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In the Strike Witches universe, the Empire of Karlsland (帝政カールスラント?, Teisei Kārusuranto) is a major power located in the center of Europe. In a sense, it is analogous to the German Reich

A militaristic nation that is constantly in a pseudo-state of war, the social status of its military personnel is high. At the same time, it is enthusiastically nationalist and, in part due the Emperor Frederick IV's neophiliac disposition, it produces many high-performance weapons by means of high-technology.

As a nation with a strong military heritage and culture; it's military considers discipline and military martial training and practical combat experience to be important backbone structures of it's military and soldiers in it's ranks. In fact this is so much so the case that in the case of service men and witches in the Karlsländer Luftwaffe (Airforce), Karlsland pilots and aviators always have to write up combat reports in the most excruciating of detail; from who witnessed the attack, whether it was a fellow pilot, whether a unit on the ground confirmed it, and then details of how the attack progressed, the enemy unit's type, model number, number and type of shots fired, to armament on hand; every single detail for military reports is to be catalogued and recorded to even the most minute of details. What's more is that an interesting detail that highlighted the seriousness in which Karlsland took military discipline and practical combat experience is back in in the early stages of the Great War, it was often a common practice to see cadets placed in units that would see real combat action; wither this example still holds true of the Karlsland Military in the Second Neruoi War is not yet fully clear..

The most prominent cities in Karlsland recorded in the World Atlas include:KölnKeiserberg, Braunsberg, Posnania, Berlin, Stettin, Dresden, Gera, Hamburg, Westerholt, Bremen, Koln (Cologne), Frankfurt, Weissach, Gera, Salsburgand (Salzburg) and Munchen (Munich).

Karlsland has been fighting against the Neuroi since early on and is said to boast the greatest military might in Europe. In the present war too, it has became a central military power in mankind's Allied Forces. However, currently most of its territory has fallen under the control of the Neuroi.

Karlsland kept up with a desperate defensive war, but the military might of the Neuroi was overwhelming. When he concluded that it would be impossible to defend the country to the end, Emperor Frederick IV implemented the Operation Bifrost in accordance with what had been planned for some time.

The Operation Bifrost consisted of two operations - the Small Bifrost and the Great Bifrost. In the Small Bifrost, the imperial capital Berlin was abandoned and the residents in the area were made to escape from the Neuroi's predicted course. In the Great Bifrost, the entire Karlsland was evacuated, taking shelter in the Neue Karlsland that was under construction in South Liberion.

Afterwards, it began amassing its its remaining forces and engaging into recapture operations. Karlsland is the first in doing things like promptly forming Witch teams. Ironically, the reason why it can continue to deploy many Witches to Joint Fighter teams in various places is because it lost a country to protect.

Most Witches from Karlsland wear uniforms loosly inspired by World War 2-era Germany. Erica's Black uniform resembles that worn famously by Luftwaffe mechanics during the early stages of the conflict and Minna's green uniform resembles that of the Wehrmacht. Its national insignia is a black "X", similar to a tilted Luftwaffe Balkenkreuz.

However, unlike its real world counterpart of that time period, Karlsland has no Nazi Party and no widespread antisemitism.

LuftwaffeEdit

Die luftwaffe

Die Luftwaffe
(lit: the Air Force)

The Luftwaffe is a monthly PR serial run in Karlsland. It focuses on popular and well known aces of the Karlsland Air force and their affiliations.

Karlslander WitchesEdit

  1. Adelheid
  2. Gertrud Barkhorn (501st)
  3. Heinrike Beer
  4. Oswalda Boelcke (First Neuroi War)
  5. Huberta von Bonin (503rd)
  6. Hanna Dortenmann
  7. Adolfine Galland
  8. Franziska Gotz
  9. Erica Hartmann (501st)
  10. Ursula Hartmann (507th)
  11. Maxi Immelmann (First Neuroi War)
  12. Ottilie Kittel (503rd)
  13. Waltrud Krupinski (502nd)
  14. Karla-Heinrike Langer
  15. Helma Lennartz
  16. Helmina Lent
  17. Friederica Losigkeit
  18. Charlotte Lueder
  19. Hanna-Justina Marseille (31st)
  20. Wera Mölders
  21. Rudolfine Müller
  22. Edytha Neumann
  23. Hanna Philine
  24. Friederike Porsche
  25. Raisa Pöttgen (31st)
  26. Gundula Rall (502nd)
  27. Edytha Roßmann (502nd)
  28. Hanna U. Rudel
  29. Rike Sachsenberg
  30. Heinrike Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (506th)
  31. Heidemarie W. Schnaufer
  32. Wendelin Schröer
  33. Wulfhilda Tonne
  34. Theodora Weissenberger
  35. Johanna Wiese
  36. Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke (501st)

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