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Red Sea Republic

البحر الأحمر لجمهورية


 
Demographics:
 
Capital: Aden
Location/Current Borders: http://s30.postimg.org/6xwycesm9/rsr_cairosuezsinai.png
Official Language: Arabic
Recognized Minority Languages: Somali, French, Afar
Population: 43,900,000
Religion: Sunni Islam (78%), Shia Islam (15%), Christianity (6%), Other (1%)
Ethnic Groups: Arab, Afro-Arab (Minor: Afar, Somali, Ethiopian, European)

 
Economic:
 
Currency: Republican Rial (RR)
GDP (National, PPP): $375 billion
GDP (Per Capita, PPP): $17,309
Annual Economic Growth Rate: 3.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

 
Government:
 
Type: Unicameral Presidential Republic
President: Abd al-Malik Iqbal El-Amin (National Republican Party)
Term Length: 5 years; subject to impeachment or popular recall
House of Representatives: 500 members (182 National Republican Party, 155 Progressive Democratic Party, 117 Socialist Party, 36 Islamic Reform Party, 10 Nationalist Party of Djibouti)
 
Party Overview:
 
National Republican: Social conservative, nationalist, populist
Progressive Democratic: Center-right, social democratic, Keynesian, secular
Socialist: Pan-leftist, democratic socialist, Marxist
Arab Unification: Pan-Arab, centrist, secular
Islamic Reform: Conservative, Islamist, republican, associated with Muslim Brotherhood
Nationalist Party of Djibouti: Far-right, nationalist, militarist

 
Military Overview:
 
Commander in Chief: President Abd al-Malik Iqbal El-Amin
General of the Army: Batul Nejem
General of the Navy: Walid Samara
General of the Air Force: Hikmat Tawfeek
 
Active Duty Size: 650,000 (approximate, disclosed, all branches)
Reserve Forces: 40,000 (approximate, disclosed, all branches)
Branches: Republican Army, Republican Navy, Republican Air Force
DEFCON Level: 3
Nuclear Status: Nuclear; undisclosed amount of arms (estimated under 50 functional)
 
Equipment:

AKM(S) (Standard issue rifle)
Helwan 920 (Pistol, Beretta 92 knockoff)
M60 (General-purpose machine gun)
Dragunov SVU (Sniper)
M79 (Grenade launcher)
RPG-7 (Anti-tank)

500x L16 81 mm (Mortar)
250x Helwan UK2 (Mortar; M-43 knockoff)
500x Strela 2 SAM (Anti-aircraft)
3,500x SPG-9 (No recoil, anti-tank gun)
200x BGM-71 TOW guided anti-tank missiles
1,500x AGM-114 Hellfire missiles (A/S, S/S)
200x SCUD-C Ballistic missiles (range 550km)
20x DF-3 IRBM (3.3MT nuclear capable; range 2,800km)

1,000x Ramses II tanks (based on T-55)
1,500x T-62 tanks
550x M1A2 Abrams tanks
600x M60 Patton tanks
100x Panhard AML-90 light recon
1,000x EIFV (based on M113 w/ M2 Bradley gun)
650x BMP-2 amphibious IFV
600x Ratel "honey badger" IFV
1,500x Fahd 280-30 APC
500x M-113 APC
500x BTR-60 APC
Total Armored: 8,500 vehicles

500x D-20 152mm howitzer
200x D-30M 122mm howitzer
120x M109 155mm self-propelled howitzer
600x BM-21 "Grad" 122mm multiple rocket launcher
550x Sinai-23 23mm anti-aircraft (upgraded version of ZU-23)
200x M1939 55mm anti-aircraft guns (upgraded with radar guidance)
Total artillery: 2,170 pieces

Naval Vessels:

12x Project 1241 corvette
2x Hainan-class submarine chaser
1x Scorpène-class attack submarine
5x Marine Protector-class patrol boat
10x landing craft
3x minesweeper
Total navy: 33 ships

Aircraft:

20x C-130 "Hercules" transport
40x Yaklolev Yak-40 transport
40x Kamov Ka-27 Helix military helicopter
100x MiG-23 fighter
150x MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter
50x F-15SA Strike Eagle
25x Sukhoi Su-22 bomber
Total air force: 425 aircraft

Divisions: Undisclosed at this time
Deployments:

~100,000 troops active in the Egyptian Region, of which 20,000 are in Cairo
~50,000 troops active in the Hejaz region
All others unknown
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Well I do declare, That is pretty nice flag you guys have there. Now I have visited Sana'a before and you know, I just loved every single bit of it! It is a beautiful city and is rich in culture!

 

*Peggy-Sue Carter shows a friendly smile*

 

The United Republics of Dixie would like to recognize and welcome the Red Sea Republic, and we would like to invite our new middle easterner settlers to exchange embassies with us.

 

Sincerely,

Peggy-Sue Carter

Chancellor of the URD

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"Bear Islands' Nation of the Bear formally recognizes the Red Sea Republic.

We're honored to welcome your Red Sea nation into the international community."

Bear Islands' Nation of the Bear Transitional Authority

Bear Island City, Bear Island, Bear Islands' Nation of the Bear
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A global diplomatic dispatch from the desk of Abd al-Malik:

 

The Republic wishes to extend a gratuitous diplomatic hand to the nations of Dixie, Axum, Sverige, Italy, and the Bear Islands for their prompt recognition and warm welcome of our growing state onto the global stage. We hereby formally recognize the sovereignty of these states as well as the legitimacy of their governments, in addition to recognizing the sovereignty and legitimacy of Novgorod, Alaska, France, the Cape Republic, Japan, Qamadan, Cascadia, and the Plains Federation. May our collective commitment to world peace bring about prosperity and good fortune to all persons of the world.

 

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An announcement from the Red Sea Republic in regards to the Holy cities of Mecca and Medina:

 

It is the belief of the Republic that in these turbulent times, a proper, stable Muslim state should provide stewardship to the Holy cities to which millions of Muslims travel each year. The local militias within the Hejaz region have collectively pledged their loyalty to the Republic in the event that current negotiations to form a sovereign state break down, and protection and guidance from our government is needed. We therefore, in accordance with this loyalty and with our desire to safeguard the pilgrimage for all Muslims, hereby do formally announce the Republican Protectorate of the Hejaz.

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"The Imperium of Japan in turn recognizes the Red Sea Republic, and though our population is less than 1% Muslim, we respect the defense of holy sites, all religions should be valued and kept secure."

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An announcement from the Red Sea Republic in regards to military transparency:

We have decided to formally announce the size and composition of our general military to the world. It would behoove those of you thinking of a daring violation of our sovereignty to take heed of our impressive military might. Although we are a peaceful nation, we take seriously any threats to our people.

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Hejaz Region, Arabia

Following what sources have told us is a breakdown in negotiations between Bedouin tribes in the area, shots have been fired in several cities within the Hejaz protectorate. A force estimated to be 75,000 strong from the Red Sea Republic has been spotted moving through the desert following route 15 after having confirmed the annexation of the city of Khamis Mushayt into the Republic. The northern city of Tabouk, outside the region of the protectorate, has fallen under the control of militant tribesmen who are heading south along route 15 to the north towards the city of Medina, and number about 5,000 strong, having suffered almost no casualties confirming their dominance in Tabouk. Tribal leaders in Mecca have reportedly expressed their desire to become part of the Republic, although shots have been fired on the outskirts of the Muslim Holy city.

Key:
Red: Red Sea Republic
Yellow: Protectorate of Hejaz
Purple Dots: Milestone Cities


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An announcement from the Red Sea Republic in regards to the Holy cities of Mecca and Medina:

 

It is the belief of the Republic that in these turbulent times, a proper, stable Muslim state should provide stewardship to the Holy cities to which millions of Muslims travel each year. The local militias within the Hejaz region have collectively pledged their loyalty to the Republic in the event that current negotiations to form a sovereign state break down, and protection and guidance from our government is needed. We therefore, in accordance with this loyalty and with our desire to safeguard the pilgrimage for all Muslims, hereby do formally announce the Republican Protectorate of the Hejaz.

 

The Kingdom of Axum, having a large muslim population, supports this move to secure the holiest of holies. 

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"Violence has been dealt for thousands of years in the name of religion, when nearly every religion preaches peace, we hope one day those who are religious will realize that violence will only beget violence, as the bible and other holy scriptures state, "an eye for an eye will leave everyone blind." While the Imperium holds very few Muslims within its borders, we respect a move to secure holy sites, so long as they are left open for anyone who wishes to worship peacefully, "

-Osamu Saito, MoFA

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Hejaz Region, Red Sea Republic

Hello everyone, RSRN is back with more reports from the front line. Remember, RSRN is the only news source with access to interviews and special reports regarding the Republican military. We have word from generals on the ground that the fighting around Jeddah has subsided. Troop movement from the Mecca region into Jeddah has resulted in the city joining the Republic. Militants have been pushed out of the region, but have a stronghold in the city of Medina which government forces have not managed to break.

Additionally, we have word from farther south that the southern half of route 15 has been formally annexed by a 2/3 majority vote from Parliament. Plans are already in place, says the government, for fortification of this important route. The government additionally aims to open Mecca up to Hajjis once again by the end of the week, ending a several month travel ban into the city enacted by local leaders due to violence.
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After much discussion between themselves, one low-level official walks outside of the capital building and greets the strange-looking Auroran ambassadors in Arabic.

"Hello. Who are you?"

 

The Vellasian bows his head, his face seems entirely devoid of emotion (life, you might even say) and his half open eyes fall on the low-level official. His voice, equally empty of any life, flows from his lips with an eerie tone that it cannot be said to be spoken with disinterest or concern. Apathy even would be a complete understatement. It is pure emptiness. The words, as they echo throughout the officials ear canal, and into the brain, feel like they would rob him of his very soul, and the seeming discomfort the Vellasian’s aura seems to bring is near demonic.

 

We are of the Auroran Empire. Emissaries sent by our prestigious empire to bear this invaluable gift to your President. In gratitude for your Presidents political stance to our most recent conception, our finest citizens have fashioned a medley of tokens to manifest this gratitude.

 

The Vellasian asses the official’s uniform and, satisfied in his judgment of the man adds, curtly, I take it any higher ranking official must be deathly ill? If you’re quick to take us to your President, I will not report of such wanton disrespect to my leaders.

 

Where had anybody else spoken those same words, emotions would have surely erupted in any able minded individual. However, given the hollowness of the words spoken, it would have caused anyone to double take to realize that an insult had been made. That is of course, if the desolation behind such words would have even registered giving their very dulling nature.

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The Vellasian bows his head, his face seems entirely devoid of emotion (life, you might even say) and his half open eyes fall on the low-level official. His voice, equally empty of any life, flows from his lips with an eerie tone that it cannot be said to be spoken with disinterest or concern. Apathy even would be a complete understatement. It is pure emptiness. The words, as they echo throughout the officials ear canal, and into the brain, feel like they would rob him of his very soul, and the seeming discomfort the Vellasian’s aura seems to bring is near demonic.
 
We are of the Auroran Empire. Emissaries sent by our prestigious empire to bear this invaluable gift to your President. In gratitude for your Presidents political stance to our most recent conception, our finest citizens have fashioned a medley of tokens to manifest this gratitude.
 
The Vellasian asses the official’s uniform and, satisfied in his judgment of the man adds, curtly, I take it any higher ranking official must be deathly ill? If you’re quick to take us to your President, I will not report of such wanton disrespect to my leaders.
 
Where had anybody else spoken those same words, emotions would have surely erupted in any able minded individual. However, given the hollowness of the words spoken, it would have caused anyone to double take to realize that an insult had been made. That is of course, if the desolation behind such words would have even registered giving their very dulling nature.


The low-level official becomes increasingly submerged in horror at this event. In panic, the official draws their Beretta and aims it straight at the ambassador who was speaking. "You are under arrest!" they scream; "put your hands in the air or I'll shoot!" The Arabic fills the streets and gathers a moderate amount of attention.
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RSRN Update

The Republican Army has successfully blocked all traffic in and out of Medina. The city is under siege, with pockets of firing and minor altercations occurring semi-frequently in outlying rural areas. Casualties have been extremely light on both sides.
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The low-level official becomes increasingly submerged in horror at this event. In panic, the official draws their Beretta and aims it straight at the ambassador who was speaking. "You are under arrest!" they scream; "put your hands in the air or I'll shoot!" The Arabic fills the streets and gathers a moderate amount of attention.

 

The Vellasian clicks his tongue as he shakes his head. His gaze slowly intensifies, which in turn magnifies the hypnotic fear he has instilled in the poor official. Their gazes lock, and the Vellasian’s eyes seem to be all the poor official can focus on as the aura envelops the two in a near mindless communion. To his defense, the fact that the official had not broken down in absolute horror, making hoarse his voice in an unbridled scream, spoke wonders of his innate fortitude. But he had made the mistake of pointing the gun at the illusion, instead of the stinger. A mistake, he will regret for the rest of his life…

 

You are a Lactu! He said, adding extra emphasis to that final word. Do you know what that means? You Sic’nac kira! Despite the depth of annunciation he gave to his Auroran speech, he never seemed to break composure, or lose his calm.

 

One

 

You haven’t the slightest idea the disgrace you’ve brought to your country, do you?

 

Two

 

Or the trouble you’ve brought yourself?

 

Three

 

Too bad, because this will hurt.

 

Before the official could have adequately assessed the true danger of the situation, the Moashan had already sidestepped passed the Vellasian, sword already midway out of its sheath. The momentum of his step gave him all the force he needed to perform what the Aurorans call Sic’nac Kira (which means ‘spinning defiance’). It begets a motion where the swordsman steps to the side. However, instead of a pivot (or an opposing motion where the swordsman would have to double the power output in his legs to keep the balance as well as proceed with the opposite foot), the swordsman continues in the direction of the step. The deception of the move is that the leading foot is not stepping but rather grounding itself for a ‘Revoltade’ movement. By the time the step is made, the sword must be halfway out its sheath.

 

Following the step, the Moashan twirls(lifting but inches off the ground) in the direction of the step (allowing for the maximization of his sideways inertia), forcing the edge, already facing the official, out and up from under his wrist through it with a clean, seamless cut. As he doubles back to face the official, he slams the sheath into the inside of the knee where the impact snaps the lateral collateral ligament as it simultaneously shatters the fibula and tibia.

 

The patella, in lieu from the sudden outward impact, buckles beneath the now unsupported weight of the officials body. The collision of his already decimated knee into the ground sends a shock up his spine that nearly causes him to black out. As he prepares to fall back from the now unbearable pain of a severed hand and devastated knee, he is grabbed by the collar by the Moashan who has already rested his bloody blade firmly against his sternohyoid muscle. As his gaze travels from the Moashan, tears streaming from his eyes, to the Vellasian he is greeted, not by eyes, but by the barrel of his own berretta. The Vellasian caught midair the severed hand in a single medial motion at seeming lightning speed. From the outside perspective, the Aurorans moved with such a mastery of grace, that they almost seemed to be dancing. For the two were in such synchronicity, that by the time it had all finished, only seconds had passed.

 

In Auroran

 

Take swift note of his failure, brother. For it was not in his inability to fight, but that he did not know that those words were not insults. For you see, they are limited to the context of the words. Where we understand words through tone.

 

He moved his eyes to the Moashan, who dared not look into them choosing instead to fixate his stare onto the official.

 

He failed because he was ignorant, his eyes, that seemed now like they belonged to a demon to the official, (who was losing blood rapidly from his severed wrist), fell back unto him.

 

In Arabic

 

If you want me to save your life, you’ll have to tell me where your superior officer is. Otherwise, he knelt meeting the officer on the same level such that their eyes were parallel with each other. For the first time throughout the entire affair, the Vellasian smiled and his voice adopted a tone of pure innocent jubilance. He spoke so that not even the Moashan could hear clearly among the murmuring crowd, you’ll die on the street like a dog.

 

The Vellasian is standing now, both the official’s gun and hand at his side

 

So, he tilted his head, with your good hand, adding a twist of sarcasm, point me in the right direction.

 

It would be a miracle if at this point the official would be able to even muster an insult. But the Vellasian was patient. This was not the first soul he had tortured in his life, and would have not minded if he bled out in the street before the rest of the foreign scum.

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In Auroran
 
Take swift note of his failure, brother. For it was not in his inability to fight, but that he did not know that those words were not insults. For you see, they are limited to the context of the words. Where we understand words through tone.
 
He moved his eyes to the Moashan, who dared not look into them choosing instead to fixate his stare onto the official.
 
He failed because he was ignorant, his eyes, that seemed now like they belonged to a demon to the official, (who was losing blood rapidly from his severed wrist), fell back unto him.
 
In Arabic
 
If you want me to save your life, you’ll have to tell me where your superior officer is. Otherwise, he knelt meeting the officer on the same level such that their eyes were parallel with each other. For the first time throughout the entire affair, the Vellasian smiled and his voice adopted a tone of pure innocent jubilance. He spoke so that not even the Moashan could hear clearly among the murmuring crowd, you’ll die on the street like a dog.
 
The Vellasian is standing now, both the official’s gun and hand at his side
 
So, he tilted his head, with your good hand, adding a twist of sarcasm, point me in the right direction.
 
It would be a miracle if at this point the official would be able to even muster an insult. But the Vellasian was patient. This was not the first soul he had tortured in his life, and would have not minded if he bled out in the street before the rest of the foreign scum.


After staring downwards at the bloody stump for a split second, the low-level official let out a bloodcurdling scream as they fell to the ground. Cries for "help" sliced through the air, as a parked police car nearby was exited in haste by two officers. Using their doors as shields, the officers opened fire on the suspects. Upon seeing this, onlookers who had been reaching for their cell phones to record the event quickly abandoned their activities and ran for cover behind whatever was convenient. Edited by Hereno
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