Surian Fishing War

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Surian Fishing War
Date30 September 1960 – 1962
(2 years, 3 months and 1 day)
Location
Result Sequoyan and Creeperian victory
Belligerents
 Sequoyah
 Creeperopolisa
 Rakeo
Commanders and leaders
Sequoyah Jackie Hyperion
Sequoyah Hannibal Theodore
Creeperopolis José Mendoza Rivera
Creeperopolis Adolfo Suárez Figueroa
Creeperopolis José Galván Pérez
Creeperopolis Martín Carballo García
Rakeo Mateo Jozefo
Rakeo Richard Cornell
Rakeo Ernesto Magalhaes
Rakeo Jorge Cavalcante
Rakeo Avasandro Cortéz Mava
Units involved
Sequoyah Unknown
Creeperopolis 5th Flotilla
Creeperopolis 3rd Air Force Wing
Creeperopolis 55th Infantry Regiment
Rakeo 1st Flotilla
Rakeo Unknown
Rakeo Unknown
Strength
Sequoyah Unknown
Creeperopolis 36 ships, 9,550 sailors
24 aircraft, 48 airmen
2,500 soldiers
Rakeo 19 ships, 2,450 sailors
32 aircraft, 94 airmen
1,200 soldiers
Casualties and losses
Sequoyah Unknown dead
Creeperopolis Unknown dead
Rakeo Unknown dead
Unknown civilians dead
a – from December 1960

The Surian Fishing War (Rakeoian: Suriana Fiŝkaptista Milito; Sequoyan: ᎤᎦᎾᏭᎢᏗᏢ ᎠᏑᏂᏙᎯ ᏓᏄᏩ; transliterated as: Uganawuiditlv Asunidohi Danuwa; Creeperian SpanishCreeperian: Գփերրա դե Պեսծադո Սփրեթո; Creeperian Spanish – Iberic: Guerra de Pescado Sureño), sometimes referred to in academia as the Sequoyan–Rakeoian War or the Creeperian–Rakeoian War, was a conflict fought between the Surian nations of Sequoyah, Rakeo, and Creeperopolis between 1960 and 1962 in the Freemont Strait, Senvarian Sea, and Southern Ocean.

The war began on 30 September 1960 after the Freemont Strait massacre when the Rakeoian Navy killed many Sequoyan fishermen as a result of a fishing rights dispute between Sequoyan and Rakeoian fishers in the Freemont Strait which began earlier in the year.

Background

Aftermath and impact of the Creeperian Civil War

The Creeperian Civil War which lasted from 1933 with the San Salvador del Norte Incident until 1949 with the Battle of the Zapatista River drastically shifted the dynamics of Surian geopolitics. An estimated 41.2 million people died during the war and the war is well-known for the various war crimes committed throughout the duration of the war by both the National Council for Peace and Order (Miguelists) and the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council (Romerists), most infamously the De-Catholization, a genocide and ethnocide of Creeperian Catholics, Salvadorans, and political Romerists.

After the end of the war and the execution of several high-ranking National Council leaders, various far-left partisan groups formed in continued resistance against the newly formed government of the victorious Imperial Council. The civil war forced both sides of the conflict to drastically increase the size of the military, and by the end of the war, an estimated 23.5 million people fought in during the war in the military. After the war, the government of the Imperial Council weilded a military force of 5.9 million soldiers, and because of the ongoing partisan resistance and Third Senvarian Insurgency,[note 1] the Creeperian government decided to retain a large military to combat internal rebel forces. Because of the vast size of the Creeperian Armed Forces, Creeperopolis was considered to be the strongest nation in Sur in terms of military power, especially after the annexation of the kingdoms of Atlántida and Castilliano in December 1949.

Despite the massacre of seven thousand partisan rebels in April 1957 ending the partisan resistance and the decrease fighting against Senvarian rebels, Creeperopolis continued to maintain a large military which caused concern among Creeperopolis' neighboring nations fearing potential Creeperian expansionist ambitions. Such fears were reinforced when the Creeperian Army was mobilized into El Salvador in 1956 to suppress a rebellion against the government there.

Rakeoian post-civil war economic struggles

The end of the Rakeoian Civil War in 1955 saw the parliamentary government collapse, a military dictatorship secure power, and the rise of pseudo-legal paramilitary groups. A program of full independence, to be achieved through near complete isolationism, was instituted by Mateo Jozefo in 1956. Almost immediately, the Rakeoian economy began to falter. A lack of coal imports plunged millions of people in Rakeo into darkness, stalled industries, and fields previously used for profitable exports went fallow. As a consequence, the remaining industries were pushed by the government to become more productive.

As political turmoil damaged more energy dependent sectors, fishing maintained profitability, and a record number of fishing vessels were deployed. When the agriculture sector rebounded, the price of fish fell considerably. In response, fishers began to search for better waters to fish in.

Situation of Sequoyan politics

Prelude

Order of battle

Sequoyan and Creeperian forces

Creeperian battleship BIC San José, 1957.
A Maroto Botín MB-20A multi-purpose fighter jet at the Punto Sur Military Base during the war.

When Creeperopolis joined the war, Chief Admiral José Mendoza Rivera dispatched the 5th Flotilla, stationed in San Pedro, to intervene in the conflict on behalf of Sequoyah. The flotilla was under the command of Admiral Adolfo Suárez Figueroa and consisted of one battleship, two heavy cruisers, three light cruisers, four destroyers, five submarines, one hospital ship, and twenty patrol ships, with 9,550 sailors aboard the ships.

Rakeoian forces

Conflict

Freemont Strait massacre

Operation Pez

Attack on Susla and Creeperian entry

Aftermath

International reactions and responses

Casualties and losses

Sequoyan and Creeperian casualties

Rakeoian casualties

Legacy

In the decade following the war, the Creeperian Navy adopted a military song called Andamos Sur a Rakeo (Creeperian: Անդամոս Սփր ա Րակեո; translated as: We're Going South to Rakeo) which satirizes the situation of the war. Written and composed by an unknown author, the song has become a popular military song of the Creeperian Navy within its ranks.

See also

Flag of Creeperopolis.jpg Creeperopolis portal
TCNFlagNew.png Terraconserva portal

Notes

  1. The Third Senvarian Insurgency began in 1934 when the Senvarian Liberation Front (SKBF) formed and joined the National Council in opposition to the Imperial Council. After the National Council fell, the SKBF refused to surrender and continued to fight against the government of the Imperial Council.