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NOTE: This article is about the Nogovan country that was first introduced in ArmA: Cold War Assault. For the playable terrain of the same name, see Nogova (terrain).

Nogova, formally known as the Independent Republic of Nogova (and alternately as the Republic of Nogova), is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean.


Cold War

Following the conclusion of the Second World War, Nogova was forcibly turned into a vassal state of the Soviet Union. With the onset of the Cold War dividing the world into East and West, Nogova's strategic position made it vital in the eyes of Soviet military planners.

Throughout the Cold War, Nogova would be "ruled" by a Soviet Socialist government. However, the Soviet Socialist regime was effectively a puppet government that answered directly to Moscow. It would continue to maintain an iron grip over the country well into mid 1970s.

Revolution and independence

However, resentment against the pro-Soviet "government" began to soar throughout the 1960s as the Soviet Socialist regime solidified its control.

This dissent amongst the public gradually festered and would break out into open rebellion by 1974. That year, anti-government demonstrations across the island descended into bloody violence when the regime attempted to crack down on the protestors. The crackdowns led to many deaths but also resulted in the regime's downfall after the protestors, led by Victor Troska, succeeded in overthrowing the puppet government.

Soviet leaders did not mobilise troops to prevent the regime's collapse, as Nogova's strategic value had all but diminished by the 1970s. As a result, with the regime's downfall, the island regained its independence from Soviet influence. It would be formally established as the Independent Republic of Nogova.

Soviet occupation

Main article: Resistance (campaign)

After years of economic and political liberalisation under the government of President Novak, Vice-Premier Ostrovsky of the Communist Party resigns and leaves for Moscow to meet with General Secretary of the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev, on August 21st, 1982.

The invasion and occupation of Nogova begins (1982)

His resignation was quickly followed by the entirety of the Communist Party, leading to the collapse of the country's coalition government. Ostrovsky's actions were carried out in the name of protest against what he believed was the president's decision to "devolve" Nogova into a "capitalist regime of corruption and unemployment". He directly laid blame at the president's Socialist Reform party for these actions.

The result of Ostrovsky's meeting with Brezhnev would be the deployment of military forces stationed on the nearby Soviet territory of Kolgujev. Led by Colonel Aleksei Guba, their official mandate was to establish "Socialist order". In reality, it was a thinly-veiled regime change attempt, aimed at overthrowing Novak to re-establish a pro-Soviet puppet government once more.

The Soviet occupation was soon met with fierce resistance from the Nogovans. Initially, these scattered bands of partisans were loosely organised and were unsuccessful at challenging the Soviets. However, the partisans eventually regrouped and under the command of Victor Troska, the "hero" of the 1974 uprising, slowly began to beat back the occupation force in a series of escalating skirmishes and offensives.

Although victorious, the uprising exacts a heavy toll to both partisans and civilians alike.

Their mounting successes also began to attract the attention of the United States and the NATO alliance. The Reagan administration, sympathetic to the plight of the Nogovans, covertly supplied arms shipments and dispatched advisers to support the partisans in battle.

Thanks to the backing of the United States, the partisans eventually succeeded in overthrowing the Soviets on September 25th, 1982. Nonetheless, their victory came at a steep price, and scars of the occupation continue to blight the country.


Main article: Nogova (terrain)

Nogova's total landmass clocks in at 100 square kilometres. It is located due west of the Malden islands archipelago.

Compared to its sister islands, Everon and Malden, Nogova features a diverse array of biomes. Though the majority of the island is covered in pine forests and rocky woodland, snow-capped mountains tower over the north and north-east. A small desert is present in the south-west. A freshwater lake, covered in water reeds, lies near the town of Frymburk north of Slapy. It lasts all year long depending on rainfall conditions.

Lastly, an inlet divides the island in half. It can be crossed over by the bridge at Davle or circumvented through the roads to the north.


The Nogovan republic is governed by a coalition government formed by its various political parties. It is officially known as the National Coalition, and is led by the office of the president.

Of the parties, at least two are known to exist: the Nogova Communist Party and the Socialist Reform party. Prior to his resignation in August 1982, the Nogova Communist Party was led by Vice-Premier Ostrovsky. The Socialist Reform party on the other hand, was chaired by then-incumbent president Novak.

In 1982, the office of the president was held by Novak until the Soviet occupation put an end to both his presidency and the National Coalition. It is not known as to who rules the country in the aftermath of the occupation, nor as to the state of the National Coalition's (assumed) reformation.

Armed forces and law enforcement

Nogova does not maintain a standing army. Defence and security of the island is separately maintained by local militia groups and police forces stationed across the island (respectively).

At the height of the Soviet invasion, many of these militias and police banded together into partisan cells who resisted against the occupation. They were led by a former Nogovan judge, Victor Troska, with covert support from the United States.


Due to the legacy of its Soviet Socialist regime from the end of the Second World War up until the mid 1970s, the Nogovan republic has had a near-hostile relationship with the Soviet Union. Relations between the two countries were further worsened after Soviet occupation forces were overthrown by late September 1982.

As of 2035, the country's diplomatic alignment remains unknown.










  • With the release of both ArmA 3 and ARMA Reforger, it remains unclear as to where exactly Nogova is located due to the retconning of Malden and Everon's positions on the world map.

See also

Countries in the Armaverse
Eastern Europe LivoniaRussian Federation
North Africa Argana
West Africa North LombakkaSouth Lombakka
Central Africa People's Republic of Bocano
Atlantic Democratic Republic of SahraniIndependent Republic of NogovaKingdom of SahraniUnited Kingdom
North America United States of America
Green Sea ArdistanGrozoviaKarzeghistanRepublic of ChernarusTakistan
Mediterranean AtidaRepublic of Altis and Stratis
South Pacific Horizon Islands Republic
Microstates EveronMalden
Countries are listed in order of the region of the globe that they are geographically located in.
Italics denote countries that have ceased to exist.