Sostava War

Sostava War
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A Zalyk guerrilla overlooking a destroyed hotel in Yashkul, 1982
DateAugust 21, 1979 – February 4, 1983
(3 years, 5 months and 15 days)
Location
Narozalica, spillover in neighbouring countries
Result

Partisan victory:

Belligerents

Constitutionalists:

Narozalica Presidency of Narozalica

Partisans: Narozalica Partisans

New Voyin Movement (until 1982)

Zalyk insurgents
Radushian Provisional Government
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Vichod insurgents
Vedmedi insurgents

Minilovian insurgents
Commanders and leaders
Vilem Gardos
Illya Volynets
Vitalij Vakulenko 
Pavlo Pavlenko
Fedir Kondratenko
Havrylo Hrytsyuk 
Artem Ostapenko
Yurij Buryak
Bohdan Herman
Dmytro Sayenko 
Anton Tkach
Josyp Horbach
Sava Tokar
Vasil Bodnar
Ihor Bojchenko
Myron Rud
Joseph Sokolov 
Taras Ivanyuk
Ivan Lecsko
Leonid Radchenko
Lyubomir Lebid 
Denis Semenov
Svyatoslav Ilchuk
Afansij Petruk
Tagai Chulgetei
Amasar Ilyumzhinov
Ganbataar Nokhaev
Tokhtamysh Taghai
Ozbeg Sechegur
Alexander Nivitsky
Saroi Garnica
Eero Parvalainen
Daniel Kaponen
Gaioz Babadishvili
Azat Abazasdze
Strength
385,000 in 1981 850,000 by 1983 55,000 in Zalykia
Casualties and losses

98,726 killed, wounded or missing

25,000 POWs
106,377 killed, wounded or missing

21,928 killed, wounded or missing

12,000 POWs
Total military casualties: c. 220,000
Total civilian casualties: 200,000–500,000
Total displaced: Up to 1,000,000

The Sostava War (Narodyn: Війна Состава; Viyna Sostava), also known in Narozalica as the Second Narozalic Civil War (Narodyn: Друга Нарозалійська громадянська війна; Druha Narozaliys'ka hromadyans'ka viyna) was a major conflict in Narozalica between the Presidency of Narozalica, 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 Narozalica, 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 Narozalica had immense power and influence over internal politics, often serving as a single point of power unregulated by the Vojnaskul 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 Narozalica'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.