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Introduction Edit

In attempt to enforce the laws of Respublica, geko96 began to distance himself from Senatorial advise. Shortly thereafter, disgruntled Senators plotted to take action to right the perceived abuses and general failings of the laws written by geko96. Though geko96 heard whispers of unrest among Senators, he was surprised when on 15 January 2018, rudytudy14 revolted and took with him several other officers and territories.

History Edit

Walle01 Affair

Introduction

During Fourth Era, Respublica became the most important faction within the server. Their rise to power rested on the Respublica-Zakuul merger, the general inactivity among competing factions, and the Respublican government system. Although all three of these factors were of equal importance to their rise to becoming masters of the server, the government system had always been a double-edged sword. The government of Respublica was formed gradually over many different iterations and it came to a conclusive order with the Second Republic of Zakuul. Within this system, the Respublican founder, geko96, found a way to permit Respublican citizens to be as engaged or as isolated within the empire as they so chose. This was done through his three Codexes which codified the powers, duties, and liberties a citizen of the faction had. Although the rules were rather simple at first, the ability to add on Amendments to the Codexes to supplant old and unpopular laws made the great number of rules and laws confusing and hard to keep up with.

Regardless of this confusion, the system enjoyed widespread appraisal and, as old Respublican enemies and allies joined the faction, it won over the hearts of many people. In fact, this positive reinforcement was strengthened by the willing participation of the new citizens in this political system. With civic participation up, the number of Senate Meetings and Amendments also increased as new players offered and proposed new legislation to help improve the status of the empire.

This initial positivism towards the system began to weaken as player activity decreased and laws increased. This disheartened many within the faction and made the laws seem overly complicated and redundant. These complications rose to a climax with the Walle01 Affair.

The Affair

Upon rejoining the server after a long period of absence, walle01 entered the faction as a regular citizen. Given the reputation of walle01 and his status as server administrator, his joining Respublica represented the final death of the old worlds' politics and the continued hedgemony of Respublica. Furthermore, with the faction power walle01 offered by his own account and his alt accounts, walle01 officially ushered in Respublica into the status of empire.

This status was unexpectedly lost on 12 January 2018 when walle01 left Respublica, with all his alts, and joined the vassal state of Astroika. Unbeknownst to walle01, his choice to leave without prior consent from an officer of Respublica was an illegal act, which would have merited disciplinary action, and was doubly damaging because it costed Respublica the much desired empire status. In addition, Astroika's choice to invite walle01 broke the vassal's implied promise to Respublica to avoid acting against Respublican interests. Although Respublica understood these misunderstandings could have been resolved diplomatically, an informal meeting between the Consuls and Duces concluded a military intervention would have resulted in the greatest results for the faction.

In the short time after Respublica lost her empire status, her leadership insisted that Astroika remove walle01 from the faction and that they also pay a tribute to Respublica as a reestablishment of the vassalage. Given Astroika's disinterest in war and the more immediate problem of having a weak military, Astroikan leaders accepted the peace terms and provided the tribute on the condition that walle01 be removed from Astroika only after a proper trial. Respublican leaders accepted this condition and peace was, temporarily, secured.

The following morning walle01 was informed of the events and consequences of his actions. Despite now being fully aware of the law he had unknowingly broken and the small conflict which ensued, he rejected the opportunity to be vindicated at a trial. For reasons unknown, perhaps mostly out of personal pride and arrogance, walle01 was offended by the carelessness Respublican leaders reacted to this incident and, as a result, chose to make his own faction for the express purpose of warring against Respublica.

Consequences

These results had surprised, to one degree or another, most of the leadership which were involved in this affair (including Astroikan leadership). Given they had paid their tribute and walle01 was removed from the faction, Astroika was returned as a vassal to Respublica and walle01 was declared an enemy of the state on the ground of breaking the law which stated all faction citizens must receive permission before leaving the faction.

The Walle01 Affair demonstrated to many how the confusing and numerous laws were arguably impossible for the average citizen to abide by and that the Duces, who were responsible for creating and enforcing these laws, were not lenient should there ever be a misunderstanding of the rules. This dichotomy of impossible rules and unforgiving leaders led to the conclusion that the Respublican system had changed into an oppressive dictatorship.

The Great Betrayals

Introduction

Although the Duces were equally unhappy with the results of the Walle01 Affair, they failed to realize how unpopular this event had made them. The unpopularity which the Walle01 Affair caused began to intensify as this brought greater attention to rules which immediately effected the lives of players within the faction (i.e. land laws and taxes). By connecting the Walle01 Affair to the long-standing dislike for taxes, rudytudy14 managed to exploit the growing tensions between various Senatorial and military officials and the Duces, especially Dux geko96. By establishing the figure of the enemy and inflaming the dislike for the Respublican rules, rudytudy14 began to successfully orchestrate a rebellion.

The First Conspirators

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The Final Traitors

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Consequences

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Asterreich Merger

Introduction

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Civil War to World Conflict

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Consequences

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Battles Edit

Battle of Old Lethegarde

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Battles of The Spire

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