The First World War was a global conflict that lasted from 1931-1936. The war, while fought most significantly in Eurasia, was also fought in North America. It invovled most of the world's major countries, and took place on every continent except South America and Oceania, between the Expanse Powers, and Allied Powers. It was the most widespread and destructive war in history, involving over 110 million people.
Though the war is considered to have begun with the joint Indo-Russo-Roman invasion of China, the Commanche Empire had already invaded the Sioux Confederation, and the Indian Raj had invaded Persia. Supplied by the Romans, the Commanches proceded to conquer the Sioux, while the Indians conquered Persia.
The Expanse invasion was halted at the Battle of Ophir, when the attempted Roman invasion of Egypt was hatled. Followed by a series of Russian defeats across Northern China, combined with a successful invasion of Commanche territory by the Chinese, the Expanse lost the inititave, and went on the defensive. In 1934, the Allies launched three coordinated attacks in Rome, India, and Russia.
After the fall of St. Petersburg, and the arrest of Tsar Ivan IX, and the suicide of Maharajah Ajith, the Romans were left isolated, as a joint Egyptian-Norse force pressed in. Culminating with the suicide of Proconsul Caius Albanus, and the capture of Roma by Egyptian forces, the war in Europe ended. Commanche holdouts continued after the capture of Commancheria, with the last holdout being destroyed by the Chinese in 1937.
Despite its scale, the war did not severly affect the political climate of the world. Territorial changes were minimal, and Rome remained the dominant European power. The International Council of Peace was assembled by the Allied Powers in an attempt to foster cooperation. The Middle East remained in turmoil for another fifty years, before the foundation of the United Islamic Repubilc.
The start of the war in Asia is considered to have been March 3, 1931, beginning with the join Indo-Russo-Roman invasion of the Chiense Empire. The war in North America are considered to have begun earlier, on September 5, 1929 when the Commanche Empire invaded the Sioux Confederation.
According to Roman historian, Marcus Aneas, the war in the Americans began when the Commanche forces invaded the Chinese colonies on March 10, 1931, which marked the point where the two wars began. Russian historian, Vladimir Putin, argues that it began when the Russian and Chinese forces met at the skirmish in Northern Mongolia.
The exact ending of the war is not universally agreed, with some historians holding that war ended with the surrender of the Russian Tsardom. Others argue that it ended with the surrender of Rome.
Military BuildupIn an attempt to combat the Great Depression, throughout the early 20th century, Roman Consul Flavius Lumius sought a large military buildup; the mentality was that the industrial need would create new jobs, and encourage investment. This included the comissioning of an additional fifteen Typhon-class battleships, and five Neptune-class carriers. The largest of the battleships was the Hydra (which would later be sunk in the Battle of Ophir) and the largest of the carriers was the Jupiter (which would survive the war). Lumius also pushed bills through the Assembly that incresed government military spending 15%.
This was viewed as threatening by the Egyptian Empire, and after obtaining approval from the Council of Commoners, Pharaoh Ahmose X drafted a bill to increase military buildup as well. This included the construction of new Wadj-wer class carriers, the largest being the Osiris. He also comissioned the construction of a series of costal defenses along Egypt's Mediterranean coastline, which would come to be called "Wadj-wer's Spear".
After Lumius' period of consulship ended, and Consul Titus Alexius took power, he approached Tsar Vladimir V for an alliance. While he was rebuffed by Vladimir, he managed to gain the support of then Crown Prince Ivan. Vladimir died only two years later, on July 17, 1921, and upon his succession, Tsar Ivan IX concluded an alliance with Rome. Shortly after, Alexius approached Maharajah Ajith II, who had ascended the throne on May 1, 1919. The two countries, as well as Russia, then signed the Raigad Accords, which formed a three-way alliance between Rome, Russia, and India.
In response, Ahmose and Emperor Ling Chao Xin of China strengthened their alliance. The Egyptians ceded one of their military bases in Australia to Chinese authority, while the Chinese ceded one of their bases in Taiwan to Egyptian authority. Both countries approached Kaiser Olaf X with an offer for alliance, which he accepted, though a vote was called for by the Althing. The offer for alliance was eventually accepted, by a margin of five votes. They signed the Treaty of Thebes, concluding the alliance.