Chezian Wars of Independence (1806-23)
|Great Nortuan War
The Chezian Wars of Independence, also known as the Great Nortuan War, were a series of conflicts across West and Central Nortua that lasted from 1806 until 1823 in various stages, fought between the Constantio Empire under Isidoros and a fluctuating array of Nortuan coalitions. The wars were marked by multiple revolutions and secessions from many territories of the Constantio Empire. The war began when imperial forces in Acdia massacred a crowd of demonstrators who were protesting a new tax on imperial subjects. News of the violent crackdown spread quickly across the empire thanks to fast-spreading communication like underground newspapers and the semaphore telegraph, and Isidoros ordered the military to clamp down on uprisings. Initially, most rebellions were sporadic and low-level clashes between crudely-constructed militias and local imperial forces, but by 1811 more professionally trained rebel armies were in open and widescale battles against the Constantioans, with regional governors also siding with the revolutionaries. The various rebellions did not always fight under a unified alliance, which prolonged the conflicts across the continent, but their intensity led to critical strains on the empire which left them spread thin and unable to operate as effectively as they had prior to the insurrections.
Fighting ended in 1823 with a peace negotiation in Coplesti, Artaska. Roughly three years later, Isidoros declared the dissolving of the empire on April 8th, 1827 with the Armistace of Gurikans. Upon the dissolution of the empire, Isidoros took his own life, passing the still united but fragile alliance of Constantio to his nephew, King Adonis Kalliadis. The period in between the end of the empire to the establishment of the Republic, the Council of Administrators were fraught with corruption and infighting as either establishment base attempted to sway the opinions of King Kalliadis.
See: Vuswistan Revolutionary War (1817-21)
Beatavician separatist ideology surfaced in the mid-1700s during a period in the Constantioan Empire where inflation and elevated costs of warfare were commonplace, with talks of Beatavician independence underway with the justification that the Constantioan Empire was a failed state. However, these talks quickly shut down as the situation in the empire improved. Discussion of an independent Beatavic would not resurface until the early 1800s due to the 1806 Purac massacre. With an enraged populace, many Beatavicians voluntarily recruited into small, often undertrained militias. These militias fought local imperial authorities but with little to no success.
A properly trained militia would not be formed until the late 1810s when numerous Beatavician military figures, notably Jan-Joost Dieleman, defected from the Imperial military to form several militias. On June 23rd, 1820, several prominent militias merged to become the Beatavician Armed Forces in an attempt to rival the Imperial army. Nearly a month later, on July 5th, 1820, a standoff between Imperial forces and the newly formed Beatavician Armed Forces had occurred, and approximately an hour later, the first bullet had been fired, marking the beginning of the Beatavician War of Independence.
See: Icadanian Secession (1822)
See: Besmenian War of Independence (1815-1821)
See: Utobanian War of Independence (1812-16)