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South Ocean War
NavalBattleSouthOcean
Likatonian Air Force engaging the Royal Kafuri Navy
Date 3171 - 3180
Location South Ocean, Kafuristan
Result Decisive Commonwealth/Kafuri victory
End of South Ocean War
  • Fall of the Robert Fournes presidency
  • Rise of nationalism in Likatonia
  • Kafuristan reconstruction & unification
  • Jakanian Civil War
Belligerents
Hulstrian Phoenix Flag Greater Hulstria
FlagKarifustan Kafuristan
Luthori Imperial Flag Luthori
Trigunia Bear 2 Trigunia

Supported by:
Badarapeaceflag Al'Badara
JakanianEmpire Jakania
AAPK Flag AAPK

CildNewMap Cildania
Flag of Keymon Keymon
KazuliaFlag Kazulia
Likatoniaroyalflagx Likatonia
TelamonImperialFlag2 Telamon
Commanders
Hulstrian Phoenix Flag Franz VII
Hulstrian Phoenix Flag Waldemar von Klauendorf
Hulstrian Phoenix Flag Philip Roderick
FlagKarifustan Hassuf I
FlagKarifustan Husayn ibn Ahmed Ali
Luthori Imperial Flag Philip II
Luthori Imperial Flag Theodor Halifax
Luthori Imperial Flag George Rannigan
Trigunia Bear 2 Vira Lukyanenko
Trigunia Bear 2 Pavel Golovin
Badarapeaceflag Naji II of Al'Badara
KazuliaFlag Nikolai II
KazuliaFlag Anders Norge
Likatoniaroyalflagx Robert Fournes
Likatoniaroyalflagx Victor Campan
Flag of Keymon John Castburg
Flag of Keymon Wilhelm I
TelamonImperialFlag2 Aulus Aurelius Aedifactor
Casualties and losses
FlagKarifustan Kafuristan:
  • 84 aircraft
  • 5 x Destroyers
  • 4 x Frigates
  • 3 x Corvettes
  • 17 x Patrol Boats
  • 3200+ Pilots/Sailors
  • 158 civilians
Likatoniaroyalflagx Likatonia:
  • Two Drones
  • 364 aircraft (100 missing)
  • 200 Pilots/Sailors


The South Ocean War was military conflict in the South Ocean region of the continent of Majatra. The South Ocean War was born out of the Likaton-Kalopian Crisis and the cold war that followed afterwards; the War officially started when the Federal Republic of Likatonia and their military coalition of allies declared war on the Holy Kingdom of Kafuristan, drawing in their respective allies into the conflict as well. The war lasted for nearly a decade before Likatonia was defeated after experiencing several military defeats by Kafuri and their allies in the Cildanian theater in 3180.

HistoryEdit

Before the South Ocean War broke out, there were two main events that pushed the states of Likatonia and Kafuristan, including their respective allies, to conflict. The central event was the Likaton-Kalopian Crisis that caused the nations of Kafuristan and Greater Hulstria to originally position themselves against the administration of Robert Fournes, the President of Likatonia. The Crisis was fueled out of a terrorist attack in the capital of Likatonia, an attack later to be revealed to have been executed by a Kalopian militant group. Likatonia's decisions to imprision all Kalopians in their nation and to launch a military scouting mission over the entire South Oceans area earned the ire of several nations, launching the crisis into a debate about national sovereignty and military boundaries. The Foreign Ministry of Greater Hulstria and Kafuristan attempted to get Likatonia to try to work with the Kalopian government to bring those reponsible for the attack to justice by alternative means but the Fournes administration refused, opting for a more aggressive approach, causing Kalopia to isolate themselves, and refused to work with Fournes. Days later Kafuristan shoot down a military drone belonging to Likatonia over their airspace, claiming that Likatonia was breaching their soverignty and airspace. Kafuristan then issued several diplomatic and economic sanctions on Likatonia, demanding they remove their scouts over the South Ocean. Likatonia responded by arming their drones and stepped up scouting of Kafuristan, threatening war should Kafuristan interfere with their mission over the South Ocean again. Cautious of an invasion, Kafuristan not only stepped up their defenses but also requested the help of Greater Hulstria, a natural ally, to defend their coast and coastal cities. Greater Hulstria soon sent a task force of ships to the Kafuri coast, helping protect Kafuri trade routes, and protecting important naval bases belonging to the Kafuri Royal Armed Forces. The scouting operations died down slightly but tensions remained high, placing Likatonia and Kafuristan into a cold war. The next few years would see bitter public relations between the two nations and continued threats of war. A peace conference was then organized by the Great Princedom & Tsardom of Trigunia to try to solve the crisis and end the tensions; Likatonia, Kafuristan, and Hulstria would all accept the invitation. The "Peace Conference of Heinrichgrad" was the other main event that lasted for three weeks that occured just before the South Ocean War; when Robert Fournes during the conference announced he would planning a blockade of Kafuristan (an idea he had inspiration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Telamon), many delegates walked out, and the conference was put on hold. Leaders from Hulstria attempted to have Fournes retract his statement but the President's office was silent and the Federal Republic went dark. Days later Fournes sent before the Likatonian legislature a declaration of war upon Kafuristan and the Peace Conference was then ended by the Viceroy of Trigunia, Vira Lukyanenko, 3rd Countess of Nolyn, who later declared war on Likatonia; Trigunia would deploy the 'Trigunian Expeditionary Force' comprised of members of the Naval Infantry 5th Division, and several ships to Kafuristan. Many believe Fournes used the Peace Conference as a smoke screen to hide the Likaton mobilization against Kafuristan and earn him time to plot his next move. Fournes also announced that he had earned the military support of the nations of Cildania and Keymon against Kafuristan, saying that they will work with the Likatonian military high command in their land, sea, and air campaigns. Keymon had recently undergone a coup by a nationalist, militant political party who ousted the isolationist government; their campaign to help Likatonia was seen a move to try to expand their imperial reaches and as the War went on they would attempt to try to compete with Luthori in the region for dominance. With Kafuri in danger, nations such as Greater Hulstria and Luthori (the latter tied to Kafuri by a mutual defense pact) authorized military mobilization in defense of Kafuristan and against Likatonia, following Trigunia's decision to opt for war. The Holy Kingdom of Kafuristan responded as well by declaring war and rapidly mobilized their military for defensive and offensive military operations against the Likaton threat.

First Strikes & Operation Unda RubetEdit

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Kafuri anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) during Operation Unda Rubet.

The Likatonian Armed Air Force launched the first official attack, code name Operation Unda Rubet, against Kafuristan off the eastern Kafuri coast where many ships of the Kafuri Royal Navy were being stationed. The Armed Air Force avoided the ships belonging to Hulstria and Trigunia who were stationed in the north, opting to launch an attack on the Royal Navy ships instead to try to demorlize them. Over 500 aircraft rolled into Kafuri airspace and waters, and immediately commenced the bombardement and strategic attacks upon the large number of Kafuri Naval Forces in the area. Kafuri Royal Navy forces were able to fend off and destroy several Likatonian planes, preventing Likatonian forces from sending in ground troops but still faced heavy losses. The LAAF sustained large losses as well, with 279 aircraft KIA and over 100 MIA. More than 500 pilots are missing, and the majority of these men were assumed dead. The remaining 120 aircraft who were in the battle retreated upon orders and were unable to put a number in the losses of Kafuri Navy. Despite the LAAF's losses, they were able to deal a blow to the Kafuri Royal Navy, and destroy some targets within a nearby city. On top of the battle Likatonian missles that managed to bypass Kafuri anti-air and anti-missile systems laid destruction upon a busy area of a nearby city, destroying a hospital and a mosque. The people of Kafuristan united in light of the civilian attack, chanting "Death to Likatonia", proving that Likatonia's efforts to kill Kafuri morale failed. The attack was the first of several expected waves of air and sea attacks upon Kafuri and her allies. The Likatonian assault continued on the Kafuri Royal Navy for the next few days, dealing several blows to Kafuri defenses. Small, surprise air assaults also proved useful against Kafuri for the Cildanian air force who worked alongside Likaton naval command.

Likatonia's first strikes would ignite large amounts of anger towards them by the Kafuri people, leading to the eventual creation of a militant group in the country that would later in the war take an important role in Kafuristan's resistance towards Likatonia and their allies.

Battle of O'mer Coast & Al'Badara Enters the WarEdit

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Hulstrian Air Corp striking at Likatonian ships during the battle.

The Battle of O'mer Coast saw the first Hulstrian offensive strike in the South Ocean War; prior to the Likatonian air assault on a defensive line comprised of Trigunian and Hulstrian ships Hulstria acted purely in a defensive position, assisting Kafuri Royal Navy in the protection of their naval yards. Ships from the Hulstrian Black Phoenix III class, the original task force sent to Kafuristan during the Likaton-Kalopian Crisis, went sent off the coast of the Kafuri region of O'mer to engage in Likatonian naval ships who intelligence reports suggested were trying to flank around some Kafuri positions south of the region; planes and ships from the Kafuri Royal Navy also took part in the offensive alongside the Imperial Navy of Hulstria. Likatonian submarines were able spot the oncoming Hulstrian ships and Likaton naval commanders directed their ships to attempt to circle around the Hulstrian fleet, choking them into defeat. They did not expect though a large concentration of Imperial Hulstrian and Kafuri Royal aircraft behind the Hulstrian navy fleet who moved to strike at the Likaton cruisers and destroyers. Likaton anti-aircraft immediately began to spin and took out several Kafuri Royal Air Force and Hulstrian Imperial Air Corps planes. Catching the Likatonians off guard, aircraft from the Hulstrian 18th Air Corps under Captain Joseph Marshall flanked the Likatonian fleet from the east, and engaged with the Likatonian planes, including taking on several destroyers who were targeting Kafuri Royal Navy ships. Using torpedos as scouts, Hulstrian and Kafuri ships were able to detect some hidden Likatonian ships outside the area of battle, and sinking two Likatonian ships before they could launch a counter offensive to the joint naval force of Hulstria and Kafuristan. The sinking did not push the Likatonians into retreat yet and the fighting continued into the night and morning before the Likatonian Navy retreated after a failed counter offensive. The retreat bought time for the Kafuri Royal Navy to regain some strength in the area following a series of defeats by the hands of the Likatonian armed forces and allowed the Hulstrian Imperial Navy both time and safe routes for their reinforcements from the Hulstrian homeland.

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Naji I of Kafuristan

Al'Badara's entrance into the South Ocean War lays in the successful restoration of the House of Al-Majali to the throne and the collapse of the republican government. Al'Badara's monarchy was abolished under Eisa I following the "Republic Revolution", a movement led by Muhammad Al-Qafir, years before after the country's involvement in a conflict in Saridan. Muhammad Al-Qafir, the leader of the Badaran Republic, would have tight control over the nation for some time before his death; Muhammad Al-Qafir's death put into jeopardy the republican movement and power trip, providing a route for royalist supporters to slowly regain control. Political factions loyal to the Sultan eventually pushed out the supporters loyal to Muhammad Al-Qafir's former party, and put into play the restoration of the monarchy with Naji II, the brother of Hassuf I of Kafuristan, being crowned. The two countries could've put placed in personal union with Hassuf I, as his ancestors like Naji I of Kafuristan did, but decided to allow his younger brother on the throne.

Popular sentiment advanced the move by the Crown to pursue war with Likatonia and assist Kafuristan in their war, as well as to assist their allies in their holy fighy against the Likaton aggressors. The new government's first official action was to declare war on Likatonia and the revived Al'Badara Armed Forces were deployed to the Holy Kingdom to take part in the coastal defenses, as well as providing troops for land activities. Al'Badara's entrance into the war gave the Kafuri allied forces an important strategic and tactical advantage over Likatonia's forces; their position between Likatonian and Kafuristan forced Likatonian naval forces to re-route many of their ships and put Cildania on the defensive due to their close borders.

Likatonian Army & Naval ExpansionEdit

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Likaton Armed Forces engage in a military parade before deployment

Combined with the establishment of the Second Empire of Keymon and increased cooperation with Cildania, the naval forces of Likatonia pushed for an expansion of their numbers in their campaign against Kafuristan and her allies in light of the entrance of Al'Badara and other factors, including the five nation naval coalition Kafuri had formed. The Battle of O'mer Coast led the Likatonian forces to re-evaluate their strategy and approach to the war. Mortar strikes and missile strikes were used but Likatonia was looking to land in Kafuristan, not seige it into surrender. The Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Likatonia announced that the entirity of the Likatonian Armed Forces will be mobilized to fulfill the objectives of the invasion of Kafuristan, putting into place effectively a Likatonian "total war" policy. Over 400,000 Likatonian troops were deployed out to the South Ocean in hopes of being able to break the defensive perimeter of the Kafuri Allied Naval Protection Services to finally be able to land on Kafuri coasts to engage in a ground campaign.

Combined with the announcement of the massive troop deployment, the Ministry of Defense along with President Robert Fournes additionally rolled out proposals for increased naval numbers in the South Ocean to put more pressure on the Kafuri Allied Naval Protection Service. Some ships were announced to be heading to the Second Imperial Republic of Keymon to defend against possible Luthori attacks upon the island nation. Keymon had deployed troops to help Likatonian forces but were in a terrible strategic point; if Luthori suddenly took Keymon out of the war, Likatonia would be in danger of an attack on their country by the Kafuri Allied forces. In response to this threat reserve troops of the LAF were called into service to remain in protection of Likatonia, and recreational naval vessels were seized by the Government to be used as defense.

As part of their new offensive and strategy, Likatonia engaged with Hulstrian and Kafuri forces again in eastern Kafuristan. Likatonian ships, stationed in the "Sea of Lost Souls" (a body of water between southern Seleya nations and east Majatra, launched an assault on a Kafuri naval base housing Hulstrian ships hoping to draw up enemy ships, and take them out as they fled the base. Undetected Trigunian forces to the north and Kafuri air support from a nearby base limited the scope of the Likatonian attack but Likatonian forces were able to take out the Hulstrian ship the Hallstatt and take out several troops at the base before having to pull back.

War of the Two KaisersEdit

As the war raged on in the South Ocean, another war was brewing between the nations of Kazulia and Trigunia, a war that would force Hulstria to engage in a second front.

Kafuri Under AttackEdit

Greater Hulstria and Trigunia, forced to withdraw some personnel and several ships to fight the war with Kazulia, were unable to provide Kafuristan with the defenses to properly resist the battle-hardened Likatonians. While some Hulstrian and Trigunia resources were in Kafuristan, these nations were nearly forced out of the war altogether by Kazulia's rapid military offensive in the northern Dovani sea. Kafuristan would face several disastrous defeats as a result but remained firm to prevent a land invasion at the time. The War of the Two Kaisers was to the advantage of the Likatonians and combined with their massive surge of troops, Kafuristan was very open to an invasion nonetheless. As Kazulia contended with the Hulstrian and Trigunian forces in northern Dovani, Likatonia had two less military powers to deal with in their quest against Kafuristan. Cildanian and Likatonian naval ships, along with vessels from Keymon, had engaged the Luthori Navy (who helped fill some gaps by absent Hulstro-Trigunian ships) between the continents of Artania and Seleya in a second naval front, leaving Kafuri with limited Luthori assistance. Kafuristan troops, along with militants and their newly established paramilitaries, were able to keep the Likatonian coalition at bay despite their weakened defenses. In several air battles Kafuristan was able to carve out victories in resistance to Likatonian aggression.

Seige of ShelemEdit

Before the breakout of the war, the city of Shelem was an important trade outpost for the Kingdom of Kafuristan; located along the coastline of the Nekkah region, Shelem was one of the several cities where Hulstrian ships were sent for protection during the Likaton-Kalopian Crisis, and would become a target of strategic value for Likatonian armed forces during their push towards conquering Kafuristan. Shelem would be well protected during the war even when Kafuri forces were under attack and Shelem was still protected by Hulstrian ships. Al'Badara also had a large fleet within and around Shelem. Likatonia would launch an ambitious and ultimately siege of the city, a battle that would turn the war in Likatonia's favor as shortly following the attack Likaton ground troops would enter Kafuristan for the first time in the South Ocean War.

Naval squadrons from Cildania and Keymon, who advanced into Kafuri waters during Likatonia's offensive, would see through the first phase of the Seige of Shelem but did not take up major military confrontation with Kafuri defense forces. The task force instead played a supporting yet vital role in Likatonia's push into Kafuristan. In the early morning hours submarines from the Cildania Imperial Navy launched several missile strikes in the outskirts of the city and would for the remaining hours take pot shots at ships stationed at the city's port and deploying decoy missiles to confuse Kafuri defense forces. They engaged in a similar tactic the Likatonians once used on stationed Hulstrian ships months ago but with more success. Kafuri intelligence identified the Cildanian and Keymon task force and deployed both the Air Force and Navy to engage them; a reserve of ships from Al'Badara stationed south and west of Shelem also were called to engage, leaving much of Shalem in those areas undefended. Kafuri did leave some defenses in play in those areas but at a weakened state. As Kafuri and Al'Badara went chasing after the Cildania/Keymon fleet, Likatonia mobilized their nearby fleets and split them into two main groups under the command of General Vincent Hamon. The two fleets were coined as Fleet Overlord and Fleet Guardian Angel; Fleet Overlord was tasked with engaging the weakened Shelem defenses in the south and west while Fleet Guardian Angel assisted the Cildanian and Keymon ships in destroying the Kafuri defense response to their earlier raid. Fleet Overloard was also tasked with entering the guarded Shalem river which extended to the central Kafuri mountains.

Before Kafuristan realized Likatonia was moving in on the city they were already engaged with the Cildanian and Keymon naval forces. The Kafuri Air Force was pinned down by Likatonian assistance and resorted to using their submarines to deal blows to their ships. Kafuristan was able to sink a Keymon ship, the HMS Maddogg, during battle, and took many Keymon army prisoners afterwards. The Supreme Holy Command Council of the Kafuristan Armed Forces issued all forces on high alert in the area in respond to their detection of Fleet Overloard approaching Shalem; Hassuf I himself personally phoned several world leaders he could involved in the conflict to send emergency assistance. The Hulstrian ship, the HIMS Buffalo, stationed off the coast of Deltaria, was called to assist even though its mission was purely for reconnaissance assistance for Kafuristan. Emergency and air sirens were summoned in Shalem as military forces quickly came into the city; many busy city streets soon became empty and would play host to a large and bloody battle soon later.

Ground CampaignsEdit

The "Likaton War Machine"Edit

Likatonia's massive army quickly overun many parts of Kafuristan once they broke through the allied defenses.

Revolution in KeymonEdit

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Wilhelm I was unable to resist the power of the rebels

Robert Fournes' military coalition would start to crack with an uprising in Keymon, a country that had grown increasingly close to the Likatonian nation during the South Ocean campaigns. The newly coronated King of Keymon, Wilhelm I of Keymon, was ousted in a coup. Increased displeasure with the government and the monarch's decision to engage heavily in the war grew negative upon his subjects, leading to the rise of anti-monarch forces who wished to see the end of Wilhelm's reign. These anti-Wilhelm forces were also born out of Keymon's pacifist movement which was crushed during the rise of Wilhelm Royaliwith who turned the nation more militant and aggressive. The rebels consumed a large population and combined with reports they were being funded by Luthori and Hulstrian private elements to weaken the Likatonian coalition, King Wilhelm I was forced to recall several ships patrolling alongside Likatonian naval vessels to try to quell the rebellion. Many of these ships were either sunk by Luthori forces who were in the area or never reached their destination, being led to Likaton ports on Seleya.

Keymon, despite being a very small island nation, was of strategic value to the anti-Likatonian forces. Keymon under King Wilhelm I had effectively become a "satellite state" for President Robert Fournes of Likatonia to keep Luthori naval power at check and away from Likatonian shores. If Keymon came under invasion or were defeated by Kafuri allies, it would've left Likatonia at a vast disadvantage, and would put them on the defenses. Likatonia had invested greatly in their ground campaign in Kafuristan with an aggressive offense strategy; Fournes knew his forces would be too stretched to operate to defend their homeland and conquer another nation. Fournes had secretly ordered small, tactical covert teams to Keymon to not only help crush the rebels but to also try to snatch any foreign spies who were working to uninstall the regime. King Wilhelm I attempted to calm the resistance by addressing the nation in a television speech but did not nothing to alter people's opinions. Their efforts failed as King Wilhelm I was forced to leave Keymon to Likatonia and the Second Imperial Republic of Keymon was abolished but not after until a bloody battle between loyalist and rebel forces in Keymon's capital. King Wilhelm narrowly escaped his palace which had become under seige by the rebels; eye witness reports say his helicopter departed the palace as the rebels were bursting down the main doors. The end of Wilhelm's reign and the abolishment of the Second Imperial Republic proved to be one of the central factors that turned the South Ocean War around in favor of Kafuristan and her allies.

Turnaround & the Norlake ConferenceEdit

The Second Imperial Republic of Keymon's exit from the war proved to be a welcome gift to Kafuristan and her allies. With Keymon removed from the picture, Luthori was free to engage greater the Likatonian Navy between Artania and Seleya, and Likatonia was forced to conduct an invasion of an entire nation but to also defend their homeland from attack. Additionally with Greater Hulstria and Trigunia pushing back Kazulia from northern Dovani, they were able to send additional military resources that had to be called back during Kazulia's initial offensive in the War of the Two Kaisers. In a private conference held in Mordusia, the monarchs of Kafuristan, Hulstria, Luthori, and Al'Badara met to devise a new plan to deal with the new state of affairs following the Keymon Revolution and Likatonia's weakened state. In what would be coined the "Norlake Conference" the monarchs of the allies formed together the new strategy to see through the rest of the South Ocean War and to put to an end the War of the Two Kaisers. Hassuf I of Kafuristan pushed for an aggressive land and air assualt strategy as well a possible invasion of the Likatonian island of Metiri. Philip II of Luthori pledged continued naval support and Franz VII of Hulstria, along with Defense Minister Waldemar von Klauendorf, pledged 300,000 ground troops to Kafuristan. Documents released after the war ended showed the allies forming a battle plan to squeeze out Likatonia from Kafuristan by attacking them from the sides and having naval forces flank them from northern Kafuri, offering them little room to operate, and a death trap in the south if they wanted to move further downward. Economic and political sanctions were also devised at the Norlake Conference against Likatonia and Cildania to weaken their trading as well as their capacity to conduct their war efforts.
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Cildanian forces move to take up a strategic position on the Pabeus mountains

Robert Fournes was not ready however to defeated just because one ally had fallen. He still had the Cildanian Empire as a military partner and could still launch attacks on Kafuristan from Cildania. The island nation of Cildania at this point in the war was described as "a floating fortess" due to their large defenses and near absolute rule from their Emperor. With Luthori putting the pressue on Likatonia between the Artania and Seleya seas and Keymon out of the picture, Cildania took up a larger role in the war at this time. The Cildania military command was preparing to launch offensives into Kafuristan on several fronts, hoping to weaken the allies before they could start any new kind of offensive. Cildanian forces, under the command of General Mahmoud Hosni, began to push into the central Kafuri region of Pabeus, a very mountainous part of the Holy Kingdom where much of Kafuristan's military infrastructure was located that Likatonia's military alliance had not done much damage. The Cildania military experienced early victories but were defeated as aircraft from Al'Badara and experienced mountain warfare trained Hulstrian troops pushed them back during a Cildanian assault on a river city. General Mahmoud Hosni attempted once more to try to take the Pabeus region fully but their supply arrangements at this point during their offensive was unable to meet the needs of their forces and without the full Likatonian support they had relied on earlier in the war, Cildanian forces were forced to retreat much of their conquered territory in Pabeus and moved back to the northern front where Mahmoud Hosni decided to build on forces already stationed there. Cildania's failed offensive into Pabeus signaled the beginning of the end of the South Ocean War but it would be a few more years before the war officially ended. The strategy devised at the Norlake Conference would soon be placed into action but would face a rocky start when Likatonia launced a last-ditch effort to maintain their territory in Kafuristan.

Likatonian Counter-Offensives In KafuristanEdit

The Empire of Cildania's retreat from Pabeus forced the hand of the Likatonian military high command. Combined with increased naval resistance on the homefront, Likatonia was put in an uncomfortable position. They could either pull out of Kafuristan to fully take on their sea and air resistance from Kafuri allied forces or continue to try to hold onto the territory gained in Kafuristan. Likatonia would decide to continue their invasion of Kafuristan, stretching their military forces more than ever. The military command of Likatonia pushed for all available resources to be put into play to defend the homeland and to continue the assault on Kafuristan, effectively engaging in total war against Kafuristan and their allies in the South Ocean War. Likatonia would make the start of the "Norlake strategy" rocky as their new found attitude and tactics overwhelmed several of the allies forces. The counteroffensives waged by Robert Fournes marked the South Ocean War's bloodiest chapter.

Cildania was used as a launching point for Likatonia's new counteroffensive; Likatonia additionally used an occupied air base in northern Kafuristan for their air assaults. Seeking to weaken Kafuristan's military infrastructure, Likatonia began to target intelligence bases and underground support networks used by Kafuri militants. Looking to also weaken the will of the Kafuri people, Likatonia conducted for several months nightly air attacks on cities and towns, resulting in many innocent dead. Many hospitals would be overcrowded during this period in Kafuristan.

Cildanian TheaterEdit

Hulstrian Troop AdvancementEdit

Final Likaton Counter-OffensiveEdit

The War EndsEdit

AftermathEdit

After their defeat Likatonia was pushed out of Majatra and their military operations ceased in the region for the next few years. Their failure in the invasion of Kafuristan caused the downfall of the Robert Fournes administration; he would be replaced by a more nationalist government who came to power following his fall and who would see through later Likatonia's next intervention in Majatra in the Jakanian Civil War. The South Ocean region after the war would experience a period of reconstruction and economic uncertainily. Kafuristan was the hardest hit during the conflict and required the most attention from the allied forces for rebuilding.

TimelineEdit

  • Likatonia declares war on the Holy Kingdom of Kafuristan
  • Trigunia declares war on Likatonia; Luthori and Hulstria follow suit shortly after
  • The Most Serene Empire of Cildania and the Second Republic of Keymon join Likatonia in their campaign
  • Telamon announces support for Likatonia, also declares war on Kafuristan
  • Hulstria withdraws from the Keymon Neutrality Agreement
  • Kafuri Royal Navy, along with Trigunian and Hulstrian ships, form defensive perimeter around Kafuristan
  • Likatonia along with Cildania launch their first strikes againist Kafuristan, launching air assaults on weakly defended points
  • Likatonia manages to inch a few missile strikes against a Kafuri city resulting in civilian deaths
  • In a surprise night attack Likatonia fires upon Trigunian and Hulstrian ships, resulting in some deaths
  • Hulstria along with Kafuri forces launch a counter offensive against the Likatonian navy in the South Ocean, prevailing in the Battle of O'mer Coast
  • Al'Badara and Jakania annouce support for Kafuristan; Kafuri officials arrest secret Cildania agents within their country
  • Hulstrian reinforcements arrive in Kafuristan; Likatonia mobilizes mortar and missile strikes to try to slow down counter-offensive
  • Keymon announces the establishment of the Second Imperial Republic; Wilhelm Royaliwith II crowned King
  • Likatonia announces new, larger offensive to break through Kafuri defenses
  • War breaks out between Kazulia and Trigunia
  • Hulstria forced to defend Trigunia; resources diverted from Kafuri to new conflict
  • Luthori engages with Likatonian navy near Keymon; a second naval front is established
  • Kafuristan manages to defend itself despite limited assistance
  • Likatonian forces finally break the defense of Kafuristan, invading it

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History Empire of Gao-Soto, Christopher Dove, War of Hulstrian Successsion, Congress of Kien, War of Luthori Succession, Welsh Genocide, New Englian Crisis, Great Sekowian War, Operation Steel Impetus, South Majatran Wars, South Ocean War, War of the Two Kaisers, September Revolution, War for the Emperor's Protection, Hulstro-Kazulian War, Hulstrian Civil War (4304)
Geography Dovani, Great North Dovani Plain, Schnee-Berge Mountains
Demographics Gao-Showa, Gao-Showa Clans, Hulstrian, Kunihito, Kunikata, Hulstro-Showans, Hulstro-Mikun, Draddwyr
Culture National Anthems: Land of our Fathers, The Call of Hulstria, For all eternity, For the Monarchy, The Revolution ne'er can yield, Golden Empire
Religion Daenism, Hosianism, Jienism, Orinco Polytheism, Kamism
Administrative Divisions Empire of Hulstria: Budenlar: Labsburg | Hulstria: Kien | Kuratha: Marchau
Empire of Gao-Soto: Hilgar: Miyako, Veilchen | Mitrania: Graaffsberg, Mitrania Highlands National Park | Ostland
Politics Historically Important Parties: Anarchitarians, Aneist Unionist Party, Christian Communist Party, Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Fascist Authority Party, Gao-Showa Peoples' Party, Hulstrian National Party, Imperial Hulstrian Party, Progressive Liberal Party of Hulstria, Refuge Pressure Party | List of Former Parties of Greater Hulstria
Presently Active Parties: Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Vereinigte Bund
Monarchy Monarchs: Alexander I, Franz I, Franz VI, Ferdinand I, Ferdinand II, Godric I, Godric II, Godric III, Heinrich I, Heinrich II, Karl III, Klaus Gustav III, Klaus Gustav IV, Klemens II, Leopold I, Maximilian V, Maximilian VII, Rainer IV, Rainer V, Rudolph I of Hulstria, Rudolph III, Rudolph IV, Rudolph V, Klaus Gustav VI, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Other Royalty: Heinrich, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Archduke Otto of Hulstria, Archduke Franz of Hulstria, Archduke Maximilian, Archduke Albert of Hulstria, Archduchess Harriet of Hulstria, Archduke Heinrich, Archduchess Aleksandra, Queen of Rutania, Archduke Leopold, Archduchess Charlotte, Adela I of Vorona, Hikaru I of Dolgaria, Archduchess Josephine, Archduchess Martha, Idda, Countess of Savonia, Wilhelm, Duke of Thague, Roberta Lusk, Princess Harriet of Talmoria, Henrietta, Queen of Endralon, Janne II of Vorona, Matilda, Queen of Rilandor, Karl, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Henry, King of Tukarali, Henry I of Tukarali, Constantine I of Tukarali, Archduchess Cristyne, Archduke Rudolph, Archduke Paul, Emmanuel, 4th Duke of Heidelberg
Primary Noble Houses: House of Flieder, Okatori Clan, House of Strauss, House of Rothingren
Palaces: Fliederbrunn Palace, Phönixstein Castle
People Gao Showa: Meiji Hideaki, Meiji Takara, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokuro Tanemoto, Naoki Tsukuda, Akemi Tanemoto-Katsutoshi, Tokugawa Jiang, Gao-Ri Juro, Haruhi Suzumiya, Hayato Tarou, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Hulstrian: Kyril von Flieder, Lanzo Henning, Konrad Labsburg, Otto von Labsburg, Rudolph Labsburg, Rebekka Liese, Heindrich Strauss, Konsort Strauss, Philip Strauss, Rosaline Strauss, Karl van Gessel, Spenzer Roderick, Erwin Zilberschlag, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Hildegard Klay, Edmund von Greifstein, Martin Valle, Gregory Kleinman, Anders Raske, David Thorsten, Lukas Adenauer, Friedrich Ewald II, Ambrose Bauer, Constantin Birnbacher, Maggie Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Chamberlain, Charles Fuerstien, Waldemar von Treuburg, Wenzeslaus von Hortensiengau, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain II, Sieuwerd Cuijpers, Adam Hammond, Frederick von Labsburg, Gereon von Thannhausenand, Julius von Anderinch, Joseph Karcher, Edward Roderick III, Isolde von Smaragdwald, Anthony Bauer-Chamberlain, Kasimir Hoefler, Hieronymus von Büren, Joseph Roderick II, Jurgen Marquering, Arnold Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain III Gisela von Hortensiengau, August Kratzenberg, Theresia von Maringhelm, Walburga von Strauss, Maximilian Berleburg, Walter von der Hyde, Vitus von der Mar, Eduard von Strauss, Russell von Korneuschlag, Thomas Michels
Other: Charlotte Church, George Huws, Katherine Jenkins, Wali Thomas
Keymon
Economy: Energy Sector, Keymon Free Trade Agreement | Geography | People: Gustav Petroleum, Lady Kosawak Zettel, Shih Kao, Suzanna Kukai | Keymon Society, O Keymon from shore to shore
History
Autonomous Zen Enclave of Penrod | Keymon-Likatonia Crisis: Keymon Genocide | Western Meria
Politics
Hobrazia-Keymon-Likatonia United Left Front | Keymon Unitary List: Christian Democrats | Axis Mundi: AM Socialist Solidarity Movement, Axis Mundi Zen Collective | Political History: Cabinet History, Directors General | Political Philosophy: Kaoism
Demographics
Religion: Church of Keymon, Official Zen Committee of Keymon | Ethnicity: Dolgar, Keymonite
Featured Articles
Formerly Featured: Church of Keymon
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Regions & Territories Abi'nadi Flag Abi'nadiJerze'har Flag Jerze'harNekkah Flag NekkahO'mer Flag O'merPabeus Flag Pabeus
Ahaz Flag Ahazi RepublicNorth Kafuristan Flag North Kafuristan800PX-Union-tuniso-libyenne Republic of Akmed
Political Parties Asly Socialist Party (Pabeus)Black Scorpion AllianceHizb al-Ba'th al-Qafuri al-Qawmi
Demographics Religion: Abadi, Apostolic Church of the East, IsraismEthnicity: Majatrans, Badaran Bedouins, Asli
Notable People & Families Grand Ayatholla Abu Bakr al-HashemHouse of Al-MajaliHouse of Al-ShababNasri FamilyNouri al-BaghdadiSamir al-AzizHouse of Almudhannab
Likatonia
History: Anti-Likatonia Defensive Treaty, Keymon-Likatonia Crisis

Demographics: Likaton, The Sacred Order of the Tears of Termani Greater Likatonia: Northern Hukatai, Western Meria

People: Howard Johnson, Alan Reynolds, Robert Turner, Josif Iskartovich

Religion: The Sacred Order of the Tears of Termani

Politics in Likatonia
Axis Mundi parties - Axis Mundi Revolution, Axis Mundi SLP, AM Eastern Likaton Independence Party, Democratic Workers' Party, Conservative Liberal Party, Orange Order of Greater Likatonia - LDA

CMDLS parties - Separatist Coalition's Army, People's Confederal Army, Marxist-Separatist Front Of Meria, General Confederation of Labour

Independent parties - Civil Liberties Party, Likaton Fascist Front

Sports in Likatonia
Soccer - North Seleyan Football Association
Trigunia articles
History HistoryMashkov ReformsHymn of TriguniaGreat Sekowian WarOperation Black Bear2973 Winter Olympic GamesKozak War of IndependenceKozak CommonwealthTrigunian Military Intervention in KazuliaSouth Ocean WarWar of the Two KaisersUnited Kerissian Socialist Republic (3287)Kerissian Central Communist PartyCommunist Committee for SecurityEgelion-UKSR WarWestern Meria CrisisTrigunian EmpireTrigunian Federation (Трыгоня Федерация)
Geography GeographyKerisChadoniaItäsaariTirgith IslandGreat Bear IslandYuralovo Mountains
Administrative divisions of Trigunia
Politics Government of TriguniaState DumaCouncil of Ministers (Trigunia)President of Trigunian People's RepublicLeader of the CommonwealthPremier of TriguniaViceroy of TriguniaMinister-President of the Federative Republic of Trigunia
Parties: Social and Liberal Democratic PartyTrigunian Libertarian PartyTrigunian Unionist PartyHulstro-Trigunian Crown AllianceTrigunian Purist MovementLiberal Democratic Party(Trigunia)Juche PartiaYoung Guard PartyCommunist Party of Trigunia
People Monarchs of TriguniaEmperor of Trigunia
Monarchs: House of Kommenus
House of Rothingren-TraugottGenrih IGenrih IIFranchesko IAleksandr IIGodrik INikolai Gustav IMaksimilian IFerdinand IRenʹe ILyeopolʹd IGodrik IIGenrih IIIAleksandr IIIFranchesko IIFrídrikh IIKarl I
House of DoroshenkoPetrovič IPavlo I
Čestiborovská Dynastia
House of LahtiWerhner I
House of RomanovKirill IVladimir IIAleksandra INikolay IGrand Duchess MariaGrand Duke AlekseyGrand Duke Vladimir
Viceroys: House of MashkovR.D. MashkovVasya MashkovHanna MashkovaAndrey MashkovPavel MashkovMikhail MashkovYevgeni MashkovAnastasiya MashkovaVira LukyanenkoNataliya Aksyonova
People: Vladimir LeonidVladimir ZyganovAnton OrlykMikhail MaskhadovWolfgang J. LichtenburgWalter LüthKarl von StauffengartDaniil LosevLinus LaatikaninenMikko LahtinenMatvei, Count of LenskRoman Mashkov, 4th Duke of PetrovgradLeonid PankovValerian YugovSergei PetrovAbram OshurkovBaron of RespvosVladimir IlyanovKirill AlekseevBalthazar I, Prince of TirgithAlexander, Prince of TirgithAlexei RomanovichGrigori VikhrovNikita GrushaMstislav IVNikolay Mashkov

Demographics Ethnic Groups: TrigunianHulstrianKozaksSullestiansTirgitians
Religion: HosianismTerran Patriarchal ChurchConfessional ChurchSiedismNeo-Pagan
Culture CultureVolkonsky ReformsSport in TriguniaTrigunian Football Super LigaEducation in TriguniaCity University of Petrovgrad
Economy EconomyNational Chamber of CommerceNeftkompDefense industry of Trigunia
Luthori articles
History Christopher Dove - Monarchs of Luthori

Geography
Politics
Demographics
Culture
Economy
Kazulia articles
History Christopher Dove - War for the Emperor's Protection - Hulstro-Kazulian War - Kazulian Civil War
Geography National Features: Dovani - Barrier Range - Great North Dovani Plain - Anatonese Ocean
Provinces: Flindar - Hent - Kelvon - Agatha - Dreton
Politics Administrative divisions - Elections - Judiciary - Legislature - Political parties - Supreme court - Armed Forces - Prime Minister of Kazulia
Demographics Ethnic groups: Kazulian, Mikokuzin, Dranish, Hulstrian, Luthorian
Religion: Aurorian Patriarchal Church, Luthoran, Ameliorate, Vardic Pagan, Draddwyr Pagan, Daenism, Kamism
Culture Sport - Education
Economy Kazulsk Bank

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