The International Health and Military Division (I.H.M.D.)
The International Health and Military Division is a subgroup of the Emergency Response Unit drafted by the Collective. It was created for the hypothetical that if a catastrophic failure that rendered all governments inoperable, a thorough contingency plan would be enacted to ensure the continuity of society.
The International Health and Military Division is comprised of three sets of hierarchy details. The original set contained the Collective, but has been removed because its disintegration.
The CouncilThe Council is comprised of ex-Collective members, and additionally several fixed representatives that were elected by the Directors of the I.H.M.D. Walls. The number of members fluctuates between twenty and thirty, as some leave, are killed, or otherwise are deemed unable to serve. They often decide the agenda of the I.H.M.D. and her movements globally. In addition, they oversee the process of appointing Directors, as well as the construction of new Walls.
The DirectorsThe Directors are overseers of Walls that they are appointed to. Most notably, there is Jon "Noir" Noire, who is the appointed Director of the Left Wall since its foundation in 12556. There is also Robert H. Harris, the former Director of the One Wall, who disobeyed the Council in refusing to attack the United Tamper Republic in 12561 and was consequently booted from the position and exiled into the wastelands. Directors rule depending on however they see fit to. Noire's government is considered extremely authoritarian, but is mostly benevolent in his endeavors (excluding when he intends to "rectify his enemies"). Harris was rather democratic, as he appointed a group of military officers and advisers to aid in his positions over foreign and domestic affairs.
The CrownryThe Crownry consists of the basic military rankings, all the way down to first-day recruits. The highest rank one can obtain is a Grand Star General. There are five Grand Star Generals, one for each Wall, who command the homeland forces of the I.H.M.D.
The I.H.M.D.'s single directive is to maintain order in the event of a catastrophic global event that renders all other governments inoperable. The official document that states the formation of the I.H.M.D. quotes: "The formation of the International Health and Militaristic Division of the Collective of Ciphrin Affairs pertains, but is not limited to, ensuring the continuity of the Three Clauses of Freedom detailed by the Second Amendment of the Collective document numbered 3-2-2-4 (three-two-two-four). This document hereby states that the formation of the International Health and Militaristic Division maintains total control of regions where civil services have become null or unable to operate during the event of catastrophe."
The Collective and the major nations of Ciphrus forfeit their military assets to the I.H.M.D. upon its activation, meaning that they hold most, if not all, military assets once controlled by the Tornian, Rysian, Selahktian, and Undatan governments. This is including, but not limited to:
- All four nations' fuel supplies
- All four nations' operational vehicles
- All four nations' weaponry, including small arms and operational manufacturing plants
- All four nations' experimental technology
The I.H.M.D. was formed by the Collective in 12530 with little investment from most nations, as it held wide criticism on its use and viability. After the Nuclear Scare of 12550, however, they increased funding exponentially and many more nations, including Rysia, Undata, and Selahktia, began pouring investments into the project in order to ensure the continuity of their governments. In 12556, their fears were realized after the Collapse and the I.H.M.D. was activated. By 12558, the I.H.M.D. had established four walls in the major cities of contributing nations:
- The One Wall in Selahktia
- The Left Wall in Tornun
- The Right Wall in Rysia
- The Top Wall in The Republic of Iunda
Demography and Population
Demography varies largely between Walls, although the population is largely Normatite.
The I.H.M.D. currently occupies the cities of Beylu, Barsoní, Hydeil, and C'daka in Tornun, Selahktia, Rysia, and Undata respectively. They have scattered, temporary outposts which are used as reconnaissance
The I.H.M.D. is equipped with technology that was considered prototypical and also somewhat standard in pre-Collapse era. This includes (but is not limited to): Augmentations, Cloaking and other various stealth technologies Thermal suppression technology Drones Complex AI designed to target hard-to-detect hostiles Surface-to-Air missiles Nuclear Warheads (mostly decommissioned after the Tamper City Wars) Smart Guns
The I.H.M.D.'s Walls typically include subterranean greenhouses or arcologies in which they grow food and maintain shortages if the worry arises. Most Walls maintain their quality of life protocol, in that all roads are used for military vehicles only, and civilians ride either on public transportation, bicycles, or simply walk. As for structure, most walls keep military installations in a separate part of town from the civilian population, and airports/runways are built outside of the Walls. Every Wall maintains at least three gates and two emergency exits for civilians to escape through, most of which are also subterranean. Walls are also equipped with a specified number of recreational centers, such as restaurants, printing press sites, and theatres so as to keep the population entertained throughout what is otherwise known as a catastrophic time. Power is generated from multiple sites designated outside of the Walls, and are sometimes shared between walls, like in cases with the Left Wall and One Wall. They are often comprised of old solar plants or fossil-based plants. In cases like the Right Wall, they are even outfitted with a nuclear fission reactor that powers most of the city. Every Wall, as per the name suggests, also has at least two layers of large concrete and re-bar panel walling, and two more wired fence gates surrounding the outside and inside of the walls. Walls extend from anywhere from 15-35 feet high.
Military, Special Operations Force