War of 1996 War of 2016
Congo Ground War


July 1996 - August 2006


Central Africa


Umbutu/African Victory


National Republic of Umbutu
Other African states

Harvester remnants


Upanga Umbutu



The Congo Ground War was an ongoing conflict with alien survivors on Earth after the War of 1996.[1]


Although defeated in their attempted invasion of Earth, many aliens survived. Some managed to establish a level of resistance against humanity, but were ultimately either eliminated or captured by human forces. The remaining aliens were neutralized within days in the United States and Europe, but it took several months for the resistance in other countries (such as Russia) to be eliminated due to a lack of military power caused by the War of 1996. This proves especially true in the Congo, where the alien resistance fought for ten years before being defeated.[2]

In the National Republic of Umbutu, it was the only nation in which its isolationist government refused outside aid in eradicating alien survivors in the country. Notably an intact alien ship landed in Umbutu. Although Earth's governments tried and failed to convince the NRC's dictator Upanga Umbutu to reconsider his stance, they were obligated to honor Umbutu's decree without being publicly tarnished as a colonizer.[2]

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  1. War of 1996 website
  2. 2.0 2.1 Independence Day: Crucible