Country name- North Western Coalition.
Background of country- The North western Coalition is a country that separated from Canada at the climax of the Canadian American War. The Oil and Lumber giants took advantage of their wealth and separated from Canada, using privately bought men and arms to secure part of Wester Canada. The Canadians were in the midst of a massive war and rather than fighting two fronts acknowledged the NWC as a sovereign state. The NWC fought in the Canadian American war for a while until they finally pulled out, fearing repercussions of the war. Eventually the NWC grew more independent, and despite claiming it was all for peace the NWC produced some of the most advanced weapons in the world at the time. This lead to public outrage, and from there the eventual replacement of the president.
Location- North West of North America, above US beside Canada.
Area (comparative)- Moderate
Maritime Claims- 300Km offshore.
Climate- Hot to Mild Summers, Dense Snow Cold Winters, Rainey.
Terrain- Grassland, Mountainous, Dense Forest, Temperate Rain Forest.
Natural Resources- Several Lakes, Massive Oil Supply, Large Natural Gas Deposits, Massive Cattle Business, Large Scale Agriculture, Massive Forestry, Large Fishing Industry, Iron Deposits, Titanium Deposits.
Natural Hazards- Possible Extreme Winters, Desert to South Alberta, Avalanches on Mountains.
Population- 10.3 Million (Rose in 5 Years)
Major cities by population- Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Kelowna, Abbotsford.
Nationality (example: Chinese, American, Turkish)- North Western/ Western Canadian.
Religion (19% Muslim? 25% Catholic?)- Protestant 38% 24% No Religion.
Government Type (capitalism is NOT a government type)- Republic (Corrupt.)
States/Provinces- 2: Alberta Region, British Columbia Region.
Flag or Flag Description- ( I had this, then I lost it) Description: Oil derrick with Trees growing around it and a river flowing at the bottom, light green background/blue sky.
Military Branches- NWAF(North Western Air Force) NWA(North Western Army) NWN(North Western Navy)
Main Battle Tank- NW-871( Forgot Original Name) 120MM Smooth Bore Barrel 12 Inch Composite Ceramic Hybrid Sloped Armor with added Reactive Armor. Fires APFSDS Tungsten Rounds as well as HEAT rounds.
Standard Issue Weapon- LFH-55(Forgot Original Name) Fires 7.62X51MM rounds.
Uniform Color/Pattern- Varying Colours of Splinter Cammo or straight black.
Military Service Age and Requirements- 17 To enlist and 1 year wait period to pull out when draft is not in effect.
Manpower- 810,000 Men
Naval Size- 133 Frigates 128 Cruisers 43 Destroyers 34 Dreadnoughts 27 Battleships 5 Aircraft Carriers
Air Force Size (if applicable)- 312 GH-1 Hunter Killer Jets, 382 NW-2 Attack Helicopters, 586 Low Cost GH-2 Killers, 348 Assorted helicopters.
It has been since time immemorial that man has looked to the stars in wonder, so I ask you, how can going to them be anything but an extension of a will older than any of us? It is our very nature to discover, and to lust for knowledge, you accept this but doubt the nobility of working to the stars?
Nation- New England Separatist (USA), currently operating within all six states of New England. While many refer to them as the New England Rebels, or Separatists, many of the locals already see themselves as citizens of the New England Republic ( Which will be the name of the newly formed nation once it succeeds, if it succeeds ).
Leader- Robert Holland, a man born into power and former ( Prior to rebellion ) governor of Rhode Island. Faction Type- As of now, they are separatists/rebels looking to turn New England into it's own independent nation.
The idea behind the rebellion, now led by a man named Robert Holland, former governor of Rhode Island - has always been present. The idea of a free, independent New England lived in the minds of many local citizens ever since the US began declining in the 1940s, following the rebellion of Northern Florida. Though the idea was alive long before Robert Holland, it wasn't until his father, John Holland, brought it forward after becoming governor of Rhode Island, that many others embraced it, cheering him on and almost encouraging him to take action, and declare Rhode Island's independence. The topic was rather delicate at first, but after the US' drastic changes in government, John Holland began expressing his desires for an independent New England publicly, for which he was heavily ridiculed and ultimately disillusioned. His son, Robert Holland, would later become governor of Rhode Island, just as his father had done years ago, bringing his father's wishes for independence with him.
Years later, his father's ( Now his, too ) desire for independence would once again be brought forward - this time with much more support due to the recent events ( Northern Florida and the Philippines' rebellion, and the US' inability to protect it's citizens during the Canadian-American war, as well as it's rapidly declining economy and change in government and politics ). Inspired by the first European settlers and a man named Roger Williams ( who after being banished from Massachusetts Bay for his religious views, settled in Narragansett Bay, a land granted to him by the local tribes. He later renamed the site Providence and declared it a place of religious freedom ), Robert would go on to take the first steps towards an Independent New England, dedicated to Democracy, liberty, and the rule of law, and making the protection of it's citizens his utmost priority, promising to turn New England into a place of peace, freedom, and knowledge.
Using his status of power, Robert's ambition spread into the hearts of many New Englanders, racking up many supporters along the way. Soon, many citizens began expressing their desire for independence, and after sometime, he himself stepped forward, not declaring New England's independence, but making sure the people's voices were heard. Despite this, it seemed most of the US took this as a joke, and it became apparent that Robert would have to turn the voices into booms, and so the rebellion was officially born, and with it, rumors of Canada's support.
(( They have not yet become violent or officially declared their independence. ))
((Look at my Location. I just had no other choice than to...)) ((EDIT: I think I've messed up this... I think I have low chances to enter, so I'd hide the app in spoilers.))
Nation- RUB (Russian Unition Block), operates in the Europian Russian states, mainly in Moscow. Leader - Vasily Kotov Faction Type- Rebels Backstory/Bio- For the long time Russian states were wandering in nothing, trying to get Russia united, but failing because of greediness. At the start of 1970, the RUB appeared on political way. They were formed and held by great patriot known as Vasily Kotov, the citisen of Moscow. The organisation was trying to get popularity in the masses by their ideas of Russian reunion. The Moscow state was affected by the ideas more than other states since the RUB main leaders were located there and had better tools for propoganda.
Soon RUB was getting more and more influence. Many ordinary people were believing in the propaganda of RUB that promised them great future and union of european Russia. Because of this, the leaders of all states but Moscow's declared RUB members out of law and made their buisness nearly impossible. So the leader of RUB had to look wider, to find the new ways to get the resources and support. Vasily believed that the access to the new technology and the science development would help them in this desperate situation and used his resources and influence to gather the most entusiastic minds from all the Russia. RUB started their programme in Moscow, hoping to get the scientifical progress in their hands. Their main development targets were mainly peacefull and were made to make the life of people better, even though RUB's can't do much in their "labaratories".
Vasily also enforced the propaganda in the other states of Russia, hoping for the people in the states to overthrow their leaders and connect to Moscow, regaining the previous force.
Since that, Vasily was still supporting scientifical projects and propaganda, hoping to regain the European Russia as one part and reclaim the Siberia. Vasily remebered the errors of previous generations of leaders in Russia and knew what should he avoid. His biggest plans were to conquer the Europe but now he was advancing the diplomatical releations with European countries and getting their support in some positions. Vasily was using active propoganda in the army to help the upcoming revolution and as of 1975 year he knew that it worked. The revolution was ready to be started....
(You'd be fine and all if you didn't label yourself as an organization - which is defined in this RP as any kind of non-profit aid group or religious institution, or business - and you weren't operating out of Ukrainian controlled Moscow. Should probably add that Moscow and some other state are territories of Turkey and Ukraine...)
(The bit about the leaders of Moscow and Volgograd should probably be changed. At this point they're probably military governors sent in by Turkey and Ukraine. Those two are also kind of protected nations, so I'd rather not have anyone do anything inside their territories (more so Ukraine's because I can get the guy who ran it over here faster) for a few weeks or until they get in to claim them.)
I blame it on historical revisionism. Those crazy Compañía Española de Petróleos were covering their tracks.
It sounds like there is a lot of backstory, so I'll go and do that. I invested my national biography from the Opening Post, I wasn't aware there was much more to it. I'll adapt into the canon where it needs to be.
I know for a fact he sort of just started drilling the Murzuq (as in, 1970/71). But I'm not sure if that was in the middle of the Sahara or not. I was doing some thinking last night and I think it might be in the middle of the desert in the east.
But yeah, there's a lot of information. I know I got a couple things wrong in the OP when I get some of the vets to proof-read it that they pointed out. I'm still sure I forgot the names of the important figures in Persia too...
But, I did shoot Spain a message. Depending on how busy he is I'm hoping he'll be around and hopefully correct anything.