1945 Danaska Conflict

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First Danaska War
Part of Gladysynthia-Zamastan conflicts
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Gladysynthian troops prepare to attempt a counter-attack on advancing Zamastanian forces on the sand banks of the Danaska River
DateAugust 2-9, 1945
  • Increased tensions between Gladysynthia and Zamastan
  • Zamastanian control of the northern Danaska River
  • Zamastan
  • Gladysynthia
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Tyler Kordia
  • Laurence Clarkson
  • Casualties and losses
  • 3,094 Dead
  • 9,000 Injured
  • 65 Missing
  • 400 tanks destroyed
  • 46 aircraft destroyed
  • 21,748 Dead
  • 38,000 Injured
  • 839 Captured
  • Hundreds of tanks destroyed
  • 452+ aircraft destroyed
  • The Danaska War, also known as the 1945 Danaska Conflict and the First Danaska War was fought between Zamastan and Gladysynthia from August 2nd through the 9th of 1945. Gladysynthia had recently broken apart from its imperial reign and had newly formulated into a Republic, but was faced with the war path from President Tyler Kordia of Zamastan and his ambition was to conquer the oil rich territory of the Northern Isle and the Danaska region. As the Premiere of Gladysynthia, Laurence Clarkson, rallied his troops, tensions became dangerously heightened. In addition, the Chanchajillan Civil War, which ended a year earlier, furthered the separation between the two nations as Zamastan supported the republican nationalists and Gladysynthia supporting socialists.

    On August 2nd, Zamastan launched what it claimed were a series of preemptive airstrikes against Gladysynthian airfields. Which side caused the war is one of a number of controversies relating to the conflict. The Gladysynthians were caught by surprise, and nearly the entire Gladysynthian air force was destroyed with few Zamastan losses, giving the Zamastanians air supremacy. Simultaneously, the Zamastanians launched a ground offensive into the city of Danaska and Tariel Heights, which again caught the Gladysynthians by surprise. After some initial resistance, Gladysynthian leader Laurence Clarkson ordered the evacuation of Danaska. Zamastan forces rushed westward in pursuit of the Gladysynthians, inflicted heavy losses, and conquered the Danaska region.

    Gladysynthia agreed to a joint ceasefire on August 9th. In the aftermath of the war, Zamastan had crippled the Gladysynthian military, having killed over 20,000 troops while only 3,000 of its own. The Zamastan success was the result of a well-prepared and enacted strategy, the unprepared leadership of the Gladysynthian states, and their poor military leadership and strategy. Zamastan seized Danaska and the Tariel Heights from Gladysynthia. The speed and ease of Zamastan's victory would later lead to a dangerous overconfidence within the ranks of the Zamastan Defense Forces (ZDF), contributing to initial Gladysynthian successes in the subsequent Tariel War, although ultimately Zamastanian forces were successful and defeated the Gladysynthian military. The displacement of civilian populations resulting from the war would have long-term consequences, as 300,000 people fled Danaska and about 100,000 Zamastanians left the Tariel Heights to become refugees.