Years of Lead (Aucuria)

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Years of Lead
Part of Great Game
Date1949 - 1974
(25 years)
Location
Result  • Temporary increase in political stability
 • Severe human rights abuses
 • Velvet Revolution
Belligerents
Aucuria Aucurian Sixth Republic
 • Aucurian Army
 • Aucurian Navy
 • Aucurian Air Force
 • National Guard
 • National Police
 • National Intelligence and Security Agency
Supported by:
Right-wing extremists
 • tbd
Left-wing insurgents
 • CzerwonaMlodziez OM PPS Logo.svg Aucurian Section of the Workers' International
 • tbd other leftists
 • Democratic Front for the Liberation of Cutinsua logo.png Democratic Front for the Liberation of Cutinsua
 • tbd other indigenists
 • tbd pan-bahians
Supported by:
Commanders and leaders
Aucuria Albertas Kalvaitis
Aucuria Liudvikas Šrioderis
Aucuria Martynas Sprogys
tbd rework
Various civil society & guerrilla leaders
Casualties and losses
tbd rework tbd rework

The Years of Lead (Ruttish: Švino metu), also known as the Aucurian insurgency (Ruttish: Aukurijos sukilimas) or the Dirty War (Ruttish: Purvinas karas), was a period of protracted insurgency and state terrorism in Aucuria, generally considered to have lasted from 1949 until 1974.

The Years of Lead began shortly following the 1949 Aucurian coup d'etat, in which President of Aucuria Adrianas Volpis was deposed, murdered, and replaced by General Albertas Kalvaitis. The newly-installed Kalvaitis regime subsequently unleashed a wave of terror upon left-wing, indigenous, and minority groups, some of whom took up arms against the regime... [severe human rights abuses, '64 Sugar Crash provokes escalation] ...A highly coordinated and ruthless push by President Martynas Sprogys, combined with the economic prosperity of the Sugar High, caused the insurgency against the regime to largely fizzle out by 1974, though smaller-scale activity continued through the 1970s.

The brutality of the state terrorism undertaken by the Aucurian regime during the Years of Lead provoked deep resentment among much of the Aucurian public, and was one of the factors in the outbreak of the Velvet Revolution, which deposed the ruling military clique, in 1979. Following the Velvet Revolution, many individuals responsible for atrocities during the Years of Lead were tried and found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and subsequently jailed.

Names

Background

Course of events

Kalvaitis period

Šrioderis period

Sprogys period

Impact

Legacy

Commemoration