|Republik of Zagoria|
|Indirect Democracy, Republik|
|Tek Level 6|
|Central & Eastern systems of Zagoria region, Gold Sector|
| Galacia |
Zagoria is small Republik of systems in the south of the Gold Sector. Originally an Elkossian colony, it saw several wars against it's capital between R.2009 and R.2017 before finally being granted independence from the Home world.
Dating back to the period of initial Star Colonization by the Elkossian Empire in R.2005, The ancestors of the Zagorian systems were dissenters who fled Elkoss in a mass exodus, unlike the other sanctioned colony "seeder ships" that were sponsored by the government.
As with all of the "Seeder Colonies", isolation from the Home world and it's immediate colonies led to Zagoria developing it's own culture and government. Effectively independent from the Elkossians.. They were met by travelers from the Brittanian league and United Systems Alliance who traded with, and sent small numbers of immigrants to assist with the harvest of the vast amounts of resources in the region.. By R.2010 However, the Elkossians had found Zagoria and opened communications, By now most in Zagoria had forgotten and stopped caring about the homeworld, and when the words "Reunification" and "Reclamation" started being thrown around, The Zagorian Systems went into panic mode. Some fled, most protested, and some prepared to defend themselves.
Most of the seeder colonies had accepted the invitation to unification, unlike Zagoria. Sturgia and Mozorova were the only other exceptions, and even Sturgia promised to surrender to Elkossian rule if they recieved assistance in defeating rival Mozorov. The Zagorian systems saw themselves exempt from this circumstance but it was questionable if they were going to be able to resist a takeover.
Annexation of R.2011
3 months before the Great Peach War would engulf the entire Empire, The Elkossian empire had already landed "Police" forces into the major colonies of Zagoria.. growing tired of the Southern refusal to submit to capital rule, the Elkossian generals prepared to crack down and seize control of the "Government" buildings. Unwilling to enter a war, the few "Official" military forces the South had were not deployed, however civilian and paramilitary groups were not about to back down. After several armed attacks by Sepratists, the Elkossian units stormed the planetary capital buildings. During the confusion, several Zagorian elected officials were killed and injured in the melee of the State House. The Capital forces feared that through their killing, they had started a war. The Southerners begrudgingly surrendered not wanting further destruction of their colony. The R.2011 Crackdown ended with only a few hundred killed on either side, but it sowed the seeds of an intense hatred of the Capital Systems minifigs by southerners, and the dead became Martyrs to their independence movements.. There would have been a proper insurrection had it not been for the Peach War that swept across the entire sector a few months later.
During the Peach invasion of the Elkossian Empire, Zagoria was a province of the Elkossian empire and fought on the side of the Capital, it was largely ignored by the Peaches, The West and Central provinces were the most targeted. At the conclusion of the war, Elkossian Remnant forces struggled to hold onto control of most of the Cluster as a whole, Not just Zagoria. Meanwhile on Elkoss, devastated by Nuklear war, remnant government cells fought off raiders, savages, and each other for claim to the keys to the Empire.. remnant factions known as the Enclave and Dominion would be the last ones facing off, with the former emerging victorious. The provinces of Strenza, Slavonia and the home province of Galychna reformed into a singular rump state, known as Galacia, At the time Galacia was very weak, and when it attempted to re-assert control over the Empire. Volhinya, Mozorov, and Zagoria put up armed resistance, in the time that Capital law was absent, Colonies in the outskirts had declared themselves independent.
In the Wake of the Peach war, most powers in the cluster were still very weak, The Galacians had captured most of Zagoria with little opposition as they still possessed a superior ground and naval force. Only the colonies in the systems of Kolorad, Maripol and Zaphor remained in control of the South and even then, these Galacians were pushing into their cities the same way the Elkossian Empire had been, with sheer intimidation of the Civilian populace, With the Southerners only offering light resistance and an unwillingness to fight, However after a group of radical paramilitary forces loyal to the south executed what would later be called the "Oplot Uprising" where Southern agents executed a series of bombings and heavily armed guerilla attacks on The Galacian Capital's moon, Oplot causing mass destruction to industrial infrastructure and causing general mayhem, this show of force emboldoned the south and showed that the Galacians could be beaten. At this time Southern warlords started to raise paramilitary outfits to defend their colonies, and with covert aid and intelligence from Brittanian Sympathisers, they took back a few of the Colonies in the south. Proclaiming their territory an independent star republik of Zaphorzia-Graznovik.. although it would still be called Zagoria by some.. This republik was short lived however, After the Galacians had defeated the Communist Mozorovans, R.2016 would spell the end, again.
Once again, for what seemed like the third time, Capital based forces rolled into the southern colonies, smashing the resistance through sheer force. Zaphorzia-Graznovik was wiped out by the Galacians, and the entire region was uncerimonisously stripped of it's name "Zagoria" and given the name "Yugalatz" literally South Galacia... and Once again it became an unwilling puppet of an Elkoss based empire. However this was the final straw, During the Galacian re-armament program, despite being given ample funding by the then President Lahey, Army Marshal Alexander Shulga robbed the resources of the south for his military development projects and extorted citizens of the region for money. Shulga became a universally vilified character in the south, and when he staged a coup and took over Galacia, the south instantly became the heartland of resistance and rebellion to restore democracy, Not only would the South consist of angry Zagorians, but now angry, pro-democratic Galacians fled to the south and proclaimed the "Confederacy of South Galacia", However due to so many conflicting and competing Warlords and proto-governments all over the south, It would be known by many names, "The Confederacy" referred to the alliance of several smaller colonies, and "South Galacia" was a universally accepted term because that it was "South" of Galacia. Zagoria wouldn't cut it this time as they were just one of several peoples in the Greater Galacian demographic now
With their numbers bolstered by volunteers, defectors and covert foreign aid, as well as considerable amounts of stolen and captured equipment the rebels carved out a small chunk of territory for themselves in the South and began fortifying their worlds and installing massive amounts of space mines and anti-ship batteries in outposts all along the established frontline. With so many troubles abroad as well as outside of the Empire, the Galacians would be able to commit the forces to hold the frontline, but not push it forward. With the exception of the Colony "Tusk", the Soutern theatre of the Galacian Civil War was limited to small skirmishes by space ships, and occasional ground invasions on worlds where the border defenses had been nullified.
Republik of Zagoria
In Q4 R.2017, The Imperiya surprisngly agreed to a peace treaty, granting the rebels full sovereignty in exchange for a territory swap. However Cherhovna Bryhada Immediately began attacking Zagorian cities, plunging them into another war.
Organizations and Groups
Confederate Army The Confederacy claims to be it's own sovereign star faring empire with at least half a dozen colonized worlds. And thus it maintains it's own defense forces. The majority of the Confederacy's military is ground based as it cannot hope to go toe to toe with the Loyalist navy, The Rebel army is not a unified force, while their equipment and training is relatively of similar quality, full divisions and larger formations are led by commanders that are essentially warlords, some having entire planets to themselves and others forcing to share and sometimes fight amongst themselves
The Confederate Army make use of a mix of locally produced equipment, and some captured from loyalists. their soldiers are usually tough fighers, and fight with the incredible tenacity and zeal that comes with being outnumbered and outgunned. Rather than using a wide range of specialists like the Galacian Ground Forces, Confederate troops usually train in the use of many different weapons, and when special weapons or equipment are needed, they are brought into the battle and most troops are reasonably competent with them. While their training is less formal, their equipment is sometimes of inferior quality, and they generally are not able to field as many troops as their loyalist opponents, Rebel troops often can hold their own against Galacian regulars in small to medium fights. It is only in heavy artillery that they lose. The Confederacy fields some of the same vehicles that the Loyalists do, but in much lower numbers. Overall the common regular ground force for the rebels focuses on a mix of hit and run and tenacious defensive tactics.
Light and medium weight vehicles
- Zagoria is directley based on the fictional country of Chernarus, from the ArmA series.. although it takes some cues from the Anti Government forces in Syria in contemporary times, as well as the IRA troubles in the UK
- Prior to Kastrenzo's "Kanon Retkon" when he wiped all storylines out when he was new, "The Black Army" was known as the Volkans, and was a generic, Edgy Black Fascist faction. This name got carried over into a colony in present kanon