January 4, 2010, the war began between China and Russia and against Serbia and Hungary. Japan is an ally of China, was organized to defend China. The next day, China successfully defended the Xinjiang region with the help of its allies and China began again two days later. But the battle that everyone present will remember was that of Liaoning (aka LK for Lion King). On 6 January 2010, China Defenda again against Russia and carry through EDEN and its allies. On January 9, China launched its first attack on Russian soil, but the attack failed. A week later, Russia managed to reach the region of Jilin. While Hungary and Serbia invaded China. But at the beginning of February, the second battle of LK started but this time China lost the battle was one of the most epic in eRepublik. After the battle, LK was given to Hungary and then to Serbia on 14 February 2010. That day, a wave of resistance war was launched to liberate China from invaders with the help of EDEN and Asian countries like Japan. While Pakistan and the Philippines had also taken parts of China, China succeeded in again on February 16. China eventually release more of its regions LK but remained in the hands of the Serbian until October 2010 when the U.S. parvenèrent to chase. During the war, Japan showed its continued support to China and they could count on them.
The PTO of eJapan
In early March 2010, a wave of illegal arrival Hungarian, Serbian and Russian players landed in Japan. Upon arrival, they regrouped in a party called "National Alliance Party." On 15 March 2010, they managed to take control of a party of TOP 5 Desu Workers' Party. The Japanese government was therefore in a state of alert. To avoid a PTO during the election Congress, Japan sought help from its allies to stop the TO. Between 20 and 24 March, China, the USA and other members of Brolliance arrived in Japan to raise the 6th party instead of the party that was TO. On 25 March, Japan and its allies managed to get the party to 5th place and then beat the TOers. After that, Japan decided to join Brolliance March 31, 2010.
Second Japan-South Korea War
South Korea was the last remaining neutral in East Asia that remained free of American/EDEN hegemony. Its neutrality, however, was soon threatened by the nations' oldest friend, the Empire of Japan.
In the weeks leading up to the war, eSK media and advertising were filled with boasts, taunts, and threats that Japan would soon be passing the Sea of Japan and into South Korea. A rapid debate took place in the South Korean forums about the potential of an MPP with Russia but unfortunately for South Korea, some of her more prominent citizens were following a personal agenda that coupled with their barracking and skewering of the proposal meant that the nation would be facing Japan alone.
On the 6th of May 2010, the Japanese congress passed a war declaration that began the war with South Korea. With a majority of its forces active, Japan attacked the S. Korean region of Gyeongsangbuk-do on the same day.
With Japan assured of heavy support through their donation of almost 2,000G to the war coffers of EDEN, South Korea quickly signed a Mutual Protection Pact with Germany (again rejecting the notion of an MPP with Russia) but it wouldn't be in effect for the Gyeongsangbuk-do battle.
Fortunately, The president of Austria (Rangeley) declared that the Austrian army would support South Korea in the likely event of an attack from Japan and so Austrian citizens like Eisenhorn arrived and fought hard in Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Japanese tactics and gold were to prove decisive however. With citizens lined up to fight in the final hour and the payment of gold to secure the services of American tanks - They ripped through the South Korean wall.
After a brief lull the war expanded as President Danyeo, a hero to both the Japanese and Koreans, simultaneously attacked 3 South Korean regions.
A few resistance wars sprung up in the rear of the eJapanese army but the focus for the Brolliance forces and the Korean and German defenders was on the Chungcheong regions bordering the Capital region of Gyeonggi-do.
The Koreans and the Germans were able to cancel out the impressive start made by the Bro's as the day progressed but then Croatian forces entered the field of battle!
Within the hour the walls in the Chungcheongs were torn to pieces by the Croats and the final hope for South Korea was to hold onto Gyeongsangnam-do and deny eJapan the initiative for 24H. eJapan once again would deny the Korean a victory as they were able to out-tank the few remaining Korean defenders and secure the approaches to Seoul. The South Korean capital contained the nations only Q5 hospital and the bulk of her industries. With the Koreans nearing exhaustion and morale falling the Japanese moved quickly to press their advantage and by the end of 17th May, Seoul had fallen.
The Japanese MoD and citizenry declared victory over South Korea and started to plan their expantion of their new empire.
Some Koreans now fled abroad, some returned to the last desolated regions of the South Korean state. But for many their was no movement at all.
These 'stay-behind' troops would form the core of the Korean resistance to the Japanese occupation. Along with other eSKers discovered in the subsequent fighting, they would be equipped and organized by the leader of the resistance and were pledged to fight the occupier both economically, physically and if need be - taking Japanese citizenry and fighting politically!
The complete failure of the South Korean state to protect its lands and citizens was also having an effect on the internal politics of South Korea.
New leaders were rising to fill the voids left by the corrupt, incompetent and misguided leadership that had led eSK to its lowest ebb. The 'Pro-Japan/Free Asia' advocates were now disgraced and the long discussed and many times disregarded MPP with Russia was once again a hot topic. Those who had been scorned for trying to MPP with Russia prior to the war once again delivered an agreement and freed from the debilitating influences of some of his former ministers, The President of South Korea was about to thwart the invaders.
Between 21 and 25 May, the Russians came to liberate South Korea. Gyeonggi-do was briefly occupied by Russia and the puppet North Korea to allow Russia to move troops into China, as the President Peter had agreed to allow. It was soon returned to Korea. A Q5 hospital was established in Chungcheongbuk-do as Koreans moved in. The capital was soon switched to Gangwon-do. Japan was morally and economically bankrupted by the invasion and experienced a huge drop-off in population, interest and performance. The nation was soon to be subjected to an alleged PTO from players of Indonesian descent.
South Korea was to quickly recover from the effects of the war under President Arjay Phoenician and were soon to welcome into their nation the first of the RL Koreans that would go on to rule then nation.
Whilst Japan was to remain twice as strong as the South Korean nation, the internal problems within Japan were to see 2 more battles being fought before the war came to a close - Both battles ending in Defeat for Japan.
Despite repeated eSK overtures for peace the war was officially ended by admin in November of 2010.
The sequel will be the next article.
Nicolas Bonaparte, eJapanese citizen