Just a bit about me, I enjoy photography, kayaking, canoeing, shooting sports, skiing, camping, science, and obviously lego. I mostly build modern US Military vehicles (like tanks, planes, etc...) but I make other stuff sometimes for fun or out boardroom.
Name: Jack Kent Age: 16 Location: New England USA Education: up to and including 2.25 years of high school Affiliations: BSA, Roman Catholic Church, School Cross Country and Track Teams
-I'm a TFOL and therefore in high school.
-I would like to be an aerospace engineer (dream job is working for skunk works at lockheed martin) or an aeronautical engineer at Electric boat.
-I live in the USA in New England. Favorites
-book: Hunger Games
-Food: Shish kabob
I WILL NOT MOD OR USE PSUDEOBRANDS (brick arms, mega blocks, etc...). I'm a strict pursuit builder after some disastrous modding attempts.
Also find me on Flickr (though its more for archival purposes right now)
Back Story Time:
The year is 2017. The United States is beginning a new era of growth and prosperity after a dramatic reform of government spending. Soon after the reform, the discovery of the Source 1 mine in northern Alaska provided the U.S. with unprecedented amounts of gold. With plenty of spending money, the U.S. military was given a major upgrade. Over $30 trillion in government contracts allowed for the creation of dozens of new systems. DARPA, Speartip Industries, Skunk Works, and other Research and Development companies used their funding to investigate technologies like railguns, lasers, space flight, invisibility, synthetic metals, and fusion power. The U.S. readopted Monroe Doctrine and tried to shake its reputation as "world cop".
On the other side of the world, China also experienced a radical reform. A new leader was chosen who wanted to expand China's global influence and forge alliances with the rest of the world. He demanded that the U.S. pay off its long held debts to China, which was quickly done due to the huge treasury the U.S. had built up. With U.S. debts repaid, the Chinese expanded their military 200% and their exports gained 700% in only eight months. Not everyone was happy with the reform though. Several super-nationalist generals secretly supply arms, troops, and training to nations hostile to the U.S. in hopes of harassing the U.S. into complete isolationism.
The little known country of Turkmenistan experienced an economic boom when a vein of platinum was discovered in the northern mountains. Simultaneously, a rebellion overthrew the former government and replaced it with fanatical triumvirate. The new government put its newly found resources into nuclear research. After only a year, they had acquired more than 4,500 operational nuclear warheads. After a direct threat the launch a massive nuclear strike against the U.S., the American President ordered a full scale invasion. After a year of continuous fighting against the Turkmenistanian Peoples Army (TPA), only 753 of the warheads have been found. This is one of the countries the rouge Chinese Generals have been supplying with arms and troops.
-Post 10 real (good) Mocs -
Not Done (7/10)
-Get 100 views on a Moc -
Done (834/100) M1A3
-Get 500 views on a Moc
Done (834/500) M1A3
-Get 1000 view on a Moc
Not Done (834/1000) M1A3
-Get 10 likes on a Moc -
Done (39/10) M1A3
-Get 25 likes on a Moc
Done (39/25) M1A3
-Get 50 likes on a Moc
Not Done (39/50) M1A3
-Get 100 likes on a Moc
Not Done (39/100) M1A3
-Get on "everyone's lego creations" -
Done (8/14/13 [M1A3] 8/26/13 [F-90B] 9/2/13 [T-72])
-Get MOTD -
-Have 10 people call me a favorite -
-Have 25 people call me a favorite -
Not Done (22/25)
-Have 50 people call me a favorite -
Not Done (22/50)
Divide and Conquer II:
My nation in D&C II is called the Unified Territories of Anothia (UTA). Small for the time being, it is a largely passive nation.
A constitutional republic with three branches, executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive branch is headed by the president (Jack Kent) who is assisted by a vice president (Joseph Cartwright), and a 5 chair council (military affairs (General Charles Ross, internal affairs (Amelia Stadford), foreign affairs (Henry Smith), public opinion adviser (Adam Fox), and scientific adviser (Travis O'neil)) . The legislative branch consists of a single house in which each territory has 5 votes (totaling 25), all members are elected from their territory. The judicial branch is a tri-justice court that is elected by the people.
-Anothian Strategic Defense Force (ASDF): The ASDF is to protect the UTA from all external threats. A 5 level readiness (5 is top) dictates the actions of the ASDF. The ASDF can command any military branch in a peace-time scenario, other wise they operate their own inventory of ships, planes, and ground vehicles.
-Anothian Offensive Fleet (AOF): The Navy of the UTA, the AOF runs all ships larger than PT boats, as well as aircraft for its carrier. The Anothian Air Command (AAC) operates only aircraft capable of landing on these carriers and therefore, both branches collaborate more often than not. Commander: Admiral David Carter
-Anothian Air Command (AAC): The crack fighter and bomber pilots of the AAC are trained to land on everything from roads to carriers, and engage anything that flies. They operate the majority of aircarft in the UTA's inventory. Commander: General Chris Davis
-Anothian Amphibious Task Force (AATF): A division of the AOF the AATF is a highly trained fighting force. The first wave of attack in an invasion, the AATF operates ships, aircraft, and ground vehicles. Commander: General Eric Williams
-Anothian Ground Army (AGA): The AGA is the standard infantry division of the UTA's military. By far the largest branch of the UTA's military, the AGA operates ground vehicles, helicopters, and some patrol craft. Commander: Charles Ross
-Anothian Unconventional Warfare Force (AUWF): The AUWF is the special forces of the UTA. The best from each branch, they receive the best equipment and training. Masters of the night attack, the AUWF is nicknamed "the night stalkers".(I am aware that is a real unit) Commander: ?
Just one last note, to any nationality I have as a hostile faction, I mean no disrespect, I do not mean to condemn anyone or offend anyone, I just need to have a realistic and believable political arena.