- From Proletaripedia, the People's Encyclopedia!
The PASAF's insignia consists of a roundel with a red star bearing the Chinese characters for Eight One, referring to the Nanchang uprising which began on August 1, 1927. The PASAF's war flag, composed of red and white, symbolize duty and honor respectively. The black sun of the war flag contrasts the white sun of the Pan-Asiatic States' normal flag. The yellow arm-and-sword insignia depicts a traditional Southeast Asian sword carried in slashing motion, representing conflict.
Military service is compulsory by law; however, compulsory military service in the Pan-Asiatic States has never been enforced due to the already large numbers of military and paramilitary personnel. Pools of reserve personnel are organized in Pan-Asiatic universities, organized as the Citizen Advancement and Militia Cadre (CAMC), basic military training mandatory for Junior High School students, and the Reserve Officer Training Cadre (ROTC), officer and advanced weapons training voluntary for Senior High School students. Some universities have military specializations which prepare students for careers in either of the four branches of the military. Both organizations ensure that all citizens are knowledgeable of handling their mandatorily-distributed government firearms upon becoming of legal age (18) to handle one. In times of national emergency, the CAMC and ROTC act as reserve and support elements for the Army.
Former Minister of Defense, Hu Jintao, defined the de facto mission of the PASAF as:
- - To consolidate the ruling status of the Asian Communist Party
- To ensure Asia's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and domestic security to continue national development
- To safeguard Asia's national interests
- To help maintain world peace and stability
The state military system upholds the principle of the ACP's absolute leadership over the armed forces. The party and the State jointly form the Asian Military Command (AMC) that carries out the task of supreme military leadership and authorization over the armed forces. The 1992 Constitution states that the Secretary-General directs the armed forces and is mandated as the State President and acting Chairman of the AMC. It is legally obliged to follow the principle of civilian control of the military, although in practical terms this principle has been implemented in such a way as to ensure the PASAF is under the absolute control of the ACP.
The Ministry of Defense (MOD), which operates under the executive authority of the Head of Government, but under the joint-decision of the Congress of Soviets, does not exercise any authority over the PASAF and is far less powerful than the AMC. A system of political officers embedded within the military ensures party authority over the armed forces so that the primary role of the Ministry of Defense is that of a liaison office with foreign militaries rather than a commanding authority. The political and military leadership have made a concerted effort to create a professional military force, the duties of which are restricted to national defence and to the provision of assistance in domestic economic construction and emergency relief. This conception of the role of the PASAF requires the promotion of specialist officers who can understand modern weaponry and handle combined arms operations. Units around the country are assigned to several, ever-shifting theaters of command by geographical location, and then further designated to one of the (usually) four Army Corps assigned to each location.
Despite the Federal Government taking control of the AMC's movement, The Congress of the Communist Party maintains the lead in all military affairs and authorizations, and approves or rejects operations through a majority vote. The Secretary-General directs the state military forces and the development of the military forces, which is managed by them as well.
The army of the Pan-Asiatic States is largely irregular from most military organizations in the world. The tactics and strategies of the PASAF focus on promoting the liberty of Field Officers to mobilize as many troops as possible with the least amount of authorization required. The independence of each Corp is unique in the sense that nearly every maneuver and operation which is launched by the States incorporate some degree of guerilla warfare.
Despite often being depicted as an infantry-heavy force, the Pan-Asiatic States Armed Forces is a largely professional and logistical army. Its military population is actually relatively small in comparison to its overall population. Each unit of the peacekeeping, maritime, air, and experimental armies is equipped to the teeth with some of the world's most advanced weapons. Armor is the backbone of the force, and blitz tactics are still commonplace during counter-terrorist operations.
Every division of the Peacekeeping Army shares a compositional pattern of a company of Babaylan. In Pre-European Filipino and Malaysian culture, the term Babaylan referred to Faith-Healers and Shamans who were specialists in the fields of culture, religion, medicine and all kinds of theoretical knowledge about the phenomenon of nature. Their function in the army is similar. The Babaylan are utilized as Field Medics, Technicians, Hackers, and Communications Experts. Their primary directive is to aid combatants on the field, and are not to be confused with Field Engineers, who are tasked with Repairs and Fortification. A Company is led by a Captain, or Kapitan; who reports directly to the Datu (Usually a Division/Regiment/Company Commander). Aside from their Field Duties, the Babaylan also function as the Tech Advisors to the Kapitan.
The Datu were the legendary Warrior-Kings of the ancient Southeast Asian Trading Kingdoms. They led their villages not from a throne, but on the front lines; protecting their people on the battlefield and beyond. The same can be said for the Modern-Era Datu of the Pan-Asian Armada.
In the Military, each Datu commands an entire Division or Regiment. Unlike the modern armies of most countries, the Datu requires little to no authorization from High Command to operate. A Datu is usually given an objective which they are expected to accomplish within a specific amount of time, and has the liberty to deploy Companies where he sees fit within his zone of operation. They may commandeer enemy utilities as they see fit. Every Datu is usually accompanied by a Katalonan (Priest, Priestess) - a Veteran Babaylan. The job of the Katalonan is relatively similar, and all communications from the Datu to High Command is made through the Katalonan.
The Daimyo; were powerful Feudal Lords in Ancient Japan, Military Warlords- fearsome men of great renown in Asian Culture. Until their decline in the early Meiji period, the Daimyo ruled most of Japan from their vast, hereditary land holdings. In the term, dai (大) means "large", and myō stands for myōden (名田), meaning owned land.
The Daimyo is the acting Corp or Regiment Commander- directly above the Datu. As stated above, a Corp is composed of multiple Divisions, and the Daimyo of the Pan-Asiatic Army is the overseer of one Corp. Whilst Daimyo are allocated geographically, some Daimyo are also designated to manage the peacetime training and affairs of certain unit Corps, similar in function to a Brigadier-General. Each Daimyo, respectively, reports to the acting General in charge of the Foreign Expedition. Serving as Lieutenant-Governors in these cases, they are usually appointed as temporary political leaders to represent the Party for specific occupied territories in order for the regime to maintain the peace and stability of a community or region until an expedition has finally finished.
Rank and Supremacy
People's Peacekeeping Army
People's Maritime Army
People's Air Force
- Aspirant Second-Class (ASC)
- Aspirant First-Class (AFC)
- Lance Corporal (Ln. Corp.)(OR-3)
- Warrant Officer First-Class (W.O.1C)(OR-9)
Across the Federation, some of the fiercest insurgency opposition groups—like the dreaded Neo-Kuomintang and the savage East Turkestan Islamic Front—have scavenged military-grade power armor and have restored them to full working order. The Pan-Asiatic military is engaged in combat with dozens of paramilitary nationalist groups at any point in time throughout the Federation's most lawless territorial possessions.