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"​Fight well for your Emperor!"

Out of the last remains of Antarean Federation, which was seeking imminent destruction from the ULP, the Antarean Empire emerged out of a decisive victory at a the Battle of Halifax and the reappearance of the long-forgotten heir to the throne as its celebrated commander. With the Great Betrayal of two ULP districts to the Empire, it grew overnight into a formidable power, now ready for the Second Antarean War and with it, Liberation.

(Source: http://www.affuniverse.com/mediawiki/#Category_History_of_the_Universe.html)

The Antarean Imperial Army (AIA) and the Antarean Imperial Space Navy (AISN) are the two Antarean military branches commanded in AFF. Lore wise, they are more technologically advanced, disciplined, and fast/agile than the ULP's military, although their manpower and resources run thin.

For correct spelling every time, think of Antarean as Ant-are-an.

It is pronounced as Ant-are-ay-an :)

The Antarean Imperial Space Navy (AISN)Edit

"For a relatively young fighting force, the Antarean Imperial Space Navy has enjoyed unprecedented success in its military operations against the allied forces for the USN. This is due in no small part to the leadership of its admirals and the guidance of the Emperor. Though it is a derivative of the old Antarean Federation Navy, the AISN’s primary strengths are found in its aggressive tactics, flexibility, and speed. Some contend that the apparent technological superiority of Imperial ships over League vessels are all that contributed to its stunning victories and overall success. However, it is important to realize that well over 70% of the AISN is comprised of obsolescent League vessels, and primarily operated by former USN officers.

The Imperial navy suffers from several, relatively dangerous, weaknesses; the first is that while they have managed to remain at relative military parity with the USN, they are dangerously short of manpower. Also, even with respect to the tremendous initial losses suffered by League forces at the outset of conflict, the AISN is still vastly outnumbered by the entire league Navy by a factor of 4 to 1. This has forced the armed forces to become reliant on its few allies, as well as mercenary organizations, to provide support in areas where the navy cannot afford to extend itself. Though the morale, strength, and intelligence of the AISN cannot be questioned, its ability to project its power across many systems could be hampered if it cannot bring the war to a short and successful conclusion."

(Stolen from http://www.affuniverse.com/mediawiki/index.html#Misc_Antarean_Imperial_Space_Navy.html )