Second Anglo-Irish War

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Second Anglo-Irish War
Map of Second Anglo-Irish War
Date March 2011 –
Location Ireland
United Kingdom
Result Uncertain
Territorial Changes Ireland occupied at various times, Ireland seizes Northern Ireland and Scotland at various times
Belligerents
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Flag-EDEN.jpg EDEN
Allies through MPPs:
Flag-USA.jpg USA
Flag-Croatia.jpg Croatia
Flag-Bulgaria.jpg Bulgaria
Flag-Poland.jpg Poland
Late Entries:
Flag-Greece.jpg Greece
Flag-Switzerland.jpg Switzerland
Flag-Israel.jpg Israel
Flag-Australia.jpg Australia
Aid:
Flag-Russia.jpg Russia
Flag-Brazil.jpg Brazil
Flag-Norway.jpg Norway
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Bremen Clubhouse.jpg Bremen Clubhouse
Allies through MPPs:
Flag-Serbia.jpg Serbia
Flag-Lithuania.jpg Lithuania
Flag-Germany.jpg Germany
Flag-Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).jpg Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
Flag-Slovenia.jpg Slovenia
Flag-Japan.jpg Japan
Flag-Turkey.jpg Turkey
Flag-Brazil.jpg Brazil
Late Entries:
Flag-Indonesia.jpg Indonesia
Aid:
Flag-Netherlands.jpg Netherlands
Flag-Cyprus.jpg iNCi, Cyprus
Flag-USA.jpg iNCi, USA

The Second Anglo-Irish War was a military conflict between Ireland and the United Kingdom. While the war is currently over in terms of mechanics, it is currently uncertain as to whether the war will resume. The war is the second direct conflict between the two countries, the First Anglo-Irish War being fought in December 2010.

Background

Main Article: History of Anglo-Irish Conflict

The aftermath of the First Anglo-Irish war caused significant political changes in Ireland, ultimately resulting in its membership of EDEN. Britain on the other hand had joined Terra soon before this, on the supposed basis that Ireland would not be part of that alliance and so would be free game for British invasion. With the outbreak of World War V, Ireland and Britain found themselves indirectly allied. This was not popular with the pro-invasion factions in the UK, who wanted to attempt to annex Ireland.

At the same time, the Bremen Clubhouse, a troll group from the UK, started a PTO project in Ireland, gaining 5 seats in the Irish parliament in the March elections. This greatly increased anti-British sentiment in Ireland, and beliefs that the PTOers were being backed by the British government were widespread.

During World War V, the British attempted to annex Belgium despite their allies being in trouble. The Irish Citizen Army, an Irish Republican and socialist paramilitary force, sent troops to Belgium to fight against Britain, causing outrage. The Irish Government under Ariovistus condemned the attack, while many in the UK regarded the intervention as official regardless of this fact. Further interventions by the ICA against Britain in Northern Ireland, and during the resistance wars against Serbia within the UK itself further increased British opinion against Ireland, both popular and governmental.

Ireland defended itself by stating that these actions were either not official, as in the case of Belgium, or taken to reduce the threat of British invasion, as in Northern Ireland. The British relationship with Serbia was also a concern for the Irish, one with which the entirety of Terra and EDEN could agree upon. Lastly, extreme tanking by Alfagrem during the UK-Canada training war just prior to these incidents demonstrated that the British populace were very much in favour of destroying Ireland.

The Declaration of War

At the time of the declaration of war, the Prime Minister Mr Woldy was unavailable due to virus problems. Due to misinformation by the pro-war factions within Britain, the Minister for Foreign Affairs launched an illegal vote to make Ireland a natural enemy of the UK, in short, a declaration of war. The vote passed by a strong majority, leading many to believe that it was government backed.

Ireland and her allies were outraged at this. Emerick, President of the United States, declared his country's disapproval with a symbolic natural enemy proposal against the UK, which earned him honourary Irish citizenship. The Canadian government reacted strongly against the invasion plot as well. EDEN, faced with the invasion of a member country and already displeased with the UK's Serbian alliance, prepared for war.

Combat

The majority of the combat in the first phase of the war was entirely in resistance wars. Before the British could act on their invasion proposal, the Canadian and Irish governments had prepared a region swap between them, whereby the Canadians would take Dublin and the Wexford, closing the war and defeating the PTO in a single stroke. The swaps were contested by British forces and PTOers, particularly in Dublin. In addition to this, the United Kingdom Special Forces started a resistance war in Northern Ireland, which is an original region of the British Isles, to return it back to Britain. The Irish and Canadians resisted this. A resistance war was also started in Shannon by one of the PTOers, in an attempt to drain damage away from the Northern Ireland resistance war.

In the end, both Dublin and the South East were taken by Canada, and the war was ended in terms of mechanics. The Bremen Clubhouse also suffered a devastating political defeat in the congress elections as well. However, with the diplomatic situation unresolved, the conflict would resume during the Third Anglo-Irish War.

The UK leaves Terra

Due to what it saw as EDEN interference in Terra and a lack of support for British interests within Terra itself, the United Kingdom left Terra on April 25th. In his statement on the matter, Woldy confirmed his country's alliances with France, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. The article also talked of vengeance against Ireland, saying that the Irish had stopped the return of NI out of spite among other things.

In June, British President Jamesw led the next incursion battles into Ireland, continuing what Woldy had started. The UK now had no worries about upsetting alliances to achieve their aims.

Icon-art-of-warfare.gif UK Invasion Battles

Date Attacker Region Defender Result
May 11, 2011
Day 1268
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Wales.png Wales
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-0.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 12, 2011
Day 1269
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Attacker-3.png
Region-West Midlands.png West Midlands
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 12, 2011
Day 1269
Resistance-forces.png British Resistance
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Wales.png Wales
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Defender-0.png
Icon-RW.gif Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 13, 2011
Day 1270
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Dublin.png Dublin
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Defender-0.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 14, 2011
Day 1271
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Louth.png Louth
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Defender-0.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 14, 2011
Day 1271
Resistance-forces.png Irish Resistance
Battle-Attacker-5.png
Region-Shannon.png Shannon
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 14, 2011
Day 1271
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Attacker-4.png
Region-South West of England.png South West of England
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 15, 2011
Day 1272
Resistance-forces.png Irish Resistance
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Dublin.png Dublin
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-6.png
Icon-RW.gif Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 15, 2011
Day 1272
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Wexford.png Wexford
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Defender-0.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 16, 2011
Day 1273
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-3.png
Region-Cork.png Cork
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 16, 2011
Day 1273
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-1.png
Region-Shannon.png Shannon
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 17, 2011
Day 1274
Resistance-forces.png Irish Resistance
Battle-Attacker-2.png
Region-Louth.png Louth
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 17, 2011
Day 1274
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-South West of England.png South West of England
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-3.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 18, 2011
Day 1275
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Attacker-4.png
Region-Louth.png Louth
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 18, 2011
Day 1275
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Attacker-5.png
Region-South East of England.png South East of England
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 19, 2011
Day 1276
Resistance-forces.png Irish Resistance
Battle-Attacker-0.png
Region-Shannon.png Shannon
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 20, 2011
Day 1277
Resistance-forces.png Irish Resistance
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Shannon.png Shannon
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-0.png
Icon-RW.gif Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 20, 2011
Day 1277
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-South West of England.png South West of England
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-1.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 20, 2011
Day 1277
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-3.png
Region-Mayo.png Mayo
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 21, 2011
Day 1278
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-2.png
Region-Newfoundland and Labrador.png Newfoundland and Labrador
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 21, 2011
Day 1278
Resistance-forces.png Irish Resistance
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Louth.png Louth
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-4.png
Icon-RW.gif Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 22, 2011
Day 1279
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-2.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-Ireland.jpg
May 23, 2011
Day 1280
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Attacker-8.png
Region-Scotland.png Scotland
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-2.png
Icon conquered.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 24, 2011
Day 1281
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Attacker-5.png
Region-Wales.png Wales
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 24, 2011
Day 1281
Flag-Ireland.jpg Ireland
Battle-Attacker-5.png
Region-Wales.png Wales
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-United Kingdom.jpg
May 24, 2011
Day 1281
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Attacker-0.png
Region-Newfoundland and Labrador.png Newfoundland and Labrador
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-8.png
Icon secured.jpg Flag-Canada.jpg
May 25, 2011
Day 1282
Resistance-forces.png British Resistance
Battle-Attacker-2.png
Region-Scotland.png Scotland
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Defender-1.png
?
May 24, 2011
Day 1281
Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Battle-Attacker-0.png
Region-North East of England.png North East of England
Flag-United Kingdom.jpg United Kingdom
Battle-Defender-1.png
?

Tactics

When the war began between Ireland and the UK, Ireland proposed a Mutual Protection Pact with both the USA and Brazil and so the UK fought for Ireland and Ireland fought for the UK because if Ireland won then they would lose both the US and Brazilian MPP straight away. Ireland did win and Ireland were on the verge of bankruptcy and another MPP failure would have certainly made their treasury run dry. This time however Ireland voted down the proposals so the UK moved back to the UK to fight for themselves and secure West Midlands.

UK also won in a resistance war in Wales and moved onto Dublin straight after. After the UK had taken Dublin, Canada immediately proposed the UK as a natural enemy and the proposal has been accepted and they will open a second front with the UK.

See also