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The Progress Of The French Revolt (Part I) in Preussen-Nassau

As the loyal troops of the Royal Army of Preussen-Nassau wait in the quickly dug trenches before the sizeable city of Dukesburgh for the approaching Army of The 1st French National-Soviet Republic, the government of Preussen-Nassau in Kingsburgh finally receives an answer to its emergency call from its fellow STUPID member, the Democratic Republic of Noovistian, proclaiming that it will send troops.
The government decides to send the King on a state visit to Neutral-Moresnet for his own safety, while the Lord Royal Chancellor and his government hold an emergency meeting on the French Revolt.
The decision to let the Royale Luftwaffe engage is made quickly, but to no avail: The tiny air force is in a terrible condition and only a small portion of planes is ready for combat. To make matters even worse, a huge portion of pilots has deserted and joined the French Revolutionaries, taking the few airplanes that could be used with them.
As the Minister of Defense begins to speak, the government turns dead-silent:
The Royal Army is outnumbered by the French Revolutionary Forces, the Royale Luftwaffe is at the edge of collapse and the only branch of Preussen-Nassau's armed forces that is still mostly functional, the navy, is rendered rather useless, as the French National-Soviet Republic does not posses any naval vessels of its own, leaving the ships only with the option of bombarding shores captivated by the enemy - an action the government currently opposes because the military advantage of this does not appear to be worth the civilian victims a coastal bombardment by the Köngliche Marine would cause.
While the Minister for Defense is still holding their speech, the Battle of Dukesburgh begins:
As the French Revolutionary Army's forces enter the range of the rusty, antiquated tanks and artillery of Preussen-Nassau, the 3rd Royal Regiment, "Die Reichsbarden", launches an offensive that is obviously doomed to fail from its very beginning. The Preussisch-Nassauische soldiers get slaughtered by the French forces, about 600 soldiers are captured, ca. 2000 are killed.
The generals present at the battlefield order the rest of the present units to hold their positions and threaten to bring every soldier who makes a step back to a court martial.

Meanwhile, in the captured city of Wilhelmusburgh, now, under the 1st French National-Soviet Republic's control, renamed to "Ville Française", huge parts of the Preussisch-Nassauische citizenship flee the city and try to escape via one of the ferries to Kingsburgh or to other STUPID member nations, though many are captured by the French Revolutionary Police Forces and prevented from leaving.
Many members of the Moresnetian minority in "Ville Française" are persecuted for supposed "Anti-French Behavior". A sizeable portion bands together in militias, arming themselves as possible and forming an underground resistance movement, labelled the "Innenwehr".
Attacks and assassination attempts against officials of the French National-Soviet government by members of the Innenwehr become more frequent and increasingly violent, as local soviets and syndicates start taking power in the French territories. Prison Camps, where the French Revolutionaries send captive soldiers and other "Enemies Of The Republic", are especially popular targets for attacks by the Innenwehr, aiming to release as many prisoners of war as possible.
Additionally, the mass-collectivization of the means of production by the local soviets & syndicates causes widespread food shortages, leading to even more violence from the Preussisch-Nassauischen and Moresnetian population.
Syndicalist Revolutionaries start entering the 1st French National-Soviet Republic and are quickly given important government positions, leading to the creation of more local soviets and syndicates led by French citizens, as Preussisch-Nassauers, Moresnetians and other ethnicities in the republic are forbidden from holding or running for any public offices or other kinds of governmental positions.