I can't help to think that it'd be best to board a battleship rather than an aircraft carrier, if the good general suggests the latter in such an explicit manner. One never knows... ;-)
I am not abandoning the capital, just giving time for the Emperor, the Imperial Household and government to relocated so they cannot be forced to sign anything. I was also trying to prevent the coup plotters from using the unrest to crackdown on people they do not like.I don't think it would be wise to abandon the capital to a bunch of insurectionists, much less call for peaceful anything.
That way lies slaughter.
[x] Put them down with extreme prejudice.
[x] Relocate the government to the nearest loyalist Warship Group.
[x] Publically transmit orders with all means available declaring the insurectionists as traitors to be arrested if possible, kill on sight if not.
[x] Order the Chiefs of staff to draft plans and orders to put down the coup as fast as possible.
[x] Arrest and secure the families of the masterminds behind the coup.
The time for subtelty and mercy is long past.
Might I point out that the plan involved light carriers? IIRC, work has started becoming very serious at this point of History on STOVL planes, be they the Balzac/Mirage IIIV or the Harrier, and the US IRL uses its LHD as light carriers too for the Marines. A combination that could be quite attractive on an export market for the CPS and that was historically quite effective, as the Falklands shown.15 carrier force.
I mean sure lets jack up the VAT tax at like 20% and use it exclusively on the Navy and it can be done?
Anyway naval wet summer night dreams aside any ideas?
The oldest ones are Late WW2 Destroyers and Carriers (The Kaga and Suzuya classes). The Navy is super adamant that these ships must be replaced, hence the 15 Carrier 100 Destroyers outlined in their proposal. It would nuclearize the entire IJN Carrier Fleet, make them more modular in case of future upgrades, and allow the Navy to experiment with new destroyer designs.What is the age of the oldest Navy ships?
Does the CPS have anything like OTL FBI or Secret Service other than the Tokko?
Of course, as CPS members, everyone can park their military equipment in every member state as long as a preliminary agreement is signed. We signed an agreement with Somalia and Sudan to build some military bases there, most notably a major military base in Djibouti, Somalia and a Joint Base for all three branches in Port Sudan.Do we have any major bases/ports near the prospective members? How old is their military equipment?
The big no no is nuclear weapons, but they would most likely hold formal protests and not much else should we admit them. Dunno about bases, you would have to flip a coin and do some political calculations yourself.Would the Syndicalist and Americans be agreeable to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Côte d'ivoire, Gold Coast joining the Sphere as long as no permanent military bases are built there or military forces stationed there?
OOC: That does not mean we could not upgrade their forces and make sure their ports and airports are also modernized just in case.