Very early in the Second World War, in Vastavia, an American diplomat, now known only as "Don Q", attempted to prevent a civil war, by negotiating between the dictatorial government and the Vastavian Republican Army. His goal was to keep Vastavia th
As World War II rolled over Europe, the Central European dictatorship of Vastavia was ruled by an unpopular despot, whose government opposed the Axis, but whose army was divided against itself.
Very early in the Second World War, in Vastavia, an American diplomat, now known only as "Don Q", attempted to prevent a civil war, by negotiating between the dictatorial government and the Vastavian Republican Army. His goal was to keep Vastavia in the war, against the Axis Powers.
But the rebel faction was itself divided, between a pro-Axis and anti-Axis wings. Petroff, the VRA's leader, was in the anti-Axis camp, but was gunned down right in front of the resistance group's members, by the pro-Axis partisans. Petroff was gravely wounded but survived the shooting, and escaped the rival resistance group, but not the Vastavian Government's secret police.
Don Q meanwhile had approached the Vastavian Government with one false story, and the pro-Axis faction of rebels with a similar story, thus arranging for an armed clash between the two groups, at an arsenal near the Vastipole waterfront. That battle got out of hand very quickly and before it was over the government had called in a dive-bomber raid on its own arsenal. After much destruction and loss of life, Petroff turned up alive, and his faction of rebels emerged to take charge of Vastavia.
Points of Interest
- Vastipole Square
- Vastipole Square
- Petroff, revolutionary leader
- Olga Petroff, his daughter
- The Vastavian dictatorial government was at war with the Axis powers, in 1942, alongside the otherwise-democratic Allies. This implies that Vastavia was a Soviet Satellite nation.
- Vastavia has been mentioned nowhere in the chronicles since 1942, and seems to no longer independently exist.