Great Patriotic War

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Great Patriotic War
Date 23 March 2010 - 20 April 2010
Location New Central
Result Cease-fire in place, Caulfield Convention, freezing of land claims of the Federal State of A1 and the Federated Republics of A1, full demobilisation by both sides & mutual recognition & diplomatic representation.
Belligerents
A1flag.png Most Glorious People's Republic of A1 Federal State of A1
United A1 Party followers
Commanders
Colonel David Massarde

Rob Gribbon

Tomas Caulfield

Alexei Borja

Strength
53 (including Red Guard) 32
Injuries and losses
0 0

The Great Patriotic War is a term used to describe the conflict that arose as a result of the 2010 A1 Political Crisis. The war involves the Federated Republics of A1 and the Federal State of A1 fighting over territory in New Central.

Background

See main article 2010 A1 Political Crisis
The roots of the conflict are essentially from tensions arising between the Chairman of A1, Rob Gribbon and former Deputy Chairman Tomas Caulfield. These tensions caused a split whereby the Federal State of A1 was founded.

Conflict

Invasion of New Central

On the 23rd March 2010, forces loyal to the Federal State occupied the communes of Mukhazia and B2, with the rest of the 'B' communes occupied on the 24th.

However, following this takeover of land, the A1DF declared martial law in Ppritville and resolved to defend A1's capital. This resulted in heated verbal exchanges between some A1 People's Army soldiers and troops loyal to the Federal State, but resulted in no physical fighting. This resulted in Ppritville being retained by the A1DF.

Planned Lichthalzen Attack

On the 26th March, the A1 News Service published a story in which "Classified documents obtained by the A1 News Service from the United A1 Party" showed a "...planned propaganda and communications attack on Lichthalzen".

This resulted in a stern reaction from Chairman Gribbon, promising to defend Lichthalzen if necessary.

Military stand-off

Following the Lichthalzen revelations (see above), a military stand-off developed between A1DF forces and FSA1 forces for many days.

Cease-fire conference

On the 4th April, Chairman Gribbon offered a "peace conference", an offer that was accepted by Chancellor Tomas Caulfield a few days later, following extensive consultation with his government. The conference began on the 8th of April, with a truce in place since the 7th April.

Following many days of negotiations, the two negotiating parties reached an agreement, dubbed the 'Caulfield Convention'.