weak Wing Kings that followed him could not dominate the Regency like Shokai did. The other regents instead seized power from the Wing King and resolved to divide power evenly within the Secular Regency to prevent one-man rule.
The Final Court coronated Rikan Yu as Wing King in 1969, and for the next three decades he would be the most powerful Wing King since Shokai Sei.
The deep state today
The Taihei deep state theory comes in two major permutations, religious and secular. The religious deep state theory holds that a core of hardline Rabbinic Calvinists occupy strategic positions based on patronage. These officials actively pursue the worldwide Christian polity espoused by Kou Shuzen through covert means, and engage in social engineering domestically through their control of the educational system.