The First Machinish Civil War, also known as the Machinish Fringe War and originally only the Machinish Civil War, was a large conflict between various fringe groups within Machinam after the assassination of Emil Briar -- supposedly committed by the Machinish Rejuvenation Party.
On Quintillitus VII, 2049, Emil Briar -- Federational Prezidant of Machinam -- was assassinated. On Quintillitus X, it was revealed to the public and blamed on the Machinish Rejuvenation Party, a political organization well known for its hatred of Emil Briar and the state of Machinam. Within weeks of Emil's murder, civil unrest across the nation broke out. This led to a massive civil war between the various organizations aiming to take control of the People's Federation. Smaller organizations allied themselves with ideologically-similar ones, which caused the field to clear into three rudimentary sides -- the first wanting anarchy and a criminal state, the second wanting immense socioeconimic and political reform, and the third aiming to preserve the state of Machinam.
In early 2050, a man by name of Norman Chessler made himself known throughout the broken nation after founding the Chessler Unification Organization. The organization quickly gained growth and popularity, and aided the movements of both the capitalist-leaning organizations and the crime syndicates -- creating a greater rift from the traditionalist organizations. The Chessler Unification Organization also created unorthodox alliances and ceasefires among the pro-capitalist and crime factions, forging a more stable stance within the civil war.
Through 2050 until 2055, the Machinish Civil War became a bloody conflict mainly between the allied criminals and pro-capitalists against the Machinish traditionalists. On Solmonath II, 2056, however, the traditionalists had lost the capital in Raritag, thus losing any further hope for reclaiming power. Norman Chessler, on Solmonath III, declared a national armistice and for the traditionalists' leaders to negotiate with him and those allied behind his organization.
On Solmonath VI, 2056, official peacetalks began. During the negotiations, Chessler nominated himself the new Prezidant of Machinam, and almost all of the pro-capitalist and criminal syndicators backed him. Approximately half of the traditionalists also supported him. He then vowed to free up the economy of Machinam, to allow private enterprise to take place on a much larger basis than it previously had in state capitalist Machinam. As a major compromise with the main adversaries in the war, Norman Chessler promised that the political system of Machinam would remain similar, such as it having only one party -- and that the state would be almost all-powerful, just no longer in the economy. Upon dealing out the compromises between the pro-capitalists and traditionalists, Chessler also stated that he would give special benefits to the various crime syndicates who had fought in the war, most notably the Al Mano Union. However, this was done in secret.