Foreign involvement in the Creeperian Civil War
During the Creeperian Civil War, various countries took an interest in the outcome of the conflict and sent support to both the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council and the National Council for Peace and Order in an attempt to influence the outcome of the civil war. Some countries supported the factions for ideological reasons, others for financial and monetary gain, and others because they believed that the victor of the war would greatly affect the future of Surian geopolitics. Many countries sent military units to fight alongside Creeperian soldiers, while others sold weapons, vehicles, ships, aircraft, and raw materials.
Support for the Imperial Council
Castilliano, Pavulturilor, New Gandor, Rakeo, and Salisford all sent military units to the Imperial Council to fight along the Imperial Armed Forces. Additionally, Atlántida, El Salvador, Montcrabe, and the State of the Church were direct co-belligerents in the conflict, deploying their entire militaries (El Salvador and the State of the Church) or a significant portion of their militaries (Atlántida and Montcrabe) to fight in the civil war due to the war spilling over into both countries in the Liberdade War, the San Romero Offensive, the Salvadoran Civil War, and the Papal War, respectively. Montcrabe and Quebecshire sold equipment and raw materials to the Imperial Council to support its war effort. Additionally, the Grand Duchy of Reykanes (an autonomous oversees possession of Salisford) and, from 1935, the self-declared breakaway state of the Free Republic of Noundures offered diplomatic support to the Imperial Council.
On 7 May 1934, the Castillianan Armed Forces staged a coup d'état which overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Ángel Lancóme e Reinas. Field Marshal Óscar Benléu e Laréira appointed himself as prime minister, and in October 1934, offered to send a unit of volunteer soldiers to the Imperial Council to assist in the civil war. In January 1935, the Castillianan Armed Forces deployed the Castillianan Expeditionary Force (FEC). It was commanded by Field Marshal Luís Sanchés e Cerro until his assassination in 1944 when he was replaced by Lieutenant General Maximiliér Cavaliér e Guerriér and consisted of 40,000 soldiers. The unit saw most of its combat in Senvar, the State of the Church, and San Salvador. The unit served throughout the civil war and returned to Castilliano in November 1949.
In 1937, the Salisfordian government, following an agreement reached with the Creeperian government in 1936 following the Rubicon Incident with Castilliano, sent an expeditionary force of volunteers from the Royal Salisfordian Armed Forces called the Group of Volunteers (GdV) to fight for the Imperial Council. The unit was commanded by Major General Sandro Neri and consisted of 25,000 soldiers. The Group of Volunteers saw most of its service in the State of the Church and San Salvador. It fought from 1937 to 1949, only returning to Salisford after the conclusion of the civil war, and upon returning to Salisford, Neri led the Group of Volunteers to overthrow the Salisfordian government in 1950 and secured his appointment as first minister of Salisford.
On 23 May 1937, a secret plot to capture and annex the Creeperian island of Susla which was being planned by military officers of the Rakeoian Army and Rakeoian Navy was leaked to the Rakeoian government, and subsequently, to Creeperopolis. The plot outraged the Imperial Council, which saw Rakeo as a diplomatic ally during the civil war. In reaction, the Rakeoian government arrested, tried, and executed the military officers responsible for plotting to capture Susla. As a show of good faith, the Rakeoian government offered to send a unit of volunteers to fight alongside Imperial Council forces during the civil war. The Imperial Council accepted the Rakeoian government's offer, and in October 1937, the Olla Volunteer Force (FVO) was mobilized to Creeperopolis. It was commanded by Brigadier General Mateo Tala Alcabú and consisted of 2,000 soldiers. The unit saw most of its combat in Senvar, the State of the Church, and San Salvador, and returned to Rakeo in late-1949 following the conclusion of the civil war. The deployment of the Olla Volunteer Force was ultimately one of the factors for the outbreak of the Rakeoian Civil War in 1950.
In 1939, the Pavulturilori government sent a force of volunteers from the Royal Armed Forces of Pavulturilor called the Foreign Volunteer Army of Pavulturilor (AVSP) to support the Imperial Council. The unit was commanded by General Amit Shemesh and consisted of 30,000 soldiers. The unit saw most of its service in San Romero, La'Libertad, San Luís, and Adolfosburg. It fought from 1939 until 1945 when it was recalled back to Pavulturilor to fight in the South Ecros War. After the conclusion of the war in 1946, the Foreign Volunteer Army of Pavulturilor was redeployed to Creeperopolis and fought until the end of the civil war in 1949.
The Gandorian government sent a unit of the New Gandorian Armed Forces, the 17th Infantry Division, to support the Imperial Council. The unit was commanded by Major General Krystian Matulewicz. It saw most of its service in San Salvador and San Luís. The 17th Infantry Division served in Creeperopolis until the end of the civil war, returning to New Gandor in late-1949.
Support for the National Council
Ajakanistan and Terranihil sent military units to the National Council to fight along the National Armed Forces. The State of Granada was a puppet state established by the National Council which fought as a co-belligerent during the Salvadoran Civil War, while the State of Noundures was a puppet state of Granada which also fought as a co-belligerent; both fought until 1935 when the State of Granada was overthrown and when the State of Noundures experienced a pro-Imperial Council coup d'état. Morova provided weapons to the National Council, while the Reykani Socialist Republic offered diplomatic support.
In 1939, the Terranilian government sent a unit of the Terranilian Armed Forces, the 4th Infantry Division, to support the National Council. The unit was commanded by General Adam Gát. It saw most of its service in San Salvador and San Luís. The 4th Infantry Division withdrew from Creeperopolis prior to the fall of the San Salvador to the Imperial Council in August 1949.
In March 1942, the Ajaki government sent a unit of the Ajak Armed Forces, the 130th Rifle Division, to support the National Council during the civil war. The unit was commanded by Major General Ayushiyev Vassili and consisted of 7,200 soldiers. It saw most of its service in San Salvador and Zapatista. The 130th Rifle Division withdrew from Creeperopolis prior to the fall of San Salvador to the Imperial Council in August 1949.
During the Salvadoran Civil War, the State of Noundures directly assisted the State of Granada in enforcing its control over the northern Granada Valley. As the Imperial Council advanced north, however, Noundurian forces evacuated from Granada across the border into the territory it controlled within Salisford. The Imperial Council did not pursue Noundurian forces into Salisford to avoid beginning a war with Salisford, and many members of the State of Granada sought refuge in Noundures until the pro-National Council Noundurian government was overthrown on 2 August 1935 and replaced with a pro-Imperial Council government. President Adalbert Boronat Cruilles was killed during the coup and replaced with Melcior Parramon Mendiz who established the Movement for Noundurian Integration (MOVINOU) as the dominant political party in Noundures.