Display Name: The Armed Republic of Achkadia
Population: 42,950,000 (40% of landbio pop)
Description of Political Environment:
Achkadia is a directorial republic in which power is vested in the Directorate of the Defense and Liberty of Achkadia, a 9 person council of military officers who are appointed by the Statevotary of the Directorate and confirmed by the legislature: the Assembly of Free Citizens. The Statevotary of the Directorate who is typically the highest ranking military official in Achkadia acts as the head of state and government as well as commander and chief of the armed forces at the discretion of the directorate. Each member of the directorate typically serves 6 year terms on the governing council but term lengths are at the discretion of the Directorate. The Statevotary also has no hard term limit.
The Assembly of Free Citizens is the legislature of Achkadia and consists of 332 Representatives each elected to represent constituencies of 130,000 persons and serve for 2 year terms. The Assembly has the power to create laws and construct budgets both of which are in turn ratified by the Directorate. They also have investigative powers at the behest of the citizen's best interests. Representatives form themselves into many political parties, which are pre-approved by the Directorate, along ideological lines. Some of these parties are even opposed to the military-centric regime, but are largely unorganized and unpopular.
Since the Armed Repiblic's establishment in ____ the position of Statevotary has been held by General-Protector Ottomar Baumer, the resistence leader who lead the Warezen Revolt of ____ and leading the people of Achkadia out from occupation. Ottomar Baumer along with other revolt leaders quickly established the Directorate of National Defense (later renamed to the present day title) as the principal leaders of the nation to oversee its reconstruction and return it to its pre-occupation glory. While some to this day call for an end to what haa been called a military junta, the constant paranoia of attack, ransack, and occupation by other Liran neighbors has kept much of the citizenry happy with the stalwart leadership of Ottomar and the Directorate. This coupled with the democratic reforms of ___ in which the Assembly of Free Citizens was formed, has kept most opposition at bay.
Rhetoric within the Armed Republic is often focused on the nation's external threats, with constant reminders of the _____ occupation throughout media, tradition, and landmarks around the nation. International observers have called it a nation motivated by fear, but some even argued that it is certainly very motivated. Manufactured electronics, aerospace products, software, and other goods are produced to be some of the finest in the world, and the citizens of Achkadia view it as their duty to produce their best, less the occupation tries to return.
Description of the Economy:
GDP: $777b USD
| Defense - General Aerospace Systems | Defense - Small Arms | Defense - Stealth Airplanes | Information Technologies - Computer Science | Information Technologies - Software |
Major Imports: Food, Consumer Goods, Medical Equipment, Pharmaceuticals, Machinery, Plastics, Minerals, Oil, and Vehicles.
Achkadia's economy is fueled by the industrial complex forged around the production of the world's aerospace and computer components. It plays a big role in the arms market of the world, with Achkadian weapons of all types being exported to the world. This coupled with civilian products for consumers and businesses drives the nation's industries. The service side of the economy is centered around the consumption of technology products such as personal computers and cell phones, as well as minor components used in most major brands of electronics around the world. This mass production of hardware and software allows for Achkadian goods to be both quality and affordable.
Corporations play a huge role in the internal workings of the nation both in the private and public sectors. Lobbyists often solicit Representatives of the Assembly or members of the Directorate. The government itself plays some role in determining economic policies, and have adopted a mixed market economy style with some nationalization of manufacturing/production capability.
Description of Your Nation's Military:
Military Doctrine: Quality
National Attitude: Combative
8 :Air force
5 :Special Forces
The Forces of Achakdian Liberty (FAL) is a three branch armed force broken into the Achakdian Liberty Army , which is commonly referred to as White Army after the name of the rebel group that liberated Achakdia, the Achkadian Liberty Army Air Force, and the Achkadian Liberty Army Navy. The main purpose of FAL is the defense of the Armed Republic from foreign aggressors and to prevent an occupation like the ____ from ever happening again. Funding for FAL is a large part of the government's budget, ensuring that the military is given the very best equipment and training.
The Achkadian Liberty Army Air Force receives the largest percentage of the budget, taking on roles from weaker branches of the military such as the Navy and giving the nation some “reach” as it were. Leveraging the advanced technologies industry in Achkadia, the Air Force uses some of the most advanced aircraft in the world to accomplish missions such as air superiority, naval strike, ASW, long-range strike, and ground attack.
The Achkadian Liberty Army, or White Army, is also a big focus for the nation with research and development to leverage aerospace technologies a big focus for ensuring Achkadia has a modern force. The Army itself has moderately advanced equipment and a well organized substantial fighting force that takes on the roles of ground defense, air defense, coastal defense, anti-terrorism/disaster relief, and attack.
To compliment both the Air Force and the Army, special forces are given a large sum of the budget to carry out asymmetrical operations both internal and external to Achkadia. These forces are divided between both the Army and Air Force and benefit from some of the best training/equipment available. Special forces are expected to be the means in which Achkadian commanders can project their nations power onto the international scene, with small teams carrying out high risk missions the world over i Achkadia's interests.
The Achkadian Navy is the smallest branch of the armed forces and is limited to a few frigate sized vessels with moderately advanced sensors and weapons, and even fewer patrol submarines. The Navy itself takes on many peacetime missions such as interdiction and maritime patrol. However in war it is intended to support the other branches through ASW, Air Defense, and protecting shipping lanes.
Overall there is 859,000 personnel in the Forces (2% of population) of Achkadian Liberty, with 513,00 of those being in the Liberty Army, 235,000 being part of the Army Air Force, and 150,000 apart of the Liberty Army Navy. For budget, the armed forces received 5.5% of the national GDP in expenditures with the top expenses going to procurement, R&D, and personnel.
History of your Nation:
Achkadia has existed as a Monarchy for much of its history, dating back to the middle ages when the Grund Dynasty first founded the settlement of Whiterock on the northern shores of Achkadia. Through many conflicts with neighboring feudal states the Kingdom of Achkadia became a unified state in 1482 and existed in tension with Parthonopia for much of the 16th through 19th centuries.
Olympian War…. (Have to work this out with yall.)
In 19__ Achkadia was a peaceful nation observing many pacifist principles that King Klemens Eberhard has instilled in his nation. Achkadia at this time was known for it's great civil freedoms of its people and many came from around the world to study at it's universities. However it was at this time when the nearby nation of _____ invaded Achkadia to impose its ____ principles and establish a puppet government. During this occupation hundreds of civil rights violations were committed, from murder, theft, and oppression of free speech and media. The King and royal family of Achkadia were also murdered at this time, ending the line of monarchs.
After ___ years under such occupation, a young man named Ottomar Baumer, an engineering student studying in the Unitary Republic of Winst, returned home to Achkadia despite the foreign occupation. What he found there horrified him, his countrymen abused and neglected, he would later that year skip returning to school in Winst and instead form “The White Army” and underground movement of resistance fighters to drive out the occupying force.
After ___ years of fighting, in ____ Ottomar found himself the commander of a force beyond his dreams when he began the resistance, and with popular support from the people of Achkadia on the rise in ___ was able to drive out the foreign puppet government and take control of the nation, establishing the Directorate of National Defense.
While Ottomar planned to hand over control of the government to the people soon after retaking the nation, an attempt by ___ reinstate the puppet regime, and several attempted foreign influences in Achkadia, the paranoia of an invasion happening again was high, and the National Defense Directorate was reformed to the more permanent Directorate of the Liberty and Defense of Achkadia. Several democratic reforms have followed since then such as the establishment of a civilian legislature, but the military control of this nation has become a continuing fixture in it's modern history.