The RPF-RPM War, also known as The 2017 RPF Civil War, was a war between the Rebel Penguin Federation and the Rebel Penguin Marines. The war began following the dismissal of Elmikey from The RPF Leadership council, on December 7, 2017. Elmikey founded The RPM with the aim of re-instating himself as RPF leader by overthrowing Left, Popsicle, and Chip.
The Rebel Penguin Federation reopened their doors in April 2017 under the leadership of Elmikey. The army would gain widespread amounts of love and hate, specifically the small/medium army community, which expressed a disdain for the RPF de facto monopoly over the Club Penguin Rewritten community. During this time, Elmikey was accused of power abuse and being a dicator. This led to his eventual coup on December 7th, 2017, which would lead to the creation of the Rebel Penguin Marines, and the start of the war.
The war itself is a pretty historical one. Like mentioned before, it was a civil war. Many loyal people of Elmikey went to join the RPM and the non-loyal ones stayed. It even brought on some non RPF soldiers and some short term RPF soldiers.
The war begins (December 7th - December 9th, 2017)
The war started on December 7th, 2017, after Elmikey was couped from the Rebel Penguin Federation. Elmikey had been accused of corruption, laziness and having a dictator-like mindset towards The RPF. After his coup most were in happiness and some were in hatred. So the hatred ones joined the RPM, that Elmikey created after being couped. RPM attracted ex-RPF leaders, short term RPF soldiers, RPF soldiers, and anti-RPF people. The war began during the middle of the War of Roman Subjugation, to where the RPM would join the New Viking Alliance, effectively ending the war.
Their first public demonstration was held on December 9, 2017. During this demonstration, several members of The Tuba Army joined them. Shortly after, the two armies officially allied together against The RPF. It was assumed that The RPM would be fighting alongside The Tubas in The Tuba-RPF War. However, it was announced by the Tuba Leader, Cajan, on the officialy Tuba website that they were not allying with The RPM.
On December 10, 2017, RPM General Security published a speech on The RPM website. The speech attacked the leaders of the RPF, defended Elmikey, praised Elmikey's impact and legacy on the RPF, and effectively officially declared war. As of December 31st, 2017, Security is no longer part of The RPM.
Conflict strikes (December 12th - December 22nd, 2017)
Battle of Deep Freeze
On December 12, 2017, the RPM and RPF clashed in their first battle. The RPF-organised event "Operation: Rebel Burst" was interrupted by members of The RPM on the server Deep Freeze. Elmikey, himself, was present - as was Popsicle, the RPF Leader. The RPF used its classic tactics of "bombs", repeated chants and synchronized emoticon use. The RPF also used a "pile" tactic, where its soldiers swarmed members of The RPM, covering them. During the battle, Elmikey was briefly kicked from the server which caused several of the RPM soldiers to become demoralized. After declaring victory, the RPF went to the Dance Club to celebrate. The RPM, however, took this as a retreated and declared that they were victorious. As a result, it has not been determined which army won the battle, though the discord of the RPF confirmed that the the RPF did indeed go to the Dance Club to celebrate.
Skirmish of Glacier
On December 22nd, The RPF was having a Olympic event on Oasis/Glacier. RPM decided to raid the event. This raid was believed to be planned and pitched to Elmikey before the even started. Soon RPM went to Glacier in attempt to disrupt the event, however it was a failure.
Attacks Against the RPF
Several joint Roman-RPF events were raided by the RPM and several other allies. Some of the raids, successful, most were not.
Period of silence and end of war (January - April 21st, 2018)
The war saw little to no movements from either side against each other after the new year. Some attempts to form an alliance to defeat RPF were made, but all failed. Activity within the RPM caused it to fail, and due to that, the war ended with the RPM's shutdown in April 21st, 2018.
Legacy and Aftermath
The war would go onto fuel more and more hatred against the Rebel Penguin Federation, as well as fuel Elmikey's lust to achieve his goals against them. This war led to the creation of the Templars, which would go onto cause World War VII, several months later.