Gladysynthian Civil War

Gladysynthian Civil War
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A tank of the Gladysynthian Army burns during heavy fighting in the government square of Ponamu
DateAugust 4th, 1953 - August 12th, 1967
Location
Result
Belligerents
  • Gladysynthia
  • Tetrazoa
  • Zamastan
  • International Committee of the Albatrossian Cross
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Premiere Malcolm Kirchner
  • Premiere Duncan Thomas
  • Semillian Lammente
  • Warri Renintea
  • Marvin Gaviria
  • General Robert Reww'r
  • Strength
  • 3,578,000
  • 4,029,000
  • 40,000
  • Casualties and losses
  • 103,290 Killed
  • 503,000 Wounded
  • Tetrazoa

    • 423,900 Killed
    • 1,000,000+ Wounded

    Zamastan

    • 251 Killed
    • 93 Wounded

    International Committee of the Albatrossian Cross

    • 722 Killed
    • 2,091 Wounded
  • 329,000 Civilians Killed
  • The Gladysynthian Civil War was a military and civil conflict fought between the Government of Gladysynthia and the separatist forces of the province of Tetrazoa from 1953 until 1967. The war killed hundreds of thousands of people, and caused significant economic downturns for the nation as a whole in the decades following the war. It also resulted in widespread poverty, infrastructure damage, and a famine that lasted until the early 1970's. Gladysynthian troops, who were involved in military efforts to expel Rumaztria from Vulkaria during the World War, were suddenly withdrawled back to their homeland, almost causing the Allied Forces a major defeat in the World War.

    On July 29, 1953, the province of Tetrazoa declared war on Saphiria over cultural and economic disputes. Tetrazoa sent troops via air and sea and starts to invade Saphiria on the northern coast. On August 4, the Gladysynthian Civil War began when Saphiria declared war on Tetrazoa. The Federal Government of Gladysynthia in the Capitol District officially declared war on Tetrazoa, and on August 6, the military was activated and began preparing to defend Saphiria and preserve the union. Premiere Malcolm Kirchner was faced with the aspect of a many-faction-sided war, with the federal government losing control of provinces in the autumn months of the war and the opposition being supported discretely by the Zamastanian Armed Forces. By the winter, the opposition forces stalled their fighting, and due to trench warfare, neither side made any major territorial gains along the western or southern front for over eight months. By the spring of 1954, United Gladysynthian forces slowly started to chip away at the Tetrazoan occupation and started to take back Saphiria.

    Fighting stayed at a standstill on the fronts for several years, with territorial gains rarely made from either side. However, a Gladysynthian push in 1965, under the command of the new premiere Duncan Thomas, began to take back key positions from Tetrazoan forces. As it began to appear that Tetrazoa was losing the war, Tetrazoan government officials controversially decided to use chemical weapons on the Saphirian capital city of Szvwara out of desperation. Appalled and shocked, the United Gladysynthian Army retaliated by inflicting further damage with extensive heavy fire on the southern front, and the Tetrazoan Army toke heavy losses, including the highest amount of casualties thus far in the war. After suffering hundreds of thousands of casualties combined, both sides began to call for a ceasefire. Leaders from the United Gladysynthian Military and the Tetrazoan Army met at Point Randall on Carson Island off the eastern coast of Saphira and eventually reached an agreement. On August 12th, 1967, the Carson Accords declared that the Gladysynthian Civil War was over with Tetrazoa agreeing to give Saphiria back to Gladysynthia in exchange for Tetrazoa’s independence from Gladysynthia. Saphiria remains a province of Gladysynthia and Tetrazoa became its own self-governing nation. The International Committee of the Albatrossian Cross, led by a Avergnonian coalition, was deployed during the conflict, and following the conflict was instrumental in overseeing the destruction of chemical weapons caches. The war claimed the lives of over 550,000 soldiers and 329,000 civilians. Tetrazoa returned to the nation in 2012.

    Revolution

    Political groups, militias, factions

    War Begins

    Autumn, 1953

    Winter, 1953-54

    Spring Offensive, 1954

    1954-1965

    Szvwara Gassing

    Ceasefire

    Carson Accords

    Aftermath

    Casualties

    Chemical Weapons