The Pretanic-Lechian War was a major war fought between the Kingdom of Pretany and Lechia between 1810 and 1818. The war was fought along the then contested Northeast wall of Pretany and ended with the destruction of Geradic in 1818.
- 1 Historical border
- 2 Lechian instability
- 3 1780 Diplomatic tension
- 4 Expansion of the wall
- 5 Geradic Protests of 1784
- 6 1790 Occupation of Geradic
- 7 1790-1803 Lechian military expansion
- 8 Course of war
- 9 Aftermath
- 10 Casualties
- 11 Resolution
- 12 Consequences of War
The historical border between the two countries was never a hard border between the Nortian tribe, one of the Petty Kingdoms of Pretany, and the lechian Svarian tribe, a Suric people. The land that is now at the northeast wall was a vague uncontested territorial tribal boundary that fluctuated overtime as the two tribes intermingled. It is unknown, prior to 900 AD, during the invasion of the Inarans, and their subsequent possession of the trade route, if there were any wars fought between the two tribes. Both peoples did not have a keep written history.
The Pretanic Inarans labeled the Svarian tribe as an untouchable people for some reason and other than a few excursions, the lechian territory was not invaded. It is thought the reason behind it was the colder temperatures in the north. As Lechia organized and the tribe turned into a feudal government, the Inaran people continued kept a healthy distance from the northern Svarians. The first hard border was drawn between the Inaran Nation and the Svarians in 1040AD when King Albert the VI of Inara wrote the first national constitution in 1039, which gained them "eternal access" to the Nortian city of Port Emporia on the Great Rift Sound. The border was never mapped properly, but was along the Sunada River, with what is now Pretanic North Grave and South Grave shires belonging to the Svarians. Petram Prarie, now known as Prairie Du Rocher, was an outstretched arm of the northern border of the Inaran occupied Nortian territory.
In 1133 the Lechian establishment of the Commonwealth of Lechia was the union of three former tribal nations, and the Inaran, Lechian border remained the same. It was common for Nortian peoples to flea to Lechia for safety at the height of the Purgatio Nortia.
At the foundation of the Federal Monarchy of Pretany in 1372, Duke Beglidere spent his fortune of the Walls of Pretany, which included the Northeast Wall, which was meant to keep out the Svarian Lechians in 1423. The Svarian Lechians were known to begin small skirmishes on the Inaran Nation as a retaliation to the Purgatio Nortia. It was seen as inhumane and cruel at the time by the Svarians, and they feared their own people would be next on the Inaran list. The wall was nearly 90 miles long, meant to be a man-made extension of the Sunada River. The wall was never breached in the 350 years of it's existence as the two countries moved into the industrial revolution together as peaceful albeit silent neighbors with little to know diplomatic exchange during Pretany's isolationist years.
In 1780, Pretany's policy towards diplomatic isolation changed with King Christian of Raggleneth, and an attempt to open dialogue between the two countries was met with mixed results as Lechia's government was on the brink of collapse. The timing could not have been worse. Lechia had just left a golden age of culture, science, education and was headed towards a civil war.
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1780 Diplomatic tension
Expansion of the wall
In 1780-1782, the Pretanic government expanded the wall.
Geradic Protests of 1784
1790 Occupation of Geradic
1790-1803 Lechian military expansion
Course of war
1810 Battle of Sneed
1812 Battle of East Rocher
1814 Assassination of Tyron Kowalczyk
Tyron Kowalczyk, the mayor of Grzeszyn, killed by the Pretanic military for his rousing of rebellion in northern Pretany.
1814 Battle of Rakow Kills
1815 Agricultural Removals
Forceful relocation of Pretanic people from the countryside in South Grave.
1816 Lechian loss of Lubartów
Now known as Pretanic Lytchfield. A historically Lechian enclave city within the pretanic borders.
1818 Burning of Geradic
1818 first Treaty of Ostrow
1824 Pretanic creation of North Grave
1832 Lytchfield Mayoral assassination
By Lechian nationalists living in Pretany.