Kiro-Burgundian Wars

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Kiro-Burgundian Wars
Date1823-1933
LocationAll over Ixnay
Result

Draw

Belligerents

Burgundie

Burgundie

Kirav

Kiravia
Commanders and leaders

Fíodur Prosēveltin Hesperius Leonoix

Palteran Leonoix
Casualties and losses
Military dead:
over 564,643
Civilian dead:
over 445
Total dead:
over 565,088
Military dead:
over 178,568
Civilian dead:
over 17
Total dead:
over 178,585

The Kiro-Burgundian Wars (known as the Kiravian-Pseudo War in Burgundie) was a global war lasting from 1823 to 1933, primarily between the navies, merchant marines and diplomatic corps of Kirav and Burgundie, however the late phase of the war, 1911-1933 saw some action on land in Burgundian Neu Burgund, in Crona.

Occupation of Wintergen

The 1820s a devastating bark beetle blight that almost eliminated the remaining forests on Burgundie. Desperate for more wood as the demand from timber-producing areas outstripped the local's ability to harvest it, some enterprising NordHallish shipwrights convinced the Burgundian North Levantine Trading Company (BNLTC) in 1823 to occupied the timber camps of Wintergen.

In 1836 the Golden Council of Ten decreed the Act of Economic Union, claiming that Wintergen was forevermore an integral part of Burgundie.

Following the island's capture and formalization into Burgundie, the Kiravian government and population were expelled. However, the conflicts with Burgundie bore on and [for some reason that I will maybe add here if applicable] were ultimately resolved in 1896 without settling the island's legal status.

High Seas Combat

Punthite Quasi-Wars

Main Article:Punthite Quasi-Wars

Clipper Baiting

Burgundian extreme clipper Voulteire taken by Xingkai'pese pirates while the Kiravian clipper MacAttacus waits to buy her cargo from the pirates.

The trade routes to and from Punth were plagued by piracy throughout the 19th century. Additional issues arose around 1867 when the first report of "clipper baiting" was recorded. Laden with spices (and sometimes heroin) rival Burgundian and Kiravian clipper ships would lure each other into a pirate-infested territory. The slower of the two would be captured. The pirates would ransom the goods at less than market value to the faster ship. This led to a cutthroat business between clipper captains and Pukhtunkhwan pirate lords.

This spurred the development of faster and faster clippers by both Burgundian and Kiravian shipwrights. In Burgundie this led to the development of the extreme clippers, a type of clipper ship with such an inordinate amount of topsail yardage, and perhaps, the fastest type of sailing ships ever design in Ixnay. By the mid-1870s Kiravia had abandoned sail as their main mode of transportation and started arming their merchant steamships to fight off the pirates. By the 1890s the practice of clipper baiting, between the Burgundian and Kiravian trade companies had all but vanished.

While brief, the arms race that persisted between Burgundie and Kiravia thrust Kiravia squarely into the modern age of self-propelled steel ships, and established a maritime lore so entrenched in both cultures whose nostalgia far outclasses its impact. It also signaled the end of the swashbuckling that had characterized the "western" involvement in southern Punth for centuries, as the formalization of navies meant that any conflict moving forward would have to be classified as an actual war and not as a series of merchant skirmishes without regard to international diplomacy.

First Cod Fishing War

Second Cod Fishing War

Battle of the Kindreds Sea

1826, Burgundie siezed Port de Vent causing an upset in Kiravia. Having recently lost control of Wintergen to the Burgundians, the Kiravian Navy dispatched a fleet from Pribraltar to check the Burgundian expansion to the important shipping route. The Battle of the Kindreds Sea took place on May 15, 1826 through June 3, 1826 and resulted in the loss of the Burgundian fleet assigned to the defense of the island. The garrison repulsed a Kiravian attempt to land marines and the Kiravian fleet returned to Pribraltar reporting their success in destroying the Burgundian fleet.

Kilikas Shipping War

War of Faskano Strait

N.B. Kirav- this is going to now include/replace the Kiro-Fakolan War 1911-1916