History of Attica
For hundreds of years, the Attican Peninsula of Eropid had been divided into small Germanic states. The central power among these states shifted from time to time, from Zetross to Addison to Attikburg.
In August of 2003 (real-life time), König Otto von Attiska, with the approval of the Reichstag in Attikburg, joined in an alliance with Brelinburg and Addison. Within one year, an opposing alliance of Zetross, Obnama, and Sudseeburg attacked Brelinburg in their southernmost regions. The First War of Unification had begun. In the first two years of the war, it appeared as though the Southern Alliance (Zetross, Obnama, and Sudseeburg) would be victorious, as Zetrossan and Obnaman divisions had captured Brelinburg, and Addison was under siege. However, by the third year of the war, the Polavakians in the south had joined in secret alliance with the Attican Alliance of the north, supplying vast amounts of supplies and troops. By the fifth year of the war, Brelinburg had been liberated, Obnama was in Attican hands, and Zetross would soon fall.
In the sixth year of the War, on August 6th, 2003, the victorious Attican Alliance signed a formal peace treaty with the Southern Alliance, ending the war. Major concessions were made, including many of the smaller states being annexed by northern powers.
In the midwar years, Attiska, Ostattiska, and Brelinburg merged to form the Kingdom of North Attica (Königreich Nordattika). The southern nations remained bitterly divided, although new alliances in the south were forming. Zetross became the dominant nation of the southern region, with Obnama, Sudseeburg, and Addison all falling under it's domination. An alliance was even formed with the southern island of Polavakia.
On August 10th, 2003, 12 divisions of the Zetrossen 4. Korps crossed North Attican lines, and easily took the undefended city of Brelinburg. As the North Atticans scrambled to mobilize their military, Zetrossen troops marched freely thru the countryside. By the 12th, it seemed the Zetrossens were about to win the war. By a twist of fate, the Empire of FPC in the east had, on the 14th, invaded Zetross over a territorial dispute. With their forces being spread over a huge front, the finally mobilized North Attican armies were finally able to break the lines of Zetross. It took another 6 years before the fighting came to a cease, and Attican-FPCian forces took the city of Zetross. On the 20th, the Treaty of Zetross was signed, finally forming a unified nation known as the "Kaiserreich Attika", or Empire of Attica. König Otto von Attiska II was named Emperor of the new nation, which was theoretically a constitutional monarchy.
On October 5th, 2003, the 1., 2., and 3. Heeresgruppe and the 1. and 2. Luftwaffen attacked FPC on the entire eastern front. With this attack, the First Atticos-FPC war began. At first, the war went smoothly for the Atticans. Their troops made huge victories in the eastern provinces, and victory was nearly assured. However, FPC diplomats were able to found alliances with several large overseas empires, particularly McLeod, Shildonia, and the Autonomous City States. With their help, FPC pushed back Attican forces, and many Attican cities fell to Allied forces. On October 8th, delegates from McLeod, FPC, Attica, ACS, Shildonia, Kahta, and many other nations conjured in Attikburg to sign a peace treaty. The Kaiser signed the Treaty of Cyziezn, which nearly destroyed the Empire. It demoted the Kaiser to König (King), it imposed a strong republican government on the nation, required Attica to pay war reparations, forces a limitation on the Reichswehr to 100,000 men for 20 years, and required a peace conference every year.
On the first peace conference on October 6th, 2003, all delegates arrived. A rogue group known as the Nationalistpartei plotted for, and commenced, an operation to murder the delegates. Many delegates were injured, but suprisingly, no reprisal took place. Officially, many nations broke relations with Attica, but the restrictions of the treaty were lifted.
From October 7th, 2003, to October 12th, 2004, there were numerous minor conflicts, in the end, establishing Atticas dominance of the Eropian Continent.
On October 13th, delegations from Polavakia (Pleissen) and Attica convened in Cyziezn. They agreed to unify the new monarchies under a "Doppelreich" government, creating the "Doppelreich Attika". On October 20th, the Atticans reverted back to the Kaiserreich, revoked the Polavakian monarchy's power, and made Pleissen a Reichsprovinz. This sparked a rebellion in Polavakia which still lasts to this day.
At an unknown date, but recently, political factions from the Democractic parties in the Nation were able to gain control of key facilities within the government, forcing the downfall of the Imperial Government. However, after rebel forces in the south were able to destroy the new democratic government, the Emperor was placed back into power.