Post by The Dank Ass Communes on Jul 11, 2019 1:16:50 GMT
In the month of April 2019, the now dissolved nation of the Kingdom of Cessnia entered international attention following the revealation that the then King George VIII of Cessnia was illegitimate. While this in of itself was of no particular interest to the international community, at the same time, within the now dissolved nation of the Federal Republic of Danera, the self proclaimed royal family of deGaleia announced its intent to send "their youngest heiress as the rightful heir to the Stonerose Throne", following the announcement of the planned resignation of King Dagda (who served a mostly ceremonial role) of Mauvemarke, which sought a new monarch through an international contest. As a part of this announcment, the deGaleia family also announced its intention to utilize its influence among more conservative facets of Daneran society to re-establish the old Daneran monarchy, where the monarch would serve as supreme head of state. In response to this, the then Daneran Minister of Domestic Affairs, George Vinnaei, made a public statement denouncing the royal family and reaffirming that the Daneran government would utilize all possible avenues to "close these legal loopholes" so that it would not be possible to establish a monarchist movement in the first place. The Daneran parliment immediately began to work on legislation which would close off the possiblity of their shakey, nascant republican government to be overtaken by a monarch once again.
This statement and action drew the immediate ire of the Kingdom of Cessnia, which viewed this as a direct assualt on the concept of monarchy itself, with Duke Alexander of the Cessnian State of Lingursht formally announcing the end of all trade with the nation of Danera. This event began to draw the attention of the international community, which immediately condemned the existances of monarchies themselves. A statement by the First Speaker of the anarchic Neurodemocratic Collective of Dank Ass Communes, Cyara i'Yasa-Kordani, stated, "This is your weekly reminder that unironically using a monarchy in this day and age is even funnier than using capitalism. Get with the times." Cessnia did not comment on that statement but continued to escalte a war of words with the government of Danera, including a scathing criticism of Danera by the Cessnian government, casting doubt on the stability of Danera as a nation, which had, just months prior, been subject to a wave of ethno-nationalism which culminated in half of the nation coming under the control of a fascist dictatorship, headed by the brother of Daneran president, Amer Monroe, and which was only put to a stop by the swift, if unsanctioned, intervention of the Dankistani Anti-Fascist Response Force. This war of words culminated in an offical declartion of war by Cessnia against Danera.
The Daneran-Cessnian War
The Daneran-Cessnian War, which ended with a victory for internationally supported Daneran forces, began on the 21st of April, 2019. The Daneran forces were supported by various nations providing various resources. The United Industrial Communes of Cephesylon provided food aid to the Daneran civilian population so that civilian consumption would be minimally affected while also providing military aid in the form of volunteer fighters from the Cephesian Internaional Brigade. The Dank Ass Communes provided solely military aid in the form of several surplus, obsolete, 3 meter tall, U'koiya VIrtual Intelligence Equipped All-Terrain Combat Quadwalker (ATCQ-VI) Mechs, which, albeit recently obsoleted in the Dankistani Collective Armed Forces, served the Daneran Forces well enough to provide an edge in mobility. Cessnian forces received minimal aid from the nation of Syvis, which at the time was well underway towards demilitarizing, as it was bound by an alliance treaty to provide aid. Still, the Cessnian forces were sizable, well armed, but suffered from a lack of sufficient training, as Cessnian conscription meant that soldiers were simply trained in the functional basics needed to operate their weapons and move arond the battlefield. This was somewhat compensated for by massive Cessnian manufacturing capability, which, in the eyes of Cessnian High Command, made the undertrained soldiers expendable.
Much of the conflict was fought on the seas, which saw the large, advanced Cessnian Navy dominating the first half of the conflict against the less capable Daneran Navy. Where the Daneran Navy couldn't fight with brute force, they compensated for in a variety of hit-and-run and sabotage tactics, which eventually whittled down the Cessnian Navy long enough for Daneran forces to make a push towards the Cessnian mainland through the temporary incapacitation of the massive Cessnian flagships, the KCS Hagel and KCS Power. When the conflict reached the Cessnian mainland, the tables quickly turned in the favor the well trained of Daneran forces and advanced anti-air, which made a quick push into Cessnia and were able to more easily defeat the lesser trained Cessnian ground forces. This remaining strech of the conflict took only two days to close and ended with the victory of Danera over Cessnia and the signing of a peace treaty, the terms of which would ultimately prove to be the undoing of both nations.
From the month of May 2019 to June 2019, civil unrest in Cessnia rose exponentially. The terms of the treaty signed by the Cessnian government saw to it that centuries old Cessnian monarchy was dissolved. Furthermore, as Daneran forces pushed deeper into Cessnia during the war, the international community learned of the abuses of the rights of life rampant in Cessnia by its state and industries. People were not so much as allowed to take holiday time off of work, the air was heavily polluted, black markets and violence were rampant, corruption was commonplace, industrial pollution meant that Cessnia saw the sun only a few days out of the year, and a slew of draconian laws strangled and constricted the Cessnian citizen in their everyday lives. This meant that the terms of the treaty which ended the war included a provision which, essentially, made the Cessnian government a puppet of the Daneran government. The Daneran government was playing its hand at nationbuilding, which would ultimately prove to be a fatal error for the nation. While Danera was certainly a more just nation than Cessnia, it was by no means stable. It had only a year prior broken out of a longstanding streak of isolationism and only recently established a federal republican form of government, which itself was, at the time, shakey and not accepted by all Danerans. To compound problems, Danera was facing presidential and parlimentary elections at the time, the assassination of an openly fascistic presidential canidate by Danera's first artifical intelligence, Lyra, and its own rising unrest at home as the growing pains of international affairs and rapid expansion, as well as the growing conflict between Daneran market socialist ideology and a small handful of self-proclaimed independent economies controlled by capitalists, formost of which being the ALDIVA+ Corporation, all saw to it that Danera was not able to sustain the resource drain of attempting to rebuild another nation.
In Cessnia, the botched transition, prosecution of the old Cessnian government, and hysteria still lingering from the prevented impact of the Cheesemoon, further drove civil unrest in a violent direction. Accusations of voter fraud in the puppeted Cessnian parliment built to the covert assassinations of various members of parliment and government ministers, many of who attempted to flee the nation, by the Cessnian Homeland Defense Agency and in less than 5 days, only 2 members of the former Cessnian government remained while the Daneran installed government was thrown into dissary. Riots broke out which lasted for weeks around the nation. As well, the revelation of Operation Hide and Seek, where the Cessnian government dumped nuclear warheads into the ocean around the world for fun mounted massive amounts of condemnation from the international community, particularly from the Iskarian Intracontinental Union, which demanded and forced the Cessnian government to clear the warheads, which further strained the Cessnian nation and the DSAC, which condemned Cessnia for violation of Resolution 7. Cessnia closed its borders and was dealt a heavy blow to the national treasury, which was not helped by not only the refusal of the Cessnian government to halt construction of 3 new naval flag ships, but which ramped up production. Tensions finally built to a boiling point when the riots in the state of Erostia became violent and the rioters opened fire on police and firebombed a healthcare clinic installed by, what the rioters called, "Daneran Imperialists". The violence mounted rapidly, with the governer of the Cessnian State of Lingursht assassinated on live TV by the governner of the Cessnian State of Rosenillington, the former Prime Minister shot dead while visting an elementary school, and several Cessnian States blockading the increasingly belligerant state of Rosenillington and its capital of Magrove. Thus was the start of the Cessnian Civil War.
The Cessnian Civil War
The Cessnian State of Erostia declared its independence from Cessnia and established itself as anarcho-communist union. This was the first unraveling of the nation of Cessnia. It was all to easy to for all the other states to split and war amongst each other as tumultous social change brought generations of conflict boiling to the surface. The conflict lasted no more than 2 weeks and proceeded rapidly. The state of Rosenillington was by far the single most heinous actor in this war, showing no qualms nor issue with the explicit and willfull killing of civilians. It ultimately built to the exhcange of nuclear weapons between various Cessnian states, the first to launch being Rosenillington, and was ended before escalting to the scale of a global conflict by the swift use of force by The Neurodemocratic Collective of Dank Ass Communes. The Democratic Socialist Assembly Convention took no action to provide diplomatic solutions to the rapidly building conflict and made no attempt at peacekeeping actions. Humanitarian aid and evacuation of civilians from Cessnia was haphazard but successful and organized by the Iskarian Intracontinental Union and the nations of Syvis and Alpyrea.
The conflict ended with the total dissolution of the nation of Cessnia following the deployment of the Dankistani Collective Armed Forces, coordinated by freshly communally appointed Cyber-Controller Xan, to the state of Rosenillington, spefically the capital of Magrove. The CDAC deployed 7 ships, 2 Reasoner MI Super Battlecruisers, whose Anun-Vibahne Excited Particle Railguns destroyed the Cessnian flagship, NCR Ice, in a single shot, an air craft carrier, and 4 troop transport vessels, as well as the first ever use of the new, 57 meter tall, Anun-Ryahna Battle Walker. The Rosenillington forces attempted to fire all they could at the walker, with nothing dealing any damage. A 3 MT nuclear weapon was fired at the walker, which survived the blast, albeit with considerable damage, yet it pushed on undeterred. The Dankistani assault lasted less than 5 hours and ended fired the first terrestrial use of the CDAC's Galvinized Oscillating Juxtaposed Ionized Reaction Accelrator (GOJIRA) Beam weapon of mass desctruction, mounted on the Walkers, which had just been used to vaporize the Cheesemoon, upon the evacuated city of Magrove, erasing the city and forcing Rosenillington into immediate surrender. All other states signed a ceasefire immediately.
The nations of Cessnia and Danera did not survive these events. The people of Cessnia, those who survived, had no intention to linger around each other after the conflict and were dispersed around the world. Only the newly founded anarcho-communist union of Erostia made it out of the conflict better for ware. The nation of West Bengalis opened itself to refugees from Cessnia. This was much the same case with many nations around the world. Before the Civil War, the nation of Danera collapsed due to instablilty and resource drain. Shortly after the Daneran presidential election, which was narrowly won by Amer Monroe for a second term, and the results of which were immediately called into question by capitalist factions, civil unrest in Danera reached a breaking point and the nation, following a series of massive pro-capitalist demonstrations which were met with scorn from Daneran socialists and built to the point of citizen conflict, was shattered and dissolved. Deposed president Amer Monroe and her wife, as well as various Daneran Green Party members and Green Party head and former eco-socialist presidential canidate, George Hatei, as part of a final evacution operation by the shards of the Daneran government, secretly took up residency in the Collective of Dank Ass Communes, which they enjoyed warm relations with. Due to the strongest privacy protections in the world, the CDAC will not disclose their locations nor even the confirmation of their existences and at times will viciously deny to the world that these people ever existed in the first place, accusing interested parties of collective hallucinations and bad faith attacks on the Dankistani way of life. As a result, no one bothers trying and the rapid and incessant repetition of this lie has led to some around the world to believe that there never was an Amer Monroe. The AI Lyra acquired a new body from the CDAC and was given a full consciousness transferral to the Dankistani Swarm. The same privacy protections keep the AI Lyra, who assassinated an openly fascist Daneran presidential canidate, completely anonymous as well, though it is thought that she took to traveling the world as a solitary wanderer, as she consistently expressed interest in doing so.
Perhaps the most seismic event that was the result of all of these events was the withdrawal of all Member Nations of the Iskarian Intracontinental Union from the DSAC in response to the inaction of the international body to de-escalate a conflict which ultimately led to the deaths of 32 million+ Cessnian civilians. In a strongly worded final statement to the DSAC Secretariat, the Prime Speaker of the IIU deemed the DSAC a useless body which served only to get in the way of proper action to stop such events from happening in the first place and is quoted saying, "we bacc off for a few months because you complain that we're playing world police and that's what you're for and then the nukes start flying". The IIU almost immediately established its own corp of aid, diplomatic, and peacekeeping workers and an intelligence agency, leading many to suspect that this was a long time coming from the IIU. The move cast doubt on the effectiveness of the DSAC and saw the IIU once more sliding into the position of world police that it had once occupied so easily in 2017-2018.