|Language||Multi-lingual; predominantly French, German, and Italian|
|Government type||Federation, Presidential or Semi-Presidential Republic|
|Period active||2018 onward|
The European Federation, also known as the United States of Europe, or just simply Europe, is the world's most recent superpower being a mere two years old, founded in 2018 to consolidate political and economic power in the face of the world energy crisis and accelerating security and environmental concerns around the globe. Though publicized as an evolution of the European Union, demanding admission criteria restricted membership to the wealthiest nations in Europe. The European Federation has a population and GNP greater than the United States of America, and has a greater level of military technological advancement. The fact that Europe is a federation indicates that its members have some form of self goverment but will be ruled by a central federal goverment. The United Kingdom and Ireland are currently abstaining from admission.
Before the formation of the European Federation, Europe used to be made up of many different nations and cultures. Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece would make up the culture of Western Europe. The Roman Empire would split in 284 AD, with the Western Roman Empire in the west, and the Byzantine Empire in the east. Germanic Europe would be located north of the Roman Empire. The Hundred Years' War, the Napoleonic Wars, WWI and WWII, would be some of the many conflicts fought in Europe. But after WWII, steps into European unity were being made. The "first step in the federation of Europe" was the European Coal and Steel Community, which started in 1951-1952. In 1957, the Treaties of Rome created the European Economic Community. The European Flag came into use in 1986. In 1993, the Maastricht Treaty established the European Union. As time passed, more nations would join the Union. In 2018, due the price of oil at USD 800 a barrel, the European Federation was founded, restricting membership to its wealthiest nations. The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland declined membership from the Union, and formed the New Commonwealth. The EF would soon come into conflict with the USA and Russia in WWIII.
The European Federation Enforcer Corps is Europe's foremost military organization made up of veteran elite counter-terrorist and peacekeeping forces from throughout Europe. Calm and precise, these highly-trained and experienced soldiers are especially skilled in urban warfare, they are also noted as consumate professionals. They excel in electronic warfare as well as advanced directed energy weapons technology, and have the fastest battlefield vehicles. The Enforcer Corps also have access to the world's best "less than lethal" weaponry. The Kommando Riflemen are noted for their former Rainbow 6, GSG-9 and GIGN members as well as members from other special and elite European forces. The Enforcer Corps is the elite military group within the European military carrying out high risk missions and aimed at the forefront of assaults and placed to defend critical locations. Quite simply, they are Europe's foremost military force, the similar emphasis of the JSF and Spetznaz Guard Brigades makes it highly likely the organizations will face each other regularly during World War 3.
The Enforcers Corps currently deploys in Battlegroups which appear to be equivalent to a Battalion. There are currently 12 known EFEC battlegroups. Each Battlegroup has being tailored to meet specific requirements such as armored and mechanized warfare or to provide airborne capabilities, there is also a battlegroup specalizing in special operations. The EFEC Battlegroups are likely an evolution of the Battlegroups of the European Union though their numbers seem to have being reduced to battalion level, though this is likely due to the elite nature of the Enforcers.
The European Federation also has a land army and air force besides the Enforcer Corps, and it is suspected that the European military is a combination of all the militaries of its member states. These various armed forces appear to have been allocated and combined into a single armed service under the command of Troop Command Europa (TCE) along with a European air force under the control of Air Command Europa (ACE). Europe also deploys a navy; its size and composition are currently unknown though it contains at least one super-carrier and escort vessels for the carrier. Regular armed forces that are seen fighting alongside the Enforcers are clothed in the blue-ish camouflage of Europe and are equipped with FAMAS assault rifles, and also operate Leopard 2 tanks, MOWAG Eagles and combat drones.
Known EFEC battlegroupsEdit
- Battlegroup 1 (Special Operations)- The spearhead international rapid reaction force able to deploy within 24 hours to hotspots around the globe.
- Battlegroup 4 (Airborne)- This specalizeded attack and counterstrike force became operational in 2014. The core of the unit is made up of Spanish, German, and Italian units.
- Battlegroup 5 (Airborne)- A modular airborne infantry battalion able to execute deep attack missions wherever they are required
- Battlegroup 6 (Assault)- A joint combined armed force designed to be readily deployable anywhere on the globe.
- Battlegroup 8 (Mechanized)- A joint formation consisting of units from both the French and German armies. Its main combat units are an armoured combat recon regiment.
- Battlegroup 10 (Tactical)- An HQ company with a mixed force. Since its creation, a dozen members of BG 10 have being decorated for courage
- Battlegroup 12 (Tactical)- A command battlegroup supported by exeptional artillery. The high standard of BG 12 means they are frequently requested by other forces
- Battlegroup 15 (Armored)- A technologically advanced, flexible, deployable, interoperable and sustainable heavy cavalry Battlegroup
- Battlegroup 16 (Mechanized)- On permament readiness. BG 16 operational units are self contained to enable them to be deployed anywhere to conduct Military operations ranging from peacekeeping to full scale war
- Battlegroup 20 (Assault)- A highly versatile battlegroup of airmobile units specalized in combat against high value targets.
- Battlegroup 22 (Armored)- France provides the core of this armored Battlegroup while the engineering and logistical support is German.
- Battlegroup 28 (Assault)- A flexible armoured Recon Battlegroup providing quick response operations to support diplomacy as required.
It is unknown in what capacity the Lisbon Treaty of 2009 and the European Union function after partial unification of some - but not all - of its members. The union members as of 2014 were:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Among the confirmed members of the European Federation are France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Finland and Poland. The UK is known to have opted out of the integration process and joined the New Commonwealth, although it has permitted the EF to operate the SLAMS components within its borders. Whether or not the EF lays claim to any of the Balkan states is also unclear, as the Russian Federation seems to have relocated numerous high-importance military facilities (e.g. Ft. Levski) into EU member states such as Bulgaria.
Prelude to War cinematicEditA map of Europe is depicted in the Prelude to War cinematic - seen to the right - and includes a number of separations and border shifts, some of which are rather inexplicable:
- France is split in two halves in a manner eerily similar to the demarcation line between the supposedly independent Vichy France and the German zone of occupation established in 1942. It has also suffered several territorial concessions around Corsica and Nice, and has also lost Alsace/Elsass, which is the subject of a centuries-old territorial feud with Germany.
- Belgium has also expanded into nearby French regions, but is split into Wallonia and Flanders.
- Germany dominates the geography of Europe, having increased to at least her 1938 borders, completely absorbing Austria and the Italian province of Südtirol, as well as taking the Sudetenland from the Czech Republic and a large portion of Western Poland.
- Italy is split in two states, reflecting the cultural split between the German-ish North and the more stereotypically Italian South.
- Slovenia has been shrunk and then split into two states.
- Poland is split into five states, at least one of which being an expanded Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia, now constituting the entire East Prussia.
- A slew of territorial shifts in the Balkans:
- Greece has an independent region in West Thrace
- The not only contains an independent Kosovo, but also gives different borders
- Serbia is shrunken heavily, losing Kosovo, and some territory to Macednia. There are two new states near the Serbian-Croatian border.
- Hungary expands deep into Romania; there is a break-away state in Romania in the region of Dobruja.
- Ukraine is surrounded by an array of newly independent states, including one in Polessie the North, one in Zakarpattia in the West, some territory is lost to Moldova, giving her a shoreline; and Crimea is apparently independent, but, given its history and the Russian base in Sevastopol, it may be a proper Russian territory.
- Two borders are added in Russian territory, corresponding roughly to the borders of Pskovskaya Oblast' and to the border between the North-West and Central Federal Districts, and raising doubt as to what exactly the borders on the map mean.
Europe is arguably the most technologically sophisticated superpower on Earth. They are the only nation which widely deploys energy weapons in combat, ranging from lasers to microwave emitters. This culminated in the development of a satellite based laser, which is capable of large amounts of destruction. Europe, notably, has developed highly advanced forms of non-lethal weaponry, including tasers and non-lethal microwave emitters. While not heavily armored, European vehicles are easily the fastest deployed by any nation.