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First Global War
Infobox collage for WWII
Beginning:

Oct. 6,1678

End:

Feb. 4, 1695

Place:

Europe, Western and Southern Asia, Oceania, Middle East, North Africa, and Indian Ocean.

Outcome:

Asian victory:

  • End of Muscovy, Novgorod, Curonia, Sweden, Prussia, Poland-Luthuania, Crimea, and the Byzantine Empire
  • Creation of the Russian, Black, and Chaakthan Khanates
  • Expansion of the Ottoman Empire
  • End of European dominance, and immersion of Asian dominance
Combatants

Asian Powers

Great Khanate
Chagatia Khanate
Kiathan Khanate
Siberian Khanate
Northern Khanate
Persian Sultanate
Arabian Sultanate
Ottoman Empire
Empire of Malacca
India

European powers
Muscovy
Novgorod
Norwegian Empire
British Empire
French Empire
German Confederation
Prussia
Curonia
Poland-Lithuania
Sweden
Crimea
Byzantine Empire
Kingdom of Italy

Commanders
Strength

15,000,000 (approx.)

20,000,000 (approx.)

Casualties and Losses

6,000,000 military
5,000,000 civilian
11,000,000 total (approx.)

2,000,000 military
500,000 civilian
2,500,000 total

Description

The First Global War was a major conflict usually thought to have started in 1678 with the invasion of Persia. However, some historians think that the Indian invasion was the first part of the First Global War and not a separate war, pushing the start to 1673. Also, some historians believe that the war started in 1681, with the Muscovite declaration of war. However, the general consensus is that the war started with the invasion of Persia. The war ended in 1695 with the surrender of the European powers. The fighting in India lasted longer than that, for it was unknown that the war had ended. The First Global War was the first in a series of world war, caused by the warlike nature of the participants, namely the Mongols, and the constant hatred between many of these nations (reasons for the war discussed later). The First Global War pitted the European powers against the Asian powers. The war ended will a complete demolition of the European army (reasons discussed in detail later), and the end of many European countries. The war took place mainly in Europe, although fighting was present on three other continents, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

Causes

The causes for the First Global War can be divided into three main reasons:

  1. The European countries' unheeded oversees expansion: The first, and most obvious cause of the war stemmed from the European countries suddenly expanding greatly, and creating oversees colonies in other areas, usually killing all the natives in the process. When English and Norwegian soldiers landed in India, they immediately claimed it as their own, despite the fact that it was obviously owned by a large and technologically sound empire. This was the case time and time again all over the world, but usually the Europeans got their way, for the natives usually lived in small tribes with primitive technology. The claiming of India and South-East Asia by foreign people, and the subsequent invasions of those countries, drove most of Asia to war to stop the attacks.
  2. The European sense of self-superiority: The second reason is closely linked to the first, but has slight differences. the Europeans had a great sense of self-superiority, and therefore looked down upon any other cultures as inferior. This caused negotiations to be virtually impossible with the Europeans, for the Europeans believed that the Asian countries were not on the same level as them, and therefore would not negotiate. The European powers also demanded the Asian countries, primarily the Khans and India, to give them things for no reason other that European superiority.
  3. The Mongol's warlike tendencies: The third reason is a littler thought about reason. In the world where this war takes place, the victories powers are all great powers, and therefore the war is almost always blamed on the European powers. However, both sides have fault in this war. While India and South-East Asia had very good reasons to go to war, the stated reasons that the Khans went to war was a little fuzzier. Except for some harsh requests and rudeness, the Russian countries never moved troops to the border until the Mongols did, and only invaded the Mongols after Mongol pre-emptive attacks on border fortifications. The Mongols were restless at this point, for a long period of peace had occurred, and so took any reason to invade another country.

All three reasons, plus a few minor ones, led to the war between the Asian Powers and the European Powers, and cost many lives over the course of war.

Synopsis

Pre-war events

The Invasion of India

Full article:Invasion of India

The invasion of India began August 17th, 1672, with the landing of over 1,000 Norwegian troops near Mumbai, capitol of the Gujarat Sultanate. The commander of the Norwegian forces led by the esteemed Ostav Glenov, from the Norwegian Northern Europe, declared that the whole area of Mumbai and the surrounding countryside was now under Norwegian rule. He demanded that the sultan surrender peacefully. The sultan did not accept the claim and immediately sent elements of the Gujarat army to destroy "the white demons". The Europeans were attacked by over five thousand Gujarat soldiers, in an area around 10 km from Mumbai, in what came to be known by the Indians as the Liberation of Mumbai. After a short battle, the Norwegians were soundly defeated by the superior Indian guns and retreated towards their ships. They immediately set sail in full retreat. On August 20th, British forces landed in OTL Sri Lanka, in the small Indian controlled sector. The English landed 5,000 troops on a small beachhead in OTL northern Sri Lanka, and advanced towards the town of Svalkar, the largest Indian city on Sri Lanka. The English surrounded the city, lobbing boulders using trebuches and ballistas. Much of the city was evacuated but the small guard force of approximately 200 Indian soldiers held off the English attacks, while the main country was contacted. On August 23rd, 10,000 Indian soldiers landed on the shore and easily routed the English, ending the short war.

The destruction of the French fleet

On February 4th, 1676, A large French fleet consisting of 17 large sailing vessels with 40 cannons each, along with around 100 merchant boats outfitted with weapons and 25 other auxiliary vessels. At 830 hours, the French forces sighted a medium sized Malaccan fleet and estimated its size was around 30 warships and 50 other vessels. Despite the large numbers of enemies, the French admiral directed the French forces to attack the group. At 945, the French and Malaccan forces engaged each other in a brief, uncoordinated firefight.

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