The Anglasecuarnian wars, also known as the First World War of Aiers, was a global war centered in Aels that began on 11 September 3139 and lasted until 17 June 3155. From the time of its occurrence until the approach of the Second World War of Aiers, it was simply called the Anglasecuarian wars. More than 17 millions combatants were killed; a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerent’s technological and industrial sophistication, and as well the used tactics and strategies. Until that point, since the Wars of the Power it was one of the deadliest conflicts in history of Aiers until that point, paving the way for major political changes, as the raise and collapse of empires, nations and a new international concert, as shattered the one that was founded after the Joaquintopian Wars.
The war drew in all the world’s economic great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Anglasecuarnian Alliance, based on the alliance of the Caliphate of Anglasecuarnia, the Joaquintopian Empire of Sargos, the Calintropian Empire and the Trutsian Empire and the Cretorian Alliance, which was bassed around the Tork Empire of Cretor, the Republic of Alailë, the Caliphate of Sretor and the JPM. These alliances were reorganized and expanded as more nations entered the war.
Althought imperialism was an underlying cause, as the industrial rivalries, border disputes and nationalism, the immediate trigger for the war was the Cretor-Sretor treaty, in which the two former enemies made an alliance, allowing Sretor the Cretorian forces to cross along their territory, and opening 7 ports to the Cretorian navy. This diplomatic movement of Cretor was perceived as a direct threat by the Anglasecuarnians, who delivered an ultimatum to the Caliphate of Sretor, which caused a diplomatic crisis as Cretor stood by Sretor and international alliances formed over the previous decades were invoked. Within weeks, the major powers were at war and the conflict soon spread around the world.
As the ultimatum time ended at the 11 September 3139, the Anglasecuarnian fleet made an appearance at the shores of Sretor, shelling the 7 ports which they had opened to the Cretorian navy. As Cretor movilized, Calintropia and the Trutsian Empire invaded the Aelian Cretor, meanwhile Alailë attacked northern Anglasecuarnia, which was answered by the movilization of Badheen –and as Badheen movilized, Barlaria and Degoland attacked Badheen-. Sargonic Joaquintopia, upon the Alailë-Degoland-Barlaria offensive of Badheen entered in the war, sending an expeditionary force against Degoland-Alailë, which made the JPM enter in the war due their defensive treaties with Degoland. Meanwhile, the Joaquintopian Huncle –which was a result of the succession crisis of Joaquintopia- and Nicolia seized the opportunity to attack Joaquintopian Sargos, and more nations where dragged into the conflict.
In this way, will be set the Cyrvian Front, in central Aels, the Uslen Front and the Joaquintopian Front. Despise the ferocity of these first campaigns, the expectative of a short war will disappear soon, as more nations entered in the war –as the Motzabilian Kingdoms- and with the Cretorian invasion of Anglasecuarnia –Anglasecuarnian Front. As the war in Aels didn’t advanced, here will be open new theaters of operations in northern Ushaenor and Hieyoks Far East.
For about 9 years of war, the situation was quite unclear, and only the war approached a resolution after the fall of Alailë at the hands of Badheen Ignacian forces in January 3148, which will change the tide of war against the Cretorian Alliance. In the following years, Motzabili will switch sides, Sretor will fall and Cretor will be attacked in all fronts, so finally the Tork Empire of Cretor agreed to an armistice in 17 June 3155, ending the war in victory for the Anglasecuarnian alliance.
By the end of the war, the maps of Aels, Ushaenor, Zarhuy and Hieyoks were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created –and the disappear of many others-.
The Tork Empire of Creator ceased to exist, being dismantled into many successor states, colonies and protectorates among the victors. Sretor will suffer significative territorial loses. Motzabili will become an unified nation, and so happened with Cyrvia. The JPM personal union will shatter. The Republic of Alailë, conquered by Badheen, will become the Gastronomic Empire. Ruhenia will become independent of the Calintropian Empire, the Kingdom of Polakia will be divided among Cyrvia, Nordigen, Calintropia and Trutsia. Farsia and the Binese empire will suffer as well signficative territorial losses. However not only the only ones to suffer territorial losses, as during the war Anglasecuarnia, to concede to Pamelian nationalists granted them independence, and the Calintropian Empire had to do the same to Ruhenia.
New alliances will be formed after this conflict, as was seek a new equilibrium as happened after the Joaquintopian wars almost a century before. However, the renewed imperialsm, the weakening of some traditional powers –and the end of others-, and nationalism will led to an era of violence –the Ignacian Wars-.
- 1 Background
- 2 Prelude
- 3 Crisis
- 4 Progress of the war
- 5 Proposed peace negotiations
- 6 Anglasecuarnian Allied victory
- 7 Aftermath
- 8 Formal end of the war
- 9 Peace treaties and national boundaries
- 10 National identities