Rashaya Crisis

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Rashaya Crisis
The Tripartite Aggression
The Abbasidi War
Part of the Andalusian-Eilai conflict and the Andalusian Civil War
Lebanese Army, Beirut, Lebanon 1982.jpg
Damaged Republican equipment
Date 29 September 1970 (1970-09-29) – 7 February 1972
Location Rashaya, Khalifji, and Nasser (Tiberias and Bakri zone)
Result

Republican political victory
Coalition military victory

  • Strengthening of Republican international position
  • Eilat seizes Rashaya
  • Andalusian-Eilat arms race
  • Expulsion of Bakri population from Andalus
  • Etruscan Prime Minister resigns
  • Royal Andalusian government loses international support
  • Beidars gain dominant position in Andalus
Belligerents
Andalusian Confederation Exiled Andalusian government (Apomo)
Eilat Eilat
Etrusque Etrusque

Combat Support:
Tiberias Tiberian rebels
Abbasid Bakri tribes


Diplomatic Support
 Okaiken
 Howan

Emblem of the Republic of Andalus.png Republican Abbasid

Combat Support:
 Khalifji

Strength
Abbasid 210,000
Eilat 175,000
Etrusque 120,000
Abbasid 34,000
Tiberias 25,000
Emblem of the Republic of Andalus.png 935,000
Abbasid 88,000
Casualties and losses
Total: 198,349 killed and 74,218 missing

Total wounded: 203,324

Total: 278,021 killed and 121,358 missing

Total wounded: 421,910

  • Total civilians killed/wounded: 2.5 million (est.)
  • Republican Abbasid: 1,389,032
    723,239 killed
    489,121,625 wounded
    287,744 abducted/missing
  • Coalition: 1,200,000 (est.)

The Rashaya Crisis refers to the fighting that began in the final phase of the Andalusian Civil War. The war has been described as one of the first major proxy wars of the 20th century. The fighting began after the intervention of Eilat, followed by Etrusque, in defense of the Andalusian monarchy. The aims were to regain Western control of the Andalusian mainland and to remove President Faisal from power.

Background[edit]

At the onset of the Andalusian Civil War, little international attention was shown towards the fighting, leaving the Andalusian monarchy to fight alone. Pleas for assistance from King Philip were largely ignored by Etrusque and Eilat, who feared being drawn into a larger region wide war. With the capture of Port Said by General Faisal's armies in 1969, and the beginning of the government's retreat to Apomo, Etrusque secretly began training Andalusian forces through Nasser. Eilat closed it's border, and deployed it's military in fer of invasion.

Operation Sea Lion, the ADF's operation to evacuate the government, along with 2 million civilians and billions of dollars in savings ended in March 1970, with the miraculous Saaid Evacuation, where 212 ships, fishing boats, and oil tankers, transported over 200,000 soldiers and civilians across the Tirad Channel to safety in Nasser. As the ADF fled, Faisal's armies descended on the city, capturing it with little resistance. The following day, Faisal declared the establishment of the Republic of Andalus over live TV, and announced his desire for a Pan-Beidar state, encompassing Andalusia's original borders, and wiping Andalus' history of humiliation. His speech received wide acclaim within the newly declared Republic, which President Faisal saw as public approval to begin his military buildup. Despite the Royal government's relocation to Apomo, intense fighting between the two factions continued in the majority of the country.

The fighting spilled over the borders several times, including three shellings of Nasser, and several cross border raids on the border with Eilat. Tensions reached a peak when an Etruscan ambassador was killed in an apparent attempt to kill a visiting Andalusian commander. The murder greatly contributed to Etrusque's commitment to the Tripartite,