Ebenthali Independence War
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The Ebenthali Independence War (Portuguese: Guerra da Independência de Ebenthal) was a major conflict between the authorities of Roschfallen and the seccessionist Ebenthal. The war broke out when nobles from two departments of Roschfallen, Gros Morne and the capital Triunphus, led by Arthur, Duke of Gallar, High Commissioner and lord of the lands of Gros Morne, proclaimed the independence of their fiefs and united them to form the Kingdom of Ebenthal. The war began with the proclamation of Ebenthal's independence on 11 August 2014, and was fought mainly through cyber attacks, with the occurrence of espionage, sabotage and, less frequently, threatening military movements. It ended on 28 January 2015, on the one-year anniversary of Roschfallen, with the Treaty of Botafogo, by which Ebenthal and Roschfallen recognized their independence and sovereignty and signed a friendship agreement.
In 28 January 2014 the Kingdom of Roschfallen emerged as a secessionist micronation, although it still retained some simulationist aspects inherited from the NationStates. The country's government was organized in the form of an absolute elective and feudal monarchy, but with constitutional provisions. In the form of a feudal state, Roschfallen was divided into five Repartitions in addition to the national capital; while the territories of some Repartitions and even of the capital belonged to the ruling family, other territories were incorporated fiefs and belonged to the families of their feudal lords. In June 2014 the Council of Fools, the national parliament, summoned the feudal lords together with King Arthur I to officially start negotiations to draft a constitution for the country. In subsequent parliamentary sessions, the nobles, notably the Duke of Gallar, who had been appointed High Commissioner of Gros Morne, questioned the enforcement of land laws that would incorporate their fiefs into the national offices and submit them to the central government, depriving them of autonomy, and they also questioned the position of the monarch which lacked provisions and definitions such as an order of succession, the limit of his powers. The Duke eventually became a popular figure and was supported by André Bernardo, Vice Speaker of the Council of Fools and landlord in the capital, Triunphus.
Fearing losing power in the face of successive failures in trying to negotiate his position with a portion of the nobles in parliament, on August 11 the King dismissed the Duke of Gallar, Lord André Bernardo, the Marquis de Victer (first and only Mayor of Triunphus) , Counselor Mateus and 4 other nobles from Gallar, Triunphus and Avalon who occupied government positions and dissolved the constituent assembly installed in the Council of Fools. In retaliation, the nobles of Gros Morne agreed to proclaim the independence of their fief, creating briefly (for hours) the Most Serene Republic of Gallar, just as André Bernardo, allied with Pedro Reis, Count of Iustitia and Nícollas Reis, Duke of Launceston, proclaimed the secession of their lands in Triunphus, however without trying to organize a state. In a matter of a few hours, in conversation, the Roschfallenian secessionists decided to unite their fiefs to create a new micronation with a different administrative structure and proclaimed the Kingdom of Ebenthal.
Upon learning of the secessionist declaration and proclamation of his eponymous rival, Arthur, Duke of Gallar, as King of Ebenthal (which he saw as an affront to his reign in Roschfallen and even an attempt to usurp), the King of Roschfallen initiated a vigorous cyberterrorism campaign against Ebenthal. With the passwords of some emails still used by the secessionists in the possession of the Roschfallen government, the intelligence service sent hate messages to potential allies of the secessionists, loaded the email with spam and filled it with viruses. Simultaneously, the Army carried out a DDL attack on the Ebenthal site.
In contrast, the newly established government of Ebenthal still had friends in Roschfallen who leaked information to them, so Ebenthal, creating his Royal Ebenthali Cybernetics Corps, was eventually able to not only contain attacks on their virtual platforms but went on the offensive, taking down permanently the first Roschfallen website, inflicting a major blow to that country's structural organization (and postponing the promulgation of its constitution, some of the content of which was lost) while Ebenthal itself completed its administrative organization and continued to attract citizens of Roschfallen. Members of the governments of both countries began to fight each other and physical and personal threats emerged from both sides.
Eventually, Roschfallen could no longer attack Ebenthal which invested in its cyber defenses, and the King of Roschfallen himself, accompanied by members of the Royal Army, went to Ebenthal to try to personally negotiate a ceasefire to his advantage. Faced with the impossibility of victory over five months of conflict, with Ebenthal I have already received international diplomatic recognition, King Arthur I of Roschfallen invited the eponymous King Arthur I of Ebenthal to his birthday, which coincided with the one-year anniversary of independence of Roschfallen. On that occasion, both monarchs agreed to end the conflicts and restore peace with universal amnesty, recognizing each other's independence and sovereignty, thus signing the Treaty of Botafogo.