|Part of South Adula Conflicts|
Alecburgish forces during the Battle at Regal Peak, July 17th, 2021
|Republic of Cambria|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|592 killed||3000+ killed|
900+ civilians killed7,120+ civilians injured
The Alecburghish-Cambrian War, also known as the Cambrian War of Independence, the War Against Alecburghish Peace, and the Croixia War, was a military conflict in southwestern Alecburgh and northeastern Cyruda. The war began on April 20th, 2021, when a separatist movement in Luciano state known as the Republic of Cambria, led by Jacque Boudreaux, declared independence from the federacy of Alecburgh. After hesitancy from Prime Minister Sparrow Creed to accept the secession, factions within the Republic of Cambria began launching terrorist attacks against the civilian population of Alecburgh. Government response was initially delayed due to concerns of international reputation, but following April 27th when an attack on a bus resulted in the deaths of over 60 civilians and tourists, the government began to clamp down on the insurgents. The government finally reached a negotiation with Cambria on May 6th, allowing self-autonomy for Luciano state. Violence largely subsided in May, with clashes becoming infrequent and rare, with many believing the policies of Creed's administration had worked.
On June 8th, however, Boudreaux demanded an extension of territorial sovereignty for Cambria, which was refused by Creed and the Alecburghian government and subsequently resulted in more flareups of violence. On June 22nd, mass stabbing at Saint Aliester Church in Venice sparked international condemnation against the Republic of Cambria, and clashes against the insurgents and government forces officially began following the Battle at Naduz Bluffs on June 26th.
The war has been met with international controversy, with many nations having been initially hesitant to back the government of Prime Minister Creed. Often considered to be part of the wider unrest seen throughout Southern Adula, such as the Tarijar Strait Crisis, the Togana War, and the Hisrea War, the war is meddled with confusion and inaccurate information shared internationally via news and social media. The war has also drawn international involvement, with the governments of Cyruda and Yuan backing Alecburgh militarily and most in the Coalition of Crown Albatross recognizing the Republic of Cambria as a terrorist organization or dangerous rebel group. Additionally, states like Drambenburg and Beleroskov have stated their support for Cambrian independence.
Background and escalation
On January 22nd, 2021, following a tense military buildup of Alecburgian forces on the border of Saint Croix and Bens and hostile diplomatic interactions at the 2021 Tregueux Leaders Summit, Queen Diana I removed Prime Minister Benjamin Warren from power and instituted absolute rule. Months of protests and international scrutiny followed, with many nations within the Coalition of Crown Albatross condemning Diana for her actions. Amidst the protests, the state of Mandalay declared independence, and protesters and federal forces clashed, leading to multiple deaths. Member states in the SEIAA also condemned the developing crisis, and ultimately on March 10th, Queen Diana revoked her absolute rule and instituted national elections for a new government. Despite this, protests and independence movements in several parts of the nation continued.
On April 4th, 2021, Sparrow Creed was elected Prime Minister to much generous reception from a majority of the Alecburghian public and the international community. However, a secessionist movement that gained prominence during the protests against Queen Diana within the state of Luciano, known as the Republic of Cambria, emerged to declare independence. Its de-facto leader, Jacque Boudreaux, declared that the entirety of the state was under Cambrian sovereignty, to which the Alecburghian government responded by denying their secession. In reaction to the government's refusal, multiple insurgents aligned with Cambria conducted violent attacks against civilian targets, specifically on April 21st in the Aires train bombing which killed 23 people, and the April 27th Mandalay bus massacre which resulted in the deaths of over 60 people, mainly international tourists.
On May 6th, Prime Minister Creed stated that an agreement had been reached in which the Cambrian Republic would be granted autonomy within their declared state in Luciano. Effectively, Cambria was a sovereign nation with the stipulation that they would not be hostile to the Alecburghian people or government, to which Boudreaux and his representatives accepted. The crisis largely subsided for the following month, with the exception of a lone-wolf bombing in Dawea, neighboring Cyruda, in response to their government's deployment of 2,000 troops in support of Alecburgh. Nevertheless, violence within Alecburgh became rare and infrequent until June 8th when Boudreaux unexpectedly demanded the annexation of another state with secessionist leanings; Mandalay. The government refused, and terror attacks once again escalated. A mass stabbing at Saint Aliester Church in Venice resulted in five people being killed and sparked international condemnation, with the governments of Zamastan, Emmiria, Elbresia, and Siniapore for the first time endorsing the Alecburghian government.
On June 26th, Alecburghian military forces were ambushed by and clashed with insurgents of the Republic of Cambria for the first time at the Battle at Naduz Bluffs in Naduz National Park. Three government soldiers were killed, while the insurgents suffered 17 killed. Officially, the war became a direct conflict between two armed groups at this point. Further clashes continued, with decisive Alecburghian victories in small encounters. However, the war dramatically escalated on July 17th at the Battle at Regal Peak, when 78 Alecburghian soldiers were killed in the deadliest encounter between Alecburgian and Cambrian entities since Cambria seceded.
- April 21st: Aires train bombing - 23 people are killed and more than 240 are injured when a pipe bomb explodes at a train station in Aires.
- April 26th: Cyruda sends 2,000 troops to Alecburgh to back the federal government.
- April 27th: Mandalay bus massacre - 60 people are killed by Cambrian-affiliated insurgents, including dozens of international tourists from Estoca, Quetana, Ascacia, and the Slavic Union.
- May 6th: Sparrow Creed and the Cambrian Republic accept a deal to allow for Cambrian autonomy, with the condition that no more attacks within Alecburgh take place and no more expansion of territory is ensured.
- May 17th: A bomb is detonated at a bus station in Dawea, Cyruda, resulting in 7 deaths.
- June 8th: Jacque Boudreaux demands annexation of Mandalay peninsula.
- June 22nd: The Saint Aliester Church attack was a terrorist attack that occurred on June 22, 2021 in the Varzic city of Venice. It ended with the deaths of four Alecburghish civilians, plus the assailant.
- June 26th: The Battle at Naduz Bluffs occurred on June 26, 2021 at Naduz National Park in Luciano, on the outskirts of Howley Census-Designated Place. This battle ended with the deaths of seventeen Cambrian Nationalists, and three Alecburghish border patrol members. This was a victory for Alecburgh, and was also the first actual battle to take place during the Alecburghish-Cambrian War.
- July 16th: Battle at Houston Creek Village occurred at the Lucian census-designated place of Houston Creek. This quick, yet hard fought battle lasted only just about forty-five minutes before the Alecburghish troops pulled out. The death toll was considerate for both sides, with the Cambrians losing only one accounted casualty, while the Alecburghish platoon of 876-AV90 losing eight soldiers. This was the first victory for the Republic of Cambria.
- July 17th: The Battle at Regal Peak occurred on July 17, 2021 in the Lucian enclave town of Tigorna, which is surrounded by Regal Peak National Park.
- July 20th: The Battle at Austin Hollow was a pivotable battle during the Alecburghish-Cambrian War that took place in the census-designated place of Austin Hollow, in the Alecburghish state of Mandalay. It was very important to the overall conflict because not only did the Alecburghish scouting group led by Jaxson Sayre escape the scene unscathed, but it also revealed the use of child soldiers by the Republic of Cambria. In the end, the Cambrians loss sixteen men and children (all also male), led to a victory for Alecburgh. The Battle at Austin Hollow was also the first battle to occur outside the State of Luciano or the Cambrian Autonomous Region.
The Battle of the Scotia River
The Battle of Cyruda Bay
The Bridgebourg Exchange
The Howley Encampment Attack
The Bombing of Kynnport, Xavier Street