Second Japan-South Korea War
In the weeks leading up to the war, eSK media and advertising were filled with boasts, taunts, and threats that Japan would soon be passing the Sea of Japan and into South Korea. A rapid debate took place in the South Korean forums about the potential of an MPP with Russia but unfortunately for South Korea, some of her more prominent citizens were following a personal agenda that coupled with their barracking and skewering of the proposal meant that the nation would be facing Japan alone.
== The Invasion ==
On the 6th of May 2010, the Japanese congress passed a war declaration that began the war with South Korea. With a majority of its forces active, Japan attacked the S. Korean region of Gyeongsangbuk-do on the same day.
With Japan assured of heavy support through their donation of almost 2,000G to the war coffers of EDEN, South Korea quickly signed a Mutual Protection Pact with Germany (again rejecting the notion of an MPP with Russia) but it wouldn't be in effect for the Gyeongsangbuk-do battle.
Fortunately, The president of Austria (Rangeley) declared that the Austrian army would support South Korea in the likely event of an attack from Japan and so Austrian citizens like Eisenhorn arrived and fought hard in Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Japanese tactics and gold were to prove decisive however. With citizens lined up to fight in the final hour and the payment of gold to secure the services of American tanks - They ripped through the South Korean wall.
The battle for Korea
After a brief lull the war expanded as President Danyeo, a hero to both the Japanese and Koreans, simultaneously attacked 3 South Korean regions.
A few resistance wars sprung up in the rear of the eJapanese army but the focus for the Brolliance forces and the Korean and German defenders was on the Chungcheong regions bordering the Capital region of Gyeonggi-do.
The Koreans and the Germans were able to cancel out the impressive start made by the Bro's as the day progressed but then Croatian forces entered the field of battle!
Within the hour the walls in the Chungcheongs were torn to pieces by the Croats and the final hope for South Korea was to hold onto Gyeongsangnam-do and deny eJapan the initiative for 24H. eJapan once again would deny the Korean a victory as they were able to out-tank the few remaining Korean defenders and secure the approaches to Seoul.
The Battle for Seoul
The South Korean capital contained the nations only Q5 hospital and the bulk of her industries. With the Koreans nearing exhaustion and morale falling the Japanese moved quickly to press their advantage and by the end of 17th May, Seoul had fallen.
The Japanese MoD and citizenry declared victory over South Korea and started to plan their expantion of their new empire.
Some Koreans now fled abroad, some returned to the last desolated regions of the South Korean state. But for many their was no movement at all.
These 'stay-behind' troops would form the core of the Korean resistance to the Japanese occupation. Along with other eSKers discovered in the subsequent fighting, they would be equipped and organized by the leader of the resistance and were pledged to fight the occupier both economically, physically and if need be - taking Japanese citizenry and fighting politically!
The Korean Homeland
The complete failure of the South Korean state to protect its lands and citizens was also having an effect on the internal politics of South Korea.
New leaders were rising to fill the voids left by the corrupt, incompetent and misguided leadership that had led eSK to its lowest ebb. The 'Pro-Japan/Free Asia' advocates were now disgraced and the long discussed and many times disregarded MPP with Russia was once again a hot topic. Those who had been scorned for trying to MPP with Russia prior to the war once again delivered an agreement and freed from the debilitating influences of some of his former ministers, The President of South Korea was about to thwart the invaders.
- 21st May
With funding and some know-how provided by private citizens, President Peter de LusionisT Bae put up the MPP for vote and launched a an attack into Jeollanam-do to seize the initiative from Japan. A simultaneous RW was started by the resistance to ensure 24H coverage for the MPP and to educate the rebels in RW fighting.
- 22nd May
The MPP with Russia passes and the emboldened Koreans liberate Jeollanam-do followed by Chungcheongbuk-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do with support from Russian tanks.
- 23rd May
The resistance launches a series of four resistance wars against Japan. Japanese Imperial troops are lured into defending (successfully) the minor regions by Korean, German, Austrian, Turkish and Portuguese rebels. A tanking run started 6 to 7 minutes from the end of these battles screens to movement of Russian tanks into Gyeonggi-do where they liberate Seoul and destroy the recently placed Japanese Q5 hospital and Q5 Defense system.
- 24th May
After the early morning victory in Seoul the Japanese still retained their gains of Gyeongsangnam-do and Chungcheongnam-do (as well as the pre-war held Jeju region).
Peace talks were attempted by the South Korean side in yet another attempt to keep the war localized. After meeting initial frustration, the talks seemed almost on the cusp of succeeding with the terms allowing Japan to keep Jeju and for compulsory purchase of Japanese companies in South Korea in return for a peace treaty agreed by both sides. The planned resumption of the counter offensive was therefore put on hold until the Japanese demanded war costs from South Korea!
With eSK unwilling to pay for the privilege of receiving an invasion - the war resumed with resistance battles started in the remaining regions.
- 25th May
The resistance battles in Gyeongsangnam-do, Chungcheongnam-do and Jeju end in victory for South Korea. Japanese forces removed from the peninsula.
The price of freedom
Gyeonggi-do was briefly occupied by Russia and the puppet North Korea to allow Russia to move troops into China, as the President Peter had agreed to allow. It was soon returned to Korea. A Q5 hospital was established in Chungcheongbuk-do as Koreans moved in. The capital was soon switched to Gangwon-do.
Japan was morally and economically bankrupted by the invasion and experienced a huge drop-off in population, interest and performance. The nation was soon to be subjected to an alleged PTO from players of Indonesian descent.
South Korea was to quickly recover from the effects of the war under President Arjay Phoenician and were soon to welcome into their nation the first of the RL Koreans that would go on to rule then nation.
Whilst Japan was to remain twice as strong as the South Korean nation, the internal problems within Japan were to see 2 more battles being fought before the war came to a close - Both battles ending in Defeat for Japan.
Despite repeated eSK overtures for peace the war was officially ended by admin in November of 2010.