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Official OpForce Factbook

Postby OpForce » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:22 am

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The Official Factbook Entry for the Co-Democratic State of OpForce

1. Geography

Location: Arabian Peninsular, bordering the UAE, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Bahrain, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine. Also governs a small archipelago in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, and also controls Socotra.

Geographic Coordinates: 25 00 N, 45 00 E

Comparative Area: More than one-fifth of the United States.

Natural Resources: Petroleum, Natural Gas, Iron Ore, Gold.

Natural Hazards: Sand/Dust Storms and exposure to tsunamis on Socotra.

Environmental Issues: Threat to coastal habitats from oil spills, river pollution from poor Industrial waste programs. Also experiencing accelerated desertification and limited water supply.

2. People

Population: 175,000,000

Median Age:

Total: 20.8
Male: 20.6
Female: 21

Population Growth Rate: 3.21%


noun: Opfori(s)
adjective: Opfori(s)

Ethnicity: Arab (90%), Other (10%)

Religion: Muslim (70%), Christian (5%), Jewish (1%), None or Other (24%)

3. Government and Politics

Country Name:
Long Form: The Co-Democratic State of OpForce
Short Form: OpForce

Government Type: Democratic Federal Republic

Capital City: New Jeddah

Independence / Founding: 15th March 2009

Constitution: 12th August 2009, effective 1st January 2011

Legal System: Federal Court system based on moderate Shari'a law.

Suffrage: 18; universal

UN Category: New York Times Democracy

7. Military

Military Branches: OpFori National Army, OpFori National Air Force, Navy of OpForce, OpFori Paramilitary Forces. The Navy of OpForce has command over the OpFori Marine Corps and the OpFori Coast Guard.

Manpower available for military service:

Males age 16-49: 42,633,765
Females age 16-49: 40,114,017

Manpower fit for military service:

Males age 16-49: 33,690,322
Females age 16-49: 32,602,910

Manpower fit for military service:

Males age 16-49: 33,690,322
Females age 16-49: 32,602,910

Military Expenditures: 9% of GDP

8. Transnational Disputes

Disputes - International: OpForce currently has several Maritime border disputes with Egypt, Sudan and Iran.

OpForce and Eritrea have had a history of conflict in relation to the Dahlak Archipelago; the two nations cannot agree on the sovereignty of the island territory and are therefore in a de-facto state of war, although no exchange of fire has ever occurred between both nations.

OpForce currently occupies a small portion western Somalia. OpForce claims that Somalia has failed to keep Somaliland secure, especially from radical extremist movements, which OpForce says is a threat to national security and has therefore had to take the initiative to secure its territories. The 20 mile thick occupation zone of Somaliland, next to OpForce's State of Djibouti, currently serves as a screen to defend it's border against illicit drug trafficking, piracy, extremism and most importantly terrorist organisations.

Refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples:

Refugees: approximately 300,000 (Palestinian Territories)
IDPs: 4,558 (Civil War in the Ablaj Archipelago against the AILF, Ablaj Islamic Liberation Front)

Illicit Drugs: OpForce has had problems controlling the flow of Opiates, which are imported illegally from South East Asia. Illegal immigration from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar has brought heroin, marijuana and various other substances into OpForce; mainly due to pressure or conditions by gangs and traffickers, immigrants are forces to act as drug mules when traveling to OpForce.
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