it was never mentioned whether or not Osea had a nuclear arsenal, however, it could be hinted that they do, as Grunder Industries is not too far from there, and they were selling nuclear warheads to the warring countries iirc.
Also @Razgriz470, what about Breaking Arrows in AC4, that's Erusea as well, but the final missile was confirmed by AWACS Sky Eye to be a nuke (or at least hinted to). thought I might say something about that
Ah I didn't know about that one. Anyway it doesn't really seem that Osea or Yuktobania or any of the major powers of Strangereal seem to have nuclear weapons because, in reality at least, nuclear weapons would've prevented the majority of the wars in Strangereal. I'm guessing theres some treaty that bans them or something. I find it hard to believe that the Strangreal nations can build superfighters with lasers and massive flying fortresses but not nukes.
Once one country mad a flying fortress i would imagine some others might try it to keep from falling behind in an arms race. Aircraft carriers can be easily destroyed by nukes too, but countries keep building them.
Dunno. I'd say Osea has played some pretty important roles, even if only in wars. After all, it fought the Belkan War (partly) for peace, and it only fought in the Circum-Pacific war because it was tricked. But in the end, Harling did his best to fix things. And he did. Right?
Well when Harling downsized the military it was after the end of the Belkan War, when everyone reasonably assumed that Belka was no longer a threat. The only other nation that could possibly stand up to Osea and the time even with a downsized military was Yuktobania, and they were their allies.
That's a very incorrect statement. Yuktobania started a war with Osea, but Osea utilized its air power as well as its Arkbird and halted the Yuktobanian invasion.
After the Yukes' invasion of Sand Island failed, nothing happened for weeks. In fact, the next thing to happen was President Harling going to North Point to discuss peace with Nikanor. But they got kidnapped. Immediately following that kidnapping, Appelrouth invaded Yuktobania.
If the peace talks had succeeded, then you wouldn't be saying that Harling failed to understand the idea of peace through a strong defense. Because, in reality, he understood the idea best of all.