Vetok

The Unified Imperium of Vetok

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Capital
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Carrishem
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
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List/breakdown of ethnic groups
Demonym(s)Vetokite
GovernmentParliamentary imperial theocracy
• Emperor
Vetok XII
Population
• Estimate
11.212 billion
CurrencyVetokite Credit

Etymology and terminology

History

The first inhabitants of what was to become Vetok were migrating tribes of modern humans, or Homo Sapiens, who moved across the breadth of Europa into the open grasslands and mountain valleys that lay before them. Modern researchers and archaeologists have, over the years, slowly worked to pin down and identify what they believe to be the original Over a thousand years ago, the land that was to become Vetok was nothing but grasslands and mountain ranges dotted with villages. Thanks to the spread of these villages, and the sheer distances between many of them, few people ever left their village for another. Only a few exceptions existed, with towns on the coast benefiting from their use of boats to visit others. As the years went by,

Culture

In its culture, Vetok bears similarities to most other first-world nations, being rather liberal in nature and offering a multitude of economic, personal, and political rights to citizens.

Economy

Vetok is a nation that has always prided itself on trading with neighbours since it emerged from isolation. It has an active merchant marine as well as a fishing fleet.

Vetok is the home to the major international corporation, The International Small Arms Conglomerate.

Territory

Government

Vetok, while officially titled as a theocracy, is not so in practice. While the leader of the Church is appointed leader of the nation, a civil government is appointed to advise and control the minutiae of the government's business.

The national government is divided into a number of different Ministries, each of which has a separate area of the government to deal with, and each with their own Minister controlling the Ministry in question. These are, respectively; the Ministry of Homeland Affairs, the Ministry of War, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Technological Development

Internal Politics

International Relations

After its first faltering steps onto the international scene, Vetok joined the alliance of nations known as the League of Imperial Nations. However, shortly afterwards, Vetok once again ventured back into isolation for a period of two years before re-emerging, where it joined the organisation better known as The Conglomerate.

The Congregation Of Humanity Unchained

For hundreds of years, following the toppling of the priest-kings of old with their vile gods and barbaric blood-rituals, atheism dominated. The followers of the great Vetok himself believed that any who held a belief, be it ever so benign, was only ever a few steps away from falling into the dark pits of morality that had spawned the foul religions and living sacrifice of other human beings that had been overthrown at such great cost. It did not take long for His disciples to conglomerate together, forming a hierachy as those who'd been His most trusted confidantes


For a more in-depth look, see The Church Of Humanity Unchained

Military

In its earliest history as a united nation under one leader, Vetok was a feudal state. The chief of the priest-kings, Tollivant the Wise, was given tribute by his subordinates in much the same manner as many other states, typically offerings of collected riches robbed from the dead victims of their rites, or offered lives.

Such was Tollivant's 'wisdom' that he manipulated these sacrificial offerings, throwing them into gladiatorial pits for the pleasure of fighting and dying to prove their worth to him, and to seize the prospect of a better life. Such a way bred cruel and decadent fighters, and they in turn oversaw the levy-masses he ordered to war. The irony that they would have been in such a levy just a few years previously was lost on them.

The Vetokite military has always been traditionally based around a strong navy, given the high proportion of coastline and the proximity of many populated areas to that same coastline. Over time, however, it has slowly grown to incorporate additional branches, such as the Airforce, Special Forces, and the Strategic Weapons Command.

At the moment, figures for enlistment in the Vetokite military stand at precisely 42,800,000 men and women in all branches. This counts solely active-duty personnel however, and the number of reserve personnel who have been discharged but remain ready for duty is estimated to be around the same number. The number of frontline combat troops at the moment stands at 10,700,000 men and women while the remaining 32,100,000 serve in the Logistics Corps.

The Vetokite military regularly conducts training exercises with the forces of the East Asian Union military.

Military Branches

Vetokite Army

At the moment, there is precisely four-million personnel serving in the Vetokite Army.

For a more in-depth look, see Vetokite Army

Vetokite Navy

The Vetokite Navy currently has a designated list strength of four-million personnel.

For a more in-depth look, see Vetokite Navy

Vetokite Airforce

At the moment, there are two million, six-hundred and ninety-one thousand personnel listed as serving with the Vetokite Airforce. This number includes not just aircrew but also ground crew/maintenance staff.

For a more in-depth look, see Vetokite Airforce

Vetokite Special Forces

Considering their status as a relatively small and elite force, the special forces consist of what is estimated to be around five-thousand personnel strong.

For a more in-depth look, see Vetokite Special Forces

Vetokite Strategic Weapons Command

The relatively small number of personnel in the SWC is believed to be around four-thousand personnel.

For a more in-depth look, see Vetokite Strategic Weapons Command

Vetokite Logistics Corps

As the true backbone of the military, the Logistics Corps comprises the vast majority of recruits, at thirty-two million, one-hundred thousand personnel.

For a more in-depth look, see Vetokite Logistics Corps

Military Bases

The Vetokite military has a variety of military bases built to suit the needs of the various branches. Each branch has a 'flagship' base regarded as the traditional home of that branch in particular, and often serves as the headquarters for all elements of that branch.

While most bases for the military are very visible to the public, there exists three exceptions. The foremost of these is the headquarters facility for the Strategic Weapons Command, buried high in the Central Highlands of Vetok. For obvious reasons, the government has never publicly identified even the proximate location of this base. The second of these is what's known as the 'Last Chance' Deep Cover Government Safehouse. 'Safehouse' is somewhat of a misnomer as the 'Last Chance' facility is large enough to house the entire government, along with associated support staff and a security force. Speculation is rampant about the location of the base, with rumours suggesting that it lies in the mainland occupied by Vetok.

The last facility is VNB Neptune. The use of a name of a sea god for a free-standing naval base was appealing for the members of the Vetokite Admiralty Board, especially given that the base is a full naval shipyard and defensive facility able to host a complete carrier force. The base is supplied by both airlifts and regular convoys of cargo ships supplying the fuel, ammunition, food, and parts needed to maintain this labour of effort. The base is also armed, with multiple SAM batteries and AShM launchers mounted to provide an effective defence.