February Statskupp

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February Statskup
Part of the glorious restoration
Date 16 February 2013
Location Zealandia
Result Security services victory, declaration of the Federation of Zealandia and restoration of the monarchy.
Belligerents
Zealandian Second Alternate Government Flag.png Provisional Council of State for a Democratic Zealandia,
Supported by:
Flag of Sirocco.png Siroccan Government (political support)
Zealandian Alternate National Flag.png Federal Republic of Zealandia
Commanders
Zealandian Second Alternate Government Flag.png Queen Astrid
Flag of Sirocco.png Daniel Anderson (political support)
Zealandian Alternate National Flag.png Alex Whitmarsh
Zealandian Alternate National Flag.png Joseph Puglisi
Strength
4 6
Injuries and losses
0 0

The February Statskupp was a Coup d'état in Zealandia.
Led by Queen Astrid of Zealandia, with the support of the SÄPO, Federal Zealandian Watch and the Zealandian Coast Guard against the incumbent led by Alex Whitmarsh, leader of the Zealandian Workers' Party that occurred on February 16 2013 and is considered a bloodless guardian coup d'etat by it's supporters, and as a flagrant disregarding of democracy by those opposed to it.

lead up

On February 12 2013, Anna Lindström (the deposed monarch), then President of Zealandia proposed a constitutional amendment that included provisions disestablishing the Central Economic Commission of Zealandia, that was unilaterally rejected by the National Peoples' Assembly of Zealandia leading to Lindström following convention and resigning and triggering presidential elections.
Whitmarsh, assumed the role of administrator and refused to hold the elections within the mandated time frame.

The Coup

In the late hours of 15 February and into 16 February, the SÄPO, Federal Watch and members of the Zealandian Coast Guard, gathered with the deposed monarch and former president and seized the capital in a daring move, and claimed control of various government ministries, in addition to proclaiming the restoration of the monarchy.

Aftermath

Following the coup, the republican forces formed the Commonwealth of former Zealandian Colonial Possessions an entity, which claimed various peripheral territories that had belonged to the former Federal Republic, the entity failed to gain political support of the wider community.
Following the successful coup the monarchy was restored in its entirety, with substantial powers being shifted for the legislature to the monarch.


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