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Oct 11, 2023

Mission and Objectives: The Maquis is a modern-organized militia designed to protect France's territorial integrity and act as an insurgency in the event of an occupation. This militia draws heavy inspiration from the French Resistance during World War II, embodying the same spirit of resilience, determination, and local integration.

Structure and Organization: The Maquis is structured to reflect the diverse regions of France, ensuring each section is closely tied to its local culture and populace. This regional approach not only strengthens community ties but also enhances operational efficiency by leveraging local knowledge and support.

1. Regional Sections:

The Maquis is dedicated to protecting the French Empire's territorial integrity and acting as an insurgency in case of occupation. Each section is regionally tailored to reflect the cultural distinctiveness of its area, ensuring effective local integration and operation.

Metropolitan France Sections​

  1. Occitania Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Occitan people
    • Area Covered: Southern France, including cities like Toulouse and Montpellier
  2. Northern France Section
    • Demographics: Primarily French
    • Area Covered: Northern France, including regions like Normandy, Picardy, and the Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Any region outside Northern France not already covered by a more specific section.
  3. Île-de-France Section
    • Demographics: Diverse, with a large French core
    • Area Covered: Greater Paris region
  4. Brittany Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Breton people
    • Area Covered: Brittany region
  5. Corsica Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Corsican people
    • Area Covered: Corsica island
  6. Alsace Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Alsatian people
    • Area Covered: Alsace region
  7. Basque Country Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Basque people
    • Area Covered: French Basque Country
  8. Provence Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Provençal people
    • Area Covered: Provence region

Overseas France Sections​

  1. French Guiana Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Guianese people
    • Area Covered: French Guiana in South America
  2. New Caledonia Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Kanak people
    • Area Covered: New Caledonia
  3. Guadeloupe Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Guadeloupean people
    • Area Covered: Guadeloupe in the Caribbean
  4. Martinique Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Martinican people
    • Area Covered: Martinique in the Caribbean
  5. Réunion Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Réunionese people
    • Area Covered: Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean
  6. Saint Pierre and Miquelon Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Franco-Newfoundlander people
    • Area Covered: Saint Pierre and Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada
  7. Mayotte Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Mahoran people
    • Area Covered: Mayotte in the Indian Ocean
  8. Wallis and Futuna Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Wallisian and Futunan people
    • Area Covered: Wallis and Futuna in the Pacific Ocean
  9. French Polynesia Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Polynesian people
    • Area Covered: French Polynesia, including Tahiti
  10. Saint Martin Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Saint-Martinoise people
    • Area Covered: French part of Saint Martin in the Caribbean
  11. Saint Barthélemy Section
    • Demographics: Predominantly Saint-Barth people
    • Area Covered: Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean

Cultural and Operational Integration​

Local Integration: Each section maintains strong community ties, ensuring robust local support and intelligence. Members are trained to operate within their specific environments, whether urban, rural, jungle, or maritime.

Unified Command Structure: While each section operates semi-autonomously, a unified command structure ensures cohesive national defence and coordinated insurgency efforts if necessary.

Cultural Preservation: Sections respect and promote their local cultural heritage, fostering a sense of pride and belonging among members while upholding national unity.

Historical Inspiration: The Maquis honours the legacy of the French Resistance, embedding the same spirit of resilience and determination in modern operations.

Training and Armament: The Maquis members undergo rigorous training programs modelled after both historical resistance techniques and modern military practices. Training includes:

  • Guerrilla warfare and insurgency tactics
  • Survival skills in diverse environments (urban, rural, jungle, etc.)
  • Advanced weapon handling and marksmanship
  • Intelligence gathering and counter-intelligence operations
  • First aid and medical training
  • Cybersecurity and communication
Members are equipped with modern military-grade weaponry and gear, ensuring they are prepared to face contemporary threats.

Operational Principles:

  1. Decentralization: Each regional section operates semi-autonomously, allowing for rapid response and adaptation to local conditions.
  2. Local Integration: Strong community ties ensure local support and intelligence, providing a significant advantage in both defence and insurgency operations.
  3. Flexibility and Mobility: The Maquis emphasizes flexibility and mobility, enabling swift movements and adaptive tactics in various terrains and scenarios.
  4. Stealth and Secrecy: Drawing from the WWII resistance, operations are conducted with high levels of secrecy to avoid detection and ensure the element of surprise.
  5. Regular Training: Maquisards train at least one month out of every year with the Imperial Army. When not in training or on active operations, they continue their civilian employment and activities, standing ready just in case their services ever become needed in the defence of France.
Role in Defence and Insurgency:

  • Territorial Defence: In peacetime, the Maquis works in coordination with the regular French military and law enforcement agencies to protect national borders and critical infrastructure.
  • Insurgency and Occupation Resistance: In case of occupation, the Maquis transitions to an insurgency role, utilizing guerrilla tactics to disrupt enemy operations, sabotage infrastructure, and maintain a continuous resistance effort.
Community and National Integration:

  • Cultural Preservation: Each section respects and promotes the cultural heritage of its region, fostering a sense of pride and belonging among members.
  • National Unity: While emphasizing regional characteristics, the Maquis operates under a unified command structure, ensuring cohesive national defense and resistance efforts.
Historical Inspiration: The Maquis takes its name and inspiration from the French Resistance groups known as "maquisards" who played a crucial role in undermining the German occupation during WWII. This historical legacy imbues the modern Maquis with a sense of purpose and historical continuity, honouring the sacrifices of past resistance fighters while preparing for contemporary challenges.

Conclusion: The Maquis represents a modern embodiment of the French Resistance, adapted to the needs and realities of the 21st century. By combining regional diversity with national unity, professional training with local knowledge, and historical inspiration with modern tactics, the Maquis stands as a formidable force prepared to defend France from any threat, foreign or domestic


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SectionActivePlannedPopulationPercentage ActivePercentage Planned
Northern France01,200,00024,728,3630%4.85%
Basque Country040,000309,7230%12.91%
French Guiana50,00050,000295,38516.93%16.93%
New Caledonia015,000268,5100%5.59%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon01,0006,0920%16.41%
Wallis and Futuna01,00011,1510%8.96%
French Polynesia034,000279,0200%12.19%
Saint Martin02,00032,3580%6.18%
Saint Barthélemy 01,00010,5850%9.45%

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