Second Argic War

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Second Argic War
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Date1 January 1968 (1968-01-01) – 1 January 1974 (1974-01-01) (12 years, 7 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
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The Second Argic War, also known as the Y War and the Z War, was a global war that lasted from 1968 to 1974, although related conflicts began earlier and were, in some places, resolved later. It involved the vast majority of Argic nations — including all the great powers — eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the As and the Bs. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than xxx million people from over xx countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres (in which approximately x million were killed) and including, at its close, the use of atomic weapons. It resulted in an estimated xx million to xx million fatalities. These made the war the deadliest conflict in human history.

Most historians believe that the Second Argic War occurred as a result of the First Argic War, which in many ways set the stage for the ongoing tensions that surmounted into the Second War.

Background

During the Second Argic War of 1968, belligerent nations such as the Germanic Staat and The Hellenic Rus employed a growing arsenal of early missiles. Fearing the capability of these semi-guided, short-ranged weapons to strike home territories, threat analyses from the Coalition nations of Iverica and Prymontian predecessor state Ostport concluded that conventional aircraft interception and ground flak emplacements employed at that time for anti-missile countermeasures would be ineffective in the wake of further developing high-yield, guided missiles capable of reaching targets more than 5,000 kilometres away.

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A crashed Helleno-Russian SRBM.

From experience in the First Argic War of 1949, analysts from both the Ostport Air Force and Iverican Fuersas L'Aire began funding several alternatives to anti-missile systems in February 1964. By the time war broke out in 1968, a clear solution was visible on the horizon. Out of all the redundant projects funded by the programme, known as the Canastota-Intreimor Missile Countermeasure Initiative (CIMCI), only one achieved a theoretical success assessment value over 60%. This project was called The "Interceptor Missile" and was spearheaded by a team of three scientists, Oscar H. Andersson, Marco M. Cincinato, Hugo A. Leif.

Testing of the Interceptor Missiles began in August 1969, early tests showing an initial success rate of 68%. By 1971, the Central Argic Powers had finished development and had begun to deploy the first Ballistic Missiles capable of reaching Canastota and Porto L'Norte with devastating effect on targets both military and civilian. In response to this, CIMCI was ordered to deploy all available prototypes along Iverican and Ostport borders, achieving an initial success rate of 51%, shooting down about 6 of every 10 missiles launched in 1971. Adjusting their designs to cope with the unforeseen battlefield and wartime conditions, the Interceptor team boosted this success rate to tremendous effect in 1972, achieving a kill rate of 77% and 90% in 1973.

Aftermath

By the time the Second Argic War ended in 1974, the Central Argic Alliance had launched over 162 missiles, 99 of which were fired at civilian targets. Out of this total, the Interceptors had defeated 116 at safe altitudes and distances. Due to this clear success, CIMCI was granted further funding, pre-empting the advancement of anti-missile systems in the case of potential.

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