Ozark Crisis

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Ozark Crisis
Part of the Lavian Secession Crisis
Map of the various land claims of the parties involved in the conflict.
Date10 March, 2022 - 11 March, 2022
Result Cimbrunese victory
 • The Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun agrees to peace and disbands, but later returns
 • Treaty of Mikra Ellada signed
Republic of Ethosia
Meanwealth of Gasconade
File:New Flag of Cimbrun.svg Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
Commanders and leaders
Gabriel Sebastian
Ethosia PM
Joshua Stoddard
File:New Flag of Cimbrun.svg Alexander I
Units involved
File:SocNatEthosia.png Ethosian Army
Defense Forces of Gasconade

The Ozark Crisis was an intermicronational conflict between the Republic of Ethosia, and the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun that started on 10 March, 2022. It was a part of the larger Lavian Secession Crisis.


The Federal Republic of Lavallette declared independence on 10 March 2022 from the Ausverian Volksrepublik shortly after the Ausverian annexation of the now defunct territories of Todt Hill. Ausverian allies such as the Republic of Ethosia were quick to support the war effort, with Ethosia pledging diplomatic support, and military support for Ausveria should they be invaded. The Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun, a close neighbor to Ethosia and fellow member of the Ozark Sector, declared their support for the rebels. The leader of Cimbrun was also an MP in the Ethosian Parliament.


At 13:50 CST, 11 March 2022, the Presidential Cabinet of the Republic of Ethosia was notified of a brewing situation between the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun, and the Republic of Ethosia. Soon after, Ethosian representatives met with Ausverian representatives to discuss and sign a treaty between the two incase of conflict,[1] as Cimbrun was allied with the Nexan Republic, and the Directionist Bloc.

Then, at 15:30 CST, 11 March 2022, the President of Ethosia formally requested a written document from Cimbrunese officials stating that they would not provide military or diplomatic support for the Lavallette rebels. The Folkalder of Gasconade pledged Gasconadian support to their historic ally Ausveria.

Cimbrun Threatens Invasion

After the Ethosian request for Cimbrun to stay neutral, it appeared that peace prevailed when Cimbrunese officials released their Decree Regarding the Lavallette War[2], where they stated that Cimrbun would stay neutral and that it would not recognize Lavallette rebels. The guarantee of peace was not to be however, as the Prime Minister of Ethosia proposed sanctions against Cimbrun because they "forced our hand" in the Lavallette Secession Crisis, where then the Cimbrun leader threatened to invade Ethosian lands.

Later that evening, Team 4 attempted to raid the Ethosian Discord server, this was seen by Ethosian officials as a direct confrontation, and escalation of the conflict. Team 4, however, was initially sent to spy on the Ethosian server, with the goal being espionage. The leader of Cimbrun relinquished their Ethosian citizenship and their position in the Ethosian Parliament, and reminded Ethosian officials on the possibility of invasion. The Prime Minister of Ethosia personally negotiated with the leader of Cimbrun, where the Cimbrun leader admitted to being wrong, but then threatened the Prime Minister with guns and community backlash.

That caused everything reached up to that point to break down, which escalated even more when a former micronationalist, Ashton Mattingly, joined the discussion against the leader of Cimbrun. The Ethosian Parliament then passed the Sanction of Cimbrun Act, 2022, which sanctioned Cimbrun leaders, and the Cimbrun government.

Cimbrun Stands Down

At 23:19 CST, 11 March, 2022, Titania Smith, who negotiated with Cimbrun on behalf of Ethosia, announced on her Twitter page "On behalf of [Cimbrun], a formal apology has been written [3]. They are leaving the community due to recent events but wished to remain true to their word by issuing a formal apology to [Nova] and [Ethosia]. I am happy to have negotiated this peace."[4] The apology letter also included a clause that disbanded the Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun.

Aftermath of the Initial Conflict

The Crisis showed the micronational community how far Ethosia had gone since their inception in 2020. There was some conversation in the Ethosian Discord server that Ethosia should claim former Cimbrunese lands, this was however completely rejected by Ethosian authorities. Overall, Ethosians, and more generally residents of the Ozark Sector were rejoiced to hear that peace had finally come to fruition, and that threats of foreign invasion were quieted.

Crisis in Ethosia

On 22 March, Ethosia went into isolation after it was revealed that the Prime Minister had told a major citizen that the President had his address. The Multnomah People's Commune, a former SAR of Ethosia, tried to merge with Nova, but upon not getting a response and the revival of Cimbrun by Basileus Alexandros, the Treaty of Multnomah was signed that stated Multnomah would become a vassal of Cimbrun.

Accusations of Manipulation

On 31 March, it was accused that Gabriel Sebastian's mental state had fallen into a large decline and that Kaylee Buskell was allegedly manipulated into threatening the Basileus of Cimbrun in order to get Cimbrun to stand down. This would cause the conflict to reignite, only this time Cimbrun had the support of the Dixie Commune, led by the citizen whose dox was in the hands of President Sebastian, the source of which still has not been declassified; however it is theorized the dox came from an anonymous member of the community who had a history of conflict with now Chattahoochee Commune leader Ashton Mattingly. Despite the existence of the dox, however, the information was never used maliciously and Ethosia even went as far as to personally assure Mattingly that the information produced was more of a fallacy and that ill-intentions were never considered.

Attempted revival of Ethosia

Ethosia attempted to revive itself on 5 April as the Second Republic of Ethosia, and peace was signed with the Treaty of Poinsett, however, this was not to be as the Second Republic Twitter account would deactivate and Gabriel Sebastian was accused of seeking to attack the nation of New Strathclyde, however, following review of the evidence, the information being used against President Sebastian has been confirmed to have come from an old Facebook account that had been hacked; one which President Sebastian hadn't had control over since March 2022. However, despite personal conversations and demonstration of evidence against the accusations, New Strathclyde still holds that Ethosia was behind the incident.

Treaty of Mikrá Elláda

Main article: Treaty of Mikrá Elláda

Ethosia returned to the community in May and signed the Treaty of Mikrá Elláda with Cimbrun on the 20th, Ethosia ceding what would become the Polis of Avrilía in return for respect of Ethosian sovereignty in Missouri, respect of Ethosian armed neutrality, and renunciation of the title King of the Ethosians, which was claimed earlier in the conflict.

Aftermath of the Ozark Crisis

With the signing of Mikra Ellada, the balance of power within the Ozark Sector shifted over to the Cimbrunese, who had found itself more powerful than ever before in the end of it all.

On May 20th, Royal Decree XIII was announced declaring a Triumph for the newly established Polis and ratifying the treaty. The Triumph was planned for May 27th, however, the Triumph would be delayed until June 9th owing to the fall of the Nexan Republic two days prior to the event's scheduled occurence.

The fall of the Nexan Republic caused the Cimbrunese empire, having just emerged from the conflict the victor, to collapse as Alexandra's mental health collapsed. The Months of Sorrow began then, and would not end until November of 2023 with off-and-on attempts at resurgence. Minor actions would be taken to recover confidence between the two nations in the meantime, such as the cession of lands in Poinsett back to Ethosia (albeit initially reluctantly) and the entry of the Cimbrunese, now the Nicaeans, into the DoveArchives sector.

Meanwhile, Ethosia would recover somewhat, once again making its presence known. As a result of the Months of Sorrow, the power balance would shift back to Ethosia, with Ethosia making numerous alliances and creating EACO, while Cimbrun continued its decline until the Nicaean era began. This resulted in Nicaea becoming a non-threat for Ethosia.