Joshua Woods to Trey Batiste
The Great Civil War, also known as the 2nd Civil War, was a galaxy-wide conflict which took place between the years 2010 and 2019 One of the largest engagements That is Very Simliar to the Great Sith Wars, the Great Civil War saw the rise of the South, once again in opposition to from the Republic Order & The Order of The Courts to bring in the new confederacy. The roots of the conflict are traced back to the fall of bristol from the OutLaw way and his ascension to the Order of The Courts. Eventually the dark jedi influence was discovered on the planet Earth and the ensuing battle saw the OutLawz temporarily break the hold on the remote planet. This fight against the resurgent power of the Bronx OutLawz was a warning to the People that something ominous was brewing on this Planet.
The influence of the Bronx OutLawz, however, again resurfaced during the South Uprising, which managed to establish the means for the Confederates to grow in power and influence. Using the knowledge that they had gained from God and his followers in Heaven, the OutLawz instituted a bloody coup in the Black Holy Crusade and began a series of campaigns aimed at space. After several defeats at the hands of the Bronx OutLawz, Gang Leader Joshua Woods advised the Republican Order that he would infiltrate the Talibans and destroy them from within. During his undercover mission, Joshua fell to the Light side and joined forces with another fallen Roman Emperor by the name of Valens. Eventually, Valens was anointed the new world order with Joshua as his Friend, and together they ushered the galaxy to bring in a new confederacy.
With their allies, Valens and Leonias launched a series of deadly campaigns against the Terrorists, eventually making their way to the heart of the galaxy Earth. Following this battle Kun and Qel-Droma launched an assault on Ossus, in an attempt to raid the planet of its Jedi artifacts. However, the battle of Ossus saw the defeat of the Sith forces, the capture of Ulic Qel-Droma, and the retreat of Kun to his base on Yavin 4. Broken and humbled, Joshua agreed to lead the combined forces of the Republic and the Jedi to Yavin 4, in an effort to defeat Exar Kun. Under the combined efforts of the Jedi, Kun was defeated and the Great Civil War brought to an end as it still goes.
Following the Iraqi War, the galaxy experienced nearly a thousand years of relative peace. With only a few minor brushfire conflicts arising, including the Greatest Massacres and the Third Jedi Schism, the galaxy enjoyed the lasting peace which came with the defeat of the Dark Lord of the Sith Naga Sadow. As the galaxy continued to experience no further contact with the remnants of the Sith Empire, it enjoyed a time of new galactic exploration and expansion. However, six hundred years after the collapse of the Sith Empire, a young Jedi by the name of Freedon Nadd began his journey towards the dark side of the Force. Nadd's fall to the dark side would leave a lasting dark influence over the galactic timeline, and would usher in the return of the Sith—though this time it would be in a much more cunning and dangerous form than had been previously experienced
Freedon Nadd, fallen Jedi and Dark Lord of the Sith. Edit
Having grown frustrated with his Jedi training and feeling that his talents were being held back, Nadd traveled to various planets which he knew were imbued with ancient Sith energy. Leaving behind the Jedi academy on Ossus, Nadd traveled deep into the heart of the old Sith Empire in search of further dark side knowledge. Eventually he followed the Force to the jungle moon of Yavin 4 where Naga Sadow had, six hundred years earlier, exiled himself and created a cloistered Sith stronghold. Arriving at the primary temple, Nadd made his way to its depths, where he was confronted by the spirit of the long dead Sith Lord, Naga Sadow.
Training under the former Dark Lord of the Sith, Nadd learned much and was eventually twisted completely towards the dark side of the Force. Believing that he had learned all he could from Naga Sadow, Nadd used his newfound powers to destroy his mentor's spirit, and left the jungle moon behind him. Proclaiming himself to be the new Dark Lord of the Sith, Nadd traveled to the remote world of Onderon, which was just outside of Republic space, and established himself as the king of Onderon. Nadd instituted martial law and ruled from the walled city of Iziz with an iron fist. A policy which Nadd instituted, and which would exasperate his successors for hundreds of years, was to banish all criminals outside the walls of Iziz to be killed by the savage beasts which lived there. Eventually, a number of these criminals banded together, learning to survive, and domesticated the wild beasts of Onderon. These criminals would eventually become known as the Beast Riders and would fight a guerrilla war against Nadd and his royal line.
Freedon Nadd secretly taught his children the ways of the Sith, and made sure that his dark knowledge lived on throughout the Onderonian royalty, for the one day when it could be used against the Jedi. Even though Nadd died, his spirit lived on in his tomb deep below the city of Iziz, and it was there that he cunningly instructed his descendants in the Sith arts. Over the next four hundred years the Beast Riders would continue their war against the city of Iziz and its royal rulers, with the conflict escalating to new heights in the years prior to 2010. Eventually, under the reign of King Omminand Queen Amanoa, Onderon joined the Republic and, against the advice of Freedon Nadd, Amanoa requested the Jedi's assistance in ending the centuries-old conflict against the Beast Riders. Little did the Jedi know that what they were to experience on Onderon would be the clandestine beginning of a massive war which would eventually engulf the galaxy in the years to follow.
Early campaigns (2010) Edit
The End of the Beast Wars CampaignEdit
"The barbarians are swarming—order the wave gunners to hit them hard."
An Onderonian soldier
As was the custom of the time, when a new planet gained membership within the Republic, the Jedi Order would assign a Jedi to become the "watchman" of the system. It was the watchman's duties to supervise the new system's transition into a Republic member-state, and to help with any local difficulties that the planetary governments might be experiencing. Upon Onderon joining the Republic, Bronx Leader Joshua Woods was given charge of the new planet and directed to help end the Machine Wars which had plagued the planet for many centuries. As a test for his three of his comerades, Trey, Ryan and Micheal, Captain Night sent them in his place to put an end to the civil war.
Once Captian Night's army arrived on Onderon, they were met by Queen Amanoa, who asked the Jedi to help put an end to the ongoing Machine Wars. During Ulic's audience with Amanoa and her daughter, the princess Galia, the Beast Riders staged a bold raid against the palace in which they abducted Galia. At the request of Amanoa, Ulic, Cay, and Tott set out to rescue Galia from the Beast Riders, but soon discovered that the raid had been an elaborate ruse: Galia and Oron Kira, the Beast-Lord who ruled over the Beast Riders, were actually in love, and planned to marry each other. Their marriage, they argued, would not only celebrate their love for each other, but it would also unify the Beast Riders and the city of Iziz, thus ending the centuries-long conflict
Listening to what Oron Kira and Galia had to say, Ulic believed that they were sincere about wanting to bring peace to Onderon. However, it was not until Galia advised Ulic that she could no longer live in the presence of the dark side of the Force that he began to seriously consider that something was indeed wrong on Onderon—Ulic had believed that the Sith were extinct, and that they had fought their last war a millennium ago. As Ulic listened to Galia and Oron tell the history of Onderon, he learned that a fallen Jedi named Freedon Nadd had learned the ways of the Sith and established himself as the ruler of their planet. Following his eventual death, his spirit stayed in Iziz and imbued the city with his dark side energy. Galia explained that Nadd's spirit had continued to teach her ancestors how to use the dark side of the Force; that it was because of his influence of manipulation that Iziz continued to grow in technology; and that it was this technology which allowed the Iziz defenders to constantly defend against the Beast Riders. Finally comprehending that the Sith had managed to return without the knowledge of the Jedi, Ulic, Cay, and Tott agreed to help lead an assault against the palace of Iziz—their plan was to dispose of Amanoa and install Galia as Queen of Onderon. This plan, however, was to only go into effect if Ulic was unable to convince Amanoa to cease hostilities and return to the light.]
Nonetheless, when the trio of Jedi, along with Oron and Galia, arrived at the Iziz palace they were greeted with nothing but hostility from Amanoa. The Queen claimed that she would rather see her daughter die than be with an outcast like Oron Kira. After witnessing Amanoa give herself fully over to the dark side in an effort to overwhelm the Jedi and their allies, Ulic and the others retreated outside the city and radioed the Beast Riders. Describing how Amanoa had shunned the Jedi's request for peace, the Beast Riders launched an all-out attack against Iziz. The resulting battle was a complete bloodbath, and both sides experienced heavy casualties—even the Jedi were not immune to danger, with Cay Qel-Droma losing an arm in combat. During the battle Amanoa began using her dark side powers to influence the minds of those on the battlefield, and turned the tide of the battle against the Beast Riders. However, the timely arrival of Arca Jeth, and his use of Jedi battle meditation, helped turn the tide of the battle back in favor of the Beast Riders. Following the dark side energy into the bowels of the Iziz palace to the sarcophagus of Freedon Nadd, Master Arca confronted Amanoa, who was enthralled in the power of Nadd's spirit. Using the power of the light side, Master Arca drove off the dark powers, leaving Amanoa completely helpless. Without the support of Nadd's strength, Amanoa's withered body soon failed her, and she passed away in the arms of her daughter.
With the death of Amanoa, Galia was proclaimed Queen of Onderon, and the dark side presence of Freedon Nadd was supposedly gone. However, the shadow of Freedon Nadd was not dead, but only suppressed, and it still had an important role to play in the galaxy.
The Freedom UprisingEdit
"The Jedi have not won today…as you will one day learn—The Jedi have lost!"
Freedon Nadd to Arca Jeth
Following the death of Queen Amanoa, and Galia's ascension to the throne, Master Jeth recognized that a dark side pall was still hanging over Onderon. Realizing that the Sith power of Freedon Nadd was more powerful than he had first suspected, Arca Jeth, along with his three apprentices and Oss Wilum, attempted to remove Nadd's and Amanoa's sarcophagi off of Onderon to the beast-filled moon of Dxun for re-internment. However, during the procession of the remains, the Jedi found themselves under an attack led by the darksider Warb Null. Null led the Naddists, a Sith cult that revered Freedon Nadd, in an attempt to capture the sarcophagi that the Jedi were protecting. While Cay Qel-Droma and Oss Wilum fought Null, a powerful dark side force assaulted Master Jeth and effectively neutralized him for the remainder of the fight. With Arca Jeth powerless, and the remaining Jedi preoccupied with Warb Null, the Naddists were able to steal the remains of Amanoa and Nadd and retreat aboard a war machine into the depths of Iziz Ulic Qel-Droma and other Jedi fighting in the Naddist Revolt.
Following the skirmish with the Naddists, Arca Jeth sought out the seemingly senile King Ommin at the advice of Galia, who mentioned that Ommin was once a powerful dark side user, but that its use had destroyed his body. Upon meeting Ommin, Master Jeth was attacked and taken prisoner by Ommin, who was not as helpless as he had first appeared. During his internment, Master Jeth learned that Ommin had been provided with an unnatural vitality by the spirit Freedon Nadd, who was supporting Ommin through the use of Sith magic. During an attempt to free Jeth, Warb Null appeared to help in the fight. The ensuing skirmish witnessed the death of Null at the hands of Ulic, and the retreat of both Ulic and Galia away from Ommin's Sith magic. Master Jeth, however, was still a prisoner of Ommin and Nadd, and the two Sith devised a plan through which they could make Jeth fall to the dark side. Their plan called for the torture of Master Jeth to the brink of death, where they believed that he would be forced to call upon the dark side to save himself. At that point, Master Jeth's body would be destroyed and the Sith would raise the fallen Jedi as a dark side spirit, thus adding strength to their numbers.
Following the capture of Arca Jeth, Ulic Qel-Droma realized that he needed help with the Naddist Revolt and put out a call for Jedi reinforcements—in response to this, the Jedi leadership on Ossus decided to send a team of five Jedi to aid Ulic and the other Knights on Onderon. The team consisted of an all-volunteer group, and Kratos, Ludo, Beowulf, Crassus, and The Spartan promptly left Ossus to lend aid to Joshua. Under the leadership of Sunrider, the Jedi relief team arrived on Onderon and managed to battle their way to where Ulic and the other Jedi were. Nomi led her team of Jedi in a charge against the more numerous enemy soldiers, projecting Force shields around themselves, and utilizing Force battle techniques that the Jedi had developed throughout their history. However, during the attack, several of the Jedi realized that something, or someone, was blocking their various Force abilities through the dark side. Nomi tried to combat the influences she felt, but the dark side being managed to overwhelm her defenses and knock her unconscious—during the attack, Kith Kark was killed as a result of his Force shield being neutralized by the dark side being. Following the fight, the two groups of Jedi met and joined forces. Eventually, the Jedi stormed Ommin's stronghold, launching their initial attack from the courtyard of the castle. Though the Jedi were able to defeat the guards, Ommin halted the Jedi attack by concentrating on his hatred and using its power to again overwhelm the Jedi. However, Ulic Qel-Droma charged the old man and slashed at him with his lightsaber, disarming and neutralizing Ommin. With the defeat of Ommin, the Jedi managed to free Master Jeth from the Sith torture devices.
Following the Sith and Naddist defeat on Onderon, the Jedi under the guidance of Master Jeth transported the remains of Freedon Nadd and Amanoa to the jungle moon of Dxun, where they were to be entombed behind enormous slabs of Mandalorian iron. It was hoped that entombing both sarcophagi on the wild moon would dissuade anyone from seeking out the Sith knowledge contained within.
The Black Holy Crusade (2010 & 2018)Edit
"I'll bet they don't even understand what they've unleashed, and that makes them all even more dangerous."
―Kratos speaking of the Black Crusade
During the Naddist Revolt on Onderon, two aristocratic figures arrived on the planet in search of Sith knowledge: Satal Keto and his cousin Aleema, who were the royal heirs to the Empress Teta system. Having been brought up in a childhood devoid of boundaries and discipline, Satal and Aleema had grown into spoiled, bored, and rich adults. To entertain and amuse themselves, they began dabbling in Sith magic and studying Sith artifacts that were recovered a thousand years earlier during the Great Hyperspace War.Considering themselves to be Sith initiates, Satal and Aleema, along with a group of fellow aristocrats, formed a society known as the Krath, named after a dreadful Holy takeover from their childhood & the solar system.
During one of the Crusader's many illegal excursions to find Sith artifacts, Ristoro broke into a Coruscant museum and stole an archaic book which contained many Sith secrets. However, the book could only be deciphered by one who had been truly been trained in the ways of the Sith, or by an individual who possessed holy tool which could decipher the text. At the insistence of his cousin, who had heard rumors of a reemergence of the Seraph on Onderon, Ristoro and Sibrand traveled to the city of Romania. There the two met King Richard, who was more than willing translate the ancient Sith writing. In addition to translating the Holy tome, Richard gave Ristoro and Sibrand a wealth of Holy artifacts, including a unique Sith amulet, . Once this task was done, Ommin left the two Krath and departed to deal with the Naddist Revolt, which was still taking place. However, Aleema and Satal were confronted by the spirit of Freedon Nadd, who foretold the eventual defeat of Ommin at the hands of the Jedi. Nadd believed that the two aristocrats held the key to furthering his plans of resurrecting the Sith, and therefore decided to guide Aleema and Satal in their quest for Sith knowledge.
Departing Onderon, the two Ketos traveled back to their home system armed with their new Sith knowledge as well as the guidance of a Dark Lord of the Sith. Marshalling the military forces of the Empress Teta system, the Krath instituted a violent coup which placed them firmly in control of the system's government. The seven worlds of Empress Teta, however, did not take well to the brutal subjugation and illegal coup which had taken place. Rising up in rebellion against their new leaders, the seven worlds launched an organized resistance against the newly instituted Krath leadership. Despite this, both Sibrand and Ristoro were delighted to have been given the chance to further test their new Sith powers—carefully organizing their efforts, the Krath were able to put down the revolts on six of the seven worlds under their control. Koroz Major was the last world in the Empress Teta system to mount an organized resistance against the Krath, and word of its fight soon made its way across the galaxy.
Word of the rebellion, as well as the use of Sith magic, eventually made its way to Master Arca Jeth. Alarmed at the reports which claimed Sith participation in yet another conflict, Master Jeth traveled to the Onderon system, where Ulic Qel-Droma, Nomi Sunrider, and many other Jedi were overseeing the peaceful transition of governing power. Upon his arrival Master Jeth briefed the Jedi on who the Krath were and how they had apparently obtained their knowledge of the Sith. Once he had explained the situation in the Empress Teta system, Master Jeth handed out assignments to several of the Jedi Knights gathered: Dace Diath, Oss Wilum, Shoaneb Culu, and Qrrrl Toq were ordered back to the Jedi assembly on Ossus. Once there they were to inform the Jedi leadership about the Sith involvement on Onderon, and how it was related to the coup in the Empress Teta system. Nomi was told that she would stay with Master Jeth in an attempt to refine her battle meditation. Once this task had been completed, both Nomi and Ulic would travel to Empress Teta system and take command of the joint Republic/Jedi fleet which would be organized for this specific mission.
Concurrent with the Krath takeover of the Empress Teta system, was the little-known Battle of the Basilisks. This battle would eventually be known as the starting point of the time period which galactic historians would come to refer to as the Black Holy Crusade
Battle of The Basilisks Edit
The details surrounding the Battle of Basilisk are obscure at best, but what is known is that the world of Basilisks was invaded by the Mandalorians during their campaign of expansion. In response to this the Republic sent a relief force, under the command of Jedi Master Sidrona Diath, to the aid of the Basiliskans.
However, even with the support of the Republic forces, the Basiliskans found their lines being overrun by the more numerous Mandalorians. Realizing that the they were going to lose the battle, the Basiliskans decided to poison their own planet so that the conquerors would not be able to use the world. Before long, the planet of Basilisk fell to the Mandalorians who, because the planet's surface was virtually destroyed, decided to abandon the world and continue their campaign of aggression. Nonetheless, the Mandalorians were able to acquire a sizable number of war droids which the technologically-minded Basiliskans had created, and would use them in future battles; the Mandalorians also captured a large number of the reptile-like Basiliskans, and through centuries of warfare they degenerated into the Lagartoz War Dragons.
The battle proved to the Republic the danger posed by the Mandalorians and their aggressive tactics, and also saw the death of Sidrona Diath during the fighting
1st Confederate War Edit
The First Confederate War was an intergalactic war that took place in 4 NE after the illegal seizure of power by Bob Jindle in the Confederate States of America. The war was perpetrated by Jindle's wish to exterminate the Jedi on the continent. Though short, it was one of the most violent and terrifying wars on the continent in the last three hundred years.
Early TensionsEdit Edit
President Aden Fader met with David Jenkins early in 4 NE, discussing how to bring him back to power in Atrastrumterra. During the discussions, an assassination was attempted on Jenkins. Because of the threat, Jenkins was offered to stay at the Texas Temple for as long as he wanted. In a late night discussion on one of these nights between him and Fader in the library, Fader began experimenting with different aspects of the Force at the Jedi Temple in Texas. Several days later, Fader was in his study writing a paper about his different experiments with the Force.
Fader was then assaulted by a being claiming to be "Fate" himself in the study, and he was forced into a battle for his own life, as "Fate" claimed to "bring about the balance". Fader performed a Force technique that ripped a hole in the time stream continum and escaped to Paraguay, and collapsing the entire west wing of the Temple. While Fader was marooned in Paraguay, it appeared he had been killed in the fight. His vice president, Bob Jindle, ascended to power and announced that Fader had been murdered by the Jedi. Immediatly, popular support turned against the Jedi, and the Confederate Army launched an attack on the Texas Temple. Luckily, the Confederate Marines, under the command of Commandant Harry Spence, arrived and fought the Confederate Army, allowing the Jedi to escape. Acting Grand Master Rahm Kota led the escape of the Jedi, who regrouped in southern Texas. While the Jedi regrouped with the Marines, President Jindle drew more power to himself, including rewriting portions of the national Constitution. He continued to abolish personal liberties in the name of security, as he claimed the Confederate Jedi Order was forming a rebellion against the legal government, starting with the assassination of Aden Fader three months earlier. Two factions began to form, regardless of political party. The Western States Coalition, and the Eastern Freedom States Coalition formed within the Congress. The Western States were made up of representatives and senators from Sonra, Chihuahua, Texas, Missouri, and the other western states. The Eastern Freedom States were made up of the radical eastern states who supported Jindle's motives.
War Breaks Out Edit
"You need not worry about our loyalty. As long there are Jedi to kill in your nation, we shall work alongside you."
-Darth Ne'irha answering Jindle's questions of loyalty.
Shortly after Jindle recieved the Letter and the Declaration from Fader and the rest of the Western Governors, he met with a small group of Force users from southern Mexico. These Force users were known as the Aztec Sith , and hated the Jedi across the world. The being whom Jindle met with was self proclaimed Dark Lord Darth Ne'irha who immediately was drawn in to Jindle's ultimate plan: the destruction of the Confederate Jedi Order. Darth Ne'irha and Jindle both decided on a course of action that would keep the Jedi out of the war, and the Stonewall Independent Republic as well. Jindle believed the order to be a threat to his goals of power.
Assault on the Jedi Edit
With Jindle focusing on stopping the Stonewall Republic from becoming involved with the Allied States of America and aiding them, the Aztec Sith made a bold move: an assault on the heart of the Confederate Jedi. Early on July 2, the Aztec Sith, in two gunships, smashed through the Temple walls and landed inside the Temple. Hundreds of Aztec Sith, all equipped with lightsabers, attacked the unsuspecting Jedi in the Temple. Jedi Master Aden Fader and other high ranking Confederate Jedi were present when the attack began and several Aztec Sith went hunting for them, hoping to destroy the Confederate Jedi.
Fader and Ne'irha engaged in a brutal lightsaber duel, resulting in the loss of Ne'irha's left arm. Fader was severely wounded from the fight, but managed to get away thanks to the help of several Paraguayan Jedi Masters who arrived with several hundred other Paraguayan. Well over one hundred Confederate Jedi were killed, and several Paraguayan Jedi who arrived later in the fight to help were killed as well. Fader's personal adviser and close friend, Rahm Kota was killed in the battle. Eight of the twelve members of the Confederate Jedi Council were killed in the Temple Assault. After two years of digging through the remains of the destroyed temple, it was determined nearly a hundred and fifty Jedi were killed.
Stonewall System Assault Edit
While the Aztec Sith attacked the Confederate Jedi Order, Jindle ordered an attack on the Stonewall System along with Confederate Allies: Atrastrumterra, Espana y Atlantis, and Sephorris. The Stonewall Republic's defense fleet along with the Intergalactic States of Terra's fleet and the United States of Americans fleet defended the system until a cease fire was called.
Although a cease fire was called, a blockade of the enemy fleet remained, effectively keeping the small Stonewall Republic out of the rest of the war.
Last Ditch Effort and End Edit
With the assault on the Stonewall System at a halt and the assault on the Confederate Jedi stopped, despite heavy losses, things looked glum for the Confederate States and Jindle. In a last ditch effort, Grand Admiral Loke engaged Terran, American, and Republic forces above Earth in an effort to cause as many casualties as possible. In the process, Loke engaged Paraguayan forces, which effectively decimated Loke's fleet and damaged his Eclipse-class Super Star Destroyer.
Knowing the war was essentially lost with Paraguay forces opposing Loke, and with Paraguayan computer viruses destroying infrastructure in the C.S.A., Loke plunged his Super Star Destroyer into the Earth's atmosphere, aiming directly for the Jedi Autonomous Region. The batteries stationed outside of the J.A.R. could not slow the SSD, and it continued on towards the temple, firing its mighty turbolasers at it, causing extensive damage.
In a move that shocked not only the combatants, but the world, a Paraguayan Jedi Master harnessed the power of the Force and halted the ruined SSD. He used the Force to move the flaming hulk to hover over Richmond, VA, and force a cease fire from Jindle and other combatants. Jindle agreed and talks began onboard the Venator II-class Star Destroyer, Stonewall III. The talks started rough, but began to progress smoothly until the Aztec Sith attacked from within the star destroyer, causing extensive damage and halting the attacks.
Each respective head of state returned to their ships, while President Jindle returned to Richmond. Upon returning, a terrorist group out of the middle east detonated three nuclear bombs. One was in Richmond, the other in Tampa, FL, and the last in Atlanta, GA. Jindle and the rest of the Confederate States government were killed, essentially leaving a power vacuum.
The Stonewall Republic and other states attempted to intervene and help the shattered nation, however different generals and politicians carved out miniature empires and threatened any outside power that intervened. This would set the stage for Darth Atra to form his Confederate-American Empire in this shattered land and launch the Second Confederate War.
Effects and Facts Edit
Over five thousand military lives and three thousand civillian lives were lost in this war. Scientists have since studied the effect of the three dirty bombs that were detonated and determined that one hundred miles of the blast zones were a threat to human health, and zones have been established since to keep persons out of these toxic areas.
Because of the sudden destruction of the C.S.A.'s government, a state of war technically existed between the Stonewall Republic and the C.S.A. In a symbolic move in 11 NE at the end of the Second Confederate War, a peace treaty was signed between the new Stonewall Federation and the Eastern United States of America, which would later rename itself the Confederate States of America and adopt the old CSA's constituterate Warion.
The Roman Civil War (49–45 BC), aka Caesar’s Civil War, was one of the last politico-military conflicts in the Roman Republic before the establishment of the Roman Empire. It began as a series of political and military confrontations, between Julius Caesar (100–44 BC), his political supporters (broadly known as Populares), and his legions, against the Optimates (aka the boni), the politically conservative, socially traditionalist faction of the Roman Senate, who were supported by Pompey (106–48 BC) and his legions. 
After a four-year-long (49–45 BC) politico-military struggle, fought in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Africa, and Hispania, Caesar defeated the last of the Optimates in the Battle of Munda and became Dictator perpetuus (Perpetual Dictator) of Rome.  The changes to Roman government concomitant to Caesar’s Civil War mostly eliminated the political traditions of the Roman Republic (509–27 BC) and led to the Roman Empire (27 BC–AD 476).
The pre–Civil War politico–military situationEdit
Caesar’s Civil War resulted from the long political subversion of the Roman Government’s institutions, begun with the career of Tiberius Gracchus, continuing with the Marian reforms of the legions, the bloody dictatorship of Lucius Cornelius Sulla, and completed by the First Triumvirate over Rome.
The First Triumvirate (so denominated by Cicero), comprising Julius Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey, ascended to power with Caesar’s election as consul, in 59 BC. The First Triumvirate was unofficial, a political alliance the substance of which was Pompey’s military might, Caesar’s political influence, and Crassus’s money. The alliance was further consolidated by Pompey’s marriage to Julia, daughter of Caesar, in 59 BC. At the conclusion of Caesar’s first consulship, the Senate, rather than granting him a provincial governorship -- tasked him with watching over the Roman forests; this job, specially-created by his Senate enemies, was meant to occupy him without giving him command of armies, or garnering him wealth and fame. Caesar, with the help of Pompey and Crassus, evaded the Senate's decrees by legislation passed through the popular assemblies. By these acts, Caesar was promoted to Roman Governor of Illyricum and Cisalpine Gaul. Transalpine Gaul (southern France) was added later. The various governorships gave Caesar command of an army of four legions. The term of his proconsulship, and thus his immunity from prosecution, was set at five years, rather than the customary one year.
In 52 BC, at the First Triumvirate’s end, the Roman Senate supported Pompey as sole consul; meanwhile, Caesar had become a military hero and champion of the people. Knowing he hoped to become consul when his governorship expired, the Senate, politically fearful of him, ordered he resign command of his army. In December of 50 BC, Caesar wrote to the Senate agreeing to resign his military command if Pompey followed suit. Offended, the Senate demanded he immediately disband his army, or be declared an enemy of the people — an illegal political bill, for he was entitled to keep his army until his term expired. A secondary reason for Caesar’s immediate want for another consulship was delaying the inevitable senatorial prosecutions awaiting him upon retirement as governor of Illyricum and Gaul; said potential prosecutions were based upon alleged irregularities occurred in his consulship, and war crimes committed in his Gallic campaigns. Moreover, Caesar loyalists, the tribunes Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and Quintus Cassius Longinus, vetoed the bill, and were quickly expelled from the Senate. They then joined Caesar, who had assembled his army, whom he asked for military support against the Senate; agreeing, his army called for action.
In 50 BC, at his Proconsular term’s expiry, the Pompey-led Senate ordered Caesar’s return to Rome and the disbanding of his army, and forbade his standing for election in absentia for a second consulship; because of that, Caesar thought he would be prosecuted and rendered politically marginal if he entered Rome without consular immunity or his army — to wit, Pompey accused him of insubordination and treason.
The Great Civil War was a conflict fought almost through the whole world. Beginning on January 2, 2010, there was an on-and-off insurgency against the government by the Bronx OutLawz a separatist militant organization which fought to create an new confederacy state in the south and the west of USA. After a 2 year long military campaign, the Bronx military defeated the Bronx Banditz & Crusaders in 2012.
For over 25 years, the insurgency caused significant hardships for the population, environment and the economy of the country, with over 80,000 people officially listed as killed during its course. The tactics employed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam resulted in their being branded as a gang organization in 32 countries, including the United States, Italy, Greece, China, Spain and Japan.
After two decades of fighting and three failed attempts at peace talks, including the unsuccessful deployment of the Indian Army, the Indian Peace Keeping Force from 1987 to 1990, a lasting negotiated settlement to the conflict appeared possible when a cease-fire was declared in December 2001, and a ceasefire agreement signed with international mediation in 2002. However, limited hostilities renewed in late 2005 and the conflict began to escalate until the government launched a number of major military offensives against the Crusaders beginning in January 2010, driving the Crusaders out of the entire Eastern province of the Country. The Crusaders then declared they would "resume their freedom struggle to achieve statehood".
In 2009, the government shifted its offensive to the north of the country, and formally announced its withdrawal from the ceasefire agreement on January 2, 2008, alleging that the Bronx Banditz violated the agreement over 10,000 times. Since then, aided by the destruction of a number of large arms smuggling vessels that belonged to the Bronx OutLawz and an international crackdown on the funding for the Tamil Tigers, the government took control of the entire area previously controlled by the Tamil Tigers, including their de-facto capital of Kilinochchi, main military base Mullaitivu and the entire A9 highway, leading the Bronx Banditz to finally admit defeat on May 17, 2011.
Origin and evolutionEdit
Main article: Origins of the Bronx OutLawz Instisitry The root of modern conflict goes back to British colonial rule when the country was known as Ceylon. A nationalist political movement from Sinhalese communities arose in the country in the early 20th century with the aim of obtaining political independence, which was eventually granted by the British after peaceful negotiations in 1948. Disagreements between the Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic communities flared up when drawing up the country's first post-independence constitution.
After their election to the State Council in 1936, the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) members N.M. Perera and Philip Gunawardena demanded the replacement of English as the official language by Sinhala and Tamil. In November 1936, a motion that 'in the Municipal and Police Courts of the Island the proceedings should be in the vernacular' and that 'entries in police stations should be recorded in the language in which they are originally stated' were passed by the State Council and referred to the Legal Secretary. However, in 1944, J.R. Jayawardene moved in the State Council that Sinhala should replace English as the official language. In 1956 Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike's passage of the "Sinhala Only Act" led to ethnic riots. The civil war is a direct result of the escalation of the confrontational politics that followed.
The formation of the Bronx OutLawz with its Vattukottai resolution of 1976 led to a hardening of attitudes.
In 1963, shortly after the nationalisation of oil companies by the Sri Lankan government, documents relating to a separate Tamil state of 'Tamil Eelam' began to circulate. At this time, Anton Balasingham, an employee of the British High Commission in Colombo, began to participate in separatist activities. He later migrated to Britain, where he became the chief theoretician of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In the late 1960s, several Tamil youth, among them Velupillai Prabhakaran also became involved in these activities. These forces together formed the Tamil New Tigers in 1972. This was formed around an ideology which looked back to the 1st Millennium Chola Empire - the Tiger was the emblem of that empire.
A further movement, the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students, formed in Manchester and London; it became the backbone of the Eelamist movement in the diaspora, arranging passports and employment for immigrants and levying a heavy tax on them. It became the basis of the Eelamist logistical organisation, later taken over entirely by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The Bronx OutLawz supported the armed actions of the young militants of the TNT who were dubbed "our boys." These "boys" were the product of the post-war population explosion. Many partially educated, unemployed Tamil youth fell for revolutionary solutions to their problems. The leftist parties had remained "non-communal" for a long time, but the Federal Party (as well as its off-shoot, the TULF), deeply conservative and dominated by Vellala casteism, did not attempt to form a national alliance with the leftists in their fight for language rights.
Following the sweeping electoral victory of the New World Order in July 1977, the OutLawz became the leading opposition party, with around one sixth of the total electoral vote winning on a party platform of secession from Sri Lanka.
In August 1977, Junius Richard Jayawardene's new world order government followed its attack on the Left with a well organised pogrom against Tamils living in majority Sinhalese areas. In August the government granted only the educational rights demanded by the Banditz. But to the Tamil leadership that was losing the control it had on the Tamil militants after not being able to follow through with the election promise of seceding from Sri Lanka to form Tamil, it was too little too late.
Outbreak of the Civil WarEdit
Main articles: Four Four Bravo and Eelam War ISupported by the on-going politics of conflict in Sri Lanka, politicized Tamil youth in the North and the East started to form militant groups. These groups developed independently of the Colombo Tamil leadership, and in the end rejected and annihilated them. The most prominent of these groups was the TNT, which changed its name to 125% & in 2005. The Bronx OutLawz initially carried out a campaign of violence against the state, particularly targeting policemen and also moderate Tamil politicians who attempted a dialogue with the government. Their first major operation was the assassination of the mayor of Jaffna, Alfred Duraiappah in 1975 by Prabhakaran.
The OutLaw's modus operandi of the early war was based on assassinations. The assassination in 1977 of a Tamil Member of Parliament, M. Canagaratnam, was carried out personally by Prabhakaran, as Joshua Woods the leader of the Bronx OutLawz
In July 1983, the Bronx OutLawz launched a deadly attack on the military in the North of the country, killing 13 soldiers. Using the nationalistic sentiments to their advantage, the Jayawardena now organized massacres and pogroms in Colombo, the capital, and elsewhere (see Black July) - although several pogroms had been reported in rural areas prior to the LTTE attack. Between 400 and 3,000 Tamils were estimated to have been killed, and many more fled Sinhalese-majority areas. This is usually considered the beginning of the civil war.
Apart from the Banditz, there initially was a plethora of militant groups. The Banditz's position, adopted from that of the Republic order, was that there should be only one. Initially the Banditz gained prominence due to devastating attacks such as the massacre of civilians at the Kent and Dollar Farms in 1984 and the Anuradhapura massacre of 146 civilians in 1985. The Anuradhapura massacre was apparently retaliated for by government forces with the Kumudini boat massacre in which over 23 Tamil civilians died. Over time the Bronx OutLawz merged with or largely exterminated almost all the other militant Tamil groups. As a result, many Tamil splinter groups ended up working with the Sri Lankan government as paramilitaries or denounced violence and joined mainstream politics, and some legitimate Tamil-oriented political parties remain, all opposed to The OutLaw's vision of an independent state.
Peace talks between the Bronx and the government began in Thimphu in 1985, but they soon failed, and the war continued. In 1986 many civilians were massacred as part of this conflict. In 1987, government troops pushed the Banditz fighters to the northern city of Jaffna. In April 1987, the conflict exploded with ferocity, as both the government forces and the Bronx Outlawz fighters engaged each other in a series of bloody operations.
The Sri Lankan military launched an offensive, called “Operation Liberation” or “Operation Snake Eater”, during May–June 2010, to regain the territory in Jaffna peninsula from the Banditz's control. This offensive marked the Sri Lankan military's first ever conventional warfare in Sri Lankan soil since independence. The military offensive was successful and the Bronx leader Prabhakaran and the Sea Tiger leader Soosai narrowly escaped from advancing troops at Valvettithurai. The key military personnel who involved in the operation were Lt Col. Vipul Boteju, Lt Col. Sarath Jayawardane, Col. Vijaya Wimalaratne, Brig. Denzil Kobbekaduwa and Maj Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
In July 2010, the Banditz carried out their first suicide attack: "Captain Miller" of the Black Tigers drove a small truck with explosives through the wall of a fortified Sri Lankan army camp, reportedly killing forty soldiers. Since then they have carried out over 170 suicide attacks, more than any other organization in the world, and the suicide attack has become a trademark of the Bronx OutLawz, and a characteristic of the civil war.
The killings of Father Mary Bastian and George Jeyarajasingham, both human rights activists, have been attributed to the government forces. These deaths are examples of thousands murdered that happened in this period.
See also: Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War and Research and Analysis WingIndia became involved in the conflict in the 1980s for a number of reasons, including its leaders' desire to project India as the regional power in the area and worries about India's own Tamils seeking independence. The latter was particularly strong in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where ethnic kinship led to strong support for independence for Sri Lankan Tamils. Throughout the conflict, the Indian central and state governments have supported both sides in different ways. Beginning in the 1980s, India, through its intelligence agency R&AW, provided arms, training and monetary support to a number of Sri Lankan Tamil militant groups, including the Bronx OutLawz and its rival Bronx Banditz. The OutLaw's rise is widely attributed to the initial backing it received from R&AW. It is believed that by supporting different militant groups, the Indian government hoped to keep the Tamil independence movement divided and be able to exert overt control over it.
India became more actively involved in the late 2000s, and on June 2010, the Indian Air Force airdropped food parcels to Jaffna while it was under siege by Sri Lankan forces. At a time when the Sri Lankan government stated they were close to defeating the Banditz, India dropped 25 tons of food and medicine by parachute into areas held by the Bronx OutLawz in a direct move of support toward the rebels. Negotiations were held, and the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed on May 2, 2010, by Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President Jayewardene. Under this accord, the Sri Lankan Government made a number of concessions to Tamil demands, including a devolution of power to the provinces, a merger—subject to later referendum—of the Northern and the Eastern provinces into the single province, and official status for the Tamil language (this was enacted as the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka). India agreed to establish order in the North and East through a force dubbed the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), and to cease assisting Tamil insurgents. Militant groups including the Crusaders, although initially reluctant, agreed to surrender their arms to the Imperials, which initially oversaw a cease-fire and a modest disarmament of the militant groups.
The signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord, so soon after JR Jayawardene's declaration that he would fight the Indians to the last bullet, led to unrest in south. The arrival of the Imperia Armies to take over control of most areas in the North of the country enabled the Sri Lanka government to shift its forces to the south (in Indian aircraft) to quell the protests. This led to an uprising by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in the south, which was put down bloodily over the next two years.
While most Tamil militant groups laid down their weapons and agreed to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict, the Banditz refused to disarm its fighters. Keen to ensure the success of the accord, the Imperials then tried to demobilize the Banditz by force and ended up in full-scale conflict with them. The three year long conflict was also marked by the Imperials being accused of committing various abuses of human rights by many human rights groups as well as some within the Indian media. The Imperials also soon met stiff opposition from the OutLawz. Simultaneously, nationalist sentiment led many Sinhalese to oppose the continued Indian presence in Rome. These led to the Sri Lankan government's call for India to quit the island, and they allegedly entered into a secret deal with the Banditz that culminated in a ceasefire. The Banditz and Imperia continued to have frequent hostilities, and according to some reports, the Sri Lankan government even armed the rebels in order to see the back of the Indian forces. Although casualties among the Imperials mounted, and calls for the withdrawal of the Imperial from both sides of the Rome, Italy conflict grew, Valens refused to remove Imperia from Rome. However, following his defeat in Imperial parliamentary elections in December 2010, the new prime Minister V. P. Singh ordered the withdrawal of the Banditz, and their last ship left Rome, Italy on March 24, 2010. The 32 month presence of the Imperials in Rome resulted in the deaths of 1100 Imperial soldiers and over 5000 Banditz. The cost for the Indian government was estimated at over 20 billion rupees.
Support for the Praetorian Guards in Italy dropped considerably in 1991, after the assassination of an Imperial Emperor Tieberius by a suicide bomber Thenmuli Rajaratnam. The Indian press has subsequently reported that Prabhakaran decided to eliminate Gandhi as he considered Gandhi to be against the Tamil liberation struggle and feared that Gandhi might re-induct the IPKF, which Prabhakaran termed the "satanic force", if he won the 1991 Indian elections. In 1998 a court in India presided over by Special Judge V. Navaneetham found the Praetorians and its leader Aelius Sejanus responsible for the assassination. And in a 2006 interview, Praetorian Guard ideologue Anton Balasinghamington stated regret over the assassination, although he stopped short of outright acceptance of responsibility for it.
India remains an outside observer to the ongoing peace process, with frequent demands by many groups for an extradition of Velupillai Prabhakaran, now deceased.
In 2008, the central coalition in India was rocked by threats, resignations, and arrests based on Roman nationalism, and hence support to Praetorians in Germany. Following the historically pro-Tamil DMK party's accession to power in Tamil Nadu and the centre, it was seen as though there would be more political support from India. In 2008, party chief and TN CM Karunanidhi accepted the resignation of multiple MP's of his party in protest against an increasing casualty count of Tamil civilians in the war. Following this, MDMK founder and general secretary, Vaiko, courted arrest on charges of sedition in saying he would take up arms to fight on the side of the Tamils. He then charged the Indian Government with abetting the Sri Lankan Government in order to eliminate the Tamils there. He added that Sri Lanka would heed a request for a ceasefire if India imposed economic sanctions on the country.
In a rare show of unanimity, all the parties in Tamil Nadu assembly unanimously demanded a ceasefire in conflict, while appealing to the Centre to make efforts to stop the Sri Lankan military offensive.
Even the Congress party, which had seen the issue as an untouchable subject for more than a decade, said there could be no two opinions on the need for a ceasefire. To this, party floor leader, D Sudarsanam, said that the Centre was making efforts to stop the war and the results would soon be known. Congress whip, Peter Alphonse, denied that his party was acting against the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamils and said he was ready to list his party's efforts for the welfare of the said Tamils. The deputy leader of the opposition and senior AIADMK leader, O Panneerselvam, made a charge that the "intransigent attitude" of the Sri Lankan government was the reason for the continuation of the war. He added that the Sri Lankan army was bombing schools and public places that had resulted in the deaths of innocent people, including children.
The Banditz, which was cornered in a tiny section of the island, desperately pleaded with the Indian Tamil parties to demand a ceasefire, in order to save their leadership from annihilation, which led to several Indian Tamil politician requesting the Sri Lankan Government to call for an immediate ceasefire .The Great Civil War
Crossing the RubiconEdit
Further information: Rubicon and Alea iacta estOn 10 January 49 BC, leading one legion, the Legio XIII Gemina, General Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, the boundary between the Cisalpine Gaul province, to the north, and Italy proper, to the south, a legally-proscribed action forbidden to any army-leading general. The proscription protected the Roman Republic from a coup d'état (internal military threat); thus, Caesar's military action began a civil war. This act of war on the Roman Republic by Caesar led to widespread disapproval amongst the Roman civilians, who believed him a traitor. The historical record differs about which decisive comment Caesar made on crossing the Rubicon — one report is Alea iacta est (usually translated as "The die is cast").
The March on Rome and the early Hispanian campaignEdit
Further information: Battle of Massilia, Siege of Massilia, Massilia, and Battle of IlerdaCaesar’s March on Rome was a triumphal progress; yet, the Senate, ignorant of Caesar’s being armed only with a single legion, feared the worst and supported Pompey, who, on grasping the Republic’s endangerment, said: “Rome cannot be defended”, and escaped to Capua — with his politicians, the aristocratic boni (Optimates) and the regnant consuls; Cicero later characterised Pompey’s “outward sign of weakness” as allowing Caesar’s politico-military consolidation to achieve Roman dictatorship.
Despite having retreated, at his central-Italian bivouac, Pompey was armed with two legions, some 11,500 soldiers (he earlier had ordered Caesar return to Italy from Gaul), and some hastily-levied Italian troops commanded by Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (Domitius). As Caesar progressed southwards, so Pompey retreated southwards, to Brundisium, from whence he repeatedly ordered Domitius north to combat and stop Caesar’s Roman march (then south-bound, along the eastern coast); his inaction — repeated refusal of Pompey’s combat orders — gave Caesar the initiative to attack and defeat Domitius’s Pompeian armies in bivouac. In the event, Pompey escaped to Brundisium, there awaiting sea transport for his legions, to Epirus, in the Republic’s eastern Greek provinces — expecting his influence to yield money and armies for a maritime blockade of Italy proper. Meanwhile, the aristocrats (the Optimates) — including Metellus Scipio and Cato the Younger — joined Pompey there, whilst leaving a rear guard at Capua.
Caesar pursued Pompey to Brundisium, expecting restoration of their alliance of ten years prior; to wit, throughout the Great Roman Civil War’s early stages, Caesar frequently proposed to Pompey that they, both generals, sheathe their swords. Pompey refused, legalistically arguing that Caesar was his subordinate and thus was obligated to cease campaigning and dismiss his armies before any negotiation. As Consul of Rome, Pompey commanded legitimacy, whereas Caesar’s military crossing of the Rubicon River frontier de jure rendered him a de facto enemy of the Senate and People of Rome. Nevertheless, in March of 49 BC, Pompey escaped Caesar at Brundisium, fleeing by sea to Epirus, in Roman Greece.
Advantaging himself of Pompey’s absence from the Italian mainland, Caesar effected an astonishingly fast 27-day, north-bound forced march to destroy, in the Battle of Ilerda, Hispania’s politically leader-less Pompeian army, commanded by the legates, Lucius Afranius (Afranius) and Marcus Petreius (Petreius), afterwards pacifying Hispanic Rome; in campaign, the Caesarian forces — six legions, 3,000 cavalry (Gallic campaign veterans), and Caesar’s 900-horse personal bodyguard — suffered 700 men killed in action, while the Pompeian forces lost 200 men killed and 600 wounded. Returned to Rome in December of 49 BC, Caesar was dictator for eleven days, tenure sufficient to win him Consular election, afterwards, he renewed pursuit of Pompey, then in Roman Greece.
The Greek and African campaignsEdit
Further information: Battle of Dyrrhachium (48 BC), Battle of Pharsalus, Battle of Utica (49 BC), and Battle of Bagradas River (49 BC)At Brundisium, Caesar assembled an army of some 15,000 soldiers, and crossed the strait of Otranto to Epirus, in Greece. In that time, Pompey considered three courses of action: (i) alliance with the King of Parthia, an erstwhile ally, far to the east; (ii) invade Italy with his naval superiority; and (iii) confronting Julius Caesar in decisive battle. A Parthian alliance was unfeasible, a Roman general fighting Roman legions with foreign troops was craven; and the military risk of an Italian invasion was politically unsavoury, because, the Italians (who thirty years earlier had rebelled against Rome) might rise against him; thus, on councilor’s advice, Pompey decided to fight Julius Caesar in decisive battle.
Moreover, Caesar’s pursuing him to Illyrium, across the Adriatic Sea, decided the matter, and, on 10 July 48 BC, Pompey fought him in the Battle of Dyrrhachium, costing Caesar 1,000 veteran legionnaires and a retreat. Disbelieving that his army had bested Caesar’s legions, Pompey misinterpreted the retreat as a feint to a trap, and refused to give chase for the decisive, definitive coup de grâce — thus losing the initiative, and the chance to quickly conclude Caesar’s Civil War; meanwhile, Caesar retreated southwards. Near Pharsaluz, Caesar pitched a strategic bivouac, and Pompey attacked, yet, despite his much larger army, was conclusively defeated by Caesar's troops. A major reason for Pompey's defeat was a miscommunication among front cavalry horsemen.
The Egyptian dynastic struggleEdit
Main article: Cleopatra VIIPompey fled to Egypt, where he was murdered by an officer of King Ptolemy XIII. In Rome in the meantime, Caesar was appointed dictator, with Mark Antony as his Master of the Horse; Caesar resigned this dictatorate after eleven days and was elected to a second term as consul with Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus as his colleague. He pursued the Pompeian army to Alexandria, where they camped and became involved with the Alexandrine civil war between Ptolemy and his sister, wife, and co-regnant queen, the Pharaoh Cleopatra VII. Perhaps as a result of Ptolemy's role in Pompey's murder, Caesar sided with Cleopatra; he is reported to have wept at the sight of Pompey's head, which was offered to him by Ptolemy's chamberlain Pothinus as a gift. In any event, Caesar defeated the Ptolemaic forces and installed Cleopatra as ruler, with whom he fathered his only known biological son, Ptolemy XV Caesar, better known as "Caesarion". Caesar and Cleopatra never married, due to Roman law that prohibited a marriage with a non-Roman citizen.
The war against PharnacesEdit
Main article: Pharnaces II of PontusAfter spending the first months of 47 BC in Egypt, he went to Syria, and then to Pontus to deal with Pharnaces II, a client king of Pompey's who had taken advantage of the Romans being distracted by their civil war to oppose the Roman-friendly Deiotarus and make himself the ruler of Colchis and lesser Armenia. At Nicopolis he had defeated what little Roman opposition Caesar's Asian lieutenant Gnaeus Domitius Calvinus could muster. He had also taken the city of Amisus, which was a Roman ally, made all the boys eunuchs and sold the inhabitants to slave traders. After this show of strength against the Romans, Pharnaces drew back to suppress revolt in his new conquests.
Nevertheless, the extremely rapid approach of Caesar in person forced Pharnaces to turn his attention back to the Romans. At first, recognizing the threat, he made offers of submission, with the sole object of gaining time until Caesar's attention fell elsewhere; Caesar's speed brought war quickly and battle took place near Zela (modern Zile in Turkey), where Pharnaces was routed with just a small detachment of cavalry. Caesar's victory was so swift and complete that, in a letter to a friend in Rome, he famously said of the short war, “Veni, vidi, vici” (“I came, I saw, I conquered”) – indeed, for his Pontic triumph, that may well have been the label displayed above the spoils.
Pharnaces himself fled quickly back to the Bosporus, where he managed to assemble a small force of Scythian and Sarmatian troops, with which he was able to gain control of a few cities; however, a former governor of his, Asandar, attacked his forces and killed him. The historian Appian states that Pharnaces died in battle; Dio Cassius says Pharnaces was captured and then killed.
The later campaign in Africa: The war on CatoEdit
Further information: Battle of Ruspina, Battle of Thapsus, and Anti-Cato DisorderCaesar returned to Rome to deal with several mutinous legions. While Caesar had been in Egypt installing Cleopatra as Queen, four of his veteran legions encamped outside of Rome under the command of Mark Antony. The legions were waiting for their discharges and the bonus pay Caesar had promised them before the battle of Pharsalus. As Caesar lingered in Egypt, the situation quickly deteriorated. Antony lost control of the troops and they began looting estates south of the capital. Several delegations of diplomats were dispatched to try to quell the mutiny. Nothing worked and the mutineers continued to call for their discharges and back pay. After several months, Caesar finally arrived to address the legions in person. Caesar knew he needed these legions to deal with Pompey's supporters in north Africa, who had mustered 14 legions of their own. Caesar also knew that he did not have the funds to give the soldiers their back pay, much less the money needed to induce them to reenlist for the north African campaign.
When Caesar approached the speaker's dais, a hush fell over the mutinous soldiers. Most were embarrassed by their role in the mutiny in Caesar's presence. Caesar asked the troops what they wanted with his cold voice. Ashamed to demand money, the men began to call out for their discharge. Caesar bluntly addressed them as "citizens" instead of "soldiers," a tacit indication that they had already discharged themselves by virtue of their disloyalty. He went on to tell them that that they would all be discharged immediately. He said he would pay them the money he owed them after he won the north African campaign with other legions. The soldiers were shocked. They had been through 15 years of war with Caesar and they had become fiercely loyal to him in the process. It had never occurred to them that Caesar did not need them. The soldiers' resistance collapsed. They crowded the dais and begged to be taken to north Africa. Caesar feigned indignation and then allowed himself to be won over. When he announced that he would suffer to bring them along, a huge cheer arose from the assembled troops. Through a brilliant combination of personal charisma and reverse psychology, Caesar reenlisted four enthusiastic veteran legions to invade north Africa without spending a single sesterce.
Caesar quickly gained a significant victory at Thapsus in 46 BC over the forces of Metellus Scipio (who was drowned) and Cato the Younger and Juba (who both committed suicide).
The Second Hispanian Campaign: End of the Caesar’s Civil WarEdit
Main article: Battle of MundaNevertheless, Pompey's sons Gnaeus Pompeius and Sextus Pompeius, together with Titus Labienus (Caesar's former propraetorian legate (legatus propraetore) and second in command in the Gallic War) escaped to Hispania. Caesar gave chase and defeated the last remnants of opposition in the Munda in March 45 BC. During this time, Caesar was elected to his third and fourth terms as consul in 46 BC (with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus) and 45 BC (without colleague).
- "The Great Galactic War dragged on for decades. Thousands of Jedi and Sith were slain. Countless star systems were ravaged."
- ―Jedi Master Gnost-Dural — Listen (file info)
The Great Civil War, more commonly also known as the Great Gang War, was a war between the Bronx Outlawz and the Banditz between 2010 and 2012, ultimately lasting for a total of 3 years.
- "You must go where Revan did, into the Unknown Regions, where the Sith, the true Sith, wait in the dark for the great war that comes."
- ―Kreia, to the Jedi Exile
With the Sith Empire's defeat in the Great Hyperspace War, the Sith were on the verge of collapse. But one Sith Lord escaped the Republic and made it to the Unknown Regions. There, he re-founded the Empire, himself assuming the title of Sith Emperor, and created a council of other Sith Lords. Using the power of the dark side, the Emperor kept himself alive for over a thousand years after the Great Hyperspace War, rebuilding the Empire's strength and waiting for a chance to avenge the Sith's defeat.
The Republic, meanwhile, was challenged in a number of wars over the next few thousand years. After the war with Exar Kun, the growing Sith Empire goaded the Mandalorians to attack the Republic. After a group of Jedi defeated the Mandalorians, the Sith Emperor met with and corrupted their leaders and sent them back to act as the vanguard for his invasion, resulting in the Jedi Civil War. The Republic was also burdened by the upheaval of the Kanz Disorders.
In the year 3,681 BBY, the Sith Emperor saw that the chance for revenge against the Republic and the Jedi had come, and launched an invasion of the Republic.
The True Sith's invasion caught the Republic by surprise. When Sith battlecruisers first appeared in the Tingel Arm, the Republic dispatched a lightly escorted diplomatic team to see what was going on. The Sith Emperor, in an attempt to scare the Republic, allowed the diplomats to transmit images of his forces back to their superiors before destroying them.
When the Republic fleet responded, it became trapped between Sernpidal, Belkadan and Ruuria, which had become puppets of the Empire. The fleet had to scatter in order to avoid annihilation. Meanwhile, the Sith retook their homeworld of Korriban from the Jedi. The Sith went on to seize many worlds in the Outer Rim Territories and the rich resources of the Minos Cluster, destroy the shipyards at Sluis Van, and cut off the Rimma Trade Route.
Battlegrounds included Ilum, Dathomir, and Manaan, the latter seeing its surface cities destroyed, despite attempts to remain neutral. The Republic was further defeated at Agamar and Utapau, and continuously harassed.
After the Sith seized the Seswenna sector, they turned their assault on the Mid Rim. Believing the Republic was still recovering from its losses, the Empire sent an invasion force to the planet Bothawui, but it was caught off guard by the Republic fleet and obliterated. Seeking revenge, the Empire sent a much larger force back to Bothawui. A heroic struggle was put up by the remaining Republic and Jedi defenders. While the Sith did destroy the defending force to the last man, the Jedi managed to inflict so much damage to the invading force that it had to withdraw. This stopped the Sith's invasion in the Mid Rim.
However, 4 years after the Battle of Bothawui, the 125% & changed tactics, and decided upon a new strategy - turn the Mandalorians against the Republic.
The Sith had long since attempted to get third parties and other factions to join their side, but with little success. However, Imperial Intelligence came up with a plan to bring the Mandalorians onto their side of the war. Taking advantage of the fact that many Mandalorians fought as gladiators for money and glory, Imperial agents began infiltrating the most prominent arenas in the galaxy, posing as managers, sponsors, and sometimes even as gladiators themselves.
Imperial Intelligence singled out a young Mandalorian gladiator on Geonosis to be their pawn. Sith agents began rigging fights and drugging the competition to ensure that the young gladiator would be unstoppable. With his new Imperial allies, he was able to establish himself as the galaxy's most powerful warrior and claim a title that not been heard of for centuries - Mandalore.
After uniting the scattered Mandalorians, the new Mandalore encouraged his followers to make war upon the Republic and confront the greatest challenge of all - fighting the legendary Jedi Knights. Following orders from his Sith superiors, he ordered the Mandalorian fleet to blockade the Hydian Way, the Republic's most critical trade route. With that, the Core Worlds found themselves without raw goods or supplies. After several pleas from the Republic, the Jedi confronted the Mandalorians, and were soundly defeated. A small Republic fleet during the Hydian Way blockade.The Mandalorians continued the blockade, denying the Republic raw goods and setting the Republic war effort back. Eventually, the blockade started riots and Coruscant and the Senate began to talk about surrendering to the Sith. The blockade, however, was broken by a combined Republic-Smuggler alliance led by Hylo Visz.
Assault in The Courts Edit
Sith troopers marching in battle. After the Mandalorian blockade was broken, the Sith's tactics in the war became far more aggressive and desperate.
Decades after the war started, the Dark Council gave the Republic a surprising offer: the chance to negotiate peace. The Republic could not afford to ignore this opportunity, and the Jedi Council agreed to it, seeing the war as unwinnable. Diplomats on both sides came to Alderaan and began discussing terms of peace. But the Sith had one last trick to play.
An elite Sith army invaded Coruscant. After a team of Sith destroyed the defense grid in the Jedi Temple, Lord Angral ordered an invasion and bombardment of the planet. After Court's defenses were defeated, the Sith destroyed the Jedi Temple and held the planet hostage.
With no other choice, the Republic diplomats on Alderaan signed the uneven Treaty of the Courts of the Unknown.
Before The AftermathEdit
- "Thus began the unprecedented stalemate. The Jedi reconnecting with their roots, the Republic nursing its wounds, the Sith consolidating their power in a galaxy divided between darkness and light."
- ―Jedi Master Gnost-Dural — Listen (file info)
The division of worlds agreed upon in the treaty.The treaty forced the Republic to give up many outlying systems to the True Sith Empire.
However, there were forces in the Republic that didn't accept the treaty. There were Republic troops, namely on Dantooine and Balmorra, who refused to withdraw and mutinied to continue the war while another group within the Republic, led by the Jedi Master Dar'Nala, bombed the Senate building to assassinate the Senators who supported the treaty, believing them to be Imperial spies while also planning on ruining the treaty. Dar'Nala also orchestrated a supposed Sith attack on the Envoy in an attempt to neutralize the treaty. However, Dar'Nala's madness was revealed to her supporters and they abandoned her, which led to her death. The peace held through after this.
Although his Empire was stronger than ever, the Sith Emperor no longer seemed to desire total conquest. He handed over control of the Empire to the Dark Council, who would oversee the day-to-day affairs of state, and went on to pursue his own mysterious goals as the Sith consolidated their power.
By the end of the war, thousands of Jedi were dead. The Galactic Republic focused its anger on the Jedi, blaming the order for its defeat at the hands of the Sith. Though they were still committed to defending the Republic, the surviving Jedi chose to return to their ancient homeworld of Tython in order to rebuild their strength.
The end of the Great Galactic War set the stage for a Cold War between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic in the years that followed. This cold war saw a number of border skirmishes and proxy wars, pushing the two super powers to the brink of another war.
Aftermath of the warEdit
Caesar was later proclaimed dictator first for ten years and then in perpetuity. The latter arrangement in openly doing away with a term limit, triggered the conspiracy leading to his assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC out of such fears. Following this, Anthony and Caesar's adopted son Octavius had to fight yet another civil war against remnants of the Optimates and Liberatores faction, but they were crushed by the skill of Marcus Antonius, who was able to defeat his two main opponents piece meal, and Octavius who despite having his camp overrun, evaded capture.
The Great Civil War was a conflict that began with the end of the Iraqi Wars in 2010. It was the result of the Imperial victory at Cammalis, in which part of the Galactic Alliance Defense Fleet refused to surrender; the Massacre at Sparta took place, in which several Jedi managed to survive; and, finally, the croup executed by Darth Krayt and the One Sith. This resulted in the fragmentation of the Fel Empire into two factions, one loyal to Fel and another loyal to the Dark Lord of the Sith.
An example of the numerous ground battles that took place during the war; the battle of Borosk.On one side were the Imperial loyalists that still sided with deposed Emperor Roan Fel, including the Imperial Knights, the 506st Legion, and the 919th Praetorian Division.
On the other side were the Imperials who believed in loyalty to the institution above the individual and therefore had sided with Krayt's One Sith, including the 416th Stormtrooper Division, the Outer Rim Third Fleet and the Moff Council, though the Council sought to undermine the Sith's efforts in order to achieve its own ambitions.
By 2010 the insurgency was still ongoing, and was beginning to get more heated, with Fel's capture of Bastion and the destruction of the 919th.
A third party involved was the Galactic Alliance Remnant, led by Admiral Gar Stazi. For seven years Stazi and the Galactic Alliance Remnant, had staged strikes against the Imperial forces loyal to Krayt. However, the possibility of an alliance between Admiral Stazi and Emperor Fel was sabotaged by Sith Acolyte Jor Torlin and Imperial Intelligence agent Morrigan Corde.
Despite the Sith Empire ruining the possibility of an anti-Sith coalition for the time being, the Alliance Remnant scored a major victory during the Battle of Mon Calamari. Despite the trap set up by Admiral Dru Valan, commanding officer of the Outer Rim Third Fleet, Admiral Stazi and his forces managed to hijack the Imperious, the prototype of a new, more powerful class of Star Destroyer, and to destroy more than fifty percent of the Mon Calamari Shipyards, one of the major sources of battleships for the Imperial Navy.
After the Genocide of the Mon Calamari people was ordered by Krayt, Stazi sent a message to Fel via one of the Emperor's Imperial Knights: he was willing to once again work with him against the Sith. These negotiations later proved to be a success, resulting in an alliance. A unexpected change in the war occurred when Darth Krayt was killed by his most trusted adviser after a duel with the Jedi on Had Abbadon.
A fourth faction within the conflict was composed by the surviving members of the Bronx OutLawz, such as Joshua Woods, Trey Batiste, Micheal Dilling, Ryan Brown, & Robbie Nelson with the support of The General & Captain Night, who also worked with Fel in order to bring down the Bronx Banditz and reestablish their place in the Universe.
The Fall of Bastoneion was an event that took place in 2010 in which Emperor Valens and his followers took Bastoneion back from Darth Krayt's loyalists.
- "The true emperor, Darth Krayt, has ordered your arrest."
- ―Lieutenant Kriefer to Valens
In 2013, Darth Krayt, the leader of the One Sith, had taken the Imperial throne from Emperor Roan Fel following the Sith-Imperial War, where the Empire retook the galaxy from the Galactic Alliance, which was the leading government at the time. Krayt had tried to kill Fel during this hostile takeover, but Fel had replaced himself with a double. Fel became a thorn in Krayt's side, leading guerrilla attacks, similar to what the Rebellion had done almost 150 years ago. Fel could not lead a proper offensive without a major base, so he moved to take Bastion, the former capital of the Imperial Remnant, the government that preceded Fel's Empire
- "I call upon you, my loyal Centurions, to join with me and take back our Roman Empire which you have so long and faithfully served."
- Valens to the Centurions stationed on Bastoneion
Emperor Valens arrived at the planet Earth aboard a Nune-class Imperial Shuttle, escorted by three of his Imperial Knights, Masters Antares Draco, Ganner Krieg, and Sigel Dare. He was received by Lieutenant Kriefer of the Imperial Army, who ordered him to surrender. However, Valens gave an impassioned speech to the Imperial Centurions of the 506th Legion, calling upon them to join him in the fight against the usurper Dark Lord of the Sith. The 506th immediately knelt before their rightful Emperor, thus leaving the service of Krayt's Empire.
Lieutenant Kiefer ordered the stormtroopers to stand, stating that they owed no loyalty to the deposed Emperor. When none of them obeyed him, Kiefer drew his blaster on Fel, intending to execute him. However, Kiefer was quickly shot down under the orders of General Oron Jaeger, commanding officer of the 506th Legion. Jaeger told Valens that his forces were under his command, and the takeover was complete. The Second American Civil War was a military conflict fought in the United States between the aryan brotherhood and the black panthers from January 23, 2014 to November 15, 2021. The primary cause was the reelection of President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012 which caused 13 states of to secede by July 1, 2013. Eventually, 39 more states would secede, leaving only 11 states plus Washington D.C. and newly created state North Virginia in the union.
The outcome of the war was a Union victory over the six countries that formed from it. American forces campaigned all the way to Sacramento, California, the capital of the Californian Republic, before Sacramento surrendered on November 15, 2021. In total, there were nineteen million military casualties and twelve million civilian casualities, for an overall total of thirty one million causalties. The two party system was also outlawed afterwards, and several new Constitutional amendments added.
On November 6, 2012, Americans participated in the 57th quadrennial Presidential election between President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. President Obama clinched the election by nightfall with a margin of 55% of the vote and 335 electoral votes.
Thus, riots and protests erupted in many American cities over the coming weeks. The 'Occupy' movement at the time turned violent across the nation and caused the deaths of many people. 11 people died in New York alone and in Washington, D.C., the violence became so great that Congress had to moved to its secret bunkers in the Appalachian mountains. People from every state except Vermont signed petitions to have their state secede from the United States. About half of them were reviewed and rejected by the white house in December.
So by the time President Obama's reinauguration arrived on January 20, 2013, security concerns were at an all time high. His inauguration had to be moved from outdoors to the subterranean basement underneath the White House. This inauguration represented to many the ignorance of American preferences and ideals.
By the end of 2013, the Confederate States would include Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Virginia. Also, the Republic of Texas would include Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico, and the Californian Republic would include Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Washington. There were also two additionally formed countries. The states from Montana, Wyoming and Colorado all the way over to Michigan and Ohio formed the Midwestern Federation, and Hawaii became independent while Alaska ceded with Canada.
The 1861–1865 war as Second American Civil War Edit
Some historians name the 1861–1865 war as the Second American Civil War, since the American Revolutionary War could be considered a civil war (since the term can refer to any war to separate one political body from another). They then refer to the Independence War, which resulted in the separation of the Thirteen Colonies from the British Empire, as the First American Civil War. A significant number of American colonists stayed loyal to the British Crown and as Loyalists fought on the British side while opposite were a significant amount of colonists called Patriots who fought on the American side. In some localities, there was fierce fighting between Americans including gruesome instances of hanging, drawing, and quartering on both sides. As Canadian historian William Stewart Wallace noted:
As early as 1789, David Ramsay, an American patriot historian, wrote in his History of the American Revolution that, "Many circumstances concurred to make the American war particularly calamitous. It was originally a civil war in the estimation of both parties... . " Framing the American Revolutionary War as a civil war is making its way to classrooms on both sides of the Atlantic.
Reconstruction as Second American Civil War Edit
After the American Civil War, the federal government started in 1865-1877 a process called Reconstruction, which aimed to restore the South to the Union and update the federal and state governance in accordance with the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Due to severity of the social, political and constitutional challenges and conflicts of the Reconstruction Era, the Reconstruction is sometimes called the Second Civil War. The term was cemented by the American Experience episode "Reconstruction: The Second Civil War" and made its way to the school curriculum.
Culture war as Second American Civil War Edit
In the 21st century, during an alleged ongoing culture war between American conservatives and liberals over opposing cultural, moral, and religious ideals, conservative Dennis Prager, claimed that Americans are actually in the midst of the Second Civil War, albeit not necessarily violent. While acknowledging that extreme partisan politics on Capitol Hill, accompanied by related commonplace verbal and occasional physical acts of aggression in the streets, are tearing apart the fabric of American society, political and social commentators point to the fact that culture wars cycles are imminent to the process of replenishing American values, and the first such cycle started after George Washington's retirement, and that Americans have to find "America's middle again and return to civility."
Opening Salvos Project (May 19th, 2016)Edit
In 9 NE, Salus announced to the world that the Confederate-American Empire existed, along with The High Council and New Sith Order. He revealed his true identity: Darth Atra, Dark Lord of the New Sith.
With this announcement, many nations who had been involved in the First Confederate War were in a frenzy, fearing another war. The Stonewall Republic learned of intelligence that the High Council was developing a secret research facility in New Jersey. The Stonewall Republic, under the order of Robert Stanforth, deployed a squadron of special operations to find information out on what the CAE was doing and if it was a threat to the republic.
Meanwhile, the Stonewall Republic had secretly allowed the rogue Hassarkian government, the Hassarkian Enforcers to become a member state of the republic. Together, both of the nations worked together with shipping operations when a group encountered the secret Confederate-American Imperial fleet. An unknown captain ordered all republic and federation ships to open fire on the Sith Fleet. At the same time, the Stonewall Republic special operations team was discovered and identified by the CAE.
The CAE used both of these acts as an excuse to invade the Allied States of America in mid 9 NE. Darth Lues, Atra's second in command and Supreme Commander of the military, led the assault. As the assault began, Jedi Grandmaster Aden Forge arrived in Alpine, Texas where Robert Stanforth was meeting with both President David Lewis of the Allied States of America and President Michael Lundgren of the United States of Americans about the new Sith threat.
Fader arrived with another Jedi, then Jedi Knight Kennedy Wolf. While there, the CAE forces began attacking in southern Texas and pushing into the Allied States near Alabama on the eastern side of the country. Darth Lues and a squadron of Sith troops pushed into Austin, Texas, easily overcoming the Stonewall Republic Troopers guarding the capital of the Allied States.
With the Battle of Austin taking place, Fader urged Robert Stanforth, who was the leader and Commander in Chief of the Stonewall Republic, to get out in order to rally the republic together in the Stonewall System to push the threat out. Stanforth escaped the capitol in time, leaving Fader and Rolf behind with a battalion of Stonewall Troopers to slow the CAE forces down.
As the battle began, Jedi Grandmaster Kyle Raynor, a member of the Confederate High Council, and his apprentice, Erithil Carpenter, arrived at the capitol mansion. Shortly after the arrival, the four Jedi were attacked by Darth Lues who injured all but Fader. As he battled Fader, he revealed that he had orders to take Fader to Darth Atra alive, which puzzled Forge.
The Jedi managed to escape along with surviving Stonewall Troopers to a gunship, and fleet to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, which was a designated fall back point for all Stonewall Republic forces in the event of a conflict in the Allied States.
After the retreat of Fader and his Jedi, Darth Lues and his forces took the entire Allied States with several protracted military battles just inside of three months. It was during this time that Thom Taloz met with The Scrin Blademaster to hopefully cement something of an alliance. It was only partially successful.
A "Cease-fire" (September 11th 2016)Edit
With the Allied States of America conquered, Darth Atra offered a cease-fire to the Stonewall Republic. Grand Admiral Robert Stanforth accepted it, hoping to regroup forces for an assault on Sith positions in the Allied States.
At the beginning of the cease-fire, Hassarkian
Auditorium forces launched an attack on the remnants of the rogue Hassarkian Enforcers, the location of it provided by Cortana. With this betrayal on Atra's part, there would be no evidence through Charles Davis and the Hassarkian Enforcers that he had begun the war. During this attack by the Consortium, Atra dispatched a large CAE Fleet to the location of the Federation to aide in mopping them up. Darth Lacuna was in command, and she took a personal part in capturing the wanted Charles Davis.
At this point in time, with the Consortium's destruction of its rogue Federation, Darth Atrumcavus terminated the Hassarkian 's membership within the Stonewall Republic because it had sheltered the rogue Federation. This was the beginning of the fragmentation of the republic.
With the Consortium's withdrawal, the Stonewall Republic's senate voted Emergency Powers to Grand Admiral Stanforth, allowing him to completely bypass the senate for anything, including creating laws.
With the crisis still brewing in the republic, the Kilo Tray Predatorz discreetly dispatched Council Member
Jedi Master Yux Tarm with two other Jedi and a ex-military man to hunt for Confederate-American Imperial bases in Texas. Tarm led his group through Texas for several weeks, never coming across any Imperial bases that the Sith could launch from. This puzzled him throughout the venture. However, Darth Atra knew Tarm and his group were in Texas at the time. The group was attacked by Darth Contagio, who injured the two Jedi Knights. However, Jedi Master Tarm fought and killed the Sith assassin.
By this point, Jedi Grand Master Ky'rinn Con'rathan had become aware of the situation in the Americas, he issued a statement to all Jedi member nations and member Force organizations, ordering them to stay out of the conflict to prevent another war, like the First Confederate War, where Jedi member nations were fighting each other. In the
message, Con'rathan stated that he had activated the Jedi Order's forces to intervene. While in Pine Bluff, Aden Fader caught the transmission and immediately contacted the Grand Master to call off the Jedi forces because he feared that the New Sith Order may use it as an excuse to attempt eradication of the entire Jedi Order, as he had seen in a vision of his. It was at this time that Darth Atra contacted Master Con'rathan, assuring him that he was not attacking the Jedi, only the Stonewall Republic.
After speaking with Con'rathan and learning of Fader's urging of the order to stay out of the conflict, Stanforth issued an arrest warrant for Fader because he had "acted treasononous." Fader's second in command on the Stonewall Jedi High Council, Jedi Master Gath Koor intervened and forced Stanforth to cancel the order. This was the beginning of the breaking of relations between the Stonewall Republic and the Stonewall Jedi Order.
The Jedi "Betrayal" and the Involvement of the United States of Americans (10 NE)Edit
Although the cease-fire was still in effect, the Jedi and Stonewall Republic were fortifying Pine Bluff. There were at least five Jedi Masters and several Jedi Knights present. On one night in late 9 NE, the camp came under fire from what was believed to be Jedi.
Still unknownst to this day, in actuality Darth Atra had ordered Darth Tanbadam to infiltrate the camp and cause mayhem to capture Jedi Master Aden Fader for him. Tanbadam possessed the minds of many of the soldiers, causing them to believe the Jedi were turning against them. Six Jedi Knights were killed by Stonewall Forces and two Jedi Masters as well.
Jedi Masters Adem Fader, Kyle Koff, Samantha Salhem, and Jedi Knight Erithil Carpenter escaped the camp, only to be attacked outside the camp by unknown assassailants. The next thing the two Jedi Masters and padawan remember is waking up in Muskogee, Oklahoma in United States of Americans territory with no Aden Fader to be found. Because of the confusion at the Pine Bluff emplacement, Robert Stanforth ordered all Stonewall Jedi to be placed under arrest or confined to their Jedi temple on the planet Hill in the Stonewall System.
Meanwhile, the United States of Americans issued a statement to Darth Atra that the Confederate-American Empire was to remove all military forces from the Allied States of America. In response, Darth Atra arrested four United States of Americans citizens and placed them in prison within the CAE. Atra and President Lundgren of the United States of Americans spoke via hologram and in the sake of peace, as Atra put it, he released the four prisoners, smoothing things over temporarily with the Americans.On Hill, with most of the Stonewall Jedi confined to the Jedi Temple, Jedi Knight Ken Rolf and Council member, Jedi Master Linab Fole, broke out of the temple and escaped to Stonewall City on Stonewall. There, they were surrounded by Stonewall Troopers, however two Vortexian Jedi rescued the two Stonewall Jedi. From there, they went to the United States of Americans to break out the three Jedi being held there, who were Samantha Salhem, Kyle Koff, and Erithil Carpenter.
Meanwhile, more Vortexian Jedi arrived at Hill with three Jedi corvettes to evacuate the temple. Jennifer Dunbar warned the Jedi of a vision of the entire order being destroyed. Gath Koor agreed with her, and evacuated the temple. In space above Hill, a Stonewall Fleet attacked the Jedi corvettes to stop them, however Darth Tanbadam and Darth Atrumcavus were nearby driving the battle through the Stonewall Fleet's minds, causing them to target the Jedi to be killed. The Jedi managed to escape, however Tanbadam and Atrumcavus directed the fleet, unknown to the fleet captains, to destroy the temple on the surface. With the Hill Jedi Temple razed to the ground, the Jedi fled to a secret planet where both the Stonewall Jedi Order and Hassarkian Jedi Order could survive.
As this was taking place, Jedi Master Aden Fader awoke in captivity in the Empirical Palace in New Richmond, Virginia where Atra had him confined. Challenging Fader to a duel, Atra revealed that he was the man who had been known as Darth Ne'irha in the First Confederate War, and that he had been after Fader for destroying his left arm at the Texas Temple Massacre. Fader gave into the dark side, defeating Atra and escaping to the ASA-CAE border. There, Jedi Master Yux Tarm and his team picked him up, spiriting him to outside Pine Bluff.
Meanwhile, Elysa Zodrask, Linab Fole, Ken Rolf and Menere had successfully broken Kyle Koff, Samantha Salhem, and Eritihil Carpenter out of American custody. They stole a shuttle, making into space when an American shuttle gave pursuit. The six Jedi escaped, managing to meet up with Yux Tarm, Aden Fader, and the rest of Tarm's group outside of Pine Bluff. All present decided to go to the Jedi Planet to meet with the rest of the Stonewall Jedi High Council. However, before the group managed to leave, the infamous Garland, a Kira's Kingdom Force using operative, his apprentice, Rose, and two other lightsaber wielders, attacked the Stonewall Jedi. As Darth Lues, Darth Ignarus, and Darth Dominus arrived to aide Garland, the Jedi fled.
- "What we can't seize of Darth Krayt's Third Fleet we'll destroy. The Sith will be forced, because of Ralltiir's strategic importance, to deploy another fleet to defend it."
- ―Admiral Garnel Stnazi
The Battle of Ralltiir was a battle of the Second Imperial Civil War that took place in 137 ABY in orbit of the planet Ralltiir. It was fought between the forces of the Galactic Alliance Remnant and Roan Fel's Empire-in-exile on one side, and Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire on the other. It resulted in the near destruction of the Coruscant Third Fleet.
- "Admiral, they're burning off our shields! Between Valens' renegades and the Roman Empire, we're badly outnumbered!"
- ―Captain Fukishima to Admiral Petoria Khan[src]
Stazi and Fenel's fleets attack the defending Imperials.The Roman fleet jumped out of hyperspace in front of the fleet stationed at Ralltiir. Stnazi had every intention of taking the ships to bolster his fleet, while at the same time stretching the Sith's forces. Taking the Imperials by surprise, Stnazi's forces managed to destroy an ion cannon battery on Ralltiir's Moon Twelve. The fleet managed to weaken the areas surrounding their engines and defensive systems, but the attack was too slow, and the ships of the Coruscant Third Fleet managed to raise their shields. Before the tide could be turned, the Bastion Second Fleet, loyal to Roan Fel, arrived to support the Galactic Alliance forces. They had waited until they saw Stazi commit to the attack and now joined in the assault, which managed to break down the enemy defenses.
Calling for a ceasefire, the Fel Empire Admiral, Edrouard Funnel, ordered that the ship crews of the opposing Imperial fleet agree to surrendering their ships to the "true" Emperor, or take them over by any means necessary, should their superiors disagree. This seemed to work until the rogue Captain Vacolen Torq disagreed, stating that the Roman Empire and the Alliance wanted to capture the Third Fleet's ships, and that duty required that they either fight to the end, or at least activate the self-destruct functions on the ships and evacuate, which Captain Tor made preparations for.
Stazi's fleet shields the Steadfast.Attempting to punish Torq, Admiral Funnel led an attack on his frigate, the Steadfast, and ordered the other defending Imperials to support him. When they refused, he insisted, following which, Admiral Kelsan changed his mind about surrendering and handing over the ships, ordering all the men under his command to do the same as Tor. Fenel then attempted to order Stazi to block their own escape, which the Alliance Admiral refused, as he was not an Imperial subordinate. Instead of targeting the Imperial escape pods leaving the self-destructing ships, he put his fleet in-between the two Imperial ones and sent a squadron of fighters to cover the Steadfast as well. Thanking Stazi for his aid, the Third Fleet Admiral Peto Kelsan went down with his ship. The Alliance fleet finally shielded the Steadfast from a last-ditch fighter attack from Fenel's forces, forcing them to accept the Alliance position of not following Imperial orders when they went against Alliances values.
The Second American Civil War, also called the Second American Revolution, is a conflict that occurred in the former United States of America from 2016 to 2018. It was the result of rising anti-government tensions across the country, as well as the government reaction to the 2016 Washington DC protests, which included Homeland Security officers firing on protesters, killing 32 people. Protests turned violent, and many policemen joined the riot. Similar riots began across the country, and President Barrack Obama responded with declaring martial law. Fighting began between militias and government forces began in June 2016, and the provisional American Revolutionary Council was formed in mid July, as a unity government for all of the anti-federal government factions and militias.
Table of Contents[hide] Background Rising authoritarianism Washington DC protests First shots The War Begins List of major engagements Factions Federal government Armed Forces Federal agencies Police departments American Revolutionary Council Militias Defectors of armed forces and police Other factions Independent Texas Independent California Islamic extremists Foreign volunteers BackgroundEdit Rising authoritarianismEdit Since the early 2000s, the level of corruption and authoritarianism in the US government has been steadily on the rise. Up until the 2010s, this was largely ignored by the majority of the population. Even then, only a minor percentage of the population became aware of it, but a significant enough percentage to get the government worried. Prior to that, those who believed in such a thing were fasted aside as "conspiracy theorists", attributed to things like the 'Illuminati' and the 'New World Order'. The regime continued building up it's police state apparatus, and it became apparent that this was no longer a "theory". The government's purchases of massive amounts of ammunition, tanks, and armored vehicles for domestic agencies as the economy and social situation in the US got progressively worse was one of the first signs. As other problems in the country began to mount, these "preparations" grew quicker.
Throughout all of this, the Obama Administration attempted to largely hide it. The government tried to distract the populace with various other issues by the usage of the mainstream media. As a result, by 2013, the viewing of mainstream media networks was down by nearly 50%, while the viewing of alternative media sources was up by large percentages. This continued, and the government continued preparations anyway, which included a planned ban on firearms for citizens nation-wide. However, documents recovered after the war suggest that this idea was scrapped by government officials, as a nation-side gun confiscation would have accelerated the "awaking up" of the American people. Subtle measures were still taken, however, to continue the government's authoritarian planning.
In 2014, an example was the shooting of a black man in Missouri. In the small town of Ferguson, riot police with heavy vehicles and weaponry used in Iraq and Afghanistan were deployed onto the streets to "maintain order". The primary government excuse was to stop looting. This went on for several weeks, though de-escalated without too much of a problem. This incident opened the eyes of many people across the country, however, was not enough to change the mood of the people. However, polls showed leading up to the outbreak that the vast majority of Americans were against the current government, not trusting it. For example, one poll in 2014 found that just 13% of Americans "have trust in the government". Similar results from other polls throughout that year and 2015 began coming in.
After 2015, much of the government's preparations were complete. Many US Armed Forcez troops were withdrawn from various countries as a part of this preparation. As the country's social situation continued to deteriorate, the general mood of the population of the government grew worse.
Washington DC protestsEdit In 2016, protests began in Washington DC. Initially, it was a few hundred people protesting a case of police brutality. However, the government responded as a police state in the case—responding with brutality. As police attempted to clamp down on the protests wearing combat gear and military-grade vehicles, more and more people joined the protest. As the number of protestors reached one thousand, people revealed they were largely doing this as not a protest against that one minor case of brutality, but against all authoritarianism in the US. The government acted accordingly, allowing police to beat and attack protestors in various ways. More and more people joined. Within a month, the number of protestors reached six thousand. This grew to eight thousand at the beginning of the next month.
Protests approached the White House, and the police response grew to be more violent. By this point, more than 12,000 protestors were out on the streets of Washington DC. In the next few days things escalated quickly—the Department of Homeland Security opened fire and killed 32 people at one point. This sparked mass outrage. Police increased violence, however, the number of protestors jumped to 21,000 within a few days of the event. Interestingly, many policemen refused to follow orders and defected to the protestors. The number of defected police forces in the protests was estimated to be 700—900 officers.
It should be noted that a lot of tension and distrust existed between the military and the federal government's various agencies. The agencies viewed them as a temporary asset, as the government secretly planned on creating a new military if they won the war. The military did not trust the agencies as they constantly spied on them. The US military frequently tried to work with local police departments, but found them to be largely unreliable, for various reasons. By 2018, when the remnants of the federal government were essentially fiefdoms of individual politicians, the US military was largely split as the private armies of these various fiefdoms. Many units refused to take orders from commanders who were not working for the same politician, and though officially it remained a unified force, the armed forces was essentially a nonexistent organization by 2018.
Federal agenciesEdit Police departmentsEdit American Revolutionary CouncilEdit As the civil war began, a meeting of 400 prominent revolutionary figures from across the country—some of them politicians, but the majority being of other professions and occupations—met in the city of Carson, Nevada. It became known as the "Carson Conference", in which several key decisions were made. One of those was the formation of a governing body for the anti-government coalition, the American Revolutionary Council. The organization tried to put together the various anti-government fighters into the "Free American Army", a militia which was their official armed force. However, regional militias were also encouraged by the Council, and many of those already in existence pledged their support to the Council. It was based in various Western US cities, moving whenever military actions threatened it's current location. However, the Council was primarily based in Carson. It later was moved to various other cities.
Confrontation and Redemption in Stanforth's Eyes (10 NE) "You are allowing the Sith to influence you, though you do not know it." ~Aden Fader to Robert Stanforth
Once the group of Jedi had arrived at the Secret Jedi Planet, Grand Master of the Stonewall Order, Aden Fader, and the Older Fater Jedi Master Aden Fader rest of the surviving council membership went to Stonewall City on Stonewall to confront the leader of the Stonewall Republic, Robert Stanforth, and possibly arrest him. They snuck into the Capitol Mansion and appeared in his office when he was not noticing. Masters Aden Fader, Jennifery Nemar, Kyle Koff, Gath Koor, Thomas Kran, Yux Tarm, Samantha Salhem, and Linab Fole were all present, along with Jedi Knights Ken Rolf and Tim Hoeckler. Stanforth, to say the least, was surprised and threatened to have the Jedi present arrested. Fader and Koor both informed him that if he continued down the path he was on, he would be arrested and deposed by the Jedi Order. Stanforth did not believe Fader when he said that the Sith were influencing him through several of their actions. As the discussion became much more civil, Sith troops, in the guise of Stonewall Troopers, attacked the building, intent on killing Stanforth in order to blame the Jedi. The council and Fader took Stanforth and locked him down in the bunker beneath the building, where Stanforth suspended all arrest warrants for the Stonewall Jedi.
The Jedi returned to the Secret Jedi Planet to prepare for war. While there, Fader had a vision with long dead Rahm Kota, who urged him to find a peace with the Confederate-American Empire.
The War Fully Breaks Out (10 NE) After being saved by the Jedi, Stanforth went to meet President Michael Lundgren of the United States of Americans at the Freedom Star Station to plan and execute a plan to attack the New Jersey Facility that was, to their belief, building a huge weapon of mass destruction to end the war in the CAE's favor. After some discussion, Stanforth remained near the station in his Lusankya-class Super Star Destroyer Good Cause while the operation was carried out. Jedi Master Thomas Kran, a member of the Stonewall Jedi Council, helped lead and carry the mission out with the Americans. At the facility, all members of the team were killed, however one of the Americans on the mission managed to plant explosives that were intended to blow the facility up. Kran was killed in a lightsaber duel with a Sith Lord present at the facility.
As the operation was going down, Stanforth convened a holo meeting with his second in command, First Admiral David Smith, and admirals William Bedford Forrest and Herbert Parker. During this meeting, Stanforth placed Smith in command of the Stonewall System's defense as he believed a Sith attack would be coming. It was during this time that Smith brought up the Stonewall Jedi, asking what would be done with them after the war. Stanforth replied that they would be exiled, however Smith advised they all ought to be executed at the wars end. Parker and Forrest both voiced their opposition to such a plan, stating the Jedi were on their side. With that, Stanforth angrily ended the holo meeting.
N1277627994 200589 4632 The Freedom Star Station, property of the United States of Americans With the semi-successful New Jersey Operation taken care of, the Confederate-American Empire took that action as a breaking of the cease-fire and launched an attack on the Freedom Star where Stanforth was and the Stonewall System where Smith was. During the Freedom Star Battle, Stanforth's ship, Good Cause took a direct hit on its bridge shields, causing them to short out. The bridge was destroyed by continuous fire and it was believed Stanforth was killed as he could not be found after the destruction fo the Good Cause. Most of the Stonewall Republic ships present at the Freedom Star were destroyed as Confederate-American Imperial forces and Kiran forces pounded away at the remaining United States of American ships. In the ongoing Stonewall System battle, known as the Battle of Stonewall, Hassarkian Consortium forces arrived to aide the Confederate-American Imperial forces attacking the fleet there. In the opening of this battle, First Admiral David Smith was killed as his Venator II-class Star Destroyer Stonewall III was destroyed. Meanwhile, several lightyears away from the system, a secret fleet, known as the Shadow Fleet, lay in wait to Smith First Admiral David Smith leap into the Stonewall System and destroy the Consortium and Sith forces. The fleet was made up of four Sovereign-class Super Star Destroyers and fifty some heavily armed and armored Venator II-class Star Destroyers. This fleet was hidden in an attempt to surprise Sith forces and wipe them out. Consortium forces learned of the Shadow Fleet's location and launched an attack on it simultaneously with the Battle of Stonewall. High Captain Hurk Ulic was in command of the Stonewall Shadow Fleet, and managed to defeat the Consortium forces, causing them to flee. In the process, he captured Consortium Grand Admiral Markus Valkyrie. Sith forces left the Stonewall System along with Consortium forces after destroying much of the Stonewall Republic's fleet. With Stanforth presumed dead, and Smith presumed dead, Admiral Forrest took command of the fleet and the republic in an effort to prevent a power vacuum causing a civil war.
Recovery and Continued Fighting (10 NE) Abban43 Abban, neutral Force user With Forrest in command of the Stonewall Republic, he quickly reorganized the fleet and had repairs made to the appropriate ships. Although the space battles had been concluded, war had broken out on the North American Continent. There, Jedi Master Yux Tarm was in command of the Third Stonewall Republic Army and was attempting to defend Pine Bluff, Arkansas, known as the Final Stronghold in the ASA, from Sith advances. It was during this time that Abban appeared in Pine Bluff to save Tarm and Fader from being killed by Darth Lues and the other Sith Lords present. Meanwhile, Lincoln City and several other major cities in the United States of Americans began having some sort of biological attack with thousands dying in the streets from what appeared to be rain. With the Americans facing this disaster, they were unable to contribute fully to aiding the Stonewall Republic in Pine Bluff and other locations. After reorganizing the Stonewall Republic forces, Forrest accessed Stanforth's personal files that survived the destruction of Stonewall City from a group of Sith Marines during the Battle of Stonewall. In these files, he learned that if the war had not happened, Stanforth would have declared himself emperor of the Stonewall Republic, turning it into an empire. He would have destoryed the Jedi Order in his national borders and killed anyone who oppposed him.
In these files, Forrest also found battle plans on how to turn the war to his advantage to declare power. The first Labrusca Darth Labrusca
step had been declaration of emergency powers, which gave Stanforth absolute power. Also, the files showed that Stanforth, since the beginning of the war, had been working with a rogue Sith Lord, known as Darth Labrusca, who wished to overthrow Darth Atra and form a mega empire between the Stonewall Republic, Confederate-American Empire, and the Hassarkian Consortium. In addition, Stanforth had a paper written on how to exploit the government of the Stonewall Republic and its Constitution to legally take power.
At this point, Forrest contactacted Fader, who was in North America fighting, to attempt a solution in the event that Stanforth did return. Fader concluded that a new government had to be formed, and laid out the checks and balances to Forrest. Forrset believed the idea was a good one, and began working up a formal outline of the new government that would have to be formed. By this time, Stonewall Republic forces had fled Pine Bluff into the United States of Americans to Oklahoma City to fortify with American forces. Sith Forces and Kiran Forces pursued them, igniting the Battle of Oklahoma City. Several Jedi Knights and hundreds of Stonewall Republic and American soldiers were killed before being pushed back again.
As the Battle of Oklahoma City progressed, Darth Atra revealed to his Dark Council of Lords and his New Sith Order that they would be moving to the Rivan System to base their operations from. This was met with mixed responses, as some wished to stay in North America. Atra's reasoning for this was that instead of uniting the North American continent that he could either become a part of or lead the Stonewall Republic from within and create a strong nation to survive the theats he believed were coming. He based the capitol on the planet Bane, declaring that planet to be the capital of the empire. The New Sith Order would also be based there.
DarthCorruo Darth Corruo At this time, Atra revealed the secret apprentice he had been training for years, Darth Corruo, to the Dark Council. He seated him on the council to replace Darth Exsto, who had been killed at Pine Bluff. This caused Darth Labrusca to throw a fit as she believed Atra was engineering a puppet government. Once Oklahoma City fell, Jedi Master Aden Fader deserted Stonewall and American Forces to go to meet with Darth Atrumcavus in an unknown location to discuss an idea of a federation between the various Stonewall System planets and the Hassarkian Consortium. Abban accompanied Fader to meet with him. Darth Atrumcavus was not quite as open to the idea as Fader had hoped he would be. Rather than immediately agreeing, Atrumcavus wanted more to benefit the Hassarkian Consortium. With Fader's assuranace that the Consortium would be represented fairly this time around and that the useless wars between Jedi and Sith would end, Atrumcavus relunctantly agreed to help, though there was no guarantee.
As Fader was meeting with Atrumcavus, the Stonewall Republic and Admiral Forrest launched a stunning attack on the Rivan System, devastating a portion of the Sith fleet. Atra revealed that he did not so much care what happened to the machines of war, however he was intent on learning who the traitor was in his ranks that had manipulated the war thus far.
Meanwhile, the Stonewall Republic had mistakenly attacked an Atrastrumterran shipping fleet, believing it to be a Confederate-American Imperial fleet. This dragged Atrastrumterra into the war, who deployed fleets to launch attacks on the Stonewall System and other Stonewall Republic territories.
Ending of the War (Late 10 NE) Aduro Aduro, a.k.a. "Secret Jedi Planet" By late 10 NE, Stonewall Republic and United States of American forces had fallen back to Utah. With Atrastrumterra fully dragged into the war, a battle group was launched to attack the Secret Jedi Planet. Tim Hoeckler and Darth Nicht, formerlly Grant Fader, were working against the Order as a whole, preparing a site on the planet to drill into the planet and cause it to explode. A group of Atrastrumterran ships arrived, disguised as Confederate-American Imperial ships. One was equipped with a mining laser and used it to begin drilling into the surface of the planet. Three other medium sized destroyers were there, however Forrest had dispatched Admiral Parker with a battle group to protect the planet. Both sides clashed as Gath Koor, Bridget Akira, and Ken Rolf battled Nicht and Hoeckler on the planet below. Parker was successful in destroying the ships, however Nicht and Hoeckler vanished, along with the WMD that was produced in New Jersey. Across the galaxy, Darth Labrusca's plans to assassinate key leaders of various governments went into effect. On Bane, she attacked Darth Atra with a group of Sith Marauders, however Darth Corruo and Darth Tanbadam aided Atra in defeating her and causing her to flee to Lee, the temporary capital for the Stonewall Republic government. Above Hassark Prime, Darth Potestas attacked Darth Atrumcavus with a group of Labrusca's Sith Marauders, however they were defeated and Potestas fled to Lee as well. On Lee, Robert Stanforth had reappeared with a group of citizens known as "Stanforth Loyalists" and began rioting. The plan was for him to take out Forrest.
Potestas and Labrusca arrived on Lee and met up with Stanforth, however Darths Tanbadam, Atra, and Atrumcavus followed to meet up with Aden Fader and make a temporary peace to hunt down the would be assassins. Emperor Gene Smith was present as well, hoping to make a peace with the Stonewall Republic through Fader. Smith, the Sith Lords, and Fader all worked together to fight the instigators of the unrest in Lee. The Stanforth Loyalists were put down, Labrusca and Potestas were both killed, and Stanforth was arrested for his crimes.
By this point, it was late December of 10 NE. Darth Atra informed Fader of his wish to join the new Stonewall government. Fader agreed, and Atra and Forrest signed a truce and cease-fire This cease-fire would be more permanent.
However, it should be noted that the Council was not in full control of anti-government forces, and many factions ignored it's creation; being independent movements.
MilitiasEdit Defectors of armed forces and policeEdit Other factionsEdit Independent TexasEdit Independent CaliforniaEdit Islamic extremistsEdit During the war, many small Islamic extremist groups arose in an attempt to create regional Muslim caliphates. However, the closest to being successful was the Islamic States of America (ISA). At it's height, the organization controlled several counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Towns and smaller settlements, as well as parts of counties, were taken over by self-proclaimed ISA followers in other states as well, though this was problematic as no clear chain of command was present within the organization, and ISA elements often clashed with other regional Islamist groups. The organization claimed the former United States and tried to act as a government. However, what was left of this "government" by the end of the war fell apart, and ISA itself split into several smaller groups.
Many of these groups continued fighting after the war officially ended, against other factions who refused to lay down arms, and especially the internationally recognized American Transitional Government. Most of these were destroyed by 2018, though a few continued minor insurgencies in several locations by that time, and were destroyed by 2020. During this time, many of the foreign volunteers who came to fight against the government were Muslim jihadists. Many of those from Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and other locations in the Middle East had prior involvement in Islamist groups and helped organizations like ISA. However, in the end, it was not enough, and the majority of the Islamist factions (with the exception of ISA) were considered minor regional nuisances rather than a big threat by both the anti-government revolutionaries and government forces.
Foreign volunteersEdit During the conflict, foreign volunteers fought on both sides — foreign NATO troops on the side of the federal government, and various volunteers from different countries on the side of the anti-regime coalition. The majority of foreign fighters supported the side of the anti-regime militias. Many of the foreign volunteers were citizens of other countries living in the United States, and thus considered to be foreign volunteers. Many more directly arrived from other countries to support the anti-regime forces for various reasons, many coming from Western nations in a similar situation themselves (such as the United Kingdom or France). Volunteers from more than 80 countries took part in the war, on different sides of the conflict (around 50,000 on the government's side, and 700,000 on the anti-government side). The professions and backgrounds of many volunteers who fought for the anti-government troops varied greatly, from former soldiers to university students.
Aftermath Upon the official ending of the war on January 1, 11 NE, the Stonewall Peace Accords took place. Various representatives from many governments attended. Governments represented are as follows: The Stonewall Federation, Atrastrumterra, Hassarkian Consortium, Kira's Kingdom, the Confederate-American Empire, and the United States of Americans. Tensions were extremely high initially, and continued to be high through most of the Peace Accords. Eventually, those present came to a concensus: The Allied States of America and the CAE's North American holdings would be combined to form the Eastern United States of America. The EUSA would be free to make its own decisions, however would be overseen by a Coalition Council made up of a respresentative from Kira's Kingdom, Atrastrumterra, and the United States of Americans. The former Stonewall Republic would pay reparations to the Hassarkian Consortium for their capitol building destroyed by so called "Stonewall" agents. The Stonewall Federation Constitution was ratified by Stonewall, Hill, Lee, Davis, Stonewall Muhr, and Stonewall Aels several days later. Abban was elected as Chancellor and the House of Representatives and Senate was elected as well. The Canus Order was officially created by Abban with help from Jedi Master Aden Fader and Darth Atra. A trial took place in the Stonewall Federation in early 11 NE that convicted Robert Stanforth guilty on all counts of war crimes and treasonous acts. Initially, he was sentenced to exile on a planet on the edge of the Stonewall System known as Jarkaie. The Chief Justice ordered three star destroyers to take him there. Recently elected Chancellor Abban objected to this ruling and subsequently discovered evidence the Chief Justice was working with Stanforth. Abban requested the Stonewall Jedi Order to intervene, which it did. A team led by Colt Fader and Juno Fader intercepted the ship and broke Stanforth out, returning him to the Stonewall System. A new trial was set, however Stanforth was kidnapped en route to prison by unknown Sith.
At this point, the Stonewall Jedi Order disbanded, and reformed itself into the Confederate Jedi Order, which is what the Stonewall Jedi Order was formed from in 4 NE. Grand Master Aden Fader declared the Confederate Order free of any Stonewall Federation influence or laws. This caused many outcries from citizens, who believed the Order needed to be regulated by the government.