Great War (Kylaris)

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The Great War
The Great War KylarisII.jpg
Clockwise from the top: Soldiers of the Gaullican Sartoux Division march through occupied s'Holle, a heavily-damaged Negaran armoured war train, a Caeseni artillery gun provides counter fire amidst the war in Coius, an Althiric battle tank laden with soldiers, Nematsujin armour leaving the depots at Haixingwai, Federation combined naval-and-air forces prepare for Operation Ruby.
Date 7 June 1926 (1926-06-07) – 12 February 1935 (1935-02-12) (8 years, 8 months and 5 days)
Location Kylaris
Result Grand Alliance victory
Belligerents
Grand Alliance

Estmere
Republic of Negara
Althiran Uniona
Federationb
Werania
Zhen Dynasty
Valentir
and others

Entente

Gaullica
Amathia
Berseri Empirec
Nematsujin Empire
Ostrozska
Rhakhataa
Sotirian State of Marirana Marirana
and others

Commanders and leaders
Main Alliance leaders

H. H. Arterbury
Raharjo Gunturputra
Cai ap Elias
Richard Parker
Weranian leader
Zhen Emperor
Hiram M. Grosvenor

Main Entente leaders

Rafael Duclerque
Amathian leader
Jayanegara III
Emperor Genmei
Otokar Cerny
Rhakhish leader
Sotirian State of Marirana Ottaviano Castello

a. From 1929 to 1935
b. From 1929 to 1935
c. From 1926 to 1932

The Great War, also known as the Negaran Emergency, was a global conflict centred on Euclea that began on the 7th of June, 1926 and lasted until the 12th of February, 1935. More than 37 million combatants and civilians died as a result of the war, worsened by the rapid pace of technological development employed by the belligerents in seeking an end to the conflict. The Great War saw the introduction of mechanised armies, atomic armaments, and air combat, and it remains the deadliest and largest conflict in Kylarite history to date.

The immediate cause of the war was the repatriation of international concessions by the Republic of Negara in the latter stages of the Negaran Revolution with the tacit backing of Estmere. A number of Euclean states issued protests to Negara, but Gaullican attempts to form an international coalition to destroy Negara drew them into a war with Estmere. A complicated system of alliances and Euclean colonial territories allowed the conflict to expand into a global war.

As a result of the Great War, the Berseri Empire was conquered and disbanded by the Republic of Negara, the Community of Nations was established to regulate international affairs, the first atomic powers emerged and the Great Game began.

Background

Tensions in Negara had already been building since the Negaran Civil War of 1919-1921, which itself came as a result of the devastating defeat of the Berseri Empire at the hands of the Euclean Powers in the Berseri War of 1862, with conflict between modernising and reformist forces both in the general population and the Imperial government leading to a general rebellion in the southern provinces which coalesced into the Republic of Negara. While Negara enjoyed widespread popular support in Euclea and among anticolonial elements in Coius, its ideological basis was centred around making Negara increasingly independent from the Euclean colonial powers, which soured relations with the imperialist Euclean powers.

By 1926 Berseri efforts to suppress domestic support for the Republican movement had resulted in a near breakdown of relations with Estmere. The Arterbury government, aware that the Republic of Negara had a serious military advantage over Nusantara, and fearful of reprisals against Estmerish concessions which bordered Republican territories negotiated a secret agreement with the Negaran government whereby Estmere would provide tacit support to Negara in the case of another civil war, and would also openly support Negaran reclamations of the concessions of foreign powers, in return for an extension of the loans on certain key concessions, to which the Negaran government agreed.

The immediate cause of the war was the Kelang Incident, which on the 15th of May led to the resumption of hostilities between it and Nusantara. By the 22nd of May negotiations between the Imperial and Republican government had broken down, and as a result by the 30th Negara seized control of Gaullican and Ruttish territorial concessions along the coast. The Gaullican government delivered an ultimatum to Negara on the 31st on the condition of withdrawal from the coastal territories, and declared war on the 6th of June, leading to a Estmerish declaration of war on the 7th and triggering the Euclean alliance system.

Combatants

Grand Alliance

Entente