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|Colonial Antarctica War|
| Colonial Antarctica (before 1999)
United States of Antarctica (after 1999)
| Puffle'and |
| Greg Cleanington
| King Greg III |
| 145,837 (regular forces), 573,259 (militia)
| 297,211 |
| 57,541 dead
| 79,172 dead |
The Antarctic Revolution, also known as the Epic Revolution or the Colonial Antarctica War, was a worldwide conflict involving most of the Puffish colonies, who, after years of oppression by their Puffish colonial masters, sought independence. The Revolution involved many of the most powerful countries at the time on both sides, along with the rebel factions in each colony. Lasting from early 1999 until late 2000, the Revolution ended with a rebel victory and independence of each of the rebelling colonies.
The Revolution is seen today and taught in schools as a struggle against oppression, as the rebels were protesting the unfair taxation, treatment, and lack of representation within the Puffish government. Additionally, the war changed the status quo of Antarctica, weakening the Puffish Empire, and allowing for the creation of several new countries, many of which would grow to become Antarctic powers themselves within the next few years. The war is also to have said to inspire many other independence movements outside Antarctica after the war.
The STINC War, which Puffle'and fought in to free Antarctica against communist rule, costed Puffle'and a large amount of money. They were in debt, and felt it was only right to make the colonies pay, since it was them that the Puffish fought for. So, King Greg III and his Parliament started taxing goods like coffee, paper, fish, etc. Many penguins in Antarctica were very upset about this, and started to boycott such goods. So, he repealed every act except for the Coffee Act, which taxed coffee. Many businesses were affected greatly by this tax, especially, the Coffee Shop in Club Penguin.
One night, a group of revolutionists gathered in the Coffee Shop. They were discussing about what to do about the hated Coffee Act. The penguins then decided to pour the new shipment of coffee beans into Club Penguin Harbor. That same night, the penguins, dressed as ninjas, climbed aboard the ships. They quickly split open sacks and threw them into the water. The penguins started chanting "We're Not Gonna Take It" at the top of their lungs, making sure the UK government over in Landsdowne could hear them, which they did, of course.
In Landsdowne Castle, the king was disturbed by the noise and couldn't sleep. He opened his window and saw the new shipment getting dumped. He famously shouted "Those penguins will pay for that!" Meanwhile the penguins were making progress, and they were almost done. Within an hour, they dumped all 342 sacks of coffee into Club Penguin Harbor. Once they finished, the penguins went home and took off their disguises. This incident was known as the Club Penguin Coffee Riot.
The next day, the entire Club Penguin smelled like coffee because of the dumped coffee. Penguins across Antarctica came to see "Antarctica's Largest Coffee Pot." However, the king wasn't pleased. He immediately created the "Unbearable Acts" and closed down Club Penguin Harbor. He also sent 10,000 Puffish soldiers to Antarctica. The king thought this would calm the penguins. However, the results were the opposite.
This made the colonists madder, and they started preparing for war. The colonists started stocking guns, bullets, and other weapons in the town of Coconut, in case there was a need for a revolution.
When the Puffish governor of CP found out about the stocked supplies, he sent 700 Puffish soldiers to seize the supplies. Little did he know that the local jewelry maker, Peter Rivers, was already on his way to alert the colonists. His directions were simple, "one if by land, two if by sea." From the tower of the Telenacle of Penguin Town, now the Telenacle of Club Penguin, he saw Puffish soldiers rowing across to CP, so he put up two lanterns. Then he proceeded to warn the colonists.
Paul then got his car, and drove to Luckyton, to warn the colonists, and famously shouted "The Puffish are coming!" Unfortunately, on the way to Coconut, the Puffish regulars captured him, but his two other friends were able to get away and warn the colonists in Coconut.
By the time the Puffish got to Luckyton, about 70 Revolutionists were already there. However, the were 700 Puffish, and the Puffish nearly destroyed the force. The Puffish then got to Coconut, which was a different story. About 3,000 Revolutionists were there, and they were able to drive back the Puffish force.
However, 1,000 Puffish soldiers had just arrived, and aided the 700 soldiers. Despite that, it was no use, and the Puffish were forced to retreat back to Landsowne. The trip back wasn't easy however, Revolutionists sniped the Puffish the entire way back. By the time they got to Landsowne, they were exhausted, and had lost many men along the way.
The fight didn't end there. First 4,000 more Puffish soldiers from Puffle'and were sent. Then the Revolutionists surrounded Landsowne by land. The Puffish were surrounded. However, with the lack of ammunition, the Revolutionists were unable to bombard the city.
Battle of Ski Hill
One night, the Revolutionists dug a fort on what is now Ski Hill. Back then, it was called Fort Hill, even though there was no fort. When the Puffish woke up, they saw a huge fort. Immediately, they sent soldiers, and had Puffish fleet bombard the fort. Then about 3,000 Puffish soldiers stormed the fort. In the fort, a colonial general named Isaac Putnam famously said, "Don't fire until you see the fur of their feathers!" The colonials started firing, and the Puffish were forced to retreat.
Meanwhile, the Puffish were planning a second attack, and landed soldiers again. However, this force was also forced to retreat. Back, in King George's Island, the Puffish planned to attack again. This time they sent 200 more soldiers, and defeated the colonials, forcing them to retreat. The Puffish would later claim that they had defeated them because of their army's strength, while the Colonials claimed that they had run out of ammo. This would be one of Colonial Antarctica's biggest defeats in the war.
Even though the Puffish took Ski Hill, which was in CP Island, it didn't improve their progress. The Revolutionists were still surrounding the city, and even though CP was small at that time, even if artillery was installed on the fort, it couldn't reach Club Penguin.
Meanwhile, the Puffish were settling in, since winter was already setting in, and caught them off guard since winters happened earlier than in Puffle'and. Antarctic winters were colder and longer, which would slow down the Puffish's progress, but not the Revolutionists', since they were used to winters.
To make matters worse, Travis Howe, the brother of Billy Howe, and a Puffish officer, switched sides and joined the forces of Club Penguin. He had seen the brutality of the Puffish to Revolutionists living on King George's Island. He gave Puffish plans to the Revolutionists.
That wouldn't be the end of Puffle'and's troubles, since the Acadian Patriots, the successor of the disbanded King's Soldiers, a group from Acadia, arrived. They had learned Puffle'and's tactics, and helped the Revolutionists, who were in need of weapons and ammunition. Greg Cleanington, the recently arrived general from present day Trans-Antarctica, who had fought in the STINC War, sent soldiers to retrieve cannons from the captured Fort Hiconderoga in present day Happyface State.
Invasion of Calada
Trying to get more allies the cause, a small force of around 2,000 marched up from Fort Hiconderoga to invade the Puffish colony of Acadia. However, harsh conditions in Calada forced many to desert. The force attacked Crebbec City in later December, but the heavy snows ended in a defeat, along with the loss a general. The survivors continued to lay siege to the city until the mid-2000, but also surrendered due to lack of supplies.
Harry Cox was heading to Fort Hiconderoga in present day Happyface State. The fort was captured by Alan Ethans weeks earlier. Since the fort had a lot of cannons, which would be helpful to the Revolutionist cause, Harry Cox was sent to retrieve the cannons. Once he got to the fort, and was making his way back, many people thought it wouldn't be possible. However, he was determined to help the Revolutionists, and transported all the cannons to CP without any difficulty.
Once the cannons were in Penguin Town, Cleanington's men worked all night long to build a massive fort all aimed at Landsowne, and when the Puffish woke up, they were surprised. The Revolutionists gave the Puffish time to evacuate, and by 9:00 am Penguin Standard Time, they were gone. Once the Puffish were gone, a massive influx of Penguin Townians returned from the countryside. They had left because they thought the Puffish were going to invade Penguin Town.
Even though the Puffish had left Penguin Town, they were not going to give up. Immediately, Greg Cleanington, the commander of the Revolutionist forces, met up with his generals and tried to find out where the Puffish would strike next.
After hours of debating and narrowing it down, Greg and his officers concluded they would strike somewhere in the Yowien Sea, where most rebel shipping lines were, and were rebel smuggling came from. Now they had to figure what island. Finally, they concluded the Puffish would strike Rockhopper Island, the last Revolutionist stronghold in the Puffish controlled Yowien Sea, due to its close proximity the King George's Island, allowing it to invade King George's Island again.
Battle of Rockhopper Island
In the weeks before the battle, the Revolutionists moved about 20,000 troops, assisted by 2,000 Acadian troops, who couldn't send more because they had to fight a revolution of their own, to Rockhopper Island, the full force of the entire Revolutionist army. They hoped to crush the entire Puffish army, and force them to surrender. However, unfortunately, the army was under equipped, with a shortage of bullets, and even weapons. Most soldiers carried their father's pistols or outdated rifles from the Khanzem War.
Even though the Puffish forces in Antarctica were only 10,000, and most attention was centered in local rebellions in presant day Eastshield, Pengolia, Freezeland, and northern Trans-Antarctica, a fleet of 200 ships, carrying 10,000 additional soldiers. Though 10,000 including 5,000 from their de jure capital in what is now Região Lisboaguesa, the Puffish were well armed with modern weapons, and their fleet of 200 far outnumbered the combined Freezelandian, Acadian, and Antarctican fleet of 70. Plus, the Puffish allied Yow also provided 10,000 soldiers and 10 ships.
Though the Puffish were expected to land north, where the capital of Yarrton was located, the Puffish slowly landed on the heavily forested southern end of the island. Using the cover of trees, they crashed into the lines of the small Revolutionist force in the south, quickly forcing it to surrender. Then, the Puffish attacked the main Revolutionist force in Yarrton, taking them by surprise. With the signal given the Puffish fleet bombarded the Revolutionist fleet sinking many ships and forcing all to retreat. With the fleet taken down, the Puffish started to shell the town.
By the time in was getting dark, more than 5,000 soldiers were killed, injured, or captured, and 5,000 more were surrounded in different places. Much to the dismay of Cleanington, his top generals retreated the remaining 10,000 onto the ships. Under the cover of darkness, the ships were able to make it out undetected. They were, besides the Acadian rebels in Acadia, the last remnant of the rebellion. Still, Rockhopper Island, the last Revolutionist stronghold in the Yowien Sea, was taken.
Battle of George Washing Machine Laundromat
- Main Article: Battle of George Washing Machine Laundromat
Over the next few months, Cleanington's army was being chased across Antarctica by the Puffish general Charlie Maizefence. However, the pursuit stopped when winter began, since the Puffish were not used to the colder winters of Antarctica, and the Puffish's Alemanian mercenaries settled in for a winter of partying and drinking cream soda in the small town of Aware Dell, Eastshield. Cleanington's troops were also tired, but it would be no fun for them. Of the 10,000 troops who left Rockhopper Island, only 5,000 remained.
Even worse, even though the Revolutionists had 5,000 soldiers, only about half were in actual fighting shape. The other soldiers were too sick, injured, or weak to fight. Still, Greg Cleanington had a plan. Because the Hessians would be drunk, they wouldn't be able to fight, save for a few patrols. Plus, the Hessians had many supplies that would be crucial for the Revolutionists. For his plan gathered all the boats and canoes that were in the area, and loaded his soldiers onto the boats to cross the near iced Aware River, to the Hessian camp.
While the mercenaries were sleeping, from all the partying and drinking, the Revolutionists snuck up into the Hessian camp. They then positioned themselves in and around the laundromat, weapons ready. It is also said that the Revolutionists disabled the power of the mercenaries, so even if they lost, they wouldn't have electricity. By the time the Revolutionists fired their cannons and guns to surprise the mercenaries, they were already ready. Most of the mercenaries were shot instantly before they were able to fight, while others fled and were later captured.
By the end of the day, those who weren't killed or injured were captured, and the Revolutionists had gathered much needed supplies, including warm winter clothes, guns, bullets, and food supplies. Another thing they had gotten was morale. Their victory had given the Revolutionists new hope. At the end of the month, the soldiers' tour would end, and the rebel soldiers would all go home. But, Cleanington, seizing the chance, gave a rally speech to his men right in the town. In the end, not a single soldier left.
Afterwards, 2,000 soldiers arrived from Frostize, who had recently announced their support for the Revolutionists. With the medical supplies that the reinforcements brought and the supplies captured during the battle, the Revolutionists were able to get the sick and weak soldiers back into fighting shape. In addition to that, many of the locals also joined the army, quadrupling Cleanington's available fighting force to around 8,000 soldiers. This heavily boosted the Revolutionists, who had they quit, the only remnant of the rebellion would have been in Acadia.
Battle of Kingstown
After defeating a Hessian army at the Battle of George Washing Machine Laundromat, Greg Cleanington's army of 8,000 prepared to face a Puffish force of 8,000, led by the General Maizefence, in Kingstown. To trick the Puffish, Cleanington had a few men behind to tend to the campfires and pretend to set up camp, to make it look like the Revolutionists were resting. Meanwhile, he led his main army to attack Maizefence. The Puffish force retreated, and the Revolutionists were able to secure another victory and more supplies for their cause.
By winning the Battle of George Washing Machine Laundromat and the Battle of Kingstown, the Revolutionists were able to gain more supplies and morale, giving more hope to the Revolution. Though both victories were minor, they convinced the enemies of Puffle'and that this was a cause worth fighting for, and one that had hope of actually succeeding. Thus, by winning the battle, many countries, such as Francterre, Castilla, and Batavia, agreed to support the Revolutionists, which eventually led to the colonies gaining their independence.
Additionally, after the Battle of Kingstown, Dragonstone joined the cause for independence, providing over 20,000 soldiers to the cause, or the largest contributor so far in the war. This support greatly boosted the rebel cause, who's only major support was Acadia and Freezeland, who weren't able to help much, as they were dealing with the more imminent Puffish threat in their home territories. Dragonstone, however, was a completely independent country, and was able to invest soldiers in the cause. Help from Dragonstone is what ensured rebel survival while the recuperated.