Creeperian Civil War

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Creeperian Civil War
Part of the Creeperian Conflicts
Clockwise from top-right: the Siege of San Salvador, an execution of communists, the Teguracoa Extermination Camp, the Siege of La'Victoria.
Clockwise from top-right: the Siege of San Salvador, an execution of communists, the Teguracoa Extermination Camp, the Siege of La'Victoria.
Date
  • 2 January 1933 – 30 September 1949
  • (16 years, 8 months and 4 weeks)
Location
Result

Imperial Council victory

Belligerents

Imperial Council (Romerists)

Creeperian Conservative Coalition

National Council (Miguelists)

People's Social Coalition

Commanders and leaders
Strength
  • 1933 strength:
  • 865,000 soldiers
  • 28 warships
  • 450 aircraft
  • 1943 strength:
  • 3.4 million soldiers
  • 35 warships
  • 2,000 aircraft
  • 1949 strength:
  • 3.1 million soldiers
  • 29 warships
  • 1,800 aircraft
  • 1933 strength:
  • 870,000 soldiers
  • 17 warships
  • 650 aircraft
  • 1943 strength:
  • 3.7 million soldiers
  • 25 warships
  • 1,800 aircraft
  • 1949 strength:
  • 2.2 million soldiers
  • 15 warships
  • 1,000 aircraft
Casualties and losses
  • 3.3 million killed in action
  • 4.5 million wounded in action
  • 0.5 million missing in action
  • 0.9 million prisoners-of-war
  • 3.7 million killed in action
  • 4.5 million wounded in action
  • 0.8 million missing in action
  • 1.0 million prisoners-of-war
  • 9–11 million killed in the De-Catholization
  • 41.2 million total dead, 52.2 million total wounded, 3.2 million total missing

The Creeperian Civil War (Creeperian SpanishCreeperian: Գփերրա Ծիվիl Ծրեեպերիանո; Creeperian Spanish – Iberic: Guerra Civil Creeperiano) was a major civil armed conflict which took place in Creeperopolis from 2 January 1933 until 30 September 1949.

The civil war was fought between left and right-wing ideological groups; the left, including liberals, socialists, communists, anarchists, and political atheists, joined forces under the banner of the National Council for Peace and Order (National Council; Miguelists; CNPO), while the right, including conservatives, nationalists, fascists, monarchists, and political Catholics, joined forces under the banner of the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council (Imperial Council; Romerists; CRIC). Due to the complex nature and situation of Creeperian politics prior to 1933, the civil war was variously viewed as class struggle, a war of religion, and a struggle between fascism and communism. The Second Parliamentary Era of Creeperopolis was marked by internal violence between political factions and their militias, multiple attempted coups d'état and self coups, various large-scale protest movements, and general instability.

The death of Emperor Adolfo IV on 2 January 1933 triggered the civil war, as his two surviving sons, Prince Romero and Prince Miguel, both of whom had two vastly different political views, declared themselves as Adolfo IV's successor as emperor. Romero I was supported by the right-wing Creeperian Conservative Coalition (CCC) while Miguel VII was supported by the left-wing Creeperian Socialist Party (PSC), and war broke out after military factions loyal to both emperors skirmished in San Salvador del Norte. The skirmish fractured the military in half along ideological lines.

At the outbreak of the war, the Imperial Council controlled the capital city, San Salvador, along with La'Victoria, San Romero, Santa Ana, and Tuxtla Martínez, while the National Council controlled Adolfosburg (proclaimed their capital city), Denshire, La'Libertad, San Miguel, and San Luís. Both sides of the conflict received foreign aid and backing from national governments and from independent foreign volunteers. The civil war ended on 30 September 1949 with a final National Council defeat at the Battle of the Zapatista River, where many of the National Council's highest ranking leaders were captured. The war saw heavy use of tanks, aircraft, chemical weapons, and air raids.

The civil war was the deadliest and bloodiest war in history with up to 41.2 million people dead and up to 52.2 million more wounded. The war was marked by atrocities committed by both sides of the war; the Imperial Council against communists and atheists and the National Council against fascists and Catholics. Each side's string of atrocities were generalized as the White Terror (Imperial Council) and the Red Terror (National Council). The most notable atrocity of the war was the De-Catholization, a genocide, ethnocide, and series of massacres that aimed to eradicate Catholicism from Creeperopolis. The genocide is considered one of the worst in Terraconservan history and was one of the immediate reasons for the establishment of the Terraconserva Council of Nations (TCN) in 1952. Following the civil war, tens of thousands of Miguelists were executed for their allegiance to the National Council with charges such as war crimes, treason, blasphemy, and apostasy.

The civil war is a part of the wider Creeperian Conflicts, and as a direct consequence of the civil war, the Salvadoran War, Third Senvarian Insurgency, and Papal War began. Following the civil war, many leftists refused to surrender and continued to resist the far-right fundamentalist and authoritarian Catholic regime through partisan and guerrilla means which would be crushed in 1957 with the Massacre of the Seven Thousand. The Operation Genesis 19:24–25 was established as a campaign to oppress denial, commendation, and questioning of the De-Catholization and other National Council atrocities committed during the civil war. Although most of the victims of the National Council's atrocities and crimes have been given justice, little to no justice has been given to the victims of the Imperial Council's atrocities and crimes, mostly as either respect for their enduring of the De-Catholization or as simply turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed. The civil war remains as one of the most important and influential events in Creeperian history.

Names

The most common and accepted name used in reference to the war is the Creeperian Civil War (Creeperian SpanishCreeperian: Գփերրա Ծիվիl Ծրեեպերիանո; Creeperian Spanish – Iberic: Guerra Civil Creeperiano), or in Creeperopolis, it is simply referred to as the Civil War (Գփերրա Ծիվիl; Guerra Civil).

During the war itself, the various factions referred to it by different names. Names which were used by both sides of the conflict include "The Struggle" (La'Lucha), "The War" (La'Guerra), "The Final War" (La'Guerra Final), and "The Rebellion" (La'Rebelión), with the latter being used as both sides saw the other as rebelling against their own government. Names used by right-wing factions of the conflict include the "Second Crusade" (Segunda Cruzada) or simply "The Crusade" (La'Cruzada), the "Righteous War" or the "Just War" (Guerra Justa), and "Romero's War" (Guerra de Romero). Names used by left-wing factions of the conflict include the "War of Freedom" (Guerra de Libertad), the "People's War" (Guerra del Pueblo), the "Necessary Battle" (Batalla Útil), and "The Final Revolution" (La'Revolución Final).

Some scholars and non-Creeperian historians have also referred to the war in various ways, although, most of the names listed are infrequently used or are considered obsolete. Names such as the "Second Creeperian Civil War" (Segunda Guerra Civil Creeperiano) and the "Second War of the Creeperian Succession" (Segunda Guerra de la'Successión Creeperiano) have been used, as the War of the Creeperian Succession of 1783 to 1790 was previously referred to as the "Creeperian Civil War" throughout the late-1700s, 1800s, and early-1900s, although its usage now refers solely to the 1933 to 1949 civil conflict.

Background

Establishment of the Second Parliament

Religion in Creeperopolis

Prelude to War

Reign of Terrors

Crisis of 1928

Death of Adolfo IV

Combatants

Imperial Council

National Council

Foreign support

Progression of War

1933–1934

1935–1938

1939–1941

1942–1944

1945–1947

1948–1949

Casualties

Atrocities

White Terror

Red Terror

De-Catholization

Aftermath

Legacy

In popular culture

See also

Creeperopolis portal
Terraconserva portal

References

Notes

Bibliography

  • Pareja Palau, Orlando (2009). Գփերրա Ծիվիl [Civil War]. Historia de Creeperópolis (in Creeperian Spanish). 3 (2nd ed.). San Salvador, Creeperopolis: Impresión Creeperiano. doi:10.1017/S0022216X00001425. ISBN 9780742537415. JSTOR 156558.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)

External links

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