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Gran Aligonian crisis (2019-present)

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2019-2020 Gran Aligonian crisis
DateOctober 2019 - Present
Caused by
  • Dissatisfaction with the House of Abellán and its associated system of nobility
  • Growing economic influence of Latium, Yisrael, Lihnidos, and other larger nations in what some have called economic colonialism
  • Presence of foreign armed operatives, including government soldiers of Latium and members of the Pyrion Defense Group
  • Lack of government action addressing organized crime groups including the Garduña.
  • Religious frustration over growing party culture of the archipelago's hyper-rich denizens
  • Electoral and political change
  • Peaceful protests
  • Rioting and violent protests
  • Actively armed insurgencya
Parties to the civil conflict

GranAligonia-AAFTEmblem1.png Aligonian Alliance of Free Thought
GranAligonia-MGWEmblem1.png Migrant Worker's Union
Protestors and rioters

After January 2020:
GranAligoniaRepublic.png Interim Government
GranAligonia-AAFTEmblem1.png Aligonian Alliance of Free Thought

Public support from:
NorthOttoniaFlag.png North Ottonia
Flag Drevstran.png Drevstran
OstrozavaFlag2.png Ostrozava
Flag of Ghant.png Ghant
Flag of Vardana.svg Vardana

GranAligoniaFlag.png House of Abellán
GranAligoniaNew.png Lesser Aligonian nobility

After January 2020:
GranAligonia-LNREmblem1.png League for National Reform

Public support from:
Royal Flag of Yisrael.png Yisrael
Flag of Latium.svg Latium
Lihnidos Flag.png Lihnidos
Lead figures

GranAligonia-AAFTEmblem1.png Leuter Sion
GranAligonia-MGWEmblem1.png Eliana Sovlue

After January 2020:
GranAligoniaRepublic.png Leuter Sion
GranAligoniaRepublic.png Illiomarius Segarra
FinedApproximately 11,000 protestors, foreign nationals, and other dissidents
a. refers only to the insurgent actions of Archbishop Hugo Marin

The 2019-20 Gran Aligonian crisis, also referred to internally as the Abdication Crisis (Aligonian: Crise de Abdicación), is an ongoing political upheaval on the island-nation of Gran Aligonia. Catalyzed by a labor protest held by the Aligonian Migrant Worker’s League in October 2019, the protest soon became far larger and more diverse, drawing on common criticisms of Gran Aligonia’s then-monarchical system of government that had been building over the past several decades.


Gran Aligonia entered into the 20th century a Principality, created after the demise of the long-lived Most Magnificent Republic of Aligonia. The ruling house of Oberlia had inherited the powerful system of trading posts and island possessions; however, they became increasingly controversial during the first West Scipian Wars; Gran Aligonia was subsequently occupied by Yisrael before the third. Inside the Yisraeli administration, several houses of the Principality's nobility became promient bureaucrats and politicians, while others who preferred the then-polarized Belisarian power of Latium were persecuted as political dissidents and often staged a low-level, disorganized insurgency in certain more remote parts of the Archipelago.

The House of Abellán was one such house, and they had been the quickest of the Big Five political families to adapt to the new administration, gaining them much of the power vaccum that the exile of the Oberlias had created. Though the family was large, and old at the time, it had suffered losses in the 2nd West Scipian War, and thus the fourth son of its prominent head Relendo II Abellán, Octavio Abellán, became the sole heir to the family's estate. Simultaneously, the intermission of the 3rd West Scipian War was ending, and, seeing the end of the Autocracy regime, Octavio began negotiations with Latium and began meeting with the resistance in preparation for an eventual invasion and liberation of the Archipelago from Yisraeli rule, which happened in 1950. Part of the stipulations signed by Octavio involved a permanent treaty of Latin military protection, including the establishment of a large airbase at the city of Sidora. Though intended as a political deterrent against further aggression in the Periclean, after Gran Aligonia had become a prominent financial center and gambling haven in the 1960s, under Octavio's son Virxillio, sentiment had already begun to turn against the atmosphere of "Villa Romera extravagance", especially by the more rural vinyard communities, which were prominently tied to old money and the nobility. This growing dichotomy began to sour many prominent families' opinions of the Abelláns, and angered those both angry at their former collusion with the Yisraeli regime and angered at the end of Yisraeli rule.

Nevertheless, Virxillio had considerable economic policy talent, and managed to attract investment and increase living standards in Gran Aligonia, especially along the coast. Tourism boomed when a successful series of ad campagins painting Gran Aligonia as a natural paradise became successful. Nevertheless, income inequality soon became a problem, especially for the increasingly outcompeted rural nobility, who were slowly becoming outpaced politically and economically by rich liberal-minded citizens along the coasts, including a very large population of expats from Yisrael, Talahara, and Lihinidos, as well as Latin immigrants largely coalesced around the maintenence of the Sidora military base. In the 1990s, a nationalist sentiment began to come up in response to a boiling over of economic and social tensions related to these changes, often materializing in small, local forms of republicanism, technocratism, and Christian socialism; Various rebellious phenomoena, including Christian communes, New Age spirituality, and Punk rock also began to emerge, taking inspiration from the now-receding global leftist movements of the Open Fifties, New Society, and ______.

Early protests (October-December 2019)

Labor and anti-monarchy protests and riots

Attempted assassination of Prince Veremundo

"48 hour" decree against foreign armed forces

Responses by targeted foreign actors

New Century Democratization Initiative (December 2019)

Initial Aligonian political reactions

Foreign reactions to abolishment of the monarchy

United Republic proclaimed (January 2020-present)

Geopolitical escalation between Leuter Sion and the Western Monarchies

War of words between Sion and Katz

February 2020 leaked Sion call

Tensions over rumors of emerging "anti-monarchy axis"

March 2020 attack on Latin base in Sidora

International outcry over alleged "foreign national intimidation" policy in GA

Militarization of the Xendarmeria

June 2020 Volf allegations

Chancellorial election declared (January-November 2020)

Broader foreign impact

Geopolitical battleground in emerging global ideological conflict

Instigator for renewed momentum in global anti-monarchy movement

Major influence in decline of Talahara-Yisrael relations

Major influence in rise of Latium-Yisrael relations

Alleged participation of foreign intelligence agencies






See also