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Ardispherian Civil War
|Flag of the Ardisphere|
|Date||14 April 1855 – 25 July 1858|
|Location||Ardisphere, White Sea |
|Territorial changes||Secessionist parts of the Ardispheric Federation re-integrated|
|Ardispherian Federalists||FA:Repúblicas Autónomas del Sur|
|Commanders and leaders|
|President Ángel Keum|
General Victoria Persson
|President Elvira Ordon-Grabb|
Governor Espartero Yun
Privateers and Mercenaries:
|Casualties and losses|
25,000 dead from all causes
55,000 dead from all causes
The Ardispherian Civil War, 1855-1858, was an important event in the Ardisphere's history.
In 1855 there were only 4 federal subjects, all called departamentos at that time: Sur, Centro (which included modern Departamento Libertad and Distrito Federal), Occidental (which included modern Departamento de Montañas and Departamento de Páramos) and Boreal (which included modern Colonia Galesa and Colonia Coreana). The Federation was constitutionally strong but there was a lot of resistence from the departaments against the central government, and numerous "Autonomist" groups had been agitating for a loosening or even dissolution of the Federation. The Federalist view was that there was a lot of corruption (and outright piracy and robbery) in the local governments, and thus believed that the Autonomists were a front for pirates and bandits.
Finally the election of 1855 provoked a crisis because the vote was so close that the Federal Senate was called upon to resolve it, but the Senate's Autonomists refused to sit in session, and thus there was no official result to the election. The outgoing president, Aquiles Huidobro - a sympathizer if not outright ally of the Federalist candidate Ángel Keum - staged a military "auto-coup" to force the Senate result and install Keum as his successor. The Autonomists, under the banner of the Partido Liberal candidate Octavio Sepúlveda at that point, decided enough was enough, and began to secede. First the Departamento del Sur seceded under Sureña governor Reina McQueen, who convoked an Autonomist congress in Palmeras Grises, DS and had Elvira Ordon-Grabb, a southern politician, declared president of the Républicas Autónomas del Sur (RAS). Within a few months, McQueen was followed by various comunas of the Departamento Boreal and the northern reaches of Departamento del Centro (what is now Departamento Libertad) under the leadership of Espartero Yun. Guion Soc Guang was made military marshal-in-chief of the Autonomist Army, and they staged a successful offensive against the Federalists, at different points advancing as far as Cerro Sombrero, DC, and Fin Ghiuletti, DC - both towns which are now essentially suburbs of the capital.
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