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A Zalyk guerrilla overlooking a destroyed hotel in Yashkul, 1982
Constitutionalists:Presidency of Soravia
Partisans: PartisansNew Voyin Movement (until 1982)
|Commanders and leaders|
Vitalij Vakulenko †
Havrylo Hrytsyuk †
Dmytro Sayenko †
Joseph Sokolov †
Lyubomir Lebid †
|385,000 in 1981||850,000 by 1983||55,000 in Zalykia|
|Casualties and losses|
98,726 killed, wounded or missing25,000 POWs
|106,377 killed, wounded or missing||
21,928 killed, wounded or missing12,000 POWs
Total civilian casualties: 200,000–500,000
Total displaced: Up to 1,000,000
The Sostava War (Soravian: Війна Состава; Viyna Sostava), also known in Soravia as the Second Soravian Civil War (Soravian: Друга Нарозалійська громадянська війна; Druha Narozaliys'ka hromadyans'ka viyna) was a major conflict in Soravia between the Presidency of Soravia, referred to as the "Constitutionalists", and the Partisans, who disavowed the original constitution and wanted to curtail presidential power. The war was fought between 1979 and 1983 and saw major constitutional reforms in Soravia, the declared independence of four new states, the return of Sanday to Lainan as well as around 500,000 casualties.
Since Eduard Olsov's presidency, the president of Soravia had immense power and influence over internal politics, often serving as a single point of power unregulated by the Voynaskul or Duma. The tenure of Vilem Gardos was littered with accusations of corruption, bribery, and attempts to turn the nation into a military dictatorship by his self-appointment as Prime Minister and regular suspensions of Soravia's legislature. Continual differences between Gardos and the miltary saw the resignation of the leading general Sava Tokar in 1978. In response, Gardos revoked Tokar's military honours and medals. By 1979, dissatisfaction with Gardos' rule resulted in mass mutinies within the military, as well as the widespread outbreak of guerrilla conflicts, particularly in Zalykia, which saw some of the more intense urban warfare during the war.