Invasion of Canada
|Invasion of Canada|
|Part of the Avatar Wars|
The first rule of combat: "don't shoot them until they shoot you!"
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
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|0 dead or missing
The Invasion of Canada was a war between the Eastern Union and Canada, commenced July 20, 2008. While combat operations had more or less ended by August 3, the treaty of surrender was not signed until five days later. The war was a marginal defeat for the Canadian armed forces, although no casualties were sustained by either side.
Thorvald's doppelgängers became convinced that the terrorist attacks perpetrated by "FDR" were, in fact, masterminded by Mulroney, and promptly began plans to invade Canada in retaliation. While Bjørn initially worked to delay their machinations, Thorvald instructed him to facilitate the invasion as a means to protect Union soldiers who would otherwise find themselves involved in the Combine Insurgency.
First rule of combat
Union armed forces made combined-arms assaults on the Canadian coasts, including special forces landings in the Arctic region, on July 20. Despite the vast land to cover, the campaign was scheduled for two weeks. By maintaining the country's infrastructure, the expeditionary forces were able to penetrate deep into the interior, overwhelming the Canadian army, who quickly surrendered. Neither side sustained any casualties during the war, as both operated on the first rule of combat: do not engage unless fired upon. As one Union general responded later, the results were "the same, if not better than Quiet October."
- Main article: Occupation of Canada
After seizing control of Parliament Hill, the Union officially declared victory, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed the declaration of surrender. The Union formed an occupational structure similar to that of the Second Napoleonic War, maintaining the Canadian armed forces and Parliament, but also established bivouacs near urban centres, and requisitioned existing abandoned military depots in cities such as Winnipeg. In charge of the garrison and all other matters relating to the occupation is a ten-person junta comprised of seasoned officers from a variety of countries and theatres. Although they must regularly report back to the Kremlin, they have a more or less free mandate to manage their commission as they see fit.
By November, Captain2 began mustering low-level resistance that culminated in the bombing of the Canada-Union Friendship Centre. While casualties sustained were only minimal, it led to a division within the junta on appropriate reaction: the leader maintained a reserved approach, while another general advocated "slash-and-burn" to weed out the rebels. The crisis reached a flashpoint when the resistance began kidnapping Union military personnel off the streets of Ottawa. In a plan to locate the rebels' base of operations and free the hostages, Rudolph Krieger, Spetsnaz veteran of the Battle of Parliament Hill, went undercover in an attempt to open dialogue with the resistance leader.