Conflict arises over St. Charlian territory

TOR PENDENTE – This evening (PDT), it became known to the public that Frexico, one of the nations of the volatile Moterey Sector, has occupied the St. Charlian territory of White Mountain, which has historically been associated with Kozuc.

Prime Minister Reinhardt has urged the hostile forces to vacate the territory, describing Frexican actions as an “unjustified attack.” Reinhardt went on to differentiate the issue from traditional micronational conflicts over the internet, saying, “[T]his is in ‘real life’, it still classifies under a violation of micronational sovereignty.”

According to Kozuc president Riley Small, General Rutger Sperry already has a number of SCAF troops in the region around White Mountain.

Intermicronational reactions to the incident have thus far been restrained. President Barnaby Hands of Senya, speaking in response to Frexican threats, remarked that “[o]ne does not simply defeat St. Charlie.” Sôgmô Sörgel of Sandus has indicated that he will communicate his official views privately to Reinhardt.

Frexico’s military occupation is one part of a number of recent events in the Monterey Sector targeting St. Charlie and her local officials. Earlier today, St. Charlian citizens walking to school were ambushed by Skendalian soldiers. Additionally, classified SCAF documents were leaked to  neighboring nation Atomos by the speaker of Kozuc’s local assembly, Sam Nickle. Nickle has been convicted of treason.

Monterey’s micronations have a history of joinders, separations, and conflicts, earning them a reputation of instability. The region has been compared variously to the Middle East and former Yugoslavia. These woes continue despite the influence of the St. Charlian government and the strength of their military in Kozuc. The reactions of foreign leaders thus far do not seem to indicate any surprise over today’s transpirings.

This article is the first of a series that will be published about events in the Moterey Sector as they unfold. For background information on the historical conflicts of the region, please refer to the following article written by Riley Small: