Luepolan War

Luepolan War
Part of the Luepolan Spring and the Silent War
Vierz Panzer 80 in Mograč, 1983
Luepolan convoy entering Voitz, 1984
Luepolan communist militant in Prishek, 1982
Luepolan anti-aircraft fire during a Vierz air raid on Rostva, 1981
Tanavian artillery gun firing on Harnevsk, 1979
Two Luepolan Vi-23 fighters on combat air patrol, 1985
Date7 August 1979 – 8 July 1985
(5 years, 11 months and 1 day)
Location
Result

Luepolan and Vorochian victory:

  • Treaty of Skalla signed
  • Withdrawal of Vierzland from Luepola and Vorochia
  • Vierz sphere of influence significantly weakened
Belligerents

 Vierz Empire
 North Granzery
 Vyzinia
 Zacotia
 Plosenia (until 1984)
 Tanavia (until 1983)

 Luepola
 Vorochia
 Communist Militants

Commanders and leaders
Vierz Empire Victor IV
Vierz Empire Stefan Vogt
Vierz Empire Uwe Scholz
North Granzery Artúr Szálasi
North Granzery Dezső Zoltánfi
Plosenia Filip Rušil
Plosenia Havel Dvořák
Tarchist Vyzinia Zbigniew Wójcik
Tarchist Vyzinia Arkady Kuchta
Zacotia Zoran Štern
Zacotia Vladislav Kovać
Luepola Emil Ivanušić
Luepola Ratimir Vuković
Luepola Branimir Raganović
 Mladen Barišić †
 Luka Marinković
Vorochia Danylo Ruda
Vorochia Leonid Tereshchenko
Strength
 Vierz Empire:
850,000 men
4,500 AFVs
4,500 artillery pieces
2,700 tanks
1,800 aircraft
 North Granzery:
180,000 men
1,200 AFVs
1,000 artillery pieces
400 tanks
1,200 aircraft
Others:
70,000 men
1,400 AFVs
900 artillery pieces
300 tanks
200 aircraft
 Luepola:
875,000 men
4,200 AFVs
3,800 artillery pieces
2,100 tanks
950 aircraft
 Vorochia:
295,000 men
1,500 AFVs
2,300 artillery pieces
800 tanks
530 aircraft
 Militants:
120,000 men
800 AFVs
1,500 artillery pieces
200 tanks
90 aircraft
Casualties and losses
Total dead: 120,000
Total wounded: 400,000
Total dead: 275,000
Total wounded: 620,490
  • Total civilians killed/wounded: 128,000 (est.)
  • Luepola: 96,000 killed/wounded (est.)
  • Vorochia: 32,000 killed/wounded (est.)

The Luepolan War (Vierz: Lüpolenkrieg), known in Luepola and Vorochia as the Liberation War (LuepolanOslobodnočni rát; Vorochian: Визвольна війна), was a war from 1979 to 1985 in Luepola and Vorochia. The conflict was fought between the Central Patyrian Cooperation Association led by the Vierz Empire, and Luepola and Vorochia, who had each unilaterally withdrawn from the CPCA.

The war was preceded by the March Uprising, in which mass protests and riots led to the ousting of the pro-Vierz Luepolan leadership by sympathetic military officers and members of the Sliet. The new Luepolan government's decision to withdraw from the CPCA provoked the Vierz invasion itself, which began in the following August; the invasion was expanded during planning to also target Vorochia after its revolution. The war lasted for six years, ending with the Treaty of Skalla, wherein Vierzland and its allies recognized the new governments of Luepola and Vorochia and agreed to withdraw from the two countries.

The Luepolan War remains the deadliest and most destructive war fought in Patyria since the Great War. The war is considered as the second phase of the Luepolan Spring, as well as the climax of the Silent War, as the weakening of Vierzland's economy and military over the course of the war hastened the breakdown of the CPCA and the start of the Vierz Revolution.

Background

Course of the war

1979: Vierz Invasion

1980: Halting of the Vierz offensive

1981-82: Stalemate and increased foreign involvement

1982-83: Luepolan Insurgency intesifies

1984: Luepolan Counteroffensive

1985: Second Stalemate and Peace Negotiations

Aftermath

Foreign Involvement

Supporting Vierzland

While Operation Modi was undertaken primarily by Vierzland, most of the CPCA's key members also participated in various capacities. North Granzery was the largest contributor to the war effort apart from Vierzland itself, however heavy casualties and the unpopularity of the war in North Granzery was one of the greatest contributing factors in the abdication of King István Viktor and the ensuing reunification of Granzery. Additionally, Vyzinia, Zacotia, Plosenia, and Tanavia each contributed military contingents, while Borland and Lairea supported the war diplomatically. Vierzland's key non-CPCA ally Savland did not contribute to the Vierz effort.

Supporting Luepola and Vorochia

The Aitic Union, despite facing social unrest of its own against the communist government, became the primary foreign military supplier of Luepola and Vorochia during the war until its dissolution in 1984. The Aitic Union's aid consisted firstly of small arms smuggled across the Vorochian border and with humanitarian shipments to Bosunija, but later grew to include tanks and aircraft, broken down and shipped to Luepola and Vorochia, along with military advisors. In 2006, it was revealed in a series of interviews with former partisan and other insurgent commanders that they were supplied with weapons and training from Aitic military personnel operating in Vierz-controlled territory.

The Continental Security Organization, with the exception of South Granzery, also supplied Luepolan and Vorochian forces with weapons, ammunition, and advisors deployed to Bosunija. In addition, the TBN Military Exercise hosted in Apelia in 1983, which brought the CSO and CPCA to the brink of war, forced Vierzland to withdraw units from Luepola to deploy to the Apelian border in anticipation of a possible war, relieving pressure on Luepolan and Vorochian forces and enabling them to mount a sweeping counteroffensive. Though never officially acknowledged as such, the timing of the exercise is widely recognized to have been a deliberately calculated geopolitical maneuver by the CSO.