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First Jocistani-Toristani War
|First Toristani-Jackistani War|
The flag of East Toristan, a communist ally of Jocistan and Jackistan which declared independence from Toristan following the conflict.
Jocistani People's Red Guard|
Toristani Army |
Diplomatic Support from British Empire
Diplomatic Support from Punistan
|Commanders and leaders|
H.M.V.E. the Supreme Leader and Premier for Life of Jocistan|
Joint Field Marshal Redfern of Jocistani People's Red Guard
H.M.E. the Grand High Autocrat and Dictator of Jackistan
|H.R.I.M. Emperor Torin the Great of Toristan|
On 13 June 2018, Jocistan and Toristan went to war, with Jackistan later intervening on the Toristani side before switching over to Jocistan's side. The outcome was a resounding victory for what Jocistani propaganda called the "Grand Alliance". Toristan was also forced to give independence to the Eastern half of its capital, Torinburg, as the People's Socialist Democratic Republic of Toristan, also known as East Toristan.
Outbreak of Hostilities Between Jocistan and Toristan
On 13 September 2018, the Empire of Toristan declared war on Jocistan. The Toristani government took the decision to declare unprovoked war primarily because they were heavily indebted to the Jocistani government, and because they were confident of Jakcistani support, which they felt would make victory assured. The war was initially stalemated in battle, with most action happening in the realms of espionage. However, Jocistan gradually began to make gains.
Initial Jackistani Intervention
However, at this point, the Autocracy of Jackistan, which was allied to both Toristan and Jocistan, intervened on the Toristani side, as the Toristanis had predicted they would, declaring war on Jocistan. This led to a rapid change of strengths, with the Toristani-Jackistani side clearly winning, and began to threaten the very existence of Jocistan.
However, the war had another twist: for seemingly inexplicable reasons, the Jackistanis switched sides, making peace with Jocistan and restoring their alliance, and declaring war on Toristan. Jackistan and Jocistan formed a "Grand Alliance", giving the war its alternative name. This once more put the Jocistani side in the ascendancy.
The Battle of Durham
The war culminated in the battle of Durham, a resounding defeat for the Toristanis. It ended with a one-man charge on the Toristani line from the Jocistani Joint Field Marshal Oscar Redfern, who single-handedly captured Emperor Torin, leading to victory for the Grand Alliance.
Treaty of Torinburg
The war was resolved with the treaty of Torinburg, which ended the war, and established a communist Jocistani client state in the eastern half of Torinburg, called East Toristan. The terms of the Treaty were these:
- Toristan must pay reparations of 1 fountain pen to Jackistan. Fountain pens are an object of great cultural significance and national pride for Jakcistanis. In Jackistani culture, surrendering a fountain pen to another for anything besides an equally good fountain pen is seen as the ultimate humiliation.
- Toristan must pay reparations of Θ5 to Jocistan.
- Toristan must recognise the total and full independence of the People’s Socialist Democratic Republic of Toristan (informally known as East Toristan). Its territory is the eastern half of the capital, Torinburg.
- Toristan may not declare war on another nation (though it can still go to war if another country attacks it), and must limit the size of its military to no more than 3 people.
- East Toristan will mark 13 September as Toristan Liberation Day, and Jocistan and Jackistan will mark 13 September as Victory Day.
Reaction of Anglestonia to the Treaty of Torinburg and Ensuing Crisis
The Kingdom of Anglestonia in the British Empire, which was already in a diplomatic crisis with Jocistan (see above), responded in a somewhat reactionary manner to the peace, declaring its full support for the West Toristanis (as the remnants of the Empire were now known) and refused tor recognise East Toristan. It also offered to form an alliance with West Toristan and to support them in a war against East Toristan. This lead to a worsening of the crisis, which finally ended in humiliation for the Anglestonians, when the Emperor Torin I of West Toristan officially condemned them for their stance on the conflict. In the aftermath of Emperor Torin's statement, the crisis was resolved, with Anglestonia withdrawing its various measures an the county of Jocdarshire pledging to change its name and motto (though this is yet to be done).
Success of East Toristan
As People’s Socialist Democratic Republic of Toristan was given lots of aid after the war from Jocistan and Jackistan, and West Toristan was impoverished by reparation payments, West Toristan's leaders decided to attack East Toristan, starting the Second Jocistani-Toristani War.