|Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia||Socialist Republic of Juznoslavia|
|Emperor-King Oscar|| Cyril Pribicevic|
(President of Juznoslavia)
The Juznoslavia War was a faked conflict between the Imperial Government and the Socialist Republic of Juznoslavia. The unrest began on 08 October 2017 when the Imperial Government received a declaration of war. Initially, the Imperial Government chose to ignore the statement, but after constant personal attacks on the Emperor and the Imperial Family, the Emperor-King sent a request for permission to the Imperial Diet to declare war. Due to operational and technical problems that rendered the national forum of Karnia-Ruthenia inoperable, the Emperor-King decreed for the sake of state security the dissolution of the Imperial Diet on 18 October. The justification for the act was the impossibility of the Imperial Diet to meet and the need to respond to foreign attacks.
After a few days of hostility, it was discovered that Thomas of Cumagne, then Imperial Chancellor, had forged the whole situation to ridicule the Empire and denigrate the Emperor's image.
Background[edit | edit source]
On 07 October 2017, the Emperor-King, through private messages, agreed to mediate a conflict between the Empire of Plata, an Argentine micronation close to Karnia-Ruthenia and the Socialist Republic of Juznoslavia. The conflict had arisen from an apparent misunderstanding between the parties. The socialist Cyril Pribicevic, President of Juznoslavia, attempted to force the Emperor Charles V to transform the monarchy of his country into a socialist republic, which was promptly denied.
With the refusal, threats of hacking their personal and micronational accounts, as well as racist offenses were perpetrated by the three Juznoslavian citizens: Cyril Pribicevic, President of Juznoslavia, Milan Mesicbar, Prime Minister of Juznoslavia and Ivan Mesicbar, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Juznoslavia. Believing that it was only a childish and superficial matter that was easy to solve, the Emperor intervened in favor of Plata.
After a nearly one-hour conversation with the President of Juznoslavia, Oscar I believed he had resolved the matter, and he left his office. The next morning he received a declaration of war from Juznoslavia. The Imperial Government issued the statement in a tone of debauchery. If this fostered an increase in Juznoslavian aggressiveness, it is uncertain. However, with no further messages in the Empire's official e-mail account, the Emperor began receiving daily messages with threats to his physical and mental integrity, racist and xenophobic offenses against him and the Imperial Family, as well as offenses to the Empire that he would declare "impossible to reproduce in a civilized conversation". This would influence the Emperor's desire for war.
Meanwhile, the Empire faced serious internal problems. The official e-mail account of the Empire was violated and the forum had its content deleted and taken offline, as well as the form for citizenship requisition. With the authorities responsible for maintaining the virtual heritage of the Empire unable to respond to what had happened, it was considered, without confirmation, that this could be an internal sabotage or the realization of Juznoslavian threats.
Whatever the theory was, the Imperial Diet had its work of the entire I Legislature erased and was unable to meet, which is why the Emperor dissolved the Imperial Diet on 18 October. Without a parliament to deliberate on the request for permission to declare war and having already obtained the support of Michael I, Duke of Appinfeldt, Minister of War and Head of the Staff of the Imperial General Headquarters, the Emperor-King declared war on 24 October.
Course of events[edit | edit source]
On 24 October, the Armed Forces were mobilized. The First, Second, Fourth and Tenth armies were assigned to the war effort under the command of the Emperor-King as Commander-in-Chief. The Head of Secret Service, Nicholas, Duke of Bradamante, was also summoned to aid in the war efforts.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
Hours later, that same day, 24 October, it was discovered after the national e-mail was hacked and the national forum was completely dismantled, that Thomas of Cumagne, with the intention of destabilizing the Empire, forged the Empire of Plata and the Socialist Republic of Juznoslavia with the intention of drive the Empire to war and then showing forged evidence that the Emperor would have created the situation to gain advantages.
On 23 February 2018, de Cumagne was judged for this and other crimes and the criminal process ended with the partial dismissal of the charges, but considered guilt with the analysis of the evidence produced by the prosecution, but also by the muddled defense. With the matter duly settled, many traces of his administration were erased, and the traitor's nickname was indelibly associated with his name.
Once the farce was discovered, the Imperial Government's punitive desire was directed to the traitor, and there was no official act ever again regarding the Juznoslavia War.