"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." - Ulysses S. GrantMarch 16 - 10:30pm Philippine TimeNorth Korea declares war on Singapore
Today, North Korea declares war on Singapore, a member of the so-called Asia-Pacific Coalition, and an ally of the Philippines. Due to this, Singapore has invoked the mutual defense treaty signed no more than 48 hours ago. An emergency meeting has been called in Congress, to decide on whether the Philippines will honor such an agreement. We will be back with further updates.March 17 - 12:05am Philippine Time
In a press statement tonight, the Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker, jointly announced to the world and the nation, "This day, 17th of March, Year of Our Lord 2020, the Fifth Republic of the Philippines declares a state of all-out war against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea due to its provocative acts against the peace and stability in East Asia and its declaration of war against the Republic of Singapore with whom we have a mutual defense treaty. Signed by all members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Approved by Angelo Roberto Pimentel, 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines."
The Philippines, having prolonged its stance as a peaceful, non-aggressive, "no provocation, no war" nation has finally declared war after almost 75 years since the Commonwealth declared war on the Empire of Japan. DEFCON has been raised to 1 and all military leaves have been cancelled and most of the naval fleet was ordered out to sea to protect Philippine interests especially in the northern areas. The President has declined to comment and is now in a closed door meeting with all Armed Forces commanders, the Secretary of National Defense and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs.March 17 - Later that dayMyanmar dow's LaosMarch 18 - 6:40pm Philippine TimeManila, Philippines - Malacanang PalaceEmergency MeetingPRINCIPAL CHARACTERS:
P for President Pimentel
GAFP for Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
GA for Commanding General of the Army
GAF for Commanding General of the Air Force
GN for Officer-in-Command of the Navy
SND for Secretary of National Defense
SFA for Secretary of Foreign Affairs
P: Good evening to everyone! Please sit down and let's discuss this as quickly as we can. Okay, Alberto please proceed.
GAFP: Thank you sir. So far, after our declaration of war yesterday, there has been no reports of North Korean ships entering our territorial waters, nor has there been any reports from our allies in the region which suggest that NoKor is heading for us. I am thinking that they are still "busy" with South Korea since they are still in a battle with them at the 39th parallel. Now, as you requested Mr. President, the generals and I have built up 3 plans at attacking NoKor. As you may know our military is not suited for this so all of these plans will not begin until we are ready.
P: And when is that?
GAFP: Our best estimates suggest we may need 5-6 months of production until we can launch a full-scale attack against the NoKor.
P: That is not good enough. By then its either NoKor has already attacked us or, God forbid, Russia or China have already declared war and attacked us.
GAFP: Yes sir we know that but given the current situ...
P: General I am giving you only 3-4 months to be able to launch at least a small-scale attack against NoKor. From my own calculations we only need to conquer Pyongyang and the country is sure to fall, correct?
GAFP: Not surely but 50-50. If the government manages to flee the capital before we enter it then it's not yet done.
P: Well, let's get Pyongyang first then discuss where we will proceed from there. First, I want to make sure that the threat is neutralized and that there would be no danger to our territorial waters. Please go ahead, General. Let us see the plans.
GAFP: Right away sir. We have discussed 3 possible plans. Plan A is a Land Invasion. It is the best we managed to think of and the least, shall we say, dangerous and risky. It has certain prerequisites, mostly diplomatically. First, we must get South Korea to sign a full alliance with us so that we can stage a land invasion through their ports. I will let the other generals discuss this.
GN: Good evening sirs. The plan is, using naval transports we will bring in the light armored division of the Army to the port of Mokpo at the southwestern tip of the peninsula. While using much smaller transports, other divisions will be sent in at the port of Pusan or Busan. Then, the Air Force will fly in Infantry Divisions through the airfield near Mokpo. Some Philippine Navy frigates and corvettes will defend the transports and will be positioned west of Incheon. We will do our best to keep the element of surprise and any NoKor ship or aircraft will immediately be shot down to prevent them from learning of our planned invasion.
GA: Uhm... let me continue that sir. Then the Army's Infantry Divisions will move into position near Seoul. After all of this is complete, the 1st Infantry Division will move into the airfield at Kaesong, securing an area where our Air Force can base themselves and provide air cover for our advancing soldiers. Then the 1st will move onward to the ports west of Kaesong while the 2nd Division will capture the military installation at Koksan-up. Then both will meet up at a small town south of Pyongyang while the 3rd Division will move up the eastern coast and capture the city of Wonsan and will continue to hold this position until Pyongyang is captured. Then the combined 1st and 2nd Division will move and attack the capital city of Pyongyang and hold it until further reinforcements will arrive. If the government hasn't fallen by then, we will continue to hold this line until we can launch a secondary attack. The entire plan will hopefully take only a month or less.
P: Hmmm... what if the attack is stopped? What then?
GAFP: Sir, our forces will hold the line instead of continuing the attack and, unfortunately, then we will have to think of a grind out battle against the NoKorean forces.
P: A battle of attrition, you mean?
GAFP: Yes, we must keep our losses down while continuing to batter the forces of NoKor. Anyway, we have the upper hand since supplies are readily available through the supply lines into South Korea.
P: Hmmm... okay, but are you also looking at a possible Russian or Chinese entrance into this war?
GAFP: Yes sir. If Russia will enter it, we will keep our forces near the South Korean border and grind out their offensives until we can launch another attack. But the generals and I have decided that should Russia enter the war, we will stop the NoKor offensive because we will not be able to handle an all-out assault by this huge nation. However, we will continue to hold whatever we have taken and just make small advances until we can gather up men and materials.
P: What about China?
GAFP: We have a plan for that sir but that would be the 3rd one. The General of the Navy will discuss to us Plan B, a Naval Invasion.
GN: Okay, sir. It is fairly straight-forward. If South Korea will not agree to an alliance, then we will have to plan a naval assault of NoKor. As you can see, we will land south of Pyongyang then lay siege to the base west of Kaesong. Then Army Divisions will continue its assault on the town south of Pyongyang. The Army will hold this town until the bases at Kaesong and Koksan-up can be captured, then an all-out assault on Pyongyang will be made. All this time, the Navy will be positioned southwest of Pyongyang to support the advances then it will move northwards once Pyongyang is captured. More reinforcements will also arrive once Pyongyang is captured. This entire plan will only take a month as well.
P: This is dangerous, what if the naval transports are destroyed and our army with them?
GN: That is why, sir, we will be positioning naval assets southwest of Pyongyang to block any attempts by NoKor to attack us.
P: Hmmm... I don't like this plan.
GN: This will only happen sir if the SoKor talks will break down. But otherwise, yes this will be difficult.
P: What about Plan C?
GAFP: I will take that sir. Plan C will be done if, and only if, China will join in the war. If it declares war against us, we will have no other choice but to fall back and defend our shores because China will surely launch a naval and air assault against us. And with China's vast army and resources, we will need all the defenses we can get.
P: Hmmm... okay. Thank you. Now, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs will immediately contact the South Koreans. Your homework will be to be able to start any of these plans within 3-4 months. Understood?
GAFP: Yes sir. We'll do our best.
P: Good.March 20North Korea dow's East TimorMarch 21Japan dow's KazakhstanMarch 22Turkey dow's BulgariaMarch 23Turkey dow's SyriaBangladesh dow's MyanmarMyanmar dow's South KoreaSingapore dow's Myanmar
Iraq is conquered by Iran.March 24Russia dow's Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Laos, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, IndiaThailand dow's MyanmarRussia declares war on Singapore
Another country has declared war on Singapore. The Senate President and Speaker of the House announced in a press conference that due once again to the mutual defense treaty set forth 8 days ago, the Republic of the Philippines will declare war against the Russian Federation. It was signed by a majority of the Congress and approved by President Angelo Pimentel.March 25Ethiopia dow's AngolaMozambique dow's AngolaIndia dow's Myanmar
The Philippines and Germany sign a formal alliance and mutual defense treaty.March 26Saudi Arabia dow's Iran
Thailand and the Philippines sign a formal alliance and mutual defense treaty.March 28Brazil dow's Colombia
Taiwan and the Philippines sign a formal alliance and mutual defense treaty. President Pimentel also announced that the application of the Philippines to join the new Asia-Pacific Defense Organization is being reviewed and according to many sources, the group is positively looking at admitting the country as part of this alliance. More will be announced once news reaches the Palace.March 29United States dow's MexicoSerbia dow's Hungary
South Korea and Australia sign a formal alliance and mutual defense treaty with the Philippines. President Pimentel is ecstatic to learn of this news and announced today in a press briefing that the Philippines has joined the Asia-Pacific Defense Organization or APDO. He said that invitations from its different members for an alliance is now being received by the Department of Foreign Affairs. He said that once more alliances are made, he will personally make sure that the public will hear of it.March 30Japan dow's Myanmar
Japan and East Timor sign a formal alliance and mutual defense treaty with the Philippines.
Kuwait has been conquered by Iran as the Persian nation continues its expansion into the Middle East.March 31Brazil dow's PeruKazakhstan and Myanmar declares war against the Philippines
The President, in an emergency press briefing, confirmed the terrible news that 2 other nations have declared war against the Philippines. He says that it is connected to the recent declarations of war against North Korea and Russia, as well as the admittance of the Philippines into the Asia-Pacific Defense Organization.
Currently, the President has attended another closed-door meeting with his generals and chief of staff.