A Felidae-owned corporation rallies its troops and its species against a common enemy (rabbits), in a five-year cold war ending in six months of actual war and a sound defeat for the cats. This is likely to have been an effort to lift themselves out of the recession, although it ended in embarrassment.

Reference: Rabbit species write-up in Core Expanded

Date Notes: Date is “200 years before current,” but this sort of “create a war to get out of economic collapse” makes sense as a desperation tactic in a hard recession.