Ebenthali Civil War

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Ebenthali Civil War
ECW Poster.png
Date10 January 2017 - 19 February 2017
Location
Ebenthal
Result Permanent exile of the rebels
Belligerents
Flag of Ebenthal (2021).png Ebenthal
NewSchneeblutigFlag.png Schneeblutig
Harranflag.png Harram
Rubrayev 281858.png Federal Republic of Rubrayev
Flag of Ebenthal (2021).png Rebels
ArabicEmpire.png Arabic Empire
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Ebenthal (2021).png Arthur I
NewSchneeblutigFlag.png Regent Arthur
Harranflag.png Omar V
Rubrayev 281858.png Saulo Viana
Flag of Ebenthal (2021).png Nilo Moreira
ArabicEmpire.png Faisal IV
Strength
Coalition: 28 Rebels: 14

The Ebenthali Civil War (Portuguese: Guerra Civil de Ebenthal), also called Liberal League War (Portuguese: Guerra da Liga Liberal) was a major conflict between the Ebenthali Government and the rebels who tried to dethrone the High King Arthur I and overthrown the government. The war started when the High King Arthur I discovered a plan by the First Lord Nilo Moreira, Count of the Hidden Mountains, leader of the Conclave of Ebenthal, to overthrown him. Nilo was able to gather a dozen of supporters and counted on the support of the Arabic Empire, whose ties to Ebenthal were severed when Emperor Faisal IV proffessed Nazi beliefs. The Ebenthali authorities, supported by the Liberal League, ultimately defeated Nilo and Faisal. All of them were condemned to death by hanging, which was automatically commuted to permanent exile. Nilo left to the Platine States Union.

History

Background

From late 2016 to early 2017 a faction aroused among Ebenthali politicians unsatisfied with High King Arthur I's leadership of the nation, claiming he wasn't aware or interested in what was going on and unable to pay much attention to the micronation. Critics to the monarch's lack of activity were brought into the Conclave gaining the attention of the First Lord himself, Lord Nilo Moreira, The Count of the Hidden Mound. In parliament, with clear support of many parlamentarians and other politicians, Lord Nilo claimed the Ebenthali State couldn't be ruled by "someone so passive and little enrolled in the country's affairs". Over the next week, the Baron of Afonsine assembled with a dozen other politicians ans suggested that Nilo, who was the firts to be openly vocal against the monarch, should replace Arthur on the throne. On the occasion Lord Nícollas Reis, Duke of Launceston, was present, acting on his own as a spy. Following the week of discussion, the Duke immediatly warned the High King of a plot by his First Lord to overthrown him.

In 10 January 2017 thirteen nobles proclaimed the Count of the Hidden Mount as High King Nilo I of Ebenthal. Still unaware of the Duke of Launceston's actual objective, the rebellious nobles sought him to take part in the new government and let him know of other nobles who thought of betray Arthur. Lord Nícollas then, once again, went to the High King to give him the names of the other traitors. On that very same day the Arabic Empire became the first country to recognize Nilo's pretended position - the Arabic Empire had past troubles with High King Arthur regarding claimed territory and ideological policies. This immediatly prompted High King Arthur I to declare war on the Arabic Empire and to proclaim Nilo and his supporters traitors, revoking their positions, titles and citizenship. The Ebenthali sovereign also called on political support from the Liberal League of which both Ebenthal and the Arabic Empire were members.

The war

Over the course of the next month the Schneeblutigan Empire, the Sultanate of Harram and the Federal Republic of Rubrayev, all members of the Liberal League, joined Ebenthal's side. Their reasons for the alliance were more personal than actual support for the Ebenthali king: all of them have had problems with the Arabic Empire's Nazi proclamations and inspirations, not to mention the Arabic Empire's absurd proposals to the Liberal League and their modus operandi in blocking other countries's actual liberal propositions. King Arthur I of Roschfallen, politically unable to have Roschfallen involved in the war, joined the war effort through his proxy nation, Schneeblutig, of which he was Prince Imperial Regent.

High King Arthur waited for Nilo's first move to answer. In 13 January the self-proclaimed High King launched a cyber-attack on Ebenthal's website. In reprisal, Arthur summoned the Conclave, including its rebellious former members. There, he gave a speech critically attacking Nilo as a micronationalist and as person, demoralizing him in front of the entire nation. Infuriated, the rebel leader left the event and launched a spam attack on the micronation's e-mail and revealed Arthur's secret that he intended to abdicate in favor of his brother Prince Mateus but was afraid because Mateus suffered from mental desequilibrium. Nonetheless, two of Nilo's supporters sought Arthur for pardon, which was granted. In 22 January the Arabic Emperor created several facebook fake accounts and spammed swastikas in Ebenthal's former facebook page which was taken down by the platform. Rubrayev, Harram and Schneeblutig severed ties with the Arabic Empire and attacked the micronation publicly, exposing the Arabic Emperor's beliefs, which causes him to be cast out of micronational circles.

Despite of Nilo's and Faisal's actions, their image was forever stained. The Arabic Empire was dissolved in 3 February 2017 and Empero Faisal IV vanished. Politically alone, Nilo's supporters started to vanish from his side as well, joining other micronational governments, notably Roschfallen's. Following the end of Nilo's forum thanks to a Rubrayevaish-Ebenthali cojoint attack, in 19 February Nilo dropepd his claim on the Ebenthali throne and declared he would left micronationalism. As a result of the war, Nilo and his faithful supporters were condemned to death by drowning in acid and banished, as their penalty couldn't be carried out, it was commuted to banishment.

Aftermath

Following the war, Arthur I strenghtened his position and became more active in the country's politics and began a slow preparation process for his brother to take the throne, which eventually happened in 2019 only. Former Lord Nilo tried to join state-modelism, but due to his past micronational actions, he had little success, while former Emperor Faisal IV vanished to never be heard of anymore. Ebenthali politics flourished and the country entered what was called a "lightning golden era", a brief period of great micronational activity and development.

See also