Siberian War

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Siberian War
DateMay 1950 - September 1950
Location
Central Siberia
Result
  • The collapse of Yagoda's Soviet remnant state
  • The formation of new warlord states
  • The Central Siberian Republic is severely weakened
Belligerents
Irkutsk-0.png Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Tomsk.PNG.png Central Siberian Republic
Commanders and leaders
Irkutsk-0.png Genrikh Yagoda
Irkutsk-0.png Valery Sablin
Irkutsk-0.png Pavel Bulanov
Irkutsk-0.png Ivan Yumashev
Tomsk.PNG.png Boris Pasternak
Tomsk.PNG.png Nikolai Krylov
Tomsk.PNG.png Alexander Pokryshkin
Tomsk.PNG.png Nikolai Andreev

The Siberian War was a conflict fought in central Siberia, between the Central Siberian Republic and the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Far East.

Background[edit]

After the Bukharin regime collapsed during the German invasion, Genrikh Yagoda mobilized the NKVD to evacuate the remnants of the Soviet government to the Far East in the city of Irkutsk, thus making it one of the most legitimate successors of the Soviet Union, although the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet's tyranny led to many underground movements in the Far East. Meanwhile in central Siberia, many Russian intellectuals fled to the city of Tomsk, where they formed a republic. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, tensions between the Republic and the Union remnants began to rise.

The War[edit]

Initial Conflict[edit]

In May 1950, war erupted between the two countries. The initial assaults and counterattacks of both armies were easily repelled by harsh climate and easily defensible terrain of Siberia, quickly stalling the front lines.

Collapse of the Supreme Soviet[edit]

Some days after the war started, local authorities in many regions of the Far East started revolted against Yagoda's tyranny. Nikifor Kolyada was the first partisan leader to rise up in the town of Aldan and quickly occupied the surroundings. No long after that, fascists from Harbin in Manchuria and white émigrés established a fascist government in the southeast. The few remnants of the Soviet Pacific Fleet declared independence in the Kamchatka peninsula. The lack of military presence in the northern Far East, resulted in the collapse of any government in the region.

Decline of the Republic[edit]

The Republic quickly saw an opportunity to strike, while Yagoda's government was busy fighting the rebels and assaulted the Soviet lines. While everything was going well during the offensive, many high ranked generals and officers started revolting against the Tomsk government. Many of the locals in Bratsk as well as military personnel from the Republic revolted against both sides and proclaimed independence as the Siberian Black Army. Nikolai Krylov was ordered to reconquer those territories in a new offensive, but it was put to a halt as Nikolai Andreev and his soldiers betrayed Krylov. In Novosibirsk, Alexander Pokryshkin and the local garrisons of Novosibirsk declared independence from Tomsk.

Aftermath[edit]

The war ended as it started; with growing tensions. the Soviet government had to retreat to their capital of Irkutsk and recently the region Buryatia under Sablin's rule has revolted, who advocates for a libertarian socialist state. Yakutia and Oyrotia would declare independence not long after the war and the inner fighting between the Harbin fascists culminated into the creation of the military cliques of Chita, Amur and Magadan.