Antonian Revolution

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Antonian Revolution
Date 09 April 2017 - 21 April 2017
(13 days)
Location Praj, Tsechia.
Result Loyalist victory
Rebel Forces Loyalist Forces
Calvin Gustav Regent Anton of Tsechia
Louis, Baron Taünn
1 2
Injuries and losses
0 0

The Antonian Revolution was a political revolution in Tsechia, which resulted in the collapse of the Tsechian government after disagreements between the Regent and Head of State of the Tsechian Federation, Anton Wenzel and the Protector of the Tsechian Federation and Head of Government, Calvin Gustav. The revolution was first an internal affair in Tsechia, but spread after the between rebel forces loyal to the government of Calvin Gustav exposed their intention to declare independence from Karnia-Ruthenia.

Background[edit | edit source]

On 09 April, the Regent of Tsechian Federation met the Grand Duke of Svalonia to discuss matters of national importance. The meeting on 09 April had been rescheduled several times for obscure reasons which demonstrate obvious lack of interest in the management of the State. Once the meeting was held, the matters that would be dealt with were the election of the King of Tsechia, the establishment of a less confused territorial division, the creation of a regional constitution, discussion on the need to maintain armed forces rather than the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces, creation of a national order and possible list of personalities to be awarded, discussion of necessary regional laws to be submitted to the Emperor and effective separation of the powers of the State, with the transfer of the Judiciary Power of Tsechia to the Ministry of Justice and to the Court of Justice.

In view of the hypotheses presented, the Grand Duke of Svalonia presented the following suggestions: acclaim the Grand Duke of Svalonia as King of Tsechia, since "he alone did not have a state of his own and was the real responsible for the creation of the federation", transform the federation into a unitary and centralized state, transform the Duchy of Taschen into a region administered directly by the King of Tsechia and revoke the title granted to His Imperial Majesty by Executive Decree no. 001/17, adopt an amended edition of the Czechoslovak Constitution of 1920 as national constitution, maintain the armed forces envisioned during the creation of the Federation and the establishment of an absolute monarchy.

By the total disagreement between the parties, both consulted Baron Taünn to decide the future of Tsechian State. Supporting the Regent's repudiation of the subversive and treacherous ideas of the Grand Duke of Svalonia, the meeting was closed at dawn on 10 April. Throughout the 10 and 11 April, no conversation or message between the parties was exchanged, generating deep anguish in the Regent and the Baron over the ideas presented by the Grand Duke. At noon on 12 April, the Grand Duke of Svalonia sent simultaneous text messages to the Regent and the Baron with the following content: "Your Grace has 24 hours to decide to support Tsechia's new independent government. The King awaits your answers."

Revolution[edit | edit source]

Facing the betrayal of Calvin Gustav, the Regent and Baron Taünn hurried to stand before the Emperor-King. They exposed Gustav's plans publicly and putting the division of government in focus. During the days that followed, the Emperor-King reviewed the Tsechian loyalist petition and tried to contact the Grand Duke of Slavonia to enter into an agreement, without success.

Meanwhile, in Tsechia, the friendly relationship between the parties deteriorated, causing Calvin Gustav to leave Tsechian territory on 16 April, where he would not return. On 21 April, the Emperor pronounced himself by Imperial Decree n. 085/2017, responding mainly in an affirmative way to the occurrence and putting an end to the revolution.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

With little collateral damage and no change in the daily life of the Empire, Gustav's attempt to declare independence failed by sheer lack of adherence to his plans and unknown figure, but also demonstrated the confidence of the citizens in the imperial government, which, acting with leniency, was much less harsh than expected and, in part contradicting the claims of the Tsechian government, maintained its civil rights and citizenship.