Kerlian Civil War

Kerlian Civil War
Date3 August 1992 - 14 March 1999
Location
Result Government victory
Belligerents
Matriarchy of Kerlile

Democratic Kerlian State

  • supported by
Lauchenoiria
Commanders and leaders

Democratic Kerlian State

Lauchenoiria

Strength
30,000

DKS - 7,000

Lauchenoiria - 5,000
Casualties and losses
2,700 dead, 5,000 injured

DKS - all dead or imprisoned

Lauchenoiria - 1,640 dead, 2,170 injured

The Kerlian Civil War (known as the Kerlian-Lauchenoirian War in some areas) was a conflict that took place in Kerlile in the 1990s following an uprising by a group opposed to the matriarchal dictatorship.

A group calling themselves the Democratic Kerlian State attempted to seize power in the southern part of the country, which began a conflict with the existing government. The insurgent group were supported by Lauchenoiria, itself in the process of moving from a fully communist society to a modern democracy at the time.

In 1997, following consistent defeats of Lauchenoirian and DKS forces, the Lauchenoirian government withdrew their support. The war did not officially end until 1999 when the last village held by DKS fell to government forces.

Background

The Kerlian Civil War began following the government's execution of 70 men accused of being involved in "anti-feminist activity". Supporters of men's rights and democracy were outraged at these killings, and began meeting in secret to plan the overthrow of the matriarchal Kerlian regime. Their goals were to establish a new democratic state and ensure equal rights for all genders.

The Conflict

During the conflict, DKS attempted to seize increasing amounts of territory from government forces. In the early years of the war, this initiative seemed fairly successful, however in 1994 the Kerlian government captured the town of New Winford, an early stronghold of DKS forces. Many have speculated that this demoralised DKS forces and was a factor in the sudden turning of the war in the government's favour.

In 1997, the Lauchenoirian government no longer had support for their continued involvement in the war, and therefore withdrew their support. Most of the DKS areas fell shortly after, although some areas in the far south held on until 1999.

Aftermath

All supporters and suspected members of DKS were arrested following the end of the war, and many were executed. Some family members of those who had participated in the uprising were also jailed, and children removed from their care and placed in government run care homes. Many who were not initially arrested were killed attempting to flee the country, however some managed to escape. Many of these illegal emigrants ended up in Lauchenoiria.

Following the conflict, the government cracked down increasingly on civil rights and political freedom, in order to prevent such an occurrence from being able to happen again. While mixed-gender schools had been allowed from the mid-1980s, the government again segregated them and introduced national service for all women over the age of 18.