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Ava-Xautakar (Air Force)
|Headquarters||Obsidian Palace, Xanza, Xavai|
224,157,806 males, age 13–60 (2012 est.),|
224,282,827 females, age 13–60 (2012 est.)
218,579,552 males, age 13–60 (2012 est.),|
211,633,049 females, age 13–60 (2012 est.)
5,496,787 males (2012 est.),|
5,505,422 females (2012 est.)
|Budget||ƒ571.824 billion (₳20.626 trillion)|
|Percent of GDP||2.41% (2012 est.)|
The Xautakar is the oldest standing army in the world, with a history going back some 11,000 years. Established in 9310 BNC, the Xautakar was created to serve as a policing force within the numerous Ixanian city-states that existed throughout the world at the time of its creation. Today, the Xautakar serves in much the same capacity, though it is tasked with the preventing of major blood feuds between the twenty-eight xarukdoms of the Imperium of the Xivonioki. The military consists of 294,912 personnel drawn from all of the xarukdoms, and in the event of a major conflict, can take command of the combined strength of the xarukdom militaries, some 10,665,011 personnel in total.
The military budget of the Xautakar as of 2013 ANC was ƒ571.824 billion (₳20.626 trillion), or 2.41% of the national GDP of the Ixanian nation. This is one of the largest military expenditures in the world, and has seen the continued growth of Ixania as a major military superpower. The Xautakar has a long history of invading and occupying rival nations, and has an even longer history of committing all kinds of atrocities and war crimes in the name of their patron god, Xauti. The reputation of the Xautakar has seen seen many inhabitants fear confronting the warriors of Ixania lest they fall victim to the horror stories told by those to that witnessed them firsthand.
Origins and growth
Era of stagnation
Expansion and modernization
The Xautakar today
It should be clearly noted that the Xautakar is far different from the other national militaries. First is that the Xautadar does not recruit its personnel, but collects them from the warrior classes of the xarukdoms of Ixania. Second, all training takes place from childhood into adolescence, before one joins the Xautakar, and any training provided by the military is done for the sole purpose of training the warrior how to operate the equipment they are issued. Finally, the Xautakar is more a collection of warriors than a professional military force in the strictest meaning of the modern term. The warriors fight for a paycheck, but will often request payment by other means, such as slaves, land, previlages, or loot, all payments allowed even in the modern day.
The Xautakar does not recruit directly, nor can one request to join it in person. All members are selected by Xautakar inspectors, who visit the militaries of the xarukdoms of Ixania, and begin proccessing information on potential recruits. They validate the qualifications of certain warriors, and slate them to be vetted for the potential honor of joining the Xautakar. Such is the honor of joining, that a lowly warrior of the Xautakar outranks the highest military commander outside of it, both in prestige and respect. The strength of the Xautakar is determined by the orders of the Tazen, though it can never drop below the strength of a single ovadar (a force of 73,728 men).