First Europan War
Friction between Federation and Empire surrounding Ragnite resources escalated into a continent-wide war, "EWI."
The Industrial Revolution of the 18th Century led to skyrocketing demand for ragnite, pitting Europa's twin giants in a race for resources. When the crown prince of the Empire was assassinated at the start of the 20th century, tensions spiraled into all-out war. Though the Imperial force employed a corps of newly developed tanks, hostilities soon became bogged down in fruitless trench warfare, and the two exhausted powers ultimately signed a cease-fire agreement.
During the war, Gallia's military, led by General Belgen Gunther's tank corps foiled an Imperial invasion attempt.