The Bazikstan-Drman War (3182-3187 a.a.H) was an armed conflict fought between Bazikstan against Degoland and their allies of the JPM.
After the defeats suffered by Bazikstan in the Ignacian Wars (War of Torkia 3164-3172, War of Zir 3173-3174, and the first war of Mercania 3175 - 3179), the new ruler of Bazikstan -and first democratically elected one-, Prime Minister Huneuu Kham had two goals for his government: he wanted to achieve peace with the nations that had been tearing apart Bazikstan -but a just peace, not unequal treaties-, and to modernize the nation and its economy from previous decades of stagnation and decay, caused by the wars that had isolated the region.
From an economic point of view, his administration achieved great success with an increasing industrialization and modernization of the economy, especially in Zarhuycan Bazikstan, while he was able to keep a cease fire with the ambitious ignatians and other nations that held occupied Bazik territories, such as Degoland, Joaquintopian Sargos, Nicolia and Motzabili.
As well in his plans of modernizations was to modernize the armed forces, which put the Kham administration at odds with the traditional military elite of Bazikstan -cliques of generals who effectively were warlords, using their armies for their private purposes- and as well, made the nations occupying bazik concessions and territories uneasy.
Degoland, which in principle had greatly benefited from being a trade partner with Bazikstan in the process of modernization of its economy and armed forces, had an increasingly important presence in Bazikstan: however, they saw the creation of a governmental bazik army free of interference of warlords and generals under their payroll and military advisors as a threat to their investments and influence in Bazikstan -represented by the industrial complex of the RduC, a siderurgy and armament factory, that as well controlled the channel between the Caritz Sea and the Muhbahr Ocean.
The directive board of the RduC decided to depose Huneuu Kham and organized a coup d'etat with Bazik generals under their payroll: however, this coup, badly organized by the conspirers failed as governmental forces and volunteers supporting Huneuu Kham resisted the coup participants.
The disbanded generals then took refuge in the RduC installations, as it became public the involvement of the degolandic company in the attempted coup d'etat, enraging the population.
In retaliation to the unlawful actions of the RduC, Huneuu Kham and the bazik congress decreed the directive had to go to a tribunal to answer for their actions, and pay a fine.
The RduC directive refused to go to the tribunals and to pay the fine, to which Huneuu Kham gave the company an ultimatum to answer to Bazik justice, or that the company assets in Bazikstan would be nationalized.
The 13 May 3182, the day when the RduC was to be nationalized if they didn't pay the fine, appeared on the shores of Bazikstan an expeditionary force of Degoland, JPM and Nicolia to oppose the seizing of RduCs assets.
Paratroopers of the allied nations landed on key positions while the main forces landed, opposed only by volunteers and the national police of Bazikstan, as many of the divisions in the area were of cliques of generals under RduC payroll, who either retreated or in some cases went as far as supporting the invasion force.
The governmental army tried some dispersed actions, but the Degolandic allies had already secured the beachheads, defeating opposition and occupying extensive bazik territories in order to protect the RduC assets.
Then, began the occupation, with a government of Huneuu Kham in western (zarhuycan) Bazikstan overseen by cliques of generals close to the RduC, central bazikstan occupied by Degoland and the JPM -Nicolia retreated their forces as they secured an unequal treaty to their own colonial interests-, while in eastern (Hieyoks) Bazikstan warlords close to Huneeu Kham and remnants of the governmental army reorganized themselves, while volunteer nationalistic militias conducted a guerrilla warfare against the "police forces" of Degoland and the JPM.
This situation remained until the 20 january 3183 a.a.H, when secretly Huneeu Kham, who was expected to be a puppet closely watched by the generals close to the occupation, escaped to eastern bazikstan, to resume the direction of the resistance to foreign occupation.
During that year, the guerrilla actions of the Volunteers increased, taking a heavy toll to the occupation forces, which prompted the Degoland government to send each month more and more soldiers to Bazikstan -reaching up to 640,000 men-, while they formed a Bazik government in western Bazikstan, opposed to Huneuu Kham's government.
However, power struggles in the Degoland-sponsored bazik government will result in it being riddled with corruption, coups d'etat and desertions. The morale of the colonial forces began to decay, as the volunteer attacks continued to take a toll.
The Degolandic high command decided to take offensive action, leaving behind the speech of "pacification" and "police duties" they had used before and prepared to launch a major offensive at late 3183 against eastern Bazikstan, where was the strongholds of Huneuu Kham.
The winter 3183-3184 offensive of the Degoland-JPM army was highly successful in terms of deeply advancing into enemy territory, defeating the volunteer forces of the Baziks easily and some armies of the warlords. They reached the provisory capital of Kham to find it emptied, as the governmental army of Huneeu Kham seemed to be on full retreat. In light of these perceived success -but continued resistance of the Baziks-, the Degolandic generals decided to extend the range of the offensive, despite their supply lines were overstretched and they hadn't faced the core of Kham's forces, believing them to be broken and in complete retreat.
The offensive was extended, and reached the second provisory capital of Kham, to find that he had retreated again, leaving only volunteers and militias behind. They continued to march to the third provisory capital, short of supplies, ammo, medicaments and fuel, when finally the governmental army of Kham ended their retreat: the Degoland generals expected this would be the final, decisive conventional battle they were waiting for:
However, deep in enemy territory, with overstretched supply lines, they faced an enemy that -while demoralized by the long retreat- basically kept intact their fighting forces. As well, Kham had reached agreements with many of the cliques of generals of eastern bazikstan -who had got the worse of the Degolandic occupation- and the tribes of the Montaiqas Kanovs and other clansmen:
it was not only the end of a retreat to face the enemy, but a full out counter-attack against the Degoland-JPM forces, who will be attacked from three flanks.
The allied forces were forced to retreat fighting for the rest of the 3184, while Degoland and JPM poured reinforcements into an increasingly unpopular war, setting a defensive line in central Bazikstan, that stopped the Bazik offensive in the battles of Christmas of 3184, almost in the same positions they began their offensive of 3183.
Degoland-JPM launched a new offensive in early 3185, but it resulted only in bloody pushes: by spring of the 3185, Degoland had acquired at great cost 200km of desert, when the Baziks launched a new offensive that forced Degoland-JPM to use all the available reserves in Bazikstan to try to stop the Bazik push: that's when the Bazik volunteers in western Bazikstan organized a major uprising, toppling the Degolandic supported government, with many of the forces of the clique of the military junta switching sides and attacking the Degolandic and JPMnians.
The situation became catastrophic and the forces of Degoland and JPM had to retreat to the channel and the RduC industrial complexes in central Bazikstan, beginning a fierce and desperate battle, while Degoland and JPM tried to send reinforcements, landing infantry of marine and paratroopers.
However, lacking bases near bazikstan to support their forces, lacking support of the Gastronomic Empire, Motzabili and the Ignacians, it was impossible to continue the fighting.
While the encircled forces in the RduC industrial complex continued to resist, using weapons and equipment made in the same factories that the workers rolled to the front, the remnants of the Degolandic-JPMnian force surrendered at the 1st January 3186: 230,000 men became prisoners of war.
The government of Degoland resigned, while the JPM as well entered in a deep political crisis, as the population claimed against the continuation of an unpopular war. An expeditionary force that was being prepared in the Ushaenor possessions of the JPM mutinied in their ships in the ports, refusing to go to Bazikstan and was decided to sign the peace.
While the JPM was more quick to sign the peace -being released the JPMnian prisoners of war-, the situation was more delicate between the Degolandic and Bazik authorities, and discussions extended about the details, as Degoland wanted the Baziks to pay war reparations and for the nationalization of the industrial complex of the RduC, expecting as well to keep a concession in Bazikstan, which the baziks refused.
The invasion of Nicolia of Bazikstan that same year -hoping to capitalize on the moment, before the government of Huneuu Kham could consolidate its situation, gave hopes to the new Degolandic government, that hoped to send an expeditionary force supporting the Nicolian army to reclaim the lost concessions and the RduC from Bazikstan: however, it was humiliated by the stern refusal of the Nicolians for any Degolandic help or reclamations -that would interfere the Nicolian ambitions-.
The Degolandic government then tried to exact benefits from Bazikstan with a peace treaty, while they were under attack of the Nicolians, but the Bazik government refused.
Degoland launched then some bombing raids -more to show their determination than for tactical goals-, and the Infantry of Marine of Degoland and navy did some attacks on Bazik possessions: however, they would face opposition of the Nicolians.
-These encounters and tensions will explain the later role of Degoland in the Bazco-Nicolian war, helping Bazikstan with their invasion of Nicolia-
The peace was finally signed at the 3187 a.a.H.