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Island Liberation Army
|Island Liberation Army |
Emblem of the Island Liberation Army
|Active||2019 - present|
|Country||Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Allegiance||Communist Party of the VISSR|
|Size||7 citizen soldiers|
|Supreme Commander||Comrade Dustinov|
|Marshal of the Republic||Comrade Dustinov|
The Island Liberation Army, or ILA, is the main land warfare force of the Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic. Founded by Comrade Dustinov, General Secretary of the VISSR, on August 5th 2019. The ILA is half of the armed wing of the ruling Communist Party of the VISSR, along with the Island Liberation Navy.
Comrade Dustinov defined the missions of the ILA as:
- To consolidate the ruling status of the Communist Party
- To ensure the VISSR's territorial integrity
- To protect the citizens of the VISSR, and guarantee their safety
- To provide emergency response and natural disaster relief
- To help maintain micronational peace
On August 5th 2019, after several days of rising tensions with the Kingdom of Frelands, the VISSR received a declaration of war from the Frelands Monarchy. Following an attempted cyber-attack which Frelands assumed responsibility for, a meeting of the Supreme Soviet of the VISSR was hastily convened to discuss a course of action. The Island Liberation Army was founded in order to protect the nation and its people. The ILA is under the exclusive control of the Communist Party of the VISSR, with Comrade Dustinov serving as it's Supreme Commander.
The following conflict was to become known as the August War, a series of mutual condemnations between the VISSR and Kingdom of Frelands, as well as threats of economic sanctions by both parties. Despite these threats, no actual conflict ever took place. Due to the fact that no armistice or peace treaty was ever signed, the two nations remain in a technical state of war to this day.
In the following months, the ILA grew to be an important cornerstone of VISSR society. It played a primary role in gathering and distributing PPE and other essential supplies during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, as well as carrying out several important operations such as removing fallen trees and clearing overgrown brush in the VISSR.
Organization and Leadership
The ILA is commanded overall by Comrade Dustinov who held the military rank of Marshal of the Republic. Dustinov also serves as Admiral of the Fleet for the Navy.