zzzptm Posted June 3, 2010 Report Share Posted June 3, 2010 WORLDSTRAT BULLETIN Copyright 2010, WorldStrat Publications. For subscriber use only. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited. The nation of Himynamistan has recently expanded the size of its military forces, and they are no longer a defensively postured force. WorldStrat observers have witnessed the launching of several coastal patrol vessels that now make up the beginnings of the Himynamistani Navy. Our observers have also noted that Himynamistan has expanded both its armored forces and its rifle divisions, giving it an exceptional land-based force projection capability. Of particular note is the quality of the Himynamistani military: compared to its immediate neighbor, the Holy American Empire, the Himynamistani forces are much more technologically advanced, possibly due to their possession of a WRC - although such reports remain unconfirmed. Although the HAE forces are larger than the Himynamistani ones, the military of Himynamistan is concentrated in Mesoamerica, while HAE forces have to be positioned in multiple theaters. Himynamistani forces also possess extensive mountain fighting capabilities, perhaps equal to those of the HAE's Andean legions. In the event of a Himynamistan-HAE conflict, it is evident to WorldStrat that Himynamistan possesses an advantage in both quality and concentration of forces, which could lead to rapid victories in the Mesoamerican theater. Himynamistan, however, does not possess the ability to project its power much beyond Mesoamerica, due to a lack of both a blue water navy and the bases to support it. The HAE territory in Mesoamerica is also some of its most densely populated areas, so any potential conflict there would become extremely bloody as forces moved from rural zones to urban ones. There is also the question of nuclear arms. Both nations possess nuclear weapons, but only Himynamistan possesses an SDI system, which would limit the ability of the HAE to threaten a one-off nuclear strike. It would have to launch a broader strike in order to penetrate Himynamistani defenses, something which the HAE may be unwilling to do, as such a move would guarantee a return launch from Himynamistan - and the Himynamistan weapons are of a higher degree of technical sophistication. Existing tensions over the Veracruz region are currently being negotiated, so it is unlikely a war would flare up over that issue. However, WorldStrat has learned that Zapatista commandos have set up bases in Himynamistan territory along the border with the HAE. Himynamistan officially denies their existence, so any hot pursuit operations from HAE units could trigger a border skirmish. Whether or not such skirmishes would develop into war would depend more upon the diplomats than the generals at this time, given the cordial nature of relations between the nations. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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