The Iberian War (Spanish: La Guerra ibérica; Portuguese: A Guerra Ibérica) is an ongoing military conflict between Spain and Portugal. It was started when a small town in Galicia joined Portugal, with Portugal refusing to remove it. Spain declared war on the 6th of November, 2019. Since then the conflict hasn't ended yet.
Background and development
Spain and Portugal were both in a defensive alliance called the Iberian Pact to protect Iberia from future enemy threats. The friendship between the 2 countries grew to the point where Portugal decided to support Spain and the Triumvirate during the Second Great War.
Everything seemed fine until a Portuguese speaking mayor decided to make a town in the area of Galicia. At first, he joined Spain, but on the 3rd of November, he decided to leave and join Portugal. Spain was not okay with this as Portugal was now holding some lands in Galicia, breaking their border treaty.
Portugal refused to remove the town, which led Spain to do also plant one. That day ended up with a small battle between the 2 nations at the planted town. 2 days later Spain tried sending a final ultimatum demanding to return their old original borders before this conflict or they would declare war. Portugal put out a voting poll to its citizens and most of them voted to stay strong and not give up. Spain saw this and decided to officially declare war on Portugal on November 6th, 2019.
The war between Portugal and Spain
After the Spanish declaration of war, the Portuguese chancellor lanorro got banned for fly hacking. The German Empire and the Regional Powers announced their support for Portugal in the war, as they were already enemies of Spain. Throughout the war many battles were fought across the peninsula, one of the first ones being the Battle of Abrantes. Portugal recruited a lot of players which then were given 64 gold to plant a town in Spain and join Portugal. There were also many spy accounts in each others Discord servers to get information.
Due to Portugal planting more and more 1 chunk towns around Spain, the war started to get in their favour. However, expert (the Portuguese leader) sent an IP grabber link to 32Penguns spy account in the Portuguese Discord, giving him, r0das, MrMan2005, and probably more people his IP. Pengun reported this to the mods, and the 3 of them got perm banned with their appealing attempts getting denied. At the fall of Faro it was also found out that Portugal had duped gold.
Since then, the 1 chunk towns planted around Spain from Portugal slowly started falling to the point where they all fell and the war turned to the defensive position against them. Popular opinions about Portugal also went down as it was declared a rebel nation in the anti-rebel pact of Britain, France, Spain, and the GRE. The Portuguese king has since then tried to end this war by asking Spain for the old original borders, which Spain refused to do as their new aim was uniting Iberia.
These days there is rarely a battle or confrontation. The news source EarthmcLive considered the war over long ago:
"Jeelow | French Editor 12/16/2019
Spain insists that the war has not ended even with the inactivity of the war.
Many players talk about a war return with the arrival of the war plugin on the server. Is it or is it fake news? We do not know.