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How big is your military?

Huge
197
38%
Large
135
26%
Medium
79
15%
Small
57
11%
Tiny
32
6%
No Military
25
5%
 
Total votes : 525

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Kereta and Tutaki
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Founded: Mar 26, 2015
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Postby Kereta and Tutaki » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:47 am

The Defence Force of Kereta and Tutaki has a total of 22,680 people, including reserves, across three branches.

The Army has a total of 18,000 men, 9,000 of which are Active and 8,000 Reservists. They are organized into two active light role infantry brigades, a training, administration and support regiment and two reserve light role infantry brigades.

The Navy has 2,800 men, 2,500 active and 300 reservists, and operates one strategic sealift ship, one oiler, two frigates, two offshore patrol ships, 12 inshore patrol ships, a hydrographic survey ship and a diving support ship. The Navy also operates 5 shipboard helicopters.

The Air Force has 3,180 men, including reservists, and operates 106 aircraft, the aircraft include 28 Hawk 200 light fighters, 14 Hawk advanced trainers (with a secondary ground attack role), 14 AT-6B Texan II basic trainers (with a secondary COIN role), 6 AP-3C Orion Maritime patrol aircraft, 4 B200 King Airs (Used as both a multi-engine trainer and a VIP transport), 2 C-17 Globemaster III Strategic airlifters, 8 C-130J-30 Super Hercules Tactical transports, 14 Bell UH-1H Iroquois light utility/transport helicopters, 8 Agusta A109LUH(NZ) Mako light utility helicopters and 8 NHI NH90 medium utility/transport helicopters.

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The United Neptumousian Empire
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Founded: Dec 02, 2014
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Postby The United Neptumousian Empire » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:49 am

The UNE has a standing army of 10 sextillion troops, and a fleet of several quintillion military star ships.

The UNE's primary adversary, the Dark Empire, has a similar number of troops, a smaller fleet, and lesser technology, however they are a very significant threat, specifically because they don't follow any moral paradigm when it comes to war, whereas the UNE does.

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Seierus
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Founded: Nov 07, 2014
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Postby Seierus » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:03 am

About 1 517 815 active and 371 816 in reserve in the whole SDF.

The SLDF operates many diffrent vehicles, such as:
V/16 AV [InDev] (Assault Tank)
V/35 PTCV [InDev] (APC)
V/42 RFADV (Mobile AA Vehicle)
V/59 RTV (Transport Truck)
V/591 PRTV (Armoured Car)
V/721 PCV (APC)
V/96 PFAV [InDev] (Light Tank)

The most common used weapons are the:
M/610 FMBD (Rifle)
M/940 UMBD [InDev] (Grenade Launcher)

The SNDF operates 20 ships, of which is:
- 2x Battlecruisers.
- 4x Carriers.
- 4x Cruisers.
- 8x Destroyers.
- 2x Patrolboats.
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The Northern Kingdoms
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Founded: Jan 26, 2015
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Postby The Northern Kingdoms » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:12 am

Our numbers are at 1,500,000 active and 1,100,000 reserve. It may grow when the population grows (currently at 298,000,000)

40% serve in the Army.
32.5% serve in the Navy.
27.5% serve in the Air Force.

All in all, I'd say large, in relation to population.

Read my factbook for military equipments.

Did you know?

The Northern Kingdoms, since October 24, 1505, NEVER issued conscription?
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Slavaboostan
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Founded: Mar 23, 2015
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Postby Slavaboostan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 am

The nation of Slavaboostan enlists every able man and woman between 15 and 65 years of age into the army when war is called on us.
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Zhouran
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Founded: Feb 09, 2013
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Postby Zhouran » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:48 am

"It's not about how large your sword is, but rather, its about how skilled you are as a swordsman."

- Senior Marshal Tan Haidong
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Slavaboostan
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Founded: Mar 23, 2015
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Postby Slavaboostan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:13 am

Zhouran wrote:"It's not about how large your sword is, but rather, its about how skilled you are as a swordsman."

- Senior Marshal Tan Haidong


When a man says that the quality of soldiers must surpass that of the quantity, remind him that when a man has five bullets he cannot kill seven when they charge him at the same time.

Gurkha excepted
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Blakullar
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Founded: Sep 07, 2012
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blakullar » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:25 am

Slavaboostan wrote:
Zhouran wrote:"It's not about how large your sword is, but rather, its about how skilled you are as a swordsman."

- Senior Marshal Tan Haidong


When a man says that the quality of soldiers must surpass that of the quantity, remind him that when a man has five bullets he cannot kill seven when they charge him at the same time.

Gurkha excepted

"Even if the one dies, the score is still five to one."

~ Mechanocratic Armed Forces proverb
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Sobotka
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Founded: Mar 26, 2015
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Postby Sobotka » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:30 am

About 780,528 combined personnel.
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The Northern Kingdoms
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Founded: Jan 26, 2015
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Postby The Northern Kingdoms » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:37 am

Blakullar wrote:
Slavaboostan wrote:
When a man says that the quality of soldiers must surpass that of the quantity, remind him that when a man has five bullets he cannot kill seven when they charge him at the same time.

Gurkha excepted

"Even if the one dies, the score is still five to one."

~ Mechanocratic Armed Forces proverb


"Enemy numbers do not matter, as long as we have the defensive and technological advantage. And enough ammo."

-Brigadier General Sven Ångmarberg, when defending a well-defended fort in Norsvard against Druella's army and her mercenary allies in January 25, 2014, with Brig. Gen. Ångmarberg's forces outnumbered, but having more advanced technology

"It's not the rifle that counts, it's how you use it."

-King Henrik I Forsvarssen in a speech to the Vasterskold Royal Military Academy batch 1689 graduates
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I use Monster Girl Encyclopedia (although set on modern time) as a medium for roleplay (my nation is not limited to it, though). I am an MT nation (set in today), with experimental and a few functioning PMT technology. My nation is when Sweden smokes much weed, takes much LSD, takes up more arms than normal, and dates a monster girl (mamono).

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Zhouran
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Founded: Feb 09, 2013
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Zhouran » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:13 pm

Slavaboostan wrote:
Zhouran wrote:"It's not about how large your sword is, but rather, its about how skilled you are as a swordsman."

- Senior Marshal Tan Haidong


When a man says that the quality of soldiers must surpass that of the quantity, remind him that when a man has five bullets he cannot kill seven when they charge him at the same time.

Gurkha excepted

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
- George Washington

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
- General George Smith Patton, Jr.

Military size doesn't always mean victory. Look at the North Koreans. Sure, about 40% of their population are in the military/militia, but still, they lack the technology and skills to defeat the South Koreans.

Now let's look at the Chinese during the Korean War. Yes, they did have millions of soldiers, but many of them, despite being battle-hardened from the Second Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War, could not push further south because of poor logistics and air-defense. And plus, most were using WW2-era weapons, in comparison to the North Koreans, who were given the latest weapons from the Soviets, but their skills were not-so-good.
The Northern Kingdoms wrote:"Enemy numbers do not matter, as long as we have the defensive and technological advantage. And enough ammo."

-Brigadier General Sven Ångmarberg, when defending a well-defended fort in Norsvard against Druella's army and her mercenary allies in January 25, 2014, with Brig. Gen. Ångmarberg's forces outnumbered, but having more advanced technology

"It's not the rifle that counts, it's how you use it."

-King Henrik I Forsvarssen in a speech to the Vasterskold Royal Military Academy batch 1689 graduates

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Nation of Warfare
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Founded: Aug 18, 2013
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Postby Nation of Warfare » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:19 pm

Our Military is pretty huge with over

Army Personal: 135,000,000
Marine Personal: 100,000,000
Airforce Personal: 32 million
Navy Personal: 36 million
Navy Seals: 65,000,000
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Roski
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Founded: Nov 18, 2013
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Postby Roski » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:51 pm

Nation of warfare wrote:Our Military is pretty huge with over

Army Personal: 135,000,000
Marine Personal: 100,000,000
Airforce Personal: 32 million
Navy Personal: 36 million
Navy Seals: 65,000,000


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Penguin Union Nation
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Postby Penguin Union Nation » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:11 pm

156,050,509 troops. So, uh... pretty big. 12% of government spending is put into our fighting forces.

You know, for a peaceful, compassionate, progressive society... we sure have a lot of guns trained on everyone else. Ah, but such is the world.

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Turmenista
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Postby Turmenista » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:13 pm

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Take that into perspective. That's my military.

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Gojong
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Founded: Mar 19, 2015
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Postby Gojong » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:36 pm

Gojong has a law that limits military size in peace times to no more than 1% of the population.. However, the active personnel of armed forces is currently 610,000 (0.3% of the population)

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New Frenco Empire
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Founded: Mar 14, 2013
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Postby New Frenco Empire » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:50 pm

Slavaboostan wrote:
Zhouran wrote:"It's not about how large your sword is, but rather, its about how skilled you are as a swordsman."

- Senior Marshal Tan Haidong


When a man says that the quality of soldiers must surpass that of the quantity, remind him that when a man has five bullets he cannot kill seven when they charge him at the same time.

Gurkha excepted

"What kind of army only gives their soldiers five bullets?"

"Don't take it to heart. I hear there are still nations out there who haven't given their combat troops something as basic as an exoskeleton. An exoskeleton! They have to use their backs to carry all that gear!"

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Chinese Peoples
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Founded: Dec 28, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Chinese Peoples » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:11 pm

Slavaboostan wrote:
Zhouran wrote:"It's not about how large your sword is, but rather, its about how skilled you are as a swordsman."

- Senior Marshal Tan Haidong


When a man says that the quality of soldiers must surpass that of the quantity, remind him that when a man has five bullets he cannot kill seven when they charge him at the same time.

Gurkha excepted

"Not with bullets, no. Suffice it to say that the gun itself is a handy blunt weapon, and his uniform a sufficient fabric to strangle his enemy."

-- Charles Chen, age 3.
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Penguin Union Nation
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Postby Penguin Union Nation » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:18 pm

Turmenista wrote:

Take that into perspective. That's my military.


Oooh, that's a nice piece of hardware, there.

A-any for sale? F-for uh, private use. Yeah.

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Hurtful Thoughts
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Postby Hurtful Thoughts » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:25 pm

the answer you seek:

Hurtful Thoughts wrote:
New Emmerian Coalition wrote:We could revive Tactical Convention aboard the E.S.C. ChinChin Marathon. V.R. Simulations in small shanty villages, urban conplexes, or a undercover RP where the newbies are called in as backup once the 'expert's cover is blown and they have to retreat while hoping they aren't viciously murdered by a dictator's forces in some pseudo African town.

It wouldn't make much sense if a nation sent members of its Elite Special Forces unit to enter Atlas inexperienced and needing training.

Or we could, y'know, be training/recruiting them into Atlas.

Although that's probably what you meant by VR training... I'm still used to RPing the grimdark and dirty method.

Also, since the likelihood of running into an uncapped '07 nation these days is zilch, I'm probably going to re-cap my population to 500~700 million.
~Previously, I'd capped it at 4 billion (so right about at the age of URA's main; my uncapped pop is now sitting around 20 billion).

The reason for this is because my military's top-level nomenclature only allows for 3440 divisions (up to ~69% of which is privately owned/funded, only ~690 are capable of being listed as combat regulars, and most of those are conscripts), just shy of 7 million soldiers (including naval personnel).


Despite the apparent size, full-time military service is limited and almost entirely exclusive only to commissioned officers (for which the training and benefits are high).
-As noted in quote, over 70% of my military consists of reservists who are tasked more with personally maintaining surplus war-materials and occasionally donating their bodies to a regional conflict. A certain percentage of these forces "wear two hats" and privately sub-contract their services to foreign militaries (which is legal in my country [we have an intel-branch that is designed to pull rogue-agents out and back into the regular military if there is a conflict of interest, and if that fails...]).
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Greater Nevadian Empire
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Founded: Feb 02, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Greater Nevadian Empire » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:27 pm

We have a very large military, with compulsory service (2 1/2 years) for all able-bodied Nevadians between the ages of 18 and 40, citizens and non-citizens (including illegal immigrants), tourists, and no religious exemptions.
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The Laxus Union
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Founded: Jun 16, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby The Laxus Union » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:28 pm

Huge.

A type 3 civilization is a galactic civilization and with neighboring races, it needs a quite large and advanced military.

Of course this is just my type 3 version.


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Prusy Krolewskie
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Founded: Mar 11, 2015
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Prusy Krolewskie » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:35 pm

Medium. We're always affraid to be invaded by Germany, Russia or Poland.

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The United Neptumousian Empire
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Founded: Dec 02, 2014
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby The United Neptumousian Empire » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:00 am

Roski wrote:
Nation of warfare wrote:Our Military is pretty huge with over
Army Personal: 135,000,000
Marine Personal: 100,000,000
Airforce Personal: 32 million
Navy Personal: 36 million
Navy Seals: 65,000,000


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Northern Arcadian Empire
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Postby Northern Arcadian Empire » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:08 am

The Northern Arcadian Empire has a smallish army compared to other Future Tech nations however a huge military compared to other modern nations. Out of the 1.575 billion people here we have a military for of 20 million combined with a 700 ship fleet, this is mostly based off our militarized honor based culture. However all 20 million soldiers are not used at once most of the military is on partial reserve duty and on off world deployments. Our basic infantry soldier is called a Trooper, these are the men or women that you see on all of our military posts throughout our territory. Troopers make up a large portion of both the Army and the some parts if the Navy.
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