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Government

Overview

The governing structure of the Sicilian League is divided into two components, the national and Archonate level. On the national level governing authority rests entirely in the hands of the Steward of the League. The Steward serves as the chief executive and sole policymaker on the national level. The position is for life. When the Steward steps down or passes away one of two procedures may be implemented for succession. The steward may nominate a successor, who must then be confirmed by each of the Constituent Assemblies. If the successor is not confirmed or if no successor is chosen then the Directorate will meet and nominate a successor who must then be confirmed by the Constituent Assemblies.

Beneath the Steward is the Directorate, comprised of Directors of various aspects of national policy, the head of the Sicilian GHQ and the Archons, which acts as an advisory cabinet to the Steward; the Steward may create, reassign, or eliminate Directorate level positions as the Steward sees fit except for Archon positions. The Steward is also responsible for filling the various Directorate positions. Underneath the Directorate are the various League departments and bureaucracies.

The League Government (Steward and Directorate) is confined, in terms of policy authority, to areas that cannot effectively be controlled by the local government or where national standards are necessary. Foreign Affairs, Military Affairs, Monetary Policy, inter-state transportation and trade, education and health care.

The other component of government is that of the Archonate level. Government on the Archonate level is divided between the Archon, who is elected by the Constituent Assembly every two years, and the Constituent Assembly, which is a 150 member legislative body elected directly by all citizens of the Archonate every two years. The Archon has very little power independent of the Constituent Assembly and effectively serves as the Archonate's representative to the League Directorate.

Following the Great Anarchy of 20XX a National Level body was created to combine the voices of the various Archonates. The National Assembly comprises 4 members from each Archonate. Each member is elected by the Constituent Assembly of that Archonate and serves for two year terms with elections held immediately following Constituent Assembly elections. The National Assembly has the power to legislate on all matters, with legislation subject to approval by the Steward. The agreement of the National Assembly is required before new Archonates are added to the nation and the national Assembly must also agree to any offensive declarations of war unrelated to treaty obligations.

Full faith and credit is granted to laws, regulations, and transactions that occur in each of the Archonates. Archonates are allowed to maintain conflicting laws so long as full faith and credit is given to the laws and citizens of the other Archonates and the laws in question are not mutually exclusive. If the laws are mutually exclusive then the National Assembly will resolve the situation.

League Government

Steward of the Sicilian League- Jean d'Aosta

Director of Foreign Affairs- Hossein Al-Hussein

Director of National Affairs- Fahima Ashqar

Director of Economic Development- Carlo Monteforte

Director of Defense- Nicolas L'Siver

Director of Transit and Transportation- Dominique Villepin

Governor of the Sicilian National Bank- Sergei Lavazarev

Chairman, Sicilian General HQ- Admiral Calomar Acbari

Sicilian Archonate- Guiseppe d'Annervi

Sardinian Archonate- Valeria Machiavale

Corsican Archonate- Anton Villepin

Maltan Archonate- George Albera

Archonates

Sicilian Archonate

Archon- Guiseppe d'Annervi

Constituent Assembly Composition:

Independent (I)- 98 seats

Party for Progress (PfP)- 22 seats

Nationalist Front (NF)- 14 seats

United Workers Front (UWF)- 10 seats

Peoples Action Party (PAP)- 6 seats

Sardinian Archonate

Archon- Valeria Machiavale

Constituent Assembly Composition:

Nationalist Front (NF)- 71 seats

Party for Progress (PfP)- 43 seats

United Workers Front (UWF)- 19 seats

Peoples Action Party (PAP)- 14

Independent (I)- 3

Corsican Archonate

Archon- Anton Villepin

Constituent Assembly Composition:

Party for Progress (PfP)- 69 seats

Independents (I)- 38 seats

United Workers Front (UWF)- 34 seats

Nationalist Front (NF) - 6 seats

Peoples Action Party (PAP)- 3 seats

Maltan Archonate

Archon- George Albera

Constituent Assembly Composition:

Peoples Action Party (PAP)- 81 seats

Nationalist Front (NF)- 39 seats

Party for Progress (PfP)- 17 seats

United Workers Front (UWF)- 10 seats

Independents (I)- 3 seats

Political Parties

Peoples Action Party (PAP):

A staunchly conservative political organization that places a strong emphasis on 'traditional' or socially conservative values. Economically believes that government has no place in making regulation. Supports low taxes, low spending and stronger Archonate vs. National government. Supporter of the Catholic Church and accepts many of its doctrines as the basis of its social positions. Advocates for a strong military, an aggressive approach to foreign policy as well as territorial expansion.

Nationalist Front (NF):

Right-of-center political organization that focuses primarily on economic issues. Believes that the free market is an excellent system but also recognizes that government direction is needed in limited instances. Favors a strong military for national defense and a bold position on foreign policy. Standard moderately conservative on social issues.

Party for Progress (PfP):

Moderately Left leaning political organization that advocates moderate liberal positions on the economy and centrist positions on social policy. Generally favors strong government intervention in the economy and markets. Middle of the road on social issues. In favor of an even-handed approach to foreign policy

National Workers Front (NWF):

Left-wing socialist political organization. Advocates routine government intervention in the economy and outright government control of certain industries. Military spending is not a priority, social programs are. Advocates for multilateralism and diplomacy in regards to foreign policy.

(OOC: Work in Progress)

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General Information

Sicilian League National Capital: Syracuse, Sicilian Archonate

Administrative Centers are also located in Ajjacio, Corsican Archonate, Birkirkara, Maltan Archonate, Palermo, Sicilian Archonate, and Sassari, Sardinian Archonate.

Population: 3.4 million citizens

Important National Achievements:

SLX- Sicilian Stock Exchange, located in Ragusa, Sicilian Archonate

NTS- National Transit System, network of highways and high-speed rail lines

SSSN- Social Safety and Security Network, Government welfare and social support program

AI Corp. National Wireless Network

Various civilian and military nuclear weapons plants scattered across the islands.

Military Statistics:

League Army:

Infantry-300,000 total. 250,000 Sicilian National Army, 50,000 Mediterranean Corps.

Armor- 3000

League Air Force:

63 fighter squadrons, 10 planes per squadron

-37 multi-role squadrons (Sa-17M)

-12 fighter squadrons (Sa-17F)

-10 ground attack/close support squadrons (Sa-18A)

-3 Attack Helicopter squadrons (Vi-241)

2 bomber squadrons, 10 planes per squadron

-2 medium bomber squadrons (Ao-1B)

League Navy:

2 Frigates

1 cruisers

1 destroyers

3 Aircraft Carriers

1 Battlecruisers

Strategic Command:

1 ICBM

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Military Information

Sicilian League Army:

Organization:

Army South (110,000 full deployment)

Army North (120,000 full deployment)

Rapid Reaction Corps (20,000 full deployment)

1st Armored Group (800 armor)

2nd Armored Group (1100 armor)

3rd Armored Group (1100 armor)

Each Army is divided into four roughly equal corps. Each corps is divided into four roughly equal divisions with each division then divided into four roughly equal regiments. The Armored Groups are comprised of 200 armor corps, each corps is divided into 25 armor divisions comprised of 5, 5 armor battalions.

Army Group South is responsible for the defense of Sicily and Malta. Army Group North is responsible for the defense of Sardinia and Corsica.

The 1st Armored Group is stationed on Sardinia, the 2nd Armored Group on Sicily and Malta, and the 3rd Armored Group on Corsica.

The Rapid Reaction Corps is a 20,000 man force maintained on active alert at all times. The RRC is able to deploy into the field within hours of orders being received and is the primary expeditionary unit of the Sicilian National Army.

The Mediterranean Corps is divided into five Divisions (Aosta Division, D'Avanti Division, Vittoria Division, Nidal as-Salh Division, Steward Division) and is responsible for dealing with special threats to the nation. The Corps are specially trained in asymmetrical warfare, guerrilla tactics, infiltration as well as amphibious, airborne and urban assault tactics.

The Sicilian League Army focuses on the use of combined arms, infantry is supported by integrated mechanized, artillery and AA/SAM units.

Equipment:

Standard Infantry- (Standard Company) HK416 Carbine HK417 Battle Rifle, M82 Rifle, MG4 SAW, Walther P99 sidearm, AT12 rocket launcher, 81 mm light mortar, RBS 70 Mk 2.

(Other weaponry) 120mm mortar, 155mm Howitzer (self-propelled), M270 MLRS, CV 90 IFV, associated transport, reconnaissance and engineering vehicles.

Armor- Domestically produced Main Battle Tank is the Lancia-1, or L-1; this is the only tank type used by the Sicilian League Army.

Two Variants of the L-1 are used as of today, the standard L-1, and the L-1U, specially modified for urban combat.

L-1:

The L-1 is similar to most modern MBT's in terms of fire control and technological equipment, possessing the full range of sighting and communication equipment. The L-1 has a top speed of 47 mph and has an operational range of 360 miles. The main armament of the L-1 is a 140mm smooth-bore cannon which is capable of firing the full range of tank ammunition from sabot penetrators to anti-tank missiles. The L-1 is capable of storing 40 rounds of ammunition as well as up to two anti-tank missiles, each round is stored in heat-resistant housing to reduce the possibility of detonation if the tank is exposed to fire or extreme heat. Loading on the L-1 is done manually by one of the 4 crew-members to accommodate for the variety of ammunition carried by the tank. The L-1 is protected by explosive reactive armor plating on 60% of the tank, slat armor protects the rear exhaust and engine areas of the tank while the entire tank is protected by ceramic-boron carbide composite armor. The L-1 incorporates an active defense system, whereby a DOPPLER Radar mount on the tank detects incoming missiles or rockets and coordinates the firing of a small explosive projectile or rocket at the incoming missile, detonating it before reaching the tank. The interior compartment has a Kevlar spall shield throughout.

L-1U:

The L-1U differs from the L-1 only in that it possesses a shorter gun barrel to allow it to operate more effectively in urban settings. The L-1U is also equipped with a secondary 7.62 mm minigun mounted on the turret and controlled remotely from inside the tank. Additional reinforcement is added to the sides and bottom of the tank, the bottom of the tank being v-shaped to reduce the effectiveness of mines and other explosive devices and additional armored skirts attached to the sides. Small cameras are mounted on the sides of the tank to give commanders a panoramic view of the battle space around them, the cameras and main sight are protected by screening to reduce damage from thrown rocks and sticks. The L-1U is also capable of being fitted with a bulldozer blade attachment to help clear obstacles in an urban environment.

Currently 75% of the Sicilian League armored force is comprised of L-1 tanks, with the remainder being L-1U variants. The L-1U variants are organized into units separate from L-1 tanks.

Sicilian League Navy

Organization:

The Navy is divided into two branches, the Surface Fleet and the Submarine Fleet.

The Submarine Fleet is comprised of two separate Wolfpacks.

Wolfpack Tempest, is currently a 'paper battalion' and contains no ships; it is based out of Otranto, Taranto Archonate.

Wolfpack Typhoon, is currently a 'paper battalion' and contains no ships; it is based out of Gharb, Maltan Archonate.

The Surface Fleet is divided as follows:

1st Fleet- based out of Arbatax, Sardinian Archonate

-Escort Carrier SLS Al-Muhammed (Flagship)

-Guided Missile Cruiser SLS Aegis

2nd Fleet- based out of Augusta, Sicilian Archonate

-Heavy Battlecruiser SLS Ares

-Frigate SLS Etna

-Frigate SLS Monte Cinto

3rd Fleet- based out of Carloforte, Sardinian Archonate

-Supercarrier SLS Aosta (Flagship)

-Escort Carrier SLS Admiral Abruzzi

-Assault Destroyer SLS Ajaccio

NOTE: ALL FLEETS TEMPORARILY REORGANIZED AS SICILIAN NATIONAL FLEET, BASED OUT OF CARLOFORTE. SLS AOSTA- FLAGSHIP. DEPLOYED CURRENTLY NEAR THE GULF OF ASINARE.

Ships in use:

Syracuse Class Submarine:

Ships in Fleet: None Currently

Design Overview:

The Syracuse Class submarine is designed as a multi-purpose submarine, capable of supporting traditional submarine missions as well as special tasks. With a displacement of 1500 t submerged and a standard crew of approximately 21 the Syracuse class stands 65 meters long and around 7 meters wide. While foregoing a nuclear reactor the Syracuse class uses two deisel electric/ Sterling AIP units to extend its ability to remain submerged to nearly a month at a time. The Syracuse is capable of achieving speeds of around 25 knots submerged while using diesels, and around 6 knots while using only the AIP system. The AIP system also allows the Syracuse to cruise virtually undetectable to sonar when combined with the various sound dampening and deflecting aspects of the ship's design and hull. Critical systems are also protected by the use of rubber and other substances to limit or eliminate shock damage.

In terms of armament, the Syracuse boasts two 650 mm bow torpedo tubes as well as six 533 mm bow torpedo tubes. The Syracuse has the ability to fire not only standard torpedoes but also engage in mine laying. By using specially designed launch sleds the Syracuse also retains the ability to fire IR seeking anti-air missiles and anti-ship missiles while submerged. The ship also has the unique ability to deploy a small commando team through a bow hatch.

Characteristics:

-Propulsion: 2x diesel-electric/Sterling AIP motors

-Speed: 25 knots submerged, 6 knots AIP only

-Crew: Standard complement of 21

-Duration: About a month submerged continuously

-Armament: 2x 650mm bow tubes, 6x 533mm bow tubes, 2x 324mm bow tubes. Capable of firing anti-ship and anti-air missiles in addition to torpedoes while submerged

Armageddon Class Battlecruiser:

Ships in Fleet: Mars

Design Overview:

The Armageddon Class Battlecruiser is the second largest class of ships in the Sicilian Fleet (Behind the Aosta Class Supercarrier) and are the largest front line warships in the fleet. Designed to merge the size and staying power of the traditional battleship with the long-range strike capabilities and flexibility of the guided-missile cruiser, the Armageddon is a deadly class of ships. Eschewing the traditional gun batteries of the battleship, the Armageddon is equipped primarily with a wide variety of missiles, though it sports 2x2 15 inch gun batteries, one fore and one aft.

This class sports 36 M-1000 long range anti-ship missile batteries, 12 G-1000 ground attack missile batteries, 16 M-100 anti-submarine missile batteries, 16 long-range SAM batteries, 8 mid-range SAM batteries, 6 short-range SAM batteries as well as 12 PHALANX CIWS batteries and 8 533mm torpedo tubes. The ship is equipped with state of the art radar-sonar arrays and a comm system capable of transmitting on a variety of frequencies. The ship also has a variety of ECM systems for missile jamming. With a crew of 1100 and a displacement of nearly 45,000 tons, the Armageddon Class is powered by a dedicated nuclear propulsion system that can move the ship at up to 33 knots.

Characteristics:

-Propulsion- 2 nuclear reactors as well as a conventional CONAS

-Speed- 33 knots maximum

-Crew- approximately 1100

-Range and Duration- Both are dependent upon crew morale and resupply opportunities

-Armament- 36x M-1000 AShM (500-575km), 12x G-1000 Ground Attack Missiles (200-300km), 16x M-100 ASM (~150 km), 30x SAM batteries, 8x 533mm torpedo tubes, 4x 15-in guns, 12x PHALANX

Aosta Class Supercarrier:

Ships In Fleet: Aosta

Design Overview:

With a displacement of approzimately 119,000 tons, the Aosta is the largest ship in the Sicilian Navy by a wide margin. Intended to be the pride of the Fleet, the Aosta possesses a far larger air wing than the smaller Admiral Abruzzi Class of escort carriers, is capable of handling 70 fighter aircraft in addition to a complement of helicopters for transport and anti-submarine warfare. The flight deck uses two EMALS to launch aircraft and is serviced by two external elevators on opposite sides of the ship.

Powered by two nuclear reactors, the Aosta is capable of achieving maximum speeds of 31 knots. The ship is defended by 12 anti-air missile batteries and six PHALANX CIWS batteries. The Aosta class is manned by 4500 men and women of the Sicilian Navy and makes extensive use of automation to reduce complement requirements and crew workload.

Characteristics:

-2 Nuclear reactors

-Displacement: 119,000 tons

-Speed: 31 knots

-Crew: approximately 4500

-Complement: Up to 70 fighters and 6 helicopters

-Armament: 12x SAM, 6x PHALANX

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