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Post subject: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 16th, 2016, 12:08 am
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Democratic Stratocracy of Northernland (Noordland) is a Nation which is in quite the same position as we are now, tension is rising across the European mainland as Russia gears towards war.

Noordland is a combination of The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and a piece of Germany.
It is on good footing with its former colonies and strives to secure shipping routes, protecting it against pirates, Iran (which became more aggressive, after the fiasco that is ISIS and the refugee problem) while Iran has not declared outright war against NATO (which would be foolish) it has become more threatening against merchant vessels.
Where India tries to export, Iran tries to embargo it.

Therefore Northerland maintains a strong blue-water force and maintains Amphibious capabilities as well as a few stronger units such as Destroyers.
It is currently developing a Offensive capable Destroyer which it expects to field in ~2030 in the meantime it will upgrade it's current fleet.

History:
1910, The leaders of the Kingdom of the Netherlands noticed that Germany was building up a stronger army. triggering to build up their own forces.
New weapons were designed and local troops from the east-indies and West indies were shipped in.

After WWI broke out The Netherlands did not remain neutral, making an alliance with Belgium and Luxembourg called the Noorderfront Alliantie (Northern-Front Alliance) to stop Germany in becoming a colonial power and building an empire in Europe. however their forces were not ready yet to take on the German army on its own. But they stood their ground, losing some border wars but maintaining overall integrity.
France, however was overrun, but with the help of the UK climbed back into the saddle. Soon The UK and France began their march towards Berlin.
Later in the war The Netherlands captured Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, due to the lower resistance provided with the almost beaten German army.
After the war, North Rhine-westphalia was divided between Luxembourg and Belgium. The Rhineland and Saarland were taken by France, The UK took Baden-Württemberg.

In 1921 an uprising came to be in the countries that were formerly the NFA, Most of the people deemed it unworthy that even tough there was a troop buildup and large amounts of colonial troops were shipped in it was still not enough to drive Germany back, only with the help of the UK and France. they believed the Leadership of the countries were to blame and the people tried to take leadership of the nations them self and unify the three countries.
However due to a strong military presence and most of the people that served in the armed forces at the time believed that the government actually saved them from defeat by building up the troops early. So the revolt was beaten down.
The rioters disbanded but still believed in a unified northern front.

In 1922 A huge schooling program came to be in the Netherlands, mostly because of the now German territory being part of the country, The military was left neglected and all the focus was spend on Education and a Healthcare system.
New machinery required parts, therefore a new industry was founded, a lot of know-how was to be found in the newly annexed territory so a new industry sprung up, older generations were taking Dutch language courses to communicate with dutch companies.
When the schooling program was only a month underway the leaders of the East and West indies also demanded education. Mainly because revolts were starting to spring up among the locals also demanding education. This lead to massive improvements in infrastructure in the west and east indies.
Farming was becoming increasingly effective with the newly learning population.

When 1939 arrived most of the 17 year olds and adult population in Lower Saxony and Shleswig-Holstein were speaking more dutch than German, when Germany invaded Poland the East-Netherlands (Lower Saxony, Shleswig-Holstein) were shocked by their former countrymen that they would start war again.
Thus strengthening their bond with the dutch people. Due to the neglection of the Armed forces by the Dutch there was little that could be done when Germany invaded. the Industry located in Lower Saxony and Shleswig-Holstein was soon transformed into war factories and WW2 would proceed much the same as in the history books.

During the war Lower Saxony and Shleswig-Holstein were constantly under bombardement, by propaganda, it was the Dutch government trying to sabotage the factories producing war machines for the Germans.

1945, Soon after WWII ended the territories belonging to the German empire were given back to Germany, however soon after Lower Saxony, Shleswig-Holstein were turned German again. Riots broke out by the now Dutch schooled workforce, the propaganda and the schooling program had
turned the young people into more Dutch then German, with the German war atrocities still fresh in mind they declared them selfs to be Dutch. After a few months and increasly more riots and revolts their wish was finally granted.

1948, With the rebuilding of the country a sense of anger came over the Netherlands, how could the three countries that once stood against the onslaught of the German Empire be wiped away so easily.
Turning their eyes once again to the government now either run by people who experienced WWI or fought it, demanding questions. Slowly the longing feeling to the NFA came back among the people of the Netherlands, but this feeling not
only grew within the hearts and minds of the Dutch people but also by the Belgian and Luxembourgian people. Meetings happend in the basements of the people. The government noticing this did nothing but only directed the oncoming storm towards the Queen. Hoping to gain more power this way.
A silent propaganda war was carried out, in the west of the Netherlands claiming that the Queen had fled the country to escape from WW2 in the East, in the newly acquired regions, that the Army had saved them not the Queen.

In the East-Indies, revolts started breaking out, how could they be saved by America rather than their own nation.

1949, soon after the beginning of the new year Indonesia declared itself independent, The Netherlands Reluctantly agreed, many who served with the Dutch forces in WWI fled to the Netherlands.

The effects of the propaganda war within the Netherlands became visible, the people rallied, not against the government but against the queen, this however also had unintentional side-effects as the Belgian and Luxembourgian people also revolted, uniting the NFA factions that were dormant for a long time.
The NFA crossed borders and started revolts, the Army did not intervene as the protesters were actively praising them. Confused and overwhelmed, the government did not know how to respond. Eventually in each of the three countries the NFA party leaders rose to power, and as agreed in meetings held a long time ago by former NFA leaders removed borders between The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

They called this newly created nation Noordland. From the word noord meaning north and land meaning land combining them led to Noordland or the Northernland, however the leaders of the NFA factions could not decide who from them would lead this country, either feeling them self unfit or being judged unfit by the people.
So the NFA leaders decided that there were to be elections, however a requirement for applying for the position of leadership was service to the country, meaning only commissioned officers who served at least 10 years in the Armed Forces and are honorably discharged could be voted for, however he could never rule alone, as 6 other representatives must be chosen as well.
So if the chosen representative was from the Army, an Navy and Air-force candidate had to be selected as well, 3 advisers strictly civilian but, having served at least 3 years in the Armed forces only representing the will of the people. All 6 had to be in agreement for a plan/law/policy to be elected. this was to keep Noordland from becoming a dictatorship.
All had to come from different regions, to represent the population well, so each region would have elections on all 6 positions, where the best representatives were chosen. then the country-wide elections where each top 6 of each region would campaign for their importance. then the 6 with the most votes would be chosen.
If 2 from the same region were chosen in the top 6 the one with the most votes will pass, the other will be replaced by the top ranking representative of the not yet represented region.
The Leader of Noordland was to be called Commander of the Nation (Commandant der Noordland), An Active duty Army representatieve would be called Commander of the Army (Commandant de l'Armée) An active duty Navy representative would be called Admiral of the Navy (Admiraal der Zeestrijdkrachten)
An active duty representative from the Airforce would be called Commander of the Air-force (Befehlshaber der Luftwaffe)
civillian representatives would be called People's voice (La voix du peuple (La voix in short))

Official languages of Noordland include Dutch, German and French.
The Capital is Utrecht as voted by the NFA leaders.

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 16th, 2016, 12:08 am
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ARMY,
Due to the stretched out land of Noordland the Army has quick deployment units and very heavy fighting units.
Their motto being: hold out until your comrades arrive, then advance.

While this leaves the army vulerable, the heavy hitting panzers together with the fast transport allows them to create a blitzkrieg style attack, the APC/IFV's are in the front armed with AT missiles and 105MM cannons, highly advanced electro-optic sensors and a battlefield network. which allows them to send information back to HQ.
Which then will either assign reinforcements, bombardements or aircraft to combat the enemy hardpoint.

The Heavy tank divisions will clean-up hardpoint and will bring up the non-mechanized infantry and support units.

MBT: Challenger 2
IFV: PUMA
IFV/APC: PATRIA AMV

Mortar: PATRIA AMV AMOS
Artillery: G6-52 extended range

Short range AA: Skyranger - 35-mm anti-aircraft gun system, PATRIA equipped with LeFlaSys (ASRAD)
Long Range: Patriot

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 16th, 2016, 12:08 am
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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 16th, 2016, 12:11 am
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NAVY

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Noorland Class:
Summary:
Flagship of Noordland

The Noordland Class is a heavily armed AAW and C&C Destroyer capable of shielding an entire screen.
It is well suited for a C&C role with it's many VHF, UHF and HF sets.

While it can operate independently to be used against pirates and smugglers this is not it's main task, this shows in the extensive Missile load-out with a 64 cell MK41 VLS.
Due to it specialization in AAW and C&C it lacks real ASW weaponry, it cannot effectively combat Submarines therefore when used in a screen needs ASW support.
equipped with NSM it can take on several surface targets, but only in a defensive way.

The real AAW backbone of the Noordland Navy.

Arnament:
1x 76mm Oto Melara Super Rapid
128x ESSM
32x SM2 Block IIIB (SM3 In development)
2x Goalkeeper 30mm CIWS
2x 12.7mm Oto Melara HITROLE
2x Marlin 30mm CIWS
12x Naval Strike Missile
8x Mk 46. Torpedo

ECM/EPM:
SABRE

Senors:
THALES APAR
THALES Smart-L
SEA WATCHER 100
2x SIRIUS
GATEKEEPER
SONAR

Propulsion:
Wärtsilä 16 V26 diesels
Rolls Royce Spey SM 1C gasturbines

Speed: 31 Knots

Vehicle's:
2x RHIB
1x on-board Helicopter

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 17th, 2016, 1:21 pm
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Looks promissing :-), but please use proper templates and you have to rework your shading it looks unlogical at some parts ;-)

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 18th, 2016, 5:27 am
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Could you please tell me where as I try to keep to the style rules as close as possible

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 18th, 2016, 6:14 am
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Uhmm where to start.

The bridge shape should go from forward to aft (for all shading) light/normal/dark. Same with the hangar which should go normal to dark not normal to light as you have. Use those rules and you might spot some other problems as well.

Having the darker colour fore and aft of the bridge looks a bit odd.

I do like the look of the ship, and I do recommend putting a date of completion or in service on your drawing so that the members who love modern vessels can help with weapons and radars for the date you have given.


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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 18th, 2016, 9:52 am
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Hi Fox,

A quick question - the props on your Noordland class - does your ship have four shafts, is it a contra-rotating prop? Not sure I understand what you're representing there...

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 20th, 2016, 2:37 am
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It is a contra-rotating propeller, still WIP however, so i need to make a few edit to make it more obvious:
However due to the design of contra-rotating props it should be possible to have more power pushed though, since this class is based so much on the Sachsen Class, Zeven provincien Class.
I wanted to give them a little extra, in this case speed. I was hopeing to get ~35Knts seeing as the zeven can hit ~30knts.

While maintenance is indeed high on this type of prop, i think it would be justify able

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Post subject: Re: Democratic Stratocracy of NorthernlandPosted: February 20th, 2016, 2:43 am
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It might be preferable to add a line between the two props to distinguish such. As it is now, it looks like one whole unit.
As for implementation, I can't see any reason why not, except for maintenance (as you said) and of course cost (which is mainly in the form of maintenance). If you've got a big budget, then I say go for it.

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