Salisfordian Civil War
|Salisfordian Civil War|
|Part of the Salisfordian Chaos|
(Clockwise from top left)
Gunman attacks police in Serino, Gendarmeria Reale deploying in Savotta,unidentified militiaman sits next to a building, demonstrators in Angamo, Monarchist militiaman returns fire against a Carzian sniper.
- 1 Background
- 2 Factions
- 3 Prelude
- 4 Course of the war
- 5 Casualties
- 6 Foreign involvement
- 7 War crimes
- 8 Consequences
- 9 Timeline
- 10 See also
- 11 Notes
- 12 References
March on Savotta
In 1950, Sandro Neri, concerned by the liberalizing agenda of Maria III of Salisford and her First Minister Giacomo Ottone, marched his Esercito Volontario Salfortano across the border from the Creeperian department of San Pablo. Once across, Neri decalred that the current government in Savotta was illegitimate and in "the hands of traitors and madmen".
Receiving much support from the right in Salisford, Neri would suceed in overthrowing the sitting government and installed his own party, the Catholic Labor Front as the ruling party of Salisford. Suspicious of the Queen's role in the previous government's efforts and liberalizing, Neri delegated more power to the Salisfordian Parliament and created the Grand Council, both of which were dominated by his own party.
Now finding himself as both First Minister and Chairman of the most powerful political party in Salisford, Neri was able to wield unparalleled political influence and power to shape Salisford as he saw fit. Most of his policies were effective, and helped the previously-stagnant Kingdom transform into a developed nation.
Despite his effectivity, many objected to Neri's politics and heavy-handed nature of governance. Others, mainly holdovers or sympathizers of the previous liberal regime, were ideologically opposed to Neri's Labor Front. THis led to the creation and proliferation of various anti-government paramilitary groups.
Death of Neri
On 1 May 1968, after giving a speech at an event honoring veterans of the EVS, an anarchist was able to infiltrate Neri's light security presence and get close enough to fire 2 shots at Neri with a Figueroa-3 Tipo-1933. While not immediately fatal, one shot entered his midsection, breaking multiple ribs and damaging one of his lungs causing massive internal bleeding. Neri was rushed to the nearest hospital, but he would die only a couple hours later at 7:32 pm local time.
Course of the war
|1969||Assassination of Sandro Neri|
|1980||Assassination of Teodoro Mattera|