WA Delegate: The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia (elected )
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Pacifist in Social Liberal Union
Nations ranked highly pursue diplomatic solutions rather than military ones in the international arena, have small or nonexistent militaries, and peace-loving citizens.
As a region, Social Liberal Union is ranked 578th in the world for Most Pacifist.
|1.||The Capital of Holtmimir||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“ᴀʟʟ ɍᴀᴛʜᴇʀs ᴄᴀʀᴇ ɍѳʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sѳɴs”|
|2.||The Magnificent Kingdom of Avaerilon||Left-wing Utopia||“Ylf ī'n Qidīol īr Fyr Aspar (I am True to My Spirit)”|
|3.||The Federation of Terran Nations||Democratic Socialists||“Intellect Is Our Greatest Resource”|
|4.||The Federal Democratic Republic of Vancovaria||Left-wing Utopia||“Freedom isn't freedom without equality”|
|5.||The Democratic Republic of Sadori||Left-wing Utopia||“SwenTlo En asklinto”|
|6.||The Secular Republic of Haroutito||Left-wing Utopia||“LEGES CREARI RATIONE, NON DUES”|
|7.||The Egalitarian Archipelago of Kanoria||Left-wing Utopia||“give of their own, to learn from the other.”|
|8.||The United Peoples' Kingdom of Lamatama||New York Times Democracy||“Be true to one another in deed, word, and thought.”|
|9.||The Council Republic of North American Republics||Left-wing Utopia||“The People First!”|
|10.||The Feminist Republic of North-Eastern Greenland||Left-wing Utopia||“Equality, Justice, Revolution”|
Regional Poll • Which best describes the staffing of the military and reserve of your nation in peacetime?
Poll called by The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia
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- : The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia rejected The Embassy's request for regional embassies.
- : The Builder of Embassy Master of the region The Embassy proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia created a new regional poll: "Which best describes the staffing of the military and reserve of your nation in peacetime?".
- : The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia rejected The Western Isles's request for regional embassies.
- : Halstein ceased to exist.
- : Vodrya ceased to exist.
- : Obnata ceased to exist.
- : The Falange Council of Ulomia departed this region for Benevolent States.
- : The Free Lands of Vancouvia of the region The Western Isles proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia updated the World Factbook entry.
Social Liberal Union Regional Message Board
The Government of Anaaxes maintains a modest professional military force with about 200,000 active personnel, with a slightly larger reserve force (annual reports of exact number of members of the reserves remain classified for 15 years under federal law). All able-bodied male citizens or permanent residents aged 18-26 must register with the Emergency Conscription Commission, which would manage conscription affairs in the event of a draft. During peacetime, males required by federal law to register with the ECC must do so within 45 days of their 18th birthday and must notify the ECC of any change of address within 45 days until their 27th birthday. Most of this is done electronically and only takes a few minutes. The ECC has about 150 employees during peacetime, while about 2,000 on standby (usually sitting, non-essential civil servants) should ever a draft be jointly ordered by the Senate and the Federal Council. Non-compliance prosecutions have never occurred, as violations are usually settled out of court. The classification of "conscientious objector" does not legally exist until a draft has been ordered, so even objectors must simply register during peacetime.
The Magnificent Kingdom is defended by Y Lenreddīnol Gladwend, or the Armed Forces, which comprises y Qerddord Rengerol Avaerilon (the Royal Army of Avaerilon), y Y Lenredd Aer Regnerol Avaerilon (the Royal Air Force of Avaerilon), y Llaernod Regnerol Avaerilon (the Royal Navy of Avaerilon) and y Morelnedd Regnerol Avaerilonaff (the Royal Avaerilonian Marines). Certain other special forces are included under this umbrella and tied to either the navy or army. The armed forces are tasked with defending the citizens of Avaerilon and with assisting Avaerilon's allies abroad. Service personnel have also served on a vast number of humanitarian and peacekeeping missions as part of various international endeavours. The armed forces are officially headed by the monarch, while day-to-day management of basics is overseen by the Ministry of Defence. The Crown does play a role in the actual running of the armed forces, but much of the work is done by the experienced heads of the various military bodies.
Avaerilon's armed forces are considered highly professional, with a well-regarded series of training regimes in-place for service personnel. No form of conscription is allowed under the current constitution, and even if it were amended it would require the rescinding of a royal warrant issued in the 1700s stating that "no man will be pressed-into service of a military kind in any circumstance except that of an utter catastrophe that threatens the very existence of the kingdom as a whole, whose existence is to be determined by the Royal Court." 358,000 people serve in the armed forces, a figure including reserves, most spread-out along the length and breadth of the 21 realms which comprise Avaerilon. The budget of the armed forces is below 1% of the total government budget for the year, yet despite this is able to afford sophisticated and reliable supplies, machinery and equipment.
Since 1982, and the passing of the "Armed Forces Act", Normandy and Picardy has had a totally volunteer based army, made up fully off reserves who - in the case of a war or conflict - can be quickly mobilised. However, the conflict has to directly threaten Normandy and Picardy or, as of Amendment 4 to the Armed Forces Act, a fellow member state of the SLU. Despite the army being volunteer based, its troops are trained as professionally as any other army, as in times of war these skills will be called upon. A troop, as it is a reserve army, will recieve 3 months intensive training during which the Normand government will pay any lost money to that person's employer. Then, after that, troops can be expected to take place in training exercises now and again. Volunteering to join the army is encouraged and, following a scheme brought in by the government, is looked upon favourably by universities, although it isn't a requirement. The Normand government reserves the right to bring in conscription, if needed, during a time of war. However, this would only be allowed with 80% approval of the People's Assembly. The army currently makes up 0.6% of GDP, and is by law never allowed to go above 2%, except in times of war.
After prolonged conflict with Bigtopians and other authoritarian regimes due to our desire to spread freedom, democracy, happiness and progress to the oppressed, TFD now enjoys a period of peace. Although our military personnel has been significantly reduced, remnants of our military might still linger. These include various space-based magnetic railguns (Maggi guns) that have the destructive power of conventional atomic bombs minus the radioactive fallout, a few main battle tanks (including one whose machine gun was used by 'The Brave One' to hold out against a major Bigtopian assault across a river on an island that now belongs to TFD), some Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) containing fission and fusion bombs as well as self propelled artillery. Research is currently ongoing to develop drones and robotic soldiers which are expected to significantly reduce participation of our most beloved citizens in war among other things.
Embassy rejected because... well, I'm not sure they actually fulfil a single one of our requirements, except possibly not being a raider organisation
Abuse of executive power!
on a more serious note, I just looked at their WFE, looks serious enough ;)