| Sxiro-Jingdaoese Confrontation|
|Date:|| 1617–AN (Elw Calendar)
5555 ASC (as A.R.S.E.) / 5719 ASC (as Jingdao)
|Place:||Apollonia, Benacia, Eura, Cibola|
|Casus belli:|| Independence of Kildare (5555 ASC)|
Integration of Kildare into Jingdao
| Imperial Republic of Shireroth
USSO (after 1645.6414 AN.AC)
Calbion (Battle of Penguin Island)
| Imperial Forces
Alexandrian Armed Forces
Natopian Defence Force
/ Neo Patrova Garrison
| Imperial Household
Ministry of Stability
| Unknown number of monks|
Unknown number of purge victims.
The Sxiro-Jingdaoese Confrontation is a period of protracted strategic tension between the Imperial Republic of Shireroth and the Jingdaoese Empire concerning the fate of the former Duchy of Kildare which broke away from the Imperial Republic as the Apollonian Republic of Shireroth East (A.R.S.E.) before being subsumed into Jingdao. Although the original Shirerithian position was one of meek acquiescence during the reign of Kaiser Redquill, marking a low point of appeasement in Shirerithian history unparalleled since the reign of Kaiser Mog in antiquity, the subsequent annexation and reconfiguration of the A.R.S.E. by Jingdao, and that Empire's subsequent, widely perceived, expansionist and hypernationalist tendencies rekindled in a Shirerithian nationalism and a desire to curb the growth of Jingdaoese power and, if the opportunity presents itself, to restore Kildare to its ancient standing as an integral Imperial State of Shireroth.
Course of the conflict
- Treaty between the Allied Forces and the Feudal Faction
- Jingdaoese Takeover
- Obedience Destruction
- Landsraad & Imperial Assembly Bombings
- 'Non-Attention' Policy
- Euran War
- Sper Conference
- Shirerithian Rearmament
- Operation Mockingbird
- Operation Tymarian Sun
- Sheng Doctrine
- The Jingdaoese Spring
- Hammish Civil War
Following a deterioration of relations in the wake of the Hammish Civil War, culminating in a Jingdaoese psyops provocation and a retaliatory Shirerithian cyber attack, reciprocal declarations of war were made in the year 6448 ASC.
The War of Jingdaoese Immolation
Main Article: War of Jingdaoese Immolation
Alternatively titled the War of Nicki's Minaj after the video which led to the Jingdaoese declaration of war. The Jingdaoese war-effort seemed to be primarily preoccupied with the extermination of its own restive populace, while the declared Shirerithian war objective was the extirpation of Jingdaoese culture and heritage from the continent of Apollonia and the creation of a new independent Kildare in personal union with the Imperial Republic.
Jingdao's vast military and impressive coastal defence network was actively impaired by the increasingly manifest insanity of the Mingshi Emperor. Although the Imperial Jingdaoese Navy had been heavily committed to the Northern Mission to counter the Shirerithian garrison in Neo Patrova, an appreciable force of warships and submarines should have been available to assist in the defence of Jingdao's western seaboard from Shirerithian naval and airborne incursions. Instead, the navy remained inactive while Shirerithian corvettes and U-Boats launched a series of cruise missile strikes on military facilities, including munitions depots, air defence nodes and coastal defence missile batteries. This initial missile barrage was followed in short order by a coordinated attack consisting of three waves of strategic bombers targeting Port Nevermore (insert Jing name) and (insert other Jing towns from same province). The entire fighter strength of the Shirerithian 3rd Tactical Air Force, based in Natopian Arboria, had been committed to provide combat air patrols and top cover for the bombers. However, as with the passivity of the fleet, no opposition was encountered from the Jingdaoese air force and the bombers were able to conduct their obliteration raids upon Jingdaoese barracks and government buildings with impunity.
The raid on Port Nevermore inadvertently appeared to have struck a large chemical weapons stockpile located within the residential environs of the city resulting in mass casualties. It was however impossible to verify the chemical compounds involved or the casualties, except to note that they appeared to have been on a massive scale. This was further compounded by the unexplained destruction of several hospitals in the district after the raids had been concluded.
Later incidents were claimed by the SANE Joint Military Council (JMC) to be part of a cynical campaign by the Mingshi Emperor, utilising fanatical monks and Tegong agents from the Imperial Household, to target his own populace under the cover of SANE military actions. The Emperor's reasons for doing so have been the subject of much speculation, his increasingly doubtful sanity not withstanding. Yet it appears that, concurrent with the purges, the Emperor's paranoid mistrust of his own subjects meant that he considered himself to be as much at war with them as with the hostile coalition of foreign powers.
With the death of the Mingshi Emperor and the assistance of Calbion, Jingdao was able to stabilise its strategic situation and recover Penguin Island, which had been briefly occupied by an Alexandrian expeditionary force. Although the conflict had been poised to escalate dramatically, neither side had a particular appetite to press the war to its logical conclusion and instead, via the mediation of Stormark, a general armistice agreement was concluded which ended the armed conflict with the restoration of the status quo antebellum.
Fiction inspired by the War
- A Heavenly Peace: Also known as A Heavenly Peace under the Mango-Sun Banner. A Jingdaoese utopian alternative history television series produced by the Batavian Broadcasting Company. The series is an alternative-history fiction based on events during the early stages of the War of Jingdaoese Immolation.
- Darkness in the East: A Shirerithian alternative-history novel by the prolific war-nerd and pulp-fiction author Cyril Clunge which details the course of the world war between the SANE and USSO blocs up to the point of a thermonuclear exchange.