Army Archives: Purple Republic Raid With People of Other Affiliations

KLONDIKE, CP Army Headquarters – Welcome to another edition of “Army Archives,” where we look into the past of Club Penguin Armies! This week, we will look at a raid done by the Purple Republic in February 2013.

I. The History of the Purple Republic

Since its conception by the infamous Club Penguin hacker Violantealleta, the Purple Republic has been notorious in the army community. Not mentioning it as part of army history is sacrilegious, as it had a significant impact on Club Penguin. They first appeared on the scene in 2011, causing chaos amongst armies. Initially, the army was small, but it multiplied after the Army of Club Penguin decided to attack. Compared to the ten people the Army of Club Penguin brought, the Purple Republic had 50 bots; one Army of CP troop to every five bots. At the time, every living army tried to battle them individually, but each attempt failed.

They usually disappeared and reemerged every couple of months, eventually making a group for themselves on Steam to communicate and introduce real people. When they resurfaced, they constantly raided Club Penguin whether an army event was active or not. In one instance, they hacked and defaced the Small/Medium Army Central website, as remembered in “This Week in CPA History: The Hacking of Small-Medium Army Central.” After the Purple Republic began terrorizing Club Penguin, moderators cracked down, banning bots by the truckload. The bans were fortunate for the army community. They no longer saw the evil army as a threat after banding together in the Pink Alliance, as communicated in “Purple Republic- No Longer A Threat” on the Club Penguin Army Central website.

II. The Raid of the Army Republic

One iteration of the Purple Republic’s activity was from April 2012 to August 2012, disappearing until February 2013. February saw the Army Republic raid, but other affiliations were present instead of predominantly bots. Multiple participating groups came as a big surprise to the army community, as the comments of that post emphasized.

Purple Republic Raid

A screenshot of the Purple Republic after the Army Republic moved.

A list of people involved with the raid

Admission from one of the people alleged to be in the raid.

An individual who went by “……,” pointed out multiple penguins participating. Still, Aquabluejet drew attention to the fact those penguins could have been hacked, showing the extent of Purple Republic’s abilities. However, it did not prove true in every case. As seen from the above screenshots, Camperjohn64 admitted to attending the raid, even though they did not support the Purple Republic. 

III. Conclusion

Each time a raid occurred, people called them out for their behavior but forgot about them soon after. Some went as far as actually attending their attacks to create chaos. Still, few people agreed to stop them, unite against them, or leave them alone. It wasn’t until the army community was confident the group dissipated that it stopped posting about the “evil and racist” army. Although it is noble that CPAC and armies warned each other and rallied against the undefined Steam group, they were a sign that raids could cause fear and panic. If there is any lesson the army community learned from the era of the Purple Republic, it is not to fear wrongdoers and trolls; instead, speak out and force them out. As armies have always professed of themselves, we must keep Club Penguin and our community safe for all that enter.

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