Democratic Porlosi Republic
Anthem: ''Hymn of the Revolution''
• Chief Steward
|Apolônia de la Branco|
• Head Procurator of the Republic
|Legislature||Council of Popular Unions|
|c. 870 BCE|
• (2030) census
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Etymology & Ethnology
The current ruling party of Porlos is the Porlosi Socialist Unity Party (PSUP). The PSUP was formed in YYYY at the unification congress of the Porlosi Communist Party (PCP), the Porlosi Peasants' Union (PPU), and the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Porlos (SDWPP). Prior to the congress, the right-wings of both the PPU and SDWPP had been expelled from their respective parties, minimising resistance to the unification and effectively leading to the absorption of the PPU and SDWPP into the PCP under a new name. The merger was conducted under pressure from the Kazirstani government, which emphasised the need for a stable ruling party to "safeguard the revolution" in Porlos. The PSUP's party line is heavily influenced by the Communist Party of Kazirstan. In a major break from orthodox communist ideology (which emphasises the urban working class) the PSUP is an agrarian socialist party, and views the Porlosi peasantry as the bulwark of the revolution.
Armed Forces & Law Enforcement
The Porlosi Liberation Army at the beginning of its existence was sanctioned as a voluntary formation and operated 6 partially manned divisions; the PLA had a decentralized military apparatus. The Ground Forces had barely around 10,000 men. Four of these divisions were motorized infantry forces and are made up of volunteers armed with the Makarov PM pistol, the AK-74 or AKM assault rifle, the RGO Hand Grenade and various special equipment including the AGS-17 Grenade Launcher and the SVD Sniper Rifle. They also had attached in their formation artillery formations to rapidly deploy in support of their operations.
Two other of their divisions were Armored possessing 'T-72' tanks and older tanks as the more advanced T-80 tanks were reserved for Porlosi Guard Division.
The newly created Citizens Militia under the New Army Structure: a reorganization program for the armed forces to adapt to the new environment following the catastrophic war with Varshan compulsory 6-month conscription(dubbed as Auxiliary Service) was introduced in order to replace the severe loss of personnel from the war.
There has been a major reshuffle amongst the major military organizations and security agencies. The PLA, the student armed organization Red Guards, the Village Reserve, the Worker's Militia, Urban Police and the Rural Cavalry(basically rural police) were merged into a single professional organization with the only organization spared being the secret police and special police units under the Ministry for Homeland Security. Most of the 70,000 active personnel are professional(with around 9 thousand extra men being Auxiliary Servicemen conscripts) with a large 40,000 active reserve(men and women who are part-time and active of CM who are party members and voluntary) and 200,000 passive reserve which is impressive for a small country like DPR.
Command and control in contrast has become decentralized and flexible. Individual squads can call for artillery and air support while an emphasis on deep operation shock and awe tactics emphasis has been given as CM forces are highly mechanized and modern in contrast to the former bureaucratic inflexible centralized army before but unlike the previous formations a change of allegiance has happened towards the armed forces previously swearing protecting the integrity of the country and changing unto the total allegiance to the PSUP; as the vanguard of Party and upholding it's control over the populace.
To ensure the absolute control and loyalty towards Party leadership; a dual company(each company having 150 men; substandard number to average ratio) of military police units that are designated as Kommisariat Regulators(KR) whom act both as the civilian police and the military police and attached to brigade level units being under the command of a major. All members of these specialized units are party members under the control of political officers and act as Commissar assistants to their CO and as barrier troops in battle and maintain party and general disciplince in all organizations while the average citizen lives in fear of these men and women. Despite being very small in numbers, none wishing to deal with party's personal hencemen but are assisted by many tasks by the Citizen's Militia since the Permament Army Rule Provision which has granted the military powers that usually reserved during wartime emergencies.
Each of the 19 individual Brigades that compose the land arm of the Citizen's Militia(CM Land Forces or CMLF for short) have a separate autonomous special forces companies attached to them conducting various recon operations or sabotage needed for brigade level operations, the personnel within those units have many years of combat experience; as such priority artillery & air support is diverted towards their operations.