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The Cantonosian Era 304-60BER
The Birth of the Cantonosian Empire 304-286BER
Around 304BER the nations of the three continents Crontasia, Suttacasia and Genorcasia were the strongest and most civilized societies in the world. The three continents, however, were ruled by countless of kingdoms and principalities. And war between the realms were not a rare thing to see. Everyone wanted to gain supremacy over the others.
But one kingdom seemed to want it even more than the others. A relatively large and powerful kingdom called Cantonos wanted more. Under King George the First's reign Cantonos began to expand and wage war against its neighbors. It was a long and bloody war and after 18 years of war against the Principality of Andum, the Kingdom of Crotanos, the Kingdom of Kilbum, the Independent States of Ennor, the Kingdom of Cartu, the Kingdom of Viisi and the Ouruian Peninsula, King Geroge managed to conquer the entire Crontasia. The Cantonosian Empire was born. The balance of power in the East were changed dramatically and Cantonos carried out great influence in the whole region, especially on the continent Suttacasia. But a movement against Cantonos lead to an new and long war.
The Great War in the East 286-136BER
Cantonos's expansion were seen as a huge threat, and when Cantonos in 283BER began to occupy and annex areas in Suttacasia, it launched a counter reaction against Cantonos warmongering policy. But it was not from Suttacasia this reaction got its beginning, but on the continent Genorcasia, specifically in Gentornum.
King Francis Merko the Second of the Kingsom of Vanossium managed to get the whole Genorcasian continent under his leadership and declared war against Cantonos. The next 22 years, countless of battles were fought on land and sea between the Cantonosian Empire and the newly founded Vanossian Empire with its allies.The war was primarily fought in Suttacasia's tropical rainforests. Millions died in one of the history's greatest wars. In 261BER, after 22 years of war, a peace agreement were signed between the two empires. But the East was now divided into two alliances. The Cantonosian and the Vanossian.
After King George's death in 256BER, King Francis Merko chose to go to war again, because he believed Cantonos now would be weak without its warrior king. But King Francis Merko was wrong. Although Vanossium managed to win important battles and even land on Crontasia, then it ended up as before in a long and bloody war without any form of ending. The next 29 years from 256BER to 227BER fought the two empires against each other and in 229BER King Francis Merko were killed in the war. Cantonos tried to use this opportunity, but had to enter into a ceasefire, due to huge losses. The next 20 years there were peace, with only a few minor clashes and confrontations. But in this period arose unrest in Vanossium, and various kings and governments took power in the empire, and in 207BER Vanossium were a weakened empire.
This the new king of Cantonos, King Victor the Second, took advantage of and the next 20 years from 207BER to 187BER managed the young king to defeat Vanossium and got domination over most of the East. The next approximately 50 years were used to defeat and kill the remnants of the Vanossian Imperial Family, as well as strengthen the control over the three continents. In 136BER Cantonos had founded one of the world's greatest empires. It is said that members of the Vanossian Imperial Family managed to escape over the Thousand Island Ocean and to Goldtrium, were it would later convert to Christianity and form the Golden Empire.
Stability and the Beginning of the Cantonosian Colonization 136-60BER
The mighty Cantonosian Empire had the absolute control over Crontasia, Suttacasia and Genorcasia, and although rumors said that Vanossian descendants had founded a new kingdom on the other side of the vast sea, then this were ignored by the Cantonosian kings.
The strengthening of the Empire were of a higher priority, and after over one hundred years of war, many wanted peace. Instead the focus were on creating stability, reinforce the trade and build a powerful and organized Empire.
And although Cantonos repeatedly were exposed to rebellions, then Cantonos reinforce to maintain control over most of the region. Peace were kept the next 50-60 years. Around 75-70BER people began to explore the oceans and around 65-60BER they began to colonize what we today know as Neurope and Soueca. The colonists were met by new and more primitere communities and cultures, and everything seemed to be peaceful.
But around 60-50BER people began to start more violent revolts against the regime. To begin with, it took place on Crontasia and Suttacasia, but it were quickly spread to Genorcasia, and later via the trade routes and colonies to Neurope and Soueca, and all the way to Goldtrium. Almost 250 years with Cantonosian supremacy it had become too much for many, and in a series of chain reactions the world ended in what we today call the Earth Revolution.
Cantonos began to lose control of remote regions and during the period it were transformed into a confederation.
The Republican Era 60BER-465AER
The Beginning 60-4BER
The Federal Republic of Falleentium is the result of a very old and bloody history. The Republic's origins is traced back to the Principality of Darpartryo, which was established in 4BER (Before Earth Revolution). Darpartryo were and still is today controlled and ruled by the Darpar family. Wilhelm Darpar I, was the founder of this princely state and is seen today as a public hero. According to old documents Wilhelm Darpar were a general in the Confederacy Cantonos's colonial forces. Since there are no documents or sources on that Cantonos is a nation of our continent, this indicates that Cantonos is a nation from a distant continent, possibly on the other side of the east sea. Around 60-50BER Cantonos colonized regions in the east, what today is Darpartryo, northern Balber and southeastern Veldunium. However, according to sources the colonists rebelled against Cantonos with Wilhelm Darpar as the leader. Sources, archives and documents suggest that the continent was colonized by various great powers from over the sea. Countries which are now major powers on this continent, many of them originating from former colonies. The years leading up to what we now call "Earth Revolution", all the colonies broke from their mother country and many civil conflicts from around 30BER-0 took place across the continent. During that time, an incredible number of nations were created and founded, mucg suggest about 100-120 nations on the continent. Many of them were principalities, duchies and kingdoms (at the "Earth Revolution" many high/royal persons traveled for unknown reasons to the continent, either because they were ordered or because they wanted to try their luck). Only very few democratic nations were created in the beginning. In 4BER Wilhelm Darpar and the rebellion succeeded to tear itself loose from Cantonos, like all the other colonies scattered across the continent did. Wilhelm Darpar then founded the city of Corrintrin (later the capital of Falleentium) and the Principality of Darpartryo with him and later the whole Darpar family as rulers. In 4BER Wilhelm entered into a marriage with the also newly formed Principality of Veldunium, later known as the Kingdom of Veldunium, and it was the beginning of a very long friendship which exist even today. In 2BER Darpartryo and the newly formed and democratic nation Apari entered an alliance. Apari became independent in 10BER and was therefore like Darpartryo a very new nation. Apari had created in a very short time a democracy which the people in Apari was very happy with. Apari was also the nation which later proposed the federal republic. Only one year after in 1BER, Darpartryo entered into a new alliance, namely, with the newly formed, however, weakened nation Tapanuo. Tapanuo was compared to the other nations not created after a civil war, but was simply abandoned by their homeland and thus left to itself. No really control or government were present in Tapanuo and they therefore chose an agreement where Tapanuo would be part of an union under Darpartryo's control, which suited both parties just fine. In 1AER (After Earth Revolution) a devastating war occurred, namely the Tarbar Wars from 1AER-121AER.
The Founding 4BER-200AER
Around 0-1AER barbarian tribes attacked Tapanuo's southwestern borders, which at that time was not as big as Tapanuo is today. This Darpartryo reacted quickly on and declared war against the southern tribes, 2 years after joined Apari also into the war. The attack from Darpartryo-Tapanuo was hard and brutal and until 15AER the southern tribes were completely displaced. The southern tribes therefore sought help from the Tarbar tribe, which was the dominant tribe on the continent. Sources also suggest that the Tarbar tribes, as well as the other tribes, were in fact natives and the original people on this continent. Tarbar responded to the other tribes' need for aid and quickly gathered all the tribes throughout the continent. In a few weeks, Tarbar gain control over the regions which are now Balbar and Cartria and thereby gain a huge army. In the years between 18-97AER the war was very equal and the boundaries were hardly moved.
But in 98AER an event happened that changed the war. The Holy Democratic Federal Republic of Falleentium was created between Darpartryo, Tapanuo and Apari with Corrintrin in Darpartryo as its capital. This new political system as well as a new sense of nationality, created a functional system that made that these three nations, now states in a federation, gathered courage and strength in the war against Tarbar. However, in 99-102AER it succeeded for Tarbar to get troops all the way to Corrintrin and besiege the capital. An 8-month long siege in which hundreds of people died either in battle or from starvation. Only after 8 months, it succeeded for the republic to fight Tarbar off the capital, and in the years between 103-121AER it succeeded for the republic to fight Tarbar completely back to their own lands.
In this long invasion, the republic triumphed one battle after another, and the Tarbar people were close to extinction. In 121AER Tarbar surrendered and the last chief was executed as well as his entire family. The republic had now conquered huge territories, but because of the heavy losses of soldiers, civilians and economic costs, the Senate chose to withdraw all troops home and only keep control of some western regions, that is now Darpartryo and Tapanuo western areas. During the war, 4 royal family were members killed. Wilhelm II (Prince) died in a battle in 34AER, likewise died Casper I (Prince) in 93AER from a stray arrow, and 5 years after his son, Dennis I, was assassinated. Marie Ula was assassinated in the year 94AER.
In the years following the war, the republic grew in military strength, economy, culture and so on. In 125AER the Senate introduced military service from 18 to 24 years with an education alongside. Men were required to sign up, but women did not needed, but it was recognized that you at least once had a job in the military in your life. A strong judicial system was also established in 128AER and the Holy Security Order was founded in 130AER, HSO was previously the functional army in particular 4BER-30AER.
Trade grew also a lot and the republic's economy was beginning to get positive. Jarrico, the main city of Apari and the republic's largest port and trading center, helped to push the economy. Cities grew and especially the capital Corrintrin grew significantly. In 135AER the Grand Theatre was built after 5 years of construction. A great theater was played on the opening day of the theater. The Grand Theatre has about 5000 total seats and is located centrally in Corrintrin at the Actors Street.
The years following there was a great development of culture and a number of museums and monuments were opened and built. In 137AER a giant statue of Wilhelm Darpar were made at the entrance to the royal palace. In 141AER the senate adopted a constitution for the republic. The constitution consisted of 84 paragraphs and gave the republic a democratic constitution. The constitution applied in 241 years when it in 382AER simply was removed after the first rebellion. Bn 293AER a rebellion occurred throughout the republic that would last for 88 years, after several years of prosperity and peace.
Before that, in 200AER Princess Christina I married with Prince Simon III of Veldunium, once again, the two royal families formed ties and made the friendship even stronger. The wedding was huge and thousands of people turned up to see the couple and the two royal families.
Times of Rebellion 200-465AER
The couple were the parents of the next crown prince Vinther I, who had a major role in the first rebellion. Vinther, was born in 202AER and gained power as regent in 242AER, 40 years old. His period is known as a joy time, a time where he gathered all the republic's people around a belief that they were all very special and that Falleentium had a purpose on this continent. A purpose which concerned the union of all nations. In 293AER when the first rebellion began, he was 91 years old and near death. The reason for the revolt was dissatisfaction with the senate.
Corruption, fraud and cheating had dominated the senate for nearly 30 years. Many of the senators had been in their position for too long and people did not think that the senate did much for the people, hunger and poverty had increased greatly in the last 30 years, and there was a huge gap between the various social classes. The people found that the royal family, especially Vinther, did more for the people than the people who they had voted into the Senate did. Vinther I, died in 294AER, 92 years old, the entire republic was in mourning.
In the next 88 years a rebellion raged in Falleentium, it was not particularly bloody, but it ended with the senate in 381AER was abolished and removed and in the following year the same with the constitution.
The next 20 years the republic had no real government. The royal family tried to keep as much order as possible, but it was hard since the family itself also had problems. The previous ruler, Crown Princess Christina II and Eric Tyll Duke of Yttinnis had only got one child, Vinther II, who was born in 449AER. In 401AER there was, however, created a federal council, which worked well and was a good temporary solution. The people got to vote and everyone could stand for election.
The Conquest Era 465-496AER
The First Emperor 465-469AER
In 465AER Vinther II became regent, 16 years old, which pleased the people. During the first rebellion, and after the senate was abolished, there was a high part of the people who had a very nationalist and royalist feeling, and Vinther II received a huge support from the people and the military. In 467AER the second rebellion then happened, nationalists and royalists stormed the federal council and took over the whole council. They demanded full power to the prince and demanded a new era. This the democrats corresponded strongly against and a month long civil war began, the resistance was especially high in Apari, who was a democratic nation and it was here that most of the democrats were.
Eventually it ended with victory for the nationalists and royalists, and Vinther II, was appointed to be the first emperor of Falleentium, 18 years. Falleentium was now an absolute monarchy. Many people were killed and more wounded. In the years between 467-468AER there was created a royal council, to serve as a kind of government. There were also created a citizen council after it was adopted in the royal council. The citizen council should provide all citizens to stand up and have an influence in the government like in the federal council. This was done to prevent that the democrats would rebel. In 468AER the armed forces were also upgraded even more and more organized. And in early 469AER a code of laws was created with basic rules and laws that could change at any time if the two councils would like to. In the law code you could also clearly see that Falleentium was an absolute monarchy, but because people still saw Falleentium as an union between states and since the two councils worked well as administrative government departments, the people still chose to call Falleentium for a federal republic.
A few months after the code law was adopted, the republic ended in war again, this time with the Balbar tribes. The Balbar tribes were remnants of the old Tarbar realm and in the last 20-30 years a few high figures in the scattered tribes had gathered the people under one tribe namely the the Balbar tribe. Many feared now a long war against the tribes, but the war lasted only a mere 7 months. The war started in the south, as the tribes attack Tapanuo and thus started the war. The war was quickly won in the southern Balbar and in the north the republic and the kingdom Veldunium also won quickly. In the last month of the war, the republic began a massive military operation against the central Balbar. Three armies with a force of 60,000 men and heavy artillery met a Balbar army of 105,000 men. The victory went to the republic which lost over 15,000 men in the battle and about 40,000 throughout the war. Balbar on the other hand, was completely crushed, up to 200,000 was killed, including a large part of the population. The republic won the war without any major damage and at no time were hostile armies on the republic's regions, the entire war took place on the flat steppes of Balbar.
In the previous war against the tribes, the republic chose to withdraw, but after the Balbar war, the republic took control of the conquered regions, and created two new states. Balbarno and Tarbanos was the names of the two new states. Balbarno with the main city Balranico consists of the northern regions of Balbar. Tarbanos with the main city Rittnor, another major seaport, consisting of the southern regions of Balbar. Today the republic in peace and Vinther II, sits heavily on the power as the sole ruler and emperor of Falleentium, year 469AER.
The Beginning of the Absolute Monarchy 469-488AER
469AER-470AER: After the war against the Balbar tribes, an anarchist party came to power. Shortly after military officers and conservative parties joined together in a military coup, and overwhelmed the government, and hence formed a one-party state (RPP/CRP). Emperor Vinther II's power were strengthened.470AER-472AER: The war between the United Realms and the Dominion Verzarent, went on for a long time. The United Realms declareed Falleentium war, due to dissatisfaction and tactical reasons (Negotiations had been going on between Falleentium and Verzarent). The war started out with a three way front. But UR lost quickly and hadt to surrender. The next year, the war is fought between Verzarent and Falleentium. But it ended with a peace agreement by the end of 472AER.
472AER-477AER: Falleentium are through the government RPP/CRP converted to an absolute monarchy by the end of 477AER. An new constitution is written and ensureed absolute control for the royal and the newly formed Cabinet. The Royal Family grows. Vinther II marries Queen Katharina I of Veldunium. The two realms are united. Later the two of them gets three children.
During these years, Falleentium also colonize new territories. The island Haa on the other side of the eastern ocean, are colonized and trading posts established with the nearest nations, including the former motherland the Cantonos Confederacy.
The Golden Empire declare holy war on the continent and a 4-year long war begins! The newly formed Entloland-Kalmontum Union and Gorigium are quickly defeated. The southwest Verzarent are besieged. And all of Falleentium's western states end up in trench lines. Millions die in this war and the devastation is huge. The states of Farrulli, Cartria and Entloland are hit hardest. One of the saddest events in the war, is when the entire 11th army is annihilated to the last man. 50,000 to 60.000 man dies during one day. It ends with a tie and without any peace agreement.
It is also during these years nationalist rebellion occurs in the empire, including FRA.
The Crown Prince(Wilhelm III) also marry with Princess Caroline V of Balchepra.
After the war with the Golden Empire, Falleentium used the next few years on the recovery of the devastated areas. The creation of the Imperial Railway was started in 484AER. After the war, there had to be reduced in the military spending, even if the nation actually still was at war against the Golden Empire. Trade with the East helped somewhat, and assisted the economy back again.
At the end of 484AER Falleentium got another colony in the shape of Port Anderson near the southern pole. The region was cold and harsh, but the colonists managed to establish a base there and claim the valuable materials found in the area. However, the colonists met hostility from the three clans.
In 485AER the Zallarkarla Clan and the Sigior Clan attacked the colony and later followed the Helkar Clan. The three clans created the Three Clans Alliance, and the war against the clans continued until 487AER where Falleentium prevailed, with bloody and many losses.
However, the hostility remained high between the three clans and Falleentium, and Falleentium only managed to occupy a few areas west of the colony.
At the end of the year 486AER, Falleentium declared war against the two Verzarent nations to the north. A war that should go easy for Falleentium ended in a nightmare. Verzarent made a surprise attack, and forced Falleentium into the defense, which lasted until the end of 487AER. In this nightmare the capital Corrintrin was attacked, and several states including Hastiga was occupied or run over.
However, at the beginning of year 488AER, it succeeded for Fallentium to retaliate against Verzarent and besiege the Eastern Kingdom of Verzarent's capital, who later surrendered. The Empire of Verzarent negotiated peace with Falleentium, and the war was now over. However, the damage was much worse than in the previous war.
In the year 487AER, there was also debated whether to create the United Dominions of Earth.
The Great War 488-496AER
At the end of the year 489AER, the United Dominions of Earth was created with headquarters in Corrintrin. A General Assembly and a Security Council was created. The permanent members of the Security Council was Falleentium, Cantonos and Balchepra because it were these three nations who had proposed the union. There was further established five non-permanent seats in the Council for a period of two years. In the course of one year, human rights was adopted in the Assembly and several other obligations between the member states, and this made the union a powerful force in the world. Around 491AER the southern oceans was terrorized by pirates and smugglers, and by adoption of Security Council and the Assembly, the UDE created a joint naval force with the aim to defeat the pirates. In the same year the world saw, especially the east, a growing communist revolution, and the nations of Rinum, Franosium, Bolnominum, Heeosso and Kaarnor fell under the huge pressure and the nations became a part of the Socialistic Communist Federation or the Red Federation. Tension between UDE and RF began. As the Communist became more violence on their political opponents and the increasing of murders and executions of people, the Union chose to boycott and block the Red Federation's trade routes. Which later created the alliance between the Communists and the Golden Empire and its allies. Between 492-493AER the Falleen colonies in the south saw a growing hostility from the clans. Once again the colonists ended in battles against the Clans, but managed to create peace and order, and provide influence on the Helkar, Sigior and Zallarkarla clans. However, at the end of 493AER the Golden Empire demanded that Falleentium stopped their influence and control of the clans. But Falleentium rejected the demands, and both nations sent their fleets down to the southern colonies, not far from Port Anderson. However, it did not ended in a battle, since the Golden fleet suddenly turned and sailed away.
In the middle of 494AER Falleentium once again ended in a war, this time a World War. Cantonos decided, due to several smaller clashes and crimes of genocide from the Red Federation, to declare war against the Federation. Few months later the Golden Empire launched the Second Crusade, this time against the whole UDE. In a rush attack from the Golden Empire and the ally, the Arum Federation, the Golden Alliance defeated and occupiedBalchepra, without holding control of the country mountains and forests in the middle, where freedom fighter and remnants of the army continued to fight. However, the Queen of Balchepra managed to escape with a relatively large fleet to Falleentium, where it came under Falleen protection and command. Two months later, the southern colonies was overrun and the first battle of the southern ocean took place. In a major retreat, the Royal Navy managed to transport the Falleen forces away for the colonies. However, the entire second fleet was destroyed. Immediately after Port Anderson's fall, the remaining colonies (Port Collinger, Vintheriu and Port Katharina) were conquered, as well as the southern nations. Toward the end of 495AER Falleentium succeeded to win the second battle of the southern ocean, and carry out a successful invasion of Port Anderson's coast. Furthermore, Falleentium had a few months before, conquered and occupied Kaarnor in cooperation with Cantonos.
The Invasion was hard and the losses was high, but Falleentium won and the capture of Port Anderson was successful. However, the attempt to take the two coastal cities Helderson and Sarnium was not nearly as good. At Helderson the 3rd Guard Corp and the 1st Falleen Corp was attacked by heavy artillery and the Golden armored tanks split the Falleen force of 70-80.000 men and 16 tanks. At Sarnium Falleen troops succeeded at first to defeat the retreating Golden soldiers. However, 25 km away from Sarnium the Golden Army had in cooperation with the Helkar Clan, established a strong line of defense and trenches, and the Falleen army had to retreat to safe distance. But Falleen aircraft had managed to bomb the defense lines and the city Sarnium, and the second attack was planned.
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By hard and bloody fighting, the Falleen forces succeeded to conquer Helderson and Sarnium and begin the attack on Jödingburg. The main goal of the first attack was to secure the eastern part of the city, thus ensuring one part of the city and create a frontline at the city's bridges. In a full front attack, about 100.000 men (out of 480.000(2nd and 3rd Army)) and 1200 tanks (out of 2100) moved towards the city. The attack was divided into 5 zones, a northern, two middle and two south. But after several days managed our soldiers to take over the city, and remove the Golden presence in the South. 5998 Golden soldiers were taken prisoner, and about 90,000 were believed to be killed. The remaining Golden forces had fled from the south back to their homeland. 47,462 Falleen soldiers had lost their lives in the recapture of Jödingburg.
A few weeks later, in late October, came the news that the Communist Federation had surrendered to Cantonos. After a two-year long campaign against the communist possessions in the Eastern Archipelago. The Confederacy had in cooperation with Falleentium, Jaharnum, Ouruland and FUC, defeated the communists. After almost 6 months of siege of the enemy's capital, Cantonos could finally plant their flag over the government building. Many communist officials and officers had been taken to prisoner. The top leaders themselves had committed suicide, only a few were believed to have fled to the Golden Empire. The Communist party had collapsed, and the regime had lost its power over the member states. Insurgent groups against the communist regime met the allied troops with joy, and the Allies as well. Over 130,000 Cantonosian soldiers had lost their lives. Jaharnum had lost about 16,000 soldiers. Ouruland had lost 12,000 soldiers. The Free United Cities had lost about 4,500. Falleentium lost 5,561 colonial soldiers and 574 mariners. The Red Federation was estimated to have lost nearly 250,000 men and their entire fleet of 2 aircraft carriers, 34 battleships, 12 flagships, 10 cruisers, 10 destroyers and 8 submarines. Over 1 million civilians throughout the East was estimated to have been killed in the war between the Confederacy and the Federation. Over 200,000 communist soldiers was captured.
Soon after came the Cantonesian Peace Proposal, which made a lot of anger in the Falleen Military Administration. The Free Falleen Army was made and the following was made public: The Politicians have stabbed us in the back, and to be prepared for the next war, that is inevitable, the Veterens of the War have formed a military force that is funded by the Vestulte Family. Many Veterens have been angered by the treaty of peace and now seek to defend Falleentium on their own. This new force, is not one of rebellion, but one of defiance.
Meanwhile rebellions rose up in Veldunium and Jalberter for more autonomy. However, this was beated down quickly, and there was an agreement with the Free Falleen Army, about that the peace and order was the most important for the Empire at the moment. The Golden Empire surprisingly accepted the Cantonesian Peace Proposal and the World War had come to an end after 2-3 years. In late November, the peace agreement was signed. It was signed by: King George XI of the Confederacy Cantonos, Prime Minister Henry J. Charlson of the Confederacy Cantonos, Minister for Foreign Affairs Eric Hansen of the Confederacy Cantonos, Holy Golden Emperor Henrick XX of the Golden Empire, Golden Chancellor Lorenzo N. of the Golden Empire, Queen Elizabeth II of the Empire of Balchepra, Chancellor Paul C. Viggoson of the Arum Federation, Emperor Vinther Darpar II and Imperial Consul Eduard.After the war, the Cabinet and the Consul began a large number of reforms designed to make the centralized empire more federal. A proposal for a constitutional amendment was presented and adopted by the Cabinet and approved by the Emperor.
The Civil War Era 496-502AER
Tension and Terrorism 496-499AER
After the war ended in 496AER, the world saw not the peace that they had hoped for. Kaarnor was at the peace been divided into a north and a south, a kingdom and a republic. King Andrei III who Falleentium had supported for several years, had finally gotten his kingdom back, but only half. The Republican half was not fond of the division of the country either. Riots, demonstrations and some clashes did not help the problem. UDE had to act. But the Union was divided over what to do. However, it was finally decided by the General Assembly and approved by the Security Council to sent a peacekeeping force to Kaarnor. Of the main players were Falleentium and Cantonos. The task was to ensure and monitor the Kaarnorian border, while the Union continued to discuss the problem. Both the Kaanorian nations were unhappy with the decision, but accepted it anyway.
Also tension between Balchepra and Faraal gave the world problems. The problem was the Jeet-Island, which both nations have colonies on. During the war had Faraal conquered all the Balchepraian possessions, but the peace did not made the proper borders and both nations believed the boundaries should be different. Everyone was afraid that it would end in war. But both the Golden Alliance and UDE decided to negotiate and the issue was solved in a compromise.
Back in Falleentium were there also problems. Falleentium have always had rebel groups in the country, but in the years 497-499AER saw the country a growing anger, violence and demonstrations against the central power. Especially in the states Entloland, Jalbetrer and Veldunium rose anger. In Jalbetrer ended it in a coup on the local government and the Archduke Welshy was being held captive. Falleen forces did however manage to free the duke and destroy large parts of the rebel groups. The worst attack was, however, the attack on the Crown Prince Couple. At 12:42 exploded a bomb on the main street in the capital Corrintrin. The bomb went off at the new theater which was opened on the same day. Before, at 12.30, had the Crown Prince Wilhelm III and the Crown Princess Caroline V, opened the theater with an audience of several hundred people, including many prominent persons and Prince Dave III. The Crown Prince Couple had just entered the front door when the bomb exploded. 34 people lost their lives in the bomb, believed to be a suicide bomber. The Crown Prince and the Crown Princess escaped with few injuries and was brought to the State Hospital, however, they was out of danger. Prins Dave, remained in critical condition, and the doctors was working hard to prevent the prince's death, which they also ended up doing. At 13:00 announced the Democratic Movement that they was behind the attack. The Democratic Movement want the Falleen Republic restored and the removal of the royal family. At 13:37 managed the Imperial Police to trace some members from the Movement, and arrest one member. In half an hour chased the police four other members. At 14:08 killed the police two members and caught a third. About 15 minutes later found the police the fourth dead in his room, committed suicide.
The Great Civil War 499-502AERThe unrest in the country continued, however, and more and more demonstrations took place throughout the country. At the end of the year 499AER decided the Imperial Consul Eduard to take a very radical decision.
All legislations should be handled by the administration who assumed the sole right to make constitutional changes. Freedom's of speech, association and press was temporarily suspended. Privacy rights in relation to telephone and postal communication was revoked. The government assumed the right to intervene in any situation to restore order. The right to draft laws passes from the politicians of the Empire, to Imperial Consul. This gave the course a few new problems. The dukes felt cheated by the consul and considered his act to be illegal and in response was the State Sovereignty Act created and functioned as an ultimatum to the Consul. In response sent the Consul Falleen forces against Veldunium and Cartria, and Apari sent troops against Tarpon.
In the face of conflict that would end in a civil war, decided Emperor Vinther II to approve Order 114. Following the orders by the Emperor was the royal palace shut down and protected by the royal army. In a quick decision decided the Emperor to authorize Order 114 and in quick missions and in the shadow of the confusion, carried out HSO three kidnappings. The first took place in the capital where agents from HSO invaded the home where princess Katharina II and her husband Callum Mecoo V, were in residence. Callum Mecoo V was kidnapped after his four guards were killed, and the princess was ordered back to the palace. In the second mission, which also took place in the capital, was princess Josephine I and her husband Dane Marcellus II also captured. In the third mission was princess Lisa Vestulte XI and princess Juno Vestulte I also caught, both were in the royal palace after having visited their grandfather, the Emperor. The rest of the Crown Prince Couple's family was brought to safety. Callum Mecoo V, Dane Marcellus II, Lisa Vestulte XI and Juno Vestulte I was held as hostages, and every attempt to enter the royal palace would be taken very seriously, and hostages would be executed for treason if necessary. The aim was to force both sides to the negotiating table, but it did not ended like that.The Grand Archduke Dane chose to support the Consul and the Consul decided to continue his program. Furthermore chose the Consul not to receive orders from the Emperor anymore before his reform was approved. It ended with the Aparian heir were executed, only 17 years old. After that was the civil war a reality. Apari attacked from the south and invaded Tarpon. Imperial troops tried to resist the attack and defeat the Consul. Meanwhile fought Government forces against the dukes and the whole country was in chaos. But it was not enough. Treason should also happen among the royal family's own ranks. After news of the launch of Order 114, chose the Crown Prince to go against his father and emperor. Along with a few loyal military officers, rebelled he against the Emperor and declared Himself the new Emperor. The Crown Prince managed to secure two of the three corp who was returning to the capital. A few kilometers away from the capital's walls, began the 2nd Rifle Corp-90'000 and the 5th Falleen Corp-120'000 to fire on the remaining corp the 3rd Royal Armoured Corp-100'000 which had just entered the capital. After 15 minutes of chaos, understood the 3rd Royal Armoured Corp now what happened, and a 2 hour long battle were fought in outskirts of the capital. The 3rd Royal Armoured Corp. lost 25,000 men and 32,000 men were captured. The rest fled behind the walls and began to secure the walls. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Army respectively in Delnour, Veldunium and Cartria could not get to the capital to the rescue, due to the problems with the duchies and the Consul. The remaining forces from the 4th army was, however, immediately ordred back under the command of General Filppos. His forces were, however, attacked by fighters and bombers which the Crown Prince also had managed to get on his side. General Filppos was therefore delayed. The Crown Prince then launched a massive attack on the capital with artillery fire and shelling from tanks. The 3rd Royal Armoured Corp and the Royal Army did not give up so easily, and the soldiers of the Royal Army once again showed why they are in the Royal Army. Again and again rejected they the Crown Prince. But Wilhelm III did not recognize a defeat, and he managed to enter the capital, where bloody street battles began. But the Crown Prince was too naive. While the fighting was on, had the Emperor with HSO, caught the Crown Princess and sent for the Royal Fleet for support. About 42 aircraft from the aircraft carriers came to the capital and provided air support. Furthermore, the aircraft the Crown Prince had sent to the remaining troops from the 4th Army had been defeated faster than he had expected. After 15 minutes bombing from the air, he had to withdraw. But his withdrawal was stopped by the 4th army from the west and the Royal Army from the east, as well as troops from the 2nd Army in Veldunium had come down from the north. He tried to flee to the south, but was stopped. The Crown Prince committed suicide before he was caught, and so did the Crown Princess who was in Imperial custody. Prince Dave III, was unfortunately killed in the attack of the capital, after the hospital he was in was bombed. (During the Civil War was Princess Christina III and her family also killed by a bomb.)
After two months, succeeded the Consul in cooperation with Apari to defeat the duchies. Along the way, had the Archduke Welshy also chosen to go with the Consul, with the agreement to make Jalbetrer more free. But there was a problem. In light of the Consul's victory was the Emperor moved to a more safe place, but along the way, was his convoy attacked and no one knew about whatever the Emperor was alive or dead. The rest of the royal family decided to say no to the regent position and the Consul ended up declaring Himself the new regent and sole ruler. Dictatorship was a reality. The Consul had won and controlled thereby the peace and those who had been loyal to him were rewarded. But peace did not last long. UDE had with worrisome eyes watched the conflict, and now decided that something must be done. Apari was kicked out of the Union, and a large Cantonosian invasion fleet sailed for Apari. In the north had Verzarent commenced an attack on Jalbetrer.
But then it happened at the end of the year 500AER, the Consul had committed suicide, leaving the entire country into chaos. And in the light of the news began UDE a massive invasion of Falleentium with the task of inserting the royal family on the throne again and create peace and order. After a few days, surrendered Falleentium to UDE's will and the largest trial in the country's history began. Many leading figures were convicted and Apari was by Falleentium accused of illegally breaking of contracts. The charge was sent to the Union Court.
A new constitution was signed by the new Crown Prince (Frederick III, son of the former now late Crown Prince) who took the position as regent until news of the Emperor was presented. Falleentium and the monarchy survived a brutal and bloody civil war that went severely hard on the population who still after the duchies defeat fought a fierce battle against the Consul. Over two million people lost their lives in one year.
The year is 500AER and Apari (The Great Revolt 487AER the beginning of Apari's independence) has left the federation, but have been charged by Falleentium to the Union Court. Another war is perhaps inevitable. The Emperor has disappeared and the ruling house is in chaos. The duchies have lost much of their influence, and all states are still experiencing a growing discontent against the central power, many people in the states want independence. The next years will certainly be marked by several conflicts. In 500AER one might think that the conflict with Apari would continue for a long time, and people in both camps waited anxiously for the Union Court's decision and judgment against Apari. Meanwhile, issued the new Consul Conlord a notice that a conference would be held in the capital for all the rebel groups to pick up the pieces from the Civil War. No real decision was found, but it created some order among the population. But the confrontation between the people and the central government was not over.
While waiting for the judgment, something extraordinary happened, the Golden Fleet was seen in the west sea, heading for the central continent. The Union was on alert and prepared for another war against the Golden Empire. But what happened will go down in history. The Golden Fleet sent a signal that only the Union and especially Falleentium knew. The fleet sailed all the way to the port city Rittnor where the fleet dropped a few well protected individuals of, and then sail off again. The convoy drove all the way to the capital, and up to the Royal Palace, where it turned out to be Emperor Vinther who had come back. He was not dead as everyone thought. One day later he spoke to the people.
Dear all you people of Falleentium.
The last year we have once again suffered under a war, and this time a civil war. It is as if Falleentium is bound to be either at war with another country or at war with itself. Why!? Why must the people suffer all the time? Why can we not have peace!?
I'll tell you! Again and again we encounter resistance from our own. Individuals and groups who want to divide our beautiful wonderful country. People who want the country divided into two, into three, into many!
I understand perfectly why you, the people, are angry, desperate and disappointed by the rule which has the sole task of making life good. I myself do not understand either? Throughout Falleentium's history, my family, your head and protector, ruled and unified the people under the Royal Banner.
But I must say this to you, the fault do not lie with us and certainly not you, but among those who oppress and divide our Falleen brothers south of the capital, those who call themselves Aparians.
The minority who call themselves Aparians and rule by a powerful military regime, have separated themselves and made themselves enemies of our peaceful people. The few "Aparians" or as I call them "False Falleens", has locked our desperate citizens from the realm they belonged to since 98AER.
The treacherous Duke who control dictatorial the occupied land, has broken every ties which he once so highly promised to keep for our imperial ruler.
He is not a ruler, but a power-hungry dictator that keeps our Falleen brothers trapped in the country they have always lived in.
I, as the righteous Emperor I am will follow and enforce the judgment which the Union will provide. I hope like you all that justice and peace yet once will descend upon this proud country.
I promise that all our nation's regions once again, while I live, will be united under one flag.
I promise you all, no matter what nationality you are, will be respected and valued as a citizen of this nation.
Let's all calm down and wait for the Union Court's judgment!
And let me emphasize once again that any inside rebellion will be put down hard by our laws. We must as a nation stand together to face this difficult time!
A few hours later, came the Union's decision and judgment. Apari was found guilty of all charges. What happened next was a joint blockage of all shipping to and from Apari and its possessions, and Apari got 48 hours to surrender. A few hours before the time was up, sent the Duke of Apari a message to the Emperor to negotiate. Only him and the Emperor. In three hours they discussed an agreement. And it ended with a few changes to the Aparian Treaty of 497AER. Peace was reached. But the Union had not approved it yet, it did not happen until the following day. Peace was now reached and there was found a solution to the Civil War's devastation. In the middle of 500AER were there once again changed in the Constitution, and the Imperial Parliament was created. Is Falleentium moving towards more democratic times? After the final closure of the Great Civil War, felt the population once again how an internal conflict had destroyed the country and cost a lot of lives. In the following years up to 502 AER saw the nation repeatedly demonstrations and few violent attacks and conflicts with protests and rebel groups. It was especially in the states Veldunium and Jalbetrer which experienced the worst conflicts between demonstrators and police force. In Veldunium it ended with more support for independence from Falleen control, and anger against the royal power, here especially the Empress and Queen Katharina I, continued to grow. Even after the Empress very nice speech in 501AER in the main city of Poliqen, were the people still angry. The protests in Veldunium and the other states did not ended with open rebellion, but remain as relative peaceful demonstrations.
Moreover, it did not help that a scandal was published to the public. At the end of 500 and in most of 501AER published all media a scandal which concerned secret military missions and HSO actions that took place during the Civil War. It was never fully confirmed who was behind the mission "Bird War" as it was called, or what actually had happened. But the basic data inform us that a number of senior officers and loyal soldiers of the Imperial Army and HSO performed a secret mission which was to find and kill government forces and spread resentment among the people against the dictator Eduard, as well as promote an invasion from the Union. It also came up that there was conducted a series of killings of civilians and all that was promised the rebels had not been done yet. The case was about to end in a conflict when it was published that the HSO had arrested and prison citizens without trial, however, none of this was confirmed. The public did not found out whatever the Emperor was involved in the case, and the whole debate about the scandal was closed, as a new civil war was about to start in the early 502AER.
The Fall of Vestulte 502AER
The new Consul Conlord Vestulte was at the end of 501AER begun to propose constitutional amendments that would reduce the monarchy's power and give more freedom to the elected government. The constitutional proposal was rejected by the Imperial Office, even that the proposal was supported by all parties except one.It ended with the Consul stepped back, and a minority government was formed by the Falleen Imperial Party with Benjamin Nicholas as chairman of the party and Johnathan Taddlesworth as Consul. The Imperial rejection of the proposal led to a general demonstration consisting mainly of democrats across the country, corresponding demonstrated royalists against the democrats and some places it ended in conflicts and fights between the two factions. The problem was not the Emperor's general power, but his ability to veto any decision the parliament takes.
On February 12., 502AER was Conlord Vestulte also granted a dismissal as Field Marshal, and 4 days later, declared Conlord that the monarchy had to bow to the will of the people. What might look like yet another bloody civil war ended after 2 hours and 14 minutes. Around 79 soldiers had been killed and 12 civilians, and around 346 were injured when the government on February 16. at 2:56 p.m. announced that Conlord had been caught and arrested. Conlord committed suicide the same day in the evening in front of the Emperor. The entire Vestulte family was sentenced to exile, with the exception of Lisa X, Christian Vestulte II, Lisa Vestulte XI, Juno Vestulte I and Josephine Vestulte II. Charles Maxim Vestulte had, with the rest of the family, to leave the country the next day, and Charles was only allowed to visit his wife and children once a year.
605 low and high officers was arrested and put before a court martial for treason. Iformation indicated that large sections of the army which supported Conlord had been deceived and lied to, many soldiers did not know they were fighting against the Emperor, many believed they were fighting another dictator, many of the soldiers who besieged the capital for 35 minutes, also stopped their siege because it was clear to them what was right and wrong.
After the Great Civil War, was the Falleen military is not done with carry out military operations. In Kaarnor at the border between the two nations, was Falleen soldiers sent into the border with other UD-soldiers to protect the border against conflicts between the two sides. Falleen troops had been there since 497AER, and all the UD -roops had been exposed to terrorism, however, the Union managed to arrange a meeting in 502AER where the two Kaarnorian nations could meet for negotiations.
Before the Vestulte conflict began was Falleentium close to end up in a war with the Clan Confederacy. The government had decided to declare war against the Clans but was rejected by the Imperial Office. However, there had occurred a confrontation between Falleen warships and Clan ships that could end up in a war, it was, however, avoided, since no one had been killed. The Union adopted a month later the Security Treaty of the Clan Confederacy (STCC), which said that the Union would help Falleentium if the Clans attacked first.
A realistic version of events of the Vestulte Rebellion:
In the year 502, Archduke Charles Vestulte was not only a Archduke, but also Consul and Field Marshal of the Imperium, his family, House Vestulte, was among the most powerful houses in Faleentium, immensely wealthy as well.
However, Charles "Conloradin" Vestulte was ambitious, and after allying himself with Archduke Callum IV Mecoo threatened to bring Civil war to the Empire, however he was sharply opposed by the rest of the Archdukes, including the Emperor and Grand Duke Dane Marcellus of Apari. The Emperor proposed a ultamatum to Charles Vestulte: Stand down as Consul, and no other punishments will be given. Charles agreed to this and stepped down.
Thus the crisis of civil war was averted for awhile, until the Emperor requested that the Imperial Armed forces swear loyalty to the Emperor, where Charles refused, upon this refusal the Emperor called for his immediate resignation as Field Marshal, in turn, Charles declared rebellion.
Immediately the gears of war churned again, Forces under the command of Archduke Malcolm I Kaldwin struck from the south, Aparian forces from the East, and the Imperial Forces held the capitol, But Vestulte was severely outmatched, for one, his former ally Archduke Callum Mecoo decided to side with the Emperor, and two, there were still many units within the Imperial army that held Loyalist ideals, thus when the Emperor replied to Lord Vestultes assault, with it came the entire might of the Empire.
7 days after he declared rebellion Lord Vestultes army was broken, and he was brought in chains to the Imperial Throne room, where the Emperor gave him a chance to save his honour through the same method that had ended the life of a previous rebellious Consul, Eduard Guerrique. Thus the life of Archduke Charles II of House Vestulte came to a end with a gunshot in the Throne Room.
The rest of House Vestulte quickly surrendered, all members of House Vestulte who were in the Order of Succession were barred from it, and then exiled. House Vestulte lost all titles, ranks, and lands that were once owned by them, with the exception of their Manor house. And thus came a end to Vestulte power in the Empire, its lands would be granted to its former allys, House Mecoo, and House Kaldwin, and in its place as Archdukes came the ascension of House Adler, under the rule of Sentarian.
The Alliance Era 502-518AER
New Directions 502-504AERIn late 502AER did it finally succeeded for the southern colonies to get a majority in the new Imperial Parliament, and the approval of the Imperial Office, to start a two-year state trial period to see if they could manage to be a state. Then the year went to 503AER and new elections were completed, it was the Progressive and Security Party with Alaric Bryland in the lead that became the new government and new Consul, in the new coalition government with the name Progressive Conservative Front. It was the beginning of a period of many reforms and political chaos, both at home and abroad. One of the more significant proposals PSPF presented, was the State and Federal Contemporary Control Bill, which aimed to provide states with more local control, however, still being subject to the central power in the capital. The new government also sought to defeat the terrorism and insurgency as the empire have long suffered from. At 5:00 AM on the 1st of August, 503AER, “Operation Resurgence” came into effect. It was an operation targeted towards terrorist cells, insurgent organisations and political anarchists and other such criminal activity that had been three years in the planning. It involved over 30,000 officers in all 17 states. Across Falleentium, teams of police officers conducted lighting swift raids on properties and places suspected of hiding or otherwise aiding individuals wanted for crimes against the state and breaking the law. Many criminals and terrorists were arrested and convicted, and it was one of the most successful actions against terrorism and rebel groups the nation had long seen.
Then the Four's Festival came. The festival takes place every year on the first Saturday in August, and last the whole day, evening and night. But this time the festival was very special, it was the 500 anniversary of this old religious festival. And the festival was a success. Everywhere there was lit bonfires and lamps to serve Ignissar's golden flames that protects us all. The sea and countless rivers, streams and lakes was decorated with (among other things), small wood and paper boats in honor of Aquanis's clear waters that heal us all. Amongst all this was there established small and large windmills and many people wear a long piece of cloth as a sign of Ventuslar's great winds which enlighten our knowledge. And as the last thing there was planted countless of flowers, small trees and adorned with everything nature had to offer in order to honor and respct Terralar's confident soils which secure our survival. The Four's Festival takes place throughout Falleentium and the continent. Millions of people gather to honor, serve and respect the four great gods, each of which protects, heals, informs and ensure our life on this earth. However, it ended with one of the largest terrorist attack in the nations history.
A group of terrorists stole and lighted a large warehouse with fireworks and attacked the palace. The ignited a huge fire in the northeastern part of the capital, where hundreds of houses and buildings, including the High Temple burned down. Nearly 700 people died in the flames or from smoke poisoning, and many thousands were taken to the hospitals. The fire department managed, however, to extinguish the fire and bring order to the fire relatively quickly, but due to the festival, there were many who died, later several people were arrested and convicted for the attack, but the true masterminds are either dead or free.
In the autumn of 503AER began UDE to have major internal problems. Nationalist governments from members such as Bolnominum, Loaos-Heeosso, Gentornum and Rinum-Franosium sent their representatives home from the Union and formed their own alliance. In addition, selected the new government in Balchepra to make better relations with the Golden Alliance for protection, because of the Union's poor handling of the country's security problems. So it was now important for Falleentium to create a new alliance, and this was done in a very short time. The Nilira Alliance was created and signed at the beginning of 504AER between the nations of Neurope and Soueca, two days later, signed Cantonos a separate alliance, and the world was now divided into four major blocks, and a great war was almost inevitable.
|The Nilira Alliance||The Freedom Union||The Golden Alliance||The Grand Genorcasia Alliance|
|Gorigium||Free United Cities||Pyllios||Bolnominum|
The Four Alliances 504-507AER
In the middle of 504AER the Republic of Kaarnor declared war against its northern half, the Kingdom of Kaarnor to reunify the island under one regime. The attack came after UDE had been dissolved and that other countries was now busy creating new alliances. It was mixed emotions from Falleentium, someone wanted to support our ally the kingdom, others thought the nation should stay out of the war. However, by Imperial order there was declared war on the southern Kaarnor and Falleentium was now in another war. The Falleen forces was commanded by Crown Prince Frederick III, who had been appointed Field Marshal. The war was very mixed in the beginning, and it was difficult to defeat the enemy in the dense rainforest. Hence it helped nor that there was so much discontent against the war among both military and political figures that the military action in Kaarnor stalled. Political parties wanted more democratic reforms, and believed the Emperor had too much power, and simply overshadowed the parliament.
After two parties had left the government coalition and counseling from various people close to the Emperor. Was there issued an imperial proposal for a constitutional amendment that ensured the parliament more power and protection from the Imperial Department. Then turned the fortunes of war, and the Falleen forces and its northern allies, managed to defeat the Republic of after 4-5 months of war. The war had cost many lives, both soldiers and civilians, but it ended with a victory that secured both states, but imposed large military restrictions on both countries.
In 505AER Joseph Guequirre, leader of the Liberal-Conservative Party and brother of the former dictator, was appointed as new Imperial Consul. Many were nervous about the new Consul and demanded new elections, many still had fears of the former Great Civil War. But the new officer's term came to be about something entirely else. With the fall of UDE, the world was divided into four alliances that could only end in war, and this happened. The Grand Genorcasia Alliance declared war on the Confederacy Cantonos and thus also involved the whole Freedom Union. Total war had begun in the East, which in the beginning looked bad for Cantonos and the Allies. In many quick attack succeeded GGA to fight equally up with Cantonos and even threaten the Freedom Union so much that people were afraid that Cantonos was broken. But as always managed the Cantonosian Grand Fleet to gain the upper hand, and after 6 months the GAA was pushed back to the mainland . Meanwhile managed the new government in Falleentium to adopt a series of reforms to the military, including some for the conscription, as well as a variety of languages reforms to ensure the country's many language rights. But the biggest problem was the question of the southern colonies, and whether they should become the eighteenth state of the federation. In the beginning, the Parliament passed that the colonies were not fit to be a new state, and this was also supported by the Emperor. This adoption was confirmed, but the problem was not over. The colonies, especially Vintheriu, boycotted the Falleen Colonial Company, and a big debate was started. Many different leading people took part in the debate on whether the FCC should continue its monopoly on the colonies or not. It ended up with that the government managed to passed a removal of the FCC's power, and all the estate was taken over by the state. This caused great anger among many, but with the Emperor's approval, this was muted. The southern colonies did not became a state but they got freer trade opportunities, and more local control, however, limited by the new Ministry of Soueca.
Another event that scared the country, was the terrorist attack in Veldunium, in the city Poliqen. The attack hit the Reich Tower Building, which collapsed and thousands of people lost their lives in this attack which was just as bloody as that in the capital a few years ago. It was later proven that Jeffery Roberts, former FRA, was the culprit who flew the plane into the tower.
In the war in the east, had the Confederacy Cantonos and the Allies eventually pushed the GGA back to the mainland, but the war ended in trenches, after fierce resistance from Gentornum and Rinum-Franosium, however, Cantonos was successful in capture Bolnominum's capital after long siege, and Loaos-Heeosso was completely blocked from the outside world. The war continued into the new year, but would soon end?
But at the end of the year 505AER, there was another disaster, the Golden Alliance ended the civil war after the Holy Golden Emperor Henry XXIV was assassinated. And in a few weeks, the civil war ended in four blocks. General Francesco Sannino, Crown Prince Adolfo VI, Grand Duke Luis III of the Duchy of Pyllios and the Trade Chancellor of the Trading States of Caornum Leonardo V. Haalax. All fought for power in the Golden Alliance, and the Civil War became a bloody affair in early 506AER. Meanwhile chose the Arum Federation and the Empire of Balchepra to leave the alliance, but the old tensions between the two rivals, started again, and it seems they now too will end in war. What remains is the Nilira Alliance, which have no relations with any of the two wars.
|Nilira Alliance||Freedom Union||Golden Alliance(Civil War)||Grand Genorcasia Alliance||Nations that are not members of an alliance|
|Gorigium||Free United Cities||Pyllios||Bolnominum||Faraal|
The year went to 507AER, and the war in the East continued, however, the Confederacy Cantonos and Freedom Union managed to fight GGA so much back to their home regions that the members of the alliance began to surrender to the Allies. First chose Loaos-Heeosso to surrender unconditionally, due to the long siege and blockade of the country. Later chose Bolnominum to surrender. Back in the alliance was Gentornum and Rinum-Franosium, which both were so beaten that they would soon surrender. However, then something terrible happened in eastern Rinum-Franosium. After a large invasion by Cantonosian forces, exploded a nuclear bomb, which killed a lot of people and destroyed a large area, in the eastern part of the region Velcher (Eastern Rinum-Franosium). It was later found out that a colonel from the Franosian army had made the bomb go of in a suicide. A few days after the bomb, Rinum-Franosium surrendered unconditionally after massive air and naval bombing. And almost two weeks later Gentornum surrendered as well, the war was over, and Cantonos became the sovereign ruler of the three continents Crontasia, Suttacasia and Genorcasia. The nations Loaos-Heeosso and Rinum-Franosium, was divided into four republics Loaos, Heeosso, Rinum and Franosium. And all members of the GGA, was occupied and controlled by Cantonosian forces.
By contrast, the Golden civil war continued, and although the four factions, General Francesco Sannino, Crown Prince Adolfo VI, Grand Duke Luis III and Trade Chancellor Leonardo V. Haalax, chose to meet for a peace meeting, it still ended with more war, after the meeting stopped after only 4 hours.
Meanwhile in Falleentium, a number of constitutional amendments was passed, which resulted in the closure of the Arch Council, and the creation of the High Council. Which led to Falleentium now got a bicameral system.
National Tensions 507-510AER
Falleentium, in the mid 507AER saw a great increase in terrorism, this was not a new phenomenon, but this time it went hard in the states, in particular the state of Entloland where several bombings and hostage-taking, led to the Emperor urged the Government to act immediately or be forced to resign. This did the Consul, and in a long meeting, it was agreed by the government to create the Department of National Security (DNS) in order to solve and investigate, on behalf of the federal government, the rebel and terrorist groups which the country is suffering from. Especially in the border states.Furthermore, the Parliament approved, a proposal which DARP had proposed to help the Republic of Jallar with their increasing terrorism, which also created unbalance in the South. It was agreed that possible sanctions against the Clan Confederacy, would be necessary since the Clan Confederacy refused to cooperate, and Falleentium had evidence that these terrorist groups had influence and powers in the Clan government.
In the aftermath of the war in the East, ended the wars in the West a few months later. General Francesco Sannino had managed to triumph over his opponents, removing the ancient monarchy and declare himself supreme leader of the Golden Empire. Before this declaration took place, had Balchepra and Faraal gone to war against each other after Balchepra had declared war. The war lasted a little over a month before Faraal surrendered and ceded large areas of land to Balchepra. Towards the end of 507AER, there was no war, but terrorism and national tensions, did not make the world more peaceful.
In 508AER elections were held again in Falleentium, and once again won Joseph Guequirre the Government post. Year 508AER became a tough year, the state Entloland was still heavily affected by terrorism and insurgents, but also in Delooiium arose a relatively large rebellion against the regime, the rebellion was, however, beaten down by military force, but it emphasized that the empire's western states were increasingly more rebellious than before. The Department of National Security, however, managed to fight back, and many terrorists were arrested or killed.
Moreover held Falleentium and the Federation Arum their first meeting in history, after the Arumian Foreign Minister visited the Falleen capital. And the meeting ended positively. Trade agreements and better contact were agreed. In addition, it was decided in the Nilira Alliance to start talking about giving the Kingdom of Kaarnor membership, as well as giving Arum observer status in the Alliance. Furthermore, it was also considered whether to perform more sanctions on the Clan Confederacy or perhaps conduct military actions.
However, the spring in 508AER ended with a tragic death. The Empress was assassinated in a suicide bomb when she was visiting the state Veldunium's capital. And this was the beginning of a long series of actions by the HSO.
Empress Katharina was buried and thousands of people met on the sad day. While HSO searched and searched after the culprits, and over a hundred people were arrested in a very short time.
Meanwhile ended the South again at war. Falleentium had refused to join any military action against the Clan Confederacy, and would only increase sanctions against the Clan. However, the government agreed to that the Kingdom of Kaarnor became a member of the Nilira Alliance and the Federation Arum got observer status. But then chose the Verzarian government to form a coalition with Ultoor, Icstunium and Jallar, and declared war against the Clan Confederacy. The goal was to overthrow the Clan government.
Jallarian troops begun to enter the Clan Confederacy, and with the help from the Verzarian Air Force they won the first battles. The allies managed to take over important strategic points, leading to that the western part of the clan was separated from the main regions. In the north Verzarent was bombarding the northern cities, from their two aircraft carriers located in the Western Sea.
While the war begun in the South, managed HSO to find and kill a top leader of the Freedom Council. His name was Dave N. Iccar. But they had still not found the masterminds behind the assassination.
After a few weeks asked Verzarent if not Falleentium could help them in the war, as it would help with the invasion of the country. However, the government rejected any form of military aid, and this even though there was great pressure from the opposition and even from the Emperor. Both members of the Imperial Alliance had by the way condemned the attack on the Clan Confederacy. In mid-summer decided Nourlen, Anloss, Gorigium and Balcher to step into the war by sending supplies and personnel to the coalition, and most of the members of the Nilira Alliance was now participating in the war.
Moreover chose the Golden Empire to declare war on the Kingdom of Faraal, with the goal of getting full control of the West once again.
Towards the end of 508AER the government decided to join the war against the Clan Confederacy, and a few days later joined the rest of the Nilira Alliance Falleentium and the entire alliance was now at war with the Clans. The war was primarily fought by Verzarian and Jallarian forces but Falleentium help with air support and paratroopers. After the summer of 509AER it looked as if the Clans were losing because Verzarian forces had besieged the capital and almost taken it. Victory was near for the alliance, and this despite all condemnations from the Imperial Alliance had been ignored.The Golden Empire had, however, in the meantime, at the same time as the siege of the Clan capital took place, declared victory over the Kingdom of Faraal, after which the royal family of Faraal sought asylum in Falleentium, which they got.
Within Falleentium, there was a brief of chaos in parliament after the government and consul J. Guequirre presented a proposal to abolish HSO while, the management of the DNS began a investigation of HSO and its board, and the so-called mission Bird War. In the end, the Emperor asked the consul to resign, which the consul and the government refused to do, however, by force, the government was dissolved, and Filippos P. Enfal of PPF was selected as new consul, which lasted 2-3 weeks before the Emperor chose to call for new elections. The election ended with Joseph Guequirre was elected again and started his now fourth term in office. A constitutional amendment was agreed between the consul and the emperor, and Falleentium was now a constitutional monarchy. In addition, both HSO and DNS was abolished and a new intelligence agency was established, which became the Organization of Intelligence Service. OIS assembled the entire military and civilian intelligence service.
In late December 509AER victory was near for the coalition, but it was not until January 4 510AER that the official surrender came. The coalition had won the third clan war and the Clan Confederacy was now occupied by the coalition until a new government could take over and lead the country towards more peaceful days. Another goal was to defeat terrorism. A difficult task stood before the coalition and the Nilira Alliance. For what would the Golden Empire do now? And what actions would come from the East?
International Tensions & the Great Souecan Rebellion 510-512AER
After the victory of the members of Nilira Alliance was the Clan Confederacy occupied by the coalition forces, and they divided the country into several zones, and cooperated with each other to restore the country and destroy the last remnants of the terror network in the South. The task was, however, difficult to solve, and the coalition forces and the civilian population were daily in danger of suicide bombings or assassinations. However the coalition and alliance managed to maintain control and slowly restore the country.Back in Falleentium it was like it used to be. Nationalist groups were still active in the empire, but the central government still had full control, and the country benefited from the new constitution that made the country more democratic. A number of social reforms were introduced, and economic growth in Falleentium was one of the largest in the world. In addition, the Federal Broadcasting Company was created which got monopoly on the newly developed television. Falleentium now had a State Television.
However, in the summer of 510AER saw Falleentium and especially the South, a new terrorist organization called Vazii Friicna. Which had a clear goal of removing Falleen control of foreign soil. Vazii Friicna was considered to be an anarchist terrorist group, while by others a freedom group. In the summer 510AER there were mass riots in the South, especially in the Clan Confederacy. And they Falleen colonies and coalition forces were attacked by rebels across the whole South. The Nilira Alliance was in great danger of being kicked out of the country, but managed to hold out for the entire summer.
In late summer and early autumn, it was bad for the whole Clan Confederacy, and much of the country had ended up in guerrilla warfare. The Coalition and the Alliance succeeded in keeping control of the major cities and key strategic areas. But the fact was that the Clans were in full rebellion, thanks to Vazii Friicna. However Falleentium managed to gain control of Port Collinger and the rest of the Kalaalyt island. Port Anderson was still in danger in the western part. But the people and the army had retreated to Jödingsburg and the city of Port Anderson.
The big news was the discovery of the possible leader of VF, Rafael Menendias. Rafael Menendias became public when the Falleen military coalition leaders of the Northern Clan Confederacy, discovered that an entire unit had been tortured and killed by Menendias's men. The search for Menendias became top priority.
During the autumn and early winter in 510AER the Alliance succeeded to push the rebellion back to the western part of the Clana. And although the Falleen Crown Prince decided to go to the south. The rebellion was at its fall, and at New Year and in the beginning of 511AER it was informed that the rebellion's last stronghold was about to fall. The war in the south was coming to an end. Vazii Friicna and its leaders was, however, nowhere to be found.Although people could celebrate the victory, another bad news came. The Emperor of Falleentium Vinther II, had been hospitalized, and many now feared the worst. And the worst thing happened. The First Emperor of Falleentium, died on a clear day in January 511AER. 62 years old was Vinther II, who was crowned Emperor at the age of 18. His grandson Frederick III was crowned as the Second Emperor of Falleentium shortly after. The Empire was in great grief, and the whole world mourned for this great loss.
Shortly after Frederick III was crowned, there was an election. Alaric Bryland managed once again to win the election a became the next consul after 6 years with Joseph Guequirre as consul. Bryland managed to form a minority government with Falleentium Minorities Party and the Dynamic Stability Party, because none of the oppositions could provide enough seats to become larger. And thus began Bryland his second term as consul.
Bryland and the government quickly got busy with a wide range of policy actions, such as building a highway linking all major cities together. But the government also agreed to provide support to the South, to rebuild the colonies after the Souecan Rebellion, and several places were reinforced with coastal fortifications. In addition, the police in the south was also sent to the mainland for training, while the South was under martial law.
Meanwhile the process in the Clans went slowly forward and the Falleen force along with the other coalition forces managed in a slow pace to create a functioning society without terrorism, but at the end of 511AER the Clans was still the most dangerous country in the world.
The government also managed to hold a series of military drills with the rest of the Nilira Alliance, and the world could now see how strong a naval alliance the Nilira Alliance was. In addition, the alliance, on the initiative of the Falleen government agreed to let Arum be part of the alliance, and thereby create a stronger alliance against the Golden Empire. And this was at a good time for the Golden Empire chosen in the autumn of 511AER to launch a major offensive, and mobilize large sections of their military units in a series of military exercises. Tensions between the Golden Empire and the Alliance grew, and several members, including, Arum, Verzarent and Falleentium mobilized their fleets. No war was declared, however, with the Golden ultimatum to the alliance to leave the Clans, it created great fear of a future major war, or maybe an new world war.
In addition, the Falleen Navy's aircraft carrier, IFS Vinther II, was attacked by a bomb, and the ship was split in two and sank. Over 500 people died and the worst thing was that Emperor Frederick the Third was present on the ship, however, the Emperor was unharmed. But this was a big attack on Falleentium which created panic and fear. Who was responsible for the attack was not known, but a few days later the police caught a person of Golden nationality, and many believed now that war should be declared. However, this did not happen because there was no evidence to be found that the Golden Empire was behind the attack. However the tensions did increase, and many believed a war was near.
But due to lack of political action by Bryland and the government, the Emperor chose to ask for his resignation, this Bryland accepted, and the government resigned, an new election was not called, and a temporary imperial government got the power.
Unfinished Affairs 512-518AER
Shortly after the resignation of Bryland and his government, there was some criticism of the Emperor's decision to make a temporary government. Many called for a new election, and in the end this happened. At the beginning of 512AER there was called for a new election, and this time the Progressive Party of Falleentium was victorious, and Frederick Filippos Enfal, were the new Consul. PPF was back on the position as the ruling party after a long time in the opposition.
Enfald was quick to call for the need that Falleentium was ready for a war against the great Golden Empire, but this was seen by many as a sign of an overly aggressive approach to the Golden Empire, and many of the parliament, even from the ruling coalition, thought that the Consul wanted war. This came close to overthrow Enfald from the government post after FSP and CPF left the government. But Enfald chose to continue as a minority government, with the Emperor's consent, even if the party was under pressure from the National Stability and Dynamic Associationalism Party.
Moreover, there was also something else which created a lot of uncertainty in the government and among the population, when Prince Christian II chose to take control of Falleentium's ballistic arsenal, and many believed that the prince took the whole country as hostage. The prince wanted more action from the parliament and the military leaders and wanted that Falleentium should do more to stand stronger against the Golden Empire.
A number of initiatives were also taken by the government and the military, but this was also due because the Golden Empire's fleet now appeared in the west sea. The fear of war. Fears of a new crusade was great among many. The disagreement was big among the parliament, among the military, among the politicians and the Imperial Office, on how the country should act against the Golden Empire. It ended in a wide range of disputes and quarrels. In the end, everyone wanted that Falleentium would be safe.
However, after three days the prince decided to surrender to the Imperial Police. The prince had to pay a large sum of money from his personal wealth, as well as giving the codes for the heavy weapons to the Imperial Office, and the prince also lost all his rights to the throne. But the prince's actions had made people aware of the high and dangerous tensions the empire and the alliance was ended up in. The war should be avoided, but not on every expense.In late February 512AER almost all of Falleentium's military was mobilized, and the coasts was fortified or close to it. Now everyone waited for the war to come. And the war seemed to be approaching when a Golden Destroyer suddenly blown up in the west sea, which led to a short fight between naval units from Falleentium and the Golden Empire. Who was behind the attack on the Golden ship? And who would then be blamed?
Alongside these internal disturbances in Falleentium. Was the Grand Duke of Apari, Dane Marcellus, hospitalized due to poor health. However, on the 28 February, the Grand Duke took his last breath. A great person in Apari, and even Falleentium's history had passed away. His daughter Anna-Sofia Marcellus took power after him, and from that day, both Apari and Falleentium had got two new rulers. What would the future bring?In early March 512AER chose the opposition party CPF, which had together with FSP left the government a month before to start a vote of no confidence against the incumbent Consul Enfald and PPF. After the vote Enfald was forced to resign as consul, and PPF was removed as government party. Instead, was the National Stability and Dynamic Associationalism Party elected as new governing party, and the third government in just a year and a half had been formed.
The threat from the Golden Empire still stood over the Empire and the threat of war, got only bigger. Also the new Government saw an increase in the nationalist movements and the rebels in the Clans began to be more active again. In addition, there came rumors about a Darparian-Aparian agreement that turned out to be an agreement about the establishment of a new kingdom. The unrest was spreading in the country. In mid-March 512AER it finally ended with that Emperor Frederick III and Grand Duchess Anna-Sofia Marcellus I, signed the Darparian-Aparian Compromise, which resulted in a hundred-year agreement which in theory made Apari and its possessions to vassals to the Imperial Crown, but also created a kingdom with almost complete independence.
Due to the great insecurity because of eg. the Golden threat, the economy of the empire began to go the wrong way. Unemployment increased, and the share prices on the stock market began to decline. An economic crisis was coming, and perhaps even a war?
Towards the end of the year 513AER began tensions between the Golden Empire and the Confederacy Cantonos to rise, due to a series of unfortunate collision. Both nations mobilized large parts of their fleets and armies. In addition, there was an another unfortunate situation on the Kaarnorian Island, between the two nations. A crisis which did not help the current situation.In the summer of 514AER it happened what everyone had feared, the war began. The Golden Empire managed in a number of surprise attacks on Cantonos to invade Gentornum's eastern coast, as well as in a number of naval attack near Heeosso. After nearly a week, about 25,000 had already been killed on the many fronts in the East.
The Kaarnorian Republican Government decided likewise in the summer of 514AER to declare war and the Second Kaarnorian Unification War began. The Republican Army was fast to invade and massive land battles began about 20-30 km north of the border, where the Royal Army was forced in the defensive.
In the beginning of 515AER decided Verzarent to sent a fleet and a armed force of 15,000 men to the Kingdom of Kaarnor to defend it against South Kaarnor. Even though no declaration of war was made, it was clear that Verzarent had join the war. And this was not a good thing for Cantonos and the Freedom Union which seemed to lose the control of Genorcasia. A few weeks later the entire Nilira Alliance with the exception of Falleentium and the Kingdom of the Straits chose to support Verzarent in the war in Kaarnor.Few days later when most of the Alliance had decided to inter the war in Kaarnor, Emperor Frederick ordered the Kingdom of the Straits to send a force to the capital city of the Kingdom of Kaarnor, Hwangzu, on a mission to defend the North Kaarnorian people. This order made a lot of Falleen officials, nobles and other very angrey, and a lot of condemnations was made. Massive demonstrations and unrest thoughout the Empire started. Especially in Balranico, Poliqen, Pealli, Drosst and Granoor there were major fights between protesters and the Federal Police. And a lot of damage was made on the larger cities, and many was being injured, both from the protesters and police.
In the capital city of Corrintrin it even ended in direct clashes between opponents of war and supporters of war in a number of suburbs (center of the city was not affected yet). And four people was reported killed in these clashes. Clashes between opponents and supporters were also reported in Yttinnis, Rittnor, Nettiely and Zarantin. And the Federal Police had a very hard time in keeping order and keeping opponents and supporters from each other. The Empire was divided in two once again.With the news of the attempted assassination of Emperor Frederick, there became silence in many places. Some places such as Poliqen, Pealli and Granoor the fighting still continued at the same level, but in generel it shocked the people.
A week later the Imperial Director Cenhelm Rameriz held a press conference where the director announced that His Imperial Majesty Frederick III has come to consciousness and was now out of danger. His Imperial Majesty had unfortunately gotten enormous damage on his body. His Imperial Majesty had due to the car bomb destroyed his spine, and had lost all feeling in his legs. His Imperial Majesty had lost most of his hearing in the left ear, and received a number of wounds along his left side. But doctors said that he was now out of danger. However, His Imperial Majesty had also received minor brain damage, and it was been decided with the full support of His Imperial Majesty to let the Empress be the regent until the Imperial Office decided otherwise.
The war in the east still continued and the Golden Army succeeded in invading the southeastern Heeosso, and started a second invasion of a member of the Freedom Union. Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium had laready surrendered to the Golden Empire. And in Franosium had a Pro-Golden government succeed in getting power by a military coup. Violent clashes between Cantonos, Bolnominum, Ouruland and Jaharnum against the Golden Empire still took place at sea. At the same time mass rebellions occurred in the region of Shiha, and the Confederacy Cantonos was forced to send extra troops to the region, to defeat the Muslim rebellion, which quickly could lead to a civil war. This hit Cantonos's war in the East against the Golden Empire, and once again the Golden Empire won a number of key battles.
After some time the Verzarian defense force, in cooperation with the North Kaarnorian army, launched a counter-offensive against South Kaarnor in late spring of 515AER, and begun massive bombardment of enemy positions. After some weeks the South Kaarnorian army was forced back in a series of defeats. South Kaarnor still hold important positions at the Kaarnorian border, but the Republic had suffered heavy losses.In the beginning of the summer it was decided and passed in the Falleen Government that it would be in the best interest for the Empire to make the southern colonies into a Dominion, and thus the Antarian Dominion was created in the summer of 515AER.
In late summer exploded there a nuclear bomb in the northern part of Gentornum, near a Golden vanguard base, which was used as a command center for the invasion of Heeosso and naval invasion of the inner Crontasian waters. The bomb exploded at a time when two Golden Aircraft Carriers, and up to 23 other combat ships were in the harbor or just offshore. Over 30.000 soldiers and staff were in the base when the bomb exploded, almost within the base. Intelligence indicated that the atomic bomb was not a strong one, but nevertheless, about 2,000 soldiers died by the bomb, and much of the fleet in the harbor ware destroyed. This was a huge setback for the Golden Empire, which had over 1 million soldiers in the East, and large parts of their fleet.
Meanwhile in the Shiha-region, the rebellion, which almost looked like a revolution, had created enormous instability in the central part of the East. Cantonos were having major problems and difficulties in dealing with this rebellion which was the largest in Cantonos's history. The atomic bomb, however, helped Cantonos's war against the Golden Empire.In the beginning of September 516AER, the Verzarian Parliament and Emperor Nikolai decided to transform the central and eastern regions of the Clans into a dominion under the Verzarian Empire, this new state would go under the name of the Helkar-Zallarkarla Dominion. This led to that the northern regions which were under Falleen military control was transformed into the Republic of Sigior, which in many ways was a Falleen Protectorate. Verzarent also managed to establish an outpost on the other side of the Kaarnorian border, and started to bomb South Kaarnorian positions as well as the Capital City of Chaoo Hiuo. In addition, Verzarent also planned a landing at the coastal town of Ca Chau Lieu. All in all Verzarent was a dominant member of the Nilira Alliance in 516AER.
The Freedom Union on the other hand lost over half of its members in September, only Cantonos, Jaharnum, Ouruland and Bolnominum were still members of the Union. It started when the FUC declared their exit from the Union, and some hours later the Kingdom of Haals did the same. A few days later announced Loaos, Heeosso, Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium at the same time that they would leave the Union, but many experts believed that this was only because of the Golden Empire occupying them. Nevertheless, after a year with continuous defeat, Cantonos started a counter-attack on the Golden invasion and began a massive naval campaign. Over a hundred ships and aircraft were involved in this huge mission. The next few months would determine the outcome of the war. At the beginning of Oktober 516AER Cantonos, Jaharnum, Ouruland and Bolnominum managed to win over the Golden Vanguard in the western parts of Gentornum, and managed to create a command center in Gentornum. At the same time Cantonos managed with a joint fleet of over a hundred ships, including three aircraft carriers, to win two naval battle against the Golden Empire, and thus opened an opportunity for the Freedom Union to free Loaos and Heeosso. However, due tointernal problems in the Confederacy Cantonos, the morale among the Cantonosian troops was very low.The problem was that the Shiha-region was in total state of emergency. The Cantonosian forces had to retreat to the northern regions since the central regions, was under full control by the Muslim Freedom Group. Even though Cantonos launched a series of bombing missions on the rebel's positions throughout the Shiha-region, the region was still vey unstable and dangerous. But it did not stop here. In the home regions of Kilbum and Lantru violent movements began to go against the government, the people were tired of the war and the high unemployment as well as the lack of goods. A civil war was about to begin in the Confederacy Cantonos. And so it happened. In 517AER spread the unrest from the Shiha-region to the rest of the great Confederation, and in a few months was Cantonos hit by chaos and civil war.
At the end of February in Kaarnor, the Capital Chaoo Hiuo was taken over by Coalition Forces of the Alliance, after several days of siege and shelling. Coalition Forces attacked the South Kaarnorian capital from all sides, and after nearly two days of street fighting, the South Kaarnorian Army was forced to surrender. Verzarian Special Units had also managed to capture the South Kaarnorian President Zian Wing Lie and other top officials, in their attempt to escape to Cantonos. South Kaarnor surrendered unconditionally, and Verzarent was sitting heavily on the upcoming negotiations. A peace treaty was signed and the Treaty resulted in that North Kaarnor annexed the southern regions under the Kingdom of Kaarnor. King Andrei III signed a new constitution and united Kaarnor under a Constitutional Monarchy.
In the South at the same time, after two days of negotiations between Falleentium and Verzarent's foreign ministers, the Falleen Foreign Minister Valdemar, could announced that Falleentium and Verzarent had come to an agreement that the South was still a major problem and had to be taken care of. Foreign Minister Valdemar announced that Verzarent had changed the status from Dominion to Protectorate, and that the now former Helkar-Zallarkarla Dominion was re-created into the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation and that a general election would soon start. Verzarent had also reduced their forces in the area and began a major training of this new federation's military and police. Foreign Minister Valdemar also announced that Falleentium would not interfere in the affairs of the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation and that the Falleen Government would not allow that the talk which was ongoing between the Federation and Antaria was realized.In late summer of 517AER the world saw a mysterious but powerful revolutionary movement which had taken control of large parts of North Shiha and received tremendous influence in North Shiha. The movement which went under the name of the Black Army, was under the leadership of General Ashikaga Ieyasu, a former General of the Cantonosian Southern Colonial Army. General Ashikaga Ieyasu had in recent months been fighting with his revolutionary army in North Shiha, but suddenly, BA had taken over large areas, and gained massive support from the local population. However, BA had shown that it would use all means to achieve its goals. Thousands of Muslims and "White Men" had been killed by this movement. General Ashikaga Ieyasu and his revolutionary army continued their revolutionary war in late summer and early autumn and managed to conquer and take over major cities and areas from Cantonos.
In late 517AER King Richard of Cantonos was assassinated by Pro-Crotanos separatists when the King and His convoy was attacked in the Capital City of Candon. The king died with five shots in the chest, and the attack came after large parts of the Crotanos-region had started a rebellion, and after the Cantonosian Government had lost complete control of the Shiha-region. Bolnominum, Jaharnum and Ouruland had at the same time managed to secure a separate peace with the Golden Empire. And the Freedom Union was now officially dissolved. The new king of Cantonos King George XX and the Cantonosian Government was trying to join the remains of the nation but the Cantonosian Armed Forces had failed and the Confederacy was soon to fall.In the spring of 518AER the Imperial Consul and Archduke Callum Mecoo was shot twice in stomach by a serving officer within the Imperial Military. The Consul died of his wounds, and the assailant was shot dead at the scene by security guards. Af that the Vice-Consul Dillon Mecoo-Chastel took the seat as Consul. But it was a very sad day for the Empire, especially in the state of Veldunium the people mourned the loss of the Archduke. However it was also in the spring that Princess Christina, daughter of the Emperor, married the Crown Prince of the Straits, John Marcellus. A number of other noble marriages took place in the early 518AER. In the autumn of 518AER, after years of fighting and internal rebellions the Cantonosian Government had to admit defeat to the Golden Empire. Cantonos surrendered unconditionally and had to surrender large areas of land to the Golden Empire, and lost much of their influence in the East. Loaos, Heeosso, Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium became Golden Protectorates, and was basically turned into dictatorships, subject to Golden Rule. On the other hand Bolnominum, Ouruland and Jaharnum survived the war without major loss of land, but had to sign that they would not form a military alliance with Cantonos again.
Cantonos, however, had to, besides having to cede large areas to the Golden Empire, given land to a number of other nations. First and foremost the Shiha and Draaz-regions was lost to the Black Army led by General Ashikaga Ieyasu, and to the newly formed Islamic Republic of Shiha-Draaz. The Kingdom of Haals also got the Cantonosian areas of the Haa-Island and was quick to put more claims on the Falleen Colony of Port Mecco. In addition, Cantonos had to make a compromise with the Pro-Crotanosian rebels, and the Republic of Crotanos was therefore formed, but in a loose union with Cantonos. War and all conflicts in the East, had in the four years it all lasted, killed over 10 million people. And although there was peace at the end of 518AER, there was still many tensions which at any time could lead to an armed conflict.
The Golden Era 518-548AER
The Golden Supremacy 518-525AERNot many weeks had passed after the war ended before the people of the Falleen Colony of Port Mecoo, again were exposed to violence, this time on themselves. In December 18, 518AER exploded a bomb 200 meters from the town hall, which killed twelve people and injured 76. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. But after peace the Kingdom of Haals had put huge claims on Port Mecoo. Local investigators believed, however, that the attack was done by Pro-Haals Nationalists, a movement which had been very inactive the past 10 years.
Not long did there go before Falleentium got a telegram, which was signed by the Haalsian Consul Sverre Wernberg. In the telegram it was stated that the Haalsian Kingdom had nothing to do with the bombing in Port Mecoo. The telegram also said that the Kingdom only wanted good relations with Falleentium. The same day two Pro-Haals Nationalists were arrested by the police in Port Mecoo. On the property, the police found weapons and explosives.
January 1, 519AER, at the morning exploded another bomb in Port Mecoo. The bomb were smaller, and no one were killed, however, 33 were wounded. The police had found out that it were a suicide bomber. The Pro-Haals Nationalists, according to a number of intelligence had declared holy war on Falleentium and especially on Port Mecoo. The Imam of the Haalsian Capital denied all ties to it. And the declaration of holy war also came as a surprise to the Haalsian government.
In the summer of 519AER General Ashikaga Ieyasu and the Black Army declared war on the Islamic Republic of Shiha-Draaz, claiming that the Islamic State were responsible for a series of terrorist attacks on industrial areas near the border. At beginning the Black Army were victorious, and quickly won an important border town in central Shiha. Almost at the same time a number of socialist movements (The Red Guard) had taken arms against the Golden Occupiers in the countries of Loaos, Heeosso, Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium, and some of these movements were fighting for the restoration of the Red Federation.In the autumn of 519AER Naval Intelligence found evidence that the Kingdom Haals had provided the Pro-Haals Nationalists in Port Mecoo with weapons and explosives - Naval Intelligence: Terrorist attacks in Port Mecoo. In the beginning of 520AER it had reached the public that the Kingdom of Haals had provided the Pro-Haals Nationalists with supplies and weapons. Many in the Empire condemned this and many demanded action from the government, especially after the Imperial Office has announced its concerns about the East. The Kingdom of Haals denied all allegations and desided even to accused the Falleen Government for planting the evidences. However, in the beginning og 520AER Falleentium decided to send about 200.000 men to Port Mecoo, the war was close.
At the same time in the region of Shiha, General Ashikaga Ieyasu and the Black Army declared the creation of the People's Republic of Shiha, which quickly was nicknamed, the Empire of the Sun. In the beginning of 520AER the Black Army started to besiege the Islamic Capital. At some point the Kaarnorian Prime Minister Hiu Joi Chiing also met with General Ashikaga Ieyasu to sign a new trade agreement. The agreement gave Kaarnor important economic loans and boosted the trade between Kaarnor and the People's Republic of Shiha, who needed it to feed the Black Army. With the agreement, the People's Republic of Shiha also got important trading posts on the Kaarnorian Island.Later in 520AER, Falleentium decided to declare war on the Kingdom of Haals due to lack of cooperation from the Haalsian Government about the terror attacks of the Falleen colony of Port Mecoo. The Falleen Government felt that Falleentium needed to send troops into Haals to restore law and order and the stability of the region. Soon Falleen Forces crossed the border between the two countries. But the Falleen Forces only met little resistance from Haals, and Falleentium quickly conquered some villages and other larger towns without much resistance. Falleentium now had to cross the narrow mountain pass which were necessary to get around the mountains which act as a natural defense chain of all the central and northern areas. As many predicted, Haals focused on strengthening their fortifications in the mountainous inland and if the Falleen Forces wanted to reach the Haalsian Capital, they first had to go through the strong fortified route south of the mountains.
The war on the Haa-Island quickly cost many lives. The Falleen landing on the east side cost many Falleen soldiers, but in the summer of 520AER there was no doubt that Falleentium was the strongest. Falleentium had several places started massive bombardments on the Haalsian mountain fortresses and military positions on the coasts. While Falleen soldiers was fighting on the east side, the Crown Prince visited the Falleen soldiers on the west side, which were getting ready to go south around the mountains. At the same time the People's Republic of Shiha, or better known as the Black Army, conquered the capital of the Islamic State, but the war was far from over. The Black Army still needed to conquer three major cities and several strategic areas before they could declare victory. In the siege of the Islamic Capital Jaddar, over 60,000 civilians died.At the end of 520AER Falleentium had lost a large number of soldiers in the many major military operations, but the Falleen Armed Forces managed to win every battle, and the siege of the Haalsian Capital were very close. But many also feared that Falleentium would lose a lot of people in the siege, because it didn't look like that Haals would surrender anytime soon.
In december 520AER the Falleen Parliament also decided to make Reellam (a region in Delnour) an independent Federal State, with its capital in Solarem. And moreover the Parliament decided to dissolve Antaria, and therefore made the South to the colonies again. This created a lot of confusion and concern in the former Antaria. Many were concerned about what the future would bring and what rights they would get. Especially in Vintheriu there were a series of protests, and few places it even ended in riots and confrontations between protesters and security forces. Elsewhere, for example in Port Katharina, large parts of the small population joined in a common front to get a separate agreement with the mainland. In Port Anderson and Jödingsburg few groups expressed a desire to join the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation or the Republic of Sigior.At December the 17. after days of massive bombardment of the Haalsian Capital under the orders of General Húsavík - Haals surrendered unconditionally to the Falleen Empire and the Imperial Armed Forces. The war, which lasted seven months, Haals defended itself to the utmost, but the ruthless siege of the capital forced Haals and King Maximiliano to surrender. The huge civilian casualties and massive destruction of capital were too much for the small country. Over 35,000 civilian people were believed to had been killed during the 6-day-long siege, and hundreds of thousands were either injured or missing. The Falleen losses in the war ended to be less than expected. Some 20,000 had died but the double had been injured or disabled. The siege led to strong condemnations from Cantonos, Crotanos, Jaharnum and Ouruland and anger of the disregard for the civilian population. Especially the Cantonosian Government strongly condemned Falleentium, and called it an imperialist assault on a small nation. Although Falleentium generally celebrated the good news, almost all of the Empire's embassies announced that protests had occurred in front of the building.
In the beginning og 521AER the Kingdom of Haals accepted all of Falleentium's demands, and the war were now officially finished. Although Falleentium after the war decided to punished a number of high military officers for the bloody siege of the Haalsian Capital, the protests still continued against Falleentium. Eg. the Cantonosian Prime Minister James Olson expressed that Falleentium needed to apologize for their atrocities and many in the Cantonosian Government believed that Falleentium had treated Haals too hard. These statements were more or less been supported by countries such as Jaharnum, Ouruland, Bolnominum and even countries from our own Alliance such as Verzarent and Arum. While the world concentrated on Haals and Falleentium, most had forgotten the violent jungle war in the Shiha and Dreez regions between the People's Republic of Shiha led by General Ashikaga Ieyasu and the Islamic Republic of Shiha-Draaz led by President and Supreme Leader Hassan Khamenei. The Black Army conquered every city and town they besieged, but still fought an uphill war against the military Islamist groups who used guerrilla warfare.
Again in the spring of 521AER General Ashikaga Ieyasu visited the Kaarnorian Capital of Hwangz, were the General spend hours in a meeting with Prime Minister Hiu Joi Chiing. The meeting ended with an agreement between Kaarnor and the People's Republic of Shiha, a agreement that would enhance the already established trade agreement between the two countries. Since this friendship a half a year ago became a reality, Kaarnor had managed to pay their debts back to Falleentium. But this also meant that Kaarnor sought a closer friendship with the People's Republic of Shiha, and in April Kaarnor announced that they would leave the Nilira Alliance, and join the newly formed Suttacasia Union with the People's Republic of Shiha.
At the end of 521AER the Straitian Military launched a military campaign in the Bassar islands against the rogue Cantonosian factions there. The initial Straitian forces involved 20.000 men and an unknown ammount of naval and air assets. Two brigades, each consisting of 5.000, had begun landing on the two northen islands in the Bassar region on December 22., while a division of 10.000 had begun landing on the major Cantonosian island in the Bassar region. The attack from the Straits come after a few of its ships were attacked by Cantonosian separatists, why the Straits were attacked was unknown, but Cantonos had the past weeks seen a strong increase in protests and even rebellions. At the end of 521AER it was clear that civil war had begun in Cantonos, which in early 522AER also led to that another Cantonosian separatist group attaced and sunk a Falleen freighter.
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|Kingdom of the Straits||Empire of Balchepra||Kingdom of Kaarnor||Republic of Crotanos|
|Entloland-Kalmontum Union||Republic of Loaos||Trade Confederation Jaharnum|
|People's Republic of Gorigium||Republic of Heeosso||Republic of Ouruland|
|Republic of Nourlen||Republic of Gentornum||Islamic Republic of Shiha-Draaz|
|Republic of Anloss||Republic of Rinum||Kingdom of Haals|
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In early 522AER the Kingdom of Kaarnor declared war on the Islamic State and thus joined the People's Republic of Shiha in the war against the Islamic State. Already i mid January Kaarnor landed troops in western Shiha.It was rumored that the People's Republic had demanded that Kaarnor entered the war more actively. The Black Army had in recent months lead a tough war against the remnants of the Islamic National Army, which with great force had managed to keep the mountain regions and dense jugle areas.
After a major constitutional reform was rejected in the High Council many major cities (especially cities in the outer states) saw major demonstrations and protests. Both Granoor and Zarantin saw in the beginning of 522AER a growing support for the protests against the conservative part of the parliamentary system. Confrontations between police and protesters led to over 120 arrests the first two days and several shops and houses in both cities were destroyed. Also in Drosst and Pealli the police were confronted by angry citizens, and VRA in Veldunium had stepped up their activity. However, in core regions, the situation was slightly different, only in the capital, it ended in minor confrontations between police and protesters, but also between supporters and opponents.
But on the January 18. the worst thing happend five people died in a huge protest in Poliqen, respectively four men and a woman at the ages of 25-31, all killed in confrontations between protesters and the Veld State Police. The protests which had started otherwise relatively peaceful in Poliqen, ended in street fights between protesters and police and lasted for over 8 hours before it finally ended. Over 1000 people were injured, and about 110 police officers had been injured in the fighting. The riots ended when a unit of 200 men from the National Guard came and reinforced the police who otherwise with good effort had managed to keep the protests in the interior of Poliqen. Also Pealli, Drosst, Zarantin and Granoor had seen large protests and demonstrations, but only in Poliqen it ended in death. Intelligence also indicated that the VRA were involved in the violent activity.
In January 25., 522AER It had become a reality, civil war in Cantonos was ongoing. Various separatist groups had declared themselves independent and large parts of the Cantonosian infrastructure and armed forces were in decline. Intelligence indicated that King George and Prime Minister James Olson and the Government had fled the Capital Candon to a safer place. Both Jaharnum and Ouruland wanted to help but was threatened by the Golden Empire. The Republic of Crotanos also saw its own civil war. The eastern Kilbum-regions wanted more freedom from Crotanos which funnily enough got its own freedom from Cantonos.
In April 16., 522AER, the Imperial Director Cenhelm Rameriz announced to the press that Crown Prince Vinther had been granted absolute power in Imperial Affairs, since His Imperial Majesty personally had volunteered to be an unsuitable ruler. The Director stressed that the Emperor had not abdicated, but only passed His Imperial Powers to His son, the Crown Prince. The 22-year-old Crown Prince took the power with great joy and even quoted a quote from the first Emperor. But the next day a demonstration of about 5,000 people gathered in front of the palace in protest over the decision to give the Crown Prince all the Imperial Powers. Many believed that the Director and the Crown Prince had pressured the Emperor to accept this decision. Nevertheless, on April 22, the Crown Prince announced that he has fired the 76-year-old Cenhelm Rameriz from his job as Imperial Director, after 35 years in office. Instead of Rameriz, the conservative Markus Ehrenbaum was selected as the new director.
Markus Ehrenbaum was son of a Veldian mother and Aparian father, and had for the past 10 years been in charge of the Winter Palace in Poliqen. But it did not stop here, several Imperial Officers of the Court was the next few days fired or volunteered resigned their post. Instead, a number of well-known conservative people was appointed to the Imperial Court and Office. In addition, the Crown Prince had also been busy overseeing different military units and had even ordered several military officers to His office. The Crown Prince had thus replaced His father's administration, as well as strengthened His popularity with the general military. In addition, it were also reported that a number of former HSO officials had been appointed to jobs in the new administration.
In 523AER the civil war in Cantonos as well as in Crotanos had made the whole continent of Crontasia a big chaos. The instability resolved in that many regions declared themselves independent. The loyal forces were fighting bravely for the kingdom's survival, while the separatist and independent forces were gaining more and more influence and power. In May King George and the government sought assyl and protection in Falleentium. This news came after a Cantonosian war ship suddenly arrived at Port Mecoo and on board had the royal family and government as well as other representatives from the Cantonosian administration.In 523AER the Republic of Sigior and the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation were included in the alliance as full members after the Alliance Council unanimously had agreed to the proposal presented in the light of the commission's report. For the first time in world history Neurope and Soueca were united and at peace with each other. In early 523AER as well the President and the Supreme Leader Khamenei Hassan were reported to had been captured by Shihaian Soldiers (Black Army) and publicly executed on the orders of General Ashikaga Ieyasu. Hassan's brother Osman Khamenei were said to had taken control of the remaining soldiers of the Islamic State. But the war was almost lost.
In the spring 523AER, the Straits managed after about 2 years to defeat the Cantonosian Separatists in the insular region of Bassar. The war had cost many lives, but the Straits had thus managed to defeat the Separatists and restore trade south of the East. After the conflict it was decided to hold a conference between Falleentiun, Straits and Cantonos. The conference took place at Port Mecoo where the Crown Prince of the Falleen Empire would meet with the Queen of the Straits and the King of Cantonos.The meeting would decuss the Cantonosian Civil War. At the same time with this very important conference, the Communists in the People's Republic of Bolnominum won a huge victory in the general elections, and took the government post together with the Socialist Front. The Social Democrats who long had been the biggest party in Bolnominum since the Red Federation's fall, lost mange seats in the parliament. The rebel organization in the Golden Protectorates in the Far East welcomed this new government, and many now hoped that the Red Federation now again could become a reality.
In the summer of 523AER, Falleentium declared war on the Kingsom of Haals for violating the peace treaty. Under General Alexander Kerensky the 13th Falleen Imperial Army invaded the Haalsian Kingdom to restore order on the Haa-Island. The Haalsian Government failed to get support against Falleentium, and the People's Republic of Shiha and the Kingdom of Kaanor had already renounced any support to Haals, on the basis that Haals had not yet signed the contract to become a member of the Suttacasia Union. The Golden Empire gave no statements to the Falleen Declaration of War. But the Golden State Visit were canceled, and the Holy Golden Leader Francesco Sannino would therefore not visit Falleentium. At the end of 523AER the Falleen forces had reached the Haalsian Capital City of Örebro and street fightings began.
At the same time the Civil War in the regions of Crotanos and Kilbum ended, after the Crotanosian Government under the leadership of President Winston Wilson as well as the Kilbumian delegation signed a peace treaty, which would make the region of Kilbum an independent nation - the Republic of Kilbum was proclaimed and the Golden Alliance quickly recognized this new nation. Quickly thereafter the Falleen Government decided to recognized the new nation as well as begin talks with the Republic of Crotanos about a closer cooperation. At the same time in the summer of 524AER the Cantonosian Cvil War endded. In early 525AER Falleentium had made relations and trade agreements with both Kilbum and Crotanos, which increased Falleentium's influence in the East.
The New East and the Old West - and the Falleen Influence 525-538AERIn mid 525AER the war in the Region of Shiha ended, the People's Republic of Shiha under the leadership of General Ashikaga Ieyasu and the military oligarchy had declared victory over the Islamic State and announced that the President of the Islamic State had died in battle and that the remaining Islamic National Army had surrendered to the Black Army which were said to have over 6.000.000 men in the standing army. Over 10 million people had died in the war which lasted since 519AER. Although the People's Republic of Shiha had won the war against the Islamic State, and although the country were at peace and had occupied the resource-rich southern regions, then Shiha decided to expand and intensify their military machine. The fleet were the main section which according to intelligence gained a lot funds, but also the air force received more funding, an air force that had hardly been used during the war. Later in 525AER It were revealed that Stefano Sannino, Supreme Commander of the Far East for the Golden Empire, and brother of none other than the Holy Golden Leader Francesco Sannino - would meet with General Ashikaga Ieyasu of the People's Republic of Shiha on neutral ground in the Trade Confederation Jaharnum. Either the Golden Empire or Shiha wanted to tell what they had talked about in the meeting other than that it were about a trade agreement. Few, however, believed that.
At the same time in Crotanos, Falleentium opened an embassy and a permanent relationship had been created between the two nations. The increased Falleentium's indluence in the East and reinforced its hold on the Haalsian Kingdom. Falleentium had begun to leave its isolation from the world. Not many weeks after Falleentium began to create a military presence in Crotanos. Falleen state-owned companies started to build a small naval base 280 kilometers away from the Crotanosian capital.
In the summer of 525AER the Balchepraian Empire under the rule of Queen Elizabeth saw a rise in internal unrest and a rebel movement called "The Independent Nations" with its centers in the regions of Kaller, Vallara and Mallra. The movement wanted to defeat and overthrow the Balchepraian absolute and dictatorial rule. The Arumian Foreign Minister Antoine Busnois later decided to tell the Alliance Council that Arum were concerned about the civil conflict in Balchepra. Busnois told that Arum were troubled about that the conflict could spread in the West, and possibly create a larger conflict that might involve the Golden Empire.
In late summer of 525AER the head of Vazii Friicna (White Freedom), Rafael Menendias, were killed in a joint police/military operation composed of units from Falleentium, Verzarent, Sigior and Helkar-Zallarkarla. Menendias had for several years been hiding, but after a very long investigation of Vazii Friicna-members, police units succeeded to find and kill the notorious leader - in a operation that lasted for 37 minutes. Two policemen were killed, and all 18 Vazii Friicna-members were killed, including Rafael Menendias. Vazii Friicna had falled, and Soueca were free from its worst terror group.
In the beginning of the vinter of 525AER, Emperor Frederick III died.
In late 525AER the Cantonosian Kingdom ended in a Civil War again, this time King George got support from parts of the army, with the goal to regain the royal power from the Lord Protector and the noble forces who had been fighting for Cantonos duing the first Civil War. In december the King and his forces managed to gain control of the Capital City of Candon, and to force Christian Vestulte and his supporters out of the Capital Region. At the end of december it seems that Christian Vestulte and his family and closest supporters were forced to seek exile in Ouruland. Minor noble factions were still fighting for power in the Cantonosian Kingdom. But the noble force which at first were those who had triumphed against the separatists were either defeated or forced to leave the country, while others decided to joined King George's faction. The King and his new regime, however, were now facing a new problem. The long conflict had created unrest among the Cantonosian people, and the lower class had begun to take up arms against what many called a war between the nobles at the expense of the people. Especially the communist forces had received strong support.
In the spring of 526AER the capital of the state Reellam, Solarem, were conquered by about 5000 right-wing nationalists who declared Reellam independent. The Falleen special force "The Devil's Corps" under the leadership of General Celestia Dominica Vesulte. The rebellion was crushed and peace and order were restored in Solarem, however, the Falleen forces still needed to liberate the countryside around the city (see the batte here). It was however later reported that the rural population in several places in Reellam had taken up arms against the Falleen authorities. At the same time with the crisis in Reellam, troubles began to arise again in Entloland as a response to the conflict in the Entloland-Kalmontum Union. Several heavy confrontations between protesters and authorities became the news in the whole Entloland region and warrings of civil war were sent to the government. In the summer of 526 Chancellor Sarah Kerensky was shot when she visited San Padua, and the Chancellor later died of her injuries. Shortly after and nearly at the same time with the assassination of the Chancellor, former Chancellor and now Governor-General Alexander Kerensky were shot in the Haalsian Capital City of Örebro (more info) - he later died of his wounds.
In the vinter og 526AER the Falleen Legation in Balchepra were been forced to close its work in the civil war affected nation. Thousands of people had so far been killed in the war. The Legation urged that all unnecessary travel to the region were to stop, and requested that the Foreign Ministry supported this statement. Information regarding the civil war's status at this point were unclear and few, but recent intelligence from OIS and the Foreign Ministry, said that the Balchepraian Rule were under siege from several rebel factions. Apparently even Golden soldiers were present in key strategic areas. Almost at the same time according to sources from the Falleen Embassy in Crotanos, it were reported that Cantonosian and Golden soldiers had been in several battles against each other, since the Golden Empire (unofficially) had decided to support the so-called "white rebels" who were in control over the central regions of Cantonos. The "white rebels" who were fighting for a form of national conservative structure and the overturning of the current government (also conservative) had otherwise only fought against the communist rebels who primarily where located in the eastern regions and who, according to a number of rumors was supported by the socialist state Bolnominum.In 527AER the Republic of Kilbum joined the Imperial Alliance (also known as the Golden Alliance), and by that the balance of power once again turned in favour of the Golden Empire, who could expand their sphere of power even more. In the summer Prince Christian Vestulte were assassinated when the prince visited the capital of Ouruland. The prince had just been meeting with President Louie A. Hedren and was on his way to a private party, when the prince suddenly were shot four times in the chest by a person who later were identified as Christopher Walker, a well-known Communist.Towards the end of 527AER a huge offinsive from the Haalsian rebels brought chaos and death throughout on the Haa-island. The offensive cost many dead on both sides, and more Haalsian royale were killed in the conflict, even important Falleen military commanders were killed. Towards the end of December it changed, however, Falleentium's and Haalsian loyalists managed to force the offensive back. However, the Haalsian Royal Family (the deceased King's wife Alexandra and their children) and all those who chose to accompany them into the Mil Org's (rebels) offer of exile – notably the King's sister and her husband – were found shot in the basement of the Royal Palace in Örebro after the building was retaken by Falleen and Loyalist Haalsian soldiers. The execution of the King and his family was suspected to have been carried out by the Mil Org, which was led by Zlatica Blazec at the time. Blazec has also been confirmed as dead, having been killed when Falleen paratroopers overran her command post on the outskirts of the city. The King-Expectant then become Marcus Glücksburg, the late King's brother. In the year of 528AER a Shihaian Factory blown up in Jaharnum. According to the Jaharian newspapers a private Shihaian-owned factory were blown up in Jaharnum near the border between the two countries. Over 55 people, both Shihaian and Jaharian, were killed in the explosion. But Shiha said that only Shihaians were killed. Nevertheless the Government of the People's Republic of Shiha accused Jaharian leftist activists and rebels, and even accused the Government of Jaharnum of being behind the attack in an attempt to damage Shiha's economy. Also the People's Republic of Shiha later demanded access to the border area. But Jaharnum rejected this. The situation created enormous tensions between the two countries. A few weeks later the news arrived. The Black Army had crossed the border between Shiha and Jaharnum. And the Trade Confederation had officially declared war against the People's Republic of Shiha. The early battles in the border areas ended with defeats to Jaharnum. Later that year the Kingdom of Kaarnor decided to declare war on Jaharnum too, and thereby following their allies the People's Republic of Shiha. Soon after the Republic of Ouruland joined their close friends, Jaharnum, in the war against Shiha and Kaarnor.
At the same time the Cantonosian Government Forces got their biggest victory in the Second Cantonosian Civil War. Cantonos managed to reconquer several important cities and strategic areas from the white rebels, and furthermore managed to push the Communists further to the east. The support from the Golden Empire were not enough for the white rebels, and the Communists had begun to concentrate their resources in the Far East, where the Red Guard had regained strength. The Socialist State Bolnominum made no secrets of its desire for the restoration of the Red Federation.
In 530AER the Entloland-Kalmontum Union broke apart, after Chancellor Luis Balada announced that the Union Government and Parliament had decided to seperate the two countries. Due to huge internal and financial difficulties. A few months later, the new Republic of Entloland gained membership in the Nilira Alliance. A membership which were given on the basis of Falleentium Foreign Ministry's tough negotiations with the other members of the Alliance.
Towards the end of 530AER news came that the Cantonosian Government Forces had won a decisive battle against the communist rebels in the east. The battle took place in the largest city in the Eastern Cantonosian Regions, and lasted almost 14 days. The siege of the city ended up in a mixture of trench warfare and urban combat, and about 15.000 dieded in the battle. After the Cantonosian victory, it turned out that they most of the Rebel High Command had been killed in the battle. Many believe this were the beginning of the soon ending to the long Civil War.
At the very same time a crisis occurred in Falleentium after the Chancellor issued a decree that would dissolve the State of Reellam. The decree sparked an uproar from a wide range of groups, and a civil war-like state spread throughout the Empire. The conflict hit hardest in Reellam and Entloland, both of which were affected by war-like conditions, especially in Entloland, which declared itself independent. The Chancellor was removed, but managed to commit suicide, and an Intern-Government was established, with the aim of establishing peace and order as well as stability so that new elections could be called. While the conflict in the south-eastern federal states went on, rebels in Haals attacked the Falleen colony and the Empire suddenly stood in a tense situation.
In 531AER the Second Cantonosian Civil War ended. The Cantonosian Government under the leadership of the Conservative Prime Minister James Olson now faced a huge job to restore Cantonos's status in the world. Its army and navy were in disarray and disorganized. The Cantonosian eastern regions had been completely destroyed, and its economic situation had never been worse then it were now. Furthermore, Prime Minister James Olson once again condemned the Straits presence in the Bassar Region and asked the Members of the Nilira Alliance, and especially Falleentium, to reject the Straits's actions. Later the Straits ignored the Alliance, and announced that its members was not required to help the Straits in a possible war with Cantonos. This was condemned by the entire Alliance, and even on Bassar, the people began to be troubled about the development of the situation. However before it would end in a major conflict with Cantonos, the Straitian Crown Prince and Army made a coup d'état and removed the conservative government. Instead a more liberal government were elected, and the new administration quickly stoped the issue on the Bassar Region, by calling back it's military forces etc. But at the same time Cantonosian warships were sailing towards the region - the Straitian Government agreed to meet with Cantonos to restart negotiations. Towards the end of 531AER an agreement was made between Cantonos and the Straitian Government. The Straits soon left the region, and many wondered what would happened with the Bassar Region.At the same time in mid 531AER, the rebellion in Entloland and Reellam were about to end, and only a few rebels still kept on fighting (however they soon surrendered). The Falleen Imperial Armed Forces had once again prevailed, and only with few losses on both sides. An new government were elected in the 531s elections and a more moderate liberal government came to power. The National Conservatives had been dissolved, and the new conservatives parties didn't do well in the elections. The liberals had once again gained the power. In 532AER the United Kingdom of Cantonos decided to land its troops on the Cantonosian Bassarian Region, where it immediately encountered armed resistance from Bassarian Separatists, however, mostly in the areas around the Capital City - In the outer regions, the Bassarian Separatist Army quickly surrendered. However it did not take long before the Cantonosian Fleet could announce that it had taken control of the region once again. However, later a resistance group began to fight the Cantonosian forces. At the same time Jahanum once again asked for international help after the country had to surrender half of its well-fortified fortresses to the Shihan Black Army - a line of defense which were the only one against the Black Army's advance against the Jaharian Capital. Over 30,000 soldiers were reported killed in a series of huge battles that has lasted the whole week. In 532AER the Black Army was in an extremely strong position, and many fear that Jaharnum would soon be overrun. Since Jahanum and its ally Ouruland has already lost the control of the sea.
Towards the end of 532AER a miracle happened. In what become known as the Miracle at Lucica, Jaharnum and Ouruland managed in a huge battle to stop the Black Army, and thereby pushing the front forward. The battle lasted for four days, and were a battle between around 20,000 Jaharian and Ouruian soldiers against more than 100,000 soldiers from Shiha. For four days Jaharnum and Ouruland managed to withstand several Shihaian attacks on the Jaharian fortifications near the town of Lucica. About 5,000 Jaharian and Ouruian soldiers survived the battle but the entire Shihaian attacking army were wiped out. Shiha, however, still remained the strongest in the war, though this defeat had cost dearly. However it were not only on the continent of Suttacasia that battles were fought. In Balchepra Queen Elizabeth XXIV were assassinated and many other high officials were killed - the Government and Administration managed to hold power, but the Empire of Balchepra were on the edge of collapse, and much of its infrastructure has been destroyed.
In 533AER the war turned again for Jaharnum and Ouruland - the Miracle at Lucica was over and the Jaharian Capital City were under siege by the huge Black Army - Ouruland, however, mannaged to puch the Shihaian Fleet out of the Ouruian Bay. At the very same time a radical group were observed near the coloy Port Anderson - a group which got known for "preaching" radical ideas and the creation of the Kingdom of the Three Clans.By the end of 534AER the Ouruian Fleet under the command of Admiral Carlo di Persano finally managed to get through the Shihaian Naval Blockade and arrived to the hard besieged Jaharian Capital. Admiral Carlo di Persano managed to bombard the Black Army's positions and forced Shiha further away from the city. However the coalition were still in a bad situation and the Suttacasia War had become a war of attrition. However, soon the Jaharian Government and High Command had to fled the Jaharian Capital due to the Black Army's advance towards the Capital. It all happened in a huge operation in which high government officials and military leaders plus several military units, were evacuated from the besieged capital and led to safety in Ouruland. A resistance movement began to emerge in Jaharnum, consisting of Jaharian soldiers, policemen and civilians. But nearly 50,000 Jaharian soldiers had to surrender to the Black Army. In the beginning of 535AER the members of the Nilira Alliance decided to begin trade sanctions on Shiha and Kaarnor. And in 536AER after an election the new Falleen conservative government decided to pass more and stricter sanctions and blokades on Shiha and its Black Army. In addition, the closure of the Falleen Legation in Shiha led to that also Kaarnor forced a shutdown of all diplomatic relations with Falleentium. Several of the members from the Nilira Alliance also chose to closed their diplomatic relations with Shiha and Kaarnor. At the end of 536AER in Balshepra King Alfonso V of Balchepra were killed in an assassination committed by Kallerian rebels. King Alfonso was followed by his 16 year old son Ferdinand, crowned King Ferdinand III. The civil war continued.
In the spring of 537AER, Marcus Glucksburg, the last living heir to the Haalsian Throne, was killed in a terrorist bomb in the Haalsian Capital City of Örebro. At the same time Prime Minister Konstantin Kropotkin announced that the Verzarian Government had decided to send troops to help the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation, to defeat the growing terrorist group called "The Three Clans". A terrorist group who wanted the creation of the Kingdom of the Three Clans. In the summer of 537AER Crown Prince Frederick were assassinated by a member of the Freedom Council. An Imperial Ultimatum was given to the Imperial Government. An investigation should be initiated.
The War against Shiha 538-542AERTowards the end of 538AER the war came to Falleentium when the Falleen Colony San Padua were attacked by the Kaarnorian Navy. In the morning, the 3rd Fleet's naval base in San Padua were suddenly attacked by the Kaarnorian Fleet and the Shihaian Airforce. Large parts of the 3rd Fleet had a few days ago returned to the base after several days at sea and were therefore vulnerable to attacks. Several of the fleet's ships, including the aircraft carrier and five out of the nine battleships, were hit so hard by bombs and gunfire from Kaarnorian Warships that they were totally destroyed. Vice-Admiral A. Nozivec-Vestulte managed after almost an hour of hell to prepare several ships and get them out of the harbor and a battle were fought between the 3rd Fleet and the Kaarnorian Warships before Kaarnorian and Shihaian forces had to retreat. The attack came as a huge surprise for Falleentium and the world! The many military installations in San Padua were hit very hard. And a Kaarnorian Invasion were under its wayImperial Chancellor J. Lecter's speech). Later the Emperor also gave his speech.
The battle for the Haa-Island didn't go well for Falleentium, and Commandant-General V. Bradley and the Falleen Aarmed Forces tried their best to fight their way through the enemy's lines and blockages. But Falleen and Haalsian Forces were retreating on all fronts. Although the overall order was to fall back to San Padua, then many Falleen Units were blocked by the Kaarnorian Invasion Force.Several units reported that their road to San Padua were blocked and/or that they were surrounded by Kaarnorian Forces and Haalsian Rebels. The Falleen military opperation on Haa was a living hell. Everywhere Falleen soldiers ended in ambushes or surrounded by the enemy. The four Haalsian cities of Örebro, Helsingborg, Vuosaari and Jakobstad were besieged. At the same time a Non-Aggression Pact were signed between the Golden Empire and Shiha. Towards the end of 538AER, the Free United Cities were occupied by the Shihaian Invasion Fores after only a few weeks fighting. At the same time Ouruland managed to hold of the Shihaian invaders by forcing them into trenches by using artillery attacks as well as the mountains and canyons which extends down along the Ouruian Peninsula., but the much stronger Black Army were ready for another attack. In San Padua and Haals, the Falleen Forces fought a tough and arduous battle against the Kaarnorian Invaders.
In 539AER Falleen soldiers from the 17th army jad managed to get out of Haals and back to San Padua. But many units were still surrounded, trapped or even crushed by the Kaarnorian Invasion Force. The capital city of Örebro had fallen, and the entire eastern part of the island were now under Kaarnorian control. Only San Padua stood as the last Falleen fortress. The colony however were reinforced after the vanguard of the 2nd and 7th fleet managed to get through the blockade and reinforce the third fleet. Rear Admiral J. Von Branchie who were in command of this heroic naval operation arrived with supplies, but only few personnel reinforcements. The transport fleet convoy were on its way, but it would take a day or two before it reached the colony. However the large Kaarnorian Invasion Force were now on its way to San Padua, and the tired Falleen soldiers had a tough and bloody battle ahead. Moreover, it was said that a large Kaarnorian Fleet were heading towards San Padua. This fleet were defeated, but not with out losses, but it was an important victory, and at the same time the 17th Army managed to hold of the Kaarnorian Land Forces.
In the Free United Cities the Falleen vanguard base on the west coast were under constant attack from the Shihaian Invasion Force which was much larger than the allied coalition that has landed on the west coast a few days earlier. Besides the Falleen Force of about about 20,000 men, then there was also a Verzarian Force of about 30,000, and a joint force from Ultoor, Icstunium, Jallar, Sigior and Helkar-Zallarkarla of about 8,000. Many more were expected, as this was only the vanguard, but the force was under enormous pressure from Shihaian attack, both from land, at sea and from the air. The Falleen Navy was under constant attacks from Shihaian warships and submarines, but also from the air. At the end of 539AER new reinforcements arrived to the FUC and the allied forces. The allied force which at this moment consisted of forces from Geelakkar Island, Ultoor, Icstunium, Jallar, Sigior, Helkar-Zallarkarla, FUC, and primarily Verzarent, the Straits and Falleentium. At the same time the Republic of Ouruland announced that it had capitulated after the Shihaian Invasion had reached the capital and taken it relatively easy. The Ouruian Government, with President Louie A. Hedren in the lead, however, managed to escape to Cantonos, but most of Ouruland were now occupied by Shiha, the rest of the country were expected to be under their control within a few weeks. Only the mountain regions remained a problem for Shiha, as remnants of the Ouruian Armed Forces as well as a growing resistance movement were still fighting a desperate battle against the experienced Shihaian soldiers.In December 539AER the Golden Empire went to war, but not against Falleentium but instead the Empire declared war against the People's Republic of Bolnominum. The Holy Golden Leader Francesco Sannino had via the Golden media made a speech in which the great leader said that the Golden Empire would destroy the communists. The Golden Empire accused Bolnominum and its President, Maxim Stalus, for supporting the Red Guard who primarily carried out their terror in the Gentornum-Region. Besides that the Golden Empire declared Balchepra, Loaos, Heeosso, Gentornum, Rinum, Franosium and Kilbum for Golden Protectorates. Especially Balchepra were given a special status, as Golden Special Forces the past several months had been fighting King Ferdinand's war against the Balchepraian Rebels who had almost been wiped out by the Golden Soldiers.
In the beginning of 540AER the Falleen and Allied Forces suffered one of the war's greatest defeats in what became known as the Watchtower Disaster, when all the Falleen and Allied Forces surrendered to Shiha in FUC after several catastrophic defeats and retreats. But the defeats did not stop here. In the Haa-Region, the large Falleen Fleet near the Falleen Colony of San Padua, went into a huge sea battle against a huge Shihaian and Kaarnorian Fleet. The result were a major loss to the Shihaian Naval Forces! San Padua were once again cut off. At that moment General Connor Vestulte decided to dissolve the Haalsian Command. A guerrilla war began in the Haa-Island's mountainous regions. But it got worse. A combined force of 151 Kaarnorian and Shihan Vessels were seen steaming down through the Ancient Ocean towards Hastiga. However, it were not yet sought to engage the state's defenses and thus had stayed out of range of the guns. The large force had drawn some elements from the combined fleet surrounding Haalsia, but also still maintains sizable pressence there. Forward units of the enemy forces had made headway on one of the islands around Hastiga. In the night a sizable force - compared to the islands defenses - landed and proceeded to secure the island through the night. At 0200 hours a report were sent to the HQ in Hastiga reporting that the island were under attack. Later it were reported that the Shihaian Fleet and Air Force had begun er series of invasions of the Hastigaian Mainland in the eastern and southern regions. In mid 541AER the Falleen Forces together with its Allies managed to cut of the Shihaian and Kaarnorian supply line and naval bloakade between FUC and Hastiga. By that the Shihaian Invasion Army were cut of from reinforcements, and were then surrounded by Falleen and Allied Forces. Over 100.000 lives had by then been lost in the Battle of Hastiga. Towards the end of 541AER the last Shihaian troops surrendered to Falleen Forces. Next goal were Haals and FUC.In the beginning of 542AER the People's Republic of Bolnominum, the world's only socialist state, lost the war against the Golden Empire. After 16 months the Golden Empire managed, despite a poor start, to defeat and occupy Bolnominum, especially the capital, Boscow. But even though the Golden Empire now occupied Bolnominum, the fight were far from over. As Bolnominum had launched an major organized resistance movement in cooperation with the Red Guard that fought the Golden Protectorates in the Far East. Nevertheless, the Golden Empire once again showed that it were among the greatest military powers in the world. Later, however, it were announced that Stefano Sannino, Supreme Commander of the Far East for the Golden Empire, had been killed in an attack carried out by the resistance movement. Stefano Sannino, who were not only considered to be a military genius, were also the brother of the Holy Golden Leader Francesco Sannino. The attack hit the Golden Occupying Force hard, and brought great harm to the internal organization of the Golden Forces in the Far East. However, it also resulted in a huge hunt for the organization behind the attack. Hundreds of Bolnomians were executed or captured.
In mid 542AER the invasion of the FUC, or rather the liberation of FUC began, when Verzarent and Arum in the lead of the allied coalition landed in the southern regions of FUC. At the same time the invasion of the northern regions began with Falleentium and the Straits in the lead. Towards the end of 542AER the Golden Empire declared war on the United Kingdom of Cantonos on accusations that Cantonosian Communists were behind and helped with the assassination of the Golden Leader's brother Stefano Sannino. The War for Supremacy of the Far East had begun.
The World War and the Fall of the Golden Empire - 543-548AERBy the beginning of 543AER Arum and Verzahnt had been successful in conquering important positions and towns in the southern regions of FUC. The victories meant that the Allied coalition could create several vanguard positions from which the coalition could perform its missions on the Shihaian forts and bases. However, the allies suffered huge losses, especially the landing cost over 60,000 soldiers. And the offensive had not gone as planned. The Shihaian Black Army proved stronger than first expected. Also on the northern front the same situation were seen. The Falleen and Straitian forces suffered heavy losses and managed only slowly to push forward through the Shihaian lines. At the same time in the Far East the Holy Golden Army had declared the 5th crusade against the United Kingdom of Cantonos, and were already successfully to land an elite force on the Cantonosian eastern coasts. Cantonos, however, managed to make a stand against the Golden Empire and even managed to conquer important positions in the Republic of Kilbum, as well as won a number of important battles against the Kilbumian Army and the Golden vanguard forces based in Kilbum. Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium were unable to send troops against Cantonos since the Red Guard and the people of the three countries were in open revolt against the dictatorships and the Golden Supremacy. The People's Republic of Bolnominum, although it were occupied and in theory defeated, showed even greater strength like never before and the rebel movement used all its effort to defeat the Golden Empire. However, this odd coalition were facing a huge enemy. The Golden Empire had released almost 65% (according to intelligence) of their military in the Far East. And showed its absolute supremacy in the Far East by been present everywhere. In the beginning of February it were announced that Kong Andrei III of Kaarnor had died as 92 years old. His son, Tuan (the first), were quickly crowned as king, and together with Prime Minister Hiu Joi Chiing, inserted an ultra-nationalist government and increased the royal power. Later in 543AER launched the Falleen Navy Operation Nightfall and the invasion of Haals were a reality. Almost at the same time news came that the Black Army had crossed the border between the occupied Ouruland and Cantonos and entered into direct confrontation with the Cantonosian Military. Over 1 million Shihaian soldiers was part of this massive invasion of the Cantonosian southeastern regions. Cantonos hadotherwise managed to beat Kilbum back to its capital, and hold of the Golden "landing" in the eastern regions from gaining land. The Arum Federation recalled almost half of its combat ready forces back to Arum on the grounds that the Golden threat were now greater than ever before.
In the last part of 543AER the war turned to the worse. If someone had high hopes of ending the war before Christmas, then this were stopped now. The Golden Empire and thereby also the Imperial Alliance expanded their Fifth Crusade on Cantonos to include the rest of the world by declaring war on the Nilira Alliance, Jaharnum and Ouruland. The whole world were now at war! Unconfirmed but troubled intelligence reported that a large Golden Fleet (located in the North Sea) were on its way to the northern Haals, and it seemed that this fleet also transported an army. Moreover Arum announced that their southern and western regions were under attack by the Golden and Balchepraian Navy and Air Force, and at the same time both Sigior and Helkar-Zallarkarla announced that they had observed enemy naval activity near the Souecan western shores! Several Falleen and Allied ships (both civil and military) had already been exposed to attacks from Golden submarines! The Imperial Chancellor made his speech.
Towards the end of 543AER the Northeastern Haalsian coasts came under attack from the Golden Navy and Air Force, and it seemed that the Golden Fleet would enter into confrontations with the Falleen Navy and Army very soon! At that time however the Golden Fleet were fighting against the remnants of the Cantonosian Navy which would later lose that fight. The Republic of Crotanos were under massive siege from the Golden Air Force, and the Cantonosian Army had to retreat to thier central regions due to the huge invasion from Shiha and Golden Elite Units. It were also announced that Helkar-Zallarkarla's western coast came under attack from the Balchepraian Navy, and a landing there was ongoing! Both Helkar-Zallarkarla, Sigior and Jallar was unprepared and totally disorganized! A good news, however, came when it was announced that the Capital of FUC, Al Mekka, were taken by Falleen Troops and Rebels, the island, however, were still not completely taken. It took about four months before FUC were liberated from the Shihanian occupiers.
Towards the end of 544AER something odd began to occur on the Golden side of the war. In daily messages from the Arum Federation about the war, in particular about the ongoing attacks on Arum, several strange and confusing messages and intelligence from the Golden Empire were observed and captured, - all of which were about one or more episodes ongoing in the Golden Capital. The odd thing about these messages were that the same messages had been picked up by sources in Soueca but also in the Far East. Common to all of the messages was that the Holy Golden Leader Francesco Sannino were mentioned in all of them, and that an unknown situation in the Golden Capital had occurred. On all fronts, from east to west, from north to south, the Falleen and Allied military units began to intercept and observe many confusing, random and strange military movements from the Golden Empire. Some Golden Army and Navy movements was linked to each other, others movements was not. Much indicated that the Golden military organization and command structure had collapsed - but it was not certain. In late 544AER it were confirmed! The Holy Golden Leader Francesco Sannino had died of what were said to be of natural causes. The great leader's death, however, caused an internal power struggle in the Golden Central Government and the whole of the Golden Military Command Structure went into a conflict with each other! The Second Golden Civil War had begun. The problem apparently occurred since Francesco Sannino had not appointed a direct heir to his rule, which led to conflicts between various political and military factions.
The following 3 main fractions were as followed:
|Golden Main Fractions in the Second Golden Civil War||Goals|
|Vice Admiral Diego Fasolis and Alberto Sannino||To insert Alberto Sannino (son of Francesco Sannino) as the new Head of State. Control most of the Golden Mainland.|
|General Ricardo Teron||
Descendant of the Golden Imperial Family and descendant of the Vanossian Family - wants a revival of the Golden Monarchy.
|General Ernesto Coutinho||Declared Faraal for independent and sits heavily on the Capital City of Zenda.|
In the Far East the Golden military operations against Cantonos, Crotanos and Bolnominum were almost stalled due to the lack of organization and internal conflicts and confrontations. Several Golden generals and admirals either chosen to promote their own cause and goals, and thus took the control of significant positions and regions and declared them theirs. Others chose to support one of the three main factions and therefore fight both the Allies as well as Golden enemies. And a whole third group of military leaders chose to attack at full strength at the Allies. The Golden Civil War resulted in popular rebel movements in almost all regions of the mighty Golden Empire - even in the so-called Golden Protectorates.In 545AER the Second Falleen Landing of Haals began and at the same time the Battle of Hagdad, the Capital of the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation. However, while Falleen and Allied troops fought the Balchepraian Invasion Army, a Balchepraian Peace Delegation made contact with the Falleen Military Commando in the South to begin peace talks. In the East King Tuan I and Kaarnor were killed when Prime Minister Hiu Joi Chiing launced a military coup to remove and kill the Royal Family from power and thereby continue the war against Falleentium. later in 545AER it were confirmed that the Balchepraian Empire had begun peace talks with Falleentium, while heavry fightings were still ongoing in the Capital of the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation, Hagdad. At the same time of the news of the peace talks, it were said that the Golden Army stationed Balchepra had expressed dissatisfaction with the Balchepraian Empire's decision to begin peace talks. At the same time it were reported that the Golden General Ernesto Coutinho, self-proclaimed President of the newly declared Republic of Faraal, were under heavy attack from the Faraalian Resistance Movement, and was forced back to the central regions and the Capital City of Zenda. In 546AER a seperate peace between Balchepra and Falleentium (and the Alliance) were signed and the first Balchepraian Troops began to leave the South. At the same time the Balchepraian Government agreed to end the alliance with the Golden Empire and therefore leave the Imperial Alliance. Because of this, the Golden Army stationed in Balchepra began to attack the Balchepraian Capital City of Fadrid. At the same time rebellions occurred in the regions of Kaller, Vallara and Mallra against the Golden Empire as well as the Balchepraian Rule. The Golden Arm began their siege of Balchepraian Capital, and moved large units of troops towards the city. Several major ports and strategic towns in the main region and the regions of Balcum, Janallara and Falvara had already been taken over by the Golden Forces after several minor confrontations with the Balchepraian Military. The Golden Army were however without significant support from the Navy and Airforce since they had moved to fight in the internal battle for the Golden Capital Region. It were however reported, that King Ferdinand III's Government in Fadrid, had joined the Allies in the war against the Golden Empire.
At the same time the Faraalian Resistance announced that the movement had conquered the capital, Zenda, and executed General Ernesto Coutinho and defeated or captured the Golden Force. The Faraalian Resistance declared themselves members of the Allies and declared war on the Imperial Alliance, despite their current strength would not be of great help against the enemy. Despite Faraal were now free from Golden Annexation, internal disagreements occurred between the conservative factions of the movement and the leftist, especially the Communist faction. Later the news came that the Kingdom of the Straits had begun a landing and invasion of the Kaarnorian Mainland, and Prime Minister Konstantin Kropotkin of the Verzarian Empire announced that the Empire had launched an invasion of the Kaarnorian Regions in the south in the hope of conquering the former capital of the Republic of Kaarnor, Chaoo Hiuo. While the Kingdom of the Straits tried to take the Kaarnorian Capital City, Hwangz, in the north. Later, Falleen Forces joined the invasion when Falleentium made a anding in the Eastern Regions of Kaarnor. Later in 546AER it were announced that General Ricardo Teron had managed to conquer the Golden Capital and that Vice Admiral Diego Fasolis and Alberto Sannino, son of the former Golden Leader, had been killed in combat. General Ricardo Teron declared himself Emperor of the Golden Possessions, although he and his forces only controlled the regions of Goldinum, Cantu and partly Woolom. In late 546AER news came that the Golden rule over the Far East had falleen to the Red Guard and the Communist Movement under the leadership of the People's Republic of Bolnominum.
At the same time it were saif that the United Kingdom of Cantinos had managed after heavy and bloody battles to get over the Ouruian Mountains, and move the front down to the Ouruian Capital of Vilano. The Ouruian Resistance joined forces with the Allies, and provided important intelligence to Cantonos on the Shihaian positions and their strength and numbers. Meanwhile, Crotanos began an occupation of the Republic of Kilbum and the Capital City, Buchwast, were quickly taken by the Crotanosian Army. In 547AER, President Maxim Stalus of the People's Republic of Bolnominum, declared the restoration of the Red Federation, and the new Socialist People's Republics of Loaos, Heeosso, Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium joined the communist federation. The statement came just two weeks after the last Golden puppet dictator were removed by the communist rebel movement called the Red Guard. Since then, the Far East were transformed into a large communist alliance against the reactionary factions. The Red Federation announced that they would join the Allies against the remaining Golden Forces in the East. At almost the same time, Vilano, the Capital of the Republic of Ouruland, were taken by Cantonos, after nine days of fighting against the Shihaian Forces. Over 100,000 died in this battle and Vilano layed in ruins. But the victory were of huge importance, since the Black Army were now retreating towards the south, and the Cantonosian Navy hoped to block their way across the strait to Jaharnum. The chances of this were good, since the Shihaian Fleet were almost wiped out in the war against Falleentium and the Nilira Alliance. Soon the Republic of Ouruland were finally liberated from Shihanian occupation after the Cantonosian Forces and groups from the Ouruian Resistance succeeded in defeating the very last Shihaian fortress in South Ouruland. The Cantonosian Fleet managed to block the vast majority of the Shihaian withdrawal over the strait to the occupied Jaharnum, and forced many Shihaian soldiers to surrender, and many many others to fight to the very last man. Almost at the same time the the regions of Mallra, Kaller and Vallara which had long been part of the Balchepraian Empire declared themselves independent from Balchepraian Supremacy. All three rebel movements in the three regions had taken over the three region's capitals as well as important positions. The three rebel movements then joined together under a single organization under the name MKV-Movement. MKV were friendly towards the Falleen Forces, but announced that those regions were now under the movement's command and no longer Balchepra. Violation and lack of respect for this demand would be seen as a sign of an attack. Balchepra condemned these statements and called them invalid, but due to the current situation, Balchepra failed to make a counter-attack, since the Golden Army still besieged large areas of the empire.The Verzarian landing in South Karnor became a success. Chaoo Hiuo, the largest city in South Kaarnor were taken in mid 547AER, and the Verzarian Forces moved with great speed up through the country, despite the terrain is mainly comprised of rainforest. Only in a few places Verzarent met the Kaarnorian Army, and only lost relatively few soldiers in battle with the crumbling enemy. Meanwhile the Straits managed to win most of the Capital City of Hwangz and there did not go many days before Kaarnor's capital were subject to full Allied control. The war against Kaarnor were coming to an end. Soon Hwangz were taken by the soldiers of the Kingdom of the Straits assisted by the vanguard of the Falleen Invading Army. Prime Minister Hiu Joi Chiing and large parts of the Kaarnorian Government and Military Command had been captured. Many had, however, chosen to commit suicide, or fight to the death. The Prime Minister were too cowardly to choose this path, and were humiliated brought through Hwangz's ruined streets for display for the soldiers. But Kaarnor had not yet accepted their defeat, and in the central regions, Verzarian and Falleen Forces still fought against the remnants of the Kaarnorian Army. In late 547AER Kaarnor finally surrendered unconditionally to the Falleentium and the Allies. At the same time Prime Minister Hiu Joi Chiing were found dead by suicide in his prison cell. But the Kaarnorian Forces in Haals didn't surrender and kept on fighting the Falleen Forces. In December 547AER, several major events happend. First, all Kaarnorian Forces surrender to Falleentium and the Allies, and some times later the Golden Forces in Balchepra surrendered unconditionally to the Falleen Army. But at the same time a surprising declaration from the Golden Capital came, which announced that Emperor Ricardo the First had declared that the Golden Empire no longer exist and instead declared himself (with strong support from the population) Emperor of the restored Empire of Vanossium which only held control over the central regions of Goldtrium and the continent, Qarca. In 548AER peace were made with Kaarnor, but the war against Shiha continued. At the same time peace talks were ongoing with Vanossium, and soon a peace agreement were signed. Towards the end og 548AER a massive invasion of Shiha and Jaharnum began. Almost all the major allied nations participated in this invasion. Soon peace was made with Shiha, unconditional surrender.
The Falleen Era 548-???AER
The Falleen World Supremacy 548-562AER
The year of 549AER began with some of the largest unrest in Falleentium's occupation history of Haals with several riots and unrest in the capital city of Örebro, despite the military curfew. Two Falleen soldiers and five Haalsian security guards were killed in the confrontations - 16 civilians were reported killed and over 500 were injured. At the same time a new alliance between Cantonos, Crotanos, Jaharnum, Ouruland and Kilbum were signed, called the Alliance of the East. That also meant that the Republic of Crotanos decided to leave the the Nilira Alliance as an observer member. Faraal, however, saw the worst situation as the liberated Kingdom came under heavy pressure from the Communist and Republican movements who feelt that King Lorenzo had no rights to the throne and that the monarchy had betrayed the people when Faraal were occupied by the Golden Empire. Prime Minister Felipe González and the liberal government had been forced to follow the conservative wing's tough policy, and began to use the military on the demonstrations and riots, which just made the situation worse. Several were killed in the riots, and many had either been injured or arrested. Many feared that Faraal was on the verge of a civil war!
|Nilira Alliance||Red Federation||MKV-Alliance||Alliance of the East||Non-Alliance|
And so it began in 550AER, the new could announce that a civil war were ongoing i Faraal - much indicated that the communists received financial support as well as weapons from the Red Federation, but the leaders of the Red Federation denied those accusations, but at the same time condemned King Lorenzo and his government to suppress the people's democratic right and will. By 551AER the Kingdom of Faraal were divided into two sections: the liberal and national conservative wing that supported the current system against the communist and republican group that wanted the monarchy removed. The Faraalian conflict were characterized by murder, violence, kidnapping, assault and regular fighting between government troops accompanied by Arumian "military advisers" and the communists which many believed were supported directly by the Red Federation.
In mid 551AER the Balchepraian colonies on the Jeet-Island, due west of Soueca, began to rise against the Balchepraian rule and about 30 people were killed in regular fightings the first day between government forces and armed colonists. At the same time the support for socialist and communists parties and groups grow in the west and especially in the east. By 552AER regular warfare had begun between Balchepra and its colonies on the Jeet-Island. Large parts of the armed rebel movement fled into the northern mountainous regions where they began to use guerrilla warfare. About 20,000 Balchepraian soldiers landed on the Jeet-Island. By the end of 553AER the Balchepraian expeditionary corps managed to regain control over all coastal cities but still did not managed to defeat the rebels who had taken refuge in the inland and mountain regions. Bloody and brutal battles took place between the regular troops from Balchepra and the rebels.
At the same time the new Empire of Vanossium, the remnants of the Golden Empire, decided to re-build their armed forces to withstand what they called the communist threat. To the south in the Republic of Woolom, the current government led by the liberal President Adolfo Suárez tried hard to hold power against the risen communit movement. Towards the end of 553AER it were decided by Falleentium, the Straits and Verzarent to expand the occupation of Kaarnor with four more years. The year of 554AER begang with a referendum in Haals which ended in a victory to a yes to Haals becoming a region in the Falleen Empire. But it were a chaotic election day with a very low voter turnout. Since the Falleen declaration of a Haalsian Referendum in late 553AER the Falleen authorities and Haalsian loyalists had been met with enormous criticism and opposition from the Haalsian population and in special the Haalsian Resistance Movement which were known for its terrorist attacks on Falleen interests. On the election day Haals's major cities Örebro, Helsingborg, Vuosaari and Jakobstad were hit by chaos and conflicts, and several polling stations were "occupied" by opponents of the referendum which many believed were a part of the Falleen imperialism. In several places, it came to confrontations between protesters and Falleen and Haalsian loyalist security forces. The Capital of Örebro were however hit the hardest when a group of masked armed men began to shoot down people who had voted at the polling stations (this polling station were a stronghold for supporters of Falleentium) and Falleen soldiers who guarded the place. But despite the chaotic election day, then Falleen Forces managed at several places to secure the polling stations and run the election without any confrontations with the mob. The days after, riots continued across the country with serious and extensive damage. The opposition, primarily the Muslim population, accused the Falleen authorities for fraud and for deliberately to ensure the polling stations that would ensure a "Falleen victory". The Red Federation were the first nation which commented on the election. President Maxim Stalus accused Falleentium for fraud and deliberate violence against the Haalsian People.
The next days and weeks the Haalsian Capital, Örebro, looked like a besieged city. A major offensive from angry and armed protesters and rebels from the communist movement had in several locations in East Örebro besieged and attacked Falleen soldiers and Haalsian loyalists and had even in some districts taken the full control. But the biggest surprise came after Chancellor Karl Anderson of the Republic of Entloland announced that the country in protest against Falleentium's incompetence and lack of sensible policy had chosen to withdraw their ambassador, and also announced that if Falleentium wanted to speak then they could do so in the Alliance Council. The decision came as a huge surprise since Falleentium and Entloland were both members of the same alliance but also because it were the first time since the war between Falleentium and Verzarent that two nations on the continent had cut their diplomatic relations with each other. Later Chancellor Karl Anderson had to resign after a vote of no confidence in the Entian Parliament. This caused that the national liberal government fall in favor of a conservative government led by Marcus Johnson. The new Chancellor, however, despite the reopening of the embassy, continued the criticism of Falleentium concerning the Kingdom of Haals. The criticism were debated thoroughly in the Alliance Council and Marcus Johnson achieved considerable support to his criticism, though more moderate than Anderson's tougher approach. At the same time the Faraalian Government accused the Red Federation, especially Bolnominum, for sending elite troops to Faraal to help the communist movement which had taken control of a number of mountain regions and a few medium sized cities. President Maxim Stalus called the accusations for foolish and false and pointed out that the only foreign forces in Faraal were the reactionary forces from the Arum Federation. In addition, the Balchepraian Government also accused the Red Federation for sending troops to the Jeet Island to support the rebel movement.
Towards the end of 555AER new accusations about the referendum in Haals came to the public ears. After the referendum and the "victory" to Falleentium the proposal were vetoed by the Emperor, later in the same year (554AER) the intelligence service published their findings on the issue and accused many in the government for fraud. Soon after there came rumors that the Straits in Alliance Council had submitted a proposal to the Alliance about the Alliance jointly investigated the referendum in Haals and possibly also take a more prominent place in Haals's future. Much suggested that Falleentium were outnumbered among the Council's members. Thousands of protesters had in these days demonstrated in front of the parliament building in protest over the government and the situation in Haals. The protesters believed the government had a responsibility in Haals and that there had been taking undemocratic measures in the government's top. At the same time towards the end of the year (555AER) the communist issue rose to new highs in the West. The Faraalian capital of Zenda came under siege from communist and republican forces in a major offensive which surprised the government and its forces. In the beginning of December Zenda were been divided into two zones. A smaller communist-controlled zone and a slightly larger zone controlled by the government. Later in the beginning of 556AER the Faraalian Government Forces managed to beat back the rebels from the capital Zenda, however, with major loss of human lives. The rebel movement calling itself New Dawn led by Roberto Rodriguez had however enforced their control and power over half the country, mainly the southern and western regions. Chancellor Bernard de Certeau later decided to focus the Arumian Forces around the defense of the capital and nearby areas due to the failure of the mission against the rebels.
In the first days of 556AER the Falleen law student Richard Miller (who a month earlier had been arrested) were by the Bolnomian People's Court convicted guilty of espionage after Miller publicly in the court stated that he were a spy for Falleentium and the objective had been to find military weaknesses in the Red Federation and then send them back to the Falleen Military. The trial took place at Miller's 24th birthday with full coverage of the communist press. Despite the apparent openness and fairness in the only 4 hours long trial with one break of 10 minutes then there were strong evidence that the entire trial had been staged. Miller were sentenced to the death penalty which would be carried out at the end of that month. Some days later Woolom's President Adolfo Suárez were shot and killed by several assassins from the opposition. In his place Vice-President Pedro Guerra took the position as head of the fragile liberal government that were under enormous pressure from a large and armed oppostion under the leadership of the communist Cornelio Rojas. Several places in Western Woolom the communists had taken control of the areas and major cities and now only stood about 100 km from the capital Estard. This led to that Consul Baldomero Espartero with the support of Emperor Ricardo I of Vanossium sent a Vanossian Elite Force of about 1,000 men into the Northeast Woolom to ensure important port cities and trade centers but without direct permission from the Government of Woolom. But not many weeks later Cornelio Rojas and the communists managed to take over the capital and President Pedro Guerra and many leading members of the government were killed for treason against the people of Woolom. In return Rojas declared Woolom for a Socialist State. But Vanossium still hold the control over several cities and towns in Northeast Woolom.
At the same time in January 556AER King Ferdinand III of Balchepra died of a stroke, 77 years old. In his place his son, 34-year-old Crown Prince Franz, were crowned as the new king. The old king's death was a severe blow to the national conservative government as the new king were inexperienced and less likely to adopt the same hard line as his father. Nevertheless, the Government Forces continue to reject any political influence from the liberal oppostion and all movements on the left-wing were made illegal. At the same time the Balchepraian Forces fought a hard and long fight against the independence movement on the Jeet Island. By February tensions between the Red Federation and Falleentium reached a hot level when it were announced in the Falleen news that Imperial Chancellor Stephen Colbert had approved that Falleen Special Forces went to the Far East to free law student Richard Miller which then had been a success. In the wake of the surprising news huge protests and reactions from abroad and at home became a everyday life for the Government but the biggest news were that at least five major battleships and 25 other smaller warships from the Red Federation had set sail from North Loaos and heading west. Their destination were still unknown and the number and types of ships were still unknown. But Cantonosian lookouts and coast guards had observed large fleet activity from the Red Federation. Also among the Alliance's members there emerged a lot of dissatisfaction over what looked like a direct battle between forces of Falleentium and the Red Federation. President Nikolas Antoni of the People's Republic of Loaos condemned it and even said in his speech that it were a clear declaration of war and violation of a country's self-determination. At the same time self-declared President Cornelio Rojas and the communist movement, now government, entered into smaller battles with the Vanossian Forces in Northwest Woolom in an attempt to push Vanossium out of the country. On the other side, Vanossium decided to support the conservative and more moderate groups who first had fled to Vanossium - to win their country back from the communists. Much also suggested that a unit of about 1,000 elite soldiers from the Red Federation had arrived in Woolom to help Rojas's fight.
Towards the end of 556AER Gorigium, Nourlen, Anloss and Kalmontum decided to send a joint elite force of about 2'200 man off to Faraal to support the Faraalian Government and Arum in protecting the democratically elected government against New Dawn led by the communist Roberto Rodriguez. About the same time Vanossian combat units conquered and occupied the Woolomian capita,l Estard, and inserted a "White Government" led by newly declared President Joaquin Casilla, who controled Estard and the Vanossian occupied territories as a military dictatorship. In theory, the government were a puppet state under Vanossium rule. President Cornelio Rojas and the communist movement fled to the southern and eastern regions where the fighting between the two groups continued. In the beginning of 557AER Vanossium imposed a navel blockade of the entire Woolom to stop the supply to Cornelio Rojas's communist movement. At the same time President Joaquin Casillas and the new government began a hunt for communists in and around the capital Estard. Casillas's government conducted several purges against communists and other traitors. Moreover, the Woolomian Civil War led to a massive buildup of the Vanossian military.
In 557AER the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation officially split into two new nations. The Republic of Helkar and the Republic of Zallarkarla. This happend after a long campagin by President Teezax Daac of the Helkar-Zallarkarla Federation who became the man behind this historic decision in the south. President Teezax Daa managed to pass the proposal in the parliament after it had been passed by a referendum. Teezax Daac were elected again as president of the new Republic of Helkar. In Zallarkarla the liberal Maazic Niic were elected as president. The two new nations quickly became members of the Nilira Alliance. By the beginning of the spring, 557AER, several places in the border areas of Mallra, Kaller and Vallara came under pro-Balchepraian militias and rebels's. Kaller and Vallara were the most affected, since both countries had three areas each occupied and controlled by pro-Balchepraian militias, whereas Mallra so far only had unrest in the northern borderlands. All three prime ministers from Mallra, Kaller and Vallara accused Balchepra of being behind the cause of the problems and armed conflict between the three countries's forces and the militias. The Balchepraian Government, however, denied all allegations of interference. Towards the fall of 557AER the independence movement of Jeet Island declared that they now fought a socialist war against the reactionary imperialist rule from Balchepra. The movement which hold control of the rural areas and especially mountainous regions therefore decided, like so many others, to fight on the communist side. The movement changed its name to the People's Movement of Jeet.
In the beginning of 558AER Balchepra decided to send their embassy in Falleentium home after it appeared in various news that there were rumors about Falleentium would send "military advisers" to Mallra, Kaller and Vallara. Further to the vest Cornelio Rojas and the communist movement in Woolom were once again on the run from the Vanossian Forces who were forced to act because of President Joaquin Casillas and his "white" Government's repeated defeats. Rojas and the communists, however, continued to fight, even though it looked bad for the movement, despite its relatively large support from the population. But the Vanossian naval blockade and land forces were too strong. Many experts here at home also noticed that Vanossium had used the Woolomian Civil War to rearm tremendously - to once again possess a large and powerful military force. It did not take long before Cornelio Rojas and the Woolomian Communist Movement were caught in the Woolomian mountains after Vanossian Forces had pushed the communists back in several military victories. Now, the fight, however, endeded in an exhausting war in difficult mountain areas and landscapes. President Joaquin Casillas and the "white" Woolomian Government continued their brutal rule only with the help of Vanossium. Casillas, however had no real power, and the support for his regime were weak. Towards the spring of 558AER it came out that members of the Niliraian Coalition with the exception of Arum were considering of pulling out of the Faraalian Civil War due to low support from their own populations. Gorigium, Nourlen, Anloss and Kalmontum had sent a joint force to Faraal, but support for this decision were now mostly gone, and all four countries's governments were afraid of a political suicide at home. Only Arum still wanted to remain in Faraal in the fight against Roberto Rodriguez's New Dawn. The Faraalian Government had at this point already lost most of the population's support.critical!
The most breaking news however came when President Bekim H. J. R. Losmar of the Association of the Geelakkar Island were assassinated by an unknown sniper. Vice-President Zeheb Victax quickly declared a state of emergency, but the situation in Geelakkar Island were already in a very serious. Popular uprisings in several places created instability and violence - and several police men, government officials and security forces were killed. The established political system in the capital, Beykjavik, were under enormous pressure from an extreme leftist wing who wanted a stop to what they believed was a Geelakkar Island under foreign control. Flags from the Straits was seen burned in the streets. By the end of 559AER, however, unrest had spread throughout Geelakkar Island. Riots and fires were seen in the capital, Beykjavik, and hundreds had died as a result of fightings in the street, killings, vigilantism and rebellion. President Zeheb Victax and high government officials fled the capital and reached the joint military base between Geelakkar Island, Ultoor, Icstunium and the Straits. The situation arose after large parts of the military had chosen to rebel against the government. The Geelakkarian First Army which some days before had defeated the coup attemt and retaken the control of Beykjavik were soon defeated by a new rebel army - a mix of regular troops and paramilitary groups. Several civilians, officials, officers and MPs were executed in the siege of Beykjavik. Despite the President's escape from the capital, the battle were not yet over and the government sent General Calwin Niiz against the rebels. However, despite that General Niiz and the last loyal government forces bravely fought for 5 hours against the rebels fro the control over Beykjavik, then it were announced that the generel and his staff had been defeated and killed in battle. The government forces were now more or less defeated. The rebel army hook control of almost all government buildings and military positions in Geelakkar Island. And they unofficially declared the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Geelakkar Island. President Victax and those of his staff who managed to flee arrived in Vintheriu, Osten Helkar. Where they sought refuge. All the while, the new leadership in Beykjavik demanded President Victax to be returned and all the other Geelakkarians who had fled the country. Much, however, indicated that these individuals would be met with severe punishment, as intelligence from the Navy announced that the rebels had executed several "loyalists". In addition, the new regime in Beykjavik were also given international support and recognition from the Red Federation and Balchepra. Towards the end of 559AER President Zeheb Victax were found dead in his temporary home in Vintheriu. The President had hanged himself. The loss of President Victax was a huge blow for the loyalists and the government in exile. Meanwhile, the new government in Beykjavik officially declared the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Geelakkar Island on behalf of and in agreement of the Geelakkarian People. Furthermore, it were announced that new elections would begin soon and that the new Geelakkar Island intented to reopen diplomatic relations with the Nilira Alliance, if the Alliance accepted the Geelakkarian people's new government. Moreover, the regime in Beykjavik announced that they intend to remain in the Nilira Alliance.
In the same period but just to the West the Falleen Government decided to send troops to both Faraal and the members of the MKV-Alliance to support the different governments in their firght against the rebels - which all were mostly communists. Condemnations from the Red Federation and Balchepra were enormous and fierce. Eventually President Maxim Status declared that Falleentium and the Red Federation were now in a state where any further aggressive action from Falleentium would mean war. In 559AER the Woolomian communist leader Cornelio Rojas were captured and executed by President Joaquin Casillas's Government Forces. However, much showed that the whole event were staged as it were Vanossian Forces which encircled and captured Rojas in his base - which among other things resulted in over 100 communists's death. Casillas and his "White" Government has, however, toke all the credit and used it for their propaganda. At this point it were still unclear who would lead the communist movement now - movement on the verge of collapse. Consul Baldomero Espartero and the Vanossian Government declared it a victory for freedom.
In 559AER the people of Kaarnor voted for a republic in the referendum initiated by Falleentium and the Allies.By 560AER allied forces in Kaarnor, Shiha and Draaz left. In Kaarnor it caused great sorrow when news came about the assassination of the popular moderate leader Truong Tan Sang, allegedly committed by communist forces. Truong Tan Sang's death undoubtedly had an enormous influence on the subsequent discussion between Falleentium (and its allies) and Kaarnor regarding a new constitution for Kaarnor. The new free Republic of Kaarnor with its capital in Hwangz were, however, declared in the beginning of 560AER. The victory went to the less popular conservative, Pro-Falleen and Pro-Monarchy Vo Cong Chí who after a very close election ended with the victory over the moderate and social liberal candidates. Also the Kaarnorian Communists ended up getting significant seats in parliament. In Shiha the Republic of Shiha and the Followers of the Black Sun "said" goodbye to South Shiha and the Draaz Region. President Sanjō Sanetomi and the newly elected liberal conservative government in Dokyō, could, however, despite the territorial losses be pleased with that the northern and central Shiha were in possession of the vast majority of resources. Shiha had since the end of the war, however, begun - more or less - to accept their fate and defeat, and now looked forward. President Sanetomi had great honor for tradition and culture, but were not reluctant to look towards Falleentium and the other allies on the other side of the Ancient Sea. In South Shiha the region has been "converted" to the Islamic Republic of Shiha with its capital in Hujairah. The religious leader Seyyed Javad Khamenei, who were also an active player during the rebellion against northern Shiha, was de facto the new head of state of the new Islamic republic - even though the people had elected a president - Abolhassan Banisadr. The Draaz Region had long been an area which had been fought for on the battlefield. But once again the people of Draaz could declare themselves for independent in the form of the Democratic Republic of Draaz, with its capital in Deddah. Despite its democratic sounding name, the new nation was ruled by a dictatorship led by President Abdul Salam Arif. The rule, however, had much suppory from the population as many saw Abdul Salam Arif as a true and fair leader. Later in the same year the two nations formed the Islamic League.
In Geelakkar Island the situation became worse. The exiled foreign minister Marc Balza took over the position as the acting president of the Geelakkarian Government-in-Exile with its base in Vintheriu, Falleentium. Together with Major General Lutex Andar, Balza took upon himself to lead the exiled Geelakkarians who had fled the communist takeover. On Geelakkar Island the new Democratic People's Republic began to ignore the Alliance and instead look towards the Red Federation for a possible ally. First Cantonosian communists came to the country to talk about the new socialist state, then later representatives from the Red Federation came to re-open the diplomatic relations. It were now clear that the members of the Alliance for now had to support the Geelakkarian Government-in-Exile as the new rule in Beykjavik would ignore the demands from Falleentium and the other allies. As a result, Falleentium and Verzarent began a navel blockade of Geelakkar Island as well as sanctions on Geelakkarian trade and interest. Towards the end of 560AER, the political tensions between the Alliance and the Red Federation were at its highest. Soon President Nazac Nazarbayev of the Democratic People's Republic of Geelakkar Island signed an agreement with the Red Federation and declared that the Geelakkarian people would now join their brothers in the great Red Federation. Thus the new government in Beykjavik left the Nilira Alliance and instead joined the communist alliance. At the same time the Straitian Military left the East Souecan Joint Defense military base in Geelakkar Island and Ultoor and Icstunium were now the only two countries that still had troops in the base. Both countries announced their intention to remain in the base.
At the beginning of 561AER the Islamic League recognized the Democratic People's Republic of Geelakkar Island and the communist regime in Beykjavik. Thereby the Islamic Shiha and Draaz joined the Red Federation and Balchepra who had already recognized the new nation. The rest of the world continued, however, to condemn Beykjavik, and continued to recognize the Government-in-Exile which were based in Vintheriu. The recognition from the Islamic League came after the League and the Red Alliance had entered into an agreement of "common interest". Which meant acting as an strong opposition to especially Cantonos, Verzarent and Falleentium. The Democratic People's Republic of Geelakkar Island took this opportunity to move combat troops near the border to the East Souecan Joint Defense military base. President Nazac Nazarbayev condemned the Nilira Alliance's illegal existence on Geelakkarian territory. Ultoor and Icstunium which still had forces on the base ignored this. The Red Federation's submarine activity in the southern and eastern waters increased very rapidly in these months.
In mid 561AER the Ancient Sea Trade Agreement were agreed and signed by Falleentium, Shiha and Kaarnor.
By 562AER the Woolomiam Civil War were as good as over. President Joaquin Casillas's reign of terror hadwiped out most of the communist movement and the remains of the long since deceased communist leader Cornelio Rojas's dream had been defeated. President Casillas and the Woolomian military dictatorship then signed an alliance with the Empire of Vanossium, and thus founded the Union of the West. At the same time Vanossium also pushed the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum to accept several trade agreements and other special agreements, which in real terms tied Caornum-Naorlum much more with Vanossium. Despite Chancellor Pedro Vieira (Caornum-Naorlum) attempts to approach the Arum Federation.At the same time Verzarent ordered some of the fleet away from the blockade of Geelakkar Island and moved it towards the communist fleet under the command of one of the largest battleships in the world, "Kashtalinsky". Geelakkarian Troops were also moving towards the allied military base on Geelakkar Island. Towards the end of 562AER the Verzarian Fleet led by the aircraft carrier "Imperator Demitri IV", named after the current emperor and the largest aircraft carrier in the Verzarian Fleet faced the huge Bolnomian battleship "Kashtalinsky" and many combat ships, including several battleships. The Verzarian Fleet Command were a first nervous about that Bolnominum and the Red Federation would force their way through and thus start a major war. But "Kashtalinsky" and the RF-navy convoy instead turn to the northwest and were now in the middle of the Eastern Nilira Sea in the triangle between Hastiga, FUC and Geelakkar Island. The presumption were, howeverm still that the end goal was Geelakkar Island. However, the Verzarian Fleet had chosen to follow the RF-Fleet and tensions between the two battle fleets was at its most dangerous level. In addition, it was reported that another powerful RF-Fleet were heading south around FUC, and there had also been observed several RF-submarines by the Navy's Intelligence Service.
In late 562 the Corrintrin Bombings took place - the Empress-Mother Alexandra died in this terror attack as well as many others. At the same time the RF-Fleet turned due south towards Geelakkar Island and would within a week reach the country and especially the Falleen Naval Blockade. The Verzarian Fleet along with reinforcements from the Straits chose not to blockade the route but instead follow the communist fleet. At the meantime another large Bolnomian and RF-Fleet sailed south around FUC and set direct course towards their allies in Geelakkar Island. Soon the RF-Fleet arrived to the Falleen blockade, but soon turned around towards the Far East. It was later reported that that the Verzarian Prime Minister Mikhail Kalinin in a last desperate attempt in the last desperate and tense hours had managed to agree to some kind of common understanding between himself and the Bolnomian Foreign Minister.
In December 562AER the Empire of Balchepra lost all control of their colonies on the Jeet Island after the People's Movement of Jeet succeed in defeating the last of the Balchepraian Colonial Forces. At the same time in late December the Religious Leader Seyyed Javad Khamenei together with President Abolhassan Banisadr declared war on the Republic of Shiha. The reason for the declaration of war was that the Islamic Republic of Shiha believed that the northern Black Sun Shiha oppressed the Muslim minorities in the border areas. As a member of the Islamic League, the Democratic Republic of Draaz chose to enter the war.
The Rise of Vanossium and Troubles in the East - 562-582AER
In the beginning of the new year, 563AER, the Democratic People's Republic of Jeet was founded and declared independent from the Balchepraian Empire. The new communist nation was led by President Boris Berisha, leader of the political part of the communist independence movement. The new president announced in his first week in office that he would be holding a very important diplomatic meeting with President Maxim Stalus and representatives from the Red Federation. Many experts was convince that this were the beginning of membership in the now very large communist alliance. And indeed this soon happend, and by that the Red Federation now had a member near all the world's oceans.The loss of Jeet Island was a huge humiliation for King Franz and the Balchepraian Central Administration. This led to internal popular unrest in all the Empire's regions. Many Pro-Balchepraian militias in the MKV-countries even left Mallra, Kaller and Vallara and went over the border to Balchepra in the fight against the regime. Which was ironic since the militias to begin with was fighting in favour of the regime's reconquest of the MKV-countries. Instead extreme right and left movements in the three countries took over this void, though with far greater strength, and then began to attack the government forces and the Falleen soldiers. The humiliation for Balchepra ended with riots in the Balchepraian capital, Fadrid, from armed citizens and militias. King Franz and the Balchepraian Regime had almost lost control of the weakened Empire and angry citizens went to the streets and fought the government forces. A civil war were about to break loose.
In the War of Shiha the Islamic League managed in the southeastern region to win a decisive battle which forced the entire Shihian front to make a retreat - a strategic retreat however. Much suggested that the Shihaian Military both in land and in the air are was much better trained and equipped than the more disorganized and primitive enemy from the Islamic League. The Shihaian news media told that the reason for the defeat was due to RF-elite soldiers who assisted in the Islamic League-offensive. Soon however - after the Islamic League won the decisive battle - the Islamic League suffered a crushing defeat to a more well-executed and well-organized air and land attack in southern Shiha. The defeat costed nearly 10,000 soldiers of the Islamic League and forced over 80,000 IL-soldiers back towards the border. Meanwhile, the Shihaian Army moved quickly and safely towards the south in a major offensive against the Islamic League's invasion. Whent the war reached day 14 the Shihaian Military had puched the Islamic League over the border.
At the same time in the Faraalian Civil War the Faraalian Government under Prime Minister Felipe González came under huge pressure after New Dawn took over several government controlled territories on almost all fronts. The popular support for the communist movement, New Dawn, was growing, especially because the movement now recieved help from volunteers from the Jeet Island who wanted to fight the capitalist imperialism on a new front. Moreover, an extreme right-wing movement within the Faraalian Royalists (Government-supporters) began to go solo in the fight against everything which they saw as enemies to their ultra nationalist conservative ideology. The Arum Federation had gradually taken a very passive position in the very long civil war, and now only protected the most important port cities with the aim to maintain supply to the country. The Falleen Forces were therefore mostly left to themselves. Surprisingly, only a few Falleen soldiers had died in battle. Mainly because it was the Royalists who were fighting the rebels, and so far the Falleen presence in the capital had led a relatively peaceful life - despite several terrorist attacks and assassinations. However towards the mid 563AER the Falleen Government decided to pull the Falleen Forces out of Faraal. The country was now mostly left to itself. Soon the Faraalian Capital, Zenda, were surrounded by forces from New Dawn, after the rebels once again defeated the royalists in a battle that almost crushed the royalists's northern forces. The New Dawn forces now began to move into the suburbs of Zenda, where fierce and bloody battles began. All the while the Arum Federation fortified themselves in the port city of Nacalona in the northwestern Faraal, and transformed the city into a stronghold and center for refugees.
Towards the mid 563AER the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum and Chancellor Pedro Vieira lost control over large parts of the Naorlum-region to separatist movements and many government and security forces had been killed in the process. Chancellor Vieira sent the army into the region but the situation were unstable and an open conflict was on the verge of reality. Consul Baldomero Espartero of the Empire of Vanossium said that Vanossium intended to enter the conflict and restore order and stability in the entire region - if nothing was done to the situation. In 564AER the separatists took over the city of Malvador, the regional capital of the Naorlum-region. And at the same time smaller and larger skirmishes began between government forces and separatists all over Naorlum.
In the beginning of 564AER the Faraalian Civil War entered into its final phase when Faraalian Forces from the Royalists decided to turn their weapons towards thier former allies and instead join the communists (New Dawn) cause. This teason turned the table around for the royalists who in a very few hours were defeated on almost all fronts. At the same time members of the government and royal family were killed in cold blod, leaving the country to the hands of the communists. Some forces of the royalists managed to flee the burning capital towards the Arumian controlled port city of Nacalona. The Arumian Forces now planned a huge evacuation of all the allied forces and civilians, as far as this was possible. Soon after the Faraalian Civil War ended. The new socialist government joined the Red Federation and the remaining "reactionary" forces were either captured, executed or destroyed to the very last man. The Arumian Command in Faraal managed not only to evacuate their own forces, but also the remaining royalists-forces and many civilians and officials who had fled the communism's terror. Many upon many, however, was left behind. The Royalists, led by among others General Juan Godínez, sought political exile in the Arum Federation and the capital of Varis.
Meanwhile the Islamic League accepted the Republic of Shiha's demands for peace, and Shiha forced the two members of the Islamic League to create a buffer zone on the Islamic League's side of the border where no military must be present. Shiha, however, did not managed to force more larger demands on the league, since the Red Federation threatened Shiha to make a "light peace".After almost a year Fadrid finally falled to the attacking militia. The liberal movements in Balchepra had long fought for democratic reforms, but in the beginning never to dissolve the monarchy. Over time, more and more liberal and emerging socialists, however, changed their position on the matter, and at the end of the conflict the King and a number of nobles were executed. The Balchepraian Empire had fallen. Its regions and annexed territories on the Malrurica Continent was lost. The Regions of Mallra, Kaller and Vallara had long abandoned the empire. But now also Balcum, Janallara and Falvara left Balchepra's grip and declared themselves independent republics. Balchepra which now only included the core region, was transformed into a republic. The remaining colonies near Jeet Island was taken over by the Democratic People's Republic of Jeet.
In 565AER Naorlum separatists led by a yet unknown leadership declared war on the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum and Chancellor Pedro Vieira's Government in Javana. The separatists captured the regional capital of Naorlum, Malvador. And began a fortification of the neighboring areas. The separatists declared the Naorlum-region for independent. Chancellor Vieira ordered the military into the region to defeat the insurgency. Soon several Vanossian so-called volunteers where observed in the region of Naorlum fighting on behalf of the Naorlum-separatists. Over the year and into 566AER the separatists managed to stop the government forces's offensive and even launch a counteroffensive which ended in a series of defeats for the government. The Naorlum-separatists also managed to secure the regional capital of Malvador, and bega building a new independent republic. Heavily equipped with Vanossian weapons and supplies the Separatists created a strong military force. By 566AER Emperor Ricardo officially declared that the Empire of Vanossium had entered the civil war between URCN and the Naorlum-separatists. The emperor declared that Vanossium had entered the conflict as negotiators and peacekeepers to restore peace and stability and to help the civilian population. At the same time it were confirmed that a communist movement supported by the Red Federation and "volunteers" from Jeet and Faraal had interfered in the civil war - and thus making it a three-front war.
At about the same time (565-566AER) in Falleentium separatism in the Federal State of Verzoonium began to increase its resistance and dissatisfaction with the continued union with Falleentium and lack of either greater autonomy or unification with Verzarent. Meanwhile Hastiga protests about the continued rejection of more home rule increased. During these events the Imperial Chancellor was killed in an assassination.
By 567AER the civil war between URCN and the Naorlum-separatists had become more intense. Soon the Republic of Woolom sent "peacekeeping" forces towards URCN as support for the allready existing Vanossian "peacekeepers". The URCN-government under harsh conditions managed to retain a certain control over the situation and the conflict but did not yet managed to damage the separatists enough to push them back on the front. In addition, the separatists now officially declared the founding of the Republic of Naorlum with Malvador as its capital. This declaration of independence was met with great sympathy from Vanossium. Furthermore, the communist insurgency in the region also officially declared their name: The People's Army of Caornum and Naorlum. The civil war had thus turned into a three front war. At the same time Mallra, Kaller, Vallara, Balcum, Janallara, Falvara and Balchepra - all countries except for Faraal and Jeet on the Malrurica Continent came together in an economic confederation with the Trade Confederation Jaharnum as a model in an attempt to bring together the countries in a greater cooperation which hopefully could reverse the economic chaos.
In 568AER Vanossian troops entered the city of Malvador, capital of the self-declared Republic of Naorlum. This led to that Vanossian soldiers now stood very close to the government forces from the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum. By contrast, evidence told that the Arum Federation had sent special forces into URCN to support the government forces. By the end of 568AER the Falleen Parliament decided to annex the Kingdom of Haals after a long history of conlicts, wars and occupation. Since the confirmation of the Falleen Parliament's decision - and the acceptance of the Imperial Crown - that the Kingdom of Haals should become a part of the Falleen Empire - then thousands of Haalsians went to the streets in protest against the decision and the future as a state of the Falleen Empire. These protest continued the last days of 568AER as well as into the new year and marked by violent confrontations between the protests and the Haalsian Police. The confrontations killed several people and hundreds were reported injured the first days - and the authorities feared an escalation of the conflict. In addition, the rebels used the news in their propaganda and in several sites carried out random attacks on everything they found treacherous towards the Haalsian People. The annexation of Haals were met with huge condemnations from the international community especially from Falleentium's enemies - but also allies.
In 569AER the People's Army of Caornum and Naorlum were forced to retreat after over four months of intense and brutal fighting with the Woolomian Forces. Only after Vanossium sent reinforcements Woolom managed to push the communists out of the area. The fighting meant a lot of lost resources for Woolom but it also weakened the communist rebels substantially. Furthermore, there were reports that Vanossian special units had been in direct confrontation with URCN-government forces. About one year later Vanossian "peacekeepers" and URCN-government forces ended in smaller skirmish near the northern suburbs of Malvador, capital of the self-declared Republic of Naorlum. URCN-government forces had to retreat after minor losses but managed to make a significant fight against the well-armed Vanossian Troops, by using advanced weapons from Arum. This led to that Vanossium and Woolom stoped all diplomatic relations with the Nilira Alliance and sent their ambassadors home. The diplomatic crisis had become extremely tense. The Arum Federation and the national conservative government had in the past years taken a strong and hard line on Vanossium which they believed were trying to recreate the Golden Empire's "golden" days. In general, Arum were very active in the West - taken up the role as the sole player (from the Alliance) in the western problems and conflicts. By 571AER the new came that Arum elite forces - sources said at least 1000 - had officially landed in the Caornum-region as reinforcement to the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum. Arum's government announced that the Arumian forces would support government forces to defeat the separatists and this meant putting Arumian soldiers on the frontline. So far, the elite forces were only allowed to operate in the Caornum-region, but the Arumian Government said that this did not stop the soldiers from entering across the border to the Naorlum-region. Moreover, the troops was also allowed to move within the Jaornor-region that lies between the other two regions. The development led to harsh condemnations from Vanossium who believed that Arum was escalating the conflict. Also the Red Federation who supported the communist movement in the civil war criticized the decision. Moreover, the situation were not going to become better since Arum had also begun to make influence on the Malruricaian Confederation and Faaral. Which both Vanossium and the Red Federation also had major interests in.
After some dangerous confrontations between Arumian and separatists and increasing tensions between Vanossium and Arum it ended with that Vanossium and Arum came together at the end of 572AER to discuss the situation that had reached a very dangerous level. Diplomats from Vanossium and Arum with representatives from the URCN and the Naorlum-separatists met for the first negotiations in Janallara's capital city of Sarogoza. The communists was not invited and instread the communist rebels continued to fight against Woolom's troops and special units from Vanossium. The negotiations resulted in a minor but fragile ceasefire between the URCN and the separatists. By the beginning of 573AER the negotiations in the capital of the Republic of Janallara between Arum and Vanossium continued despite the negotiations had been interrupted several times due to major disputes between especially the URCN and the Seperatists. But also disagreements between Arum and Vanossium. At the same time, the People's Army of Caornum and Naorlum, supported by the Red Federation and volunteers from Faaral and Jeet, continued to fight the dictator, Joaquin Casillas's brutal soldiers (Woolom), who could not destroy the communists without the help of Vanossian elite troops. In addition, it were believed that Arum had dropped to begin a full scale blockade of Faraal, as such an action would had increased the already high tensions with the Red Federation. Instead, Arum tried to fight or capture many of the volunteers flowing from Faaral and Jeet into URCN. Vanossium, on the other hand, had for a long time begun a huge navy and submarine "war" in the vast ocean between Vanossium and the Red Federation. And several intelligences told of direct battles, even though it was not confirmed at this time. The negotiations, however, between the conflicting parties in the civil war have broke down after a breach of the ceasefire. The Arumian Government accused the separatists and Vanossium of breaking the ceasefire by attacking URCN staff close to the border. On the other hand, the separatists and the Vanossian Representation accused the URCN for starting a confrontation and that the separatists only defended themselves. The negotiations which, according to some rumors, were close to a smaller agreement, broke down and the diplomatic connection turned black once again.At the same time the Republic of Shiha were granted Status as an Observer in the Nilira Alliance by an unanimous vote in the Alliance Council. Because of that the Falleen Government decided to send military personnel to the nation. However, at the same time with this decision major parts of the Haalsian National Guard committed mutiny and begun to engage in direct battles with the Fallen Forces throughout Haals. After some relatively successful surprise attacks on the Falleen Forces at the National Guard Base at Giske, the Haalsian National Guard organized itself under the New Haalsian Army.Falleen Decree were mixed. Loyalist elements strongly supported the action and saw the actions of the State Chancellor and Parliament, whom they had accused of being closeted Ultanationalists, as treasonous. Supporters of the State Government called it a "dictatorship in disguise" and many went to the streets to protest and demand the decree to be repealed. By mid 573AER it was clear that Haals was once more a battleground. By the summer the Island of Ålesund experienced a horrific attack. A series of bombs exploded across the series of buildings and fortifications across the entire complex. The explosions left over 50 dead and almost 200 injured. Most of those involved were National Guard and Security forces which had not yet mutinied although a number of Free United Council members and staff were also caught up in the explosions. The Haalsian National Conservative Party claimed responsibility for the attacks and issued a statement condeming the "manipulative and corrupt 'council' which flip flops between being an oppressive pseudo-government and being a Falleen lapdog...". The group had since pledged their support for the 'New Haalsian Army' after they left the island over disputes within the FUC. Independent observers claimed that it was lucky that the main housing complexes did not came under similar attack or the casualities could had easily been x5 what they currently were. What was clear, however, the New Haalsian Army, is swiftly proving a much more tenacious and resourcesful group than expected. Many attribute this to the large and presistant unrest which has wracked the Haals for years, making the idea of a new and organised fightback very appealing to the dissafected Haals people who reject Falleentium. Reports indicate its numbers are swelling as more and more Haals resistance fighters, Civil Protection units and State Police elements are taking up arms for them. What is clear, the NHA should not be underestimated. Soon Ålesund were hit by another attack. The conflict resulted in a minor speech from the Emperor.
In the west Arum and Vanossium accepted a Cantonosian proposal to act as an mediator between the conflicting sides in the Caornum-Naorlum Civil War. However, both Arum and Vanossium refused to allow the Red Federation to participate in the negotiations, which Vanossium considered to be a separate conflict between Vanossium, including Woolom, and the Naorlum-Seperatists against the communists. Chancellor Pedro Vieira of the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum were not very willing to enter into new negotiations, but after pressure from Arum, the Chancellor and his Government and a large majority in Parliament approved to begin new peace talks in the Cantonosian Capital. And the first issue was to agree on a ceasefire. Back to the East, in the Trade Confederation Jaharnum a bomb exploded in a border town to the Democratic Republic of Draaz. Many believed that Draazian Nationalists were behind the terrorist attack. The western regions of Jaharnum had a large majority of Draazian or Areebician ethnicities and had for a long time been characterized by minor and larger unrests. The Government of Jaharnum placed a state of emergency throughout the western region - and sent reinforcements into the region to investigate the attack. The Democratic Republic of Draaz did not comment on the attack, but it was widely known that forces in Deddah wanted Western Jaharnum annexted into Draaz. The situation between Jaharnum and Draaz only became worse the days and weeks after.
In the meanwhile the Contonosian proposal for new peace talks were accepted by the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum and Arum (supported by the Nilira Alliance) on one side and the Naorlum-Separatists and the Union of the West on the other side - with Cantonos as the negotiator. The first negotiations began in Candon, the Capital of the United Kingdom of Cantonos The Cantonosian Government, with a clear majority from the Cantonosian Parliament and support from the members of the Alliance of the East, had taken on this great prestigious mission to secure peace in the West between the URCN and NS, and essentially stop the external involvement of Arum and Vanossium, and their respective alliances. Prime Minister Edward Hudson (Cantonos) stated that it was extremely important that the civil war in the West ended since it had been increasing the tensions between the various blocks in the world. Despite this, Hudson had already suffered a minor defeat as he failed to get PACN (and the Red Federation) in the negotiations, after rejection from both Arum and Vanossium. The negotiations, however, ended in a ceasefire between the conflicting parties. Despite opposition from URCN, the ceasefire came to stand where the current fronts were. Which meant a great territorial gain for the separatists, as they thanks to massive Vanossian support, had gained a lot of territory in the Naorlum-Region. The front line were at the time of the ceasefire running in Northern Naorlum, and the sepatatists therefore in theory possessed 2/3 parts of the Naorlum-Region. The ceasefire did not include the People's Army of Caornum and Naorlum, who had fortified themselves in Southeast Naorlum. The Woolomian Army was fighting a brutal war against the communists which also hit the civilian population. Prime Minister Edward Hudson, however, managed to extend the ceasefire between URCN and the Separatists. At the same time several rumors and sources said that Falleentium and the Alliance had begun to re-open their embassies and diplomatic relations to the Empire of Vanossium and the Republic of Woolom and vice versa. New talks were about to begin in Fadrid. The negotiations in Candon, however, collapsed in the end due to "disagreements" between the conflicting parties. The delegations from the Naorlum-Separatists and the Union of the West left the Cantonosian capital - and Prime Minister Edward Hudson's hopes for an early peace failed. The various parties blamed each other in their various national media. Eg. the Arumian delegation sharply accused Vanossium of sabotaging the negotiations and promoting the separatists to ask for unreasonable demands from the URCN. In addition, the collapse also resulted in an ending of the ceasefire. In several places in the Naorlum-region, separatist militias and government forces confronted each other in major and minor skirmishs. In addition, several humanitarian organizations were caught in the conflict-affected region and several reports said that many had been injured or killed. In addition, the Vanossian Navy launched a major naval blockade of the Naorlum-region and the southern parts of the Jaornor-region in an attempt, according to the Vanossian Government, to stop the "volunteers" from Faraal and Jeet gaining access to Naorlum and thus the communist movement. However, many believed the increase of the blockade was a direct result of the failed negotiations in Candon. This also meant that the Vanossian Navy had come very close to the Arum Federation and thus the Alliance.
In Haals the civil war continued.
At the same time terror rosed up in the Malruricaian Confederation. It began when the right-wing terrorist group called the Malruricaian National Freedom Fighters (MNFF) made a terrorist attack in Nacelana, the capital of the Kingdom of Mallra, after that the MNFF increased their terror in Mallra and the other Malruricaian countries. MNFF declared there goal to be an united Malruricaian Continent under a Grand Nation while at the same time defeating the left wing and the communists. The Malruricaian National Freedom Fighters continued to launch terrorist attacks against the Malruricaian Confederation. Fx in the Republic of Janallara, where a bomb exploded in front of a government building in the capital city, Sarogoza, which killed 27 people. MNFF, however, remained a terrorist group only that operated highly decentralized and randomly, but the movement increased in strength and became a terrorist movement which the member states of the Malruricaian Confederation should take seriously. In addition, a leftist socialist counterpart (The Malruricaian People's Army (MPA)) began to counter the MNFF terror - with terror.
The blockade of Geelakkar Island continued.
By the end of 576AER the civil war in Caornum-Naorlum went from worse to catastrophic - or at least close to. This because the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum's forces managed to kill one of the leaders of the Naorlum-Separatists and thus one of the central players in the administration of the self-proclaimed Republic of Naorlum. The announcement came after the URCN had launched a major military operation into Northern Naorlum, which surprised the separatists. The surprise attack was so successful that troops from URCN were very close to end in direct confrontation with Vanossian Forces. At this moment the situation was that the URCN controled one third of the Naorlum-Region and the Union of the West controled almost a third as well, whereas the separatists and communists was fighting for the remaining territories. The event caused a devastating blow to the negotiations. Due to the renewal of the confrontations and tensions between URCN (and therefore also the Nilira Alliance) and the Separatists (Vanossium), the Union of the West then decided to stop all diplomatic relations with the Alliance once again. Even the communication to Cantonos were interrupted by Vanossium and Woolom - as they believed Cantonos in secret had promoted the URCN's agenda. In addition, Vanossium sent an additional of 1000 soldiers into the Naorlum-Region and this time to the very front - as "observing and peacekeeping forces." The most serious issue, however, was that the Vanossian Navy Blockade of the Naorlum-Region became so extensive that Vanossian warships and Arumian warships could observe each other very closely at the waters close to Northern Naorlum.
By 577AER the Alliance Council agreed on creating the Commission for the Drafting of Basic Civil and Military Rights for Members of the Nilira Alliance with the goal to form basic rights for the Alliance - which would be used for the creation of a possible Alliance Court. At about the same time an Arumian observer ship sunk near the Naorlum Region's waters - after it sailed into a mine. The bad thing about this situation was that it were a Vanossian water mine and that these mines, according to Arum, had been laid in large parts of the waters near Naorlum and even at the neighboring region of Jaornor. Fortunately, no one died on the Arumian ship - but the episode worsened the whole situation further. So much that Arum sent five warships and a battleship south towards the waters near Naorlum - in direct course towards the Vanossian naval blockade. The situation were on the verge of war - as the Arumian Government AND Parliament strongly condemned all the acts which the Vanossian Empire had taken so far. Towards the end of 777AER the world situation got worse - as the two members of the Islamic League, the Islamic Republic of Shiha and the Democratic Republic of Draaz, mobilized their forces towards the border to the Trade Confederation Jaharnum. At about the same time a Vanossian scout plane were shot down by the Faraalian Military after the Vanossian plane apparently had come too close to the People's Republic of Faraal - and Bolnomian submarines continued to be observed in several places in the Ancient Sea - mostly near the Free United Cities as well as in the South. But now also near Hastiga and Tarpon.
On 18th of December 577AER two referendums were set in motion in Hastiga and Veldunium and both states voted yes to leave the Empire (Hastiga: Yes: 53,5%, No: 46,5% and Veldunium: Yes: 51%, No: 49%). Negotiations began right away about the state's new status. But for now they remained part of Falleentium.The situation got worse by the next days. At the beginning of December 577AER fighters and bombers from the Red Federation attacked the two Overseas Territories of Collinger and Osten Helkar - the city of Vintheriu were hit the hardest by enemy bombings. Major devastations hit the island and, in particular, several military bases and positions before the Falleen Imperial Air Force managed to provide enough resistance to the enemy air strike. The enemy's planes came from a nearby Bolnomian aircraft carrier which unnoticed managed to pass the Alliance's naval activity in the South near Geelakkar Island. A few minutes after the attack at Collinger and Osten Helkar - several Bolnomian submarines and other war ships from the Red Federation attacked the Alliance fleet blockade at Geelakkar Island. In a sneak attack, enemy submarines managed to sink one aircraft carrier and three cruisers from Verzarent, as well as two destoryers and a frigate from Falleentium. In addition, several ships from the Straits were heavy hit and made incapable of fighting. Subsequent to the surprise attack, a huge naval battle began between the Alliance and the Red Federation which mainly consisted of submarines, but also supported by three battleships and one more aircraft carrier. Also the eastern areas and towns in the Republic of Helkar were hit by this attack. In addition, only 16 minutes after this major attack, FUC reported that a large RF-fleet - consisting of a minimum of 30 warships - had sailed north around FUC. In addition, the FUC's military announced that Rinumian and Franosian special units and paratroopers had landed in Eastern FUC and begun an invasion! Meanwhile, the Democratic People's Army from the Geelakkar Island launched a massive attack on the Alliance's Navy Base in Geelakkar Island. In Haals, Loaosian fighter aircraft launched smaller air attacks on Haals and all positions not controlled by the communist Haalsian Independence Movement. In addition, the Falleen Military Command in Haals confirmed that Bolnomian elite soldiers was now fighting side by side with HIM. Moreover, military units from the Red Federation began an invasion of the Bassar-Region og therefore also the Republic of Kaarnor. At the northern and eastern Tarpon, several Bolnomian submarines attacked both military and civilian navy vessels primarily from the Straits. Towards the West, naval units from Faraal and Jeet entered into major and minor battles with the Arumian Navy. And even attacked the Malruricaian Confederation by the air from Faraal. At Balcum, Balchepra and Mallra, the Red Federation landed paratroopers and other units - and thus began an invasion of the Malruricaian Confederation - strongly supported by the Malruricaian People's Army. In addition, the Cantonosian Embassy in Corrintrin announced that the Islamic League had crossed the border to the Trade Confederation Jaharnum in several places, and launched a major invasion of the country and thus an attack on the Alliance of the East. To the north, at the Republic of Shiha, the Shihian as well as Falleen Forces entered into open battle with attacking armored troops from the Islamic League. To the Far East, the Red Federation had launched another huge invasion by land, water and air on the Alliance of the East! Soon most members of the Nilira Alliance officially declared war against the Red Federation and the Islamic League after their well-coordinated surprise attack. And so did all members of the Alliance of the East and the Malruricaian Confederation. This meant that representatives of the Nilira Alliance, the Alliance of the East and the Malruricaian Confederation formed a coalition which hopefully would lead to the coordination of the coalition's defense against the attacking force. With the war, the Emperor also gave his speech in the national radio to encourage the people behind a joint defense.
- News Report 30.
- News Report 31.
- FUC Command Update.
- News Report 32.
- News Report 33: Peace with Islamic league.
- News Report 34.
- News Report 35.
- News Report 36: Ceasefire!
In addition, Vanossian Troops, however, also began to move into the southern territories of Jaornor, the region between Caornum and Naorlum. The Government of the United Republic saw this action from Vanossium with great concern as they now feared that the country would be occupied entirely by the Vanossian Empire. Which could very well be realized at this point due to the fact that Arum and therest of the Nilira Alliance had largely left the civil war with the exception of few military advisors and special units in Caornum. In addition, the communist rebel movement in the area were almost wiped out after a long and brutal war against mainly armed forces from Woolom. While the rest of the world became weakened by the war, Vanossium increased its former strength as it were during the golden ages of the Golden Empire. Soon, however, Vanossian Troops crossed the border to Caornum, thus commencing an invasion of the entire United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum. The news of this terrible act by Vanossium caused tremendous anger from especially Arum and other members of the Nilira Alliance. Vanossium, however, ignored these condemnations and threats and instead continued their occupation of Caornum-Naorlum, which were expected to be completed in a few days, as the armed forces of the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum had no chances against the superior Vanossian Imperial Forces. Despite the condemnations of Arum and other members of the Alliance, Arum chose to evacuate all their forces as well as staff from the capital of Javana. Despite the anger of Caornum-Naorlum and the feeling of being left behind, Arum found it better not to end in direct conflict with Vanossium. Very soo the Government of the United Republic of Caornum-Naorlum were forced to declare an unconditional surrender to the Vanossian Imperial Army led by General Justin Garrido after only three days of siege of the capital city of Javana. The Government of the Empire of Vanossium declared to the world community that the occupation were not a long-standing occupation and that it was not actually an occupation but an intervention aimed at ensuring the civilian population throughout the region. Few believe this justification, but the fact was that Vanossium and its allies, the Republic of Woolom, now had absolute control over the continents of Goldtrium and Qarca. Falleentium - together with a united Alliance - tried to make a peace agreement with Vanossium regarding URCN's future with the main goal to avoid more tensions with Vanossium and, in particular, to ensure Caornum's independence. This agreement, however, failed to pass in the Falleen Parliament and the Falleen Government had to try new ways. Nevertheless, Vanossium expressed its disappointment over Falleentium and the Nilira Alliance's lack of willingness to bring about peace in the region. Thus, Vanossium also announed that it intended to act on its own in "its goal of restoring peace in Caornum-Naorlum" - by securing the newly proclaimed Republic of Naorlum with the construction of a military air base near Naorlum's capital, Malvador. In addition, Vanossium sent several more troops into the Jaornor-Region under the argument of creating a buffer zone between Caornum and Naorlum. In the Caornumian part of the URCN, Vanossium chose to establish a temporary "Commissariat" consisting of Vanossian Military and Leading Pro-Vanossian Caornumians.Dispite the fact that the Third World War were close to end then unrest grew in the South. In Port Collinger anti-governmental unrest remained. A dissatisfaction with the Government had stangated for many years, building on the former support base for such groups as the Vazii Fricna. The Vazii Fricna were infamous for their role in major terrorist attacks throughout the Colonies and the Three Clans region in the early 500s, including the last outbreak of Warfare in the Souecan region in the past 100 years. However at this time, several major sit-ins had been staged in the Anderson and Osten Helkar Legislative buildings, while a protest has blocked of the Collinger dockyards for almost a month. Collinger police forces were been unable to clear the groups at the dockyards, and was forced to shutdown traffic in and out of the Capital via the Harbour. At this point it were unclear what the motivation has been for many of these groups, as they was wide ranging from Nationalistic groups calling for an Independant Soueca, to Anti-Government protests, and what appears to be Economic terrorists attempting to sabatoge the Collinger economy. At the same time a mysterious fire at Vintheriu office killed a political leader. In Vintheriu a large fire broke out at the Vintheriu Headquarters of the Imperial Party. Fire Chief Donald Anderson stated that the cause was undetermined, but estimated that the fire broke out near the 3rd-Floor office of Marcus Alvy. Mr. Alvy were famous for a firebrand speech to the Osten Helkar Assembly against Souecan Nationalism and the long talked-about unification of the Helkar Island, and his long-standing opposition to Unification. In 577AER, Mr. Alvy was key in defeating a measure in the Territorial Legislature which would compell the Delegate to the Imperial Senate to propose legislation unifying the two territories. While no group made any claims, suspicion is held that this may had been a targetted attack on Mr. Alvy due to his stance on unification, in the face of a wave of protests across the Souecan region. Many argue the ecnomic impact to the Territories would be great if the Helkar island unified, while others point out the detriments to such a large Territorial region and its impact on the other Souecan territories. The tensions continued the rest of 581AER and into 582AER.
At the beginning of 582AER much indicated that peace in the world would soon be made between the Alliance and the Red Federation (situation in early 582AER). By January 582AER the Third World War Peace Accords were signed by the two sides. The war was over - (see situation right after the war.)
The Rivalry with Vanossium and the Rise of the Right Wing - 582-???AER
Despite the end of the war, conflicts still went on both internally and abroad. The unrest in the Souecan region continued in the 582AER and and fierce confrontations erupted again in Anderson which killed 12 people (police officers as well) during police clashes. The violence began after police in the capital of Anderson began to move in against growing protests. The protests had been staged around the main Legislative Complex where both Federal and Territorial government offices are. Protests had been ongoing for over a week, stemming anti-Government fervor that was sweeping the Territories for the past couple of months. This conflict were the latest in a series of violent or fatal incidents surrounding the recent unrest in the South during January and February 582AER. As police forces moved against the line of protesters, several began to push back against the police and started to through rocks. Several police officers dragged protesters out of the crowd and began to beat them, spurning the growing crowd to charge the police. After several minutes of fighting the two groups seperated but the protest remained highly tense and angry. Three police officers were severly injured during this brawl, and dozens of protesters hurt as well. In Vintheriu growing protests led to Workers riots in many factories in the industrial districts. The riots were made in response to both police action against non-violent protests and the workers who had left protesting in support of the Territorial unrest and ongoing Anti-Government protests. The protest groups was unahppy with the Government in Corrintin, and the continual ingnoring of Territorial problems in lieu of state issues in the homeland. Additionally, much anger and resentment has been expressed over the allowance of the states of Veldunium and Hastigia to hold referendums regarding their status within the Empire, while the Territories have long been repressed in their attempts to change their status. Moreover, the issue of unification had gripped Collinger and Osten Helkar, as groups push for a united Helkar territory, spurned on by the Helkar and United Souecan parties who had gained large amounts of support in many regions with high native Helkarian population. This unrest, however, continued with force into spring of 582AER, where a lot of people were killed in confrontation and terror attacks - including the Governor of Osten Helkar. Due to this increasing unrest in the South the Imperial Government decided to send in about 5.000 soldiers from the Imperial Army to deal with the troubles. The Chancellor even visited the South.
Unrest also hit the north in Verzoonium where a bomb exploded in the Verz Parlament leaving 17 people dead. In recent war years the war had taken much of the time and resources of state officials and left the authorities in relative chaos over the refugee crisis. In this vacuum the VLA (Verzarian Liberation Army) managed to rebuild many of it's contacts and key infrastructure and was believed to be numbering between 5000-10,000 strong across the state. At the same time of this and right after the war ended a bill were held attempting to reintroduce the Falleen flag above the Verz parliamentary building. The bill was expected to fail but was put forward by members of the Liberal Party of Verzoonium and the Imperial Party. Despite the fact they only controled 25% of state seats the move was to be symbolic and a show of solidarity with the Empire after the end of the war. This enraged elements of the Verzarian Front and the VLA to the extent that a VF work experience trainee managed to smuggle in explosives not only into the parliament building but into the chambers of the Liberals and Imperial party. Only 45 minutes before the vote was expected to go out a tremendous blast tore through the building. The VLA quickly claimed responsibility for the attack but the VF gave no official statement regarding the attack.
At the same time the Alliance divided the occupied Suttacasia in zones aimed at restoring the countries to more moderate and friendly states - Falleen Occupation Zone: Suttacasia HQ Directive. At the same time a scadal hit the Alliancen. In 577AER, the Alliance Council unanimously decided to establish a Commission for the Drafting of Basic Civil and Military Rights for Members of the Nilira Alliance in order to establish an Alliance Court. Five years later, in 582AER, this commission's work was on the brink of collapse partly due to difficulties with the task within the Commission, and partly because of major disagreement between the member states of the Alliance.
In the Far East it became clear that the Red Federation had troubles at home. The very closed Federation began to become more and more open due to what looked like the onset of internally collapse in the Federation. Despite the fact that President Maxim Stalus's propaganda machine were still running at full speed, it became clear that the Red Federation had problems with internal power struggles. More and more information came out of the Federation which drew a clear picture of a federation of states with major problems, including what looks like an increase in a right-wing movement. At the same time violent confrontations hit Faraal and especially the capital of Zenda after President Juan Godínez and the Government's desire for the reconstruction of the monarchy were passed following the outcome of a referendum ending with a yes to the monarchy. President Godínez, the Government and supporters of the monarchy of course used the event to celebrate the outcome, but these celebrations were quickly interrupted by major and violent confrontations between republicans and security forces. More than 50 people were reported killed the first days. The republican camp even accused the Government of election fraud, and according to them they had good evidence. Soon President Juan Godínez were forced to get help from the still-existing Arumian and Verzarian troops in the country to protect the government from the violent republican movement. The untrained and poorly equipped Faraalian Army had failed to keep order after the security forces of the Faraalian, including the police, had called for military assistance. President Juan Godínez's decision to get help from Arum and Verzarent - who had stayed passive until this point - was not received nicely from the republican camp - which only increased their strength in the wake of this news. The conlict, however, were beaten down thanks to well-organized military efforts from Arum and Verzarent - thanks to Arum and Verzarent's rapid intervention at the request of President Juan Godínez and the Faraalian Government the confrontations were almost stoped. However, an additional 50 people were killed in the conflict, mainly between Faraalians.
By the end of 582AER the Electoral Commission's Board of Directors met to discuss the details of the Western Veldunium-referendum after it was announced by the Chancellor. After a short meeting the board unanimously decided upon the question: "Should the area of Western Veldunium remain part of the Falleen Empire when Veldunium leaves the Falleen Empire?" The results would come in the new year. And by the beginning of 583AER the people of Western Veldunium voted to leave the Royal State of Veldunium and be subsumed into the Royal State of Jalbetrer instead. At the same time Cantonos, Crotanos, Kilbum and Ouruland were close to agree on a new state formation called the United Confederation of Crontasia.
In Falleentium the internal issues in Verzoonium between the anti-Falleen movements and the Imperial rule contiuned and in early spring it ended with a major setback for the Falleen imperial rule. The setback happned when Duke Gregory Húsavík of the Duchy of Verzoonium was killed at close range by a man identified as Boyko Stefanov, a person well-known in the anti-Falleen movements. Stefanov were quickly killed after his attack. The assassination took place in front of the parliament building in Zarantin after the Duke, who were also the Federal Representative of the Federal State of Verzoonium, was on his way out of the parliament after a meeting with the State Government regarding recent unrest and violent terror, as well as the new actions and decisions taken from Corrintrin (the Imperial Government had decided to send in the Imperial Army). The Duke was a known supporter of the Imperial Crown, and had long been an obstacle to the anti-falleen movements and political groupings. Neither among the strong anti-Falleen political party, the Verzarian Front, which hold 60% of seats in the Parliament, the enthusiasm of the Duke were great - and especially State Chancellor Aleksey Melgunov had not been very positive to the state's Federal Representative. However, Melgunov was quick to on behalf of the State Government and express his condemnation of the attack. On the other hand, the Imperial Party accused the Verzarian Front of deliberately supporting anti-Falleen terrorist groups. Nevertheless, the attack was a hard blow to the Falleen imperial rule in Verzoonium, but the news of the attack caused tremendous anger among large parts of the population from the rest of the nation. The violent however sadly continued.By the end of 583AER the United Kingdom of Cantonos, the Republic of Crotanos and the Republic of Kilbum represented by Prime Minister Edward Hudson, President Elizabeth Jones and President Charles Nicolai would sign an agreement about the creation of a strong union and reunification between the three nations. The new nation, the United Confederation of Crontasia, with the capital in Candon, thus tried to renew the Crontasian, in particular the Cantonosian, dominance in the East and the new nation had common features to the former Cantonosian Confederation. Actually, the Republic of Ouruland should had been included in this new union as well, but the relationship with the People's Republic of Ouruland, and thus the Red Federation, prevented this despite the desire. However, the two giants UCC and the Red Federation were still relatively weak when looking at their military strength in comparison to the powerful Nilira Alliance and the Empire of Vanossium. However, the United Confederation of Crontasia had great potential to rise in military, economic and diplomatic terms, and was undoubtedly a player that should be kept an eye on. Fortunately, for Falleentium and its allies, pro-Neuropean Prime Minister Edward Hudson continued on the post as head of government and so did King Henry V who had close relationships with the Falleen Empire.
Towards the end of 583AER a new groups arose in the former Islamic Republic of Shiha and the Democratic Republic of Draaz. The Righteous Islamic Freedom Front, or just RIFF, was a terror group which tried to battle the allied occupation of the region. RIFF was one of many militant movements which rosed up in the wake of the defeat of the Islamic League, but since then the group had grown big and now stood as the strongest opponent against the Alliance's presence in the two countries. The group had in many cases been behind extensive terrorism in South Shiha and Draaz on allied interests and staff, including Falleen. Many feared that South Shiha and Draaz would follow the same long and bloody development as in Haals. At the same time news came about the sickness of President Maxim Stalus of the People's Republic of Bolnominum and de-facto leader of the entire Red Federation. According to the sources, the president had been sick for a couple of weeks. This started a speculation about the future of the Red Federation and how the selection of a new leader would take place. Many experts predicted that the Red Federation might well be on the brink of total collapse and the question was then: who or what would take over?
In 584AER the situation in the Kaarnorian controlled part of the Bassar Region became bloody after weeks with unrest as about 35 people was killed - including five soldiers - after very violent confrontations with the Kaarnorian Army that had been sent in with the state of emergency in the region. The development of the situation in Bassar caused great concern among the Alliance, and not least with the powerful Kaarnorian President Yuk Sun-Hi and his conservative government. Many feared a similar situation between Christians and Muslims, as were the case between former Black Shiha and the Muslim South. Nevertheless, President Yuk Sun-Hi assured, especially to Falleentium, that the issues in Bassar would not harm the transport to the allied zones in South Shiha and Draaz or the valuable trade agreement between Falleentium and Kaarnor. At the same time after the establishment of the United Confederation of Crontasia, the country had grown strongly. Despite the embarrassing defeat to the Red Federation during the war, Prime Minister Edward Hudson and his government did not wait for action from the Red Federation but instead took action themselves and began re-create the country on its own terms. This even meant a relatively large military re-equipment and modanization, but not least a massive reconstruction of the industry and thus the economy. In part, to put Crontasia back on the map, but also to withstand the economic crisis that had hit the whole Neurope. Surprisingly, the UCC even decided to be risky by starting to put political pressure on the two member states of the Red Federation, the People's Republic of Ouruland and the People's Republic of Lantru. Despite protests from the latter countries, the Red Federation did not reacted strongly to the situation. The Red Federation was under major internal pressure and more and more sources in federation reported about major or minor rebel confrontations. This happend in the wake of the news of President Maxim Stalus's disease, whose situation at this point were still unknown. In addition, much suggested that the Empire of Vanossium had been taking part in the power game in the Far East.By January 584AER President Raaid el-Dajani and the government of the Free United Cities had lost "control" with a few of the major cities and regions to the north-west, which threw the Free United Cities into a major political crisis that could cause the union to collapse or, in the worst case, end up with a civil war. A number of major cities and regions in the Free United Cities had chosen to ignore the political decisions and orders from Al Mekka, and instead required greater autonomy from central government. President Raaid el-Dajani, despite the decision on ordering a state of emergency, did still not actively used the military against these "rebel movements", both because of low political support, but also because of the danger of an armed conflict. Despite these reservations, however, the situation were still on the verge of ending with civil war. And so it seems to envolve to in the spring of 584AER when President Raaid el-Dajani, despite political division, decided to send the army into the northwestern areas of the Free United Cities to stop the rebel atmosphere that had taken control of the region. The union between the so-called "Free United Cities" were on the verge of division, a division that saw its light of the day in the wake of the war. The dissatisfaction with Al Mekka, the "leading city" in the union, had grew since the war and much indicated that President Raaid el Dajani was about to lose control of a number of regions in the country. This would mean an immediate civil war in the war-torn and still war-hit country. By the beginning of 585AER President Raaid el Dajani of the Free United Cities had to acknowledge that his country now entered a period of civil war after attempting negotiations with the seperatist groups failed and the first regular battle between the government in the capital of Al Mekka and the seperatist forces with headquarters in the northwestern city Takastan took place near Takastan. A battle that had no clear winners but showed that the Free United Cities now entered a civil war between armed cities and regions. Takastan, which were the base for the opposition to Al Mekka, managed to gather a number of major cities/regions in the northwest and western FUC. In addition to Takastan, major cities/regions such as Riyabuk, Al-Muq and Tel Kedin joined the opposition to the central government, which, however, still possessed control over most of the country. President Raaid el-Dajani quickly raised the issue of a resolution of the conflict in the Alliance Council, but was faced with skepticism and disagreement. Later, however, President Raaid el Dajani also lost a significant share of his supporters who, however, did not join the separatists to the northeast in the city of Takastan, but instead expressed their dissatisfaction with President Raaid el Dajani's handling of the conflict in the country. Much suggested they would create a whole new third fraction in the northwest with the center in the city of Al-Jajjah.
At about the same time President Yuk Sun-Hi surprisingly announced in a public speech to the Kaarnorian Parliament that the Kaarnorian Republic were now in open conflict with Bassarian rebels in the Kaarnorian-controlled part of the Bassar Region. The rebels mainly consisted of Muslim Kaarish-speaking Bassarians. The conflict, however, quickly developed into violent armed fights between government forces and rebels. In addition, the President also announced that he would resign in favor of Vice President Hồ Tân Long, in the light of new developments. The conflict in the Kaarnorian-controlled part of the Bassar Region also caused an beginning conflict in the Crontasian-controlled part of the Bassar Region, where Christian Areebic-speaking Bassarians also began to show dissatisfaction about their situation. Both groups declared a desire for the establishment of a Bassarian nation-state, rather than it were a question of religion.
Another major event which hit the world in the beginning of 585AER was the death of President Maxim Stalus. President Maxim Stalus of the People's Republic of Bolnominum and de-facto leader of the Red Federation died after long illness.The loss of the great leader caused national day of mourning throughout the great federation, and a long mourning period was demanded. But in the hiding the power struggle quickly began. Especially in the People's Republic of Bolnominum, where a new leader had to be found, and also a new leader who could lead the Red Federation and communist ideology into the new world. But many powerful people was fighting for this position, while the member states were falling apart. In Loaos and Heeosso, President Nikolas Antoni and President Dimitrios Maniatis, respectively, re-found the old rivalries between Loaos and Heeosso. While President Abdelrahim Sadi of the People's Republic of Gentornum tried to increase Gentornum's influence in the federation. President Maxim Stalus's death did not solved the internal turmoil, but, on the contrary, increased political conflicts, all the while the federation lost influence in Lantru and East Ouruland. In addition, strongly assisted by Vanossium, right-wing movements and groups increased their strength in the communist Far East. And much suggested that the race for the Far East had begun.
At the same time in the beginning of 585AER Falleentium established two new constitutions for South Shiha and Draaz in the goal of re-establishing the two countries after the devastating war.
By spring 585AER, the People's Republic of Bolnominum ended in civil war. President Maxim Stalus's death caused a huge internal political void that threw the entire People's Republic of Bolnominum into a political conflict and as a result of the organization of the Red Federation it is also spread to the rest of the Federation. For several weeks, powerful people within the People's Republic of Bolnominum fought for the absolute highest political power in the country and thus throughout the Federation, but the power struggle suddenly and violently ended in an armed conflict between four main players.
- The first player was General Sergey Markov and his so-called Red Guard. General Sergey Markov began his military career as a young officer in the communist rebel movement called the Red Guard which fought against the Golden power and influence on the continent. General Sergey Markov thus represented the very revolutionary position of the Communist Party. In spite of a highly prestigious career in the military, General Sergey Markov had also committed himself to politics. And this led him to see himself as the next new great leader. A position the general intended to fight for.
- The second player was Interior Minister Yakov Slashchov, who for a very long time had been seen as President Maxim Stalus's right hand but did not enjoy much respect or recognition from large factions of the Bolnomian political and military environment. But Yakov Slashchov - who followed the Stalusian policy - was determined to overcome this resistance, and with power if necessary. However, the minister were also one of the four main players who hold the greatest power and best position at the beginning of the conflict as much of the Bolnomian government in Boscow's supported his side. Despite no military experience, Yakov Slashchov also gain a fine support from large parts of the military. Yakov Slashchov was thus the officially head of Bolnominum, but in practical terms far from this.
- The third player was Viktor Pokrovsky and his People's Committee. Viktor Pokrovsky, member of the Communist Party, had for many years been a leading player of a faction within the Party seeking a more moderate and socialist approach to the future Bolnominum. Viktor Pokrovsky's more moderate position had surprisingly resulted in great support among large parts of the population, especially after the end of President Maxim Stalus's tyrannical regime. But looking at the support from the military, Viktor Pokrovsky did not have much of this and were already in the first days of the conflict forced to flee due to attacks by General Sergey Markov's forces.
- Major Andrei Shkuro, the fourth and last major player, was an officer of the Bolnomian People's Army, and thus automatically also a member of the Communist Party. Despite this, Andrei Shkuro quickly became aware of "the errors and destructive nature of communism" and due to unknown circumstances he was dismissed by the military and his entire career and private live were destroyed. Andrei Shkuro had to move away from all influence and power, and lived for a long time in poverty. But the major's political ideas did not disappear and he later became a leading member of the growing right-wing movement and opposition in Bolnominum and the Red Federation. At the start of the civil war, Major Andrei Shkuro hold the position as head of the so-called National Army, who used the political situation to try to overthrow the communist regime. Much also suggested that the Union of the West had invested heavily in Major Andrei Shkuro's National Army.
The Bolnomian Civil War was not only limited to Bolnominum, but also spread to especially Gentornum, Rinum and Franosium, but also Loaos and Heeosso, as well as Ouruland (east) and Lantru, to a lesser extent. This meant that many of the other member states was also divided into four factions, while a fifth one had been made as well in each Member State as each member were also trying to gain more power in the Federation.
By the beginning of 586AER the Bolnomian Civil War had turned into a war between General Sergey Markov and Interior Minister Yakov Slashchov. General Sergey Markov's Red Guard had gained a very good position in the conflict. General Sergey Markov's forces had, among other things, succeeded in fighting for a strong position in the People's Republic of Gentornum, partly thanks to experience in the military and, in particular, due to support from President Abdelrahim Sadi (Gentornum), who chose to support General Sergey Markov and his so-called re-establishment of the strong militarized Red Guard. Despite this, Interior Minister Yakov Slashchov managed to secure his position in most of Bolnominum and, not least, the capital Boscow. Gentornum and Bolnominum therefore became the two countries where the war between Markov and Slashchov was fought the most. On the other hand, Major Andrei Shkuro and the National Army tried to gain power and influence in Rinum and Franosium, which, however, ganied no support from either President Mahmud Ahmed or President Augusto Alguero, both of whom had yet to decide who they would support in the conflict. In Loaos and Heeosso another different conflict occurred, namely between the two countries who had re-found their old rivalries, and semi-started their own war. Mainly, however, it were General Sergey Markov and Interior Minister Yakov Slashchov who had become the two main players in the civil war, and both had influence and power in all the members of the Red Federation. Viktor Pokrovsky and his People's Committee, on the other hand, lost a big deal of their powers due to military losses but surprisingly gained some influence in the People's Republic of Lantru and the People's Republic of Ouruland which due to the civil war, as well as political and economic pressure from the CCU, had become more and more isolated, something Pokrovsky and his followers used to their advantage.
In Bassar, the armed conflict in the Kaarnorian-controlled part continued. The Kaarnorian Army managed to fight the rebels in several places and forced them out in the rural areas. The new Kaarnorian Government, under the leadership of President Hồ Tân Long managed to change the military situation in favor of the Kaarnorian Republic. This led to greater confidence that Kaarnor could deal with the situation in Bassar while ensuring the valuable trade agreement with Falleentium. In the Crontasian-controlled Bassar, however, Crontasia instead tried to ward off the conflict by meeting the dissatisfied population at the negotiating table.
To be continued...
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