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|Acadian Occupied Sector of Macradonia|
Le Chant des Girondins
(English: The Song of the Girondists)
Acadian Macradonia, officially the Acadian Occupied Sector of Macradonia, was an Acadian territory that was occupied by Acadia for a few brief months in 2015. After invading the country along with Snowiny in 2015, Macradonia was split into Acadian and Snowinian occupation zones, with Testlonica being jointly ruled by both countries, and was the capital of both occupation zones. Acadia's short rule over Macradonia was very unstable, with minor resistance groups clouding the territory's short history. Acadia surrendered the colony and pulled out most of its soldiers shortly before the invasion of the Bow Tie Alliance forces in May 2015.
In early 2015, in the midst of the Antarctic War on Terrorism, the Nexonan Nationalist Movement appeared in Macradonia, quickly overrunning large parts of the country and nearly overthrowing the government. The Snowinian and Acadian governments, which were fighting the terrorists on the Penland front in the war, quickly responded. Snowiny began gathering soldiers in its recently conquered territory of Bow Tieland to prepare for an invasion of Macradonia, while Acadia promised that 10,000 Acadian soldiers would aid Snowiny in the invasion.
Both countries landed in Macradonia around January, quickly defeating the terrorist groups and seizing control of the country. Fighting in the smaller cities and countryside continued much later, but by mid January the countries had taken control of Macradonia. It was believed that both countries would give control back to the government of Macradonia when the terrorists had been completely defeated and the country stabilized, but the Macradonian government instead sent a message to Dorkugal claiming that Acadia and Snowiny had wrongfully invaded their land.
The last battle of the war involved around 350 "elite" Macradonian soldiers against hundreds of Acadian and Snowinian soldiers, and ended quite quickly due to the disparity in numbers. Despite this, the Bow Tie Alliance used the battle as propaganda to bring support over to their side, making it look as if Acadia and Snowiny invaded Macradonia with no justification and massacred thousands of Macradonian troops. The battle was the last major resistance in the country, though there were minor skirmishes throughout Acadia and Snowiny's rule of the country.
Knowing its rule over Macradonia would be short, as the international community was now turned against them, and their original plans had gone awry, Acadia moved extremely fast, quickly establishing control over the country. The Acadians took full advantage of Macradonia's natural resources, mining most of the silver, gold, and oil they could find in the country, and then routinely shipping it off to the Acadian mainland. As the territory was judged to be unstable due to the terrorist threat, a military commander was appointed and given free reign over the territory.
In their desperation to meet the quota for harvesting the natural resources, and in the face of the numerous terrorist and Macradonian rebel groups around the country, the new military government began increasingly relying on foreign companies and mercenaries to establish their control over the territory. Most of the Acadian troops who had been involved in the invasion were pulled out, as the invasion was officially over, and relocated to the battlefields of Penland, leaving only about 5,000 Acadian troops to maintain order in an increasingly unstable territory.
The many mercenary groups, along with Acadian Foreign Legion soldiers, that had been mostly given free reign by the colonial government began rampaging the country, looting and burning the homes of the populace, and in some cases even killed Macradonian citizens in search of resources and money. Additionally, the Gendarmerie not only turned a blind eye to the atrocities being committed, but also began actively participating in them as well, capturing suspected Macradonian rebels and terrorists, many of which were executed by the Gendarmes.
By the time the Acadian government became aware of the atrocities that were being committed in Macradonia, it was nearly too late, and Acadia was more focused with dealing with justifying the war than stopping the atrocities in Macradonia. A task force was assembled by the Ministry of the Interior in Delphi and sent to Macradonia to restore order, but their power was limited, and their purpose soon shifted towards finding the perpetrators of the Gendarmerie Headquarters bombing in Testlonica than dealing with the atrocities being committed in the countryside.
In May 2015, with an invasion on the horizon, the Acadian government quickly began pulling out most of its employees, leaving mostly military personnel behind. A few hours before the invasion, most of the military were pulled out as well, with only a small force of soldiers and some Special Forces agents remaining behind in order to fully dismantle the Acadian administration there. The last Acadian personnel were evacuated soon before the Alliance forces landed on Macradonia, though some soldiers and Special Forces agents were left behind to conduct negotiations.
End of Occupation
However, the invading Alliance forces quickly captured and executed all Acadian personnel in Macradonia for "war crimes" in the days that followed after the return of Dorkugese forces to the territory. The Alliance forces were seen as the "liberators" and had the support of most of the international community, and thus this was covered up or ignored. The loss of Macradonia angered many Acadians, who saw the Alliance as the aggressors in this, and virtually destroyed Acadia's relations with many FRU member states, and eventually led to Acadia's exit from the FRU in 2016.
Despite the loss of one of its largest colonies at the time, Acadia had harvested a large part of Macradonia's natural resources, many of which were sold to other countries, earning the Acadia government large amounts of money. However, the majority of the resources were forced to be returned to Dorkugal as part of the reparations that were forced upon Acadia after the war, thus cancelling out most of the profits earned. Overall, the Acadian occupation of Macradonia, while short, cost Acadia more money than what it received, and the topic is considered taboo in Acadia to this day.
During the first two months of Acadia's rule over Macradonia, the territory was under martial law, with the highest military commander acting as the military governor of the territory. Macradonia remained under martial law during the entirety of the Acadian rule over Macradonia, but it was considered open knowledge within the Acadian government at the time that Acadia held little to no power over the territory, with the military governor often openly defying the authority of Delphi, knowing that they were occupied with other issues to deal with Macradonia.
The military governor of the territory, and the Acadian military forces in general, held little control over the countryside, which were mostly under the control of mercenary forces and foreign companies hired to extract the territory's natural resources. The few Acadian Foreign Legion soldiers and Gendarmes who did operate in the countryside were often no better than the mercenaries themselves, with evidence showing that the Acadian soldiers often conducted illegal raids on Macradonian villages and carried out numerous penguin rights abuses against the Macradonian populace.
Due to Acadia's brief rule, the territory didn't necessarily have an economy, though most Macradonians worked in the same jobs as before the invasion, and thus the economy remained mostly the same. The Acadian government however, was focused on harvesting Macradonia's rich natural resources, and employed thousands of Macradonians and foreign laborers in doing so, and thus that made up a large part of the economy. Overall, the economy was not the primary concern of the colonial administration, and few changes to the economy were made.
The economy of Macradonia did take a major hit after the Acadians left since millions of dollars worth of precious natural resources were taken from Macradonia, along with most of the money from the treasury. The harvesting of natural resources and seizure of money at a nearly unmatched rate of efficiency nearly bled Macradonia dry of both resources and money, but the economy recovered due to intervention. However, a large part of the money seized was given back to the Macradonians after Acadia was forced to pay reparations to the Dorkugese government after the war.
During the period of Acadian rule, the Acadian military made few changes to the transportation system, which remained the same as it was before the occupation. The most changes to the transportation system was made in Testlonica, where a few roads were altered to improve transportation, and changes were made to an expressway spanning the city. However, the two modes of transportation most commonly used by the Acadian military were air, which was used to airlift goods in and out of the territory, and roads, which were used to transport both goods and military personnel.
As Macradonia was under a military government, the military played a major role in Macradonia, controlling defense, law enforcement, the economy, and many services. A total of around 10,000 Acadian military personnel, from the air force, army, and navy, to police and intelligence units such as the Gendarmerie, National Secret Service, and Military Police, were stationed in Macradonia from January 2015 to May 2015. The larger Snowinian military also played a major part in the defense of Macradonia, especially in the capital Testlonica, which was a designated "International Zone" between the two countries.
The military was extremely controversial in Macradonia for its sometimes brutal repressions of protests and rebels, with many incidents occurring where Acadian soldiers fired upon protesters. Thousands of suspected rebels and those accused of being anti-Acadian were arrested and imprisoned. Overall, Acadian soldiers were accused of killing around 200 Macradonians, most of which were suspected rebels, but the Military Police was accused of killing dozens of Jerk Penguins in Macradonia. The war criminal trials after the war ended up acquitting all of the military commanders.