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Turkmenbashi is a unitary socialist republic located in the former Turkmen SSR. It has a hardline dictatorial government, but after the death of President Turkmenbashi some laws were relaxed. Turkmenbashi is fighting a war with the guerrilla group the Muslim Liberation Army (1983: Doomsday) for control of the entire former Turkmen SSR.
Prior to the events of September 26, 1983, what is now Turkmenbashi was Turkmen SSR, a republic in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The closest missile strike was in a major Turkmen port, Krasnovodsk. Around 50,000 people were killed instantly and another 20,000 died of radiaton poisoning or other radiological effects directly afterward.