The Borealian Civil War was a conflict in the Union of Borealia when the southern half of the nation attempted to declare independence as the New Republic of California. After California was declared in 1980, the fighting officially lasted from 1981-1983. It was the first real conflict fought on Borealian soil. It would probably have extended further if not for the combined aid from Borealia's allies in the Union of Borealia and Hesperia. In the process of creating a more centralized atmosphere in the nation, it also allowed for the gradual independence for the Republic of the Maldives.