This story is about a war (obvious). It's kind of in like a history book set up, but not really. Just read it and you'll understand. June 7,1912 The Malaysian Empire was not thriving. The water supply in all of the major cities were contaminated with cow dung and pollution, every winter there was mass famine, a total thirteen percent of the country was diseased at any given time, and the army was almost all guerilla soldiers. East of Saigon's harbor were some ships. Not just any ships, but Japanese ones. Diplomatic tensions between Malaysia and Japan escalated during the early 1900s, and finally Japan wanted to "relieve" Malaysia from empire status. It was just a lingering relic from the middle ages when it conquered its neighbors, but now just a useless collection of people. On this day, three thousand Japanese soldiers landed at Saigon and took the city without a fight. Some Japanese soldiers thought it was so easy, they did not believe it was war. The Malaysian sultan Maxor asked the Ottomans for help in the war, but Sultan Zermann of the Ottomans refused, saying he was caught up with "governing Europe." For now, Malaysia would have to fight a war with Japan on her own. June 10, 1912 More villages and towns in Vietnam fall to the Japanese invaders. Literally, all the coastline of southern Vietnam is under Japanese control. The Malaysian army consists of 83,000 men, 40,000 of which are on the front, compared to Japan's 1.5 million men, 400,000 of which are on the front. Hour after hour, another town falls victim to the rapid Japanese expansion. At six in the evening, Sultan Maxor issues a draft. Almost one million men are drafted and are given uniforms and either rifles, cannons, or horses and are sent directly to the front, without training. At least 15,000 die on the way there, from falling off horses or from accidentally shooting themselves or a comrade. June 12, 1912 Ho Chi Minh City falls after a surprise attack from the north. Now the Japanese control all of the coastline of the province of Vietnam. 30,000 draftees die when the Japanese attempt to cross the Mekong River. The Japanese have been stopped with this tactical victory on Malaysia's part, but its only a matter of days, at most, when the Japanese will invade Cambodia and Laos, also Malaysian provinces. June 20, 1912 Finally Japanese troops cross every section of the Mekong in a stunning offensive on Malaysia, killing almost 120,000 Malaysians and capturing countless artillery. Most of Malaysia's cavalry has retreated into Malaysian Siam. During the battle, Japanese artilery assaulted Malaysia's draftees, most of them huddling in large groups, slaughtering them by the dozen. After this, Japanese cavalry crossed some bridges, slicing through the remaining draftees, almost all injured, ending their misory. Surviving ones in perfect condition were sent back across the river to build fortifications for Japan. The Malaysians have burnt some bridges in parts of the Mekong River, but Japan's industrial might rebuilds them in only a few hours. June 30, 1912 The Japanese invasion of Cambodia commenced. Laos has not been invaded by Japanese troops but if the Malaysian inftrastructure at Cambodia is destroyed, then Laos will be cut off and therefore will fall easier. Most of the offensive on Cambodia, a well fortified center of Malaysian arts and innovation, was done with the innovative Japanese tanks, bombers, and battleships off the coast. Malaysian ironclads were dispatched to try and destroy the battleships, but ultimately it failed, sinking four Malaysian ironclads and not even damaging anything Japanese. The sultan again has asked the Ottomans for support, and to be ironic Sultan Zermann of the Ottomans sent three turkey sandwiches and a bag of rubbrer bands. Malaysia is desperate for any kind of help. July 15, 1912 After a heroic two week long campaign, all of Cambodia and Laos fall to Japanese control. The city of Bangkok, the capital of Malaysia (despite it is in the province of Siam) prepares for a long siege, importing the finest artillery and weapons from around the shrivelled up empire. Sultan Maxor has fled to Kuala Lumpur, the traditional capital that was once the nation's head in the ancient times. July 20, 1912 Japanese bombers signify the invasion of Siam today by attempting to bomb Bangkok, although most of their planes were shot down by anti aircraft guns at Bangkok. Still, 800,000 Japanese soldiers are ready to attack the city when the secret word "Samurai" is spread. August 4, 1912 Malaysia is salvaged when a miracle battle just east of Bangkok is fought. Thirty thousand guerillas from Malaysia defeated the proffesionally trained army of the Japanese, with 700,000 men, 200 tanks, and 50 planes. This could be the beginning of the salvation of Malaysia. August 10, 1912 News in Europe, a Greek spy is exposed in Smyrna, Otttoman Empire. The Ottomans express a hatrid for the Greek people by burning Greek flags, and Sultan Zermann demands gold and sciences from the Greeks to make up for the spy incident. August 14, 1912 The Greek king, Phillips I, refused to give in to the Ottomans demands, and found his country at war. Immediately, transport ships carrying 14,000 elite Greek troops landed at Smyrna and took the city, with help from propaganda initiated with help from Greeks inside the city. And in Asia, the Malaysians take back five miles of land in Cambodia. Not much, but this is the beginning of an even war there. August 25, 1912 Ottoman soldiers try to retake Smyrna but fail, with between 100,000 and 200,000 casualties. September 1, 1912 A stalemate breaks out in the Asian Front, along the Mekong River, Japanese on the east bank and the Malaysians on the west. Exchange of artillery fire is almost non-stop. September 3, 1912 A second counteroffensive on Smyrna by the Ottomans is executed, the city falls and elite Greek troops in the city are captured and marched in a parade in Istanbul, where garbage and rocks are hurled at them. September 11, 1912 The Ottomans invade northern Greece by taking Argos, a stronghold in the region. September 15, 1912 Malaysia and the Ottoman Empire sign an alliance against each other's enemies. September 16, 1912 A similar alliance is signed between Greece and Japan. September 20, 1912 A Turko-Malaysian offensive on Java begins. Japanese cities there fall with Ottoman air support. September 22, 1912 Ottoman subjects in Albania revolt with Greek support. Within twelve minutes, however, the uprising is put down by Ottomans bombing them. September 25, 1912 Java falls to the Turko-Malaysians. The Japanese government issues pamphlets encouraging civil disobediance in the captured territory and tells Japanese women and children to comitt suicide, to prevent any contamination of the Japanese race. September 30, 1912 Athens is sieged by the Greeks. In order to reach the siege, the Ottomans demand the Bulgarians allow the Otttomans to use their railways in East Rumelia. October 2, 1912 The Bulgarians refuse to let the Ottomans use their railways and the Ottomans declare war on the Bulgarians. Octrober 5, 1912 The Ottomans deploy a force of 600,000 to conquer the Bulgarians, who have drafted a 150,000 men leaving their army at 450,000. October 7, 1912 The Malaysian right flank in the delta of the Mekong advances across the river and takes some ground southwest of Saigon. At this time, there are 1.6 million Japanese, 800,000 Malaysian, and 60,000 Ottoman troops on the frontline. The Malaysians have another million men in training, but the Japanese only have 200,000 in training. The Malaysians believe that once the main Japanese force of 1.6 million can be weakened, the Japanese will not be able to send more troops and will have to surrender. October 12, 1912 The Malaysians build their first plane and send it to be stationed at an airbase in southern Korea. October 13, 1912 Malaysia's plane bombs Tokyo, killing some of its citizens. October 17, 1912 The siege of Athens is broken when the Ottomans have to pull out 20,000 men to fight against Bulgaria. This means the Greeks are on the offensive, moving up the coastline. October 21, 1912 The Greeks take the Dodecine Islands from the Ottomans with no casualties. November 3, 1912 Saigon is retaken by the Malaysians. Also, the Ottoman puppet state of India declares war on Japan, Greece, and Bulgaria, called the Exter Powers (Ottomans, Indians, Malaysians are the Centrals). November 11, 1912 The Germans, Austro-Hungarians, and Romanians, formerly observers of the war, declare war on the Central Powers. They want to get territory in the Balkans currently owned by the Turks. The Germans want some of Macedonia, the Austrians want Serbia and Croatia, and the Romanians want the Bosporus. The Germans immediately send 300,000 of their 2 million troops, the Austrians send 80,000 of their 400,000, and the Romanians send 4,000 of their 10,000 troops (but don't worry, the Romanians have almost 650,000 in training!) November 20, 1912 The Ottomans conclude a secret meeting with the Brazilians. Brazil declares war on the Exter Powers. At the time, Brazil is the ultimate hyperpower, having five million troops and the largest navy, airforce, and army in the world. November 22, 1912 Italy, Spain, and KOPAS (Kingdom of Portugal and Sicily) fund the Germans who pledge to "defeat the Brazilians, making them their main focus". The Germans send almost one million men in transport ships and all of their navy, mostly submarines, across the Atlantic Ocean to invade Brazil. November 27, 1912 The stalemate at the Mekong is broken when an Ottoman division invades a town held by the Japanese. Now, the Japanese are trapped in northeast Vietnam. November 30, 1912 Battle of Fakland Islands, navy battle between Brazil and Germany. Germans win and send their ships into the delta of the Rio de La Plata (Brazilian controlled land). In the Balkans, the Exters plan an offensive on Istanbul. In Asia, the Japanese are holding on but can they pull of a miracle like the Malaysians did earlier with their 1.5 million men? Find out on the next post.