Total Budget Spend: 520 Billion Evirías
Percentage of equipment gain:
Total Active: 13.7 Million
Total Reserve: 22.6 Million
The military of The República is extremely vital to the culture and wellbeing of its citizens. The military is comprised of multiple sections, but the main three and the Ground Legion, Sea Legion, and Air Legion.
The head of the Utopian armed forces is the President of the República, in his role as General in Chief. However, the Constitution puts civil and military government forces at the disposal of the congress (the executive cabinet of ministers chaired by who are not necessarily of the same political side as the president). The Minister of the Armed Forces (as of 2059, the incumbent Florence Parly) oversees the military's funding, procurement and operations. Historically, The República relied a great deal on conscription to provide manpower for its military, in addition to a minority of professional career soldiers. In 2033, Presidente Francisco Kingsley’s government announced the start of conscription and in 2034, conscription formally was put into place. As of 2059 the Utopian Armed Forces have total menpower of 5 million, and has an active personnel of 4.5 million.
It breaks down as follows (2055):
The Utopian Army; 10.7 million personnel.
The Utopian Air Force; 1 million personnel.
The Utopian Navy; 2 million personnel.
Tri-service DHS, SEA, and DGA; 37,647 personnel in medical, support and administrative roles, and in the acquisition of weapon systems.
The reserve element of the Utopian Armed Forces consists of two structures; the Operational Reserve and the Citizens Reserve. As of 2055 the strength of the Operational Reserve is 57,785 personnel.
Apart from the four main service branches, the Utopian Armed Forces also includes a fifth paramilitary branch called the National Militia. It had a reported strength of 203,000 active personnel and 35,000 reserve personnel in 2059. They are used in everyday law enforcement, and also form a coast guard formation under the command of the Utopian Navy. There are however some elements of the Militia that participate in Utopian external operations, providing specialised law enforcement and supporting roles.
Historically the National Guard functioned as the Ground Forces’s reserve national defense and law enforcement militia. After 45 years since its disbandment, due to the risk of terrorist attacks in the country, the Guard was officially reactivated, this time as a service branch of the Armed Forces, on 12 October 2057.
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