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The Battle of Timor
The small island of Timor, on the edge of the area which had fallen under the dominion of the Javanese Republic, was made into a center of the Tribal Alliance’s military. This area became a center of the what the Western Alliance, chiefly the Japanese, believed would be the first area from which they would attack their islands and re-establish a new Empire among those islands. The island of Timor, after many months of debate among the Japanese and the leaders of the other members of the Western Alliance, was invaded in 972 (219 AD) after its build up had been going on for some time.
Timors invasion was chiefly led by the Japanese coming from the islands of the Philippines. The Sulawesi, a chief objector to this move, were sending only a small regiment. The Timor people were not naive. They had been expecting a move like this and made it clear to every resident that it is their duty to fight. They did so and the island of Timor was hardly a battle from the perspective of the Tribal Alliance. In meetings and communications between the leaders of these countries afterwards, laughter and dismissal were the themes in the reactions to the Western Alliances Actions. But, the Battle of Timor was more significant because of its humiliation and the clear defeat of the Western Alliance. This enraged them into proving that they were not as impotent as this gesture made them seem.
The Great Asian War
At this time the Alliance system revealed that it had some flaws indeed. The Japanese being such a large Empire decided to make sure that all of its allies had the resources to take on whomever they chose. In doing this they also made sure that when war broke out that it would break out hard. The Zealots of Borneo were now able to take on their neighbors for reasons which required no more explanation than the approval of Thenmobala. The Manokwari had a similar effect and the Jayapura people between them and the Motu became a sort of client state of the Manokwari after their independence was taken away by the military force given to them for their alliance.
The Sinicans similarly had set up trading routes going from their country down through the Khmer Empire and them over to the Javanese, the Tanimbar and into the Australian colonies held by the Motu and Tanimbar. This made the nodes in this chain of resources very vulnerable if any one of them was to be disrupted and that was one of the first goals of the Western Alliance against their greatest enemy. The Japanese were keenly aware of the fact that attacking any single one of these coutnries would result in the others coming down on that battle and forcing them into defeat again. So, the Western Alliance began to prepare for attacks in almost all of these areas at the same time.
The First Attacks
In out of the island of Sulawesi came many of the forces of the Japanese military. The position of Sulawesi, as well as some of the areas of Borneo, made them perfect for stations of troops in case thee needed to be moved quickly. This necessity arose in the year 974 (221 AD) when the islands of Java and Sumatra were invaded from ships coming out of Sulawesi. These two close islands also had back up from Thenmobist Borneo. When this happened many of the Tribal Alliance moved against these troops, as the Japanese expected. At this same time the troops of Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands moved out and invaded the Eastern coast of Sinica while their navies were already more than halfway to Java. On the island of Borneo the naval movements were interrupted when word of an attack on the Java Republic reached the Dayak tribes in the eastern half of the island. The Borneo were now under the largest offensive that they had been subjected to. The Thenmobist and Dayak parts of Borneo were fighting amongst themselves and were taken almost totally out of the equation of that region. The ports of the Thenmobists were shut down because the weapons among them were used against the Dayak people. The Dayaks also had little more contact or reinforcements after the war grew to consume even more areas.
With the Japanese and the Sinicans at each others throats again, the Javanese and the Khmer were facing the Japanese on their own. The Tanimbar and the Motu were also consumed in a new conflict which would draw them out of any of the other conflicts. The Manokwari, on orders of the Japanese, attacked the main island of the Tanimbar. The Motu moved in for reinforcements but were blockaded by the Japanese and Manokwari mixed ships. This left only the option of circumnavigating Australia or going through the land. The conflict was all encompassing and the ending would not be a true victory for anyone.
The Third Sino-Japanese War
Though war was consuming a lot of lands the first of the attacks, and the most destructive, was the one between the Japanese and the Sinicans. Again the focus of the conflict was on the cities of the eastern coast of Asia. The Japanese knew these lands well by now and were sure of the kinds of defenses that the Sinicans had with them. Because they knew that the Sinicans other allies had no way of reaching from there. The city of Hangzhou 杭州, which had previously been a small and unnoticed area of the Sinican coastal cities, was the first place to be invaded. Cities like Fujian 福建 and Hangzhou were overcome by the Japanese and they also ended up attacking the southernmost areas of the Second Han Dynasty’s Empire. The Sinicans were led by their Emperor but many of the initial victories ran out quickly. Sinicans were stuck in a stalemate in the Southern cities while the Japanese were able to threaten the Sinican Empire from several different sides. The Sinican Emperor, in order to not have his empire destroyed, made peace with the Japanese only five years after the start of the Third Sino-Japanese War. In 979 (226 AD) the cities of Fujian and Hangzhou were ceded to the Sinicans as well as the Island of Hainan and other provinces in Southern Sinica in exchange for a declaration of non-aggression between the two countries. The Japanese wanted to end the War with Sinica as early as they could so that they could move into the wars in the islands and dominate that region too. However, it was too late by 980 (227 AD) when the Japanese had concluded their victory.
The Wars for the Islands
The Borneo War
In Borneo the war emerged in the year 974 (221 AD) between the Thenmobist and Dayak parts of their island. Borneo eventually fell to the religious Zealots after the Dayak tribes were split by the different leaders in the Dayak army. The wars started on the border when generals would not reach a compromise about how they would proceed so they fought against each other for control. This allowed the Thenmobists to move in while they were fighting amongst themselves and quickly, almost effortlessly, take the whole of the Dayak state. Rather than band together the fighting got worse and eventually many of the Dayak military committed suicide instead of fight.
The Papuan War
On the island of Papua things were almost as simple. The Manokwari and Jayapura were fighting the Motu and their ally in the Tanimbar who had recently been evicted from their native islands by the Sulawesi. The Motu and the Tanimbar cam around the Manokwari and landed directly into the capital of the Jayapura, which severely impacted their command structure and decimated their government with the loss of many of the leading figures in that state. Without this ally the manokwari were at a disadvantage from the Motu and Tanimbar but they managed to keep the Tanimbar from conquest for almost a year after 974 (221 AD). However the Sulawesi were not done in this conflict. They came in on the side of the Manokwari and filled the hole left by the defeat of the Jayapura, and provided more still. The Sulawesi were going to change the tide of this war and they did so for some time but attacks in the homeland made their involvement extend to no more than six months. The Javanese, who had repaired themselves after the Japanese attack left in order to fight the Sinicans, attacked the Sulawesi, the most important of the island nations left in the Western Alliance. With the vacuum of military power now pulling the Manokwari increasingly toward defeat the Motu and the Tanimbar destroyed their final hideouts on the westernmost edge of the island of Papua. The Tanimbar occupied much of these new lands at the grace of their ally. The Motu and the Tanimbar became an increasingly more homogeneous and connected couple and were almost the same in their attitudes and policies. This made them almost the same state and a strong one at that.
The Sulawesi War
The Last conflict which was taking place was the great conflict in Sulawesi which was threatening to make it a complete wasteland. The Sulawesi, who had taken most of the Tanimbar fleets and weapons in the conquest of that country, were able to hold their own against the Javanese. The Khmer would be a much more difficult conflict. It was not until 977 (224 AD) that the Thenmobists were able to participate with other islands once again after their conquest of all of the island of Borneo. They managed to take the Khmer and Javanese on in their home islands, something which surprised all of the participants because of the contempt which almost all of them had for either group on the island of Borneo. This left the Sulawesi with enough time to properly move the fleets of the Tanimbar into the Eastern islands of Java while the Borneo were invading Sumatra. The Thenmobists slashed and burned every forest behind them so that their enemies would be shocked into surrender or into a worse battle position. The Thenmobists wanted to take back the city of Thenmobang in Sumatra and make this island their own again and return it to its state as it was before the fall of the Srivijaya Empire.This would not happen.Though the Khmer were afraid of attacks from the Japanese who were in Southern Sinica not far from the Khmer homeland, they took the risk of focusing on the Sulawesi and thenmobist armies and eventually drove them off of Sumatra. The fatalities that built up between these two nations was staggering considering the conflicts that had been going on concurrently. More people died on Sumatra than in any other island during this time. It was likely because of the faith that both of the armies had in their own countries claim to the island of Sumatra. The Khmer moved back to their homeland and prepared for any move the Japanese might make. The Javanese were once again left to fight the Sulawesi without any help, and many of the Eastern islands of the Javanese were being taken while this other conflict was occurring. The Javanese were able to fight the Sulawesi all the way up to the island of Sumbawa where the Javanese concluded a peace giving the Sulawesi islands of Timor, Raijua, Semau, Sawu, Lomblen, Roti Alor, and Pantar. Though the deaths were considerable the Sulawesi left successful. A rift opened between the Javanese and the Khmer after the Khmer decided not to assist in the Javanese battle. Many of the Javanese citizens begrudged and blamed the Khmer for the loss of those eight islands. The treaty of Timor, which gave these islands away and ended the last war in these islands was signed in 981 (228 AD) a year after the Japanese had made their gains against the Sinicans. The Sulawesi and the Japanese became much closer after this and some suggestions were made about annexation but for the time being they were simply very strong allies.
Post-War AsiaThe effects of the several conflicts that erupted across the eastern world would change its landscape both politically and otherwise. The Sinicans were not feeling incredibly dissatisfied, a Sharp change from their happiness at the start of the reign of the Emperor Dingchen. His management of the war brought back new class for the reform by the nobility of that country. The Sinican Council released many new stories throughout the Empire slandering the Emperor and blaming him and his extravagance for their defeat. This Sinican Council was brought back in the year 984 (231 AD) with some of the Dukes of the areas now under Japanese control talking about how people are immigrating in droves away from these areas and htat border. Hangzhou and Fujian were now military installations being flooded with excess Japanese from the main islands. Though peace had been declared and a treaty existed many of the SInicans did not trust the Japanese in any way and thought that this new border would be an invitation for then to take as much of the continent as they wanted. Emperor Dingchen died in 987 (234 AD) and there were no mourning sessions among the Sinican people outside of the city of Wuhan where he was buried. The Sinican Council refused to recognize his son as Emperor and began to govern independently of any monarch, a move which many of the people supported.
In Japan and Sulawesi there was a time of celebration. Their victories came with the least amount of casualties and their new lands were some of the richest. The Southern Sinican colonies of the Japanese and the several new islands that the Sulawesi won from the Javanese and the Tanimbar were making them very wealthy and their people could not have been happier. Emperor Kenzo of Japan was famous for this victory and the Council in Sulawesi was celebrated in all the homes of their subjects. The last of these areas were in Sumatra, the islands of the Javanese and Papua where most of the damage took place. So many people were killed, made homeless, or left to starve that this War became known as the Great War. Across Asia from Southern Sinica to the lands of the Manokwari there were destitute people wandering for a place to rebuild. In Borneo especially the Dayak minority that still hid in forests were going to raid in some cities causing a great amount of tumult and fear among the people brave enough to settle there. The war on that island was not over and the Dayaks were going to continue to fight with what weapons they had left. This state would continue until the year 1007 (254 AD) when the reconstruction that these countries needed was more or less complete and the hold on the new lands was established.
Extension of Trade with the West and the Tripolipactum
After the end of the Great Asian War many of the countries in Asia had fallen into hard economic times. The loss of money from the treasuries due to this war made many of the Asians desperate for new trading possibilities. In Southeast Asia where there was still large opportunities to develop the industries which had just started there, this recession effected them for less than a year. In Japan and Sulawesi this recession was surmounted by their successful campaigns in the War. The worst hit areas were the Khmer Kingdom, the Sinican Empire, and the Javanese Republic. In response to this they formed a new Alliance structure though it was severely disrupted by the fact that the small area that still connected to Southeast Asian Peninsula. Despite this the United Kingdom of the Lao-Cham was still smaller than the Khmer or the Javanese and especially the Sinicans. They were quickly strong-armed into joining and the Thai Kingdom was an observer. This began a partial revival in their economic activity but it was far from a good replacement.It was in response to this need that a serious trade with the Western Powers began. Beginning in the years 972-992 (219-239 AD) the Sinicans had many of their inventions taken by the Roman explorers. Some of these men settled in their new country and founded new families. Many of these lived in a small ward in Beijing 北京. Despite this, the Romans and the Sinicans became very close allies despite the fact that the Romans had taken the technologies of war from these eastern nations. As the Romans and he SInicans began to interact more many new ideas were coming not only into Sinica but also into Japan, the Maurya Empire and almost every other nation in Asia. The goods and unique artistic creations of these nations became extremely valuable to the people of the West. Similarly Western Philosophies, plays and mathematics from Aegypt, Rome, and Greece were all becoming extremely popular among the Asian people. Mythologies from Greece and Rome were also very fascinating to the Eastern People.
After 1007 (254 AD), Asian entered an unprecedented time of peace known in Latin as the Tripolipactum (meaning triple peace which referred to the Maurya, Japanese, and Sinican Empires which were the powers keeping Asia from breaking out into war.) In Chinese it is written as 三重平靜. This view only accounted for the largest trading partners of the Romans and notice that it makes no reference to Southeast Asia. This was East Asia as the Romans could understand it from records that reached the general populace. From 1007 to 1104 (351 AD) there were no major wars. Systems of peace had been established that allowed many of these Empires and Kingdoms to benefit from trade among each other. The relations between the Japanese and the Sinicans were still not friendly but they weren’t hostile towards each other as they were. Only one major political event occurred in this time and that was the Eastern Islands Wars which resulted in the end of the Malaita Kingdom and the expansion of the Lapita Admiralty in 1056 (303 AD).
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