|Belgian Civil War|
|22x20px Grande Armée Belge||22x20px Eurocrats|
|Maurice Clement||Jacques Anglais|
|22x20px Grande Armée Belge: 25,900||22x20px Sociète Éurocratique: 95,100|
The Belgian Civil War was an armed conflict between the Belgian Grand Army (Grande Armée Belge) and the Army for European Integration, or the "Eurocrats", as they are popularly known. Conflict erupted on 5 January 2011, shortly after Belgium joined the Franco-German Commonwealth.
Several Belgians formed the Grand Party, an anti-Europeanist party, which held a popular and parliamentary majority by the time of the union. The action was met with much controversy. Several protests erupted over both countries, and it was met with deep distrust in Europe. The uneasy climate travelled to Belgium within a few months, and in 2010, a Belgian poll showed 68% of Belgians supported reintroduction into the European Union. Belgium was subsequently ceded to the Franco-German Commonwealth. Grand Party supporters in Belgium feared a reintroduction would undermine traditional principles of national identity. However, over time, the Francophone and German-speaking portions of the country found themselves in opposition with the Dutch speaking population in Flanders. This historical rift became the rift between European idealists and Belgian nationalists, as the Grand Party began to gain credibility and a following in Flemish households. The Belgian nationalist party had become, in essence, a "greater Flanders" party, seeking to safeguard the independence of Belgium as a whole while also promoting the Flemish identity increasingly in their rhetoric.
The first riots by the GAB were simultaneously in the cities of Brussels and Liège. The armed GAB stormed government buildings, taking over Liège and a significant portion of Brussels.
The local French-speaking population subsequently took up arms and allied with the German population. The allied coalition, calling themselves the Eurocrats, began a campaign to take the remaining portions of Brussels, as well as the port of Antwerp in Flanders, cutting off any supplies from the seas. This secured the whole of the Flanders region, albeit a tenuous hold, due to resistance from the GAB.
Several major skrimishes took place in Brussels, in attempts to take the capitol and force a settlement by the other group. In supplying for the fights, the FGC-backed Eurocrats had a major advantage because their supplies came right across the border, and did not need a sea route for supplies.
After the Grand Party and its armed wing were defeated, the entirety of Belgium was absorbed into the FGC, as was initially agreed on.