Geography of Czervenia and the RDO
Czervenia, officially the Republic of Czervenia, is a small country in the Odporzhia region of Eastern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Nordazhia, to the west by the Belik Sea, and to the east by Bojatzha. To the south lies the island nation of the Ostregals. The territory of Czervenia covers 289,473 km² and is influenced by a humid continental climate with regions ranging from polar, to deciduous forest, to tropical and even warm desert. The official language is Czervenian, a distant member of the Slavic language family. The capital is Czervuzbroka and other major cities include Domaskocha, Krizdalazudri, and Nuvoprizdo. Its strongest economic sectors are mineral mining and manufacturing.
Republik Demokratzny zo ta Ostregals (RDO), or the Democratic Republic of the Ostregals, is an island nation just south of Czervenia. The majority of the population resides on the Ostregal big island that is bordered on west by the Belik Sea and on the east by the sea of Grakozhia. The second largest island, Palisav, just northeast of the big island, is divided between the RDO and Czervenia. East of the RDO across the sea are the countries of Grakozhia and Bojatzhia. The RDO islands cover 85,789 km² and have a tropical climate on the coastal areas with large deciduous forests inland. Mountains on the southern side of the big island are high enough to allow colder conditions and feature boreal forest regions. Ostregalis speak a variant of Czervenian. The capital is Tris Svetnos, and other major cities include Ranaliv on the northern tip, Covestsule to the south and Obranavec on Palisav Island. The RDO’s economy thrives on international tourism, petroleum exports and a flourishing green energy research and educational community.
History and current events of the Odporzhia region
Czervenia was ruled by King Alexander III until the end of World War I, when the region splintered into smaller independent states known as the Odporzhia region. Throughout much of the Cold War, the area went relatively unnoticed by the United States and the USSR, allowing it to develop independently.
In the late 70's, Czervenia’s southern neighbor, Republik Demokratzny zo ta Ostregals (RDO), discovered petroleum resources in the Grakozhia Sea that caused a surge in the regional economies. Immigrants from every continent arrived to take advantage of the economic growth, resulting in a much more diversified demographic of the region.
Czervenia tapped into that economic surge, using the influx of workers to develop its mineral resources along its northern border with Nordazhia in the Dymejo Bizelih range. Many believed that Czervenia and the RDO entertained talks of reunification of the region to build a stronger and more diverse economy and people.
Later, the regional economy failed due to unexpected changes in world markets, which spread poverty across the region. With the promise of restoring the country to its former glory, the political party, Paredo zo ta Karoden zo Czervenia (PKC), came to power in Czervenia in a coup against the existing government under a nationalist agenda.
The PKC party was hailed as heroes and saviors of the country by the population. It’s believed that at this time, the new Czervenian government began a secret military build-up by manufacturing modern military equipment and technology and expanding their army. Meanwhile, the RDO restored its economy by modernizing outdated equipment in their oil fields, and developed a thriving educational research, technology and tourism industry, making the RDO a hot spot for European and American tourists, especially students studying abroad.
Czervenia's manufacturing industries and military build-up created a short lived and unsustainable economic boom, but then the country’s coffers were drained and the economy stagnated due to corruption and nepotism. When the PKC’s promises of a strong economy failed to materialize, many became discontent, and it appeared the PKC might lose power. In an apparent last ditch effort to maintain control, the PKC party shifted responsibility to the growing political groups that opposed their rule, identifying them as lacking the proper dedication to the religious and patriotic institutions of Czervenian culture. They collectively called these people and their families the "indetrejan", or unwanted, and blamed them for Czervenia's economic woes. The Czervenian army was mobilized to identify and remove the "indetrejan" from Czervenian lands through any means necessary.
Fleeing the Czervenian military, waves of refugees poured out of Czervenia into the RDO. The RDO provided safe haven for the refugees and made a formal protest to the United Nations. Saber rattling resulted in small skirmishes between Czervenian forces, rebels in the country and RDO militia on Palisav. When PKC party leader, Kazimir Adzic openly blamed the RDO for these “acts of aggression,” the U.N. attempted to bring the two countries to the negotiation table, but Adzic responded, "My message to them is, not in two weeks, not in two months, not in two years, never! We must be clear that we will not surrender and we will not turn Czervenia over to the invaders and those who support them in the south." Adzic blasted the RDO in the media for attacks on its people and blamed them for years of economic oppression through unfair trade practices that undercut Czervenian business.
When a Czervenian oil refinery is bombed, the conflict flared into a full-fledged war. The bombing was suspected to have been orchestrated by Adzic himself and carried out by PKC operatives to provoke a confrontation but there was no concrete evidence to support the claim. Within hours of the bombing, Czervenia mobilized its army, Nocza Militarni zo ta Ekspedi (NME), to invade the RDO oil refineries and the cities of Obranavec and Ranaliv. NME forces disrupted all means of travel, stranding American and European tourists in the middle of the conflict. The RDO's security forces were small and lacked the means to drive back Czervenia's modern and well trained army so the RDO requested assistance from the world community, and a coalition of forces lead by the United States was mobilized.
U.S. Army and coalition forces were deployed to provide humanitarian aid and security and push back the Czervenian forces from the main Ostregal island. Coalition forces conducted numerous missions including holding enemy forces at a bridge assault on the overseas highway near the island of Palisav, taking back and securing control of a Ostregal pipeline facility, and recovering a local Ostregal VIP that was captured and held at a ranch.
Today, the United Nations and NATO continue the embargo of Czervenia, maintaining pressure on the PKC in hopes of pulling them back to the negotiation table to end the fighting. But President-General Kazimir Adzic continues to campaign against outside interference and maintains that Czervenia is justified in its actions to protect its citizens. The PKC is suspected of providing arms to terrorist organizations like Red Coin which intimidate local townships and regularly assault coalition bases and patrols. To combat the attacks and collect intel on Adzic’s end-game plans, America’s Army is forming new experimental combat teams, Long Range Combat Arms – Recon (LRCA-R or “Lurkers”), and is conducting training in secret Proving Grounds in continued support to the RDO.
Accounts of several U.S. Army Soldiers and their teams deployed to the Czervenian conflict can be found on this website.
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