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Iberia's Liberation is a fictional war fought at the end of 15th century (1496-1498) between Scottish Colonial Empire and French Alliance consisting from French Colonial Empire, Castille, Cherokee and Pisa.
(A little note: This is kinda like Ethan's Archipelago Exploration thing where he made a story about his Civ V game, nice one Ethan, I liked it! But everyone, no worries, I'm not gonna do any more of these. And yes, I use cheats in this game, I like those, they make the game more fun.)
Reasons and beginning for war
Reason for the war
The reason why the Queen of Scotland, Mary II Neville, declared war on France was to reduce their power in Iberia and to give that power to Aragon. The French also possessed a very large army and navy which threatened the Scottish naval and land superiority. By defeating and completely occupying all of France, the Scots would secure their place as the strongest nation in the world. A letter from the Scottish minister of foreign affairs sent to the Scottish ambassador in Paris and Head of Army and Navy was published after the war:
- "Her Majesty has given a direct order for the nation and empire to follow. A war must be declared to France immediately. Our forces are to take Normandy and North-Western France as well as Iberia. These are the orders in Europe, our colonies shall be given a complete freedom to act as they see fit as long as it benefits the empire. But I must say, the war against France does not sound reasonable. If Iberian nations are not strong enough to defend themselves, let them be. This is just another reason for France, our possible ally, to hate us. If this goes on, I must either resign or demand the Queen to stop these insane wars."
Beginning of the war
4th of April, the year is 1496. It's a normal morning in Paris. French king, Louis XII, discusses about the state of the country. Suddenly a messenger rushes through the door. "My king! I have an important message from the Scottish ambassador! War has been declared!" says the messenger as he tries to catch his breath. French officials start panicing as Louis stands up and says: "For the dishonorable actions of the Scots, we shall send them all to the depths of hell. Prepare our armies and navies, we're going to war." and so Louis left to meet with his troops and fight against the Scots. Soon messages started to come in from the front. "Scots have been seen in Normandy." "Scottish navy has been detected on Iberian shores." Panic ensued all over the country while officials tried to calm the situation down. But nobody knew the amount of Scots invading the country... French generals estimated that the Scots would not have more than 60 to 90 thousand troops to spare in Europe. How wrong they would be...
Course of the war
Iberian and North-western France campaign
On 5th of April, Castille, Pisa, Andorra and Cherokee's declared war on Scotland to show the French their allegiance to the alliance. 10th of April, Saturday, message came to the French government from La Roche: "Sixty thousand Scots have begun an attack against us." No messages were received from La Roche.
Next day Cadiz, Caen and Angers were under sieges and taken. Soon Iberia too was under attack by the Scots. More of Main France was taken as Normandy and Tours fell to the scottish forces. As the Scots advance through Iberia, plans are made to start the campaing in Africa and America. The war would not go without battles and the first battle was fought on 12th of May 1496 between the french army of Lyonnais and against the 5th Invasion Army of Scotland. The french numbered in 13 000 infantry, 19 000 cavalry and 5 000 artillery while the Scots numbered in 20 000 infanty and 10 000 cavalry. As the french moved in to attack, they were met with smaller force than they expected. They charged in and were ambushed. Most of the french army was oblitarated but they were going to get reinforcements soon from Andorra, 3 000 infantry men and 1 000 cavalry, though these forces would mean nothing against the Scots. A letter was sent from one of the french soldiers to his home few days before the fatal attack:
- "Hello mum and pop, I was transferred to the front few weeks ago. I'm now moving to the northern France with the army, some say we're going to go fight the Scots. Tough sons of buggers I hear. But do not worry, we are a huge army, made from the best of France. The commander says that our operation begins in a few days, I'm excited!"
24th of May area of Portugal (both Castilian and French) was occupied by the Scottish forces. This marked the start of invasion on Southern France and Western Africa. In September with the South France success, a full front charge was started in the north too with plans to take Angouleme, Limoges, Chateauroux, Chartres, Amiens and even Paris. By 30th of September all of these cities were taken. A diary from a Scottish soldier was retrieved from France after the war that had a note about the end of the war:
- "Day 5, Month September, Year 1497. I think. I'm not too sure about anything any longer. This damn war has been too nerve wrecking and long that some, like me, have lost the count of days. This war is pure hell, the scenery is becoming too familiar... These wars against France are nothing but to give the crown more power to meddle in businesses of others. Our commander said that we would get out of here soon. I wish. If I ever get out of this place, I'll try to get enough money to move to the New World, I hear Louisiana is a great place to start a whole new, relaxed life."
Most of France was occupied in 24th of October. In 8th of January, Scottish forces attacked against the last remaining French provinces in the north. By 30th of January, last of French cities in Europe surrendered to Scotland.
South France campaign
The campaign in South France started on 28th of May 1496 as the Scottish forces in former Aragon started to move up to the old French-Aragon border. These two armies would take their place in Southern France and hold their line until reinforcements would arrive from Africa. They would start by taking Andorra and Perpignan. The next targets were Foix and Carcassone. 4th of August the reinforcements from Africa came and started their landing on Montpellier and Marseilles. 16th of August Montpellier and Marseilles were attacked and taken. 18th of August a full front charge started with attacks planned against Valence, Lyon, Rodez, Montauban, Toulouse and Pau. By 19th of September, all of these cities were occupied by the Scottish forces. Yet again a full front charge started with plans to take St. Etienne, Clermont-Ferrand, Aurillac, Cahors and Armagnac. By 2nd of October, all of these cities were taken.
Realizing that Bilbao was forgotten completely, 1st Army was sent to occupy the city on 10th of November. As the 1st Army was closing on Bilbao, Aragonese and Navarran forces took the province and advanced into Burgos, the Castilian capital. 1st Army kept going to Burgos to aid the Aragonese and Navarran forces. 28th of May Burgos and Bilbao were taken by Scotland, ending European campaign.
Campaign in Africa started as the Scottish Nigerian command realized that the french provinces next to them were without any defence. Taking advantage of the situation, the Nigerian Corps started their attack against Douala and Island of Fernando Po. 1st African Fleet started the attack on Fernando Po on 23rd of May by blockading Douala and Fernando Po. West Africa would need to wait until Europe was taken since they would have only two armies to fight against the French in Western Sahara. On 28th of May, defence forces of Malta decided that they would aid in the war by invading Kairouan, the only province in Tunis that the French controlled. By doing this, the forces in Iberia could completely focus on main France and Western Africa. 20th of June was the day when French Nigeria completely fell to the Scottish forces, marking the end of Nigerian campaign in Africa.
9th of July, Army of Malta started their landing in Kairouan and 22nd of July, Kairouan was occupied by the Scottish forces. 12th of August, the Scottish forces landed on French Western Africa and started their march towards Algeria and Morocco. On the same day, Scottish South African Command reported that Castile had a colony in Maputo and that it should be destroyed. So 1st South African Corps was sent to deal with the Castilian colony.
On 22nd of October, the armies of Western Sahara started their advancement towards the French provinces when the armies from England started to get closer to the Scottish West Sahara. 4th of February 1497, French Western Africa fell to the Scotland and Mali. After that most of the Scottish forces left Africa to invade Southern France. 5th of June Mali declared peace with France, giving the Scottish forces chance to occupy Nioro. 10th of June the 1st and 3rd European Fleets left Africa with the Scottish forces to attack Southern France, ending the whole African campaign. African campaign was reopened as Harper and Saint Helena were to be taken from Castilian control. Harper was occupied in 14th of March 1498. 22nd of April Saint Helena was occupied, closing the African campaign again.
South American campaign
Campaign in South America was started as the Castilians retreated from the province of Macapa, leaving it undefended. This meant that if the Scottish South Africa Corps could take Castilian colonies in Brazil, they would be able to advance into French colonies in Brazil. A debate was held about how to advance into the Argentinian colonies: through land or through sea. Scottish command in South America decided that they would advance by sea since they didn't want to bother the natives. 23rd of May was also the day when Scots decided to started to move. 5th American Fleet would take 7th and 8th South American Corps and transport them to French and Castilian Argentinian colonies. 1st South American Corps was sent to take all of French and Castilian colonies in Brazil and Guiana. 6th of July, Macapa fell to the Scots and was also burned down. On the same day, Argentinian colonies of France and Castile got blockaded and attacked by the Scots. 1st of August, Amapa fell to the Scottish forces. 14th of October, Castilian South America was either burned or occupied completely and the advancement towards French Guiana started. French Guiana was overrun by the Scots in the beginning of the next year. 28th of July the South American campaign was closed for a while when Guiria was taken by Scottish Forces. South American campaign was reopened when the plans were made to take the French cities in Incan territory. Also South American Command asked Nigerian Command to aid them by occupying Saint Helena and Harper that were in Castilian control. 16th of April 1498 Arica was occupied. 19th of May, Guayaquil was occupied.
North American campaign
22nd of September 1496, North American campaign started when Scottish Louisiana sent a message to the Scottish Quebec to begin a joint-operation against the French colonies. 1st American Fleet would transport 5th North American Corps to the Caribbeans to take the french islands in Lesser Antilles. 2nd America Fleet would transport 3rd Canadian Army to deal with the French on the Eastern Coast of North America. This plan was published after the war for the Scottish citizens to see:
- "Good Governor of Quebec, as you might already know, we are at war. A war against the French Colonial Empire was declared by the crown and we have been dragged into this. We cannot sit idly by so I have to propose a joint-operation that our two colonies would take since we cannot fight alone. I'm requesting Canadian forces to take East Coast of North America while we take care of the Caribbean islands and Cherokees. Please respond to this offer as soon as possible."
27th of January 1497, the North American campaign took off with the invasion on French Caribbean islands. On the same day, 4th North American Corps was sent to defend Memphis from Cherokee invaders and possibly launching an attack with the 3rd North American Corps against the Cherokee nation. On 5th of March, 3rd and 4th North American Corps started their invasion of Cherokee so they wouldn't be able to try invade Louisiana. 8th of March, Barbados and Grenada were blockaded and attacked by the Scots. 2nd of April Scottish forces started the invasion of Wilmington and attacked Bowling Green and Nashville. 5th of June Cherokee's and French East Coast of Northern America were completely occupied. On 28th of July, North American campaign came to an end when the North American forces took Guiria in a support operation.
As Pisa didn't agree to a white peace between Scotland and themselves, the Scottish High Command had to plan an invasion plan against Pisa. When they had no other option left, they decided to leave the invasion for the army in Malta. Scottish Command of Malta planned that they would land Army of Malta on Leghorn and from there the army would be split in half to occupy Pisa faster. 8th of March the Army of Malta and 5th European Fleet started the operation. 19th of March, 5th European Fleet left Malta's coast with Army of Malta to invade Pisa. They decided to ignore the Pisan forces in Tunisia since they posed no real threat to the Empire. 10th of June the invasion of Leghorn began. 4th of August Leghorn's defences were attacked and the city was taken. Finding stronger defences than expected, Army of Malta decided to take cities one by one to secure their success. Siena was taken 18th of August. 19th of September Florence was occupied. Bologna, last Pisan city was taken on September 27th, ending the Italian campaign.
Peace and aftermath
First peace treaty was done between Scotland and Pisa where Scotland demanded that Pisa would release Massa & Carrara and Pisa would break all treaties with France, Genoa and Trier and Pisa would pay 1062 ducats to Scotland. Pisa signed the peace treaty on 3rd of November.
Second peace treaty was done between Scotland and Cherokee where Scotland demanded that Cherokee would break all treaties with Apache, Choctaw, Creek and Illiwinek and they would revoke their cores from Chattanooga and Augusta. Cherokee signed the peace treaty on 4th of November.
Third peace treaty was done between Scotland and Andorra where Scotland demanded that Andorra would pay them 274 ducats. Andorra signed the peace treaty on 25th September 1498.
Fourth peace treaty was done between Scotland, France and Castile where Scotland demanded France to leave the Iberian peninsula and give all of the provinces in the East Coast of Northern America and Fernando Po on the coast of Nigeria and Kairouan in Tunisia and all provinces in Incan territory. France would also cease the vassalisation of Castile, break treaties with Orleans and revoke their cores in Iberia and Africa. Castille would only need to cede the province of Burgos. France signed the peace treaty on 26th of September 1498.
AftermathAfter the war Scotland started giving the newly gained territories back to their rightful owners. Portugal was given to Castile and the rest of the Iberia to Aragon (Gibraltar would stay in Scotland) and the East Coast of North America would go to England as well as Calabozo in South America. Inca's would also get their old provinces back. A letter was sent from the king of Brandenburg to the foreign minister of Scotland:
- "I must say, that during these years we have been allies, your nation is not only disregarding the part of our alliance where you should help us but also the part where we should help you. You didn't even invite us to the war, although we might've said no considering the power of France. The Scottish empire is our ally and we shall do as we see fit for your good but you must also do the same thing for us. I now await your help in the future wars that we might have and I await your asking our help in the future wars that you will have."