|Imperial and Royal Army|
Flag of the Imperial and Royal Army and of the Armed Forces
|Active||2014 as Royal Army of Ruthenia|
|Country||Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia|
|Role||Protecting the Karno-Ruthenian Empire and its interests by using ground forces.|
|Motto||Patrie et Discipline|
|Engagements||Lundener Civil War|
|Field Marshal||Emperor-King Oscar|
|Nicholas, Duke of Bradamante|
Christian I, Grand Duke of Letzembourg
The Imperial and Royal Army of Karnia-Ruthenia is the unified land forces of Karnia-Ruthenia and their administration and procurement authorities. Its origins date back to the Royal Army of Ruthenia, founded in 2014 and it is one of the branches of the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. As of 24 April 2019, the Karno-Ruthenian Army has a strength of 10 active soldiers and 3 reserve personnel and is organized into twelve inspectorates. All the twelve field armies are relegated to defensive and occupation duties within the Karno-Ruthenian territory. Military service is voluntary, though conscription may occur in some special cases.
Backround[edit | edit source]
Founding[edit | edit source]
The Imperial and Royal Army was founded on 26 November 2014 as the Royal Army of Ruthenia, few days after the foundation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The army was originally, and still have very much of its primary function, intended to be a defensive force to protect the micronation. During this period, Ruthenia avoided major conflicts between 2014 and 2015 but engaged in a number of minor actions supported by the military, for example the 2015 Ruthenian coup d'état attempt and the Overthrow of the Badakistani monarchy.
Reorganization[edit | edit source]
Following the signature of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the armed forces were readapted and entire hierarchy, nomenclature and training program were reconsidered. They use the Austro-Hungarian model to make patents and the army hierarchy. With the formation of a better organized General Staff of the Armed Forces, there was also a profound change in the attitude of the military, who have adopted a more interventionist attitude towards the military policies of the Empire. The best example of this was intervention in the Lundener Civil War.
Rank and structure[edit | edit source]
|Senior Officers of the Imperial and Royal Army|
|Field Marshal Lieutenant
|Officers of the Imperial and Royal Army|
|Junior Enlisted Ranks of the Imperial and Royal Army|
|Chief Warrant Officer
Army inspectorate[edit | edit source]
Karnia-Ruthenia is divided into army inspectorates, each of which oversaw a territorial army once the states which made up the Empire contributed their armies and is responsible for maintaining certain units to be put at the disposal of the Empire in case of conflict. The member states subordinate their armies to the Imperial and Royal Army in time of war, giving total control over them.
- I Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Persenburg.
- II Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Alto da Solidão.
- III Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Grancasa.
- IV Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Vídeň.
- V Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Agram.
- VI Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Victoria.
- VII Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Raischenbourg.
- VIII Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Argadoupoli.
- IX Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Nison.
- X Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Praj.
- XI Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Appinstadt.
- XII Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Libenstein.
- XIII Army Inspectorate: Headquartered in Ephigeniastadt.