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by The Unified Socialist Republic of Eothasia. . 30 reads.

Defence | Eothasia

Ministry of Defence


‘Face Our Enemy As One’




Imperial Army

Air Force

Imperial Air Force


Imperial Navy


Imperial Marine Corps

National Guard

National Security Service


Auriel Defence Centre, Valtoria


Commander in Chief

Council of Governance


Ellis Higgins

Defence Secretary

Lucie Waltz


Min. Enlistment Age

Levy: 17+
Professional: 18

Max. Enlistment Age

29 years of age

Reaching Military Age Annually

674.843 males
560.085 females

Military Population


Active Professional Personnel


Active Levied Personnel


Total Active


Reserve Force





Percentage of GDP


The Imperial armed forces are the services under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence for the protection and both the domestic and foreign interests of the nation as a whole. It is tasked with ensuring the territorial integrity of the Republic as well as the protection of its citizens and residents from foreign and domestic threats. This does not only include operations against hostile foreign militaries or insurgent groups operating within or outside the Republic, but also reacting in the event of great calamities, such as devastating natural disasters, crippling pandemics or other emergencies that put at risk the safety of the Eothasi citizenship that cannot be handled by standard local, communal, republic or even other national organisms (such as the National Security Service and its National Guard regiment). The commander in chief of the Imperial military are the Federal Conclave, which is to say the three members of the triumvirate that acts as Head of Government of the Unified Eothasi Socialist Republic. Furthermore, the Government has an integrated organism dubbed the Chiefs of Staff Directive with which the Federal Conclave is provided advice in the face of needing military deployments.

The Eothasi military is headquartered in the home building of the Ministry of Defence: the Auriel Defence Centre in Valtoria, the capital of the Republic. This, however, is only the location where the Chiefs of Staff Directive work on a regular basis and where coordination between the different branches of the military take place. However, each branch has a base in accordance with its own field of operation that acts as its “headquarters,” in a manner of speaking. The Imperial Army operates out of Fort Melil, the largest ground military base in the country, whilst the Imperial Air Force is based in Isa Air Force Base and the Navy (and its sub-branch, the Imperial Marines) operate out of Grozzo Harbour. The Defence Ministry is also in charge of the National Guard regiment of the National Security Service (which is, in its entirety, otherwise organised by the Home Office, except during wartime and in extreme necessities).

Given the considerably militaristic and imperialistic past of the Eothasi continent, the zealous defence of the armed forces and servicing the country in general is taken care of with enormous pride in the UESR, moreso in the modern day, in which the military is more for the international defence of Eothasi interests (including, when necessary, supporting socialist revolutions abroad). As such, military service in the Republic has been established as compulsory, although the manner in which this is carried out is very specific. Individuals can freely enlist at the age of eighteen (or seventeen, in the event that they have express permission from their parents, tutors or guardians and have completed tertiary education) years of age. Mandatory levying, as it is called in the Republic, begins after the end of tertiary education in the event that the individual in question does not have the intention (or otherwise fails to) inscribe into university.

The main difference between enlisting after tertiary education and being levied is the time; enlisted soldiers will undergo Professional Combat Training. This consists of approximately twenty-one weeks, after which soldiers are transferred to Specialised Individual Training, which can last anywhere from ten to forty weeks, depending on the chosen specialisation. Afterwards, they must serve a minimum of three years active service before being able to solicit their first transfer to the reserve forces of the military. Furthermore, there are no restrictions with regards to the location to which they can be deployed; they can be stationed on bases in the Homeland as well as bases in foreign territories allied with the Republic or even deployed to combat theaters, should the need arise. In contrast, levied personnel undergo a Basic Combat Training regimen of only twelve weeks, after which they are transferred to General Individual Training that lasts another ten weeks in which they obtain general knowledge of the military and then proceed to Advanced Individual Training for another eight weeks. After their training is complete, they are transferred to active service for one year before being automatically retired (unless otherwise stipulated by the individual in question). They are not allowed to be deployed to any territory other than those directly under the jurisdiction of the Imperial government; in other words, they can only be deployed to bases in Eothasia itself or its colonies abroad.

Compulsory service can be waived in a number of circumstances, the most obvious being the individual in question having some form of physical or medical impediment that disallows their participation in military service. If this is not the case, military service can also be waived if the individual is attending university, as under no circumstances can military service interrupt education. Should the individual in question graduate university and find a job in their respective field (which they have to justify with the appropriate paperwork at the Bureau of Levied Military Service) within six months, they can definitively waive their service. Should they not find a job, they will be immediately required to present themselves to their nearest military recruitment station. Should the individual continue their education and complete a master or doctoral cycle, they can also definitively waive their service if they so request it; should they not, they will be levied, but go through PCT. Individuals that have completed university or doctoral education can also proceed to apply for Imperial officers academies.

Military spending in 3:37 rounded to just over US$308 billion, approximately 4,52% of the Eothasi GDP.








Maximum Readiness

Nuclear War is Imminent



Excited Readiness

Next Step to Nuclear War



Alerted Readiness

Increase in Force Readiness



Strengthened Readiness

Increased State of Readiness



Standard Readiness

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