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If I'm trying to draw a up a basic military... would I be wrong with using 1% of population as a base for TOTAL military personnel?

 

After that... what might be a good guideline ratio for combat troops to support personnel in each branch? I'm thinking 25%.

 

Very interested in your thoughts.. especially those with good military knowledge.

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At very most a nation will have about 5% of its population in its regular armed forces (this would be a very heavily militarised nation) of which about 1/10 of which would actually be combat troops (the other 9 = support personnel).

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so... if I have a pop of 50 million, using 1% (not heavily militarized).. that would give me 500,000 total in all branches...

 

using your 1 out of 10... that gives me roughly 50,000 combat ready soldiers/sailors/pilots/marines total across ALL services?

 

Sound about right?

 

(edited for typos)

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I'd rather go for 3% and leave the 5% up to evil nations with an enormous economy.

 

And even if you're a large nation, you're nothing without some sort of industry. A hippy colony of 6 Billion won't stop you when you invade them.

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i preffer a smaller but more well equipt force. so i go for about 2% of my population, so that would leave me with 13,620,000 service people. then 1 in 10 i think if i done my sums right would be 1,362,000 fighting troops, i think.

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I've drawn up a basic military structure.. if you're ok with a little Godmoding, I've put the current units as either federalized units from the previous Voohabian government (weapons circa 1980), or units from the Northern Voobahian militia that need upgrading (these will be army units)...

 

On that note.. how can you determine is your economy has the funds to support military expansion or upgrades? is it an assumption that you DO have the money? or is there a way to determine a military bedget, since NS doesnt have that option?

 

 

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use a NS economy calculator and they display your defence budgets and such, that may help. a calculator i like to use is www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php

thanks... but both show 0 military budger, even though I have went for some expensive military policies...

 

so for now... my military will stay stagnant.. no complaint.

 

Maybe I should go "Costa Rica" and make a constitution amendment outlawing a standing army. lol

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use a NS economy calculator and they display your defence budgets and such, that may help. a calculator i like to use is www.sunsetrpg.com/economystatistics.php

thanks... but both show 0 military budger, even though I have went for some expensive military policies...

 

so for now... my military will stay stagnant.. no complaint.

 

Maybe I should go "Costa Rica" and make a constitution amendment outlawing a standing army. lol

How about a section of the police which you can give guns and use as a defense force? That way it comes under law and order rather than defence. If you need guns, check my storefront

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