For Indonesia, Kyushu represented an easier route into the United States and an opportunity to open one more front in this regard. Kyushu is the sole South Asian border into the American states and would also provide a land link for the Indonesian battle. An alternative to this would have been to follow the more difficult path of region swapping with the Russians in the northern route of Alaska.
The main reason that the Indonesians provided was that these wars would help to revitalize the veteran players, to get them back into the game. The initial offer was that Indonesia would provide to Japan with one hospital and defense system after it was all said and done. All companies that were left stranded in Kyushu would also be given gold to purchase export licenses to Japan.
Member of Congress Akki dismissed initial concerns that Indonesia would simply invade Japan regardless of Japanese support, stating that "Japan was a founding member of PEACE GC" and that such concerns were unwarranted. After a hurried debate at the request of the Indonesian government, the Japanese Diet initially rejected the treaty with a astounding 1-16 vote. Reasons for voting against the treaty ranged from damaged US-Japan relations to economic damage (Kyushu being a high grain region) to a damaged reputation.
After the initial rejection of the proposal, Indonesia demanded a re-vote based on new conditions:
- The proposed invasion was a PEACE-wide operation.
- Japan's union with South Korea was in violation with PEACE charter and would therefore serve as causus belli for Indonesia to attack Japan anyway
- The first proposed Defense System was now changed to be a Hospital.
As this information came in, an emergency, second vote was held where the tables turned and ended up as a 13-5 vote for the proposal. Supporters of the new proposal largely cited the apparent willingness and stated threat of Indonesia to invade Japan as reason for their support.
As part of the deal with the Indonesians, Japan kept this proposal private and released information that these were in fact war games. One congress member released an article detailing what was really happened which was later removed. It largely left the public divided along whether 'safety' or 'pride' was more important. It caused speculation in the United States, since the move was concurrent with the Hungarian land swap into Scotland, fueling more fears of an invasion
Return of Kyushu
On the 28th of July, 17 days in, Japan initiated an attack on the region which Indonesia retreated shortly after. Kyushu was involved in three separate resistance war attempts spanning from the 15th-17th of July, all of which were started by foreigners.
Long-term effects of this action are questionable. Japan's willingness to allow Indonesia into Kyushu allowed Indonesia to invade the United States during World War III, creating resentment in the American community. Several long standing members of the Japanese community left for other countries shortly after this occurred and whether this was a contributing factor is debatable. It has also shaped Japanese politics and has been the topic of numerous debates. It is definite, however, that this affair left the Japanese military at the forefront of the citizen's awareness. Funding for it has since gone up substantially and has remained one of the most pretentious topics in the community.
Some months after the incident, former PEACE GC Secretary General Arthk issued a personal apology request to the Japanese people for not being aware of the threats situation. In an he claims he didn't know about these incidents and said that if he knew about them in due time he would've interfere.