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De-Catholization
Part of the Creeperian Civil War and the Red Terror
Einsatzgruppen murder Jews in Ivanhorod, Ukraine, 1942.jpg
LocationPrimarily Creeperopolis, but also in Atlántida, Castilliano, El Salvador, and the State of the Church under Miguelist control
DateJanuary 2, 1933-September 30, 1949
(16 years, 8 months and 4 weeks)
TargetPrimarily Creeperian Catholics and the Catholic Church, but also Romerists, Salvadorans, Homosexuals, and Deltinian Nationalists
Attack type
Genocide, Ethnocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Cultural Cleansing, Mass Murder, Mass Rape, Looting, Pillaging, Forced Labor
Deaths9-11 million
PerpetratorsNational Council for Peace and Order, State of Granada, Senvarian Liberation Front, Atheist Red Army, Special Task Squadrons, Elite Medical Detachment, Apostates for the Cause
MotiveAnti-Catholicism, Anti-Salvadoran Sentiment, Anti-Deltinian Sentiment, Anti-Fascism, Anti-Monarchism
ChargesViolating the Constitution of Creeperopolis, Participating in De-Catholization, Participating in the Red Terror, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Apostasy, Murder of Romero I
TrialsSan Salvador Trials, La'Libertad Trials, Adolfosburg Trials, Salvador Trials, White Terror (extrajudicial), Black Terror (extrajudicial)

De-Catholization (Creeperian Spanish: De-Católización), commonly known as the Creeperian Genocide (Creeperian Spanish: Genocido Creeperiano), was the genocide of Creeperian Catholics, Romerists, and Salvadorans. Between 1933 and 1949 across Miguelist controlled territories of Creeperopolis, the Miguelists systematically murdered around 9 to 11 million Catholics, Romerists, Salvadorans, and other political opponents, along with any Miguelist dissidents or deserters. The murders were carried out in mass executions, mass shootings, and by a policy of extermination through forced labor in quarries, farmland, and mines, or in gas chambers and gas vans in Miguelist extermination camps, chiefly Teguracoa, but also Joyagua, Jucuaguel, Mafrerio, Quetgoza, and Sechakan. Massacres, looting, and pillaging were also commonly committed by the Miguelists such as the 1944 La'Libertad Massacre, the 1947 San Salvador Massacre, and the 1948 Burning of San Salvador.

The National Council for Peace and Order implemented the persecution in stages. Following the outbreak of the Creeperian Civil War on January 2, 1933, the Miguelists built a network of prisoner of war camps for prisoners of war and arrested political opponents starting with Quetgoza in January 1933. Its prisoners were treated porrly and were poorly fed and hydrated, many of whom died from starvation or dehydration. In occupied civilian life, Catholics were segregated and treated as subhumans. Following defeat in the Salvadoran War, Salvadorans began to be targetted by groups of the Escuadrones de Tareas Especiales, Miguelist paramilitary death squads tasked with killing those deemed as enemies of the state. Prisoners were medically experimented on by the Elite Medical Detachment.

The segregation of Catholics culminated in the policy of extermination discussed by senior Miguelist officials at the Adolfosburg Conference in Adolfosburg in August 1935. As Miguelist forces captured new territories, all anti-Catholic measures were radicalized. Under the coordination of the ESTARES with directions from the highest leadership of the National Council for Peace and Order, killings were committed within Miguelist occupied zones of Creeperopolis. The Miguelist Army and the Escuadrones de Tareas Especiales, in cooperation with the Atheist Red Army, the Senvarian Liberation Front, and local collaborators, murdered around 2.1 million Catholics in mass shootings and massacres between 1935 and 1949. By 1939, victims were being deported from across Creeperopolis in sealed freight trains to extermination camps where, if they survived the journey, they were worked to death, executed, or gassed. The killing continued until the end of the Creeperian Civil War on September 30, 1949.

Creeperian Catholics were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event during the De-Catholization Era, usually defined as beginning in January 1933, in which the Miguelists and its collaborators persecuted and murdered other groups, including Salvadorans, political dissidents such as Romerists, and Deltinians. The death toll of these groups is thought to rise to 9-11 million dead. Denial of the genocide, questioning the genocide, or supporting the genocide is illegal in Creeperopolis and is punishable by death.

Terminology and Scope

Terminology

The term "De-Catholization" was originally used by Creeperian conservatives to label the period of time from August 13, 1729, to September 15, 1730, known as the Republic of Creeperopolis. Conservatives saw it as Creeperian liberals under Orlando Moreno Hidalgo abolishing the centuries of tradition of the Creeperian Catholic Church in the nation with the intent of turning Creeperopolis into a secular dominated nation with the majority of the population being agnostic, atheist, or irreligious. The abolition of the First State of the Church is pointed to as the greatest evidence that this is the case. Certain liberals from the Second Parliamentary Era embraced the idea of De-Catholization during the Creeperian Republic while the majority denied the claims of the conservatives as falsehoods.

During the Creeperian Civil War, Romerists from the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council and its supporters called the attacks on civilians through mass shootings and massacres as "Las'Grades Matanzas," translated as "The Great Massacres" or "The Grand Massacres," or as "Los'Trabajos del Diablo," translated as "The Works of the Devil." Others called the massacres "El Genocido", translated as "The Genocide." Meanwhile, the Miguelists officially called the mass shootings and massacres as "La'De-Catolización de la'Patria de la'República Popular de Creeperopólis", translated as the "The De-Catholization of the Motherland of the People's Republic of Creeperopolis." The Miguelists officially stated that the program was to transform Creeperopolis into a secular state through peaceful and progressive means as a way to mislead the public as to the actual methods De-Catholization would be achieved.

After the civil war, the Creeperian government officially named the genocide as "La'Gran Matanza," translated as The Great Massacre or The Grand Massacre." In 1956 following the Salvadoran Revolution of 1956, the Creeperian government officially designated the genocide as "De-Católización," translated as "De-Catholization," as to make the genocide more "relatable" to all those subject to the Creeperian government. Sometimes it is written or spoken as "La'De-Católización," translated as "The De-Catholization," as to signify it was a significant event. The genocide is commonly referred to as the "Genocido Creeperiano," translated as the "Creeperian Genocide," to refer to the genocide in a way as to not reference the Catholics which were the primary targets of the genocide.[lower-alpha 1]

Definition

De-Catholization at its most basic level is the genocide of Creeperian Catholics by the National Council for Peace and Order. Broder definitions used by the Creeperian government include Salvadorans and Romerists. Some historians also include Deltinians into the definition of De-Catholization.

Distinctive Features

Genocidal State

Map of the six National Council extermination camps in San Luís and Adolfosburg.

The logistics of the mass murder turned Creeperopolis into what Orlando Pareja Palau, a professor from Antonio José Sáenz Heredia University, called a "genocidal state." The De-Catholization was the second time a nation had thrown its power behind the idea that an entire people should be wiped out only after what Pareja Palau argues is the Jewish Holocaust in Greater Sacramento. Anyone who was a Creeperian Catholic, a Salvadoran, or a Romerist has to be killed to protect the state and purify the country. People who were identified as such had their property confiscated and were deported on trains to forced labor camps, concentration camps, or extermination camps. As prisoners entered the death camps, they were ordered to surrender all their personal property. The National Council for Peace and Order used to confiscated property to help finance their war effort.

Collaboration

Orlando Pareja Palau argued that without collaborators, the National Council for Peace and Order could not have extended the killing across the entire country. The National Council had to have received aid from local peasants in their efforts to kill Creeperian Catholics. Groups like the Escuadrones de Tareas Especiales, commonly known as the ESTARES, were formed to recruit locals to join in on the genocide to hasten the process. Other rebel groups such as the Senvarian Liberation Front sympathized with the National Council feeling oppressed by the Creeperian Catholics since the Senvarian native population of Senvar was overwhelmingly Protestant. Other organizations such as the Creeperian Social Communist Party's Atheist Red Army under Cayetano Handel Carpio and Mariano Alcocer Fraga also collaborated with the National Council and perhaps even pushed the National Council into initiating an industrialized genocide of Creeperian Catholics.

The industrialization and scale of the murder was unprecedented, even for the Creeperian standards. Killings were systematically conducted in virtually all areas of Creeperopolis. Nearly 7 million Creeperian Catholics from across Creeperopolis, El Salvador, and the State of the Church were killed from 1933 to 1949. Hundreds of thousands more Creeperian Catholics died in Atlántida and Castilliano whenever the National Council for Peace and Order and its collaborators entered their territory.

Groups of Catholic collaborators were organized into the Apóstatas por la'Causa, translated as "Apostates for the Cause" (APÓCA).

Medical Experiments

Medical experiments were conducted on concentration and extermination camp inmates by the National Council for Peace and Order under the direct control of the Destacamento Médico de Élite, translated as the Elite Medical Detachment and abbreviated as DEMÉDÉL. At least 28,000 prisoners were subjected to experiments, with most dying as a result either during the experiments or later. Nineteen senior physicians and other medical personnel were charged at the Adolfosburg Trials after the civil war with crimes against humanity. They included the head of the Destacamento Médico de Élite, tenured professors, clinic directors, and biomedical researchers. Experiments took place primarily at the six extermination camps of Teguracoa, Joyagua, Jucuaguel, Mafrerio, Quetgoza, and Sechakan, but also occured at other camps. Some dealt with sterilization of men and women, the treatment of war wounds, ways to counteract chemical weapons, research into new vaccines and drugs, and the survival of harsh conditions.

The most notorious physician of the Creeperian Civil War and of the De-Catholization was Ricardo Klement Encarnación, a DEMÉDÉL officer who became the Teguracoa camp doctor on May 30, 1936. Interested in genetics, he would pick out subjects from the new arrivals during "selection" on the ramp. Whose who he selected for his experiments would be measured, killed, and dissected. Klement Encarnación was lynched and mutilated during the Massacre of the Seven Thousand April 5, 1957.

Catholics in Creeperopolis

Creeperopolis was and still is the world's largest Creeperian Catholic nation. In 1933, Creeperopolis had around 295 million Creeperian Catholics. The Creeperian Catholic Church continued to have a large influence over Creeperian culture and Creeperian society.

Origins

Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Monarchsim

Anti-Clerical and Anti-Catholic maganize cover published in 1933 in response to the start of the Creeperian Civil War. The magazine claimed that the Pope and Catholic clergy controlled the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council.

From the beginning of the First Parliamentary Era in 1565, the Creeperian Catholic Church bagan to come under attack from Creeperian intellectual figures, mostly stemming from the Liberal Party. Liberals called for the restriction of Church influence on politics, culture, society, and public life. The Liberals achieved their ultimate goals of secularization of abolishing the near 500-year long monarchy under the House of Martínez, the establishment of the Republic of Creeperopolis, and the abolishing the State of the Church and exile of the Pope under the leadership of Liberal Prime Minister and President Orlando Moreno Hidalgo. The abolition of the monarchy and esistence of the Republic was short-lived hoever as the Peoples' Revolution in September 1730 reestablished the monarchy and ended the Republic. Liberals continued to champion the destruction of the State of the Church until July 4, 1771, when King Manuel III deposed the Parliament in the Revolution of Restoration and had all Liberals in Parliament hanged, including Prime Minister Fernando Moreno Juderías, a descendant of Orlando Moreno Hidalgo.

Despite the efforts of Manuel III and Adolfo III to erradicate all support for republicanism, secularism, Anti-Monarchism, and Anti-Catholicism, these ideas became commonplace throughout Creeperopolis, especially in the final years of Adolfo III's reign as Emperor. The National Liberal Party (the Partido Nacional Liberal or PLN) of the Second Parliamentary Era named itself as the successor of the Liberal Party from the First Parliamentary Era and originated as an offshoot of the lingering republican and secular sentiments and it adopted light Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Monarchsim as two of its ideologies.

Other left-wing parties such as the Creeperian Socialist Party took a stronger stance on Anti-Catholicism and Anti-Monarchsim declaring that the complete abolition of the monarchy is the only way forward for Creeperopolis. Far-left parties such as the Creeperian Social Communist Party also called for the complete abolition of the monarchy but also the complete disestablishment of the Creeperian Catholic Church. The Creeperian Social Communist Party's Atheist Red Army engaged in the streets with the Falange Creeperiano and the Camisas Negras claiming that the paramilitary wings of the Catholic Royalist Party and the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front sought to destroy secularism and impose a Catholic theocracy. During the Reigns of Terrors, the Atheist Red Army killed Creeperian Catholics as they were all seen as collaborators with the enemy.

The local Protestant populations of Senvar and Sonsatepan also despised the Creeperian Catholic Church and the Monarchy as both institutions were seen as imperialists who conquered the Kingdom of Senvar out of greed and national pride with no consideration for the local population.

Civil War

Segregation

Creeperian Catholics were segregated into "Catholic Zones" in Miguelist controlled major cities.

The Creeperian Civil War began San Salvador del Norte, San Salvador del Norte, when soldiers loyal to Romero I and soldiers loyal to Miguel VII opened fire on each other at 7:25pm. The soldiers loyal to Miguel VII overran the soldiers loyal to Romero I and forced them to retreat the barrack. The soldiers loyal to Romero I took up positions one block from the barrack taking the city capitol turning it into their fortification. It remains a mystery who was the first to fire their rifle in the barrack.

At the onset of the civil war, senior Miguelist officials ordered the immediate segregation of Creeperian Catholics in Miguelist territory to prevent any large scale uprising against the Miguelist government. All major cities under Miguelist control were segregated into a Catholic and non-Catholic zone. The non-Catholic zone, called the "Zona Libre" ("Free Zone"), was accessable to the outside and housed secular Creeperans and people of other religions which were not loyal to the Pope. The Catholic zone, called the "Zona Católico" ("Catholic Zone"), was closed off from the outside. People could not travel in or out of the zone without permission from city officials. Zones were divided by barbed wire fences and guard towers ensured no one tried to escape out or smuggle food or water in. All major cities were fit with Catholic zones, with notable examples being Adolfosburg, San Luís, Denshire, San Miguel, La'Victoria, Puerto Senvar, and Port Sonsatepan. Whenever cities with large Catholic zones were nearing liberation, all Catholics in zones were deported to another city with another zone and the zone was destroyed to leave no evidence of their existence.

Groups of Catholic collaborators in the Catholic zones were organized into the Apóstatas por la'Causa, translated as "Apostates for the Cause" (APÓCA). Members of the APÓCA were tasked with spying on their fellow members of the Catholic zones to weed out escape attemps, popular revolts, or smuggling operations. APÓCA collaborators met mixed results with nearly half of the collaborators being caught and lynched for their apostasy from the faith and for collaborating with the enemy. Those who survived got to live out their lives in the Free Zone of the city they lived in after 3 years of service in the zones. Former members of the APÓCA were hunted down by the Creeperian government following the end of the Creeperian Civil War with those who were caught being publicly executed in the cities they served or being given to the angry crowds to beat to death. An estimated 3,000 people joined the APÓCA with the vast majority of survivors being brutaly murdered or executed following the civil war with few fleeing to countries like Terranihil.

Establishment of the ESTARES

Execution of Catholic Zone smugglers in Adolfosburg in 1934.

On April 15, 1933, the Escuadrones de Tareas Especiales, translated as the "Special Task Squadrons" (ESTARES), was initially formed to monitor security on the Catholic Zones of major cities with such zones. The general command was held by Chief Field Marshal Juan Salinas Figueroa. When the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council under orders of Chief Field Marshal Adolfo Cabañeras Morneo established the Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional, translated as the National Intelligence Directorate (DINA), a week later on April 26, 1933, the operations of the ESTERES expanded to secret police missions. With the support of the Apóstatas por la'Causa, the ESTARES conducted raids of suspected rebel leaders' homes in the Catholic Zones.

With the news of atrocities being committed by the DINA under Adolfo Cabañeras Morneo in El Salvador during the Salvadoran War, most notably the El Mozote Massacre on January 13, 1934, The Escuadrones de Tareas Especiales began to shape itself into a group of secret police death squads.

Mass Shootings and Burnings

The Church was a frequent target of the National Council.

The ESTARES would begin committing mass shootings of political opponents in 1934 and against Creeperian Catholics living in the countryside of Miguelist territory. Mass executions were common if someone was found to be publicly worshiping. Initially, priests were the primary targets of the ESTARES. Creeperian Catholics were ordered to renounce their faith at gunpoint or be executed for treason against the state. An estimated 200 people were killed each day by the ESTARES through mass executions and mass shootings.

The Miguelist Army itself began being tasked with executing any priests or Catholics worshipping publicly. Churches were ordered to be burned to the ground, all statues were to be destroyed, and all art was to be confiscated to either be sold or destroyed. Churches across Miguelist territory were destroyed from 1934-1937 by which very few chuches remained. Cathedrals and Basilicas were ordered to have all art and statues removed and be repurposed to become barracks, factories, or prisons. The Adolfosburg Cathedral was converted into an ammunition factory being labored by Catholic prisoners. The La'Victoria Cathedral in La'Victoria, San Luís was immediately burned down due to its high association with te Creeperian Crusader victory at the Siege of Almadinat Almuqadasa in 1326. Around 2,300 Catholics were forced inside to die in the flames of the cathedral.

Concentration and Labor Camps

Execution of Creeperian Catholics by the ESTARES in 1943.

After the fall of Ciudad de Granada in 1935 and the forced deportation of Catholics to Puerto Senvar, the Miguelists decided to relocate several Catholics living in Catholic Zones in major cities to specialized prison camps to better ensure they are not being smuggled in food or water and to ensure they have a more difficult time escaping. Several prisoner of war camps were transformed into concentration and forced labor camps where Catholics were either worked to death or held in poor living conditions.

On September 1, 1934, the National Council for Peace and Order established the Ministry for Public Safety which was to construct, operate, administer, and monitor the effectiveness of the concentration and labor camps being established. Field Marshal Pascual Ignacio Espinar Casaus was appointed to be Minister for Public Safety and he oversaw the construction, operation, administration, and monitored the camps' effectiveness. Under his direct orders, prisoners had to work from one hour before sunrise until midnight and would only be given two 30 minute breaks to eat poor quality bread and drink dirty water. Sleeping quarters were cramped with bunk beds being barely large enough to hold one person who was 6 feet tall.

Each prisoner was given two ration cards per day to use to eat. People caught using more than to per day were separated from their fellow prisoners and locked in solitary confinement for one week and only given one meal per day. Second time offenders were locked in solitary confinement for two weeks with one mean per two days. Third time offenders were beaten and hanged in front of their former prison barrack where their body would remain indefinitely.

In the case of escape attempts, half of the barrack population where the would be escapees were from were removed from the barracks at night, were forced to dig their own mass grave, were doused in gasoline, and were set on fire by the gaurds. In the case of a successful escape attempt, the entire barrack was burned to the group in the middle of the night while the prisoners were sleeping inside.

Move to Extermination Camps

After the Adolfosburg Conference of 1935, millions of Creeperian Catholics began to be rounded into trains and imprisoned in six extermination camps.

Emperor Miguel VII met with several of his top political and military advisors in Adolfosburg on August 15, 1935, in what was the Adolfosburg Conference. He met with Chief Field Marshal Juan Salinas Figueroa, Field Marshal Pascual Espinar Casaus, Field Marshal Miguel Salinas Ortega, and Secretary-General Cayetano Handel Carpio and the five discussed how the war effort should continue against the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council following their defeat in the Salvadoran War. The five agreed that a new war, one against the State of the Church, would be a good way to shatter Romerist morale.

They acknowledged that heavy resistance would be met by the Creeperian Catholics of the Papal State and that something had to be done about them to prevent any chances of resistance sabotage from behind the frontlines. The five men agreed that violence against the Creeperian Catholics was the only option to ensure no sabotage would be happening anywhere in Miguelist territory while the Papal State is under attack. Groups of people were outlined as possible and definite threats to the Miguelist regime. These groups included people aligned with the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council, known as Romerists, Conservatives, lay Creeperian Catholics, clergy of the Creeperian Catholic Church, ethnic Salvadorans, Creeperian Fascists, particularly members of the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front and the Catholic Royalist Party and their paramilitary organizations known as the Camisas Negras and the Falange Creeperiano, Creeperian Monarchists, Homosexuals, and potentionally Deltinian Nationalists in the departments of Abdan, Helam, and Jakiz.

Nothing which belongs to the right will survive the terror of the Reds.

Field Marshal Pascual Espinar Casaus suggested that transforming certain of the concentration camps and forced labor camps to extermination camps, camps with the sole purpose of extermination and killing groups of people, would be one of the most efficient ways to eliminate these groups. The five agreed and debated which camps would be transformed into extermination camps. After much debate, the five came to the agreement on six camps to transform from concentration camps into extermination camps. The camps they selected were Joyagua, Quetgoza, and Sechakan in San Luís, and Jucuaguel, Mafrerio, and Teguracoa in Adolfosburg. Teguracoa was selected to be the primary and largest of the exterminaiton camps.

The program to exterminated all those who opposed the National Council for Peace and Order of whom with the National Council disagreed with was officially named "La'De-Catolización de la'Patria de la'República Popular de Creeperopólis", translated as the "The De-Catholization of the Motherland of the People's Republic of Creeperopolis." The Miguelists later officially stated that the program was to transform Creeperopolis into a secular state through peaceful and progressive means as a way to mislead the public as to the actual methods De-Catholization would be achieved. De-Catholization would be achieved through mass shootings, mass executions, mass murder, forced labor, and human experiments. Minister for Public Safety Pascual Espinar Casaus was placed in command of the De-Catholization.

Field Marshal Pascual Espinar Casaus handpicked each commandant for each extermination camp. He selected some of his most loyal lower ranking officers from his Army unit. Each officer he selected was promoted to Colonel. He selected Alonzo Martí Mina to be the commandant of Teguracoa, the primary extermination camp. Diego Collazo Rodríguez was selected to be the commandant of Joyagua, Cristian Ordóñez Montreal the commandant of Jucuaguel, Justin Gisbert Zorita the commandant of Mafrerio, Guillermo Puig Elvira the commandant of Quetgoza, and Lucho Obregón Tasis the commandant of Sechakan.

Catholics of the city of Adolfosburg and vicinity! On Monday, August 26, you are to appear by 08:00 a.m. with your possessions, money, documents, valuables, and warm clothing at Golden Avenue, next to the remains of the church. Failure to appear is punishable by death.

-- Order posted in Adolfosburg in Creeperian Spanish on around August 19, 1935.

The victims were removed from either concentration camps or Catholic zones and were transported to one of the six extermination camps by train. Those from Catholic Zones initially were ordered to report for deportation but overtime were forcibly deported. The first trains with Creeperian Catholics expelled to Catholic Zones in Adolfosburg began departing from the city on Auguast 26, 1935. Called "trenes especiales" (special trains, abbreviated as "trenesp"), the trains had medium priority for the movement and would proceed to the mainline only after all military transports went through.

The trains consisted of sets of freight cars or cattle cars or both. The cars were packed with up to 200 deportees. No food or water was supplied throughout the trip. The boxcars were fitted with only a bucket as a restroom. A small barred window provided irregular ventilation, which oftentimes resulted in multiple deaths from either suffocation or exposure to the elements.

At times, the Miguelists did not have enough filled cars ready to start a major shipment of Creeperian Catholics to the camps, so the victims were kept locked inside overnight at layover yards. The "trenes especiales" also waited for military trains to pass. An average transport took about four days. The longest transport of the civil war, from Sonsatepan, took 23 days. When the train arrived at the camp and the doors were opened, everyone was already dead.

The Miguelists repurposed six extermination camps in San Luís and Adolfosburg. Each of the six camps were modified to support the rail transport of prisoners. They were also fitted with identical mass killing installations disguised as communal shower rooms. Gas vans, gas chambers, mass shootings, hangings, forced labor, starvation, and dehydration were used to kill victims in the camps.

Once off the transports, the prisoners were split by category. The old, the young, the sick and the infirm were sometimes separated for immediate death by shooting, while the rest were prepared for the gas chambers. In a single day, 9,000 to 12,000 people would be killed at any one of these camps.

Killing Methods

The Miguelists killed people during the De-Catholization through various methods. Groups such as the Miguelist Army, Atheist Red Army, or the Escuadrones de Tareas Especiales typically hanged their victims or executed them via firing squad. Meanwhile, concentration and extermination camps were outfitted with gas vans and gas chambers to quicken the extermination of Catholics. People were also starved, dehydrated, or worked to death.

Gasses Used
Gas Used Used By Type Deaths Injuries Fire Diamond
Chlorine
Cloro
1933-1949 Miguelists and Romerists Corrosive, Irritant – Lungs 9,000+ 9,000+
NFPA 704
fire diamond
Chloropicrin
Chloropicrin
1939-1949 Miguelists Lachrymatory, Toxic, Irritant - Lungs ~5,600,000 25,000+
NFPA 704
fire diamond
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g. waterHealth code 4: Very short exposure could cause death or major residual injury. E.g. VX gasReactivity code 3: Capable of detonation or explosive decomposition but requires a strong initiating source, must be heated under confinement before initiation, reacts explosively with water, or will detonate if severely shocked. E.g. hydrogen peroxideSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
0
4
3
Mustard Gas
Vapor Mostaza
1937-1949 Miguelists and Romerists Blistering Agent, Irritant – Lungs ~45,000-90,000 150,000+
NFPA 704
fire diamond
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g. canola oilHealth code 4: Very short exposure could cause death or major residual injury. E.g. VX gasReactivity code 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g. calciumSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
1
4
1
Tear Gas
Vapor de Llorar
1933-19?? Miguelists and Romerists Irritant – Eyes 0 ~2,000?
NFPA 704
fire diamond
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g. canola oilHealth code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g. chloroformReactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g. liquid nitrogenSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
1
2
0

Affected Groups

Creeperian Catholicism

Creeperian Catholic clergy were a common target of the De-Catholization.

The Creeperian Catholic Church and adherants of Creeperian Catholicism were the most affected groups of the De-Catholization. Nearly 7 million Creeperian Catholics were killed during the De-Catholization. The Creeperian Catholic Church considered all Creeperian Catholics who died due to their faith at the hands of the National Council for Peace and Order as martyrs for the faith. The official number of canonizations made by the Church stands at 53 while the official number of beatifications stands at 1,205, but the Church considers all of the nearly 7 million deaths as martyrs for the faith.

At the Adolfosburg Conference of August 15, 1935, Emperor Miguel VII, Chief Field Marshal Juan Salinas Figueroa, Field Marshal Pascual Espinar Casaus, Field Marshal Miguel Salinas Ortega, and Secretary-General Cayetano Handel Carpio acknowledged that heavy resistance would be met from the Creeperian Catholics when the State of the Church was planned to be invaded to initiate a new front. As such, Creeperian Catholicism became the number one enemy of the National Council.

Field Marshal Pascual Espinar Casaus handpicked each commandant for each extermination camp. He selected some of his most loyal lower ranking officers from his Army unit. Each officer he selected was promoted to Colonel. He selected Alonzo Martí Mina to be the commandant of Teguracoa, the primary extermination camp. Diego Collazo Rodríguez was selected to be the commandant of Joyagua, Cristian Ordóñez Montreal the commandant of Jucuaguel, Justin Gisbert Zorita the commandant of Mafrerio, Guillermo Puig Elvira the commandant of Quetgoza, and Lucho Obregón Tasis the commandant of Sechakan.

Secretary-General Cayetano Handel Carpio arranged plans to use his Atheist Red Army to attack Creeperian Catholics in San Romero, one of the most conservative departments. His primary goal was to capture the city of San Romero but he also sought to destroy the Catholic Royalist Party, destroy the Falange Creeperiano, and kill former Prime Minister and his greatest rival Antonio Sáenz Heredia. The Atheist Red Army would also carry out hit and run attacks on Zapatista and San Salvador to do the same thing to the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front, the Camisas Negras, and Carlos Hernández Videla.

Romerists

The De-Catholization initially began as a fight against political opponents. Members of any of the parties of the Creeperian Social Coalition inclusing the National Conservative Party (PCN), the Catholic Royalist Party (PRC), and the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front (FPPC) were arrested and thrown into concentration camps. As the war continued, the focus shifted to Creeperian Catholics but right-wingers continued to be targetted.

Romerist Emperor Romero I was killed in a large Miguelist artillery attack on July 6, 1946, during the Siege of San Salvador. He was succeeded by his son, Romero II.

Salvadorans

In the early years of the De-Catholization, Salvadorans were seen as allies in the struggle against the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council. The State of Granada was established as a Salvadoran-run Miguelist puppet state in El Salvador. However, after the Miguelist defeat in the Salvadoran War, Salvadorans became targets of Miguelist oppression. former Salvadorans in Miguelist positions of authority were arrested or executed for their ethnicity. The Joyagua extermination camp held the most Salvadorans of the six extermination camps.

Homosexuals

Professor Orlando Pareja Palau is a fierce opponent to the inclusion of Deltinians and Homosexuals to the death toll of the De-Catholization.

Around 100,000 gay men were arrested by the National Council for Peace and Order from 1933 to 1949. It is not known how many died but most historians agree around 80 to 90 percent died. Tens of thousands were castrated, sometimes "voluntarily" to avoid criminal sentences. Homes belonging to homosexuals were burned and their property was destroyed to "cleanse" the planet.

The Creeperian government officially includes the figure of 90,000 deaths to the total number of deaths during the De-Catholization. However, some scholars and historians disagree. The most notable opponent of including homosexuals in the death toll of the De-Catholization is Orlando Pareja Palau, a professor from Antonio José Sáenz Heredia University. He argues that homosexuals are subhumans and should not be included in something called the "De-Catholization." He also argues that homosexuals are not worthy enough to be included in any tragic fatality statistic.[citation needed]

Deltinians

On May 5, 1937, Deltinian Muslim peasants in the departments of Abdan, Helam, and Jakiz revolted against the rule of the National Council for Peace and Order. The Deltinian peasants were lead by Muammar al-Koroma. The peasants demanded total independence from the Imperial and National Councils for Abdan, Helam, and Jakiz, and called for support and aid from Greater Sacramento. The government declined to send direct aid but offered the Deltinians asylum in accordance with the 1853 Sacramatian Asylum Act. Before the Deltinians could accept the offer, National Council soldiers under General Pascual Espinar Casaus massacred 3,139 to 328,000 Deltinians, effectively suppressing the revolt on May 17, 1937.

Following the Miguelist massacre of Deltinians, Field Marshal Máximo Barrueco Morterero launched an offensive into the departments of Abdan, Helam, and Jakiz in order to "liberate" the Deltinians from atheist hands in August 1937. From August 1937 until January 1938, the Imperial Council made minimal gains. The offensive was forced to be cancelled in February 1938 due to a lack of supplies to continue the offensive. The Imperial Council fortified the frontline which had been established.

The Creeperian government officially includes the figure of 328,000 deaths to the total number of deaths during the De-Catholization. However, some scholars and historians disagree. The most notable opponent of including the Deltinians in the death toll of the De-Catholization is Orlando Pareja Palau, a professor from Antonio José Sáenz Heredia University. He argues that the Deltinians are not Catholics and should not be included in something called the "De-Catholization." He also argues that the Deltinians are of a lesser race and a lesser religion and are not worthy enough to be included in any tragic fatality statistic.[citation needed]

Catholic Resistance

Surrendered Miguelist soldiers being lead to a mass execution site, 1941.
Cristeros holding an early war Cristero banner.
Exhumed mass grave of 26 ESTARES soldiers killed by the Cristeros in the 1940s.

Adolfo Cabañeras Moreno was the primary mastermid of the "White Crusade," also called the White Terror, lead by the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council against the National Council for Peace and Order. He is infamous for ordering hundreds of massacres against civilians and prisoners of war, most notable the El Mozote Massacre and the El Congo Massacre. Millions are estimated to have been murdered under his orders.

Aside from Cabañeras Moreno, others such as Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno and Adolfo Rivera López also committed many massacres and atrocities. The Militarist Nationalist Front, which was lead by Adolfo Rivera López, was responsible for many massacres. The death squad openly declared that it kills those who it saw as inferior, particularly Deltinians, Communists, and Atheists. The death squad was responsible for the deadliest massacre during the civil war: the Denshire Massacre of 1944 where 25,000 Deltinians were slaughtered.

During the Dark Years, massacres, genocide, ethnocide, and crimes against humanity were widespread. Cabañeras Moreno himself personally ordered the killings of Senvarian and Sonsatepanian soldiers during the Papal War from 1939-1944. The Huizúcar Massacre was the first massacre which openly targeted Senvarian civilians which occurred on the Senvar-Zapatista border in 1940. The massacre claimed 2,300 civilian lives.

The Huizúcar Massacre was responded to by the Talnique Massacre where the Senvarian Liberation Front executed 729 Creeperian prisoners of war and 211 civilians. Each side committed massacres back and forth claiming to “retaliate” and “take revenge” for the previous massacre. Almost all of the massacres committed by both sides were ordered to be committed directly from commanding authorities. Cabañeras Moreno himself is responsible for and ordered at least 100 massacres and, at the maximum, up to over 400 massacres, by far the most of any commanding general of either side and even more than Adolfo Rivera López, the commander of the death squad Sombra Negra. Despite the massacres he committed, Cabañeras Moreno has continued to be seen by the Creeperian population as a war hero for the Romerist cause during the Creeperian Civil War.

Around April 1933, with the Miguelist Armed Forces and the National Council gaining considerable ground, a group of Catholic civilian farmers formed. The armed civilian militia, called the Creeperian Peoples' Catholic Front, declared allegiance with the Romerist Restoration Council. The group upheld the ideologies of Romerism and demanded that National Catholicism be instituted across Creeperopolis. The FCPC was lead by Enrique Figueroa Guerrero until his capture and execution in 1943 by the Atheist Red Army afterwhich he was succeeded by Alexander Sánchez Molina who survived the war.

The Restoration Council immediately accepted the aid of the group, who nicknamed themselves "Cristeros." In response, the National Council declared a no-quarter on all captured Cristeros, opting to hang captured Cristeros from telephone polls across Creeperopolis.

The Cristeros claimed to be composed of 3,000 farmers fighting for Jesus Crhist at the onset of the war. By the end of the war, the Cristeros were composed of nearly 15,000 Creeperian civilians fighting against the National Council. The majority of resistance operations conducted within Miguelist territory was conducted by the Cristeros.

Another resistance militia which formed was the death squad known as the Militarist Nationalist Front but is also called the Sombra Negra ans is commmonly abbreviated as FREMANI or SN. Adolfo Rivera López was a poor Creeperian farmer living in the countryside of Santa Ana. In 1940, the Senvarian Liberation Front raided his farm and killed his mother and father as a part of the De-Catholizaiton while he and his younger brother, Enrique Rivera López, were buying supplies for the farm in the city of Santa Ana. He was filled with anger at hearing the news and he wished to see the deaths of all Senvarians in revenge for his parents' deaths. He and his brother established the Militarist Nationalist Front, and the sole goal of the group was to kill as many Senvarians as possible. Rivera López also targeted communists and Deltinians.

Despite the Creeperian Peoples' Catholic Front being formed in similar conditions, the Cristeros were formed to fight communism, establish National Catholicism, and protect Creeperian farmers. The Militarist Nationalist Front, on the other hand, was established for the sole purpose of genocide and ethnocide but it did oppose the De-Catholization.

The Militarist Nationalist Front quickly gained members amassing around 1,000 members by 1941. The group began to capture and kill Senvarian civilians in Santa Ana and Senvar. These killings brought the death squad to the immediate attention to the Senvarian Liberation Front who saw the Militarist Nationalist Front as a direct threat to Senvarian sovereignty.

The Militarist Nationalist Front, abbreviated as FRENAMI, became known as the "Sombra Negra" ("Black Shadow") in the mid-1940s due to their black banner and their guerrilla tactics of hiding in the jungle in all black uniforms, waiting to attack unsuspecting victims.

On May 9, 1944, Adolfo Cabañeras Moreno was on his way to a generals’ meeting near La’Libertad regarding the Second Battle of La'Libertad when he was assassinated by members of the Atheist Red Army disguised as photographers who threw and anti-tank grenade at his car. The grenade killed Cabañeras Moreno, the driver, and Castillianan Field Marshal Luís Sánchez Cerro instantly. The two assassins were injured and knocked over by the grenade. Both were killed on site by the military escort.

Adolfo Cabañeras Moreno’s death was a major blow to Romerist morale and brought the Papal War to a temporary stalemate. His brother, Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno, was appointed as Minister of Defense and he would continue the Papal War in the south.

In retaliation for the assassination of Adolfo Cabañeras Moreno, on June 13, 1944, soldiers of the Militarist Nationalist Front stormed the city of Denshire. Immediately, stores, homes, and public spaces were raided, looted, and burned by the soldiers. People were rounded up and inspected to determine their ethnicity and religion. If an individual was found to be a Creeperian or a Catholic, the individual was released back into wherever they were captured. However, if an individual was found to be a Deltinian or a Muslim, they were placed into a truck and driven outside the city to be killed by a firing squad. Escapees were shot immediately and towards the end of the day, Deltinians and Muslims were killed immediately upon being identified to increase the death toll.

Initially, the soldiers forced the rounded up Deltinians to dig their own graves to be executed in, but as the morning went on and more and more captives were rounded up, the Deltinians were simply killed and their bodies were left on the ground. Executions initially took place in a wooded area outside the city. By noon, the executions were proformed on roadsides or just outside the city. By the mid-afternoon, the killings took place in the city itself, horrifying civilian witnesses to the massacre.

Some civilians attempted to shelter and protect Deltinians rightfully fearing for their lives. Deltinians were taken into homes and hidden behind bookshelves, under beds, in attics, in basements, and on rooftops. Many civilians attempted to assist the Deltinians. At first, civilians who hid and sheltered Deltinians were released free, but as the massacre progessed and more and more Deltinians were found hiding in homes, a no-quarter was initaited where all people caught hiding Deltinians were to be burned alive in their homes.

CORNACA CEO Francisco Sánchez Vizcarra was executed during the Denshire Massacre for sheltering 132 Deltinians in his mansion.

The most infamous case of a Creeperian civilian sheltering and protecting Deltinan civilians is of Francisco Sánchez Vizcarra. Sánchez Vizcarra was a wealthy businessman and the then CEO of the National Coffee and Sugar Corporation. Sánchez Vizcarra had a second mansion in Denshire which he purchased before the outbreak of the Creeperian Civil War. When civil war errupted, he was forced to essentially abandon his mansion in Denshire as it fell under the control of the National Council for Peace and Order. When Denshire was liberated in 1943 by the Imperial Council, he returned to rebuild the mansion and cater to the civilians of the city with his vast amounts of wealth. Sánchez Vizcarra was loved by the people of Denshire, and when the massacre began, many Deltinians flocked to his mansion in hopes of surviving. He hid a total of 132 Deltinians in his mansion during the massacre. However, he was caught by the soldiers of Sombra Negra and condemend to die in the fire of his mansion along with the 132 Deltinians hiding inside. He attempted to bribe the soldiers $245 million dollars[lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3] to spare him and the 132 Deltinians. The soldiers refused the bribe. Instead, he bribed the soldiers the same amount to take him and the prisoners outside of Denshire and to the nearby village of Juayúa to be executed there and be properly buried instead of being burned alive or have thier bodies left in the steets. The soldiers agreed and Francisco Sánchez Vizcarra and the 132 Deltinians were executed and buried in the village of Juayúa. His mansion was subsequently looted by the Sombra Negra.

Throughout the massacre, thousands of women were raped by soldiers and left to die. Men who resisted were hanged by Sombra Negra soldiers on lampposts in the city. Children younger than the age of seven were forcibly conscripted and forced to kill their fellow Deltinians during the massacre. If the children refused, they were killed. If the children complied, they were abducted by the Sombra Negra following the massacre and forced to be child soldiers.

At sunset, mosques were lit ablaze, soldiers conducted their final killings, and the Sombra Negra withdrew from the city with an estimated 200 abducted children into the Creeperian countryside, killing more Deltinians during the withdrawl and march out of the city. By the time the massacre was over, 25,000 lay dead in the streets. The slaughter of 25,000 in the city of Denshire became to be known as the infamous Denshire Massacre and the Denshire Genocide.

Execution of suspected Communists by Romerists in 1939.

The Denshire Massacre had nothing to do with the war against De-Catholization but the Creeperian government officially designates the massacre as a battle against Deltinian insurgents seeking to further the atrocities of the De-Catholization.

The paramilitary wings of the Catholic Royalist Party, known as the Falange Creeperiano, and the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front, known as the Camisas Negras, also resisted the De-Catholization through means of terrorism or through direct battle.

On May 4, 1940, the Miguelist Air Force began bombing the city of San Romero. The following day, May 5, 1940, an army of 150,000 men of the Miguelist Army arrived at San Romero and began attacking the city. The Miguelists pierced deep into Romerist territory with the goal of capturing the city. The attack was personally commanded by Cayetano Handel Carpio, one of the men Sáenz Heredia ordered the death of during the Crisis of 1928. Handel Carpio sought to take revenge on Antonio Sáenz Heredia, the then Mayor of San Romero, and publicy behead him and his entire family like the Falange Creeperiano did to his family back on March 1, 1928.

Sáenz Heredia requested immediate support from the Romerist Army units stationed in Salvador to assist his garrison of only 17,000 men. From May 5, 1940, to May 17, 1940, Sáenz Heredia's garrison stood strong against the army of 150,000 attacking the city. On May 18, 95,000 reinforcements from Salvador arrived to relieve the initial garrison. The Romerist Air Force also arrived and fought off the Miguelist Air Force which had been harassing the civilians of San Romero.

The battle dragged through June and July until, on July 12, 1940, a convoy just south of San Romero with Cayetano Handel Carpio aboard was bombed by the Romerist Air Force. The Romerist Army arrived at the site to recover any weapons and supplies that would be useful to the garrison when they discovered Cayetano Handel Carpio still alive in the wreckage. He was immediately arrested and brought back to San Romero. Sáenz Heredia spoke harshly to Handel Carpio when he first came into contact with him on July 13, 1940. Sáenz Heredia announced that Handel Carpio had been captured and ordered the immediate surrender of all Miguelist forces in the department of San Romero. The soldiers refused and continued to fight in an attempt to rescue Handel Carpio. The Miguelist Air Force ended all bombing of the city since they did not want to accidentally kill Handel Carpio by mistake.

Dead bodies after the Juayua Massacre.

On August 23, 1940, the fourth anniversary of the Triumvurate Massacre and during the Battle of San Romero, Mayor of San Romero Antonio Sáenz Heredia had Cayetano Handel Carpio nailed to a cross in the shape of the Cross of Creeperopolis and was crucified and burned alive in front of the capitol building of San Romero. His scorced corpse was left where it was following the execution and it still remains there today.[1] After the execution of Cayetano Handel Carpio was made known, the Miguelists withdrew from the city of San Romero on August 25, 1940, resulting in a decisive victory for the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council in the Battle of San Romero. He then ordered the immediate executions of Miguelist prisoners of war by firing squads on August 30, 1940. The brutality of Sáenz Heredia during the battle earned him the nickname of "Warlord Mayor of San Romero" by his supporters and detractors alike.'

On January 22, 1942, the Camisas Negras under Carlos Hernández Videla marched into the village of Juayua in Zapatista and destroyed the entire village. Around 390 to 410 people were murdered in retaliation for the lynching of a Camisas Negras member ten days earlier. The village was burned in the ensuing Juayua Massacre. Other massacres would be committed by the Camisas Negras such as the Second Opico Massacre, the First, Second, and Third Marcovia Massacres.

Several historians have called the resistance by the Romerists as the White Terror in contrast to the Miguelist Red Terror.

Liberation

Exection of 94 Miguelist soldiers at the Quetgoza extermination camp by the Romerist Army.

The first extermination camp to be encountered and discovered by the Romerist Army was Quetgoza. The camp was discovered by the advancing Romerists, along with its two gas chambers, on August 3, 1949. Many Miguelist Army soldiers had not yet evactued the camp and attempted to flee. The Romerists arrested 12 Miguelist officers and 94 Miguelist soldiers. The 250,000 surviviors told all the horros and conditions they had been put through. Torture, forced labor, poor quality food, dirty water, cramped living conditions, no showers, long days of work, and abuse by guards and soldiers. The soldiers then opened the gas chambers and found Chloropicrin was being used to gas hundreds of prisoners at a time. General José Primo Jalisco ordered the immediate hanging of all 12 officers and the execution of the 94 soldiers by firing squad. The discovery was reported to Emperor Romero II and Minister of Defense Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno.

Minister of Defense Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno instituted a no-quarter of all Miguelist officers, guards, or soldiers, no matter their rank, at any and all extermination camps discovered. The Joyagua extermination camp was liberated on August 15, 1949. The camp was mostly abandoned with only 7 soldiers being found. All were hanged. Commandant Diego Collazo Rodríguez was found dead in his quarters after he committed suicide by hanging himself. The 500,000 survivors were freed.

Sechakan was liberated only two days later on August 17, 1949. Many soldiers and officers failed to flee in time and were captured by the Romerist Army. The 210 soldiers were all executed by firing squad the day of the liberation. The 23 officers, including Sechakan commandant Lucho Obregón Tasis and escaped Quetgoza commandant Guillermo Puig Elvira, were all hanged. The two days before liberation, 40,000 prisoners were killed with the remaining 50,000 being planned on being killed in the days to come since the officers expected the Army to delay at Joyagua. The 50,000 surviviors were freed.

Jucuaguel was liberated on September 2, 1949. No soldiers or officers were found at the camp as the camp was abandoned three days prior. Thousands of prisoners were massacred but 10,000 survived. In the three days before liberation, the 10,000 prisoners raided the kitchens and ate an adequate ammount of food for the first time in years. Prison walls were torn down. The two gas chambers were burned to the ground by the prisoners and abandonded Miguelist flags and banners were burned. Paperwork, files, and documents were wisely preserved. The prisoner takeover of the camp was lead by Sergio Secada Morillo, a former politician and member of the Parliament as a member of the National Conservative Party.

The Army marched towards where their intelligence said another camp in the process of being abandoned was. The Romerist Army surrounded the Teguracoa extermination camp on September 6, 1949. The soldiers and officers surrendered. The day the camp was liberated, 538 soldiers were executed by firing squad. The Army let the prisoners be the ones executing the soldiers as a form of vengance. Among the captured were Teguracoa commandant Alonzo Martí Mina and escaped Jucuaguel commandant Cristian Ordóñez Montreal. On September 7, 1949, the 52 officers were all hanged while Cristian Ordóñez Montreal and Alonzo Martí Mina were beheaded. Three of the four gas chambers were burned by the Miguelists the day before liberation.

On September 19, 1949, the prisoners of Mafrerio extermination camp revolted against the Miguelists. The revolt suceeded and camp commandant Justin Gisbert Zorita was mutilated by the prisoners. Another 21 officers and 68 soldiers were beaten to death. The remaining officers and soldiers abandoned the camp and fled into the countryside. The following day, the Romerist Army arrived and liberated the camp. The 240,000 surviviors were set free.

Death Toll

Group Estimated Killed
Creeperian Catholics 6.9 million
Politican Opponents 1.2–2.8 million
Salvadorans 980,000
Deltinians 3,139–328,000
Homosexuals 80,000-90,000
Resistance Unknown
Deserters Unknown

Aftermath

Trials

San Salvador Trials

Santo Imperio Tradicionalista de Creeperopólis v. Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, y Mariano Alcocer Fraga, commonly called the San Salvador Trials (Creeperian Spanish: Juicios de San Salvador), was the most significant series of trials in Creeperian history. Overseen by the Creeperian National Military Tribunal, the San Salvador Trials were held from October 4, 1949, until December 24, 1949.

The San Salvador Trials tried the four most senior leaders of the National Council for Peace and Order from the Creeperian Civil War: Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, and Mariano Alcocer Fraga, all of whom were captured during the Battle of the Zapatista River, the final battle of the Creeperian Civil War.

The victorious Catholic Imperial Restoration Council established the Creeperian National Military Tribunal to try the leaders of the National Council for Peace and Order on October 4, 1949. Seven judges were appointed and each of the seven charges presented had its own prosecutor. There were four defendants and they did not have lawyers.

Emperor Romero II, Minister of Defense Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno, Chief Mayor Máximo Illescas Freixa, Mayor Antonio Sáenz Heredia, Mayor Ramón Serrano Suñer, Field Marshal Carlos Castillo Armas, and Field Marshal Hugo Bánzer Suárez. Sources have claimed the court was a kangaroo court.[citation needed]

Photo Name Office(s)
PedroIIDeYugoslavia8e00867v.jpg Romero II Emperor of Creeperopolis and the Creeperans, Holy Protector of the State of the Church, Emperor of El Salvador, King of Senvar.
Presidente Jorge Ubico Castañeda.png Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis, Chief Field Marshal of the Creeperian Army, Chief of the National Intelligence Directorate.
62 Jorge Melendez.jpg Máximo Illescas Freixa Chief Mayor of the Council of Mayors, former Chairman of the National Conservative Party, former Prime Minister of Creeperopolis.
FOTOGRAFIA DE JOSE ANTONIO PRIMO DE RIVERA 2.jpg Antonio Sáenz Heredia Mayor of San Romero, Secretary of the Creeperian Initiaive, former Caudillo of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Chairman of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Duumvir of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Triumvir of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Prime Minister of Creeperopolis.
Súñer en Alemania.jpg Ramón Serrano Suñer Mayor of Citalá and former Duumvir of the Catholic Royalist Party.
Carlos Castillo Armas.jpg Carlos Castillo Armas Field Marshal of the Salvadoran Army, Regent Grand Prince of El Salvador, Regional Commander of El Salvador, leader of the Salvadoran Provisional Government of National Accord.
Hugo Banzer Suarez, General, Presidente da Bolívia..tif Hugo Bánzer Suárez Field Marshal of the Atlántidan Army.

The prosecutors were:

  1. Alexander Sánchez Molina
  2. Paúl Sáenz Mina
  3. José XI
  4. Óscar Benavides Larrea
  5. Tomás Alemán Prats
  6. Carlos Hernández Videla
  7. Pio XII

The day the military tribunal was formed, its members selected the four men which would be put on trial for the San Salvador Trials: self-proclaimed Emperor Marcos Martínez Castro (called Marcos I), Field Marshal Miguel Salinas Ortega, Field Marshal José Bolívar Aguirre, and General-Secretary Mariano Alcocer Fraga.

The indictments were:

  1. Violating the Constitution of Creeperopolis[lower-alpha 4]
  2. Participating in the De-Catholization
  3. Participating in the Red Terror
  4. Crimes Against Humanity
  5. War Crimes
  6. Apostasy
  7. Murder of Romero I

The ruling types were:

  1. I - Indicted but found innocent
  2. G - Indicted and found guilty
  3. — - Not Charged

The four men on trial were met with overwhelming evidence of atrocities commited by the National Council during the Creeperian Civil War and the De-Catholization. All were found guilty of all charges and were all sentenced to death.

Photo Name Count Penalty Notes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Agirre Lekube lehendakaria (cropped).jpg Marcos Martínez Castro G G G G G G G Death Self-proclaimed Emperor of Creeperopolis, leader of the National Council for Peace and Order, successor of Miguel Martínez Galdámez.
Miguel Salinas Ortega.jpg Miguel Salinas Ortega G G G G G G G Death Minister of Defense of the National Council for Peace and Order, successor of Juan Salinas Figueroa, Chief Field Marshal of the Miguelist Army.
Segismundo Casado.jpg José Bolívar Aguirre G G G G G G G Death Field Marshal of the Miguelist Army.
Indalecio Prieto, 1936.jpg Mariano Alcocer Fraga G G G G G G G Death General-Secretary of the Atheist Red Army.

The trial ended in all the defendants being found guilty on all charges on December 24, 1949. The execution date was schedualed for December 25, 1949, Christmas Day. On December 25, 1949, Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, and Mariano Alcocer Fraga were all crucified and burned alive in front of the San Salvador Imperial Palace for civilians to watch.

Adolfosburg Trials

Salvador Trials

La'Libertad Trials

Other Significant Trials or Executions

Reparations

The Creeperian government confiscated all property and belongings of everyone who was but on trial or put to death without a trial. Their possessions were given to survivors of the De-Catholization with the intention to give them basic living essentials to get them on their feet after the atrocities and inhumane living conditions they had experienced. Atheists were executed in order to free up homes for survivors. Many people, both innocent and guilty, "paid with their lives" as reparations for the crimes of the De-Catholization.

Escapees from Justice

Many high ranking National Council officials escaped justice from trials, legal or vigilante. Those who did either escaped to Terranihil, such as General Ricardo Rosales Román, or joined the Partisan Resistance in Creeperopolis from 1949 to 1957. The majority of the Miguelist partisans were commanded by Pascual Espinar Casaus, the former Minister for Public Safety from 1934 to 1949. Although Espinar Casaus was captured and beheaded by the 15th Creeperian Army on August 14, 1953, the Miguelist loyalists continued to fight until 1957. Most leaders of the De-Catholization were killed in the Massacre of the Seven Thousand on April 5, 1957, by the 15th Creeperian Army. Ricardo Klement Encarnación, a DEMÉDÉL officer who was the Teguracoa camp doctor on from 1936 to 1949, was lynched and mutilated during the Massacre of the Seven Thousand April 5, 1957.

Legal Status

Condor Initiative

Logo of the Condor Initiative.
The Massacre of the Seven Thousand was the largest mass-execution of the Condor Initiative.

The Condor Initiative is a legal initiative which outlines the process of trial and imprisonment or execution of those who partook in, supports, supported, denies, denied, questions, or questioned the De-Catholization. The Condor Initiative was passed unanimously by the Council of Mayors by a margin of 6,123 for, 0 abstain, 0 against, and 0 absent, on July 6, 1950. Emperor Romero II approved the passage of the initiative later that day.

The National Intelligence Directorate (DINA), the secret police of Creeperopolis, was placed in charge of overseeing operations of the initiative and was in charge of the initiative's general administration. The National Intelligence Directorate organized the Creeperian Army and the Creeperian Imperial Guard from the Creeperian Armed Forces to participate in the Condor Initiative. The civilian police departments of the Creeperian National Police, the Salvadoran National Police, and the National Police of the Papal State also participated in the Condor Initiative.

As a direct result of the passage of the Condor Initiative, denial, commendation, and questioning of the De-Catholization were made illegal in Creeperopolis. Denying, commending, and questioning the De-Catholization are punishable by the death penalty. The most notable execution based on the basis of De-Catholization denial, commendation, or questioning is the Massacre of the Seven Thousand on April 5, 1957, by the 15th Creeperian Army in Salasate, Abdan.

Since July 6, 1950, several methods of execution have been used included:

The Creeperian government officially lists 3,195 executions as a result of the Condor Initiative as of June 2020.[citation needed] The official toll notably excludes the Massacre of the Seven Thousand and other undocumented legal and vigilante execitions. Experts estimate that the total number of exections ranges anywhere from 20,000 executed up to 75,000 executed. Experts also note that very few people found guilty of denying, commending, or questioning the De-Catholization were handed prison sentences instead of being executed and that the vast majority of executions occured withing two weeks of being found guilty of denying, commending, or questioning the De-Catholization.

Notable people executed as a result of the Condor Initiative include:

Anti-Atheism

Anti-Atheism is an enforced policy in Creeperopolis. Creeperian Anti-Atheism is an ideology and a political movement against Atheism, as a theory and more specifically as it presented itself during the Second Parliament of Creeperopolis (1887-1933/1949) and the Creeperian Civil War (1933-1949). Organized Anti-Atheism developed properly during the Creeperian Civil War with rise of the National Council for Peace and Order. Anti-Atheism was one of the core elements of Romerism and the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council.

The first organization which was specifically dedicated to opposing Atheism was the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council which fought in the Creeperian Civil War starting in 1933 against the recently established National Council for Peace and Order. The Romerist movement was militarily supported by several allied foreign governments which represented the first instance of Anti-Atheism as a government policy in Creeperopolis. The Romerists defeated the Miguelists and Creeperopolis was stabilized in 1949. Following the civil war, the Creeperian Initiative was established with Anti-Atheism as one of its core ideologies.

The Creeperian Government continues to impose Anti-Atheist policies. Practicing Atheism is punishable by death.

Anti-Communism

Anti-Communism is an enforced policy in Creeperopolis. Creeperian Anti-Communism is an ideology and a political movement against Communism, as a theory and more specifically as it presented itself during the Second Parliament of Creeperopolis (1887-1933/1949). Organized Anti-Communism developed during the Creeperian Civil War with rise of the National Council for Peace and Order. Anti-communism was one of the core elements of Romerism and the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council.

The first organization which was specifically dedicated to opposing communism was the Creeperian Pro-Fatherland Front which fought in the Creeperian Civil War with its Camisas Negras starting in 1933 against the Creeperian Social Communist Party and its Atheist Red Army. The Romerist movement was militarily supported by several allied foreign governments which represented the first instance of Anti-Communism as a government policy in Creeperopolis. The Romerists defeated the Miguelists and Creeperopolis was stabilized in 1949. Following the civil war, the Creeperian Initiative was established with Anti-Communism as one of its core ideologies.

The Creeperian Government continues to impose Anti-Communist policies such as the Condor Initiative. Practicing Communism is punishable by death.

Rememberance

Many memorials have been constructed through both public and private funding to commemorate the De-Catholization and the Creeperian Civil War, the Romerists, and the Martyrs who died in the war. The Creeperian Civil War heavily influenced Creeperian culture and pushed for a renewal in Creeperopolis' Catholic spirit, a second "Renaissance" like the one seen after the conclusion of the Creeperian Crusade in 1345.

The most notable De-Catholization and Creeperian Civil War memorial is the Monumento del Salvador del Mundo y la'Humanidad, "The Savior of the World and Humanity" in Lyoan. The war memorial was built in 1968 as a commemoration to the millions of Romerists who gave their life for Creeperopolis. Another memorial is the Valley of the Fallen. The monument was inaugurated on September 30, 1959, and Emperor Romero II claimed that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement" and reconciliation following the Creeperian Civil War. It serves as the burial place of several Kings and Emperors of Creeperopolis who were exhumed from their former burial sites.

Media

Several media pieces of the De-Catholization have been published or created either as documentaries, first had accounts, movies, or other forms of media.

Documentaries

Books

Telenovelas

See Also

Notes

  1. The following nations officially refer to the genocide as the "De-Catholization": Creeperopolis, Karimun, Sequoyah, Terranihil, and Willdavie. The following nations officially refer to the genocide as the "Creeperian Genocide": Eminople, Gagium, Greater Sacramento, Groffenord, Lyoa, New Gandor, Paleocacher, Quebecshire, San Carlos Islands, Reia, and Xusma.
  2. The Catholic Imperial Restoration Council used the Creeperian Dollar. The Creeperian Dollar itself was in circulation from 1814 up until 2003 when it was replaced with the currenly circulating Creeperian Colón.
  3. The attempted bribe of $245 million Creeperian Dollars is worth a total of $1.3 billion Creeperian Colóns in 2020.
  4. The Constitution the Creeperian National Military Tribunal abided to was the Constitution which was adopted on October 4, 1949, after the end of the Creeperian Civil War. The Constitution that should have been enforced was the Creeperian Constitution of 1887 but it was disregarded. The judges voted unanimously to uphold the laws of the Creeperian Constitution of 1949 instead of the Creeperian Constitution of 1887.
  5. TCN Resolution 010 banned the use of fire in executions on March 28, 2020. The Creeperian government has not officially executed anyone using fire but many reports claim that the government continues to burn people alive for denying, commending, or questioning the De-Catholization.
  6. The use of crucifixion is used ironically to ridicule the the condemned for denying, commending, or questioning the divinity of Jesús Cristo by making them die the way Jesús Cristo did.
  7. The conventional method of execution by a firing squad of soldiers is nearly used every time the firing squad has been chosen as the method of execution. The one exception was the execution of President-in-Exile Antonio Gisbert Alcabú who was publicly executed by a firing squad of Cruzadore II main battle tanks on June 18, 2020, after being found guilty of 110 charges following Operation Banana the day prior. One of his charges was De-Catholization denial.
  8. The use of gassing is used ironically to ridicule the condemned for denying, commending, or questioning the Miguelist uses of gas chambers in all six of their extermination camps.
  9. Those condemned to be gassed are either gassed in a gas chamber or are gassed in a gas van as a way to ridicule the condemned for denying, commending, or questioning the Miguelist uses of gas chambers in all six of their extermination camps.
  10. The use of stoning is used when the civilian population of an area demands to execute the convicted themselves.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bienvenida Ureña, Santiago (March 12, 2019). Porque San Romero Todavía Tiene el Cuerpo de Cayetano Handel Carpio en una Cruz en Frente del Edificio del Capitolio. San Romero, San Romero, Creeperopolis: Impresión Creeperiano. p. 1-281.