Kaiserreich

Kaiserreich is a heavily militaristic, autocratic, unitarian monarchy that split from Fourth Reich following death of its founder, Hakenkreuz, and the conflict between two factions in Reich's leadership – those that wished to retain the nazist regime of Germanic Party (hailing mainly from Party itself) and those more moderated, that hoped that following the vanquishing of all foes, the Reich will undergo liberalization (to a level). Leader of this group was admiral Hermann Kastner, highest ranked officer of Kriegsmarine and fleet commander with many achievements.   Today the Kaiserreich remains a part of Ancien Regime, with its political system based heavily on pre-IWW imperialistic German Reich, with many Prussian remnants that make it into one of the most militarized states in known Galaxy and one of three countries to wage eternal war for control over Sector 17.

Structure

Unlike first German Empire, Kaiserreich is much more centralized and unitarian state, with Kaiser possesing nigh absolute power over all of his subjects in a way that can be described roughly as hereditary military dictatorship. The basis of his rule are navy, army and police. There is no formal secret police, but with extensive 'normal' police force that also deals with public disobedience.   The Kaiserreich territory is separated into many provinces, that are ruled by governors appointed by the Kaiser (or his ministry of internal affairs, with emperor himself choosing from the list of potential governors). Most of them, however, is of local heritage, if only for them to be well aware of problems of their new governorship. However, to achieve such level, they need to have at least several years of military service, even with not on a front, with civilian treated as more or less equal by 'society' only if he is an reserve officer.   The parliament exists, too. It is called Reichstag (identical to diet of Holy Roman Empire ) but it has an extremely limited power. It is divided in two parts, first populated by representative of Kaiserreich's population chosen in elections (not falsified and even with political parties), with its power limited to suggestions (not to mention being a probe of citizen's views and beliefs), with real power lying in the upper part, populated by 'important' people chosen by Kaiserreich, who remain in it until death. With most of the 'real' power hiding there, no matter the changes in the popular views, the Kaiser will remain in power.
 

Economy

Economy in Kaiserreich can be described as state capitalism, with private property existing, but ultimately limited in freedom due to governmental control over the economy, focused especially in industry. While even in military, there are many corporations, they are all autonomous organizations belonging to the imperial ministry of economy.   While small business are allowed to thrive, from the certain point of growth they are expected to delegate a growing ammount of shares to the government, slowly changing it from private business into a private/public company. This causes the generally low level of economic growth, but also relatively rare economic crisis, granting the Kaiser a safe and reliable economy to support the ongoing wars.

Public Agenda

Partially surviving and not getting swallowed by either Holy Roman Empire or Fourth Reich, partially achieving victory and being the one who swallows countries in Sector 17.

Assets

Navy
Deutsche Reichsmarine is somehow in the middle between two extremes of Kriegsmarine and Kaiserliche Flotte. While relatively unitary compared to forces of Holy Roman Empire (thus suffering from lower ammount of logistic problems but also being more predictable) it is also less tactically stagnant than Fourth Reich Kriegsmarine, with lower ammount of its officers being advanced due to ideological zealotry than their skills.   On the other hand, it is also more stagnant than forces of HRE, while having more logistical problems than Fourth Reich, for example due to lower ammount of control over imperial economy leading to more armaments corporation and so on. Due to ammount of manpower and general militarization of society it still fares rather good, but is nowhere need the firepower level needed to 'liberate' the rest of the Sector 17.
 
Ground Forces
Deutsche Heer is a potent power, especially in terms of nigh unlimited manpower (with pretty much every citizen undergoing military training as a part of the Landwehr). It, however, is visibly weaker than forces of Wehrmacht (while slightly better than Kaiserliche Armee), managing to win battles mainly on strategic level, with space blockades allowing to overwhelm cut out armies with concentrated manpower, with even elite formations of Waffen SS finally defeated.   While quantity is high, the regular forces of the Deutsche Heer also possess a decent level of quality, which, when supported by masses of reservists allows it a decent level of operational freedom – with enough infantry to hold the font line, the mechanized and armored formations can launch surprising raids or encirclement attempts).   It also possess two elite formations. First are the so called Gardecorps – considered the most loyal forces of the Kaiser, in most cases remaining in the back of the frontline to act in case of military coup or any signs of disloyalty, also sometimes used as an elite tank/mechanized formations. Second are Stosstruppen, masterfully trained heavy infantry, that can be used either as a fast moving, airborne reinforcements or spearhead of an assault on a heavily defended lines.

History

The history of Kaiserreich begun in 2174, at the moment of death of Hakenkreuz, a half-mythical demagogue and genocidal racist that founded the Fourth Reich. His death meant an end to a long-term internal schism between two factions in the Germanic Party (and Reich as a whole). It can be roughly compared to difference between those that fully accepted Hakenkreuz racism and extremist policies, and those that considered some of them abominable, and the rest only temporary to avoid the defeat in Unification Wars.   Finally the war was sparked. Radicals were lead by Gunther Neumann, head of Germanic Party, while his opponents ralied around admiral Hermann Kastner, supreme commander of Kriegsmarine. The war ended finally around 2191, when both sides came to conclusion, that the stalemate will continue to the moment of eventual extinction of all population of Sector 17. While admiral Kastner remain undefeated in space, he was but a single admiral, with the rest regularly succumbing to numerically superior germanics (as they were called), whose ground forces managed to held most of the heavily industrialized planets at an advent of German Civil War.   1/3 of the sector managed to secede, forming Kaiserreich, with liberal reforms of kaiser Hermann I Kastner ended with his death, and with his children reverting certain democratic reforms and establishing a fullblown autocratic monarchy that Kaiserreich is today.   Kaiser Hermann left also one more legacy, that remained much longer than the attempts of introducing democracy. The faith. It is unknown how he managed to cling to his faith during relentless purges of Christianity by Germanic Party, but his mental sculpture (especially of former prisoners that he allowed to leave prison camps) lead to resurgence of protestantism, in lutheran way, that he believed to be necessary to create a new society.   In hopes of gaining some support against the growing strenght of Fourth Reich, his descendants allowed a delegation of local Church to attend a New Jerusalem Council, in the end trading away most of their control over their own religious hierarchy for military support. The First Neocrusade (that they supported with all their might) ended up with humiliating defeat of Fourth Reich and broke its spine. With control of around 1/3 of the Sector rather than eventual reconquest of lost provinces a stalemate occured.   The attempts of kaisers to retake control of religious hierarchy in the name of 'national unity' (or, to be honest, their own autocratic tendencies) led to increasing division between local clergy and Neocatholic Church. Its ultimate secession was caused officially by lack of acceptance of idea of aliens being able to be Saved, in fact however it was a schism many years in the making.   Overtime the local Church was changed into one of many instruments used by Kaisers to hold their position, beginning their conflict against Holy Roman Empire, fully establishing the political division of Sector 17 as known today, with all sides of the conflict being so close to equality (not to mention with the third participant always backstabbing when one side begins to win over the second), this war can be as well called perpetual. With truces signed only to catch a breath before another offensive.

Demography and Population

Population of Kaiserreich is about 89% homo sapiens sapiens and 11% Variants. The highest ammount of Variants among the countries of Sector 17 is caused by the Kaiserreich splitting from Fourth Reich (and ceasing all extermination policies) earlier than Holy Roman Empire. Even today they are, however, still considered as a second grade citizen, just not officially. Aliens are absent, due to paleocatholic specism approach on them.

  Entirety of population is a part of German Evangelical Church, considered a paleocatholic church that split following the ___. It was, however, changed over time into a part of propaganda effort, used to subjugate the masses by painting the Kaiser as a direct representant of a God, increasing his legitimacy. Atheism or apostasy is outlawed, but it can be safely assumed that especially the first part (or, best case scenario, agnosticism and religious indifference) are widespread among local elites.

Military

Navy
Deutsche Reichsmarine is somehow in the middle between two extremes of Kriegsmarine and Kaiserliche Flotte. While relatively unitary compared to forces of Holy Roman Empire (thus suffering from lower ammount of logistic problems but also being more predictable) it is also less tactically stagnant than Fourth Reich Kriegsmarine, with lower ammount of its officers being advanced due to ideological zealotry than their skills.   On the other hand, it is also more stagnant than forces of HRE, while having more logistical problems than Fourth Reich, for example due to lower ammount of control over imperial economy leading to more armaments corporation and so on. Due to ammount of manpower and general militarization of society it still fares rather good, but is nowhere need the firepower level needed to 'liberate' the rest of the Sector 17.
 
Ground Forces
Deutsche Heer is a potent power, especially in terms of nigh unlimited manpower (with pretty much every citizen undergoing military training as a part of the Landwehr). It, however, is visibly weaker than forces of Wehrmacht (while slightly better than Kaiserliche Armee), managing to win battles mainly on strategic level, with space blockades allowing to overwhelm cut out armies with concentrated manpower, with even elite formations of Waffen SS finally defeated.   While quantity is high, the regular forces of the Deutsche Heer also possess a decent level of quality, which, when supported by masses of reservists allows it a decent level of operational freedom – with enough infantry to hold the font line, the mechanized and armored formations can launch surprising raids or encirclement attempts).   It also possess two elite formations. First are the so called Gardecorps – considered the most loyal forces of the Kaiser, in most cases remaining in the back of the frontline to act in case of military coup or any signs of disloyalty, also sometimes used as an elite tank/mechanized formations. Second are Stosstruppen, masterfully trained heavy infantry, that can be used either as a fast moving, airborne reinforcements or spearhead of an assault on a heavily defended lines.

Gott mit uns.

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Kaiserreich
Capital: Kaiserturm, on New Berlin
Official Languages: German
Religion: German Evangelic Church
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Faction: Ancien Regime
Current ruler: Kaiser Hermann IV Kastner
Population: Approx. 20 000 000 000.
Currency: Deutsches Kaisermark
Type
Geopolitical, Empire
Alternative Names
German Empire, Deutsches Kaiserreich, Deutscher Reich, Imperial Germany.
Demonym
German.
Parent Organization
Ancien Régime

Perpetual War

Both sides hate each other immensely, due to completely incompatible religious sytems and dreams of conquering the whole sector.

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