History of South Africa (2010)

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January

The regions Brazil was holding were returned before the Presidential Elections, and Mark Morcom became President. Things seemed quiet once again in South Africa, until a Resistance War abruptly broke out in Gauteng, a Brazilian colony.

The government officially decided to support this war, and many citizens where confused by this sudden change of events. The Resistance war failed, and relations between the two countries weakened. Brazil quickly passed a trade embargo on South Africa, and South Africans began to despise Brazil, and prepared for war. South Africa quickly geared up MPP's with USA, Croatia, Poland, and Greece, and South Africans were ready for war.

Indonesia was swiftly called to action, and they attacked the South African regions of Eastern Cape and Free State. There was much surprise that Indonesia would attack, but South Africa and its allies defended their regions successfully. Indonesia had already region swapped with Argentina, giving them Western Cape. Indonesia was down to one just one colonial region, and the initiative was against them. Argentina declared war on South Africa and Northern Cape was attacked by South Africa. After intense fighting on both sides of the battle, South Africa and its allies were able to bring down the wall and win the battle in the last 5 minutes. Indonesia lost all of its colonies, effectively ending the Indonesian empire.

February

Mark Morcom continued his presidency until the 5th of February.

March

Ronell took over as President of South Africa in March.

April

In April, GreyHunter was the only candidate for Presidency, and was duly elected in to office.

May

Mulderpf succeeded GreyHunter in May. Limpopo region was finally returned to South Africa, reuniting the country for the first time since the invasion of Brazil and Indonesia.

June

In April, Zamrg took hold of South Africa under the Independent Alternative.

July

In July, South Africa regained all it's regions from Brazil after many resistance wars under Stryke Blayde. During this month the start of a PTO occurred with the majority of Congress taken over by a PTO group lead by Stadler City. The group impeached Stryke Blayde causing SamGibz to become president for 8 days.

The combination of V2 in June and the PTO caused many players to leave the game in anger making it difficult for South Africa to hold off the PTO attack.

August

Grimstone was made president at the start of the term after a great ATO effort lead by the remaining government that had not left the game. SamGibz was able to secure aid from the USA and prevented Stadler City from getting a presidential medal that he so much wanted. After 24 hours, Grimstone was impeached and Stadler City became president.

In late August, it became clear that the PTO was conducted by Hungarian expatriats, who at one point claimed to be, although they voiced no official support.

September

In September, the Brazillian president moved to South Africa, and became in-game president. Brazil attacked and occupied four regions of South Africa, but then returned all but Gauteng, due to conflict with the Hungarian PTO'ers and the Brazillians' wish to rent the high Titanium region.

It was also decided that South Africa would form an official resistance government and would hold its own resistance president elections. Grimstone became resistance president for the presidential term of September.[1]

October

In October, a resistance war was started in the region of Gauteng, making South Africa whole once more.

November

December

At 22:48 GMT on the 6th of December, the Brazillian congress passed a Declaration of War on South Africa, 26 votes to 1 [2]. This followed an openly recent aggressive stance towards the eSA after a shortly spaced series of events led an alliance with the USA and Romania[3] and Brazil's withdrawal from Phoenix [4], led by Brazillian CP Vigoncalves86, who voiced his plans for conquest in an IRC interview [5].

Immediately following the declaration of war (22:57 GMT), the South Africa PTO president, Kutyafa, proposed a peace treaty [6] for 118 GOLD. Brazil later attacked Northern Cape [7].

Provisional Government President Fhaemita Malodorous later released an article explaining that the war was infact a deal made between Brazil and South Africa, to rid the country of it's Hungarian PTO menace [8]. By occupying the entire country until after the December congressional elections, the PTO congress would be stopped, and open citizenship in the country. Allies to the South African cause could then be given citizenship temporarily to vote in a South African congress and President, in January 2010. Brazil would then withdraw all but three regions, holding these on rent. In this spirit, official provisional government orders were given out to the public to fight for Brazil, to occupy the country without any resistance.

However, critics of the plan claimed that fighting against the country was, principally, wrong, and that the Brazillians could not be trusted to hold their end of the deal to partially withdraw after elections. Senior officers of the South African Armed Forces were particularly wary of the situation, refusing to categorically order their troops to fight against the country. Instead, they issued a freedom of choice to troops, allowing them to either follow government public orders, or continue combat in Romania versus Hungary.

South Africa was completely occupied by the 13th of December.

References

  1. http://wiki.erepublik.com/index.php/Presidents_of_South_Africa
  2. http://www.erepublik.com/en/Brazil/law/62296
  3. http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/brazil-moar-like-brozil--1593378/1/20
  4. http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-phoenix-a-birthday-to-remember-1596434/1/20
  5. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yaRVSr3OF0ZAQ1TLYESqcjikESDIU91Z8foPlRsH7CE/edit?hl=en#
  6. http://www.erepublik.com/en/South-Africa/law/62392
  7. http://www.erepublik.com/en/military/battlefield/2553
  8. http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-the-presidency-brazil-s-attack-1596919/1/20
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