The Northern Pennsylvanian Armed Guard of the Commonwealth, or simply the North Penn Armed Forces is the name of the military forces of the Commonwealth of Northern Pennsylvania. All of the branches are tasked with protecting the Commonwealth of North Pennsylvania and all of its interests and to free the oppressed as best as they can.
The Call to Order
On Doomsday much of the National Guard in northwest Pennsylvania was crippled. The remaining units not destroyed in the Erie blasts sat at approximately 500. With the 1984 ratification of the Community Conventional Government, the National Guard units were to be placed under the direct control over the mayor of their armory or bases location.
The Community Convention, however was not a step in the right direction. It was a tyrannical rule of city leaders Northern Pennsylvania starved to death, under their leadership. By 1989, the people, and the National Guard had enough. The immediate disposal of the Community Convention was planned by 300 National Guardsmen plus nearly a thousand civilians who had disguised their meetings in the form of reporting civil unrest in the countryside, where the National Guardsmen would meet to plan on how to take out the Community Convention. On October 3rd, 1989, the plan was enacted, and the National Guardsmen stormed the houses of all of the city officials in fireteams and killed all of them, effectively obliterating the tyrannical rule of the Community Convention Government. The National Guard and the rebels declared a Commonwealth of North Pennsylvania, originally based out of Warren, where a new constitution was drawn up and ratified.
The coup d'etat ended in 1990, but most federal officials excluding the Governor were elected from the ranks of the National Guard by the National Guard until 2000, when the National Guard optionally stepped down from government control, seeing it had "set Pennsylvania in the right direction".
Military Creation and Saguenay War
The birth of Pennsylvania's Army occurred in 2000, when the National Guard was split into the Armed Forces and the Regional Guard. Even though they had inherited half of the over-experienced veterans from the chaotic 80s, most of the new recruits sat under-trained and poorly equipped until the 2006 Mission, Road to Ohio. Even than, it was more of a mild offensive than a war and only 34 soldiers were killed and less than 20 were wounded.
It would not be until years later, in the Saguenay War, when North Penn's military would become active. After increased raids on Pennsylvanian New York, the Defense Cabinet secretly began looking at the war as a source of political recognition, as well as a revenge strike against the Lawrence Raiders. Without the governor's declaration of war, the Governor of Defense Defense Cabinet of North Pennsylvania contacted Canadian officials that they would be deploying the North Pennsylvanian 4th Battalion to attempt to blockade Superior forces from reaching the Northern Front which proved a vital deterrent to slowing down Superior's reinforcements and thus freeing up the Northern Front for Canada.
By the end of the war, North Pennsylvania had lost more than a fifth of their troops, which was a shocking number despite the victories at Battle of Rivière-du-Loup and the Counter-Offensive. This proved to North Pennsylvania that there was more to having an army than what they thought it was. Nevertheless North Pennsylvania was thanked for their involvement in the war along with the Mercenariness Force of Niagara.
As of August 1st, 2010 there are 20,141 people on active duty, with an additional 10,000 in reserve. The military is all volunteer, although through incentives and bonuses, the young men and women who make up the military are lured into service. Anyone above the age of 22, however, can be entitled to service by request of the Governor. Pennsylvania's army is one of the largest of the area, after the Virginian Armed Forces, Kentucky, and Toledos.
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About 95% of North Pennsylvania's military is currently stationed in North Pennsylvania. The highest concentration of North Pennsylvania's armed forces outside of North Pennsylvania is in Toledo or Norfolk-Haldimand, with approximately 500 troops in those countries, with the rest either outside North Penn maritime boundaries or elsewhere.