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The seven days campaign was the final and most bloody chapter of the New Swabian Civil War. It began with the capture of Nuemayer by General Kunz and his forces and the declaration of independence of the Fascist Republic of New Swabia. The United Front (The Alliance of Anti-Nazi parties in New Swabia) was reformed in the city of Toll and attempted to fight off Kunz's forces but were ill equipped to deal with them having demobilized in the late 1980's.
The New Swabian war had ended in 1982 with the signing of the treaty of Neumayer by all involved parties and for seven years brought peace to New Swabia. However, the disgruntled ex Nazi General Wilhelm Kunz left prison in 1988 and quickly took command of what was left of the Nazi opposition to NSLP rule. What had been little more than an irritant to Otto Dietrich quickly became a massive insurgency against his rule. Beginning in 1989 the Nazi's blew up several military installations, attempted to assassinate Heinrich Trelk and succeeded in killing Thobias Mjoen.
Otto Dietrich's rule looked to be on the brink of collapse, his government was at an all time low popularity level and it was clear to all that the NSLP would not win the 1992 elections. Therefore Dietrich swallowed his pride and invited his long time opponent Heinrich Trelk to take command of the New Swabian Armies anti insurgency task force. Despite this the NSLP still lost the next elections but under the new Christian Socialist Trelk still failed to win a conclusive victory claiming that he lacked the resources he needed. The Christian Socialists failed to hold on to power in the '96 elections losing to a revitalised New Swabian Liberation Party under the charismatic duo of Fritz Dietrich and Ernst Hersman.
The new NSLP administration gave Trelk the power and resources he needed to carry out a campaign on his terms but it was to little to late, Trelk was now fighting an uphill battle against Kunz and his forces and even though he managed to hold on to various major areas he knew it was a forgone conclusion and in preparation for a guerrilla campaign against the Nazi's ordered his forces to leave the city of Neumayer on September the 29th.
In less than six hours from the withdrawal of Loyalist forces from Neumayer the Nazi party under Kunz made its largest ever assault. Some loyalist forces that had refused to follow Trelk's orders to leave made a token defence of the capital but failed in the face of overwhelming odds. However Kunz didn't want to stop at the capture of the capital and launched major offensives in all sectors.
In the South Nazi forces smashed through the old God's Army of New Swabia territory only being stopped from reaching the Maudlandic border and flanking Trelk's men in Toll by a group of old Maudlandic Union of Exile's soldiers who managed to hold several vital choke points in the south with the help of unofficial Maudlandic advisors.
In the North their progress was unimpeded except for a few ex NSLP militia squads that attempted to make stands which without fail were a complete disaster with only a few squads succeeding in holding their positions. In the Industrial coast the Nazi offensive did succeed in controlling most of the coast with the exception of the area near the Eduardan border where the KAP succeeded in completely stopping the Nazi offensive in its tracks. Regardless by the end of the 30th of September most of New Swabia was under Nazi control once again with Wilhelm Kunz declaring the independence of the Fascist Republic of New Swabia, Fascism was back.
Rebirth of the United Front and early Counter-attack
The New Swabian government immediately announced their reformation in the city of Toll taking up its old HQ from the NSLP Days. However, that barely survived the day as with chaos engulfing the country it was clear that a stronger central authority was needed than a group of politicians debating on every issue. Within a day the New Swabian Parliament was dissolved by force of arms and a new governing body headed by the old resistance groups was instated.
Heinrich Trelk took command of the reborn United Front as its sole military commander with a committee of United Front Members taking over domestic responsibilities. The United Front had been reborn and Trelk and a Dietrich were back as its commander.
Trelk retrained his old shock troops from the Civil War in urban combat and urged his old friend Tomas Lykke to bring the Maudlandic Army into the war on the side of the New Swabian's. By the 1st of October the United Front and a Maudlandic Army detachment were ready to take to the fight to the Nazi's. However a lack of air support meant that the United Front's offensive failed.
Fritz Dietrich traveled to several NATO counties from the 30th of September to canvas for NATO support in the campaign. While Dietrich had expected nothing more than a token number of Maudlandic and Eduardan forces their was a massive indication of support from several NATO members with the Norwegians supplying three squadrons of attack planes, the German's supplying two divisions of Leopard 2's and the USA supplying B1 Lancers and ten squadrons of F-18 attack alanes.