Great Patriotic War (Sonora)

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Great Patriotic War (Sonora)
Date16 November 2018 - 22 November 2018 (6 days)
Location
Result Smith removed from power
Sonoran Soviet Union is dissolved
Creation of a Provisional Council and elections
Creation of Sonoran Confederation and reorganization of national structure.
The Communist Party relinquishes its politcal monopoly, abolishes its Politburo, and reorganized into the Socialist Party.
Criminal trial against Titus Smith.
Stuffistan agrees to formally relinquish its claims and rescind its declaration of independence.
New Reno expresses renewed interest in rejoining Sonoran union.
Rebels agree to remain part of Sonora.
Belligerents
SonoranSocialist.jpg Union of Sonoran Soviet Socialist Republics Stuffistan
NewReno.jpgNew Reno
Sonoran National Party
Christian Democratic Party
Commanders and leaders

Generalissimo Buster McCovey*
Marshal Amy Smith

Marshal Cali Bear
Marshal Stormy the Cat
Marshal Pusheen the Cat
Titus Smith (until November 20)*
Ceann Cookie the Cat
Poblachtmarshal Twylie the Cat
Marshal Olaf Gustafsen II
Field Marshal Diana Smith
Marshal Julia Smith
Queen Ceres (I) Smith
Strength
27 (including the People's Armed Police) 14

The Great Patriotic War (also known as the First Sonoran Civil War) was a civil war that occurred in Sonora during November 2018. The conflict started after rebels of the former Olaf Empire and Feline Republic nationalists took over the Animalian Soviet Socialist Republic for a day and the offices and state government of the Marxian Soviet Socialist Republic. While they failed to seize control of the Central People's Government, they managed to disrupt the peaceful order of the socialist state and began to gain supporters. The rebel forces lost control of Marxia and Animalia's government but through support from the grandmother and mother of Titus Smith, they gained two "asylum footholds" which also landed them support from New Reno, a breakaway city-state run by friends of Diana Smith and the great grandmother of Titus. In addition, other right-wing supporters (former members of the then-banned National Party of Sonora) also joined in declaring their support and rebelled against the socialist state. By November 18, while having lost the ground they had originally achieved at the very start of the conflict, the support and footholds they had made allowed for the creation of the recreation of Stuffistan as a Social Republic and the possible incorporation of sentient (living human Sonorans) rebel territory into New Reno's realm.

16 November

While the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Sonora was in session, on the evening of November 16, nationalist rebels proceeded to lay siege on the city of Marxia and the Animalian Soviet Socialist Republic. Within an hour they had seized state and city government offices in both Soviet Socialist Republics but did not succeed in taking the whole of the Marxian SSR itself.

17 November (Battle of Marxia)

Having been alerted the night before, Sonoran leader, Titus Smith, dispatched the Sonoran Soviet People's Red Army along with the People's Armed Police to quell the rebellion. This would begin the Battle of Marxia which was intensely fought until the late hours of the night with the SSPRA achieving victory and a rebel withdrawal.

18 November(Battle of Animalia)

Having retreated to their stronghold in Animalia, rebels soon gathered strength from other nationalist allies including the Kingdom of New Reno, led by Titus' great-grandmother, Ceres Smith. They would also gain what they called "asylum territory" by receiving the support of Titus' mother and grandmother who claimed their bedrooms of the People's Palace as part of the rebel occupied territory. In addition, rebel stuffed animals occupied young Juno Smith's room and declaring independence from Sonora as the reincarnation of Stuffistan as a Social Republic.

19 November (Battle of the Strongholds)

By the morning of November 19, SSPRA forces had captured back Animalia in but the rebels had taken to their strongholds. New Reno expressed plans to annex two of the three strongholds as well as several other holds in Oregon. The SSPRA attempted to take back the strongholds but found themselves in a situation of being surrounded and were quickly repelled, however, Smith still refused to recognize New Reno annexation and Stuffistan's Declaration of Independence.

20 November (Battle of Stuffistan)

Continuing their advance on orders of Smith, the SSPRA engaged with rebel Stuffy forces in the occupied bedroom of Juno Smith (Stuffistan). Having made a significant advance earlier on, the SSPRA was routed and pushed back along the border with Sonora. During this advance, the Central Committee, which had not yet adjourned from its 2nd Plenary Session, called for a motion of no confidence of Smith, arguing in favor of peace with Stuffistan and New Reno. Attempting to have the ousters arrested on charges of treason, the Central Committee stood up in defense. Smith's own wife, stood with the Committee. Due to conflict of interest, she was also forced to resign her commission but will still remain part of the Central Committee and Politburo. Titus was, in turn, arrested and removed as Chairman of the Party. An emergency session of the Supreme Soviet was called to remove him from his post as Premier and his state commissions. Having heard the evidence circulating throughout the country, the Supreme Soviet passed the measure onto the Presidium who voted to remove Titus. Buster McCovey was appointed to act in Smith's place until the next party Congress while the Supreme Soviet looked to vote McCovey in its chairman, head of the Presidium, and Premier of the USSSR. Following this, McCovey ordered the withdrawal of all Soviet troops from Stuffistan.

21 November (Peace negotiations)

On November 21, McCovey sat down with Stuffistani leader, Cookie the Cat and negotiated a peace accord. Originally the plans called for peaceful cooperation of the two states, however, both parties expressed intent to remain unionized under certain conditions. Stuffistan would agree to formally dissolve and rescind its declaration of independence and give up its claim in the Marxian SSR, in exchange that major reforms are made to ensure greater autonomy and democratic ideals for the states. The Sentient delegation brokering accords with New Reno and Sonoran rebels also agreed to this condition. Both parties agreed to formally end hostilities in exchange for government and political reform and a treaty was being drafted to be signed the following day.

22 November (Marxian Accord)

A treaty formally ending the civil conflict was signed the morning of November 22, properly titled the "Marxian Accord", which states that the Union of Sonoran Soviet Socialist Republics will become the Union of Sonoran Sovereign States, in a republican federation similar to that of the pre-Constitutional United States and the proposed Union of Sovereign States proposal during the collapse of the USSR. Each state would have its own national government (a compromise with nationalists) with a federal structure that is loosely collectivized. The Sonoran government will continue to provide common services through its current state agencies and a Confederation Congress will be required to meet once every three months to set the national policy, dictated and agreed upon by the individual states. The Confederation Congress would be composed of a unicameral legislature of the Presidents of the states or another elected delegate of the states' choosing, and the delegates would choose their Congress President who would serve as Premier of Sonora. In addition, the Communist Party of Sonora has also offered to roll back certain nationalized policy implemented under Smith, hold a trial for his crimes, and remove the monopoly on the political system. The Party also has stated its plans to "reevaluate its current structure and positions" once a Party Congress can be established in the near-coming weeks. New Reno also expressed renewed interests of rejoining the Sonoran union.

Aftermath

Following the war, Sonora transitioned into a democratic confederation. Elections were held in December with a new legislature being elected, a restructured leadership, states' rights with popular sovereignty, and a new constitution. The new government was sworn in on December 15, 2018. Titus Smith was later found guilty and sentenced to limited mobility, fines, and the loss of political leadership privileges. He was allowed the exception of sitting on legislative assemblies.