Elkjop War

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Elkjop War
Infobox collage for Spanish-American War.jpg
Signal Corps extending telegraph lines from trenches
DateJuly 6th, 1911 - May 20th, 1912
  • Increased tensions between Gladysynthia and Zamastan
  • Gladysynthia cedes control of Vulkaria to Zamastan
  • Belligerents
  • Zamastan
  • Gladysynthia
  • Commanders and leaders
  • President Elias Blanco
  • Emperor of Gladysynthia
  • Casualties and losses
  • 561 Dead
  • 9,000 Injured
  • 2,748 Dead
  • 38,000 Injured
  • The Elkjop War was an armed conflict between Zamastan and the Empire of Gladysynthia from July 6th, 1911 to May 20th, 1912 (318 days), named for Elkjop Bay - the body of water where much of the primary naval fighting took place. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the sinking of the Zamastanian passenger liner, the ZCLV Marian Annat as it sailed through the Strait of Vulkaria, leading to Zamastanian intervention in the Vulkarian War of Independence. The war led to emergence of Zamastanian predominance in the North-Catica/South Hespia region, and resulted in Zamastan's acquisition of Gladysynthia's possessions in the Holish Islands.

    The main issue of the conflict was Vulkarian independence. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Vulkaria against Gladysynthian rule. Zamastan later backed these revolts upon entering the Elkjop War. Following the conflict, Zamastan occupied Vulkaria from 1912-1921 to oversee reconstruction, modernization, and a stable peace process. Many experts see the war as a stepping stone for the long history of Zamastanian involvement in Vulkaria.

    Fighting occurred primarily at sea for the first several months of the war as Zamastanian vessels punched holes through the Gladysynthian navies and cleared paths for land invasions of both Vulkaria and Northern Gladysynthia, marking the first instance of war between Zamastan and Gladysynthia and leading to a long history of violent tensions between the two nations.