1978 Bozcaada War

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1978 Bozcaada War
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Edavian marines landing on Bozcaada
Date28 May - 9 July 1978
Location
Result

Edavian victory

  • Bozcaada Islands occupied and annexed by Edavia
Belligerents

 People's Republic of Ziridava

Diplomatic and materiel support:
 Stasnov
 Gorbatov

 Edavia

Supported by:
Template:Country data TBD
Commanders and leaders
People's Republic of Ziridava Ognyan Vancho
(Head of State, General Secretary)
People's Republic of Ziridava Tsvetan Krasimir
(Commander of the ZPA)
Edavia Vasilis Spanatos
(Head of State, President)
Edavia Grigoris Zeniadis
(Minister of Defence)
Edavia Vaggelis Anthoglou
Edavia Georgios Procopielis
Units involved

Edavian Navy

  • Edavian Naval Infantry Corps

Edavian Aerospace Forces
Strength
People's Republic of Ziridava ~5,000 troops, 40 tanks, 100 AFVs on Bozcaada Edavia
Edavian Navy
1 destroyer
5 frigates
12 fast-attack craft
7,000 marines
45 amphibious assault vehicles
55 artillery
Edavian Aerospace Forces
45 fighter aircraft
30 attack aircraft
Casualties and losses
1,080 dead, 1,709 wounded, 210 MIA, 2,001 POWs, 38 tanks and 78 AFVs lost, 3 warships sunk, 17 aircraft shot down 412 dead, 608 wounded, 35 MIA, 12 AAV's destroyed, 1 fast-attack craft sunk, 6 aircraft shot down

Background[edit]

Ziridavan independence and ownership of Bozcaada[edit]

First Great War[edit]

Ziridavan civil war and socialist victory[edit]

Ethnic divisions[edit]

Prelude[edit]

Attack on Edavian warship[edit]

Edavian military build-up[edit]

Edavian Ultimatum[edit]

War[edit]

Takeover of Marmaros island[edit]

Bombardment and blockade of Bozcaada[edit]

Edavian landing on Bozcaada[edit]

ZPA collapse and defeat[edit]

Aftermath[edit]

ZPA leadership purges[edit]

Protests and rising dissent in Ziridava[edit]

Many believe that Ziridava's defeat in the war was one of the main reasons that lead to the Second Ziridavan Civil War, along with the increase of government totalitarianism after the war.

Post-civil war[edit]

Current status of Bozcaada[edit]