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Third Indonesia-Australia War
|| 18th April 2011 -|
25th April 2011
|| Oceania - Australia
|| Australia annexed by Indonesia
| Territorial Changes
|| All Australian regions are under the control of Indonesia
The Third Indonesia-Australia War was the third major war of Oceania. The Indonesian aim of the war was to gain resources, regions for citizens to run for congress in, as well as to be able to border their closest friend, New Zealand.
Though Indonesia was, at the time, an independently aligned nation, it did have positive relations with a number of nations in the ONE alliance. Conversely, Australia was a full member of EDEN, an alliance which as a whole was embroiled in multiple conflicts with ONE at the time of the Indonesian invasion.
As a result, the war was a part of the many clashes between ONE forces and joint EDEN/Terra forces in what would be known as World War V. It would be the only conflict to have expanded into Oceania, and together with the concurrent South African attack on Brazil, would finally bring the international war to every continent on the globe.
As a result of the war, Indonesia successfully annexed Australia on 25th April, 2011.
The war was started by a natural enemy proposal from an Indonesian congressmen. Australia thereafter responded with a natural enemy proposal of its own against Indonesia as it braced itself for an anticipated invasion. Military experts believed that Indonesia was to have a greater chance of taking Australia due to the former country's relatively larger population, larger and stronger army, and more tanks compared to Australia.
The two countries had previously engaged in multiple wars against one another including, the Indonesia-Australia War, the Second Indonesia-Australia War, and numerous other direct and indirect engagements. The countries were often characterized as having a long-standing feud that dated back to the earliest years of the New World.
With the outbreak of hostilities during World War V, many of Australia's own military resources, as well as that of its allies, were stretched thin across the globe. EDEN member-states suddenly found themselves under considerable pressure, and at great threat. In the weeks prior to the war, ONE-allied forces had begun a campaign of systematically attacking, and conquering, most of the EDEN allied nations of Europe during the Fourth Balkan War, Adriatic War, and ONE invasion of Bulgaria.
By the time of the Third Indonesia-Australia War, many of EDEN's principal countries had been conquered, forced to slowly rebuild themselves, and not in a position of being able to assist their Australian ally to the degree that they may have had in the past. Though they would try, the geographical position of Australia, and the overwhelming military forces of Indonesia, made the Australian defense a precarious one.
In addition, Australia's closest EDEN ally, China, had been pulled away from action against Indonesia as it faced its own conflicts in the China-Iran War and a Serbian invasion of Asia during the Serbia-Russia War. Though China would eventually be victorious against the Serbian forces, by the time it may have been able to assist Australia, it was too late.
Australia would fall to Indonesian forces on April 25, 2011.
April 25: Australia falls!
As of April 25, Indonesia was able to secure South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Tasmania; while Australia started unsuccessful resistance wars in South Australia and Western Australia.
After the fall of Australia, citizens began moving to New Zealand and Chile to help the local community with production, jobs, and with their national population goals.
As a result of the war Indonesia temporarily annexed Australia. However, shortly thereafter Australia would attempt to liberate it regions through a series of resistance wars.
Australia continued to fight for weeks following the invasion, temporarily obtaining liberation on May 21, 2011 when all of its original territories were once again fully under Australian control. However, Indonesia once again launched another invasion shortly thereafter, eventually once more bringing all of Australia under occupation on May 30, 2011.
Australia continued to resist occupation, though the overwhelming military forces of Indonesia would make a sustained Australian liberation unlikely for weeks into the future.
- ↑ Indonesian Neutral enemy proposal
- ↑ Australian Neutral enemy proposal