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  1. The Federation of the Royal Emirates Elite Forces (FREE Forces) is the military of the United Emirates of Orb.
    The FREE Forces are technologically more advanced than their Earth Alliance counterpart and can almost match the superior technology of ZAFT. The FREE Forces is under the direct command of the Supreme Commander, who is usually the Chief Representative of the Orb Union.
    After the turmoil wrought by both Bloody Valentine Wars, the Orb Union's new ruling nobility decided to drop the nation's neutral stance, declaring to the rest of mankind that Orb would be upholding its ideals without dropping its guard, having been twice betrayed. In the wake of this 'new' Orb Union came the re-organized FREE Forces, the new defenders of Orb's sovereignty.
    Unlike the previous military, the FREE Forces have taken a more pro-active role in their nation’s self-imposed mission of bringing peace and harmony to humankind. When nations devastated by calamities request aid, Orb and its loyal FREE soldiers have always been among the first to respond, earning them the reputation of being high-minded idealists with the conviction to match.

    Rank System
    The ranks of the FREE Forces are categorised under the various Command Divisions. Under each Command, they are further divided into the various ranks. The Command Division is displayed on the left breast of the uniform while the rank held is indicated by the insignia on the left collar. The Supreme Command has golden trim on the collar of the uniform while others have the standard blue trim.
    Supreme Command

    The Supreme Command Division consists of the top officers of the FREE Forces, and can command several armies or fleets, at any time. Though they have nearly similar duties and responsibilities, officers at each rank must answer to those of higher rank than them within this group, as well as to the civilian government. The rank of Supreme Commander is reserved only for the Princess of Orb, and even the representatives of Orb's ruling aristocracy have authority over the FREE Forces Admirals, displaying the ideal state of superiority of a civilian government over its nation's military.

    Supreme Commander
    Vice Admiral
    Rear Admiral
    High Command

    The High Command Divisions consists of the strategic-operations level officers of the FREE Forces, each commanding their own army, fleet or part thereof, usually on-board flagships or, for more aggressive personalities, riding in signature mobile units. A FREE Forces ship captain is usually a Colonel, with a Lieutenant Colonel serving as their Executive Officer or their ship's mobile units' elite squadron leader. Generals and Brigadier Generals are often tasked with the administration of entire bases or outposts, and as such are always assigned to armies or fleets with orders to capture or hold territory, or for similarly prolonged campaigns.
    Brigadier General
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Senior Command

    The Senior Command Division consists of the tactical-operations level officers of the FREE Forces, each one expected to lead their squadrons at the front lines of any conflict in order to achieve the objectives given to them by their superiors. The main difference between officers at this Command Division is the extent of their authority.
    Second Lieutenants rarely lead squadrons at the start of an engagement, but are expected to lead broken squadrons during the course of battle. Captains and Majors, on the other hand, are authorized to command up to two or four squadrons at any time, respectively. Generally, a squadron is led by a Lieutenant, but elite squadrons and squadrons with experimental units are often composed of Lieutenants and Second Lieutenants, so these are almost always lead by an exceptional Captain or Major.
    First Lieutenant
    Second Lieutenant
    Junior Command

    The Junior Command Division consists of the rank-and-file soldiers and officers of the FREE Forces, each one expected to work together to achieve success in any task set before them. Though there are technically four ranks, most soldiers do not differentiate between Sergeant Major and Sergeant, and between Leading Private and Private, as the responsibilities at these paired ranks are so similar that they simply denote who has authority over another. Like most military, Sergeants and Privates form the bulk of the FREE Forces, and can be seen working in various branches of the military, not just as front-line soldiers.
    As such, all non-combat personnel belong to this Command Division, with some exceptions, and even those who are qualified to pilot Orb's mobile weapons are rarely given the chance to pilot anything other than stock units. With dedication and meritorious service, however, even the most obscure Privates may find themselves up for promotion to Senior Command without passing through the other three ranks, though such a thing has only happened a handful of times.
    Sergeant Major
    Leading Private
     Non-Comissioned Officer
    Chief Petty Officer

    First-class Petty Officer

    Second-class Petty Officer

    Enlisted personnel
    First-class Crewman

    Second-class Crewman


  2. Oppose Militancy and Neutralize Invasion (OMNI) Enforcer is the military of the Earth Alliance.

     Most of the top officers of the OMNI Enforcer are from the Atlantic Federation. OMNI Enforcer has a large, well-equipped space fleet, though they lack the advanced technology of ZAFT’s fleet.
    While it has received a great deal of bad press over the years, mostly due to its manipulation by LOGOS and Blue Cosmos members, it remains an organised and devoted faction that stands for the protection of the entirety of Earth itself. Keeping to the PEACE Treaty, the Earth Alliance has severed all ties with LOGOS, and has banned their armies from using N-Jammer Canceller and Mirage Colloid technologies.
    Their ultimate goal is to unify  the Earth and all surrounding regions in a peaceful manner, and to create a single force to protect the Earth from oppression and hardships.
    Rank System
    Officer (Space / Ground)
    Admiral / General - The Admiral and General are the most senior rank in the military and they command entire fleets/army groups.
    Vice Admiral / Lieutenant General - The Vice Admiral and Lieutenant General assist the Admiral and General respectively in the command of large fleets by leading the front-line vessels, taking the brunt of enemy assaults and ensuring the safety of the Admiral and General.
    Rear Admiral / Major General - The Rear Admiral and Major General assist the their superiors in commanding large fleets. As the name suggests, the Rear Admiral commands the ships that make up the rear forces, ensuring a safe retreat window is always available should the tide of war turn unfavourable. The Major General commands several brigades.
    Captain / Colonel - The graduates from the Captains’ Academy are assigned to specific battleships and is tasked with overseeing the safe operation of the vessel. Captains of land battleships are often referred to as captains of the ship they command, however they actually hold the rank of Colonel.
    Commander / Lieutenant Colonel - These are officers renowned for their tactical prowess. They confer with the Captains to strategise the execution of an operation. They rarely sortie in frontline combat unless the situation demands it.
    Lieutenant Commander / Major - These are dedicated officers with an exceptional performance record who often take on advisory roles to ship crew. They are the highest-ranking officer that regularly sortie in frontline battles.
    Lieutenant - These are respectable officers who assist higher-ranking officers and training junior officers.
    Lieutenant Junior Grade - Officers who show potential are promoted to Junior Grade. They take on leadership roles in small squadrons or advisory roles to the ship crew

    Ensign - The lowest-ranking officers are usually the second-in-command within small squadrons. 

    Non-Comissioned Officer
    Chief Petty Officer - High-ranking ship crew such as the chief mechanic and doctors usually hold this rank. Their authority is usually restricted to their field of expertise.

    First-class Petty Officer - This middle rank for ship crew is held by mechanics, helmsman, and doctors.

    Second-class Petty Officer - Low-ranking ship crew such as apprentice mechanics, nurses, and CIC officers usually hold this rank. They report to a higher ranking officer.

    Enlisted personnel
    First-class Crewman - Low-ranking crew such as CIC officers and pilots hold this rank. They continue to show good development, moving towards a possible role as an officer.

    Second-class Crewman - Low-ranking crew such as CIC officers and pilots hold this rank. They have distinguished themselves through consistently good performance.

    Recruit - These are fresh rookies who completed basic military training.
  3. The United States of South America is a neutral nation.

    It was an ally of PLANT but has since declared itself a neutral nation accommodating both Coordinators and Naturals. Its territories span the whole South American continent. Its former territories in Central America and the Caribbean were ceded to the Atlantic Federation in an attempt to appease the stronger nation. The Federation had invaded and annexed the nation in the Second Bloody Valentine War. At the end of the war, the United States fought for freedom in the South American War of Independence.
    Many leaders in the world protested the act of aggression and the Atlantic Federation finally relented at the end of the war. In accordance to the Treaty of Junius, the latter pulled out of South America and the Caribbean but held possession of Central America, a strategic position where the Porta Panama mass driver and the Panama base are located. Although it had contributed to the construction of the mass driver and the base, the United States of South America was resigned to letting the powerful nation have its way.
    Brief Overview
    Capital: Buenos Aires
    Military Headquarters: Sao Paulo
    Chief of State: President
    Major Cities: Buenos Aires, Santa Cruz, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, Santiago, Bogota, Panama City, Montevideo, Lima, Guatemala, San Salvador, Havana, Kingston, Mexico City
    The nation is led by the President Riva Cícero de Silva from the capital city of Buenos Aires.
    The nation is very weak from the war and occupation by the Atlantic Federation. Although several neutral factions sent armies to help maintain its stability, the country has a long way to go before it regains its former glory.
    The military of the United States is the Independent Vanguard, Invader and Cerberus Triumvirate of the United States (INVICTUS). The former military of the United States was dissolved after the invasion and subsequent occupation by the Atlantic Federation. In order to provide the United States with the capability to defend themselves, the INVICTUS was formed. Many former members of the military joined up and the United States had a skeletal army in place. The Orb Union and Kingdom of Scandinavia contributed to the rebuilding of the United States by dispatching soldiers to train and aid in the restructuring of the military.
    The Vindicators of Amity, Liberty and Equity Regiment (VALER) was formed from the elite of the INVICTUS.
  4. The Kingdom of Scandinavia is the second largest neutral nation.

    The Kingdom spans the Scandinavian Peninsula, including territories of Sweden, Norway and Finland. Like the Orb Union, it accepts both Coordinators and Naturals as citizens. The Kingdom is ruled by the King, who is assisted by a panel of elected legislature. The King is a revered figure his Kingdom. The capital of the Kingdom is the city of Trondheim. The reigning monarch is King Ragnar Johansson.
    Brief Overview
    Capital: Trondheim
    Military Headquarters: Stockholm
    Chief of State: King
    Major Cities: Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo
    The Kingdom is ruled by the royal family. The King is assisted in decision making by a panel of elected legislature. The title of nobility is bestowed on individuals who have contributed significantly to the Kingdom and the title would then be passed down the family line.
    The Kingdom is divided into three Duchies: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Duchies were divided among the three children of the late King Gottfrid. However, upon the exile of the elder prince, Ulric, the Duchy of Denmark was placed under the rule of Prince Ragnar. He is still the ruler of the Duchies even after his ascension to the throne.
    The Kingdom lacks the technological advancement that the Orb Union
    boasts of but it has a formidable fleet on hand to defend its independence and neutrality.
    The military of the Kingdom is the Black Company. The Royal Guards make up the elite, who are in the personal command of the King.
    The Royal Guards is a group of men and women chosen from the ranks of the most elite persons to become through rigorous training more then men, more then women. They became specialists in multiple fields, hand to hand combat, melee weaponry combat, explosive ordnances, and of the latest, mobile weaponry.
    The first of mobile weapons developed for Kingdom of Scandinavia - the suits of the Berah-class - were given to the Royal Guard for testing of the prototype suits. As the suits are equipped with the latest technology acquired both from Scandinavia and abroad through various means, it was only proper to allow the most elite soldiers have the first priority upon testing this subject.
  5. The United Emirates of Orb is also known as the Orb Union.

    The Pacific nation is made up of several islands in the Orb Archipelago, located to the east of New Guinea. The nation was neutral in the wars between the Earth Alliance and PLANT. The Orb Union is a wealthy nation with a mighty military, despite its small size. The Union welcomes both Naturals and Coordinators as citizens.
    Brief Overview
    Capital: Kusanagi
    Military Headquarters: Onogoro
    Chief of State: Chief Representative
    Major Cities: Kusanagi
    The United Emirates of Orb was formerly a part of the Oceania Union. It was a state that encompassed the Orb Archipelago The inhabitants of the state were made up of an almost equal number of Naturals and Coordinators. When the majority of the Oceania Union population voted in support of the government's decision to take a pro-PLANT stance in CE 35, the state revolted. The people were unwilling to throw themselves in to the senseless war. The rebellion lasted for a couple of years. Pressure from the United Nations resulted in the Oceania Union's agreement to acknowledge that the Orb Archipelago has become an independent state. Thus, in CE 37, the state declared independence, marking the formation of the United Emirates of Orb.
    True to its roots, the Orb Union upheld its neutrality policy. The nation focused on maintaining neutrality in political issues, choosing to concentrate on developing and advancing the country instead. The Union was willing to accept both Naturals and Coordinators as citizens. These Orb citizens are more interested to spend their time and effort for the good of the nation that so graciously took them in, rather than waste their energy on the mindless hatred that gripped the Earth Alliance and PLANT.
    As such, technological advancements progressed exponentially. Within a short period of time since gaining independence, the small nation grew into a developed nation.
    However, the Union's neutrality was despised by foreign powers, especially the members of the Earth Alliance. The Alliance felt that as a country on Earth, Orb had the duty to defend it from the Coordinators that descended from space. The Alliance was eager to add the advanced technology of the Union into the arsenal of the OMNI Enforcer.
    The Orb Union was conquered by the Atlantic Federation in CE 71 during the First Bloody Valentine War, as the latter did not respect the Union's neutrality. After the war, the Federation pulled out of the Union.
    During the time of peace, the Seiran noble family's influence expanded and it held a significant control over the Parliament. The Seiran noble family ended Orb Union's neutrality in the Second Bloody Valentine War by making the Union a member of the Earth Alliance. The Attha family regained their control of the nation near the end of the war. The Seiran noble family was subsequently stripped of its titles.
    The Union is governed by an elected legislature and an aristocracy of four leading noble families, the Torren, Kamakura, Pulwar and Cragus families. Since the end of the Athha and Sahaku families and the banishment of the Seiran family, three next most powerful noble families have been made eligible for office. The nation is led by the Chief Representative elected from one of the four noble families. Princess Alvielle Torren is the current Chief Representative of the Orb Union. The capital of the Orb Union is the City of Kusanagi, which is the main city on the Orb mainland. This is where the main governance takes place and it is mainly prosperous except for the existence of slums on the city’s outskirts.
    Space Colonies
    The Orb Union is one of the few nations that have the capability to build and own space colonies.
    The Orb Union constructed the Heliopolis colony that was located at Lagrange point 3. However, the space colony was destroyed in the First Bloody Valentine War when ZAFT attacked it to steal the prototype mobile suits developed secretly by Morgenroete|Morgenroete, Inc.
    A new space colony, the Persepolis colony, was finally completed in CE 82 at Lagrange point 4. It was part of the Union's efforts to provide living space for people who were displaced by the destruction of the Heliopolis colony.
    The Orb Union military was formerly known as the Orb Union Forces. However, it has since been reformed under a new name - the Federation of Royal Emirates Elite (FREE) Forces.
  6. Post on Oceania Union in Cosmic Compendium

    By Valiant, posted
    The Oceania Union is a nation allied with PLANT.
     The Union encompasses the territories of the Oceania region. After the end of the First Bloody Valentine War, New Zealand was under the control of the Atlantic Federation. As stated in the PEACE Treaty, the territories were returned to the Union at the end of the Second Bloody Valentine War.
    Brief Overview
    Capital: Canberra
    Military Headquarters: Auckland
    Chief of State: Prime Minister
    Major Cities: Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Wellington, Auckland
    The Oceania Union is lead by the Prime Minister. Its capital is the city of Canberra. The Union has good relations with non-aligned nations despite her staunch support for PLANT.
    The Oceania Union's military is the OSEA Forces|Oceania Strategic Engagement and Aegis (OSEA) Forces. In return for alliance of the Union with PLANT, ZAFT supplies the military equipment to the OSEA Forces.
    The military headquarters is located in Auckland. The military research centre was formerly located in Alice Springs. However, to centralise the military and for logistical advantages, much of the military research has been transferred to the Aoraki Research Centre (ARC). The research station in Alice Springs has since been converted for wider use and is now known as the Alice Springs Technological Institute (ASTI).
    Other major bases operated by the OSEA Forces include the Rockhampton Airbase and Dampier Naval Base.
    The elite members of the OSEA Forces are designated Frontal Reconnaissance Office of Northern Tactical Information and Emergency Response (FRONTIER) members. This detachment is similar to FAITH of ZAFT.
  7. The Eurasian Federation is the second largest and powerful nation in the Earth Alliance.
     Its territory spans those of the Europe (excluding Great Britain, Ireland and the Scandinavian Peninsula), the Russian Federation and the Middle East. The Eurasian Federation resents its inferior position to the Atlantic Federation, its long time rival. Although the Federations are allied against PLANT, their animosity simmers and it hinders their ability to work well with each other. The Eurasian Federation is lead by the Chancellor. Berlin is the capital city of the Federation and its military headquarter is located in the Moscow Kremlin.
    Brief Overview
    Capital: Berlin
    Military Headquarters: Moscow Kremlin
    Chief of State: Chancellor
    Major Cities: Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, Warsaw, Prague, Baghdad, Istanbul, Tehran, Riyadh, Astana, Kabul, Vladivostok
    As a descendent of the European Union, the Eurasian Federation is the oldest modern union of nations. While the Union was formed as a collaboration with European nations in order to prevent another World War, the Federation was a significant expansion. The initial formation of the Federation began when the European Union and the Russian Federation united in response to the formation of the Atlantic Federation. While the transition with former enemies was anything but smooth, the military assets, natural resources, technological know-how, and manpower of the Russian Federation greatly boosted the already strong technological and economic strengths of the Union. Later, the Eurasian Federation moved in and declared the Middle-East a Federated Occupation Zone with the justification that the centuries-old unstable region was a threat to the Federation and other neighbouring nations, especially after the vicious Islamic Civil Strife, which was a region-wide conflict between fundamentalist and extremist Muslims. With the Middle East under control by the Federation, they could begin to consolidate their resources.
    The initial rivalry the Eurasian Federation and the Atlantic Federation could be attributed to the political and economic competition between the old EU and the former United States of America. However, this particular rivalry was good-natured and encouraged both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to improve their economic strengths and technological innovations. However, the Eurasian Federation began to feel threatened at the Atlantic Federation’s massive growth after its formation. Their relationship turned hostile, resulting in the implementation of numerous trade restrictions against each other at the expense of their exporting industries. The hostilities nearly ended up as a true shooting war, but luckily moderates from both Federations and intervention by the United Nations managed to broker for peace and removed all of the trade restrictions. But both Federations still remained wary of each other and their rivalry continued in conjunction with such accomplishments like the Gibraltar mass driver.
    Prior to the formation of the Earth Alliance, the Federation learns about the early stages of development for mobile weapons by the Atlantic Federation. The Eurasian Federation quickly follows suit, as they started their own research and development into mobile weapons and other weapons technologies.
    With the onset of the First Valentine War, the Eurasian Federation reluctantly joined the Earth Alliance; as they ended up as allies with the Atlantic Federation. Then after the Junius Seven massacre, many Eurasian Federation citizens were horrified at the attack and several moderates began to question their uneasy alliance with the radically anti-Coordinator Atlantic Federation. But the Federation had other things to worry about with the onset of ZAFT's Operation Uroboros. The government struggled to recover after the deployment of Neutron Jammers, but by the time they did, hundreds of thousands of people perished in the ensuing chaos due to the deprivation of nuclear energy.
    Then ZAFT forces moved some of their naval assets to the Mediterranean where they battled against the Federation's Mediterranean fleet. However, the Federation's fleet was overwhelmed by the ZAFT's naval fleet and lost at the Battle of Casablanca. This was followed by yet another loss as the Eurasian Federation's vaunted linear tank corps were routed at the Battle of Suez. The Federation was forced to pull back some of their forces at other locations on Earth to reinforce their local defences, given that ZAFT could press in from both the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
    Realizing the potentially immense cost of the war for all sides, the Federation began to take the stance of ending the war as soon as possible, rather than pursue a crusade of total extermination of Coordinators, unlike the Atlantic Federation. This was especially true since the Federation already was accepting of Coordinators long before the start of the war. It was around this time when the Federation began to deploy some of their new, key technologies, such as the Lightwave Barrier used for their Artemis station and with the Hyperion series of mobile suits to follow later on. However, they did not fare well for the rest of the war starting with the destruction of the Artemis station by ZAFT. This particular defeat was ironic given the fact that ZAFT utilized the stolen Atlantic Federation’s GAT-X series of mobile suits to destroy the station.
    Later, the Earth Alliance shifted some of its military assets around. Part of this shift involved putting the main Eurasian Fleet and personnel to the defence of the JOSH-A base, the central Earth alliance headquarters. Though suspicious, the Federation accepted the prestigious post. But it became apparent after both Eurasian and ZAFT forces were wiped out by the Cyclops system installed below JOSH-A that the move was meant to consolidate the Atlantic Federation's power, backed by Blue Cosmos. Appalled at the act but helpless due to the immense loss, the Eurasian Federation had no choice but to step back from the war to use what remaining forces they had left to defend themselves.
    After the war, the Federation focused on reconstruction. They also began to make overtures to their other allies, such as the Republic of East Asia and the South African Union, hoping to gain more influence among the Alliance. These efforts were rendered moot after the Junius Seven colony drop and the chaos that followed. As they reeled from the damage taken, including the complete destruction of several cities, they reluctantly cooperated with the Atlantic Federation once more, but discontent over that decision rose among the Federation’s population.
    With the ongoing battles across space and from Suez to Gibraltar, the integrity of the Eurasian Federation began to break down. Finally, several countries in Western Eurasia seceded from the Federation, including former Germany, which contained the Federation’s capital of Berlin. After the secession, they allied with ZAFT, who immediately sent in military support to ward off any Alliance reprisals. However, this support was insufficient against the overwhelming response as the Alliance used the massive mobile armor GFAS-X1 Destroy to literally raze several major cities in the seceded Eurasian sectors.
    Even the lingering pro-Alliance sectors of the Eurasian Federation were appalled at the devastation wrought by the powerful war-machine. After the destruction of the Destroy, pro-Alliance factions sent in relief and opened negotiations to reunite the Federation. The reunification effort was accelerated after the revelation of LOGOS. The entire Eurasian Federation broke off from the Earth Alliance and government officials persecuted LOGOS members and allowed the angry populace to hand their own verdict.
    This was followed by the full cooperation of the Eurasian Federation's fleets in Operation Ragnarok, as they joined a coalition of ZAFT and EA forces against LOGOS. But with the sudden deployment of five Destroy units, a significant number of Earth Alliance vessels from all nations, including the Eurasian Federation, were wiped out in seconds. With the bulk of its terrestrial forces wiped out, they were forced to sit on the sidelines until the signing of the PEACE Treaty.
    While the Federation was unhappy that ZAFT got to keep the Gibraltar base, they conceded in the hope for a lasting peace. The early post-war years focused on reparations and reparations to the cities devastated by both the Junius Seven colony drop and the Destroy's raze. Also, proactive talks between the European nations and the Middle East began, resulting in reforms such as the removal of the Occupation Zone and policies that would prevent oppression of the local people. Afterwards, by the late CE 70s into the early 80s, the Federation resumed its focus on technological innovation in both civilian and military applications. With this renewed fervour and the absence of support of outside organizations to the Atlantic Federation, the Eurasian Federation hopes to finally reach equal standings with their long-time rival.
    Individual nations are run by their own individual governments, most of which are some form of democracy. Each leader is part of the Eurasian Federation Council, which serves as the central government. The Council selects several candidates, which in turn participate in elections. Whoever is chosen becomes Chancellor of the Eurasian Federation. The Chancellor is also the head of the Council as well. Because of this system of governments within a government, Chancellors are never elected in the same period of time as local government elections. While the European nations, including Russia, held the most influence before and during the two Bloody Valentine Wars, reforms were made to provide significantly more equal representation for its Middle East member states as well.
    The Eurasian Federation has significant military assets on Earth and in space. With both naval and space fleets, the Federation’s numbers equal that of the Atlantic Federation. With the reconstructed New Artemis station, equipped with an improved Lightwave Barrier system and enhanced sensors, they created a strong presence out in space once more. While it originally had its famed linear tank corps, the introduction of mobile suits forced the Eurasian Federation into manufacturing and integrating the suits into the military. Rumors have risen regarding the additional retrofitting of mobile suits with unique Federation technologies, but none of these rumors have been proven.
  8. The Atlantic Federation is the most powerful and largest nation in the Earth Alliance. It encompasses the territories of the Northern America, and Great Britain and Ireland. It is led by the President from the White House in its capital, Washington DC. Its army is the largest in the Earth Alliance. The Atlantic Federation pioneered the development of Mobile Suits within the Earth Alliance. It is the dominant force of the Alliance. The Atlantic and the Eurasian Federations have long been rivals despite their alliance. Mistrust exists between these allies and it undermines their ability to work with each other against ZAFT.
    Capital: Washington DC
    Military Headquarters: Washington DC
    Chief of State: President
    Major Cities: Washington DC, London, Toronto, Dublin
  9. The Earth Alliance is an international organisation formed by four terrestrial nations to enable greater military and diplomatic cooperation and support against the threat posed by ZAFT.
    The Earth Alliance is an international organisation formed by four terrestrial nations to enable greater military and diplomatic cooperation and support against the threat posed by ZAFT. The Alliance was initially founded to succeed the United Nations as an international body to intervene in conflicts between nations and thereby avoid war.
    The Alliance consists of the Atlantic Federation, the Eurasian Federation, the Republic of East Asia and the South African Union. All four nations have close diplomatic ties, despite their differing views regarding certain issues. The Alliance is led by the Secretary-General. However, the Secretary-General does not have much powers and lacks control over the Oppose Militancy and Neutralize Invasion (OMNI) Enforcer, the military of the Alliance. The current Secretary-General is Hyun Jin-Ho from the Republic of East Asia.
    The OMNI Enforcer is the military arm of the Earth Alliance. It is made up of the combined armed forces of the four member nations. Grand Admiral Alastair Hayden is the current commander of the OMNI Enforcer. His influence over the military gives him power within the Alliance that even surpasses that of the Secretary-General.
    The Earth Alliance was officially founded with the Alaska Declaration made on the 7th February CE 70, after its predecessor, the United Nations, was wiped out by a terrorist attack in the Tragedy of Copernicus on 5th February. The founding members are the Atlantic Federation, the Eurasian Federation and the Republic of East Asia. The initial aim of the Alliance was to intervene in conflicts between nations and thereby avoid war. It was also to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues among the member nations.
    Although the Kingdom of Scandinavia, the South African Union and the Equatorial Union were members of the United Nations, they refused the offer to join the Earth Alliance. The failure of the United Nations to make an impact on international issues prompted the two nations to maintain neutrality in international issues. The founding members of the Alliance made numerous offers of trade agreements and various other benefits but the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Equatorial Union stood firm to their decision. The South African Union agreed to the membership as it was in need of the aid provided by the members of the Alliance.
    The ruling body of the Earth Alliance is made up of a Council with a representative from each member nation. The Earth Alliance Council|Alliance Council is led by the Secretary-General. The leader of the Earth Alliance is elected into office by the governments of the member nations. The representatives of each nation on the Council has veto power on any resolution made. The early Secretary-Generals were from the Atlantic Federation and Eurasian Federation.
    In recent times, there have been signs that the Secretary-General lacks control over the OMNI Enforcer. The Grand Admiral has absolute power over the military and there have been times when the Secretary-General had to defer to the Grand Admiral. This have made the Atlantic Federation and the Eurasian Federation to push for the post of the Grand Admiral of the OMNI Enforcer. They are also more willing to let the weaker member nations have the seat of the Secretary-General. They see such a move as a way to appease the smaller nations and provide them with the illusion that they have a say in matters of the Alliance.
    Late in the Second Bloody Valentine War, it was revealed that the real control of the OMNI Enforcer laid in the hands of LOGOS, a military industrial company. LOGOS had influence over the Blue Cosmos, the most radical of the anti-Coordinator activist groups in the Earth Alliance. The members of LOGOS were trialled and executed as war criminals. The Blue Cosmos were rounded up and imprisoned. The more prominent members were hanged. Not all members of the activist group were captured. These went into hiding and secretly joined up with other activist groups.
    The current Secretary-General is Hyun Jin-Ho of the Republic of East Asia. Unlike his predecessor from the South African Union, his was less of a ceremonial role as the influence of the OMNI Enforcer waned in light of the peace between the Earth Alliance and PLANT.
    The OMNI Enforcer is the combined armed forces of the four member nations. Grand Admiral Alastair Hayden is the current commander of Alliance's military.
    They developed several important military innovations during the war: the second-generation Mobile Operating System, Phase Shift armour, Lightwave Barrier, beam weaponry and the Mirage Colloid stealth system.
    Member Nations
    Atlantic Federation
    The Atlantic Federation is the largest and most powerful member of the Earth Alliance. Although allied against ZAFT, the Atlantic and Eurasian Federations have long been rivals, and a strong undercurrent of mistrust remains between them. The Atlantic Federation is a superstate successor of the United States of America, and the Organization of American States which are comprised of what once were Canada and Mexico (plus Great Britain and Ireland), and the islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Its capital is Washington DC and its President still lives and works at the White House.
    The Atlantic Federation provides the largest segment of the Earth Alliance's military, and pioneered the efforts to develop advanced mobile suits to counter those of ZAFT. The Atlantic Federation also has broader and deeper anti-Coordinator sentiment than the rest of the Alliance, and has been more thoroughly infiltrated by Blue Cosmos. While the Atlantic Federation solidified its position as the dominant force in the Earth Alliance with its large mobile suits force which tried to hold the Alliance together, the heavy losses it suffered in the final months of the war could provide the Eurasian Federation the opportunity it has been waiting for to supersede them as the leaders of the Alliance.
    Eurasian Federation
    The Eurasian Federation resents its inferior position to the Atlantic Federation, which has been exacerbated by the Atlantic Federation's successful development of mobile suits. Eventually, the Eurasian Federation produces newer, even more advanced mobile suits of its own, such as the CAT1-X Hyperion series. The two rivals were evenly matched as a result; while Atlantic Federation completely outnumbered the Eurasian Federation, the Eurasians had technologically superior weapons. With the heavy losses the Atlantic Federation suffered in the last months of the war, the Eurasian Federation's influence in the Earth Alliance seemed poised to grow. After the first war they lost large amounts of territory to the Equatorial Union and ZAFT controlled African Community.
    During the colony drop of Junius Seven, the Eurasian Federation suffered heavily, with severe damage to many historical cities including Rome, London, Prague and Athens. Rome and Athens were hit especially hard; the Basilica of St. Peter and the Acropolis were both destroyed by debris hits.
    Republic of East Asia
    The Republic of East Asia is the third largest power of the Earth Alliance. The value of the nation to the Alliance lies in its possession of the Kaohsiung mass driver. The spaceport is vital to the Alliance's economy as well as their military might. The mass driver was captured by ZAFT in the First Bloody Valentine War, but was returned to the Republic when the war ended.
    In the Second Bloody Valentine War, a sizeable naval fleet of the Republic separated from their Nation and allied themselves with ZAFT. However most of the fleet was destroyed in the assault against the LOGOS stronghold, Heaven's Base.
    South African Union
    Poverty is rampant in the South African Union. Its possession of the Victoria mass driver is the sole reason for the other members of the Alliance to continue providing aid to it. The government of the Union is a puppet of the Atlantic Federation as the latter is the primary source of aid for the Union.
  10. The People Liberation Acting Nation of Technology (PLANT) is the alliance of Coordinator nations.
    The space colonies that were designed and built by the United Nations were called Productive Location Ally on Nexus Technology (PLANTs). They were built as manufacturing and research facilities but when animosity broke out between Naturals and Coordinators, they became home to the latter. The Coordinators fled to the PLANTs to escape persecution by the Naturals on Earth and the Moon.
    The PLANTs are divided into twelve "Cities" named after the months of the Roman Calender, Januarius, Februarius, Martius, Aprilius, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, December. Each City is made up of ten PLANTs and is actually an independent nation with its own government. However, the Cities are united under the People Liberation Acting Nation of Technology out of the need for protection and the fact that they share a common heritage.
    The PLANT Supreme Council preside over the governments of each PLANT City. The PLANTs are led by the Supreme Council Chairperson, Miss Sandrilene Apfelsine. The PLANT Supreme Council is based on Aprilius One. Unlike the Earth Alliance's Secretary-General, the Supreme Council Chairperson has a strong hold over the PLANT military, the Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty (ZAFT).
    The United Nations funded the construction of space colonies as manufacturing and research facilities at Lagrange point L5. These hourglass shaped colonies are known as PLANTs and were primarily manned by Coordinators. Ten PLANTs are linked together to form a cluster of PLANTs. PLANTs in a cluster specialised in similar or related fields of work. A hundred and twenty PLANTs were built initially.
    Over time, they became a haven for Coordinators fleeing persecution. Eventually the PLANTs became permanent homes to the vast majority of the Coordinator population. When the war begin, the PLANTs became independent nations. The PLANTs are divided according to the clusters into twelve Cities, each named for a month of the Roman Calendar.
    In CE 70, a nuclear attack by the Earth Alliance destroy the Junius Seven PLANT in the Bloody Valentine Incident. In CE 74, Januarius One to Four and December Seven and Eight were destroyed in by the weapon of mass destruction, Requiem, the Second Bloody Valentine War.
    As of CE 85, there are 117 PLANTs located at Lagrange point 5. Januarius Eleven and Twelve and December Eleven and Twelve have since been construction as part of the PLANT rebuilding process after the PEACE Treaty was signed. Work is still in progress for Junius Eleven.
    The PLANT Supreme Council is an executive committee of twelve elected members, each representing a City. Each member is assigned to one of the five Councils of the Supreme Council: Judicial, Administrative, Legislative, Diplomatic, and National Defense. The Supreme Council Chairperson presides over the PLANT Supreme Council. The PLANT Supreme Council is based on Aprilius One. The current Supreme Council Chairperson is Miss Sandrilene Apfelsine. Unlike the Earth Alliance's Secretary-General, the Supreme Council Chairperson has a strong influence over ZAFT.
    The members of the Supreme Council are divided politically into the Moderate and Radical Factions. The Moderates seek peaceful resolutions with the Earth Alliance while the Radicals believe in attacking being the best form of defense.
    Four PLANTs are located at Largrange point 4. They form the ZAFT military base, Armoury One.
    The Carpentaria Base is one of two major terrestrial bases ZAFT has control over. It is found in the Gulf of Carpentaria, along the northern coast of Australia, which is part of the Oceania Union, a PLANT Ally. The base was constructed within two months from disassembled parts that were dropped from space. The other major base on Earth is the Gibraltar base. After capturing the Gibraltar land formation, the base was constructed and it became a staging area for ZAFT offensive in Europe and Africa. Although the base was captured by the Earth Alliance, it was returned to PLANT under the agreement of the Treaty of Junius.
    As of CE 85, PLANT has two allied nations on Earth. They are the Oceania Union and the African Community. However, during the First Bloody Valentine War, the United States of South America (USSA) had struck a deal with ZAFT, to covertly trade supplies and goods. However, the alliance was short lived, as the Atlantic Federation forcefully severed this deal via heavy invasion of USSA. Currently, USSA is not an ally of PLANT. These nations believe that cooperation with Coordinators would prove beneficial for both Naturals and Coordinators. They maintain trade and diplomatic ties with PLANT. In return, they are supplied with ZAFT-produced mobile weapons.
  11. The Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty (ZAFT) is the military of the alliance of PLANT Cities.

     It was originally a political alliance called the Zodiac Alliance, which fights for the rights and independence of Coordinators. ZAFT has a well-equipped and technologically-advanced fleet. ZAFT is subjected to the authority of the PLANT Supreme Council Chairperson and reports directly to the National Defence Committee
    Combat Ranks (Uniform colours)
    General (Purple)

    Lieutenant General (Purple/White)

    Major General (White)

    Group Captain (Black/White)

    Wing Commander (Black)

    Squadron Leader (Red/Black)

    Flight Lieutenant (Red/Green)

    Flight Officer (Red/Green)

    Pilot Officer (Green)

    Pilot (Green)

    Explanation of Uniform Colours
    Custom coloured pilot suits: Any mobile suit pilot in the ZAFT forces that proves themselves in combat are allowed to have a custom color pilot suit. These pilots have no distinct rank but are usually better than their counter-parts.
    Purple: Worn by members of the PLANT Defense Council and bureaucrats associated with ZAFT. Once again added devices or denotations on the uniform represent the bearer's level of seniority, importance, and/or responsibility.
    White: Worn by senior or ranking ZAFT commanders or high-ranking ZAFT officials. Standard white uniforms are worn by senior ship captains who are in command of larger and more powerful capital ships, although they are still considered equivalent in rank to other ship captains. Added devices or denotations on the uniform increases the bearer's level of seniority, importance, and/or responsibility.
    Black: Worn by the ship captains and executive officers or officers with high level of responsibility. This is also the color worn by ZAFT officers attached to or assisting ranking government officials.
    Red: Worn by top graduates from ZAFT's military academy. ZAFT Red members wear red uniforms to display their elite status. Although they are respected, soldiers who wear red do not necessarily have higher positions than their green-clad comrades.
    Green: Worn by common soldiers, technicians, or mobilesuit pilots. They designate that the personnel has completed standard training up to their expectations. These troops usually receive only about half year of training.
    Olive: Worn by soldiers in ground combat situations.
    Yellow: A custom variation of the olive ground combat soldier uniform. Andrew Waltfeld appears to be the only one who wears this color uniform. Later, he is shown wearing a yellow variation of the white uniform.
    Bright green: Worn by mechanics only.

    Fast Acting Integrate Tactical Headquarters (FAITH) is an elite subset of ZAFT personnel that have remarkable war records and certain character traits. They are appointed by the PLANT council or the Chairperson, to whom they are solely answerable. Their authority is above those of Squadron Commanders, and can presumably give strategic orders on the spot or override any orders given to them by anyone other than the Council.