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post Mar 30 2014, 00:01
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post Mar 30 2014, 04:12
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post Mar 30 2014, 17:48
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post Mar 31 2014, 00:20
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QUOTE(pMASTER @ Mar 30 2014, 04:12) *
Oh mah gawd where have you been?

Just so you know, I'm gonna do everything anew.

EVERYTHING. mad.gif

I'm that crazy.


I'm always around, maybe not here maybe not there but always on Skype or ShipBucket or IRC D:


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----------- Overview -----------

Location
  • Central Europe; bordering Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic
Country name
International long form
  • Restored Kingdom of the Bavarians
International short form
  • Kingdom of Bavaria
Local long form
  • Wiederhergestelltes Königreich der Bayern
Local short form
  • Königreich Bayern
Former...
  • Kingdom of Bavaria (1806-1918), German Empire (part of; 1918-1945), Federal Republic of Germany (part of; 1949-2011)
Founded
  • 2011
Flag
Flag of State


War Flag
Anthem
  • «Gott mit Dir, Du Land der Bayern» (German: God be with thee, land of Bavarians)
Motto
  • «Aut inveniam viam aut faciam» (Latin: I shall either find a way or pave one)
Capital
  • München (Munich)
Official language
  • German
Recognised languages
  • Swiss-German
  • Austro-Bavarian
  • English and French
Population and demographics
  • 12|675|000
Age structure
  • 00-14 years: < 15.30%
  • 15-64 years: > 64.10%
  • 65 years and over: = 20.60%
Population growth
  • = 0.0%
Average life expectancy at birth
  • < 80 years (median)
Infant mortality rate
  • < 3.00 deaths per 1000 live births
Total fertility rate
  • = 2.00 children born per woman
Literacy
  • 99.99%
Ethnic groups
  • = 91.32% Ethnic Bavarians
  • = 8.68% Other ethnicities
Religion
  • Roman Catholic > 57.20%
  • Protestant > 21.30%
missing: others (e.g. Judaism, Islam) or no confession stated
Area
  • 70|251|75 km² (Naval Base in St. John's, Atlantia, leased for 99 years)



----------- Politics and administration -----------

Administrative divisions
  • Five provinces: Frankenland (Franconia), Bayrisch Schwaben (Swabia), Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), Oberbayern (Bavarian Highlands), Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria); 96 counties
Date of independence
  • August 2 2011 (national holiday)
Form of government
  • Constitutional monarchy & parliamentary system hybrid
Head of Government
  • Chancellor The Rt.Hon. Andreas VON IRRSINN
Head of State
  • vacant
Cabinet
  • The King's/ The Queen's Privy Council (Chancellor + at least 10 ministers)
Structure of administration (with budget projection as of FY 2014)
  • Chancellery ( = BM 5 billion)
  • Royal Treasury ( > BM 20.05 billion)
  • Ministry of Justice ( = BM 4.25 billion)
  • Ministry of State ( = BM 12 billion)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( > BM 7.50 billion)
  • Ministry of Defence ( > BM 35.5 billion)
  • Ministry for Economy and Research ( < BM 12.50 billion)
  • Ministry for Energy and Communications ( = BM 7.8 billion)
  • Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure ( = BM 9.2 billion)
  • Ministry for Social Affairs and Education ( = BM 42.5 billion)
(these ten portfolios must be established by law)
Foreign affairs
Is recognized by
  • 178 countries
Is member of
  • United Nations, European Council, European Union (Observer), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Observer), NATO Partnership for Peace, Atlantian-Bavarian Axis of Awesomeness
  • Accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICC jurisdiction
Legislature
Bicameral Parliament
  • Senat Bayerns (Senate of Bavaria; upper house, 77 seats, advisory and supervisory function)
  • Bayerischer Landtag (Bavarian Landsmeet; lower house, 142 seats, main legislative body)
Elections
  • Voting is compulsory; failure to comply is punishable by law
  • Chancellor candidate elected by popular vote for a 1095 days term
  • Lower House members elected by popular vote for a 1095 days term under a system of personalized proportional representation
  • 71 Upper House members appointed for a 1825 days term by provincial governments, and up to 6 senators for life (knights / ladies) appointed by the king/ queen ; neither must be members of political parties
  • Government ministers appointed and dismissed by the King / Queen on the Chancellor's recommendation
  • National Unity Government Law: governments must partially represent the vote tally and comprise members of all Landsmeet fractions (the three strongest fractions gain graded recognition based on their vote, i.e. for a cabinet of ten: A 50%, B 25%, C 15%, D 5% leads to A = 5 posts, B = 2 posts, C = 1 post, the remainder goes to A)
  • Parties must win 5% of the national vote to gain caucus recognition
  • The monarch shares the privilege of legislative initiative with both chambers but has no veto right against non-unconstitutional motions
  • Citizens can greatly participate in legislation (save matters of defence, foreign affairs, taxation and amendments to the constitution): 2.5 percent of all voters can exact a non-binding public opinion poll, 25 percent of all voters can exact a referendum with binding result
  • Political parties or groups found to pursue unconstitional intentions can be banned from political activity
Major parties (with early elections March 30 2014 turnout)
  • Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union): 49.0% --- center right
  • Freidemokraten (Liberal Party): 20.3% --- center
  • Sozialdemokratische Partei Bayerns (Social Democratic Party of Bavaria): 16.1 % --- center left
  • Bayernpartei (Bavarian Party): 14.6% --- right
Democracy index rating
  • = 9.07 (ranked 8th of 167)
Corruption index rating
  • < 80.00 (ranked 10th of 175)
Guarantees
  • Human dignity & right to life, personal freedom, equality before the law, freedom of expression, freedom of faith, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of movement, privacy of correspondence and communications, occupational freedom, property, inheritance, right of petition, right of weapon ownership
Suffrage
  • 18 years, 180 days of age (universal)
Legal system
  • Mixed law (elements of Civil Law and customary law)
System of justice
  • Reichsgerichtshof (Supreme Court of Justice), Reichszivilgericht (Supreme Civil Court), Reichsgericht der Finanzen (High Court of Finances and Administration), Bayerischer Verfassungsgerichtshof (Constitutional Court)
  • Supreme judges (24 per aforementioned court) elected by a parliamentary selection committee for a ten-year term and appointed by the president of the parliament; the king / queen can veto one candidate per court
Death penalty
  • Yes; by shooting squad (for capital offences including genocide, war crimes, murder, rape); issued death sentences are automatically suspended until reviewed in a second trial at a different time and court
Prison population
  • = 9|400 (ranked 6th in Europe)

----------- Economy -----------

Currency
  • Bavarian Mark (as of 2013; linked to European Monetary Union: 1 BM= 1 EUR)
Gross domestic product (nominal; FY 2014 projection)
  • < BM 0.80 trillion (ranked 18th of 193)
Gross domestic product per capita (FY 2014 projection)
  • < BM 45|820 (ranked 13th of 193)
Debt (external)
  • = BM 45.2 billion
Gross national revenue (FY 2014 projection)
  • < BM 152.15 billion
HDI (2013)
  • = 0.920 (ranked 5th of 186)
National budget (FY 2014 projection)
  • < BM 156.75 billion
Economic portfolio
  • Primary sector: = 3%
  • Secondary sector: = 25%
  • Tertiary sector: = 72%
Jobless rate
  • < 3.3%
Natural resources
  • Natural gas, coal, gold, iron ore, nickel, potash, salt, construction materials, water / hydroelectric potential, timber, arable land
Products
  • Machinery, machine tools, cars, electronics, steel, refined oil, chemicals, food and beverages, weapons
Electricity production
  • < 151 TWh with coal, nuclear energy, hydroelectricity (ranked 27th of 210)

----------- General information -----------

Time zone
  • CET, no daylight saving time
Date formats
  • dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Uses the
  • metric system
Drives on the
  • right
World wide web top level domain
  • .kb
Calling code
  • +0422
Major cities
  • München (Munich) (1|355|000)
  • Nürnberg (Nuremberg) (506|000)
  • Augsburg (265|000)
Climate & terrain
  • Temperate; cool humid winters, warm humid summers, occasional warm mountain winds («Föhn»)
  • Uplands in north and east, lowlands in west, Alps in south
  • lowest: Kahl, 110 m --- highest: Mt. Zugspitze, 2963 m
Natural hazards
  • Avalanches, windstorms, flooding, forest fires
Transnational issues
  • Occasional post-independence disputes with Germany

----------- Military -----------

Designation
International form
  • Royal Bavarian Armed Forces
Local form
  • Königlich-Bayerische Streitkräfte
Roundel
__Cross of Maximilian
Commander-in-Chief

  • vacant
Command exercised by

  • Minister of Defence, The Rt.Hon. Tim IRRSINNIGER
Nuclear power
  • Yes; constitution dictates no first use policy and nuclear disarmament once all other nuclear powers disarm themselves
Role
  • Self-defence force with expeditionary capacities
  • 62|000 deployable troops (in peace time 1 division sustainable for 90 days or 8|500 for 365 days)
  • Unlike most other armies, the Royal Bavarian Armed Forces make no distinction between military branches
  • Bavaria has begun to set up a flotilla in order to assist in overseas operations and to protect allied waters & free trade; 1 destroyer (to serve as flag ship), 5 frigates, 2 operation support ships / landing platform docks and a number of auxiliaries are in process of construction with Atlantia's Atlantian Seaworks and Thyssen Krupp Naval Systems of Germany
Engagements
  • Afghanistan War, 2008 - 2011 (ex-German units)
Active manpower
  • 175|500
Reserve
  • 190|000
  • For training and refresher courses, reservists rotate through a number of partially active units (~40% readiness) manned with a skeleton crew of professional soldiers
Compulsory military service
  • Yes; 365-day tours, mandatory for both sexes
Military age
  • 18-48 (enlisted personnel)
  • 18-62 (officers)
Fit for military service
  • 5|516|000, both sexes
Reaching military age anually
  • 138|100, both sexes
Organization

Rank structure
  1. Soldat (Recruit) - OR1, Gefreiter (Soldier) - OR2, Obergefreiter (Private) - OR3, Hauptgefreiter (Private 1st Class) - OR4, Stabsgefreiter (Specialist) - OR5
  2. Korporal (Sergeant) - OR6, Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant) - OR7, Oberfeldwebel (Sergeant 1st Class) - OR7, Hauptfeldwebel (Master Sergeant) - OR8, Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major) - OR9
  3. Fähnrich (Cadet) - OF-D, Unterleutnant (Officer Designate) - OF-D
  4. Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) - OF1, Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant) - OF1, Hauptmann (Captain) - OF2, Stabshauptmann (Captain (as a staff officer)) - OF3
  5. Major (Major) - OF3, Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) - OF4, Oberst (Colonel) - OF5
  6. Brigadegeneral (Brigadier General) - OF6, Generalmajor (Major General) - OF7, Generalleutnant (Lieutenant General) - OF8, General (General) - OF9
  7. Generaloberst (Colonel General, reserved for incumbent commanding general of the Royal Bavarian Armed Forces) - OF10
note: ranks of sea-going personnel only differ insofar as they bear the affix «... zur See» (... at sea)
Top suppliers
  • Germany, Bavaria, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Atlantia, Israel, United States
Equipment with country of origin
Small arms
  • P 6 --- Heckler& Koch HK45 standard sidearm chambered in .45ACP (Germany)
  • MP 99 --- Heckler& Koch UMP45 submachine gun chambered in .45ACP (Germany)
  • KF 15 --- Franchi SPAS-15 mod.2 combat shotgun chambered in 12/70 Gauge (Italy)
  • SG 9 556 --- IMBEL IA2 556 assault rifle chambered in 5.56mm NATO (Brazil)
  • SG 9 762 --- IMBEL IA2 762 battle rifle chambered in 7.62mm NATO (Brazil)
  • ZG 8 --- FN Herstal SCAR-TPR designated marksman rifle chambered in 7.62mm NATO (Belgium)
  • SSG M --- Accuracy International Arctic Warfare AWSM sniper rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum (United Kingdom)
  • SSG S --- Accuracy International Arctic Warfare AW50 heavy sniper rifle chambered in .50 BMG (United Kingdom)
  • LMG 95 --- Israel Weapon Industries Negev light machine gun chambered in 5.56mm NATO (Israel)
  • SMG 14 --- Tactics Group MG3 general purpose machine gun chambered in 7.62mm NATO (Germany)
  • GW 11 --- Heckler& Koch HK169 grenade launcher chambered in 40x46mm grenade (Germany)
  • LM 2 --- Hirtenberger Defence Systems M6C 640T handheld 60mm mortar system (Austria)
  • PZF L --- Dynamit Nobel RGW 90 multi purpose shoulder fired rocket launcher (Germany)
  • PZF 4 --- Dynamit Nobel PzF3 / -IT shoulder fired anti tank weapon (Germany)
  • FF 5 --- LG Innotek KP-SAM block 2 man-portable air-defense system (South Korea)
Stationary weapon systems & artillery pieces:
  • SMG 1 --- FN Herstal M3M heavy machine gun chambered in .50 BMG (Belgium)
  • GMG 96 --- Heckler& Koch GMG grenade machine gun chambered in 40x55mm (Germany)
  • PAR 1 --- Rafael Spike ER anti tank guided missile system (Israel)
  • SM 91 --- Soltam Systems K6 120mm mortar system (Israel) *252
  • FH 5 --- BAE Systems M777 lightweight 155mm towed howitzer (United Kingdom) *217
  • Nahbereichs-Schutzsystem --- Rafael Iron Dome close-in weapon system complex (Israel) *4
Utility vehicles, wheeled:
  • Frettchen --- BMW X5 E70 liasion vehicle and military police patrol vehicle (Bavaria) *600
  • Wolf --- Mercedes-Benz G-Class standard utility vehicle (Germany) *2|735
  • Eber --- Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000 4x4 heavy transport vehicle (Germany) *420
  • Büffel --- MAN SX 6x6 medium transport truck (Bavaria) *316
  • Bison --- MAN SX 8x8 heavy transport truck (Bavaria) *266
  • Mammut --- MAN SLT2 heavy transport truck (Bavaria) *82
Utility vehicles, tracked:
  • Husky --- BAE Systems Bv 206S armoured all-terrain transport vehicle (Sweden) *372
  • Tapir --- DiBuKa SPOT 55 protected disaster relief vehicle (Germany) *42
  • Leguan --- KMW Leguan armoured bridge layer (Bavaria) *48
  • Kodiak --- Rheinmetall Kodiak armoured engineer vehicle (Germany) *224
Combat vehicles, wheeled:
  • Enok --- Mercedes-Benz Enok armoured patrol vehicle (Germany) *144
  • Manul --- Supacat Wildcat special forces carrier (United Kingdom) *64
  • Dingo --- KMW Dingo light armoured personnel carrier (Bavaria) *560
  • Fennek --- KMW Fennek armoured recce vehicle / -anti tank weapon carrier / -light anti air weapon carrier / -joint fire support team carrier / -air control party carrier (Bavaria) *402
  • Fuchs --- Rheinmetall Fuchs 1A8 armoured personnel carrier / -road clearance vehicle / -NBC defense vehicle / -artillery radar carrier / -ambulance / -command post carrier (Germany) *3|120
  • Frosch --- Raytheon MIM-104 Patriot PAC-3 MSE surface-to-air missile launcher on MAN Bison chassis (United States) *46
Combat vehicles, tracked:
  • Panda --- BAE Systems CV90 MK II infantry fighting vehicle (Sweden) *691
  • Leopard --- Rheinmetall Leopard 2 A7+ main battle tank (Germany) *599
  • Gepard --- KMW Gepard 1 A2 self-propelled anti air gun (Bavaria) *98
  • Keiler --- Rheinmetall Keiler armoured breacher vehicle (Germany) *24
  • Nashorn --- KMW PzH 2000 self-propelled armoured howitzer (Bavaria) *135
  • Nilpferd --- KMW MARS II self-propelled multiple launch rocket system (Bavaria) *86
Utility aircraft, rotary wing:
  • LTH 159 --- AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Mk.1 training, liasion and light transport helicopter (Italy) *128
  • MTH 47 --- Boeing CH-47F Chinook medium transport helicopter (United States) *72
  • STH 26 --- OBORONPROM/ BMW Defence Applications Mil Mi-26TC heavy lift transport helicopter (Russia, Bavaria (modifications)) *12
Utility aircraft, fixed wing:
  • SF 4 --- Kawasaki T-4F jet trainer (Japan) *20
  • TF 28 --- PZL Mielec M28 Skytruck light transport aircraft (Poland) *24
  • TF 145 --- Embraer ERJ 145 XR long range VIP transport aircraft (Brazil) *2
  • AWACS --- Saab 340B AEW-300 airborne early warning aircraft (Sweden) *3
  • TF 2 --- Kawasaki C-2 medium transport aircraft (Japan) *52
  • STF 17 --- Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft (United States) *12
  • GRTF 380 --- Airbus A380-800MF heavy lift transport aircraft (European Union) *1
  • Tanker 767 --- Boeing KC-767 air-to-air refueling aircraft (United States) *7
Combat aircraft, rotary wing:
  • AH 50/52 --- OBORONPROM/ BMW Defence Applications Ka-50/52 attack helicopter (Russia, Bavaria (modifications)) *102
Combat aircraft, fixed wing:
  • MZF 1 --- FADEA SA IA 10 Pucará 2 low-intensity ground support aircraft (Argentina) *12
  • EKF 2 --- M7 Aerospace/ BMW Defence Applications A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft (ex-United States) *23
  • JB 39 --- Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter, attack, recce aircraft (Sweden) *166
Unmanned aerial vehicles:
  • D-R 1 --- Rheinmetall KZO light recce drone (Germany, Spain) *58
  • D-R/A 2 --- Cassidian Barracuda B recce / attack drone (Germany, Spain) *14
  • D-R 4 --- Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk long range surveillance drone (United States) *2
Missiles:
  • LFK(N) --- MBDA BayDeTec ASMP-P air to ground missile; 150kt warhead (European Union, Bavaria) *35
  • LFK Taurus --- Taurus Systems KEPD-350 tactical cruise missile (Bavaria) *625
Main naval systems:
  • PB Kaiman --- Dockstavarvet Combat Boat 2010 patrol boat / fast attack craft (Sweden) *70
  • Atlantian Seaworks' 26th of December Class : RBV 26. Dezember --- Flagship; 8|500 standard tons displacing guided missile destroyer with limited stealth features, 172 m in length, armed with 2x 127 mm naval gun, 1x MK57 60 cells vertical launching system, 3x 324mm triple torpedo tube, 2x rolling airframe missile close-in weapon system, 3x 35mm dual purpose gun autocannon, 5x 12.7mm heavy machine gun, 4x 12-barrelled decoy launcher; carrying 2x AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Mk.2 liasion, anti submarine and search-and-rescue helicopters; complement: 205 + 55 (Atlantia) *1 under construction
  • Thyssen Krupp Naval Systems' Fünf Provinzen-Klasse : RBVs Frankenland, Bayrisch Schwaben, Oberpfalz, Oberbayern, Niederbayern --- 3|900 standard tons displacing guided missile frigates with limited stealth futures, 123m in length, armed with 1x 76mm naval gun, 1x 16 cells vertical launching system, 2x 324mm triple torpedo tube, 2x rolling airframe missile close-in weapon system, 2x 35mm dual purpose gun autocannon, 3x 12.7mm heavy machine gun, 2x 12-barrelled decoy launcher; carrying 1x AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Mk.2 liasion, anti submarine and search-and-rescue helicopters; complement: 152 + 30 (Germany) *1 under construction, 5 planned
  • Atlantian Seaworks' Distinction Class : RBVs Fürst von Wrede, Graf von Stauffenberg --- 10|500 standard tons displacing support ships, 156m in length, armed with 1x 76mm naval gun, 1x 8 cells vertical launching system, 2x rolling airframe missile close-in weapon system, 2x 35mm dual purpose gun autocannon, 3x 12.7mm heavy machine gun, 4x 12-barelled decoy launcher; carrying 2x AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Mk.2 liasion, anti submarine and search-and-rescue helicopters; capacities to carry up to 4 light- or 2 medium sized helicopters, or 7 main battle tanks, or 55 vehicles; complement: 129 + 325 (Atlantia) *2 under construction


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