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The Cascadian Civil War, later known as the Rio Grande - Sunset Confederacy War, was a civil war involving multiple nations that were formerly part of the Republic of Cascadia, a mega nation in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.

Causes

The primary cause of the breakup of Cascadia into multiple factions in conflict with one another is most commonly attributed to the state of the Cascadian federal government at the end of January, 2020 and the beginning of February, 2020. Most of the breakaway factions generally agree that their original reasons for leaving were the failures within the executive administration of the Cascadian government, along with continuing foreign influence in Cascadian affairs.

Timeline

  • January 26th, 2020
    • The town of Mt. Rainier, led by thegamingsquirel, secretly held funds over the course of three weeks to declare independence, creating the Pacific Republic as a rebel nation against Cascadia
  • Late January, 2020
  • 1 February, 2020
    • Estonian_Mapping is re-elected to the office of President of Cascadia, and appoints a cabinet consisting primarily of residents from his home town, Port Angeles.
  • 2 February, 2020
    • The Kingdom of Haida is re-admitted to Cascadia as it's 7th province.
  • 3-6 February, 2020
    • Newly admitted Governor of Haida, OreoToast begins large amounts of legislative changes, and becomes aware of a large scale independence movement targeted against Cascadia.
    • Public debate shifts to the state of the Cascadian government, with an obvious schism forming.
  • 6 February, 2020
    • Washington, led by BonZZil, opts to secede from Cascadia, stating that the current administration was leaning too heavily on favouritism and was failing Cascadia as a democracy. Washington becomes the first territory to secede from Cascadia. 3 hours later, the region was admitted to the Rio Grande.
  • 9 February, 2020
    • Late in the evening, leaked communications regarding the Salish movement reached the ears of the Cascadian Intelligence Service, and all users involved had their discord roles restricted and a statement is made by the Cascadian government, stating that "traitors have been identified, and will be tried"
  • 10 February, 2020
    • The Salish movement, having had their planned independence date nulled, declared independence as the Salish Federation in the morning hours, taking several major Cascadian towns with it.
    • Haida sides with the newly declared Salish Federation and secedes from Cascadia.
  • 13 February, 2020
    • Late in the evening, Haida opts for independence, expressing a hope for dialogue to help resolve the conflict, and offering to act as a neutral arbitrator to settle disputes.
  • 15 February, 2020
    • The first blood of the war is spilled during a harassment run by Washington against the Salish Federation, in which the player sayerbtheiss being AFK was standing just outside of the claims of the town of Winthrop, and was killed. Later, two players (sayerbtheiss and JTPilfered) were murdered outside the country of Paraguay in attempt of escape.
    • BonZZil, seeing a Salish citizen, cheeseballfluffy, in the Haidan town of Masset, teleported to the Haidan capital and killed the player, resulting in Haida siding with the Salish Federation in their conflict with Washington, due to a percieved "violation of sovereignty". 
  • 16 February, 2020
    • The town of Lakeview, Cascadia declares independence as an independent town. The town cited the instability of the Cascadian government as the motive for their departure.
    • Washington continues actively harassing Salish, with several attempted assassinations taking place.
  • 17 February, 2020
    • Washington continues actively harassing Salish, with several attempted assassinations taking place.
    • Lakeview sides against Washington but does not formally ally with Salish.
  • 19 February, 2020
    • With the approval of the Salish government, Haida's military begins a mining operation of the Salish/Washington border as a response to continued harassment and attacks by Washington against Salish. This action was met with criticism from the Cascadian government, who initially interpreted it as offensive action against Cascadia as several Cascadian towns nearby were griefed by Haidan/Salish forces.
  • 26 February, 2020
    • A battle began within the unfinished Salish Parliament building. Salish members stood their ground an
      Seige of parliament

      The Battle of Parliament - circa 2/26/2020

      fought against BonZZil, and ThiccFlatty. Against them were JTPilfered and CapntClutch7810. Washington ended the battle with three causalities, with Salish indirectly having one. This is viewed to be the first official battle between Salish and Washington members, as a victory for Salish.
  • 27 February, 2020
    • Washington, in spite of a border agreement with its adversaries in the conflict, founds a town outside of its agreed-upon borders, inflaming relations once again.
  • 28 February, 2020
    • California attempts to lead a negotiation with the Rio Grande alliance in an attempt to re-establish a formal border agreement, but were ultimately rejected.
  • 29 February, 2020
    • Washington begins an artillery bombing of the Salish capital of Wenatachee.
    • California and North California pledge support to the coalition against Washington, viewing their creation of the town of Tecate as a violation of sovereignty.
  • 1 March, 2020
    • NATO votes 3-1 to declare war on the Rio Grande alliance, entering the war.
    • Haida installs a full set of defensive armaments along the Salish/Washington border.
    • Warning signs for civilians along roads are also installed.
  • 2 March, 2020
  • 3 March, 2020
    • Conflict arises in Salton Sea City, California, when Washington leader BonZZil taunts and attempts to attack town members
    • At approximately 6 PM PST, NATO forces are deployed to Salton Sea City to dispel the threat, but are met with combatants from Rio Grande
    • The battle eventually moves to the outskirts of Los Angeles, garnering attention and support from a multitude of EMC players
    • The Rio Grande and NATO PvP moves to Monterey, North California; Walla Walla, Washington; and Wenatchee, Salish continuously over the next 2.5 hours until reaching a moot point where no clear victor can be declared by any means
  • 7 March, 2020
  • 14 March, 2020
    • Rio Grande and Nunavut declare white peace
  • 17 March, 2020
    • Yukon leaves Cascadia
  • 28 March, 2020
    • Nunavut joins Rio Grande in the conflict
  • April 10, 2020
    • California surrenders to the Rio Grande, paying 100G in war reparations
  • April 29, 2020
    • Rough and Ready and Jefferson surrender, jointly paying 200G in reparations
    • The war has continued with minor events and declarations, but has largely come to an end with a Rio Grande victory
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