The People’s Imperial Confederation of Club Penguin (PICCP) was formed on October the 17th 2019 by the founder of the Australian/Asian army community, Sidie9, assisted by hardened army veteran Sirproditor/Xgthrecgtejm, both of which were returning members from the original army scene in Disney’s Club Penguin. The army was officially registered in Club Penguin Armies: The Game on October the 19th. This page seeks to document the times and history of the Confederation as we continue our march into the future, serving as a homage to the many people who have dedicated themselves to making PICCP a great community for all.
In the early days of October, the People’s Imperial Confederation was a concept brewing in the mind of Sidie9 during her tenure as a returned member the Army of Club Penguin. She had initially planned to revive a long-gone army named the People’s Republic Army, but Sidie’s plans were halted when PRA veteran Prior Bumble stated that PRA law rendered future recreations of the army illegitimate. This resulted in the creation of the PICCP on October the 17th, an entirely new socialist-themed army with a clean slate to write history. Proditor, an associate of Sidie in the ACP, agreed to assist her in the creation of the Confederation, but was not yet willing to take up the mantle as leader.
Although unsure whether the newly created army would find success, Sidie took initiative and recruited several old friends including Rockstar1819, who would take his place as the first Commissar in the PICCP ranks. The People’s Imperial Confederation then held its first event for October the 19th, managing to get 5 troops online. An application was immediately filed to register for Club Penguin Armies: The Game and was approved. This would only be the beginning of a bright future for the Confederation, as the army would grow exponentially in the coming days.
Proditor finally took up the mantle of Commander in Chief alongside Sidie, and the PIC held its first American event, with a max of 12 troops. The army was created towards the end of the ‘War of No Return’, a war between the Recon Federation and Army of Club Penguin, and so the Rebel Penguin Federation generously transferred the servers Sled (CPATG) and Wild Island (CPPS.me). Sled was immediately announced as the Confederation’s capital server. The army began Operation: Imperatoria, which sought to expand the empire, and ended successfully with the acquisition of several servers including Toboggan and Below Zero.
Due to personal reasons, Proditor had to take temporary leave, and Commissar NotManuGinobili took his place as acting leader, for which he was granted the first ever Medal of Honour. On the 28th of October, Chairwoman Sidie shocked the community when she transferred the servers Husky and Frostbite to RFCP and established an alliance between the two armies. The alliance would eventually be dubbed the Crimson Night Alliance, which included numerous armies such as ST, PZF and EGCP. Sidie (who was ACP Second in Command at the time) was banished from the ACP and ACP’s ally status was revoked, due to PIC’s collusion with the Recon Federation. The People’s Imperial Confederation was first seen on the battlefield in a practice battle with the Lime Green Army on the 30th, with a troop count of 11. On the 31st of October, Manu was officially appointed as Commander in Chief in place of Proditor, and became the first leader who wasn’t a founding member of the army. The Confederation was later forced into a war with the ACP, dubbed the War of Green Peril (known as the War of Crimson Night within the ACP), standing alone without the armies of the Crimson Night Alliance due to a no-ally war term set by the Army of Club Penguin. Despite valiant opposition, such as the strong defense in the Batlle of Sub Zero on November the 12th, PIC was no match for the ACP. PIC surrendered in a harsh peace treaty, concluding the war. The army began to fall apart, with Sidie and Manu parting ways to join the armies RFCP and LGA respectively.
On a fateful day in March 2020, former Confederate Commander NotManuGinobili approached Sidie9 with the proposition of reforming the People’s Imperial Confederation. While somewhat reluctant at first, Sidie agreed to revive the army. On the 23rd of March 2020, the People’s Imperial Confederation held its first event since the conclusion of the War of Green Peril in 2019. Maxing 9 at the opening event, it was clear that morale for the return of the Confederation was high. Notable RFCP member LuckyLuigi joined the ranks and was swiftly welcomed by Sidie and Manu as Commander in Chief. The People’s Imperial Confederation grew rapidly, quickly reaching sizes of 18+, sizes not seen in the army’s previous generation. PIC would battle armies such as the Army of Club Penguin in practice battles, showing courage and fearlessness not seen before in the army.
In the month of April however, the Confederation was brought into a conflict soon dubbed as World War Rewritten, in which the Rebel Penguin Federation and its allies, including us, faced the Army of Club Penguin. On the 29th of April, Commander Sidie9 and the PIC High Command issued a declaration of war as follows:
Today is a historic day for the Confederation, as it is the first time in our history that we declare war. The People’s Imperial Confederation hereby declare war on the Army of Club Penguin.
Our closest ally, the Rebel Penguin Federation, has waged war on the ACP, and as allies we are bound to each other. We will stand firmly beside our brothers in black, as we face a nemesis that once sought to eradicate the Confederation in its early days. This war is not one of revenge but of brotherhood with our Rebel allies. However, it goes without saying:
Remember The Lighthouse, ACP.
Although the war did not last long and resulted in a stalemate, it proved our tenacity and willpower to fight all who oppose us and our allies. Commander NotManuGinobili would resign during the war. Shortly afterwards General-polkovniks Phoebe and Emma were inaugurated as new Commanders-in-Chief of the Confederation, leading alongside Sidie9,. This made PIC the home of one of the most strong all-female leaderships in known army history, as well as an entirely LGBTQ+ leadership.
Following the war, a conflict arose between the Recon Federation and PIC.. RFCP raided almost every PIC event, sowing discontent further by planting a series of spies within the PIC Discord. RFCP would released a blog post making three accusations against PIC, including alleged threats from PIC Premier LuckyLuigi to doxx RFCP Officer Shalissa and her family. Furthermore, PIC Kommissar Katsuki was accused of harassing a former member of the army community with special needs on social media, discussing it in the PIC Discord server without being moderated. Finally, PIC was criticized for housing Cobra as an Advisor, who is well known in the community for distasteful or inconsiderate jokes and comments. Shortly after the post was released, PIC removed all three members from the server. Hostilities briefly died down, but the conflict continued to drag on.
RFCP would eventually make an aggressive move in the conflict, scheduling an invasion of the PIC Capital, Beanie. Although the PIC High Command debated whether or not the Confederation should amuse RFCP’s invasion by attending the battle, the decision was made to defend Beanie. On the 11th of May 2020, in what would be a very intense and emotional battle, it was decided by judges that PIC had lost 2-1 to RFCP, only winning the battle within the Boiler Room. Soon afterwards, the Confederate Commanders agreed to reach a final settlement with RFCP Commander Prior Bumble, bringing an end to the tiring dispute. PIC finally had room to breathe, and an era of prosperity soon followed.
Following the Campaign of Resistance against RFCP, PIC would consistently max 15-25, eventually participating in the Club Penguin Army Media 2020 Challengers Cup. The Confederation performed extraordinarily in the tournament, defeating the Aliens (led by former HF/DW leader Spotty) and Tsanami’s Crimson Guardians. PIC made it to the Grand Finals against what was considered to be its biggest rival of the era, the Pizza Federation.
The Confederation would unfortunately lose the finals, but the PIC High Command were suspicious of six penguins in PIC uniform who were disrupting tactics and formations during the battle. Sidie9 would present the suspected penguins to to CPAM staff, requesting an investigation. However, in an unexpected twist, CPAM investigations revealed that these penguins were actually botted and multilogged by PIC Advisor Earthing. Earthing was subsequently banned, and the army fell into strife.
After internal struggles and a massive drop in troop count following the Challengers Cup scandal, Sidie9 took a temporary leave-of-absence from the army alongside Emma. Almost immediately, the People’s Imperial Confederation was attacked and invaded on three fronts by the Red Ravagers, Pizza Federation and Templars during a period of recovery. Commander Phoebe was left alone to lead the army in defending against its enemies, although Emma would return as the war continued. Two of PIC’s close allies – the Water Vikings and the Marines – joined the war on the Confederation’s side, citing the abuse of PIC during a time of vulnerability (especially with Sidie9 absent) as the reason for war. In a post on the Water Vikings website, Kingfunks4 and their leadership stated:
Today I bring news that the Water Vikings are at war for the first time in the new CPPS army era. We have declared war on the Templars, who have shamelessly formed an alliance with two other armies to invade the People Imperial Confederation whilst our much loved friend, Sidie, has been on leave for personal reasons. We will not accept for armies to bully PIC when they are in a period of rebuilding and adjusting, and therefore have come to their support. They did not ask for this help, but we felt as we have a role. Our allies the Marines (part of the wet alliance) have declared war on Pizza Federation.
The Confederation would survive what would be later known as the Confederation/Motherland War, despite causing irreversible damage to the Confederation. Multiple attempts were made to revitalize PIC. Phoebe soon retired and PIC veteran Attai/Rowan Alden was named the new Commander-in-Chief. Unfortunately, the People’s Imperial Confederation’s second generation would end on August the 17th 2020, merging with the Water Troops to form the (now closed) Tamales army.
The People’s Imperial Confederation returned with a third-generation after the Congress of Soviets unanimously voted in favour of the army’s return. Led by PIC veterans Sidie9, lunch room (Emma) and SupremeP0wer/LuckyLuigi, PIC officially re-opened on the 7th of January 2021. Due to the end of Flash-Player support and the collapse of Club Penguin Army Hub, the Confederation had to deal with an increasingly unstable community upon its return. PIC held its first Club Penguin event on the 9th of January, maxing 15+. Shallissa would later join the leadership team on the 18th of January following extensive contributions to the army, for which she would be awarded the first Medal of Camaraderie. The army saw exponential growth within the following weeks, foreshadowing exciting prospects for the future.
The Confederation debuted at 8th in the first CPAHQ Top Ten, consistently remaining within the Top Ten throughout the generation. Close ties would be formed with the Ice Warriors. They faced IW on Valentines Day for the first battle of the generation, maxing 17, which would lead to future weekly practice battles between the two. The first PIC Divisional Battle would also take place on the 27th of February between the Toboggan Tigers and Beanie Brown Bears, with a max of 20.
The Confederates would participate in the CPAHQ 2021 March Madness Tournament, facing off against Special Weapons and Tactics. Despite trying their best, PIC displayed max size of 15 in a battle that would be lost to SWAT on the 13th of March. Nonetheless, PIC maintained its consistency and strength heading forward.
After over 1 year of an extraordinary administration, Commanders-in-Chief Emma and Sidie9 announced on the 17th of April that they would be retiring at the beginning of the following week, Monday the 19th. Heartfelt messages were sent to the retiring leaders, with the resignations marking the first era of the Confederation without its founder at the helm. Their retirement post stated:
I created PIC on the 17th of October in 2019 as a passion project with my good friend David, also known as Proditor, for a final run in the Club Penguin Army community. I had no idea that the People’s Imperial Confederation would come this far, and I am so proud that I, along with my team, have worked in creating and molding this wonderful community that so many people call home. My amazing girlfriend Emma (lunch room) joined me in PIC in the March of 2020. Together we have been a fantastic duo of leaders. We have accomplished so much and have enjoyed our long tenure as Commanders-in-Chief of this amazing group. After over one year of service to this army we call home, it is time that Emma and I (Jemma/Sidie9) finally retire this coming Monday, April 19th 2021.
Two farewell events took place, one AUSIA and one US, both maxing 20 in a spectacular send-off; In their place, PIC Legend and Marszałek Phoebe was promoted to Commander once more to lead alongside Supreme and Shallissa. PIC continued to perform strongly in battles and events during the transition to a new era of the Confederation.