The RusTak Oil Company was founded in 1985 by Takistan-born, ethnic Russian-Jew, Vasiliy Abramovich aka Tex
. The company has weathered the fall of the Monarchy in 1992 and the subsequent Socialist takeover of the oil industry. RusTak was spared nationalization because no one else in the country had expertise in the energy field. However, RusTak had to make the concession to allow the oil workers to unionize. Through financial and managerial wizardry, the company has managed to dominate the Green Sea Region energy production market. They now control all oil and gas fields in Takistan along with the refining facilities, the export facility in the Capital-Port City of Takmyr and all of the pipelines. The gas pipeline that runs north from the county to Russia provides an economic tie to the powerful northern neighbor. RusTak recently signed an offshore oil development partnership with British Petroleum.
Global Security Services is a contracted company that has been providing security for RusTak for over 15 years. The firm was founded by Soviet Afghan War Veterans in 1994 and is now staffed by multiple nationalities. Many Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans have found high paying jobs protecting the oil fields of Takistan. They field the latest small arms and are rumored to have ties in the CIA. The extent of heavy weapons capability is unknown.
The Army of Takistan has grown softer over these 2 decades of peace. The Generals have been pushed out by the defacto head of the country; General Ahmed Ahmed Sakr. Rumors are that most of the Old Guard from the 1992 Coup have either been killed or bought off and shipped off. The army fields a mix of late 1980s military equipment. M113 APCs and Huey Helicopters will be seen beside T-55 MBTs and Hind Attack helicopters. General Sakr is said to favor artillery for conventional conflicts and employs his own Special Squads
for smaller, more personal conflicts. Takistan sent a detachment of infantry to Afghanistan in 2007 to fight alongside the British and Dutch troops in Helmand Province. It is believed that the troops that were sent are now serving in this special unit. No official reports about these men have ever surfaced from Afghanistan, all that is know is that their deployment area was and still is very quiet.
The Socialist Party of Takistan or Red Hats
; derived from the Arabic acronym for the political party and their socialist ideals. Were the leading political party to come out of the 1992 Coup. Most everyone that joined the party was a fighter on the front line against the Monarchy. They settled down and went to work in the oil and gas fields and have remained content since the 1992 peace. When commodities exploded as a result of western inflationary policies, the workers demanded a higher wage. This demand was refused and the workers struck. The GSS intervened and broke the strike. At present many are conducting guerrilla operations in and around Nagara, Bastam and Zargabad. They are poorly equipped and barely organized, but they may be the last hope for Takistan to return to it's former peace and prosperity.
Former Head of the Socialist Party of Takistan: Hanni Al-Qawee (now in hiding)
The Islamic Brotherhood of Takistan is not organized at present. They have support as a small political party in the agrarian communities south of Zargabad and in the rural valleys of the country. A handful of the hard line militants have spent stints in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they could hardly be categorized as a terrorist group or legitimate movement. However, support has been growing ever since Muslim blood was spilled by western mercenaries in Loy Manara and Nagara.
Spiritual Leader of the Islamic Brotherhood: Sheikh Khaled Qareem Khan (center bottom)