Quoting Christian Collins
I just thought: wouldnt it be cool if someone wrote a series of novels about our world?
Neat idea, but very time-consuming. It would be easier if each individual wrote a small essay or paper as to relay the major events that have occurred in the his/her nation's history and what position they play in this fictitious universe. Permalink
Well Jeffery, it seems you have written a mouthful. Anyhow, I guess I'll do the same.
The SSW first originated from Switzerland; and was known as such. The Swiss military was finally decommissioned in 2012 after several earlier attempts were denied. Switzerland saw no use for a military seeing as though they had never engaged in any modern conflict at that present time. However, over the years, the world began engaging in many conflicts all over the globe and governments began to reform. In 2029, the Swiss government officially recognized for a military and began rebuilding one all over. Even though Switzerland kept a small reserve unit, almost every item within it was outdated and inefficient. In 2030, Switzerland contracted Omaha Control Industries to fill their military gap. Within months, OCI had produced several dozen war machines that were efficient and deadly.
Then in the year 2034, the US split. This opened Switzerland's eyes and ears. Soon, Switzerland began their own government reform from a small and helpless nation into a powerful war machine. Within the year, Switzerland obtained Luxembourg and formed the Sovereign States of Wealth.
In the midst of 2035, the SSW began its expansion. The SSW had their eyes set on Belgium, a nation that was fairly powerful and held ties to the sea. With the aid of the Malenco Union, a proud and friendly nation, the SSW conquered Belgium within weeks and finally had gates to the ocean. Relations with the MU soon progressed and within days, the SSW and MU launched a joint-development to build a city. Within a few months, the SSW had its first Navy.
Within the same year, the SSW launched another expansion campaign; this time in the UK. This was brought upon the growing population and need for resources. Within the same time as it took to take Belgium, the SSW had set up a new province in the southeast portion of the UK and called it the New British Province.
Also, the SSW set out to conquer the Panama Canal in the same year. Many nations had little to no relations to Panama, and use of the canal was critical. So, a joint operation was launched with the Republic of Alaska to capture and control the canal. Consequently, this lead to a larger campaign to control the entire State of Panama. Within weeks, the nation was under the control of the SSW.
As of now, the SSW has launched another campaign to conquer more land to gain the resources. With miscommunication a problem, the campaign to take the Netherlands almost lead to war with Nathania. However, the conflict was resolved and the Netherlands was bought for a handsome price.
Currently, the SSW still has an opened campaign in Austria and war with Hungary is imminent.
The economic stature of the SSW is filled with various occupations and industries. From fishing to woodwork and engineering to carpentry, jobs are plentiful. Still, much of the economy is based upon war industries, something that will most likely stay the same. With that said, trade with the RA, MU, and many other nations has brought upon growing wealth. Accordingly, the GDP per capita is some $120,024. Leaving the SSW in high economic stature.
The military forces of the SSW are some of the finest. Many of the soldiers are conscripts that are drafted and trained for 32 weeks, followed by another 8 weeks to relapse and refresh there primary training. The age of the men serving ranges from 18-40 and they will stay in service for 8 years, followed by another 6 in the reserves. The actual statistics can be viewed in the appropriate thread. Permalink
Following the example of Jeffery and Dr. Spontaneous I have decided to right a summary of the Western Democratic Republic of Armenia. The summary includes The Economy, Foreign Relations, Military, and History.
Natural resources in my boundaries by Province
Fruits and nuts
Fruits and nuts
A list of major industries by Province
Cement and other construction materials
Food processing (particularly sugar refining and vegetable oil production)
Ferrous and non-ferrous metal fabrication
Mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron)
East Russia: Neutral
The Armenian Military is one of the largest in the world. It is made up of a mixture of the old Turkish, Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and half of the Iranian military. All men from 18 to 38 must go through a three-month training process every ten years. All men between the ages of 18-25 must serve on active duty for three years and all men between the ages of 18-38 must also serve two years in reserve duty. All men must also serve one year of National Guard duty between the ages of 39 and 45. These men are considered draftees and are not considered regulars. The regular army is made of men from every corner of my country. They each go through a five month long basic training and then a two month long specialist training. The top five soldiers from each group are given an opportunity to go to officer training school and from their strategic command school. The schools also give out scholarships to the best one percent of all students and athletes from schools around the country.
The Armenian Air Force is one of the most technologically advanced and largest in the world. Having advanced fifth generation fighters like the MiG-68 Flash and Su-52 Ofnir (Armenian modified Ukrainian Su-51 Fafinirs) and stealth bombers like the AR-59 Blowtorch. When men enlist they are given the option to either join the Air Force, Army, Marines, or Navy. If not a sufficient number of men pick one of the four branches then a select number of men are forced to join the branch.
The Navy is by far the weakest branch. Although technologically advanced it is a new branch and has not yet gained a lot of support in the government. Although the navy got just enough support to start modernizing with the commissioning of The Yerevan-class escort carrier then the purchase of the U-415’s from the MU to the Commissioning of Armenia’s First Full sized Nuclear Aircraft Carrier the ARN Armenia. Design companies are Currently developing a new generation of Battleships.
2,000,000 Active Duty Troops
500,000 reserve troops
500,000 guard troops
5,000 T-95 Main Battle tanks
3,000 BTR-T Infantry fighting vehicles
3,000 BTR-113 Infantry Fighting
500 T-110 Urban Warfare Tank
20,000 maintenance personnel
100 Tu-22MM6 Backfire Bombers
50 MiG-59B Boomer Bombers
500 MiG-37 Focus Ground Attack
695 AR-59 Blowtorch Bombers
200 Tu-115 Bulldogs Bombers
50 Euro bombers
75 B-80 Spacefortresses Space Plane
8 Su-52 Ofnir Air Superiority Fighters
50 MiG-59A/C Firehawks High altitude interceptors
50 MiG-53 Eagle II Air Superiority Fighter
300 F-15 Eagle Air Superiority Fighter
83 MiG-31 Foxhound High altitude interceptors
100 MiG-49 Flatpack Multi-Role Fighter
1,500 MiG-68 Flash Air Superiority Fighters
1,000 MiG-75A/C Fulsome Strike Fighters
300 Yak-143 Freelancer Strike Fighters
50 HAL Tejas Advanced trainers
25 AL-128 Ghosts
150 AC-128 Ghosts
400 C-128 Ghosts
300 C-129 Tortoises
300 AV-24 Crane
300,000 Naval Infantry
100 Armavir-class Destroyers
300 U-415 ARC
50 Yerevan-class Escort Carriers
8 Armenia-class Nuclear Carriers
500 F/A-30n Fleet Interceptors
300 Yak-143 Freelancer Strike Fighters
The origins of the W.D.R.A began with the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 when all of the soviet republics became independent. Shortly after the Russo-Georgian war of 2008 the former Caucasus republics feared that Russia might yet again try and reform the Soviet Union. So in 2015 the Independent states of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan formed the United Caucasus Alliance. By 2025 the people in theses countries became so used to a united Caucasus that they stormed government buildings and tried to force the government to unite the three countries. With over whelming amount of public support the Heads of state of the three countries elected the Armenian president to be the head of the new government. They chose the name of the oldest of the three countries to be their new name, Armenia. With the eastern half of Turkey being more close to the new government ideologically, racially, and culturally they decided to revolt against the Turkish government to allow them to become independent and join the new W.D.R.A. In early 2035 with the military fully integrated and modernized my forces launched an attack on the remnants of the Turkish land. After being forced to cede their eastern territories to Armenia Turkey was forced to drop out of NATO and the EU out of shame. This left them defenseless and when the Armenian military was ready they invaded. The Campaign was a great success. When Ankara was taken the remnants of the Turkish military surrendered. With all of turkey under my control we could focus our military on taking the northern half of Iraq. After years of civil war the northern Iraq campaign only took a matter of weeks to complete. Due to a deal we had with Kurdish insurgents we were forced to hand over the northern Iraqi territories to form the new country of Kurdistan. It took six months to fully integrate the remaining Turkish military forces into the Armenian military. On the whole the Turkish population supported the new Armenian government and with the Kurds no longer attacking the border or high jacking planes peace filled Armenia. It lasted this way for seven months when Iran, now controlled by the Taliban, started bombarding my border with Katyusha rockets and SS-12 surface-to-surface missiles. After a week straight of bombardment my government could take no more and launched an air campaign. First they decided to test the new AL-128 Air borne lasers. At this time only two were produced so they were put on twelve-hour shifts over the Iranian border. At this time the AR-59 Blowtorch was only just entering production and the first of the MiG-68 Flash had just been shipped to Armenia from China. The Armenian-Iran war started when the equivalent of U.S navy SEALs captured Iranian oil derricks and Armenian paratroopers seized Iranian oil wells. Shortly after dawn on the same day bombers were launched and struck Iranian airfields and Revolutionary guard barracks. My forces advanced quickly through the western hills and deserts. They only found heavy resistance around Tehran. It took them several weeks to secure Tehran. Before Tehran was captured my forces held a line roughly where the border with Persia is now. Instead of launching a full-scale invasion of the eastern part if Iran we made a deal with the people. The deal was for them to give up a theocracy and set up a free market capitalist government in exchange for not completely taking control of their country and giving the people of Persia the eastern half. We gave all of the Persian citizens a chance to immigrate to Armenia and become full citizens. Shortly after the conclusion of the war a string of suspicious satellite losses prompted the Armenian government to access threats to its space assets. When the Ukraine was generous enough to ship wreckage that landed in their territories we were able to determine that the attacks came from a Turkmen defense company that produced missiles. The Turkmen air force was trying to level the playing field in the Caspian. Their plan backfired and a full scale invasion of their country.
Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
How much would it cost to reserve a copy today?
Good question. If I ever get it published and can get ahold of a bunch of copies at bulk rate, I think it's fair that RA-CAS-UEN members get a copy at cost..of course I have no clue yet what that will be. Permalink