Ministry of Defence (Adammia)

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Ministry of Defence
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Logo of the ministry
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Sign at the entrance to the Ministry
Ministry overview
Formed 1 September 2013
Jurisdiction Empire of Adammia
Headquarters Adamsville
Employees 20 (inc. Military and Police Force)
Minister responsible HG Admiral Emily Simpson, Minister of Defence
Child agencies Military of Adammia
Adammic Police Force
Website
http://empireofadammia.org.uk/gov/defence

The Ministry of Defence is the government department responsible for the defence and security of the Empire of Adammia. It was one of the original eight Ministries created by the Government Ministries Act 2013 on 1 September 2013. The current Minister of Defence is HG Admiral Emily Simpson.

The official offices of the Ministry are currently in the Emperor's bedroom in the Imperial Household, Adamsville. During the leadership of Emperor Father Kevin, the offices were unofficially located in another room in the Imperial Household adjacent to the chambers of the Primoria Local Government.

The Ministry operates the Military of Adammia and the Adammic Police Force, an unusual arrangement as in other nations the law enforcement is usually managed by some form of Home Office.

The Ministry of Defence also owns a site in the Jebediah Hills in Primoria just outside of Adamsville. The site is classified as a restricted zone and its purpose is unknown.

Ministers

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister Notes
HIH Emperor Father Kevin AdammiaCoA.png 1 September 2013 24 November 2013 Independent HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher Completely inactive. Military completely administered by Emperor Adam I during his term.
HIM Emperor Adam I EmperorOfAdammia2015.jpg 24 November 2013 20 August 2016 Liberal Party HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher Oversaw the creation of the Adammic Police Force. Mobilised the armed forces during the occupations of January 2014 and the subsequent Astley Meadow Insurgency.
HIH Prince Jake PrinceJake.png 20 August 2016 19 August 2017 Liberal Party HG Sir Paul McKenna Authorised the first Military General Manual.
HG Sir Paul McKenna COA PaulMcKenna.jpg 19 August 2017 28 October 2017 Labour Party HIH Prince Jake
HG Admiral Emily Simpson EmsSimpson.jpg 28 October 2017 Incumbent Nuclear So-and-so Party HIH Prince Jake Provisional appointment.

Sphere of Influence

The Ministry of Defence operates a system of "spheres of influence" which correspond to geographical areas surrounding Adammic territories which the Empire has some degree of ability to influence. There are four grades of spheres of influence. The first three, because of how precise they are, cannot be made public for security reasons. Threats to the Empire in each sphere of influence correlates to a DEFCON system ranging from 5 (no threat) to 1 (armed forces ordered to engage). The current DEFCON level is 5.

The Grade 4 Sphere of Influence as seen in Google Maps.
  • Grade 1 Sphere of Influence - this extends to the macronational streets and houses immediately adjoining the Adammic provinces and colonies. It is typically possible to see into any part of the Grade 1 SoI from some point on the Adammic border. A hostile threat to the Empire within the Grade 1 SoI must be met with military force. The typical response time to a threat within the Grade 1 SoI is minutes.
  • Grade 2 Sphere of Influence - this extends to the known walking range distance of Adammic provinces and colonies, and thus includes most of the macronational villages and cities in which these territories are located. Primoria and Watertopia are the only provinces to be connected by the Grade 2 SoI. The Grade 2 SoI also extends from Tytannia to the Jagstonian Plains, and from Primoria to the former territory of Astley Meadow. A hostile threat to the Empire within the Grade 2 SoI would put the military and the government on high alert. The typical response time to a threat within the Grade 2 SoI is hours.
  • Grade 3 Sphere of Influence - this extends to areas within easy driving distance of Adammic provinces and colonies. It connects all the provinces, and encompasses many nearby macronational towns and villages, particularly those where Adammic troops happen to live. A hostile threat to the Empire within the Grade 3 SoI would lead to troops being mobilised and a state of readiness. The typical response time to a threat within the Grade 3 SoI is days.
  • Grade 4 Sphere of Influence - this extends to the known driving range of Adammic provinces and colonies, and it covers much of the United Kingdom. As its shape follows places which have been visited by Adammic citizens by car, it covers such places as Saundersfoot in Wales, Coventry, Whitby and Hull. A hostile threat to the Empire within the Grade 4 SoI would lead to the government and military monitoring the situation. The typical response time to a threat within the Grade 4 SoI is weeks.

Incidents

  • On 4 September 2014, the US President Barack Obama landed at RAF Fairford airbase and travelled from there to the NATO summit in Wales, travelling through the furthest reaches of the Adammic Grade 4 Sphere of Influence in the process, including a village where a Dame Commander of the Order of Adammia resides. While not of any real concern to the Adammic government, the news did lead the Ministry of Defence to consider and later formalise the Sphere of Influence system.

See also

Imperial Government (Adammia)
Empire of Adammia