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  1. Expansion: Eurofuhrer

    I have full confidence in your ability to roleplay your expansion, so I have no issues with it. It would be nice to see you become more active once again.
  2. Hi

    Welcome. I just now noticed your posts on the Discord. Your factbook is very well formatted, I liked the list of translations for various countries. Hope to see you stick around.
  3. Federal Herald

    FEDERAL ARMY: Additional Refresher Courses Necessary For Aging Reserves Pictured: Army reservists training with a GW69-1 launcher. Chief of Defense, General James Williamson appeared before the National Tribune on Tuesday to discuss the Federal Army staff's proposal to increase the amount of refresher courses for reservists. Conscripts, upon completing their military service, are moved into the federal reserve pool with their wartime rank-and-file. The length of training varies from 6, 8 and 12 months depending on the individual's assigned branch of service. Presently reservists are expected to attend quindecennial (occurring every 15 years) refresher courses until reaching 50 years of age, but the statistics collected by the Federal Military State Districts show that attendance and willingness to attend refresher courses is at an all time low. The proposal put before the National Tribune suggests issuing welfare sanctions on citizens who do not comply with orders to attend refresher courses as well as fines of up to FRG$900 to offenders. Additionally, the statistics provided by the State Districts' Reserve Office outlined the desperate need for additional funds in the refresher course program's budget: "The quality of training directly correlates with the lack of funding provided to the program's annual budget. We've received numerous complaints over the years about the lack of staff, equipment and organization" -General James Williamson at the National Tribune. Finally, the Federal Army staff proposes more frequent decennial (occurring every 10 years) exercises for those who entered the reserve in the year 2000-onward. The debate on the proposal is scheduled to continue for another six weeks until the deciding vote in April, which can still be vetoed or approved by the Federal Council. -Travis Dice 13 Mar 2018. Federal Herald
  4. A Return

    Welcome back, neighbor.
  5. Federal Herald

    FEDERAL NETWORK LIVE: Federation Day Parade Click the "Play" button above to begin streaming. Watch the Federation Day Parade with our live coverage: all net, all channels. Reporters Travis Dice and Laura Haysworth are on scene with our special LIVE TV crew. You can see the parade schedule on the Federal Armed Forces' official website: faf.gov. -David Fitzgerald 6 Mar 2018. Federal Herald.
  6. Federal Herald

    March 6th, 2018 Federation Day Parade The Guards' Rifle Regiment (right) during the 2008 Federation Day parade. Preparations for the 120th annual Federation Day celebration began earlier last month and the Federal Armed Forces have now released their official schedule for the event. The parade is to take place in Girk Square on the 6th of March, the same day the Federal Council was founded in 1898 following the deposition of the Girkmandian monarchy on New Year's Day by the Republican Army. Participating in the parade will be some 1,670 reservists including 40 military vehicles and 20 aircraft. The honorary Guards' Rifle Regiment will be joined by members of the Federal Veterans' Association, the Federal Ministry of Defense and the Provincial Infantry Company of Girk. Chief of Defense, General James Williamson will be opening the ceremony accompanied by members of Girk City Council and the Speaker of The Tribune, Emily Noon. The parade troops are under the command of Brigadier General Charles Trautman. Aircraft from the 31st Fighter Squadron detached from Kannas Air Command are under the command of Air Marshal Gunther Untenvik. 9:00 - General Williamson opens the parade. The Federal Veterans' Association raises the Federation's flag. 10:00 - Assembly of troops at the square's parade grounds. 10:15 - Brigadier General Trautman inspects the troops. The Federal Veterans' Association's donation drive opens. Audience members can view the standing convoy behind the designated parade grounds. 11:00 - The troops begin their march through Girk Square, Republic Street and Harrison Street. 5 SeT/TA-201 air superiority fighters, 5 SA-21 ground attack aircraft, 4 SAR-26 attack helicopters, 2 SAR-24 gunships and 4 SUR-31 cargo helicopters will be flying over the convoy during the march. 12:00 - The march ends. 13:00-15:00 The Federal Armed Forces hosts an equipment showcase on Federation Street. The Federal Armed Forces warmly welcomes all Girkmandians. Source: faf.gov -Travis Dice 1 Mar 2018. Federal Herald
  7. ATARA Founding Ceremony

    After an exhausting hour of posing for the headlines and getting acquainted with the delegates of other countries over an unforgettable luncheon, the tidal wave of suited men and women flooded to the Conference Hall to take their seats and prepare for the formal signing of the treaty. A graying Gary Truman rose from his seat as the stage summoned his name, followed by complementary applause and flashing cameras. He ascended to the podium with great confidence and made his mark on the treaty with the ceremonial fountain pen. One more firm handshake later the Delegate returned to his seating content with the established state of affairs. Back home this would be a moment of quiet reflection among many viewing the event on TV. Everything and nothing had changed for the small Federal Republic.There was nothing left to do now but look curiously into the future.
  8. To Spear a Pike

    January, 23. 08:00. Girk. The news of the meeting traveled up the convoluted Girkmandian bureaucracy with utmost urgency. A speedy briefing was staged inside of the President's office with the Minister of Defense Victor Heinz, President Gerald Webb and Chief of Defense James Williamson all in attendance. Growing tensions in Argis and abroad made a meeting like this inevitable: total collapse of order in the Hellenic Rus, dawning terrorist groups, @Derthalen's militancy and the recent communist takeover in @Ahrana were the root cause for many furrowed eyebrows among the upper echelon of the state. There was smoke, but no fire. Yet. Consensus regarding the travel plans was reached quickly and the decision to attend was unanimous. Internal support for such a treaty was already practically guaranteed. The public would be sympathetic to the cause of keeping the worldwide status quo while protecting the integrity of Girkmand and its allies. Relations with @Iverica and other ATARA members were better than ever. The opportunity to strengthen those ties further could not be passed. Defense Minister Victor Heinz arrived at Girk International Airport and boarded his scheduled flight to the coastal state of Luwidg from where he would continue to the meeting via helicopter.
  9. Federal Herald

    Crisis in Ahrana - Girkmandian Nationals Being Evacuated, Federal Government Does Not Recognize New Leadership Pictured: President of the Federal Republic, Gerald Webb at the emergency press conference The currently ongoing political turmoil in the Kingdom of Ahrana has prompted the Federal Government to take action. In an extraordinary emergency press conference, the President of the Federal Republic, Gerald Webb, insisted that all Girkmandian nationals in Ahrana follow the Federal Foreign Ministry's instructions on how to safely leave the country and how to contact embassy officials. The Foreign Ministry estimates that there are currently 1,298 Girkmandian nationals in Ahrana. Furthermore, President Webb released the following statement: "The Girkmandian Federal Government publicly and openly condemns the actions perpetrated by the self-proclaimed provisional communist government in Ahrana. The unjust and savage killings of the Ahranian government's head figures is nothing short of an act of terror. We must oppose those who wish to see our freedoms stripped away through brutality and violence in favor of radical ideology whether politically, culturally, racially or religiously motivated. We will continue to support the legitimate authority of the Kingdom of Ahrania's true government-in-exile. All diplomatic relations to the new regime will be cut-off indefinitely. As staunch patriots we remember in our own history how similar groups attempted to divide and destroy our society by spreading their woeful lies of ignorance to further their own pitiful goals. Our hearts and minds are with freedom and liberty loving people everywhere in Ahrana. The people of Girkmand march with you." When asked about possible military action, President Webb stated that: "The security and safety of Girkmandian nationals will be guaranteed, but further action will have to be discussed with the international community as a whole." -Travis Dice 14 Dec 2017. Federal Herald
  10. ATARA Founding Ceremony

    0800h IST | December 12, 2017 Altaria International Airport- Terminal 1, Arrivals Porto Altaria, Iverica With great dignity, Delegate Gary Truman descended down the steps of the Aamotech Virksomhetstråle coated in the distinct grayish blue colors of the Federal Republic of Girkmand, so generously provided by the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Walking behind him were two younger assistants and three sturdy secret service men. The party continued down the red carpet, waving and posing subtle smiles for the press as they made their way to the welcoming ATARA officials at a leisurely pace. Moving on from person to person trading salutations and firm handshakes, Truman eventually pauses in front of Foreign Minister Desdemona Tomas-Morra to accept the ATARA pin on his chest in a symbolic moment for the co-operative. After a short exchange of pleasantries the group moved further on to the photo shoot. Glaring blue ATARA crests shining as the cameras flash, the broad smiles and handshakes of the two representatives became immortalized. Truman has entered the building.
  11. ATARA Application Thread

    Headshot/Passport Photo: Name of Delegate: Gary Truman Brief Background/Delegate Experience: Gary Truman was born on February 9th, 1959 to a working class family living in Bric. His father, Thomas, was a junior officer in the Republican Army and his mother, Mary, was a housewife. After finishing public school, Truman delayed his military service on behalf of his studies in the College of Bric where he worked to gain his degree in political science. Truman entered armed service in 1981 at the age of 22. He was posted in the Uurman Artillery Brigade's 1st Forward Observation Regiment for the entire duration of his 1 year's term of service. Truman entered the NCO cadet school and was promoted to Junior Sergeant. He became a Sergeant in the reserve after the end of his military service. Truman finished his studies in the College of Bric and entered the University of Girkmand in the Federal District of Girk in 1982. Between studies, Truman became politically active and joined the Centrist Party in 1983. He began working in the student council of his university and attended several National Tribune and city council meetings. He finished his studies in 1988 and received his degrees in economics and political science, after which he began to work for the Centrist Party in Girk. He won a seat in the city council of Girk in 1989 and was chosen as a representative for his party in the National Tribune in 1990. His term in the city council ended in 1992, after which he was elected as the Speaker of the Tribune and served through 1993-1997. In 2002, the Centrist Party based Kruger administration offered him a cabinet position in the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs for his impartiality and patient characteristics which personified his political career. Truman rose to become a Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2009 at the ripe age of 50. He primarily worked with other countries in Western Argis, as he studied several languages of Girkmand's closest neighbors. Joseph Gage, another staunch Centrist Party member became president in 2008. Gage advocated for greater Girkmandian influence in foreign affairs and worked closely with the foreign ministry, especially with Truman, whom he got along great with. When Girkmand entered the World Assembly (WA) in late 2008 as another part of Gage's open foreign policy, Truman was offered the position of delegate, which he accepted. Gary Truman continues to serve as Girkmand's primary WA delegate to the present. Previous Tenure: Sergeant in the Federal Army, 1st Forward Observation Regiment, Uurman Artillery Brigade. City Council of Girk 1989-1992 Tribune and Speaker 1990-1997 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs 2002-Present World Assembly Delegate 2008-Present
  12. National Weapon and Machining Works

    Artillery 81mm Mortar Y70 Weight: 56 kg Barrel length: 1.2 m Crew: 1+6 Caliber: 81 mm Rate of fire: up to 20 rpm sustained Effective firing range: HE: 100 - 5,800 m Feed system: manual 122mm Howitzer Y63 Weight: 3,210 kg (7,080 lb) Length: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in) Barrel length: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in) 38 calibres Width: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in) Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) Crew: 1+7 Shell: Separate loading charge and projectile Caliber: 122 mm (4.8 in) Breech: Semi-automatic vertical sliding wedge Recoil: Hydro-pneumatic Carriage: tripod Elevation: 7 to 70 degrees Traverse: 360 degrees Rate of fire Maximum: 10–12 rpm Sustained: 5–6 rpm Effective firing range: 15.4 km 152mm Y75 Weight: 9,760 kg Length: 12.92 m Barrel length: 27 ft Width: 2.34 m Height: 2.76 m Crew: 8 Caliber: 152.4 mm Carriage: Split trail, sole plate, auxiliary power unit and hydraulics Elevation: -2° to +57° Traverse : -25° to +25° Rate of fire: 6 rounds per minute Muzzle velocity: 560-945 m/s Effective firing range: (OFS): 30.5 km (19mi) (OFARS) 40 km (25mi) 180mm Y44 Weight: 21,450 kg (47,290 lb) Length: 10.48 m (34 ft 5 in) with barrel withdrawn for transport. Barrel length: 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in) Width: 2.99 m (9 ft 10 in) Height: 2.62 m (8 ft 7 in) Crew: 16 Shell: HE, Nuclear-capable Caliber: 180 mm (7.1 in) Breech: interrupted screw Carriage: split trail Elevation: -2 to +50 degrees Traverse: 44 degrees Rate of fire: 1 rpm maximum; 1 round every two minutes sustained Muzzle velocity: 850 m/s (2,800 ft/s) Effective firing range: 30.4 km (18.9 mi) Maximum firing range: 43.8 km (27.2 mi) Sights: mechanical sight, panoramic sight and direct sight
  13. National Weapon and Machining Works

    Launchers ETOL-99 Specifications Weight: 15.19 kg Length: 1.52 m Diameter: 70.1mm Crew: 1 Effective firing range: 8 km Warhead: High explosive Annular blast fragmentation Warhead weight: 3 kg Engine: Solid-fuel rocket motor Guidance system: Infrared homing Launch platform: MANPAD LATW M/81 Weight: 2.5 kg Length: 630 mm (unarmed) 881 mm (armed) Caliber: 66 mm Muzzle velocity: 145 m/s Effective firing range: 200 m Detonation mechanism: point-initiated, base detonated
  14. National Weapon and Machining Works

    Handguns Defender Mk1 Weight: 1 kg Length: 197 mm Barrel length: 119 mm Cartridge: 9×19mm, 7.65×21mm, .40 Action: Short recoil operated Rate of fire: Semi-automatic Muzzle velocity: 335 m/s Effective firing range: 50 m Feed system: Detachable box magazine; capacities: 13 or 15 rounds (9mm) 10 rounds (.40)
  15. National Weapon and Machining Works

    Sniper rifles M77 LRS The M77 LRS (Long Range Sniper) was designed in 1977 and has seen much use in the hands of various law-enforcement agencies as well as military personnel. Weight: 5.4 kg empty, w/. sling, without scope 7.3 kg max weight with day optical sight, sling swivels, carrying strap, fully loaded magazine, 5.6 kg empty, w/sling, without scope Length: 1,092 mm Barrel length: 610 mm Cartridge: 7.62×51mm .338 Action: Bolt-action Rate of fire: 20 rpm Muzzle velocity: 790 m/s Effective firing range: 800 metres (7.62×51mm) 1,500 metres (.338) Feed system: 5-round internal magazine, 5-round detachable box magazine Sights: Telescopic; detachable backup iron sights