The Farmers & Workers Militia of Cabra taking delivery
of T-34 tanks from the USSR 1962
CIA FACTBOOK 1961 Edition
The Peoples Democratic Republic of Cabra (formerly part of the Commonwealth of Kildare)
Principal Industries: Tobacco, Mining (Gold, silver & bauxite)
Ethnic Makeup: mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
Head of State: First Citizen Dastardly El Gorman
Premier: First Citizen Dastardly El Gorman
Capital: Cabra City 4.2 million
Government: Peoples Republic (Totalitarian one party state)
Language: Spanish (official) Creole (official) English (unofficial)
Land mass: 48,670 sq km
Eastern two thirds of island of PG Tipps, shares border with Commonwealth of Kildare. Claims entirety of the island.
Climate: Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall.
Terrain: Rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed
Allied with the Soviet Union
Strong trade ties with People Republic of China
Extensive Cuban involvement in industry.
Fighting in Tetley province in 1957
Formerly a part of the British colony of PG Tipps, the PDRC was founded after a brief but bloody civil war that wracked the island from 1957-58. A peace deal signed in Paris in December 1958 partitioned the island in two, the Peoples Democratic Republic of Cabra and the Commonwealth of Kildare.
Named for a guerrilla, Invideous Gormando McCarthy El Cabra, who fought an unsuccessful guerilla war against the British in the early 1800s – the infant PDRC has made a name for itself particularly for its aggressive foreign policy under First Citizen Dastardly El Gorman.
Aligning himself with the Soviet Union, who supported his guerrilla campaign, El Gorman has massively expanded mining in the interior of the island and is determined to drag the mostly agrarian population into the 20th century. Increased industrialisation has had mixed results with agricultural yields dropping, with the result that the PDRC has had to import food for the first time in its history. This coupled with rural unrest caused by the forced migration to Cabra City as well as religious persecution has given the First Citizen cause for concern.
With that in mind, Dastardly El Gorman has increased the strength of the Farmers & Workers Militia of Cabra and imported surplus Second World War armour from the Soviet Union.
The Farmers & Workers Militia of Cabra on manoeuvres
in the Summer of 1961
Army - The Farmers & Workers Militia of Cabra 62,000 men approx
Four infantry divisions
Infantry armed with SVT-40, DP LMG, Ppsh SMG, DsHK HMG, 82mm & 120mm mortars.
Three tank brigades (T-34)
Six batteries of artillery (122mm & 152mm howitzers)
Airforce - The Flying Farmers & Workers Militia of Cabra 3,400 men approx
Four squadrons of Yak-9 fighters
Navy – The Farmers & Workers Militia of Cabra at Sea 1,300 men approx
A few coastal patrol boats