War of Dutch Liberation
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|War of Dutch Liberation|
|Date: 31 December 2012 - Ongoing|
|Place: Kingdom of Wyvern, Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|Outcome: Ongoing; sporadic fighting.|
|Kingdom of Wyvern||European Union|
|King Quentin I of Wyvern
Bradley of Dullahan
|Herman van Rompuy|
José Manuel Barroso
LtGen Ton van Osch
|3 Regular soldiers
2 Reserve Soldiers
20 Defensive militia
Portable organ guns
|9603 EUFOR soldiers|
60,000 Eurocorps soldiers
900 EGF Gendarmes
4000 EU Battlegroup soldiers
The War of Dutch Liberation is an ongoing conflict between the Kingdom of Wyvern and the European Union. It was officially started on 31 December 2012 by the Statenraad of the Kingdom of Wyvern in response to plans by the European Union's leadership of introducing a 'Total Union' and in response to the 'undemocratic coup de continent' carried out by the European Commission. Hostilities started on December 31, 2012, at ten in the morning, when the Wyvern Army attacked land previously held by the government it considers a fifth column.
Build-up and declaration of war
For several years, the Kingdom of Wyvern had been a fierce critic of the European Union. In November 2012, the Kingdom of Wyvern formally abolished all jurisdiction of the European Union over its territories, and cancelled all European Union laws then in effect in the Kingdom of Wyvern. It has since considered itself free of the European Union, but the surrounding territories of the Netherlands were not included.
In December 2012, shortly after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the leadership of the European Union unveiled plans for a 'Total Union' both economic and political. The people of the Netherlands were largely hostile towards plans by Herman van Rompuy to introduce these policies gradually in order to form a Total Union. However, calls for a referendum by three Dutch opposition parties were struck down for the second time in 2012 by coalition parties.
Angered by what the government of Wyvern thought was the undemocratic establishment of an antidemocratic state under the European Commission, it was decided that instead of a fourth annual fireworks war, the Kingdom of Wyvern would declare a permanent state of war on the European Union instead. In early December, a national law was passed allowing for the declaration of war to happen. A draft declaration was prepared.
Thirteen days before the war was to start, General-Admiral Bowie of Wyvern died. His death had a serious impact on the Wyvern Army; he was the de jure commander of the Wyvern Army, as well as the night watchman of the Capital State of Wyvern. A solution was found by appointing Bradley of Dullahan the temporary General-Admiral of the Wyvern Army, and Princess H. of Wyvern the temporary night watchman.
Battle of Barendrecht
Immediately after the declaration of war entered into force, the Kingdom of Wyvern's regular soldiers will attack the surrounding area. Their objective is to secure part of Barendrecht, the town immediately adjacent to most states of the Kingdom of Wyvern, in order to create a barrier and to protect the Kingdom of Wyvern's states from immediate attacks. Local Dutch partisans are also allowed to use fireworks within the Kingdom of Wyvern's borders, on the condition that they do not damage anything or cause any harm.
The Kingdom of Wyvern will deploy portable organ guns, small explosives, a metal-framed tank and several mortars.
international responses to the war
- The President condemned the action of the Kingdom of Wyvern due to Smithville being strongly Pro-NATO and Pro-EU. But the President said that he has no intention to get involved in the war at all. The Minister of Defense saying that "Smithville would not be prepared to help the EU or other Pro-EU micronations". Smithville would not get involved at all.