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{{Notice|This article is about the country. For the continent, see [[Osea (continent)]].}}
 
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{{Country
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| flag = [[File:Osea AC7 Website Flag.png]]
| map =
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| map = [[File:Osean Federation OBC Map.png]]
 
| fullname = Osean Federation
 
| fullname = Osean Federation
| type = Federal state
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| type = Federal presidential republic{{Ref|AAW-112|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 112.}}
 
| location = Western [[Osea (continent)|Osea]]
 
| location = Western [[Osea (continent)|Osea]]
| capital = [[Oured]]
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| capital = [[Bana City]] (former){{Refcall|Spring09}}<br/>[[Oured]]
| head = Unnamed president (1996)<br>[[Vincent Harling]] (2004–20??)
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| head = Unnamed president (1996)<br>[[Vincent Harling]] (2004{{Refcall|AAW-136}}–2013{{Ref|AcesDemonsGhosts|''[[Aces, Demons, and Ghosts: Mysterious Heroes of the Belkan Conflict]]''.}})
| military = '''[[Osean Defense Forces]]'''
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| military = [[Osean Defense Forces]]
*[[Osean Air Defense Force]]
 
*[[Osean Army]]
 
*[[Osean Maritime Defense Force]]
 
*[[Osean Coastal Defense Force]]
 
 
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'''Osea''', officially the {{Nihongo|'''Osean Federation'''|オーシア連邦}}, is a large country and international superpower located on the [[Osea (continent)|Osean]] continent. Osea encompasses a majority of the continent's western landmass, and shares land borders with [[Belka]], [[Ustio]], and [[Sapin]] to the east, and an unknown country to the south. Its capital, [[Oured]], is located on the tip of Osea's southeastern peninsula near [[Oured Bay]].
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'''Osea''', officially the '''Osean Federation''',{{Note|group=a|{{Nihongo|'''Osean Federation'''|オーシア連邦|Ōshia Renpō}}}} is a massive [[Strangereal]] country and international superpower located on the [[Osea (continent)|Osean continent]]. Osea encompasses a majority of the continent's western landmass and shares land borders with [[Belka]], [[Ustio]], and [[Sapin]] to the east and [[Perbla]] to the south. Its capital, [[Oured]], is located on the tip of Osea's southeastern peninsula near [[Oured Bay]].
   
Osea is a highly developed country that possesses a large population, extensive infrastructure, thriving economy, and well-outfitted military force. Osea is also considered one of the world's foremost leaders in aeronautics and space-exploration development. Its achievements include the construction of the [[Arkbird]] (a joint program with [[Yuktobania]]), the [[Strategic Orbital Linear Gun]], and the [[Arsenal Bird]]s.
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Osea is a highly developed country that possesses a large population, an extensive infrastructure, a thriving economy, and a well-outfitted military force, the [[Osean Defense Forces]]. Osea is also considered one of the world's foremost leaders in aeronautics and space-exploration development. The country's achievements include the construction of the [[Strategic Orbital Linear Gun]], the [[Arkbird]] (a joint program with [[Yuktobania]]), and the [[International Space Elevator]].
   
By virtue of its world power, Osea also holds expansionist ideologies. It has been involved in multiple conflicts with the countries to its east, most notably [[Belka]] during the [[Osean War]] of 1905–1910 and the [[Belkan War]] of 1995. It has also attempted to annex southern [[Usea]]n countries through the [[Spring Sea Treaty]], which failed due to the [[Usean Continental War]].
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By virtue of its world power, Osea held expansionist ideologies and annexed new territories throughout the 20th century. The country's aggressive nature directly resulted in major conflicts such as the [[Osean War]], the [[Belkan War]], and the [[Usean coup d'état]]. A rivalry also existed between Osea and Yuktobania, which led to the [[Cold War]] in the 1980s and 1990s.
   
Osea is the player character's homeland in ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]'' and an allied country in ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''. The player will be allied with Osea (to an unknown extent) in ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.
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In the 21st century, especially following the election of President [[Vincent Harling]], Osea's expansionism was curtailed and the country diminished its military power to follow a more peaceful foreign policy. Despite the [[Circum-Pacific War]] against Yuktobania, which was orchestrated by Belkan extremists as revenge for the Belkan War, this policy of peace continued into the 2010s. However, due to previous tensions and miscommunication regarding the development of the International Space Elevator, the [[Erusea|Kingdom of Erusea]] declared war on Osea in 2019, leading to the [[Lighthouse War]].
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Osea is the player character's homeland in ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]'' and ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''. Osea is also an allied country in ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
===Early history (–1905)===
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===Formation===
[[File:Ac5ouredoseawy4.jpg|thumb|250px|A view of the Osean capital, [[Oured]]]]
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[[File:Ac5ouredoseawy4.jpg|thumb|250px|A view of the modern Osean capital city, [[Oured]]]]
The country of Osea is known to have existed prior to the 20th century. According to navigational charts from the early modern era, several Osean cities, such as [[Oured]] and [[Bana City]], have existed for quite some time.{{Ref|OldMap|[[:File:Strangereal world old.jpg|Historical Map of Strangereal]], [http://acecombat.jp/ ACES WEB].}}
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Osea was formed sometime in or prior to the 19th century. The country's first capital was located in [[Bana City]],{{Ref|Spring09|[[From Above]]: [[Spring 2009]].}} but this was changed at some point to Oured. According to early navigational charts, Bana City and Oured existed for quite some time.{{Ref|OldStrangerealMap|[[:File:Old Strangereal Map Wallpaper 1024x768.jpg]]}}
   
 
===Osean War (1905–1910)===
 
===Osean War (1905–1910)===
 
{{Main|Osean War}}
 
{{Main|Osean War}}
Between 1905 and 1910, Osea and Belka entered open war. Over the next five years, Belka became the first country to use aircraft for warfare. Osea followed suit, matching the newly-created [[Belkan Air Force]] with the [[Osean Air Defense Force]].{{Ref|ACESWEB-ACZ22|[http://acecombat.jp/ace-zero/ ACE COMBAT ZERO] -> World -> World News -> World News 22.}}
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Osea began to expand its territory by the 1900s. In 1905, this expansionism caused the outbreak of the Osean War with Belka.{{Refcall|AAW-112}} Over the next five years, Belka became the first country to use aircraft for warfare and create an [[Belkan Air Force|air force]]; Osea followed suit by forming the [[Osean Air Defense Force]].{{Ref|ACESWEB-ACZ22|[http://acecombat.jp/ace-zero/ ACE COMBAT ZERO] -> World -> World News -> World News 22.}}
   
 
===Cold War (1980s–1995)===
 
===Cold War (1980s–1995)===
 
{{Main|Cold War}}
 
{{Main|Cold War}}
[[File:SOLG Design Blueprints.png|thumb|250px|Design Blueprints of the [[SOLG]]]]
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[[File:SOLG Design Blueprints.png|thumb|250px|Design blueprints of the [[Strategic Orbital Linear Gun|SOLG]]]]
Over the course of the mid-20th century, Osea flourished and began to expand its political influence around the globe. By the 1980s, Osea was in the midst of a cold war with the [[Yuktobania|Union of Yuktobanian Republics]], its rival superpower across the [[Ceres Ocean]].{{Ref|AAW-134|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 134.}} The ongoing arms race compelled Osea to develop atmospheric weapon systems under the [[Strategic Defense Initiative]] to counter Yuktobania's recent developments in missile technology.{{Ref|GAZEArkbird|''[[GAZE: Arkbird Declaration Summit 2008]]''. Retrieved on June 19, 2017.}} This led to the construction of the [[Strategic Orbital Linear Gun]] (SOLG), a massive [[Kinetic Energy Weapon]] that would drop shells from orbit to destroy [[missile silo]]s.{{Ref|AC5-PerfectGuide-237|''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Perfect Guide]]'', page 237.}} The concept of a "maneuverable orbiting spacecraft" was also created under the Strategic Defense Initiative.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
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Over the course of the mid-20th century, Osea flourished and continued to expand its political influence around the globe. By the 1980s, Osea was in the midst of a cold war with the [[Yuktobania|Union of Yuktobanian Republics]], its rival superpower across the [[Ceres Ocean]].{{Ref|AAW-134|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 134.}} The ongoing arms race compelled Osea to develop atmospheric weapon systems under the [[Strategic Defense Initiative]] to counter Yuktobania's developments in missile technology.{{Ref|GAZEArkbird|''[[GAZE: Arkbird Declaration Summit 2008]]''. Retrieved June 19, 2017.}} This led to the construction of the Strategic Orbital Linear Gun (SOLG), a massive [[Kinetic Energy Weapon]] that would drop shells from orbit to destroy [[missile silo]]s.{{Ref|AC5-PerfectGuide-237|''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Perfect Guide]]'', page 237.}} The concept of a "maneuverable orbiting spacecraft" was also created under the Strategic Defense Initiative.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
   
As part of the Cold War, Osea began to heavily expand its military, particularly its Air Force, by acquiring new recruits.{{Ref|ACZ-PerfectGuide-185|''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Perfect Guide Book]]'', page 185.}}{{Ref|ACZ-AR144|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#144|''Ace Combat Zero'' Assault Records]], #144 - [[Todd Barry]].}} Osea's [[Rearmament Declaration of 1990|Rearmament Declaration]] in October 1990{{Refcall|AAW-134}} shifted around some of its personnel between the branches, and created new units. The most notable example was the creation of the [[Wizard Squadron]] and its secondary unit, the [[Sorcerer Squadron]]. [[Austin Winters]], a member of the Osean Army, was transferred to the Sorcerer Squadron{{Ref|ACZ-AR140|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#140|''Ace Combat Zero'' Assault Records]], #140 - [[Austin Winters]].}} alongside [[Anthony Palmer]]{{Refcall|ACZ-PerfectGuide-185}} and [[Todd Barry]].{{Refcall|ACZ-AR144}} Osea also commissioned the creation of a new [[aircraft carrier]], the [[OFS Kestrel|OFS ''Kestrel'']], in 1991. The ship was completed sometime over the next four years.{{Ref|NamcoCS-Kestrel|[http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/acecombat5/back_ground/background_establish.php PS2/エースコンバット5 &#124; BACKGROUND &#124; 設定資料]. Retrieved on June 20, 2017.}}
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As part of the Cold War, Osea continued to heavily expand its military, particularly its air force, by acquiring new recruits.{{Ref|ACZ-PerfectGuide-185|''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War Perfect Guide Book]]'', page 185.}}{{Ref|ACZ-AR144|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#144|Assault Records #144: Todd Barry]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} The [[Rearmament Declaration of 1990|Rearmament Declaration]] in October 1990{{Refcall|AAW-134}} shifted around some of its personnel between the branches and created new units. The most notable example was the creation of the [[Wizard Squadron]] and its secondary unit, [[Sorcerer Squadron]]. [[Austin Winters]], a member of the Osean Army, was transferred to the Sorcerer Squadron{{Ref|ACZ-AR140|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#140|Assault Records #140: Austin Winters]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} alongside [[Anthony Palmer]]{{Refcall|ACZ-PerfectGuide-185}} and [[Todd Barry]].{{Refcall|ACZ-AR144}} Osea also commissioned the creation of a new [[aircraft carrier]], the [[OFS Kestrel|OFS ''Kestrel'']], in 1991. The ship was completed sometime over the next four years.{{Ref|NamcoCS-Kestrel|[http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/acecombat5/back_ground/background_establish.php PS2/エースコンバット5 &#124; BACKGROUND &#124; 設定資料]. Retrieved June 20, 2017.}}
   
Around this era, Osea was also surveying the world for potential troves of natural resources. Looking eastward, Osea had reason to believe that underground resources were present in [[Belka]]'s southeastern region, the area now known as [[Ustio]]. Belka was undergoing [[Belkan economic crisis|economic turmoil]] at the time, so Osea took advantage of the situation. The country helped push for Ustio's independence, which was successful in May 1998.{{Ref|AAW-135|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 135.}}{{Ref|AC5-PerfectGuide-248|''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Perfect Guide]]'', page 248.}} Osea also purchased pieces of land from Belka, most notably the Five Great Lakes and intersecting islands between the two countries. This brought several Belkan cities such as [[Wesson]] and Rutherford under Osean control.{{Ref|ACZ-Cut02|"A Record of the Belkan War", ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
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Around this era, Osea was also surveying the world for potential troves of natural resources. Looking eastward, Osea had reason to believe that underground resources were present in [[Belka]]'s southeastern region, which would come to be named [[Ustio]]. Belka was undergoing [[Belkan economic crisis|economic turmoil]] at the time, so Osea took advantage of the situation. The country helped push for Ustio's independence, which was successful in May 1988.{{Ref|AAW-135|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 135.}}{{Ref|AC5-PerfectGuide-248|''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Perfect Guide]]'', page 248.}} Osea also purchased pieces of land from Belka, most notably the Five Great Lakes and intersecting islands between the two countries. This brought several Belkan cities such as [[Wesson]] and Rutherford under Osean control.{{Ref|ACZ-Cut02|Cutscene 02, ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
Osea offered a [[Five Great Lakes Resource Exploration Company|joint expedition]] with Belka to explore potential natural resources around the Five Great Lakes, where Belka would get to share the profits. Belka agreed, but the company quickly collapsed; Osea had exaggerated on the amount of resources in the region, and Belka's economy was further destabilized. Anti-Osean sentiment heavily grew within Belka as a result.{{Ref|FOLLOW-1991|WORLD / WORLD NEWS / ПОСЛЕДУЙТЕ, [http://acecombat.jp/ace5/top.htm Ace Combat 5 Website]. Retrieved January 9, 2017.}}{{Refcall|AC5-PerfectGuide-248}}
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Osea offered a [[Five Great Lakes Resource Exploration Company|joint expedition]] with Belka to explore potential natural resources around the Five Great Lakes, where Belka would get to share the profits. Belka agreed, but the company quickly collapsed; Osea had exaggerated on the amount of resources in the region, and Belka's economy was further destabilized. Anti-Osean sentiment grew heavily within Belka as a result.{{Ref|FOLLOW-1991|WORLD / WORLD NEWS / ПОСЛЕДУЙТЕ, [http://acecombat.jp/ace5/top.htm Ace Combat 5 Website]. Retrieved January 9, 2017.}}{{Refcall|AC5-PerfectGuide-248}}
   
 
===Belkan War (1995)===
 
===Belkan War (1995)===
[[File:Belkan War OBC Map 2.png|thumb|250px|[[Osean Broadcasting Corporation|OBC]] graphic showing the extent of the [[Belka|Belkan]] invasion and the Allied Forces counterattack]]
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[[File:Belkan War OBC Map 2.png|thumb|250px|[[Osean Broadcasting Corporation|OBC]] graphic showing the extent of the [[Belka]]n invasion and the [[Allied Forces]] counterattack]]
 
{{Main|Belkan War}}
 
{{Main|Belkan War}}
 
====Counterattack====
 
====Counterattack====
In March 1995, Belka declared war on all of its neighbors and invaded much of the territory Osea had acquired in the Great Lakes sale. In response, Osea created the [[Allied Forces]], a temporary alliance between Osea and two other countries Belka had invaded: [[Ustio]] and [[Sapin]].{{Refcall|ACZ-Cut02}} Surprisingly, Yuktobania joined the Allied Forces as well, which began the process of reconciliation between Osea and Yuktobania.{{Ref|AC5-Cut21|Cutscene 21, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The Allied Forces signed a nonaggression treaty, agreeing to only act in self-defense and not to invade Belkan territory.{{Ref|ACZ-M10|[[Mayhem]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
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In March 1995, Belka declared war on all of its neighbors and invaded much of the territory Osea had acquired in the Great Lakes sale. In response, Osea created and led the [[Allied Forces]], a temporary alliance between Osea and two other countries Belka had invaded: [[Ustio]] and [[Sapin]].{{Refcall|ACZ-Cut02}} Surprisingly, Yuktobania joined the Allied Forces as well, which began the reconciliation process between Osea and Yuktobania.{{Ref|AC5-Cut21|Cutscene 21, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The Allied Forces signed a nonaggression treaty, agreeing to only act in self-defense and not to invade Belkan territory.{{Ref|ACZ-M10|[[Mayhem]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
On April 24, Osea launched [[Offensive Campaign No. 4101]] with its [[3rd Osean Naval Fleet]] (including the OFS ''Kestrel'', which was undergoing sea trials) to capture the [[Futuro Canal]] and open a sea route into Belka.{{Ref|ACZ-M04|[[Juggernaut (ACZ)|Juggernaut]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} From there, Osea's [[101st Airborne Division|101st]] and [[122nd Airborne Division]]s, supported by Ustio's mercenary [[Galm Team]], performed a paratroop operation to secure [[Solis Ortus]]{{Ref|ACZ-M05|[[Flicker of Hope]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and liberate [[Directus]], the capital of Ustio.{{Ref|ACZ-M06|[[Diapason]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} In the meantime, Osea accelerated development of the SOLG,{{Ref|AC5-Cut23|Cutscene 23, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} presumably to use it against Belka and end the war quickly.
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On April 24, Osea launched [[Offensive Campaign No. 4101]] with its [[3rd Osean Naval Fleet]] (including the OFS ''Kestrel'', which was undergoing sea trials) to capture the [[Futuro Canal]] and open a sea route into Belka.{{Ref|ACZ-M04|[[Juggernaut (ACZ)|Juggernaut]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} From there, Osea's [[101st Airborne Division|101st]] and [[122nd Airborne Division]]s, supported by Ustio's [[mercenary]] [[Galm Team]], performed a paratroop operation to secure [[Solis Ortus]]{{Ref|ACZ-M05|[[Flicker of Hope]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and liberate [[Directus]], the capital of Ustio.{{Ref|ACZ-M06|[[Diapason]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} In the meantime, Osea accelerated development of the SOLG,{{Ref|AC5-Cut23|Cutscene 23, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} presumably to use it against Belka and end the war quickly.
   
====Invasion into Belka====
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====Invasion of Belka====
 
In late May, Osea received intel that Belka was developing a new weapon of mass destruction known as [[V2]]. Using V2 as ''{{Wp|casus belli}}'' for self-defense, Osea [[Operation Hell Bound|spearheaded an invasion]] into Belkan territory.{{Ref|ACZ-M07|[[Bastion]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} Belka used the [[Excalibur (Strangereal)|Excalibur]] laser tower in retaliation against the invading troops, prompting the Allied Forces to send Galm Team and [[Crow Team]] to [[Operation Judgment|destroy Excalibur]].{{Ref|ACZ-M09|[[Sword of Annihilation]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
 
In late May, Osea received intel that Belka was developing a new weapon of mass destruction known as [[V2]]. Using V2 as ''{{Wp|casus belli}}'' for self-defense, Osea [[Operation Hell Bound|spearheaded an invasion]] into Belkan territory.{{Ref|ACZ-M07|[[Bastion]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} Belka used the [[Excalibur (Strangereal)|Excalibur]] laser tower in retaliation against the invading troops, prompting the Allied Forces to send Galm Team and [[Crow Team]] to [[Operation Judgment|destroy Excalibur]].{{Ref|ACZ-M09|[[Sword of Annihilation]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
[[File:Hoffnung River.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Hoffnung]] engulfed in flames.]]
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[[File:Hoffnung River.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Hoffnung]] engulfed in flames]]
On May 28, the Allied Forces permanently abrogated the nonaggression treaty at the [[Assembly of Nations]], and simultaneously [[Operation Battle-Axe|launched an assault]] to capture [[Area B7R, Belka|Area B7R]], a strategic and symbolic area for Belka. With the help of Galm and Crow Teams, despite Belkan reinforcements, the Allied Forces captured B7R.{{Refcall|ACZ-M10}} Osea then performed a bombing raid on [[Hoffnung]] to cripple Belka's industrial power,{{Ref|ACZ-M11|[[The Inferno]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and [[Battle of Waldreich|began marching]] through the [[Waldreich Mountains]] towards [[Sudentor]].{{Ref|ACZ-M12|[[The Stage of Apocalypse]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
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On May 28, the Allied Forces permanently abrogated the nonaggression treaty at the [[Assembly of Nations]] and simultaneously [[Operation Battle-Axe|launched an assault]] to capture [[Area B7R, Belka|Area B7R]], a strategic and symbolic area for Belka. With the help of Galm and Crow Teams, despite Belkan reinforcements, the Allied Forces captured B7R.{{Refcall|ACZ-M10}} Osea then performed a bombing raid on [[Hoffnung]] to cripple Belka's industrial power{{Ref|ACZ-M11|[[The Inferno]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and [[Battle of Waldreich|began marching]] through the [[Waldreich Mountains]] towards [[Sudentor]].{{Ref|ACZ-M12|[[The Stage of Apocalypse]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
 
====Cessation of hostilities====
 
====Cessation of hostilities====
During a skirmish at Sudentor on June 6, Belka [[Operation Ravage|detonated seven nuclear warheads in the Waldreich Mountains]], killing over 12,000 civilians.{{Refcall|ACZ-M12}}{{Ref|ACZ-Cut09|Cutscene 09, ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} Osea, the other Allied Forces members, and Belka agreed to an immediate cease-fire. Despite remnant resistance over the next month, the Allied Forces and Belka signed a treaty in [[Lumen]] to officially end the Belkan War on June 20.{{Ref|ACZ-M14|[[The Final Overture]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} The treaty was one-sided and heavily favored Osea;{{Ref|ACZ-Cut10|"Six Months of Void", ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} the country annexed the entire state of [[North Osea|South Belka]] and renamed it "North Osea".{{Ref|AC5-Cut07|Cutscene 07, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Historically Belkan cities, such as [[Lumen]] and Sudentor, were now assimilated by Osea,{{Refcall|ACZ-Cut10}} and the [[Gründer Industries|South Belka Munitions Factory]] was renamed to "North Osea Gründer Industries".{{Ref|AC5-Cut16|Cutscene 16, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Over the next ten years, Osea would begin tracking down every member of the Belkan Air Force, adding them to [[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces|a database]] and attempting to capture war criminals and dangerous people.{{Ref|ACZ-ARs|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces|Assault Records]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
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During a skirmish at Sudentor on June 6, Belka [[Operation Ravage|detonated seven nuclear warheads in the Waldreich Mountains]], killing over 12,000 Belkan civilians.{{Refcall|ACZ-M12}}{{Ref|ACZ-Cut09|Cutscene 09, ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} Osea, the other Allied Forces members, and Belka agreed to an immediate cease-fire. Despite remnant resistance over the next month, the Allied Forces and Belka signed a treaty in [[Lumen]] to officially end the Belkan War on June 20.{{Ref|ACZ-M14|[[The Final Overture]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} The treaty was one-sided and heavily favored Osea;{{Ref|ACZ-Cut10|Cutscene 10, ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} the country annexed the entire state of [[North Osea|South Belka]] and renamed it "North Osea".{{Ref|AC5-Cut07|Cutscene 07, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Historically Belkan cities, such as [[Lumen]] and Sudentor, were now assimilated by Osea{{Refcall|ACZ-Cut10}} and the [[Gründer Industries|South Belka Munitions Factory]] was renamed to "North Osea Gründer Industries".{{Ref|AC5-Cut16|Cutscene 16, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Over the next ten years, Osea would begin tracking down every member of the Belkan Air Force, adding them to [[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces|a database]], and attempting to capture war criminals and dangerous people.{{Ref|ACZ-ARs|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces|Assault Records]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
 
[[File:V2 explosion over Avalon Dam.png|thumb|250px|The [[V2]] missile detonates above [[Avalon Dam, Belka|Avalon Dam]]]]
 
[[File:V2 explosion over Avalon Dam.png|thumb|250px|The [[V2]] missile detonates above [[Avalon Dam, Belka|Avalon Dam]]]]
A terrorist organization, [[A World With No Boundaries]], began operations against Osea and the other Allied Forces members in December 1995,{{Ref|ACZ-M15|[[The Talon of Ruin]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} prompting an immediate counterattack. Osean pilots joined the Galm Team in striking against the organization at [[Avalon Dam, Belka|Avalon Dam]],{{Ref|ACZ-M17|[[The Valley of Kings]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and [[Cipher]], Galm Team's flight lead, helped to destroy the V2 missile that they tried to launch.{{Ref|ACZ-M18|[[Zero]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} Osea's investigation into the Belkan Air Force expanded into investigating A World With No Boundaries members.{{Ref|ACZ-AR168|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#168|''Ace Combat Zero'' Assault Records]], #168 - [[Larry Foulke]].}}
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A terrorist organization, [[A World With No Boundaries]], began operations against Osea and the other Allied Forces members in December 1995,{{Ref|ACZ-M15|[[The Talon of Ruin]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} prompting an immediate counterattack. Osean pilots joined the Galm Team in striking against the organization at [[Avalon Dam, Belka|Avalon Dam]],{{Ref|ACZ-M17|[[The Valley of Kings]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and [[Cipher]], Galm Team's flight lead, helped to destroy the V2 missile that they tried to launch.{{Ref|ACZ-M18|[[Zero]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} Osea's investigation into the Belkan Air Force expanded into investigating A World With No Boundaries members.{{Ref|ACZ-AR168|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#168|Assault Records #168: Larry Foulke]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
   
 
===Era of peace (1996–2010)===
 
===Era of peace (1996–2010)===
{{Quote|The world was once again at peace. And, thanks to them, it seemed it would last forever.|[[Albert Genette]]{{Ref|AC5-Cut01|Cutscene 01, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}}}
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{{Quote|The world was once again at peace. And, thanks to them, it seemed it would last forever.|[[Albert Genette]]{{Ref|AC5-Cut01|Cutscene 01, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}}}In 1996, Osea signed a [[Yuktobanian Peace Treaty|bilateral agreement with Yuktobania]] that officially ended the Cold War. The treaty signing compelled the survivors of the OADF's [[Wizard Squadron]] to plot the Osean president's assassination, but they were either killed or arrested by [[Osean Special Ops]].{{Ref|ACZ-AR156|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#156|Assault Records #156: Iosif Beletskye]], ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}}
In 1996, Osea signed a [[Yuktobanian Peace Treaty|bilateral agreement with Yuktobania]] that officially ended the Cold War. The treaty signing compelled the survivors of the OADF's [[Wizard Squadron]] to plot the Osean president's assassination, but they were either killed or arrested by [[Osean Special Ops]].{{Ref|ACZ-AR156|[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War/Aces#156|''Ace Combat Zero'' Assault Records]], #156 - [[Iosif Beletskye]].}}
 
   
====Ulysses and Usean treaty====
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====Ulysses Impact Event and Usean treaty====
On April 20, 1996, the [[Federation of Central Usea]] announced the existence of the [[Ulysses 1994XF04]]. Refugees began immigrating out of the Usean continent; Osea's capital, Oured, accepted the largest number of refugees compared to other cities.{{Ref|GAZE-Christmas|''[[GAZE: Last Christmas]]''. Retrieved on June 19, 2017.}} Osea expressed desire to assist Usea in building [[Stonehenge Turret Network|Stonehenge]] but could not due to post-Belkan War reconstruction.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}{{Ref|AAW-136|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 136.}}
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On April 20, 1996, the [[Federation of Central Usea]] announced the existence of the [[Ulysses 1994XF04]] which was to strike the [[Usea]]n continent (and, later discovered, the [[Anea]]n continent). Refugees began immigrating out of Usea; Osea's capital, Oured, accepted the largest number of refugees compared to other cities.{{Ref|GAZE-Christmas|''[[GAZE: Last Christmas]]''. Retrieved June 19, 2017.}} Osea expressed desire to assist Usea in building [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]] but could not due to post-Belkan War reconstruction.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}{{Ref|AAW-136|''[[Aces At War: A History]]'', page 136.}}
   
The next year, a group of southern Usean countries decided to join the Osean Federation. Despite backlash from their neighbors, Osea extended an offer of military allegiance, known as the [[Spring Sea Treaty]]. The treaty was to be signed on May 30, 1997, but that day, extremist terrorists took control over the entire continent. The ensuing [[Usean Continental War]] implied that Osea ultimately did not sign the treaty.{{Ref|AHL-Intro|Introduction cutscene, ''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]''.}}
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The next year, a group of southern Usean countries decided to join the Osean Federation. Despite backlash from their neighbors, Osea extended an offer of military allegiance known as the Spring Sea Treaty. On May 30, 1997, the day the treaty was to be signed, an [[Usean Rebel Forces|extremist terrorist organization]] took control of the entire continent, resulting in the Usean coup d'état.{{Ref|AHL-Intro|Introduction cutscene, ''[[Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy]]''.}}
   
 
The next year, Osea acquired some Belkan Air Force pilots to work as aggressor units for the country.{{Refcall|AAW-136}} This included the [[Grabacr Squadron]], referred to as the "8492nd Squadron" in Osea.{{Ref|AC5-M19|[[Final Option]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
 
The next year, Osea acquired some Belkan Air Force pilots to work as aggressor units for the country.{{Refcall|AAW-136}} This included the [[Grabacr Squadron]], referred to as the "8492nd Squadron" in Osea.{{Ref|AC5-M19|[[Final Option]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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====Creation of the Arkbird====
 
====Creation of the Arkbird====
 
[[File:Arkbird G7 Summit.jpg|thumb|250px|The 2008 [[G7 Summit]] aboard the [[Arkbird]]]]
 
[[File:Arkbird G7 Summit.jpg|thumb|250px|The 2008 [[G7 Summit]] aboard the [[Arkbird]]]]
Following the Ulysses planetfall in July 1999, the remaining meteors stuck in Earth's atmosphere became a threat to satellites along with the potential that they could strike outside of the Usean continent. Osea decided, with Yuktobania's assistance, to create the Arkbird out of the "maneuverable orbiting spacecraft" concept from the Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. The Arkbird was outfitted with a laser on top that could not physically attack anything below the spacecraft, which would be used to destroy Ulysses fragments. By 2008, the Arkbird had already vaporized over 80% of the remaining Ulysses fragments. In cooperation with other countries, Osea and Yuktobania also proposed an [[International Space Station]].{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
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Following the Ulysses Impact Event in July 1999, the remaining meteors stuck in Earth's atmosphere became a threat to satellites along with the potential that they could strike outside of Usea and Anea. Osea decided, with Yuktobania's assistance, to create the Arkbird out of the "maneuverable orbiting spacecraft" concept from the Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. The Arkbird was outfitted with a laser on top to destroy Ulysses fragments, which could not physically attack anything below the spacecraft. By 2008, the Arkbird had already vaporized over 80% of the remaining Ulysses fragments. In cooperation with other countries, Osea and Yuktobania also proposed an [[International Space Station]].{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
   
In 2004, [[Vincent Harling]] was elected as the 48th President of the Osean Federation.{{Refcall|AAW-136}} Throughout his first term, Harling's peace policies strengthened Osea's ties to Yuktobania and led to the creation of [[Basset Space Center]].{{Ref|AC5-M06|[[White Bird (Part I)]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} In 2008, Harling was reelected to a second term.{{Refcall|AC5-Cut21}} That year, Osea hosted the [[G7 Summit]] aboard the Arkbird. Osea personally invited the provisional government of [[Erusea]] to help promote peace on the Usean continent. The meeting saw an historic push to ratify several anti-proliferation treaties, including a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The move was seen as a further strengthening of bonds between Osea and Yuktobania, as well as the nations of the world.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
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====International affairs====
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On March 20, 2002, Osea, the [[Emmeria|Republic of Emmeria]], and a number of other nations imposed economic sanctions on the [[Estovakia|Federal Republic of Estovakia]], following reports of internal corruption.{{Ref|AAW-2019|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 142.}}
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In 2004, [[Vincent Harling]] was elected as the 48th President of the Osean Federation.{{Refcall|AAW-136}} Throughout his first term, Harling's peace policies strengthened Osea's ties to Yuktobania and led to the creation of [[Basset Space Center]].{{Ref|AC5-M06|[[White Bird (Part I)]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} In 2008, Harling was reelected to a second term.{{Refcall|AC5-Cut21}} That year, Osea hosted the [[G7 Summit]] aboard the Arkbird. Osea personally invited the provisional government of [[Erusea]] to help promote peace on the Usean continent. The meeting saw a historic push to ratify several anti-proliferation treaties, including a [[Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty]] and a [[Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty]]. The move was seen as a further strengthening of bonds between Osea and Yuktobania, as well as the nations of the world.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
   
 
===Circum-Pacific War (2010)===
 
===Circum-Pacific War (2010)===
 
{{Main|Circum-Pacific War}}
 
{{Main|Circum-Pacific War}}
 
====Initial attacks====
 
====Initial attacks====
[[File:Scinfaxi surfacing.png|thumb|250px|The [[Scinfaxi]], surfacing off the shore of [[Sand Island Air Force Base]] after taking damage from the [[Arkbird|Arkbird's]] laser.]]
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[[File:Scinfaxi surfacing.png|thumb|250px|The [[Scinfaxi]], surfacing off the coast of [[Sand Island Air Force Base|Sand Island]] after taking damage from the Arkbird's laser]]
In late September 2010, Osea experienced a series of [[2010 Osean airspace intrusions|airspace intrusions]] by [[Yuktobanian Air Force]] aircraft shortly before its former ally declared war on September 27, 2010.{{Ref|AC5-M02|[[Open War]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Over the coming days, Osea fended off several Yuktobanian airstrikes.{{Ref|AC5-M03|[[Narrow Margin]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}{{Ref|AC5-M04|[[First Flight]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The Yuktobanian submarine ''[[Scinfaxi]]'' sank the [[OFS Vulture|OFS ''Vulture'']] and [[OFS Buzzard|''Buzzard'']] aircraft carriers, prompting Osea to install an air-to-ground laser module on the Arkbird.{{Ref|AC5-M05|[[Rendezvous]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The combined power of the Arkbird and [[Wardog Squadron]] sank the ''Scinfaxi'' off the shore of [[Sand Island Air Force Base]].{{Ref|AC5-M07|[[Front Line]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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In late September 2010, Osea experienced a series of [[2010 Osean airspace intrusions|airspace intrusions]] by [[Yuktobanian Air Force]] aircraft shortly before its former ally declared war on September 27.{{Ref|AC5-M02|[[Open War]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Over the coming days, Osea fended off several Yuktobanian air strikes.{{Ref|AC5-M03|[[Narrow Margin]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}{{Ref|AC5-M04|[[First Flight]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The Yuktobanian submarine ''[[Scinfaxi]]'' sank the [[OFS Vulture|OFS ''Vulture'']] and [[OFS Buzzard|''Buzzard'']] aircraft carriers, prompting Osea to install an air-to-ground laser module on the Arkbird.{{Ref|AC5-M05|[[Rendezvous]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The combined power of the Arkbird and [[Wardog Squadron]] sank the ''Scinfaxi'' off the shore of [[Sand Island Air Force Base]].{{Ref|AC5-M07|[[Front Line]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
   
On October 22, President Harling attempted to meet with Yuktobanian Prime Minister [[Seryozha Viktrovich Nikanor]] in the neutral country of [[North Point]]. However, Harling's transport plane, [[Mother Goose One]], was forced to make an emergency landing with the help of Wardog Squadron after the plane was shot at by friendly SAM defenses and an onboard spy shot the pilots. The 8492nd Squadron relieved Wardog Squadron{{Ref|AC5-M08|[[Handful of Hope]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} but captured Harling and presumably killed the others onboard.{{Ref|AC5-M20|[[Ancient Walls]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} At the same time, a bomb carried aboard a shipment to the Arkbird disabled its power generator, preventing it from being used any further.{{Ref|AC5-Cut10|Cutscene 10, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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On October 22, President Harling attempted to meet with Yuktobanian Prime Minister [[Seryozha Viktrovich Nikanor]] in the neutral country of [[North Point]] to initiate peace talks. However, Harling's transport plane, [[Mother Goose One (AC5)|Mother Goose One]], was forced to make an emergency landing with the help of Wardog Squadron after the plane was shot at by friendly SAM defenses and an onboard spy shot the pilots. The 8492nd Squadron relieved Wardog Squadron{{Ref|AC5-M08|[[Handful of Hope]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} but captured Harling and presumably killed the others on board.{{Ref|AC5-M20|[[Ancient Walls]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} At the same time, a bomb carried aboard a shipment to the Arkbird disabled its power generator, preventing it from being used any further.{{Ref|AC5-Cut10|Cutscene 10, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
   
 
====Invading Yuktobania====
 
====Invading Yuktobania====
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Later that month, the Vice President hosted a ceremony in [[November City]] with Wardog doing a flyby. The ceremony was attacked by Yuktobanian aircraft, and the 8492nd Squadron temporarily called off Osea's reinforcements, forcing Wardog Squadron to defend the stadium on their own. Wardog's [[Alvin H. Davenport]] was shot down and killed in the battle before reinforcements finally arrived.{{Ref|AC5-M17|[[Journey Home]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
 
Later that month, the Vice President hosted a ceremony in [[November City]] with Wardog doing a flyby. The ceremony was attacked by Yuktobanian aircraft, and the 8492nd Squadron temporarily called off Osea's reinforcements, forcing Wardog Squadron to defend the stadium on their own. Wardog's [[Alvin H. Davenport]] was shot down and killed in the battle before reinforcements finally arrived.{{Ref|AC5-M17|[[Journey Home]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
[[File:Grabacr Squadron chasing Wardog.png|thumb|250px|The [[Grabacr Squadron|8492nd]] pursuing [[Wardog Squadron]] over the [[Solo Islands]].]]
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[[File:Grabacr Squadron chasing Wardog.png|thumb|250px|The [[Grabacr Squadron|8492nd Squadron]] pursuing the Wardog fugitives over the [[Solo Islands]]]]
Osea's invasion into Yuktobania continued, with the fall of [[Cruik Fortress]] on December 6.{{Ref|AC5-M18|[[Fortress]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} That night, however, Wardog Squadron was branded as traitors and shot down over the [[Solo Islands]] the next morning.{{Ref|AC5-M19|[[Final Option]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Over the next couple of weeks, Osea attempted to capture [[Cinigrad]], Yuktobania's capital, but repeatedly failed due to the lack of air support. The land invasion slowly bogged down.{{Refcall|AC5-Cut21}}
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Osea's invasion into Yuktobania continued, with the fall of [[Cruik Fortress]] on December 6.{{Ref|AC5-M18|[[Fortress]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} That night, Wardog Squadron was branded as traitors and shot down over the [[Solo Islands]] the next morning.{{Ref|AC5-M19|[[Final Option]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Over the next couple of weeks, Osean forces attempted to capture [[Cinigrad]], Yuktobania's capital, but repeatedly failed due to the lack of air support. The land invasion slowly bogged down.{{Refcall|AC5-Cut21}}
   
 
====Return of Razgriz====
 
====Return of Razgriz====
The members of Wardog had secretly bailed out and escaped to the OFS ''Kestrel'', which began clandestine operations against a group of supernationalist Belkans known as the [[Grey Men]], which the 8492nd Squadron was a part of. They rescued President Harling, who officially assigned the Wardog members to the new, secret [[Razgriz Squadron]]. President Harling also returned to the capital in late December.{{Ref|AC5-Cut22|Cutscene 22, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Razgriz Squadron also rescued Yuktobania's Prime Minister Nikanor, who was being held in a Yuktobanian prison following a [[coup d'etat]].{{Ref|AC5-M25|[[Heartbreak One (mission)|Heartbreak One]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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The members of Wardog had secretly bailed out and escaped to the OFS ''Kestrel'', which began clandestine operations against a group of nationalistic Belkans known as the [[Grey Men]], of which the 8492nd Squadron was a part. The Wardog members rescued President Harling, who officially assigned the fugitive airmen to the new, secret [[Razgriz Squadron]]. Harling returned to the capital in late December.{{Ref|AC5-Cut22|Cutscene 22, ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} Razgriz Squadron also rescued Yuktobania's Prime Minister Nikanor, who was being held in a Yuktobanian prison following a coup d'état.{{Ref|AC5-M25|[[Heartbreak One (mission)|Heartbreak One]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
 
[[File:Arkbird falling.png|thumb|250px|The [[Arkbird]] plummets after being shot down by the [[Razgriz Squadron|Razgriz]]]]
 
[[File:Arkbird falling.png|thumb|250px|The [[Arkbird]] plummets after being shot down by the [[Razgriz Squadron|Razgriz]]]]
At the same time, Razgriz Squadron worked to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons the Grey Men were attempting to use against Osea and Yuktobania. They closed up the [[Mount Schirm|Yering Mine]] which held most of them,{{Ref|AC5-M22|[[Closure]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}, assisted a Yuktobanian resistance group in dismantling one nuke,{{Ref|AC5-M23|[[Ghosts of Razgriz]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} and shot down the Arkbird before it could use another nuke.{{Ref|AC5-M24|[[White Bird (Part II)]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The [[Kestrel Fleet|''Kestrel'' Fleet]] also engaged a Yuktobanian fleet ''and'' an Osean fleet that were firing on the ''Kestrel'' and her allies, which included some defecting Yuktobanians. The Osean fleet was led by the [[OFS Barbet|OFS ''Barbet'']], which Razgriz sunk along with all other fleets carrying out acts of aggression against them.{{Ref|AC5-M26|[[Sea of Chaos]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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At the same time, Razgriz Squadron worked to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons the Grey Men were attempting to use against Osea and Yuktobania. The Razgriz pilots sealed the [[Mount Schirm|Yering Mine]], which held most of them,{{Ref|AC5-M22|[[Closure]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} assisted a Yuktobanian resistance group in dismantling one warhead,{{Ref|AC5-M23|[[Ghosts of Razgriz]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} and shot down the Arkbird before it could use another nuke.{{Ref|AC5-M24|[[White Bird (Part II)]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} The [[Kestrel Fleet|''Kestrel'' Fleet]] also engaged a Yuktobanian fleet and an Osean fleet that were firing on the ''Kestrel'' and her allies, which included some defecting Yuktobanians. The Osean fleet was led by the [[OFS Barbet|OFS ''Barbet'']], which Razgriz sunk along with all other vessels carrying out acts of aggression against them.{{Ref|AC5-M26|[[Sea of Chaos]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
[[File:President Harling and Prime Minister Nikanor.png|thumb|250px|[[Vincent Harling|President Harling]] and [[Seryozha Viktrovich Nikanor|Prime Minister Nikanor]] hold a press conference together as [[Razgriz Squadron]] attacks [[Gründer Industries]] in [[Sudentor]].]]
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[[File:President Harling and Prime Minister Nikanor.png|thumb|250px|[[Vincent Harling|President Harling]] and [[Seryozha Viktrovich Nikanor|Prime Minister Nikanor]] hold a joint press conference at [[Bright Hill]]]]
President Harling and Prime Minister Nikanor held a press conference on December 30, while Razgriz Squadron and their allies performed an assault on Gründer Industries in Sudentor, which had taken control of the abandoned SOLG and loaded a V2 onto it. Razgriz entered the Gründer tunnel that held the SOLG's control system and destroyed it.{{Ref|AC5-M27|[[ACES]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} A failsafe on the SOLG triggered it to drop onto Oured; Razgriz took off, destroyed the defending Grabacr and [[Ofnir Squadron]]s, and destroyed the SOLG harmlessly over Oured Bay.{{Ref|AC5-M27+|[[The Unsung War (mission)|The Unsung War]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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President Harling and Prime Minister Nikanor held a press conference on December 30, while Razgriz Squadron and its allies performed an assault on Gründer Industries in Sudentor, which had taken control of the abandoned SOLG and loaded a V2 onto it. Razgriz entered the Gründer tunnel that held the SOLG's control system and destroyed it.{{Ref|AC5-M27|[[ACES]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}} A fail-safe on the SOLG triggered it to fall towards Oured; Razgriz took off, shot down the defending Grabacr and [[Ofnir Squadron]]s, and destroyed the SOLG harmlessly over Oured Bay.{{Ref|AC5-M27+|[[The Unsung War (mission)|The Unsung War]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
   
 
===Postwar (2010–2019)===
 
===Postwar (2010–2019)===
The Osean government, led by Harling, kept the circumstances of the Circum-Pacific War confidential for several years. In 2013, President Harling announced that all documents related to the war would be released in 2020.{{Ref|AcesDemonsGhosts|''[[Aces, Demons, and Ghosts: Mysterious Heroes of the Belkan Conflict]]''.}}
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The Osean government, led by President Harling once again, kept the circumstances of the Circum-Pacific War confidential for several years. In 2013, Harling announced that all documents related to the war would be released in 2020.{{Refcall|AcesDemonsGhosts}}
   
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At some point, multiple nations contributed to the development of the [[International Space Elevator]] in [[Axel Bay]], Usea. Osea developed multiple Arsenal Birds, equipped with [[MQ-101]] UAVs, and sent them to defend the Space Elevator. Osea also began rebuilding its naval force, commissioning the ''[[Kestrel II]]'' and ''[[OFS Vulture (AC7)|Vulture]]'' aircraft carriers.{{Ref|AC7-M03|[[Two-pronged Strategy]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
[[File:Arsenal Bird Deployment.jpg|thumb|250px|An [[Arsenal Bird]] deploying numerous [[MQ-101]] drones.]]
 
At some point, multiple nations contributed to the development of the [[International Space Elevator]] in [[Axel Bay]], Usea. Osea developed multiple Arsenal Birds, equipped with [[MQ-101]] UAVs, and sent them to defend the Space Elevator. Osea also began rebuilding its naval force, commissioning the ''[[Kestrel II]]'' and ''[[Albatross]]'' aircraft carriers.{{Ref|AC7-M03|[[Two-pronged strategy]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}}
 
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===Lighthouse War (2019)===
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On May 15, 2019, the [[Erusea|Kingdom of Erusea]] declared war on the Osean Federation, using drones to attack multiple ports across the [[Osea (continent)|Osean]] mainland and sinking numerous Osean aircraft carriers.{{Ref|AC7-M01|[[Charge Assault]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} Shortly afterward, Erusea also took control of the International Space Elevator and both Arsenal Birds. In retaliation, the aircraft carrier ''[[Kestrel II]]'' launched a failed [[Farbanti assault|assault on Farbanti]], during which, Osean aircraft caused civilian casualties, resulting in international distaste towards Osea. Erusea soon after gained control over the majority of the Usean continent.{{Ref|AC7-M02|[[Charge the Enemy]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} Attempting to counterattack, Osea launched a failed two-front offensive involving a [[second Farbanti assault]] and [[Operation Dual Wielder]].{{Ref|AC7-M03|"[[Two-pronged Strategy]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}}
   
===Osea-Erusea Conflict (2019–)===
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With their strategies proving fruitless, Osea opted to rescue its former president, Vincent Harling, who was touring the space elevator when it was captured. During the rescue operation, [[Mother Goose One (AC7)|Mother Goose One]] was shot down by an Osean aircraft.{{Ref|AC7-M04|"[[Rescue (AC7)|Rescue]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}} Afterward, the [[IUN]] court-martialled [[Trigger]] for allegedly killing Harling and sentenced him to serve in the penal unit [[Spare Squadron]].{{Ref|AC7-M05|"[[444]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} Over the next few months, Spare participated in many near-suicide missions, crippling [[Operation One Pair|Erusean bases]],{{Ref|AC7-M06|[[Long Day]], ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} [[Operation Three of a Kind|drone fuel supplies]],{{Ref|AC7-M08|"[[Pipeline Destruction]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} and [[Operation Flush|communications facilities]].{{Ref|AC7-M09|"[[Faceless Soldier]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} Following their successes, Spare was recognized as a legitimate [[Osean Air Defense Force]] squadron.
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At some point in 2019, Erusea declared war on Osea and took control of the Space Elevator, along with the Arsenal Birds. Erusea also sank numerous international ships, presumably including Osea's. However, Osea's ''Kestrel II'' and ''Albatross'' aircraft carriers were unharmed, despite the ''Albatross'' losing its aircraft. The ''Kestrel II'' moved to attack [[Farbanti]], while [[Fort Grays Island|Fort Grays]] pilots moved to the ''Albatross'' to help retake the Space Elevator.{{Refcall|AC7-M03}}
 
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==Description==
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[[File:Stonehenge and Arsenal Bird Falling.jpg|thumb|250px|Stonehenge after shooting down [[Arsenal Bird]] ''Liberty'']]
===Political structure===
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In August, the [[Long Range Strategic Strike Group]] sunk the [[Njord Fleet]] and [[Erusean Navy]] platform at [[Snider's Top]]<ref name="AC7-M11">{{Cite game|AC7|M11}}</ref> and subsequently helped the Osean forces utilize [[Stonehenge (Strangereal)|Stonehenge]] to [[Operation Dragon Breath|shoot down]] Arsenal Bird ''Liberty''.{{Ref|AC7-M12|"[[Stonehenge Defensive]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''.}} On September 19, Osea finally captured [[Farbanti]] and destroyed communications satellites which Erusea had hacked earlier in the war. Concurrently, Erusea eliminated Osean satellites in orbit as well, throwing the entire Usean continent into chaos.{{Ref|AC7-M15|"[[Battle For Farbanti]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}}
One of the largest nations of the Osean continent, the Osean Federation is a democratic federal state divided into six administrative regions: Burton, Glennon, Stockham, Lindsey, Rinehart, and Eversole, the last of which serves as the capital district.{{Ref|GameWatch|[http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20040827/ac5.htm GAME Watch Impress - 「エースコンバット5 ジ・アンサング・ウォー」: "An increasingly greater view of the world"]. Retrieved August 29, 2016.}} The Osean populous is represented in a legislative body known as the Osean Federation Council. The national government is headed by a popularly elected president who assumes the executive office for a four-year term; it is unknown if the Osean presidential office carries a term limit.
 
   
The Osean government includes roles such as Vice President{{Refcall|AC5-M17}} and Foreign Minister{{Refcall|FOLLOW-1991}}; governmental departments include the Ministry of Defense and the Osean Aeronautics and Space Administration.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
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With communications down, Osean forces were forced to continue despite being isolated. On October 1, the LRSSG attempted to escort [[Erusean Army]] General [[Édouard Labarthe]], who was willing to cooperate with Osea. However, Labarthe's transport was shot down by Osean aircraft given falsified information by [[AWACS Argus]].{{Ref|AC7-M16|"[[Last Hope]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} Nine days later, the LRSSG rescued Osean forces stranded on [[Tyler Island]].{{Ref|AC7-M17|"[[Homeward]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}}
   
===Armed forces===
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On October 31, a coalition of Osean and Erusean forces [[Operation Daredevil|launched a combined operation]] which resulted in the destruction of Arsenal Bird ''Justice'' around the International Space Elevator.{{Ref|AC7-M19|"[[Lighthouse]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}} The following day, remaining aircraft engaged two [[ADF-11F Raven]]s attempting to transmit collected data through by using the space elevator. Ultimately, Trigger shot down both drones, flying into the space elevator in doing so.{{Ref|AC7-M20|"[[Dark Blue]]", ''[[Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown]]''}}
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In December 2019, during the [[Expo City]] Conference, a treaty was signed between Osea and Erusea which officially ended the Lighthouse War.{{Ref|AAW-2019|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 77.}}
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===Postwar (2020–)===
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In January 2020, a mutual nonaggression pact was signed by Osea and Erusea in [[North Point]], further reducing hostilities between the two nations which were still present due to the Lighthouse War.{{Ref|AAW-2019-P126|''[[Aces At War: A History 2019]]'', page 126.}}
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Osea encompasses a massive amount of land on the northern section of the Osean continent. Its size is only rivaled by Yuktobania, which is the largest country on Strangereal's Earth. Most of Osea's territory has a temperate climate, but its northern lands and islands, close to the Arctic Ocean, are covered in snow and ice. Osea also controls many islands surrounding its land, including [[Sand Island Air Force Base|Sand Island]], the [[Solo Islands]], and [[Kirwin Island]] to the west.
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The majority of Osea is surrounded by water, but it does share some land borders to the east (with Belka, Sapin, and Ustio) and south. Its capital, Oured, is located on a peninsula next to Oured Bay, which itself is linked to the [[Spring Sea]] to the southeast.
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Osea is a democratic federal republic, headed by a popularly-elected President and Vice President who assume the executive office in four-year terms.{{Refcall|AC5-M17}} Other executive roles in Osea's government include a Foreign Minister.{{Refcall|FOLLOW-1991}} The government is also sub-divided into many departments with their own assigned duties, such as the Ministry,{{Ref|ACZ-Cut02|Cutscene 2, ''[[Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War]]''.}} and later Department,{{Ref|TFWoSI-OBCJ|"[[The Four Wings of Sand Island]]". Retrieved September 1, 2016.}} of Defense and the Osean Aerospace Bureau.{{Refcall|GAZEArkbird}}
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As a federal republic, Osea's territory is divided into smaller, individual states, supposedly with their own smaller governments. One notable state is the state of [[North Osea]], formerly the state of "South Belka".
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Osea supports one of the largest and most well-equipped military forces in the world. Known as the [[Osean Defense Forces]], the nation's military is comprised of the [[Osean Air Defense Force]], the [[Osean Maritime Defense Force]] (which supports a marine division), the [[Osean Army]], and [[Osean Coastal Defense Force]].
 
Osea supports one of the largest and most well-equipped military forces in the world. Known as the [[Osean Defense Forces]], the nation's military is comprised of the [[Osean Air Defense Force]], the [[Osean Maritime Defense Force]] (which supports a marine division), the [[Osean Army]], and [[Osean Coastal Defense Force]].
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Osea's economy appears to be thriving throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The country is capable of redirecting its funds to massively expand its military or to progress in space development without much impact to the rest of the country.{{Refcall|AC5-M06}} Osea's national currency is the [[Zollar]] (Ƶ).{{Ref|AC5-M11A/B-CutPrior|Cutscene prior to [[Chain Reaction]] / [[Reprisal (AC5)|Reprisal]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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*Osea's currency is the [[Zollar]] (Ƶ).{{Ref|AC5-M11A/B-CutPrior|Cutscene prior to [[Chain Reaction]] / [[Reprisal (AC5)|Reprisal]], ''[[Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War]]''.}}
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*The Osean flag resembles the flag of the {{Wp|European Union}}.
*The Osean flag also resembles the flag of the {{Wp|European Union}}.
 
 
**In ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]'', the [[USEA Federation]]'s flag is a replica of the Osean flag with inverted colors.
 
**In ''[[Ace Combat Infinity]]'', the [[USEA Federation]]'s flag is a replica of the Osean flag with inverted colors.
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This article is about the country. For the continent, see Osea (continent).

Osea, officially the Osean Federation,[a] is a massive Strangereal country and international superpower located on the Osean continent. Osea encompasses a majority of the continent's western landmass and shares land borders with Belka, Ustio, and Sapin to the east and Perbla to the south. Its capital, Oured, is located on the tip of Osea's southeastern peninsula near Oured Bay.

Osea is a highly developed country that possesses a large population, an extensive infrastructure, a thriving economy, and a well-outfitted military force, the Osean Defense Forces. Osea is also considered one of the world's foremost leaders in aeronautics and space-exploration development. The country's achievements include the construction of the Strategic Orbital Linear Gun, the Arkbird (a joint program with Yuktobania), and the International Space Elevator.

By virtue of its world power, Osea held expansionist ideologies and annexed new territories throughout the 20th century. The country's aggressive nature directly resulted in major conflicts such as the Osean War, the Belkan War, and the Usean coup d'état. A rivalry also existed between Osea and Yuktobania, which led to the Cold War in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the 21st century, especially following the election of President Vincent Harling, Osea's expansionism was curtailed and the country diminished its military power to follow a more peaceful foreign policy. Despite the Circum-Pacific War against Yuktobania, which was orchestrated by Belkan extremists as revenge for the Belkan War, this policy of peace continued into the 2010s. However, due to previous tensions and miscommunication regarding the development of the International Space Elevator, the Kingdom of Erusea declared war on Osea in 2019, leading to the Lighthouse War.

Osea is the player character's homeland in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Osea is also an allied country in Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War.

HistoryEdit

FormationEdit

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A view of the modern Osean capital city, Oured

Osea was formed sometime in or prior to the 19th century. The country's first capital was located in Bana City,[2] but this was changed at some point to Oured. According to early navigational charts, Bana City and Oured existed for quite some time.[5]

Osean War (1905–1910)Edit

Osea began to expand its territory by the 1900s. In 1905, this expansionism caused the outbreak of the Osean War with Belka.[1] Over the next five years, Belka became the first country to use aircraft for warfare and create an air force; Osea followed suit by forming the Osean Air Defense Force.[6]

Cold War (1980s–1995)Edit

SOLG Design Blueprints

Design blueprints of the SOLG

Over the course of the mid-20th century, Osea flourished and continued to expand its political influence around the globe. By the 1980s, Osea was in the midst of a cold war with the Union of Yuktobanian Republics, its rival superpower across the Ceres Ocean.[7] The ongoing arms race compelled Osea to develop atmospheric weapon systems under the Strategic Defense Initiative to counter Yuktobania's developments in missile technology.[8] This led to the construction of the Strategic Orbital Linear Gun (SOLG), a massive Kinetic Energy Weapon that would drop shells from orbit to destroy missile silos.[9] The concept of a "maneuverable orbiting spacecraft" was also created under the Strategic Defense Initiative.[8]

As part of the Cold War, Osea continued to heavily expand its military, particularly its air force, by acquiring new recruits.[10][11] The Rearmament Declaration in October 1990[7] shifted around some of its personnel between the branches and created new units. The most notable example was the creation of the Wizard Squadron and its secondary unit, Sorcerer Squadron. Austin Winters, a member of the Osean Army, was transferred to the Sorcerer Squadron[12] alongside Anthony Palmer[10] and Todd Barry.[11] Osea also commissioned the creation of a new aircraft carrier, the OFS Kestrel, in 1991. The ship was completed sometime over the next four years.[13]

Around this era, Osea was also surveying the world for potential troves of natural resources. Looking eastward, Osea had reason to believe that underground resources were present in Belka's southeastern region, which would come to be named Ustio. Belka was undergoing economic turmoil at the time, so Osea took advantage of the situation. The country helped push for Ustio's independence, which was successful in May 1988.[14][15] Osea also purchased pieces of land from Belka, most notably the Five Great Lakes and intersecting islands between the two countries. This brought several Belkan cities such as Wesson and Rutherford under Osean control.[16]

Osea offered a joint expedition with Belka to explore potential natural resources around the Five Great Lakes, where Belka would get to share the profits. Belka agreed, but the company quickly collapsed; Osea had exaggerated on the amount of resources in the region, and Belka's economy was further destabilized. Anti-Osean sentiment grew heavily within Belka as a result.[17][15]

Belkan War (1995)Edit

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OBC graphic showing the extent of the Belkan invasion and the Allied Forces counterattack

CounterattackEdit

In March 1995, Belka declared war on all of its neighbors and invaded much of the territory Osea had acquired in the Great Lakes sale. In response, Osea created and led the Allied Forces, a temporary alliance between Osea and two other countries Belka had invaded: Ustio and Sapin.[16] Surprisingly, Yuktobania joined the Allied Forces as well, which began the reconciliation process between Osea and Yuktobania.[18] The Allied Forces signed a nonaggression treaty, agreeing to only act in self-defense and not to invade Belkan territory.[19]

On April 24, Osea launched Offensive Campaign No. 4101 with its 3rd Osean Naval Fleet (including the OFS Kestrel, which was undergoing sea trials) to capture the Futuro Canal and open a sea route into Belka.[20] From there, Osea's 101st and 122nd Airborne Divisions, supported by Ustio's mercenary Galm Team, performed a paratroop operation to secure Solis Ortus[21] and liberate Directus, the capital of Ustio.[22] In the meantime, Osea accelerated development of the SOLG,[23] presumably to use it against Belka and end the war quickly.

Invasion of BelkaEdit

In late May, Osea received intel that Belka was developing a new weapon of mass destruction known as V2. Using V2 as casus belli for self-defense, Osea spearheaded an invasion into Belkan territory.[24] Belka used the Excalibur laser tower in retaliation against the invading troops, prompting the Allied Forces to send Galm Team and Crow Team to destroy Excalibur.[25]

Hoffnung River

Hoffnung engulfed in flames

On May 28, the Allied Forces permanently abrogated the nonaggression treaty at the Assembly of Nations and simultaneously launched an assault to capture Area B7R, a strategic and symbolic area for Belka. With the help of Galm and Crow Teams, despite Belkan reinforcements, the Allied Forces captured B7R.[19] Osea then performed a bombing raid on Hoffnung to cripple Belka's industrial power[26] and began marching through the Waldreich Mountains towards Sudentor.[27]

Cessation of hostilitiesEdit

During a skirmish at Sudentor on June 6, Belka detonated seven nuclear warheads in the Waldreich Mountains, killing over 12,000 Belkan civilians.[27][28] Osea, the other Allied Forces members, and Belka agreed to an immediate cease-fire. Despite remnant resistance over the next month, the Allied Forces and Belka signed a treaty in Lumen to officially end the Belkan War on June 20.[29] The treaty was one-sided and heavily favored Osea;[30] the country annexed the entire state of South Belka and renamed it "North Osea".[31] Historically Belkan cities, such as Lumen and Sudentor, were now assimilated by Osea[30] and the South Belka Munitions Factory was renamed to "North Osea Gründer Industries".[32] Over the next ten years, Osea would begin tracking down every member of the Belkan Air Force, adding them to a database, and attempting to capture war criminals and dangerous people.[33]

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The V2 missile detonates above Avalon Dam

A terrorist organization, A World With No Boundaries, began operations against Osea and the other Allied Forces members in December 1995,[34] prompting an immediate counterattack. Osean pilots joined the Galm Team in striking against the organization at Avalon Dam,[35] and Cipher, Galm Team's flight lead, helped to destroy the V2 missile that they tried to launch.[36] Osea's investigation into the Belkan Air Force expanded into investigating A World With No Boundaries members.[37]

Era of peace (1996–2010)Edit

"The world was once again at peace. And, thanks to them, it seemed it would last forever."
Albert Genette[38]
In 1996, Osea signed a bilateral agreement with Yuktobania that officially ended the Cold War. The treaty signing compelled the survivors of the OADF's Wizard Squadron to plot the Osean president's assassination, but they were either killed or arrested by Osean Special Ops.[39]

Ulysses Impact Event and Usean treatyEdit

On April 20, 1996, the Federation of Central Usea announced the existence of the Ulysses 1994XF04 which was to strike the Usean continent (and, later discovered, the Anean continent). Refugees began immigrating out of Usea; Osea's capital, Oured, accepted the largest number of refugees compared to other cities.[40] Osea expressed desire to assist Usea in building Stonehenge but could not due to post-Belkan War reconstruction.[8][3]

The next year, a group of southern Usean countries decided to join the Osean Federation. Despite backlash from their neighbors, Osea extended an offer of military allegiance known as the Spring Sea Treaty. On May 30, 1997, the day the treaty was to be signed, an extremist terrorist organization took control of the entire continent, resulting in the Usean coup d'état.[41]

The next year, Osea acquired some Belkan Air Force pilots to work as aggressor units for the country.[3] This included the Grabacr Squadron, referred to as the "8492nd Squadron" in Osea.[42]

Creation of the ArkbirdEdit

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The 2008 G7 Summit aboard the Arkbird

Following the Ulysses Impact Event in July 1999, the remaining meteors stuck in Earth's atmosphere became a threat to satellites along with the potential that they could strike outside of Usea and Anea. Osea decided, with Yuktobania's assistance, to create the Arkbird out of the "maneuverable orbiting spacecraft" concept from the Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. The Arkbird was outfitted with a laser on top to destroy Ulysses fragments, which could not physically attack anything below the spacecraft. By 2008, the Arkbird had already vaporized over 80% of the remaining Ulysses fragments. In cooperation with other countries, Osea and Yuktobania also proposed an International Space Station.[8]

International affairsEdit

On March 20, 2002, Osea, the Republic of Emmeria, and a number of other nations imposed economic sanctions on the Federal Republic of Estovakia, following reports of internal corruption.[43]

In 2004, Vincent Harling was elected as the 48th President of the Osean Federation.[3] Throughout his first term, Harling's peace policies strengthened Osea's ties to Yuktobania and led to the creation of Basset Space Center.[44] In 2008, Harling was reelected to a second term.[18] That year, Osea hosted the G7 Summit aboard the Arkbird. Osea personally invited the provisional government of Erusea to help promote peace on the Usean continent. The meeting saw a historic push to ratify several anti-proliferation treaties, including a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. The move was seen as a further strengthening of bonds between Osea and Yuktobania, as well as the nations of the world.[8]

Circum-Pacific War (2010)Edit

Initial attacksEdit

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The Scinfaxi, surfacing off the coast of Sand Island after taking damage from the Arkbird's laser

In late September 2010, Osea experienced a series of airspace intrusions by Yuktobanian Air Force aircraft shortly before its former ally declared war on September 27.[45] Over the coming days, Osea fended off several Yuktobanian air strikes.[46][47] The Yuktobanian submarine Scinfaxi sank the OFS Vulture and Buzzard aircraft carriers, prompting Osea to install an air-to-ground laser module on the Arkbird.[48] The combined power of the Arkbird and Wardog Squadron sank the Scinfaxi off the shore of Sand Island Air Force Base.[49]

On October 22, President Harling attempted to meet with Yuktobanian Prime Minister Seryozha Viktrovich Nikanor in the neutral country of North Point to initiate peace talks. However, Harling's transport plane, Mother Goose One, was forced to make an emergency landing with the help of Wardog Squadron after the plane was shot at by friendly SAM defenses and an onboard spy shot the pilots. The 8492nd Squadron relieved Wardog Squadron[50] but captured Harling and presumably killed the others on board.[51] At the same time, a bomb carried aboard a shipment to the Arkbird disabled its power generator, preventing it from being used any further.[52]

Invading YuktobaniaEdit

Following these events, the hawkish Vice President Appelrouth usurped control of the Osean government and sanctioned a full-scale ground invasion of Yuktobania in November.[53] In the midst of the assault, a Yuktobanian engineering college was fired upon by aircraft identified as Osean.[54] In retaliation, Yuktobanian commandos performed two simultaneous terrorist attacks within Osean territory.[55][56] Osea then sanctioned deep-strike operations against Yuktobanian military bases,[57][58] and the Wardog Squadron sank the Hrimfaxi in the Razgriz Straits, earning them the "Demons of Razgriz" nickname.[59]

Later that month, the Vice President hosted a ceremony in November City with Wardog doing a flyby. The ceremony was attacked by Yuktobanian aircraft, and the 8492nd Squadron temporarily called off Osea's reinforcements, forcing Wardog Squadron to defend the stadium on their own. Wardog's Alvin H. Davenport was shot down and killed in the battle before reinforcements finally arrived.[60]

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The 8492nd Squadron pursuing the Wardog fugitives over the Solo Islands

Osea's invasion into Yuktobania continued, with the fall of Cruik Fortress on December 6.[61] That night, Wardog Squadron was branded as traitors and shot down over the Solo Islands the next morning.[42] Over the next couple of weeks, Osean forces attempted to capture Cinigrad, Yuktobania's capital, but repeatedly failed due to the lack of air support. The land invasion slowly bogged down.[18]

Return of RazgrizEdit

The members of Wardog had secretly bailed out and escaped to the OFS Kestrel, which began clandestine operations against a group of nationalistic Belkans known as the Grey Men, of which the 8492nd Squadron was a part. The Wardog members rescued President Harling, who officially assigned the fugitive airmen to the new, secret Razgriz Squadron. Harling returned to the capital in late December.[62] Razgriz Squadron also rescued Yuktobania's Prime Minister Nikanor, who was being held in a Yuktobanian prison following a coup d'état.[63]

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The Arkbird plummets after being shot down by the Razgriz

At the same time, Razgriz Squadron worked to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons the Grey Men were attempting to use against Osea and Yuktobania. The Razgriz pilots sealed the Yering Mine, which held most of them,[64] assisted a Yuktobanian resistance group in dismantling one warhead,[65] and shot down the Arkbird before it could use another nuke.[66] The Kestrel Fleet also engaged a Yuktobanian fleet and an Osean fleet that were firing on the Kestrel and her allies, which included some defecting Yuktobanians. The Osean fleet was led by the OFS Barbet, which Razgriz sunk along with all other vessels carrying out acts of aggression against them.[67]

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President Harling and Prime Minister Nikanor hold a joint press conference at Bright Hill

President Harling and Prime Minister Nikanor held a press conference on December 30, while Razgriz Squadron and its allies performed an assault on Gründer Industries in Sudentor, which had taken control of the abandoned SOLG and loaded a V2 onto it. Razgriz entered the Gründer tunnel that held the SOLG's control system and destroyed it.[68] A fail-safe on the SOLG triggered it to fall towards Oured; Razgriz took off, shot down the defending Grabacr and Ofnir Squadrons, and destroyed the SOLG harmlessly over Oured Bay.[69]

Postwar (2010–2019)Edit

The Osean government, led by President Harling once again, kept the circumstances of the Circum-Pacific War confidential for several years. In 2013, Harling announced that all documents related to the war would be released in 2020.[4]

At some point, multiple nations contributed to the development of the International Space Elevator in Axel Bay, Usea. Osea developed multiple Arsenal Birds, equipped with MQ-101 UAVs, and sent them to defend the Space Elevator. Osea also began rebuilding its naval force, commissioning the Kestrel II and Vulture aircraft carriers.[70]

Lighthouse War (2019)Edit

On May 15, 2019, the Kingdom of Erusea declared war on the Osean Federation, using drones to attack multiple ports across the Osean mainland and sinking numerous Osean aircraft carriers.[71] Shortly afterward, Erusea also took control of the International Space Elevator and both Arsenal Birds. In retaliation, the aircraft carrier Kestrel II launched a failed assault on Farbanti, during which, Osean aircraft caused civilian casualties, resulting in international distaste towards Osea. Erusea soon after gained control over the majority of the Usean continent.[72] Attempting to counterattack, Osea launched a failed two-front offensive involving a second Farbanti assault and Operation Dual Wielder.[70]

With their strategies proving fruitless, Osea opted to rescue its former president, Vincent Harling, who was touring the space elevator when it was captured. During the rescue operation, Mother Goose One was shot down by an Osean aircraft.[73] Afterward, the IUN court-martialled Trigger for allegedly killing Harling and sentenced him to serve in the penal unit Spare Squadron.[74] Over the next few months, Spare participated in many near-suicide missions, crippling Erusean bases,[75] drone fuel supplies,[76] and communications facilities.[77] Following their successes, Spare was recognized as a legitimate Osean Air Defense Force squadron.

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Stonehenge after shooting down Arsenal Bird Liberty

In August, the Long Range Strategic Strike Group sunk the Njord Fleet and Erusean Navy platform at Snider's Top[78] and subsequently helped the Osean forces utilize Stonehenge to shoot down Arsenal Bird Liberty.[79] On September 19, Osea finally captured Farbanti and destroyed communications satellites which Erusea had hacked earlier in the war. Concurrently, Erusea eliminated Osean satellites in orbit as well, throwing the entire Usean continent into chaos.[80]

With communications down, Osean forces were forced to continue despite being isolated. On October 1, the LRSSG attempted to escort Erusean Army General Édouard Labarthe, who was willing to cooperate with Osea. However, Labarthe's transport was shot down by Osean aircraft given falsified information by AWACS Argus.[81] Nine days later, the LRSSG rescued Osean forces stranded on Tyler Island.[82]

On October 31, a coalition of Osean and Erusean forces launched a combined operation which resulted in the destruction of Arsenal Bird Justice around the International Space Elevator.[83] The following day, remaining aircraft engaged two ADF-11F Ravens attempting to transmit collected data through by using the space elevator. Ultimately, Trigger shot down both drones, flying into the space elevator in doing so.[84]

In December 2019, during the Expo City Conference, a treaty was signed between Osea and Erusea which officially ended the Lighthouse War.[43]

Postwar (2020–)Edit

In January 2020, a mutual nonaggression pact was signed by Osea and Erusea in North Point, further reducing hostilities between the two nations which were still present due to the Lighthouse War.[85]

GeographyEdit

Osea encompasses a massive amount of land on the northern section of the Osean continent. Its size is only rivaled by Yuktobania, which is the largest country on Strangereal's Earth. Most of Osea's territory has a temperate climate, but its northern lands and islands, close to the Arctic Ocean, are covered in snow and ice. Osea also controls many islands surrounding its land, including Sand Island, the Solo Islands, and Kirwin Island to the west.

The majority of Osea is surrounded by water, but it does share some land borders to the east (with Belka, Sapin, and Ustio) and south. Its capital, Oured, is located on a peninsula next to Oured Bay, which itself is linked to the Spring Sea to the southeast.

PoliticsEdit

GovernmentEdit

Osea is a democratic federal republic, headed by a popularly-elected President and Vice President who assume the executive office in four-year terms.[60] Other executive roles in Osea's government include a Foreign Minister.[17] The government is also sub-divided into many departments with their own assigned duties, such as the Ministry,[16] and later Department,[86] of Defense and the Osean Aerospace Bureau.[8]

As a federal republic, Osea's territory is divided into smaller, individual states, supposedly with their own smaller governments. One notable state is the state of North Osea, formerly the state of "South Belka".

MilitaryEdit

Osea supports one of the largest and most well-equipped military forces in the world. Known as the Osean Defense Forces, the nation's military is comprised of the Osean Air Defense Force, the Osean Maritime Defense Force (which supports a marine division), the Osean Army, and Osean Coastal Defense Force.

EconomyEdit

Osea's economy appears to be thriving throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The country is capable of redirecting its funds to massively expand its military or to progress in space development without much impact to the rest of the country.[44] Osea's national currency is the Zollar (Ƶ).[87]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. Osean Federation (オーシア連邦 Ōshia Renpō)

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  73. "Rescue", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  74. "444", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  75. Long Day, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  76. "Pipeline Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  77. "Faceless Soldier", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  78. Mission 11: "Fleet Destruction", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  79. "Stonehenge Defensive", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  80. "Battle For Farbanti", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  81. "Last Hope", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  82. "Homeward", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  83. "Lighthouse", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  84. "Dark Blue", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
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  87. Cutscene prior to Chain Reaction / Reprisal, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
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