NationStates Jolt Archive

Military question

23-04-2004, 08:07
For your country's military do you just make up what you want within reason or is there a set thing?
23-04-2004, 08:09
In wartime youre military can be max. 5% of youre pop.
For tanks and missiles you have to see if the amount is reasonable with youre economy!
24-04-2004, 16:58
is there a site with your military on, or do u just take it from what u have jotted down when u buy stuff?
24-04-2004, 16:59
Just make up anything you want, within reason (Reason implies that your population, economy, technology, etc. can support it)

You may also purchase military equipment instead of building it, but your nation must be able toa fford it.
24-04-2004, 18:44
is there a site with your military on, or do u just take it from what u have jotted down when u buy stuff?

OOC Use this link here:

If you download and run the program (its a very small download), it will tell you how much cash you have to spend and how many soldiers you can have in your military at a maximum. Other than that, you buy equipment off the storefronts, although most people will let you get away with equipping yourself as long as its RL world equipment - thus you haven't stolen it from anyone here......but you get better stuff by buying things.....
24-04-2004, 19:01
Edit: Double Post
25-04-2004, 05:59
How high tech of a military can I afford with a Fair economy
Santa Barbara
25-04-2004, 06:02
You have a trade-off between a very small military with as high tech level as your country can have, or a slightly less small military with less advanced tech.

Sigma Octavus
25-04-2004, 06:25
It works to have the 5% in wartime or you could just set it at a good number and stay there, peace or war. I think mine's eternally set at 15 million soldiers.
25-04-2004, 06:48
For small arms I figure you can pick a few small arms and say you can produce enough of them to keep your military stocked. A good site to look at
25-04-2004, 07:23
how high tech for 3% population military , (240000 troops)
25-04-2004, 08:04
Is this too high tech
Army of Mantadonia

Infantry-G11 assault rifle
Javelin ATM
M2 Bradley

Navy of Mantadonia
Aegis Ticonderoga VLS
Sprunce Class Destroyer
Kirov Class battle cruiser

Air Force of Mantadonia

Marine Corp
AV-8B+ Harrier

Looks like im stealing a lots from the US military
25-04-2004, 08:07
Oops, I forgot to add G11 to the marines
Lagrange 4
25-04-2004, 08:34
Many real-life nations have defence forces much larger than 5% of the population. Finland, with a population of 5 million, can have up to 400,000 men equipped in a case of emergency.
A more practical approach is to figure out whether your nation uses conscription. This radically changes the make-up of your armed forces. Also note that nations with compulsory military service tend to have a highly localised regional defence, with little focus on aggressive capability. In short, they're built to defend.
25-04-2004, 09:13
You make it up within reason - which is the essence of freeform roleplay. You need not listen to the rules that others place down - and any military stats you put down for your nation now are sure to soon be outdated, so I wouldn't bother clearly defining them either.