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The Democratic Socialist Republic

1200px_Flag_of_Sri_Lanka_svg.png
of Sri Lanka
(இலங்கை)


Demographics:

Location: Sri Lanka
Capital: Colombo
Official Language: Sinhalese, English
Recognized Minority Languages: Tamil
Population: 22,083,957
Religion: Buddhism (67%), Hinduism (21%), Islam (11%), Catholicism (1%)

Economic Overview:

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
GDP (National, PPP): $142.719 billion
GDP (Per Capita, PPP): $17,046
Annual Economic Growth Rate: 1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.20%

Government Overview:

Type: Unitary Presidential State
President: TBA
Term Length: 6 years, two term limit

Cabinet: TBA
House of Representatives: Composition TBD

Recent Policies:
Declaration of Existence
25,000 reserve troops called up
Radar defense systems acquired
Bharati research station

Embassies/Diplomatic Events: N/A

Military Overview:

General Information

Nuclear weapons: Constitutionally banned, but has capability to develop
Biological weapons: None
Chemical weapons: None

Active deployments:
25,000 soldiers on Sri Lanka
Radar defense systems on Sri Lanka

Army of Sri Lanka

Active Soldiers: 25,000
Reserve Soldiers: 100,000
Total Soldiers: 125,000

Standard-Issue Rifle: FN FNC
Ammunition: 5.56mm NATO (STANAG)
Range: 250-400mm sight adjustments
Notes: Standard version comes with a bayonet
Side Arm: M9 Beretta
Other small arms
Radar units, etc.

Main Battle Tank: Al-Khalid MBT-2000
Other vehicles: TBD
Other APCs, IFVs, ARVs, and MRAPs
Various utility vehicles
Helicopters

Navy

6 destroyers
4 corvettes
3 submarines
2 landing ships
2 battleships
2 frigates
1 cruiser
1 aircraft carrier

Air Force

1,158 planes, including...

Eurofighter Typhoon
AMX-type planes
Other TBD

OOC:
[spoiler]
Statistics are based off of these screenshots of my nation, circa 7 June 2014:
http://i.imgur.com/F1FbBvo.png
http://i.imgur.com/W2vflkF.png

Original Stats:
Soldiers: 690,000
Naval Points to Spend: 3825
Aircraft Limit: 480 planes

After soldier substitutions: (these are what I'm using)
Soldiers: 125,000 (-565,000)
Aircraft Limit: 1,158 (+678 or 56.5 squadrons)
[/spoiler] Edited by Hereno
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Military reserves called up by new

President of Sri Lanka


Because of the political split from mainland India, it was necessary for the Sri Lankans to build important infrastructure from scratch. A space program was planned, as was a significant upgrade of internet and general electronic technological capacity in general. 25,000 soldiers from the reserve army have been called forth to work with the engineer corps and local construction workers to begin these changes. They could be seen riding on new Al-Khalid main battle tanks, chosen for their superior maneuverability in addition to their extensive weapons systems. In their hands would be the FN FNC rifle, also chosen for its effectiveness in the environment of the island.

This is a relatively smaller but more efficient force than Sri Lankan armies of the past. With better technology and a more home-centered foreign policy, maximum focus could be put into making sure that the Sri Lankan military had optimal training and weaponry for the environment of their island and other places within southeast Asia. A large increase in industrial capacity under the socialist government has led to a massive air force of over 1,000 planes, and the navy recently acquired its first aircraft carrier. This is one of many things that the temporary ruling coalition hopes that voters keep in mind when it comes time to vote for a permanent president later this week. Edited by Hereno
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New Technological Acquisitions


Multiple S-400 type radar systems have been acquired by the Sri Lankan government for use with the army, navy, and air force. Several will be stationed around the island, giving 600km of radar detection all around, for air and oceanic targets. It is capable of identifying and engaging targets up to 30km, although it can only engage up to 36 targets at one time. Smaller 3D-CAR systems will be used to engage up to 150 targets at once, but with a smaller range of only 180km and a targeting coverage of only 18km maximum height. They have all been stocked and connected to the appropriate administrative and missile systems, giving Sri Lanka superior defensive capability against any attempted invasions. Although the Sri Lankan navy was limited by size, a larger navy would not be needed given the island's ability to identify and engage targets at much greater distances. And the superior short-range coverage in combination with the Sri Lankan air force would be more than enough to maintain air and sea supremacy, although other systems were being considered to augment their current defensive capabilities. Edited by Hereno
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[Not Announced]

Adam's Bridge on the island of Mannar would have four M7777 howitzers stationed on either side with 250ft of distance between them. This would allow the M7777s to be used with Excalibur shells that can hit the other side of the bridge and all 18 miles of it, plus seven more where needed. Jaffna peninsula would receive an additional 20 guns spaced all the same along the northwestern coastline. The small strip of land connecting Jaffna to the mainland would be heavily fortified as well, with all radar systems sitting on the mainland side of Sri Lanka. High-tech anti-ship missiles in combination with the robust radar defense systems would ensure that the north would be fortified in case the southern tip of India would be taken advantage of to breach island defenses.

Island defenses themselves would consist of hundreds of smaller howitzers placed around the island strategically. Radar systems would be heavily guarded, and the 25,000-man defense force would be stationed throughout the island on rotation in order to staff the extensive defenses. Some areas were able to be heavily fortified, with pillboxes and machine gun nests, however, the majority of the island's beaches are used and so could not accommodate such extensive defense mechanisms.

In addition to all of this, the island itself had a double-layer tunnel system stretching between major urban areas and key caches in rural areas. Getting more complex as they approached cities, the first dirt layer was dark and cramped, and had hidden exits along with rudimentary weapons supplies. Under these, a more robust subway was build. The subway would allow for fast transit underground, which could be taken advantage of to move civilians without impeding troop movement. It would additionally have secret armored passageways to important government offices which could only be accessed through an elaborate key code mechanism requiring multiple passwords. There would be cramped but adequate refugee living quarters within the massive underground complex, capable of supporting several million persons for a few weeks.

The massive undertaking itself would have a boosting effect on the economy, with the state owned-and-operated industries facilitating rapid transport and modernization. Sri Lanka would combine the best of technological and rudimentary lifestyles and encourage tourism, as well as immigration to enjoy the higher standard of living and high-paying jobs.

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