The United Provinces of Gladysynthia
Anthem: "O Gens Magna" ("O What Nation Great")
|Official languages||English, Spanish, French|
|Recognised national languages||Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian|
• Grand Deputy
• Minister of Foreign Relations
• The Four Kingdoms
• Gladysynthian Empire
• United Provinces of Gladysynthia
|182,467 km2 (70,451 sq mi)|
• 6 G.E. (2018 A.D.) estimate
|Currency||Gladysynthian Gorgon (GLGO)|
The United Provinces of Gladysynthia, simply called Gladysynthia, is a centrist democracy located on the continent of Euronia in the Coalition of Crown Albatross. It is bordered to the south by Zamastan, the west by Baytonia, and to the east by Llihc, Paraboca, and West Chanchajilla. It also holds dependency over the Fr'arston Islands north of Raviannas in the Olympic Ocean.
The period of the Gladysynthian Empires, which reigned from 1454-1912, held vast control of the northwest Euronian continent as far west as Baytonia, as far east as Llihc, and as far south as the Northern Isle, oftentimes coming into conflict with the Skith Empire and Kelownan Peoples. Following the collapse of its empire in the 1930's, Gladysynthia has been at odds with much of the international community, specifically because of territorial disputes with Zamastan. These disputes, which have seen conflict in the oil rich regions of Tetrazoa and Danaska in the 1945 Danaska Conflict, Tariel War, and the 2018 Offensive, were faced with much scrutiny from the developed nations of the Coalition of Crown Albatross because of the Gladysynthian government's involvement in possible war crimes and human rights abuses. Gladysynthia has presented itself a more heavy world presence in recent years and is currently headed by Premiere Seswitch LaFlaunce. Formerly a joint-member of the United Crown Alliance alongside nations such as Cadair and Rio Palito, Gladysynthia left the organization after political struggles led to the breakup of the conglomerate.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Language
- 6 Religion
- 7 Culture
- 8 Government
- 9 Foreign Relations and Military
- 10 Economy
The name "Gladysynthia" comes from the ancient Åethnoa words "Gladys" and "Synthia," which roughly translates to "the Glorious Empire which will never fall."
4452 BCE, The Åethnoa or “Sky People” create the continent, which is now the Gladysynthian mainland, and its native inhabitants. 3339 BCE, the Åethnoa split into six main ethnic groups and settle in different areas of the Gladysynthian continent. These groups are known as Årenthråndir, Çfásnadár, Kråzdar, Mýrënthråndîr, Söskenôvo, and Îvanövå.3306 BCE, the Aethnoa begin to ally and intermix with native groups and create a new hybrid race of angelic and human beings. 3289 BCE, relations between the six main ethnic groups begin to grow tense as they frequently meet while expanding into and claiming new territory. 3227 BCE, the six main ethnic groups engage each other in a series of battles known collectively as the “Ethnic Wars” to gain land, resources, and prisoners of other factions for labor.
3059 BCE, several treaties are signed between the ethnic groups, one of which is signed by all six groups and officially ends the Ethnic Wars and divides the continent into six territories, allowing each group to establish its own sovereign nation. This event is known as the official start of the First Age. 2994 BCE, Årenthråndir and Mýrënthråndîr develop bitter relations and eventually engage in war. Çfásnadár and Kråzdar ally with Årenthråndir, and Söskenôvo and Îvanövå join Mýrënthråndîr as war envelopes the entire continent. 2946 BCE, after forty-eight years of war, no clear winner is easily distinguished. Representatives from the two alliances meet at an undisclosed location on the modern day island of Tetrazoa. Together they come to an agreement and author a treaty that ends the Continental War. The Treaty of Tetrazin divides the continent into four equal states: Årenthråsnadar, Kråzden’sös, Mýrënthråndövå, and Tëtrazînia, and holds a vote that allows the citizens of the four new nations to elect a representative as their King. The Four Kingdoms are officially established.
2923 BCE, relations between the Four Kingdoms grow healthier as trade by both land and sea rises between all four kingdoms. Goods such as fish and game, grains and nuts, corn, wheat, beans and other crops, exotic spices, gemstones, books and writings, and new knowledge are exchanged by all of the kingdoms. 2716 BCE, the kings of all four Kingdoms grow weary of the exchange of knowledge of political ideas that may threaten to undermine their authority, and trade embargoes are established by the kings between all four kingdoms. Within a few years, a social system develops which is similar between the Four Kingdoms. The majority of citizens grow poor due to a lack of trade and income. The kings and high government officials are the only people not living in poverty.
Around 1900 BCE, rebellions develop and begin to rise up in all four kingdoms. The lower class in all four kingdoms ally with each other and declare war against the kings. Two main groups establish themselves among the crumbling kingdoms: the Monarchists, who remain loyal to the kings, and the Rebels, who choose to fight against the kings. After twelve years of war, the Rebels eventually defeat the kings and the Monarchists and the Four Kingdoms are abolished.
1672 saw the leaders of a group of rebel marauders author a document known as the Siempra Gladysynthia, which essentially established a state known as the Gladysynthian Empire that encompassed the entire area of modern day Gladysynthia, Northern Zamastan, and much of Baytonia and Llihc. This document also divided the continent into seven districts, each with its own specific expectation of manufacturing, agricultural work, hunting and fishing, or mining for the government based on each district’s location and available resources. This event came to be known as the official start of the Second Age. By 1700, Unitarian rule continued to plague the leadership of the Gladysynthian Empire, and seven separate societies began to develop between the districts based on their different occupational skills and ways of life.
The empire reached its height in 1762 with the conquest of the Baytonian Highlands. In 1792, a sort of enlightenment began to occur throughout Gladysynthian society known as the Great Awakening, in which human curiosity led to the discovery of old political and theological ideologies from the era before the Empire. New knowledge of the arts spread through the entire region as rising social leaders in society began to encourage deeper ways of thinking and a creative way of life. Following the Zamastan War of Independence, the regional powerbase to the south of the empire shifted to Zamastan. In 1824, Pahl was annexed with the Pahlan Purchase of 1824, which solidified the border with Zamastan.
In the 1850-60's, Gladysynthia's regional power was threatened by the rapid expansion of the Parabocan Empire. However, the historical tensions between Zamastan and Gladysynthia ultimately started at the conclusion of the Great Cardoza War and the immense regional influence of Zamastan that resulted in all of Gladysynthia's neighboring countries.
Early 20th Century
In 1906, leaders in the social movement of the Great Awakening rose to power and found themselves at odds with the fascist government of the Empire. The nation soon erupted into an all-out rebellion, and war quickly followed. The Daro-Asaarian Rebellion was the first of the groups to declare war on the government, and the rest of the districts soon followed. A revolution takes place between all seven districts and the government of the Gladysynthian Empire, and the Gladysynthian Provincial War officially began. After nearly thirty-two years of constant war, the rebels, officially known as the Liberation of Gladysynthia, finally took hold of the war and reached victory over the Gladysynthian Empire in 1938. To prevent further war, leaders from all seven Provinces met in the aftermath of the city of Marcynth and reached an agreement.
The United Provinces of Gladysynthia
In 1941, the leaders of the seven Provinces authored a revolutionary new document that established the rights of all citizens, a new government of shared equal power between the Provinces, and set a new time period known as the Gladysynthian Era which is also the start of the Third Age. The document is entitled the Treaty of Marcin after the area it was signed into action. This influential document officially established the United Provinces of Gladysynthia, and Mönusÿnthys was chosen as the capital of Gladysynthia. Laurence Clarkson was elected as the first Premiere of Gladysynthia and toted on bringing the provinces closer together and giving citizens high influence in the federal government. In 1945, Zamastan invaded Gladysynthia over the oil rich Danaska region and for seven grueling days, seized the region and pushed the border of Gladysynthia back nearly 50 miles.
New interests in the arts, athletics, theology, philosophy, and the debating of political ideologies rose in the 1950s. This era started to become known as the “Second Great Awakening.” The Gladysynthian Solutanuca, a friendly gathering of athletes from the seven provinces participating in several sporting events, began in 1952. This event is held every two years in Mönusÿnthys.
On July 29, 1953, the province of Tetrazoa declared war on Saphiria over cultural and economic disputes. Tetrazoa sent troops via air and sea and starts to invade Saphiria on the northern coast. On August 4, the Gladysynthian Civil War began when Saphiria declared war on Tetrazoa. The Federal Government of Gladysynthia in the Capitol District officially declared war on Tetrazoa, and on August 6, the military was activated and began preparing to defend Saphiria and preserve the union. Premiere Malcolm Kirchner was faced with the aspect of a many-faction-sided war, with the federal government losing control of provinces in the autumn months of the war and the opposition being supported discretely by the Zamastanian Armed Forces. By the winter, the opposition forces stalled their fighting, and due to trench warfare, neither side made any major territorial gains along the western or southern front for over eight months. By the spring of 1954, United Gladysynthian forces slowly started to chip away at the Tetrazoan occupation and started to take back Saphiria.
Fighting stayed at a standstill on the fronts for several years, with territorial gains rarely made from either side. However, a Gladysynthian push in 1965, under the command of the new premiere Duncan Thomas, began to take back key positions from Tetrazoan forces. As it began to appear that Tetrazoa was losing the war, Tetrazoan government officials controversially decided to use chemical weapons on the Saphirian capital city of Szvwara out of desperation. Appalled and shocked, the United Gladysynthian Army retaliated by inflicting further damage with extensive heavy fire on the southern front, and the Tetrazoan Army toke heavy losses, including the highest amount of casualties thus far in the war. After suffering hundreds of thousands of casualties combined, both sides began to call for a ceasefire. Leaders from the United Gladysynthian Military and the Tetrazoan Army met at Point Randall on Carson Island off the eastern coast of Saphira and eventually reached an agreement. On August 12th, 1967, the Carson Accords declared that the Gladysynthian Civil War was over with Tetrazoa agreeing to give Saphiria back to Gladysynthia in exchange for Tetrazoa’s independence from Gladysynthia. Saphiria remains a province of Gladysynthia and Tetrazoa became its own self-governing nation. The International Committee of the Albatrossian Cross, led by a Avergnonian coalition, was deployed during the conflict, and following the conflict was instrumental in overseeing the destruction of chemical weapons caches. The war claimed the lives of over 550,000 soldiers and 329,000 civilians.
Duncan Thomas was elected to the Premiereship in 1965, and showed heavy signs of military genius and prowess from his years in the army, during which he fought in the Danaska Conflict. Following the disasterous and costly civil war, he decided that Gladysynthia as a whole needed a boost of morale. As the army rebuilt itself, they prepared for war once more, except this time, it would be in a turn of revenge against a foreign enemy. In 1972, The Tariel War began when Gladysynthian forces invaded the Danaska region in order to take back land lost nearly 30 years earlier. Fighting continued for 28 days, during which Gladysynthia nearly conquered the Northern Isle and the metro area of Lower Tariel and the Tariel Heights. The war ended with a stalemate and the Danaska River border reaffirmed, with thousands of soldiers and civilians dead.
On April 9th, 2012, an uprising began to take place in Tetrazoa as a movement started to sweep through the nation. Polls showed that a majority of Tetrazoan citizens were in favor of rejoining Gladysynthia and once again becoming a province. The referendum was supported by Premiere Amanda Marsden, and ultimately, on September 4, the Federal Government of Tetrazoa held an official vote in which every eligible voter was able take part. The result of this vote decided whether or not to rejoin the United Provinces of Gladysynthia. On September 9, results showed that Tetrazoa had voted in favor of rejoining the Union. On September 15, Tetrazoa sent an official application to the Federal Government of Gladysynthia to once again become the seventh province. The new treaty and application were presented to the House of Representatives and United Senate on September 23, and on September 27, both houses voted in favor of the treaty. On September 29, Tetrazoa officially rejoined the United Provinces of Gladysynthia as the seventh province. In celebration of the reunion of Gladysynthia, the Federal Government declared an official state of peace throughout the nation and held a national celebration in the capital city. This festival lasted seven days and the government declared a new annual holiday, Celebration Day, in honor of the new union. A new era of time as well begins, and is also the official start of the Third Age.
In 2013, Seswitch LaFlaunce was elected Premiere, and made history as the youngest Premiere ever elected at the age of 34.
In 2018, the Gladysynthia Crisis unfolded over the Danaska region and the culmination of years of uneasy military buildup, with the conflict ending after the Zamastanian capture of the city of Danaska and the shootdown of pilot Yan Randolph was resolved under the Treaty of Mönusÿnthys 2018-9B. The treaty was signed by LaFlaunce and President Zacharias Castovia of Zamastan, and lifted sanctions and trade embargoes that preceded his administration nearly 60 years.
See article: Flags of Gladysynthia
The geography of Gladysynthia is very diverse, with the nation playing host to impressive mountain ranges, noteworthy forested areas and vast plains and valleys that stretch for many thousands of miles.
Much of the geography of Gladysynthia exists on a physiographic division comprising five smaller physiographic provinces: the Asa'aria Plain, Great N'hala Basin, Great Northern Forest, Northern Coastal Plains and the Eastern Mountain Ranges. The shield extends into Zamastan through the Asa'aria Plain (known as the Kelowna Plain in Zamastan) and into Baytonia through the Yinzu Plain. The Gladysynthian Shield is D-shaped and is a subsection of the Laurentia craton signifying the area of greatest glacial impact (scraping down to bare rock) creating the thin soils. The Gladysynthian Shield is more than 3.96 billion years old. Much of the Gladysynthian Shield once had jagged peaks, higher than any of today's mountains, but millions of years of erosion have changed these mountains to rolling hills, with only tectonic-charged mountains to the east running the borders of Llihc, Paraboca, and West Chanchajilla.
The Gladysynthian Shield is a collage of Archean plates and accreted juvenile arc terranes and sedimentary basins of the Proterozoic Eon that were progressively amalgamated during the interval 2.45 to 1.24 Ga, with the most substantial growth period occurring during the Trans-Hudson orogeny, between ca. 1.90 to 1.80 Ga. The Gladysynthian Shield was the first part of its continent to be permanently elevated above sea level and has remained almost wholly untouched by successive encroachments of the sea upon the continent. It is the Earth's greatest area of exposed Archean rock. The metamorphic base rocks are mostly from the Precambrian (between 4.5 billion and 540 million years ago) and have been repeatedly uplifted and eroded. Today it consists largely of an area of low relief 300 to 610 m (980 to 2,000 ft) above sea level with a few monadnocks and low mountain ranges (excluding areas of the Great Eastern and Southern Mountains where the highest peak reaches 8,583 feet) probably eroded from the plateau during the Cenozoic Era. During the Pleistocene Epoch, continental ice sheets depressed the land surface creating Bay Hess and Bay Zaha, scooped out thousands of lake basins, and carried away much of the region's soil.
The Gladysynthian Shield formation is among the oldest on earth, with regions dating from 2.5 to 4.2 billion years. The multitude of rivers and lakes in the entire region is caused by the watersheds of the area being so young and in a state of sorting themselves out with the added effect of post-glacial rebound. The Shield was originally an area of very large, very tall mountains (about 12,000 metres or 39,000 feet) with much volcanic activity, but over hundreds of millions of years, the area has been eroded to its current topographic appearance of relatively low relief. It has some of the oldest (extinct) volcanoes on the planet. It has over 150 volcanic belts (now deformed and eroded down to nearly flat plains) whose bedrock ranges from 600 to 1,200 million years old.
Each belt probably grew by the coalescence of accumulations erupted from numerous vents, making the tally of volcanoes reach the hundreds. Many of Gladysynthia's major ore deposits are associated with Precambrian volcanoes. Lake N'hala is one of the world's best preserved mineralized Neoarchean caldera complexes, which is 2.7 billion years old. The Gladysynthian Shield also contains the Elk'a dike swarm, which is the largest dike swarm known on Earth. Mountains have deep roots and float on the denser mantle much like an iceberg at sea. As mountains erode, their roots rise and are eroded in turn. The rocks that now form the surface of the Shield were once far below the Earth's surface.
The high pressures and temperatures at those depths provided ideal conditions for mineralization. Although these mountains are now heavily eroded, many large mountains still exist in Gladysynthia's far east called the East Gladysynthian Cordillera. This is a vast deeply dissected mountain range, stretching from northernmost Peninsula Tau to the southernmost tip of the Great Southern Range. The range's highest peak is Tetrazoa's Teramin Peak at 2,616 metres (8,583 ft) above sea level. Precambrian rock is the major component of the bedrock.
Gladysynthia's climate varies by season and location. Three air sources affect it: cold, dry, arctic air from the north (dominant factor during the winter months, and for a longer part of the year in far northern Gladysynthia); Oceanic polar air crossing in from the western Prairies/Zamastan's Northern Plains; and warm, moist air from the Zamastanian mass. The effects of these major air masses on temperature and precipitation depend mainly on latitude, proximity to major bodies of water and to a small extent, terrain relief. In general, most of Gladysynthia's climate is classified as humid continental.
Gladysynthia has three main climatic regions:
The surrounding the western ocean outlet and the Zamastanian plains greatly influence the climatic region of southern Gladysynthia. During the fall and winter, the release of heat stored by the ocean moderates the climate near the shores. This gives parts of southern Gladysynthia milder winters than mid-continental areas at lower latitudes. Parts of Southwestern Gladysynthia have a moderate humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa). The region has warm to hot, humid summers and cold winters. Annual precipitation ranges from 750–1,000 mm (30–39 in) and is well distributed throughout the year. Most of this region lies in the lee of the ocean, making for abundant snow in some areas.
The next climatic region is Central and Eastern Gladysynthia, which has a moderate humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb). This region has warm and sometimes hot summers with colder, longer winters, ample snowfall and annual precipitation similar to the rest of Southern Gladysynthia.
Cold northwesterly wind over the the ocean creating lake-effect snow. Lake-effect snow most frequently occurs in the snowbelt regions of the provinces. In the northeastern parts of Gladysynthia, the cold waters of the Northern Ocean depress summer temperatures, making it cooler than other locations at similar latitudes. The same is true on the northern shore of the western ocean, which cools hot humid air from the south, leading to cooler summer temperatures. These regions have higher annual precipitation, in some places over 100 cm (39 in).
The northernmost parts of Gladysynthia – primarily north of 50°N – have a subarctic climate (Köppen Dfc) with long, severely cold winters and short, cool to warm summers with dramatic temperature changes possible in all seasons. With no major mountain ranges blocking sinking Arctic air masses, temperatures of −40 °C (−40 °F) are not uncommon; snow remains on the ground for sometimes over half the year. Snow accumulation can be high in some areas. Precipitation is generally less than 70 cm (28 in) and peaks in the summer months in the form of rain or thunderstorms.
Severe thunderstorms peak in summer. In a typical year, Gladysynthia averages 43 confirmed tornado touchdowns, though few are very destructive (the majority between F0 to F2 on the Fujita scale). Tropical depression remnants occasionally bring heavy rains and winds in the south, but are rarely deadly.
As of 2018, there are 17 cities in Gladysynthia with a population above one million citizens. The capital city of Gladysynthia is Mönusÿnthys, located in the Great N'hala Plain and straddling Lake N'hala on the northeastern coast. Ponamu, the capital city of Pteranim, is known nationally as a flourishing hub for the arts, including film studios, theatres, museums, and performance halls. Heimdahl'ia is home to some of the most successful sporting clubs in all of Gladysynthia. The city is host to five outdoor major sports stadiums, as well as three high-capacity indoor arenas. Many are sport-specific stadiums, still many others are capable of curtailing several sports and are home fields of several clubs and teams. It is the second-most populous city in Pteranim. Danaska is an incredibly important strategical and military stronghold located in Asa'aria along the southern border with Zamastan. The city's long and intense military history has become a facet of culture for Danaska, as many of Gladysynthia's highest-rated museums and cultural centers are located within the city. Fort Ruder, which has had much significance in conflicts such as the 1945 Danaska Conflict and the Tariel War, is a mere five miles west of the city. Jisada is known as Gladysynthia's center of faith, as several religions claim areas of the city as sacred land. Other cities that hold historical and cultural significance include Zeramon and Asga'ardia in Zeramoa; Loromano, Darapherma; and Fvas'zahar, Asa'aria.
See article: Cities in Gladysynthia
The language most popularly spoken in Gladysynthia is English, with an estimated 86% of the nation's citizens speaking the language. Closely following are Spanish, with an estimated 73% speakers, and French, with an estimated 58%. All three of these languages have been adopted by the federal government as the official languages of Gladysynthia. Other major languages spoken by a somewhat large proportion of the population are Portuguese (21%), Arabic (16%), Mandarin-Chinese (12%), and Russian (9%).
The main religion of Gladysynthia is Havan-Slikh, although Gladysynthia does not recognize an official national religion. As of 2018, 65 million Gladysynthian citizens identify as followers of Havan-Slikh.
Professional sports, especially those televised, are a very important and valued element of life to most Gladysynthians. The most popular professional sports, according to the Gladysynthia Herald's Biannual National Survey of Citizens in 4 G.E., were Football (Soccer), Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Ice Hockey, American Football, and Lacrosse. The FIFA World Cup, when it is held every four years, is the most popular televised event in Gladysynthia, with an estimated 79 million viewers over the course of the 2018 event. This event actually claims more viewers than the Summer Olympics, which only claimed 75 million viewers for the 2016 Olympiad. Otherwise, the most popular televised sporting event on an annual basis is the Gladysynthian Professional Football League (GPFL)'s League Final, held in early November every year. The National Basketball League (NBL) Finals and National Association of Ultimate Frisbee Clubs (NAUFC)'s Playoffs and Championship are also very popular, with an estimated annual viewership of 69 million and 66 million, respectively. The National Ice Hockey Association (NIHA) and Gladysynthian Professional Lacrosse League (GPLL) are also closely followed leagues, with an estimated 57 million and 53 million annual viewers nationwide.
Gladysynthia, like many other nations, holds a national domestic football cup, in which all seven provinces send their first teams to compete for the Oskar D. Anthony Trophy. This event has had many different names since its inception in 1947, the current of which is the United Provinces Champions Cup.
Gladysynthian citizens highly value exercise and healthy physical living, which has resulted in the monumental rise in the popularity of recreational sports and activities over the past several decades. Football (Soccer), Ultimate Frisbee, and Lacrosse have seen the most growth, with few to several amateur or recreational leagues existing in basically every highly-populated city in the country for all of these sports. Along with Football, Ultimate, and Lacrosse, with dodgeball also seeing significant growth, other popular recreational activities around the country are baseball, softball, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, wakeboarding, surfing, running, rock climbing, and free-falling. The Gladysynthian climate has also helped to boost the popularity of these activities. Due to the tropical location of Gladysynthia, most of these activities can be done upwards of nine months a year.
The entertainment industry of Gladysynthia is thriving and very popular, with several hundred blockbuster films being produced and released into theaters nationwide every year. A multitude of nationally-renowned studios call the province of Pteranim home, with 78% of Tier-1 studios being headquartered in Asga'ardia, Morolano, and Ponamu. Recent statistics show that 89% of all citizens attended a film in a theater at least once last year. The entertainment industry grossed approximately 12 trillion gorgons in 5 G.E., making it the seventh largest industry in the Gladysynthian economy for that year. Morolano is also the national hub of theatre and acting, with 17 of the 21 largest national theatres being located within the city.
House of Representatives
The National Gladysynthian House of Representatives, as of 6 GE, is made up of 129 total delegates representing all seven provinces. The number of delegates each province has in the House depends on its population. Each province earns one representative for every five million citizens living inside its borders. Each delegate elected represents a smaller area of their province, not the entire province. When elected, Representatives hold their position for a four-year term.
United Gladysynthian Senate
The United Gladysynthian Senate is made up of 14 total delegates representing all seven provinces. Each province is represented by two senators and is not population-based. Each senator serves in their position for two years before their term is over.
National Court System
The Gladysynthian Judicial Faction is a national and federal organization with courts on all levels of government, from the Supreme Court all the way down the ladder to Provincial, local, and County Courts. The Supreme Court is a seven-member national court that handles cases which need special attention regarding national affairs. The Supreme Court Justices are elected members, one from each province. Each elected Justice serves a twelve-year term until they are replaced in the next election. If a Supreme Court Justice is unable to complete their term for any reason, a special election is held in the province of the Justice's origin. During this time, the Supreme Court can vote to hold off any case rulings until a new Justice has been elected and begun their term.
The Premiere of Gladysynthia is the head of the Executive Faction and is democratically elected once every four years by an electoral body in each of the seven provinces. The Premiere is the highest executive office in Gladysynthia. The current incumbent is Seswitch LaFlaunce, who was re-elected in 2016.
The Gladysynthian Police Force is a national organization funded and run by the government. It has different levels of enforcement, descending from the federal level to the provincial, county, city, and local levels. The Head of the National Police Force is the Grand Deputy, who is democratically elected and serves a 4-year term before receiving the option of a one-time reelection. The Grand Deputy's responsibilities include running the National Police Force, maintaining peace among the provincial police forces, and representing the National Police Force in federal affairs. Officers in descending order of merit include Provincial Head Deputies, County Sheriffs, Sheriff's Deputies, and City Police Officers.
The Gladysynthian Military contains four main factions: The Gladysynthian Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard. As of 6 GE, there were 836,342 members of the Army listed as "Reserve Duty," with 64,092 listed as "Active Duty." At the same time, there were 348,828 members of the Navy Reserve, with 124,654 members on Active Duty. The Air Force consisted of 88,932 members, with 24,450 currently serving full time. The National Guard currently has 36,790 officers serving on 6-month rotating terms.
Foreign Relations and Military
See article: Foreign Embassies in Mönusÿnthys