So recently I’ve decided to add a wall to Washington, DC and this is where the wall (named Federal Wall) would end up encircling, with the area being within the Wall being known as the Federal Defense Perimeter, or FDP. I’ve also decided to add zombies to my world due to being recently inspired by World War Z (both the movie and novel).
So that leads me to the title of this post.
Right now here’s my plan for the Wall:
The Federal Wall will be 20 meters tall in height and have enough width/spacing to fit artillery guns like the M777 howitzer. The Wall will also have enough space and infrastructure to support and operate helicopters, several VTOL aircraft like the V-22 Osprey, etc., which will all be stationed in different sections of the Federal Wall. Because it’s impractical to deploy Troopers, weapons, aircraft, etc. to cover every single inch of the Wall, military resources, personnel, and assets are distributed along 13 major areas called Station Patrol Outposts (STATPOPs, or “Stap-Pops”), all of which are designated a specific callsign that is related to their local surrounding (e.g. the Station Patrol Outpost covering Union Station is called “Union”, the STATPOP south of the US Capitol is called “Capitol”, etc.). On the map above, they’re shown by red circles.
The Federal Wall also has several “Gates”. These Gates allow for people, goods, and resources to flow into the Perimeter in a controlled and managed flow. Movement into and out of the FDP is free and open to everyone, however, the Troopers stationed at these Gates have the right to stop and detain you if it’s believed that you’re sick or are displaying suspicious/criminal behavior. In a declared state of emergency that affects the FDP, the Gates will automatically be sealed shut and/or will only be opened for a limited time of the day before being sealed shut.
That’s as far as I’ve gotten when it comes to thinking out the doctrine and strategies that goes with the operations of the Federal Wall. Even though DC has expanded in size, my idea was for the Wall to act as a protective measure for the core government infrastructure so that there is some level of physical protection for the White House, US Capitol, Supreme Court, etc. My idea is for the Wall to also be able to stand up to zombies, bandits/marauders/etc., as well as rival, near-peer enemy militaries like the Virginia Federation Army.
So would this work or be practical? What changes would you guys suggest? Like the title says, what else should I keep in mind?
(And yes, I know that walls are out of date due to aircraft, bombs, advanced artillery, etc. But suspend your belief for a second).