Armenian forces make do with equipment that is mostly of Polish origin (owing to the close military relations between the two states), although certain elements are domestically designed. Stolen Ottoman equipment, while present in large numbers in the opening days of the revolution, have since been sold to Poland in an arms-buyback program to trade in for Polish equipment at more favorable prices.
Basic infantry equipment for frontline troops is surprisingly sophisticated, owing to the Armenians' emphasis on soldier protection (to compensate for a smaller population.) A fighting load can consist of a solid-colored battledress uniform with a steel helmet and armor (a ballistic Nylon vest with manganese steel plates) that provide protection to shrapnel (the effectiveness against bullets is highly debatable.) Atop this is a harness-type loadbearing vest, often accompanied by a rucksack (large or small) depending on the mission.
Standard armament consists of a heavier 7.62mm battle-rifle weapon with a smaller 9mm sidearm. The arsenal also maintains designated light/medium machineguns, marksman rifles, shotguns for close quarters battle, submachine guns for MP and urban units, hand grenades, antitank rocket launchers, mines, rifle grenades, and longer-range sniper rifles.
The Armenian military, being tasked with local areas of operation, is modeled mainly on a geographic basis. Two Corps formations are settled in East and West Armenia, further subdivided into four Divisions that take up a regional space. Regiments comprise the basic unit of Armenian military structure, specializing in specific tasks relevant to their operating environment.
A special exception is the segregated Armenian Foreign Legion which does not act as a geographic force but instead focuses on regimental units comprised of specific ethnic groups to act as front-line shock troops who undertake the most dangerous missions anywhere in the Armenian zones of conflict. This is largely modeled after France's legion.
The smaller structures of the Armenian military follow, more or less, a European continental command and staff structure adopted from the Ottoman military (which in turn was adopted from countries like France in particular.)
1st Regional Division (Artsakh)
- 38th Engineer Regiment
- 101st Infantry Regiment
- 130th Infantry Regiment
- 156th Infantry Regiment
- 215th Motorized Regiment
- 300th Artillery Regiment
2nd Regional Division (Hayastan)
- 40th Paratrooper Regiment
- 92nd Engineer Regiment
- 121st Infantry Regiment
- 142nd Infantry Regiment
- 146th Infantry Regiment
- 237th Motorized Regiment
- 278th Antiaircraft Regiment
- 309th Artillery Regiment
- 313th Armored Regiment
Armenian Foreign Legion
- 11th Foreign Regiment
- 22nd Foreign Regiment
- 33rd Foreign Motorized Regiment
3rd Regional Division (Trabzon)
- 14th Paratrooper Regiment
- 80th Engineer Regiment
- 147th Infantry Regiment
- 148th Infantry Regiment
- 200th Motorized Regiment
- 239th Antiaircraft Regiment
- 337th Artillery Regiment
4th Regional Division (Erzurum)
- 78th Paratrooper Regiment
- 99th Paratrooper Regiment
- 23rd Engineer Regiment
- 167th Infantry Regiment
- 222nd Motorized Regiment
- 272nd Motorized Regiment
- 273rd Motorized Regiment
- 286th Motorized Regiment
- 298th Antiaircraft Regiment
- 350th Artillery Regiment
- 367th Armored Regiment
- 368th Armored Regiment
- Hasmik Assanian: The President of the Republic of Armenia. A former Ottoman military draftee and defector, he became the principal leader of the Armenian Separatist Front after the Battle of Nor Yerzenka. He oversaw the successful revolution and thoroughly humiliated the Ottoman Turkish occupation forces, earning him a landslide victory in the interim elections of 1977 and then the first formal elections in 1980. - Serzh Dashnakian: A famed Armenian historian and professor who, after the revolution, became the head proponent and organizer of the Armenian NSS's cryptanalysis section. He is instrumental to the Armenian intelligence scene. - Jordan Ivakon: The Russian-Armenian Minister of War. During the 1977-1980 interim government, Ivakon was a part of the "troika" making decisions in the militarized government. A former ASF commander, he is regarded as harsh yet cunning in his policies and management of the Ministry of War, including giving consent for a secret false flag operation to set the final stages of the conflict in motion. - Levon Ladaryan: The unorthodox and morally questionable head of the National Security Service. Ladaryan is responsible, for the most part, for the black and grey operations conducted by the NSS during the war. He tends to greenlight whatever he thinks will work, regardless of legality, so long as it is kept silent and efficient. - Joseph Pollundrian: The American-born Vice President and Assanian's closest friend. He volunteered as a fighter with the ASF in the Nagorno-Karabakh and proved his leadership abilities in the management of the fight in South Armenia. He ran with Assanian in his campaigns as a symbol of solidarity. - Aram Terzian: A young, bright, idealistic former engineer elected to the director of the National Recovery Administration and tasked with rebuilding the nation. He is one of Assanian's most trusted department heads and a fervent ultranationalist. He is often controversial with the parliamentary conservatives with his Keynesian economics practices.
- Haroud Abbasian: A military officer from the Artaskh. Abbasian began his career as a conscript during the waning year of the ceasefire, and took part in the final three month blitzkrieg across Erzurum. After ending his service, he became bored with civilian life and joined again to become an officer in the newly-formed Armenian Foreign Legion. - Mikael Gregovyen: Once a decorated war hero, Gregovyen commands an elite special operations force for the Armenian central intelligence service: the NSS Special Actions Unit. He is currently deployed to Georgia, conducting black operations against bandits and dissident insurgents. - Victor Ohanian: The commander of the military and governmental intelligence staff for President Assanian and a close member of the cabinet. A veteran of countless battles during his service as an Ottoman officer, Ohanian is another instrumental part of the intelligence system in Armenia. - Hassam Sulayev: An officer in the Armenian Foreign Legion of Yazidi descent. He is one of Abbasian's closest friends and an excellent leader. - George Yaglian: A border guard who recently ended his tour on the Georgian-Armenian border and was reassigned to supplement existing security forces at Joint Base Sevan Lake. He is an aspiring musician with dreams of making it big playing Armenian-infused jazz with the stars in culturally-rich Sevan.
- George Vartanesian: The captain of the MV Breadwinner of Rize, a commercial vessel part of the Armenian Merchant Marine, and a veteran seaman. Formerly tasked with trading across the Black Sea with Poland, he is now responsible for the first Armenian circumnavigation of the globe in an international show of force. - Paul Gredakjian: A civil engineer heading the reconstruction efforts in Artashat, the hardest-hit city of the war. He is known for his ingenuity and creativity, even if his efforts often run above budget and over schedule. - Fatima Abbasian: Lieutenant Haroud Abbasian's mother, a Muslim living in the segregated ghetto of Stepanakert along with her other child (Haroud's sister) Maya. She is a widow, her husband having been killed by Azeri rocket attacks in the Artsakh skirmishes.
-Davit Patarava: Founder and current Commander of the Georgian Guard. -Irakli Donauri: The militia's sole medic. -Laren Bakradze: A captain within the Guard with a long military history and a fucking delightful salt and pepper beard.
Currently: Five units are attacking Freedom Square, the rest are off fishing or something.
-Approx. 150 Georgian Guards within Batumi -Approx. 50 Young Georgians (youth unit) within Batumi.
The Guard is split into 'units' of ten men headed by a captain. Ranks are Commander>Staff Sergeant>Captain>Corporal>Private
Royal Family: House of Solomon (Solomonic Dynasty) -(Emperor Yohannes V). Deceased. Born June 2nd, 1915. Assassinated in 1974. He was 59.) -(Empress Dowager Elani). nee. "Elani Aman". Deceased. Born January 11th, 1922. Suffered from Senility in her final days. Died over the Gulf of Aden when her aircraft was shot down by a Spanish jet on June 4th, 1980. She was fifty eight. Description/Introduction
-Prince (Lij) Tewodros. Born July 21st, 1978. Son of Yaqob and Azima. Description/Introduction -Olivier Gezi. Orphaned during the Katanga Rebellion and maimed by Ras Hassan. Born February 23rd, 1977. Adopted son of Taytu. Description/Introduction
Royal Retainers -Mvuli Tansi. Captain of the Imperial Guard. Hero of the Katanga Rebellion, where he lead the Lost Battalion through enemy territory. Lost his eye to Caleb Banks, a rogue Mormon Missionary. Lost his leg to a Gorilla. Description/Introduction -Tilu Gidada. Yaqob's personnel assistant. Young college kid. Description/Introduction -Dr. Malcom Orji. Elani's Dementia Doctor. Student of Doctor Babukar Sisi. Description/Introduction
Diplomats and Foreign Relations Personal. -Ita Thabiti. Assistant Adviser for Foreign Affairs. Close friend and right hand of Princess Taytu. Description/Introduction -Fulumirani Digane. Ambassador to China. Somewhat relaxed, if not entirely dull man. Description/Introduction --Jean Thaba. Fulumirani's assistant. Has a rusty voice, whatever that means. Description/Introduction -Tomas Haile. Ambassador to the United States. Elderly war veteran. Distant cousin of Yaqob.Description/Introduction
Ethiopian Military - Ras Hassan Yusuf al-Soomaaliyeed. Commander of the Pan-African Armed Forces. Father of the Empress and grandfather of Lij Tewodros. Description/IntroductionArt - Ras Rais. Commander of the Pan-African Army. Description/Introduction - General Idrissa. Commander of the 4th Sefari. Given command of the Western Theater during the Spanish-Abyssinian War of 1980. Famous for his participation during the Battle of Taif. Description/Introduction.Art --Quartermaster Daud Quartermaster. Small, balding, Arabic man. Description/Introduction - Fitawrari Bucephelus L. Scott. Commander of the First International Sefari. African American. Has Van-Dyke beard and Black kepi. Description/Introduction
--The Army is Divided into "Sefari". ---1st Sefari. Stationed in Gondar. Commanded by General Ojore Sentwala. ---2nd Sefari. Stationed in Chad. Commanded by Ras Zayed. ---3rd Sefari. Stationed in Katanga. Commanded by General Biniam. ---4th Sefari. Stationed in Swahililand. Commanded by General Idrissa, the hero of Ta'if. ---5th Sefari. Stationed in Chari near the border with Spain. Commanded by General Motogusinile ---6th Sefari. Stationed in Sudan near the border with Egypt. Commanded by General Fergessa. ---7th Sefari. Stationed in Hejaz in order to keep the peace. Commanded by General Peyisai. ----Colonel Ashenafi: Aide to Peyisai. Description/Introduction ---8th Sefari. Stationed at the mouth of the Congo. Commanded by General Chisulo Iskinder. ~ ---1st International Sefari AKA the 'Andalusia Sefari'. Commanded by Fitawrari Bucephelus L. Scott. Description/Introduction ----Bill Vipperman. Appalachian Socialist, uneducated ideas about race. Otherwise decent fellowDescription/Introduction ----Major Adcox. A British-born colored man of Caribbean heritage. Description/Introduction
-Walinzi: The Intelligence, Special Forces, and Investigative office of the Pan-African nation. Commanded by Hakim Mossadeq. --Commander Mossadeq: Description/Introduction ---(Assistant Director Amare Debir): Former head of the Caucasian mission. Served undercover as the Ambassador to Armenia. Played a part in engineering the false-flag bombing of the Ethiopian embassy. Went into hiding, came out of hiding to arrest Sahle, where he was shot by Aaliyah. Deceased. Description/Introduction --Agents ---Leyla Masri. Assassinated the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire by changing his heart medication and seducing him.Description/IntroductionArt ---Elias Zelalem. Leyla's Walinzi partner. Description/IntroductionArt
People of Africa -Dr. Babukar Sisi. Psychologist. Neurosurgeon. Smuggler. Drug Kingpin. Advisor to the Walinzi and Ras Hassan. Secretly a Mad Scientist. Description/IntroductionArt -Zenon Bie Bwana. Ethnic historian who really likes Carthage, but thinks it was black people. Leads some militia in the Congo. Description/Introduction -Priest Zerihun Biruk. Former Priest in charge of watching over the Ark of the Covenant (tabot). Formerly an Exorcist. Description/IntroductionArt -Priest Paulos. Current Priest in charge of watching over the Ark of the Covenant (tabot). Is part of a group of priests with that charge. Description/Introduction -Fulumirani's Unnamed sister in Awasa
Alvar Panzano and his Spanish Friends -Alvar Panzano. Translator in the Spanish Ejercito. Awkward, prone to rage, voyeuristic. Has a psychopathic streak to his personality. Description/Introduction -Estefan, Anso, and Tomas Panzano. Alvar's cousins. 26, 20, and 12 respectively. Description/Introduction -Cornelio Cortez. Fellow student who Alvar beat up. Has nails-on-chalkboard voice. Description/Introduction -Lieutenant Abilio De Oviedo. Commander of the platoon which Alvar Panzano is in. Shouts. Description/Introduction -Corporal Cristobal Fonseca. Member of Alvar's platoon. Dislikes Alvar and thinks he is a pervert. Description/Introduction -Colonel Honorato Inigo de Loiola: Basque officer; aggressive, overconfident, haughty. Description/Introduction
Other Assorted Foreigners -Ma Jingsong: Chinese Congressman and unofficial leader of the pro-African faction in their government Description/Introduction
NAMING CONVENTION "Ethiopians do not use surnames. The same system is used by both Christians and Muslims. An individual's name consists of his proper name followed by his father's name. Individuals are, there-fore, normally referred to by their proper (i.e. first) name. Both the proper name and the father's name may have two components; thus a name may consist of three or four words. In addition secular or religious titles may be added to one or both names. (See glossary for titles). Many Ethiopian names are, in effect, phrases. Wives do not take their husbands' names. Three courtesy titles are used in Ethiopia: Ato (Mr), Woizero (Mrs), and Woizerit (Miss)." (citation: "Layers of Time: A History of Ethiopia" by Paul B. Henze)
GLOSSARY Precipice Specific Terms or Phrases (AKA shit I made up). -Walinzi: Name for national intelligence and policing agencies in Pan-African nations. Means "Guard" in Swahili.
Ethiopian Terms and Titles. -Abba: Father -Abbay: Blue Nile -Abun/Abune: Head of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Church, which is a branch-off of the Coptic Orthodox Church. -Adarash: Meeting hall. -Afe-Negus: "Mouth of the King." The Royal Spokesman. -Aleqa: Chief or head. -Alga: Bed, wooden framed and sprung with a lattice of leather straps. Also can mean 'throne'. -Amba: A flat-topped mountain, typically surrounded by cliffs so it is hard to reach. Traditionally the site of fortifications or monasteries. -Amole: Salt bar. -Arbanya: Partisan/Patriot. -Azmari: A bard. Uses a single-stringed fiddle called a Masenqo. -Bahr/Bahir: Sea or Lake. -Belg: The short rainy season in March and April. -Bet: House. -Birr: Silver. Basic unit of currency (like 'dollar' or 'euro'). -bisi: "Man of." Example: "Eon bisi Anaaph" means "Eon of Anaaph" -Bitwedded/Bitwoded: Court title that means "Favorite." Used as a qualifier for an official title like Ras. -Buda: A person who possesses the ability of the evil eye. Buda are believed to be able to turn into a Werehyena, allowing them to attack without revealing their true identity. Believed to be common among metalworkers and jews. -Buna: Coffee -Debtera: A non-ordained traveling religious person within the Ethiopian church. Responsible for impromptu acts of worship, the making of herbal remedies, the exorcising of evil spirits, and spell-binding. -Dejazmach: "Commander of the Gate". Traditionally a feudal title comparable to count. The Pan-African state uses it as the official title of the commander and of a nations armed forces (unless the honorific 'Ras' is already conferred.) -Doomfata: The recital of heroic deeds. -Enset: False banana. A popular crop in Ethioia. -Eqabet: Treasury. -Falasha: Jew. -Ferengi: Foreigner. A loan-word from the Arabic for "Frank" -Fitawrari: "Commander of the Vanguard". Traditionally a feudal title comparable to Baron. In Pan-African Ethiopia, it is simply an honorific with no property or special rights attached. -Gabi: A four-layered chiffon cloth worn around the shoulders similar to a toga. Similar to the Shamma. -Gadla: Chronicle. -Genet: Paradise. -Gesho: Leaf used as a fermenting agent. -Giraf: Whip made from hippo hide. -Godjo: A Tigrayan hut. Round, often built with stone, and with a thatched roof held up by a pole in the middle. -Gra: Left. -Grazmach "Leader of the Left". Traditional feudal title just below "Dejazmach." Extinct in Pan-African Ethiopia. -Gugs or Feres Gugs: An Ethiopian equine sport. Similar to jousting, but with multiple teams going at once in formation. -Habesh: The collective name for the peoples of the Ethiopian highlands. This is the origin of the old term 'Abyssinia'. -Habesha Kemis: Woman's dress. -Hakim: Doctor. -Hizb: People. -Ika-bet: "Thing House." A church treasury. -Injera: A spongy sourdough flat-bread most often made from teff flour. A staple in Ethiopian eating. -Itege: Queen-Consort (Azima would be Itege, though I use the term Queen for clarity.) -Kebbero: Large church drum. -Kebre Negest: "The Glory of Kings." A royal charter tracing the origins of the Ethiopian Royal line in biblical history. -Kegnazmach: "Leader of the Right." Traditional feudal title just below "Dejazmach." Extinct in Pan-African Ethiopia. -Kentiba: Mayor -Ketema: Fortified camp or town. -Khat/Chat: A type of amphetime-like stimulant that is popular in the horn of Africa. Usually chewed. -Kiddus: Saint or holy man. -Kitab: An amulet that consists of a little pouch, inside of which is a rolled up piece of parchment with a magic spell written on it. Worn around the neck to defend against evil spirits. -Koso: A herbal purgative used in poor, rural parts of Ethiopia to purge intestinal worms. -Kuta: A two-layered chiffon cloth worn over the shoulders. Similar to a Shama. Worn by men. -Leul: Prince. -Lij: "Child". Used as a term for noble boys. -Liquamaquas: Personal aide, alter ego. -Lisan: Language. -Mekdes: Sanctuary of a church in which the tabot resides. -Meridazmach: Reserve Commander or Chief of Staff. Title extinct in Pan-African Ethiopia. -Merikani: White cotton cloth. -Mesob: Flat-topped basket which is used as a table for injera and injera-based meals. -Neftanya: Rifleman, settler. -Negarit: War drum. -Negus: King. -Negusa Negast: "King of Kings." Title conferred to an Ethiopian Emperor. Yaqob is Negusa Negast. -Netela: Two-layered chiffon cloth worn by women. Similar to Kuta. Covers head and shoulders. -Nug: Niger flower, safflower. -Orit: Old Testament. -Quanqua: Language. -Ras: "Head." A position similar to duke conferred on a Negus's top generals. Many Rases throughout history held power almost equal to that of a Negus. In Pan-Africa, this title is conferred on the most trusted and privileged men of Ethiopian society. This includes generals like Ras Hassan and Ras Rais, and political figures like Ras Goliad. -Samena Worq: Wax and gold. -Shaleqa: Major (military title.) -Shamma: A large cotton shawl that is common in Ethiopia. -Shengo: Assembly, Parliament. -Shifta: "Bandit." Used as a catch all term for any outlaw, rebel, or vigilante. Think gunslinger in the old west. -Shotel: A curved sword similar to a scimitar. Unlike a scimitar, it is most often sharpened on the inside of the curve -Shumshir: Shifting of official titles. Shuffle. -Tabib: A craftsman, or a witch. The term mixes the Ethiopian stereotypes for Jews. Tabib are said to possess the ability of the evil eye, and are often seen as Buda. -Tabot: A representation of the Ark of the Covenant. A church is not considered a church if it does not have a tabot. (I use the term for the Ark itself, though i'm not quite sure that is accurate). -Talla: Home-brewed beer. -Tankwa: Papyrus boat. -Tarik: History. -Teff: A type of grain that grows in the Ethiopian highlands. -Tej: Mead. -Tella Bet: Beer House. -Tezkar: Memorial service held at specific intervals after death. -Timtim: White turban worn by priests. -Timqat: Baptism. -Tor: Spear. Also can mean war. -Tsadkan: "Righteous ones". -Wat: A spiced stew of curry. Usually eaten by soaking it up with Injera. -Weyzero: Mrs. -Worq: Gold. -Zemecha: Campaign.
Ethiopian Phrases -Abet: A greeting call, used to attract attention, or to acknowledge such a call. -Ato: Mister. -Ayzore!: Be strong! Call of encouragement that can be used in battle, travel, or work. -Isshi: Okay. -Jan Hoi: Your Majesty.
Afar Terms and Phrases -Gile: Knife worn by Afar men. Used primarily to slaughter livestock.
Ulanhu - Not well combat experienced IB agent. Partner to Jun. Would rather translate radio codes and examine intelligence files. Got separated from Jun when he got sent on a mission of his own by the Russian they're supposed to be diplomatically courting.
Mei Tsu Mei - "Chinese Graffiti" Arc. Hong Kong teenager. She's into "western" fashions. Parents are mid-level administrators in Hong Kong and so privileged. Does LSD.
Pui Tui - "Chinese Graffiti" Arc. Hong Kong teenager and gear head. Managed to steal a Tei Gui engine and rigged it to his truck. Participates in the illegal racing scene. Not particularly bright.
Yan Cong - "Chinese Graffiti" Arc. Hong Kong teen and Tui's brain. Scrawny kid with poor build. Ends up getting pulled around by Tui on his misadventures, and about by everyone else but Mei.
Jin Feng - "Chinese Graffiti" Arc. Hong Kong teenager. Into "traditional" fashions, as opposed to Mei. Lesbian.
Bao Yu - Auyi's Wife. Painted fan collector.
Auyi Jie - Auyi's son. Three years old.
"The Cashier" - "Chinese Graffiti" Arc [Intro]. Portuge-Chinese resident of Macau. Handles and organizes the money for illegal road races in southern China, focused around the hills of Shenzhen. Criminal element.
Shanxi Wu - Zhang Auyi's campaign manager/adviser. Worked with him when he was running for governor. Small, impish. Where's over-sized glasses.
Nikolov Nitski - Russian statesman. Premier of the Siberian Republic.
Father Dymtro Radek - Former Orthodox priest. Communist Revolutionary. Runs the Commune region of Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk as well as Estonia.
Afanasi - Siberian general. "Woodsy" appearance.
General Makulov - The "Ghost General". A former Imperial general he defected to the Communist cause during Radek's insurrection. His unit has since take heavy hits and retreated to the south-eastern foothills of the Ural mountains.
Vasiliy - One of Makulov's agents. Working with Ullanhu to kidnap Russian Republican president. Skinny. Poor at Chinese.
Hungary didn't want to be in the Great War, but since they were part of the Austrian - Hungarian Empire they didn't have a choice. They joined the Central Power when the war began, fighting off Serbia and Romania for gaining land within Hungary. Realizing that this war was getting too costly, they protested about the war at the Hofburg Palace with pitchforks, Charles I through that they were going to kill him. So, Charles told the guards to open fire on the protesters and they went outside and fired at the protesters. Twenty people died due to the Charles' choice and it is called, The Hofburg Massassce. After hearing the news, Hungarians rebelled against Austria and fought the military until 1922. Charles I officially surrendered to the Allies after protesters were at his gate and fired at the palace.
After the war, Hungary lost its only sea port at Fiume and the industrial base from its sources of raw materials in The Treaty of Versailles. It caused Hungary's economy to collapse, but some people have hope. A few months later, a revolt happened for which party would be the main one. Protesters choice sides and fought each other until one stool over anyone else. The remaining parties were The Hungarian Socialist Party and The Hungary Parliamentary, calmed the people and held a vote for which is the party that Hungary was going to be. And In 1929, The Parliamentary Party won by sixty-four percent, while Socialist Party lost by forty-six percent, the people were happy with the votes either know some say that the votes were rigged. The President and Prime Minister were voted a year later, Don Csonka and Alfréd Bakó won by sixty-two percent and entered office.
President Don Csonka's first task was to restore the economy, industrialized the nation once more, and help the people out. He is called 'The Greatest President in Hungarian History' for a reason: he pulled the country out of bankruptcy, he gave women rights in 1931, improved factories and farms, child labor was banned, and improvements in the army and air forces were made. During his second term: he increased the value of Hungary's imports, he formed all ten national parks, ten landscape protection areas, and fifty minor nature reserves within four years, he restored eight of the landmarks within Hungary, and improved relations with other countries (most countries on the Allies' side). The people were upset when his terms were up, but he later when to service as Prime Minister and was on the National Assembly until he retired in 1970 at the age of 75.
When Hungarian was planning to invade Ukraine in '76, they send fake files about Ukraine attacking Poland to trick them. It did work as their relation decreased and Hungary attacked the Ukraine in July. The Hungary army was divided into two main branches, a northern one heading for Lviv and later Kyiv and a southern one aiming for Odessa and Crimea. The southern forces did not get very far due to logistical problems, but the northern branch managed to advance very deep into the Ukrainian territory and captured Lviv, forcing the Polish to act quickly. In a series of aerial and artillery strikes the Hungarian forces near advancing to Lviv were decimated and forced to retreat. Then The Bloodly Nights happened and that ended the war on Poland and Ukraine, on April, 13, 1970.
After the war, Don Csonka was ashamed for the country's army and ability to fail at capture Ukraine (which they joined Poland). His dying words were that he was ashamed to be Hungarian and died due to natural causes. The President felt ashamed of Don's last words and dropped out of officer in April, 25 and the Prime Minster became President. Adél Bak was the granddaughter of Don Csonka and many believed that she could become like Don, but she has doubts. A few days later, Hungarians celebrate fifty years since Don Csonka entered officer and Adél gave a speech on that day.
Now, the country waits from her first move.
Adél Bak | Prime Minister of Hungary | Active President of Hungary | Woman | Thirty-Six | Alive | Became President after Ábrányi resigned |
Balogh Félix | Member of the National Assembly | Active Prime Minister of Hungary | Male | Thirty-Nine | Alive | Left the National Assembly |
Don Csonka | President of Hungary | Prime Minister of Hungary | Retired | Male | Fifty-Five | Dead | Died due to natural causes |
Alfréd Bakó | Prime Minister of Hungary | Retired | Male | Fifty-Nine | Alive | Dying from an unknown illness |
Ábrányi Sebestyén | President of Hungary | Resigned | Male | Thirty-Three | Unknown | Rumored to be alive |
Russell Reed - Vice President of the United States Lilian Mather - Secretary of State Clay Foulke - Speaker of the House of Representatives Special Agent Jessica Hyatt - Federal Crime Bureau Admiral Phillip Dalton – Secretary of Defense Hank Kelly - Analyst, Clandestine Intelligence Agency Patrick Connelly - Agent, Clandestine Intelligence Agency Jeff Brewer – White House Chief of Staff Liza Weld - US State Department Roderick Marston - US Senator Special Agent Nathan Parker - Federal Crime Bureau
James Calhoun - Farmer and civil rights activist - Southern US Arthur Stewart - College student and Friends of Northwest Sovereignty member - Vancouver Inspector Mark Echols - Homicide detective - Vancouver Jim "Sledgehammer" Sledge - Political operative - At-large Traci Lord - Washington Post political reporter - At-large Billy Carter - Professional baseball player - Detroit/Ohio Boyd Rafferty- Assistant District Attorney - Natchez, Mississippi Lander Gaffney - Writer - At-large Sam Telford - Musician - Los Angeles/At-large Tom Clark - Sun City Mayor - Arizona
Elliot Shaw - Private investigator - Boston/California Johnny Leggario - Gang enforcer - Chicago/Arizona Bartholomew "Bart" Marston - Sheriff's Deputy - Arizona Walter "Little Walter" Madison - President, Horde MC - California/Arizona Jacob Tallchief - Member, Cahuilla Indians - California/Arizona Barry "Bopppin' Barry" Chambers - Lounge singer - Arizona/California Michael "Mink" Kane - Irish Gangster - Boston
Captain Andrew Lopez – Commander, USS Ranger Master Sergeant Silas Crystal – US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) Marine Colonel Wallace Lee Callsign "Linebacker" - CAG, USS Ranger
Michael Norman - President of the United States Isiah Wolde "The Ethiopian" - Civil Rights leader Alex - Leader, Friends of Northwest Sovereignty Wilbur Helms - Nine-term senator from South Carolina Liam Kane - Boston city councilman Robert "Bobby C." Colosimo - Head of the Chicago Outfit Benny D'Amico - Operator of the Desert Rose Hotel & Casino Johann "Prussian Joe" Wittenberg - Bank robber/criminal mastermind
República Federativa do Brasil
(The Federative Republic of Brazil)Map of Brazil and the Surrounding Continent:
History of Brazil:
Brazil, for a long time prior to 1914, had been long rocked by civil wars and rebellions, rapidly switching governments. However, in 1921, a military coup finally solidified Brazil's government. Under more organized control at last, the people were more oppressed, however, their economy also boomed, based off of a large agricultural and lumber industry, which eventually boosted them into more advanced markets such as manufacturing. This sudden rise in power inflated the military council's bureaucracy. As time went on, the military gradually lost control to a group of corporations designated to run the state businesses, but were actually more independent.
In 1925, the military council fought the corporations and their liberal revolt, and the corporations won. They intended to establish complete plutocratic control over the government. However, due to massive public outcry, the corporations separated and a civilian democratic government was formed. Capitalism- and democracy- boomed. Long a trading partner of the US, the Brazilian economy reeled from the major stock market crash of 1929. As a result, it turned its exports to more neighboring countries such as Argentina and Chile, gradually strengthening its relations among its Latin American peers.
During this time, the government had accumulated massive debt to its own people as well as foreign sources of capital, and when another military coup was attempted and the new government tried to default on its debt, there was a massive backlash which returned the government to civilian control.
Into the 1930s, with the growth of the economy and the middle class, corporate power grew, making sure that they would not be easily regulated, and forming trust-like monopolies in some cases. The following decades were mostly peaceful, as Brazil along with most of the South American countries became more isolated from the rest of the world and their conflicts.
Brazil's strengthening of ties with other South American countries lead it to establish Spanish as a second official language. Seeing the rise of communism, the major corporations tried to exert more control over the civilian government. Massive protests erupted over corruption and corporate control, and the corporations backed down. The civilian government gained further control and split many of the monopoly-like corporations as a result of its new-found power. In 1970, there was a major rebellion by those who opposed the closer ties with the rest of Latin America, and that rebellion was eventually stamped out, although there was some significant damage. During this time, however, Brazil paid off many of the debts it had incurred in the earlier part of the century, placing it back on strong economic footing.
Under Sofia Veracruz's presidency from 1968 to 1976, the influence of corporations and economic magnates over the civilian government was finally eradicated. Brazil adopted a much more left-wing economic model, using the profits from the economic growth achieved in the earlier part of the century to invest further without the need for loans. Adriano Claro's presidency further progressed this policy, placing many core industries under government control. Brazil's military forces were rapidly inflated in response to the massive growth of the Communist bloc, with weapons and equipment purchased mostly from Poland and a resurgent Britain. Scientific research has also benefited as a result, with investment in rocket technology beginning. Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is definitely a problem, even though it hasn't yet been seriously considered. Brazil's economy is still rapidly increasing in size and is promoted by developmental policies exerted by the current government, and the population has boomed as well in response.
Brazil participated in limited diplomatic efforts during the late 1970s, fostering ties with the rising Eurasian powers of Ethiopia, Armenia, and the Slavic Union. In particular, trade ties with the Slavic Union have allowed Brazil to modernize its military to some extent to be able to deal with rising threats in both the East and West. Brazil feels a substantial kinship with Ethiopia and Armenia, and as such is committed to helping them and ensuring a positive relationship.
President, 1976-1980: Adriano Claro
Vice President, Former Leader of the Liberal Party, 1976-1980: Jonathan Feliz
Senior General do Exercito of the Brazilian Army: Antonio Buendia
Leader of the Liberal Party: Senator Catarina Bela
Minister of Agriculture: Armando Monteiro
Minister of Defense: Casimiro Silva
Minister of Development and Trade: Estevao Madeira
Minister of Education: Calista Torres
Minister of Finance: Eduardo Victore
Minister of Foreign Relations: Adelina Moreno
Minister of Justice: Benjamim Franco
Minister of Science: Joao Esteves
Minister of Labor: Marcelo Neri
Head Diplomat of the American Embassy: Luis Geraldo
Official Language(s): English, Hindi
Official Religion: None stated
Capital City: New Delhi
Most Populous City: Mumbai (Bombay)
Total Population: ~800 million
Total Land Area: 1.63 million sq miles (4.23 million km2)
Natural Resources: Forests, Fish, Rock Salt, Silver, Gold, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Hydropower (potential), Geothermal (potential), Uranium (undiscovered)
Shresthasim Gahdavi: The Federation’s first head of state, elected by parliament in January 1978. Prime Minister serves for life, unless impeached. He is an ambitious leader, working to bring India into prosperity. He often gets in over his head.
Agnijaya Dalal: Gahdavi’s most senior General and leader of his armies. He was a leader in the UFI before the Armistice of 1977. He is a passionate general, but makes rash decisions. Currently overseeing the end of the Punarjanam rebellion in the south and bringing the last of the city states into the fold.
Liam Banister: Gahdavi’s highest-ranking (and only) admiral and commander of his fleet. Was a captain for the Commonwealth before its collapse in the 1950s. He is now in command of the remnants of the British Indian fleet. Currently on leave while the fleet is in port. Lives in Bombay.
Christina Banister: Three years old, daughter of Liam Banister. Lives in Bombay.
Joseph: Nine or ten years old. Works as the foreman's aide on the construction site of the Calcutta-Daya railroad line.
John: Seventeen years old, clears underbrush for the Calcutta-Daya line. Is the older brother and guardian of Joseph.
LCpl Aston Singh: Half-Indian marksman, reassigned to New Delhi on order of General Dalal.
Indian Federal Military
Commander-in-Chief: PM Shresthasim Gahdavi
Marshall of the Army: Agnijaya Dalal
Admiral of the Fleet: Liam Banister
Current Military Stance: Putting down resistance movements in Pakistan and south India. Light patrols on all borders. Fleet is ported. Overall defensive.
Total Active Military: 750,000
Total Reserves: 600,000
1st Army (North India) ~200,000
1st Brigade (Delhi) ~5,000
1st Corps (Nepalese Border) ~50,000
History: Coming out of the 1891 Civil War Chile had established a system closely resembling that of a parliamentary democracy, but with a weakened President. The years preceding the Great War would be spent in a naval arms race with Argentina and eventually Brazil that ended at the onset of the War due to the reality that most manufacturers of vessels were focused on their own fleets.
Neutral in WW1 Chile decided to take position as economic support, however in practice the large German minority in Chile influenced things to the point that almost all business was done with Germany and the Central Powers. By the end of the Great War Chile had benefited from its exports, particularly the abundant Nitrate deposits that had been vital for decades. While the end of the war brought about a period of depression profits kept in reserve helped keep the nation afloat in the crisis, though only the elite were able to weather it without worry. Indeed in 1926 while the elite who largely controlled the parliament gorged themselves on the nations wealth even in rough times an increasingly powerful working class founded a Marxist party that to the surprise of many gained massive popularity among young officers in the military. Seeing the older military command having been bribed into submission much of the enlisted followed suit. With the new Marxist party gaining rapid support across the nation and in the military the Chilean parliament was panicked. Fearful of violent revolution, which many were convinced was going to happen, parliament attempted to bribe Marxist politicians and even the candidate many favoured for president. In 1928 with these bribed Marxists now in both the parliament and the presidency the old elite felt assured that under false representation the public would be content.
That decision would prove disastrous. With supposedly docile Marxists in their ranks the old elite continued their normal behaviour for another two years before enough information was gained to signal a coup. Led by the president that was thought to be a puppet by parliament the coup was rapid and effective, dismantling the old parliament and military command in three days. As a result President Jose Baer set up the first truly Socialist Chilean government in 1930. A new constitution followed and a sort of Socialist Republic was born after a process in which opinions were gained from most prominent individuals to determine how the nation should be run. Following elections held immediately after Jose Baer retained the presidency with little contest.
Sweeping reforms would follow through the 1930’s and 40’s that focused on building infrastructure and improving education, the economy, and working conditions. In this time many candidates would run against the Socialist candidates and gain significant representation. This balance was generally approved of and kept private interest alive in Chile, though usually under strict government supervision. Ties were strengthened with neighbouring South American nations regardless of political affiliation but rather on the basis of continental solidarity and exports continued much as they did before the coup, with both local and distant international partners keeping the Chilean economy strong and versatile with and the government alongside private industry trading abroad.
With a reliably strong economy Chile continued to develop in much the same way with huge investments in infrastructure and other amenities gradually changing many impoverished areas for the better. This state of affairs proved stabilizing and where many other states would see unrest, Chile would remain secure. However this emphasis on the public would only continue until the 1970’s. Seeing a strong destabilization of global affairs in the decade along with instability in nearby Brazil which despite historical political differences had remained an ally a public shift led to the election of Luis Sepulveda in 1973. Leading a campaign based on increased national security Sepulveda brought about a revival of the military purchasing equipment from various international sources and starting numerous programs to expand industrial centers for the arms industry. In the period Sepulveda brought about little in the form of political change but did place a strong emphasis on South American unity, reinforcing ties with the SAC and looking to local industry before going elsewhere in almost every case. Re-elected in 1979 Sepulveda presides over a strong Chilean economy with a rejuvenated military, however not all are pleased with his methods and for the first time in decades there are stirrings of instability with many groups stating the expansion of the military risks the degradation of Chilean society.
The Chilean military has historically taken second place to domestic spending however in recent times has experienced sweeping reforms and rearmament. Focusing on with the navy Chile has sought to command its sector of the Pacific and has refurbished Easter Island with a substantial offshore naval base. In addition efforts have been made to reequip the air force with a variety of high endurance bomber and fighter aircraft to protect the Chilean coast. Comparatively army expenditures have been less, but the upgrades have still been significant. Working to have all soldiers well trained has been the highest priority and new equipment has been gradually coming in to replace an aging base of arms.
La Segunda Republica Española - The Second Spanish Republic
Personajes - Characters
Heads of State
Miguel Lorenzo Saavedra Tejero - First Prime Minister of the Second Republic. Served from the abdication of Juan III in 1956 to 1972. Was re-elected in 1976, only to be killed a few months after the election in 1976 in a false-flag attack on the Spanish capitol orchestrated by Alfonso Sotelo at the age of 63. Firm proponent of laissez-faire economics and sought to prevent the spread of Chinese socialism.
Manuel Mola - Second Prime Minister of the Second Republic. Served from 1972 to 1976. Opted for a more relaxed foreign policy following the Finnish Intervention. Became unpopular for allowing Italy to secede from Spanish governance under Aurelio Batista.
Alfonso Grijalba Sotelo - Third Prime Minister of the Second Republic. Current Prime Minister as of 1976. Ran against Miguel Tejero in the 1976 elections and lost. Orchestrated a false flag attack using mercenaries posing as communist revolutionaries to seize power of the Republic during emergency elections. A frequent drinker and has become addicted to cocaine, which has exacerbated his malign tendencies.
Juan III - Last King of the Spanish Bourbon Dynasty. Largely responsible for building a highly functional Spanish military, particularly in creating a blue water navy to surpass Britain, which he used to retake Gibraltar. In 1955, he attempted to build an African empire at Belgium's expense, leading to the disastrous Battle of Coquihatville. Public resentment fueled a growing abdication movement that forced his abdication.
Alfonso XIII - Penultimate King of the Spanish Bourbon Dynasty. Head of the Kingdom of Spain during the Divergence from our universe into the Precipice of War universe. Died in 1933, leaving his Juan III to reign until his abdication.
Aurelio Batista - Former governor of Spanish Italy. Used a combination of Spanish military forces and native Italian elements to liberate southern Italy from an Ottoman occupation. Broke away from Spain under Manuel Mola and proclaimed himself Generalissimo of Italy. Alfonso Sotelo later incited a revolt by Italian rebels in order to punish Batista and bring Italy into the Iberian League. Escaped the Battle of Milan and is presumed to be hiding near the Caspian Sea.
Marcos del Piñon - Negotiated the transfer of French Algeria to Spanish control. Current minister of Foreign Affairs.
Bernal Calderon - Ambassador to Prussia.
Rogelio Martin - Ambassador to the Pan-African Empire.
Arturo Iniego - Assistant to Ambassador Martin at the Addis Ababa embassy.
Andres Quevado - Minister of Health. Ultimately responsible for the Quarantine Hospital at Arratzu, which has become an interrogation and processing facility for political dissidents.
Diego Velazquez - Minister of War and High Commander of the Spanish armed forces.
Julio Zuraban - Former Spanish Senator. Disagreed with confronting socialist nations, advocated allowing socialist nations to fail on their own. Eventually found disagreeable by Alfonso Sotelo, from which he escaped Spain.
Joaquin - Former policeman from Madrid. Escaped Spanish custody with Julio Zuraban and several other political prisoners when their plane was shot down over the Atlas Mountains.
Graciela Laboa - Daughter of dissident leader Ignacio Laboa. Managed to escape capture by the regime when her father was arrested. Believes she has tracked him down to La Cabeza, a highly fortified facility on the edge of the Sahara desert.
Ignacio Laboa - Organized a dissident movement in Spain known as the Partisans. He, along with most of his affiliates, were identified by informants and captured by law enforcement. Her daughter, Graciela, escaped capture and is attempting to locate him. Presumed to be held at the La Cabeza facility.
Dejene - Ethiopian Walinzi agent, one of many operating in Spanish Algeria. Has embedded with Tuareg mujahideen fighting against the Spanish regime in Spanish Morocco and Algeria. He has helped to provide the Tuareg with the military hardware and expertise needed to put up a fight against the Spanish colonial administration.
The Amghar - The leader of the Tuareg mujahideen operating in the Atlas Mountains. Has hosted Dejene and Graciela to help him and his fighters secure revenge for atrocities that he alleges the Spanish have committed against his people.
The Man in Purple - Described as a bald man with asiatic features. Supposedly organized the capture of a Spanish salvage vessel and presumed to be in possession of the Ark of the Covenant.
Diego Velazquez - High Commander of the Spanish armed forces. Oversees all aspects of Spanish military activity and second in command only to the Prime Minister.
High Admiral Rubiroso - High Admiral and commander of the Spanish Armada.
Ernesto Bodevin - Commander of the Spanish air forces.
Sergio Severino - Head of the Oficina of Inteligencia Militar - Spain's foreign intelligence-gathering apparatus. Responsible for procuring sensitive information from spies and informants abroad as well as interrogations. It is revealed that this interrogation process has been made more efficient thanks to a type of truth serum drug.
Victor Ponferrada - Celebrated Spanish general who fought during the Italian revolution against Generalissimo Batista. Gained notoriety for employing unsavory tactics. Commands the Third Mechanized Infantry Division in Ethiopia.
Santiago Santin - Admiral who survived the sinking of the Vanguardia off the coast of Finland, which he suspects to have been the work of a Chinese submarine. Currently in command of the Mediterranean Fleet which is engaging in operations against Ethiopia.
Luis Morazan - Cabo (equivalent to private rank) in the Third Mechanized Infantry Division. Currently fighting in the Spanish-Ethiopian War.
Hector - Luis Morazan's companion from basic training. Currently fighting in the Spanish-Ethiopian War.
Francisco Ayesta - Commanding officer of Luis Morazan's platoon. Fought during the intervention in the Ivory Coast.
Dr. Juan Guijon - Chief of research at the La Cabeza facility. Charged with overseeing production and storage of Spain's VX arsenal. Currently working on an even more sinister project.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fraser Campbell - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Joyce Campbell - Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Thomas Moore - Home Secretary Samuel Hobbs - Downing Street Director of Communications Dominic Hewitt - Downing Street Press Officer
General Sir Jonathan Markham-Powell - Chief of the Defence Staff Roger Black - British Intelligence agent known as "Marine B" Woolgar Donovan - British Army lieutenant - South Africa
Raymond "Big Ray" Newman - Police Constable - London James Oldfield - Police Constable - London
Alfred "Fred" Lambert - Political Editor of New Jerusalem - London Sebastian "Seb" Hedland - Political Correspondent of New Jerusalem - London Conrad Murray - School teacher - Birmingham Neil Durham - School teacher - Birmingham Honor Clarke - Academic - Birmingham Errol Clarke - Jamaican guest worker (retired) - London Keenan Gayle - British-born Jamaican labourer - London
King William IV Simone Gayle - Primary School aged child - London Christopher Walsh - Police Chief Superintendent - London Paul Winters - Police Officer (CID) - London Zachariah “Zach” Cherney – Closeted homosexual – Birmingham Richard "Ricky" Short - Sugar Refinery manager - Liverpool Edgar Francis - Leader of the National Front - London Alice Oldfield - James Oldfield's mother - London Nick Marsh - British Army Corporal - South Africa