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Paramilitary of the Occidental Expanse

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Paramilitary of the Occidental Expanse and its Affiliates

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Historical Overview: The Tranholm Union was a collection of twelve inhabited planets within the Occidental Expanse some thousand years ago on the Imperial Standard Calendar (ISC). Several factors contributed to its fall, mainly greed and bureaucratic mismanagement. There was simply too many that felt they were falling through the governmental cracks. The first to attempt a coup was the Freisburge Commune which failed almost as soon as it began. That act of defiance created a cascading effect of increasing dissatisfaction for the ruing power, finally coming to all out war between the twelve planets (The Sovereign Wars, 6075, ISC) that lasted two hundred years.

The war's end did two things; dissolved the central government and ceased productivity and invention as nations more content to feed on the corpse of the Tranholm Union (The Great Sloth, 6197, ISC). Following this; was a time of anarchy, disease and starvation that killed more people than the Sovereign Wars and scattered the populous to all corners of the system. Descendants of the Tranholm Nobility settled on the planet Savoy around 6421, ISC after being reduced to no more than a flotilla without a home to go back to.

After a hundred years the new government ran much the same as the Tranholm; with a complex nobility system, rites and military positions passing down the paternal line and lords funding their own military. The main body of government was a council of five monarchs of different lineages that soon began to let greed influence them and war soon followed.

Several conflicts of growing savagery and loss of life namely The Battle of Smiles and The Coldcoast Offensive destroyed the Lehmann monarch’s hold on the planet. The military based nobility soon took hold of the planet, crowning Grand Admiral Cyrus Pallas as temporary monarch in 6893, ISC.

Under Pallas, several key changes came to pass:

-Dismissal of ISC, now called the Common Calendar, CC
-New found worship of Paya, Goddess of the Moon.
-Disbandment of absolute monarchy in lieu of parliamentary representation.
-Occupied land restructuring/elimination of city-states
-Universal currency, the Talar Credit (TC)

A good king with bold ideas, he ruled for fifteen years until his death in CC-7. The Pallas Dynasty thrives today fourteen years later with his son Athanasios at its helm; a glowing example of just and even-handed rule.

Royal Lineage

Cyrus Pallas b. 53 (bcc) d. 7 (cc)

Alexander b. 33 (bcc) d. 20 (bcc) -- Athanasios b. 26 (bcc) -- Andrei b. 2 (cc)




*Note: Listed is a breakdown of the nation of Isenbard, head of the Savoy Government on the planet of Savoy. For information on the Global and Galactic scale see Appendix 1*

Geography:
Area total: 8,760,947 sq km
Region comparison to rest of Savoy: 2
Land: 8,729,427 sq km
Water: 31,520 sq km
Coastline: 10,500 km
Climate: Diverse; Sub tropical to the south, maritime winds, temperate to semiarid towards interior, cool summers, mild winters
Terrain: Mountains and thick forests to the North; rolling to flat plains with fertile soil, deltas, and marshland to the south; fast rivers and many lakes.
Lowest point: Johnson's Trough -90 m
Highest point: Haffe Mountain 3,138 m
Natural resources: grademuim, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, diamonds, drutinum-211, copper, aluminium, lead, zinc, small pockets of silver, salt, uranium, geothermic power
Land use:
arable land: 17.27%
permanent crops: 2.92%
other: 79.81%
Irrigated land: 642,410 sq km
Total renewable water resources: 4,129.6 cu km
Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural): total: 1,349.76 cu km/yr (9%/37%/54%)
Natural hazards: Damaging floods; tsunamis; earthquakes; droughts; land subsidence
Environment - current issues: water pollution from industrial runoff; deforestation; desertification; loss of 7% of agricultural land in five years to soil erosion and economic development.

Government:
Constitutional Monarchy
Capital Name: Colonia 10
Administrative Divisions:
21 Grand Duchies, 57 Grand Principalities, 32 States, 63 Baronies.
Sovereign Status: Yes
Holidays:
Galactic: Lion Day –To commemorate the founding of the dynasty, observed every year on the 13th day of the tenth month.
Global: Festival of Hattacx (God of Discovery) a venue for those in the science fields to showcase their talents, held once every four years sometime in the second month.
Regional: Harvest Day (Varied)
Suffrage: Males, 16 years of age; Females, 20 years of age

Executive branch:
Chief of state: Dynast Athanasios Pallas, Heir Apparent: Andrei Pallas
Head of Government: Grand Admiral Valentine Smalhalder; Knight-General Gustav Raab (acting head)

Legislative Branch:
Tricameral Parliament (749 seats; members are elected by popular vote on a proportional representation basis to serve six-year terms, votes of confidence or exclusion may be voiced by the monarch as is his wont.)
House of Crowns (Former or Non-Military Nobility)
House of Swords (Military Class)
House of Spades (Working Class)

Political Parties: Nationalist Party, Labour Party, Conservative Party, Coin Party, Social Party, Left Party.
Percent of vote by party: Nationalist Party- 39.6%, Labour Party- 21.2%, Conservative Party-19%, Coin Party- 10.4%, Social Party-6.7%, Left Party-3.1%

Judicial Branch
Kings Court – Only the most severe or problematic cases are heard by the King, a rare option if the High Court can reach no judgement.
High Court – Dealing with issues of National Security or political, economical crimes. Comprised of twelve members chosen at random by the Dynast from the noble families; if chosen the noble must serve forty hearings or one year which ever is first.
Military Court - Comprised of four Admirals and three Generals, hearing matters regarding members of the military or their families.
State Court – A two part system of Criminal and Administrative courts with forty eight judges serving; dealing with petty crimes or civil disputes where the penalty does not include execution.

The Three Common Laws


THE LAW OF LIFE: The act of living, not of existing. Life is a gift for the enlightened, if one is not content and should that person seek out a way to deny another a life of ease or fulfilment, the wronged party may choose to cease the antagonist’s existence. No person, regardless of position or caste may deny a citizen’s right to a peaceful life. The Life Project is to quantify the importance of an individual’s existence. Criteria are based on Social, Economic, and Intellectual value of the individual. The S.B.A.P. (Standard Battery of Aptitude and Proficiency) will be administered to the population. Scoring below the seventieth percentile will guarantee a second class status, below a fiftieth percentile will lead to an immediate enrolment into the Labour Initiative. If any person should score below the thirtieth percentile, they will be stripped of their rights and enrolled in pharmaceutical, military or industrial testing. Those scoring in the bottom ten percent may either choose death or the Kirnium mines on Paya 1. Those that decide to mine will be granted the same luxuries as any worker.

THE RIGHT OF LIBERTY: Liberty is not Freedom. Mandatory Home Guard service shall be given to men during the ages of seventeen to twenty-five. Those choosing to remain in service after their commitment will be rewarded with Sentinel status and folded into the Paramilitary. Remember, Human rights are only extended to those that act and behave humanly. Those, prone to violence or upheaval, indeed those that thrive on the misfortune and woe of others will be exiled, their liberty and honour stricken, their life meaningless. The orderly control of emotions is paramount to an orderly society.

THE CERTAINTY OF ORDER: The rules we have now put in effect have been with humanity since its start; treat others with respect, do not murder and do not thieve. Gone is vague legality and questionable double-talk. Laws in the past were bottomless mires, a spider's web catching small insects but letting hornets break through. A streamlined system was needed, indeed I have done this; a body of laws that anyone from noble to peasant can understand and follow. A government has no right to dictate use or disuse of any substance or service, regardless of moral obligation or health risk. Every man, woman and child has the right to happiness for however long we occupy our corporeal bodies.

--Dynast Athanasios Pallas, Ruler of Savoy and the Occidental Expanse


Military: A left over from The Tranholm Union there is no state-funded military. Those reporting for their Home Guard service are to be funded by a Nobile House. After this time the individual my request to be enfolded into the Paramilitary; an autonomous branch of the government that in exchange for providing the service of protection is afforded the rights and titles of citizens in high standing and access to manufacturing/resupply. Most officers in the Administrative Command are independently wealthy with salvage and war-spoils augmenting salaries within the Paramilitary of the Occidental Expanse.

Not to be thought of as a simple mercenary force, the P.O.E is active in the government of Savoy; the highest ranking officer of both combat branches holding the position of joint heads of government. Some feel that the P.O.E is reaping the freedom of autonomy and benefit of state support. In the Galactic Conference of Free Planets (GCFP) the P.O.E has a representative (General Marcus Seehoffer) as well as two chairs like any body of government.

Military Branches:
Combat: Kings Armada, Kingsguard
Combat Support: Intelligence, Correspondence, Artillery (including anti-ship)
Combat Service: Medical/Dental/Pharmaceutical, Technicians/ Engineers, Personnel, Research, Ordnance, Finance

Force Structure: Full breakdown with only be for the 19th Nightguard Fleet as that is the only P.O.E presence in Terran Space. If other units make themselves known then a comprehensive structure of their layout will be listed.


19th Nightguard Fleet: Utilised predominately for tactical retrieval of aircraft or personnel. Combative prowess is rated at seventh highest in the Paramilitary of the Occidental Expanse.
Administrative Command

Grand Admiral Valentine Smalhalder
Lieutenant Admiral Ernst von Reichelt
Sub Admiral Anna Spaardam
Field Marshal Lucas Pohl

Battle Command

Grand Commander Harish Amitkumar
Commander Jun Sahin
Captain Rene Ortega
Captain Michelle Croix
Captain Istami Asker

Support Command

Major Charles Cooper
Doctor-Captain Lucy Everest

Forces Represented

III Corps:
3rd Armour Brigade
77th Tactical Armour Brigade
10th Mechanized Infantry Brigade
671st Marine Infantry Brigade
1st Artillery Battery
113th Shock Troop Brigade
48th Frieburge Regulars (Commandos)

XV Corps:
Department B -Medical Division
2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade
95th Marine Infantry Brigade
803rd Scatrai Regulars (Mechanized)
1230th Combat Engineer Battalion
High Guard (Otmitt Battalion)
308th Armour Brigade
21st Artillery Brigade

115th Flotilla:
34th Strike Squadron
9th Strike Squadron
72nd Transport Command
11th Bomber Group
23rd Bomber Group
43rd Logistics Brigade
739th Stellar Cartography Brigade

Solisoy Intelligence Division:
Commando Group 2
2101st Communication Brigade


Economy

Economic Overview: Isenbard is the cornerstone of the galactic economy with its brokerage firms, defence contracts and massive commodities niche. A fully integrated banking system that trades upwards of 600 trillion TC daily; seven planets and twenty three nations count on its dependability and the insurance of ‘Crisis Packages’ if a lesser economy falters. Since the formation of the Pallas monarchy Isenbard is a large supporter of lesser developed heavy industries becoming the largest exporter of drutinum-211, the element key to fuelling the Multivalent Fusion engine and Benzoline 80, 100 and 150 for those still with combustion engines. Recently defence-related sectors such as communications and retired weapon systems have come to be traded as easily as grains and raw ore.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
TC 44.32 trillion

GDP (official exchange rate):
TC 47.01 trillion

GDP – real growth rate:
6.33%

GDP – per capita:
TC 24,218 (est)

GDP – composition by sector:
Agriculture 3.8%
Industry 43.9%
Services 52.3%

Labour Force:
843.4 million

Labour Force – by occupation:
Agriculture (including farming, forestry and fishing): 13%
Industry (including manufacturing, extraction and crafting): 61%
Services (including technical, managerial and banking) 26%

Unemployment rate:
3%

Population below poverty line:
16.8%

Household income or consumption by percentage share:
Lowest 10%: less than 1%
Highest 10%: 54%

Investment:
31.7% of GDP

Budget:
Revenues: TC 193.013 trillion
Expenditures: TC 107.4 trillion

Taxes and other revenues:
21% of GDP

Budget surplus
+14% of GDP

Inflation rate:
4%

Agriculture – products:
Corn, barely, wheat, citrus, potatoes, beef, poultry, pork, fish, honey, dairy products, sugar cane, tea

Industries:
Mining and ore processing, metallurgy, lumber, food processing, telecommunications, aerospace design and manufacture, satellites, armaments, medical technology, computer systems, chemical processing, consumer goods

Industrial production growth rate:
8.4%

Energy – production:
307 trillion kWh

Energy – consumption:
261 trillion kWh

Energy – exports:
46 trillion kWh

Exports:
TC 10.4 trillion

Exports – commodities:
Medical equipment, agricultural products, industrial solvents, refined metals, petrol-chemicals, data processing, plastics

Imports:
TC 16.6 trillion

Imports –commodities:
Exotic fruits and grains, foodstuffs, raw materials, machinery, consumer goods (apparel, toys, etc)

Fiscal year:
Calendar Year


The People

Noun: Isenbard (singular and plural)
Adjective: Isenbard

Ethnic Groups:
Human: Tranholm Remnant 46%, Dravazi 10.3%, Friesburgan 9.6%, Scatrai 5.9%
Non-Human: Nalusians 22%, Hustadz 4.2%, Miervrill 2%

Languages: Standard, Nalut, Fries

Religions:
Followers of Paya 89%, Orthodox Tufri 6%, Alien or ethnic mythology 5%

Population:
1,982,401, 053

Age structure:
0-16 years: 14.2%
17-65 years: 60.7%
66-90 years: 11.4%
91-135 years: 7.2%
136+ years: 6.5%

Population growth rate:
3.44%

Birth rate:
14.21 births/1,000 population

Death rate:
9.88 deaths/1,000 population

Net migration rate:
1.42 migrants/1,000 population

Urbanization:
Urban population: 67% of total population
Rate of urbanization: 1.33% annual rate of change

Major Cities:
Colonia 10 (capital) 20.321 million; Berne 16.953 million; Sistova 12.401 million; Bari 9.884 million; Corinth Proper 7.005 million

Sex ratio:
At birth: 1.19 females/males
Under 15 years: 1.17 females/males
16-64 years: 1.04 females/males
65 years and over: .43 females/males

Maternal mortality rate:
2 deaths/100,000 live births

Infant mortality rate:
2.3 deaths/1000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:
Total population: 123.84 years

Total fertility rate:
1.21 children born/woman

Health expenditures:
8.4% of GDP

Education expenditures:
5.06% of GDP

Literacy:
Total population: 99.1 %

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
Males: 16 years
Females: 14 years

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