Great Southern War

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The Great Southern War
Map of The Great Southern War
Date March 6, 2010 –
May 13, 2010
Location South Africa
Australia
Indonesia
Result Brazil and Argentina expelled from South Africa
Belligerents
Flag-Australia.jpg Australia
Flag-South Africa.jpg South Africa
Flag-Greece.jpg Greece
Flag-USA.jpg USA
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Flag-Croatia.jpg Croatia
Flag-Poland.jpg Poland
Flag-Brazil.jpg Brazil
Flag-Argentina.jpg Argentina
Flag-Indonesia.jpg Indonesia
Flag-Turkey.jpg Turkey
Flag-Russia.jpg Russia
Flag-Hungary.jpg Hungary
Flag-Slovenia.jpg Slovenia
Commanders and Leaders
Flag-Australia.jpg Cerb
Flag-Australia.jpgXavier Griffith
Flag-South Africa.jpg GreyHunter
Flag-USA.jpgWoxan
Flag-Canada.jpgDerek Harland
Flag-Brazil.jpg Junecaz
Flag-Brazil.jpg ItsMeYoshi
Flag-Indonesia.jpg Arya Gunawan
Flag-Argentina.jpg Candymanson
Flag-Argentina.jpg Sargun

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.

Background

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"[1] for their 4Chan heritage[2], are a particularly dedicated PTO organization[3] that had been tied to a previous coup in Venezuela[4] and an attempted coup in the Philippines[5][6]. To further the groups stated goal of "seeking revenge against South Africa"[7], 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.[?][1] The Senate approved the war resolution by a vote of 40 to 0, marking the first offensive declaration of war in Australian history.[2] 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. This made the EDEN countries not to trust in American forces. The American president went so far as to threaten to leave the EDEN Alliance over the outcome of this battle.[?]

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 most 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.

Brazillian involvement

Main article: Brazil-Australia War

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.[3]

Indonesia Attacks Australia

During this time, Indonesian President Arya Gunawan took advantage of the opened war with Australia to attack. Taking advantage of Australia contentrating 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

Australia was later able to take back the region, thanks to the help of Australia's allies in the Brolliance and EDEN.

South Africa Reclaims Its Regions

South Africa was able to successfully take back its regions, thanks to the help of its allies.

Battles fought

Date Started Attacking Nation Defending Nation Region Original Owner Victor Number Battle Hero
Attacking
Battle Hero
Defending
08 March 2010 Icon-Australia.png Australia Icon-Argentina.png Argentina KwaZulu-Natal Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Australia.png Australia^ 9433 Gabriel White Sebastian Ocampo
08 March 2010 Icon-Brazil.png Brazil Icon-Australia.png Australia KwaZulu-Natal Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Brazil.png Brazil 9444 Darkvenom Geokos
12 March 2010 Icon-Australia.png Australia Icon-Brazil.png Brazil KwaZulu-Natal Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Australia.png Australia^ 9482 Jaguaros Jazar
12 March 2010 Icon-Argentina.png Argentina Icon-Australia.png Australia KwaZulu-Natal Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Argentina.png Argentina 9486 Lucas05 Haralambos
20 March 2010 Icon-Australia.png Australia Icon-Argentina.png Argentina KwaZulu-Natal Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Australia.png Australia 9589 Crusadercarl Diabolus1907
21 March 2010 Icon-Brazil.png Brazil Icon-Australia.png Australia KwaZulu-Natal Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Brazil.png Brazil 9607 BrunoCostel petros1815
04 April 2010 Icon-Australia.png Australia Icon-Argentina.png Argentina Eastern Cape Icon-South Africa.png South Africa Icon-Argentina.png Argentina 9838 Mack Craft Sebastian Ocampo

^ 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 Battles:

  • April 8 - Battle of Eastern Cape (Australia vs Argentina)
  • April 8 - Battle of Western Cape (South Africa vs Argentina)
  • April 8 - Restistance 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)


Links:
Australia-Argentina War
Brazil-Australia War

Current Battles: [8] - Australia attacks KwaZulu-Natal, Brazil.
[9] - Australia attacks Eastern Cape, Argentina.

See also

References

  1. Australian Prime Minister election
  2. Australian declaration of war
  3. Brazillian attack on KwaZulu-Natal