After two centuries of decline, Australia is on her last legs.
A once great Empire with lands across Asia, Europe, and Africa is now on its deathbed, reduced to lands roughly the equivalent of the modern nation with the same name. Foreign powers look with ambition to our resources and land. We are at war on all fronts, there have been uprisings in the north, which have caused devastation, and the massacre of millions of Australians, simply because they happened to be Australian. Our armed forces, infrastructure and capabilities are in a shambles. The people face famine, and disease.
Into this mix, a foreign power figures that Australia has become a bit of a soft target, and aims to take it. While our army is fighting on other fronts, this foreign power appeals to an ethnic group within Australia, promising that when the country is “liberated”, then they will get to have their own territory, just for them, a “new homeland”. They even map out the territory they will be given to create their new republic. There has never been a republic like this on the lands promised to the ethnic group. Even though they have lived in some of these areas for a very long time, nowhere within this “promised land” are the ethnic group in a majority, and many other people also live in those areas. Of course these lands currently form part of the Australian empire, on the Australian mainland. What is clear to the conspirators is that to gain this new republic, they must fight to win it from Australia, and in doing so, make sure very few if any Australians are left within these imagined boundaries. The ethnic group rejoices, enthusiastically embracing the idea and arming themselves with armaments provided by the foreign power, forming into “revolutionary bands” with the aim of forging this new republic out of a piece of Australia. They make no secret of this aim, and start to publish propaganda leaflets advertising their goals. The insurrection starts, and Australians are attacked, regardless of whether they are in the military or civilians. The aim is to de-populate an area of Australians, so this ethnic group can claim sovereignty over it to found the new republic.
There are, of course, many members of this ethnic group who remain loyal to Australia, however, they fear the repercussions of speaking out, and at least appear to go along with this plan.
The “revolutionary bands” then start to hit strategically important sites – supply lines, lines of communication. They prefer hit and run tactics, though sometimes they confront Australian troops head on. the terrorist attacks take place across a large area. Of course, Australia has very few soldiers to spare, as its armed forces are engaged in a battle for the survival of the country against multiple enemies, most of the men are away fighting foreign enemies on far off fronts. Part of the plan of this ethnic group is to “cleanse” the areas it has an interest in to make them as ethnically pure as possible. When they win an area, a town or small city, they slaughter all the Australian mena women and children that do not belong to that ethnic group. They even manage to take Darwin, massacring the citizens. When the foreign power finally invaded, the ethnic group simply handed the city over to them. The slaughter is relentless as it is savage.