Westerzee Troubles

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West Coast Troubles
Date1941 - 1953
Location
Factions
Westerzee, Tussenland
Corean Tussenlanders
ANAN
De Clercq loyalists
Voor National Party
The Free State
Goudpaert loyalists
Casualties and losses
4591 2091

The West Coast Troubles (Amerikaens: Onrust aen de Westkust, Corean: 웨서지폭동 lit. 'Westerzee riots') was a period of unrest and insurgency lasting from 1941 to 1953 in Westerzee, the Free State, and parts of northwestern Mexico. The era is defined by the ethnonationalist insurgencies of the Voor National Party, the genesis of the Association of North American Nations (ANAN) as a major continental organisation, and the rise of Anti-Atlanticism - opposition to European influence in America.

The conflict ebbed to a close with the 1953 Free State coup d'état, when pro-ANAN forces removed the Goudpaert family from power and installed the De Clercqs, a Catholic political family that was backed by NNL's secret services. Violence subsided as the Voor nationalists lost their main suppliers. A conference was hosted in Opsdamland, resulting in the 1954 Treaty of Etersheym and the formal cessation of all hostilities.

Background

Starting point

Scholarly consensus usually points to the Asiatic Migration Act in 1940 as the first trigger of the conflict. The legislation, supported by federal, provincial, and local authorities, increased the quota for Corean (and more generally Asian) immigration to Westerzee, a province which already had an Asian plurality. It was strongly opposed by the Voor National Party (VNP), which viewed increased Asian-Tussenlander domination of the region as a threat to their cultural and national interests.

In 1941, a VNP Congress decided to embark on a more violent approach to reach their goals. Soon after, Voor commandos and mutineers attacked a garrison in southern Westerzee, seizing weapons and armoured vehicles. This came to be known as the 1941 Waterloo incident and is said to be the origin of the wider conflict.

Voor National Party

Campaign:

Style of fighting:

Being outnumbered the Boer rebels would never attack their enemies directly and pitch battles where avoided. They would apply insurgent-style warfare, something that would later be known as Boer fighting. It refers to hit and run tactics, long-range sniper operations, targeted assassination etc. This meant that in essence the outnumbered and outgunned Boers never openly fought their enemy and that it is still to this day not sure how large the Boer insurgency ever was in regards to numbers.

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