Europe

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Western Europe

Republic of France France%20Flag%20Tiny.png?raw=1

Government Unitary Constitutional Republic
Legislative Body Parliament of France
President Mortimer Mazarin
Prime Minister Jean-Luc Vendôme
Capital City Paris-2
Largest City Lyons
Population 59,400,000 (Jan. 2018)
GDP $1.8t.
Military Ranking 3rd
Currency Franc

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History

Mostly unaffected by Second Impact, post-2I France has emerged as the preeminent world power, possessing a powerful economy, thriving industries, and a mighty military as well as taking the preeminent role in the war against the Angels.

France was little affected by the immediate effects of Second Impact, as its geographical location shielded it from the devastation inflicted upon Spain and west Africa. It experienced some flooding along its west coast, especially along the mouth and banks of the Loire and Garonne rivers. The largest urban areas to receive significant devastation were Bordeaux (flooding) and Paris (destroyed by earthquakes). Nevertheless, much of the mechanisms of government remained largely intact and were shifted to Orléans by President Jacques Chirac, forming the Orléanais Provisional Government. The Orléanais Government remained in place until the completion of Paris-2 in 2006.

France, along with Germany, formed the two major anchors of stability in Europe during the aftermath of Second Impact. By and large its economy was sizable and robust enough to endure without undue stress, and as one of the major powers of Europe had a well-equipped and relatively intact military. It was due to this that France was able to lend assistance to several of its beleaguered neighbours, principally Belgium (which had suffered incredible damage) and Spain. Without this mitigating factor, the situation in Western Europe could've been much worse.

In the weeks after Second Impact, ambitious and opportunistic Russian officers took control of the Russian state and attempted to turn it into a reborn Soviet Union. No one in Europe fully expected them to succeed, and a bare month after Impact the new USSR was moving into Eastern Europe. Germany turned to France, requesting the creation of a pan-European pact that would act as a counter to Soviet influence. France accepted. As French and German forces geared up for a full-scale war with the Russian threat, a small miracle saved the states (and Europe proper) from a cataclysmic war: sudden erratic weather patterns had devastated Russian harvests, leaving the Russian military with little more than two months' worth of food reserves left. In those two months, the Red Army pushed as far west as they could, hoping to carry their momentum through the conflict with the Counter-Soviets.

The opposite occurred, however, with Franco-German forces decisively halting the Russian army at the Vistula river, in Poland. The French and German militaries were now perfectly positioned to launch a counter-attack into a nearly defenseless Russia. The USSR had no other choice but to bring the Counter-Soviets to the negotiating table.

At the Valentine's Day Summit- a meeting between France, Germany and the USSR- several emergency issues were brought up and addressed, not just regarding Europe but to a wider scale. In the short few months since Second Impact, India, Pakistan, Iran and much of the Middle East had been rendered more or less uninhabitable due to a combination of disasters, brutal total war and unrestricted use of nuclear weaponry. In a similar vein, the state of Japan was more or less neutralized as a major world player by the deployment of a Chinese nuclear weapon on Tokyo, whilst a nuclear bomb was detonated in the heart of London, plunging the UK into a vicious civil war. None of the three major European powers wanted to share the same fate. At the same time, China was in the midst of a pro-democratic revolution that threw its recently-annex territories into disarray. Meanwhile, Impact damage, civil unrest and a massive eruption of the Yellowstone Volcano pushed the USA to near collapse.

The three European states were all too aware that they were the only forces left in the world capable of restoring order- and order was very much desired. The three states agreed to an unorthodox but sensible decision- to reform the UN by expanding its Peacekeeping mandate, empowered by their combined militaries. The Valentine's Day Treaty was formed, and in the following week most of the other European states would sign it as well. By March, French forces were being deployed alongside German and Russian troops to restore order around the world.

In the four months following the signing of the Treaty, the majority of France's military was focused on the British Peacekeeping Mission. The destruction of London and the collapse of the government and the death of most of the Royal Family had plunged the UK into chaos. A civil war had broken out between three factions- a pro-republican nationalist movement (the 'Birmingham Movement'); the remnant of the old government and royal family (the 'Manchester Remnant'); and finally, a Scottish independence movement. French forces intervened in March 2001, aligning with the Manchester Remnant. By late June 2001, the war was in its final stages, with UN Peacekeeping forces having completely destroyed the Birmingham Movement and were in the process of eradicating the Scottish independence movement.

The end of the British Civil War saw the UK remade, its forces added to the VD Treaty. Following this, French forces were deployed in some capacity to almost every war zone on Earth.


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Economy

The French economy is the second largest in the world, marked by solid returns, steady growth, high export levels and a robust industrial base built on exporting and developing modern technology.
France has a mixed economy. A large number of private enterprises combined with significant state enterprise and a policy of government intervention inherited from the pre-2I period. The Government controls a minority of industries, most notably the infrastructure sector- the Government controls nearly all aspects of the railways, aircraft, energy production and telecommunications industries.

The French economy is considered robust and is associated with low-risk high-reward growth due to its advanced technology, excellent infrastructure system, expanding industrial base and relatively cheap energy. From 2001 to 2009 it was the world's largest economy, falling behind China in 2010. From 2010 to 2018, the French economy grew by an average of 2.3% per year, reaching a high of 3.3% in 2017, and a low of 1.5% in 2015.

Agriculture and luxuries are also important sectors of the economy, and French wines, automobiles and clothes are rabidly purchased in huge quantities by the rapidly growing middle classes of the New Powers.
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Military

The French Armed Forces are one of the most formidable in the world, employing highly-trained, disciplined and motivated forces of all stripes, armed with the most advanced equipment available.
The French Armed Forces (Armées françaises) encompass the French Army, the French Navy, the French Air Force and the National Gendarmerie. It does not encompass Evangelion Units. The President of the Republic heads the Armed Forces. Since 2001 the French Armed Forces have been part of the Valentine's Day Treaty and are thus considered subject to VD Command, above and beyond their allegiance to the President. Since the VD Treaty declares all Weapons of Mass Destruction to be the property of the UN, the Armed Forces do not possess any Nuclear Weapons or N2 Bombs.

French military expenditure in 2016 was $55.3 billion US dollars, third in the world behind Germany (1) and the USSR (2), but ahead of China (4) and Brazil (5).

The French military is considered to be one of the most advanced in the world, home to highly important and productive weapons development groups such as the Thruster Arms Initiative. by mid-2017 the French military had successfully equipped its infantry with rail-based small arms and carapace body armour, whilst its tanks were in the process of being upgraded with Maser-based weapons.

France is one of five nations to possess a Superheavy Regiment, with the French Regiment being the largest (1 T-RIDEN-T and 1 T-Dreadnought). By 2020 the French Government intends to expand this to two full Regiments with 1 T-RIDEN-T and 5 Dreadnoughts each.
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Politics

France professes a democratic republican state governed by ideals of the liberal enlightenment, yet this reputation has been tarnished by authoritarian reforms and aggressive expansion at the expense of weaker neighbours.
The French Sixth Republic is a unitary constitutional republic. The Head of State is the President of France (Mortimer Mazarin) who holds office until Parliament passes a vote of election. The Head of Government is the Prime Minister of the Republic (Jean-Luc Vendôme) and is appointed by the President.

The main ideals of the Republic are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

The main legislative body of the Republic is the Parliament of France, a bicameral legislature consisting of a lower house that proposes laws (National Assembly) and an upper house that primarily reviews laws (Senate). Although the Senate can also propose laws its operation and ability to do so was curtailed during the transfer of power from the Orléanais Government to the Sixth Republic.

The two largest political parties in France are the centre-left Second Socialist Party, who currently hold power, and the Union for a Popular Movement, a centre-right party who held power until the Sixth Republic held its first elections in 2007.
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Government Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Legislative Body Parliament of Italy
President Vacant
Prime Minister Giordano Crocetti
Capital City Milan (Provisional)
Largest City Milan
Population 49,545,000 (Jan. 2018)
GDP $1.74t
Military Ranking -
Currency Italian Lira

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History

Italy has persisted as a stable, developed democracy for most of the post-Impact period, a lucky streak that ended with the recent Brother Invasion.


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Economy

Italy possesses a strong, advanced economy based on finance and trade, especially with Africa.
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Military

Italy's military was once one of the strongest in Europe, but most of its forces, including its mighty fleet, were wiped out by the Brother Invasion.
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Politics

Before the Brother Invasion, Italy was a stable democratic state despite years of continual, if steadily declining, corruption.
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Government Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Legislative Body Cortes Generales
Monarch Elena
Prime Minister Jaime Prieto Santiago
Capital City Madrid
Largest City Madrid
Population 42,350,000 (Jan. 2018)
GDP $1.185t.
Military Ranking -
Currency Spanish Peseta; French Franc (De Facto)

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History

Ravaged during Second Impact, flooded with refugees and spiraling into economic depression, Spain was swiftly left at the mercy of France, its main creditor, which conspired to take Spain as collateral.


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Economy

Although devastated by Impact and the aftermath, Spain's economy has recovered and boomed since 2012.
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Military

Spain could hardly afford a decent military after Impact; now controlled from Paris, most of its native forces are nothing more than security garrisons.
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Politics

On paper, Spain possesses a devolved democracy operating under Queen Elena, but in practice most of the country's important decisions are decided in France.
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland UK%20Flag%20Tiny.png?raw=1

Government Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Legislative Body Parliament of the United Kingdom
Monarch Alexandrina Wales (Presumptive)
Prime Minister Richard Windsor-Yamato
Capital City London
Largest City Glasgow
Population 18,300,500 (Jan. 2018)
GDP $237b.
Military Ranking 20th
Currency British Pound

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History

Since emerging from a devastating civil war after Impact, Britain's history has been one of an alarming rise of English nationalism, abuse of Irish and Scottish populations, authoritarianism and fascism, with imperial ideals and militarist glory-seeking dashed in the blood and fire of the Metatron Virus.


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Economy

Once possessing a thriving economy based primarily on manufacturing, since the Metatron Virus the economy has teetered on the brink of collapse and is now focused around reclaiming the cities and supporting its ad-hoc military commitments.
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Military

Even though its current military forces rely on supply and maintenance from France, Canada and the USA, the UK still maintains an extremely powerful naval force capable of punching well above its weight.
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Politics

The UK's parliamentary democracy has been steadily eroded away for 17 years in order to empower the monarchy and the central government.
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Northern Europe

Scandinavian Commonwealth

Central Europe

Germany

Austria

Poland

Czech Republic

Slovakia

Hungary

Eastern Europe

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Southern Europe

Yugoslavia

Roma-Bulgaria

Greece

Turkey

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