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Ardispherian Civil War
Part of Ardispherian History
Luciano Flag FA.png
Flag of the Ardisphere
Date14 April 1855 – 25 July 1858
LocationArdisphere, White Sea
22°S, 123°E
ResultFederalist Victory
  • Unconditional Surrender at El Cabo, DS
  • Amnesty for vast majority of autonomists
Territorial changesSecessionist parts of the Ardispheric Federation re-integrated
Belligerents
Luciano Flag FA.pngArdispherian FederalistsLuciano Flag RA.pngFA:Repúblicas Autónomas del Sur

Luciano Flag CC.pngColonia Coreana

  • Other Autnomist groups
Commanders and leaders
Luciano Flag FA.pngPresident Ángel Keum

Luciano Flag FA.pngMarshall Donosio Kim

Luciano Flag FA.pngGeneral Victoria Persson
Luciano Flag RA.pngPresident Elvira Ordon-Grabb

Luciano Flag RA.pngGovernor Reina McQueen
Luciano Flag RA.pngMarshall Guion Soc Guang

Luciano Flag CC.pngGovernor Espartero Yun
Strength
Federalist Regulars:
50,000 soldiers
2000 sailors

Federalist Militias:
25,000 fighters
Autonomist Regulars:
65,000 soldiers
1500 sailors

Autonomist Guerillas:
15,000 fighters
Privateers and Mercenaries:
5000 fighters
Casualties and losses
Federalists:
25,000 dead from all causes
Autonomists:
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.

.. more later! ...

See Also


Luciano Flag FA.png  Ardisphere Portal