History of South Africa (2010)
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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 were 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.
Mark Morcom continued his presidency until the 5th of February.
Ronell took over as President of South Africa in March.
In April, GreyHunter was the only candidate for Presidency, and was duly elected into office.
In July, South Africa regained all its regions from Brazil after many resistance wars under . 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.
Grimstone was made president at the start of the term after a great ATO effort leads 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 expatriates, who at one point claimed to be, although they voiced no official support.
In September, the Brazilian 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 Brazilians' 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.
Still, under PTO, Mark Morcom become the resistance president for the presidential term of November.
At 22:48 GMT on the 6th of December, the Brazilian Congress passed a Declaration of War on South Africa, 26 votes to 1. Immediately following the declaration of war (22:57 GMT), the South Africa's PTO president, , proposed a peace treaty  for 118 GOLD. Brazil later attacked Northern Cape at 04:00 GMT the next day .
Provisional Government President, Fhaemita Malodorous, later released an article explaining that the war was, in fact, a deal made between Brazil and South Africa, to rid the country of it's Hungarian PTO menace . 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 that 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 Brazilians 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 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.