Three days on, the invasion had not accomplished the results that had been promised in two. Casualties were higher than expected and the ground-gain amounted to a fraction of the progress planned.
Things were going badly for the rag-tag Lichtenstein invasion forces. But their target, Andorra and especially, its capital, Andorra la Vella, faced even darker prospects, having learned that neither France nor Spain would honor their agreements to protect the principality from the invading principality’s forces.
The inhabitants of Andorra were understandably incensed at the two countries’ abandonment, but especially at France, whose president is a co-monarch of the country. In what Andorrans considered an act of treason, French President François Hollande had dismissed the invasion as nothing more than a stunt, a ploy to attract attention.
Two high-ranking officials of the Lichtenstein forces had sprained their ankles as they hiked the roads leading to Andorra la Vella, which severely slowed the invaders’ progress. However, the forces had succeeded in removing a large number of signs meant for tourists, thereby supporting their strategy of disrupting the flow of tourism dollars. They replaced those signs with larger ones promoting Lichtenstein as the preferable tourist destination.
The invasion ended abruptly on the fourth day when Vatican City launched devastating airstrikes, using white doves, on both Lichtenstein and Andorra.