Imperial Forces of Defense
|Imperial Forces of Defense|
Forces of Defense coat of arms
|Founded||21 January 2009|
|Current form||01 October 2020|
|General Inspector||Wilhelm of Hartmann-Peters, Field Marshal|
|Supreme Commander of DAS||Jordan Brizendine|
Forces of Defense flag
The Imperial Forces of Defense are the uniformed armed defense and disaster relief forces of the Occidian Empire, controlled by Chief of Staff, the General Inspector of the Imperial Forces and the Delveran High Command. The Forces of Defense include the Heer, the Marine and the Truppen.
History[edit | edit source]
Establishment in New Europe[edit | edit source]
Founded as Reichswehr (German for "Imperial Defense Force") on 21 January 2009, it comprised the unified armed forces of the Empire of New Europe. The States was not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the Constitution determined that matters of defense fell into the sole responsibility of the Imperial Government. It was disbanded 04 December 2013.
Occidia and North American Confederation[edit | edit source]
The Zározemě Defense Force (Zározemské Obranné síly) was the military of the Zározemě Republic founded on 06 January 2014. The Zározemě Defense Force was founded as a police force, as negotiations with New Westphalia have not yet been clear on individual states retaining their own military forces. It was led by former New European army officer Johannus von Ikner until its redesignation as Armed Forces of Occidia (a previous incarnation) and dissolution on April 2014, with the restoration of the North American Confederation.
Reform and Modernization[edit | edit source]
On 27 May 2015, the new armed forces were founded, based in its previous incarnations. The biggest concern was how much control would regional states have over their own domestic forces, either in time of peace or war. The North American military was limited to one branch, the Army. There were also small independent arms of service from the various Naval and Air Forces of the States, varying in quantity and size. New Europe's naval arsenal was mostly scrapped shortly before its collapse and relinquished remaining vessels to the Illinois State Police. Eniarku's naval power was not completely accounted for but has at least one confirmed vessel. The Armed Forces never planned to expand to include a formal Air Force and Navy.
The subject was not completed solved until the foundation of the Occidian Empire, that restored the first name - Imperial Forces of Defense - and proposed for the first time since 2013 the creation of branches: the Heer (Army), Marine (Navy) and Truppe (Air Service). On 19 October 2020, Wilhelm of Hartmann-Peters, as Field Marshal, was appointed General Inspector of the Imperial Forces of Defense.
Army[edit | edit source]
The Heer is the direct heir of the previous North American Army and the mythical New European Imperial Army, the Reichsheer. Created in 21 January 2009, was the land forces of the Empire of New Europe and was surrounded by controversy and myth, earning fame as one of the the most recognized micronational armies in the history of Microwiki sector. When reformed into the army of the North American Confederation, it was remodeled based in the structure of the U.S. Army, reflecting the experience of Emperor Wilhelm while in service.
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The Marine, as the Heer, have origins dated to the New European period, being founded on 09 March 2009. This branch of the armed forces had some engagements until its disestablishment with the dissolution of New Europe. Dormant durant the rest of Wilhelmine Era, it was revived during the first days of the Occidian Empire.
Air Service[edit | edit source]
Founded in 01 May 2009 as the Imperial Air Service, the Luftwaffe of New Europe was the last branch of the Armed Services to be conceived and as the Navy, was disestablished after the dissolution of New Europe. Emperor Wilhelm and King Matthias of South Carolina had contemplated about the creation of an air service due to both of them having extensive knowledge in air forces and both being in AFJROTC for a long tenure. Following the fate of the Marine, it was revived with the proclamation of the Occidian Empire.
List of General Inspectors[edit | edit source]
- Prince William of Hartmann-Peters, from 19 October 2020 to present.