1972 Chanchajilla War
|1972 Chanchajilla War|
|Part of East vs West conflicts|
Clashes in Meguén
The 1972 Chanchajilla War was a military conflict between the Chanchajillan Republic (East Chanchajilla) and the People's Democratic Republic of Chanchajilla (West Chanchajilla). In 1972, war erupted between the two countries over the West's military dictator, Parish White's, goal to reunite the two nations after nearly 40 years of separation after the Chanchajillan Civil War. The war intensified as Western forces steamrolled into the East. The confrontation was spurred by the material involvement of nearby nations, notably then-communist Paraboca, Ossinia, and the Slavic Union. The conflict also sparked major fears across the world, especially with the communist powers such as Yuan and the UCSS (who backed White's socialist-style government), and the capitalist powers such as Quetana and Zamastan, that the conflict would increase into a possible second World War.
The war raged from April until September of 1972, with thousands of casualties on each side. In the end, a peace negotiation was reached by a joint-team of Beleroskovian and Zamastanian delegators, who convinced White to withdraw his forces under the threat of nuclear retaliation. The Taravo Agreement was signed in Selle, and the two sides ceased fighting. The war served to increase the influence of far-right paramilitary groups, crime syndicates and drug cartels like the Varrina Cartel and Chan Clan, and far-left guerrilla groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of West Chanchajilla (RAFWC). Sporadic clashes nevertheless continued infrequently until the South Turania Offensive in 2019 and the 2021 Chanchajilla War ultimately resulted in the overthrow of the West's socialist dictatorship.