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Hanarejima Factbook

Postby Hanarejima » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:02 pm

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Hanarejima is an artificial island country in East Asia. Located in the Sea of Japan, it borders many disputed sea territories and as such takes up a circular territory encompassing stretches of sea from each country that is considered a 'sanctuary'.

Hanarejima is made of one, ever-growing island, placed strategically in the middle of the disputed sea territories. Sand is constantly imported from the world's deserts in order to expand the island's diameter. The island itself is completely flat with the only high rise areas being in skyscrapers.

Government
Full Name: The Principality of Hanarejima
Short Form: Hanarejima
Japanese: 離れ島
Colloquial: Hanajima (or Hanashima)
Colloquial Japanese: 花島
Etymology: The characters which make up Hanarejima's name literally mean, 'Solitary Island'. However, it is public convention to use Hanajima in conversation, literally meaning 'Flower Island'.

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Head of State: Princess Hayashi Suzuki
Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Constitution: Common Law

Official Languages: English
Majority Languages: Japanese, Chinese
Population: 68% Japanese, 22% Chinese, 5% Korean, 3% Russian, 2% Other
Religion: 84% Buddhism, 12% Christianity, 4% Shintoism

History
Formed in the mid-20th century, Hanarejima was the brainchild of the Japanese government in an attempt to ease relations with its neighboors over disputed territory. It took many years of development, importing substantial amounts of sand from the various deserts of the world. During this time, Hayashi Suzuki, distant heir to the Imperial Throne was the overseer of the large scale construction operation. It was only in the early 21st century the government annexed the territory of Hanarejima which had been operating under its own laws for quite some time.

With the formation of the new country, sanctuary treaties were hurriedly set up alongside the newly formed government in order to ease tensions between the countries in the vicinity of the Japanese Sea. As a result, Hanarejima, began developing its military in order to uphold its treaties which allow for any ship in any of the agreed countries to pass through Hanarejima's territory as long as it sealed its weapons.

It was only recently that the rest of the world, other than the East Asian countries has viewed Hanarejima as a sovereign nation. As a result, a proper government was established with the former de facto 'Head of State', Hayashi Suzuki, with her distant ties to the Tiara and Minamoto family bloodlines was labeled as the White Princess.

Geography
Hanarejima is placed in the middle of the disputed sea territories in the Sea of Japan. The island itself is flat due to the difficulties in creating mountains and the like in artificial islands. Its location in the Sea of Japan means that all around the year Hanarejima is warm, however in the winter the country develops heavy snow brought about by the northwest wind.

The city itself is mostly made up of tall buildings to supplement the small amount of space allotted to the country. Skyscrapers and high-rise apartments can be found where ever you look and as a result the public transportation system has three levels; subway, railway and sky way.

Hanabi has two airports, one is Sora International and the other is Baku Military Airfield, home of the Hanarejima Air Force.

Politics
The Princess has absolute authority over ever detail in Hanarejima. Despite this, the Government is allowed to run the state's day to day affairs. Political parties are elected in every 4 years and every citizen (and permanent residents who have stayed for over 5 years) are required by law to vote.

Hanarejima's government keeps to itself, regardless of which political party is in power. This allows for few Embassy exchanges in its relationships, which are mostly regional. On an international scale, Hanarejima keeps out of foreign affairs unless when it directly affects its sovereignty or prospects.

The country exists of only one city and as a result has fledgling semi-autonomous suburbs as a result as the growing population. This allows the suburbs of the Capital of Hanabi to govern most menial legislation in their assigned area.

Literacy is 100% as all migrants are required to have graduated university. Children attend Elementary School from ages five to twelve, Middle School from thirteen to fifteen and High School from sixteen to eighteen and university education is cheap and compulsory if a citizen wishes to enlist (which is mandatory) as an officer.
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Postby Hanarejima » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Military
Hanarejima is renown for having no Army branch while still supporting conscription. Being a sea-based country derived from Japan, the state has opted to keep only an Air Force and Navy. As such, the two main branches of the military sees a large number in reservists than they would normally receive.

The majority of military technology behind Hanarejima is considered several years out of date as it is mostly decommissioned ships and aircraft from both the United States of America and Japan. However, in recent years the government has begun building its own construction yards near the bay in order to facilitate its own military.

Hanarejima's conscription means that its military population is a staggering 48% including reservists, however, when viewing full time personnel the number dwindles to 9%.

Military Organization
Navy
Based in Hanabi's military port, the Navy consists of two fleets, the exact numbers of ships in each are unknown as ship movement is high due to the volume of traffic that flows in and out of Hanarejima territorial waters. It is understood that Hanarejima has produce at least one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier under license from the United Kingdom using their own resources and many ships that are generally operated by the Japanese Maritime Fleet. The Navy consists of ship personnel, air-craft carrier flight personnel and marines. Every man and woman in the Navy is capable of fire-fighting and basic small-arms fire.

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The Marines are the Navy's backbone in ship defense, if boarded, these ship-to-ship combat specialists will defend key objectives. They are trained in fast roping off HH-60 Pave Hawks and insertion via sea rough sea. In a pinch, they can switch from a defense role to an attack role. Educated in the locations of primary objectives in most enemy warships, these sea-combat specialists are a step up from the regular seaman. The staple weapon of the Marines is the MP5k sub machine gun.

The two fleets have specific purposes, the Hanarejima Harbor fleet's duties are to secure the immediate territorial seas around Hanarejima as well as providing ongoing training for conscripted citizens.

The main ships the Hanarejima Harbor Fleet consists of:
HHF "Suzuki" Invincible Aircraft Carrier, carrying a squadron of F-15 Eagles of varying specifications, 2 HH-60 Pave Hawks for sea-based boarding operations and one Sea Knight for standard logistical transportation. In addition to the standard ship and flight crew onboard, the Suzuki has been retrofitted to fit roughly 500 marines.
An unspecified amount of Haruna class destroyers, each carrying loads of HH-60 Pave Hawks and MH-6 Little Birds in addition to a platoon of marines.

Where as the Hanarejima Patrol Fleet actively secures the territorial waters protected under the Sanctuary treaties.
The Hanarejima Patrol Fleet consists of:
At least six Haruna class destroyers, each carrying loads of HH-60 Pave Hawks and MH-6 Little Birds in addition to a platoon of marines as well as a Special Forces section.

Air Force
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Based at Baku Air Field, the Air Force consists of primarily Fighters and attack Helicopters. Hanarejima's main fighter backbone is the F-15 Eagle of varying specifications with two ace squadrons using F/A-18 Hornets. Since there is no active Army branch in Hanarejima, the Air Force also has a large complement of HH-60 Pave Hawks and MH-6 Little Birds to supplement its growing Airborne division. The Air Force also is the fuel line for the Navy, transporting supplies to the ships in the fleet via its flight of CH-46 Sea Knights and three C-130 Hercules (the latter restricted to landing on the Suzuki only) aircraft on a daily basis.

The core of the Air Force is the Airborne soldier, trained at insertion via fast roping from a HH-60 Pave Hawk or CH-46 Sea Knight and combat landing using the MH-6 Little Bird. The Airborne primarily use M4 with SOPMOD attachments while they are also trained to use explosives which generally consist of grenades and C4 plastic explosive and can fight effectively in most urban and ship environments.

1st Special Forces Operational Battalion Romeo
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Selecting only the best of the Marines and Airborne, the Special Forces trains in a much more intensive manner. They are trained in all types of insertion, from fast roping, boating, to HALO air-drops. All kinds of combat tactics and strategies have been drilled into these men from counter-terrorism to commandeering enemy ships.

Their bodies have been conditioned so that they can operate for several days in rough, cold seas while keeping their operational status optimal. They are an expert in all types of weaponry from sub machine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, assault rifles, explosives to Stingers and RPGs. Most operators are experts in sharpshooting from rocking ships and every man in the Battalion is constantly learning new sets of skills from signaling to battlefield triage.

Capable of independent thought and high level planning, the individual Romeo operator can be described as 'an Officer in a Non-Commissioned Officer's boots'. As such, the Special Forces branch of Hanarejima takes priority over all other branches when it comes to two rank-and-file officers head butting.

Equipment of the Hanarejima Military
Navy
Ships: Invincible Aircraft Carrier, Haruna class destroyers, Tachikaze class destroyers, Tubari class frigate
Aircraft: F-15 Eagle, MH-6 Little Bird, HH-60 Pave Hawk, CH-46 Sea Knight
Small Arms: MP5K Submachine gun, M21 Sniper Rifle, M4 Super 90, M1811 .45 Browning

Air Force
Aircraft: C-130 Hercules, F-15 Eagle, F/A-18 Hornet, MH-6 Little Bird, HH-60 Pave Hawk, CH-46 Sea Knight
Small Arms: M4 SOPMOD, MP5K Submachine gun, M21 Sniper Rifle, M4 Super 90, M1811 .45 Browning
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