The Ibero-American War (Español: Guerra Hispanomexicana; Guerra de los Goons War of the Goons) was a conflict that pitted a pro-Spain Mexican government and Spain against the newly formed PEACE Global Community on Venezuelan and Portuguese fronts.
From the beginning of his term as President of Mexico, Alfonso attempted to unite his state with Spain by declaring war and allowing Spain to invade. He first proposed this to the Mexican Congress on August 4, 2008. The proposal was shot down 9-14. He proposed the measure again on August 5, 2008, and the it was voted down 5-14. On August 9, 2008, Alfonso again proposed war against Spain and lost in Congress by a smaller margin, 8-12.
Soon after the last vote, refugees from the economic crisis in Turkey began to settle in Mexico. This caused a great panic in both Mexico and Spain. Alfonso feared that these newcomers would bring instability to Mexico and Spain feared that allowing the refugees to gain a foothold would prevent Mexico and Spain from ever joining. The Turkish refugee party El Gran Partido del Burrito swept the local elections on August 20, 2008. Alfonso knew that the GPB had the numbers and drive to take the presidency on September 1, so Alfonso proposed war against Spain one last time. This vote on August 23 was 14-2 in favor of war with Spain.
War began with Spain on August 24: two days after ATLANTIS had formed and two days before the PEACE Global Community was formed. This was a very complicated war because three fronts were opened with Mexico: Spain, Venezuela, and Portugal.
On the first day of fighting, Mexico had an open front with the region of Central Western Venezuela but quickly concluded peace, ending the war with Venezuela. The real battle lay in the Spanish Canary Islands, which ended with a decisive Spanish victory as Mexicans under the leadership of Morui Teldakoi were told to stand down. The next day, Spanish and Portuguese troops attacked Campeche. Spanish soldiers were eager to conquer Campeche and continue their invasion of Mexico.
However, the infant PEACE Global Security Council was considering how to proceed. Bunaly, a representative of the Brazilian government, made the observation that if Portugal could invade Campeche, it would remove the only possible avenue for Spanish troops to invade Mexico and would effectively end the war. Orders were given to Portuguese troops to conquer Campeche for the lasting security of Mexico. Luckily for Portuguese soldiers, the battle for Campeche had apparently started a second earlier for Portugal than Spain, giving them an edge when attempting to secure the region. When the battle timers ticked to zero, both Portugal and Spain declared victory until George Lemnaru posted on the forums declaring Portuguese victory. Shortly thereafter, Portugal signed peace with Mexico.
The strategic move to invade a region to prevent an enemy nation from having a border with an ally is known as the "Campeche maneuver" in honor of this historic battle.
- MANLY PORTUGAL WINS THE SOUTHEAST REGION - Portuguese declaration of victory with George Lemnaru confirming on Page 3
- eRepublik Insider article explaining how Campeche was won
- eRepublik Insider announcement that all BETA wars would be halted until V1
- Statement by the PEACE Security Council asking Spain to stand down
- Statement by the PEACE Security Council announcing victory and condemning Spain