Union of Progressive Peoples
A wide-reaching and powerful socialist authoritarian state. The UPP acts as the political and ideological rival of the United States and the UA. Though they have a relatively large presence on Earth (particularly in the Eastern sphere), the UPP is also largely active in colonizing the frontier. While the United Americas have never engaged the UPP in an official war, hostilities broke out between a USCM Task Force and a UPP Expeditionary Force during Operation Canton in mid 2165. The engagement ended in a ceasefire. The reason was fears that the conflict would spread to the more densely populated Sol System. The incident greatly enraged many senior officials in the UPP, who viewed the battle of Canton as an attempt by the United States to annex UPP sovereign territory. “Such an insult (referring to Canton) can only be repaid in American blood. Mark my words, this will happen”, Kolonel Ganbaatar of the UPP Armed Forces was quoted saying in May 2168.
The Union of Progressive Peoples was formed from major nations such as Russia, China, and India. It formed after failures for democracy to carry the large poverty-struck people, which often suffered from famine and disease due to overpopulation. The idea of communism promised equality, the abolition of society's ranking structure in terms of wealth income, and for all men and women underneath its banner to be equal. The Communist nation quickly became both the UA an RESS's rival in world affairs. It managed to stand on equal footing in their attempt to dominate as the world power and ideology. Various minor skirmishes and close calls with nuclear arsenals set the tense stage for the Cold War, which would last up until even the modern day.
Unlike UA and RESS, the UPP was very late to the space race and failed to colonize any major worlds such as Titan and Mars. As a result the Communist nation was forced to settle with moons of the Sol System. It also extended outwards towards the frontiers, away from the more habitable and resource-rich planets, which its rivals were able to monopolize and capitalize on. They did not have the luxury of finding worlds, which the nation could properly colonize. They instead searched for worlds in-between, the scraps. UPP did not colonize the surface, but rather opted for establishing colonies underneath the surface of the planets. However, as a result of overpopulation, crowding became a major issue due to living underground rather than above. It was not uncommon for there to be civil unrest or food riots, but most quickly fell to the Communist Party's might before it could become a major international issue. The Communist Party was extremely good at convincing the population that their struggles were temporary.
It was not until the Sol Campaign, the UPP saw its first opportunity against its rivals and a chance to gain strategic holdings in Sol. It happened on Mars, with a outbreak of war between the colonial world and its overlord governments. The First Fleet of the Communist Navy was quickly rallied beneath a black flag, and engaged in both piracy and supply runs. These activities were to the benefit of the Mars' government and it was credited as the reason for the early success of Mars in the war. It also caused heavy casualties on the side of the allied UA and RESS. There was a rumour of UPP Commando involvement in ground battles and training of the militia, but no sources have ever been confirmed or declassified. The conflict eventually ended with UA/RESS victory, however it was only a pyrrhic victory, due to the massive amount of warships and lives lost. This far outweighing, what was expected to be, a speedy put-down of a minor rebellion.
The UPP saw massive success in the Sol Campaign, with both of its rivals heavily wounded and in economic recovery. This sprouted the idea of espionage and fanning flames of rebellion, in places where its rival militaries could not reach quickly. Eventually it became the covert doctrine of the nation's military strategies. Canton was their next operation, with the overthrowing of the colonial government in a coup d'état, aligning the Canton world with the UPP. However, the communist military did not expect a fierce war, that would drag out for decades, by the now heavily funded USCM. The two militaries were engaged in conflict for nearly five years for the planet, resulting in the planet's devastation and heavy losses to both sides. The end result saw the usage of nuclear weaponry and the withdrawal of both sides. The UPP began to re-evaluate its strategies, as they did not anticipate a rival force being able to respond as quickly, as the USCM did, so far from Sol.
The year is 2182, instead of involving themselves directly, like with the disaster at Canton, where they underestimated the fighting patriotic spirit of the USCM. The UPP has instead opted for a similar strategy employed during the Sol Campaign. The nation has begun covertly selling weaponry and training militias, doing this under the banner of the Colonial Liberation Front in the Neroid Sector. The communists are using a gas giant designated MV-35, located in the Anglo-Japanese Arm of the Neroid sector. It is currently under the command of Colonel Ganbaatar and garrisoned by the Smoldering Sons (six hundred able-bodied soldiers, strong). They are sitting on standby and awaiting for USCM to retreat from the sector, as it becomes clear they grow weaker by the day. So when the time comes the UPP will spring forth and claim the rich, habitable planets, in the name of the Union Of Progressive Peoples.
The outbreak of the Sol Campaign played a major role in the creation of new foreign and military doctrine. It directed how the nation would combat the allied powers of UA and RESS during the Cold War. Long before the declaration of rebellion against their colonial overlords. The Mars Government wasted no time in secretly aligning itself with the UPP, to begin the stockpiling of weaponry and military training. It was all preparation for what would become the first major inter-planetary war within Sol. The UPP also aided in the arming of Mars merchant vessels, which would play a major role in the early days of the conflict and inflict severe losses on the allied powers of UA and RESS.
The UPP never issued a 'formal' declaration of war, but permitted many of its forces in secrecy to fight beneath the banners of Mars, as 'hired mercenaries' or 'unknown forces'. They often adorned face masks and removed the patches that represented them as communist soldiers. Even their fleets rose black flags and engaged in open piracy and tactical strikes, doing heavy damage to the vital supply lines of the UA and RESS. This created a devastating attrition, that would cost the allied powers hundreds if not millions of vessels and manpower. As the war dragged on, the UPP's involvement became well known, however neither side desired to see the carnage to come to Earth. They opted to remain silent and ignored the blatant involvement.
The UPP saw success on a great scale during the Sol Campaign, but they did not walk out unscathed. In the end, their attempt for Mars to get independence succeed, but the attempt to take the wealthy colony beneath their iron curtain failed. Hundreds of vessels and millions of lives were lost. The losses were unable to be formally recognized, due to the UPP's status in the conflict as 'uninvolved', leaving many grieving silently. The UPP realized after the war, that they could not match the armies of the allied powers. This led to a strategy of encouraging uprisings and silent warfare where the allied forces couldn't reach.
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|1st Fleet||Stationed in Sol, the First Fleet of the UPP Navy is the oldest and most funded. This is due to the importance of Sol and the constant agitation in the Cold War against the UA and RESS, which the UPP stands strongly against. The history of the First Fleet stretches all the way back to the very first colonies established in Sol, on the moons of major planets, as opposed to on major worlds. Mars and similar major worlds were at time already fully claimed by the UA or the RESS. The Fleet saw its first major military operations during the Sol Campaign, the vessels beneath the fleet raised the black flag and raided UA and RESS. They hit their supply-lines as pirate vessels, loosely organized in hit-and-run tactics, to hamper the allied powers of UA and RESS from responding to the Mars Crisis effectively. The Fleet now serves as the guard of the UPP's capital and is constantly reinforced in order to match its rivals.|
|2nd Fleet||Stationed along the Herculis UPP-UA border, the Second Fleet saw its creation during the early phases of the Sol Campaign. The First Fleet engaged in piracy activities against UPP's rivals, meanwhile the Second Fleet filled the role of a defensive fleet, that oversaw the protection of UPP assets and space. Following the end of the Sol Campaign, the Second Fleet would become the primary space force of the inner colonies of the communist territory. The Fleet was involved with its first actual combat in Operation Canton, where it deployed a task-force in a joint operation with the Third Fleet. The goal was to meet the UA's military forces head on, the first time this was happening since the start of the Cold War.|
|3rd Fleet||Stationed in the Frontiers of the UPP's outer-colonies, the Third Fleet was formed following the expansive colonization of the frontiers. There was also a need, for a defensive force to oversee and protect colonization vessels from piracy and smugglers. Part of it saw extensive combat in Operation Canton in a joint task-force with the Second Fleet.|
|4th Fleet||Stationed along the RESS-UPP arm of the colonization front, the Fourth Fleet was created after the outer-colonization of the frontiers and served as the youngest of the naval forces in the UPP. Its primary task has been challenging RESS naval forces and ensuring they do not make a grab for any communist space. As the youngest Fleet it is also the most poorly funded and ill-equipped. Primarily manned by young recruits and inexperienced officers, though you will not have UPP admit that.|
Your squad has been dispatched to take control of the USS Almayer by breaching in to their Command Information Center and eliminating all personnel on board the ship. By default, you will talk in your native language. If you need to speak in English, include ":0" (For speaking over comms in English use, ":h.0") when typing your messages or response. In addition to such you may call for reinforcements from their communications console when you have secured the CIC.
Glory to the UPP. And good luck.
Do not expect to climb these ranks without a serious dedication to the cause.
Junior Kommando | JKdo.
|The Junior Kommando consists of only hand-selected UPP military specialists. Often chosen due to their cold demeanor and uncaring attitude for human life the Junior Kommandos are the forefront of the UPP Special Forces with only the finest equipment.|
2nd Kommando | 2ndKdo.
|The Second Kommando are primarily made of medical specialists who have proven their worth in the field of medicine and the ability to withstand any type of battle-fatigue mental or physical which could withhold them from performing their medical duty. They are highly advanced with treating battle-wounds and have said to have hands that work equal to surgeons with P.H.Ds.|
1st Kommando | 1stKdo.
|The First Kommando is the leader of the Specialist Forces assigned beneath their command and are perhaps the most elite unit to exist in the UPP arsenal. Believed to have been selected from only soldiers who have personally shown their worth by gunning down even civilians that fail to salute the chairman, the First Kommando holds no remorse in his duties and believes only in his faith and loyalty to the greater worker's revolution of the UPP.|
Leytenant | Lt.
|The lowest rank of the UPP forces, the Lieutenants are said to be selected from floor managers in UPP shoe manufactories due to their experience in coordinating fellow communists and showing leadership. They are entrusted with platoons beneath their commando and are eager to prove their worth to rise in the ranks and earn a better life and expand the might of the UPP.
Kapitan | Kpt.
|The Kapitan is the second officer-position in the UPP. Usually given command of entire vessels and battalions, the Kaptain often possesses some communist indoctrined education and is tasked with ensuring the will and might of the communist nation is enforced both within and even abroad if the situation calls for such.|
Mayjor | May.
|Nearing the top upper ranks, the Mayjor is a senior officer in the UPP's military. Due to their position and trust by the government they are often given entire fleets or armies to oversee and are trusted with utilizing the forces given to them to protect the communist doctrine be it from democratic movements or foreign nations.
Kolonel | Kol.
|The Kolonel is the highest rank that can be achieved within the UPP Military. They oversee all four fleets and ground personal and are tasked with ensuring they are used to protect and expand the borders of the communist nation across the stars. They are regarded as having unwavering loyalty to the worker's revolution and are very close with the chairman who they often report to.
Chairman of Progressive People | CPP.
|The Chairman of Progressive People is the highest ranking official in the UPP's government. They are the face of the communist regime and commander-in-chief of all military forces. Their word is the word of the communist doctrine and anyone who would dare cross them likely would find themselves, their family, and their friends six feet under.|
|The UA and UPP are locked in a cold war with various unreported skirmishes along borders between the two rivalling superpowers. Due to the UPP's hard-line views against the more capitalistic nations. They believe they are their greatest threat and have remained as such since the formation of the UPP to oppose United Americas. Most conflict is locked to proxy wars involving the supplying of insurgents however on rare occasions such as the Tientsin campaign the two will fight directly resulting in a massive loss of life due to nuclear weaponry and the rules of war being vastly ignored to reach an absolute victory against each other.|
Colonial Liberation Front
|The CLF and UPP relations are not friendly due to the CLF's desire to be independent from any superpower. However, the UPP secretly supplies most of their militia with military equipment and training to combat the UA and TWE forces in hopes of driving them from various colonial sectors allowing for the UPP to take control.|
|The UPP despise Weyland-Yutani viewing them as corrupt and a harmful existence to the nature of their communist believes. Unlike the UA and the TWE, the UPP has zero presence of WY in their borders and often reverse-engineers their technology to compete with their capitalistic rivals which they supply, much to the annoyance of WY.|
Three World Empire
|Similar to the USCM/UA, the UPP is openly in a cold war against the TWE who aligns itself with the forces of the UA. Conflict due to the nuclear arsenal of the two superpowers is limited however common border skirmishes, supplying of insurgents, and espionage occur without restriction besides a select few conflicts such as the Sol Campaign.|