| Shops Intelligence Agency|
Their designated military logo. It is rarely used.
|| March 2013 |
Technically April 2012
| Current form
| Service branches
|| Army, Navy, Air Force
|| Southern Shops
| Director of the SIA
| Grand General of the SIA Armed Forces
|| General Broseph
| Military age
|| 18 - 35
| Available for
| 200,000 |
700,000 with SIA Drones, age 18 - 35
| Fit for
| 150,000, age 18 - 35
| Active personnel
| Reserve personnel
| Deployed personnel
|| 2500 in South Joseon|
5000 in Nexon
|| 75,100,000,000 (75.100 Billion WB$)
| Percent of GDP
| Foreign suppliers
|| Castilla, USA
| Annual imports
| Annual exports
|| Uranium, Keysabers
| Related articles
The Shops Intelligence Agency, or SIA for short, is Shops Island's official military. They are ranked #3 (tied with Snowzerland and Zhou) on the list of the Top Militaries of Antarctica. It's also the island's official science, protection, security and intelligence agency. Their Commander-In-Chief (head) and founder is LMGT, who started the agency after all his donuts were robbed, and he wanted to protect Shops Island for the better.
Their main field has transitioned from security to military action and rocketry over the past year. The SIA is credited with building some of the largest operating vehicles in Antarctica. See SIA Space Command Fleet for a full list.
|| The Great Yowien War|
The Puffalia Conflict
Great Snowzerland War VI
Fall of Nexon
The Plague War
The agency was formed in March 2012 as a form of protection against Herbert P. Bear. In April, however, the agency targeted the security of the citizens of Shops Island. Eventually, in June 2012 they went into scientific research and rocketry.
Ever since then, their research and innovations have increased exponentially. They now create new rockets on a tri-weekly basis and they manufacture more military weapons 24 hours a day.
As of 2013, the SIA was confronted by the Shops Island government as their official military. They accepted, and are now a large military.
In July 2013, the SIA got drawn into the Great Space Race of 2013. As this happened, the SIA Space Command Fleet was created, and many scientific innovations came out within the next few days, along with over 1,200,000 spacecraft due to the new cloning machines and space propulsion systems. Lots of money was funded for the project: 500 billion WB$. However, many of these "new" scientific advances had actually been in development for years, and were just introduced and successfully tested at the time the agency was founded.
Ever since the Fall of Nexon, Shops and the SIA have been focused on a major rearmament program. Funds have been taken from the SIA Space Command Fleet, and have been put towards more sensible technologies on Earth.
 War Endeavors
The SIA, and in turn Shops Island, has involved itself in many war endeavors.
 The Great Yowien War
- See The Great Yowien War
The SIA used their technology before the war even erupted, creating new technology to help blockade the Yowien Sea. When the Yowiens sent a nuclear payload towards Shops, the SIA launched a nuclear missile from their Spatium Station to intercept it. Throughout the entire war, SIA technology proved itself as effective and efficient on the battlefield, time after time.
 The Puffalia Conflict
- See The Puffalia Conflict
During the short war between the Shoppers and the communists, SIA science took a backseat to superior Castillan naval technology. SIA tanks and aircraft were also used en-masse during the war.
 Great Snowzerland War VI
- See Great Snowzerland War VI
The SIA had developed the SIA Space Command Fleet in worries that an Antarctic conflict would erupt. Their new and advanced space fleet would serve them well when fighting against the Snoss and Zhouese. SIA technology was also used to provide aid to the Allies.
 Fall of Nexon
- See Fall of Nexon
The SIA worked on developing brand new espionage technology throughout most of the Nexonan war, for easy spying on their enemies. Amphibious tanks were also developed and deployed in the early stages of the war, giving Shops Island quite a few advantages in certain cases. When it was over, the SIA seized Nexonan military technology to investigate and apply to new innovations.
 The Plague War
- See The Plague War
During The Plague War, the SIA got to implement much of the new equipment that they had assembled prior to the war. They used machinery in sheer numbers as never seen before. These new technologies gave birth to the SIA's title of being a "Shopper War Machine".
 Fields of research/operations
 Major Fields
- Military - See more above.
- Spaceflight - Their most famous operation. The SIA has created the largest rockets Antarctica has ever seen. They have not made any firsts as of yet, but they plan to make a first space triumph eventually.
 Minor Fields
- Science - In the science field/sector, SIA scientists work on creating many types of air and spacecraft, along with a cure for the Nookularix Virus.
- Protection - In the protection/security field of operations, special agents carry out orders to protect citizens and foreign politicians from any threats.
- Intelligence/Recon - This field is an off-branch of protection, in which the special agents aim to capture criminals (Herbert and such), and gain any information that could lead to disaster for the island, so it can be prevented.
- Law enforcement - Law enforcement is a small off-branch of protection, like Intelligence. Trained agents in this field are to enforce the law that a regular Shops Island police officer would when there's none around. They also patrol at major sporting events, speeches, or anything of that nature where police just don't cut it, or are too busy to protect themselves.
The SIA serves as both a combative and defensive military. It has many elite squadrons, and covers a wide variety of strategic expertise. The military is commanded by General Broseph, who is especially known for fighting with the 9001st Legion.
Shops Island's military is one of the best paid, and nourished in Antarctica. Soldiers' wages are exponentially high, which results in a lot of voluntary recruitment. Their military is designed to defend against enemy nations. In past months, however, military funding has began to plummet, and soldier numbers have been dropping.
A regular soldier from the Shopper Elite Squadron 4
- Shopper Elite Squadron 1
- Shopper Elite Squadron 2
- 9001st Legion
- Shopper Elite Squadron 3
- Shopper Elite Squadron 4
- Shopper Elite Squadron 5
- Shopper Elite Squadron 6
- Shopper Elite Squadron 7
- Shopper Elite Squadron 8
- Shopper Elite Squadron 9
- Shopper Elite Squadron 10
- Shopper Elite Squadron 11
- Shopper Elite Squadron 12
- Shopper Elite Squadron 13
- Shopper Elite Squadron 14
- 48th Legion
Soldiers typically do not carry many weapons. Usually only a snowball pistol or a sub-machine gun, as most of the soldiers drive tanks or fly airplanes. They are trained rigorously, and have some of the best paying jobs in the country. They're fed hearty meals, and are worked out to become buff and muscular. They aren't allowed to have any kind of disease or any symptoms of high blood pressure, most specifically diabetes to join. The SIA is one of the many militaries in Antarctica to allow female penguins to enlist.
There are two types of typical soldier outfits: One of them wears a lavender-colored coat and an infrared tracker helmet. The other one wears grey armor which encases the body, with an infrared tracker built in.
The SIA employs a full platoon of military vehicles.
 Fighter Jets
Rocket powered fighter jets and 50-ton tanks are the pride of their forces. The fighter jets can hold 2 missiles, one on either wing. The missiles can be switched around so it can fire Ditto missiles, nuclear missiles, or even in some cases mini Deletion missiles.
 Ballistic Missiles
The SIA also manufactures and sells ballistic ditto missiles. The missiles rocket to the edge of Earth's atmosphere until the head of the missile falls off. Then, the missile plateaus and a smaller rocket propelled missile comes out of the now obsolete launch rocket. The launch rocket falls back to earth while the smaller missile nose dives into a 90o drop, where its rockets fire to the speed of 10 miles a second and explodes on target.
The SIA employs 500 helicopters, mainly for reconnaissance purposes. However, the helicopters are also equipped with a gun turret mounted on the front, and 2 missile launchers on either wing for attack purposes.
Shops employs three different classes of bombers: Stealth, Heavy, and Super-Class bombers. All three of them are designed for quick and rapid dropping of bombs on enemy targets. Both the Heavy and Super bombers are painted in Blue/Lavender livery. Stealth Bombers are the smallest and least-populous type of bomber with a payload of ten tons, known for its invisibility to radar. The Heavy Bomber is much more common, with thousands in operation; they have a fifteen-ton bomb payload. The Super Bomber is the largest of all Shopper aircraft in operation, and one of the largest aircraft in Antarctica. It has a stunning payload of around thirty tons, a heavier payload than any other aircraft in the Asiapelago.
Their tanks weigh 50 tons a piece, and are the largest in Antarctica. 2-foot thick bombproof armor made out of titanium and reinforced concrete make the tank almost impenetrable. The only weak spots are the sides of the tracks, which are covered in armor, and the gun. The tank can employ 4 or 5 penguins each and can fire mini ditto, deletion, or nuclear bombs.
As of October 2013, Shops also has a small army of around 250 amphibious tanks, which can operate underwater. They can be secured on the bottom of a ship's hull, then dropped in the middle of the ocean. The giant tracks make it able to crawl along the seabed. They can launch missiles from underwater, and are able to emerge almost completely undetected.
 Robot Soldiers (SIA Drones)
In April 2013, Shops Island announced the construction of robotic soldiers, becoming the fourth nation to do so after Snowzerland, Amataria, and the Barbearer Islands. The robots follow a human-like design just as the Snoss War Bots do. Military officials state that this is because the human design results in more agility. With the development of robotic soldiers, enlistment for the military has greatly diminished by government request.
The robot soldiers run on 2 plutonium rods (beneath the green casings). The soldiers have armor plating that can withstand gunshots and grenades. Almost any part of the body has the power to be rebuilt twice. Shops made an astounding 1,000,000 of these, which would come at immense costs, and take lots of uranium and iron ore. Half of the robots were later recommissioned to the domestic workforce in May 2013. Each robot is equipped with two guns on either arm, and a laser blaster on the chest, with the ability to blast right through 20 penguins in full body armor. Over time, however, the laser blasters have become increasingly inefficient in an effort to cut costs. Also, as of November 2013, SIA Drones are no longer able to rebuild themselves after being struck down once, due to the sheer expense.
Shops' navy isn't as advanced as the rest of the SIA. It consists of about 300 warships, and about 30 aircraft carriers. They mainly patrol the Shops Sea, especially east of Freezestonia to spy on the Melodeeves. Most warships can hold up to 500 tanks in their cargo holds for land invasions, and aircraft carriers can hold up to over 1000. All of Shops' naval fleet is able to beach themselves onto a shore, for a quick land invasion. The ships also have the ability to back out of an area if they get grounded. Their fleets of run-down landing craft have also proven useful in combat, being able to disperse heavy numbers of soldiers and/or machinery efficiently. All of Shops' ships carry the prefix of SV.
Shopper warships come in two classes: Standard Warships and the Dreadnoughts. Standard ships are commonly used for civilian purposes, and to enforce Shopper policy on things like trade or naval blockades. Dreadnoughts are used for battle; they're equipped with heavy arsenals of guns to mercilessly attack any enemy targets. Dreadnoughts are also, unlike warships, decked in the SIA's infamous "Shopper Camo".
 Aircraft Carriers
Shops has a small fleet of aircraft carriers, a fleet which never grows above thirty vessels. Shopper aircraft carriers are considered low quality compared to those in the likes of the Antarctican and Puffish navies. Shops prefers to use their landing craft to hasten invasion processes instead of aircraft carriers, of which they deem inefficient.
 Landing Craft
The Landing Craft are designed for carrying large amounts of troops or equipment via the water. They can be docked in ports, or can be landed on beaches for a quick invasion. They are very much like the naval version of the LATTU. Landing Craft are meant to be numerous and disposable. The craft are anything but advanced, with only the most basic of technology built into the systems. The hulls of the landing crafts are usually made out of scrap metal or poor-quality sheet iron. They are often referred to as "Rusties", due to most of the craft accumulating a lot of rust over time. They are very efficient in transporting troops and/or equipment when these vehicles are used in large numbers.
SIA submarines have a very different design in comparison to other submarines of other nations' possession. Shopper submarines are driven by an air turbine in the back, which makes it look very unconventional from an angle. Many other countries' navies have teased this design, dubbing Shopper submarines as "pencils".
Shops employs many different types of normal guns in their service. Most SIA soldiers carry a standard sub-machine gun, or two 9-Millimeter pistols. Shopper guns are generally low-grade, due to the SIA's dependence on heavy weaponry as an alternative. The SIA has an arsenal of well over one million guns in total.
As of recently, large heavy artillery cannons have become commonplace in Shops' military. It has proven to be effective when Shopper forces have to dig in to defend themselves. Artillery Cannons are usually towed behind trucks or tanks when they need to be moved. The cannons are huge, with twelve-foot long guns that can fire shells about one thousand feet ahead.
A Heavy Artillery Cannon.
SIA Soldiers are designated in numbers, and by their squadrons and/or legions. They are all given badges, changing depending on their squadron. Normal squadrons sport a badge with a gear emblem in the middle; while others get to customize them. The number of their squadron is engraved at the bottom of the badge. This serves as a special way of identifying soldiers, and giving them special designation from one another's groups.
A cutaway of the Shopper Camo design.
The SIA is famous for its "Shopper Camo", which consists of a pattern of Lavender, black, and blue paint to create a speckled pattern which decorates many Shopper military equipment. It is known throughout Antarctica as a clearly distinct sign of Shopper prowess, as it contrasts very much in comparison to the likes of the normal green livery as seen in most Asiapelago, Antarctica, and Ninja Archipelagoean armies.
The SIA has many themes, aside from their main theme, for different parts of their military.
Main SIA March
SIA Air Force Anthem
SIA Navy Anthem
 Weapons of Mass Destruction
- See Squarium for more information.
In 2012, Shops heavily bribed the USA into getting them to share their nuclear secrets. The SIA eventually was able to develop small nuclear weapons, which were first used against Snoss ICBM's in January of 2013. Ever since the military expansion, they grew to become more powerful and destructive. Shops has proven on many occasions that they are not afraid to have used their nuclear arsenal against enemy states, as proven on an Axis armada during the Great Yowien War.
In October 2013, the scientist Mito spearheaded a project which involved creating a new element, Squarium. It possessed extremely destructive properties, even to a greater extent than the uranium and plutonium bombs which had been used by Shops up until then. When the first Squarium bomb was detonated, it was evident that this new element was much more effective at wiping out opponents than nuclear warheads. Squarium's characteristic of not leaving any noticeable nuclear fallout was also appealing to generals, which meant that forces could invade the annihilated location immediately after being bombed.
Ever since Shops Island signed the Anti-War Pact, they have resolved to disable all of their nuclear weapons in favor of Squarium weapons instead. Since Squarium bombs have not been identified as nuclear weapons, Shops has been able to bypass the UAN's ban on creating weapons of mass destruction.
The SIA is known for its science, though not as much as the military. Shops is one of the scientific leaders in the Asiapelago, in contrast to the dated regimes and practices of many other nations. The SIA has created many new technologies, such as espionage equipment, military equipment, new elements, vaccines, cures, and much more. Most of the SIA's scientific operations are led by the young scientist Mito.
Through all of its innovations, the SIA has also made some very controversial inventions. These include new weapons of mass destruction, missiles, SIA Drones, and more.
Most of the SIA's scientific operations and studies happen in secret bases in Southern Shops, away from curious and prying eyes. Many technologies that they have created remain secret from public and international knowledge for security reasons.
The SIA's rocket program began in late 2010 under direct government control, though they were unable to ever create anything that could even be considered a rocket. For a long time, they experimented with solid fuel. When the SIA took over operations in April 2012, they began to experiment with kerosene, a liquid fuel. They also experimented with many other smaller rockets, the largest of which at the time were involved with Operation: Landmass and launching satellites.
In early 2013, an Alemanian rocket scientist named Warning von Brown and some of his engineering friends arrived on Shops Island and joined the SIA rocket program. With their help, the rocket program took off and created many large rockets.
The first large SIA rocket, the Trailblazer, was a formidable predecessor to the Shopscovery, which came into use soon after. Both were quite large in comparison to most other nations' rocket programs; the only nations with larger rockets were international superpowers. The Shopscovery was first brought to light when it was used to send Bro, Clovis and Jock Hochstadt into space to stop a Snoss ballistic missile.
Shops' rapid expansion throughout 2013 has been accredited to this event. With the help of new funds, the SIA soon created the Neptune IX rocket, which helped Shoppers establish their first permanent Moon base. Though rocket development was supposed to accelerate unbelievably, the SIA got caught up in expanding their military for quite a while, before getting re-oriented on their space program.
By May, the plans for two new rockets, the Laurifer and Infantem, were drawn out. These new rockets called for a new design and a new method of propulsion. By now, the SIA finally agreed to switch over to liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as their rocket fuels; the same propulsion that larger countries such as the USA had used for a long time. These two new spacecraft allowed Shops to establish their first Martian colonies.
However, Shops' space power began to fall into risk with the Great Space Race of 2013, a time when other nations began to develop lots of advanced technology, such as Snowzerland's TIE Fighter or Ed Island's space fleet. In response, Shops created the SIA Space Command Fleet, a branch which took over many studies which had been in the works for years.
The Space Command Fleet was given heavy funds to get off the ground. With lots of support, the agency helped create many new Shopper technologies, such as new propulsion methods based on superheating, access to Hyperspace, and much more. This gave them an advantage in the space race, and the subsequent GSWVI.
Ever since, the SIA's rocket program has been calmed down, as focus has been redirected to that of the military. The rocket program still runs strong today.
 Law Enforcement/Protection
 Most wanted criminals/Hit list
||Genocide, Running a Criminal Empire, Breach of UAN conduct, Shopper National Enemy|, Creation of a biological WMD, Murder, Bombings,
||Responsible for the plague that stated The Plague War, war crimes during the Fall of Nexon
||5 Billion WB$
||Killing hundreds of innocent penguins
||1 Million WB$
|Herbert P. Bear
||Treason, Arson, Robbery, Kidnapping
||Treason, Mockery, Arson
||HF is wanted for calling the nation "communist" and "dictated", along with bombing many local businesses, claiming many innocent.
||Arson, Kidnapping, Robbery
||Personally on the list by vice president Chill57181.
||Assisted Robbery, Kidnapping, and Arson
||Wanted for being an unforgiving backstabber and dictator.
||Kidnapping, Arson, Terrorism
||Put on the list by Mark Von Schneesturm
The SIA is often criticized with "wasting" their money on projects as many of their endeavors have already been done by other nations, like moon landings and martian landings. However, the SIA always has the same excuse: They do it better. If their predecessor has made a better spacecraft, they make a better landing. If their predecessor makes a base, they make a better one. One way or another, the SIA always made it better, one way or another.
The SIA military force is often mocked for its soldiers being in Lavender suits. Some nations fear the SIA just because of the pure irony of being invaded by penguins in these uniforms.
|| I would personally laugh if Yow got conquered by a bunch of penguins in pink suits.
 Notable members
The Shopscovery space capsule
Spatium Station orbiting over Yow.
The Laurifer's Martian capsule.
A typical Shopper astronaut.
A typical SIA Police Officer's uniform.
 See Also