Vulshainian Civil War
The Vulshainian Civil War took place from January 21, 2003 to February 2006. It started after widespread riots and uprisings took place all across Vulshain by supporters and sympathizers of Merrill Rivers' Republican Regime. They sought to restore him to power.
Insurgents and terrorists of all types sprang up, plunging the nation into chaos.
Southern Yugoslavia assisted Vulshain during this time, destroying several key insurgent bases and supply lines, as well as defeating several large numbers of insurgent groups along the Vulshainian-Southern Yugoslavian borders.
By the time the Civil War ended, up to 53,000 civilians and 78,500 Confederate soldiers died during the conflict, with the number of wounded being twice those numbers. The insurgent death toll is believed to be somewhere around 100,000.
The death toll, however, continued to increase from 2006 to 2008 with the recording of 1,340 civilian land mine and unexploded ordnance casualties. The number of civilian land mine and unexploded ordnance casualties during the Civil War is believed to be 2,938. Several cities, including the capital, Kitsuniva, were targets of suicide bombings and terrorist attacks.
Supporters of the Insurgency
It is believed that criminal organizations and the Armed Republic of Rygard both helped support the insurgents and terrorists. However, it is believed that Max Venavle, before being assassinated in 2004, may have had a hand in some of the terrorist attacks, although there is very little evidence to support such claims.
Allies of Vulshain
Vulshain was able to count on its western neighbor, Southern Yugoslavia, for assistance throughout the entire conflict. In addition, other nations around the world sent humanitarian aid in the closing days of the Civil War. Official reports estimate the casualties suffered by Southern Yugoslavian ground forces totaled to be 492 KIA, 12,785 WIA, and 12 MIA.
A major problem after the war was the veterans, as many were very young and were witnessed to the most horrific scenes of war a soldier could experience. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was reported to be very high for almost 99% of all Civil War veterans. Many turned to drugs or alcohol, and there was a sharp spike between 2007 and 2009 of the number of suicides committed by veterans of the 2003-2006 conflict. Others were admitted to mental health hospitals throughout the nation, and a majority of them were placed under suicide watch.
After the election and crowning of Samuil Rainard, a Civil War veteran himself, he successfully passed laws, granting increased benenfits and first-class care to many veterans, not just those from the Civil War. These actions helped to cause a fast decline in veteran suicide and addiction cases.
February 21 is celebrated as the Day of the Victorious to mark the first day of peace after the Civil War ended on February 20, 2006.