The Arizona Republic declared themselves independent from the United States after the great US cession. The economy of the newly formed republic began to decline and saw the emergence of radical left and right wing parties. Civil unrest was quite common, as gangs of each party frequently fought each other in the streets, and especially during elections.
Civil War Edit
Election of 2006Edit
During the election, both the president and his opponent were assassinated by a unknown sniper during a televised public debate. The crowed began to panic, people were running everywhere. The Secret Service then began firing on the crowed after an agent reportedly saw gunmen carrying AK47s running away. By the end of the night 36 innocent victims were dead, dozens wounded, and no gunmen were discovered. The Vice President ordered to end the election, and declare martial law. This was heavily propagandized by opponents; people saw this as a coup by the VP to seize power. Minority parties came together to form the Centrist Party Alliance. They hosted rallies frequently to protest the government and the "forces of evil that destroyed the USA". The rallies became extremely popular, a Centrist ally, Rick Thomas blamed all of the problems on the religious, Right, the Left, and the current administration. Despite martial law, government crackdowns on these events proved to be futile.
As the months went by these rallies became more militant. The government recognized an emerging threat when the July 4th Independence Day parade included an armed milita that marching down the streets of Phoenix. The demonstration was peaceful however and no one was harmed but the government feared the rapid support by the people for this movement. The Vice President now acting as President attempted to ease the crisis by allowing free elections on lower areas of government but refused to host primaries for presidency after his term expired. Another factor which angered many Centrists was that the government had branded the Centrist Party of America as a terrorist organization when News Channel 3 interviewed the President. CPA was not permited to participate in any election by government officials.
September 13th 2006Edit
10PM, marks the beginning of the war, the acting president makes a televised speech to the country blaming the assassinations on the Centrist Party and orders the Military Police to apprehend those responsible. During the speech however the broadcast went static. Media Broadcast outlets were taken over by militias. Media outlets around the country started to blackout, the government had no idea what was going on.
4:32 AM Davis Manthon AFB Tucson, reports gunfire to the Federal Government. Hours later the AFB goes silent.
Arizona National Guard deploys to Phoenix and Flagstaff. Heavy battles ensures on for the next few weeks.
Government forces recapture Tucson. Rebel forces flee. The Government declares the Centrists are defeated and the end of the war soon.
The war regains momentum after a fake invasion of the Hoover dam and Los Vegas is launched. Centrist Troops filmed "government troops" attempting to blow up the dam but stopped by the RPA. The propaganda film was shown around the world, many believed the video to be legitimate and support flooded in.
Rick Thomas, leader of the RPA (one of the Centrist Party Alliance member) calls in reinforcements from his political allies in California, Texas, and all the way from Japan from /b/.
December 3rd - 20thEdit
Large scale battles erupt in Yuma, Kingmen, Flagstaff, Tucson, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, and Gilbert. CP Allied troops despite being under equipped compared to their government counterparts had numerical advantages, and slowly pushed back the enemy... on the 20th, a bomber from Luke AFB accidentally missed their intended target and hit a school killing 20. The number was actually exaggerated by the CPA stating that 114 were slained as punishment to their parents for not backing the government. Civil rebellion erupts in Phoenix, large scale amounts of civilians begin picking up arms and storm the Federal Government HQ. Around this time the military began surrendering to CPA and RPA units.... The war was over.
Rise of the RPA and the Empire Edit
The CPA established a Transitional Parliament. A National Convention was called for and a constitution was drafted. January 1, 2007 was picked to be the date when the Council would elect a Prime Minister. However CPA members were not informed of this and only RPA officials showed up to vote. Rick Thomas was chosen to be Prime Minister by an almost unanimous vote due to the majority of the members being from the RPA. Opponents called the election to be unconstitutional and void due to the fact most of the CPA members were not present. When CPA members attempted to enter the Councils Chambers they were forced out. The next 48 hours all hell broke loose CPA supporters called for support from the people to overthrow the RPA. Some supporters clashed in the streets of Phoenix with RPA supporters, it resembled a small scale of the civil war earlier. Everything came to an end when foreign troops in support of the RPA came and quashed the CPA. Leaders were quickly rounded up and executed.
The RPA had established complete control within 7days, and was unchallenged
Rick was declared as Emperor by February Installing the 1st Empire of Arizona.