Great Southern War
The Great Southern War (Diamantes de Sangue or "Blood Diamond War" in Portuguese) was an armed conflict between Australia and the nations of Argentina and Brazil. The conflict is notable in that it marks the first time Australia has chosen to launch an offensive war beyond its borders.
On March 6, 2010, RonelI was elected president of South Africa, where it was quickly revealed that she was a member of a group known as Harvad University. Harvad, known as "Channers" for their 4Chan heritage, are a particularly dedicated PTO organization that had been tied to a previous coup in Venezuela and an attempted coup in the Philippines. To further the groups stated goal of "seeking revenge against South Africa" , RonelI launched attacks on Brazilian and Argentinian home territory. Only a few days prior, Brazil had been evicted by EDEN forces from its high diamond region in Gauteng, South Africa in Operation: Landlocked. Viewing the PTO by Harvad as a chance to reclaim its lost territory, Brazil accepted the request by the group to participate in the wiping out of South Africa. Following the attacks on Brazil and Argentina that activated the countries alliances, the presidents of both nations declared attacks on South Africa that were quickly retreated by RonelI. By midday on March 6, most of South Africa had fallen into Brazilian and Argentinian hands.
Australia declares war
Within hours of South Africa coming under attack and its subsequent occupation by Brazilian and Argentinian forces, the newly elected Australian Prime Minister Cerb asked the Senate for a declaration of war against Argentina to join the already declared war with Brazil dating from that country's invasion of Australia in December. The Senate approved the war resolution by a vote of 40 to 0, marking the first offensive declaration of war in Australian history . News of the imminent hostilities soon spread throughout the Asian theater, prompting formal military mobilizations in Thailand, China, and Japan. Efforts were also launched in the EDEN nations to bring in civilian soldiers to Western Australia in support of the conflict. For their part, Brazil and Argentina began calling in support from their allies in Phoenix and ALA.
Opening of the war
Formal hostilities commenced before March 7 when Australia launched an attack on KwaZulu-Natal. The battle progressed for most of March 8 until Argentina retreated the territory to follow through with an immediate Brazilian counterattack. The Brazilian offensive brought Greece into the conflict due to the previous activated MPP from the December war. Following an intense battle, Australia was driven out of South Africa by the Brazilians. After their victory, Brazil opted not to continue the offensive onto the Australian mainland. The war rapidly devolved into a stalemate over the course of the next two weeks, with both Argentina and Brazil managing to keep Australia from advancing beyond KwaZulu-Natal while at the same time declining to attack the Australian mainland.
The Battle of Limpopo
In an effort to secure a South African territory from Argentina and thus preserve the nation's legislature, the United States launched a resistance war in the Argentine fortress region of Limpopo. The battle progressed fiercely for much of the day, and was forced into overtime in which the US was eventually defeated.
Second phase begins
Shortly after the botched Limpopo battle, the United States and Croatia were able to successfully restore South Africa's independence by a resistance war in the Northern Cape. The intervening weeks following Limpopo and the liberation of the Northern Cape saw the war devolve into a grinding stalemate, with Australia making intermittent attacks against South Africa with limited success. Brazil and Argentina utilized their retreat and counterattack strategy in almost every instance and Australia was never able to gain sufficient momentum. During this time frame, Cerb made the surprising move of attacking Indonesian home territory and activating the countries MPP's. Indonesia declined to counterattack following the incident, though it greatly complicated Australia's strategic position. By the end of March, the war had deadlocked with Australia still unable to advance into South Africa.
Brazil also became involved in the Argentina-Australia war on the same day, launching an attack on KwaZulu-Natal 4 minutes after the start of the Resistance war. Brazil successfully conquered this region.
Indonesia Attacks Australia
During this time, Indonesian President Arya Gunawan took advantage of the opened war with Australia to attack. Taking advantage of Australia concentrating on defending its regions in South Africa, he attacked the Northern Territory and Western Australia. One of these battles ended up being the biggest battle in eRepublik history, but was also filled with much controversy ( see: Western Australia Incident).
Australia Takes Back Western Australia
South Africa Reclaims Its Regions
South Africa was able to successfully take back its regions, thanks to the help of its allies.
|Date Started||Attacking Nation||Defending Nation||Region||Original Owner||Victor||Number||Battle Hero
|Battle Hero |
|08 March 2010||Australia||Argentina||KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||Australia^||Gabriel White|
|08 March 2010||Brazil||Australia||KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||Brazil||Darkvenom||Geokos|
|12 March 2010||Australia||Brazil||KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||Australia^||Jaguaros||Jazar|
|12 March 2010||Argentina||Australia||KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||Argentina|
|20 March 2010||Australia||Argentina||KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||Australia||Crusadercarl|
|21 March 2010||Brazil||Australia||KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||Brazil||BrunoCostel|
|04 April 2010||Australia||Argentina||Eastern Cape||South Africa||Argentina||Mack Craft|
^ battle ended because a President retreated from the Battlefield.
Still to be Included:
- Battle of Papua (Australia vs Indonesia).
- Battle of Northern Territory (Indonesia vs Australia) - Indonesian President's Account Hacked. Activated MPPs cancelled.
- Resistance War in Limpopo.
- Other South African Resistance Wars.
- April 8 - Battle of Eastern Cape (Australia vs Argentina)
- April 8 - Battle of Western Cape (South Africa vs Argentina)
- April 8 - Resistance War of Gauteng (Gauteng vs Brazil).
- April 9 - Battle of Northern Territory (Indonesia vs Australia)*
- April 9 - Battle of Western Australia (Indonesia vs Australia) - Biggest Battle in eRepublik History.
- April 10 - Battle of Northern Territory. (Indonesia vs Australia) - closed after Indonesia accepted a Peace Treaty with Australia.
- April 10 - Battle of Western Cape (Brazil vs Australia)
- April 11 - Resistance War in Western Australia (Western Australia vs Indonesia)
- Battle activated 4 MPPS (Greece was already MPPed)
- April 11 - Battle of Eastern Cape (Brazil vs Australia).
- April ? - Battle of Western Australia (Australia vs Indonesia)
- May 14/15 - Battle of Limpopo (South Africa vs Argentina)