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The Austenasian Armed Forces (AAF) are the military of the Empire of Austenasia. The AAF were founded on 11 October 2009, but the Austenasian Army had existed before that, since 23 May 2009.
The Austenasian Armed Forces are overseen by the Ministry of Defence, run by Crown Prince Jonathan. At present, the AAF consists of only the Austenasian Army. The Imperial Air Force (IAF) and Imperial Navy, both founded on 11 October 2009, were both dissolved at the start of the Austenasian Civil War due to their being ultimately useless.
Athough the Imperial Navy was dissolved on 8 March 2010, it was soon suceeded by the Austenasian Imperial Marine Corps (AIMC), officially established on 15 March 2010. The AIMC were intended to be a semi-autonomous special forces unit, but recruitment did not get underway until after the war was over. After the end of the war, the Emperor announced that he wished to downsize the AAF to make Austenasia a more peaceful nation. The AIMC was disbanded on 1 July 2010, and by 1 August the Austenasian Army had downsized by more than two fifths.
Austenasian Army Edit
|Active||23 May 2009 –present|
|Country||Empire of Austenasia|
|Standard weapon||Slingshot, metal/wood truncheon|
|Minister of Defence||HI&MH Crown Prince Jonathan|
|Field Marshal||HI&MH Crown Prince Jonathan|
|Head General & Strategic Advisor||General Sir Joseph Goldie, KCP|
The Austenasian Army was founded on 23 May 2009. It is led by the Field Marshal, Crown Prince Jonathan, and the High General (an unoffical post, actual rank being simply General) Gen. Sir Joseph Goldie, KCP. The Austenasian Army was involved in combat for the first time in the Skirmish of the Treasury, when it successfully defended the Prime Minister's Office from a group of Britons that had infiltrated the Imperial Residence with the help of HIH Princess Caroline.
After the declaration of the Austenasian Civil War, Crown Prince Jonathan was made Minister of Defence, and managed to swell the size of the Army to 27 (if including the Emperor, who while not enlisted in the Army was expected to take part in any physical conflicts).
After the civil war ended, the size of the Army was gradually decreased by disbanding groups of soldiers. The number of enlisted soldiers now stands at 15 (16 if including the Emperor).