Ozark Crisis

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Ozark Crisis
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Map of the various land claims of the parties involved in the conflict.
Date10 March 2022 - 21 May 2022
Location
Belligerents
 Ethosia
 Gasconade
 Cimbrun
Commanders and leaders
Ethosia Gabriel Sebastian
Ethosia Kaylee Buskell
Gasconade Joshua Stoddard
Cimbrun Alexandros I Irikladis
Cimbrun General Jacob Atkinson
Units involved
Ethosia Ethosian Army
Gasconade Defense Forces of Gasconade
Cimbrun Cimbrunese Royal Army

The Ozark Crisis was an intermicronational conflict between the Republic of Ethosia and the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun that started on 10 March 2022. It started off as a part of the larger Lavian Secession Crisis and slowly expanded into its own conflict.

Background

The Federal Republic of Lavallette declared independence on 10 March 2022 from the Ausverian Volksrepublik shortly after the Ausverian annexation of the now defunct territories of Todt Hill, causing the Lavian Secession Crisis. Ausverian allies such as the Republic of Ethosia were quick to support the war effort, with Ethosia pledging diplomatic support, and military support for Ausveria should they be invaded. The Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun, a close neighbor to Ethosia, declared their support for the rebels. The leader of Cimbrun was also an MP in the Ethosian Parliament.

Timeline

At 13:50 CST, 11 March 2022, the Presidential Cabinet of the Republic of Ethosia was notified of a brewing situation between the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun, and the Republic of Ethosia. Soon after, Ethosian representatives met with Ausverian representatives to discuss and sign a treaty between the two incase of conflict,[1] as Cimbrun was allied with the Nexan Republic, and the Directionist Bloc.

Later, at 15:30 CST, the President of Ethosia formally requested a written document from Cimbrunese officials stating that they would not provide military or diplomatic support for the Lavallette rebels. The Folkalder of Gasconade pledged Gasconadian support to their historic ally Ausveria.

Cimbrun threatens invasion

After the Ethosian request for Cimbrun to stay neutral, it appeared that peace prevailed when Cimbrunese officials released their Decree Regarding the Lavallette War,[2] where they stated that Cimrbun would stay neutral and that it would not recognize Lavallette rebels. The guarantee of peace was not to be however, as the Prime Minister of Ethosia proposed sanctions against Cimbrun because they "forced our hand" in the Lavallette Secession Crisis, where then the Cimbrun leader threatened to invade Ethosian lands.

Later that evening, Team 4 attempted to spy on the Ethosian Discord server, this was seen by Ethosian officials as a direct confrontation, and escalation of the conflict. The leader of Cimbrun relinquished their Ethosian citizenship and their position in the Ethosian Parliament, and reminded Ethosian officials on the possibility of invasion. The Prime Minister of Ethosia personally negotiated with the leader of Cimbrun, where the Cimbrun leader admitted to being wrong, but then threatened the Prime Minister with guns and community backlash after the Prime Minister revealed that she had his address.

That caused everything reached up to that point to break down, which escalated even more when a former micronationalist, Ashton Mattingly, joined the discussion against the leader of Cimbrun. The Ethosian Parliament then passed the Sanction of Cimbrun Act, 2022, which sanctioned Cimbrun leaders, and the Cimbrun government.

Cimbrun stands down

On 11 March 2022 at 23:19 CST, Titania Smith, who negotiated with Cimbrun on behalf of Ethosia, announced on her Twitter page "On behalf of [Cimbrun], a formal apology was written.[3] They intended on leaving the community due to the events but wished to remain true to their word by issuing a formal apology to [Nova] and [Ethosia]. The apology letter also included a clause that disbanded the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun. Cimbrun would later be revived as it was simply disbanding out of fear, and remains active to this day.

Recognition of the conflict

The dispute showed the micronational community how far Ethosia had gone since their inception in 2020. There was some conversation in the Ethosian Discord server that Ethosia should claim former Cimbrunese lands, this was however completely rejected by Ethosian authorities. Overall, Ethosians, and more generally residents of the Ozark Sector were rejoiced to hear that peace had finally come to fruition, and that threats of foreign invasion were quieted.

Crisis in Ethosia

On 22 March, Ethosia went in to isolation after it was revealed that the Prime Minister had told a major citizen that the President had his address. The Multnomah People's Commune, a former SAR of Ethosia, tried to merge with Nova, but upon not getting a response and the revival of Cimbrun by Basileus Alexandros, the Treaty of Multnomah was signed that stated Multnomah would become a vassal of Cimbrun.

Revelations of Manipulation

On 31 March, it was accused that Gabriel Sebastian's mental state had fallen in to a large decline, and that Kaylee Buskell was allegedly manipulated into threatening the Basileus of Cimbrun in order to get Cimbrun to stand down. This would cause the conflict to reignite, only this time Cimbrun had the support of the Dixie Commune, led by the citizen whose dox was in the hands of President Sebastian, the source of which still has not been declassified; however it is theorized the dox came from an anonymous member of the community who had a history of conflict with now Chattahoochee Commune leader Ashton Mattingly. Despite the existance of the dox however, the information was never used maliciously and Ethosia even went as far to personally assure Mattingly that the information produced was more of a fallacy and that ill-intentions were never considered.

Attempted revival of Ethosia

Ethosia attempted to revive itself on the 5 April as the Second Republic of Ethosia, and peace was signed with the Treaty of Poinsett, however this was not to be as the Second Republic Twitter account would deactivate and Gabriel Sebastian was accused of seeking to attack the nation of New Strathclyde, however following review of evidence, the information being used against President Sebastian has been confirmed to have come from an old Facebook account that had been hacked; one which President Sebastian hadn't had control over since March 2022. However despite personal conversations and demonstration of evidence against the accusations, New Strathclyde still holds that Ethosia was behind the incident.

End of the Conflict

Ethosia goes into isolation

On 25 April, Ethosia was supposed to return, however this didn't come to pass. The Basileus speculated less than a month later that Gabriel Sebastian had been institutionalized or imprisoned, however this proved false as not only had Ethosia gone into isolation, but the Basileus contacted Gabriel and it was made clear that he was not institutionalized or jailed.

Treaty of Mikrá Elláda

On 21 May 2022, the Treaty of Mikrá Elláda was signed, putting an end to the conflict. The treaty stated that Cimbrun would receive lands in Poinsett County on the conditions that the Basileus renounced the title of King of the Ethosians, that Cimbrun recognized the Ethosian claims in Missouri, and that Ethosian neutrality would be recognized and respected.

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