The history of Hong Corp as we know it is a curious one, for it did not form out of the failing of nations, but the discovery of a strange new metal in Azerbaijan, in the region of Quba-Khachmaz. This element had extraordinary properties, and it was soon mined as well as exported en masse to the country’s allies at the time. Emboldened by this discovery, the economy of West Asia soon skyrocketed as scientists and engineers desiring to work first with the precious mineral arrived in droves, bringing their expertise and skills.
Soon enough, Yu’s immense knowledge in the field and their near total control over Armonite made them an indispensable asset that not only controlled the stock of the metal, but indeed the economy of almost half of Asia. Using this position, they consolidated the economic pact into W.A.S.P, or the Western Asia Sphere of co-Prosperity. A union of many nations, their concentrated economic and military might rivaled their neighbors. Hong Corp’s immense influence transformed it soon enough into nothing but a political and military arm of the corporation, and with their newfound might they intend to unlock every last secret Armonite holds, whatever the cost.