First Fratricide

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First Fratricide
Burgoignesc War of Independence
Part of the Fraternal Wars
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Burgoignesc cavalry charging
Date1849-1875
LocationKingdom of Latium
Result Christensen victory
Modern Burgundie established
Belligerents
Derian League
Principality of DunDrummin
Duchy of Glenmoor
Duchy of Kellersfelt
Duchy of Westmarch
Kuhlfrosi Provincial Militias
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Duchy of Burgundie (1811)
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Grand Duchy of Dübenneck(1811)
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Duchy of Zelthus (1811-1814)
County of Meyerby (1811-1815)
County of Konnors (1811-1814)
Christensen Coalition
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Grand Duchy of Dübenneck(1812-1837)
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Duchy of Zelthus (1815-1837)
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Principality of Burgundie (1812-1837)
County of Sederbekk (1825-1837)
County of Meyerby
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Kingdom of Kistan
Commanders and leaders
Prince Collum VI Archduke Rienholdt XI Prince Kliebold I, King John Doe
Strength
123,500 273,060 802,500 (at its peak in 1835)
Casualties and losses
48,944 26,760 205,401


Background

More information: The Two Derics

The hundreds of principalities of the Kingdom of Latium had long been supremely individualistic throughout the history of the Holy Levantine Empire. With the outbreak of the Third Caroline War in 1843 it was increasingly clear that the princlings needed to define themselves collectively and specify what Deric means so as to safeguard against further incursions from the Kingdoms of Urcea and Kuhlfros. Disparate nationalist thinkers were brought together to come up with a unifying concept on the culture. The academics from the "interior" or "northern" parts of the Kingdom had much in common and started to build an identify. Those of "coastal" or "southern" principalities felt their history and cultural idioms were be steamrolled. The cultural concepts they espoused were foreign to the rest. It was much more tied to "foreign" influence, especially those of the Istroyan and Audonian cultures. Beyond that, the interior principalities were, on average, much poorer and agrarian than those on the coast. They had a far more isolationist attitude and still resented the coastal states for, in some cases, ignoring calls to the "southern crusades" in favor of personal gain in northern Levantia, specifically Diamavya and Yonderre.

Burgundie and the Bergendii flexing there muscle in the court of the Kingdom of Latium (economically, culturally)

Le Crise della Dix

Following the cession of Eastvale to Urcea at the conclusion of the Third Caroline War, ten Imperial Princes - most notably the Margrave of Carsula - were dispossessed of their land. The Imperial Diet - dominated by Derian members especially given the Recess of the Julii - decided to pass a series of laws calling for secularization and mediatization of several ecclesiastical realms in the Kingdom of Latium in order to compensate the ten dispossessed Princes. The Imperial Diet formed a Commission on Compensation, which reported ten potential rearranged and secularized territories for the dispossessed Princes. Critically, all ten new realms were all in territory primarily made up of Bergendii people, and included fifteen Bishoprics, four Free Monastic Communities, and two Free Cities. While Bergendii representatives were initially supportive, it became evident that the Derian majority within the Diet - supported by the Emperor of the Levantines - would compensate Derian loss with Bergendii loss, beginning what was known as Le Crise della Dix, the Crisis of the Ten, a major diplomatic and political crisis between Derians and Bergendii within the context of the Holy Levantine Empire.

Burgoignesc-Estian War

Uniform of a Burgoignesc line infantryman
Capitulation of Estia

Overland War

Burgundie-Faramount Union

Deric Civil War

Burgoignesc cavalry attack a column of Deric lancers

Treaty of Adenbourough

Impacts of the First Fratricide

See Also