The First Havenite-Manticoran War (1905-1915 PD) was an armed conflict fought between the People's Republic of Haven and the Manticoran Alliance, led by the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Because the war was not concluded with a formal peace treaty, it was in fact the first stage of the Havenite-Manticoran War (1905-1922 PD).
Tensions between Haven and Manticore began to rise in the late 19th century PD. The People's Republic suffered from a number of heavy economical problems due to the social difficulties cultivated by the Basic Living Stipend. To secure their power, Havenite leaders used the armed conquest and exploitation of surrounding star systems and planets to strengthen Haven's economy. With the Invasion of San Martin in 1880 PD, the People's Navy conquered a terminus of the Manticore Wormhole Junction, further antagonizing the Star Kingdom. Only three years later, King Roger III of Manticore was assassinated by Havenite agents.
In 1901 PD, Hereditary President Sidney Harris authorized an operation targeting the Basilisk Terminus of the Manticore Junction in the Basilisk System but the Q-ship sent, PMSS Sirius, was destroyed in the First Battle of Basilisk. (HH1) Haven and Manticore accused each other of provoking a war. (HH2)
As a result of the (officially unexplained) destruction of HMS Star Knight in the Poicters System, Manticore closed the wormhole junction to all Havenite shipping, ejected all Havenite diplomatic courier boats from Alliance space, and began shadowing Havenite convoys throughout Alliance territory. (HH3)
Course of war Edit
Before declaration of warEdit
With Haven teetering at the edge of economic disaster, unable to maintain its massive welfare state in the face of inflation and deficit and with opposition to the government getting bolder, the Harris administration chose war with Manticore and the Alliance as a way of assuring the public's support.
With the help of Argus stealth sensor platforms planted in Alliance systems to watch the movements of enemy forces, the ships of the People's Navy began to penetrate Alliance territory: the First Battle of Hancock and the Third Battle of Yeltsin's Star were fought.
After the first disastrous battles of the war, three Havenite revolutionaries – Rob S. Pierre, Oscar Saint-Just and Cordelia Ransom – led the overthrow of the Legislaturist government by killing Hereditary President Harris and nearly his entire government with an air strike by shuttles of the People's Navy. They blamed the killings on the Navy and, using the rising fear of a possible military coup, formed the Committee of Public Safety to rule the Republic until a new government could be formed. They began a purge of senior military officers and political figures to strengthen their rule. (HH3)
Following a period of political turmoil, caused mainly by the Court-martial of Pavel Young after the Battle of Hancock, the Star Kingdom finally declared war on the People's Republic of Haven in 1905 PD. (HH4)
After declaration of warEdit
Truce and aftermath Edit
After the assassination of Manticoran Prime Minister Allen Summervale, Chairman Saint-Just offered a truce to the new High Ridge government led by Michael Janvier. Even though the Alliance was only weeks from an overall victory over Haven, Janvier agreed to the terms and the First Havenite-Manitcoran War ended with an unstable truce that was only further complicated when the Theisman Coup resulted in the death of Saint-Just and the restoration of the original Republic of Haven. (HH9)
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