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Item #: SCP-3XXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Personnel are to respect tenants of the Foundation-Australian-Emu armistice of 1933. References to SCP-3XXX-1 in historical documents and records have been removed. The narrative of the "Great Emu War" has been altered in historical texts and online sources. The town of Campion within the Campion district has been abandoned, and ceded to SCP-3XXX-1. Individuals attempting to access the town are to be redirected.

Description: Scp-3XXX is an anomalous conflict which occurred from November 2 to December 10th of 1932 between a previously undiscovered governing body SCP-3XXX-1, the Government of Australia, and the Foundation, known as "The Great Emu War."

SCP-3XXX-1 is an organized democratic-socialist republic composed of Dromaius novaehollandiae with strong speciest tendencies towards non-Dromaius novaehollandiae avians. It is referred to by its citizens as The United Socialist Avian Republic of the Emus. At the time of the event, SCP-3XXX-1's claimed territory fell entirely within the landmass governed by the Commonwealth of Australia. Due to linguistic and translational difficulties, no prior communication had been made between the two nation states.1

History:
On October 1st, the previously undiscovered SCP-3XXX-1 issued a statement of intent to the Government of Australia, declaring its plans to reoccupy the Campion district in Western Australia, as the fertile farmland provided more suitable habitat than the harsher inland climates.2

On October 15th, having received no response from the Australian Government, 20,000 Emu's under the command of several prominent military leaders within SCP-3XXX-1, proceeded to occupy a large proportion of the territory around the Campion district, punching holes through fences,3 and clearing the cultivated farmland of obstructing crops. They erected several fortifications, and artillery pieces and prepared for retaliation by the Australian Government.

Despite a large military presence, no official response came from the Government of Australia. Instead, a large number of skirmishes between local farmers occurred, which resulted in minute amounts of property damage, copious eggshell bombardments from Emu artillery pieces, several dozen dead Emus, and minor injuries among skirmishing farmers. In response to skirmishing farmers, SCP-3XXX-1 made a second decree, officially annexing the Campion district, and began efforts to colonize the area by further clearing cultivated lands, and invoking additional deconstruction of fencing.

Amid concerns about the territorial intrusions of what were considered non-sapient birds, Major G.P.W. Meredith of the Seventh Heavy Battery of the Royal Australian Artillery, with Meredith commanding soldiers Sergeant S. McMurray and Gunner J. O'Hallora, armed with two Lewis guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition were deployed to the front.

Their arrival in Campion was intercepted by several Emu scouts, at which point, advising civillians who had witnessed the effectiveness of such modern human weapons as the lewis guns informed commanding SCP-3XXX-1 individuals of their potency. At that time, SCP-3XXX-1 forces dispersed into the environment surrounding Campion, and began to engage in guerrilla warfare.4

Small-scale engagements began between Australian and SCP-3XXX-1 forces, with both sides proving incapable of effectively neutralizing the other. Notably, on November 4th, Meredith and his men ambushed 1,000 Emu at a local dam, allowing the enemy forces to charge before opening fire. Both lewis guns were promptly jammed by yolk from artillery shells. The engagement ended as a resounding strategic success for SCP-3XXX-1, with only 12 Emu casualties, several dents in the Australian's vehicles, and 2 jammed lewis guns.

By November 8th Australian forces had failed to neutralize a significant number of SCP-3XXX-1's troops, and were forced to retreat due to public backlash. These events became known as the "First Battle of Campion" and set the stage for the second battle of the war.

With the retreat of Australian forces, SCP-3XXX-1 resumed its annexation of the Campion district by construction of heretofour unseen nesting complexes and highly aggressive clearance of remaining cultivated lands. Additional artillery pieces were brought to the front, including the 5m long shelling device "Big Beak Mark IV".

Following reapproval by the Australian ministry of defense, offensive operations began anew, and guerilla tactics resumed. From November 15th to December 10th, more than 900 emus were killed in battle, with an estimated 2500 more wounded, having to leave the front and return to SCP-3XXX-1 territory, despite the large number of casualties, SCP-3XXX-1 maintained its hold on the region, having completed its nesting complexes.

Foundation agents arrived in Campion on December 11th, following initial suspicions that the sudden Emu influx was due to anomalous occurrences. Anomalous avian linguist Patrick Wharburton, discovered that Emus belonging to SCP-3XXX-1 possessed a distinct set of vocalizations from non-sapient Emu, and began the process of decoding their speech.

Following two weeks of work, Dr. Wharburton was able to begin communication with several captured Emu, who communicated the intents of SCP-3XXX-1. Talks were promptly mediated between the Australian forces, and SCP-3XXX-1, at which point several members of the Australian military present left the negotiations, citing an inability to take the proceedings with any serious merit.

On Janurary 1st, an agreement was reached between attending SCP-3XXX-1 military leaders, Dr. Wharburton, and Major Meridith. Under the tenants of the agreement, the Commonwealth of Australia would recognize the sovereignty of SCP-3XXX-1, and would abandon and cede the town of Campion in acknowledgment of their failure to clear the Emu's from the land. SCP-3XXX-1 agreed to cease all attempts to annex further tracts of arable land.

In 1942, during the Empire of Japan's efforts to consolidate its power in the Pacific, disguised Ijamea agents attempted to make an alliance with SCP-3XXX-1 and reignite the Great Emu War. These attempts failed, resulting in the offending agents being shelled out of SCP-3XXX-1's territory, where they were captured by Foundation personnel.

Following the end of the war, and in honor of their victory, SCP-3XXX-1, as part of the peace agreement, reenacts events of the war with Foundation personnel in a dramatized fashion on November 4th, 5th, and 6th of each year. This currently includes utilizing Foundation personnel as nesting materials. Further changes to protocols are dependent on SCP-3XXX-1's wishes.

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