On July 15, 1985, Bordav and Peotav attacked the allied nations of Balboa and Syldav with the intent of commanding more of the resources found on Syldav Island.
This was not the first conflict on the Island. Peotav and Bordav had struggled against Syldav after the three split. Balboa itself was created to aid Syldav, as stated in the history of Balboa:
Syldav allowed Balboa to split because in needed more support to fight off Bordav and Peotav--both economically and militarily. Unwilling to change much with the times, Syldav granted Balboa an "independent charter." This allowed Balboa to operate as a separate nation, but tied by law to protect Syldav and reunify the island under Syldav's leadership.
Bordav and Peotav had no intent to overtake Syldav and Balboa, but rather pressure them into better trade deals and encroach upon their territory. While full-out war was never undertaken by either side, each tried to lower their opponents' ability to grown and maintain the war effort.
Syldav was by no means strong enough to respond to the attacks. Balboa, on the other hand, could and did respond. Here are photos from the Bordavian and Peotavan war fronts (photos from Syldav and Balboa will follow another day.)
For full, super vivid resolution on all pics: Right click image + "View image." Very worth it!!
While avoiding civilian casualties, Balboa was not shy about reminding the government of what war meant. This is an image of the bombing of the Bordav house of government in Shozhod in early 1986.
Industry was regularly targeted by Balboan forces.
Bordav's massive ports were also the targets of Balboan air raids.
A scene in Sponztav, 1989.
Balboan forces attempeted to cut off the center island in Peotav City--effectively isolating the top of the government from the rest of the capital. This in a Balboan image from the first attempeted: the bomb slightly missed the target, and caused severe damage to the south-west portion of the palace.
Farms were also attacked in Peotav. Not only did this hurt the war effort, but caused famine and severe economic challenges that Peotav would not recover from before the end of the 20th century.
The war lasted until 1995, when Bourdav announced an end to the offenses, followed by Peotav. Both nations were economically devastated after the conflict.
More to come.