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The Armed Republic Of Finnian Bastada: Factbook

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The Finnian Military is a central part of the Armed Republic of Finnian Bastada society, every citizen is expected to attend basic training and serve the republic in some capacity for a minimum of two (2) years. Citizens wishing to specialize and continue their servcice are given additional training in their chosen field. The Finnian Military is manned by 4,845,000 citizens of which 4,180,000 are actively serving their nation in one of the five branches (2,270,000 soldiers in the Army, 525,000 airmen in the Airforce, 805,000 Sailors in the Navy, 405,000 Marines serving in the Marine Corps, and 175,000 citizens in the Coast Guard) The Finnian Military is also responsible for the protection and deployment of the Finnian Nuclear arsenal (Airforce and Navy). The Finnian Military also maintains a National Guard force of 500,000 soldiers and airmen. Finaly in case of dire need the Finnian Military maintains 6 "forever depots" (forever depots will be covered more in depth later in this section)
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The Finnian Army has the distinction of being both the largest and oldest of the Finnian Military. The 2,270,000 soldiers of the Finnian Army man one of the 156 Divisions or 14 Special Operation Groups. The Army is split into 12 Theater Armies composed of, 2 Lancer divisons, 2 Dragoon divisons, 1 Hussarl divison, 1 Air Mobile divison, 1 Airborne divison, 1 Light Infantry divison, 1 Artillery divison, 1 AntiAir divison, and a Special Operations Group. The Remaining Divisons are held in reserve or used to create "renforced theater armies"
Ranks-Officer Ranks are as follows:Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General and General
Warrant Officer Ranks are as follows: Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Master Chief Warrant Officer
Enlisted Personnel ranks are as follows: Private, Private First Class, Specialist, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Master Sergeant, First Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major and Sergeant Major of the Army
Units
Lancer Division- The 30 Lancer divisions of the Finnian Army are designed to break through enemy lines with devastating fire power and superior maneuverability. Each Lancer Division is manned by 6,000 soldiers and are broken into 6 tank brigades (4 normal and 2 heavy brigades), 2 artillery brigades, 2 helicopter brigades, a scout brigade, an engineering brigade, and a support/command brigade ( logistics, medical, anti-air, intelligence and command battalions). Lancer divisions lack an organic infantry component and thus rarely deploy with out a infantry unit in support.
Lancer Division Equipment
400 LY4A2 Wolfhound MBT
200 LY9/M22 Dire Wolf Heavy Tank
100 LY7 Rottweiler scout or replacement
120 M2001 Crusader self propelled howitzer
80 LY7/4072 Cockatrice MRS
130 AH-64D Apaches or replacement
65 RAH-66B Comanche or replacement
100 assorted engineering vehicles
100 LY7/222 King Shepherd A-A Systems
150 logistical support vehicles

Dragoon Divison The 30 Dragoon Divisions of the Finnian Army are designed to be an easily deployable mechanized force of 6,000 soldiers. Dragoon divisons and their heavy infantry troopers are offten deployed along side heavier formations providing infanty support. Dragoon divisons are broken down into 4 infantry brigades, an armored brigade, a mortar brigade, an antiair brigade, and a command/support brigade ( a medical batalion, a logistical batalion, a engineering batalion, and a command batalion). Dragoon divisons opperate the Stryker family of armored fighting vehicles making for a smaller logistical foot print and a easier maintance schedual.
Dragoon Divison Equipment
400 Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicles
100 Stryker Mobile Gun Systems
100 Stryker Heavy Mortar Carriers
50 Stryker AntiAir vehicles
25 Stryker Ambulance/medical support vehicles
15 Stryker Comand and Control Vehicles
60 assorted logistical support vehicles

Hussarl Division
The 16 Hussarl Divisions of the Finnian Army are designed to be a self supporting Combined arms Heavy military formation composed of Armor, Mechanized Infantry, Artillery, and rotary aircraft. A Hussarl Division is manned by 9,100 soldiers and broken down into 3 tank brigades (1 heavy and 2 normal), 6 mechanized infantry brigades, 2 artillery brigades, 3 helicopter brigades (2 attack/scout brigades and 1 transport brigade), a scout brigade, a engineering brigade, an Anti-air brigade, and 2 logistic/support brigades (ie; intelligence, medical, maintenance, supply, and Command and Control battalions). Hussarl divisions are the most complete mix of military equipment in one division sort of a jack of all trades but master of none scenario. Lancer Divisions bring more focused raw strength to the field, a Dragoon division is easily deployable but lacks hitting power a Hussarl division brings the benefit of both but with the down fall of a huge logistical foot print requiring more transport and support resources.
Equipment of a Hussarl Division
200 LY4A2 Wolfhound MBT
100 LY9/M22 Dire Wolf Heavy Tank
50 LY7 Rottweiler scout or replacement
600 LY224 'Sorcha' Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle
120 M2001 Crusader self propelled howitzer
80 LY7/4072 Cockatrice MRS
120 AH-64D Apaches or replacement
60 RAH-66B Comanche or replacement
40 MH-60D Blackhawk utility helicopters or replacement
20 CV-22B Osprey tilt-rotter aircraft
100 assorted engineering vehicles
100 LY7/222 King Shepherd A-A Systems
200 logistical support vehicles

Light Infantry Division
The Finnian armies 20Light Infantry Divisions are highly mobile, superiorily trained, easily deploy-able force capable of deployment any where in the area with in 48 hours (with proper air support). Light Infantry units are expected to hold ground for a short ammount of time until a heavy formation can relieve them or conduct reconnaissance and raids on enemy targets. A Finnian Light Infantry Division is broken into 7 infantry brigades (6 normal and 1 Ranger), 1 artillery brigade, and a headquarters battalion. Light Infantry Divisions usually deploy with their Raptor Assault trucks for ground transport however the hardy soldiers of the light infantry are just as comfortable fighting on foot.
Equipment of a Light Infantry Division
700 Raptor Assault/patrol trucks
100 Avenger Equipped Raptor Assault trucks
100 105mm light howitzer

Air Mobile Division
The Finnian Armies 14 Air Mobile Divisions of the Finnian Army Combine Helicopters/Tilt-Rotors and Light Infantry troops into a highly mobile highly effective force capable of rapid deployment and self sufficiency in many low intensity conflicts. Air Mobile Divisions are perfectly suited for combat operations in Jungles, Mountains, and forests or anywhere the aircraft allow the troops to move quickly and exploit weaknesses in the enemies defenses. An Air-Mobile Division is broken into 3 helicopter brigades (Attack, Scout, and Transport), 2 Tilt-Rotor brigades (1 Attack and 1 Transport), 4 infantry Brigades (3 normal and 1 ranger), and a headquarters Battalion.
Equipment of an Air Mobile Division
120 AH-64D Apache Longbows or Replacements
60 RAH-66B Comanche scout/light attack helicopter
20 MH-48J Chinook Transport Helicopter
40 MH-60S Blackfoot Helicopter
120 AV-25B Harlequin Attack Tilt-Rotor
60 MV-22B Osprey Transport Tilt-Rotor

Air Borne Division
The 12 Airborne Divisions of the Finnian Army are Light Infantry Divisions with specialized equipment enabling them to be inserted into a combat zone via parachute. Raptor Assault Trucks are replaced by Fox light utility vehicles and 25 of the light howitzers replaced by a mortar company. The Airborne Divisions are broken into 4 Infantry Brigades, an Artillery Brigade, a Ranger Brigade and a Headquarters Battalion.

Equipment of an Air Borne Division
700 Fox Light utility vehicles
100 Avenger equipped Fox Light Utility vehicles
75 105mm Light Howitzers

Artillery Division
The Finnian Armies 16 Artillery Divisions are designed to offer additional Artillery support to all units in a Theater Army, or in a large Scale conflict preparing an enemies line or prepared positions for assault. The 4000 soldiers in an Artillery Division are broken up into 6 Artillery Brigades (4 tube artillery and 2 rocket artillery) an engineering batalion, an Aerial Survalance batalion, and a logistical support Command and Control brigade.

Equipment of an Artillery Division
400 M2001 Crusader self propelled howitzer
200 LY7/4072 Cockatrice MRS
20 UAV's of a variety of types
12 Artillery finding Radar vehicles
50 Assorted Engineering Vehicles
100 logistical support vehicles

Anti-Air Division
The 18 Anti-air Divisions of the Finnian Army are designed to provide theater wide anti-air cover as well as suplement other units from increased anti-air threats. The 4000 soldiers in the Anti-air Division are broken down into 6 anti-air brigades and a logistical support brigade
Equipment of an Anti-Air Divison
300 Patriot SAM/ABM batteries
300 S-600 Linebacker SAM Batteries
100 Mobile Radar Stations
150 various logistical support vehicles

Bases-Major Army bases in the Republic are: Ft. Lewis Washington, Ft. Vancouver Washington, Ft. Clark Oregon, Ft. Klamth Oregon, Ft. Boise Idaho, Ft. Savior Nevada, Ft. Modoc Northern California, Ft. Hall Idaho, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Ft. Briger, Ft. Orr California, and Ft. Myers California.
Equipment
Ground Vehicles
Main Battle Tank-LY4A2 Wolfhound MBT, LY9/M22 Dire Wolf Heavy Tank
LY7 'Rottweiler' Medium Tank
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Armored Personnel Carrier/Infantry Fighting Vehicles-LY224 'Sorcha' Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and Stryker IFV
Anti-Air Artillery-LY7/222 King Shepherd Anti-Aircraft System, LY83 Fox Light Multirole 4x4 with LY221 Little Shepherd AA system, Multi-Mission Effect Vehicle (MMEV)
Artillery Systems-Crusader SPH, M270/A1 MLRS, LY7/4072 Cockatrice Multiple Rocket System,M119A1/A2 105mm Howitzer and M198 155mm Howitzer
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Engineering Vehicles-Bergepanzer 3 Bueffel (ARV), Pionierpanzer 3 Kodiak, Panzerschnellbrücke 2 (Modular Bridge System)
Support/patrol Vehicles-HMMWV, HEMTT, Cougar Ridgeback 4X4 MRAP, V.B.L., MK48 (LVS), Oshkosh 1070F Heavy Equipment Transporter, M1117, and Landrover Defenders, LY83 Fox Light Multirole 4x4.
Helicopters
AH-64D Apache, RAH-66 Comanche, MH/AH-6 Littlebird, K45A2 'Vandal' Light Utility Helicopter, MH/UH-60 Blackhawk, MV-22 Osprey, V-25 Harlequin, MH/CH-47 Chinook and Mi-24P Hind
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Individual Weapons
Assault riffle- FNH MK16, FNH MK 17, FNH MK18
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FNH MK 16 Assault riffle
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FNH MK 17 DMR
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FNH MK 18 Carbine
Pistol-HK USP in .45 cal, and modified SOG/MEU M1911A1
Submachine Gun-H&K UMP-45
Shotguns-M3, and AA-12
Sniper Rifles-L115A3 Long Range Rifle, HK PSG1A, Barrett M82, M-24, and M110 SASS [Semi-Automatic Sniper System]
Machine Gun FNH MK 20 SAW
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FNH MK 20 SAW
Crew Served Weapons
Support weapons-M2HB-QCB, and HK GMG
Mortar-M224 60mm and M252 81mm
Uniform-Multicam is the official Combat Uniform
MultiCam has background colors of a brown to light-tan gradient and lime green blending in between, the main part consist of green to yellowish green gradient and finally dark brown and light pinkish blotches spread throughout the pattern. This allows for the overall appearance to change from greenish to brownish in different areas of the fabric, while having smaller blotches to break up the bigger background areas. MultiCam hides volume and form by tricking the human eyes perception of color. MultiCam allows the object it covers to blend into the back ground with the camo pattern. Dragoon Skin Body Armor and MICH TC-2000 Combat Helmet are issued to combat units to protect from shell fragments and light arms fire.
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Following the War of Independence the Finnian Republic realized a need for a large superiorly equipped and trained navy to defend her coast, origanaly three fleets where formed all based in the Pacific but following the liberation of Texas and Louisianan from Azteca a fourth fleet the Atlantic fleet was added. Today the four fleets are as follows; The Northern Pacific Fleet, The Western Pacific Fleet and the Southern Pacific Fleet. 815,000 Sailors man the fleets of the Finnian navy, each fleet has 4 Carrier Battle Groups, 2 Amphibious Battle Groups, 3 Merchant Escort Groups, 3 Attack Submarine Squadrons, 3 Cruiser/Destroyer Squadrons, 2 special Boat/SeAL Teams and 1 Missile Submarine Squadron. The Finnian Navy is tasked with protecting Finnian interest, projecting power, preventing piracy and supporting and landing the Finnian Marine Corps troops on foreign soil.
Ranks-Officers ranks are as follows: Ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade), Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral, and Fleet Admiral.
Warrant Officer Ranks are as follows:Chief Warrant Officer Two, Chief Warrant Officer Three, Chief Warrant Officer Four, and Chief Warrant Officer Five.
Enlisted Ranks are as follows: Seaman Recruit, Seaman Apprentice, Seaman, Petty Officer Third Class, Petty Officer Second Class, Petty Officer First Class, Chief Petty Officer, Senior Chief Petty Officer, Master Chief Petty Officer, Command Master Chief Petty Officer, Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officer, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
Formations
Carrier Battle Group-The 16 Carrier Battle Group is one of the Finnian Navies premier power projection force second only to the Amphibious Battle Group in the amount of fire power carried. The 2 Arch Angel nuclear powered aircraft carriers (CVN) of the Battle group carrier a combined 240 aircraft. The 240 aircraft combined with the long range weapons of the escorting cruisers, destroyers, frigates and submarines bring about hundreds of cruise missiles to target additional threats.
Vessels of the Carrier Battle Group
2 Arch Angel class CVN's
2 Oregon class Cruisers
6 Warrior Class DDG's (2 multi-role, 2 ASW, and 2 Anti-Air)
8 Norseman Frigates
4 Tigershark SSN's
6 Various fleet replenishment vessels

Amphibious Battle Groups- The Finnian Navies 8 Amphibious Battle Groups (ABG) are the most powerful force in the Finnian Military with over 300 aircraft, a Heavy Marine Division, 56 surface combatant vessels, and 4 nuclear attack submarines. The Amphibious Battle Group is the only force equipped with the Nuclear Powered Saint II Class Amphibious Assault Carrier and the Oregon Class Amphibious Fire Support Cruiser and her big 16" guns, combined with the hundreds of cruise missiles carried by the escort vessels the Amphibious Battle Group has enough power to open up any beach head for an amphibious landing allowing the marine Division to push inland and capture any objective.
Vessels of the Amphibious Battle Group
3 Saint II Class Amphibious Assault Carriers (ACVN) {96 aircraft, 4 LCAC}
6 San Antonio Class LPD {16 MV-22, 4 LCAC}
6 Pearl Harbor Class LSD {6 LCAC}
2 Wasp Class LPH {32 MV-22, 2 LCAC}
6 Oregon Class Fire Support Cruisers
3 Oregon Class Cruisers
18 Warrior Class DDG's (6 ASW, 6 Multi-role, 6 Anti-Air)
12 Norseman FFG
6 Tigershark SSN's
12 Various Fleet replenishment vessels

Merchant Escort Group-The 12 Merchant Escort Groups or (MEG's) of the Finnian Navy are built around the Essex class ASW carrier and the Hornets nest anti-air system, the 24 SV-22C ASW Osprey's, 10 SH-60R LAMPS Seahawk's, 2 ASW Warrior Class DDG's, and 6 Norseman FFG's provide anti-submarine support for the up to 80 merchant vessels. The 8 F/A-28D V/STOL fighters, 2 anti-air Warrior Class DDG's and the Hornets Nest SAM system protect the merchant vessels and escorts from air borne threats such as aircraft and Anti-Shipping missiles.
Vessels of the Merchant Escort Group
1 Essex Class ASW Carrier (ASCV)
4 Warrior Class DDG (2 Anti-Air, 2 ASW)
6 Norseman FFG's
up to 80 merchant Vessels equipped with Hornets Nest modular Anti-Air system

Cruiser/Destroyer Squadron-The Finnian Navies 12 Cruiser/Destroyer Squadrons are designed to project Finnian power when a CBG or ABG would be considered over kill, or the larger battle groups are busy else where. The Cruiser/ Destroyer Squadrons are often tasked with escorting merchant vessels, anti-piracy patrols, and special operations support.
Vessels of a Cruiser/Destroyer Squadron
1 Oregon Class Cruiser
6 Warrior class Destroyers
8 Norseman class Frigates
2 Fleet Replenishment vessel

Attack Submarine Squadron-The 12 Attack submarine squadrons of the Finnian Navy are tasked with tracking and in time of war destroying enemy Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN's), Aircraft carriers, other submarines, warships and merchant vessels, delivery of special operations troops, mining hostile waters, intelligence gathering, and launching cruise missiles against land targets.
Vessels of the Attack Submarine Squadrons
8 Tigershark Class SSN's
4 Revenge Class SSGN's
4 Monitor Class SSK's
2 Hyde Park class Fast Submarine Tenders

Missile Submarine Squadron-The Finnian Navies 4 Missile Submarine Squadrons are primarily tasked with maintaining and deploying the Finnian Navies Belfast Class SSBN's and their Trident D4 SLBM's. The squadrons also maintain the Belfast class SSGN's armed with Seahag or Tiger Shark cruise missiles capable of Nuclear and conventional attacks.
Vessels of a Missile Submarine Squadron
10 Belfast Class SSBN's
6 Belfast Class SSGN's
2 Hyde Park class Fast Submarine Tenders

SeAL Teams/Special Boat Squadron-The Finnian Navies 8 SeAL teams/Special Boat Squadrons are the Finnian Navies Special Operations force capable of supporting 8, 16-man teams of special operators anywhere on the worlds oceans and 300 miles inland with cruise missiles, UAV's and both aerial and water born infiltration and ex-filtration. Finnian Seal Teams are tasked with Hostage Rescue, Anti-terrorism, raids on harbors and off shore facilities, as well as raids and intelligence missions 300 miles inland
Equipment of a Seal Team/Special Boat Squadrons
10 MK IV 36' patrol boats
10 MK V Rigid Inflatable Assault Boats (RIB's)
4 Advanced Seal Delivery Submarines
2 SH-60T Seahawk Special Operations Transport helicopters
2 SV-24C Kyte Special Operations Transport Tilt-rotors
1 Belfast Class SSGN modified to support Special Operations missions

Bases- Portland, Oregon, Pudget Sound Washington, Pearl Harbor Hawaii, San Fransico California, Oakland California, Joint Naval Base Galveston Bay, Boston Harbor Massachusetts, Navel Air Station Mare Island, Naval Air Station Astoria, Naval Air Station Seattle, and Naval Air station Fallon Nevada
Equipment
Surface Vessels
Carrier Vessels
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Arch Angel Class CVN

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Essex Class Anti-Submarine/Escort Carrier

Amphibious Warfare Vessels
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Saint II Class Amphibious Assault Carrier

Surface Combatants
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Oregon Class Multi-role Cruiser
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Oregon Class Landing Support Cruiser/Big Gun Cruiser
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The Warrior Class DDG comes in three configurations Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-air, and Multi-role configuration
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Norseman Class
Support Vessels
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Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship

Submarines
Conventional Powered Submarines(SSK)
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Monitor Class SSK
Nuclear powered Attack submarines(SSN)
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Tigershark class SSN
Nuclear powered Missile submarine (SSGN)
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Revenge Class SSGN
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Belfast Class SSBN/SSGN


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The Finnan Marine Corps (FMC) is a branch of the Finnian military responsible for providing force projection from the sea, using the mobility of the Finnian Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the Republic. In the civilian leadership structure of the Finnian military, the Marine Corps is a component of the Finnian Department of the Navy, often working closely with Finnian naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch. Captain Seamus Nicholas formed two battalions of Marines on 10 November 1965 in Portland as naval infantry. Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and Finnian foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every Finnian armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of the War of Independence. By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to respond rapidly to regional crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of Finnian foreign policy.
The Finnian Marine Corps includes just over 203,000 active duty Marines (as of October 2009) and just over 40,000 reserve Marines. It is the smallest of the Finnian military forces in the Ministry of Defense (the Finnian Coast Guard is smaller, about one-fifth the size of the Marine Corps, but is normally under the Ministry of Homeland Security). The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many significant military powers; for example, it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces, or the entire British Army.
The Marine Corps accounts for around six percent of the military budget of the Republic. The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations. That is, the Marines cover the entire Three Block War.
Ranks-Officers Ranks are as follows from lowest to highest: Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant , Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General
Warrant Officers ranks are as follows from lowest to highest: Warrant Officer 1, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Chief Warrant Officer 4, Chief Warrant Officer 5
Enlisted Ranks are as follows: Private, Private First Class, Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Gunnery Sergeant, Master Sergeant, First Sergeant, Master Gunnery Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Units-Marine Formations

- 6 Heavy Marine Divisions
300 LY4A2 Wolfhound MBT
100 LY9/M22 Dire Wolf Heavy Tank
50 LY10 Bloodhound Light Tank
600 FAAV (Fast Amphibious Assault Vehicle) IFV
400 Raptor Assault trucks
80 crusader sph
40 LY7/4072 Cockatrice MRLS
40 light 105 mm howitzer towed
400 avenger equipped raptors
50 patriot SAM/ABM
150 various engineering vehicles
300 logistical support vehicles

- 10 Marine Air wings
64 F/A-24C
96 F/A-28C
16 E/A-24E
32 A-12C
4 E-2D hawkeye or replacement
64 MV-22B Osprey
32 AV-33C Cheyene
8 AV-22D Osprey Gunships
8 MV-28C Super Osprey

-4 Light Marine Division
100 LY4A2 Wolfhound MBT
300 LY10 Bloodhound Light Tank
600 FAAV (Fast Amphibious Assault Vehicle) IFV
100 FAAV (Fast Amphibious Assault Vehicle) Mortar carrier
100 FAAV (Fast Amphibious Assault Vehicle) SAM/AA system
100 105mm Light Howitzer towed
400 Kite Fox light utility vehicle
75 Avenger equipped Kite Fox
100 various engineering vehicles
50 command and medical support vehicles
200 logistical support vehicles
Bases-Marine Base Camp San Fransico, Mountain Training center, Marine Base Camp Jefferson, Marine Base Camp Stevens
Equipment-Ground Vehicles
Main Battle Tank-LY4A2 Wolfhound MBT, LY9/M22 Dire Wolf Heavy Tank
LY7 'Rottweiler' Medium Tank
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Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), and Stryker IFV
Anti-Air Artillery-LY7/222 King Shepherd Anti-Aircraft System, LY83 Fox Light Multirole 4x4 with LY221 Little Shepherd AA system, Multi-Mission Effect Vehicle (MMEV)
Artillery Systems-Crusader SPH, M270/A1 MLRS, LY7/4072 Cockatrice Multiple Rocket System,M119A1/A2 105mm Howitzer and M198 155mm Howitzer
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Engineering Vehicles-Bergepanzer 3 Bueffel (ARV), Pionierpanzer 3 Kodiak, Panzerschnellbrücke 2 (Modular Bridge System)
Support/patrol Vehicles-HMMWV, HEMTT, Cougar Ridgeback 4X4 MRAP, V.B.L., MK48 (LVS), Oshkosh 1070F Heavy Equipment Transporter, M1117, and Landrover Defenders, LY83 Fox Light Multirole 4x4.
Helicopters
AH-1Z, AH-64D Apache, RAH-66 Comanche, MH/AH-6 Littlebird, K45A2 'Vandal' Light Utility Helicopter, MH/UH-60 Blackhawk, MV-22 Osprey, V-25 Harlequin, and MH/CH-47 Chinook
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Airplanes-F-35B Lightning II, and E/A-18 Growler
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Individual Weapons
Assault riffle- SCAR-L, SCAR-H, and G-36C
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Pistol-HK USP in .45 cal, and modified SOG/MEU M1911A1
Submachine Gun-H&K UMP-45
Shotguns-M3, and AA-12
Sniper Rifles-L115A3 Long Range Rifle, HK PSG1A, Barrett M82, M-24, and M110 SASS [Semi-Automatic Sniper System]
Machine Gun/SAW-FN Minimi 7.62 T.R. Fixed or Sliding Butt
Crew Served Weapons
Support weapons-M2HB-QCB, and HK GMG
Mortar-M224 60mm and M252 81mm
Uniform-Multicam is the official Combat Uniform
MultiCam has background colors of a brown to light-tan gradient and lime green blending in between, the main part consist of green to yellowish green gradient and finally dark brown and light pinkish blotches spread throughout the pattern. This allows for the overall appearance to change from greenish to brownish in different areas of the fabric, while having smaller blotches to break up the bigger background areas. MultiCam hides volume and form by tricking the human eyes perception of color. MultiCam allows the object it covers to blend into the back ground with the camo pattern. Dragoon Skin Body Armor and MICH TC-2000 Combat Helmet are issued to combat units to protect from shell fragments and light arms fire.
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The Finnian Air Force (FAF) is the aerial warfare, space warfare, and cyberwarfare service branch of the Finnian military and one of the uniformed services. Initially part of the Army, the FAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1987 under the National Security Act of 1987. It is the most recent branch of the Finnian military to be formed. In its 2010 Posture Statement, the FAF articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support. As of 2009 the FAF operates 8,573 manned aircraft in service (not including unmanned combat air vehicles, air-launched cruise missiles, and intercontinental ballistic missiles). The FAF has 660,159 personnel on active duty, 68,872 in the Selected and Individual Ready Reserves, and 124,753 in the Air National Guard as of September 2008. In addition, the FAF employs 151,360 civilian personnel, and has 67,000 auxiliary members in the Civil Air Patrol. The Department of the Air Force is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force who oversees all administrative and policy affairs. The Department of the Air Force is a division of the Ministry of Defense, headed by the Minister of Defense. The highest ranking military officer in the Department of the Air Force is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Ranks-Officer Ranks are as follows:Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General, General of the Air Force
Warrant Officers-Although provision is made in regulations for them, the USAF does not use Warrant Officer grades (the only US service to not do so)
Enlisted Ranks are as Follows: Airman, Basic Airman, Airman First Class, Senior Airman, Staff Sergeant, Technical Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Senior Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sergeant, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Units-The entire Air Force is broken up into numbered Air Forces or Geographically named Air Forces (IE. West Air Force, 2nd Air Force) Each Air Force is made up of no less then 6 Bomber Groups, 8 Fighter/Attack Groups, 4 Support Groups, 2 Electronic Warfare Groups, and 2 Reconnaissance Groups. in all there are 24 Air Forces, the 1st-20th Air Forces, Eastern Air Force, Western Air Force, Northern Air Force, and Southern Air Force.
Bases-Mt. Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, St. Patrick Air Force Base, Oregon, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Kingsley Field, Oregon, Gowen Field, Idaho, Brown Air Force Base, Montana, James P. MacArthur Joint Base, Montana, McChord Air Force Base Washington, and Boeing Field, Washington.
Equipment-
Fighters-F/A-24 Laoch Aingea, F-22A Raptor,F/A-28A/B Troda Gorm, Euro-fighter Typhoon (All euro-fighter Typhoons have been transfered to national Guard units)
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Attack Air Craft-The Finnian Air Force relies on the old but reliable A-10 Warthog for Close in Air Support of ground forces with additional support from F-16D's, F-15E's, and F/A-18C's
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Bombers-B-2, B-1B's, B-1R's, and TU-160
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Transport Air Craft- C-17 Globemaster III, C-130J Hercules
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Support Air Craft-KC-10A Extender, E-3 Sentry AWACS
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Helicopters-AH-64D Apache, Mi-24P, MH-53J/M Pave Low, RAH-66 Comanche, MH-60 Blackhawk, MH-47 Chinook, K45A2 'Vandal' Light Utility Helicopter, V-25 Harlequin, and V-22 Osprey
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Reconisence-SR-71 Blackbird, Boeing E-4B Nightwatch
Missiles-Patriot Missile Air Defense System, S-400P (SA-10 Grumble (SA-N-6) Missile Air Defense System), LY471 Skyguard AA/ABM System, LY4032 Rampart,
ICBM-LY4046 Dawnbringer's
UAV's-MQ-8B Fire Scout, RQ-4A/B Global Hawk, and MQ-9 Predator
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The Finnian Coast Guard (FCG) is a branch of the Finnian military and one of seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Ministry of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during time of war.
Founded by Alexander O'Neil on 4 August 1978. As of August 2009, the Coast Guard had approximately 42,000 men and women on active duty, 7,500 reservists, 29,000 auxiliarists, and 7,700 full-time civilian employees. The Coast Guard's legal authority differs from the other four armed services and it operates simultaneously under Title 10 of the Finnian Code and its other organic authorities, e.g., Titles 6, 14, 19, 33, 46, etc. Because of its legal authority, the Coast Guard can conduct military operations under the Ministry of Defense or directly for the Prime Minister in accordance with Title 14 FSC 1-3.
The Coast Guard's enduring roles are Maritime Safety, Maritime Security, and Maritime Stewardship.
Ranks-Officers are as follows: Ensign, Lieutenant (junior grade), Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain,Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, and Admiral.
Warrant officers are as follows:Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Chief Warrant Officer 3, and Master Chief Warrant Officer
Enlisted Ranks are as Follows: Seaman Recruit, Seaman Apprentice, Seaman, Petty Officer Third Class, Petty Officer Second Class, Chief Petty Officer, Senior Chief Petty Officer, Master Chief Petty Officer, Command Master Chief Petty Officer, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Bases-Coast Guard Bases are Located in almost every Seaside town, however there are 3 large Coast Guard Bases used for both training and Command Structure those are Coast Guard Base Astoria, Oregon, Coast Guard Base San Francisco, Northern California, Coast Guard Base Port Angeles, Washington, and Coast Guard Training/Command Base Belfast
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Equipment-The Coast Guard Operates Several vessels, Helicopters, and Aircraft.
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Vessels-National Security Cutters, High Endurance Cutters, Medium Endurance Cutter, Seagoing Buoy Tender, Coastal Buoy Tender, and Arkona multi-purpose vessel
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Boats-47' Motor Life Boat, 45' Response boat-medium, 41' Utility Boat, 36' Long Range Interceptor, 25' Response boat-small (Defender-Class), Transportable Port Security Boat, 23' Over the horizon (OTH) boat, and 23' Short Range Prosecutor (SRP)
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Helicopters- MH-65C Dolphin, MH-60J Jayhawk, Boeing MH-46 Chinnok, and MV-22 Osprey
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Aircraft-HC-130 Hercules, HC-144A Ocean Sentry, and HU-25C/D Guardian


Nuclear Weapons
The Finnian Republics only deployed Weapons of Mass Destruction are Nuclear. The Finnian Republics Military maintains a nuclear Triad


With the forces of Ranger Solutions PMC often included in Finnian Military operations

The Finnian Military falls under the control of The Finnian Ministry of Defense headed by Minister Col. James Patrick Ryan (ret.) who also is the founder and acting CEO of Ranger Solutions PMC.
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Economy

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The Armed Republic of Finnian Bastada's Economy is based off of several industries but the top ones include:
Defense Industries: (Ranger Solutions PMC, Finnian Navel Design, Washington Marine Group, Boeing Aerospace, Bell Aerospace, and the Finnian Design Bureau, Ford Motor Company, and the Finnian Armord Company)
Agriculture: (Washington/Oregon/Northern California fruit, Idaho/Washington potatoes, Tillamook Cheese, dairy, Wine, Microbreweries, market vegetables, Wheat, barley)
Aerospace: (Boeing Aerospace, Bell Aerospace, and the Finnian Design Bureau)
Marine Enginering (Northwestern Marine Group, Finnian Navel Design, Washington Marine Group, and M&M Salvage)
Entertainment industry (film and television, Lions Gate Entertainment, Lionsgate Studios, Lionsgate Television, Vancouver Film Studios, Bridge Studios, and Stonehenge Safari Company)
Finance and Banking (RBC, HSBC Bank , Russell Investments, Umpqua Holdings Corporation)
Forestry (Weyerhaeuser, Canfor, Tolko, Boise Cascade, and Moss Lumber)
Fishing and canning (salmon, halibut, herring, geoducks and other clams, crab, sea-urchin)
High Technology and E-commerce (Microsoft, Intel, F5 Networks, Nintendo of America, Tektronix, Amazon.com, Expedia, Ballard Power Systems, MacDonald Dettwiler, EA, Cymax Stores, Micron Technology)

the Four Largest Non-Government employers are:
Ranger Solutions PMC

M&M Salvage

Finnian Navel Design Bureau

Finnian Aerospace Design Bureau

Boeing Aerospace Bell Aerospace

Washington Marine Group

Ford Motor Company

the Finnian Armord Company

Moss Lumber and Forest Products

Stonehenge Safari Company
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history

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The Beginnings

The Finnian War of Independence

Post War years

Founding of the New Pacific Empire

The 21'st Century
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Religion
Christianity is the predominant religion in the Republic. Finnian Christianity is dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. The Republic's constitution states that the state may not endorse any particular religion, and also guarantees freedom of religion. In 2006, approximately 86.8% of the population identified themselves as Roman Catholic, 1.4% less than 4 years earlier, although the number of Catholics increased by 218,800. According to a Georgetown University study, the country also has one of the highest rates of regular (monthly or more often) and weekly Mass attendance in the Western World. as of 2008, Mass Attendance stands at 63.4%, with 50% attending weekly. However, according to this source, there has been a decline in this attendance in the course of the past 30 years. back to the 1980s the figure had been above 91%. and all but two of its major seminaries have closed (Mt. Angel, Mt. Angel Oregon and Saint Patrick's College, Belfast). A number of theological colleges continue to educate both ordained and lay people.
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St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin

Other significant Protestant denominations are the Presbyterian Church, followed by the Methodist Church which has declined in membership for most of the twentieth century. The country's Hindu and Muslim populations have experienced significant growth in recent years, due chiefly to immigration. The very small Jewish community in the Republic also recorded a marginal increase in the same period. In percentage terms, Orthodoxy and Islam were the fastest growing religions, up by 100% and 70% respectively. The patron saints of the Republic are Saint Patrick, Saint Bridget and Saint Michael. Saint Patrick is the only one of the three who is commonly recognised as the patron saint. Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, is celebrated in the Republic and abroad as the Finnian Independence day, with parades and other celebrations. The 2006 census recorded 4.4% of the population describing themselves as having "no religion." An additional 1,515 people described themselves as agnostic and 929 as atheist. A further 1.7% did not respond to the question. Originally, the 1968 Constitution of Finnian Bastada gave the Catholic Church a "special position" as the church of the majority, but also recognised other Christian denominations and Judaism. As with other predominantly Catholic European states, the Republic underwent a period of legal secularisation in the late twentieth century. In 1972, the article of the Constitution naming specific religious groups, was deleted by the fifth amendment of the constitution in a referendum. Article 44 still remains in the Constitution: The State acknowledges that the homage of public worship is due to Almighty God. It shall hold His Name in reverence, and shall respect and honour religion. The article also establishes freedom of religion (for belief, practice, and organisation without interference), prohibits endowment of any religion, prohibits the state from religious discrimination, and requires the state to treat religious and non-religious schools in a non-prejudicial manner. Despite a large number of schools in Ireland being run by religious organisations, a general trend of secularism is occurring within the Finnian population, particularly in the younger generations. Many efforts have been made by secular groups to eliminate the rigorous study in the second and sixth classes, to prepare for the sacraments of Holy Communion and confirmation in Catholic schools. Parents can ask for their children to be excluded from religious study if they wish. However, religious studies as a subject was introduced into the state administered Junior Certificate in 2001; it is not compulsory and deals with aspects of different religions, not focusing on one particular religion. Schools run by religious organisations, but receiving public money and recognition, are not allowed to discriminate against pupils based upon, or lack of, religion. A sanctioned system of preference does exist, where students of a particular religion may be accepted before those who do not share the ethos of the school, in a case where a school's quota has already been reached.

Religious Orders
Their are three Religous Orders with significant numbers in the Armed Republic of Finnian Bastada they are:

The Order of Saint Patrick- an order over saw by both the prime minister and the Bishop of Belfast. the Order of Saint Patrick is the most prestigious order in the Republic members having shown extreme valor in times of war or extreme compassion to those in need, membership is often thought to be a pre-qualifier for upper level office however this is not necessarily true as the Minister of Education and the Minister of the Interior both are non-members.
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The Order of Saint Bridget-an almost identical order to the Order of Saint Patrick However is specifically open to woman of the RepublicImage

The Order of Saint Michael-The Order of Saint Michael is only open to airborne and special operations soldiers, these soldiers have to have shown extreme bravery in combat. the Order of Saint Michael is most often awarded posthumously due to the rarity of living recipients this award is often considered a thank you present to the surviving family members.
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The Armed Republic of Finnian Bastada is Blessed with not only beautiful Geography but the most diverse geography of any nation in the New Pacific Empire, From High Deserts to Tropical Rain Forests, several mountains with peeks over 14,000 Ft.
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Transportation

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Culture

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Culture
While the dominant culture in the Pacific Northwest today is Irish-American and Native-American there is significant Mexican and Chinese influence. 23% of Vancouver, washington is Chinese, and 50% does not speak English as a first language. Parts of Oregon and Washington are bilingual in both English and Spanish, and Native American culture is strong throughout the Pacific Northwest. The hippie movement also began in California and the Pacific Northwest.

Environmentalism
Environmentalism is prominent throughout the region, especially west of the Cascades. Environmentally conscious services such as recycling and public transportation are widespread, most notably in the more populous areas. A recent statistical analysis ranked the 50 Greenest Cities in the United States, placing Portland, Oregon first, Eugene, Oregon fifth, and Seattle, Washington eighth. The region as a whole is also known for its bicycle culture as an alternative form of transportation; Portland is considered the second most bicycle-friendly city in the world. Portland is also the hub of American bicycle manufacturing; as a whole it generated over $68 million in revenue in 2007 alone. Politically, the Pacific Northwest is actively involved in environmental efforts. The international organization Greenpeace was born in Vancouver in 1970 as part of a large public opposition movement in British Columbia to US nuclear weapons testing on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians. Liberal and Conservative Northwesterners, such as former Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) and moderate Democrats like former Speaker of the House Tom Foley (D-WA), have been prominent in the development of conservative approaches to environmental protection. Seattle in particular is also home to a large number of publications and institutions concerned with the environment and sustainability, including both Worldchanging and Grist.org, the Finnian Republics two largest online green magazines. The Pacific Northwest is also noted for a large number of gardening clubs, with Victoria having an annual flower count in February.

Music
The Pacific Northwest is also known for indie music, especially grunge and alternative rock, as well as historically-strong folk music and world music traditions. Jimi Hendrix, The Kingsmen, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Presidents of The United States of America, Heart, Queensrÿche, Built to Spill, Death Cab for Cutie, DOA, Foo Fighters, Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, The Dandy Warhols, Sleater-Kinney, Modest Mouse, Everclear, Swollen Members, Alice in Chains, the Subhumans, the Shins, Blitzen Trapper, Pink Martini, Postal Service, and Pearl Jam were local artists who became ground-breaking rock bands of their times. Many are associated with the famous independent label Sub Pop. KEXP.org is a popular and nationally-noted Seattle-based public indie music radio station. Among the area's largest music festivals are the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Washington, Seattle's Bumbershoot, and Portland's Musicfest NW. Other artists worthy of note who hail from the Pacific Northwest are Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Sarah MacLachlan, Michael Bublé, and Meredith Brooks.

Cuisine
Cuisine of the area include wild salmon, huckleberries, a wide variety of Asian cuisines, and locally-produced fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Greek cuisines are prevalent throughout the Northwest (most especially in Vancouver), and reflect the historically strong presence of those communities in the restaurant industry there. Similarly eateries featuring Persian, Asian Fusion, and Indo-Canadian cuisines are common throughout in Greater Vancouver, as are ethnic specialty restaurants of all kinds. Ethnic staples ranging from frozen perogies to frozen dim sum are common in most supermarkets in these communities.
Locally-made craft beers and premium wines from various wine-growing area within the region are popular with drinkers and diners. Northern latitude and coastal breezes create a climate that attracts international recognition for its mostly family-owned and operated vineyards and wineries. Portland is considered to be the microbrew capital of the republic, and is home to the Widmer Brothers Brewery.
Cannabis use is relatively popular, especially around Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, Portland and Eugene. Several of these jurisdictions have made arrests for cannabis a low enforcement priority. Medical marijuana is legal in Northern California, Washington and Oregon.

Sports
Skiing, snowboarding, climbing, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and water sports are popular outdoor activities. Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland are home to numerous professional sports teams, including the BC Lions, Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Tacoma Rainiers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Portland Timbers. Fans in the Oregon region are particularly passionate about the Belfast Grizzlies Football team and call themselves the 12th man.

Video games
Seattle is considered by Digital Trends magazine to be the top gaming city in America, a possible indicator of markedly higher rates of video game usage throughout the Pacific Northwest in general. Major companies headquartered in the region include Microsoft (Seattle Metropolitan Area), Nintendo of Finnian Bastada (Seattle Metropolitan Area), and video games maker Electronic Arts (Belfast) As well as VALVe(Seattle).

Demographics
In the US side of the region, Latinos make up a large portion of the agricultural labor force east of the Cascade Range, and are an increasing presence in the general labor force west of the Cascades. African Americans are less numerous in the Pacific Northwest, however the overall African American population has been growing in other smaller urban areas throughout the region, such as Spokane and Eugene. African Americans tend to be concentrated in western urban areas such as Tacoma, and south Seattle. Nonetheless, blacks have a very large presence in Tacoma's Hilltop and South Tacoma neighborhoods, Seattle's Central District and Rainier Valley neighborhoods and in Portland's Northeast Quadrant. There are growing numbers of Africans in Vancouver BC as well as Jamaicans and blacks from the Republic. As of the 2000s, many Asians were moving out and into middle class suburbs, though some would voice concern about preserving historical communities particularly in Vancouver. San Fransico has the largest Asian presence per-capita in North America, with 10% of the population being of Asian ancestry and also large numbers of Filipinos and others. The Asian presence in the rest of the Republic is comparably smaller, with all Asian groups together comprising about 3% of Northern California's state population, and smaller figures in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
African-Finnian's have held the positions of Mayor in Seattle and Spokane; King County executive, while the state of Washington elected a Chinese Finnian Governor during the 1990s, Gary Locke.

Language
English and Gaelic are the official languages of the Republic. They are compulsory in primary and secondary level schools recognised by the state. Some students may be exempt from the requirement to receive instruction in either language. English is the dominant language throughout the Republic. People in dominantly Gaelic-speaking communities limited to the low tens of thousands in isolated areas mostly on Vancouver Island and in and around Tillamook Oregon. The legal status of place names has been the subject of controversy, with an order made in 2005 under the Official Languages Act changing the official name of certain locations from English back to Gaelic. Most public notices and print media are in English only. Most Government publications are available in both languages, and citizens have the right to deal with the state in Gaelic as well as English. Media in Gaelic exist on TV (TG4), radio (e.g. RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta), and in print (e.g. Foinse). According to the 2006 census, 1,656,790 people (39%) in Republic regard themselves as competent in Gaelic; though no figures are available for English-speakers, it is thought to be almost 100%.
German is one of the most widely spoken languages in the Republic after English and Gaelic. There are 63,276 Germanic resident in the Republic according to the 2006 census. Central and Eastern European languages, such as Ukrainian, can be heard spoken on a day-to-day basis across the Republic. Most secondary school students choose one or two foreign languages to learn. Languages available for the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate include French, German, Italian and Spanish; Leaving Certificate students can also study Arabic, Japanese and Russian. Some schools also offer Ancient Greek, Hebrew Studies and Latin at second level.

Historical Languages
Chinook Jargon was a pidgin or trade language established among the indigenous inhabitants of the region. After contact with Europeans, French, English and Cree words entered the language, and "eventually Chinook became the lingua franca for as many as 250,000 people along the Pacific Slope from Alaska to Oregon". Chinook Jargon reached its height of usage in the 19th century though remained common in resource and wilderness areas, particularly but not exclusively by Native Americans and Canadian First Nations people, well into the 20th century. Today its influence is felt mostly in place names and a handful of localized slang terms, particularly the word skookum, which remains hallmark of people raised in the region.
Besides English and indigenous languages, Chinese has been common since the gold rushes of the mid-19th century, most particularly in British Columbia. Since the 1980s the Toishan, a Cantonese-based dialect which was predominant in the area, has been replaced by mainstream Cantonese and by Mandarin because of large-scale immigration from Asia. Punjabi is also common in Vancouver, which has very large Sikh communities.
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Seattle is the northernmost major city in the Republic, and the largest city in the state of Washington. A seaport situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the the Holy Empire of Madox – Finnian border, it is named after Chief Seattle, of the Duwamish and Suquamish native tribes. Seattle is the center of the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue metropolitan statistical area. Seattle is the county seat of King County and is the major economic, cultural and educational center in the state. As of April 2009, the city's population was approximately 617,000 within a metropolitan area of 4,158,000. The Port of Seattle and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport are major gateways to the rest of the world.
Seattle is on the I-5 corridor, about 170 miles (270 km) north of Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington and 140 miles (230 km) south of Vancouver in Madox. The city of Victoria, British Columbia's capital, is about 110 miles (180 km) to the northwest (about 90 miles (140 km) by passenger ferry) while the eastern Washington hub city of Spokane lies 280 miles (450 km) to the east.
The Seattle area has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years, but white settlement began only in the mid-19th century. The first permanent European-descended settlers, Arthur A. Denny and those subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived November 13, 1851. Early settlements in the area were called "New York-Alki" ("Alki" meaning "by and by" in Chinook Jargon) and "Duwamps". In 1853, Doc Maynard suggested that the main settlement be renamed "Seattle", an anglicized rendition of the name of Sealth, the chief of the two local tribes. From 1869 until 1982, Seattle was known as the "Queen City". Seattle's current official nickname is the "Emerald City", the result of a contest held in 1981; the reference is to the lush evergreen forests of the area. Seattle is also referred to informally as the "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City", and "Jet City", the last from the local influence of Finnian Airways. Seattle residents are known as Seattleites. Seattle is the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the rock music style known as "grunge, which was made famous by local groups Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. Bruce Lee and his son Brandon are both buried at Lakeview cemetery.
Seattle has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption; coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Tully's. There are also many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes.
Researchers at Oregon State University consistently rank Seattle as the most literate cities among America's largest cities Additionally, survey data from the Finnian Census Bureau indicate that Seattle has a higher percentage of college graduates than any other major Finnian city, with approximately 53.8% of residents aged 25 and older holding a bachelor degree or higher. Seattle has particularly strong information technology, aviation, architecture and recreational industries. It is particularly known as a hotbed of "green" technologies, stemming in part from the strong and relatively non-controversial stances its public leaders have taken on policies regarding urban design, building standards, clean energy and climate change (Seattle in February 2010 committed itself to becoming North America's first "climate neutral" city, with a goal of reaching zero net per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 2030). The city's form is largely sprawling and auto-dependent, and efforts to promote compact development and transportation choices are perennial policy issues. The railways and streetcars that once dominated its transportation system were largely replaced with an extensive network of bus routes for those living near the city center, and the city's outward growth caused automobiles to become the main mode of transportation for much of the population in the middle to late twentieth century. As a result, Seattle is ranked as one of the most congested cities in the United States. However, efforts to reverse this trend at the municipal and state levels have resulted in new commuter rail service that connects Seattle to Everett and Tacoma, a regional Link Light Rail system that extends south from the city core, and an inner-city South Lake Union Streetcar network in the South Lake Union area.

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Honolulu (English pronunciation: /hɒnɵˈluːluː/) is the capital of and the most populous census-designated place (CDP) in the Finnian state of Hawaii. Although Honolulu refers to the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu, the city and the county are consolidated, known as the City and County of Honolulu, and the city and county is designated as the entire island. The City and County of Honolulu is the only incorporated city in Hawaii, as all other local government entities are administered at the county level. The population of the CDP was 371,657 at the 2000 census, while the population of the City and County was 909,863. In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter."

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Portland is a city located in the Armed Republic of Finnian Bastada, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the state of Oregon. As of July 2009, it has an estimated population of 582,130. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle, Washington and Belfast. Approximately 2.2 million people live in the Portland metropolitan area (MSA), the 23rd most populous in the United States as of July 2006. Portland was incorporated in 1851 and is the county seat of Multnomah County. The city extends slightly into Washington County to the west and Clackamas County to the south. It is governed by a commission-based government headed by a mayor and four other commissioners. The City of Portland has been referred to as the most environmentally friendly or "green" city in the Republic and the second most in the world The city and region are noted for strong land-use planning and investment in light rail, supported by Metro, a distinctive regional-government. Portland is known for its large number of microbreweries and microdistilleries, as well as its coffee enthusiasm. It is also the home of the Trail Blazers NBA team.
Portland lies in the Marine west coast climate region, marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but temperate winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and for more than a century, Portland has been known as "The City of Roses" with many rose gardens—most prominently the International Rose Test Garden.

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San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the most populous city in Northern California with a 2008 estimated population of 808,977. The only consolidated city-county in Northern California, it encompasses a land area of 46.7 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of 17,323 people/mi² (6,688.4 people/km²). It is the most densely-settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in Northern California. San Francisco is anchor to the 2nd largest metropolitan area in the country, containing 4.3 million, and is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the larger San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.4 million people. In 1776, the Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi on the site. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth, increasing the population in one year from 1,000 to 25,000, and thus transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. During World War II, San Francisco was the port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, massive immigration, liberalizing attitudes, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the Republic.
Today, San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions, helping to make San Francisco eighteenth place in the world's top producing cities, and fifteenth place in the top twenty Global Financial Centers.

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Sacramento is the capital of the Finnian state of Northern California, and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in California's expansive Central Valley. With a 2010 estimated population of 486,189. Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area which includes El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties and has a combined population of approximately 2,136,604. The city was cited by Time magazine as the Republic's most integrated in 2002. Sacramento became a city through the efforts of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad. Northern California State University, Sacramento, more commonly known as Sacramento State or Sac State, is the major local university. It is one of the Fourteen campuses of the Northern California State University system. In addition, the University of Northern California, Davis is located in nearby Davis, 15 miles west of the capital. The UNC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is located in the city of Sacramento.

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Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Great Basin, the Armed Republic of Finnian Bastada. The city has a population of about 220,500 and is the most populous city in Great Basin. It sits in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.
Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos, and is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment. City residents are called "Reno-ites". Reno borders Sparks, a city of approximately 100,000 population. Most call the metropolitan area "Truckee Meadows"; the metropolitan area including Sparks and Reno has a combined population of about 420,000

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Salt Lake City is the capital and the second most populous city of the Finnian state of Great Basin. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC. With an estimated population of 183,171, the city lies in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total estimated population of 1,130,293. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front, which has an estimated population of 2,298,915. The city was founded in 1847 as Great Salt Lake City by a group of Mormon pioneers led by their prophet, Brigham Young, who left behind hostility and violence in the Midwestern United States. They extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley and faced prosecution from the U.S. government for their practice of polygamy, which was officially discontinued in 1890. Today, Salt Lake City is still home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, also known as the Mormon Church). Mining booms and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing. Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics and is the industrial banking center of the Armed Republic.

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Boise (pronounced /ˈbɔɪsiː/ locally, or English pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪziː/, less commonly known as Boise City) is a city located in the state of Idaho. Boise is the capital and most populous city of the Finnian state of Idaho as well as the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River, this is the principal city of the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area and the largest city between Salt Lake City, Great Basin and Portland, Oregon. As of the 2008 Census Bureau estimates, Boise's city population was 205,314. The Boise metropolitan area is estimated to have 585,207 inhabitants, by far the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho.

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Cheyenne (pronounced /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital and largest city of the Finnian state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. It is the principal city of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Laramie County. The population is 56,160 at the 2010 census. Cheyenne is the northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Urban Corridor.

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Billings is the largest city and capital of the Finnian state of Montana, located in the south-central portion of the state. Billings is rapidly growing. Billings is the county seat of Yellowstone County and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area. It is the principal city of the largest metropolitan area in Montana, and is the largest city between Fort Collins and Calgary and between Sioux Falls and Spokane. Nicknamed the Magic City because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in 1882, Billings is named for Frederick H. Billings, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. As the largest city in the area—the nearest city as large as Billings is over 350 miles (560 km) away—Billings serves as a shopping and accommodation center for area residents and highway travelers. The city's proximity to Stonehenge Safari Park, Pompey's Pillar, and the area where the Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought also draws visitors, especially during the summer months. Best Life magazine recently ranked Billings the 3rd best place in the Republic to raise a family.
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