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Revolt


Kevin Kingswell
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Anger had been growing among the lower class citizens of the Grand Republic, they felt that their efforts and struggles had been ignored by the higher classes. This anger grew with each passing month until it reached boiling point. On one night the revolt began, all across the nation citizens took up arms that they had illegally made or stolen from the military. Home made explosives were used on numerous attacks against Grand Republic authorities and military targets. Bands of armed citizens took to the streets, gunning down the middle class citizens caught before them these mobs made their way towards the richer districts of the cities. 

 

Here the mobs encountered barricades set up by police and military units and soon enough open fighting began in the streets and buildings. No quarter was asked for and none was given. Men, women and even children were killed without mercy.

 

To make matters worse a number of military units rebelled and deserted to the rebels side, other units only had partial numbers rebel though this meant that many bases quickly became battle grounds. Equipment was destroyed, soldiers were slain and chaos ruled. In an unexpected and deadly move a massive explosive device was detonated at the central command centre building by the rebels leaving most of the high command staff for the Grand Republic Army dead. Unable to coordinate their next moves the Grand Republic Army was unable to stop the rebellion taking a foot hold in the country and it would take some heavy fighting to dislodge them.  

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As the revolt continued the number of dead continued to rise, bodies were left lying where they fell in the streets. Worse some of the more blood thirsty mobs strung up the dead and dying bodies of their victims in an attempt to horrify and intimidate their enemies. It was this move that would finally convince the small sect of Sunni worshipers to take to the streets. Armed with their own weapons these religious fanatics would seek to save any innocent civilians caught in the violence, by the end of the day the Sunni worshipers had saved over three thousand people across the nation and many of the able bodied survivors joined their cause for they had been shown that some people cared for the innocents in this conflict.

 

Fearful of this new religious movement the still living members of the senate ordered that a force be created to hunt down and defeat these religious fanatics. At the same time the original rebellion leaders also recognised the threat to them and rallied their own force to crush the Sunni worshipers. Unable to stand against such might the Sunni followers gathered what supplies and refugees they had and journeyed to the city of Booue. Some died on the way either slain by the elements or killed by attackers but the majority survived and safely made it to Booue.

 

Here the three groups gathered, the government to the north, the rebels to the south and the Sunni in between. Fortifying the city's outskirts as best as they could with barricades and wrecked vehicles the Sunni followers settled in for a long siege only able to watch as the other two groups began to test the city defenses and the defenses of each others camp.        

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The revolt came to a lengthy and bloody end, over a course of six days the three different groups attacked one another inflicting and taking many losses that built up over time until by the end of the sixth day the city was in ruins and all of the combatant forces were reduced to almost nothing. It was at this crucial point that the merchants and other business leaders came forward to each group and offered to quite simply pay them to stop fighting, join them in establishing a new government and to from then on protect the nation. With little choice except almost certain destruction before them each of the three groups agreed to this demand and peace returned to the land.

 

In quick succession a new government was formed for the Grand Republic, deciding that they should put more faith in worldly experience over beliefs it was decided that the current leader of the nation will be elected according to the oldest among the heads of the merchants and businesses. This person would then lead until they either passed away or became unable to continue fulfilling their duties. To help the ruler make any changes to the nation those were not elected would form a council to which the current ruler would put forward any nation changing policies and changes and the council would vote on whether they agreed or disagreed with them which would hopefully help said ruler make his choice in implementing them or not. 

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