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by The Glorious FALGSC of The Federated Soviets of North America. . 108 reads.

North American Revolutionary Armed Forces (WIP)

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The North American Revolutionary Armed Forces
The North American Military, known officially as the North American Revolutionary Armed Forces (North American Phonetic English: ə Ńr Əmếrikǹ Revəlxǹr rmd F́rsiz) is divided into six branches: the army, the navy, the space force, the air force, the marine corps, and the coast guard. Service in NARAF has historically been primarily voluntary, although conscription can be - and has been - enacted under dire circumstances. NARAF's role is primarily a defensive one, with most offensive operations falling on the Combined Revolutionary Forces of the IASN, although there are notable exceptions to this. The Army itself is relatively small, due to North America's only land border being very short; however, the Space Force, Air Force, and especially the Navy are all very large, with the Navy in particular being the core building block of North American defensive doctrine.



The North American Navy is the largest and most capable navy in the world. North America's only land border is very short, underdeveloped, and easy to to defend, and so the federation's defensive doctrine has has focused on the navy since the nation was founded. Officially, the federal navy currently has 326 deployable ships, and 503 ships total. North American naval doctrine is focused around aircraft carriers, while destroyers equipped with railguns and guided missiles protect them. Submarines are also important, and are used both in combat with other warships, and to raid merchant vessels. Submarines designed for raiding are designated as privateers.

So crucial is the navy to North American defensive doctrine that it is entirely exempt from the transparency laws that the government is usually forced to abide by (The other branches also have select exemptions, but these are far less significant than the degree of secrecy that the navy is allowed to operate under). Because of this, very little information about the capabilities of North American naval vessels is publicly known, with everything from their top speed to their maximum effective range being closely-guarded secrets, not even the members of a ship's crew are allowed access to this information, save for the captain and a select-few high-ranking engineers. Anyone given access to this information is forced to take an oath of silence, and violating said oath is considered treason of the highest degree.

The flagship of the North American navy is a gargantuan aircraft carrier known as the NANS Blackfish (NUF́: NUNSh Blcfish), named for the orca demigod from the Tlingit and Haida creation myth. Although the exact capabilities of the Blackfish are unknown, it is widely assumed to be the fastest and most sophisticated vessel on Earth. The seafaring behemoth has a crew 7,500 strong, and can carry 120 aircraft at any given time. Although the exact specifications of these systems are unknown, the ship's armor and anti-air systems have been described as 'nigh impenetrable'.

North American naval naming conventions are as follows: cruisers are named after provinces (ex: NANS Alaska, NANS Haiti), submarines are named after cities (ex: NANS Heroica Veracruz, NANS Winnipeg), battleships are named after people (ex: NANS Pocatello, NANS Eugene V. Debs) and aircraft carriers are named after Native American deities (ex: NANS Quetzalcohuātl, NANS Atahensic).


The North American Army is fairly small for a nation as enormous as North America. The Army primarily serves in a defensive role, and thus is overshadowed by the far more important navy. Most active-duty army personnel are stationed near the border with Colombia, while the rest garrison important ports. North American land doctrine heavily emphasizes artillery, with infantry and 'cavalry' (Tanks, helicopters, and technicals) primarily acting in a supporting role.

The North American army's most elite unit is the Federal Revolutionary Guard Corps. The FRGC is a professional division of infantry and cavalry, and is one of the most disciplined military units in the world. The Corps is divided into foreign and domestic branches, with the foreign branch being placed under IASN command in international conflicts, while the domestic branch is used for defensive and ceremonial purposes.