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Commons: person represents a parliamentary district - usually divided by county x 1.4 [1 person x 413 districts [and +2 for autonomous regions] = 415 seats

Senate: person represents entire province - 15 people per province [15 people x 6 provinces = 90 seats]

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Election ID

Party

Founding date

Party leader

Party leader's constitutency seat

Commons seats

Senate seats

Total seats held

Ideology [ies]

L

Labour | Hwel [ruling]

October 16, 1870

Robert Paisley [PM]

Kensington [BR-34]

167

37

204

  • Centre-left

  • Social liberalism

  • Social democracy

  • Mixed economy

  • Classical liberalism

N

National Conservative | Gwinthasyl Naisiuntagh [opposition]

July 01, 1874

Tom Yaxley

Lyen [ON-86]

98

21

119

  • Centre-right

  • Fiscal conservatism

  • Economic liberalism

  • Federalism

  • Classical conservatism

G

Greens | Gwyrau

May 15, 1927

Liam Chen

Denver [TE-12]

50

10

60

  • Centre-left

  • Environmentalism

  • Pro-business regulation

  • Social justice

  • Grassroots democracy

C

Conservative Union | Wnys Gwinthasyl

February 07, 1933

Yann Pligh

Grundy [BR-26]

35

7

42

  • Centre-right to right-wing

  • Social conservatism

  • Conservative liberalism

  • Economic liberalism

  • Classical liberalism

T

National | Naisiuntagh

August 31, 1894

Kate Youill

Sudbury [ACT-05]

33

7

40

  • Right-wing

  • Laissez-faire

  • Economic liberalism

  • Utility privatisation

  • Assimilation

I

Internet

June 19, 2012

Rys Clark

Ranbarx [VA-75]

25

4

29

  • Left-wing

  • Freedom of information

  • Green liberalism

  • Collaborative e-democracy

  • Copyright reform

H

Heritage | Yrtagh

January 06, 1903

Tass Bertaff

Werpol [PK-39]

20

2

22

  • Centre

  • Third way

  • Environmental justice

  • Cannabis legalisation

  • Economic liberalism

R

Republic Alliance [Repal] | Alyans Tarain [Altar]

December 22, 1990

Olivia Sperrin

Nosbryhl [HR-18]

16

2

18

  • Centre

  • Liberal conservatism

  • Mixed economy

  • Tax reduction

  • Social democracy

M

Monarchist | Raihais

September 20, 1873

Tavys Ruppol

Poril [PK-25]

7

2

9

  • Centre-right to right-wing

  • Monarchism [& reinstatement]

  • Protectionism

  • Libertarianism

  • Liberal conservatism

A

ALP-PRO

March 04, 1952

Stanley Byrd

Treth [VA-106]

5

1

6

  • Centre

  • Devolution

  • Tax reform

  • Agrarianism

  • Environmental protection

D

New Democratic | Nwy Demcrwthys

August 09, 2002

Ken Yamagata

Ashford [HR-05]

3

0

3

  • Centre-left

  • Social liberalism

  • Democratic socialism

  • Social democracy

  • LinkSocial credit

P

Progressives | Atfansylau

November 3, 1886

Jacinto Berstol

Tonvarr [TE-61]

1

0

1

  • Left-wing

  • Democratic socialism

  • National liberalism

  • Tax raises [for rich persons]

  • Environmentalism

F

Astoria First | Asdair Eithle

April 18, 1975

Rob Gacy

Mayth [ON-92]

1

0

1

  • Right-wing to far-right

  • Nationalism

  • Populism

  • Social conservatism

  • Economic conservatism

X

Independent candidate | Ambrwffyr ainsyrghais

August 27, 1645

No party leader

All across Astoria

14

12

26

  • All

Totals

475

105

580


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75th Prime Minister of the Republic of Astoria (incumbent)
Robert James Paisley, OOA

Theme
Personal Info

Born:

August 22, 1978

Birthplace:

Footscray, ACT

Age:

40

Father:

Colin

Mother:

Courtney (nee Ansell)

Gender:

Male

Sexual orientation:

Straight

Spouse:

Louise (nee Vincent)

Ideology Info

Political party:

Labour Party (Astoria)

Political ideology:

Moderate centrism

Economic ideology:

Democratic socialism


'I'll say this, with him, you could go on a conversation for hours - literally hours.' - LinkDeputy PM Bernard Russell
More quotes may be found here.

Robert James Paisley (born August 22nd, 1978) is an Astorian politician who has been Prime Minister of the Republic of Astoria since January 2nd, 2014, elected as Prime Minister in 2014, and re-elected in 2018 for a second term. He is the leader of the Labour Party (Astoria), the oldest and largest opposition party in Astoria. Paisley was Labour's candidate for president in the December 2018 general election, which he won, despite accusations of irregularities from the opposition Conservative Party.


















Early Life
Paisley and his twin brother Barry were born on August 22nd, 1978 at 2:32am in Footscray, ACT. Growing up in Meston, a relatively middle-class neighbourhood, his parents divorced in 1997, leaving both siblings with their mother, until 1999, when Paisley moved out of the area on general principles.
Life
Following completion of high school, Paisley attended the National University of Astoria in 1998, eventually receiving a BA in Political Sciences, and a BEc in Economics, concluding studies in 2002, where he joined Labour's youth wing (the Young Liberals). He soon moved on to the main Labour wing in 2008, at the age of 30.
Reign and ideology
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Policies
Since taking power in December 2016, Paisley has enacted a series of policies, which have resulted in:
  • introducing widespread devolution to provincial governments

  • legally recognising artificial beings as Astorian citizens

  • organising a landmark flag referendum

  • introducing biometric passports

  • legalising same-sex marriage in full

Political opinions
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Personal life
On February 5th, 2011, Paisley married Louise Vincent, after proposing the week before. They have a son called Liam, born on May 31st, 2013.

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Government
Devolution
Government power is substantially delegated to local authorities.

Public Protest
The right to public protest is considered to be essential.

Proportional Representation
Votes translate linearly to elected representation, with no seats or electoral college.

Term Limits
Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

Society
Marriage Equality
Citizens of the same sex may marry.

Sex Education
School-age children receive mandatory sex education.

No Smoking
Smoking is prohibited.

Law & Order
Gun Control
Citizens are forbidden from owning firearms.

Economy
Capitalism
Private industry is permitted within a market-based economy.

Universal Health Care
The state provides health care to all citizens.

Space Program
The nation runs a space program.

Maternity Leave
Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

Metricism
The state mandates the use of the metric system.

International
No WMDs
The nation opposes the use of WMDs.

Climate Treaty
The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

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"It is today, friends of liberty that we call you once more onto the breach to protect your freedoms. We all have stood together against tyranny before, and once more it knocks at our door. We have attempted avenues of peaceful dialogue, yet they respond with force. Perhaps tomorrow, we may be forced to make the unsavoury, yet ever present choice between security and liberty. Perhaps tomorrow, we may be forced to resort to violence to defend ourselves and our liberties. However, that is not the fate of today."

Background

[History under construction]


Overview

Strength [air]

Force

108659

Active

32597

Reserve

76421

Air squadrons

8

Spending

Maintenance / Fuel

1595866914.421

Housing / Electricity

605328829.6055

Research

385209255.2035

Purchases

165089680.8015

Training per unit

1355.6595

Strength [naval]

Force

55059

Active

18837

Reserve

36222

Naval squadrons

3

Spending

Research

128403085.07

Purchases

55029893.6005

Maintenance / Fuel

531955638.1425

Housing / Electricity

201776276.5395

Training per unit

1129.7195

Strength [land]

Force

282512

Active

84754

Reserve

197758

Divisions

22

Spending

Research

770418510.407

Purchases

330179361.603

Maintenance / Fuel

3191733828.842

Housing / Electricity

1210657659.2175

Training per unit

1042.8145


Financing

Standing military

Active

133712

Reserve

312877

Spending

Training

9171648933.447

Maintenance / fuel

5319556381.399

Housing / electricity

2017762765.356

Research

1284030850.6805

Purchases

550298936.005

Funding

Military

18343297866.9005

Land

11005978720.14

Naval

4585824466.73

Air

2751484680.04


List of active ADF equipment

The following is an exhaustive list of equipment currently in use with the ADF and its reserves.

Weapons

Note: due to official restraints set by the Capital Act of 1673, this means that most of the following are either produced locally under licence from respective companies, or purchased from Act-complying countries.

Infantry weapons

Model

Type

Period in service

Image

LinkR7

Assault rifle

27/6/1985 - present

LinkR5

Assault rifle

21/9/2014 - present

LinkR4

Assault rifle

18/03/2006 - present

Precision rifles

Model

Type

Period in service

Image

LinkPR3

Bolt-action rifle

12/6/2004 - present

LinkPR1

Bolt-action sniper rifle

16/3/2002 - present

LinkPR5

Anti-materiel / anti-personnel sniper rifle

17/09/2002 - present

Machine guns

Model

Type

Period in service

Image

LinkM23

General-purpose machine gun

29/11/1964 - present

LinkM25

Light machine gun

31/7/1975 - present

Pistols

Model

Type

Period in service

Image

LinkP1 - standard service pistol
(also used by some county and provincial police departments)

Semiautomatic pistol

16/4/1978 - present

LinkP2

Semiautomatic pistol

14/9/1993 - present

Projectile weapons

Model

Type

Period in service

Image

LinkPW8

Automatic grenade launcher

12/07/1996 - present

LinkPW7

Anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher

30/8/1965 - present

LinkPW3

Recoilless rifle

3/6/1972 - present

Aircraft

All ASDF aircraft, which includes UAVs and helicopters, fall under the command of the Astorian National Air Force (ANAF).

Combat

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkC18

Multirole fighter

49

17/02/2004 - present

LinkC35

Stealth multirole fighter

67

31/08/2016 - present

LinkC16

Multirole fighter

205

06/02/1979 - present

LinkC15

Multirole strike fighter

43

09/11/1990 - present

LinkC10

Ground attack aircraft

291

11/09/1978 - present

LinkC1

Supersonic strategic heavy bomber

20

04/06/1988 - present

LinkC2

Stealth strategic heavy bomber

3

30/08/1997 - present

Patrol / reconaissance

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkP3

Maritime patrol aircraft

4

22/08/2002 - present

LinkP8

Maritime patrol aircraft

7

15/07/2014 - present

LinkP12

General surveillance aircraft

39

04/07/1976 - present

LinkP2

High-altitude reconnaissance aircraft

37

12/3/1956 - present

LinkP26

Signals intelligence aircraft

15

8/2/1987 - present


Non-lethal defences

Note: these types of defences have since been downgraded for the past few years of auxiliary police units (such as SWAT teams), and local police departments in either low-risk situations, or for high-speed interception units. As such, the last use of non-lethal weapons by an ASDF unit was on August 4th, 2016.

These types of defences are specifically designed to be as non-lethal and painless as possible, acting as the first line of defence, in the event that lethal means can be avoided, such as attacks by a single, or multiple hostile vessels. To this end, Astoria's federal government has started to partner with private companies in devising defensive weapons, with sale to the public being explicitly prohibited. Below are some of the defences that Astoria uses:

Foam guns


The gun, as handled

This type of gun fires incapacitant gels, or foam, primarily made out of a viscous substance (made from polyurethane), when fired at a target, quickly hardens, which can easily stop someone in their tracks while running. This gun can also be used to cover up tank turrets and observation hatches, quickly rendering their ability to see, or shoot, impotent. In sea combat, it can be used for the above ways on submarines.

Electro-magnetic pulse guns

This type of gun fires pulses of electro-magnetic light beams, which are capable of completely immobilising aircraft electronic systems within 20 kilometres, through the light beams being fitted with a homing device. However, as the gun's purpose is solely to neutralise enemy aircraft, and not to eliminate the enemy, technologies have since been developed with the use of 'windfall' techniques - that is, to make the aircraft land safely, at no cost to ground or aerial losses.


Vehicles

Utility vehicles

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkUT-9

Hybrid utility vehicle

574

26/08/1987 - present

LinkUT-2

All-terrain carrier

97

24/03/1980 - present

LinkUT-1

Logistics / tactical truck

912

4/11/2005 - present

Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs)

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkU21

Unmanned air vehicle

4

13/8/2014 - present

LinkU9

Unmanned air vehicle

5

4/11/2005 - present

Mine-retardant vehicles

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkMR10

Mine flail

84

22/1/1998 - present

LinkMR23

Infantry mobility vehicle

71

4/9/2012 - present

Armoured fighting vehicles

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkA10

Armoured patrol vehicle

164

22/07/2017 - present

LinkA20

Main battle tank

493 (57 leased out)

29/03/1986 - present

LinkA30

Infantry fighting vehicle

215

18/6/2000 - present

Engineering / support vehicles

Model

Type

Quantity

Period in service

Image

LinkE1

Armoured fighting vehicle

49

4/9/2012 - present


Miscellaneous

Camouflage

The type of vehicle camouflage used by the CDF is the four-colour (green, brown, black and olive drab) type. However, while in service under United Nations missions are painted blue with the words 'UN' in white, or with the UN seal and a blue banner with the words 'United Nations' in white atop an off-white bodywork.



Further information

For more information, you can send an email to Linkinfodesk@defence.gov, or send a letter to the following address:

Inquiries Department
c/o CDF Public Relations Bureau,
PO Box 3990,
Ouleville,
CT 140946
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