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The Great War 1594-1600 (841-847 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

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1553-1594 (800-841 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus) The Great War 1594-1600 (841-847 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

The Sino-Japanese Invasion

The Sinicans planned to remove a large percentage of their troops in the colony to the home country to assemble as large a group as possible for the planned invasion of Japan. The Japanese were expected to bring their troops from their colonies back to the home islands also and that is why the Sinicans did not worry about leaving only a small contingent of troops. About one week after the SInican troops had left, Japan moved into the Sinican colony from both sides. Cimbria also kept the farthest stationed troops occupied with small guerrilla warfare tactics so they could not re-inforce their comrades fighting the Japanese. Japan won the SInican colony quickly.

Sinican troops would not hear of the loss in the new world for some time.

Sinica and Mongolia had built up a naval presence in the Sea of Bohai and in the Port of Shanghai who were planning on taking a north-south approach to the Japanese islands and eventually come together on the capital in Kyoto. Winds swept the northern branch away but the southern units remained intact. They invaded the islands of Okinawa where a Hubrian style rebellion was already in place due to the outbreak of war. The leader of the rebellion believed that Okinawa deserved independence from Japan as their people almost entirely serve the large naval bases in Kyushu and Taiwan. Hiroshi Igurashi was leading the rebels in Okinawa and when he saw Sinican ships coming to shore he greeted them. Soon he won the support of the Sinican General Wang Jianxiao. With the aid of only a portion of the Sinican regiment, Igurashi was able to move into and convince the local population that independence was the best option for them. Those which he could not convince immediately were convinced by the Sinican military presence.

As the war with Mongolia and Sinica continued for Japan, their southern colonies were being gnawed at my this rebellious man. Most of the fighting was taking place in the northern colony now. Mongolia had gained suzerain allies in central Asia who were fighting alongside them in exchange for economic support. These along with the SInicans were taking up most of the activity of the Asia part of the war. In 1597 (844 AD) The Korean Empire came in on the side of Japan and though not the largest army, they were able to divert the attention of the Sinicans long enough for Japan to crush the tribes that Mongolia had brought in. Without them, Mongols were about even with the Japanese until a new military technology came out of Sapporo. Three types were made, the first one was named Aomori gas (Tabun), the second was Nagano gas (Sarin) and the third was Kagoshima gas (Soman).

In an attempt to intimidate their enemies, the Japanese used Nagano Gas in the city of Erdenet in the wealthy district where Mongolian leaders lived. The attack came at night and many did not know what was happening. Some Japanese soldiers died because the cause spread so quickly. Nearly 200,000 people died that night. Aomori gas was used in Shanghai and a mixture of Nagano and Kagoshima Gas was used in Hainan which together left about one and a half million dead. The level of destruction and fear that these weapons instilled prompted the Japanese to, in some later battles, wear gas masks so that the enemy would believe that gas was in the area.

The Mongolians and the Sinicans signed a Treaty ending the war between their countries in 1599 (846 AD) but they were still attached to the wars in the rest of the world still being waged. Tariffs on Japan were lifted by both countries as were the restrictions on Japanese immigrants. Tensions remained high between Japan and Tibet ever since and no formal treaty was made between them.

War of the Africas

In 1594 (842 AD), the Aztec Alliance invaded the Maya Republic with the intent on taking Copan. The Chimu and the other Jaguar nations in New Africa allying with the Zulu to take on the Otjomouise and Rome. Though it seemed at first like the Jaguar states and the Zulu could overwhelm the Romans and the Otjomouise, it would not be so quick.

Firstly, when the Chimu invaded the Roman colony from the west, the Romans were taken by surprise initially. One reason was that the Romans had not mapped out all parts of their colony to fight a country who had resided in that area for centuries. The Chimu, having knowledge of the natives in the western Roman colony were able to incite them into rebelling against Rome. The Chimu spoke of the ideals of nativism and that this land was theirs. Many natives did not totally understand the idea of owning the land but they understood that they did not want to be moved from it as was often the case when Rome began fully integrating regions of its colonies. The nearest city of the Romans in this region was Cabanagium (Manaus, Brazil). It was a military outpost at first but had grown into its own city. That being said, it remained the farthest inland colony of the Romans and relied on only three main roads for trade to other cities and countries. Cutting off its supplies was easy but fighting the Roman military residents was difficult.

Cabanagium knew that if there ever was a war in New Africa that, at that time, it was the closest to the natives and farthest from support. With that they had been gathering arms and supplies, as well as food, in surplus just in case. The time now came and the city walls, which were symbols of oppression to most of the surrounding natives, were under attack. The Romans attempted to take on the Jaguar forces at once but found that they were more than outnumbered. With that, the Romans held out from the city and tried to force the large forces into as tight a position as possible. Over nearly three weeks of continuous fighting the Romans were at a clear disadvantage and in one large push the Jaguar overran the defenses that were remaining. Cabanagium was ransacked and the mayor was killed and his body displayed in the Public Forum. Communications were severed but the Romans would become enraged once they heard about the defeat at Cabanagium.

The Otjomouise were having similar difficulties at the beginning of the war. The Zulu themselves were very skilled when it came to invading the areas that had once been theirs as well as using guides from the Jaguar nations to navigate the jungles in between the more interior settlements. With that the Otjomouise were torn apart and communications quickly disintegrated between cities.

The Romans knew that the Jaguar nations, though they extended over a wide territory, were almost entirely dependent on the Zulu for most industrial equipment. The Jaguar had only recently begun to build up an arms supply and had also only recently began establishing an industrial sector to their economy. Many companies had loans and stocks in Roman businesses and many faced financial difficulties during the war. The Romans and the Otjomouise chose to do what had long been avoided in wars among the colonial nations in Africa and Europe; an invasion of the home country.

The Otjomouise held large military reserves in their northern exclave which bordered Rome and the Zulu Republic. Most of these served as reinforcements in case of an invasion of the colony in New Africa. The Romans decided to sweep down the African coast and ravage the countryside as much as possible and cut off the Zaire River, which would sever any movement of the Zulu from Africa to their colonies. The battles in this campaign were particularly gruesome because of the importance of the Zaire River. Both sides lost at least one million people in the nearly 14 months from mid February 1595 (842 AD) to early May 1596 (843 AD). In the end the Romans had much more troops than the Zulu could muster and though casualties were high on both sides, the damage was more easily sustained by the Romans. By the end of June 1596 (843 AD), the Zaire River was cut off and he ZUlu colony and home country were severed.

The Otjomouise were left to take control of the northern Zulu colony and they did so quickly with the aid of the Romans and to the astonishing defeat of the Zulu and the Jaguar nations in 1599 (846 AD). This brought to an end the War of the Africas and though the home country of the Zulu was not taken it was severely hurt but he Roman blockade and temporary occupation as well as the loss of part of their colony. The Southern Zulu colony on the Tempest’s Sea was now their only colony. The Jaguar nations made peace with the Otjomouise much to the exasperation of Rome who had been trying to speed up the war in Africa for the sake of the battle between Rome and the Aztecs as well as Cimbria.

The Hyperborean War (The North American War)

Hyperborea had been divided into two main conflicts, north and south. In the south the Roman Empire and the May'a Alliance were fighting against the Jaguar states and the Zapotec Alliance. In the North the Roman Empire and the United Tribes were facing off not only against the Cimbrians but also against the Japanese who were coming in by rail from across the continent. Travelling that distance was long but the Romans were in no need for another enemy.

The Despicable Treaty

The Roman Empire growing tired, as well as financially strapped, by war were also annoyed at how the Maya Alliance chose to conduct themselves during the conflict. It was said that Maya leaders were bringing in the numerous Roman troops from the colonies, as was a common request of Rome’s allies in times of war, and that the Maya saw them as a resource rather than an ally. The soldiers describe going “several weeks with barely a sign of a Maia (Maya) soldier or commander.

The Romans in the colonial capital of Lurium were formulating a plan to end this war quickly because any further stalling among these colonies was going to cost the Romans their largest ally, the United Tribes, and also lead to huge defeats at the hands of their greatest enemy, The Cimbrian Alliance. In that haste, which was also put on them by the military commanders from Rome and possibly the Emperor Aelius himself, the Romans made a treaty that they offered to the Jaguar states and the Zapotecs.

In exchange for ending their alliance with the Zulu Republic, the Jaguar nations and the Zapotec would be allowed to partition the Maya Alliance and Rome would reclaim parts of the the Calinagian Islands and New Copan and assume control of the Calinagian and Crispian seas. The Jaguar states and the Aztec Alliance took this offer but it left a somewhat bad taste in the mouths of the common people who found the treaty to be deceitful and treacherous. This was especially true of the Maya. A temporary cease fire had taken place while a deal was being worked out and the Maya believed that the Romans had negotiated a peace that would leave everyone in the same state as they were before. A few months later the Jaguar states on the Maya border and the Aztecs to the northwest launched an attack simultaneously. The Aztecs stopped just past Copan leaving the whole of the Maya Alliance in OTL South and Central America to the Jaguar States, they chose to administer that area jointly.

The islands of Arawakao (Jamaica), Cubao (Cuba), and Taino (Hispaniola) were reclaimed by Rome and renamed Araquia (Jamaica), Naevia (Cuba) and Aelia (HIspaniola). The province of New Copan was also renamed New Capesia after Emperor Capesian who visited the capital and largest city in the region, New Copan (New Orleans). He was the first Emperor to ever visit the New World. This brought an end to the war in Southern Hyperborea and in New Africa. The Zulu were left at a clear disadvantage with most of their relations in the New World and the old being severed.


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