|South African Civil War|
|Date||September 5, 2007 - present|
|This article covers a war or battle
When President de Clerk of South Africa died on September 3, 2007, it seemed as though another election would take place. However, this thought was proved false when members of a radical anti-apartheid group named the South African National Union started riots in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. these quickly proved violent, and the ruling party, the Pure South Africa Party, sent the military to stop them. This escalated the incident into the Battle of the Three Cities.
Battle of the Three Cities
The Battle of the Three Cities began on September 5, 2007. In Johannesburg, the military was quickly able to put down the revolt. However, in Cape Town and Pretoria, the revolters were prepared, having set up barricades. The South African military was drawn into a bloody meat grinder.
The CSA, upon seeing that the battle was not going to end by itself, sent several brigades of its own army to South Africa. along with the mutual defense treaty between the two nations, the CSA wanted to make sure its own blacks remained servile enough, though apartheid was de jure non-existent.
With the CS Army in South Africa, under General Nathan Bedford Forrest V, the South Sfrican Army was able to defeat the rebels on September 19.
Battle of the Boers
In the former Boer Free State, the Pure South Africa Party grew ever more repressive, and South African National Union members, supplied with arms by Mexico (covertly, of course) rose up against the ruling Party throughout the state. The British Prime Minister Tony Blair, seeing that British public opinion was in favor of intervention, declared support for the Pure South Africa-CSA Pact. He sent a large part of the British Army, under Major General Gordon Brown, to South Africa.
When the British arrived in South Africa, on September 21, the "Boerstaat" was in a shambles. CS and Pure SA troops had been unable to stop the SANU revolt, and were bogged down throughout the territory. However, General Brown, using a special tactic he called the "triple wedge", managed to encircle the main SANU-controlled city on all sides, and sent in troops aided by heavy artillery. The Battle of the Boers was over by September 30.
Since the Battle of the Boers, much of the fighting in South Africa has been done in the guerrilla style. SANU leader Thabo Mbeki has declared that "free elections shall soon be held in South African National Union controlled territories". However, even in SANU-controlled territories, life in South Africa is harsh. Armies move throughout the landscape every day, and no-one is sure when the war will stop.
The Empire of Mexico, considered the major world superpower, has not yet joined the fighting, and shows no inclination towards doing so. However, the Mexican Army has sent several advisors to SANU, along with financial support.
Members of the CSA Pact are slowly leaning towards joining in the conflict. France, for instance, has shown several signs of preparing to join the fight, such as the increase in military equipment and inflation of army size and conscription.