South Africa vs Brazil: A Complete History
Source: zamrg- Day 1147 by
A lot of citizens, well mostly those born in the last couple of months, may not know South Africa's full history with Brazil. We have an adventurous but also oppressive past with them that goes back to the early days of V1; and whilst it's certainly brought entertainment to both countries over the years, the times may be changing and a friendship could potentially develop between both countries.
March 2009 - Brazil gears up for a political takeover of South Africa
A handful of Brazilian citizens managed to get on the congressional ballet and elected under Ryan Dagari's Democratic Red and Black Party. They didn't have strong numbers nor did they have enough seats to cause much damage in congress, but it was a starting move that made their intentions clear to the South African government.
April 2009 - South Africa goes to war and Brazil assists Indonesia with a blocking maneuver
South African President Jizzie McGuire declared war against Indonesia who at the time was in control of a few South African regions. Indonesia responded by strategically region swapping with Brazil, effectively closing off the South African/Indonesian front. The only path to Indonesia was through a declaration of war and attack against Brazil, an incredibly costly operation for a still young and developing country like South Africa.
May 2009 - Brazil makes a move in the South African Presidential elections
The May 2009 Presidential elections saw a run between the Black Lion Front's Gabriel Borien and Free Africa's Bazti. It was heated topic of discussion since the country had thrown her support behind the Black Lion Front knowing that a threat of political take over was looming; however Free Africa went against the wishes of the country and placed their own candidates, splitting the country's votes and giving the takeover a group an ideal opportunity to jump in and take power. In the final minutes before nominations were closed, wizzie_don of the Brazilian PTO party put his name up for election. It was an exciting and stressful election for both sides; with South Africa calling in voters from across ATLANTIS and Brazil doing the same from their alliance PEACE GC. At the closing of polls, South Africa celebrated with a victory of 320 votes to Brazil's 318 votes, a margin that was way too close for comfort.
Brazil made yet another move in that same month's congress elections; however this time, they managed to come out on top with a majority seating in the South African congress. Their first move was to impeach President Gabriel Borien forcing their own candidate, wizzie_don into the throne of the country. With control of the country, they retreated all her regions to Brazil and Indonesia wiping South Africa off the world map.
July 2009 - South Africa comes to an agreement with Brazil
The South African resistance government met with Brazil and came to an agreement to pay 300 gold in exchange for the liberation of Limpopo.
December 2009 - South Africa is threatened by another political take over attempt and turns to Brazil for aid
A group of 888chan recruits known as Harvad University arrived in South Africa with the intention of taking control of the country. The South African President Ines Schumacher met with Brazil and the parties came to an agreement whereby South Africa would hand a couple of her regions to Brazil for safe keeping. This was a preemptive security measure, the objective of which was to lower the potential number of congress seats, hence making it easier for South Africa to defend the elections. The South Africans saw this agreement as an act of good faith from Brazil; however Brazil had ulterior motives in mind.
With Brazil holding South African regions, she now had a border with Australia enabling a direct path of war. This followed with a declaration of war and numerous attacks against our Australian allies, specifically in the resource rich regions of Western Australia and Northern Territory. The war lasted for about a month and by the end of it, the only region that Brazil managed to hold on to was Northern Territory. The final nail was a resistance war started by Brazil in the occupied KwaZulu-Natal region, which if successful, would close the Brazilian/Australian front. This meant that Northern Territory would be stuck behind enemy lines and the only path of liberation for Australia was via South Africa.
Brazil had deceived South Africa and had also managed to cause a rift between South Africa and Australia, two long term bros with a similar history of oppression.
The congressional elections that month saw another political takeover attempt by Harvad University. The group had managed to infiltrate congress, and whilst they didn't obtain the necessary majority, they had managed to prevent South Africa from obtaining a two thirds majority which was needed to pass specific laws such as an impeachment.
January 2010 - EDEN stirs up a storm in Gauteng, a South African region that was occupied and fortified by Brazil
The region of Gauteng had long been contested over by Brazil and Indonesia due to it's abundance of high diamond resources, which was later to be converted into precious titanium with the launch of eRepublik Rising. The South Africans had come to accept that they would unlikely see the return of Gauteng, and Brazil had even gone as far to petition the admins to make it an original region of hers. :)
A resistance war was started by a citizen of a EDEN member and South Africa now had to pick a side; would they honour the unwritten contract and continue working on diplomacy with Brazil or would they flock to the battlefield in support of liberation? President Mark Morcom made the call to fight and the government threw full support behind the resistance war. It was a close and tough fought war with both sides rallying support from EDEN and PHOENIX; however Brazil managed to overpower South Africa and the liberation effort failed.
The time of negotiations and diplomacy was over and South Africa now had to prepare for war. The country signed mutual protection pacts with USA, Croatia, Poland and Greece in preparation for an attack on her home land. In an unsurprising turn of events, Indonesia made the first move by region swapping the occupied Western Cape to Argentina, one of their closest allies and a country whom South Africa was not at war with. This followed by attacks on Eastern Cape and Free State through their already open war with South Africa; however South Africa and allies were able to successfully defend both regions.
March 2010 - Harvad University takes over the Presidency of South Africa and sells its services to Brazil and Argentina
The upcoming presidential elections saw a race between RonelI and GreyHunter, two strong, loyal and well respected candidates. It appeared to be a landslide victory for GreyHunter; however just minutes before the closing of polls, RonelI received a surge in votes giving her the keys to the country. It was soon discovered that this once loyal South African was in fact working with Harvad University. The group had sold their services to Brazil and Argentina and just hours after being elected and gaining control of the country, had retreated all her regions to enemy forces.
South Africa formed a resistance government and evacuated all citizens to their close ally and neighbour Australia. Australia subsequently declared war against Argentina which together with their already open war with Brazil, would be used to liberate South Africa in what later became known as the Great Southern War. This was followed by a series of attacks in the occupied region KwaZulu-Natal; however through numerous retreating and blocking maneuvers, the front quickly became a stalemate with both sides wasting gold on a region that was being retreated back and forth. Australia was eventually forced out of the war with a strategic region swap that prevented them from bordering an occupied South African region.
April 2010 - The resistance gains control of South Africa and continues the war from back home
The situation was bleak for South Africa who was facing a battle of open citizenship if she didn't hold a single region before the upcoming congressional elections. The South African and EDEN operations team made two further attempts to liberate the occupied Limpopo region from Argentina; however PHOENIX, knowing the value of this titanium stronghold, poured their full might into this battle defeating the liberation forces.
A miracle then ensued giving South Africa one last opportunity when PHOENIX launched an operation to reclaim Rhone Alps, a high resource region which as the time was occupied by Poland. EDEN and PHOENIX started many damage draining battles and resistance wars across the globe, two of which were in Gauteng and Northern Cape. With allied forces occupied elsewhere, South Africa had to use her own might, hire mercenaries and tanks to pull a victory out the bag. A last minute tanking effort and joint strike by allies after Rhone Alps had been secured led to the liberation of a single region placing South Africa back on the map and securing the country from open citizenship.
South Africa was then able to gain a majority in congress allowing her to impeach traitorous President RonelI giving control of the country to resistance leader GreyHunter. With Australia blocked from continuing their offensive in the Great Southern War, the front of the war shifted to South African soil. The liberation effort continued with yet another successful strike by the South African Armed Forces and allies with a victory in Gauteng. After many months of combat, the South African Armed Forces, operations team and allied forces had managed to liberate eight of her nine regions.
April 2010 - Brazil opens negotiations with South Africa in order to make a defensive move against Poland
With Poland declaring war against Mexico, Brazil became concerned that Poland would clear a passage to her via North America. In order to impede this attack, they needed to open a war and attack Poland gaining the initiative and blocking Poland from launching an assault on Mexico. This would give Mexico enough time to pass mutual protection pacts with PHOENIX member countries. The only problem was that they didn't have 24 hours to pass a declaration of war, and they therefore turned to South Africa for assistance.
A deal was brought to the South African government whereby Brazil would declare peace against South Africa and Argentina would pay rental for Limpopo in exchange for an attack by Brazil on South Africa that would open up a free war against Poland, one of South Africa's allies. South Africa accepted the deal and Brazil followed through with an attack on an original South African region, activating six of her mutual protection pacts. South Africa then fell back on her word and voted down the peace proposal leaving the war open with a powerful stack of activated mpps against Brazil.
May 2010 - South Africa liberates Limpopo from Argentina
President mulderpf launched a resistance war in the occupied Limpopo region. It was a momentous victory for South Africa who for the first time since the Indonesia-South Africa War, was fully united with all her regions.
June 2010 - Brazil invades Northern Cape
Brazil continued to be a thorn in South Africa's side with continued attacks on Northern Cape. They used the open war and border as a damage draining battle during major EDEN and PHOENIX operations.
July 2010 to January 2011
I went inactive during this period so I'm really not too clued up on the events that took place. I do know that we worked with Brazil against the Hungarian takeover group but someone else will have to fill in the details.
Advisor to the President of eSouth Africa