Republic of Ziridava Armed Forces

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Republic of Ziridava Armed Forces
Република Зиридава въоръжени сили
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Insignia of the Armed Forces of Ziridava
Founded1778
Current form1991
Service branchesRepublic of Ziridava Ground Forces

Republic of Ziridava Air Force
Republic of Ziridava Navy

Republic of Ziridava Special Operations Force
HeadquartersProgena, Ziridava
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefEvgeni Mihov
Minister of DefenceKliment Genov
Chief of the General StaffGeneral Kiril Deliivanov
Manpower
Military age18-55
Conscription9-12 months
Active personnel174,000
Reserve personnel220,500
Expenditures
Budget$25,098,728,000 (2022)
Percent of GDP3.7% (2022)
Industry
Foreign suppliers Temischa
 Vazandia
 Acronia
 Odentia
 Chilokver
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HistoryTBD
RanksTBD

The Republic of Ziridava Armed Forces (Ziridavaan: Република Золевской въоръжени сили) is the military of Ziridava. The commander in-chief of the RZAF is the president of Ziridava, who is Evgeni Mihov since 2021. The armed forces consists of the Ground Forces, Air Force, and the Navy. The Ministry of Defense is tasked with the overall political leadership of the armed forces, while the Chief of General Staff remains in charge overall operational command.

The armed forces of Ziridava have taken several forms through out history, and has always played a major role in the defense of the country and, to some extent, has shaped Ziridavaan society into what it is today. The military of Ziridava has remained a major regional power through all of it's forms, and was especially played a significant role in the 1st and 2nd Great Wars. The military was at it's largest during the Parabellum Era, in the form of the Ziridava People's Army. At it's peak, the ZPA consisted of approximately 1,200,000 troops, most of whom were conscripts. After the Second Ziridavan Civil War, defense of the country mostly relied on the rebel forces who had taken power, as well as local militias for smaller communities. The Republic of Ziridava Armed Forces was founded in 1991, and has cooperated with EDEN and the Kruppstadt Pact as the government of the Republic of Ziridava has pursued a pro-EDEN/KP policy.

As of 2022, the RZAF has chosen to take the approach of becoming more independent from both alliances for the defence of the country. A shift in doctrine seeks to expand the force's asymmetrical warfare capabilities, bolster the country's anti-tank, ship, and air missile inventory, and to expand the use of unmanned combat vehicles. Although conscription is still in effect, a shift towards an all-professional force by 2023 has been rumoured.

The patron saint of the Ziridavan armed forces is TBD. Armed forces day also coincides with TBD SAINT's day on TBD DATE.

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Medieval period[edit]

Pre-1GW[edit]

First Great War[edit]

Interwar period[edit]

Second Great War[edit]

Parabellum era[edit]

Modern era[edit]

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Ground forces marching on Independence Day, August 2 2020

Ground forces[edit]

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