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|Republic of Ultamiya||Republic of Stravasalter|
|His Lordship, David Salapa||Unknown|
|Injuries and losses|
The Stravasite-Ultamian War was a conflict that took place between April 2nd, 2010, and April 14th, 2010. The war was the first to feature the Republic of Ultamiya, and, despite the apparent fictional or joke nature of the Republic of Stravasalter, was and still is labeled as a serious conflict. The Stravasite-Ultamian War is the only conflict in which the Ultamiya News website, founded only five days before, played a major hand, providing Ultamian citizens with news updates and even keeping track of the war on the main page. Because Ultamiya was not yet inducted into the MicroWiki community during this time, the Republic was completely on its own, and during the duration of the war kept a great eye on its territory of Fort Munhall (Fort Munhall Military District today), and experimented with more technologically advanced weaponry as well as explosives.
Ultamiya was founded on March 27th, 2010 with a large arsenal of Nerf weaponry and various other non-firing guns. (All weapons commissioned March 27th, 2010 were in the arsenal during the course of the war.) President Salapa, the only member of the Ultamian army at this point, would be able to utilize any part of this arsenal to defeat Stravasalter. In addition, the army could establish communication with the Capital District at any time via cell phone, and the general battle prowess of Salapa gave Ultamiya a massive advantage against any enemy.
As a seemingly joke nation, Stravasalter never had an official army. As not much was or is known about it, there was no way to tell whether anything about the country was ever established during the war. The one de facto troop that battled had a non-firing gun on him that countered against the Ultamian defense.
Course of events
|“||"I spit on that flag! It is horrible! And the Republic of Stravasalter declares war!"||”|
—"That Guy From ATF"
Upon seeing the declaration of war, Ultamian President David Salapa, who had not even served a week, replied:
|“||"Like we are going to recognize your declaration *brushes hair aside*"||”|
—David Salapa in response to the declaration, 9:14 PM
The Battle of Fort MunhallCapital District, from assault via Fort Munhall. The expedition brought three guns, none of which fired actual projectiles, and camped on the fort before, at approximately 11:20, a toddler, later confirmed to be with Stravasalter, entered, brought out a gun, and began ascending the fort. Ultamiya was the first to open fire after threats from the toddler of killing the defending force. By 11:30, the Battle of Fort Munhall had begun in earnest.
By 12:15, two other children had entered the park. Despite pressure from Ultamiya to help repel Stravasalter, these kids just continued observing the battle. However, by 12:30, the toddler from Stravasalter retreated from the park.
The Ultamian Infantry camped for a bit longer before leaving at around 1:20 PM.
Rest of the war
Over the next week and a half, Ultamiya kept a close eye on Fort Munhall pending another attack, however scientific developments continued at home. Through the first week, the army produced a wooden-bayoneted shotgun, and a couple egg grenades with magnet balls inside. When thrown, these grenades would break open and spread the balls around the general area. However, these eggs were fragile and broke after a few uses.
Ultamiya News played a large hand, too. For the first half of April, an entire page was devoted to the war, and the main page kept tabs on the amount of battles won by each side. News stories were produced every five days or so about Stravasalter and battles in general. However, no more battles were ever fought, and on the 14th of April, President Salapa declared the war over.
References and notes
- Ultamiya News, "Fifth Attempt". March 31st, 2010.
- ATF, or the Arcade Trainer Forum, played a major part in the early history of Ultamiya; the President held Moderator status there until December 19th, 2011.