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the war was in 2004, not 2002, right? Typo, right? Or are we allowing it to be known that the NAL was skirmishing that early? Was it the NAL army that was skulking around the Trans-Pontchartrian regions?

Does each province have the same military structure just with different names for the ranks? Or are the militias set up completely differently depending on the province's homeland's traditions? How would that work under the wartime unified Continental Army rubric, if you have different numbers of ranks in different provinces? BoArthur

I would imagine that most provinces would use the same names, or at least, that there would be a perfect correspondence. Most provinces would use English names. New Sweden, for example, would use Swedish names, and so on. They'd just be separate units governed by the provincial governments rather than the national government Nik 22:48, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Er, yeah -- tpyo! Mind you, F-C and NAL have been skirmishing off and on for decades. I think Nik's suggestion makes sense. Most of the provinces have British traditions anyway, so that would probably form the basis for a national armed force. And yes, it was probably Naliens "skulking" about in the Transponchatrain! Elemtilas

Regarding Militias: The system describe is already QSS in New Sweden and New Iceland. The so-called "Militia" is called the "Hær" in Riksmål (or "Army" in English). In the Scandinavian Realm, each state supports its own Hær, which, as described for the militias, may include an army air fleet, army sea fleet, in addition to ground forces. The SR navy is shared by all SR states. I suppose its the same for the British Commonwealth -- i.e., the navy is for the commonwealth as a whole, while each constituent has its own army. Boreanesia 23:22, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)

It could be an arrangement similar to NATO. The various units are autonomous in every way but with joint exercise, administrative links and the like. Each would keep its own traditions (including rank insignias) of its mother country (or local ones in case of natives) and there could be a correspondance table to determine who would have the big chair in case of war (again like NATO).--Marc Pasquin 16:54, 16 Aug 2005 (PDT)

Wow I didn't even know about IB SOURCE. Zahir 21:24, 9 March 2006 (PST)

Well, it's really not much different than regular source material. All it means is that all this stuff has been considered factual, but has not been written into a cohesive article. The difference is that this is IB-specific rather than primary world fact that is to imported. Elemtilas 11:16, 10 March 2006 (PST)
I suppose that you could say that it means only that we write the article, rather than edit and change the information....on the whole. BoArthur 13:26, 10 March 2006 (PST)
Of course! I'm not saying the article has to be written tomorrow -- just that the information with the IBSOURCE tag is factual and any eventual article would reflect that. I would expect that any eventual article be a little fuller, mind -- as it stands, there's only a dozen or so things known about the Continental Army. Plus I recall that Kim Tiu and probably Marc P. have done some work on rank insignia. That would be part of the whole package too. Elemtilas 14:36, 10 March 2006 (PST)
Right, and I wasn't implying a deadline, rather that instead of adapting the information to IB as with regular source material, it's already adapted, it just needs to be incorporated. I was trying to clarify, and seems I flubbed it. :) BoArthur 15:16, 10 March 2006 (PST)
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