Though people would often like to forget about it, the military plays an important role in the life of a country. It is the force which prevents an invasion by another country, or the force which invades another one. Throughout the ages, armies have changed a lot; from the Greek Spartans through the Roman mercenaries and the medieval knights, right up to today's professional soldiers, the composition, training and perception of militaries changed a lot. However, there is no denying that the military is a significant defining point of a country, or even a whole culture. Your exercise is to develop the military of a country. You can use the following questions as help or you can work on your own. What makes up the bulk of this military? Mercenaries? Recruits? Something else entirely? Is this military a standing army, a temporary army, or some completely new kind of an army that we have never seen before? How does the military recieve its supplies when it is mobilised and when it is standing by? Do the members of this military recieve training? If so, please elaborate on the way they are trained. If not, then how are the members of this army selected and for what reason? What divisions does this military consist of? How do these divisions interact? What is the hierarchy for this military? What is the highest rank in this military? How is the military coordinated? Do they use messengers, radio, or some other form of communication? Is this military big on rules, protocol and disciple? Why (not)? Does this military have a uniform? If so, please describe this uniform in detail. How does this military differentiate the common soldier from a general? What are the signs of rank in this military? How does promotion work in this army? How is one accepted as an officer or a higher-ranked individual in the first place? Is it plausible to become a general right after joining this army without having served in this army previously? Is this military particularly well-known for something? If so, what is it that gives this army its fame? What is the equipment of this military's average soldier? Does this military obey any international treaties, and if so, what kind of international treaties is it bound by? Does this military have a code of honour or a set of rules that they operate by when they kidnap an enemy soldier or they are on enemy land? If so, please elaborate on this question. How does this military fight? Does it rely on brute force, stealth, information warefare or something else? What is the branch of this military that usually gets the most attention and the most focus? Is there any particular strategy or tactic that this military often uses? Are there any famous or infamous figures in this military? If so, please elaborate on these people. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this military? Roughly how many members is this military composed of? Is that considered a big military? How do the people of the country see the military? What is the relationship between the military and the police force, presuming that both exist? How do the members of the military see the people of the country? Is there tension between the military and any group in the country? If so, why?