2020 Adelisian border conflict

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2020 Adelisian border conflict
Part of Adelisian conflicts
Date9 October - 15 October 2020

Upper Suvanian victory

  • Ceasefire established
  • Upper Suvania maintains territorial gains of 1,333 square kilometers
  • New Adelisian Line of Contact
Upper Suvania Lower Suvania
Commanders and leaders
Dashiin Jasrai Ukhnaagiin Khulan
Kirk Santon
Casualties and losses

Upper Suvania sources:

  • 56 killed
  • 130 wounded

    Lower Suvania claims:
  • 200+ killed
  • 150 wounded

Lower Suvania sources:

  • 212 killed
  • 376 wounded

    Rodenian sources:
  • 16 killed
  • 21 wounded

    Upper Suvania claims:
  • 400+ killed
  • 750+ wounded

The October Conflict, also known as the 2020 Adelisian Border Conflict, was a conflict between Upper and Lower Suvania over the line of occupation in the Adelisia region, it occurred after a minor skirmish between the Suvani People's Army and the Imperial Suvan Army was escalated into a swift invasion of the region by Upper Suvania. The conflict began on October 9th, when a Upper Suvani soldier reported to have been shot at by Lower Suvan forces, This claim has been given considerable criticism by a majority of independent sources, with the build-up of Upper Suvani military forces in the region, as well as the ACC Infiltration used to gain a military advantage in this conflict indicating a premeditated assault. As part of agreements made with the ACC, Rodenian troops supported the Lower Suvan defence considerably, however the ACC failed to fully bear the arms available as Vistaraland, who had offered military support to Lower Suvania within the realms of the ACC, left the table after the offer was refused despite Rodenian pressure. This was due, in part, to the 1984 Adelia Agreement which defined the occupation borders that were currently being fought over. The Agreement stipulated that any Vistari military movement into Eastern Adelisia would result in war, and Khulan refused to renegotiate such, much to the annoyance of the other members of the ACC.

While Rodenia had a slight upper hand on the general proficiency of their troops in comparison to Upper Suvania, the decisive Communist victory came down to three factors. The first, and arguably most major, was the control of the skies, with the absolute destruction of the long neglected and generally outdated Suvan Imperial Air Force gave the People's Suvani Air Force incontestable air control of Eastern Adelisia, allowing them to provide close air support to fuel the momentum of their concentrated assaults in the first few days of the conflict. The second played much more of a role towards the end of the conflict, but it remained key due to its value in halting any Rodenian counterattack. The factor was more geographic than tactical, with the Upper Suvani forces much better suited and knowledgeable to relation to the local terrain of Adelisia, with the early capture of easily defendable positions in the Adelia ridge and along the Hëtzer river, making it almost impossible to dislodge without the sufficient force that the Suvan-Rodenian Forces couldn't muster. The last factor was a general disparity between the forces of Upper and Lower Suvania, with the latter comprising mostly of demoralized men from the East, with the few Adelisian troops the Imperial Army could muster prone to desertion and defection, a fact which had led to why the Lower Suvan forces did not comprise many locals. These men, fighting in lands that felt almost foreign to them and under a leadership they had generally grown progressively more resentful towards, were prone to scattering and disorganization against the superior Upper Suvani forces. Despite Santon himself taking head of the Rodenian forces, it was not enough to steady the defences of General Oiodv's forces, the Lower Suvan troops making piecemeal assaults at little gain. On the 15th of October, after nearly a week of fighting, Ukhnaagiin Khulan deemed it necessary to cut his losses as the two nations laid on the brink of a war Lower Suvania was not prepared for. Jasrai and Khulan met in the eastern sector of the City of Adelia (known to both as Adelkhota), forcing Khulan to reluctantly agree to a ceasefire on the new line of contact, renouncing his claim to North-Eastern Adelisia.