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OOC --This is my nation I created in modern tech or MT for Jennifer Government Nationstates. I think I just maybe, might, possibly went overboard but oh well, the American Privateer is still much bigger and ridiculous. I hope I continue to stay the top voted, visited and editors pick. I guess it means some people really like this. Please feel free to telegram me in nationstates. I'm "The Thon" or "The Commonwealth of The Thon". If you do, maybe you can tell me if my theory about Mars under my "Thon Space Claims" portion is feasible or practicable or not, or if its just plain insane. And as for a military base I think there can't possibly be a better geographical terrain wise better place creatible for a massive military base on earth's surface that includes naval assets other than my Þunor Hold-its just plain freakin sweet! That and having the one government unique and different from absolutely everyone else in the world today and in nationstates but yet still an effective and prosperous government and nation is kinda awesome not one other has the same type of government...ah the beauty of a tetracameral government. The police and firefighter force being one in of itself on a federal level is pretty neat too especially with the history behind it to the Roman Empire--

see also Thon Military at this link: http://nationstates.wikia.com/wiki/Military_of_Thon


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Thon Background Edit

Settled in the following 5 years after its creation in 1991 by Oceanic, Scandinavian, Russian, Japanese, United States, Romani, Jewish, German, and Austrian peoples, International rivalries from the Thon Islands' emergence led to attempts at imperialism and a rush for further colonization. Tired of tensions and foreign powers vying for control and economic obstacles that resulted from them, the hard fight for Thon Independence began and gradually changed from foreign colonial military conflicts to repressing Thon Independence forces as "Insurgents." After two years of war, Thon Independence forces achieved a military victory at the battle of Þunor Pass, and remained entrenched and unmovable from the area despite intense naval bombardment and marine invasions. This was soon after followed by a string of victories by Thon Independence forces within coastal establishments that led to the unification of the Thon people under the created Thon Commonwealth Constitution and Thon Declaration of Independence.

International rivalries in the latter half of the decade were settled by a 2000 treaty in which Europe, Japan, Australia, and its New Zealand and Oceanic allies ceded all claims and territory to Thon independence forces. After these uprisings, revolts, and independence movement from the different colonies, regional states were established in the Thon, mostly in sync with the colonial boundaries that were in already in place.

Actual independence was achieved on January 14th, 2000, upon destruction of key naval vessels of the United States and European navies, crippling further foreign efforts in establishing dominance in the area and with the ratification of the Þunor/ Tokyo/Geneva Peace treaty in 2000.

This commonwealth --or initially more like a militarized confederacy-- then quickly became a nation-state when the regional states of the Thon Islands, along with Capeguard and Midnew Islands, were united as a commonwealth by golova (голова́, head) or voyevoda (воево́да) Teres (later Field Marshal Teres upon official promotion) and his successor Lieutenant General Sitalces.

Since then, Thon has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system similar to Germany and resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier more purely parliamentary administrations of foreign nations such as France. This new Federal Republic form of government united as a Commonwealth of the Thon has been a transparent, efficient, fair, and balanced government since the Thon's independence.

The US formally occupied a small section of its former holdings - a small, coastal, city-state base at the southeast of the main island until January 2008 as a base for relief efforts and activities into the ocean area in what was the Hawaiian Islands. Upon independence, the new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the United States western coast and southern Pacific, from the tsunamis, severe floods, and island catastrophes. The economy is marked by rapid growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology and infrastructure.


Historical creation and beginning of the Thon Islands Edit

The Thon Islands are located in the North Pacific Ocean, a few hundred miles northwest of the Hawaiian Islands. The cause and creation of these islands was due to some as of yet unknown cause of shifting of ocean floor tectonic plates, where one small portion of a plate shifted over an opposing plate, jutting upward therefore creating a massive one-sided mountainous island. This is why the main island in the Thon has such a prominent mountain range that rivals the Himalayas and Mount Everest but with such drastic steep differences and changes in terrain to the south which shift into grasslands and plains as those found in the Great Plains of the United States. The mystery behind the creation and reason behind the emergence of the Thon Islands is rather confusing given that the perimeter or boundaries and outer rims of the tectonic plates of the earth's crust are nowhere near the area of the Thon Islands. Even if tectonic plates did border as a fault line along the ocean floor of the region, the cause for the such drastic terrain and seismic disruptions are unreasonable. This has led to investigations and discoveries and evidence behind massive changes in the earth's mantle and ocean's plate's floor and magma flows due to some drastic change focused somewhere in the underground vicinity of the continental United States.

Experiments and projects related to harnessing geothermal power, and deep mining for mineral wealth and diamonds that rival the production mining output of all of Africa by the United States government, have been discovered, and are believed to be one of the two major reasons behind the emergence of the Thon Islands.

These experiments coupled with the historical underwater detonation of nuclear weapons in the Pacific, and recent unauthorized secret underwater detonations of numerous undetectable tactical nukes by the French military in their advancement of nuclear technology contributed to the weakening of a particular section of the North Pacific Ocean's floor.

This weakening got to the point where redirected and altered magma flows by the experiments and nukes ruptured and blasted through the ocean floor and shifted large masses of the earth's crust upward into what are the Thon Islands today.

Aftermath consequences of the Thon Islands' creation Edit

The numerous side effects and repercussions of these sudden tectonic, volcanic, and seismic changes had severe consequences upon the islands and coastal regions of the majority of the Pacific Ocean.

The sudden emergence of such a massive land mass roughly twice the size of Japan created a massive disturbance to virtually the entire Pacific. This land emergence displaced billions of tons of ocean water, which caused massive tsunamis the likes of which recorded history has never seen before.

The South Pacific and Oceania Edit

Hundreds of small islands throughout Oceania and the Pacific were completely wiped out, submerged, or sunk from ocean floor "cave-ins" from the loss of crust that the tectonic plate just shifted upward into the what became the Thon Islands.

The coast and islands in the Oceanic were devastated, hit, sunk, or wiped off the map going far south to the islands just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. However, Australia, New Zealand, the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, and everything south of the Tropic of Capricorn were completely untouched and unaffected.

Asia Edit

Asia was in the position to receive the third strongest tsunami after the United State's western coast and the south's growing unimpeded tsunami. Asia was hit hard from New Guinea to the Philippines in the south and from far northern Japan to Alaska's Islands. Japan however thwarted its fate due a very decisive, intelligent, and lucky United States Naval Captain of an Aegis class Cruiser that happened to be in the right place at the right time off the coast of Japan heading back to California. Upon receiving Intel of an approaching and alarmingly enormous and wide tsunami heading towards his ship and all of Japan, he immediately fired three of his smallest tactical nuclear warheads at minimal yield and some conventional warheads as well at the ocean in front of the incoming tsunami to form a directed wave against it. His quick, intelligent, decisive action led to the tsunami hitting his opposing wave, virtually canceling out its forward momentum and increasing danger, therefore saving the majority of Japan from any oceanic consequences. This action and the ones in the immediate aftermath led him to receiving the Medal of Honor for his quick, smart, intelligent, brave, and continued actions on behalf of the United States Navy, his country, its allies, and the Pacific.

The Americas Edit

Enormous tsunami waves hit coastal regions of the Americas as far east and south as the southern part of Mexico but no further south. The ensuing tsunami, seismic activity, and tidal forces, hit and riddled the United States western coast very hard, most specifically California whose coastal cities where flooded and damaged similar in proportion to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and Galveston, TX in its 1900 hurricane and 2008 Hurricane Ike. (which is actually my own hometown and believe me it was pretty bad :( ) The Golden Gate Bridge and most skyscrapers held intact however, with only superficial and cosmetic damage.

Hawaiian Islands Edit

Because of Hawaii's proximity to the seismic and volcanic event, it suffered the worst and most severe consequences. The Hawaiian Islands were entirely wiped out and submerged of which very few people survived. All volcanic activity ceased and was buried over by the remnant land of the islands and evened out on the ocean floor creating new reefs of oceanic life that rivals the Great Barrier Reef.

Geographical/Oceanic and Ocean life effects Edit

The geological effect of the Pacific Region changed dramatically because of the event; however, wildlife was damaged barley at all with the exception of the Thon Islands' area and wildlife on any islands themselves. Hundreds of small oceanic islands, maybe thousands were blown over and forced by waves, tidal forces, and tsunamis into the water making them nonexistent as island landmasses. Some parts of the ocean floor that did not receive sunlight before sunk lower and grew in depth, creating more ocean with further deep-sea ocean life areas for deep-sea life such as giant squids, whales, and other ocean life. The remnant area of former islands and now erased landmasses that took up previous ocean space, created hundreds of new reef, coral, and ocean life areas that existing reefs expanded into. Deep-sea areas such as the Marina trench surprisingly did not change or suffer at all, the former probably being in thanks to the sub-surface detonations and conventional explosions directly at the tsunami of the US navy Captain negating the oncoming tsunami in that region. The effects mostly took place on the surface of the ocean as tsunamis and waves, doing very little to water and ocean life and currents under the water. Ocean currents remained largely the same with some changes around the newly formed Thon Islands. Deep underwater volcanic activity that existed before remained the same with no change; however shallow underwater and island volcanic activity around former islands were buried over and ceased, especially in the area that was formerly the Hawaiian Islands.

Ocean life received large amounts of new ocean space for expansion and growth being both wider and deeper. The tsunamis, waves, flooding, tidal forces, and destruction of thousands of islands sunk, and destroyed hundreds of thousands of sea faring vessels, and harbors, ports, docks, and bases, crippling navies, fishing industries, tourism and fleets virtually making them nonexistent for a few years in the Pacific. The ensuing political climate of wars and armed naval conflicts ceased most fishing and Pacific trade for around 20 years. Ocean life rebounded dramatically because of this and the potential for the fishing industry has never been higher, especially with more deep ocean and reef territory including several large ocean territories that were made inaccessible due to former islands turning into surrounding reefs disabling fishing ships from navigating past them into blocked untouched ocean patches.

Thon Island geographical results and outcome of United States Experiments and Projects and French Nuclear violations Edit

Due to the shifting and splinter effect of one small section of the North Pacific Ocean's floor into the mountainous and diverse Thon Islands, mineral and geological wealth of extreme magnitude surfaced from deep below the ocean floor and the earth's crust as well as created by and because of the very seismic and volcanic event. The United States government's goal and mission to unearth and discover mineral wealth rivaling that of the mining and diamond output of Africa did succeed. The Thon's Mountainous island terrain has turned out to be a vast unlocked vault of mineral wealth with the following discovered and mined minerals: (link) ---------

The United States government did not succeed however in tapping into this newly found mineral wealth for the political and armed conflicts that ensued, resulted in the United States never having claim, gain, profit, or access to anything the Thon Islands had except through trade on terms set by the Thon government. The outcome of the United States Government's experiments into geothermal power, deep mining, and extracting greater mineral wealth are unknown and unpublicized, but have been stated by the U.S. government to be temporally suspended and currently under investigation and review. Whether these investigations and reviews will be by and under the United Nations or publicized as well, remains to be seen.

The French are banned from all trade with the Thon and all and any former territories and claims in the Pacific. The Thon military has standing orders to shoot on sight any French naval vessels found in the Pacific Ocean. Thon Military may not however ever engage French vessels outside the Pacific Ocean unless directly fired upon first. French immigration into the Thon is outlawed and illegal. French citizens are arrested and deported back to France. Flights directly from France are not permitted in Thon Airports; however, air travel from the Thon to France is not restricted, and the Thon do attend the Paris Air show in Paris France.

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quartz, feldspar, mica, chlorite, kaolin, calcite, epidote, olivine, augite, hornblende, magnetite, hematite, limonite goethite with lepidocrocite, jarosite, diatomite, kaolin, bentonite, silica, barite, talc, calcium, calcite, aragonite (both calcium carbonate), siderite (iron carbonate), anhydrite (calcium sulfate), celestine (strontium sulfate), barite (barium sulfate), gypsum (hydrated calcium sulfate), chromate, molybdate, selenate, sulfite, tellurate, tungstate, fluorite (calcium fluoride), halite (sodium chloride), sal ammoniac (ammonium chloride), fluoride, Iridium, Sperrylite, arsenide, Cooperite, Ruthenium, Osmium in the forms of Osmiridium and iridosmium, Rhodium, Palladium, chloride, bromide, iodide, hematite [(also called hæmatite (iron oxide)], magnetite (iron oxide), chromite (iron chromium oxide), spinel (magnesium aluminium oxide - a common component of the mantle), ilmenite (iron titanium oxide), rutile (titanium dioxide), Thorium, Anthracite, pyrite (or iron pyrite or iron sulfide - commonly known as fools' gold), chalcopyrite (copper iron sulfide), pentlandite (nickel iron sulfide), galena (lead sulfide), Gahnite, Chromite, Emery (Hercynite ), Lepidocrocite, Ulvöspinel, Jacobsite, hard Jet, Molybdenite, apatite, arsenate, vanadate, antimonate, antimony, bismuth, graphite, sulfur, some important rock-forming silicates the, pyroxenes, amphiboles, garnets, and of course the very common profitable minerals of gold, silver, copper, clays, aluminium, magnesium, iron, platinum, and nickel of which all have been listed in some forms above already.

Surprisingly Thon's mountains have turned up to have bountiful amounts of electrum (a natural alloy of gold and silver), palladium, thorium, phosphides, silicides, nitrides and carbides (which are usually only found naturally in a few rare meteorites), osmium (in the forms of osmiridium and iridosmium), platinum (found in iridium, rhodium, sperrylite, arsenide, cooperite, and palladium), diamonds (found in kimberlite), trevorite, ringwoodite and not so surprisingly lepidocrocite.


The Thon's largest lake Jackpot Lake, is particularly swamped with abundant minerals and has been a significant contribution to Thon GDP and its economy in mining, industry, mineral extraction, factories and the like. Their are many environmental concerns however in that the lake cannot support life, it is shrinking, and industry is tearing up the area. Profit, wealth, gain, and progress proceed however unimpeded due to no life existing in the lake prior to any industry due to its original mineral deposits and contaminates. Since the Thon Islands emergence, however, particularly resilient vegetation were and are continuing to be purposely planted in the region for growth as compared to the rest of the island and islands for this very reason and have been increasingly successful albeit slower than the rest of the country. This is most in part, due to acid rain and and the pollution and byproducts of the industry in this particular super rich mineral region. http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj121/thonnation/1.jpg


A view of Jackpot Lake's industry headquarters building

Thon Mineral uses Edit

Electrum Edit

The Thon use the mined electrum to coat its Thon Signets as currency, making it difficult and unprofitable to counterfeit as well as unique among any other currency in current circulation in the world today.


Melting down and production of counterfeit currency of Thon Signets is punishable by torture then death by the Thon Commonwealth government.

OsmiumEdit

The Thon use Osmium gathered from osmiridium, iridosmium, iridium, rhodium, sperrylite, arsenide, cooperite, and palladium in secret military applications due to it being one of the densest natural elements known to man and having very low compressibility where its bulk modulus is extremely high—commonly quoted as 462 GPa, which is higher than that of diamond. This is the main reason why every source of the mineral that can be obtained, is restricted for the Thon Military for military applications where extreme durability and hardness are needed in such things as warhead tips, armor, air and space craft, the Thon King's royal sword and body armor and osmium tetroxide as a biological weapon and poison.


PlatinumEdit

The Thon use the platinum from the osmiridium, iridosmium, iridium, rhodium, sperrylite, arsenide, cooperite, and palladium that they mine it from, to back there currency, the Thon Signet, because platinum is over 200% more valuable then gold and even more scarce.


ThoriumEdit

Thorium is used as an alternative nuclear fuel to uranium, because it produces less transuranic waste and because uranium cannot be found in and around the Thon islands. Thorium is unique in that Thorium has the largest liquid range of any element: 2946 K between the melting point and boiling point and Thon can use it to create "thoria" (Thorium dioxide (ThO2) which the highest melting point of any oxide (3300°C). Thorium is a very effective radiation shield, although it has not been used for this purpose as much as lead or depleted uranium in countries other than the Thon. Thorium is also used by the Thon military as an alloying element in magnesium, used in aircraft engines, imparting high strength and creep resistance at elevated temperatures, used to coat tungsten wire used in electronic equipment, improving the electron emission of heated cathodes.


Thorium as a nuclear fuelEdit

Thorium, as well as uranium and plutonium, can be used as fuel in a nuclear reactor. Although not fissile itself, 232Th will absorb slow neutrons to produce uranium-233 (233U), which is fissile. Hence, like 238U, it is fertile. In one significant respect 233U is better than the other two fissile isotopes used for nuclear fuel, 235U and plutonium-239 (239Pu), because of its higher neutron yield per neutron absorbed. Given a start with some other fissile material (235U or 239Pu), a breeding cycle similar to, but more efficient than that currently possible with the 238U-to-239Pu cycle (in slow-neutron reactors), can be set up. The 232Th absorbs a neutron to become 233Th which normally emits an electron and an anti-neutrino ( ) by β− decay to become protactinium-233 (233Pa) and then emits another electron and anti-neutrino by a second β− decay to become 233U:

The irradiated fuel can then be unloaded from the reactor, the 233U separated from the thorium (a relatively simple process since it involves chemical instead of isotopic separation), and fed back into another reactor as part of a closed nuclear fuel cycle. Problems include the high cost of fuel fabrication due partly to the high radioactivity of 233U which is a result of its contamination with traces of the short-lived 232U; the similar problems in recycling thorium due to highly radioactive 228Th; some weapons proliferation risk of 233U; and the technical problems (not yet satisfactorily solved) in reprocessing. Much development work is still required before the thorium fuel cycle can be commercialised, and the effort required seems unlikely while (or where) abundant uranium is available. Nevertheless, the thorium fuel cycle, with its potential for breeding fuel without fast neutron reactors, holds considerable potential long-term benefits. Thorium is significantly more abundant than uranium, and is a key factor in sustainable nuclear energy. An example of this is the Liquid fluoride reactor. One of the earliest efforts to use thorium fuel cycle took place at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the 1960s. An experimental reactor was built based on Molten Salt Reactor technology to study the feasibility of such an approach. This effort culminated in a Molten Salt Breeder Reactor (MSBR) design that used 232Th as the fertile material and 233U as the fissile fuel. Due to a lack of funding, the MSBR program was discontinued in 1976.

In 2007, Norway was debating whether or not to focus on thorium plants, due to the existence of large deposits of thorium ores in the country, particularly at Fensfeltet, near Ulefoss in Telemark county. The primary fuel of the HT3R Project near Odessa, Texas, USA will be ceramic-coated thorium beads.


What minerals and resources Thon Islands do not haveEdit

The Thon however strangely lack any of the following minerals: Uranium (which is substituted by the Thon by the common element, Thorium, which, handled properly, can then be manufactured into Uranium), limestone, dolomite (magnesium/calcium carbonate), Sylvite, Boron, halite, Anhydrite, gypsum, Baryte (otherwise known as heavy spar or Barite).

Coal, as either Bituminous, Sub-bituminous, Permian, Carboniferous, Jurassic, Triassic, peat, Lignite, or soft Jet (except in the forms and types of Anthracite, and meta-anthracite or graphite and hard Jet) are not found anywhere in the Thon Islands but are substituted by the richer forms of coal known as Anthracite, and meta-anthracite or graphite and hard Jet.

Gold in pure form is almost impossible to find as all forms of gold found in the Thon seem to be highly combined in elements such as electrum.

The Thon also lack any oil resources, but make up for it by its increasing natural gas deposits, resources and discoveries. This is extremely beneficial since natural gas is a clean burning fossil fuel in contrast to oil and petroleum.

Political Aftermath of the Thon Islands' creation and Rise of the Thon Nation Edit

After seismic activity stopped and surface magma cooled in the Thon Islands, few people settled or were interested in the few months of the aftermath, mostly because of the shock of the disaster and relief efforts by nations requiring the majority of ship fairing vessels for these efforts in the Pacific. Six months after the tsunamis, earthquakes, ensuing tremors, refugee camps, relief efforts, relocation of displaced natives, survivors, and natives of island countries now wiped out that were in the United States, a mass exodus towards the Thon Islands began. Natives of former islands now wiped out in Oceania that were in the United States at the time all virtually left to settle in the Thon Islands to establish a new island identity, and to hold on in some ways to their cultures. Other immigrants especially from Japan, Russia, and Australia and their New Zealand Ally, whose navies, ports, harbors, and coast weren’t affected had the heads up on exploration and surveying of the islands and laid the foundations of the first ports, and harbors for economic exploitation into the country.

A mostly Scandinavian contingent and expedition of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Austria and Denmark led by Germany to survey, explore, investigate, and "colonize" the Thon Islands embarked 12 months after to deploy the German army consisting of the below listed units to establish a vital trade and relief point between Asia, the South Pacific and the Americas.

This mostly Scandinavian contingent contained the following land forces deployed to the Thon Islands:

23rd Mountain Infantry Brigade

• 61st and 62nd Air Defence Battalions from the 6th Air Defence Regiment,

Fernspähkompanie

• 1st Armoured Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Battalion, and 140th Heavy Engineer Battalion from the 100th Engineer Regiment,

• 260th Airborne Reconnaissance Company, and 260th Airborne Engineer Company from the 26th Airborne Brigade “Saarland”,

• 310th Airborne Reconnaissance Company and 270th Airborne Engineer Company from the '31st Airborne Brigade' “Oldenburg”

• Units from Kommando Spezialkräfte or special forces command: HQ company, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Commando companies along with a specialized commando company and a signal and support company and medical elements

Such a large military presence was very alarming to Japanese, Russian, United States, and Australian/New Zealand governments who then in turn prompted further escalation of dedicated exploration and settling of the Thon Islands. This, coupled with military forces, which led to the prolonging of the Thon War for Independence (mentioned later). This mostly Scandinavian contingent and expedition was as an agreement between these eight nations themselves independently, not through NATO, the European Union, or the United Nations. In fact, the United Nations virtually had no role whatsoever in Thon's emergence, as governments', peoples' and nations' were too selfishly interested in exploiting and colonizing Thon's newfound treasures and unclaimed new landmass than coming to any agreement, accord or even smallest of actions in the United Nations in regards to the Thon Islands. Countries urged and supported the idea that relief efforts to affected areas were of primary and immediate importance for the U.N. to act on if it would actually act on anything at all even remotely effectively, as lives were in jeopardy, and sea-lanes and navies were disrupted. Because of this, the UN was distracted and preoccupied at the time, as well as ineffective and soon underfunded because nations stopped participating and funding the United Nations in order to fund their own interests in the Thon Islands.

Retaliation towards France and the United States Edit

The United Nations investigation into France's historical and now current illegal use and advancement of nuclear arms also further distracted, and preoccupied the U.N. too. France's treacherous, hypocritical, and selfish actions along with their obsession with diplomacy and being the leaders and models of such things as in NATO, the E.U. and the U.N., united other countries against France and strengthened their individuality and weekend the U.N., NATO, and E.U. organizations. The same effect occurred towards the United States due to the side effects of the U.S.'s secret deep mining, and geothermal projects that contributed to the event. However, given the United States was conducting such activities as a means to create eco-friendly and nonpolluting energy sources and relieve scarcities in minerals, precious metals, and ores on the world market, and that if the French had not conducted such illicit activities, the U.S. would have succeeded, without the effects that occurred, the U.S. received much less hostility. Despite losing much of its fleet and its Pacific fleet being almost destroyed (some of the U.S. Pacific fleet survived because of ships deployed in the Middle East, ships at New England docks for maintenance, and ships close to Japan were saved thanks to their counteraction against the tsunami), the U.S. still had the largest navy in the world. This made them to be the best possibility for relief efforts, shipments, surveys, findings, and rescues in the Pacific. The United States suffered the worst in the event, with its navy crippled, its western coast ravaged by tsunamis, mass floods, and casualties totaling in millions dead, on top of dropping to 49 states in its Union because of the complete loss of the entire state of Hawaii. The United States suffered horribly so the United Nations, European Union and NATO, did little to interfere, or mingle in United States activities in the aftermath. The United States, infuriated with its losses, almost declared war against France and even threatened nuking France for their actions. This furthered Europe's unwillingness to mingle, interact, and comment on United States actions and activities with the exception of "do not use nuclear weaponry!" However, realizing that they had their own part in the incident with their deep mining and geothermal secret projects and their own troubles in their ravaged western coast, U.S. hostilities against France stopped short of war. Instead, the United States pursued the breaking of all diplomatic ties with France and pushed for the E.U. and NATO to disarm France of nuclear weaponry and the halt of French participation in the International Space Station and Nuclear Fusion research, and banned French naval presence in the Pacific. Upon violation, French vessels would be seized and used for relief efforts, and eventually donated to adversely affected Pacific Nations. This later changed from adversely affected nations to being donated to or seized by the new Thon Government.

Thon TodayEdit

The Thon has grown greatly since its creation and is an immigrant nation like the United States was before it, but with native claims and highest rights going to effected pacific island peoples and to the Roma and Jewish peoples above all else. The rich volcanic and unearthed ocean floor make the Thon's soil extremely fertile have accelerated the growing of vegetation creating very rich topsoil. Numerous vast tracts of lands have been set aside for immense forests to grow here for future wildlife, livestock, future timber industry, and new redwood and sequoia tree parks in efforts to create jungles of them far greater than the trees in California. Due to the recent unearthing of the land, there are surprisingly large amount of "pure elements" that haven't yet had time or exposure to form into minerals. So many worldwide jewelery, and industry companies have invested and set up headquarters in Thon Cities and contribute to tourism, the economy, exports, and GDP. However due to the nature of the Thon Islands and its recent arrival on the world stage, it is still mostly an importing not an exporting country.

The Thon Commonwealth in league with Japan is even creating super-fast, high-speed train and rail networks throughout many of the lava tube tunnels in the islands. The volcanic events that created the Thon Islands literally made natural subway systems conviently ready for industrial conversion into modern and future-tech advanced transportation systems such as rail systems.

Spelunking, cave diving,and mountain climbing are major events, with numerous tourists and people wanting to climb the mountains for the first time in history, explore lava tunnels, rock caverns, caves, and tunnels and possibly even get things named after them. This has also led to a revitalization of castles and monasteries like ones in the history of Europe and the Holy land being built in the Thon onto the mountain sides on top or near these tunnels in remote places from the surrounding stone in the area, enhanced with any local mineral wealth such as marble to the land claims.

The Thon Commonwealth has halted much trade with the United States in protest of and insult to President Obama's socialistic changes and values. With President Obama so certain in his false promises of U.S. energy independence in such short a time-span into the future, the Thon feel they will help his oh-such self-righteous ego and elite-complex in his determination of micralulously making the U.S. all by himself energy independent even without tapping or using the U.S.'s own resources, by ending most energy and resource related trade with the United States until the country is under different and more Thon friendly and favorable leadership and non-state controlled, run and censored media. United States president Obama's support of authoritarian dictators alarms the Thon Commonwealth, especially his support of Honduras's former president Manuel Zelaya, who betrayed his country's government and constitution, which the United States' media and Obama are referring to as a "coup" when in fact it not a "coup" it is the government sustaining, maintaining, and continuing itself as the government already is a constitutional democracy exercising its constitution of which Manuel Zelaya is not above but held accountable to just as is President Obama is held to the United States constitution despite his wishes, belief, and attempts to not be. The United States media and support of him and Obama's Support of him and meddling in these affairs in contradiction to "not meddling" in Iran's affairs is one of many reasons why diplomacy is not be pursued with the United States current administration- the administration is deceiving, lying, and hypocritical which is pursuing faulty, flawed, and socialistic ambitions and sadly to the Thon Commonwealth's dismay, succeeding in "seizing" instead of "securing" American freedom and freedoms and rights. This has dramatically increased immigration into the Thon Commonwelath from the United States, as well as The United States' current administration's increasing regulations, controls, and seizures of the US economy.

National Geographic has moved it headquarters to the Thon, and many United States auto maker's and petroleum companies are as well. Tensions are mounting between the Commonwealth and U.S. over Thon/U.S. claims to overseas oil drilling and fishing around the borders of Alaska.

Despite such a rapid increase in immigration, immigration is strictly controlled and limited to certain peoples. Central and South American, Korean, and French citizens are denied entry due to limited space and priority given to the oceanic peoples' adversly affected by the natural distasters and citizens from the allied countries that helped the Thon fight and recongnize the Thon's independence and government.

Thon CommonwealthEdit

The Thon Islands in thanks and regards to their prosperity, many peoples, diplomatic ties, and history and repulsion of imperialism and controlled colonization of other major powers and their claims, has became a a leading diplomatic player and power in the world.

This has lead to the creation of the Thon Commonwealth where many nations fighting foreign influence have allied and closely tied with the Thon to maintain their independence, sovereignty and uniqueness under a unified banner of protection, arms, and alliances.

The Following is a map of Oceanic countries admitted into the Commonwealth of the Thon and the effects of tsunamis and creation of the Thon Main Islands.

  • Blue = Commonwealth Member Nations
  • Red = Islands/nations that no longer exist that were wiped out, flooded over, submerged and lost to the ocean.
  • Green = conquered nation being "depopulated"
  • other colors = other nations (there's only two China and the Philippines)

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The following is a key the Oceanic Countries represented on the map:

* AS:  American Samoa (USA)     
   * AU:  Australia     
   * CK:  Cook Islands     
   * FJ:  Fiji     
   * FM:  Micronesia     
   * GU:  Guam (USA)     
   * KI:  Kiribati     
   * MH:  Marshall Islands     
   * MP:  Northern Marianas     
   * NC:  New Caledonia (France)      
   * NR:  Nauru     
   * NU:  Niue (New Zealand)     
   * NZ:  New Zealand     
   * PF:  French Polynesia (France)     
   * PG:  Papua-New Guinea      
   * PN:  Pitcairn (United Kingdom)      
   * PW:  Palau     
   * SB:  Solomon Islands     
   * TL:  East Timor      
   * TK:  Tokelau      
   * TO:  Tonga      
   * TV:  Tuvalu      
   * US:  Hawai'i (USA)     
   * VU:  Vanuatu      
   * WF:  Wallis and Futuna (France)      
   * WS:  Western Samoa

On map, but part of Asia:

* [BN]:  Brunei     
   * [CN]:  People's Republic of China      
   * [ID]:  Indonesia      
   * [MY]:  Malaysia      
   * [PH]:  Philippines     
   * [TW]:  Taiwan


So far The Commonwealth of the Thon are composed of the following:

  • Thon Main Islands (Original founders)
  • Australia (joined)
  • Nauru (joined with and when Australia did)
  • Solomon Islands (purchased from Great Britain/Australia and joined with and when Australia did)
  • New Zealand (joined)
  • Niue (joined with and when New Zealand did)
  • Tokelau (joined with and when New Zealand did)
  • Cook Islands (joined with and when New Zealand did)
  • Western Samoa and American Samoa (purchased peacefully from United States, United States ceded and both requested - -admission into Commonwealth as "Samoa" and were accepted)
  • Tonga (joined)
  • Former French Polynesia (conquered and taken from France now "Polynesia")
  • New Caledonia (conquered and taken from France and admitted)
  • Vanuatu (conquered and taken from France and admitted)
  • Fiji (conquered and taken from France and admitted)
  • Wallis and Futuna (conquered and taken from France and admitted)
  • Pitcairn Islands (purchased peacefully and ceded from Great Britain, requested admission and accepted)
  • Taiwan (joined)

In Commonwealth but not on map:

  • Tibet (joined)
  • Vietnam (joined)
  • Chile (joined)
  • Iceland (joined)
  • Greenland (purchased from Denmark and United States and joined)
  • Romania (joined)
  • Mongolia (joined)
  • Nepal (joined)
  • Bhutan (joined)
  • Thailand (joined)
  • Israel (joined)
  • Greece (joined)
  • Crete (entire country seized and purchased in war from Turkey and joined when Greece did)
  • Finland (joined)

and the conquered, islands of former countries Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Brunei, Papa New Guinea, and Sri Lanka, who are under Commonwealth marshal law and have and are being currently "depopulated."

GovernmentEdit

Supreme CommanderEdit

The current ruling Supreme Commander is Jonathan Arrakis Thon. He presides over the Thon Fellowship and the Thon Inner Circle which is responsible for the day to day running of the Thon Nation and the Commonwealth. The Supreme Commander is the Megas Logothete who is the head of all Logothetes. This is effectively translated as the equivalent of a Commander and Chief. He serves as an elected life term supreme monarch and Megas Logothete of the Thon and its holdings.

He has no family bloodlines as he was supposedly adopted and his long ago adopted guardians have long been deceased. However relations with certain prominent women in the Thon such as Freya and his top aides and advisers seem to have close, family like relationships supposedly rooted in long ago history.

Thon Fellowship Edit

The Thon Fellowship is the legislative branch of the federal government. It is tetracameral (which means it is composed of four bodies), comprising of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Thon Circle, and the House of Praetors.


  • It is unique second most in that two executive bodies of the government play a limited direct role in the legislative body itself.

These two executive bodies are the Thon Circle and the House of Praetors.

  • It is unique third most in that this legislative body can work, pass laws, and make decisions in absence of either the House of Praetors, the Thon Circle, or both.

  • It is unique fourth most in that the Supreme Commander's vote is counted as three votes.
  • It is unique fifth most in that some Praetor's vote may count twice. (This is possible if a Praetor also holds the seat of Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) or sebastokratorissa to the Supreme Commander in the Thon Circle.)


The House of Representatives and Senate are equal partners in the legislative process (legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both of these chambers). Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election.

These four Fellowship bodies meet in the Great Hall of Fellowship in the capital, Arrakis City two times every year.

Great Hall of Fellowship

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Thon CircleEdit

The Thon Circle is one of the four bodies of the Thon Fellowship with each member having one vote, with the exception of the Supreme Commander who has three votes.

The Thon Circle, is made up of all the Thon's Logothetes, to include their chief, His Royal Majesty, the Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon who is the Megas Logothetes. The Supreme Commander has a Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) or sebastokratorissa assigned for each state in the Thon Commonwealth, of which each hold a seat in the Thon Circle as well.


Along with Sebastokratōrs (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) and sebastokratorissas the Inner Circle consists of the following:


  • The Megas Logothete; His Royal Majesty, the Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon (Equivlanet of commander and chief)
  • The Logothetes tou dromou; who is responsible for postal services as well as the diplomatic relations of the Thon. (Equivalent to Secretary of State)
  • The Logothetes ton oikeiakon; responsible for the domestic affairs such as the security of the Capital and the local economy. (Equivalent to Secretary of the Interior)
  • The Logothetes tou genikou; responsible for the taxation of the state. (Equivalent to Secretary of Treasury)
  • The Logothetes tou stratiotikou; responsible for the military economics and the wages of the army personnel. (Equivalent to Secretary of Defense)
  • other various Logothetes

(System and title of Logothetes inspired and similar to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logothete)


Each Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) or sebastokratorissa in the Thon Circle is selected by the Supreme Commander every four years and dispatched to the Thon's states to insure the integrity of the Commonwealth and the states are in good order.

Though most Thon states elect their own leaders and representatives into the Thon Fellowship, the Sebastokratōrs (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) and sebastokratorissas in the Thon Circle exist to be as emissaries and advisors to the Logothetes and insure the defense against threatening political elements in those states.

Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) means "Venerable Ruler": a title created as a combination of autokrator and sebastos . It is essentially a meaningless title, which signifies only a close relationship with the Supreme Commander, but ranked immediately after the Praetors. The feminine form is sebastokratorissa

In the event of an emergency declared by the Supreme Commander, a member of the Thon Circle can be selected by the Supreme Commander to preside over that state, but only if the Supreme Commander chooses so. The Supreme Commander can choose to appoint the existing respective Praetor of the respective state itself as a Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) or sebastokratorissa into the Thon Circle, rather than appoint one in a position in addition to the Praetor, which is usually the case for at least a few Thon States. The particular Praetors that have the honor of being both Praetor and Sebastokratōr have two votes in the Thon Fellowship: one for the Thon Circle as their position as Sebastokratōr, and one for the House of Praetors as their position of Praetor.

An example would be the life term Praetor of Temple Summit, Her majesty Freyja who is also the Supreme Commander's sebastokratorissa.

Each Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) or sebastokratorissa has the same powers and authority as their state Praetors do, but can only use them if the Supreme Commander authorizes so, which is usually only done so in times of crisis, if so at all. Other than this, each Sebastokratōr's duties are to advise the logothetes and report to the Supreme Commander at least biannually or upon his request.

The Thon Circle merely votes on matters in the biannual Fellowship assemblies, only rarely participating in committees. Otherwise, Praetors and Sebastokratōrs are theoretically of equal rank, if one is not both. The difference in being in either more tied to the Supreme Commander or the State.

(Sebastokratōr (Σεβαστοκράτωρ) or sebastokratorissa inspired by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_aristocracy_and_bureaucracy)

House of PraetorsEdit

The House of Praetors is one of the four legislative bodies of the Thon and is made up of the current elected Praetor from each of the Thon's States. The House of Praetors votes bi-annually in the Thon Fellowship but mostly attend to their executive duties within their own states.

Most of the Thon Fellowship from the House of Praetors are directly elected in their respective states but not all. The states are free to determine how their respective Praetors are chosen, and differ from at least 4 year terms to lifetime terms depending on the respective states. The Praetors are required by law to attend the Thon Fellowship bi-annually at Thon's capital. The Praetors play a very limited role in the legislative body, because of their respective executive duties in their own states. They can speak, advise, and vote on matters in the biannual Fellowship assemblies, but do not participate or hold seats in and on Fellowship committees.

The House of RepresentativesEdit

The Thon House of Representatives is one of the four chambers of the Thon Fellowship; the others are the Council of Elders, the Thon Inner Circle, and House of Praetors. Each state receives representation in the House proportional to its population but is entitled to at least three Representatives. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The presiding officer of the House is the Speaker, and is elected by the members.

The tetracameral Fellowship came from the desire of the Founders to create a House "of the people" that would represent public opinion, balanced by a more deliberative Council of Elders and executive leaders which would represent the governments of the individual states, and would be less susceptible to variations of mass sentiment. The House is often considered to be the "lower house," with the Council of Elders as the "upper house," although the Thon government does not use such language. At least two houses' approval with a mass majority among the attended Fellowship is necessary for the passage of legislation.

Because its members are generally elected from smaller and more commonly homogenous districts than those from the Council of Elders, the House is generally considered a more partisan chamber. The House is granted its own exclusive powers: the power to initiate revenue bills, and impeach federal officials, aside from the Supreme Commander. The House of Representatives meets in the Thon Grand Capital building in Arrakis City.

Council of EldersEdit

(equivalent of Senate)

The Council of Elders is the upper house of the tetracameral Thon Fellowship, the lower house being the House of Representatives (The Thon do not use these terms, however).

In the Council of Elders, each state is represented by three members. Membership is therefore based on the equal representation of each state, regardless of population. Elders serve 6-year terms that are staggered so elections are held for a third of the seats (a class) every second year.

The Council of Elders is regarded as a more deliberative body than the House of Representatives; the Council of Elders is smaller and its members serve longer terms, allowing for a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere that is somewhat more insulated from public opinion than the House of Representatives.

Once elected, an elder continues to serve until the end of his or her term. Furthermore, the Thon permit the Council to expel any member by a two-thirds majority vote.

Any Vacancies in the Council, however they arise, may be filled by special elections. A special election for a Council seat need not be held immediately after the vacancy arises; instead, it is typically conducted at the same time as the next biennial Council of Elders election. If a special election for one seat happens to coincide with a general election for the state's other seat, then the two elections are not combined, but are instead contested separately. An Elder elected in a special election takes office immediately and serves until the original six-year term expires, and not for a full term. Furthermore, the Thon provide that any state legislature may empower the Praetor to temporarily fill vacancies with whomever the Praetor appoints as long as that person holds no other government office. The interim appointee remains in office until the special election can be held. All states have passed laws authorizing the Praetor to make temporary appointments.

BenefitsEdit

In general, Elders are regarded as more important political figures than members of the House of Representatives because there are fewer of them, and because they serve for longer terms, represent larger constituencies (except for House at-large districts, which also comprise entire states), sit on more committees, and have more staffers. The prestige commonly associated with the Elders is reflected by the background of logothete and logothete candidates; far more sitting elders have been nominees for the logothetes than sitting representatives.

QualificationsEdit

Each Elder must be at least 30 years old, must have been a citizen of their state for at least the past nine years, and must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they seek to represent. The age and citizenship qualifications for elders are more stringent than those for representatives.

Interesting Thon LawsEdit

Both Thon and Commonwealth land is constitutionally protected and cannot be sold to foreigners (although it may be leased) Land generally is largely held on a family or village basis and may be handed down from mother or father according to local custom.

Capital Punishment by various methods such as firing squad, hanging, decapitation, limbs pulled apart by horses, death sentenced prisoners thrown out of airplanes into the ocean at very high altitudes, fed to Throns, and other carnivorous animals, microwaved, burned to death in the middle of ringed tires soaked with flammable liquid such as oil is authorized throughout the commonwealth.

Some forms of Theft and rape are regarded as the most treacherous, villainous and hated of crimes with severe punishments, such as removal of at least one hand and/or limb and ligament or other extremity. Punishment for theft and rape however do not include any death sentence. Theft of food, and clothing is mildly punished, while theft of non essential and luxury or commodity goods is severely punished. Luxury foods or delicacies are not included in the definition of "luxury" or "commodity goods". If people get to the point where the they may have to steal food, this is viewed as a failure on behalf of the state for not remedying such a situation as a hungry populace deprived of food, welfare, and opportunity, so such thievery is much more mildly punished.

Framing another for a crime that the framed person did not commit and poaching and killing of certain endangered animals is subject to the highest punishment in the Thon, seizure of all assets, torture, and death.

Healthy prisoners are forced to donate blood for the Commonwealths bloodbanks and medical needs. Prisoners receive full medical coverage and benefits, and are forced to work in mines, quarries and construction and production. Prisoners are not allowed and deprived of any and all recreational medicines and drugs to include alcohol and cigarettes. These laws with the exception of denial of tobacco products and alcohol also apply to POWs or Prisoners of War.

Freedom of religion is granted throughout the Thon Commonwealth but certain exercises and practices and holidays are ignored, restricted, not respected, unrecognized, illegal and not made to be an excuse for such things as work, duties, service and obligations, unless granted so as a privilege, -but so only as a privileged and not as a right.

Privacy Rights are sacred and strong throughout the Thon Commonwealth and protected by law. Pollution regulations are strict on factories, industry, and trains but are very lax on aerial craft, ships, motor vehicles and other modes of transportation. Government ships are held to stricter pollution regulations than private/commercial ships.

Whale hunting is illegal subject to mere fines unless the whale is listed as endangered under the Thon Commonwealth which then the highest punishment is enforced.

Zero tolerance laws are illegal and forbidden in the Thon Commonwealth, a legitimate exception can always arise or present itself.

The right to bear arms is granted to most people in the Thon Commonwealth.

Gays can be gay and homosexuals can be homosexual but gay marriage is not respected or authorized everywhere in the Thon Commonwealth and receive no status, privledge, restriction or condition in all forms of government, down to county level.

Slavery is legal, but with strict regulations, limits, boundaries and slave rights in the Thon Commonwealth. Slavery is an alternative sentence and form of punishment, usually given to thieves to work and earn back whatever they stole tenfold to who they stole from.

Everyone is granted free representation and legal counsel when under prosecution and is innocent until legally judged guilty.

DID YOU KNOW (Commonwealth unique law-the Supreme Commander's personal accusal and sentence is one Thon Commonwealth "definition" of "legally judged guilty"

Commonwealth citizens have the right to bear arms-arms defined as firearms-and other forms of weopanry and are very lax on type...

Special Status TerritoriesEdit

Tyr HoldEdit

Tyr Hold is the mostly autonomous state which is independent of the Thon military and home to the Tyr Order, a chivalrous, knightly, idealistic, order of elite warriors who serve, and act to "de Oppresse Libre", protect the weak, safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong, among other ideals in their order.

They are very much looked up to and respected throughout the Thon for their ideals, morality, selflessness and sacrifice on behalf of others.

(a far cry from them but nevertheless can possibly be compared to the Knights Templar in history)


Castle RatisEdit

Named after the Celtic Goddess of protective fortifications whose name means "of the fortress," Castle Ratis is an immense, towering, and majestic castle, which is the seat of the Tyr Order and Residence to its most notable knights and leaders of their order. The Tyr Order's Great hall of Honor, Round Court, and seat of government are there.

Temple SummitEdit

The seemingly elven independent state is home to some of Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon's closest friends, and rumored, even family. The majestic, grand, tranquil, mountain, river, valley, and cliff side city is home to some of the most beautiful architecture and temples that can be found in mountainous remote places. It is a religious sight in that it just inspires many followers of different religions in its beauty, remoteness, temples, and its local priestesses and residential beliefs and philosophies. The self sufficient, zero crime, prosperous haven, has become a place of pilgrimages to a good number and variety of people. This is due in large part, because of not only the grandness and majesty of the area and its temples, but the rumors of elves, and other mysteries of the area. The most beautiful woman alive or according to some to have ever lived, Freyja also contributes to the pilgrimages and tourism of the area, some hoping to get a glimpse of the heavenly-like woman.

Temple Summit has become the spiritual capital of the Thon and the Pacific. The mostly private, closed community has had its temples, mountain city, and mountain residential district relatively open to most visitors upon request. Several people come here as pilgrimages. In terms of natural defense, it is one the top ten most well defended locations in the realm, which is contributed to its high altitude, remote location, the narrow, mountainous sheer rock cliff surrounded entry, and its well founded, stone and rock, castle like constructions as well as its self sustaining and always accessible water and power capabilities.

Temple Summit has its own unique language and is as of yet still unrecognized and untranslated to the outside world. The region is also home to a grand library restrictively held and accessed by only its denizens and a select few others. The library has led to rumors that it holds many secrets to include Greek fire, forgotten and dead languages, religions, gods, and history. Some say the Library of Alexandria is there with ancient texts and old gospels and writings of Greek and other philosophers and prophets long thought to have been burned, destroyed, gone and lost to the world, in history such as the book burnings of the Roman, Byzantine, German, French, and Catholic Empires.


FreyjaEdit

Freyja in theory is the second most powerful entity in Thon society. Her history is vague, but the myth that surrounds her tells that she is an elven woman who has lived over a millennium. Freyja is commonly known and believed by most Thon citizens to be the fairest and most beautiful woman alive, giving her rise to wide spread beliefs and cults of worshipers of her as the ancient Norse goddess Freyja herself. Despite her denial of the foolishness of her identity as that of an ancient Norse goddess, this has only made many to see this modesty as an even greater thing becoming of her.

Freyja, along with numerous other intriguing and seemingly immensely knowledgeable persons, revealed herself to the people of the Thon only recently with the coronation of Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon.

Though Freyja holds no national, or federal political office, her power over those that do is significant, and it is evident that the Supreme Commander himself holds her in his closest favor.

Freyja is Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon's sebastokratorissa for the state of Temple Summit as she is herself the Queen, High Priestess, Praetor, and supreme authority in the Temple Summit State district. Her priestesses however fulfill and facilitate themselves what little governing aspects there are locally in the Temple Summit region.

Merc IslandEdit

Formerly known as "Shipwreck Cove" before it fell to Thon Military Forces, this Thon pirate/privateer/treasure/monetary/bounty hunter island vault and haven is the Island fortress and mostly autonomous state of Thon military mercenary and bounty hunter guilds and their military units, factories and facilities. They have a sound arms manufacturing and service industry. The service industry being frequently use by both Thon and various foreign powers in areas throughout the world except where Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon forbids them to. Capital punishment, floggings, stocks, walking the plank, forced employment and labor in factories are common in the island state because of its victories and nature and punishments for failure to compensate and/or pay debts and dues. Mercenaries and their families are however protected amongst and from themselves by various indigenous codes, laws, unions and such, varying in differnt degrees due to rank, time, success, notoriety, guild allegiance, affiliation or employment. Barbarity, ruthlessness, and cruelness are actually fairly uncommon and seldom heard of often. The military and historical effectiveness of the mercenary guilds however have proved quite efficient and successful, as well as their tributes to the Supreme Commander's coffers.

Amazon QueendomEdit

Female Queendom located on the southwest island area of Capeguard Island, whose high leader is the Amazon queen. The mostly autonomous state's population is over 85% female, and fiercely independent, and proud. Some of the Thon's best military officers and a few of its best enlisted hail from the region. The state is home to its own renown college and university as well as its national guard military units.

Arrakis Royal CityEdit

City state capital of the Thon Commonwealth, home castle residence to Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon, the Hall of Fellowship and many embassies. The castle portions and capital itself city is envied and awed thoughout the world for its majestic architecture and castle treasures.

The large diplomatic skyscraper complex that house other countries embassies to the Commonwealth are located here along with one of the Logothetes tou dromou's (equivalent to Secretary of State) offices for foreign relations. http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj121/thonnation/14221100020asymptote20pxy1.jpg

It can sometimes be as busy and look like the United Nations or World Assemby at times because of the activity and foreign ties here.

Kingdom of RomaEdit

Countryside, rural, state of the Roma people. A castle bastion and home city in some respects was founded here by various Roma peoples throughout the world at the first colonization of the Thon Islands and its Independence. The Thon government and the Supreme Commander Jonathan Arrakis Thon himself have and continue to perpetuate and promote the state to be a free haven, free land, citizenship, and control of and to the Roma people. Since its founding it has become a cultural jewel of the Roma people and the Thon. The Roma people contribute and run much of the agriculture, farming, ranching, and industry on the Island of Midnew. The elected Praetor of the Island of Midnew has traditionally been Roma. Because of the the Roma people, relations and trade abroad are becoming increasingly prosperous and fruitful, with good diplomatic ties and fewer disputes and tensions.

Thon CultureEdit

  • Co-sleeping is very common
  • Babies are seldom left in cribs but sleep with parents
  • Letting babies under age of three "cry it out" is deemed as evil and unnecessary and seldom done by parents and babysitters
  • Babysitters are most often family members
  • Family supports each other instead of the state welfare
  • Newborns never drink bottled milk as long they can possibly be breastfed
  • Medicine and drug companies-even vitamins are shunned and only taken when absolutely necessary
  • Taking painkillers such as Advil, Tylenol, and such are viewed as a weakness and are illegal unless by doctors prescription
  • Random acts of kindness without benefit to oneself is a morally upheld common value
  • None bio-degradable Littering is strictly frowned upon and punishable by severe fines
  • Off roads vehicles, trucks, jeeps and SUVs with few and lax regulations are common
  • Mountain climbing is almost like a pilgrimage done by most Thon citizens as well as tourists as right of manhood, adulthood. It is expected that a citizen climb some sort of mountain and go mountain climbing at least once in their lifetime before the age of 28 and have a certificate of proof of scaling it. To get a certificate of proof, a buddy, partner, accomplice or at least one other has to travel and climb it with you.
  • Every Thon soldier is required to climb one of several government listed mountains. They are left to their own ingenuity and finances to accomplish it by themselves with at least one partner or with a group if they so seek out to.
  • Corn syrup, High Fructose Corn syrup isn't in virtually every dam food item in the markets and grocery stores.
  • Thon citizens and culture generally like lots of butter with some foods as well as dill, and pickles in their diet.
  • Ketchup however is not used so much on anything surprisingly.
  • Vegetarians are deemed and viewed upon as weak, pathetic and are shunned like lepers.
  • Meat is an essential part of the Thon cuisine or diet.
  • Rugby, Hockey and water polo are very popular sports.
  • Soccer, American football, basketball, and especially baseball are very rare and not popular at least professionally as far as national, regional or state teams are concerned.
  • A variety of meats is offered and desired in Thon culture of which most are just as widely distributed, sold, and eaten throughout the Commonwealth, mainly the following- Beef-pork-sausage-bison-ostrich-emu-chicken-peacock-squirrel-venison-lamb-duck-turkey-moose.
  • The Thon is renowned for its ranches that raise moose, bison, ostriches and emus, and deer for consumption on the market.
  • Parks and universities are planted with pecan, almond, and nut bearing trees that support squirrels, which are harvested.
  • Birds of prey such as eagles, raptors, falcons, owls, and ospreys are respected and their nests protected.
  • Vultures and carrion eating scavengers not respected so much, they are mostly killed on sight. The same is with coyotes, black bears, brown bears and wild dogs, but while wolves, snow leopards, mountain lions, pumas, tigers, Throns, Kodiak bears and some other bears are greatly respected and protected.
  • Thon ranches are open ranged and subject to the wildernesses carnivores.
  • Hunting is allowed and can be granted to virtually anyone but with licenses, regulations and restrictions and at certain times of the year.
  • It often tradition that Thon military soldiers hunt and eat a wild animal whenever out in the field doing exercises for more than 3 days.
  • Development and encroachment in the industrial, commercial, building, and construction sense into or even near ranching and wilderness areas is strictly curtailed, limited and rare. Thon evolve and adapt to this with superior architecture.
  • Basically every building has a basement of at least one floor, sometimes even barns.
  • Bunkers and mountain enclaves, monasteries, and redoubts are common.
  • Very tall and sometimes interconnected skyscrapers are prominent in Thon major Cities and even its smaller ones.

Thon National Animal Edit

The Thron

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The Thon's National animal is the Thron. They are sapient ceratopsian quadrupeds from the deep forested and mountain regions of the Thon Main Island. They have bristly fur on their shoulders and back, while natural armor plating covered their head, joints, and vital organs. Even where there was is armor, their skin is thick and leathery, offering natural protection and showing little heat when viewed by thermal sensors. They are totally protected from all external parasites because of this armor. Throns are only subject to such parasites of that they digest, but anything they digest is killed by their venom of which they can easily digest because of their immunity. Such defenses such as these have made it extremely difficult to capture one alive, tranquilize one, or poison them off through food poison or traps as such illegal poachers and ranchers have tried.

The Thron were considered semi-mythical creatures for decades, which the Thon government encouraged and even still does. They remained undiscovered in the national federally and militarily hunting free protected wildlife areas for decades and sights were often not believed to be true and this has remained so for some decades because the Thron propagated displays of bestial ferocity that has discouraged explorers and curious visitors. Their quadrupedal nature and ability to kill virtually any living thing with their fang-filled mouths only has reinforced and continues to reinforce the misconception. While in fact perfectly capable of being extremely dangerous, Thron are not even remotely as feral, rapid or aggressive as they try and perpetuate to seem.

see also Thon Military at this link: http://nationstates.wikia.com/wiki/Military_of_Thon



Thon Military Branches Edit

The Thon military is divided into 8 branches

• Coastguard (in times of war command & control is ceded to the Navy)

• Navy

• Marines

• Army

• Air force

• Space and Missile Forces (50% of this branch is civilian)

• Forest and Mountain Rangers

• Vigiles (Thon Domestic police and firefighter branch) (similar to: )


Thon Coast Guard Edit

one such class of Thon Coast Guard ships

The Thon Coast Guard (TCG) is an armed force of the military of the Thon. It is unique among other armed forces in that it combines aspects of a maritime law enforcement agency (with jurisdiction both domestically and in international waters), naval military support, and a federal body. It is an agency of the Thon Department of Homeland Security, with its military operations working under the Thon Navy during times of war. The Coast Guard has eleven statutory missions:

Enforce, support, aid, help, carry out, pursue and accomplish:

  • Migrant Interdiction
  • Defense Readiness
  • Drug Interdiction
  • Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Search and Rescue
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Marine Safety
  • Living Marine Resources
  • Marine Environmental Protection
  • Ice Operations

As one of the seven armed forces, its stated mission is to protect the public, the environment, and Thon economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and Thon's coasts, ports, and inland waterways.

The Coast Guard, in its literature, describes itself as "a military, maritime, multi-mission service within the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to protecting the safety and security of the Thon." The other armed services of the Thon military are components of the Department of Defense, under which the Coast Guard can also operate during times of war and under declaration by the Supreme Commander. The Thon Coast Guard has a broad and important role in homeland security, law enforcement, search and rescue, marine environmental pollution response, and the maintenance of river, intracoastal and offshore aids to navigation (ATON).

While most military services are either at war or training for war, the Coast Guard is deployed every day. When not in war, the Coast Guard has duties that include maritime law enforcement, maintaining aids to navigation, marine safety, and both military and civilian search and rescue--all in addition to its typical homeland security and military duties, such as port security. The service's decentralized organization and readiness for missions that can occur at any time on any day, is often lauded for making it highly effective, extremely agile and very adaptable in a broad range of emergencies.


Thon Navy Edit

The Thon Navy (TN) is the branch of the Thon armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations and is one of seven uniformed services.

The Navy is administratively managed by the Department of the Navy, which is headed by the Logothete of the Navy. The Department of the Navy is itself, a division of the Department of Defense, which is headed by the Logothete tou stratiotikou. The highest military position and rank of a Navy officer is the position of Chief of Naval Operations with the Rank of Megas Doux or Lord High Admiral.

Thon Navy objectives are delivered via a number of core capabilities:

  • Maintenance of the Thon Nuclear Deterrent through a policy of Continuous at Sea Deterrence.
  • Provision of maritime task groups with organic air assets.
  • Delivery of the Thon Special and Commando forces.
  • Contribution of assets to Joint Force Harrier.
  • Contribution of assets to the Joint Helicopter Command.
  • Maintenance of standing patrol commitments.
  • Provision of Mine Counter Measures capability to the Thon and allied commitments.
  • Provision of Hydrographic and meteorological services deployable worldwide.
  • Protection of the Thons Exclusive Economic Zone.

The Thon Navy's might rests in its cruisers, aircraft carriers and submarines:


Thon aircraft carrier classes: Edit

  • Cybele class- Thon aircraft carrier flagship- only 1 in existence and service

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  • Thethys class- 8 in service

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  • Racknor Class- 4 in service

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  • Karak class -6 in service

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  • Cryon class - Independent Mercenary ship from Merc Island - 2 in existence and service- not under authority, responsibility or jurisdiction of the Thon

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Thon destroyer classes: Edit

  • DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class - Multimission Destroyer - the only destroyer class in Thon Commonwealth service

240 in service



Thon Crusier classes: Edit

  • Sarmizegetusa class - defensive arsenal cruiser- similar to arsenal ships but in a defensive role -160 in service

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Sarmizegetusa class - defensive arsenal cruisers specs:

Twelve 4 by 10 (40 missiles tubes) sections totaling to 480 missiles

Each of every 12 missile sections contains:

  • 6x RIM-8K Talos SAMs (Thon modern day enhanced version built on the Talos extended range platform)
  • 6x SM-2MR Block IIIBs
  • 6x Barak 8 SAM LRMs
  • 6x Ship Point Defense Missile Systems of Barak missiles
  • 6x Aster 30 SAMs
  • 6x SA-N-9 Gauntlet.
  • 4x other unspecified/secret ex: ECM, chaff, flares, nuclear or tactical nuke tipped missiles, EMP missiles, starbursts, decoys, dispensers, tubes, ejectors etc.

Totaling:

  • 72x RIM-8K Talos SAMs (Thon modern day enhanced version built on the Talos extended range platform)
  • 72x SM-2MR Block IIIBs
  • 72x Barak 8 SAM LRMs
  • 72x Ship Point Defense Missile Systems of Barak missiles
  • 72x Aster 30 SAMs
  • 72x SA-N-9 Gauntlet.
  • 48x other unspecified/secret ex: ECM, chaff, flares, nuclear or tactical nuke tipped missiles, EMP missiles, starbursts, decoys, dispensers, tubes, ejectors etc.

In addition to these 12 missile sections the Sarmizegetusa class - defensive arsenal cruisers include:

  • 8x (4 starboard, 4 port) Goalkeeper CIWS (Close-in weapon system)located on the ship's castle
  • 1x forward mounted magnetic railgun; which fires a shell at 5,600 miles per hour using 10 megajoules of energy. With performance over 13,000 miles per hour muzzle velocity, accurate enough to hit a 5 meter target from 200 nautical miles away while shooting at 10 shots per minute.

4 "Metal Storm" missile defense countermeasure systems, courtesy of the Thon Commonwealth member Australia. Two located at aft or rear of ship in front of landing pad, and two located behind bow of ship in front of missile cells. Projectile is thousands of 5.56x45 mm (standard bullet used in many assault rifles) which travel at the speed of 920 m/s, or 3018 ft/s , or 2058 mph or to the equivlanet kinetic energy of 470 kJ/kg.

  • 1x helicopter or harrier landing platform (landing platform only, no facilities, services, or maintenance equipment and services)
  • 4 submarine nets housed at aft or rear of the ship

Crew compliment: 48

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Thon submarine classes: Edit

  • Tsunami class the mainstay of Thon's trans-ocean submarine fleet in service in the Thon Navy

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Tsunami class submarines details and specs classified as top secret and strictly unpublicized


Thon Marines Edit

The Thon Marine Corps (TMC) is a branch of the Thon military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the Thon Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of eight uniformed services. While administratively under the Department of the Navy, the Thon Marine Corps is a separate branch of the military, often working closely with Thon Naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes.

The Thon Marines are a maritime-focused, and amphibious elite corps, highly specialized in amphibious warfare, that is, to project an amphibious force onto a hostile, or potentially hostile, coast capable of deploying at short notice in support of the Thon Government's military and diplomatic objectives overseas, and are optimized for highly maneuverable operational situations. Thon Marines' ability to embark on short-term notice with (land, air and naval) Navy assets, makes them, a military branch with a high strategic value. Adding to this a high degree of training, and the capability to deploy swiftly in international waters, results in a potent disuasory force available at a short notice in distant regions.

The Thon Marine Corp compromises of Thon military fighting forces trained specifically for operating from ships, to land on and capture a section and/or multiple sections of coast-line, deploy from warships, assist with bridge watch-keeping, fire-fighting, ship security, provision of boarding parties to board other vessels, guarding and protecting Thon embassies, coastal or riverine boat patrolling, security of naval bases and to specialize in marine and amphibious war fighting. Thon Marines are trained for use of amphibious equipment that includes landing by hovercraft, landing craft, boat, and amphibious vehicle units on amphibious-support ships and by aircraft units from aircraft carriers or amphibious-support ships.

In Thon modern warfare, Marines form an elite force, of highly mobile troops, usually tasked with short rapid deployment and intervention missions; however, some forces are capable also of sustained war fighting missions.

The Thon Marines have the capability but not priority to be used as a spearhead for major military offensives or as a stopgap when a military requirement arises, performing military operations until more permanent forces arrive.


Thon Marine Capabilities Edit

While the Marine Corps does not employ any unique combat arms, as a force it has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. The basic structure for all deployed units is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) that integrates a ground combat component, an air combat component, and a logistics combat component under a common command element.

The close integration of disparate Marine units stems from an organizational culture centered around the infantry. Every other Marine capability exists to support the infantry. Unlike some Western militaries, the Corps remained conservative against theories proclaiming the ability of new weapons to win wars independently. For example, Marine Aviation has always been focused on close air support and has remained largely uninfluenced by air power theories proclaiming that strategic bombing can singlehandedly win wars.

This focus on the infantry is matched with the doctrine that "Every Marine is a rifleman." All enlisted Marines, regardless of military specialization, receive training as a rifleman; all officers receive training as infantry platoon commanders.

A large degree of initiative and autonomy is expected of junior Marines, particularly the NCOs, (corporals and sergeants), as compared with many other military organizations. The Marine Corps emphasizes authority and responsibility downward to a greater degree than the other military services. Flexibility of execution is implemented via an emphasis on "commander's intent" as a guiding principle for carrying out orders; specifying the end state but leaving open the method of execution.

The Thon Marine Corps relies on the Thon Navy for sealift to provide its rapid deployment capabilities. Air-ground task forces

Today, the basic framework for deployable Marine units is the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), a flexible structure of varying size. A MAGTF integrates a ground combat element (GCE), an air combat element (ACE), and a logistics combat element (LCE) under a common command element (CE). A MAGTF can operate independently or as part of a larger coalition. It is a temporary organization formed for a specific mission and dissolved after completion of that mission. The MAGTF structure reflects a strong tradition in the Corps towards self-sufficiency and a commitment to combined arms, both essential assets to an expeditionary force often called upon to act independently in discrete, time-sensitive situations. The history of the Marine Corps as well has led to a wariness of overreliance on its sister services, and towards joint operations in general. A MAGTF varies in size from the smallest, a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), based around a reinforced infantry battalion and a composite squadron, up to the largest, a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), which ties together a Division, an Air Wing, and a Logistics Group under a MEF Headquarters Group.


Thon Army Edit

Control and operation of the Army is administered by the Department of the Army, one of the eight service departments of the Department of Defense. The civilian head is the Logothete of the Army and the highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff.

The Thon Army is made up of two components: the active (Regular Army) component; and the reserve component, the Army National Guard. The National Guard components are primarily composed of part-time soldiers who train once a month, known as Battle Assembly or Unit Training Assemblies (UTAs), and conduct two to three weeks of annual training each year. While the Army National Guard is organized, trained and equipped as a component of the Thon Army, when it is not in federal service it is under the command of individual state's Praetors. However, the National Guard can be federalized by the Supreme Commander's order but not against the Praetor's wishes or permission.

The Thon Army is led by a civilian Logothete of the Army, who reports to the Logothetes tou stratiotikou, and serves as civilian oversight for the Thon Army Chief of Staff. The Thon Army Chief of Staff is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a body composed of the service chiefs from each service who advise the Logothetes tou stratiotikou and the Supreme Commander who is the Megas Logothetes, on military matters under the guidance of the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Army Mission Edit

The primary responsibilities of the Army are the protection of the state border, combat on land, the security of occupied territories, and the defeat of enemy troops. The Army must be able to achieve these goals both in nuclear war and non-nuclear war, especially without the use of weapons of mass destruction. Furthermore, they must be capable of protecting the national interests of the Thon within the framework of its international obligations.

Thon Government websites state that the Army's mission is to provide a potent, versatile, and modern Army to promote the security of the Thon and protect its people and interests. Further, the Army's key doctrine publication, The Fundamentals of Land Warfare, states, "the Army’s mission is to win the land battle". The main constitutional tasks of today's Thon military are:

• to protect the constitutionally established institutions and the population's democratic freedoms.

• to maintain order and security inside the country.

• to render assistance in the case of natural catastrophes and disasters of exceptional magnitude.

• To defend and achieve victory against foreign military forces

• The training of troops for combat, on the basis of tasks determined by the Armed Forces' General Staff.

• The improvement of troops' structure and composition, and the optimization of their numbers, including for special troops.

• The development of military theory and practice.

• The improvement of operational and combat training of the Ground Forces.


Army Equipment/vehicles/weaponry Edit

ArtilleryEdit
    • ammunition:

Thon upgrade to ATACMS Block III TACMS-P (P = Penetrator)and MGM-168 ATAMCS Block IVA missiles:

Heat hardening and reflective coating of the projectiles, which increases the necessary laser exposure time from THEL and airborne laser antimissile defenses.

Can also be assisted, aided, and supplemented in guidance and targeting via satellites and other Thon targeting systems, some of which are tied into Thon Naval ships.

TanksEdit
  • Leopard 2A7
    • A Thon made version of the Leopard 2 derived from the Leopard 2A5, 2A6 and other 2A6 offshoot variants and with the following Thon upgrades, additions and specs:
      • enhanced mine protection under the chassis,
      • a number of internal enhancements to improve crew survivability.
      • Includes the addition of the 120 mm L55 smoothbore gun (Rheinmetall DeTec AG),
      • a dozer,
      • close range surveillance ability (through camera systems),
      • a searchlight,
      • an independent weapons station for the loader, and enhanced command and control systems.
      • The fire control system is also upgraded, using the Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH PERI-R17A2 fire control system.
      • A remote weapons station containing a fully stabilized Mg 64 0.50 caliber machine gun is also fitted to the tank.
      • This version aslo introduced a wedge-shaped MEXAS (Modular Expandable Armor System) spaced add-on armour to the turret front and sides. Though its main function is to defeat a hollow charge attack, the spaced armour is also designed to affect kinetic-energy penetrators by forcing them to change direction and by eroding them in the process; it does not form a shot-trap since it doesn't deflect the penetrators outwards to hit the hull or turret ring. The gun mantle was redesigned to accept the new armour. There were also some improvements in the main armour composition.
      • Tank interior received spall liners to reduce fragments if the armour is penetrated.
      • Side skirts were replaced with a new type.
      • The commander's sight was moved to a new position behind his hatch and it received an independent thermal channel.
      • The gunner's sight was moved to the turret roof as opposed to the cavity in the front armour in previous models.
      • A new heavier sliding driver's hatch was fitted.
      • Turret controls went all-electric, increasing reliability and crew safety, and producing some weight savings.
      • 10P Revolving Magazine. A microprocessor controlled, fully automated, electrically driven, 120 mm rounds magazine. The system is located in an isolated space of the turret and is designed to protect the crew in case of ammunition explosion. The system is easy to operate from the crew compartment. The loader can select proper ammunition out of four different types and 10 rounds total.
  • Merkava IVA MBT
  • Merkava IVC LIC

These are Merkava IV tanks, converted for urban warfare. The LIC designation stands for "Low intensity conflict", underlining its emphasis on counter-insurgency, street-to-street inner-city asymmetrical type warfare of the 21st century[17].

The Merkava IV LIC is equipped with a turret 12.7 mm caliber coaxial machine gun which enables the crew to lay down fairly heavy cover fire without the use of the main gun, which is relatively ineffective against individual enemy combatants. Like the new remote-operated weapon station, the coaxial machine-gun is fired safely from inside the tank without exposing the crew to small-arms fire and snipers.

The most sensitive areas of the tank, its optics, exhaust ports and ventilators, are all protected by a newly-developed high-strength metal mesh, to prevent possibility of explosives charges planted there [18].

Rubber whip pole-markers with LED tips and a driver's rear facing camera have been installed to improve navigation and maneuverability in an urban environment by day or by night.

  • Merkava IVD Tankbulance

Merkavas IVs that have been fitted with full medical and ambulance capabilities, but retaining their armament. The cabin area has been converted for carrying injured personnel and has had stretchers and life support medical station systems added with a full medical team complement to operate under combat conditions with a Merkava battalion. The vehicle has a rear door to facilitate evacuation under fire, and can provide covering fire.

The "tankbulance" is not an unarmed ambulance and is not protected by the Geneva Conventions provisions regarding ambulances, but it is far less vulnerable to accidental or deliberate fire than an ambulance.

APC's/IFVsEdit
  • Merkava IVB Infantry Carrier Variant

Crew: Commander, Gunner, Loader, driver +8 infantry soldiers Crew total:12 Thon soldiers

Because of the front-mounted power pack with its resultant rear space, the Merkava IVB tank can, does and is used to function as the Thon's substitute and place for the roles of APC's and IFVs:

The tank is capable of carrying eight infantry soldiers, a Command Group or three litter patients (stretcher casualties) in addition to the tank crew of commander, loader, gunner and driver.

In a secondary role as an infantry carrier, the Merkava MKIVB provides a unique solution to the problem of its own protection over closed or infantry and tank-killer infested terrain; it also has the ability to transport infantry groups to vantage points over fire-covered ground with maximum protection. However, in order to carry up to eight men in the rear compartment, part of the ammunition has to be restored in the turret or unloaded before embarkation.

As the vehicle is excellently protected by CBR equipment, transportation of infantry over infested areas may be crucial to their survival, in the absence of other suitable vehicles.

Last but not least, the capability to take on bailed out tank crews under fire is an extremely powered morale-raiser on the battlefield, and can rapidly restore precious tank crews to action, during the most critical periods of a battle.


Air Defense Vehicles Edit
Trucks/transports/engineering/mine clearing/other Edit

Air Force Edit

The Thon Air Force (TAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the Thon armed forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the Thon.

Not all of the Thon's military combat aircraft are operated by the TAF. The Thon Army operates its own helicopters, mostly for support of ground combatants; it as well maintains a small fleet of fixed wing aircraft (mostly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). The Navy is responsible for the aircraft operating on its aircraft carriers and Naval air stations, and the Marine Corps operates its own combat and transport aircraft. The Coast Guard also maintains transport and search-and-rescue aircraft, which may be used in a combat and law enforcement role. All branches of the Thon military operate helicopters.

The Department of the Air Force is headed by the civilian Logothete of the Air Force who heads administrative affairs. The Department of the Air Force is a division of the Thon Department of Defense that is headed by the Logothetes tou stratiotikou head of the Thon Logothete of Defense. The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mission

In general, the Thon Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war. Thon government defines the purpose of the Air Force as:

• to preserve the peace and security, and provide for the defense, of the Thon, the Territories, Commonwealths, and possessions, and any areas occupied by the Thon;

• to support national policy;

• to help implement national objectives;

• to overcome the airspace, air superiority, and air traffic and control of any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the Thon.

• to have, be, achieve, secure, maintain and dominate the air superiority of all the Thon Islands and their Territories, Commonwealths, and possessions, and any areas occupied by the Thon;

With the exception of the massive superairbase Askor Air Base and air bases at Molpadia Military Base, most Thon air bases are either dug in into mountain sides and mountain valleys. This is so they are more easily defenedible and can then only be attacked vertically from directly above since the mountains are protecting it.

One such Mountain valley airbase
 two of such and many Air hangar entrances into Thon Mountains

What air assets that are needed and not near mountains are spaced out, sparse, and camouflaged as can not be identified as air force assets from aerial surveillance, specifically orbital such as this example of a ready to use hangar for homeland air defense housing an air superiority fighter located in the country side off the road.

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The Thon Air Force in Search and rescue Edit

The National Search and Rescue Plan designates the Thon Coast Guard as the federal agency responsible for maritime search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, and the Thon Air Force as one federal agency jointly responsible for inland SAR. Both agencies maintain Rescue Coordination Centers to coordinate this effort.


Thon and Commonwealth Aircraft Edit

Thon military acronym definitions:

aircraft designation "F" = Fighter aircraft designation "SF" = Stealth Fighter aircraft designation "SB" = Strike Bomber aircraft designation "HB" = Heavy Bomber aircraft designation "RB" = Main Bomber aircraft designation "CF" = Carrier Fighter


  • Yak-130 Combat Trainer
Thon and Commonwealth Jet trainer
also used by Thon Navy as a carrier borne aircraft (being phased out and replaced)
equivalent of American F-15E Strike Eagle and Israeli F-15I only far superior
The SF-1 Tarhun is the Thon Commonwealth's most advanced and best atmospheric air Superiority stealth fighter and interceptor. Built and put into service to counter and meet other nations' growing capabilities and fielding of stealth fighters most notably the F-22 and F-35 JSFs. The SF-1 Tarhun is slightly larger than a F-22 enabling more and larger payloads, sensors, radars, countermeasures and ECM capabilities. It is capable of supercruise and features internal weapon bays and external hardpoints which allow for almost twice the missile compliment that a F-22 can wield but at the risk of distorting and interfering with the SF-1 Tarhun's own extremely low radar and thermal profile and its stealth features. This is why Thon plasma stealth technology has been built into the aircraft to compensate.
  • Swarm
rapid reaction fighter/interceptors built specifically to be capable of VSTAL (Very short takeoff and landing) and being launched out of magnetically accelerated assisted launch tubes built into Thunor Hold and throughout other Commonwealth mountain bases where land for airstrips is scarce or nonexistent. Swarms of these aircraft are based throughout the Thon's capital Island.
Supersonic, supercruise capable stealth fighter-bomber and strike aircraft with secondary roles as long range air interdiction, command and control aircraft and ECM aircraft. Built to fulfill the role of the General Dynamics F-111Gs, and Sukhoi Su-34 Fullbacks.
Thon Commonwealth's stealth bomber equivalent to America's B-2 Spirit
Carrier borne fighter/interceptor
  • F-111G
highly effective all-weather medium-range/long range interdiction, strategic bomber, reconnaissance, strike, multipurpose tactical fighter bomber aircraft capable of supersonic speeds


Space and Missile Forces Agency Edit

The Thon Space and Missile Forces Agency contributes to the Thon's deterrence through its intercontinental ballistic missile force and plays a vital role tying together and supporting the Thon military worldwide through the use of many different types of satellites and other space operations. On top of this the Thon Space and Missile Forces Agency (SAMFA) goals, mission, purpose, objectives, and directives are:

SAMFA's mission is "To Deliver Trained and Ready military forces with Unrivaled Space Capabilities to Defend the Thon." Thon Space and Missile Forces Agency Command makes space reliable to the warfighter (i.e. forces personnel) by continuously improving the command's ability to provide and support combat forces — assuring their access to space. In addition, the command's ICBM forces deter any adversary contemplating the use of weapons of mass destruction or WMD. SAMFA has eight primary mission areas:

  • Space forces support involves launching satellites and other high-value payloads into space using a variety of expendable launch vehicles and operating those satellites once in the medium of space.
  • Space control ensures friendly use of space through the conduct of counterspace operations encompassing surveillance, negation, and protection.
  • Force enhancement provides weather, communications, intelligence, missile warning, and navigation. Force enhancement is support to the warfighter.
  • Force application involves maintaining and operating a rapid response, land-based ICBM force as one of SAMFA's on-alert strategic deterrents.
  • Control and development of ICBMs
  • Control and development of ICCMs (Intercontinental Conventional Missiles) Superior Intercontinental Conventional massive missiles capable of striking anywhere in the world, able to change trajectory's at any hint of countermeasures and able of decimating targets as large as mountaintops, Super aircraft carriers, amphibious and tanker ships, underwater ocean complexes such as Ocean floor submarine bases, international and super military airstrips, large sections of key superhighway systems, armor and naval construction yards, factories and facilities and naval fleets and convoys in close formation.
  • Provide the nation with global deterrence capabilities and synchronized DoD effects to combat adversary weapons of mass destruction worldwide. Enable decisive global kinetic and non-kinetic combat effects through the application and advocacy of integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); space and global strike operations; information operations; integrated missile defense and robust command and control.


Other duties, responsibilities, and tasks are to operate, support, enhance, build, man, guard, maintain, facilitate, develop, and improve the following programs:

  • SAMFA Satellite Control Network
  • Thon Optical Tracking Identification Facility,
  • Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System
  • Passive Space Surveillance System
  • Rapid Attack Identification Detection Reporting System
  • Thon Moon Base
  • Thon Orbital Space Station (TOSS)
  • Thon Asteroid Mining Automated Harvesters (TAMAH)
  • Portable Autonomous Debris Removing Item Satellites or PADRIS's
  • Deep Space Island


Moon Base Edit

SAMFA announced it was planning to build a permanent moon base. The goal is to start building a fully functional base, that would allow for crew rotations like the International Space Station and better, more effeciantly controlled refracting, reflecting, and catadioptric radio, X-ray, gamma-ray, Wolter, Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), and infrared telescopes. The moon base has paved and artificially constructed and cleared landing fields and pads along with housing, billeting, dining, refueling, and storage facilities for Thon Space craft. The Moon base is in addition, a facility for internet controlled telescopes that can be used by the common citizen for a fee for given times via the internet which could be seen more clearly than any earth-based telescopes and immune to interruption, overcast and distortion as earth based telescopes are because of the earth's atmosphere. Meteor and anti satellite defense gun installations are installed throughout the installation.


Thon Orbital Space Station Edit

The Thon Orbital Space Station along with its Moon Base is The Thon Space and Missile Forces Agency's most expensive and primary effort. The Thon Orbital Space Station is an orbital base and main center or universal satellite so to speak for all space endeavors. The Thon Orbital Space Station or TOSS is the consolidation for the best Thon weather, GPS, communication, defense, telescope, surveillance, espionage, refueling, experimental, bio, and a few commercial satellites into one central based orbital entity for better and more manageable centralized intelligence, maintainability, protection, service, accessibility, uniformity, efficiency, and control.

The TOSS is also the refueling, docking, repair, maintenance, unloading and command center point for Thon Spacecraft. The TOSS is this aside from the Thon Moon Base, which is mainly the same except in regards for the moon base not being a command center and the moon base having a few other additions such as a landing field and pad, greater housing, billeting, refueling and storage facilities along with solar panel fields on the moon's surface.

A small number of remote Portable Autonomous Debris Removing Item Satellites or PADRIS's for short, are based, and deployed from the TOSS to track and then clean up, de-orbit, collect, neutralize, and eliminate space debris or space junk in all orbits of earth.

The Thon Orbital Space Station is a circular two disked rotating structure connected at the center. Command and Control, housing, living, dining, the bridge, observation decks, Special Forces drop pods, lounges, and docking take place on one of the two disks while equipment, machinery, engine, sensor, communication equipment, fuel cells, power generator, and other mechanical, technological and system hardware, machinery and equipment are mainly located in the other disk, which is mainly only accessed for maintenance, upgrades, installations, repairs and inspections.



Thon Asteroid Mining Automated Harvester (TAMAH) Edit

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The Thon Asteroid Mining Automated Harvester or TAMAH is an mining, and exploration space station that traverses the asteroid fields in our solar system and the rings around planets. It includes large quantities and varieties of drilling, mining, explosive and sonar, seismic, and analytical equipment for surveying and harvesting ores and minerals in the solar system. The TAMAH works towards accumulating and gathering valuable materials and securing them to one main asteroid and then attaches various small rockets around that asteroid's exterior.

It then sends the loaded asteroid on a collision course towards earth's moon moving on its own inertia while only rarely using its various small rockets for trajectory changes.

This form of mineral transportation is cheap and eliminates the need for costly fuel, power drive and shipping requirements that would go with transport by ship and man made transport barges, as well as the cost for return trips back to the TAMAH. The Thon Moon Base supervises the small deceleration and landing of the mineral loaded asteroids and payloads, and deassembles the mineral deposits, metals, ore and attachments to the asteroid attached by the TAMAH. The Thon Moon Base then stores, ships, refines, molds, melts, and assumes authority and responsibility of the minerals from that point to when it transports and ships the harvest to Earth.

The TAMAH also works towards accumulating ice and water found throughout the solar system onto asteroids. These "ice" asteroids are then slowly set on a collision course on their own inertia towards the moon. The Thon Moon Base does not intervene in these collisions however, except in the possibility of any extremely rare situation where the impact would be in near vicinity of the Thon Moon Base or its trajectory and course needed to be adjusted to safely collide on the moon and/or away from anything.

This is done to accumulate greater water resources for Earth and Thon Space Forces but is primarily for eventually establishing a livable environment on the moon, at least capable for the living conditions of small limited vegetation growth on the moon's exposed surface.

While capable of automation via the Thon Orbital Space Station, TAMAH has been manned by Thon Space Personnel for the majority of its mining operations to achieve more efficient and profitable turnouts, increased and greater exploration, command and control, and less workload, stress, responsibility, space requirements and hassle to TOSS.


Thon Space Claims Edit

OOC [all claims and mentioned celestial bodies here (except space station facilities and that like obviously) do actually exist in reality, its kinda amazing how much is cataloged and discovered already,]

The Thon claims and reserves the right to exploit, mine, and colonize any and all bodies within the solar system regardless of other nations claims to them, unless the spacial body whether it be moon, planet, asteroid, orbit, asteroid group or a planets rings is currently being used, utilized, manned, mined, colonized, exploited or will be within 15 years of a nations claim. Otherwise, all unused spacial bodies are subject to exploitation, and mining by the Thon Space and Missile Forces Agency and its TAMAH program.

If a nation that is actually capable of a decent space program claims a spacial body and doesn't do anything with it within 15 years, the Thon ignores and does not recognize their claim, and reserves the right to mine, colonize or exploit the spacial body.

Currently the Thon claims mining and mineral rights to all of Jupiter's moons and asteroids in its orbit under the radius of 300 KM. This includes all of Jupiters moons with the exceptions of Jupiter's four largest moons:

  • Io (JI)
  • Europa (JII)
  • Ganymede (JIII)
  • Callisto (JIV)

which the Thon do not lay any claim.

Other than these four moons the Thon make it a priority to mine and exploit these orbiting moons and/or asteroids classified as Jupiter moons for mineral wealth and fuels as well as storage facilities. The Thon do this because it is safer, cheaper, more cost efficient and effective, controllable and predictable than mining the asteroid belts themselves in the solar system.

Essentially the Thon only recognize claims as "first come first serve," not "first see, find or discover and its yours".

The Thon also claim a large sizable portion of land on the moon for its current moon base there and "designated asteroid impact zones" for mineral loaded asteroids sent from the TAMAH to be further exploited, mined and refined at earth. Thon solar panel fields also take up a particulary large portion of land on the moon and because of this, their power and services are shared with any other nation's moon facilites that desire so, taking into account they assist with the maintence and repair costs of the solar panel fields of course.

This priority changes if and when any substantial resource is found and specified in the asteroid belt greater than those found in orbit of Jupiter. In the event of such a find, efforts are made for the asteroid to be hurled towards an orbit around Jupiter to consolidate mining and control and prevent thinning of Thon space assets. Once an asteroid or spacial body is striped of all useful resources, usefulness and minerals it is then sent to plummet to Jupiter's surface to clear up its orbit and the planet's skies for more future mineral loaded asteroids to be brought into its orbit for exploitation.

Other Thon claims, activities, operations and plans in space which are mostly in the Kuiper belt are the following:

  • the centaur minor planet- 10199 Chariklo
  • the centaur 8405 Asbolus
  • the trans-Neptunian object 90482 Orcus
  • trans-Neptunian object 50000 Quaoar
  • the trans-Neptunian cubewano (136108) 2003 EL61
  • a planned deep space early warning system on the trans-Neptunian plutino 28978 Ixion
  • a planned research station on the classical trans-Neptunian object20000 Varuna because of its unusual rapid rotation, which is rare for objects so large. For its long orbit of 283 Earth years and its rapid rotation, a deep space early warning system and USF (unmanned space fighter)base are also planned.
  • Saturn's moon Mimas
  • a refueling, emergency repair and maintenance facility and mining base on the dwarf planet Ceres
  • the asteroid 6 Hebe
  • Saturn's moon Dione Saturn IV because of its accessibility to retrieve its ice
  • The Thon are looking into warming up the average temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan to livable conditions even if it means moving that moon to orbit Mars. If concluded to be impossible the Thon could care less about messing with the remarkable and curiously earth similar and earth like intriguing moon that Titan is other than probes for further exploration.
  • a planned mining facility for Saturn's rings on the moon Prometheus
  • Saturn's moon Tethys because of its namesake similar to Tethys Naval Training Center and its large ice quantities

make it a great location for a mining, military, and exploration base.

  • Saturn's moon Iapetus just because it is so damn cool and should be preserved the way it is
  • Saturn's moon Rhea because of its ice
  • Saturn's moon Dione because of its ice
  • Saturn's moon Enceladus
  • Saturn's moon Mimas
  • HD 209458 b, an extrasolar planet that orbits the Sun-like star HD 209458 in the constellation Pegasus, some 150 light-years from Earth's solar system, with evidence of water vapor.
  • extrasolar planet Gliese 581 d
  • extrasolar planet Gliese 581 c
  • joint efforts with other nations to create an atmosphere on Mars is underway for the possibility of future livable conditions on Mars surface. Due to Mars massive amounts of water -[March 2007, NASA announced that the volume of water ice in the south polar ice cap, if melted, would be sufficient to cover the entire planetary surface to a depth of 11 metres.(and thats just the southern polar cap!)]- the Thon works mainly towards creating a warmer Mars atmosphere to melt the caps to start possibility of future vegetation growth. The Thon is currently facing an insane theory that Mars can get an atmosphere if the poles were to be nuked therefore evaporating the ice caps thus creating an atmosphere as well as trying to create certain volcanoes through similar such means in at least a few places on Mars surface aiding in atmosphere creation, water evaporation, and warmer climate. The same theory has been made but with the alternate method of directing asteroids for impact, therefore also increasing the mass of Mars which would always be more beneficial for humans because of Mars smaller size and lower gravity.


Forest and Mountain Rangers Edit

The Forest and Mountain Rangers are the Thon's wildlife and park rangers who keep maintain, patrol, police, safeguard, and preserve Thon's national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. The Rangers specialize in the environment, and search, and rescue. The Rangers patrol, police, safeguard, and preserve the national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges from hunters, poachers, industrial and commercial dumping, and wildfires. Hunting and poaching of certain wildlife in the Thon is punishable by enslavement and then death, if that is, death is not immediate upon capture, prevention or apprehension of suspects. The Rangers track animals, collect data on migration, fertility, birth rates, population, diet and reproduction in efforts to revitalize, increase, and prevent extinction of endangered and critically endangered species. The Forest and Mountain Rangers second main mission is to provide search and rescue, and relief efforts in Thon's wilderness and mountain areas. These duties include providing search and rescue of missing persons and apprehension efforts of escaped prisoners and work jointly with the Thon military in apprehension of military deserters, and lost personnel in the Thon, although as of yet such need has not been necessary. The Forest and Mountain Rangers are the Fish and Wildlife service of the Thon and the primary authority and service for search and rescue of people missing in the Thon's wilderness areas and/or affected from avalanches, mudslides, rockslides, flooding, and earthquakes but not to include tsunamis, hurricanes, and tornadoes. All Forest and Mountain Rangers are proficient in survival training, firefighting, scouting and tracking, environmental stewardship and rifle marksmanship of which every Ranger is assigned a rifle, survival, camping, mountain, and firefighting gear along with their uniforms.


Vigiles Edit

The Vigiles or more properly the Vigiles Urbani ("watchmen of the City") or Cohortes Vigilum ("cohorts of the watchmen") are the firefighters and police of the Thon.

Every Vigile is equipped with standard firefighting and personnel protective equipment.

The Oath and mission of every Vigile is "to serve and protect, to conquer any fire and any foe that would danger others no matter the time, place or distance, to serve the people, not to screw the people for it is them I live and work my indebted life for"

All Vigile are trained in first aid, firefighting, general law, self-defense, small-arms marksmanship, bodyguard training, and the value of selfless service.

In addition to extinguishing fires, the Vigiles are the police force of Thon. Their duties included traffic control, apprehending thieves, robbers, arsonists, and other criminals as well as protecting and providing security for certain places such as city parks, public events, national monuments, and sometimes even as a security service for governing officials.

Vigiles are assigned to their certain municipal districts of which their, authority, housing or billeting, local training, food, upkeep, and some of their benefits is provided and funded by these municipal districts. Vigiles typically live in barracks and dorms in their respective stations of their assignment, but it is up to the local governing body or city to decide on whether they stay in this typical barracks housing or live in other residences such as apartments or housing based on a rent or lease agreement funded by the city or with their family within a set distance of the station.

It is the basic training, first aid training, job education, police & firefighting gear, equipment, vehicles and uniforms along with special schools and retirement benefits that the federal government provides to Vigiles.

The task of guarding the public baths is added as a duty of the Vigiles as the baths are open during the night. The Vigiles are in fact, considered a military unit. They deal primarily with petty crimes while sedition and more violent crimes such as rapists, murderers, and severe assaults are handled by the Cohortes urbanae whose duties and primary role are to police the Thon and to counteract the roaming mobs and gangs that ever arise. The Cohortes urbanae are the "Heavy Police" subgroup entity of the Vigiles in their own authority that cooperate with the Vigiles. They are similar to S.W.A.T. and a punishment enforcing law enforcement group. They react to law violations, not to actively prevent them, except in cases of pursuing serial killers, and repeat offenders and heavily wanted criminals. They are equipped with heavy and powerful weapons and are called in when Vigiles are underpowered to counteract against criminals such as some bank robberies or acts of terrorism, and hostage situations. The Cohortes urbanae carry out the corporal punishment for thievery of which is a public beating, with no governmental medical treatment, and the capital punishment for what few high crimes that death is the penalty. The Vigile duties are to hand over such criminals of severe crimes to the Cohortes urbanae, and to take back thieves and robbers once their punishment has been carried out and ensure they get back to their home safely with no further punishment and in recoverable health.

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