Meanwhile, outside the city of Dukesburgh, the trench warfare between French Revolutionary Forces and the Royal Army of Preussen-Nassau goes on, as about 80,000 soldiers from Clever approach the battlefield and start breaking through the enemy's defense lines. The Preussisch-Nassauischen troops begin storming the French trenches as well, thus kicking off "Die gro▀e Gegenoffensive", The Great Counteroffensive, steadily reconquering former Preussisch-Nassauisches territory from the French and forcing the French Revolutionary Forces to retreat.
The liberating forces are welcomed by a majority of the citizens, especially by members of the Innenwehr, while many French citizens flee the country for the 1st French National-Soviet Republic, with the outlying islands under French control being especially popular destinations.
Even the French government, seeing that Wilhelmusburgh is about to be under Preussisch-Nassauischer control soon, has left for Oranje-Vrijstad, a city located on the island of Western Orange. Some members even left their country entirely and went into exile like many of the Syndicalist revolutionaries already did.