Euro-Middle Eastern War

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Euro-Middle Eastern War
Overview
LocationMiddle East
Date2052 - 2060
ResultMutual destruction: Oil fields are exhausted, leading to the collapse of both sides and implosion of the European Commonwealth
Involved parties
European CommonwealthMiddle East
Connected events
Part of:
Resource Wars
Previous:
-
Next:
European Civil War
Great War
Concurrent:
United States annexation of Canada
 
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The Euro-Middle Eastern War was a military conflict that is considered the beginning of the Resource Wars.

Background[edit | edit source]

The war was a result of Europe's dependence on oil imported from the Middle East. Price hokes made by Middle Eastern exporters led to hostility and then war, following the United States invasion of Mexico the previous year, which had a similar goal of securing exports of oil from Mexico to the United States.[1]

Events[edit | edit source]

The war began in April 2052, immediately causing oil prices to skyrocket and forcing many smaller nations into bankruptcy.[1] The first major casualty of the war was the United Nations: Already beleaguered due to a deteriorating international situation, the UN tried keeping the situation contained. However, between May and July, a string of heated debates caused nations to withdraw from the UN, leading to its disbandment in July, three months after the Commonwealth invaded the Middle East.[1][2]

The conflict would only escalate. In December 2053, Tel Aviv was wiped out by a terrorist nuclear weapon.[1] In January 2054, limited nuclear exchanges took place across the Middle East, starting a nuclear scare worldwide.[1]

The conflict would only stop in 2060, when the oil fields in the Middle East ran dry. Both the European Commonwealth and the Middle Eastern powers were reduced to ruin, with the war silently petering out without a goal in the conflict.[1] Just as the European Commonwealth killed the United Nations by starting the war, so would its end kill the European Commonwealth: It dissolved into bickering, quarreling nation states fighting over the remaining resources like a pack of rabid dogs.[3] Many European technologies and weapons would eventually make its way to the United States, especially German Gauss weapons[4] and miniguns.[5]

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