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ENEMY FORCES. CAUCASUS REGION WF GTA ( For Training Purposes Only). COMMANDS Stop Alto Do not move No se mueva Pass Pase Turn around Dé la vuelta alrededor Lower your hands Baje las manos Drop your weapons Suelte sus armas Move Muevase Hands up Manos arriba

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(For Training Purposes Only)


Stop Alto

Do not move No se mueva

Pass Pase

Turn around Dé la vuelta alrededor

Lower your hands Baje las manos

Drop your weapons Suelte sus armas

Move Muevase

Hands up Manos arriba

Move slowly Muevase despacio

Come here Venga aquí

No talking No hables

Walk forward Camine hacia adelante

Surrender Entregese

Come with me Venga conmígo

Calm down Calmese

Do not resist No se resista

Form a line Forme una línea

Stay where you are Quédese donde usted está

One at a time Uno a la vez

Speak slowly Hable despacio

Lie on your stomach Acuéstese bocabajo


Hello Hola

Goodbye Adiós

Thank You Gracias

Please Por Favor

Ammunition Munición

Armed Vehicle Vehículo Armado

Checkpoint Punto de Control

Men Hombres

Women Mujeres

Minute Minutos

Morning Mañana

Mountain Montaña

Night Noche

North Norte

Pistol Pistola

Radio Radio

Road Camino

Shelter Refugio

South Sur

There Allá

Village Aldea

Water Agua

Weapon Armas

West Oeste

East Este

Yes Sí

No No


U.S. Forces are in Atropia to prevent SAPA and Arian from destabilizing the general security environment in the region, disrupting Atropian independence, and inciting ethnic unrest. Our purpose is maintain order and security of the internationally recognized autonomous country of Atropia.


  • Hospitality closely linked to honor – refusal is an insult

  • Don’t shake a female’s hand unless she offers it first; don’t engage women socially

  • Don’t blatantly show the bottoms of your feet or cross your legs

  • Don’t use finger or hand gestures

  • Women are the custodians of family honor; rude to inquire about a female member of their family


Ethnicity: Atropians ethnically different from Arianans. Both “tribes” speak a form of Spanish with the Atropians speaking a Castilian dialect. Most Americans cannot distinguish slight differences in dialects, and there are no physical differences in appearance.


90% Atropian, 2.5% Donovian, 2% Minarian and 5.5% other nationalities


51% Arianans, 24% Atropians, 8% Gilaki and Mazandarani, 7% Kurds, 3% Arabs, 2% Lur, 2% Baloch, 2% Turkmenistani, and 1% Other. Note: The northwest territories are almost 100% ethnic-Atropian.


  • Culture based on loyalty to family, clan, tribe, and region before loyalty to Nation

  • Old age is revered and honored; emphasis on obeying elders

  • Sense of time is casual and fluid; negotiations are normally slow/extended

  • No concept of personal space; there is no “3 foot American bubble”

  • Don’t move away if an Atropia “invades your space”

  • Public Display of Affection common between same sexes is accepted and often expected

  • Honor most important virtue; external public perception of honor; Never criticize in public

  • Shame equals humiliation; difficult for them to say “no” to a request because it is impolite; may intentionally mislead instead; “Yes” may mean I understand and does not always mean “I agree”

  • “Losing” not “Retreating” is considered a shame; they will often retreat in order to avoid shame and “live to fight another day”

  • SAPA are well trained and very familiar with the region along the Atropia-Ariana border. They operate normally in two to three man detachments using various combinations of machineguns, RPG-7 , and assault rifles. The movement of these detachments is controlled and coordinated to provide mutual support and synchronized action for long periods of time.

  • Primary mission is to destabilize local governments through intimidation. SAPA detachments will conduct reconnaissance, recruit local males, and conduct terrorist attacks against soft targets such as local political leaders, ethnic Atropians, and government institutions. Have also attacked NATO forces if they have a perceived advantage.

  • Other SAPA Tactics Include:

    • IEDs / Mines – designed to kill and intimidate

    • Raids – to seize supplies or forcibly recruit locals

    • Checkpoints – used to identify ethnic Atropians, recruit, and extort funds

    • Ambushes – conducted to harass or to gain additional food, weapons, etc.

The Caucasus region is bordered on the west by the Black Sea and on the east by the Caspian Sea. The north side of the Caucasus Mountains includes a portion of the large country of Donovia, most of which is outside the region. The states of Gorgas, Minaria, and Atropia are in the middle of the region, on the south side of the Caucasus Mountains. Atropia has territorial disputes with most of its neighbors. In the west, Atropia and Minaria have both claimed the Arzak province since the early 1900s. In the south, extended ethnic-Atropian families straddle the Atropia-Ariana border. This region closely identifies itself with Ariana since the time of the ancient Arianan Empire. In 2003, the South Atropian People’s Party (SAPP) formed to represent the people of this region. It was unable to affect change and gave birth to the South Atropian People’s Army (SAPA). The rise of Islamic fundamentalism complicates the challenges faced by some countries in modernizing their political and economic systems to compete internationally. The major threat to international interests is the curtailment or loss of energy exports from the region. Further, past wars have created large refugee camps in Atropia, Gorgas, and Faisalia. Further instability and fighting still add to the regions civil unrest, refugee migration, and crime.


DO tell the Army story

DO maintain security DO speak in sound bites

DO spotlight your soldiers

DO stay in your lane

DON’T say “No Comment”

DON’T grab the mike

DON’T use acronyms or military jargon

DON’T violate OPSEC

DON’T lie or speculate.

DON’T comment on matters of policy


  • Have Atropian Forces or local police conduct searches (if possible)

  • Ensure utmost respect when searching the elderly

  • Conduct same sex searches or use alternate search methods for women

  • Request permission from commander before searching any Religious Site; must have Atropian Forces or local police on site

  • Treat head of house with respect; females search female rooms; if possible, don't bring a large search party into a person’s home


Atropia: Approximately 95% of the population of Atropia is Muslim. There are other faiths practiced among the different ethnic groups within the country. Atropia is a secular state and ensures religious freedom.

Ariana: Ariana is an Islamic Republic and its constitution mandates that the official religion of Ariana is Islam. 90% belong to the Shi’a branch of Islam, the official state religion; about 8% belong to the Sunni branch of Islam.


Do you speak English? Usted habla inglés?

Do you need help? Usted necesita ayuda?

Where are you injured? Dónde estás lastimado?

Do you have…? Usted tiene…?

How many? Cuántos?

Is it far? Está lejos?

What? Qué?

Who is in charge? Quién está a cargo?

Who? Quién?

When? Cuándo?

Where? Dónde?

Which direction? Qué dirección?

South Atropian People’s

Army (SAPA)

Atropian Police Force

Atropian Defense Force