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Before Christ:
  • Year c. 10,000 BC: [Bavin] Earliest inhabitants reach the Pampas and Patagonia.
  • Year 10,000 BC: [Hi No Moto] For the next 9,000 years, a time known at the Jomon Period, the Home Islands of Japan are inhabited by a hunter-gather culture which by the year 300 BC had reached a considerable degree of sedentism and cultural complexity.
  • Year 8700 BC: [Cotland] The first rock carvings depicting human settlement in present-day Cotland date from this age, depicting activity typical of hunters and foragers.
  • Year 4390 BC: [RomeW] Year of the "Trade Scroll Document" that counts Rome as a city in a traveler's notebook. It is the first recorded instance of Rome in history, though its foundation date - and status as a state - is unknown.
  • Year 3000 BC: [Bavin] Earliest settlements established in the La Plata Basin.
  • Year 2000 BC: [Layarteb] First records of civilization show that the area known as "Layarteb" was first settled by nomadic herders around 2000 BC. Records are sparse until 513 AD.
  • Year 1800 BC: [Cotland] The first permanent settlements discovered by archeologists date from this age, and show early Cotland developing from a hunter-forager society into a farming society.
  • Year 1200 BC: [Bavin] Earliest city built by the Bavin civilization at the confluence of the Rio Paraná and the Rio Uruguay.
  • Year 753 BC: [RomeW] Traditional foundation date given for the Roman State.
  • Year 753 - 510 BC: [RomeW] Traditional rule of the Etruscan Kings in Rome.
  • Year 600 BC: [Bavin] Golden age of the Bavins.
  • Year 509 BC: [RomeW] Romans expel King Tarquin the Proud and establish the Roman Republic under the Roman Senate.
  • Year 496 BC: [RomeW] Battle of Lake Regillus: Romans defeat Latin League, which is the first attested battle of Romans with external enemies.
  • Year 486 BC: [RomeW] Beginning of conflicts with the Aequi and Vosci.
  • Year 482 BC: [RomeW] Beginning of the war with Veii, the main Etruscan center of power.
  • Year 471 BC: [RomeW] Council of the Plebs established.
  • Year 457 BC: [RomeW] Battle of Mt. Algidus: Aequi defeats the Romans.
  • Year 451 BC: [RomeW] Twelve Tables passed. These laws would provide the basis for future Roman law.
  • Year c. 450 - 300 BC: [RomeW] Creation and expansion of the Office of the Qaestor (junior magistrate) in Rome. Over the course of the Early Republic, the Plebeians (lower/middle class) would be able to win positions within the Senate, eventually leading to the election of Lucius Sextius Sextinus Lateranus as Consul (the highest rank in the Republic).
  • Year 450 BC: [Bavin] For unknown reasons, Bavin civilization begins to decline.
  • Year 406 BC: [RomeW] Anxur, a city to the south of Rome (now a neighborhood in modern Rome), is captured by the Romans.
  • Year 396 BC: [RomeW] Romans capture Veii.
  • Year 390 BC: [RomeW] Gauls sack Rome.
  • Year 388 BC: [RomeW] Romans defeat Aequi.
  • Year 386 BC: [RomeW] Romans defeat Latins, Volscii and Hernici.
  • Year 377 BC: [RomeW] Latins defeated at Satricum.
  • Year 366 BC: [RomeW] Ludi Romani games established.
  • Year 343 BC: [RomeW] Romans initiate hostilities with the Samnites, the hill tribe of the Apennines. This sparks the First Samnite War (343 BC – 341 BC)
  • Year 340 - 338 BC: [RomeW] Great Latin War: Romans annex Latium.
  • Year 328 BC: [RomeW] Romans increase influence over Campania and Etruria.
  • Year 304 BC: [RomeW] Romans establish significant dominance over central and southern Italy after the Second Samnite War (326 BC – 304 BC).
  • Year 300 BC: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto] The Yayoi Period heralds new technologies and skills such as iron and bronze making. Rice farming and weaving skills are introduced from the Asian mainland, most likely China.
  • Year 300 BC: [RomeW] Lex Valeria passed by a tribune of the plebs granted the legal right to appeal against any capital sentence passed on a Roman citizen.
  • Year 299 BC: [RomeW] Nar annexed by Rome.
  • Year 298 - 290 BC: [RomeW] Third Samnite War: Romans annex Samnium and Campania.
  • Year 282 - 275 BC: [RomeW] War with King Pyrrhus of Epirus, ending in Roman victory. First Roman-instigated war against non-Italians.
  • Year 264 BC: [RomeW] Munera (gladiatorial games) held for the first time. Volsinii captured. Roman dominance over Italy secured. Start of First Punic War with Carthage.
  • Year 238 BC: [RomeW] End of First Punic War: Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily annexed to Rome and become the first Roman provinces.
  • Year 229 - 228 BC: [RomeW] First Illyrian War with Queen Teuta.
  • Year 219 BC: [RomeW] Second Illyrian War: Romans annex Illyria.
  • Year 218 - 202 BC: [RomeW] Second Punic War: Battles of Cannae and Lake Trasimene underscore early Carthaginian successes, but Battle of Zama (near Carthage) ends War in victory for the Romans.
  • Year 214 - 205 BC: [RomeW] First Macedonian War: Stalemate.
  • Year 200 BC: [Cotland] The earliest runes are discovered in an arrowhead dating from 200 BC, showing the development of written language and society.
  • Year 200 BC: [Yanitza] Earliest known date for the construction of the Senegambian stone circles by an indigenous civilization, which are structures of now unknown use.
  • Year 200 - 197 BC: [RomeW] Second Macedonian War: Victory of the Romans over Phillip V at Cynoscephalae.
  • Year 192 - 188 BC: [RomeW] Syrian War with Antiochus.
  • Year 191 BC: [RomeW] Annexation of the area that would later become Cisalpine Gaul.
  • Year 171 - 168 BC: [RomeW] Third Macedonian War: Macedonia and Epirus plundered.
  • Year 167 BC: [RomeW] Taxation of Roman citizens abolished, only allies can be taxed.
  • Year 154 - 138 BC: [RomeW] Lusitanian and Second Celtiberian Wars: annexation of Spain complete.
  • Year 150 - 146 BC: [RomeW] Fourth Macedonian War and Third Punic War: Macedonia and Carthage annexed to Rome.
  • Year 146 BC: [RomeW] Achaean War: Romans annex Greece.
  • Year 129 BC: [RomeW] King Attalus of Pergamum bequeaths his kingdom to Rome upon his deathbed.
  • Year 120 BC: [Bavin] Last Bavin settlements abandoned, leaving only nomads in the La Plata Basin.
  • Year 113 BC: [RomeW] Cimbri and Teutons begin raids into Roman territory - first Germanic attacks on Rome.
  • Year 112 - 106 BC: [RomeW] War with Jugurtha of Numidia ends in Roman victory by Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
  • Year 100 BC: [Hi No Moto] The people of the Home Islands are split into 30 distinctive tribes that enjoy periods of both violent conflict and also peaceful coexistence.
  • Year 96 BC: [RomeW] Romans annex Cyrene, begin alliance with Egypria, a nation south of Cyrene comprised of the descendants of the offspring of Libyans and Egyptian refugees from the 14th century BC.
  • Year 91 - 88 BC: [RomeW] Social War between Rome and its Italian allies, which ends when Rome bestows Roman citizenship onto all Italians.
  • Year 88 BC: [RomeW] Sulla marches on Rome, first person to do so in history. Pontus King Mithridates orders massacre of Italians and Romans in Greece after invading: 110,000 killed.
  • Year 86 BC: [RomeW] Marcus Tullius Cicero completes his first work, De Inventione Rhetorica.
  • Year 86 - 83 BC: [RomeW] Sulla defeats Mithridates and Marius, the latter in a civil war within Roman territory.
  • Year 81 BC: [RomeW] Sulla appoints himself dictator and reforms Republican law.
  • Year 74 - 64 BC: [RomeW] Third Mithridatic War: Pompey defeats Mithridates and consolidates Roman control into Eastern Asia Minor, reaching into Armenia. A year later, Mithridates dies.
  • Year 73 - 71 BC: [RomeW] Spartacus leads a slave revolt BC: is defeated.
  • Year 67 BC: [RomeW] Syria annexed to Rome.
  • Year 59 BC: [RomeW] First Triumvirate (Crassus, Julius Caesar and Pompey) established, Senate pushed aside for first time in history.
  • Year 58 - 51 BC: [RomeW] Julius Caesar annexes Gaul to Rome.
  • Year 49 - 46 BC: [RomeW] Julius Caesar and Pompey fight a civil war. Julius Caesar ends it in his victory at Philippi.
  • Year 46 - 44 BC: [RomeW] Dictatorship of Julius Caesar. Ends with his assassination on the Ides of March, 44 BC.
  • Year 43 - 40 BC: [RomeW] Second Triumvirate of Lepidus, Marc Antony and Octavian, Julius Caesar's adopted son.
  • Year 36 - 31 BC: [RomeW] Civil war between the members of the Second Triumvirate, which ends at the Battle of Actium off the Egyptian coast with Octavian's victory. Egypt annexed to Rome.
  • Year 27 BC: [RomeW] Octavian becomes Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome.
  • Year 16 BC: [RomeW] Noricum annexed to Rome.
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1 - 1000:
  • Year 1 AD: [Hi No Moto] Shamanism and Divination are widespread throughout the Home Islands and Shintoism becomes the national religion.
  • Year 5 - 9: [RomeW] Augustus' campaign in Germania ends with the defeat in the Teutoburg Forest.
  • Year 9: [RomeW] Roman Empire extended to the Rhine and Danube frontiers.
  • Year 14: [RomeW] Death of Augustus. Succeeded by his adopted son Tiberius.
  • Year 14 - 68: [RomeW] Claudian Dynasty rules Rome.
  • Year 16: [Cotland] The first documented existence of "northmen" by Roman explorers, encountered off Britannia.
  • Year 30: [Hi No Moto] The 30 Tribes are united and ruled by the Shaman Queen Himiko of Yamataikoku. The Kingdom of Yamatai is formed after the unification and it soon spreads to control much of the Home Islands.
  • Year 43 - 44: [RomeW] Lycia and Judea become Roman provinces.
  • Year 46: [RomeW] Britain is conquered by the Roman Emperor Claudius.
  • Year 64: [RomeW] Great Fire in Rome: afterwards, the Roman Emperor Nero goes on a massive rebuilding program.
  • Year 53 - 67: [RomeW] Ministry of Paul the Apostle - spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire.
  • Year 65: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto] Under the rule of the Shaman Queen Himiko, the Kingdom of Yamatai becomes a powerful force in the Far East and envoys are sent and received from China. An attempted Korean invasion of the Kingdom of Yamatai is destroyed by a violent storm which legend attributes to the powers of Himiko.
  • Year 67 - 71: [RomeW] First Jewish Revolt ends with Titus' capture of Jerusalem.
  • Year 68: [RomeW] Year of Four Emperors: Vespasian eventually claims the throne.
  • Year 80 - 82: [RomeW] Construction of the Flavian Amphitheater by Vespasian and his son Titus.
  • Year 93 - 96: [RomeW] Reign of Terror by Emperor Domitian.
  • Year 96: [RomeW] Ascension of Emperor Nerva. Beginning of the era of the Five Good Emperors.
  • Year 98: [RomeW] Tacitus finishes two of his books, the Agricola and the Germania.
  • Year 99: [Hi No Moto] Whilst never actually stated or corroborated, it is believed that the Shaman Queen Himiko dies. Leadership of the Yamatai Kingdom is passed on to a successor chosen personally by Queen Himiko before she died.
  • Year 101 - 117: [RomeW] The Emperor Trajan annexes Armenia, Dacia and Mesopotamia, makes Assyria into a Roman vassal.
  • Year 114 - 118: [RomeW] Second Jewish Revolt crushed by Trajan and Hadrian.
  • Year 117: [RomeW] Hadrian, upon succeeding Trajan, abandons Mesopotamia.
  • Year 122 - 128: [RomeW] Hadrian's Wall in Britain completed.
  • Year 123: [Hi No Moto] Sushi is invented.
  • Year 133 - 135: [RomeW] Third Jewish Revolt, crushed brutally by Hadrian. Jerusalem renamed Aeolia Capitolina.
  • Year 142 - 145: [RomeW] Romans move into Scottish lowlands: Antoine Wall built.
  • Year 175 - 180: [RomeW] Emperor Marcus Aurelius writes his "Meditations."
  • Year 180: [RomeW] Death of Marcus Aurelius: End of "Five Good Emperors" Era.
  • Year 184: [RomeW] Caledonian and Pict raids force Roman withdrawal in Britain to Hadrian's Wall.
  • Year 193: [RomeW] Septimus Severus ascends to the throne. Invades and annexes Parthia (202).
  • Year 203 - 206: [RomeW] Severus campaigns and annexes India.
  • Year 206: [RomeW] Severus annexes Caledonia.
  • Year 207 - 211: [RomeW] War of the Worlds: Romans fight with China, victory by Rome at Luoyang brings China into the Roman Empire.
  • Year 212: [RomeW] Caracalla ascends to the throne. Citizenship bestowed to all free men in the Roman Empire.
  • Year 230: [RomeW] Foundation of the Sassanid Dynasty north of the Caspian Sea. They would begin raids into Parthia but would be repulsed.
  • Year 238: [RomeW] Year of the Ten Emperors: loss of Mesopotamia, Parthia, India and China as a result of the chaos.
  • Year 247: [RomeW] Emperor Phillip celebrates Rome's 1000th Year Anniversary. It is the only year of peace from 238 to 285.
  • Year 250: [Hi No Moto] The Great Shinto Shrine of Ise is founded.
  • Year 251: [RomeW] Emperor Decius killed fighting against the Goths.
  • Year 253: [RomeW] Antioch captured by Shapur I of the Sassanids, who under Shapur conquered Persia.
  • Year 260: [RomeW] Emperor Valerian captured by Shapur in battle along the Euphrates.
  • Year 261: [RomeW] Gaul secedes: Gallic Empire established.
  • Year 271: [RomeW] Goths capture Dacia.
  • Year 270 - 275: [RomeW] Aurelian restores order, defeats Vandals, Goths, Persians and Gauls, restores boundaries of the Roman Empire to pre-253 frontiers (bar Dacia).
  • Year 284: [RomeW] Diocletian ascends to the throne, ending 47 years of chaos. Radical reform of Roman administration and reorganization of the provinces.
  • Year 284: [RomeW] Diocletian divides the Roman Empire between four rulers - two "senior" and two "junior" Emperors, with one of each in each half of the Empire (West: Mediolanum; East: Nicomedia).
  • Year 284: [RomeW] Capital moved from Rome to Mediolanum. First walls built around Rome since the Gallic invasion of 390 BC.
  • Year 311 - 324: [RomeW] Death of Diocletian. Civil War breaks out, with Constantine emerging as sole Emperor of Rome.
  • Year 325: [RomeW] Council of Nicaea: Christianity now the official State religion
  • Year 326: [RomeW] Constantine chooses Byzantium as the Roman Empire's new capital and renames it Constantinople in his honor.
  • Year 337: [RomeW] Death of Constantine. Division of the Roman Empire into three halves - West (Constantine II), Middle (Constans) and East (Constantius II). Constans defeats Constantine II at Aquileia and claims the West.
  • Year 363: [RomeW] Battle of Ctesiphon: Emperor Julian defeats Persian King Shapur II, but is killed in battle.
  • Year 378: [RomeW] Battle of Adrianople: Visigoths lay decisive defeat on Rome. Start of the Collapse.
  • Year 387: [RomeW] Shapur III of Persia forces more Roman concessions. Armenia almost totally lost to Persia.
  • Year 394 - 395: [RomeW] Roman Empire reunited for the final time by Theodosius I the Great.
  • Year 395: [RomeW] Olympic Games banned by Theodosius.
  • Year 399: [RomeW] Ostrogoths invade and capture Galatia, Pisidia and Bythinia.
  • Year 400: [RomeW] Alaric and the Visigoths invade Italy, capturing much of the south.
  • Year 402: [RomeW] Flavius Stilicho, a Vandal working for Rome, defeats Alaric at Pollentia.
  • Year 403: [RomeW] Capital of the Western Empire moved to Ravenna.
  • Year 405: [RomeW] Emperor Honorius bans gladiatorial combat.
  • Year 406: [RomeW] Franks cross the Rhine, establishing themselves as Roman vassals in upper Rhineland.
  • Year 407: [RomeW] Britain abandoned by the Roman Empire.
  • Year 409: [RomeW] Vandals, Suevi and Alans invade and conquer Spain.
  • Year 410: [RomeW] Alaric sacks Rome, the first external capture of Rome for 800 years.
  • Year 411: [RomeW] Burgundians invade and annex lower Gaul.
  • Year 412 - 413: [RomeW] Constantius III drives Visigoths from Italy.
  • Year 429 - 439: [RomeW] Vandals annex north Africa.
  • Year 430s: [RomeW] Roman General Flavius Aetius campaigns in Gaul, re-establishing some Roman control in the area.
  • Year 435: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Shomu is enthroned and forms the nation of Hi No Moto after the collapse of the Kingdom of Yamatai. The line of succession that had started with the Shaman Queen Himiko had ended as mysteriously as it had begun and led to the downfall of the Kingdom of Yamatai.
  • Year 441: [RomeW] Attila, King of the Huns, invades Thrace.
  • Year 447: [RomeW] Attila invades Moesia.
  • Year 451: [RomeW] Attila invades Gaul, ravaging the region before a defeat at the hands of a combined Roman-Gothic Army stops his progress.
  • Year 455: [RomeW] Vandals sack Rome, power vacuum after the murder of Valentian III resolved when the Visigoths proclaim Avitus, Aetius' former General, as Emperor.
  • Year 461: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Shomu is killed and succeeded by his son after drowning in the Dragon's Triangle.
  • Year 465: [RomeW] Ricimer, the "Master of Soldiers," proclaimed "patrician of the West" by Eastern Emperor Leo.
  • Year 466: [RomeW] Visigoths begin conquest of Aquitaine and Spain.
  • Year 472: [RomeW] Ricimer proclaims Olybius, then Glycerius, Emperor of the West.
  • Year 474: [RomeW] Julius Nepos gains the throne on the Eastern Empire's (now ruled by Zeno) backing.
  • Year 475: [RomeW] Hunnic General Orestes installs Romulus Augustulus as Emperor of the West, Nepos flees to Dalmatia.
  • Year 476: [RomeW] Odoacer, the "Master of Troops" in the West, deposes Romulus Augustulus, recognizes grudgingly Nepos as his Emperor (upon the request of Zeno).
  • Year 479: [RomeW] Battle of the Po Valley: Nepos defeats Odoacer, becomes Emperor of the West and consolidates Roman control in a strip of land stretching from Rome to Ravenna.
  • Year 481: [RomeW] Rome again becomes capital of the West.
  • Year 482: [RomeW] Nepos defeats a combined Germanic invasion into Roman territory. Massive reforms of the Roman state bring back a lot of the old Roman traditions, including the gladiatorial games. Christianity still chief religion, though the pagan religion is still practiced.
  • Year 483: [RomeW] Nepos establishes the Senate as the rulers over the city of Rome-proper.
  • Year 485: [RomeW] Nepos invades and annexes southern Italy, becoming the second province of the revitalized Western Empire.
  • Year 487: [RomeW] Zeno calls Nepos a "traitor," refusing to recognize him as Emperor of the West.
  • Year 490: [Cotland] The town of Birka emerges. This is the first documented town to emerge in Scandinavia, and it becomes a centre of commerce and trade.
  • Year 493: [RomeW] Combined Roman-Germanic Army defeats an Ostrogothic invasion of the city of Rome. Ostrogoths, under Theodoric the Great, captures North Italy. Zeno now recognizes Nepos as Emperor of the West.
  • Year 495: [RomeW] Death of Julius Nepos. He is replaced by his son Marcellus.
  • Year 513: [Layarteb] First revolt against the Dominion of Tnemrot occurs. According to history and legend, Comhghall is born this year. The revolt effectively saw the brief sacking of Syracuse but ended when Tnemration warriors broke the siege later that year.
  • Year 527: [RomeW] Eastern General Belisarius annexes Vandal kingdom of North Africa to the Eastern Empire.
  • Year 533: [RomeW] Ostrogothic kingdom conquered by Belisarius.
  • Year 534: [RomeW] Justinian reunites the Roman Empire again.
  • Year 553: [RomeW] Ostrogothic counterattack, repulsed by Roman General Narses.
  • Year 554: [RomeW] Romans occupy southern Spain.
  • Year 566: [RomeW] Slavs pour into the Balkans.
  • Year 568: [RomeW] Lombard invasion of Italy, annexes northern part.
  • Year 570: [Layarteb] Second revolt against the Dominion of Tnemrot occurs. According to history and legend, this revolt was minor around the city of Syracuse. It appears to have occurred in direct response to the Tnemration declaration of Syracuse as their capital, previously removing Albany.
  • Year 578: [RomeW] Roman Senate calls for help from Constantinople regarding the Lombard invasion.
  • Year 580: [RomeW] When Senate's call is refused, the Senate elects Cornelius Gaius Rimbosius (Rimbosa) as Emperor of the West, establishing a demarcation line around the old region of Latium.
  • Year 593: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Shotoku is enthroned and promotes Buddhism which is introduced to the Home Islands.
  • Year 600: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto] 175 Years since the collapse of the Kingdom of Yamatai, Emperor Shotoku resumes trade with China by sending the first official Hi No Moton delegation to the mainland.
  • Year 600: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Migration of Proto-Senegambian speaking peoples that will later become the Wolof, Serer, and Fulani from the east, displacing the ailing Kusanites and other ethnic groups as the largest demographic in Western Senegal.
  • Year 603 - 627: [RomeW] Great War between the Eastern Empire and the Persians. Persians conquer Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia, Syria later recaptured by Heraculis.
  • Year 604: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Shotoku issues a Chinese-style constitution based on Confucian principles which in essence inaugurates the First Empire of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 605: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Shotoku declares Buddhism and Confucianism the state religions of the First Empire of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 608: [RomeW] Roman Emperor Regulus issues Edict of Recognition, a statement that formally recognizes the existence of other sovereign states. The edict marks the first time Rome makes a concerted effort to establish friendly relations with its neighbors, allowing a rebirth within the Roman Empire.
  • Year 610: [RomeW] Eastern Emperor Heraculis reorganizes the remaining Eastern provinces and the Eastern state as a whole. Greek instead of Latin is now used. Eastern state is now referred to as "Byzantium," though this is just a historian's term - the state still considered itself "Roman."
  • Year 636: [RomeW] Battle of Yarmuk River: Arabs defeat Byzantines.
  • Year 642: [RomeW] Romans defeat an Avar force near Venice.
  • Year 642: [RomeW] Byzantine forces defeated at Heliopolis by the Arabs, Egypt falls to the Arab invaders.
  • Year 645: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Shotoku is succeeded by Emperor Kotoku who strengthens imperial power over the aristocratic clans, turning their states into provinces.
  • Year 645: [RomeW] Romans declare neutrality in Arab-Byzantine-Persian War.
  • Year 650: [RomeW] Shipping conflict off the coast of Epirus, which is the first of many squabbles between Byzantium and Rome.
  • Year 653: [RomeW] First Arab assault on Rome.
  • Year 666: [Layarteb] Third revolt against the Dominion of Tnemrot occurs. Thousands are killed over a thirteen year period beginning in 666 AD. Guerilla forces conquer Syracuse from Tnemration control but famine soon breaks out, which kills most of the people. Between war and plagues, an estimated 50,000 to 95,000 people are killed over this thirteen year period. Legend stipulates this as the return of Comhghall and the beginning of his war against the goddess Luna and is often the allegory for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • Year 666: [RomeW] Pope Vitalian declares this year as the "Year of the Beast" and predicts a year full of plague and unhappiness. The year passes rather uneventfully.
  • Year 678: [Cotland, North Germania] The first reports of unknown raiders from the north are reported by Christian monks in Germania, speaking of strange dragon ships and hairy, frightening fair-haired men who emerged from the sea.
  • Year 699: [RomeW] Fall of Carthage ends Byzantine dominance west of Sicily.
  • Year 701: [RomeW] Second Arab assault on Rome.
  • Year 703: [RomeW] Lombards penetrate southwards in Italy, capture most of Byzantine possessions in the Italian peninsula.
  • Year 710: [Hi No Moto] The capital of the First Empire of Hi No Moto is moved to Nara, which is modelled after the Chinese city of Xian. The Kojiki, a collection of myths concerning the origins of the Home Islands and the Kami, is completed.
  • Year 710: [RomeW] Start of the "Fifty Years' Struggle," the world's longest siege by the Lombards on Rome.
  • Year 715: [RomeW] Lombards capture Quirinial Hill, the northernmost of the "Seven Hills of Rome," but their assault southwards is repulsed.
  • Year 722: [RomeW] Lombards capture the Aventine and Caelian Hills at the south of the city.
  • Year 732: [RomeW] Lombards reach maximum extent in Rome, reducing Roman territory to the Capitoline Hill and its surroundings.
  • Year 738: [RomeW] Emperor Marcus II negotiates a tribute that spares a Lombard assault on the Capitoline Hill.
  • Year 752: [Hi No Moto] The Great Buddha of Nara at Todai-ji is completed.
  • Year 754: [RomeW] Ascent of Emperor Nerva II turns the tide for the Romans against the Lombards, Nerva recaptures Palatine Hill.
  • Year 760: [RomeW] Nerva expels Lombards from the city of Rome and begins reacquisition of Latium. End of the Fifty Years' Struggle.
  • Year 767: [RomeW] Nerva recaptures Latium from the Lombards.
  • Year 778: [RomeW] Charlemagne annexes most of the Italian peninsula from the Lombards.
  • Year 784: [Hi No Moto] The capital is moved from Nara to Nagaoka.
  • Year 784: [RomeW] Charlemagne offers to make Rome a tributary.
  • Year 788: [Hi No Moto] The Buddhist Monk Saicho founds the monastery of Mt Hiei, near Kyoto, which will become a vast ensemble of temples.
  • June 8, 793: [Cotland] The abbey at the island of Lindisfarne, off Northumberland on the British Isles, is raided and pillaged by men who come to be known as Vikings. The raid is generally accepted by historians as the start of the Viking Age.
  • Year 794: [Cotland] The abbey at Iona, near Lindisfarne, is sacked by Vikings.
  • Year 794: [Hi No Moto] The capital is moved from Nagako to Heian (modern day Kyoto).
  • Year 795: [Cotland] Coastal towns and abbeys in northern Ireland are raided by Vikings.
  • Year 799: [Cotland] Viking raiders sack and pillage in the Kingdom of the Franks, sailing with near impunity up and down the river Sein
  • Year 800: [RomeW] Failed assassination attempt on Trajan II by Pope Leo III leads to the Pope crowning Charlemagne as "Emperor of the West."
  • Year 800: [Yanitza] The Kingdom of Takrur emerges along the Senegal river, exploiting the vacuum of power in the region created by the Ghanaian sack of Kusan. Both the Fulani and Tukulor people trace their origins to Takrur.
  • Year 801: [Cotland] The town of Kaupang emerges as the most important trading settlement in Scandinavia, and is generally hailed as the first real city in Scandinavia.
  • Year 803: [RomeW] Charlemagne occupies Rome for a few months but he is beaten back by Trajan.
  • Year 806: [RomeW] Treaty of Civitavecchia Charlemagne officially recognizes Trajan as the legitimate Roman Emperor, with Charlemagne crowned as "Junior Emperor." The treaty officially allied the states against Byzantium, with the intent of reuniting the Roman Empire by force.
  • Year 811: [RomeW] Combined forces of Charlemagne and Trajan capture Constantinople, forces Byzantine Emperor Michael I Rangabe into exile. Trajan officially proclaims the Roman Empire reunited, though Rangabe protests this claim.
  • Year 814: [RomeW] Death of Charlemagne and the ascension of Leo V from Armenia to the Byzantine throne allow the Byzantines to recapture Constantinople from Rome.
  • Year 819: [Hi No Moto] Fujiwara Michinaga becomes regent, marking the highpoint of his and his clan's almost de-facto control over the Hi No Moton government.
  • Year 820 - 990: [RomeW] Rome undergoes over 150 years of building projects that strengthens Rome's prestige and solidifies Roman holdings in Latium. It is around this time that Rome begins to become a major player in European diplomacy and politics, helping form the "Holy German Union" that unified Germany.
  • Year 820: [Cotland] Viking explorers travel east, colonizing the Baltic coastline by force and subjugating the local population.
  • Year 828: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] Vikings from the Baltic settlements start venturing further into the unchartered areas of present-day Russia. Sailing along the rivers of the new lands, they start settling the lands along the river banks they find. These Vikings, or Varangians in modern Russian, are considered to be the original Rus.
  • December 25, 860: [Urbov(Ru)] The Rus launch a successful raid on Constantinople.
  • June 1, 862: [Urbov(Ru)] Rurik comes to rule in Novgorod, establishing the Rurikid Dynasty.
  • Year 865: [Cotland] Harald Hårfagre proposes marriage to Gyda, the beautiful daughter of King Erik of Hordaland. She refuses the proposal, stating that she would marry Harald only when he was king over all of Keutaland. This prompts Harald to vow not to cut nor comb his hair until he was the sole king of all of Cotland (present-day southern Keutaland Province). At this time, Cotland was a mix of petty kingdoms and principalities. This vow leads Harald to be given the epithet "Hårfagre" (Eng: "Fair-hair").
  • Year 866: [Cotland] The campaign of the unification of Keutaland starts.
  • Year 872: [Cotland] The Battle of Hafrsfjord, one of the most important battles in the unification campaign, is fought. In this battle, Harald Hårfagre defeats a confederation of petty kings in a massive naval battle at Hafrsfjord, outside present-day Stavanger, and kills the kings of the petty kingdoms of Hordaland, Telemark, Agder, Sylkje, Kjøtve and Vestmark.
  • Year 873: [Cotland] With the opponents effectively leaderless, Harald finally manages to unify what is present-day Cotland into one kingdom. He is hailed as King of Keutaland at the thing at Gulating, and marries Gyda shortly thereafter.
  • Year 875: [Cotland] Fed up with raids from the Orkney and Shetland Islands, Harald Hårfagre dispatch a fleet to conquer the islands. After fierce battles, the Orkneys and Shetland are firmly subjected to the Cottish throne as an earldom under the king's brother Ragnvald.
  • June 3, 882: [Urbov(Ru)] Oleg, brother of Rurik, moves the capital to Kiev
  • Year 888: [Cotland] King Harald launches a campaign to further expand his kingdom, attacking north and adds Trøndelag to his kingdom.
  • Year 900: [Cotland] Colonists sent by king Harald discover and settle in Iceland.
  • Year 900: [Yanitza] The earliest possible arrival of the Balanta people into the region of Guinea-Bissau.
  • July 5, 907: [Urbov(Ru)] Oleg leads an army to the walls of Constantinople in imitation of Rurik.
  • July 10, 907: [Urbov(Ru)] A Rus-Byzantine Treaty allows Rus merchants to enter the city under guard.
  • December 5, 912: [Urbov(Ru)] Oleg dies and he is succeeded by Igor, son of Rurik.
  • February 1, 928: [North Germania] The Germanic Kingdoms officially sign the Munich Document, effectively unifying Germany, Poland, and Austria.
  • Year 931: [Cotland] King Harald dies of old age, and is succeeded by his eldest son Eirik I Blodøks. Eirik is unpopular due to his brutal rule, hence the epithat "Blodøks" (Eng: "Bloody Axe")
  • March 22, 931: [North Germania] The Holy German Union is named out of the Germanic Kingdoms. Historians regard this as the First German Reich. Eastern France also joins the Holy German Union.
  • Year 933: [Cotland] Harald Hårfagre's second-oldest son Håkon challenges Eirik's rule, and after a brief battle between the brothers' armies, he succeeds Eirik as King of Cotland.
  • March 3, 941: [Urbov(Ru)] A Rus army lands at Bithynia but it is quickly defeated.
  • March 4, 941: [Urbov(Ru)] The Byzantines destroy the Rus fleet.
  • February 20, 945: [Urbov(Ru)] Another Rus-Byzantine Treaty is signed. The Rus renounce all rights to the Bosporus Strait but they are guaranteed access to the markets of Constantinople without supervision.
  • September 23, 945: [Urbov(Ru)] Igor dies and his wife Olga becomes regent of Kievan Rus for their son, Sviatoslav I.
  • Year 950: [Cotland] Håkon expands Cortland's borders east, into northern and eastern Sweden.
  • Year 961: [Cotland] The last battle between Håkon and the sons of Eirik Blodøks is fought at Fitjar. The Eiriksons, supported by Danish forces, meet Håkon and his far inferior forces at Fitjar off the island of Stord. Håkon is outnumbered six-to-one by the Eirikssons, but he fights valiantly. Despite this, Håkon is killed in the battle, and Cotland is divided up among the Eirikssons.
  • Year 961 - 970: [Cotland] Harald Gråfell is made king of western Cotland, while eastern Cotland is given to Yngve Eirikson.
  • April 16, 963: [Urbov(Ru)] Olga's regency ends.
  • July 1, 968: [Urbov(Ru)] The Pechenegs besiege Kiev. A Rus general named Pretich Vasily Vasilievsky creates the illusion of a much larger army and frightens them away.
  • July 8, 969: [Urbov(Ru)] Sviatoslav I moves the capital from Kiev to Pereyaslavets in Bulgaria.
  • Year 970: [Cotland] Harald Gråfell makes a fatal mistake in declaring war on the jarl (Eng: "Earl") of Lade, a former ally, when he resists the introduction of Christianity in Cotland. The men of Lade march on Harald Gråfell, kill him in the Battle of Viken, and assume the throne. This short but bloody war marks the start of the feud between the Hårfagre Clan and the Ladejarl Clan, which ends only with the end of the First Civil War 200 years later.
  • June 6, 971: [Urbov(Ru)] The Byzantine Empire captures Pereyaslavets. The capital returns to Kiev.
  • October 12, 972: [Urbov(Ru)] Sviatoslav I is killed by the Pechenegs during an expedition on their territory. His son Yaropolk I succeeds him.
  • May 1, 980: [Urbov(Ru)] Yaropolk I is betrayed and murdered by his brother Vladimir I, the Great, who succeeds him as Prince of Kiev.
  • December 25, 988: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir I destroys the pagan idols of Kiev and urges the city's inhabitants to baptize themselves in the Dnieper River.
  • Year 990 - 992: [RomeW] Paul II dies without any heirs, leading to succession battles before Paul III, Paul II's nephew, assumes the throne.
  • Year 992 - 1188: [RomeW] Pauline Dynasty in Rome sees the Romans expand their territory in Central Italy into Beneventum and Perugia.
  • Winter 994: [North Germania] German forces invade Belarus from Poland.
  • Year 995: [Cotland] Håkon Sigurdson Ladejarl dies, leaving Cotland open for Olav Tryggvason, who assumes the throne of Cotland by right of sword. In the five years of his reign, Olav Tryggvason does more to build Cotland as a nation than any king since Harald Hårfagre. Olav Tryggvason also introduces Christianity to Cotland by persuasion and sword.
  • Year 996: [Cotland] Cottish explorer Eirik the Red discovers North America, more precisely Newfoundland.
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1000 - 1499:
  • Year 1000: [Yanitza] Takrur becomes a vassal of the more powerful Ghana empire and thus the state is now ruled by a dynasty of Soninke rulers with links to the royal family of Ghana. This is also the earliest date for the formation of the various Serer and Serer-Wolof kingdoms of Western Senegal.
  • Summer 1000: [North Germania] Belarus falls to German forces who continue advancing into Ukraine.
  • September 11, 1000: [Cotland] The Battle of Svolder is fought, where King Olav Tryggvason and his fleet are assaulted by a superior Danish-Swedish-Lade alliance off Svolder. A great naval battle is fought, where Olav Tryggvason is killed after his bow breaks in the heat of battle. As a result, Cotland is divided into three equal parts between the kings of Denmark and Sweden and the Earls of Lade.
  • Year 1001: [Cotland] Leiv Eiriksson, son of Eirik the Red leads a colonization party that travels to Newfoundland and founds a Cottish colony named Vinland.
  • July 8, 1010: [North Germania] Ukraine falls to German forces.
  • Year 1011: [RomeW] Byzantine Emperor Basil II routs Roman troops invading Corinth, exacting a heavy tribute from Rome.
  • Winter 1011: [North Germania] German forces begin a double invasion of Moldova and the Czech Republic.
  • Year 1015: [Cotland] Olav Digre, son of Olav Tryggvason, returns from his exile in the Faroes and he claims the Cottish throne by right of birth. As the King of Denmark and the Earl of Lade are preoccupied with raiding in England, Olav has little difficulty in securing his throne, and in a lightening campaign that summer, he defeats the remaining Lade army at the Battle of Nesjar and captures, and executes, the entire family of the Earl of Lade and all his male successors, thus removing anyone in Cotland with a legitimate claim to the throne. By the time that the Earl of Lade learns of the events in Cotland and returns, Olav has consolidated his claim and his position, and he defeats the Earl of Lade in the Battle of Sotra. The Earl of Lade flees to exile in Denmark.
  • Spring 1015: [North Germania] Moldova falls to German forces.
  • June 2, 1015: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir I dies. He is succeeded by Sviatopolk I. Sviatopolk I orders the murder of three of Vladimir I's younger sons but he is supposedly stopped by a manifestation of the late Vladimir I in what is believed to be a divine miracle. Vladimir I is proclaimed a Saint within the year.
  • Summer 1015: [North Germania] The Czech Republic falls to German forces.
  • Year 1016: [Cotland] The next summer, Olav Digre reconquers the parts of Cotland seconded to Denmark, and he becomes the first king since Harald Hårfagre to effectively control all of the parts of Cotland.
  • March 1, 1016: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir I's canonization is approved by the Patriarch of Constantinople and March 1 becomes, "the Feast of Saint Vladimir."
  • March 2, 1016: [Urbov(Ru)] Inspired by his father's canonization, Borislav I, one of Sviatopolk I's adult brothers, leads an army against him and defeats him, forcing him to flee to Germania. Citing almighty God as his chief benefactor, Borislav I proclaims himself Patriarch-Prince of Kiev and he assembles an army of "Crusaders." He is never recognized by Constantinople.
  • March 1, 1017: [Urbov(Ru)] Borislav I launches his "Crusade" against the other Russian Principalities and unites them through force of arms into one Orthodox kingdom.
  • December 26, 1017: [Urbov(Ru)] As he is a self-proclaimed "Patriarch," Borislav I fathers no children and takes no wives. Thus, when Borislav I is struck low during a skirmish with Cottish mercenaries, the throne of the newly united Rus falls to his younger sibling, Justinus Rurikid, son of Vladimir and Anna Porphyrogenita.
  • September 23, 1018: [Urbov(Ru)] Justinus issues the first Russian code of law, the Russkaya Pravda in imitation of the Roman Emperor Justinian's Legal Code. This signals the start of a new era of increasing Byzantine influence in Russia.
  • January 25, 1019: [Urbov(Ru)] Justinus is challenged by Catholics who have been influenced by missionaries from Germany. Gathering his armies, Justinus faces the Catholics near Novogorod, which is called upon by both sides. After a brief parley the city and its mighty militia turns out in favor of Justinus' army and together, they crush the Catholics. He grants autonomy and the title "Great" to Great Novgorod as a reward for its support.
  • Fall 1020: [North Germania] German forces move into Slovakia and Romania.
  • Year 1024: [Cotland] Olav Digre makes Christianity the official religion of Cotland, and he starts a campaign of converting the mostly pagan population. Those who do not voluntarily convert to Christendom are forced to swallow poisonous serpents.
  • Year 1025: [RomeW] Paul III defeats Basil's attempt to capture Beneventum and reverses the treaty of 1011.
  • December 15, 1025: [Urbov(Ru)] The death of Justinus' cousin Basil II leads him to declare himself Emperor of Rome, Grand Prince of Russia, and Master of all Orthodox Christians.
  • January 6, 1026: [Urbov(Ru)] Justinus' outrageous claims are met with quiet whispers in Constantinople as he prepares the Russian Principalities for total war. A council is called to placate the Russian Grand Prince and prevent discord within the Eastern Church.
  • February 15, 1026: [Urbov(Ru)] The Council of Kishinev is called in the city of Chisinau. Grand Prince Justinus and his boyars are met by the Roman Nobility and their interim Emperor, Constantine VIII. Constantine VIII offers his cousin the honorary title of Caesar and the acknowledgement of Russia as the sister realm of Rome. Justinus, sensing his age, instead demands his favorite son Aleksandr I be married to Zoe Porphyrogenita. Constantine agrees but on the condition that Aleksandr I be educated in Constantinople and he serve as the Emperor's own squire in the hope that he can manipulate the youth. This event is later looked upon as evidence of Russia as the Third Rome.
  • March 1, 1027: [Urbov(Ru)] Aleksandr I is sent as a child of five to Constantinople where he is educated by the finest tutors. At an early age, he demonstrates a love of classical philosophy and he becomes an effective civil servant but he proves to be a less-than stalwart warrior.
  • Year 1028 - 1030: [Cotland] Dissatisfied with the violent Christianization of the land, the people of Opplandene and Trøndelag rise up in revolt. After two years, the rebellion is finally crushed in 1030.
  • August 11, 1029: [North Germania] German forces move through Slovakia and Romania into Hungary and Bulgaria.
  • Year 1030: [Cotland] Not long after crushing the rebellion, Olav Digre meets a Danish army during the Battle of Stiklestad. Olav is killed in the battle but his body is smuggled away after the battle and hastily buried. When he is exhumed for proper burial a year later, Olav Digre's body is said to be in perfect condition, and that his hair and finger nails had continued to grow even after death. As a result, he is declared a martyr by the Bishop of Cotland, and later declared a saint by the Pope in Rome as Saint Olav the Sacred.
  • Year 1030: [Yanitza] King War Jabi of Takrur converts to Islam along with his court. The emergence of the Torodbe, a Fulani caste of Muslim clerics occurs in Takrur.
  • Year 1035: [Cotland] After five years of fighting between the King of Denmark and the sons of Olav Digre, Olav's eldest son Magnus is chosen as King of Cotland by all chieftains and earls in Cotland. The nobles of Cotland discover that it was in their advantage to support a strong nation-state, and a strong King, and in-fighting between the various parts of Cotland mostly cease. Under Magnus' rule, there is mostly peace in Cotland, leading to him being given the epithet "Magnus the Good."
  • Year 1035: [Yanitza] The introduction of Shari'a law into Takrur.
  • Year 1042: [Cotland] The King of Denmark dies without issue, causing the Danish nobles to chose King Magnus the Good, of Cotland, as the next King of Denmark.
  • April 19, 1042: [Urbov(Ru)] A popular uprising in Constantinople leads to the Roman People crying out for the return of Zoe to rule as Co-Empress with her sister Theodora. Aleksandr I, now Grand Prince of Russia, and his wife Zoe return to Constantinople. Aleksandr I stays just long enough to recruit the finest engineers, generals, philosophers, and artisans.
  • June 11, 1042: [Urbov(Ru)] Sensing that Zoe's sister Theodora was the finer Empress, Aleksandr I uses his wife to establish a permanent Russian embassy in Constantinople. Buying a number of supporters among the Senate, Aleksandr sends his youngest son and eldest daughter (Vasiley and Anastasia) to the Second Rome while his oldest son Andrei is sent to head a Russian embassy to Cotland.
  • November 22, 1042: [Urbov(Ru)] Andrei Rurikid's embassy to Cotland intends to formalize relations with the Nordic cousins of the Rus but instead, it is ambushed by steppe nomads north of Smolensk. Andrei returns to Kiev wounded and angered.
  • March 1, 1043: [Urbov(Ru)] Aleksandr I puts the talented men he hired in Constantinople to work modernizing and expanding Kiev, making it worthy of its already spreading status as, "Rome on the Danube." Simultaneously, he requests the Patriarch of Constantinople to recognize his eldest son, the shamed Andrei, as Patriarch of Kiev. Through Zoe's position as Co-Empress, the position is formalized and Andrei becomes Patriarch against his wishes.
  • Octover 19, 1043: [Urbov(Ru)] Andrei Rurikid uses his new position as Patriarch of Kiev to send a call out to all faithful Orthodox warriors. Serbs, Bulgars, Russians, and Greeks, arrive in Kiev and are supplied by Grand Prince Aleksandr I who also musters his armies.
  • December 25, 1043: [Urbov(Ru)] Together the army of Aleksandr I and his son Patriarch Andrei march from Kiev into the steppe lands, seizing and fortifying the city of Astrakhan to wait until spring.
  • March 1, 1043: [Urbov(Ru)] In honor of Saint Vladimir I, the Crusaders split off from the host of Aleksandr I and march through the Caucasian Kingdoms, annexing them to the Rus. Meanwhile Aleksandr I's army marches north across the steppe to ultimately fortify the far eastern border of Russia.
  • Year 1047: [Cotland] King Magnus dies. He is succeeded by his uncle, Harald Hårdråde who reigns with a heavy hand. Any dissent is crushed without mercy, including an attempt by the Danish nobles to elect a different king of Denmark. The majority of the Danish nobles are slaughtered by Harald, and Cottish warriors loyal to Harald are given their titles and their land. Denmark is thus integrated into Cotland.
  • Year 1050: [Hi No Moto] The rise of the military class know as the Samurai.
  • August 23, 1050: [Urbov(Ru)] Aleksandr I is succeeded by his youngest son Vasiley Rurikid who uses his education in Constantinople and the group of philosophers who had surrounded his late father, to formalize the loose network of Russian power. Princes of each city are elected by councils of the local boyars who in turn form the Duma, which advises the Grand Prince. The Russkaya Pravda is expanded and modernized to include all of the latest Roman legal innovations and terminology ushering in an era of peace and stability that is later known as the Pax Russkaya.
  • Year 1054: [RomeW] Great Schism between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches after the Patriarch of Constantinople refused to submit to Roman authority.
  • Year 1056: [Cotland] In a bloody campaign, Harald Hardråde crush the Swedish kings and places Svealand and Götaland under the Cottish throne. For the first time, all of Scandinavia save for Lappland and Finnmark is under the control of the same king. Over the next ten years, Harald consolidates the territories under the Cottish throne.
  • September 24, 1066: [Cotland] After the death of Edward the Confessor, King Harald Hardråde of Cotland laid claim to the English throne. He sets off with a vast fleet and army to seize the throne, but falls during the Battle of Stamford Bridge by Harald Goodwinson (curiously, Harald Goodwinson is killed less than a month later by William the Conqueror during the Battle of Hastings). The throne of Cotland befalls to Harald Hardråde's two sons Magnus and Olav, who rule together until Magnus' death in 1069.
  • Year 1069 - 1096: [Cotland] With the death of Magnus II, Olav becomes sole King of Cotland. During his twenty year reign, he founds several cities and furthers trade and diplomatic relations with Europe. Upon his death, he is given the epithet "Olav Kyrre" (Eng: "Olav the Peaceful").
  • Year 1076: [Yanitza] The arrival of the Almoravid movement amongst the Berbers and Arabs of North Africa. Takrur sides with the Almoravids against Ghana and rises to prominence as a major Sahelian Kingdom. The arrival of the Almoravids also introduces Muslim clerics known as Marabouts into the region.
  • Year 1089 - 1099: [RomeW] First Crusade against the Seljuks in aid of the Byzantines, Romans send troops to aid the Crusade and establish their own protectorate in Syria.
  • Year 1100: [Layarteb] An earthquake, estimated with a magnitude of 5.5, strikes the Dominion of Tnemrot causing widespread destruction in Syracuse. It is blamed on the gods.
  • Fall 1100: [North Germania] Following a series of campaigns, the Holy German Union ceases its invasions. It now controls present-day Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, eastern France, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine.
  • Year 1100: [Yanitza] With Ghanaian power rapidly fading, Takrur invades the province of Diara, located in modern day Guinea. The Susu people in Futa Jallon throw off Ghanaian rule and found the Susu Empire.
  • Year 1101: [Amigard] The small barony of Amigard is established as settlers from Europe move eastward. Amigard is one of the few European settlements that survive in the area as most are either absorbed by the already established Arab populations or destroyed during a series of conflicts. The Barony develops a tradition of religious leadership, as its rulers are almost exclusively bishops operating out of the newly established St. Michael's Cathedral.
  • Year 1102: [Cotland] The colony in Vinland is abandoned due to failing crops and many deaths due to hostile natives.
  • Year 1108 - 1111: [Cotland] King Sigurd I travels on a crusade to Jerusalem with sixty ships and five thousand warriors. He returns from the Holy Land laden with treasure and relics, many of which can still be seen in Cottish cathedrals and churches to this day.
  • Year 1138: [Cotland] King Sigurd dies. The resulting feud between his sons, over who will succeed him as King, plunges Cotland into the First Civil War. With the death of King Sigurd I, his two sons Magnus and Harald openly demand the title of King. Unable to resolve the issue, the two pretenders to the throne soon raises armies and start fighting each other. Soon, Torstein Luva, descendant of the Earl of Lade also emerges and claims the throne while vowing revenge on the Hårfagre Clan for the slaughter of his family a hundred and twenty-five years earlier.
  • Year 1138 - 1155: [RomeW] Papal-Roman Wars, they are a series of small conflicts between Roman and Papal forces as the two fought for domination of Central Italy. The conflict ends with the Treaty of Vatican City establishing the two states as formal allies. It is around this time that sporadic persecutions of the pagan faith occur and would continue for the next four and a half centuries.
  • Year 1138 - 1160: [Cotland] The first phase of the Civil War is characterized by sporadic battles between the pretenders while both fight each other for supremacy.
  • October 31, 1157: [Layarteb] The first declaration of independence by the Layartebian people, a unified title for the Four Tribes of Tnemrot: the Syracusians, the Albans, the Champlains, the Ontarians. The war lasts 58 years and sees the death of almost 200,000 men, women, and children due to famine, disease, and war. It includes multiple naval battles along the Hudson River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Champlain.
  • Year 1159: [Hi No Moto] The Taira Clan, under Taira Kiyomori, takes over power from the Fujiwara Clan after the Heiji War.
  • Year 1160 - 1184: [Cotland] The second phase of the Civil War is marked by a series of set-piece battles where thousands lose their lives, but neither side manages to defeat one another.
  • Year 1175: [Hi No Moto] The Bhuddist Jodo Sect (Pure Land Sect) is introduced.
  • Year 1180: [Hi No Moto] The Minamoto Clan attempts to put an end to the Taira supremacy in open conflict which will become known as the Gempei War.
  • Year 1184: [Cotland] A grouping called the Birkebeiners emerge, being led by the pretender Øystein Møyla. The Birkebeiners were rebels who refused to join either side of the civil war. The name came from the birch bark they wrapped around their feet to stay warm.
  • Year 1184 - 1202: [Cotland] Sverre Sigurdsson of the Hårfagre Clan gains the upper hand and force surviving members of the Lade Clan into exile in Scotland after winning the Battle of Fimreite. He is crowned as King of Cotland, but he is challenged by the Church.
  • Year 1185: [Hi No Moto] After five years of conflict, the Minamoto Clan emerges as the victor to claim supremacy over all of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1191: [Hi No Moto] Rinzai Zen Buddhism is introduced in Hi No Moto and becomes popular amongst the samurai, the leading class of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1192: [Hi No Moto] Minamoto Yoritiomo is appointed as shogun by the Emperor and establishes the Kamakura government.
  • Year 1194: [Cotland] King Sverre is banished by the Church in Rome following his opposition to the Church's demands of infringement upon the royal powers.
  • Year 1200: [Yanitza] The arrival of the Malinke tribes into Guinea-Bissau and the emergence of the Jakhanke People, a Muslim clerical caste in the Ghana Empire. The Jakhanke initially establish themselves at the town of Diakha Bambuku on the river Bafing where they found a clerical republic.
  • January 1, 1200: [Terra Reborn] The city-state of Karin is founded by John Karin, who takes the name Von Karin and establishes the House Von Karin with him serving as Highlord (Patriarch of the House). Throughout the following years, numerous other city-states would be established across Alaska.
  • Summer 1200: [North Germania] After 100 years of peace, the Holy German Union annexes the Balkan States and Switzerland.
  • Year 1202: [Cotland] King Sverre dies of sickness in Bergen, as the first king of Cotland since Sigurd I in 1138, and as his son Håkon takes over as king of Cotland, the Lade Clan returns from exile in Scotland with a vast army. The Civil War continues.
  • Year 1202-1217: [Cotland] The Lade Clan starts to gain the upper hand in the Civil War, methodically killing off the Hårfagre Clan claimants to the empty Cottish throne.
  • Year 1203: [Yanitza] King Sumanguru of Takrur captures the capital of Ghana, Kumbi Saleh, establishing Takrur as hegemon of the region.
  • Year 1204: [RomeW] Romans join in the Fourth Crusade against Constantinople and formally proclaim the Roman Empire reunited upon the capture of the city. Greece is formally annexed to the Roman Empire, while the Byzantine heirs rule in exile in Nicaea.
  • Year 1206: [Cotland] Two Birkebeiners rescue Håkon Håkonson, heir to the Cottish throne and the sole surviving male member of the Hårfagre Clan from certain death. The actions of the Birkebeiners in protecting the Hårfagre Clan leads to a strong tie between the Birkebeiners and the Hårfagre Clan, who pledge to reward the Birkebeiners if and when they can assume the throne again.
  • Fall 1208: [North Germania] The Balkan States all fall to the Holy German Union.
  • February 5, 1210: [Terra Reborn] The now thriving city-state of Karin fights a short but costly war against Fairbanks and emerges victorious. These small inter-city-state wars would continue for much of the remaining century without ending.
  • Winter 1210: [North Germania] Switzerland. falls to German forces but it is the bloodiest campaign the Germans have fought
  • March 19, 1215: [North Germania] After a series of land issues, what is now the modern day area of Kaliningrad joins the Holy German Union but unwillingly and under threat. At this time, the Holy German Union is the largest it will ever be. Kaliningrad is called Königsberg.
  • December 1, 1215: [Layarteb] The Treaty of Layarteb is signed in newly named Layarteb City (Manhattan Island). It establishes Layarteb as a federation of four, independent governments, each ruled by one of the Four Tribes. It was very harsh to the Dominion of Tnemrot and defined Layarteb as what would become modern day New York. Albans had rule over the south of the country, the Champlains to the far north, the Ontarians to the west, and the Syracusians, the largest group, held the bulk of the center of the country. It set up a High Council consisting of one leader from each government and rotated an "Overlord" position amongst the four tribes on a four-year basis.
  • Year 1217: [Cotland] Håkon Håkonson comes of age and leads the combined Hårfagre-Birkebeiner forces to victory over the Lade Clan in the Battle of Tønsberg, where Valdemar Lade is captured. After a public execution, Håkon Håkonson remains the sole surviving claimant of age to the throne and he is crowned the King of Cotland. He follows Harald Hardrådes example and slaughters all of the remaining members of the Lade Clan, thus securing his throne from any future pretenders from this clan.
  • Year 1217 - 1240: [Cotland] Håkon Håkonson rules as King and consolidates his position. All remaining supporters of the Lade Clan are discovered and convinced of the error of their ways. The Birkebeiners are rewarded for their loyalty to the Hårfagre Clan and they remain among the most important supporters to Håkons throne.
  • Year 1219: [Cotland] Cottish forces expand north, subjugating the Samis in Finnmark and Lappland and force these territories under the Cottish crown.
  • Year 1221: [Hi No Moto] The Jokyu Disturbance ends a struggle between Kamakura and Kyoto, resulting in the supremacy of the Kamakura Shogunate (Hojo Regents) over the Emperor in Kyoto.
  • Year 1222: [Layarteb] The government of Layarteb was given a constitution, which largely was a copy of the Treaty of Layarteb with some exceptions. It titled the country as the Confederacy of Layarteb and allowed for the High Council to elect the Overlord rather than rotate through the tribes. Ynoga, a Syracusian, is elected as the first Overlord but he dies during a plague on his sixth term.
  • Year 1222 - 1230: [Cotland] Cottish forces invade Finland, and after an eight year struggle, they force Finland to join Cotland.
  • January 3, 1223: [Urbov(Ru)] The warriors of Rus first encounter the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan. Rus forces win a pyrrhic victory that sees them made vulnerable to future Mongol armies.
  • Year 1224 - 1254: [RomeW] Byzantines start an offensive against Roman territory in Greece, reducing their holdings to Constantinople by the end of 1254.
  • Year 1230 - 1235: [Yanitza] The Susu Empire captures Kumbi Saleh from Takrur and begins a campaign of conquest in the east, briefly rivaling the former Ghana empire in size.
  • Year 1235: [Yanitza] The Battle of Kirina, a coalition of Malinke tribes under Prince Sundiata Keita defeats the Susu Empire and subsequently conquers its territory. This is regarded as the foundation of the Mali Empire. The Mali Empire also begins its conquest of Guinea-Bissau.
  • Year 1236: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] First Cottish-Novgorodian War starts. With all of Scandinavia secured under Cottish rule and their positions consolidated, Cotland starts looking to the east. Cottish forces invade Novgorod.
  • December 30, 1236: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander Nevsky is summoned by the Novgorodians to become Prince of Novgorod and, as their military leader, to defend their northwest lands from Cottish and German invaders until the Grand Prince in Kiev can arrive with his army.
  • Year 1240: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] A clash between King Håkon and the Birkebeiners over how to prosecute the war in Novgorod sees the Birkebeiners removed from their position of power and they subsequently disappear from the political scene into the annals of history. Cottish forces are dealt a crushing defeat at the confluence of the Izhora and Neva Rivers. The Cottish survivors withdraw to the safety of Finland.
  • July 15, 1240: [Urbov(Ru)] The Novgorodian army defeats a Cottish invasion force at the confluence of the Izhora and Neva Rivers. However, news of the victory is not relayed to the Grand Prince who continues to march north.
  • November 28 - December 6, 1240: [Urbov(Ru)] Taking advantage of the scattered disposition of the Russian armies, the Tartars lay siege to Kiev. Just as they breach the walls, a relief force from Byzantium arrives to aid their fellow Orthodox Christians. Leading the army is the grandson of Vasiley Rurikid, Marcus Rurikid, a member of the Byzantine nobility.
  • Year 1241: [Cotland] The First Cottish-Novgorodian War ends with the Treaty of Riga.
  • April 5, 1242: [Urbov(Ru)] Aleksandr Nevsky defeats the invading Teutonic Knights on the frozen surface of Lake Peipus while the Russian Army pursues the Tartars into the steppe. To the dismay of all of Christendom, they are quickly surrounded and massacred by the Tartars who seize all of Russia west of Kharkov. Marcus Rurikid is called upon to become Grand Prince of Russia beneath the name Vladimir II.
  • Year 1250: [Amigard] The borders of the Amigard Barony continuously shrink as surrounding nations rise to power and by 1250, the Barony has been all but absorbed by surrounding kingdoms. Amigard technically remains independent, however, within the walls of St. Michael's Cathedral.
  • Year 1250: [Yanitza] Fulani pastoralists begin to migrate into the area of Futa Jallon.
  • Year 1251: [Cotland] Greenland is annexed into Cotland.
  • Year 1252: [Cotland] Iceland, which had experienced independence during the Civil War, is annexed back to Cotland.
  • Year 1261: [RomeW] Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus captures Constantinople from the Romans, expelling them from their previously acquired territories from the Fourth Crusade.
  • Year 1263: [Cotland] Håkon Håkonson dies of sickness in the Orkneys after a failed invasion of Scotland. He is succeeded by his son Magnus.
  • Year 1265: [Layarteb] Brom is elected as the Overlord following weak successors to Ynoga. He rules for an astonishing 50 years and he institutes many changes to the Confederacy of Layarteb. He is one of only two Alban rulers of the Confederacy of Layarteb.
  • Year 1265: [RomeW] Michael captures southern Italy in an attempt to reunite the Roman Empire himself.
  • Year 1270: [RomeW] Michael reaches Rome and captures it after a brief raid, proclaiming the Roman Empire reunited. Roman Emperor Julian Orestes Ravennus escapes with the Pope to Nice, handed to Ravennus by the Kingdom of Arles.
  • Year 1274: [Hi No Moto] The Mongols of Kublai Khan try to invade the Home Islands on Kyushu but are repelled by "Kamikaze," a great storm that bears resemblance to the storm of 65 AD which destroys the invasion fleet.
  • Year 1279: [RomeW] Ravennus recaptures Rome with Arelatian help, restoring Roman-Byzantine split. Arles receives Nice back as a "thank you" for helping the Romans.
  • Year 1280: [Yanitza] Takrur is conquered by the Mali Empire
  • Year 1281: [Hi No Moto] A second Mongol Invasion of Kyushu is attempted by Kublai Khan. Despite landing a small force on Kyushu, another violent storm destroys the Mongol fleet and the outnumbered Hi No Moton forces are able to claim victory.
  • Year 1285: [RomeW] Romans capture Rimini.
  • Year 1292: [RomeW] First Roman-Venetian War ends with Roman victory off the coast of Rimini.
  • Year 1300: [Yanitza] The Guinea-Bissau region is completely under the control of Mali.
  • March 5, 1303: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir II (Marcus) dies. His oldest son Yuri succeeds him as Grand Prince. Yuri begins to win back portions of Russia west of the Urals.
  • Year 1304: [RomeW] Second Roman-Venetian War begins.
  • April 18, 1304: [Terra Reborn] A gathering of the Highlords of all the various Houses across Alaska meet in Karin City to discuss an end to the century of on-off conflict. At this summit it is realized that together the various city-states could accommodate the needs of the others, Anchorage could provide food from trade and fishing for Fairbanks who had often resorted to raiding and conflict to feed its relatively small population. The Empire of Apilonia, also known as the Apilonian Empire, is born. One man, Edward Warner, chosen by secret ballot amongst the Highlords, is selected as the first Apilonian Emperor who takes up his throne in Karin City, selected as the Imperial Capital, several years after Imperial forces seize the Yukon and what would later be called the Northwest Territories of Canada.
  • Year 1305: [Cotland, Layarteb] Cottish explorers returning to recolonize Vinland are caught in a storm and are washed up far off course, only to discover a bustling civilization called Layarteb in North America.
  • Year 1307: [RomeW] Battle of Cervia: Roman navy suffers huge setback at the hands of the Venetians.
  • Winter 1309: [North Germania] Rebellion amongst ethnic Slavs begins in Moldova, Ukraine, the Balkan States, and Romania.
  • Year 1310: [RomeW] Venetians attempt siege of Rimini but are repulsed.
  • Year 1310: [Yanitza] The height of the Mali Empire, which includes all of modern day Senegambia. Under Malian rule, the merchant caste known as the Dyula begin migrate into the region and form trade networks.
  • Year 1312: [RomeW] Venetians raid Rimini a second time, capture the city, and kill Emperor Caracalla II, ending the Second Roman-Venetian War.
  • Year 1312 - 1314: [RomeW] Revolts occur across the state, three Emperors are killed in a span of three years.
  • Year 1314 - 1370: [RomeW] Primus Marcellus begins the Marcellus Dynasty. All Emperors numerically assigned - "Primus" (1314), "Secondus" (1314 - 33), "Tetrus" (1333 - 66) and "Quadrus" (1366 - 70). The period is marked with a decline in Papal-Roman relations, as Secondus expelled the Pope to Avignon in 1316 after a dispute, a policy which was maintained by his descendants.
  • Year 1315: [Layarteb] Brom is assassinated by Champlain separatists. The capital of Layarteb remains Syracuse, which is on the border of Champlain and Syracusian territory. The Champlains are subsequently barred from the Confederacy and border skirmishes begin between the Champlains and the Confederacy of Layarteb. Border clashes continue for over 100 years but see no major changes to the territorial bounds of either nation.
  • March 1, 1317: [Urbov(Ru)] Yuri marries the sister of Uzbeg Khan, ending the Mongol raids. With his eastern border secure, Yuri turns his attention to consolidating Russia's hold on its now vast swathes of territory, erecting a series of hill-forts along the Urals Mountains.
  • Year 1323 - 1361: [RomeW] Ottoman Turks invade Byzantium and capture its cities one by one, culminating in the Fall of Adrianople in 1361 that reduced the Byzantine Empire to Constantinople and its environs. The attacks were preceded by a secret alliance concluded by the Romans and the Ottomans in 1323, a year later the Byzantine city of Bursa was the first to fall to the Ottomans.
  • Year 1334: [Hi No Moto] The Kamakura Shogunate collapses. Emperor Go-Daigo is able to defeat the Kamakura Shogunate and restores Imperial Power in the Kemmu Restoration.
  • Year 1336: [Hi No Moto] Ashikaga Takauji captures Kyoto.
  • Year 1337: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Go-Daigo flees and establishes the Southern Court in Yoshino.
  • Year 1338: [Hi No Moto] Takauji establishes the Muromachi Government and a second Emperor in Kyoto which becomes known as the Northern Court and the Time of the Two Emperors.
  • Year 1339 - 1342: [Cotland] The Black Plague sweeps through Cotland, killing an estimated 1/4 of the population.
  • Summer 1342: [Layarteb] A mysterious ship is found adrift in the Long Island Sound. Investigation quickly determines that the entire crew is dead. Fearing witchcraft or some horrible disease, the ship is burned and destroyed in the Long Island Sound. Historians believe that this ship was a Cottish trade ship, which brought the Bubonic Plague to Layarteb.
  • Summer 1342 - Summer 1345: [Layarteb] Layarteb experiences the Black Plague during which time approximately 1/3 of the populace of the country is wiped out by the disease. The disease is seen as punishment from the goddess Luna for war against Tnemrot.
  • Year 1345: [Cotland] As a result of the Black Plague and the inability of the weakened Cottish Kingdom to stop them, the Baltic territories rise up and declare independence.
  • Year 1360: [Yanitza] The Serer and Wolof Kingdoms of Western Senegal throw off Malian rule due to internal disputes in the empire. The Jolof Empire is founded as a voluntary association of the Serer kingdoms of Sine and Saloum, and the Serer ruled Wolof Kingdoms of Jolof, Kayor, Waalo and Baol. Although each state maintains its own dynasty, the Burr (King) of Jolof, Njaan Njaay, is recognised as pre-eminent and paid tribute.
  • Year 1380: [Yanitza] Settlement of Malinke people, fleeing violence in Mali, into the Kingdom of Sine, who are later assimilated into Serer culture.
  • June 6, 1382: [Urbov(Ru)] The Mongol khan Tokhtamysh leads a great horde west, only to be paused by the series of Ural fortresses erected by Yuri. Heavy Russian cavalry and Tartar light cavalry surround and butcher the Mongol hordes until an uneasy truce is called. Tokhtamysh offers peace and brotherhood with the Russian principality if Grand Prince Yuri agrees to marry his ten-year-old daughter. Yuri agrees and the two are to be wed in eight years.
  • November 28, 1387: [Cotland] Olav V Håkonson dies after being thrown off his horse during hunting. As his newborn son Erik obviously still is not of age, his wife Margrete assumes regency over Cotland until Erik comes of age. Margrete's reign as Queen Regent establishes a precedence of female power, and it is marked by feminists as the early start of the feminist movement in Cotland
  • December 3, 1391: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir-Batu Rurikid is born, representing a fusion of the Orthodox Christian west and Tartar east. He is baptized Orthodox but he is raised by his mother's people who follow Tengri.
  • December 7, 1391: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Navy and Corps of Imperial Marines launch an invasion of the Aleutian islands, securing them for the Apilonian Empire before the year is out. This marks the Apilonian Empire's first overseas conquest. The Von Karin Fortress is built (as the Imperial Fortress) in Karin City.
  • Year 1392: [Hi No Moto] Unification of the Southern and Northern Courts.
  • Year 1392: [RomeW] Jovian II ends the "Babylonian Captivity" of the Papacy, allowing them to return to Rome.
  • Year 1394: [Cotland] Fifty years after the Black Plague, population numbers in Cotland finally reach the pre-plague numbers again.
  • Year 1400: [Yanitza] The Dakar Peninsula is resettled by the Lebou people. Migration begins of the Jakhanke people into the regions of Futa Jallon, Futa Bundu, Khasso, Dentilia, and Bambum in Senegal and Guinea where they form religious communities involved in the spread of Islam. The largest of these settlements is initially in Futa Bundu.
  • January 4, 1402: [Cotland, Layarteb] A formal trade agreement is made between the Kingdom of Cotland and the Confederacy of Layarteb, marking the first intercontinental trade agreement in history.
  • March 4, 1408: [Terra Reborn] An Imperial Army under the command of a young but ambitions and competent General, Peter Grippen, launches an invasion across the Apilonian Straight (Bering Strait), securing the desolate but economically valuable area within a few weeks. Over the following decade, Peter Grippen would also seize Kamchatka and Khabarovsk for the Apilonian Empire. As reward for his service Peter Grippen is made the Imperial Archduke of the Western Territories and establishes House Von Grippen.
  • Year 1410: [Yanitza] Despite having gone into decline, the Mali Empire conquers the town of Niani in Southern Guinea and the Malinke subsequently settle the area.
  • Summer 1411: [North Germania] The Holy German Union begins to become involved in the Baltic's but does not formally make any territorial claims.
  • December 2, 1412: [Cotland] Erik comes of age and he is crowned and hailed as King of Cotland as Erik II. One of his first acts of kingship is to send his mother to the nunnery.
  • Year 1414: [RomeW] Jovian captures Ravenna, formally establishing Roman rule from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic Sea.
  • Year 1418: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The Second Cottish-Novgorodian War starts with a Cottish invasion of Novgorod. Three years of violent warfare follows.
  • Year 1421: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The Second Cottish-Novgorodian War ends with the Treaty of Kazan, which sees the affairs of the two nations returned to status quo ante bellum.
  • Year 1422: [Layarteb] Albans seeking to move the Layartebian capital to Layarteb City begin construct of a "mega-castle" on modern day Governors Island. Dubbed the Fortress of Comhghall, it is completed in 1445. Border skirmishes subside and the Champlains make an uneasy peace with the Confederacy.
  • Year 1422: [RomeW] Opening of the Ostia Beach Resort, the first public beach resort in Europe intended for commoners. The resort is still in operation today.
  • November 7, 1423: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir-Batu Rurikid is crowned Grand Prince of Kiev. To demonstrate his Orthodoxy, he goes on a pilgrimage to the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople where he marries a prominent Byzantine aristocrat. As a dowry, he receives thousands of volumes of Roman learning, which he brings back to Kiev and translates into Tartar.
  • Year 1425: [Cotland, North Germania] Cotland and Germania sign a formal trade agreement.
  • April 7, 1430: [Urbov(Ru)] Vladimir-Batu is succeeded by his son Ivan III Rurikid who is ordered by his father to push to the east mere moments before the Grand Prince draws his final breath.
  • Year 1434: [RomeW] Romans capture L'Aquila.
  • Year 1444: [RomeW] Battle of Varna, a Papal Crusade meant to aid the Byzantines against the Turks. The Romans refuse to send any troops and this signals the start of the decline of Roman-Papal relations.
  • Year 1444: [Itailian Maifias, Yanitza] The arrival of British slavers at the Dakar Peninsula, who are repulsed by the Lebou people.
  • Year 1450: [Layarteb] The government of Layarteb votes to move the capital of Layarteb to Layarteb City with the Fortress of Comhghall as the new center of the government. By now, Layarteb City is the largest trade city in North America. The Confederacy of Layarteb returns to peace.
  • Year 1450: [Yanitza] The Jolof Empire conquers the former region of Takrur from Mali.
  • June 9, 1450: [Terra Reborn] The Apilonian Emperor issues orders for the Apilonian Empire to consolidate much of its holdings, begin to exploit its natural resources as much as possible given technological constraints, and encourage foreigners to migrate to the Apilonian Empire seeking to build up the population.
  • May 29, 1453: [RomeW] Fall of Constantinople and end of the Byzantine Empire.
  • May 30, 1453: [Ottoman Khaif] The Ottoman Empire is founded in modern day Turkey.
  • Year 1456: [Itailian Maifias, Khorsun, Yanitza] Peaceful contact is established between British traders and the Lebou, with the former establishing themselves on the island of Gorée. Slaves and gold become the primary export to Gorée. Trade between the two is helped by the presence of a Khorsuni slave amongst the British, Izala Vhasoram, who acts as a mediator. The region of Senegambia is referred to as Upper Guinea by the British, and the name is later adopted by other Europeans.
  • January 9, 1456: [Layarteb] The High Council votes 2 to 1 to allow the Champlains to rejoin the Confederacy of Layarteb. The Albans, who had voted 'nay' vow vengeance for the assassination of Brom some 141 years earlier.
  • April 5, 1456: [Layarteb] An Alban mob assaults and slaughters the Champlain delegation to Layarteb in Layarteb City. It is significant to note that this occurs during a lunar eclipse though there is speculation as to whether or not this was seen in Layarteb City. A historical account cites it but scientific evidence suggests it would have been barely visible in Layarteb City.
  • Spring - Summer 1456: [Layarteb] After the Champlain slaughter, Alban mobs begin targeting and killing Ontarian and Syracusian traders and merchants in Layarteb City as "revenge" for the vote earlier that year.
  • September 8, 1456: [Layarteb] The High Council votes in secrecy to move the capital back to Syracuse, allow the Champlains to return to the Confederacy of Layarteb, and to expel the Albans. The Albans are excluded from the vote. However, within hours, the results of the vote become known publically.
  • September 10, 1456: [Layarteb] The High Council is assassinated by castle guards and an Alban named Hadray elects himself Overlord and unilaterally expels the Ontarians, the Champlains and the Syracusians from Layarteb.
  • February 28, 1458: [Layarteb] A combined invasion force of Champlain, Ontarian, and Syracusian warriors attempt to land on Staten Island with 45,000 troops. They are defeated by Alban warriors planning an invasion of Champlain territory.
  • July 8, 1458: [Layarteb] Alban warriors siege Buffalo, the Ontarian capital.
  • September 16, 1458: [Layarteb] The siege is lifted when Buffalo falls to Alban warriors, of which 80,000 participated. An uneasy peace is declared by the Alban warriors with the Champlains and Syracusians. Border skirmishes occur regularly.
  • Year 1459: [Cotland] King Olav IV is deposed in a bloody coup and he is executed by rebels lead by Earl Karl Bonde, who immediately thereafter declares himself King of Cotland. All legitimate sons of Olav IV are captured by Bonde and put to death.
  • December 22, 1459: [Dalmasce] An English duke by the name Godwin of Leicester declares the independence of the Kingdom of Dalmasca based out of a small barony in the sun-burnt western Sahara that would one day become known as Rabanastre. Godwin is a closet-follower of the Old Gods of Rome and he declares the state conquered in the name of Mars, a shock to many who had not heard the name in over a thousand years.
  • Year 1460: [Cotland] A Cottish army led by Kristian of Oldenborg, illegitimate son of Olav IV, defeats the rebel army in battle and captures Karl Bonde. After a trial, Karl Bonde is hanged, drawn, and quartered in front of a crowd of 100,000. Kristian is hailed as King of Cotland by virtue of being the eldest remaining son of Olav IV. This marks the start of the Oldenborg dynasty.
  • Year 1460 - 1480: [Dalmasce] Reign of Godwin I, King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara, the decade is marked by clashes with Berber and Sahrawi tribes.
  • Year 1467: [Hi No Moto] The Onin War, a civil war, erupts in Hi No Moto after a dispute over the succession of the title of shogun. The dispute escalates into a nationwide war involving the ruling Ashikaga Shogunate and a number of Daimyo, feudal lords who split from Hi No Moto during the conflict.
  • Year 1467: [RomeW] Spread of the printing press to Rome, which becomes a major hub for printing.
  • Year 1468: [Cotland] Cottish explorers establish the first Cottish trading post in eastern Africa, trading glass beads, firearms, and textiles with local chieftains in exchange for slaves. This is the start of what will become known as the Triangular Trade.
  • Year 1470: [Yanitza] The rise of the Kasa Kingdom on the Casamance river.
  • Year 1477: [Hi No Moto] The Onin War ends after 10 bloody years and devastates not only the city of Kyoto but much of the Home Islands. The Ashikaga Shogunate is weakened and barely holds power whilst many of the individual Daimyo's are spent. Three of the Daimyo however manage to remain powerful and begin plans to unite Hi No Moton under one rule, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hidyeoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • Year 1480: [Cotland] Cottish colonists reach the Caribbean and colonize Barbados and Saint Lucia. Local inhabitants are either killed or forced into slavery on plantations.
  • Year 1480: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The establishment of the Khorsuni settlement of Valataya on the Dakar Peninsula in response to the growth of trade with the British at Gorée. This is the first of the Rakhoma, Khorsuni trading settlements that act as intermediaries between the European traders and the Senegambian kingdoms.
  • Year 1481: [Yanitza] The Fulani begin a series of raids against the Mali Empire in Eastern Senegal.
  • Year 1482: [RomeW] Third Roman-Venetian War: Romans quickly advance through Venetian territory and sack Venice.
  • Year 1483: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The Burr of Jolof is assassinated by nobles due to his plans to move the state's capital to the coast in order to take advantage of trade with the British. The status of Valataya is officially recognised inside the Jolof Empire. In return for acknowledging the Burr as sovereign, paying him tribute and offering good prices for exports, the Khorsuni of Valataya enjoy a degree of legal and political autonomy, as well as the protection of the state and official recognition of their status as intermediaries, allowing them to cut out competitors. These Khorsuni come to form a merchant caste known as the Makhazar.
  • Year 1489 - 1502: [Dalmasce] Reign of Lloyd I, King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara, his early reign is marked by the submission of the various Berber and Sahrawi tribes and nomads near the coasts of Dalmasca, which under him comes to stretch the length of the West Sahara's coast.
  • March 15, 1489: [Dalmasce] Godwin I, King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara is slain in battle against a Moslem Knight supposedly named Ahmed. He is succeeded by Lloyd Godwinson.
  • Year 1490: [Yanitza] Fulani nomads from Futa Jallon under the command of Manga (king) Tengella invade the Gambia to conquer the remaining coastal provinces of the Mali empire. Later these forces would be directed against fighting the rising Songhai in the east.
  • September 14, 1490: [Terra Reborn] Imperial explorers land on New Zealand and, noting the recent havoc wrought by the recent Kreynorian invasion offer aid to the native Maori civilians. This aid is gratefully accepted by the common people but despised by the leading chieftains who order an attack on Imperial personnel. The Apilonian Empire organises a counterstrike and by 1465 have nominal control over New Zealand. This would be the furthest reaching Imperial holding in history until the Second Empire under Walker I.
  • Year 1492 - 1495: [RomeW] Disastrous policies gut the Roman economy, leading to the abdication of four Emperors in a five year span.
  • Spring 1492: [Layarteb] The first Catholic missionaries from the Roman Empire arrive in Layarteb and introduce Catholicism to the Layartebian people for the first time. Until the establishment of the Republic of Layarteb in late 1791, Catholic missionaries and Layartebian Pagans fight a number of small, religious wars. Catholic missionaries are subject to significant persecution by Layartebian Pagans.
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The 16th Century:
  • Year 1500: [Cotland] Oslo is made the capital of Cotland by King Johan I.
  • Year 1500: [Yanitza] The Jolof Empire begins to go into decline as the Burr of Jolof begins to experience difficulties exercising control over his vassal kingdoms, which grow increasingly wealthy and powerful from trading with the British. Of particular dispute is to whether the tribute of Valataya and the other Rakhoma forming on the coast belongs to Jolof or the vassal kingdoms.
  • Year 1501 - 1525: [RomeW] Reign of Aurelian III sees a reversal of economic fortunes through needed reforms.
  • Year 1502 - 1541: [Dalmasce] Lloyd I's reign continues, peace is seen in the Kingdom of Dalmasca for the first time since its founding. Many new settlements are founded in this time including the city of Smara. Lloyd I is remembered in this time as converting many Berbers to the Old Gods of Rome.
  • Year 1512: [Yanitza] Tengella is killed fighting the Songhai and leadership of his forces passes to his son, Koli Tenegella.
  • Year 1513: [Yanitza] Malinke and Fulani soldiers under the command of Koli Tengella invade the northeastern portions of the Jolof Empire (formerly Takrur) and found the Denanke Kingom, also referred to as Great Fulo.
  • Year 1516: [Bavin] The first Spanish explorers reach the Rio de la Plata, searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean.
  • October 31, 1517: [Cotland] Martin Luther nails his 95 theses opposing the practices of the Catholic Church onto the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. This action triggers the Protestant Reformation.
  • Year 1518 - 1530: [Cotland] Luther's ideas spread throughout Europe and the Americas, and Luther's ideas attract a growing minority in Cotland. The Cottish Government initially opposes the spread, executing many Lutherans in the process.
  • June 19, 1520: [Terra Reborn] An Apilonian fisherman out of the Earldom of Nome encounters explorers from Cortland. He aides them safely back to port. The Earl of Nome sends the explorers to the capital and they are granted audience with the Emperor marking the beginning of a long-standing relationship with the Realm of Cotland.
  • January 1, 1525: [Terra Reborn] A new Emperor gives a command for new colonies to be established on various islands and small states in and around the Pacific Area, this would be a program of expansions that would continue well into the next century.
  • Year 1526 - 1542: [RomeW] Period of the "One Hundred Emperors" massive civil war fought between the repressed pagans and Christian factions within Rome. Numerous Emperors installed by both sides only to be overthrown mere months or even weeks later, 100 emperors literally rule in this period. The civil war was inspired by the rise of Lutheranism, as the pagans saw the Church weak enough to attack.
  • March 7, 1530: [Cotland] King Frederik I dies. His son Kristian succeeds him as king, something that leads to a great uprising since Kristian does not hide that he is a supporter of Luther's thesis.
  • Year 1532: [Cotland] After a two year long civil war, which is mostly fought among and affects the nobility, the protestant side under Kristian III prevails. Protestantism is made the official state religion in Cotland, and Catholic nobles and clergy are monitored closely. The Catholic Church strongly protests and banishes Kristian III.
  • Year 1536: [Itailian Maifias, Yanitza] Pirates sack the settlement of Gorée and the British move to fortify the island.
  • Year 1537: [Yanitza] The decline of the Mali Empire allows the Malinke tribes of the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau to break away and create the Kaabu empire, who largely preserve the culture of Mali.
  • Year 1541 - 1562: [Dalmasce] Lloyd I's reign continues, skirmishes occur as Dalmasca expands inland, displacing Berbers and Sahrwis, outright war is averted for now.
  • Year 1542: [Hi No Moto, RomeW] Rome's introduce firearms and Roman Catholicism to Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1542: [RomeW] Rise of Decius III Capitolinus to the throne as a 14-year old. The civil war hit a stalemate at this point, but it is ended when Decius formally drafts the first version of the Roman Constitution, the world's oldest, which granted basic rights and freedoms, including freedom of choice, expression, and freedom of religion. Decius founds the Capitoline Dynasty, which lasts for almost 200 years and which is marked by progressive policies that established Rome as a "world power."
  • Year 1547: [RomeW] Papal revolt defeated by Decius, treaty forces the Papacy to accept the new look Roman society.
  • January 16, 1547: [Urbov(Ru)] An elaborate ceremony crowns Ivan IV, the Terrible, the first Czar of Russia. Comparing himself to Julius Caesar, he is determined to match and even exceed Caesar's conquests in Gaul by exploring and conquering Siberia.
  • Year 1549: [Yanitza] The Battle of Danki pits the Jolof empire against its rebellious vassal, the Kingdom of Kayor. Jolof's defeat signals the end of the Jolof Empire as the constituent states each become independent, including a rump Jolof Kingdom.
  • Year 1550: [Khorsun, Yanitza] A second migration of Fulani into Futa Jallon, these migrants coming from the east and are Muslims. The Fulani are permitted to stay in separate communities to the Jalonke and Susus and they pay heavy taxes. By now the slave trade along the coast has become more profitable than the Trans-Saharan trade and Khorsuni Rakhama begin to appear along the entire Senegambian coast and the Makhazar become an important caste in the region. Along the coast of Guinea, the Rakhama of Vhorahota is able to form a cartel with her smaller neighbours to create a powerful trade network, reaching into the Guinean interior and displacing the Muslim Dyula merchants.
  • August 22, 1552: [Urbov(Ru)] Russian armed forces arrive at the city of Kazan, which was in open rebellion against the Czar in the name of preserving the relative autonomy of the Principality System.
  • October 13, 1552: [Urbov(Ru)] The civilian population of Kazan is massacred, the city is occupied, and a message is sent to all other Russian cities that affirms the Czar's autocratic power.
  • Year 1555: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The First Russo-Cottish War starts.
  • Year 1555 - 1570: [RomeW] Decius becomes the first European ruler to sign treaties with Muslim rulers, revealing the secret alliance with the Ottomans in 1555 and signing diplomatic and economic deals with the Safavids (1562) and Moghuls (1570).
  • Year 1560 - 1570: [Yanitza] Migration of the Kpelle people into Guinea.
  • August 2, 1560: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] Battle of Ergeme: Ivan IV's army crushes the forces of the Livonian Order pushing the Russian frontier all the way to Cotland.
  • Mid-August - November 1560: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] After the defeat of the Livonian Order, Cottish forces are without a crucial ally. The defeat of the Livonian Order forces the depleted Cottish forces back to the prewar border and the Cottish sue for peace. The result is the expansion of the Russian border to join the Cottish and the prompt the construction of elaborate border defenses along the Cottish-Russian border that will ultimately stunt the Russian attacks in 1584 in the Second Russo-Cottish War.
  • October 23, 1560: [Urbov(Ru)] Russian soldiers disperse the armed forces of the Siberia Khanate from its capital Qashliq, signifying Russian dominance of Siberia. Explorers and missionaries are sent further east.
  • Year 1561: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The First Russo-Cottish War ends with the Treaty of Helsingfors.
  • April 9, 1562: [Dalmasce] Lloyd I, King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara, dies peacefully, one of the few early kings to do so. During his reign Dalmasca nearly doubles in size and comes to encompass most of the West Sahara, he is afforded the epithet "the Great." Lloyd I is succeeded by Lloyd II.
  • Year 1564 - 1568: [Dalmasce] Lloyd II, King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara, proves to be as ambitious as his father but he is more short-sighted. The Four Years War between Dalmasca and Morocco is short, brutal and decisive, the Moroccans soundly defeat Lloyd, he is captured in battle in southern Morocco, and he is ransomed back to Dalmasca for most of the kingdom's wealth.
  • Year 1568 - 1569: [Dalmasce] Malcolm I, Lloyd's younger brother seizes the throne of Dalmasca in a short, nearly bloodless revolt. Lloyd II is deposed; he is immortalized by the epithet "the Unready."
  • Year 1568: [Hi No Moto] Oda Nobunaga enters Kyoto and puts an end to the fighting between the Daimyo.
  • Year 1570 - 1600: [Dalmasce] Malcolm I, King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara, concentrates his reign on rebuilding Dalmasca. Under his tutelage and guiding hand the Kingdom of Dalmasca comes back from the brink of bankruptcy and annexation.
  • Year 1573: [Hi No Moto] Oda Nobunaga finally overthrows the Ashikaga Shogunate and extends his control over most of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1574: [Hi No Moto] Oda Nobunaga defeats the rival Takeda Clan in battle by employing modern warfare tactics with use of firearms.
  • Year 1580: [Bavin] The Colony of Buenos Aires is founded.
  • Year 1581: [RomeW] Decius authorizes overseas expeditions to establish new Roman colonies.
  • Year 1582: [Hi No Moto] Oda Nobunaga is murdered and succeeded by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
  • Year 1583: [RomeW] First Roman colony at Log Island (Graham Island).
  • March 18, 1584: [Urbov(Ru)] Ivan IV dies of mercury poisoning. The throne falls to his mentally retarded son Feodor I, who abdicates in favor of Berke Rurikid, Ivan IV's brother.
  • May 1, 1584: [Urbov(Ru)] Berke Rurikid arrives in Kiev from Astrakhan. He quickly orders the modernization of the defenses and the annexation of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Kingdoms.
  • October 23, 1584: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] With the Caucasus under Russian control, the Czar begins to probe the northern forests. From the Russian cities of Novogorod and Moscow, he seeks to probe Cottish defenses in the hope of seizing Archangelsk and the Neva River; however, strong Cottish fortifications blunt the Russian invasion, which is brought to a stalemate.. This ushers the start of the Second Russo-Cottish War.
  • Year 1585: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The Second Russo-Cottish War ends with the Treaty of Moscow. The province of Novgorod, occupied by Cottish forces, is formally transferred from Russia to Cotland as war repatriations.
  • July 18, 1585: [Layarteb] A massive Alban invasion force of 350,000 warriors invades Champlain territory and lay siege to Potsdam, the Champlain capital within 3 years.
  • Year 1588: [Hi No Moto] Toyotomi Hideyoshi confiscates the weapons of farmers and religious institutions in the Sword Hunt.
  • Year 1589: [Cotland, Layarteb] A Cottish merchant ship is attacked by Alban warships, who mistake it for an enemy vessel. Outraged, King Sigurd III declares war on Layarteb. The war sees the Cottish fleet expanded greatly, and a bitter trade war commences.
  • Year 1590: [Hi No Moto] The western method of copper refining is introduced to Hi No Moto and a smelting business is established in Kyoto.
  • Year 1591: [Cotland, Layarteb] The Cottish-Layartebian Trade War ends with the Treaty of Layarteb City, in which Cotland receives a formal apology from Layarteb along with compensation to the owners of the original attacked warship.
  • Year 1591: [Hi No Moto] Toyotomi Hideyoshi reunifies Hi No Moto under one banner after beheading Hojo Ujinao.
  • Year 1591 - 1594: [RomeW] Romans annex the Iberian Peninsula following collapse of the Spanish Government in the aftermath of the defeat of the Armada.
  • Year 1592: [Hi No Moto] Hideyoshi attempts to conquer Korea but is repelled by a joint Korean-Chinese force.
  • Year 1595: [Cotland] Kristian IV assumes the throne. Under him, Cotland will see a revolution in public administration and it will see a wave of reforms being undertaken in order to enlighten Cotland.
  • Year 1596: [RomeW] Romans reach Belem, establishing first colony in Brazil.
  • January 1, 1596: [Layarteb] Potsdam falls to Alban warriors. Until 1732, the Albans and the Syracusians exist peacefully with little border skirmishes and plenty of trade. An apology is issued by the Syracusian government for their forgiveness of the Champlains and the subsequent expulsion of the Albans from the government in 1456.
  • Year 1598: [Hi No Moto] Hideyoshi attempts to once again conquer Korea and once more fails, this time paying with his life.
  • Year 1598 - 1615: [RomeW] Various battles with the Natives of South and Central America see the Caribbean and Central and South America fall into Roman hands.
  • Year 1599: [Cotland] Education is made mandatory for all Cots by Kristian IV, and a series of public schools are established. Literacy increases exponentially, as the privilege of being able to read and write no longer belongs exclusively to the clergy, public officials, and nobility.
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The 17th Century:
  • Year 1600: [Hi No Moto] Tokugawa Ieyasu, friend and ally of the deceased Hideyoshi and Nobunaga, defeats all other contenders to the leadership of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1600: [Yanitza] Foundation of Ndakaaru (called Dakar by the British) by the Lebou on the peninsular to supply the growing population of Gorée. Tensions slowly begin to build between the Fulani and Jalonke in Futa Jallon as the Fulani come to resent the crushing taxation and their ethnic separation. Islam becomes increasingly popular amongst the Fulani.
  • November 1600 - April 1601: [Dalmasce] Queen Florence resists no less than twenty-three assassination attempts, she issues the first Dahir, rounding up powerful Moslem nobles and having them executed en masse.
  • Year 1600 - 1700: [RomeW] Industrial Revolution in Rome. Series of important innovations such as the steam engine (1633), the evening out of the iron-making process (1646) and textile spinners (1657) allows for greater mechanization of the Roman economy, allowing more to be produced at a greater pace. Roman standards of living increase tenfold.
  • September 13, 1600: [Dalmasce] Malcolm I legalizes freedom of worship, one of the first monarchs to do so. Hellenism remains the officially endorsed religion of the realm and for the time being the majority faith. Moslems come out of hiding.
  • October 10, 1600: [Dalmasce] Malcolm I dies without male issue, his daughter Florence becomes Queen of Dalmasca and Lady of the Sahara. Muslim courtiers are outraged by the decision but civil war is averted by a skilled minister known as Mohammad of Smara.
  • Year 1601 - 1664: [Dalmasce] Reign of Queen Florence, she is remembered as effective, if not heavy handed, and she is immortalized in the epithet "the Tyrant." When she dies, Moslem nobles attempt to demonize her, the Dalmascan Civil War begins.
  • Year 1602: [Cotland] Cotland begins overseas expansion. Cottish expeditionary forces begin annexing African and Pacific colonies in order to ensure access to raw materials for their own consumption. This sparks the beginning on an almost four hundred yearlong Cottish presence in other continents.
  • Year 1603: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Go-Yozei appoints Ieyasu as shogun, who then moves his government to Edo (modern day Tokyo) and founds the Tokugawa dynasty of shoguns. The shogunate divides the subjects of Hi No Moto into five hereditary classes of decreasing importance: lords, samurai, farmers, artisans and merchants.
  • Early 1605: [Layarteb] Layartebian explorers under the command of Admiral James Smith seek out to locate a mysterious island in the Atlantic Ocean believed to harness magical properties. The expedition is mounted in response to tales from Cottish explorers, who have heard of said island from Spanish sailors of an island named Bermuda and first discovered in 1503 by Juan de Bermúdez. The expedition is presumed to have ended in disaster when Admiral Smith never returns.
  • July 1609: [Layarteb] Under the command of Admiral George Barrow, a multi-ship expedition is launched to try to discover Bermuda. During the course of the expedition, a hurricane strikes, sinking all but one vessel, the Sea Venture, which runs aground after three days of fighting the storm.
  • July 25, 1609: [Layarteb] Admiral Barrow and the Sea Venture run aground on the island of Bermuda. A settlement is established by crewmen with hopes of building new ships and sailing back to Layarteb. It takes nine months, during which time the crewmen discover that the island is inhabited by a small but friendly tribe of natives who have benefited from feral pigs released by prior expeditions. During this time they learn that Bermuda is frequently struck by powerful storms and that reefs make sea transit to the island treacherous. The island is named the Isle of Devils by this expedition.
  • Winter 1609: [North Germania] A famine strikes the Holy German Union. It will last for 20 years, leading to a major decline in the power of the Holy German Union.
  • Spring 1610: [Layarteb] Admiral Barrow and most of his expedition return to Layarteb City aboard two vessels they had built from Bermudan cedar and spare parts from the Sea Venture. They tell of the island and their discoveries. Admiral Barrow is immediately given the highest honors by the Alban government in Layarteb City.
  • Autumn 1612: [Layarteb] Braving the elements again, a Layartebian expedition to Bermuda is mounted with the aim of establishing a permanent settlement. It arrives without trouble. The settlement is called St. George's after Admiral George Barrow and it becomes the first capital of Bermuda.
  • Year 1614: [Hi No Moto] Ieyasu bans Christianity from Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1615 - 1750: [Layarteb] Bermuda plays little role in the Layartebian Civil War. Cross-Atlantic travelers often stop there making the island a hub of multicultural trade. The population of Bermuda grows too quickly for the island's capacities and overpopulation becomes an issue.
  • Year 1620: [Cotland] Cotland establishes colonies on the Golden Coast of Africa in order to secure the access to slaves for the Caribbean plantations.
  • Year 1622: [RomeW] Romans establish a second colony in North America, claiming Numus Island (Moresby Island).
  • Year 1633: [Hi No Moto] The new shogun, Iemitsu, forbids travelling abroad and the reading of foreign books.
  • Year 1637: [RomeW] Nova Roma ("New Rome") formally established on the mainland from Numus and Log Islands. (Prince Rupert).
  • Year 1638: [Hi No Moto] Iemitsu forbids ship building.
  • Year 1639: [Hi No Moto] All foreign contact with Hi No Moto is restricted to the city of Nagasaki by Iemitsu.
  • Fall 1639: [North Germania] Weakened heavily, the Holy German Union allows Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, and Bulgaria to cede. They form an ad-hoc kingdom.
  • Year 1640: [Yanitza] The Atlantic trade with Europe sees the introduction of crops such as peanuts, tobacco, corn, and cassava.
  • Year 1641: [Hi No Moto] Iemitsu's policy of limiting western influence on Hi No Moto is finally complete by his order to ban all foreigners from the Home Islands. Hi No Moto officially enters a period of isolation.
  • January 18, 1649: [North Germania] Unable to continue to support itself, the Holy German Union falls apart after 721 years of existence. The resulting dissolution casts Central and Eastern Europe into a sort of "Dark Age."
  • Year 1650: [Hi No Moto] With peace in Hi No Moto, there evolves a new kind of noble, literate warrior according to Bushido, the way of the warrior.
  • Year 1650: [RomeW] Tysellius writes "The Responsibilities of the State," an important treatise that postulated the creation of the "democratic monarchy," the current Roman political system.
  • December 14, 1653: [Urbov(Ru)] Nikon, the Patriarch of Moscow, reforms the Russian liturgy to align with the rituals of the Greek Church.
  • Year 1664 - 1672: [Dalmasce] The Dalmascan Civil War wages, gunpowder is used en masse for the first time, and the Royal Guard is established. The Dalmascan Civil War ends when Queen Phebe I, Florence's daughter, seizes Smara and purges the Moslem nobility. Islam is outlawed under her reign, Hellenism is promoted and Moslems are harassed and killed throughout the Kingdom of Dalmasca when refusing to convert.
  • Year 1666: [RomeW] Guardino writes "The Power of Reason," arguing for the "separation of church and state."
  • June 26, 1667: [Urbov(Ru)] A church council anathematized the "Old Believers," who reject Nikon's reforms.
  • Year 1670: [Yanitza] A Torodbe of the Sissbe clan, Malik Sy, founds Futa Bundu in eastern Senegal, the first Islamic state to be created in the region.
  • Year 1672 - 1690: [Dalmasce] Reign of Phebe I, she modernizes the Kingdom of Dalmasca and brings it great wealth and prosperity. She is given the epithet "the Great," the first woman to receive the honor.
  • Year 1673: [Yanitza] Nasr al-Din leads the Zawaya tribes north of the Senegal river in a jihad against the Denanke and Kayor Kingdoms, with the aim of establishing an Islamic state to launch further jihads north. He is joined by the Torodbe, who likewise wish to see the end of the Denanke.
  • Year 1674: [Yanitza] Nasr al-Din is killed in battle. The Zawaya tribes are defeated and many of their Torodbe allies migrate to Futa Jallon and Futa Bundu, bringing with them a more militant version of Islam.
  • January 30 1674: [Urbov(Ru)] Arkadi Rurikid, grandson of Berke, is opposed by the Cossack leader Doroshenko, who receives support from the Ottoman Empire.
  • Year 1678: [RomeW] First Roman-Haida War: Haida defeat the Romans outside of New Rome, halting Roman expansion further into mainland.
  • Year 1680 - 1690: [Yanitza] Fulani from the Denanke Kingdom begin to settle in Futa Jallon where they ally with the existing Fulani population. Among their ranks emerge the Hubbube movement, a puritanical Muslim sect.
  • Year 1681: [Yanitza] Migrating Fulani and local Malinke and Soninke in eastern Senegal establish the Khasso Kingdom, under the rule of Sega Doua.
  • January 3, 1681: [Urbov(Ru)] The war ends with the Treaty of Bakhchisarai. The Russo-Turkish border is settled at the city of Odessa and Doroshenko is hanged in Kiev.
  • Year 1686: [Yanitza] The Kingdom of Boal formally ends its personal union with the neighbouring Kingdom of Kayor. In response to this, the Burr of Jolof invades Baol in an attempt to reunite the Jolof Empire, but he is killed and Kayor and Boal once again reunite.
  • Year 1688: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The Royal Charter Company of Dalmasca founds the port of Bissau on the Geba River. Along with its satellite, Rakhoma of Bundaya Lunagarta, both become contenders as the largest slave exporting ports, competing with the Romans at Ziguinchor for trade with the Kaabu Empire.
  • Year 1690: [Yanitza] The Kasa Kingdom is conquered by the Kaabu Empire.
  • Year 1690 - 1700: [Dalmasce] Phebe I dies peacefully, she is succeeded by her son Albert Godwinson I, Phebeson
  • April 14, 1690: [Urbov(Ru)] Avvakum, the most prominent leader of the Old Believer movement, is burned at the stake. Old Believers revolt in Moscow, Ryzan, Smolensk, Kazan, and Tula in retaliation.
  • April 20, 1690: [Urbov(Ru)] The Patriarchs of Moscow and Kiev partially re-align Russian Orthodoxy with the beliefs of the Old Believers but maintain the more modern forms of dress and social relationships favored by the Czar. Civil war is prevented, and after a few days the Old Believers relinquish their arms.
  • April 27, 1690: [Urbov(Ru)] Arkadi dies with no sons from his first wife, Maria Miloslavskaya. Peter I, the Great, Arkadi's son by his second wife Natalia Naryshkina, is declared Czar. His mother becomes regent.
  • May 17, 1690: [Urbov(Ru)] Streltsy regiments belonging to the faction of Arkadi's first wife, Maria Miloslavskaya, take over the city, executed Naryshkina's brothers, and declare Miloslavskaya's invalid son, Ivan V, the "senior Czar," with Peter I remaining on the throne as the junior. Miloslavkaya's oldest daughter Sophia Alekseyevna became regent.
  • June 4, 1690: [Urbov(Ru)] Fyodor Shaklovity, the head of the Streltsy Department, persuades Alekseyevna to proclaim herself Tsaritsa and attempts to ignite a new rebellion in her support. The Streltsy instead defect in support of Peter I and Ivan V. Alekseyevna and her supporters are all hanged.
  • Year 1691: [RomeW] Second Roman-Haida War: Romans inflict defeat on the Haida, allowing for expansion into the mainland.
  • April 23, 1691: [Urbov(Ru)] The Russian army begins its deployment to an important Ottoman fortress, Azov.
  • May 27, 1691: [Urbov(Ru)] The Russian navy arrives and blockades Azov.
  • July 1, 1691: [Urbov(Ru)] The Ottoman garrison surrenders and the Turks recognize Russian dominance of the Black Sea.
  • Year 1692: [Layarteb] The Industrial Revolution begins in Layarteb, largely brought about by the influence of Roman traders.
  • Year 1698 - 1702: [RomeW] Third Roman-Haida War: Complete subjugation of Haida lands, creation of "New Rome" as a colony (northern British Columbia). Colony extends to the Rocky Mountains.
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The 18th Century:
  • Year 1700: [Yanitza] The height of the slave trade in Senegambia.
  • Year 1700 - 1705: [Dalmasce] King Albert I courts and later marries Moroccan Princess Karima Fawziyya Ali Cherif to stabilize relations between Dalmasca and Morocco.
  • Year 1700 - 1720: [Yanitza] The death of Malik Sy leads to a power struggle in Futa Bundu.
  • January 1, 1700: [Terra Reborn] Control of New Zealand is gifted to new national government, still highly influenced by Apilonia, but independent. Over the following century the Imperial Navy would work alongside the New Zealand' Royal Navy against Australian forces whilst engaging Australian forces themselves across the Pacific.
  • August 19, 1700: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] Following tensions after increased tariffs on Russian goods, Russia declares war on Cotland in what will be known as the "Great Northern War."
  • October 16, 1700: [Urbov(Ru)] Adrian, the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, dies. Peter I prevents the election of a successor.
  • December 18, 1700: [Urbov(Ru)] An imperial decree divides Russia into eight guberniyas (governorates) and grants legal equality to non-Orthodox Christians. Moslem and Tengri-ist persons are granted all rights associated with Russian citizenship, while the Jews are not.
  • Year 1703: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] Cottish forces defeat a Russian field army in Ingermannland and launch an invasion into the Russian-occupied Baltic.
  • January 1705: [Yanitza] The Kingdom of Kaabu has by now undisputed control over much of the Guinea coast, Guinea-Bissau, and the Casamance and Gambia rivers, becoming a major slave exporting power.
  • January 12, 1706: [Dalmasce] Albert I instigates the New Model Reforms for the Dalmascan Royal Army, the levy-system is abolished, and a modern fighting force is formed with the Royal Guard of Rabanastre at the core. He undertakes the audacious task of introducing literacy to the common peoples of Dalmasca as well.
  • March 9, 1706 - 1709: [Dalmasce] Albert I takes ill, his regency is overseen by Queen Karima who rules in his stead.
  • May 4, 1706: [Dalmasce] After more than three years debilitated by illness, Albert I slowly starts to recover until suddenly his condition worsens severely. He dies from illness and he is remembered by the epithet "the Ill-Ruler."
  • May 9, 1706 - May 9, 1722: [Dalmace] Queen Mother Karima survives Albert I with a daughter, A'isha Alina Albertsdaughter. Ai'sha is the first of the short "Anglo-Berber Monarchy" period. Karima remains regent for her daughter's youth.
  • Year 1707: [Hi No Moto] Mount Fuji erupts.
  • June 28, 1709: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] A decisive Russian military victory over the Cottish during the Battle of Poltava marks the turning point of the war and the dawn of the Russian Empire. Cottish forces suffer a terrible defeat and King Magnus VIII is grievously wounded as he personally leads a cavalry attack on the strong Russian positions, 28,000 of the 39,000-strong Cottish Army are killed.
  • February 22, 1711: [Urbov(Ru)] Peter I establishes the Russian Senate to pass laws in his absence. Old Believers are gradually marginalized by the more progressive "German Nobles," who are nobles in support of a secular state based in part upon the ancient Roman Republic.
  • Year 1712: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] Cottish forces are on the defensive, but they manage to stop a Russian invasion of Finland and Arkhangelsk. Cottish naval forces defeat a Russian fleet in the Baltic Sea.
  • Year 1717: [RomeW] Romans attempt their first crossing of the Rocky Mountains but expedition ends with disappearance of the would-be settlers.
  • December 12, 1717: [Urbov(Ru)] Peter I establishes the Collegia, government ministries that superseded the Prikazy, which were existing ministries ruled by the boyars.
  • May 29, 1718: [Urbov(Ru)] Lots are abolished. The guberniyas are divided instead into provinces, each governed and taxed under a preexisting elected office (the Voyevoda). Provinces are further divided into districts, replacing the old uyezds. The district commissars are to be elected by local gentry.
  • January 26, 1719: [Urbov(Ru)] Peter I establishes the Holy Synod, a body of ten clergymen chaired by a secular official that is to head the Russian Orthodox Church in lieu of the Patriarch of Kiev.
  • August 30, 1719: [Urbov(Ru)] The Treaty of Nystad ends the Great Northern War.
  • October 22, 1719: [Urbov(Ru)] Peter I is declared Emperor or Basilus.
  • Year 1720: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The Treaty of Nystad marks the end of the Great Northern War. Russia and Cotland are both exhausted after twenty years of warfare, with much of the young male population left dead as a result of the war. A famine in Cotland has forced Cotland to the negotiation table.
  • November 9, 1721: [North Germania] After over 72 years of chaos, the German states finally realign to form the Kingdom of Germania. Historians refer to this as the Second German Reich.
  • December 13, 1721: [North Germania] In a bid to regain its stature, the Kingdom of Germania annexes eastern France, Poland, Königsberg, and Belarus. All states join willingly.
  • March 1, 1722: [Urbov(Ru)] Peter I introduces the Table of Ranks, which grants the privileges of nobility based on state service.
  • April 10, 1722: [North Germania, United States of Brink] Jan van Riebeeck colonizes Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland in the name of the Kingdom of Germania. He makes Cape Town his base of operations. Resistance from the local populace and tribes is near immediate. It is named the Germanic Colony of Southern Africa.
  • May 9, 1722 - 1744: [Dalmasce] Queen A'isha Alina Albertsdaughter is proclaimed Queen of Dalmasca and Lady of the Sahara, she spends most of her time with the Queen Mother, as she has her entire life. The Queen Mother rules Dalmasca in fact; A'isha rules only in name.
  • Year 1723 - 1730: [North Germania, United States of Brink] Growing dissent and resistance to Jan van Riebeeck's rule culminates in many native tribes lashing out against Germanian rule.
  • September 12, 1723: [Urbov(Ru)] The Persian Shah signs a peace treaty ceding the cities of Derbent and Baku and the provinces of Shirvan, Guilan, Mazandaran, and Astrabad to the Russian Empire.
  • January 28, 1725: [Urbov(Ru)] Peter I dies of urinary problems. He fails to name a successor and one of Peter I's closest advisers, Aleksandr Menshikov, convinces the Imperial Guard to declare for Peter I's wife Catherine.
  • Spring 1725: [Yanitza] Fulani leader Alfa Ba assembles a coalition of Muslims in Futa Jallon, who are mostly Fulani, and launches a jihad against the pagan Jalonke and Susu rulers. Alfa Ba dies later that year and the jihad falters.
  • May 18, 1725: [Urbov(Ru)] According to Catherine's wishes the eleven-year-old Peter II, the son of Alexei Petrovich and grandson of Peter I, the Great, becomes Czar. The Supreme Privy Council is to hold power during his minority.
  • Winter 1725: [Yanitza] Descendant of Malik Sy, Maka Jiba takes power in Futa Bundu, reestablishing the power of the Sissibe clan with the help of the Jakhanke clerics.
  • Spring 1726: [Yanitza] Karamakho Alfa, son of Alfa Ba and cousin of Maka Jiba, relaunches the jihad in Futa Jallon.
  • March 16, 1727: [North Germania] The Kingdom of Germania invades Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. The campaign is quick and brutal but effective.
  • Summer 1727: [Yanitza] The Battle of Talansan: Karamakho Alfa's Jihad wins a stunning victory over the pagans. The Imamate of Futa Jallon is established as a theocratic state, and Karamakho Alfa is elected Almami (Imam) by the Marabouts. The state's capital is established at Timbo; although the city of Fugumba becomes a major religious center. Migration from Futa Jallon to the Guinea coast of the Susu and Jallonke peoples who refuse to convert.
  • January 1728: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Conflict erupts between the migrating Susu's and Jallonke and the established Rakhmoma along the Guinea coast. Although this disrupts existing trade links in the area, European traders find a vast increase in a number of slaves.
  • Year 1730: [Cotland] Year of Three Kings. Magnus VIII dies, and he is succeeded by his criminally insane son Erik IV. The succession is challenged by Sigurd of the Hårfagre Clan, and following a brief but violent uprising supported by most of Cotlands nobility, Erik IV is executed and Sigurd assumes the throne.
  • Year 1730: [North Germania, United States of Brink] The Kingdom of Germania begins active suppression of rebellious elements of the Germanic Colony of Southern Africa. Initially, Germanic forces make huge gains due to disorganization amongst native tribes and their lack of modern weaponry.
  • Year 1730: [RomeW] First conflict with the British, minor skirmish erupt when a Roman cargo ship is intercepted by the British Navy.
  • June 1, 1730: [North Germania] Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands join the Kingdom of Germania.
  • Early 1731: [North Germania, United States of Brink] Various Afrikaans tribes unite in Namibia and Botswana to resist potential colonization by the Kingdom of Germania. This new country is called New Zeeeland and the native populace refers to themselves as Zeees. They begin to provide weaponry to native tribes in the Germanic Colony of Southern Africa.
  • April 15, 1731: [Dalmasce] Rumors begin circulating that the Queen and the Queen Mother are more than parent and sibling and that they are in fact, lovers. Morale in the royal court sinks.
  • Summer 1731: [North Germania United States of Brink] The Kingdom of Germania fights several battles with New Zeeeland and a stalemate ensues by mid-September 1731.
  • January 1, 1732: [Layarteb] Sander Young is elected as ruler of the Syracusian Realm. He rises to power through strong nationalistic sentiment and begins a campaign of persecution against Albans living in the Syracusian Realm.
  • December 1, 1732: [North Germania, United States of Brink] After over one year of stalemate, characterized by small skirmishes and no territorial gains, the Kingdom of Germania and New Zeeeland sign a peace accord. The peace accord recognizes the sovereign borders of Zeeeland and the Germanic Colony of Southern Africa between all parties.
  • May 1, 1733: [Dalmace] A serving girl is executed by the Queen after having caught the monarch and the Queen Mother in the throes of passion. Rumors are viciously suppressed and false reports of treason are made up.
  • May 6, 1733: [North Germania] Austria and Switzerland are peacefully annexed into the Kingdom of Germania.
  • January 17, 1734: [Layarteb] The Alban Republic is declared and an official declaration of war is levied against the Syracusian Realm. Alban soldiers invade from three fronts. Over the course of the next 58 years, over 2,000,000 men fight one another on either side.
  • July 2, 1736: [Dalmasce] Queen A'isha Alina Albertsdaughter marries Raynard Lucian Godwinson, her third cousin. He is cockheld by his mother-in-law. While the King is privy to their relationship he never speaks a word of it to anyone.
  • April 2, 1737: [Dalmasce] Queen A'isha bares Raynard a son, Martin I, he is proclaimed her heir.
  • May 20, 1738: [Urbov(Ru)] Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of Peter the Great, leads the Preobrazhensky to Kiev to overthrow the regency of Anna Leopoldovna and install herself as Basileius.
  • Year 1742: [RomeW] Roman Revolution: four years of internal strife over poor working conditions at Roman factories leads to a period of 30 Emperors ruling in that span, culminating in the revolutionary year of 1742. The revolutionaries call for increased democracy - such as the election of the Senate and the Emperor - but they do not succeed. The strife ends when Marcus Aurelius II institutes minimum wage laws and other economic reforms that protected the workers.
  • January 23, 1744: [Dalmace] Queen Mother Karima Fawziyya Ali Cherif dies, Queen A'isha is devastated beyond recovery and mourns herself to death. Martin I becomes King of Dalmasca and Lord of the Sahara.
  • Year 1745 - 1760: [Dalmasce] Martin I reigns, Rabanastre expands, Smara becomes the largest city in Dalmasca, and water rationing becomes necessary in the dry desert winters. He courts and marries a Moroccan Princess by the name of Yasmine Aaminah Amirmoez.
  • Spring 1747: [Yanitza] The Denanke Kingdom invades the state of Futa Bundu.
  • March 1748: [Yanitza] Worried by the increased mental instability of Karamakho Alfa, the Marabouts of Futa Jallon elect his cousin, the military hero Ibrhahim Sori, as de facto ruler although Karamakho remains Almami. This starts a factional split in Futa Jallon between the Alfaya, supporters of the Alfa family and holding more radical views, and Soriya, supporters of the Sori family who were traditionalists.
  • Year 1749: [Cotland] Cotland establish a colony in Africa's Ivory Coast.
  • Year 1750: [Yanitza] The Trarza Moors north of the Senegal river begin to raid south, frequently engaging in warfare with the Denanke, Kayor, and Waalo kingdoms.
  • June 6, 1750: [Layarteb] Syracuse falls to Alban forces, thus bringing an end to the 294-year war known as the First Layartebian Civil War.
  • December 1, 1750: [Layarteb] Sander Young, still alive, is captured and publically hanged in Layarteb City on January 15, 1751.
  • December 4, 1750: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb is officially declared and it encompasses modern day New York with a population of 19,651,127 as of the first census. An interim government led by Bruce Anderson takes control over the government until the first election can be held.
  • Autumn 1751: [Yanitza] Almami Karamakho Alfa dies and is succeeded by Ibrahim Sori, as his own son is too young.
  • Winter 1751: [Yanitza] Maka Jiba of Futa Bundu manages to evict the Denanke invaders from his domain. He subsequently begins a futile attempt at conquest of the Bunduk Goldfields in Guinea.
  • November 4, 1752: [Layarteb] The first election of the Republic of Layarteb is held. William Turner (NA) is elected as the 1st President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 82.5%. At this time, there are no political parties and William Turner (NA) runs as unaffiliated.
  • February 5, 1753: [Layarteb] The Constitution of the Republic of Layarteb is passed. In it, the President is limited to two, 4-year terms. He can serve up to 10 years should he assume the office of the Presidency in mid-term as Vice President. The President is also elected with the Vice-President on the same ticket by a simple, majority vote. The new President will always assume office on January 2 after the election, which is to be held on the first Saturday in November. Additionally, two major political parties arise out of the debates. The Federalist Party (F) is a right-wing party that favors individual liberty and a conservative approach to politics. The Centrist Party (C) is a centrist party that favors more government involvement, fiscal conservatism, and social liberalism.
  • November 6, 1756: [Layarteb] President William Turner (F) is re-elected to his second term. Voter turnout is 88.9%.
  • Year 1760 - May 13, 1790: [Dalmasce] The Enlightenment arrives in Dalmasca. Martin I is particularly enthralled and becomes the Kingdom's first Enlightened Monarch. Princess Zahira Shafiqa Martinsdaughter is born and proclaimed Martin's heir.
  • September 11, 1760: [Terra Reborn] The Industrial Revolution begins in the Apilonian Empire.
  • November 1, 1760: [Layarteb] Hubert Morris (F) is elected as the 2nd President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 85.2%.
  • Spring 1762: [Yanitza] Ibrahim Sori of Futa Jallon allies with the Solima people and invades the pagan Wassoulou empire, which consists of the Fulani, Malinke, and Bambara peoples in southern Guinea.
  • November 3, 1764: [Layarteb] President Hubert Morris (F) is re-elected to his second term. Voter turnout is 83.1%.
  • January 1, 1765: [Layarteb] President Hubert Morris (F) passes away during the night. He is immediately succeeded by Vice President Charles Walker (F), Layarteb's 3rd President.
  • Year 1767: [RomeW] Marcus abolishes slavery, the first nation to do so.
  • November 5, 1768: [Layarteb] President Charles Walker (F) is re-elected to a second term. Voter turnout is the lowest to date at 71.9%.
  • Spring 1769: [Yanitza] Inspired by the success of Futa Jallon, Shaykh Sulayman Bal launches his own jihad against the Denanke Kingdom to establish an Islamic state.
  • November 7, 1772: [Layarteb] President Charles Walker loses the election to Vincent Hardy (C), a senator. Voter turnout is 84.1%. Vincent Hardy (C), at 79 years of age, is the oldest man elected to date. He is Layarteb's 4th President.
  • November 1, 1774: [Layarteb] President Vincent Hardy (C) passes away due to a blood infection after an emergency operation on his stomach. He is immediately succeeded by Vice President Gregory Lucas (C), Layarteb's 5th President.
  • March 1775: [Yanitza] Shaykh Sulayman Bal is killed; however, leadership of his movement is succeeded by Abd al-Kadir.
  • October 1776: [Yanitza] Abd al-Kadir succeeds in overthrowing the Denanke Kingdom and establishes himself as Almami of Futa Toro, creating a military aristocracy.
  • November 2, 1776: [Layarteb] President Gregory Lucas (C) wins another term. Voter turnout is 82.1%.
  • December 1776: [Yanitza] Following the failed invasion of the Wassoulou Empire, the Solima break their alliance with Futa Jallon and join the Wassoulou. Almami Ibrahim Sori defeats the Solima however; and, they are forced back under his hegemony.
  • April 1780: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The Serer-ruled state of Biotho secedes from the Kingdom of Waalo, signing a trade agreement with Aboralasuna. In response the Brak (king) of Waalo seeks closer commercial ties with Saint Louis.
  • November 4, 1780: [Layarteb] Eligible to run again, President Gregory Lucas (C) secures another 4-year term. Voter turnout is 88.5%. He serves 11 years in office, the longest of any Layartebian President.
  • Year 1782: [RomeW] Romans defeat an invading British force that had crossed the Rocky Mountains into New Rome.
  • July 25, 1782: [Layarteb] The island of Bermuda becomes an official part of the Republic of Layarteb, despite Layarteb City having had de facto rule over the island since 1612.
  • November 6, 1784: [Layarteb] David Frost (C), a lawyer is elected as the 6th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 89%. He is largely disliked, despite having won 59% of the vote.
  • Year 1785: [Cotland] Through clandestine means, Cotland achieves advanced industrial technology and plunges head-long into the Industrial Revolution. Over the next twenty years, Cotland transforms itself from a primarily agriculture-based economy to a primarily industrial economy and becomes one of the leading economic nations in the world.
  • Spring 1786: [Yaznitza] Abd al-Kadir of Futa Toro invades the non-Muslim states of western Senegal, but he is defeated and captured by the kingdoms of Kayor and Waalo. Kayor formerly annexes the neighbouring Kingdom of Boal.
  • June 27, 1786: [Khorsun, Yanitza] War breaks out between Saint Louis and Aboralasuna after repeated attacks on merchants vessels by both sides. The Saint Louis Askari's are created as a security force primarily recruited inside the Kingdom of Waalo.
  • Summer 1787: [Yanitza] Ibrhaim Sori massacres members of the Alfaya faction to assert his control in Futa Jallon.
  • Year 1788 - 1792: [Birean Empire] The Coffee War: Scotland defeats the Dutch colonists on the coast of West Africa, establishing their first successful colony.
  • November 1, 1788: [Layarteb] Steven Altman (NA), a business tycoon, is elected as the 7th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 88.4%. Steven Altman runs as non-affiliated.
  • Year 1790: [Hi No Moto] Neo-Confucianism becomes the official state philosophy.
  • Year 1790: [RomeW] Romans score decisive defeat of the British Navy which had attempted to assault Rome.
  • January 1790: [Yanitza] The beginning of Muslim Fulani raids based in Futa Jallon against the pagan Kaabu Empire.
  • May 1791: [Yanitza] Almami Ibrahim Sori dies and is succeeded by his son, Sohou.
  • Year 1792: [Hi No Moto, Urbov(Ru)] The Russian Empire unsuccessfully attempts to establish trade relations with Hi No Moto.
  • March 2, 1792: [Birean Empire] The Crown Colony of Birea is officially established by an Act of Scottish Parliament, with Scotland increasing its claim further inland as the decade progressed.
  • November 3, 1792: [Layarteb] In a landslide victory, President Steven Altman (NA) wins 89% of the vote and he is elected to a second term. Voter turnout is 90.1%.
  • March 16, 1793: [Khorsun, Yanitza] After several years of warfare along the Senegal river, Aboralasuna is razed by the Askari's, leaving Saint Louis as the sole merchant power on the river.
  • July 1794: [Yanitza] Sohou is murdered by members of the Alfaya faction. Koromakho Alfa's son, Salihou, declines the leadership as he is disturbed by the events.
  • September 9, 1794: [Birean Empire] To quell a rebellion, Scottish Governor John Bales converts to Islam (after first only pretending to do so), though he mixed many elements of Scottish culture into his practices. The practice caught on, leading to the birth of Birean Islam.
  • December 1, 1795: [Layarteb, North Germania] The Republic of Layarteb and the Kingdom of North Germania sign an official treaty of peace and friendship.
  • Winter 1795: [Itailian Maifias, Khorsun, Yanitza] The Lebou people revolt against the rule of Kayor and establish their own theocratic state at the settlement of Yoff. This upsets the previous balance of power with the British at Gorée and the Khorsuni at Valataya.
  • Year 1796: [Yanitza] The city of Mbacke is founded by the Muslim cleric Mame Maram Muhammad al-Khayri. The city soon becomes a major center of Islamic learning in the region.
  • February 1796: [Yanitza] Fankamala (king) Demba Sega of Khasso dies, his sons fight over the Khasso Kingdom.
  • October 8, 1796: [Yanitza] A second invasion of Kayor is launched by Abd al-Kadir but it is repulsed at the Battle of Bougnay.
  • November 1796: [Yanitza] The Khasso Kingdom disintegrates into warring states.
  • November 5, 1796: [Layarteb] Marcus Burlington (F), a lawyer, is elected as the 8th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 82.4%. His term is rocked by scandals.
  • Year 1796: [RomeW] Napoleon Bonaparte arises as the leader of western France.
  • Year 1797: [RomeW] Napoleon Bonaparte invades Italy and captures Rome. Napoleon officially declares a Republic with the Senate in power and forcibly removes Emperor Claudius V. The Roman people, who longed for democratic reform, took a liking to Napoleon after this act.
  • September 1, 1798: [Layarteb, North Germania] As a gift to the North Germanian government, the Republic of Layarteb leases the island of Bermuda to North Germania for 99 years. This becomes a major scandal for President Burlington and ultimately leads to his impeachment the following year for abuse of his office.
  • Year 1799: [RomeW] Praetorian Guard successfully reinstalls Claudius as Emperor, Republic temporarily abolished.
  • February 2, 1799: [Layarteb] President Marcus Burlington (F) is impeached by the Layartebian Congress after he is linked to abuse of office. He is succeeded by his Vice President, John Lester (F), the 9th President of Layarteb.
  • June 12, 1799: [Dalmasce] Martin I dies, and he is proclaimed 'the Revolutionary." He is succeeded by Princess Zahira, the second of the "Anglo-Berber Monarchy." Queen-Regent Yasmine rules in her daughter's stead as regent, she is a fair and intellectual ruler.
  • August 15, 1799: [Yanitza] Karamakho Alfa's other son, Abdoulaye Bademba becomes Almami of Futa Jallon. A power sharing agreement is established between the Alfaya and Soriya factions to avoid further civil violence.
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1800 AD - 1850 AD:
  • Year 1800 - 1820: [Ottoman Khaif] Popular discontent to Byzantine rule arises on the island of Lemnos in the Aegean Sea. Long forgotten by Byzantine rulers, the populace want a democratic system of government and self-rule. Byzantine authorities initially dismiss the discontent but find that by 1820, it has grown significantly powerful.
  • June 21, 1800: [Hirgizstan] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan arises in Africa consisting of Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bassau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Libya, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
  • November 1, 1800: [Layarteb] President John Lester (F) edges out a victory of 51.8% in the election to gain a second term. Though not overly disliked, he is not overly liked either. Despite this, the Layartebian Congress comes under the control of the Centrist Party.
  • March 1, 1802: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander Rurikid establishes the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).
  • October 11, 1801: [North Germania] Königsberg gains independence from the Kingdom of Germania.
  • December 14, 1802: [North Germania] Facing uncertainty in Russia and Eastern Europe, ethnic Slavs flood into Königsberg, displacing many ethnic Germans.
  • April 18, 1804: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Navy receives word that a massive Australian fleet is planning to wreck havoc on Imperial colonies across the Pacific. A large fleet under the command of Admiral Lord Alexander Hood is scrambled and able to surprise the enemy a scant distance from its own shores. The Battle of the Coral Sea is fought between ships of both sides numbering in the hundreds. The Imperial Navy comes out victorious and cements its reputation as a world-Navy.
  • Summer 1804: [Yanitza] A number of Jakhnanke are invited to settle in Futa Jallon.
  • November 3, 1804: [Layarteb] Despite being eligible to run, President John Lester (F) does not run for another term. Chester James (C) is elected as the 10th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 81.9%.
  • Year 1806: [Cotland] Popular unrest as a result of increasing education and dismay with the affairs of things sees the emergence of a demand for the people to have a say in the governance of the nation. The demands are refused by the government.
  • June 14, 1807: [Urbov(Ru)] The Russian army suffers a defeat against the French, with almost twenty thousand dead.
  • July 12, 1807: [Yanitza] Abd al-Kadir is killed in battle and the leadership of Futa Toro passes to a council of clan leaders. Futa Toro becomes less powerful and more suitable to trade with Saint Louis.
  • January 1, 1808: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander establishes the smaller State Council, which receives the executive powers of the Russian Senate.
  • November 5, 1808: [Layarteb] President Chester James (C) successfully wins a second term. Voter turnout is 80.1%.
  • August 1, 1809: [North Germania] Slovenia peacefully agrees to join the Kingdom of Germania.
  • Year 1810: [Bavin] The Spanish territories around La Rio de la Plata declare their independence, form the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata.
  • November 14, 1810: [Layarteb] The Dominion of Tnemrot and the Commonwealth of Garamound sign a secret alliance against the Republic of Layarteb. This is discovered by historians in the 1830s.
  • Year 1811: [Cotland] Slavery is formally abolished in Cotland by popular demand and after violent revolts.
  • Winter - Summer 1811: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb seeks to set up open-border policies with both Tnemrot and Garamound but the Garamoundian government sees this as an attempt to infuse Garamound with Layartebian culture and ultimately take over the country. Layartebian citizens are expelled from Garamound and border skirmishes begin late in the year.
  • March 27, 1811: [Urbov(Ru)] Regional military companies are merged into the Internal Guard.
  • November 16, 1811: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb declares war on Garamound in what is called the First Layartebian War. Layartebian forces are placed under the command of General Cecil West.
  • June 14, 1812: [Urbov(Ru)] The French army crosses the Neman River into Russia. The French hope that by seizing Moscow they can bring the Russians to terms.
  • September 14, 1812: [Urbov(Ru)] The French army enters a deserted Moscow, the high-water mark of their invasion.
  • September 18, 1812: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces capture Philadelphia, the Garamoundian capital and end the war. Modern day Pennsylvania and New Jersey are annexed into the Republic of Layarteb and given equal representation in the Layartebian Congress. The size and population of the Republic effectively doubles triples, respectively.
  • November 7, 1812: [Layarteb] Cecil West (F), an army general, retires his commission after being elected the 11th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 79.6%.
  • December 14, 1812: [Urbov(Ru)] The last French troops are forced off of Russian territory.
  • Year 1813: [Cotland] Oslo is ravaged by a violent uprising. Civil unrest grows and threatens to explode into a full-blown civil war. King Hallvard III is forced to delegate some of his powers and hr accept delegations from throughout the land to assemble.
  • May 17, 1814: [Cotland] 282 representatives sign and ratify a Constitution. The document regulates the separation of powers into legislative, executive, and judicial branches, and transfers some of the royal prerogatives from the King to the newly created national assembly, called Rikstinget. The King retains the right to lay down a veto, as well as a number of vital royal prerogatives. The right of religious freedoms and the right to vote are given to the Cottish people, although voting can only be done by males over the age of 25 and who own land.
  • Year 1815 - 1850: [Dalmasce] Zahria I reigns, she is known for some early industrialization of the country but largely the Kingdom of Dalmasca remains agrarian and nomadic.
  • Year 1815: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb signs a peace treaty with the Dominion of Tnemrot for open trade and historical reconciliation. Throughout this time, the Republic of Layarteb grows rapidly in technology and while the Dominion of Tnemrot, which retains its original governing body, does not.
  • Year 1815: [RomeW] Napoleon, with his French Empire crumbling, calls for Roman help, Claudius refuses and aids the Napoleonic defeat at Waterloo. The people again revolt and remove Claudius from power, re-establishing the Republic.
  • May 13, 1815: [Dalmasce] Zahira Shafiqa Martinsdaughter is crowned Queen of Dalmasca and Lady of the Sahara, she is an enlightened ruler like her father and a great romanticist. Queen Mother Yasmine remains her adviser for a time but retires to a quiet life out of fear of the same vicious rumors plaguing her child that plagued her predecessors.
  • Year 1816 - 1825: [RomeW] Praetorian Guard and Republicans clash periodically for control of the Republic, ending with the victory of Appius Polybuis, who would re-establish the Roman Empire under the title of Appius II.
  • November 2, 1816: [Layarteb] President Cecil West (F) wins a second term. Voter turnout is 83.9%. The Layartebian Congress reverts to control by the Federalist Party.
  • Year 1818 - 1824: [RomeW] Simón Bolívar leads an independence movement in South America, forcing the Romans to withdraw.
  • March 14, 1820: [Terra Reborn] The capital of the Apilonian Empire is moved to Anchorage and the Imperial Palace is constructed. The Imperial Fortress becomes the Von Karin Fortress. The remaining decades of the century would generally consist of maintaining current holdings and fighting off any attempts by foreign powers to disrupt the Apilonian Empire. The Imperial Navy would be kept in good practice. By the end of the century, the Apilonian Empire would be secure, but problems at home begin to lay the foundation for the Fall of the First Empire.
  • June 9, 1820 - February 16, 1824: [Ottoman Khaif] The Byzantine government fights an active rebellion on the island of Lemnos. With over 80% of the island supporting Lemnos self-rule, the Byzantine military faces an extremely difficult enemy. Furthermore, Lemnosian guerillas utilize the nearby island of Agios Efstratios to horde supplies, to treat their wounded, and to retreat to in order to avoid capture. After forty-four months, Byzantine authorities have decided to withdraw its attempt to hold Lemnos in the Byzantine Empire, largely due to heavy casualties, despite having killed more Lemnosian guerillas than their own casualties.
  • July 1820: [Yanitza] Rebellious Marabout's in the Kingdom of Kayor are expelled across the border into the Kingdom of Waalo. There they manage to briefly take control of the state before they are expelled with the aid of the Saint Louis Askaris. This episode helps increase Saint Louis's control over the state.
  • November 4, 1820: [Layarteb] Thomas Arthur (C), a charismatic factory owner, is elected as the 12th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 83.5%. He is widely regarded as one of the most favorable Presidents.
  • February 27, 1824: [Ottoman Khaif] The Republic of Lemnos is announced and it includes the island of Agios Efstratios. Despite calls for reconciliation, the Lemnosian people are bitter towards the Byzantines and vice versa.
  • Summer 1824 - Summer 1827: [Federal Republic of Amapá] Following the expulsion of the Roman Empire from South America by Simón Bolívar, Amapá undergoes a period of coups and revolutions. Power goes back and forth between military and civilian strongmen.
  • August 10, 1824: [Neuvo Rica] Simón Bolívar forces the final withdrawal of the Roman Empire from Central and South America and renames it the Empire of Neuvo Rica shortly thereafter. The original state of Neuvo Rica encompasses modern-day Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, and Colombia.
  • November 6, 1824: [Layarteb] President Thomas Arthur (C) wins a second term. Voter turnout is 85.9% and he wins 79% of the votes.
  • Year 1825: [Cotland] The voting age is reduced to 20. The requirement to be a land-owning male remains.
  • Autumn 1825: [Yanitza] A raid by Muslim Fulani seize a number of slaves from a small Serer village in the Kingdom of Saloum. Among those captured is a boy by the name of Tine Ngom, who later in life will claim to be a descended from the old Serer dynasties.
  • November 19, 1825: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander dies of typhus. The army swears allegiance to his oldest brother, the Grand Duke, Constantine Pavlovich.
  • December 12, 1825: [Urbov(Ru)] Constantine publishes Alexander's succession manifesto.
  • December 14, 1825: [Urbov(Ru)] Three thousand soldiers gather at the Senate Square in Kiev and declare their loyalty to the idea of a Russian constitution. When talk fails, the Czarist army disperses the demonstrators with artillery, killing at least sixty.
  • December 15, 1825: [Urbov(Ru)] Thirty thousand soldiers revolt in the Urals, sparking similar revolutions in Kharkov, Moscow, and Smolensk. Kiev is marched upon by a mixture of peasant militias and cadets from the Saint Vladimir Military Academy. The Czar agrees to the proposed constitution and for the first time sees his power limited. Serfdom is abolished without compensation and property is forcibly communalized by the recently liberated peasants.
  • Winter 1825: [Yanitza] After repeatedly harassing merchants from Saint Louis, the Republic of Saint Louis launches an attack on the Trarza Moors that breaks their power on the Senegal River.
  • March 1, 1826: [Urbov(Ru)] A Republican decree establishes the Second Section of the People's Chancery, concerned with codifying and publishing the law, and the Third Section, which operates as the Republic's secret police.
  • July 12, 1826: [Urbov(Ru)] Czar Constantine secretly calls upon autocratic sympathizers in Russia and abroad. A mixture of domestic and foreign soldiers enter the country from the north-west and topple the Republic and its "Decemberists." Serfdom is re-imposed and autocracy is restored.
  • February 5, 1827: [Yanitza] Tine Ngom is sold to a Moorish merchant in Gorée, where he converts to Islam under the name Mahmoud. Mahmoud serves as his master's bodyguard and accompanies him to several religious sites in both West Africa and the Middle East.
  • September 1, 1827: [Layarteb] Without warning, President Thomas Arthur (C) dies of cardiac arrest. His death is mourned heavily and he is immediately succeeded by Vice President David Gold (C) . In honor of the late President Thomas Arthur, seven days of mourning are declared.
  • September 5, 1827: [Federal Republic of Amapá] The Federal Republic of Amapá is formed as a parliamentary democracy with a unicameral legislature. Prime Minister José Pereira Araujo becomes the first Prime Minister.
  • November 1, 1828: [Layarteb] President David Gold (C), the 13th President of Layarteb, wins a 4-year term as President. Voter turnout is 82.8%. The Layartebian Congress reverts to control by the Centrist Party, marking the start of a long period where the sitting President also has the majority party in Congress.
  • Year 1830: [RomeW] Appius allows the Senate to be elected, but only by wealthy landowners.
  • Year 1832 - 1836: [RomeW] The Great Australian War: British defeat the Romans and evict them from Australia.
  • November 3, 1832: [Layarteb] Eligible for another 4-year term, President David Gold (C) wins re-election. Voter turnout is 84.9%.
  • Year 1833: [Layarteb] Fearing that an invasion by the Republic of Layarteb is imminent, the High Council of Elders of the Dominion of Tnemrot secretly begins a buildup of forces to invade the Republic of Layarteb.
  • June 2, 1834: [Layarteb] The Dominion of Tnemrot invades the Republic of Layarteb and the Second Layartebian War begins.
  • July 1834: [Yanitza] Mahmoud accompanies his master on the Hajj to Mecca.
  • November 5, 1836: [Layarteb] Joseph Sellers (F), a lawyer, is elected as the 14th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 79.5%.
  • August 1838: [Yanitza] The Tukulor cleric and member of the Tijaaniyya Brotherhood, al-Hajj Umar Tall ends his pilgrimage from Mecca and settles in Futa Jallon. Here he begins agitating support for his own jihad.
  • August 23, 1840: [Layarteb] Falcon City, the Tnemration capital, falls to a combined land and sea assault and the Dominion of Tnemrot is annexed into the Republic of Layarteb, effectively doubling the size of the Republic of Layarteb again, adding modern day Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine to the Republic of Layarteb. The population is now listed as 55,941,854 in the 1840 census.
  • November 7, 1840: [Layarteb] President Joseph Sellers (F), widely disliked, loses the election to Clarence Turner (C), another lawyer. Voter turnout is 83.7%. He is the last lawyer elected as President of Layarteb.
  • May 17, 1843: [Yanitza] Mahmoud's master dies and he is freed. Over the next several years he serves as a mercenary throughout various West African conflicts where he builds a reputation of military prowess but also of religious devotion.
  • Year 1844: [Cotland] Cotland is forced to abandon the West African colonies of Benin, Upper Volta, and Ghana.
  • March 15, 1844: [Layarteb] President Clarence Turner, the 15th President of Layarteb is assassinated in office by a radical leftist named Charles Wood. Charles Wood is shot and killed by police during his arrest three days later. Vice President Andrew George, a professor, succeeds him as the 16th President of Layarteb.
  • March 15, 1844: [Layarteb] President Clarence Turner (C), the 15th President of Layarteb is assassinated in office by a radical leftist named Charles Wood. Charles Wood is shot and killed by police during his arrest three days later. Vice President Andrew George (C), a professor, succeeds him as the 16th President of Layarteb.
  • November 2, 1844: [Layarteb] President Andrew George (C) is elected as President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 84.1%.
  • Year 1848: [RomeW] Third Republic declared when protests over suffrage force the abdication of Keylusus I. Spain and Portugal become independent. Pacantius III, then head of the Praetorian Guard, restores the Roman Empire and expands suffrage.
  • November 1848: [Yanitza] Al-Hajj Umar Tall and his followers relocate to the town of Dinguiraye lying on the borderlands of Futa Jallon and Kaabu, after falling out with the Almami. Here Umar begins plans to launch his own jihad, with taliba (students) of the Tijaniyya forming the core of his army.
  • November 4, 1848: [Layarteb] President Andrew George (C) wins re-election as President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 85.9%.
  • January 15, 1849: [North Germania] Germanian forces invade into Spain following independence from Rome. Germanian naval forces invade as well.
  • January 19, 1849: [North Germania, Pontificius] Days after the North Germainian invasion of Spain, Sotanabeltz reaches an agreement with North Germanian forces not to resist and to assist in the occupation if they allow Sotanabeltz to maintain its autonomy. The North Germanians agree to enter into a relationship of amical protection with Sotanabeltz.
  • August 1849: [Yanitza] The Mansana (great king) of Kaabu is killed by Fulani raiders. Both Muslim Fulani and Malinke inside Kaabu begin uprisings.
  • Year 1850: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The export of slaves to European traders begins to die down with the exception of the port of Bissau. This heralds the end of the Makhazar, as many Rakhoma see a drastic decline in importance and many Khorsuni return to subsistence farming. Peanut farming soon grows to become of major importance to the economies of Kayor, Baol, and Saloum. The Saloum are able to increase their military strength.
  • Year 1850 - 1867: [RomeW] The Great Anglo-Roman War: Romans decisively defeat the British in North America, stretching their territory across the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Ottawa River in what is now Ontario. Territory now referred to as "Canada." British territory reduced to British Columbia (Southern British Columbia), which declares independence later in 1867.
  • Year 1850 - 1930: [Federal Republic of Amapá] Social and cultural reform begins to change Amapá with heavy influence from the Neuvo Rican Empire.
  • January 1850: [Yanitza] The Malinke Marabout, Fodi Kabba Dumbuya, launches the first of a series of jihads against the pagans of the Gambia.
  • Spring 1850: [Hirgizstan] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan endures scattered insurrections throughout many of its states but ultimately controls it within months, establishing itself as a major power.
  • Summer 1850 - Spring 1852: [United States of Brink] Fearful of the power wielded by the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, the Summit of Antananarivo is held over the course of twenty-two months from June 1850 to April 1852. Multiple nations of eastern Africa attend.
  • July 1850: [Yanitza] The Muslim Fulani cleric, Maba Diakhou Ba, meets with al-Hajj Umar Tall and later goes on to found his own jihadist state at the town of Rip in western Senegal.
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1851 AD - 1899 AD:
  • April 1851: [Yanitza] Samori Toure, a Muslim trader in southern Guinea, enters service as a soldier to a local chief of the Wassoulou in order liberate his mother from captivity.
  • March 1852: [Yanitza] Al-Hajj Umar Tall begins his jihad and the foundation of the Tukolor Empire.
  • March 19, 1852: [Dalmasce] Henry James Cotter is born in Smara. The ideal of Greater Morocco begins to form in the "Two Moroccan Kingdoms," Morocco and Dalmasca, as a romanticist movement.
  • April 10, 1852: [United States of Brink] The Summit of Antananarivo concludes and two new nations form in eastern Africa. The first nation is called the Empire of Teh Ninjas includes Comoros, Kerguelen Islands, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Reunion Island, and Zimbabwe. Antananarivo becomes the capital. The second nation is called Bjornoya and it encompasses Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and part of Yemen. Nairobi becomes its capital. Neither country is democratic though Bjornoya undertakes a very capitalistic approach to its economy whereas the Empire of Teh Ninjas embarks upon a more regulated approach.
  • November 6, 1852: [Layarteb] A retired navy admiral, James Harris (F) runs for and is elected as the 17th President of Layarteb. He is not widely liked despite winning 62% of the vote. Voter turnout is 86.7%.
  • December 12, 1852: [Dalmasce] Queen Zahria I dies, she is succeeded by her son Martin II, Zahriason
  • July 1853: [Yanitza] The Trarza Moors ally with the Kingdom of Waalo to curb the influence of Saint Louis, as the son of the Moorish Emir, Ely, is crowned Brak (king) of Waalo.
  • Year 1853 - 1890: [Dalmasce] Martin II reigns, "The Hard Years" as they are later called occur, low birth-rates among the Anglo-Saxon Nobility lead to the government encouraging hundreds of thousands of Englishmen - just Englishmen - to immigrate to Dalmasca, of which many do, straining Dalmasca's resources to the breaking point. Ultimately, the nobility is saved but in return, crop shortages are common and rationing is severe. Morocco lends Dalmasca aid.
  • Year 1854: [Hi No Moto, Terra Reborn] The Empire of Apilonia forces Hi No Moto to sign a trade agreement which opens Hi No Moto to foreigners after almost two centuries of isolation. Apilonian gunboats sail into Tokyo Bay to ensure compliance from the Shogun.
  • Year 1855: [Hi No Moto, Urbov (Ru)] The Russian Empire and the Empire of Hi No Moto establish diplomatic relations.
  • February 25, 1855: [Yanitza] A combined attack by Waalo and Trarza almost destroys Saint Louis; however, the coalition is soundly defeated at the Battle of Jubuldu. The Kingdom of Waalo comes under the de facto control of the Saint Louis Company.
  • Spring 1855: [Yanitza] The same year the Saint Louis Company establishes a fort at Medina, capital of the Khasso Kingdom, on the Senegal River to reinforce its control of the area. They are invited to do so at the behest of the ruler of Khasso, due to fears of al-Hajj Umar Tall's jihad in the region.
  • June 6, 1856: [Yanitza] Mahmoud and his followers return to Gorée.
  • November 1, 1856: [Layarteb] Bradley Jackson (C), a journalist, wins a surprise three-way election between President James Harris (F) and a lawyer, Harold Martin (NA) . Harold Martin was highly favored to win. Voter turnout is 84.9%.
  • April 1857: [Yanitza] The Tukulor Empire invades the Khasso Kingdom and lays siege to Fort Medina.
  • June 13, 1857: [Yanitza] Fort Medina capitulates to the Tukulor Empire. Al-Hajj Umar Tall's forces sail up the Senegal River and the city of Saint Louis surrenders. The pagan kingdoms of Khasso, Waalo, and Biotho are incorporated into the Tukulor Empire, as is the Imamate of Futa Toro. Saint Louis is permitted to exist however the Askari's are disbanded and the city is forced to pay tribute. Makhazar's from the former Rakhoma of Aboralusana are invited to rule the city.
  • October 11, 1857: [North Germania] After eight years of war, Germanian forces capture Spain and continue advancing into Portugal.
  • November 12, 1857: [Yanitza] Mahmoud and his followers cross over from Gorée Island and land at the city of Ndaarkaru. Here Mahmoud proclaims his intent to unite the kingdoms of the region under a single Islamic state, taking the Arabic title of Sultan and proclaiming his capital at Dakar. From hence forth his dynasty is known as al-Dakari. The Lebou submit to his rule; although, their religious elite are allowed a degree of autonomy at the town of Yoff.
  • November 19, 1857: [Itailian Maifias, Khorsun, Yanitza] After repeated refusals to accept the sovereignty of the Sultanate, Valataya is besieged by Mahmoud al-Dakari. The Makhazar appeal to the British for aid is ignored, as an expedition to save the Rakhmoma is deemed not worth the cost and ultimately counterproductive to British interests in the region.
  • December 6, 1857: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Dakarese troops storm Valataya and sack the city. The settlement is ultimately destroyed and the Khorsuni are left with the option of conversion or expulsion. Many choose to settle in the nearby kingdoms of Kayor-Baol, Saloum, Sine, or Kaabu.
  • May 28, 1858: [Urbov(Ru)] The Treaty of Aigun is signed, pushing the Russo-Chinese border east to the Amur river. The Tariff Act reduces import tax.
  • April 1859: [Yanitza] Marabout's in the Kingdom of Kayor-Baol attempt to launch a second jihad; however, they are crushed in a single battle.
  • September 14, 1859: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander II, becomes Czar.
  • October 16, 1860: [Urbov(Ru)] The Convention of Peking transferred the Ussuri krai from China to Russia.
  • November 3, 1860: [Layarteb] President Bradley Jackson (C), the 18th President of Layarteb, after a highly successful, 4-year term, wins re-election. Voter turnout is 89.1%.
  • Year 1861: [Hi No Moto] The Domain of Choshu urges the Emperor in Kyoto, Emperor Komei, to expand foreign policy and finally throw off the remaining shackles of isolation.
  • March 3, 1861: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander II issues a manifesto emancipating the serfs again; Students Protest against the Czar and once again demand a constitution.
  • August 1861: [Yanitza] The Damel-Tiegne (king) of Kayor- Baol, Lat Dior Diop, converts to Islam and joins the Almamy of Rip, Maba Diakhou Ba, in his jihad against the non-Muslim kingdoms of western Senegal.
  • December 1861: [Yanitza] Samori Toure is named Keletigui (war commander) of the Kamara people in southern Guinea and sets out to create his own empire.
  • Year 1862: [Hi No Moto] The Domain of Satsuma urges the union of the Emperor in Kyoto and the Shogunate in Edo (Tokyo).
  • September 9, 1862: [North Germania] Five years after the invasion of Portugal begins, Germanian forces capture Lisbon.
  • Year 1863: [Hi No Moto] The Domain of Choshu now demands from the shogunate the expulsion of all foreigners, but the Domain of Satsuma stages a coup and removes Choshu influence from the Imperial Court.
  • Year 1864: [Cotland, Hi No Moto, RomeW, Terra Reborn, Urbov (Ru)] Apilonian, Cottish, Roman, and Russian warships bomb Choshu to open more Hi No Moton ports for foreigners.
  • February 12, 1864: [Yanitza] Al-Hajj Umar Tall is killed while suppressing rebels in the east. His generals begin to fight for control of the Tukulor Empire, which by now stretches from the entrance of the Senegal River in the west, to the city of Timbuktu in the east.
  • November 5, 1864: [Layarteb] Edgar Gerling (C), a university professor, is elected as the 19th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 86.4%.
  • Year 1865: [Hi No Moto] Samurai of humble origins (led by Takayoshi Kido) win the civil war in Choshu and take control of the Domain of Choshu.
  • January 1, 1865: [Urbov(Ru)] Zemstvas are established for the local self-government of Russian citizens.
  • Year 1866: [Hi No Moto] Takamori Saigo of Satsuma and Takayoshi Kido of Choshu form a secret alliance in Kyoto.
  • Year 1867: [Hi No Moto] Keiki Yoshinobu ascends to the shogunate in Kyoto while Emperor Komei dies and is succeeded by the 14 year old Emperor Meiji.
  • March 1, 1867: [Urbov(Ru)] The conquered territories of Central Asia become a separate guberniya, the Russian Turkestan.
  • May 13, 1867: [Yanitza] The Siege of Kansala, capital of the Kaabu Empire, by Futa Jallon and the smaller Muslim Malinke states in the region.
  • May 24, 1867: [Dalmasce, Khorsun, Yanitza] Kansala falls, ending the Kaabu Empire. The Kaabu Empire's former territories become an autonomous region of the Imamate with its capital at Labe. Although trade with the Dalmascans at Bissau continues as normal, the Rakhoma see their status revoked as many emigrate, convert, or return to substance farming.
  • July 18, 1867: [Yanitza] The Battle of Fandane-Thiothioune where the Kingdom of Sine defeats the jihadist forces of Kayor-Baol and Rip. Maba Daikhou Ba is killed and many of his conquests are lost.
  • Year 1868: [Hi No Moto] Choshu and Satsuma force the Shogun Yoshinobu to resign through open conflict. The civil war that ensues becomes known as the Boshin War, and it pits those loyal to the shogunate against those who wish to return power to the imperial court. The conflict ends within the year after the siege of Edo (Tokyo) where Shogun Yoshinobu surrenders his castle to the Emperor. Emperor Meiji is restored but with the capital now moved from Kyoto to Edo (Tokyo) and with divine attributes.
  • November 7, 1868: [Layarteb] In a surprise election, the results of which are widely disputed for decades to come, Jason Clawson (F), a business tycoon, is elected as the 20th President of Layarteb. He beats President Edgar Gerling (C) in a 51% to 49% election. Voter turnout is a low 70.1%, a new low.
  • Year 1869: [Hi No Moto] The government of Hi No Moto begins the colonization of Hokkaido. Yukichi Fukuzawa's "Conditions in the West" launches the wave of Westernization. Chushu, Satsuma, Hizen, and Tosa voluntarily offer their territories to the Emperor. The Confucian school of Edo becomes a Western-style university (later renamed University of Tokyo).
  • October 16, 1869: [Itailian Maifias, Yanitza] Construction begins on a Great Mosque at Dakar, while Sultan Mahmoud al-Dakari purchases large stockpiles of guns from the British at Gorée and attracts followers from all over the region for his future jihad.
  • Year 1870: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Walter Winstone begins designing sketches for a statue dedicated to liberty. He intends for the statue to be displayed in Layarteb City and hopes to garner support on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for a joint Dalmascan-Layartebian project.
  • Year 1870: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Meiji dismantles the feudal system and forbids the lords from retaining private armies. The first newspaper is created. Yataro Iwasaki founds a shipping firm that would become Mitsubishi.
  • December 6, 1870: [Urbov(Ru)] A political demonstration in front of the Kazan Cathedral marks the appearance of the revolutionary group Land and Liberty.
  • Year 1871 - 1874: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Walter Winstone makes numerous trips to the Republic of Layarteb and elsewhere throughout the world, garnering ideas and support for his future statue, named "Liberty Enlightening the World" culminating in a trip in 1874 where he speaks personally to the Layartebian Congress about the project. His speech receives a standing ovation and the Layartebian Congress begins debate on the future Statue of Liberty.
  • Year 1871: [Hi No Moto] The Yen debuts.
  • Year 1872: [Hi No Moto] The first railway line between Tokyo and Yokohama is inaugurated.
  • November 2, 1872: [Layarteb] President Jason Clawson (F) wins a second term, beating the former President, Edgar Gerling (C) . Voter turnout is 78.5%.
  • Year 1873: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto grants religious freedom and adopts the Gregorian calendar. Saihei Hirose, chief of Sumitomo, introduces Western mining techniques and expands the business in Osaka. Hi No Moto adopts conscription so that the central government can have an army of its own.
  • March 15, 1873: [Yanitza] Lat Dior Diop gives permission for the elderly Sultan Mahmoud al-Dakari to travel through the Kingdom of Kayor-Baol with his followers to embark on his own jihad against the non-Muslim Serer kingdoms.
  • July 29, 1874: [Yanitza] The Battle of Kaolack is won by the Dakarese jihadists who destroy an allied army of Sine and Saloum. The kingdoms of Sine and Saloum are subsequently absorbed into the Dakar Sultanate. Marabouts from the region are encouraged to settle in the newly conquered lands.
  • Year 1875: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Walter Winstone finishes his plaster model of the Statue of Liberty and begins the task of raising the §250,000 required for the statue itself. Later in the year, President Clawson sends Walter Winstone an official copy of the bill approving not only the construction of the statue's pedestal (to be borne by Layartebian fundraising and construction) but of the entire project. Bedloe's Island, a disused navy fort is to be converted into Liberty Island for the statue. However due to a clerical error, the bill did not receive the official stamp of approval until 1877 when President Edgar Gerling approved the §270,000 price tag for the pedestal.
  • Year 1875: [Hi No Moto, Urbov(Ru)] Russia exchanges with Hi No Moto the Kurile Islands for the island of Sakhalin
  • Year 1875: [RomeW] Bolstered by successes in North America, Valerius III begins campaign to unite Italy, starts Fourth Roman-Venetian War.
  • January 1875: [Yanitza] A jihad by Futa Jallon conquers the Kingdom of Jolof.
  • Year 1876 - 1877: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Walter Winstone begins constructing the Statue of Liberty, completing the hand and the torch, which were sent to Layarteb City for display. Walter Winstone makes another trip to the Republic of Layarteb during this time. In 1877, Layartebian fundraising begins when President Edgar Gerling officially approves construction of the pedestal.
  • Year 1876: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto forces Korea to sign the treaty of Kanghwa, a treaty that is vastly unequal and enforced through gunboat diplomacy. The treaty opens up Korean ports to Hi No Moton trade much as the Apilonians did to Hi No Moto.
  • July 1876: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Samori Toure conquers the gold producing Bure region between Guinea and Mali, granting Hirgizstanian prospectors significant concessions.
  • August 5, 1876: [Urbov(Ru)] Land and Liberty splits into the moderate Black Repartition and the radical terrorist group People's Will.
  • September 3, 1876: [Yanitza] Sultan Mahmoud al-Dakari constructs a fort at Thies to provide access to his new domains in southwest Senegal. This is seen as a provocation by Damel-Tiegne Lat Diop Dior who besieges the fortress.
  • September 8, 1876: [Yanitza] The Battle of Thies ends in a crushing defeat for Kayor-Baol. Sultan Mahmoud is killedwhile preventing the Dakerese from following up on their victory.
  • September 11, 1876: [Yanitza] Mahmoud's eldest son, Ahmadou is pronounced Sultan of Dakar but he faces opposition. Mahmoud al-Dakari is buried at his mosque in Dakar.
  • November 4, 1876: [Layarteb] Former President, Edgar Gerling (C), successfully wins a second term of office. He is now the 21st President (and 19th) of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 82.5%. He remains an important figure in Layartebian politics despite being only able to serve one more, 4-year term. He dies in 1899 at the age of 92.
  • Year 1877: [Hi No Moto] The samurai revolt against the Emperor, believing that the rapid Westernization of the nation is betraying the culture of Hi No Moto. The revolt is led by Saigo Takamori and becomes known as the Satsuma Rebellion, the Domain of Satsuma being home to many unemployed samurai who were made obsolete after military reforms. The Samurai Army lays siege to Kumamoto Castle and attack Shiroyama Castle. The imperial and Samurai armies meet in three major engagements before the Samurai Army is defeated a few miles from Shiroyama Castle. Saigo takes his own life during the defeat and the revolt is crushed. The Satsuma Rebellion is one of the last rebellions against the ruling government.
  • January 1, 1877: [Yanitza] Having quelled opposition in Dakar, Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari leads his army against the Kingdom of Kayor-Baol.
  • August 29, 1877: [North Germania] Protests for a representative democracy begin in Berlin, Warsaw, and Vienna.
  • Late 1877: [North Germania, United States of Brink] In response to domestic troubles in the Kingdom of Germania, a separatist movement forms in the Germanic Colony of Southern Africa.
  • October 26, 1877: [Yanitza] The Battle of Dekhuele: Sultan Ahamdou defeats the army of Kayor-Baol, along with their allies from Tukulor. The two kingdoms are subsequently annexed, extinguishing the last of the Wolof-Serer states in western Senegal. His domain now borders the powerful Islamic states of Futa Jallon and the Tukulor Empire.
  • November 8, 1877: [North Germania] At the height of demonstrations for democratic reforms, Germanian military forces fire upon protestors in multiple cities. The death toll exceeds 50.
  • December 1877: [Yanitza] Sultan Ahamdou al-Dakari campaigns in the south to put down a series of revolts by the Serer nobility and the old religious elite.
  • Year 1878 - 1882: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Over the next four years, Walter Winstone completes the Statue of Liberty's head and shoulders (1878), the inner framework (1880), and the copper plates (1881). The hand and torch are returned to Dalmasca in 1882 to be fit into the statue, which is now being assembled.
  • January 1878: [Yanitza] Sultan Ahmadou extends his campaign to the Gambia and Casamance rivers, with the Muslim states becoming vassals and the pagans facing conquest or conversion. Regions nominally under the control of Futa Jallon are subjugated, creating tension between the two states.
  • March 1878: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Sultan Ahmadou increases efforts to convert the population of his domain to Islam, encouraging the settlement of more Marabouts and providing extensive funding for the construction of mosques and madrassas. Torodbe and Jakhanke communities are also invited to settle the area. This coincides with the suppression of other faiths in the region such as Christianity, the old pagan faiths, and Zherudata. The Khorsuni in the region are faced with the same choice as those under the rule of Futa Jallon.
  • March 18, 1878: [North Germania] Amidst negotiations with the Republic of Layarteb, the Kingdom of Germania initiates the first wave of democratic reforms. They quickly spiral out of the control of the Germanian government.
  • April 1878: [Yanitza] In an effort to further create a unified Islamic community and state, Sultan Ahmadou begins a series of reforms to unite his ethnically diverse empire. Arabic is instituted as the official language of the administration and the Dakarese riyal adopted as a form of currency. Arabic first names are encouraged to be adopted and Arabic titles replace traditional ones.
  • June 1878: [Hirgizstan, Khorsun, Yanitza] Samori Toure conquers the old Wassoulou Empire, and proclaims himself Faama (military commander) of the Wassoulou Empire, with his capital at Bissandugu. Many Khorsuni begin to migrate to his domain in southern Guinea to avoid conversion or subjugation. He establishes close ties with the Hirgizstanians, who regard him as their client in the region.
  • June 5, 1878: [North Germania] The Kingdom of Germania officially becomes a democratic country under the name of the Republic of North Germania. Historians regard this as the Third German Reich. The country is weak though and it is suffering from economic hardship.
  • June 6 - June 12, 1878: [North Germania, United States of Brink] The Republic of North Germania's formation leads to massive protest by hardliners in Cape Town leading to clashes between pro-democracy supports and separatists.
  • June 13, 1878: [North Germania, United States of Brink] After six days of uncontrolled rioting and street violence, hardliners in Cape Town announce their unilateral separation from Berlin. Despite the move, Berlin does not respond with force, largely due to its weakened state in Europe. The Germanic Colony of Southern Africa is renamed the Federation of Southern Africa. It remains politically strong despite calls from pro-democratic groups to democratize the government.
  • May 1879: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Samori Toure conquers the major trading city of Kankan and the Bate Empire in southern Guinea. Hirgizstanian traders move to replace the Makhazar and Dyula as the major economic force in the region.
  • Year 1880 - 1900: [Ottoman Khaif] Despite the past, Lemnosian and Byzantine authorities take a series of small steps towards the normalization of relations, finally achieving them in 1900. The Byzantine government recognizes the Republic of Lemnos and the Lemnosian government agrees to remain on their islands without any attempts to seize further land.
  • August 6, 1880: [Urbov(Ru)] The Special Corps of Gendarmes and the Third Section are disbanded. Their functions and most capable officers are transferred to the new Department of State Police under the MVD.
  • November 6, 1880: [Layarteb] Frederick Thomas (F), a philosopher, is elected as the 22nd President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 84.7%.
  • March 1, 1881: [Urbov(Ru)] A new constitution is proposed, Alexander II agrees to it but he doesn't get a chance to sign it.
  • March 10, 1881: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander II is assassinated by Ignacy Hryniewiecki of the People's Will. His son, Alexander III Rurikid, becomes Czar.
  • March 27, 1881: [Yanitza] Confident in his own power at home, Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari moves against the Tukulor Empire, justifying his aggression against a Muslim state as retaliation for the Tukulor support at Dekuele and to bring stability to the region.
  • May 28, 1881: [Yanitza] The town of Podor is besieged by Dakarese troops.
  • June 13, 1881: [Birea, Yanitza] Podor falls to Sultan Ahamdou's forces. All Tukulor territories west of the Senegal are annexed; however, Sultan Ahmadou does not pursue the Tukulor Empire eastwards, which subsequently with become a part of the Empire of Birea.
  • October 18, 1881: [Yanitza] The Imamate of Futa Bundu becomes a vassal of Dakar.
  • Year 1882: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto] After a peasant's revolt, China sends troops to defend the Korean government. In response, Hi No Moton troops are sent to southern Korea where they establish a puppet regime in Seoul.
  • Year 1882: [RomeW] Fourth Roman-Venetian War ends with the capture of Venice and annexation of the Venetian Republic into the Roman Empire. Romans capture Foggia.
  • June 17, 1882: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander III introduces factory inspections and restricts working hours for women and children.
  • May 3, 1882: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander III introduces the May Laws, which expel Russian Jews from rural areas and small towns and severely restricts their access to education.
  • Year 1883: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Construction on the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty finally begins in Layarteb City.
  • Year 1883: [Yanitza] The Mouride Bortherhood is founded by Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba, former member of the Qaddiriyya Brotherhood. Ahmadou Bamba becomes renowned for his pacifist teachings.
  • Year 1884: [Cotland] The requirement for males to own land in order to get to vote is abolished.
  • Year 1884: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Statue of Liberty is officially completed and it is handed over to Layartebian ownership. The first stones are laid for the pedestal on Bedloe's Island after the foundation is finished. An appropriate for §50,000 from New York state funds is vetoed by its governor forcing fundraising elsewhere.
  • Year 1884: [RomeW] Romans capture Taranto.
  • Year 1884: [Yanitza] The Layene Brotherhood is founded by Seydina Limamou Laye at the Lebou capital of Yoff. Seydina claims to be the Mahdi and the Brotherhood become popular amongst the Lebou.
  • April 1884: [Yanitza] Samori Toure adopts the title of Almamy.
  • November 1, 1884: [Layarteb] President Frederick Thomas (F) is re-elected to a second term. Voter turnout is 84.8%.
  • Year 1885: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] In the first few months of the year, §50,000 is raised to supplement the funding after a notable newspaper tycoon takes up the cause. The statue is disassembled and crated for shipment to Layarteb City.
  • Year 1885: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto] China and Hi No Moto agree to pull out their troops from Korea after three years of minimal activity. The short-lived puppet regime in the south is disbanded. Prince Hirobumi Ito becomes Hi No Moto's first Prime Minister.
  • June 17, 1885: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The State of Liberty, fully disassembled, arrives in Layarteb City after a harrowing and treacherous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, which sees the vessel nearly sunk in a storm. Upon arrival, Walter Winstone declares that "If Liberty can surmount Mother Nature than mankind shall never destroy it," which becomes his most famous phrase and a very popular one. It is ultimately inscribed on the pedestal's base some years later.
  • August 11, 1885: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Statue of Liberty's construction fund is fully funded with §270,000 from Layarteb and §250,000 from Dalmasce.
  • Year 1886: [RomeW] Breakthrough in Southern Italy sees the Romans capture Lecce and Salerno by the end of the year, turning their attention to Naples.
  • August 16, 1886: [Yanitza] War breaks out between the Sultanate of Dakar and the Imamate of Fouta Djallon, after a Dakarese attempt to interfere in the internal politics of Futa Jallon.
  • October 28, 1886: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Statue of Liberty is dedicated in a grandiose ceremony overseen by President Frederick Thomas and King Martin II of Dalmasce. A parade held that morning sees approximately 1 million Layartebians showing up to celebrate. President Thomas and King Martin II lead the parade through Manhattan to Battery Park, where the parade changes from terrestrial to nautical. The statue is officially dedicated at 2:15 p.m. local time. Poor weather displays a grandiose fireworks display until November 1.
  • Year 1887: [RomeW] Siege of Naples: Romans score a decisive victory over the Kingdom of the Two Sicily's, capturing their capital. Romans turn south, capture Pescara.
  • Year 1887: [Yanitza] The city of Touba is founded by the Mourides, near the city of Mbacke founded by Ahmadou Bamba's ancestor.
  • November 3, 1888: [Layarteb] Matthew Gallo (F), a famous stage actor, wins a landslide victory against four opponents with 79.4% of the electorate. Voter turnout is 82%.
  • Year 1889: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Meiji promulgates a parliamentary constitution, but only 460,000 people are entitled to vote out of a population of 50 million in the first parliamentary election. Aritomo Yamagata becomes the Prime Minister of Hi No Moto. Nintendo is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to make hanafuda cards.
  • Year 1890 - 1900: [Dalmasce] The Hard Years end thanks to a combination of industrialization, increased trade, and Moroccan aid. Henry Cotter lives abroad in the Republic of Layarteb, he returns in 1901. Martin II dies, he is known as "The Ambitious," Albert II, Martinsson succeeds him.
  • Year 1890: [RomeW] Romans capture Campobasso; after the Fall of Naples, Sicily easily succumbs to Roman invaders.
  • June 12, 1890: [Urbov(Ru)] An imperial decree subordinates the zemstva to the authority of the appointed regional governors.
  • November 13, 1890: [Yanitza] The Battle of Timbo sees the army of Futa Jallon crushed and the last Almamy, Boko Bior, killed. Futa Jallon is incorporated into the Sulatante of Dakar along with her tributaries.
  • Year 1891: [Hi No Moto] Yamagata resigns and Masayoshi Matsukata becomes Prime Minister. The government founds the Yawata Iron Works.
  • Year 1891: [RomeW] Romans turn northward and capture Grosseto.
  • June 1, 1891: [Yanitza] Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari invades the Wassoulou Empire.
  • September 9, 1891: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Dakarese troops successfully capture Kankan and Samori Toure is forced to flee to Hirgizstanian territory.
  • November 2, 1891: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Samori Toure returns to his domain, supported by an army of exiles and a sizable Hirgizstanian force that is unwilling to lose their client in the region.
  • November 8, 1891: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari leads a force of troops to meet the Hirgizstanian threat. The two armies clash at the Diani River where Sultan Ahmadou's army wins a surprising victory over the invading force. Samori Toure is captured and imprisoned at Dakar. This represents the final military victory of the Dakarese dynasty, establishing her predominance in Senegambia.
  • December 1891: [Yanitza] Despite having defeated the threat posed by Samori Toure, Sultan Ahmadou and many of his advisers fear a second Hirgizstanian expedition against the Sultanate of Dakar. Thus, they begin searching for Western allies in order to help dissuade a Hirgizstanian invasion.
  • December 6, 1891: [Urbov(Ru)] Severe famine affects almost half of Russia's provinces.
  • December 21, 1891: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] With aid from representatives of the Royal Charter Company in Bissau, Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari begins correspondence with the Kingdom of Dalmasca.
  • Year 1892: [Hi No Moto] Matsukata resigns and Hirobumi Ito becomes Prime Minister
  • March 1, 1892: [Urbov(Ru)] Women are banned from mines and children under 12 are banned from working in factories.
  • April 2, 1892: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The Treaty of Dakar is signed between the Sultanate of Dakar and the Kingdom of Dalmasca. The Dalmascans agree to sell modern weapons to Dakar who in return commit to buying exclusively from Dalmascan manufacturers and hiring Dalmascan contractors to help retrain the Dakarese army. The Sultanate also grants a trade monopoly to the Royal Charter Company and the town of Rufisque, formerly a slave port, is granted as a concession to the Royal Charter Company. Finally, Dalmasca and Dakar sign a defense pact, placing Dakar under Dalmascan protection. This marks the official beginning of the unofficial colonial relationship between Dalmasca and Dakar.
  • May 15, 1892: [Dalmasce, Khorsun, Yanitza] The Royal Charter Company, with the backing of the Sultan's army, force the Makhazar of Saint Louis to sell most of their properties in the city, giving the company de facto control over the port. Many of the Makhazar are able to find subsequent employment in the Royal Charter Company.
  • July 20, 1892: [Dalmasce, Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Hirgizstanian concessions in the Bambuk and Boure gold fields are sold to the Royal Charter Company by the Dakarese state, angering many officials in Hirgizstan. The Royal Charter Company also begins to buy up land on the mainland for the production of agricultural products; however, this proves to be slow as much of the land nobility are reluctant to sell.
  • November 5, 1892: [Layarteb] President Matthew Gallo (F), the 23rd President of Layarteb, is re-elected to a second term. Voter turnout is 87.4%.
  • Year 1893: [RomeW] Livorno and Bologna both fall to Rome.
  • January 6, 1893: [Yanitza] Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari joins the Mouride Order and moves his court to Touba, where he builds a new mosque for his father's grave.
  • Year 1894 - 1895: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto, Terra Reborn] China sends troops into Korea and Hi No Moto invades China in response in an effort to curtail Chinese influence in the region, this becomes known as the Sino-Moton War. The Imperial Hi No Moton Navy is able to defeat the Chinese Navy in the decisive Battle of the Yalu River, ensuring naval superiority for much of the war. The land campaign is more equal but thanks to the training and equipment received from the Apilonian Empire, the Imperial Hi No Moton Army begins to gain the advantage. After its defeat, China is forced to recognize Hi No Moto superiority over Korea and it must also cede Taiwan and the Liaotung Peninsula to Hi No Moto. Chinese forces suffer over 35,000 casualties compared to 17,000 Hi No Moton.
  • Year 1895: [RomeW] Romans capture Genoa.
  • May 7, 1895: [Yanitza] Sultan Ahmadou al-Dakari dies and is succeeded by his son, Sayyid al-Dakari. Construction soon begins on Ahmadou's mosque in Touba.
  • June 1895: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] In one of his first acts as Sultan, Sayyid negotiates a loan agreement with the Dalmascans to help cover the increasing costs of modernising the Dakarese army, as well as a revision of the Treaty of Dakar, allowing the Royal Charter Company greater access to the Sultan's realm in purchasing land. The post of Consul to the Sultan's Court is also created; initially, so that the Dalmascans may provide economic advice to Sayyid.
  • October 25, 1895: [Edvardus] The First Republic of Sinae is established in Nanjing. It is heavily influenced by the Roman Empire.
  • Year 1896: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto, RomeW, Terra Reborn] Under pressure from Rome and the Apilonian Empire, the Empire of Hi No Moto is forced to return the Liaotung Peninsula back to China. This action by the Apilonian Empire continues to damage Hi No Moto-Apilonian relations.
  • January 1, 1896: [Edvardus] Albert Marino is crowned as the first monarch of the First Republic.
  • March 11, 1896: [Edvardus] The Provisional Articles of the Sinaean Confederation is ratified in the National Assembly.
  • November 7, 1896: [Layarteb] Christopher Witt (C), a business tycoon, is elected as the 24th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 84.6%. His election marks the beginning of a period of weak Presidents who serve only one term.
  • September 1, 1897: [Layarteb, North Germania] President Christopher Witt reaffirms the lease of Bermuda to North Germania for another 99 years. His popularity declines and never rises, leading to his eventual election loss.
  • October 12, 1897: [Dalmasce, Khorsun, Yanitza] The murder of a prominent Dalmascan noble and businessmen in Dakar prompts the Royal Charter Company to demand it be allowed to create its own security force to protect employees. Sultan Sayyid al-Dakari reluctantly grants this request after much pressure, allowing the formation of the Rufisque Rifles, who are only allowed to operate and recruit in the district of Rufisque. The Rufisque Rifles are initially recruited from the resident Khorsuni community and immigrants from non-Muslim tribes.
  • Year 1899: [Cotland] A Cottish colony is established in Siberia with the intention of providing Cotland with recently discovered raw materials in the uninhabited territory.
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1900 - 1926:
  • Year 1900: [Hi No Moto] The Hi No Moton population is 44,000,000.
  • Early 1900s: [Hirgizstan] A new type of political theory rises in Hirgizstan called "Fascism."
  • August 29, 1900: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] A series of administration reforms are implemented by Sultan Sayyid and the Dalmascan consul, reforming the country's tax system and reducing the powers and influence of the nobility.
  • November 3, 1900: [Layarteb] President Christopher Witt (C), unliked, loses the election to Henry Conner (F), a university professor. Voter turnout is 82.1%.
  • Year 1901 - 1906: [Dalmsce] Henry Cotter meets Albert II and Cotterian Reforms begin. The Kingdom of Dalmasca is industrialized rapidly under Cotter's direction to specifications and styles he came to love in the Republic of Layarteb. Dalmascan "worship" of the Republic of Layarteb begins.
  • March 6, 1901: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] A revolt by the Fulani and Malinke nobility of Futa Bundu over the increased centralisation of power in the vassal state. The revolt is crushed by the Dakarese Army and Rufisque Rifles, and the realm fully incorporated as a province.
  • May 1, 1901: [Urbov(Ru)] The Socialist-Revolutionary Party is founded.
  • November 17, 1901: [Urbov(Ru)] At the Second Congress of the RSDLP, the party splits into two factions: the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the less radical Mensheviks.
  • Year 1902: [Hi No Moto, Urbov(Ru)] The Imperial Hi No Moton Navy clashes with the Russian Navy in the Yellow Sea but the situation is quickly resolved. Tensions over the Korean Peninsula continue to grow as both Russia and Hi No Moto attempt to secure the peninsula into their sphere of influence.
  • May 7, 1902: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The city of Conakry is founded by the Royal Charter Company to enable the export of minerals from the interior.
  • Year 1903: [RomeW] Romans capture Turin and Milan.
  • Year 1904: [Hi No Moto, Urbov(Ru)] After a dispute over the construction of a railroad from Russia into Manchuria and Korea, Hi No Moton forces attack Russian troops in Manchuria and also officially invade Korea, sparking the Russo-Moton War. The Hi No Moton Imperial Navy launches an attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur and cripples three Russian cruisers and they damages a battleship.
  • October 25, 1904: [Edvardus] The Democratic Party is re-named the Christian Democratic Party of Sinae and thus formally established in Hong Kong.
  • November 5, 1904: [Layarteb] President Henry Conner (F), the 25th President of Layarteb, runs a very dirty campaign against his opponent, William Noble (NA), a writer. The Layartebian populace responds very unfavorably and William Noble is elected as the 26th President of Layarteb with 66% of the vote. His term is considered the least productive in Layartebian history. Voter turnout is 78%.
  • Year 1905: [Cotland] Women are given the right to vote.
  • Year 1905: [Hi No Moto, Terra Reborn, Urbov(Ru)] During the battle of Mukden, Russian casualties number 90,000 as opposed to the 75,000 suffered by the Hi No Moton Empire. As a result, Russian forces are driven out of Southern Manchuria. Similarly, the Hi No Moton Imperial Navy utterly destroys the Russian fleet in the Battle of the Tsushima Straits with 9 Russian battleships and 5 cruisers destroyed for the loss of 2 Hi No Moton Cruisers. After the destruction of the Russian fleet at the battle of Tsushima, Russia is forced to sue for peace. Russia withdraws from Manchuria, cedes Sakhalin to Hi No Moto, and recognizes a Hi No Moton protectorate over Korea. Peace talks overseen by the Empire of Apilonia and the end of the war is sealed by the Treaty of Anchorage. Russian casualties during the Russo-Moton War total 291,000 (including 74,000 taken prisoner) whilst Hi No Moton casualties number 79,000.
  • Year 1905: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Tensions begin to mount between Sultan Sayyid al-Dakari and the Royal Charter Company, as the latter's economic grip on the country continues to grow while Sayyid finds himself hampered by constraints of the Dalmascan consul. Nobles facing bankruptcy are forced to sell their lands to the Royal Charter Company, while the Rufisque Rifles continue to grow. The Rufisque Rifles act as a coercive force arm of the Royal Charter Company as well, forcing the sale of land from the nobility and villagers and conscripting workers for the company's plantations and mines. This draws resentment from the Dakarese army that sees the Rufisque Rifles as a rival. This rivalry is partially influenced by the differing ethnic composition of the two.
  • January 3, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] A strike begins at the Putilov Works in Smolensk.
  • January 9, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] Peaceful demonstrators arrive at the Imperial Palace in Kiev to present a petition to the Czar, led by a priest named Georgi Gapon. The Imperial Guard fires on the crowd, killing around 200 and wounding 800.
  • February 3, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] Alexander III abdicates and leaves the throne to his son, Czar Nicholas II.
  • May 28, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] The first Soviet is formed in the midst of a textile strike in Kharkov.
  • June 14, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] A mutiny occurs aboard the battleship Potemkin.
  • Summer 1905: [United States of Brink] With the rise of fascism in Africa, the government of Southern Africa in Cape Town begins a series of pro-fascist moves. This reignites tension between pro-democratic groups.
  • June 25, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] The Potemkin sailors defect to Romania.
  • October 17, 1905: [Urbov(Ru)] Nicholas II signs the October Manifesto, expanding civil liberties and establishing and empowering the State Duma of the Russian Empire.
  • Winter 1905 - Spring 1911: [United States of Brink] Over the course of six years, a low-key civil war rages in Southern Africa between pro-fascist and pro-democratic groups. Despite assistance from the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, the pro-fascist groups are utterly routed. Southern Africa becomes the Republic of Southern Africa but it is extremely weak militarily. Politically it sees gradual growth while it rapidly grows economically due to favorable relations with anti-Hirgizstanian nations in Africa.
  • Year 1906 - 1934: [Dalmasce] Albert II reigns, the nation is industrialized, and the idea of Greater Morocco becomes a political force with the "Two Moroccos" looking for ways to integrate one another into the other's realm. Islam is legalized in the Kingdom of Dalmasca once more.
  • Year 1906: [RomeW] Florence finally succumbs to Roman forces, ending the millennium-long Republic of Florence.
  • March 1, 1906: [Urbov(Ru)] The first free elections to the Duma gave majorities to liberal and socialist parties. The Czar in response issues the Fundamental Laws, which affirms his position as supreme autocrat as well as dissolves the Duma.
  • July 1, 1906: [Edvardus] The Socialist Democratic Party of Sinae is formally established in Shanghai.
  • Year 1908 - 1910: [RomeW] Romans join the freedom fight of the Zees in Namibia against British rule, Zees gain independence by the end of 1910.
  • February 9, 1908: [Urbov(Ru)] The secret police units of the MVD Department of State Police are unified under the authority of the new Okhrana.
  • Summer 1908 - Winter 1919: [Urbov(Ru)] Growing tension between classes and the autocratic rule of Czar Nicholas II begin to destabilize society.
  • November 7, 1908: [Layarteb] Francis Adler (F), a land baron, is elected as the 27th President of Layarteb over President William Noble (NA). Voter turnout is 75%. This marks a growing decline in Layartebian voting since the election of President Matthew Gallow (F) in 1892.
  • February 16, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Rumours that the Dalmascans intend to enforce Hellenism on the city of Dakar spark riots throughout the capital. Upon hearing news of this, Sultan Sayyid al-Dakari does nothing, hoping the riots might be used to his advantage.
  • February 20, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Dakarese army officers under the leadership of Aqid (colonel) Abd'allah Barouf join the rioters and issue a series of demands calling for the removal of foreign influence.
  • February 22, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Abd'allah's forces move on the city of Rufisque, where they engage in a bloody battle with the Rufisque Rifles.
  • February 24, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The Battle of Rufisque ends when a Dalmascan squadron arrives to bombard the city of Dakar and a relief force of Dalmascan soldiers helps repel Abd'allah's army.
  • February 25, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The rebel soldiers abandon Dakar, which is placed under martial law, and retreat down to Thies. Sultan Sayyid al-Dakari denounces the rebels from his capital at Touba, sensing that they have lost.
  • March 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The Siege of Thies occurs, where the Dalmascan army uses excessive ordinance to bombard the city. The rebels eventually agree to surrender. Another much larger detachment of Dalmascan troops marches on Touba, where Sultan Sayyid in peacefully taken into custody.
  • April 15, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] A further revision of the Dakar Treaty occurs. Sultan Sayyid al-Dakari is forced to abdicate in favour of his son, Usman I al-Dakari. The Dalmascan consul is now granted full control over the state's budget and foreign policy, while the Dakarese army is disbanded, leaving the Rufisique Rifles as the sole military force of the country. Dalmascan soldiers move quickly to quell any uprisings throughout the countryside.
  • June 1, 1909: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Usman I al-Dakari is formally crowned Sultan and the court is moved back to Dakar from Touba. Sayyid goes into exile, never to return and Abd'allah Barouf is hung by a military court.
  • Year 1910: [Hi No Moto] The Empire of Hi No Moto annexes Korea and thereby terminates the Chosen Dynasty. Namihei Odara starts the electrical repair shop Hitachi in Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1910 - 1943: [United States of Brink] New Zeeeland enters a gradual decline fostered by a stagnated economy and political corruption. Tensions rise between New Zeeeland and its neighbors.
  • January 23, 1910: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] The Dalmascan consul in Dakar enacts a series of drastic legal reforms. The Sultanate'e shar'ia legal system is replaced with one based on Dalmasca's own law code, slavery is outlawed except for the Royal Charter Company contracts, freedom of worship guaranteed, and the traditional madrassa system of education begins to be phased out in favour of Western education in the cities. This is done under the stern eye of Dalmascan soldiers occupying the country.
  • March 12, 1910: [Edvardus] Emperor Albert dies in Beijing at the age of 60.
  • Spring 1910: [North Germania] Communism begins to rise throughout the Republic of North Germania. It is tolerated at first but it quickly works to destabilize the country. At the same time, Hirgizstanian fascism is introduced as a counter ideology.
  • April 3, 1910: [Edvardus] Albert's two sons, Senator Jonathan and Deputy Henry, are made the heads of their respective legislative chambers; the title of "Emperor" is transferred to Jonathan.
  • Year 1911: [Hi No Moto] Marxist movements are wiped out after the discovery of a plot to assassinate the Emperor of Hi No Moto.
  • Year 1911: [RomeW] Verona falls to Rome, leading to the reuniting of Italy under Roman rule.
  • April 9, 1911: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The Fourth Russo-Cottish War starts with a Russian invasion of Cotland following a sudden royal pregnancy.
  • November 11, 1911: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] A rebellion breaks out in the city of Nzerekore against the reforms but it is swiftly put down by the Rufisque Rifles.
  • December 11, 1911: [Cotland] Cottish explorer Roald Amundsen reach the South Pole as the first human being in history, beating challenger Banjamo Robert Perry Scott by a whole month.
  • Year 1912: [Hi No Moto] Emperor Mutsuhito dies and the new Emperor, Taisho, shifts more power to the parliament, which becomes known as "Taisho democracy."
  • Year 1912 - 1915: [RomeW] Great African Campaign sees the Romans annex Cameroon.
  • November 2, 1912: [Layarteb] Richard Hudson (F), an army general, is elected as the 28 President of Layarteb. Voter turnout drops to 68.5%.
  • April 12, 1913: [Edvardus] Emperor Jonathan suspends democratic reforms and begins to purge the government of his brother's supporters in the Socialist Party; this marks the beginning of a decade-long, mass industrialization effort and de facto civil war.
  • April 17, 1913: [Yanitza] The opening of Dakar's first university along Western lines.
  • Year 1914: [North Germania] In Königsberg, ethnic Slavs equal the number of ethnic Germans. The country prospers but tensions begin to be seen as ethnic Slavs push for the country to adopt Russian as its national language over German.
  • January 1, 1914: [Edvardus] Sinae begins a transition from confederation to unitary state after Emperor Jonathan consolidates power in the central government.
  • October 18, 1915: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] The Fourth Russo-Cottish War ends with the Treaty of Sankt Petersborg. Cotland is formally given control of the territories of Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Kostroma and Moskva. In exchange, Prince Henrik accepts parental responsibility and marries Princess Alina.
  • Winter 1915 - Summer 1918: [Layarteb] Following the Fourth Russo-Cottish War, the Republic of Layarteb begins to become less isolationist. At the same time, the Layartebian military, already modernized in terms of technology, begins to incorporate more modern tactics for the application of its forces. This is all with heavy, Cottish influence and guidance.
  • November 4, 1916: [Layarteb] In a highly charged campaign, Norman Murphy (C), a construction tycoon, wrests control from President Richard Hudson (F). Elected as the 29th President of Layarteb his term, in the wake of growing discontent in Europe, is seen as a major step in the right direction by most Layartebians. He wins 72.5% of the vote.
  • December 8, 1916: [Hirgizstan] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan undergoes massive political reform, establishes itself as an authoritarian republic, and elects its first Führer. The capital of the country is moved to Cape Verde, which becomes the political center of the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan. As time progresses, the fascist government becomes more and more totalitarian. Methods of suppression of crime and dissent are brutal and swift.
  • December 8, 1916: [Yanitza] The Muslim Unity Party is founded in Dakar, with the aim restoring the Sultanate back to its original Muslim roots. However the party advocates nonviolent means to spreading its message, working through the community.
  • Spring 1917 - Summer 1922: [Hirgizstan, Libya] In response to the Hirgizstanian government's reforms of December 1916, the Libyan people rise up in protest, seeking independence. A revolution breaks out in the spring of 1917 and after five years, the Hirgizstanian government opts to cease its attempts to maintain control over Libya, citing dwindling resources and a desire to contribute more support to the Fourth Reich of North Germania.
  • June 1, 1917: [Edvardus] The Provisional Constitution of the Republic of Sinae is established, calling for a semi-presidential system, elective monarchy, separation of powers, and government approval of all political parties.
  • Summer 1917: [Edvardus] Sinae enters into a recession as news breaks of widespread government corruption and crushing public debt.
  • Fall 1917: [Edvardus] The central government begins sweeping crackdown on corruption, a major overhaul of banking and currency systems, and massive infrastructure projects.
  • Winter 1918: [North Germania] Tensions between communists, fascists, and democrats in North Germania lead to a series of tit-for-tat incidents of assault, rape, killings, and bombings. Police and military forces initiate a major crackdown.
  • Year 1919: [RomeW] Ascension of Keylusus II, the longest serving Emperor in Roman history. His first act is to extend suffrage to all people across the entire Roman Empire and to declare all positions in the Roman Empire, including that of the Emperor himself, eligible only through election.
  • Early 1919: [Layarteb] Growing concerned with the changes to the Layartebian military in the wake of the Fourth Russo-Cottish War, the Democratic Republic of Sevaris, sharing the Republic of Layarteb's southern border begins to build up its own military.
  • Spring - Autumn 1919: [Layarteb] Aware of the buildup on its southern border, the Republic of Layarteb's leadership under President Norman Murphy shifts much of its military southward while calling for the Sevarisian military to demobilize.
  • Summer 1919: [North Germania] In response to tensions between communists, fascists, and democrats, National Socialism begins to rise out of Hirgizstanian fascism.
  • November 10, 1919: [Edvardus] Intense intra-party conflicts in the CDP between the Catholic majority and Protestant minority regarding the role of government leads to the Protestant caucus being expelled from the party.
  • Winter 1919 - Summer 1921: [Layarteb] A long series of diplomatic talks is held irregularly between the Layartebian and Sevarisian governments however, they devolved into nothing more than demand-making sessions. They break down in the summer of 1921 at the insistence of Layartebian President Norman Murphy.
  • Year 1920: [Hi No Moto, Urbov(Ru)] The Russian Civil War commences. In an effort to halt the communist side, Imperial Hi No Moton Army troops are sent to Siberia to assist the White Russians.
  • Year 1920 - 1930: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Under the influence of the Royal Charter Company, the economy of the Sultanate is rapidly modernised with the introduction of railways and modern machinery. Although Dakar becomes a major exporter of agricultural products such as peanuts and minerals such as bauxite, industry in the country is nonexistent to provide a market for Dalmascan imports. The emergence of a small, Westernized, urban elite emerges, influenced by ideas and concepts such as nationalism, while the majority of the population remains in the rural areas.
  • February 1, 1920: [Urbov(Ru)] The Russian Civil War breaks out with fierce fighting in Kiev.
  • February 14, 1920: [Edvardus] Emperor Jonathan embarks on concerted social engineering programme titled "The Redemption of the Human Race Movement," to spread Catholicism to the rural poor as well as to promote the faith more rigorously among existing Catholics.
  • August 14, 1920: [Ottoman Khaif] The United Federation of Eurasia is declared, bringing democracy and modernization to the Ottoman Empire.
  • November 6, 1920: [Layarteb] President Norman Murphy (C) wins re-election, ending 20 years of single-term Presidents. Voter turnout is on the rise with 74.1%.
  • January 2, 1921: [North Germania] In Königsberg, a Slavic-majority government takes office and begins to initiate a series of Slavic reforms. The country is renamed Kaliningrad. At this point, ethnic Slavs make up approximately 60% of the population. Amidst the rise of communism in Russia, immigration to Kaliningrad by ethnic Slavs continues at a rapid pace.
  • August 29 - 31, 1921: [Layarteb] The Layartebian Army, under the direction of General James Milligan, invades the Democratic Republic of Sevaris. The initial border clash takes place at Knollwood Park in Delaware on what would eventually become Interstate 95. The initial battle leaves a significant number of Sevarisian troops killed, who are all caught by surprise by the weapons and tactics displayed by the Layartebian Army.
  • September 2, 1921: [Layarteb] Struggling to cope with the invasion, the Sevarisian military rushes troops from Baltimore to Wilmington, where the main thrust of the Layartebian invasion is nearing.
  • September 7, 1921: [Layarteb] Layartebian and Sevarisian troops meet and clash at Wilmington. The Layartebian Army Air Force makes its combat debut.
  • September 9, 1921: [Layarteb] With the Battle of Wilmington completely underway, Layartebian forces under the command of General Joshua Raggs open a second front against Sevaris by invading Maryland along what would eventually become Interstate 83. Completely caught by surprise, the Sevarisian military finds that the majority of its troops are already deployed to Wilmington. A major call for help is issued to the general public of Baltimore and over 20,000 civilians are raised overnight into an army.
  • September 11 - 13, 1921: [Layarteb] The Layartebian Navy opens a third front in the Layartebian-Sevarisian War by destroying coastal defenses along Delaware Bay. By the time the naval bombardments are complete, Delaware is virtually defenseless outside of Wilmington.
  • September 14, 1921: [Layarteb] During the night, Layartebian Marines land at Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach in southern Delaware and begin to move northward and westward.
  • September 15 - December 29, 1921: [Layarteb] With three fronts established, Layartebian troops make major gains against the Sevarisian military. By December 29, Layartebian forces have reached Baltimore, have surrounded Wilmington, and control virtually all of Delaware south of Wilmington.
  • Winter 1921 - Spring 1922: [Layarteb] An especially horrific winter sets in, leading to a massive stalemate across Layartebian and Sevarisian lines. The Layartebian military, using information learned from the Cottish, hold during the winter and resupply their lines. During the time, Wilmington is utterly cut off from Sevarisian troops and those within its city limits are left to fend for themselves. Tales of massive civilian hardship, starvation, disease, and even cannibalism come out of the city during this time.
  • May 15, 1922: [Layarteb] With the winter broken, Layartebian forces launch new offensives against both Baltimore and Wilmington.
  • July 11, 1922: [Hirgizstan, Libya] King Yusuf I declares the Kingdom of Libya to be an independent state consisting of the Hirgizstanian territories of Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. He announces that the government of the Kingdom of Libya will be a constitutional monarchy and that Sunni Islam will be the reigning religion. Yusuf I is 47 years old.
  • July 18, 1922: [Layarteb] After 314 grueling days, the Siege of Wilmington ends with Sevarisian troops capitulating to Layartebian forces. Casualties for Layartebian troops number 28,800 dead or wounded while the Sevarisians suffer 57,600 soldiers dead or wounded and 112,800 civilian casualties. Upon entering the city, Layartebian troops find that much of the rumors concerning civilian hardship were true. In later years, the Layartebian Army will use troops who fought in this battle as case studies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) noting that most of the troops who took part in this battle (over 75%) suffer from PTSD.
  • July 20, 1922: [Layarteb] Despite losing Wilmington and thus all of Delaware, the Sevarisian government continues to hold out in Baltimore. Despite their best efforts, the Layartebian military is unable to surround the city. Admiral Michael Walsh of the Layartebian Navy, who successfully lead the bombardment of the Delaware coastline, prepares a similar maneuver against Maryland.
  • August 15 - 18, 1922: [Layarteb] Admiral Walsh leads a massive armada of Layartebian ships into Chesapeake Bay; however, Sevarisian lookouts posted in Virginia notify Sevarisian command of the armada. The resulting Battle of the Chesapeake is a strategic failure for the Layartebian Navy as they fail to land troops or destroy coastal fortifications but a tactical success in that they are able to withdraw with most of the armada intact.
  • September 1, 1922: [Layarteb] After one year of fighting, Layartebian forces hold all of Delaware but only a third of Maryland.
  • September 10 - October 15, 1922: [Layarteb] Layartebian Marines invade Maryland along the Delmarva Peninsula. The going is slow due to the marshy terrain but ultimately they are able to set up positions along the eastern edge Chesapeake Bay.
  • October 17 - 19, 1922: [Layarteb] An October nor'easter strikes the Maryland/Delaware area inundating Layartebian camps along the Chesapeake Bay causing over 500 casualties.
  • November 8, 1922: [Layarteb] Admiral Walsh leads a new expedition into Chesapeake Bay but instead of traveling too far north, he establishes a major military camp around Lexington Park, south of Baltimore. Throughout the winter, Layartebian soldiers move north.
  • Year 1923: [Hi No Moto, Urbov(Ru)] After three years the Imperial Hi No Moton Army is withdrawn from Siberia. Over 3,000 Hi No Moton soldiers have been killed assisting the Russians.
  • March 31 - August 15, 1923: [Layarteb] Layartebian soldiers siege, attack, and secure Washington City. Casualties are a fraction of what they were at Wilmington.
  • September 19, 1923: [Layarteb] Surrounded, the Sevarisian government in Baltimore finally capitulates after 751 days of warfare. The Siege of Baltimore ends with nearly triple the casualties at the Siege of Wilmington though the siege holds the distinction in that Layartebian forces were never able to penetrate the city's defenses and secure it.
  • September 22, 1923: [Layarteb] The Layartebian-Sevarisian War (known also as the Third Layartebian War) concludes with the signing of the Treaty of Wilmington where the Sevarisian government agrees to hand over all territories to the Republic of Layarteb, cease future hostilities, and live in exile in Virginia.
  • December 8, 1923: [Edvardus] Socialist guerilla rebels ambush Emperor Jonathan's convoy and successfully kidnap him after he attended Mass, sending widespread panic across the nation; bank runs plunge the anemic economy into a depression.
  • December 23, 1923: [Edvardus] Socialist guerilla rebels release the Emperor on conditions of unconditional pardon for the kidnapping as well as the implementation of socialist economic policies in efforts to boost the economy.
  • Spring 1924: [North Germania] Continued tensions in North Germania lead to major violence between communists, democrats, and national socialists. The military and police are unable to contain the violence.
  • Fall 1924: [North Germania] Open revolution begins in the Republic of North Germania. Police and military forces undergo massive defections. Communists, democrats, and national socialists all vie for power.
  • November 1, 1924: [Layarteb] Robert Winters (C), a long-time favorite and a university professor, is elected as the 30th President of Layarteb. He runs on a campaign of getting Layarteb involved in the North Germanian Civil War. Voter turnout is 72.1%. For the first time since 1828, the Layartebian Congress is controlled by a party different from the sitting president, in this case it is controlled by the Federalist Party, which holds control for some time.
  • December 21, 1924: [Urbov(Ru)] After over 4-1/2 years, the Russian Civil War ends. Communism is established as the supreme rule of the land and Czar Nicholas II and all remnants of the royal family are executed and buried in unmarked graves. Anastasia Nikolaevna, youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II is rumored to have survived but no hard evidence is ever presented to the contrary. Overnight, the country is renamed the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics (USSR). However, the demonym for the people is "Soviet."
  • Year 1925: [Hi No Moto] The Hi No Moton Communist Party is founded. The Great Kanto earthquakes devastates Tokyo.
  • January 6, 1925: [Layarteb, North Germania] Layartebian troops enter Berlin to help stem the violence during the North Germanian Civil War. They are initially on the side of the democrats.
  • March 18, 1925: [Layarteb, North Germania] In a major battle, Layartebian troops assist democrat forces in securing communist-held areas in Berlin and the surrounding areas.
  • Summer 1925: [Layarteb, North Germania] Layartebian troops and Germanian democrat forces fight constant battles against communist forces. This leads to the national socialist forces to gain unprecedented strength.
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1926 - 1949:
  • Year 1926: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto introduces universal male suffrage, increasing the number of voters from 3 to 12 million but it becomes de facto a military dictatorship under nominal imperial rule. Emperor Taisho dies, signaling the end of the Taisho democracy, and he is succeeded by the Showa Emperor, Hirohito.
  • Spring 1926: [Layarteb, North Germania] Amidst budgetary constraints, Layartebian troops are pulled out of Berlin. Charges of corruption against Layartebian politicians are levied. Many of the accusations are against national socialist sympathetic politicians and lobbyists.
  • Winter 1926: [North Germania] Communist forces in North Germania are wholly defeated and democrat forces are severely weakened. The national socialists begin their campaigns now against the democrat forces.
  • Year 1927: [RomeW] Keylusus wins first Imperial election in Roman history, elections are now held every six years.
  • Year 1927: [Yanitza] Ahmadou Bamba dies, and is buried at the Great Mosque in Touba. By now the Mourides have become the largest Sufi order in the country.
  • April 20, 1927: [North Germania] National socialist forces declare total victory and the Fourth Reich of North Germania is officially declared. At this point, the Fourth Reich of North Germania controls Austria, Belarus, Belgium, eastern France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • April 22, 1927: [North Germania, Pontificius] Following the establishment of the Fourth Reich of North Germania, Sotanabeltz becomes a client state of the new regime, thus increasing its autonomy.
  • May 1 - December 15, 1927: [Layarteb, North Germania] In response to the National Socialist's victory in the North Germanian Civil War, the Layartebian Navy blockades Bermuda.
  • September 9 - 18, 1927: [Layarteb, North Germania] Layartebian and North Germanian vessels clash in the Atlantic Ocean. The Layartebian fleet, led by Admiral Michael Walsh is strategically victories when they stop the North Germanian navy from resupplying the island but they are damaged heavily in the battle.
  • December 6 - 15, 1927: [Layarteb, North Germania] In a second naval clash, the North Germanian navy routs the Layartebian blockade, killing Admiral Walsh in the process. The only surviving Layartebian ship withdraws from Bermuda and limps back to Layarteb City.
  • Year 1928: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto's population is 65,000,000.
  • June 12, 1928: [Terra Reborn] Seeking to gain political powers, members of the Apilonian Imperial Civil Service blackmail the Emperor, Edward III, into granting them permanent, subtle but far-reaching positions of power within the Apilonian government.
  • November 3, 1928: [Layarteb] President Robert Winters (C) wins re-election by a narrow margin of 55% to 45%. Voter turnout is 76.1%. These results mirror Layartebian sentiments towards the North Germanian Civil War.
  • Summer 1929: [Edvardus] The Sinaean economy sees the first signs of sustained economic growth since the downturn twelve years ago.
  • September 1, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] North Germanian Forces invade the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Soviet forces still recovering from the civil war are forced to respond haphazardly in what would become known as the "Tarnopil Disaster."
  • September 2, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Soviet 5th Army is completely destroyed in and around Tarnopil. However, elements of the 45th Rifle Division escape completely unscathed to withdraw north into the Pinsk Marshes.
  • September 5, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Remnants of the 5th Army continually enter the Pinsk Marshes as the North Germanian invasion force continues to drive East. Beneath the leadership of Politruk Semyan Romanovitch the newly formed "First Partisan Army of the Ukraine" begins to harass enemy rear echelon units.
  • September 6, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Comrade Joseph Stalin approves the complete mobilization of the Soviet Union in response to the Fascist invasion. While still weary from the civil war, the Soviet citizenry report for duty and they are trained beyond the Urals. In the meantime, the Ukrainian Front is mobilized and the 6th and 12th Armies attack the North Germanian spearhead driving towards the capital, Kiev.
  • September 21, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Ukrainian Front is pushed into the suburbs of Kiev, the Soviet government gives the order to relocate to Stalingrad on the Volga. Sensitive documents and many grand State Ministries are burned, leading many to liken the retreat from Kiev to the Czar's retreat from Moscow before Napoleon. Stalin addresses the public via radio and for the first time refers to the North Germanian invasion as the, "Great Patriotic War."
  • Autumn 1929 - Spring 1931: [Layarteb, North Germania] The Layartebian Navy mounts a limited but effective naval campaign against the North Germanian navy as they travel to Bermuda, making resupply of the island dangerous. It is during this time that the Layartebian Navy truly develops its submarine tactics though submarines are only used in the last six months of the campaign, when North Germanian forces were utterly demoralized already from the losses in the Germanian-Russo War (Great Patriotic War).
  • September 30, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Outside of Kharkov, the Ukrainian Front manages to stall the Fascists long enough for the armies of the Central Front to descend upon their flank, momentarily driving them back to the area around Poltava.
  • November 14, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] North Germanian reinforcements arrive and the Soviets again find themselves pushed back into Kharkov in the north and Donetsk in the south. Stalin and the Politburo are informed that the Red Army will be able to seize the initiative only when the Ural divisions arrive.
  • November 16, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Exhausted, the Ukrainian Front is replaced by the Belorussian Front.
  • November 17, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Seizing the opportunity afforded by the general chaos of the Belorussian takeover, the Fascists encircle Kharkov but the city stands strong. Soviet partisans launch their own offensive out of the Pinsk Marshes and seize Kiev.
  • November 19, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Fascist forces encircle Kiev and offer the partisans one chance to surrender. In response, the partisans kill the North Germanian messenger who delivers the terms.
  • November 20, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] At dawn, the Fascists begin to bombard the city of Kiev with heavy artillery. The partisans take shelter in basements and cellars unable to retaliate. Simultaneously, the North Germanians launch their first unsuccessful drive into Kharkov.
  • November 12, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Belorussian Front begins to attack the Fascist positions in Sumy and Kharkov proper, forcing the North Germanians to divert forces from the center. Traveling overnight, the 31st Rifle Corps of the Southwestern Front break the encirclement of Kharkov but follow-up units are unable to maintain the opening. Encircled along with the units still in Kharkov, the 31st Rifle Corps manages to fortify the central areas of the city.
  • November 14 - December 14, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Using a mixture of chemical and incendiary weapons the Fascists launch their second drive into Kharkov. Intense house-by-house fighting lasts for a month as the North Germanian and Soviet soldiers battle for survival.
  • November 20, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Starving, the Soviet partisans in Kiev muster all of their strength and breakout again into the Pinsk Marshes. North Germanian retaliation against the citizenry of Kiev is swift and brutal, evoking Stalin to authorize the reformation of the "Revolutionary Military Council of the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics." Order no. 1 of the RMCUSSR is the authority of all political officers to handle matters concerning prisoners of war.
  • November 21, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Hoping to relieve the Germanian encirclement of Kharkov, the Belorussian Front launches Operation Jupiter at 20:00, local time, which sees massed artillery bombardments eliminate critical observation posts all along the front. Blinded, the North Germanians are unable to detect the "Front Cavalry Group" of the Ukrainian Front fording the Donets River near Slovyansk.
  • November 22, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] At 05:00, local time, Soviet tanks and cavalry formations smash into the rear areas of the Kharkov encirclement. Fascist units are unable to respond and find themselves driven into Kharkov itself. Soviet forces in the city are driven to the extreme eastern suburbs and the Fascists become the encircled.
  • November 23, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Ural Front arrives outside of Stalingrad and receives orders to attack through the Slovyansk gap into the reeling Fascist forces. Moving as fast as possible, the Ural Front, Ukrainian Front, Southwestern Front, and Central Front create such an abundance of military units in the Ukraine that the Politburo withdraws the Central and Belorussian Front, reinforces the Ukrainian Front with experienced divisions from the Belorussian Front, and limits the Southwestern Front to operations north of Dnepropetrovsk.
  • November 24, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Partisan units sever all rail lines leading west out of Ukraine, managing to deprive the Fascists of the munitions needed to fend off the Ural Front which is assaulting the Fascist center near the Dnieper River.
  • November 25, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] After momentary gains, the Ural Front is stopped at the Dnieper. Digging in beyond the river, the Fascists are able to stabilize their lines, though between Nizhyn and Pryluky there is only one understrength regiment of Italian volunteers.
  • November 26, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Seeking to exploit the Nizhyn-Ryluky Gap the 5th Tank Brigade is deployed against the Italian light infantry. A heroic resistance is mounted that sees the Italians slowly withdraw towards Kiev. North Germanian units move to re-occupy the gap but they are met by the rest of the Soviet offensive of Operation Jupiter II, which sees a largely mechanized force smash the Fascist resistance. Overtaken, the Italians surrender and they are transported to prison camps around Kazan.
  • November 30 - December 1, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Kiev is retaken by Soviet troops amidst the jubilation of the surviving Soviet citizens. Retaliation against ethnic North Germans is sanctioned by the government in what becomes known as the "December Massacre." The local field hospital is seized and all of its five hundred wounded are executed by the Cheka for "Crimes Against the Revolutionary Movement and the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics."
  • December 3, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Politburo in Stalingrad appoints Semyon Konstantinovich Timoshenko as "Marshal of the Red Army of the Soviet Union." Timoshenko, a traditionalist who nevertheless was a proponent of mechanization orders the Revolutionary War Council to prepare Operation Mars for January 1, 1930. Mars would see infantry heavy armies engage the Fascists around Dnepropetrovsk and Poltava only to have an armored corps drive from Kiev to Pervomaysk. Supported by threenewly formed "Motor Rifle Brigades," the tanks would then swing east and finish off any North Germanian strongholds while the Belorussian Front would re-enter the area of operation and fortify the new Soviet frontline. Operation Mars is approved by Stalin and the RMC begins to issue orders to the relevant units.
  • December 25, 1929: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] On Christmas, the Soviet Air Force deploys the 1st Long Range Bomber Wing comprised of DB-3 Bombers to bomb the Fascist held cities of Lublin, Warsaw, and Lviv.
  • January 1, 1930: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Operation Mars begins with the 1st Guards Armored Corps assaulting southwest out of Kiev. Fascist units are overwhelmed and largely exterminated by follow up motor rifle brigades. All objectives are met by noon, and as planned, the tanks swing east to liquidate persisting resistance around the historic battlefield of Poltava. Kherson and the Crimea are retaken by naval infantry from the Black Sea Fleet, driving all remaining Fascist North Germanian forces into a small sector centered on Vinnytsa.
  • January 7, 1930: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Orthodox Christmas is inaugurated by the Soviet government re-opening the churches. The Red Army celebrates by mounting an all-out assault on Vinnytsya, driving the Fascists back as far as Ternopil, where the front stagnates until mid-July.
  • January 8 - July 15, 1930: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Skirmishes are waged around Tarnopil as the Red Army and the Fascist army resupply and replenish some of the 1.2 million casualties suffered in the previous months of combat.
  • February 5, 1930: [Terra Reborn] Under the direct orders of the corrupt civil servants, the Imperial Military is deployed in the beginning of a mass conquest across the region, the Pacific, and into Asia. Any island or coastal city that resists Apilonian forces would be shelled by the Apilonian battleships that accompanied the invasion fleets. This process would continue un-resisted for the next six years
  • July 30, 1930: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Red Army forces acting under the guidance of the Stavka finally seize Tarnopil and drive the Fascists into Poland. Marshal Timoshenko orders the RMC to prepare Operation Juno that would see the Ukrainian Front drive into Warsaw. It is believed that the North Germanian government would then sue for peace with one of its more important eastern cities held by the Red Army.
  • July 30 - December 30, 1930: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Red Army cavalry conducts raids into Poland that sees ethnic North Germans and collaborationist Poles killed. Intelligence is gathered as to the makeup of the Fascist army before and on January 1, 1931 the Red Army launches Operation Juno.
  • January 7, 1931: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Red Army seizes Lublin and destroys much of the city. Rape and murder are common as the mostly Ukrainian soldiers repay the North Germanians for the invasion of Ukraine.
  • January 10, 1931: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Warsaw falls to the Red Army and it is quickly sacked in a scene that is more similar to the Middle Ages. Terms are offered to the North Germanian government that sees the Fascists de-militarize any frontier with the Soviet Union for 50 years, pay reparations in proportion to damage caused by Fascist soldiers, deliver commanders of various units to the Soviet Union for trial, and deliver all North Germanian communists who desire to leave the Fascist state. Berlin agrees but the information is not relayed to the soldiers in Warsaw for another day and the orgy of violence continues.
  • January 12, 1931: [North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] Peace is officially declared and the Great Patriotic War ends. The Red Army is demobilized and Kiev, Kharkov, Poltava, and Tarnopil are designated as "Hero Cities." In the peace agreement, all North Germanian forces pull out of Moldova and Ukraine and all Soviet forces pull out of Poland.
  • Year 1932: [Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Due to its strategic location, the Republic of Lemnos is courted by the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics. However, the Soviet model of government and the communist ideals appeal to only a small minority of Lemnosian citizens.
  • November 5, 1932: [Layarteb] David West (F), an army colonel with combat experienced from the North Germanian Civil War is elected as the 31st President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 75%.
  • Year 1933: [RomeW] Keylusus commissions the Imperial Highway System in both Italy and Canada, spurring exponential economic growth across the Roman Empire.
  • January 1933 - March 1940: [Layarteb, North Germania] The Layartebian Navy continues its denial campaign against the North Germanian navy, utilizing submarines against North Germanian cargo ships. However, the effectiveness of the campaign is reduced within months when North Germanian convoys begin to employ anti-submarine destroyers. In mid-1935, the North Germanian navy begins to employ its own submarines, known as U-boats, which effectively limits the incursions by Layartebian submarines. By 1937, Layartebian submarines are only able to operate effectively against 1 out of every 10 convoys. The campaign eventually ends when the Moroccan War breaks out in 1940.
  • Fall 1933: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Membership in the outlawed Socialist Democratic Party outnumbers that of the CDP for the first time.
  • May 9, 1934: [Dalmasce] Henry James Cotter dies, he is recognized as a Knight of the Kingdom, his family given nobility and lands, and he is declared a national hero to be celebrated for all time. Albert II dies, he is remembered as "the Great." Albert III, Albert's son succeeds him; he is the last of the "Anglo-Berber" Monarchs, his mother being a Moroccan serving girl.
  • September 17, 1934: [Yanitza] Sayyid al-Dakari dies in exile, his remains are brought home and interred in his own mosque at Touba.
  • December 25, 1934: [Edvardus, Marimaia] After Emperor Jonathan reinstated democratic reforms earlier in the year, the National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of the Republic of Sinae to take effect on Christmas Day of 1935, which provided the framework for a parliamentary democracy.
  • Year 1935 - 1940: [Dalmasce, Layarteb, North Germania] Morocco and Dalmasca modernize their militaries with advice from the Fourth Reich of North Germania and the Republic of Layarteb respectively.
  • Year 1935 - 1950: [Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Through continued persistence, support for the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics slowly grows from an estimated 5% of the populace in 1935 to nearly 35% in 1950.
  • September 12, 1936: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Mongolia, Tibet, Qinghai, Xikang, and Xinjiang declare independence from the Sinaean Republic.
  • November 6, 1936: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Yunnan, Gansu, Ningxia, Suiyuan, and Chaha'er declare independence from the Sinaean Republic.
  • November 7, 1936: [Layarteb] President David West (F) wins re-election. Vote turnout is 74.4%. During this election, the Federalist Party begins a movement in ideology more towards the right, away from the center.
  • December 1, 1936: [Terra Reborn] A group of independent states rally together into a coalition (commonly called just the Coalition) against the Imperial advance. On the same day, Alexander Von Grippen, Archduke of the Western Territories on the far side of the Apilonian (Bering) Strait, is promoted to the rank of Admiral, and takes command of the 1st Imperial Battle Squadron, and flies his flag from the Battleship HMS Excalibur.
  • November 29, 1936: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Xing'an, Heilongjiang, Hejiang, Songjiang, Jilin, Nenjiang, Andong, Liaoning, Liaobei, and Rehe declare independence from the Sinaean Republic.
  • Apirl 18, 1937: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] A wave of rural unrest sweeps the countryside in a series of attacks on Royal Charter Company properties. A report issued by the Dalmascan consul in Dakar later points to the excessive force used by some members of the Rufisque Rifles.
  • April 21, 1937: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, and Sichuan declare independence from the Sinaean Republic; Emperor Jonathan and the central government relocate to Guangzhou.
  • May 19, 1937: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Jonathan declares a state of emergency, thus suspending much of the democratic components of the 1935 Constitution.
  • October 15, 1937: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The remaining provinces declare independence from the Sinaean Republic, which is now garrisoned in Guangdong Province.
  • December 8, 1937: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Jonathan declares Guangzhou as the Republic's provisional capital in his "Edwardian Address" to the Sinaean people. In it he emphasizes the legitimacy of the central government, and invokes the intercessions of St. Edward the Confessor, who is known for his commitment to purity, peace, and prosperity while he ruled as King of England.
  • Summer 1938: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Jonathan and his brother's armed forces in neighboring Fujian Province exchange artillery fire and air raids resulting in a stalemate.
  • July 1, 1938: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Henry Marino announces in Xiamen that the Socialist Democratic Party of Sinae is re-named the Socialist Party of Sinae.
  • August 4, 1938: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The other provinces of the First Republic declare the establishment of the United Eastasian Republic, which claimed both Fujian and Guangdong Provinces.
  • Year 1939: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Latin becomes the official language of the Republic of Sinae.
  • January 21, 1939: [Layarteb] President David West authorizes the Layartebian atomic bomb program. Conducted in absolute secrecy (even from its closest allies), it is known as the Raccoon Project after its primary laboratory located outside of Raccoon City. This is only one month after nuclear fission was discovered by Otto Hahn on December 17, 1938.
  • March 22, 1939: [Terra Reborn] The Apilonian Empire suffers its first major naval defeat in centuries, when the Expeditionary Fleet is attacked and devastated by a Coalition War Fleet. This fleet would slowly push through the Imperial Colonies towards the Empire proper, with the Imperial Navy, and particularly the massive Home Fleet, providing the main defensive protection against this storm as the war turned invariably against the Empire aboard; although, it was highly unlikely that the enemy would be able to defeat the Empire at home.
  • Year 1940: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Several regiments are raised from the Sultanate of Dakar to fight for the Dalmascans in the Moroccan War.
  • Year 1940 - 1943: [Dalmasce] The Moroccan War rages for three years, much of Dalmasca and Morocco are heavily damaged, the war ends with Morocco defeated and capitulating to Dalmasca, Morocco is annexed, and the question of Greater Morocco is answered at the cost of over three million lives.
  • Spring 1940 - Autumn 1948: [Layarteb, North Germania] Despite the reduction in effectiveness against North Germanian convoys, the Layartebian Navy continues to harass the North Germanian navy as it resupplies Bermuda. During the Moroccan War, the Layartebian Navy must neutralize North Germanian shipping as it moves convoys from North America to the Kingdom of Dalmasce. Despite Bermuda being a solid, North Germanian procession, the Layartebian Navy is extremely effective in preventing North Germanian U-boats from sinking its convoy ships. However, with the election of President Alan Penny, the policy stops for two reasons: President Penny is a secretive supporter of North Germania and the cost is simply too high.
  • June 4, 1940: [Dalmasce, Layarteb, North Germania] The Moroccan War begins as the Kingdom of Morocco moves to annex Dalmasca, answering the question of Greater Morocco. The Republic of Layarteb unofficially assists Dalmasca; the Fourth Reich of North Germania unofficially assists Morocco.
  • June 4, 1940 - July 8, 1940: [Dalmasce] The Siege of Rabanastre rages and the Moroccan Army occupies much of northern Dalmasca with only token resistance from the Royal Dalmascan Army. The Royal Guard of Dalmasca is decimated in the siege.
  • June 5, 1940: [Dalmasce] Prime Minister As'ad Amirmoez, a Prince of Morocco, delivers his "We Shall Never Surrender!" speech.
  • Fall 1940 - Winter 1959: [Hirgizstan] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan undergoes expansion campaigns throughout the Pacific, gaining control over the Chagos Archipelago, Cocos Islands, French Polynesia, Heard Island, Howland Island, Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll, and Seychelles.
  • November 2, 1940: [Layarteb] Frank Dunford (C), a business tycoon, is elected as the 32nd President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 75.4%. Despite winning 60% of the vote, he is considered an ineffectual President and his single term marks another low period in Layartebian history with 4, single-term presidents in a row.
  • Year 1941 - 1950: [RomeW] The Decade of Peace: Keylusus heads Roman diplomatic missions across the world that negotiated peace in many conflicts, leading to Rome gaining a reputation for being the world's predominant peacemaker.
  • Winter 1941: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The United Eastasian Republic completes conquest of Taiwan, Hainan, Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Manchuria.
  • Year 1942: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Republic of Sinae began the first phase of rapid industrialization through the adoption of import-substitution.
  • April 9, 1942: [Layarteb] After three years, the Raccoon Project conducts its first successful test of an atomic bomb. The device is tested on a barge in the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately two hundred nautical miles off of the Layartebian coastline. The detonation yields 21 kilotons. It is a plutonium-implosion design.
  • May 7, 1942: [Cotland] The dictatorship of Sunnmore, located in eastern Russia, launches an invasion of Cotland following rapidly deteriorating diplomatic relations.
  • June 1, 1942: [Terra Reborn] HMS Excalibur, whilst traversing the Apilonian (Bering) Strait around the Aleutian Islands, with only a small escort of destroyers, is attacked by an eight-battleship strong formation of Coalition Warships that managed to sneak past the Home Fleet. The HMS Excalibur and her escorts fought with distinction, resulting in four enemy capital ship losses with the other four taking heavy damage and being forced to withdraw but the damage was done and the HMS Excalibur was sunk. Von Grippen was one of few survivors picked up by the destroyer HMS Intrepid which promptly returns to Anchorage with news of the loss. Shortly after, the Western Territories would fall under Coalition assault. Von Grippen blamed the Imperial Clerics for forcing him to fight an overwhelming enemy force and lost faith in the Empire, knowing that the Emperor had somehow become a mere puppet of the religious fanatics. It was in the winter of 1942 that he began to plot his now infamous betrayal, in order to save the best of the Apilonian Empire for future generations to recover and to avoid the mistakes that had led to the Apilonian Empire's degeneration of recent years.
  • Year 1943: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] With the end of the Moroccan War, the Dalmascan position in the Sultanate of Dakar in reassessed now that they are faced with the task of rebuilding after the war.
  • Year 1943 - 1946: [Dalmasce] Morocco is broken down into duchies and the nobility of both nations is placated with lands and titles, the lion's share goes to Dalmascan Anglo-Saxon lords.
  • May 1943: [Layarteb] Realizing the need for a better delivery system, the Layartebian Department of Defense commences its first rocketry program. It's given the name Project Constellation.
  • Fall 1943 & Winter 1944: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The United Eastasian Republic completes its conquest of Indochina and the Philippines.
  • April 18, 1944: [Terra Reborn] Under orders from Von Grippen, members of his personal guard storm the Imperial Treasury and make away with billions of pounds worth of gold bullion which is promptly hidden in the frozen wastes, for use in the distant future. At the same time, Von Grippen himself visits the northern Imperial city of Karin, where he meets with the Archduke of the Northern Territories, Thomas Von Karin. He informs him of the plan and gains his support, making it clear that Karin had to be kept from hostile hands, no matter what the cost that might entail up to and including becoming an enemy puppet until such time as the Apilonian Empire could be restored.
  • May 5, 1944: [United States of Brink] Lack of pay sees the entirety of the New Zeeeland armed forces go on strike. Riots ensue and protesting soldiers clash with police forces. Political corruption becomes one of the main issues.
  • September 5 - 10, 1944: [United States of Brink] Lieutenant General Harvard Dugan, of the New Zeeeland Army, launches a coup d'etat on the New Zeeeland government. He leads armed soldiers on Windhoek while Admiral Ethan Raven of the New Zeeeland Navy convinces the entirety of the fleet docked in Walvis Bay to join the coup. Equipped with land, air, and sea forces, rebellious troops move quickly through the New Zeeeland capital of Windhoek. There is little bloodshed or resistance from police forces, many of whom are unsupportive of the government. Government officials call upon soldiers, sailors, and airmen to stop the rebels but their calls go unanswered. By September 7, virtually all New Zeeeland troops are on the side of the rebels. The coup ends when the New Zeeeland government collapses. Lieutenant General Harvard Dugan is appointed as the interim President of New Zeeeland.
  • October 22, 1944: [Cotland] Cotland detonates its first nuclear bomb over the Barents Sea. This forces the Sunnmoran leadership to the negotiating table.
  • November 11, 1944: [Cotland] The Cottish-Sunnmoran War ends with the Treaty of Oslo. In the two-year war, Cotland develops its first nuclear bomb, but the war ends before Cotland can use this new weapon. In the war, 110,000 Cottish soldiers are killed, contra 1,307,000 Sunnmoran KIAs. Sunnmore collapses shortly thereafter, and it is replaced by the Council State of Nerotika.
  • November 4, 1944: [Layarteb] Terence Washington (F), a university professor, is elected as the 33rd President of Layarteb. He beats Marianne Watts (C), the first woman to run for the office, with a narrow 52% of the vote. Voter turnout is 78.5%. The Layartebian Congress reverts to the control of the Centrist Party.
  • Winter 1944 - Summer 1945: [United States of Brink] The Republic of Southern Africa and New Zeeeland enter into talks to form a cohesive, democratic, political union. By now, the Republic of Southern Africa is an economic powerhouse in Africa and its trade routes are rapidly expanding to the Far East and the Western Hemisphere. However, New Zeeeland exists as a major military power and thus a union would benefit both sides.
  • January 1, 1945: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb, consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, enters into a loose confederation with the Republic of Colodia (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida), and the Appalachian Republic (Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi). The official name is the Confederation of Eastern America.
  • June 16, 1945: [Terra Reborn] As a massive Coalition Invasion Fleet steams towards Anchorage, Admiral Von Grippen absconds with the entire Imperial Home Fleet, the only formation capable of stopping the Coalition Fleet, thus leaving the capital wide open to attack. Despite valiant efforts by what was left of the Imperial Navy, the loss of the Home Fleet dooms any defensive effort. The Home Fleet is never seen or heard from again and it is assumed that Von Grippen scuttled the ships to avoid them falling into enemy hands.
  • July 1, 1945: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial capital of Anchorage falls to the Coalition invasion force which sweeps across the country. The Imperial Family is put to death with no known survivors and all of the Imperial nobles are also put to death, with the sole exception of the House Von Karin in the cold north who are installed as a puppet government by the enemy. The inhabitants of Karin and every area that had once been Imperial were left in the shadow of freedom and glory.
  • July 12, 1945: [Yanitza] The National Progress Party, a broad based political party aimed at restoring the country's independence, is founded. However there are deep divisions within the party between those who advocate the creation of a constitutional monarchy, a liberal republic, or a socialist state. A majority of its members are all products of Western education.
  • September 1, 1945: [United States of Brink] The Republic of Southern Africa and New Zeeeland issue a joint announcement informing the world that they are forming the United States of Brink. The capital will remain in Windhoek and Lieutenant General Harvard Dugan will not run for President. Elections are to be held on September 5, 1945 to commemorate the start of the rebellion against the New Zeeeland government.
  • September 5, 1945: [United States of Brink] Timothy Farrell, a German-born immigrant, is elected as the first President of the United States of Brink. He is an economics professor and academic personality with near celebrity status in Cape Town. His presidency marks the first of many highly intelligent academics and doves to serve the office. Presidents are to serve 5-year terms with a limit of two terms.
  • June 1946: [Soviet Bloc] War of the City-states begins following the collapse of the First Apilonian Empire
  • Year 1946: [Yanitza] A major debate rages throughout the National Progress Party, after it is agreed upon that the official name of the state, the Sultanate of Dakar, is anachronistic and does not describe the nation adequately. Various names are proposed, some favouring a resurrection of old titles such as Kusan, Ghana, Takrur, Jolof, or Mali, which are rejected as being to ethnocentric. Guinea is rejected as being an invention of the West and eventually Senegambia is adopted as a more neutral option, combining the names of the Senegal and Gambia rivers.
  • Year 1946 - 1962: [Dalmasce] Amelia I reigns, she rebuilds the nation from the scars of the Moroccan War and isolates the nation largely. Large scale trade is limited to the Republic of Layarteb and the Apilonian Empire.
  • Year 1946 - 1948: [Layarteb, United States of Brink] The United States of Brink and the Republic of Layarteb establish friendly relations and within two years the Republic of Layarteb sees the United States of Brink as one of its closest allies.
  • Year 1946 - 1955: [United States of Brink] In his first term as President, Timothy Farrell consolidates government control over all sectors of the previous two nations and he directs substantial investment into both education and infrastructure. As a result, after ten years in office, the United States of Brink is in the top 5 nations worldwide for education. During his second term, President Farrell helps nationalize the mining sector, which is one of the United States of Brink's most lucrative sectors. It takes nearly the entire, second term to accomplish this but by 1955, economic progression is skyrocketing.
  • June 3, 1946: [Dalmasce] King Albert III dies from severe stress, he is succeeded by his daughter, Amelia Albertsdaughter. He is remembered as "the Soldier-King" for his tendencies in the Moroccan War.
  • April 8, 1947: [Soviet Bloc] War of the City-states ends when the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc declares itself the only legal entity west of the Mississippi River.
  • May 7, 1947: [Soviet Bloc] The Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc declares Bismarck its capital and incorporates the territories of: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
  • October 6, 1947: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Unofficial cease fire agreed to by both the governments in Guangdong and Fujian.
  • November 1, 1947: [Soviet Bloc] The Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc quells the last bits of violence amongst still-warring city-states.
  • January 16, 1948: [Layarteb] Despite being a primarily military-oriented program, Project Constellation opens a civilian-oriented branch with a goal for space exploration.
  • February 8, 1948: [Yanitza] Sultan Usman I al-Dakari dies, and he is succeeded by his son, Usman II al-Dakari. Usman II is much more ambitious than his father, seeking to reassert the independence of the Sultanate. Work begins on his father's mosque in Touba.
  • March 15, 1948: [Neuvo Rica] The state of Venezuela is given independence.
  • March 20, 1948: [Federal Republic of Amapá] Five days after the state of Venezuela is given independence from the Empire of Neuvo Rica, Prime Minister Evelyn Silva Souza, Amapá's first female Prime Minister, publically calls for a split of the country. Amapá favors Western Venezuela and it begins to curry favor with the Republic of Layarteb for support.
  • November 6, 1948: [Layarteb] Alan Penny (F), owner of car company Penny Auto, is elected as the 34th President of Layarteb. Penny Auto goes out of business within 6 months of his victory leading to a spike in unemployment. During this election, a third party, the Liberal Party (L) a left-wing party arises in opposition to the movement of the Federalist Party to the right and the Centrist Party's unwillingless to abandon its principles.
  • November 15, 1948: [North Germania] The Fourth Reich of North Germania launches an all-out invasion of the Czech Republic.
  • Year 1949: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Republic of Sinae began the second phase of industrialization through the adoption of export-orientation.
  • Spring 1949 - Autumn 1952: [Layarteb, North Germania] President Penny, a secretive supporter of the Fourth Reich of North Germania seeks to normalize relations between the fascist regime and the Republic of Layarteb.
  • April 1, 1949: [Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Due to the growing sentiment towards Soviet communism, the Lemnosian government invites the Eurasian military to set up a radar and communications base on the island of Lemnos to monitor Soviet Navy warships coming into and out of the Black Sea.
  • June 1, 1949: [Neuvo Rica] A referendum in Venezuela approves a split of the country along the Orinoco River. Amazonas, Bolívar, and Delta Amacuro form Eastern Venezuela and the other states form Western Venezuela.
  • August 15, 1949: [North Germania] North Germanian forces seize Prague and continue to push eastward.
  • August 29, 1949: [Urbov(Ru)] The Soviet atomic bomb project culminates in a successful test detonation.
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The 1950s:
  • Year 1950: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moton car manufacturers produce 2000 cars. Osamu Tezuka publishes the comic strip "Mighty Atom," later renamed "Astro Boy".
  • Summer 1950: [Neuvo Rica] The first drug cartels arise in Central and South America with the most prominent being in Mexico and Colombia.
  • September 5, 1950: [United States of Brink] Timothy Farrell is elected to his second, 5-year term as the President of the United States of Brink. The increasingly growing economy helps propel him to a very hefty victory. During his election, he runs on the idea of forming a cohesive alliance in Africa to counter the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan.
  • November 1, 1950: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb tests its first hydrogen bomb. The test is conducted deep into the North Atlantic Ocean. Scientists, at odds over the yield range predict anything from 1 megaton to 50 megatons. The device detonates at 10.4 megatons.
  • Year 1951 - 1956: [Cotland, Urbov(Ru)] A series of small border skirmishes between Cottish and Soviet forces cement the existing Cottish borders.
  • January 18, 1951: [United States of Brink] The South African Treaty Organization, or SATO, is formed between the United States of Brink, Bjornoya, and the Empire of Teh Ninjas.
  • March 4, 1951: [North Germania] Truce is signed between the Fourth Reich of North Germania and Slovakia. The Czech Republic is held by North Germania and all North Germanian forces stop advancing at the border of Slovakia.
  • Spring 1951 - Summer 1956: [Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Following the election of a new government in late 1950, the Lemnosian government begins to take heavy measures against pro-Soviet groups. The crackdowns escalate from 1951 to 1956, growing in strength and scope. By 1956, pro-Soviet groups are considered illegal and subversive. All members of these banned groups are arrested and given heavy prisons sentences.
  • June 6 - September 11, 1951: [Cotland] First war with Nerotika and Pantheaa. Nerotika, angered with the defeat of Sunnmore and the Treaty of Oslo, joins forces with its puppet state Pantheaa and launches an invasion of the Cottish-Nerotikan border. Stopped only by rapidly mobilized Cottish reservists after two days, the Cottish fight a number of set-piece battles in which the Cottish prevail using tanks, artillery, air power, and new armoured personnel carriers to rapidly transport infantry around the battlefield, giving the Cottish an advantage over the numerically superior Nerotikan and Panthean Armies. The use of large-scale manouver warfare allows the Cottish to stop the Nerotikan advance and push the Nerotikans back onto Nerotikan soil. This war sees the first combat application of the new F-86 Sabre fighter, the F-84 Thunderstreak fighter-bomber, and the first use of the B-36 Peacemaker strategic bomber against Nerotikan cities in the strategic "terror bombing" role. After having had their armies slaughtered in the battlefield, their eastern cities terror-bombed by Cottish bombers, and with the Cottish armies about to enter Nerotikan territory, the Nerotikan leadership sues for peace and signs a humiliating peace treaty on September 11, 1951. The end of the war sees 137,000 Cottish, 278,000 Nerotikan and 212,000 Panthean dead and thousands more wounded. As a result of the defeat, Pantheaa plunges into a civil war shortly thereafter and are annexed into Nerotika proper by Nerotikan troops.
  • December 24, 1951: [Libya] King Yusuf I dies of a heart attack at the age of 76. Following calls to introduce more democratic choice to the people and his own pro-democratic inhibitions, King Yusuf II ascends to the throne and immediately proclaims the Kingdom of Libya to be the Republic of Libya. He forms a parliamentary monarchy and Sahib Sarkis is elected as the first Prime Minister of Libya.
  • February 1, 1952: [Libya] Yusuf III is born. He is Yusuf II's fifteenth and final child and also his only son.
  • July 1952: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] With the independence of Birea, Usman II begins pressuring the Dalmascan consul to begin relinquishing control of the state.
  • July 24, 1952: [Birean Empire] Following intense peace negotiations after a bitter war, the Romans broker a peace deal that sees the Bireans gain their independence from Scotland, with the Birean Empire proclaimed that day.
  • October 8, 1952: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] After a second damning report on the conduct of the Rufisque Rifles and the Royal Charter Company is issued by the Dalmascan consul, the Royal Dakarese Army is restored, under Dalmascan command. The Rufisque Rifles are dissolved; although, many of its members join the army.
  • October 19, 1952: [Layarteb, North Germania] The Treaty of Munich is signed in Munich, Germany. In the treaty, the Republic of Layarteb recognizes the fascist regime in Berlin as the true rulers of the Fourth Reich of North Germania and the Fourth Reich of North Germania forgives any grievances against the Republic of Layarteb for their support of pro-democratic forces during the North Germanian Civil War.
  • November 1, 1952: [Layarteb] Thomas Davis (C), a senator, is elected as the 35th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is just 70.4%. The Layartebian Congress shifts to an unprecedented non-majority situation. The Federalist Party controls approximately 45% of the seats, the Centrist Party controls approximately 25% of the seats, and the new Liberal Party controls 30% of the seats. Because of this situation, the Layartebian Congress becomes increasingly deadlocked. Partisan politics and bloc forming become the norm.
  • January 13, 1953: [Urbov(Ru)] An article in Pravda accuses some of the nation's most prominent doctors - particularly Jews - of participating in a vast conspiracy to poison top Soviet leaders.
  • January 31, 1953: [Layarteb, North Germania] President Thomas Davis, in his first major act as President of Layarteb, reaffirms the Treaty of Munich. In his affirmation, President Davis cites the growing problem of the spread of communism from the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics as one of the primary reasons justifying his affirmation.
  • March 1, 1953: [Urbov(Ru)] After an all-night dinner with party members Lavrenty Beria, Nikolai Bulganin, Nikita Khrushchev, and Georgy Malenkov, Stalin suffers a paralyzing stroke.
  • March 5, 1953: [Urbov(Ru)] Stalin dies.
  • March 6, 1953: [Urbov(Ru)] Khrushchev becomes First Secretary of the Communist Party. Malenkov becomes the Premier.
  • May 1, 1953: [Layarteb] Fearing nuclear war, President Thomas Davis secretly authorizes the construction of a large, underground bunker complete underneath Layarteb City Harbor. Several tunnels are built, one of which leads to Liberty Island. The project takes twenty-five years due to the secrecy and difficulty of the endeavor. It remains secret to this day despite the deaths of 11 workers over the years.
  • June 26, 1953: [Urbov(Ru)] Lavrenty Beria is arrested at a special meeting of the Presidium.
  • Year 1954: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Increased agitation for the removal of the Dalmascans spreads throughout the country, and leader of the radical left faction of the National Progress Party, Yaqoub Wali, is arrested for his criticism of the Sultan.
  • January 19, 1954: [Neuvo Rica] Roughly five years after the Venezuelan split, Western Venezuela becomes a prosperous nation while Eastern Venezuela exists well below any acceptable poverty level. Socialism begins to grow in Eastern Venezuela, putting it at odds with Western Venezuela.
  • April 11, 1954: [North Germania] North Germania invades Slovakia.
  • June 16, 1954: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb makes its first successful rocket test. The rocket is named Atlas and it is designed for dual military and civilian purposes.
  • June 18, 1954: [Layarteb] The Federal Space Administration is formed and the Republic of Layarteb enters into a contract with the Republic of Colodia to purchase 1,325 acres of land in eastern Florida, to be known as Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Federal Space Administration aims for this land to be the site of its civilian space program. The military program is conducted on eastern Long Island.
  • Year 1955: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moton electronic company TTK (later Sony) introduces its first transistor radio. Taiichi Ohno invents "lean manufacturing" at Hi No Moto's Toyota. Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan begins making cars with the Subaru 1500.
  • Year 1955: [North Germania] In Kaliningrad, the Slavic majority reaches 65%.
  • January 2, 1955: [United States of Brink] Bjornoya announces the formation of an international stock exchange, which sees immediate global support. Windhoek Instruments is among the first companies to be listed when the stock exchange goes live on June 1, 1955.
  • Spring 1955: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The United Eastasian Republic completes its conquest of Japan.
  • June 1, 1955: [United States of Brink] The Bjornoya Stock Exchange opens in Nairobi.
  • August 1, 1955: [Layarteb, North Germania, Urbov(Ru)] The Republic of Layarteb and the Fourth Reich of North Germania sign the Marseilles Agreement expanding the North Germanian-Layartebian relationship to include major, military cooperation, primarily against the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics.
  • August 19, 1955: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan and the United Federation of Eurasia join as partners in the Marseilles Agreement, establishing a precedent for the future October Alliance.
  • September 5, 1955: [United States of Brink] Sarah Ovamba, a native of Namibia, is elected as the 2nd President of the United States of Brink. She runs on a platform of economic progression and internal investment.
  • October 17, 1955: [Soviet Bloc] The Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc becomes a nuclear and military superpower with the detonation of its first atomic bomb in New Mexico.
  • Winter 1955: [Layarteb, Neuvo Rica] A massive drug war begins throughout the Empire of Neuvo Rica. Military forces clash with cartel forces almost daily. Most of the fighting is localized to Colombia. Throughout the conflict, advisors from the Republic of Layarteb provide military assistance. It is known as the First Drug War.
  • Late 1950s through Mid 1960s: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The economy of Sinae sees unprecedented growth while those of Fujian and the United Eastasian Republic stagnate or decline.
  • Year 1956: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Empire of Henry, as the Fujian-based government was known in Sinae, begins a massive social engineering programme to extinguish any remnant of "The Redemption of the Human Race Movement" with its "May Day Movement." This emphasizes individualism and atheism; the United Eastasian Republic carries out a similar programme beginning 1947, that leads to the execution of millions of Christians.
  • Year 1956: [RomeW] Cameroon is given independence peacefully, Keylusus uses the moment to speak out against imperialism.
  • January 1, 1956: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] Despite the original intention of SATO, President Ovamba announces a campaign to improve relations with the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan via the Mulungu Project, a joint economic operation that includes massive investments into an integrated African infrastructure. The scale in terms of both size and cost is enormous. The Empire of Teh Ninjas is reluctant to join in the Mulungu Project but Bjornoya is in favor. After some convincing, the Empire of Teh Ninjas joins the project in 1957.
  • February 25, 1956: [Urbov(Ru)] At a closed session of the 20th Party Congress, Khrushchev read the "Secret Speech," on the personality cult and its consequences, denouncing the actions of his predecessor Stalin. The speech weakened the hand of the Stalinists in the Soviet government.
  • April 14, 1956: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb's first ICBM, the Atlas, reaches operational status. Delays to the civilian aspect of the program prevents the Republic of Layarteb from launching its first satellite for several years.
  • July 5, 1956: [United States of Brink] Despite receiving independence from Rome, Cameroon faces a series of crises leading to a major humanitarian crisis. In its first military act, SATO deploys peacekeepers into Cameroon and nearby Gabon to help.
  • August 31, 1956: [Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Pro-Soviet rebels, assisted by Soviet Spetsnaz advisors conduct a daring, nighttime raid on Lemnos' main prison. During the raid, twenty prison guards and two Lemnosian soldiers are killed and fifty-eight Lemnosian, pro-Soviet citizens are freed. However, twelve prisoners and six guerillas are killed during the raid. Taking a page out of history, pro-Soviet rebels retreat to Agios Efstratios to hide from the Lemnosian government.
  • September 5, 1956 - February 15, 1958: [Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Inspired by the August 31 prison raid, pro-Soviet rebels begin an active rebellion against the Lemnosian government. In the initial stage of the rebellion, Lemnosian soldiers engage pro-Soviet citizens and rebels equally. After six months, the Lemnosian government begins to receive support from the Eurasian government. After one year, the Fourth Reich of North Germania begins to provide support. Throughout this time, the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics provides support for the rebels. By February 15, 1958, on the eve of Lemnos' 134th Independence Anniversary, pro-Soviet rebels are within weeks of toppling the Lemnosian government and installing a pro-Soviet, communist government.
  • November 3, 1956: [Layarteb] William Baltz (L), a senator, is elected as the 36th President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is 69.7%. He wins only 50.5% of the vote, the narrowest margin ever. He is the first Liberal Party President.
  • Year 1957: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto produces 69,000 cars. Hi No Moto's population is 89,000,000.
  • Year 1957 - 1963: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] By 1957, the Mulungu Project is running fully. Over the course of the next six years, infrastructure across Africa is improved massive. Economic gains from exports increase trade tenfold for the United States of Brink and the Bjornoya Stock Exchange sees unprecedented gains. GDP per capita, lifespan, quality of life, and other benchmarks improve dramatically for African nations.
  • June 8, 1957: [Urbov(Ru)] Led by the Stalinist Anti-Party Group, the Presidium votes to depose Khrushchev as First Secretary.
  • June 10, 1957: [Urbov(Ru)] Molotov succeeds Khrushchev as First Secretary and Lazar Kaganovich becomes Premier of the Soviet Union
  • July 25, 1957: [North Germania] North Germania conquers Slovakia.
  • Year 1958 - 1960: [North Germania] Tensions in Kaliningrad between Germans and Slavs sees North Germanian involvement into Kaliningradian politics.
  • Year 1958 - 1986: [Urbov(Ru)] Successive Five-Year Plans focus on the development of infrastructure, influenced by Kaganovich's leadership. The Soviet economy develops slower than before but benefits from well-developed supply lines that lead to an increase in the efficiency of mineral extraction and industrial production.
  • February 16, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] President William Baltz (L), citing the Marseilles Agreement and calls from the Lemnosian Republic asks the Layartebian Congress to authorize military force to defeat the pro-Soviet rebels. Despite a well-received speech, there is considerable partisan politics in the Layartebian Congress. The next day, despite not having congressional authority, President Baltz (L) announces that a Layartebian expeditionary force will deploy to the Mediterranean Sea as a prepositioning force. The daring maneuver receives considerable resistance in the Layartebian Congress.
  • February 18, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] The Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics denounces President Baltz's address to the Layartebian Congress on February 16 and his deployment announcement on February 17. As a response, they declare overt support for the Lemnosian rebels.
  • February 20, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] The Layartebian Congress narrowly approves the deployment of Layartebian forces to aid the Republic of Lemnos to actively combat pro-Soviet rebels as well as Soviet special forces and advisors providing aide to the rebels. It is only possible because the Fourth Reich of North Germania, the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, and the United Federation of Eurasia all agree to increase their presence and publically deploy combat forces. The combined force is given the uncreative name of Multinational Force Mike Alpha (MF-MA).
  • February 24, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Two Layartebian carrier groups, a Marine expeditionary brigade, and an army paratrooper brigade deploys to and arrives off of the island of Lemnos. Layartebian Air Force fighters, bombers, and support aircraft deploy into Turkey. The bulk of the Layartebian support force is deployed to Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey.
  • February 25 - 28, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] The rest of the MF-MA forces arrive on Lemnos. The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan deploys a 114-man, special forces battalion, the Fourth Reich of North Germania deploys a military intelligence battalion and a specialized commando unit designed to hunt down Soviet Spetsnaz troops, and the Eurasian Federation contributes mostly air assets and air defense units.
  • March 1, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] In response to Multinational Force Mike Alpha, the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics increases its military aide to pro-Soviet rebels on Lemnos. However, thanks to Layartebian naval warships, getting supplies to them will become very difficult.
  • March 5 - May 15, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] After some initial delays setting up, MF-MA conducts Phase I of Operation MIDNIGHT CYCLONE, the codename dubbed to all MF-MA activities. Phase I sees a more conventional battle being fought on the island of Lemnos. MF-MA forces assault pro-Soviet positions around the island forcing them to scatter or retreat. During Phase I, Layartebian naval vessels patrol the Aegean for ships supply illegal arms. During Phase I, MF-MA forces fight twenty-nine battles with pro-Soviet rebels and seize three cargo ships carrying illegals arms. Though the cargo ships are crewed by Soviet sailors, they are flagged from neutral countries. Diplomatic protests are issued to the Soviet government in Kiev. By the end of Phase I, pro-Soviet rebels are reduced in effectivity by as much as 50%.
  • May 21 - August 15, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] MF-MA forces conduct Phase II of Operation MIDNIGHT CYCLONE. During Phase II, the Layartebian Navy steps up its patrols in the Aegean, effectively blockading the Republic of Lemnos. Only approved shipping from Turkey is allowed to pass. MF-MA special forces conduct a series of raids on Agios Efstratios against pro-Soviet positions. However, they do not attack rebel strongholds but rather concentrate on matériel caches and observation posts. During this time, Layartebian aircraft conduct heavy reconnaissance over Agios Efstratios. Three more cargo ships are turned back during Phase II but none is boarded by Layartebian Marines. Despite continued protests, the Soviet government continues to profess support for pro-Soviet rebels.
  • June 17, 1958: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Sultan Usman II enters secret negotiations with the Dalmascans for a revision of the Dakar Treaty to allow for the restoration of his powers as an independent sovereign. Negotiations are long however and Sultan Usman II becomes increasingly repressive, targeting both the Muslim Unity Party and National Progress Party who criticise his rule.
  • Summer 1958: [Layarteb, Neuvo Rica] The First Drug War concludes with a major blow to drug cartels in Colombia, which allows those in Mexico to gain strength.
  • July 23, 1958: [United States of Brink] The South African Treaty Organization is renamed the Tri-African Treaty Organization (TATO) as a move to warm relations further with the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan. By citing numbers instead of geographic location, the Hirgizstanian government psychologically sees TATO as a partner.
  • August 16, 1958 - October 1, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] MF-MA forces conduct Phase III of Operation MIDNIGHT CYCLONE. During Phase III, a battalion of Layartebian paratroopers lands on Agios Efstratios where Lemnosian rebels and their Soviet advisors have been cut off from supplies and reinforcements since the campaign began. Over nine days, paratroopers and rebels fight fierce battles on the island's rugged terrain, culminating in the complete rout of the Lemnosian rebels, thus ending combat operations. During Operation MIDNIGHT CYCLONE, MF-MA forces suffer approximately 200 casualties of all types overall. Of the 120 Soviet Spetsnaz troops deployed to the conflict, 40 are killed, 56 escape during the last days of Phase III, and 24 are captured, and eventually repatriated to the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics. Pro-Soviet rebels suffer approximately 3,500 killed and 2,500 wounded or captured. Fewer than 100 rebels escape with the Soviet Spetsnaz troops. There are approximately 2,000 civilian casualties. The population of the country is reduced by nearly half. From August 25 to October 1, MF-MA personnel sweep through both islands looking for rebel holdouts and sympathizers who are killed in confrontations or arrested.
  • October 1 - December 31, 1958: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif] MF-MA forces transition into Phase IV, which is a short-term peacekeeping mission aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to civilians in the wake of the conflict. During Phase IV, MF-MA forces help clear Agios Efstratios of landmines, booby-traps, and unexploded ordinance. They assist Lemnos in rebuilding following the violence of Phase I.
  • Year 1959: [Hi No Moto] NEC builds Hi No Moto's first electronic computer, the NEAC 1101. Taiji Yabushita directs the first "anime," Hakujaden/ The Tale of the White Serpent. Hitachi builds its first transistor computer. Honda is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer.
  • January 1, 1959 - February 16, 1963: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] MF-MA forces transition into Phase V, the final phase of Operation MIDNIGHT CYCLONE, a long-term humanitarian and peacekeeping mission. During this phase, MF-MA troops are reduced to 50% of what they were at Phase I. The main goal is to prevent flare ups of rebellion and to deal with pro-Soviet sentiment in a less dramatic way. During Phase V, MF-MA forces establish four land and one air base on Agios Efstratios as well as two new airstrips on Lemnos.
  • March 1, 1959: [Layarteb] The first Layartebian satellite is launched into orbit.
  • May 5, 1959: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb launches its first human into space. Astronaut Kenneth Bryant becomes a national hero upon landing. His entire mission lasts almost 5 hours. This initiates the Mercury Program, which only lasts until September 1961 after six successful missions.. All launches during the Mercury Program use the Atlas rocket.
  • May 24, 1959: [United States of Brink] The situation in Cameroon and Gabon stabilizes and the mission is hailed as a success by TATO; however, Windhoek courts both countries' governments to join the United States of Brink. While this causes consternation with Bjornoya and the Empire of Teh Ninjas, all parties come to terms with it eventually.
  • Summer 1959: [Libya] Oil is discovered in the Republic of Libya leading to rapid modernization throughout the country.
  • August 31, 1959: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] HIV/AIDS surfaces and claims its first victim, a Hirgizstanian doctor who contracts the HIV while working with impoverished tribes. He dies of pneumonia.
  • November 1959 - December 1979: [Federal Republic of Amapá] Amapánese forces provide limited assistance to Western Venezuela.
  • November 19, 1959: [Neuvo Rica] Fighting officially breaks out between Western and Eastern Venezuela along the Orinoco River.
  • December 10, 1959: [Layarteb] The first Layartebian advisors begin assisting the Western Venezuelans during the First Venezuelan Civil War. Layartebian advisors are soon joined by Colodian and Appalachian advisors.
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The 1960s:
  • Year 1960: [Cotland] Cotland detonates its first hydrogen bomb over an uninhabited atoll in the Pacific.
  • Year 1960 - 1978: [Libya] A rift begins to form in Libya as traditionalists in Cyrenaica clash with the values of the modernizing country.
  • Year 1960 - 1979: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] HIV/AIDS continues to evolve and grow but infection rates are very low and all victims die of various illnesses that keep the existence of HIV/AIDS unknown. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, a total of thirty-five people die from HIV/AIDS between the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, Bjornoya, the United States of Brink, and the Empire of Teh Ninjas.
  • January 9, 1960: [Layarteb] The first Layartebian casualties are taken in the First Venezuelan Civil War.
  • March 15, 1960: [Layarteb] The Umbrella Corporation is founded and it chooses Raccoon City as its headquarters.
  • August 6, 1960: [Yanitza] The arrest of an anti-government Marabout in Tambacounda sparks protests by the Muslim Unity Party.
  • August 8, 1960: [Yanitza] The Royal Dakarese Army responds harshly against the protests; however, this only increases discontent throughout the country.
  • August 9, 1960: [Yanitza] The National Progress Party joins in the riots that are occurring in all major cities.
  • August 12, 1960: [Yanitza] Large numbers of Dakarese soldiers defect to the side of the protesters. Those with Marxist leanings storm Dakar's prison and liberate Yaqoub Wali, who becomes a national hero.
  • August 13, 1960: [Yanitza] Sultan Usman II al-Dakari is forced to flee the country and an interim government is hastily established with Yaqoub Wali at its head, who proclaims the creation of the Republic of Senegambia.
  • August 14 - 17 1960: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] A tense standoff occurs between Dalmascan troops at Rufisque and the newly named Senegambian Army. The situation ends with tacit acknowledgement from Dalmasca of the new regime and Rusfisque is evacuated of all foreigners. This is seen as the official end of the Sultanate of Dakar and the Dalmascan protectorate.
  • September 3, 1960: [Dalmasce, Yanitza] Yaqoub Wali orders the nationalisation of the Royal Charter Company's operations throughout the country. The Royal Charter Company withdraws all of its personnel and as much equipment as it can, in some cases destroying what could not be taken. This move angers some members of the interim government who see Yaqoub's actions as rash and fear negative consequences for the Senegambian economy.
  • September 5, 1960: [United States of Brink] President Ovamba wins a second term easily as the United States of Brink experiences staggering economic progress that eclipses what President Farrell accomplished.
  • October 5, 1960: [Yanitza] A clash occurs between members of the Muslim Unity Party and the National Progress Party. Yaqoub declares the Muslim Unity Party outlawed and begins to round up prominent members. Many of Yaqoub's fellow revolutionaries become increasingly concerned with his dictatorial tendencies.
  • October 21, 1960: [Yanitza] A plot against Yaqoub by members of the interim government is uncovered and he orders a mass purge of the government's ranks. In a speech to the Senegambian people he denounces democracy as an invention of the bourgeoisie.
  • November 5, 1960: [Layarteb] President William Baltz (L) opts not to run for re-election. Andrew Beckwith (F), a newly retired army colonel, is elected as the 37th President of Layarteb. He wins 72% of the vote. Voter turnout is 72%. The Layartebian Congress shifts with the Centrist Party holding just 15% of the seats, the Federalist Party still holding 45% of the seats, and the Liberal Party holding 40% of the seats. The Layartebian Congress becomes increasingly useless in the next few years due to the three-party contention.
  • December 31, 1960: [Terra Reborn] Peter Cain is born in the Occupied Zone
  • Year 1961: [Cotland] The Cottish colony in Siberia is abandoned.
  • January 1, 1961: [Yanitza] Senegambia's constitution is proclaimed, making the country a single-party, socialist state. The National Progress Party is reformed as the People's Progress Party.
  • May 1961: [Urbov(Ru), Yanitza] Yaqoub Wali visits Kiev. On his return to Senegambia, he announces his intention to turn the country into a bastion of communism in Africa and his commitment to spread the "worker's revolution" throughout the continent and the world.
  • July 1, 1961: [Layarteb] After a successful fiscal year, the Umbrella Corporation expands from medical equipment to cosmetics.
  • July 9, 1961: [North Germania] North Germania launches attacks on Kaliningrad.
  • October 5, 1961: [North Germania] Following a series of military defeats, North Germania withdraws all forces from Kaliningrad.
  • Winter 1961: [North Germania] In a series of sacks, the leadership of North Germania changes to a more hardcore group. Likely this is in response to the military failure in Kaliningrad.
  • Year 1962 - 1966: [Dalmasce] Duke Alec Gladwyn of Fes, regent for Queen Eleanor announces their engagement. The move is considered controversial among the nobility. Hellenism sees itself dethroned as the largest religion in Dalmasca after more than five hundred years; Ibadi Islam is the largest denomination according to censuses. Hellenism remains the state-religion regardless.
  • Year 1962: [RomeW] Race riots in Rome by immigrant populations in the city. Keylusus responds by enacting tough anti-discrimination laws.
  • January 6, 1962: [Dalmasce] Amelia I dies suddenly, it is revealed later to be heart failure; she is succeeded by her daughter Eleanor Ameliasdaughter.
  • March 5, 1962: [Urbov(Ru), Yanitza] The start of Sengambia's attempted industrialisation, as hundreds of Soviet technicians and advisers are imported to help modernise the economy and transform it from being dependent on export earnings to an industrial powerhouse.
  • March 23, 1962: [Layarteb] The first mission in the Gemini Program is launched. Astronauts Peter Woods and Thomas Sammons makes three successful orbits of the planet, spending more time in space than any other Layartebian. The Gemini Program utilizes the Titan II rocket, a heavy-lift, military ICBM.
  • June 6 - 7, 1962: [Layarteb] On the second launch of the Gemini Program, Emery Robinson and Kenneth Sutter spend twelve hours in space and they each conduct a single, 30-minute spacewalk.
  • Augist 1962: [Yanitza] Massive amounts of money are spent on expanding the Senegambian military and acquiring modern weapons, against the perceived threat of Birea and Hirgizstan.
  • September 12, 1962: [Yanitza] Facing a chronic shortage of educated professionals, the Senegambian government pours millions into the country's education system, in an attempt to fill the gap for specialists left by the Dalmascan exodus. Due to geographical reasons, many of these new students are drawn from the Serer and Wolof who live closest to the country's universities.
  • Year 1963: [Hi No Moto] Honda introduces its first car and the Tokyo Monorail opens.
  • Year 1963: [Layarteb, United States of Brink] The United States of Brink becomes the #1 source of imports for the Republic of Layarteb.
  • February 17 - March 3, 1963: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Operation MIDNIGHT CYCLONE concludes and the majority of the remaining MF-MA forces begin a two-week withdrawal from the Republic of Lemnos. On March 3, the Republic of Lemnos signs a long-term peacekeeping agreement with the signatories of the Marseilles Agreement. Under the terms of that agreement, the United Federation of Eurasia takes over the primary defense of the country and the Republic of Layarteb takes over control of all long-range radar and communications facilities established by the Eurasian Federation in 1949. Neither North Germanian nor Hirgizstanian governments want any further representation. As part of the agreement, the Republic of Layarteb takes over Incirlik Air Base.
  • February 19, 1963: [North Germania] The Fourth Reich of North Germania launches an all-out invasion of France.
  • May 13, 1963: [North Germania] France falls and joins the Fourth Reich of North Germania.
  • Summer 1963 - Winter 1969: [Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] In response to burgeoning technologies, the Layartebian military massively expands its listening and radar posts on Lemnos, all aimed at monitoring the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics. In a counter-response, the Soviets focus many intelligence-gathering assets against the country.
  • November 16, 1963: [Layarteb] The Gemini Program ends after twelve successful missions, which include two unmanned test flights and ten manned flights. The longest mission, Gemini 7 sees astronauts Rory Hill and Robert McClaran spend fourteen days in space, completing over 200 orbits. Numerous experiments and spacewalks are carried out by the 2-man crew.
  • December 21, 1963: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan is invited to become an observer nation of TATO, to which it accepts.
  • January 27, 1964: [Layarteb] Despite great success with the Mercury and Gemini programs, the successor Apollo Program comes under heavy delays after a major catastrophe on Apollo 1. During a pad test, a fire breaks out killing all three astronauts, which includes Kenneth Bryant, the first Layartebian in space. Also killed are astronauts Mark Gabler and Gary Mendez. As part of the Apollo Program, the Federal Space Agency purchases the leasing rights to an additional 7,000 acres of land, which comes to be known as Launch Complex 39. It becomes the main launch complex for all systems starting with Apollo onward.
  • Spring 1964: [Layarteb, Neuvo Rica] By spring 1964, drug cartels in Mexico have become micronations with nearly unlimited wealth, power, and arms. Those in Colombia have rapidly regained their prominence. The Second Drug War begins in spring 1964. Layartebian special forces continue to advise Neuvo Rican troops but the fighting draws on until the Layartebian Conquests.
  • April 1 - July 28, 1964: [Cotland] Nerotika, now recovered after the devastation of the first war with Cotland thirteen years prior, and with a new generation of conscripted soldiers launches a limited attack on Cotland, targeting military bases, infrastructure and command and control centers with their vastly expanded, Soviet-donated air force. The attack, while somewhat intercepted by the Royal Cottish Air Force, has considerable success and it sees destruction on Cottish soil. Cotland subsequently mobilizes and launches a counter-attack, leading to a series of tit-for-tat exchanges before the Cottish, tired by the constant air raids and angered by the accidental bombing of a children's hospital in Sjarja, force the Nerotikans into peace talks by threatening to use thermonuclear bombs in retaliation on Nerotikan cities. A total of 16,000 Cots and 18,000 Nerotikans are killed in the war.
  • April 8, 1964: [Layarteb] The Umbrella Corporation opens its pharmaceutical division, which will soon grow the Umbrella Corporation to become Layarteb's largest pharmaceutical company.
  • November 7, 1964: [Layarteb] President Andrew Beckwith (F) wins a second term as President of Layarteb. Voter turnout is still low at 71.5%.
  • Year 1965: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto's population is 98,000,000.
  • May 7, 1965: [North Germania, Pontificius] The first session of the 31st National Assembly convenes and ushers in a new era for Sotanabeltz, making a thorough and detailed examination of the laws of the country and making necessary revisions to reconnect Sotanabeltzan society with that from before the 19th century while at the same time responding to the growing influence of the Fourth Reich of North Germania.
  • September 5, 1965: [United States of Brink] Makena Chibueze is elected as the 3rd President of the United States of Brink.
  • November 18, 1965: [Yanitza] The Senegambian government adopts the policy of housing dissidents from Africa and around the world who hold various anti-imperialist or socialist leanings. Generous funding and training is provided for revolutionary groups; although, Senegambia is accused of supporting terrorism.
  • December 7, 1965: [Yanitza] Yaqoub Wali changes his name to Lamane D'ioff, and encourages the adoption of "authentic" or revolutionary names by Senegambians. Arabic remains the official language and the government takes little action in attempting to remove Islam as an important social factor in the country.
  • Year 1966: [Cotland] Oil is discovered off the coast of Norway, which triggers a new economic golden age for Cotland. Within three years, the first oil field is operational and within a few years, Cotland enjoys oil and natural gas independence. Large quantities of North Sea oil and natural gas are exported abroad, thus boosting the Cottish economy, which until now has relied primarily on fisheries, farming, and heavy industry. The discovery of natural gas and oil also prompts the development and refinement of offshore-related technology, and puts Cotland among the world's leading nations in petroleum and deep-sea technology.
  • Year 1966: [Hi No Moto] TDK begins selling compact cassette tapes. Hi No Moto produces 4,100,000 cars.
  • April 3, 1966: [Yanitza] The International Revolutionary Brigade is formed, drawing recruits form the Senegambian Army and foreign dissidents living in Senegambia. This brigade is subsequently sent to fight in numerous foreign conflicts in support of revolution.
  • Year 1967: [United States of Brink] The Bjornoya Stock Exchange continues to boost African economics exponentially. Windhoek Instruments becomes the most valuable company on the planet and even further attention is garnered from the global community.
  • February 1, 1967: [Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb officially enters the First Venezuelan Civil War on the side of Western Venezuela. Within the next three weeks, Colodian, Appalachian, and Neuvo Rican forces all join the war on the side of Western Venezuela.
  • February 18, 1967: [Neuvo Rica] Neuvo Rica gets involved in the Venezuelan Civil War at the urging of the Republic of Layarteb, also aiding Western Venezuela.
  • April 5, 1967: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Jonathan dies of cardiac arrest in Hong Kong at the age of 89. His son, Vincent Marino, accedes to the throne four days later.
  • Year 1968: [Hi No Moto] Toyota introduces the Corolla.
  • September 2, 1968: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Henry Marino dies of a heart attack in Fuzhou at the age of 83; Edward Luther succeeds him as President of Henrican Sinae.
  • October 11 - 22, 1968: [Layarteb] The Apollo Program resumes with the test flight of Apollo 7. The aim of the Apollo Program is to put a man on the moon before 1970.
  • November 2, 1968: [Layarteb] Baxter Gephard (L), a business tycoon, is elected as the 38th President of Layarteb. Despite winning 56% of the vote, he is not considered very popular. Voter turnout is only 64%. At the same time, the Layartebian Congress shifts into the majority control of the Liberal Party, which it maintains throughout the rest of the Republic of Layarteb's existence.
  • December 10, 1968: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Progressive Party is illegally founded in Mongolia, which aims to decentralize power from the central government to local provinces.
  • December 21 - 27, 1968: [Layarteb] Apollo 8 is launched, during which astronauts Edgar Clay, Victor Russell, and Christopher Helms become the first Layartebians to not only leave Earth's orbit but to fly all the way to the moon, orbit it, and return safely to Earth. On Christmas Eve, astronaut Edgar Clay snaps the famous "Earthrise" photograph, considering one of the most influential photographs of the 20th century.
  • Year 1969: [RomeW] Despite protests from the "Summer of Love," Keylusus refuses to end the ban on homosexuality or end capital punishment.
  • March 2 - May 8, 1969: [Cotland] The Third War with Nerotika occurs. Following a Nerotikan border violation on March 2, Cotland and Nerotika are at it again with large-scale armoured warfare against each other. In the two months of warfare, 8,000 Cottish and 50,000 Nerotikan soldiers are killed in battle, which mostly takes place on Nerotikan soil. In this war, the Cottish Army tests its new gunship helicopter ideas and tactics, with great success. To commemorate this victory, May 8 is celebrated as Victory Day in Cotland.
  • July 1, 1969: [Layarteb] President Marcos Baracóa of Western Venezuela is assassinated and Layartebian forces are downsized to 150,000 men.
  • July 16 - 24, 1969: [Layarteb] The Federal Space Administration conducts Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, at 20:18 GMT, astronauts Emery Robinson and Kenneth Sutter, the first astronauts to walk in space, land on the moon. Six and a half hours later, on July 21, 1969 at 02:56 GMT, Kenneth Sutter becomes the first Layartebian to walk on the moon, fulfilling the dream of the Apollo Program.
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The 1970s:
  • Year 1970: [Hi No Moto] Hi No Moto's car manufacturers produce 5,000,000 cars. Musician Daisuke Inoue builds the first karaoke machine in Kobe.
  • Year 1970: [Yanitza] Lamane D'ioff begins to fund expensive construction projects in Dakar and other Senegambian cities as a testament to socialism's victory. The results however are less than spectacular, as the new factories prove expensive to maintain and they are largely inefficient. In order to maintain the economy, more taxes are levied on farmers who form the back bone of the economy and they are forced to sell their produce at fixed rates.
  • Year 1970 - 1976: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Republic of Layarteb's instability begins to affect the Kingdom's economy adversely, Rabanastre worries.
  • February 11 - March 12, 1970: [Layarteb] Eastern Venezuelan troops launch the Carnival Offensive against Western Venezuela and its allies. The guerilla assault is conducted by 600,000 Eastern Venezuelan regulars and guerilla forces. The first phase lasts a month and it sees a military defeat of the Eastern Venezuelans with very heavy casualties.
  • March 1970: [Layarteb] In response to the continued war, especially the Easter Offensive, civilian protests to the Venezuelan War begin to take shape. As time goes on, they become more and more frequent.
  • March 5, 1970: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Henrican Sinae announces that it will be liberalizing its markets as Guangdong had done years earlier.
  • March 19, 1970: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Eleanor I is crowned Queen of Dalmasca and Morocco and Lady of the Sahara, Duke Alec is crowned King, and on the same day they are married. There are protests in Rabanastre concerning Layartebian involvement in the First Venezuelan Civil War.
  • April 1, 1970: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor announces her first pregnancy.
  • May 5 - June 15, 1970: [Layarteb] Eastern Venezuelan troops launch a second offensive into Western Venezuela. They achieve a full propaganda victory despite another military defeat. The first revelations of war crimes by Western Venezuelan and Layartebian forces become public. The Empire of Neuvo Rica, the Republic of Colodia, and the Appalachian Republic all make public statements that war crimes will end their participation in the war.
  • August 8, 1970: [Layarteb] The Umbrella Corporation partners with the Fourth Reich of North Germania and opens a research laboratory in the town of Treblinka in Poland.
  • August 17 - September 23, 1970: [Layarteb] A third offensive is launched by Eastern Venezuelan forces. Again, they face military defeat but they successfully convert the majority of the Western Venezuelan populace to their cause. The Eastern Venezuelans suffer three times as many casualties as the Western Venezuelans and their allies suffer.
  • September 5, 1970: [United States of Brink] Mosi Dakarai defeats President Makena to become the 4th President of the United States of Brink. Despite not having a bad presidency, President Chibueze does not have a notable presidency.
  • Year 1971 - 1973: [Layarteb] Protests to both the government and Layartebian involvement in the Venezuela War continue to increase in frequency, consistency, and size leading to a number of violent encounters with police and pro-war counter-protests.
  • January 1, 1971: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor's first daughter is born, she is frail and sickly and dies soon after birth, which weighs greatly on Eleanor who withdraws from public life.
  • March 5, 1971: [Layarteb] Amidst new allegations of war crimes committed by the Western Venezuelan forces, the Empire of Neuvo Rica withdraws its support for Western Venezuela and removes all of its troops from the theater within three weeks. Both the Republic of Colodia and the Appalachian Republic remove their troops from frontline combat duties in protest.
  • July 1 - July 18, 1971: [Layarteb] The July Massacre occurs in which Layartebian and Western Venezuelan troops kill over 500 civilians in various villages along the border with Eastern Venezuela. The war crimes are made public almost immediately.
  • August 5, 1971: [Layarteb] The Republic of Colodia and the Appalachian Republic removes their forces and their support from the war completely leaving just the Republic of Layarteb and Western Venezuela to fight the war. Public support for the war in the Republic of Layarteb reaches an all-time low at 17%.
  • September 1, 1971: [Layarteb] After being suppressed for nine months, a study is published by the Layartebian Army that directly cites Layartebian involvement as the main reason for the continuation of the First Venezuelan Civil War.
  • December 10, 1971: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Progressive Party organizes a mass demonstration in Macao to demand the abolition of the monarchy and full democratization.
  • Year 1972 - 1975: [United States of Brink] Bjornoya undergoes a major political transformation. Economic policies shift to being ultra-capitalist and the political system shifts to a patriarchal system. This creates tension with the United States of Brink, which is entirely committed to democratic governance.
  • February 1972: [Layarteb] The Federal Space Administration begins the Space Shuttle Program, an extremely ambitious program to create a reusable space vehicle designed to operate in low Earth orbit (LEO). No moon missions are planned for the Space Shuttle. The targeted launch date for STS-1 is early 1981.
  • August 1, 1972: [Libya] King Yusuf II dies at the age of 72 leaving his only son, Yusuf III, to ascend to the monarchy. He is only 20 years old.
  • November 4, 1972: [Layarteb] President Baxter Gephard (L) wins re-election by 50.9%. Vote turnout sets a record low at 60.1%. By this time, the Layartebian populace is involved in massive protesting regarding the Venezuelan Civil War and the Republic of Layarteb's involvement. In 1982, researchers determine that 5.9% of President Gephard's votes were achieved through voter fraud. Additionally, from this point onward, the Layartebian Congress is maintained by the Liberal Party through voter fraud as well.
  • Year 1973: [Hi No Moto] Canon introduces the first color photocopier.
  • Year 1973: [Layarteb] Layartebian casualties in the First Venezuelan Civil War approach 24,000 men killed and 17,000 men wounded. The fighting is intense with no major gains made by government troops. Corruption in the Western Venezuelan government ensures that guerilla forces maintain their land despite heavy, Layartebian action. Violence escalates and Layartebian forces are largely ineffective against guerilla troops.
  • Year 1974: [Layarteb] In response to the continuing decline of public support for the Venezuelan War, protests begin to target specific politicians. At home, these politicians began to come under increasing stress from protestors, with many requesting police escort to and from their homes.
  • February 8, 1974: [Layarteb] After twenty-one missions, the Apollo Program ends. The entire program includes sixteen manned missions into space, eleven missions to the moon (eight landed), and four missions for the Skylab space station (three manned).
  • April 9, 1974: [Birean Empire] Emperor James Dowell institutes the "one child policy," forbidding parents from having more than one child, following a dramatic upswing in the population.
  • June 8, 1974: [Yanitza] Lamane D'ioff resigns from the presidency due to health complications. He is succeeded by Sekou Kassor, who just as ardently supports the communist revolution.
  • July 28, 1974: [Yanitza] Lamane D'ioff dies, mourning services are held in his honor throughout the nation.
  • August 15, 1974: [North Germania] North Germanian forces secure the Azores.
  • Year 1975: [Layarteb] As the situation worsens in Venezuela, protests at home begin to utterly stall and clog everyday life. Clashes between police and demonstrators occur daily with many injuries. Fatalities begin to become more common thought he protestors remain unarmed. Talk begins to brew within the inner circles of the protestor groups whether or not to arm themselves against police.
  • Year 1975: [Yanitza] A decline in groundnut prices sees the Senegambian economy take a turn for the worse, as it begins to buckle under excessive spending.
  • May 23, 1975: [Terra Reborn] Thomas Von Karin dies and is replaced by his teenage son, Walker Von Karin, as the last remaining Imperial Archduke. The young Walker is a very passionate young man who was brought up on stories of the Old Empire, and thus dreams of restoring the Apilonian Empire.
  • September 5, 1975: [United States of Brink] Akuchi Rutendo is elected as the 5th President of the United States of Brink, defeating Mosi Dakarai in a very close election.
  • October 22, 1975: [Layarteb] President Baxter Gephard (L) suffers a cardiac arrest and dies leaving Vice President Thomas Deveroe (L) to assume the Presidency as the 39th and final President of Layarteb.
  • November 11, 1975: [Libya] Yusuf III marries Hindi Gaber in a major ceremony meant to unite the country. Their parents had previously forbid the marriage. Hindi is a social reformer from Benghazi and two years Yusuf III's junior. Unfortunately, the marriage does not achieve unity amongst the country.
  • December 16, 1975: [Layarteb] In response to a particularly brutal clash between protestors and police, which leave 19 dead and 49 injured, President Deveroe secretly proposes sweeping anti-protest laws designed to limit protest groups' ability to affect daily, Layartebian life. The measure is rapidly approved by Congress and upon its announcement, sixteen major clashes erupt across Layartebian cities, leaving over 50 protestors and policemen dead and hundreds wounded.
  • Late December 1975 - January 1976: [Layarteb] In response to President Deveroe's anti-protest laws, numerous guerilla groups begin to form. Almost all of them believe in armed resistance against the police and the government. Protesting becomes less about the Venezuelan War and more about the corruption in the Layartebian government.
  • January - March 1976: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Dalmascan economy begins to rapidly stagnant with the instability within their largest trading partner, Queen Eleanor secretly approaches President Deveroe with offers of assistance against protesters. In the Republic of Layarteb, in a rapid time span, over two dozen armed, guerilla groups explode onto the. During this short window of time, clashes between police and demonstrators take a heavy toll on policemen, many of whom are taken by surprise when they are engaged by armed "protectors" placed within protest groups.
  • March 2, 1976: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor's second child, a son, is stillborn. The Queen's grief becomes a physical danger to her health, physicians and therapists from across the kingdom try to console her. King Alec is of no assistance in this.
  • March 10, 1976: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Queen recovers from her grief, she is visibly weakened by it however. She continues her secret plans to assist Layarteb's president with his society's ill-will.
  • March 19, 1976: [Layarteb] During a major protest event held and sponsored by the Liberation Faction, Senator Liam Hainsworth, a Federalist, is assassinated by the Red Army Faction, sparking a 24-hour street war between Liberation Faction and Red Army Faction groups. Few are killed by the destruction is massive leading President Deveroe to begin to court army special operations forces for anti-protest support.
  • March 22, 1976: [Layarteb] In retribution for the assassination of Senator Hainsworth, three Liberation Faction guerillas set off nine pipe bombs killing two Red Army Faction guerillas and wounded eleven more.
  • March 24, 1976: [Layarteb] A Delta Force special operations team from Venezuela is redeployed to Layarteb City in response to the growing violence between the Red Army Faction and the Liberation Faction. They come at the behest of President Deveroe. The team is led by the future Emperor, who is wary of breaking the Posse Comitatus Act, immediately putting him and his team at odds with President Deveroe.
  • March 29, 1976: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor begins an affair with Lord Clarence Godwinson of Rabanastre; King Alec is ignorant of it.
  • March 29, 1976: [Layarteb] Layarteb City Police Department's SWAT unit raids a Liberation Faction safe house and arrests two major guerillas. Three others die in the raid. Through interrogation, police learn of a major clash coming on April 16 between the Red Army Faction and the Liberation Faction. When the information is presented to President Deveroe, he agrees to allow it to occur in hopes that both groups will kill one another. There is significant disagreement between the police and President Deveroe, including the Delta Force team, which sides with the police that this cannot be allowed to happen. In the end, President Deveroe overrules them.
  • April 16, 1976: [Layarteb] The Good Friday Massacre occurs when the Liberation Faction and the Red Army Faction go to war in downtown Layarteb City. The street war lasts six hours and ends only through massive intervention by the police and by Delta Force. Throughout the course of the day, 229 civilians are killed and a further 829 are wounded, mostly caught in the crossfire. The Liberation Faction is utterly defeated but the Red Army Faction survives. They are weakened by intact still. In response to this, the Delta Force advisors resign and threaten to go public with President Deveroe's betrayal of the people. They are immediately declared criminals of the Republic by President Deveroe and are forced to go into hiding in the Republic of Colodia.
  • April 19, 1976: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor's affair becomes known to King Alec and he has Clarence Godwinson murdered unscrupulously though no proof is ever found indicting him in the incident. Courtiers express outrage when the King verbally abuses the Queen in open court, several are banished from the capital for the customary period of five years - they were some of Eleanor's closest supporters.
  • April 19, 1976: [Layarteb] President Deveroe, with Congressional support, repeals the Posse Comitatus Act and begins to bring droops home to battle the Red Army Faction and to put down the protests.
  • May - July 1976: [Layarteb] Military forces converge on and begin a sweeping campaign against the Red Army Faction. Unaware of President Deveroe's betrayal of his people, Delta Force teams lead many of these raids. However, due to numerous intelligence failures and overzealous policemen, over 100 civilians are mistakenly killed during the raids. Protests harp on this and more violence between riot police and protestors occurs.
  • August 9, 1976: [Layarteb] Delta Force leads a major raid against the Red Army Faction after their headquarters is located. The raid leaves the Red Army Faction utterly destroyed and defeated but several leaders manage to escape arrest.
  • August 17, 1976: [Yanitza] A secret debate takes place in the People's Progress Party over the future of the economy and of the communist revolution.
  • September - November 1976: [Layarteb] President Deveroe runs for re-election but he faces serious opposition from Gideon Smithe (F) who campaigns on ending Layartebian involvement in the Venezuelan War and on stopping the rampant corruption within the Layartebian government. Early polls show that Smithe will win over 75% of the vote.
  • September - October 1976: [Yanitza] Protests by farmers and fisherman across the country are put down with force.
  • November - December 1976: [Layarteb] Unable to let go of the reins of government and incensed that voter fraud did not go their way, President Deveroe and the Liberal Party plots to invalidate the election results.
  • November 5, 1976: [Layarteb] President Thomas Deveroe (L) is voted out of office and Gideon Smithe (F) vows to remove all Layartebian forces from Venezuela and clean up corruption in the government. He wins with an 80% majority and his party blocks President Deveroe's party from gaining even one Congressional seat. Voter turnout is only 61.9%.
  • November 13, 1976: [Yanitza] Usman II al-Dakari dies in exile. The Senegambian government refuses to allow his remains to come home and be buried in Touba along with his ancestors.
  • Year 1977: [Hi No Moto] Nintendo introduces its first videogame console, the Color TV-Game.
  • Year 1977: [Layarteb, United States of Brink] With the onset of the Second Layartebian Civil War, President Rutendo announces that the United States of Brink will not be intervening. TATO members issue statements of similar intent. As a result of the Second Layartebian Civil War, exports from the United States of Brink decline significantly.
  • January 1, 1977: [Layarteb] President Deveroe (L) cites "widespread voter fraud" in the November election. Citing his party's own voter fraud examples, but revised to be against his party, President Deveroe and Congress, which is held by the Liberal Party, votes to invalidate the election results and hold new elections on February 2, 1977.
  • January 2, 1977: [Layarteb] Massive riots break out throughout the Republic of Layarteb. Organized by Smithe and many within the Federalist Party, these riots are violent and result in many deaths of both pro-government police and military and anti-government protestors. During one such event, Smithe is injured by military soldiers but he is evacuated from the scene by protestors and given medical aid.
  • January 6, 1977: [Birea, Yanitza] Facing economic ruin, subsistence farmers in eastern Senegal form the National Liberation Front and begin an armed insurrection against the Senegambian government, referring to as the Senegal War. Later, historians will point to this being the start of Senegambia's First Civil War. Generous help is provided by Birea, in retaliation for Senegambian support for rebels in their own country. Although the rebels are initially driven by economic motives, many of them are Malinke and Fulani, and the war increasingly becomes ethnocentric.
  • January 10, 1977: [Layarteb] After eight straight days of rioting, Layartebian military and police are able to stop the riots. Thousands are injured, killed, and arrested. Citing their organization of it, President Deveroe bans the Federalist Party from running in the election, a measure approved by Congress, which has now become a rubber stamp for his motions.
  • February 1, 1977: [Dalmasce] Eleanor's affair with Clarence leads to the birth of her third child and second daughter, King Alec is outraged, but he does not raise a hand against her. The Princess is healthy and her survival brings the Queen much needed joy; she devotes the great majority of her time to her child, refusing to let nurses anywhere near her.
  • February 2, 1977: [Layarteb] President Deveroe and the Liberal Party sweep through the elections, obtaining over 75% of the vote against the Centrist Party. Voter fraud is widespread and future investigation after the cessation of the Second Layartebian Civil War finds this election to be the most rigged in Layartebian history. This ushers in the most corrupt era in Layartebian history.
  • February 4 - March 9, 1977: [Layarteb] After the election results are validated, riots break out again but this time, they are far more violent. Military forces clash heavily with protestors over the next month and in 19 major battles between protestors and pro-government forces, over 900 civilians are killed. Over 50 policemen and over 200 protestors are killed as well. President Deveroe announces that all Layartebian troops are needed home to fight the insurrection, thus ending Layartebian involvement in the Venezuelan Civil War. Despite this, government corruption remains the #1 issue for protestors.
  • March 9 - March 12, 1977: [Layarteb] Over the course of three days, protest groups and anti-government factions begin to consolidate into larger, more capable groups. During this time, the Delta Force team led by the future Emperor, which had been in hiding since April 1976 re-emerges. The Emperor declares his own faction made up largely of military personnel and dedicated, anti-government, non-leftist protestors.
  • March 13, 1977: [Layarteb] In a pirated address to the entire Republic of Layarteb, the future Emperor, now leading the Revolutionary Corps group announces that the Second Layartebian Civil War has begun and it will not cease until President Deveroe and the corrupt Liberal Party resign from office. He announces that if they are not willing to resign, they will be removed. He cites numerous legal justifications, including the oath of the soldier, which is also an appeal to military forces to defect. The speech is titled "Against All Enemies… Foreign and Domestic" by the media and by pundits.
  • March 13 - March 21, 1977: [Cotland, Layarteb] Initial clashes between riot police, the military, and rebel forces occur in Falcon City, Layarteb City, and Pittsburgh. Rebel forces make initial and overwhelming gains, securing several police headquarters' and one small army base. Two army battalions deployed to stop the clashes ultimately defect to the Revolutionary Corps. After this initial wave of violence, foreign fighters and volunteers begin to involve themselves, chief among these are Cottish ex-pats living in the Republic of Layarteb.
  • March 22, 1977: [Layarteb] The last Layartebian military units depart from Venezuela, angering the government of Western Venezuela. Fighting between West Venezuela and East Venezuela instantly intensifies as East Venezuelan forces realize they now have an edge.
  • March 22 - March 31, 1977: [Layarteb] As military units are positioned to defend against rebel offensives, uncertainty grips the units. Unit commanders worry about whether or not their junior officers, NCOs, and enlisted men are going to defect. This causes considerable distress within the chain of command leading most unit commanders to neglect their planning and operational duties.
  • April 1 - April 19, 1977: [Layarteb] The first major clashes between rebel and military forces occur in Falcon City, Layarteb City, and Pittsburgh. One-third of all military forces refuse to fire upon rebels and they defect, most of them to the future Emperor's Revolutionary Corps.
  • April 20, 1977: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] President Deveroe declares martial law and suspends any vestiges of the Layartebian constitution, thus denying all rights and privileges to the Layartebian populace. He declares new laws designed to punish military commanders who are unable to keep their troops from defecting or following orders to fire on rebels. As a result, the military becomes largely combat ineffective except for a few units. A major shuffling at the Department of Defense leads to mass resignation of generals and a haphazard reorganization of land, sea, and air forces. The 1st Independent Infantry Battalion of the Royal Dalmascan Army arrives in the Republic of Layarteb under Lt Col Tyrone Vaughn, and they are assigned to Steward Air Force Base in New Windsor, NY.
  • April 20 - August 5, 1977: [Layarteb] Significant numbers of army, air force, and navy units, including an entire carrier air wing, defects, most of them to the Revolutionary Corps.
  • April 25, 1977: [Dalmasce] Eleanor is accosted in her chambers by King Alec who rapes her repeatedly. Her chambermaid saves her life, the King is arrested by the Royal Guard; he is the first Monarch to ever be handled "roughly" by them (they beat him nearly to death).
  • April 26, 1977: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor is treated at Rabanastre's leading hospital after her incident. Royal Guardsmen are not more than ten feet away at any given time. Eleanor names her daughter A'shia after her ancestor.
  • May 1977: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Dalmascan soldiers in Layarteb begin to worry over the high rate of defections, they know soon they'll be fighting former comrades.
  • June 1, 1977: [Layarteb] Due to the onset of the Second Layartebian Civil War, the Space Shuttle Program is put on hold and the Federal Space Administration sees its funding slashed massively. Until funding is restored, the Federal Space Administration sees only enough money to maintain its satellites in orbit and to conduct tracking.
  • August 5 - November 15, 1977: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Battle of Utica occurs. The Revolutionary Corps and Layartebian military units loyal to the government battle for control of Utica and, more importantly, Griffis Air Force Base, the main strategic base of the Layartebian Air Force. Rebels intend on getting control of the heavy bombers and the strategic nuclear weapons in hopes of forcing President Deveroe and Congress to resign. Several B-52s are destroyed on the ground during the battle and significant civilian casualties are had when army units coming to reinforce the air base indiscriminately shell the city of Utica and the surrounding suburbs. The battle ends with Utica falling to rebel forces but no strategic assets fall into rebel hands. The 1st Independent Infantry Battalion of the Royal Dalmascan Army fights heroically during the battle.
  • November 18, 1977: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] Queen Eleanor begins to worry that supporting the Republic of Layarteb was erroneous, she consults her generals on further action in the Second Layartebian Civil War.
  • December 1977: [Layarteb] Reeling from the loss at Utica, President Deveroe forces significant change to the military leadership. Hardliners, loyal to his government, are forced into positions of command and military units loyal to the government are reshuffled and redeployed with very unrestrictive ROE. Foreign groups fighting both for and against the Layartebian government begin to make their debut after the Battle of Utica. When the year closes, there are 9 major anti-government factions, 4 major foreign fighters groups, pro-government militias, and police and military forces all vying in the fight. The year ends with 406,592 killed, over 500,000 wounded, and over 1,000,000 displaced. Most of these are civilians who are not involved with the fighting. Dalmascan forces in Layarteb continue to support the Republican government at the behest of Queen Eleanor's generals, who advise the Queen that once committed to an ally, it is of paramount matters of honour to uphold that alliance.
  • Year 1978: [Yanitza] Low scale insurrections begin on the Saloum, Gambia, Casamance, Geba, and Niger rivers by fishing communities, in what becomes known as the River War. These rebels are less organized; although, there is an ethnic dimension to the conflict.
  • January 5, 1978: [Layarteb] The Battle of Falcon City begins between two rebel groups and the military. Falcon City is held solely by the Falcon Brigade, which comprises 15% of all rebel forces. They are at odds with the Northern Brigade, which aims for the secession of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire but who oppose the Falcon Brigade. In response, the Southern Brigade arises, which aims for the secession of Maryland and Delaware. Together, these two groups make up 12% of rebel forces.
  • January 10, 1978: [Layarteb] The Battle of Pittsburgh begins, much in the same light as the Battle of Falcon City. Pittsburgh is defended by the Skeleton Gang, which make up 6% of all rebel forces. They are joined by the Hawk Company, which is comprised of defected, former special forces soldiers who make up 2% of rebel forces. Having favorable relations with some of the other factions, they receive help from the Revolutionary Corps, which make up 40% of all rebel forces.
  • January 10 - February 25, 1978: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania] Military and rebel groups expand the civil war to every major city and most suburban areas. Refugees begin to flock across the borders into neighboring states leading to significant animosity with President Deveroe and Congress for their failure to contain the situation. Hirgizstanian and North Germanian fighters begin to deploy in support of the rebels.
  • February 25 - April 20, 1978: [Layarteb] Rebel forces maintain massive but very bloody gains throughout the country but at major costs. Casualties for 1978 already eclipse those of 1977 by April 20.
  • March 1978: [Layarteb] The Republic of Colodia announces its neutrality but fearing spillover, it secretly provides aid to the Layartebian government against rebel positions around its border. The Appalachian Republic moves in alignment with the Republic of Colodia.
  • March 5 - March 15, 1978: [Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] Amidst the uncertainty of the Second Layartebian Civil War, Soviet warships and aircraft conduct mock military exercises in the Aegean Sea around the Republic of Lemnos. However, despite the ferocity of the war, the Layartebian garrison on the Republic of Lemnos and at Incirlik Air Base is not downsized whatsoever. After the civil war ends, there is considerable question as to how to treat these soldiers. Ultimately, they are considered absolved of any pro-government sentiments during the civil war.
  • April 1978: [Layarteb] Stalemate sets in at both Falcon City and Pittsburgh, leading to continue but limit clashes between rebel and government forces.
  • May 3, 1978: [Layarteb] Aiming to capitalize on the stalemates, the Revolutionary Corps along with the Catholic Army, which makes up 5% of all rebel forces, and the Zeta Battalion, which makes up 8% of all rebel forces, combines with pro-rebel, foreign fighters and begins a push on Layarteb City, beginning the Battle of Layarteb City. Their aim is the government sections of Layarteb City and all politicians. Protests in Rabanastre erupt, opposing the Queen's support of President Deveroe's Republic of Layarteb, the Royal Guard suppresses the protests with cold efficiency, shooting the leaders dead and then when their hands were forced, firing into the crowd. The Queen is devastated by the loss of life, and the Knight-Commandant of the Royal Guard is sacked.
  • May 5 - May 15, 1978: [Layarteb] In response to the eruption of the Battle of Layarteb City, pro-government militia units begin a counter-offensive into Pittsburgh. During their counter-offensive, they do not discriminate between rebels and pro-rebel civilians. It fails on May 15 with 10,000+ dead, most of them civilians who would not declare their allegiance to President Deveroe and the Liberal Party. Dalmascan forces in Layarteb are mauled severely during the Battle of Layarteb City; they retreat despite the successful counter-attack of the Republicans.
  • May 16 - May 31, 1978: [Layarteb] Military forces consolidate their positions throughout the country in preparation for a major offensive against the rebels. Military leaders hope that their positive resource conditions and their superior firepower will allow them to make a massive push throughout the country, splitting rebel groups' areas of coverage.
  • June 1 - July 30, 1978: [Cotland, Layarteb] Military forces, with the assistance of pro-government militias, make a major push against rebels. Despite their intelligence, military forces find that most rebel units are well dug-in and well supplied. Casualties are heavy for military and pro-government forces but they are able to dislodge several rebel positions, leading to large gaps in rebel lines. During this time period, the Cottish Realm realizes that the government is no longer in a position to win and maintain its traditional, democratic system. King Olav VI covertly begins to shift Cottish support to the rebels. Three more Dalmascan battalions are sent to reinforce the Republic of Layarteb at Queen Eleanor's request. They arrive in late June and they are put to work alongside government forces.
  • Summer 1978: [Libya] Traditionalists in Benghazi begin demonstrating against modernization in the country after Umar Halim, a prominent intellectual from the University of Benghazi, called for a schism of the Republic of Libya into two countries, Libya and Cyrenaica.
  • August 1 - December 15, 1978: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The most intense fighting of the entire Second Layartebian Civil war occurs between rebel and government forces throughout the country. Entire towns are leveled and military forces embark on scorched earth campaigns in specific, rebel-controlled areas. It is difficult to tell who controls what during this time period because of near daily shifts of the battlegrounds.
  • Fall 1978 - Summer 1979: [Libya] Demonstrations move to boycotts and vandalism by traditionalists against modernists in Benghazi, Sirte, and Tripoli.
  • December 1978: [Layarteb] By the end of the year, military and pro-government forces are exhausted, low on supplies, lacking any semblance of morale, and beginning to turn on the government. Defections, which had been at a low point following President Deveroe's shuffle of military leadership begin to grow again. Between December 15 and January 1, two whole marine divisions and an entire air force wing, including their tactical nuclear weapons, defect to the Revolutionary Corps. Despite the transfer of nuclear weapons, the activation codes never reach "rebel" hands. During the course of the year, the Hawk Company and the Zeta Battalion groups join with the Revolutionary Corps and infighting between themselves and other rebel groups leads to the destruction of the Marxist Fighters Front, a pro-communist group founded by leaders of the Red Army Faction who escaped capture. By the end of the year, the Revolutionary Corps numbers 50% of all rebel forces. In 1978, 1,741,990 Layartebians are killed, over 1,000,000 are wounded, and over 20,000,000 are displaced, making it the bloodiest year in Layartebian history.
  • December 16, 1978 - February 1979: [Dalmasce] On advice from her generals, after reevaluation of the Secondary Layartebian Civil War, with a heavy-heart, Queen Eleanor declares that she can no longer in good faith support the Republican government. Dalmascan troops in Layarteb are withdrawn from the conflict officially with the last Dalmascan gone by February of 1979.
  • Year 1979 - 1982: [Dalmasce] The Dalmascan economy is left in shambles from the Second Layartebian Civil War. They shift their trade focus to the Apilonian Empire and recover to some level by 1982, though it remains weak in comparison to before the Second Layartebian Civil War.
  • January 12, 1979: [Layarteb] After intense urban warfare for an entire year, military and pro-government forces pull out of Pittsburgh. They are utterly decimated with some units facing 75% casualty rates. Following the victory, the Skeleton Gang official joins into the Revolutionary Corps.
  • February - May 1979: [Layarteb] Continued fighting throughout the country sees gradual concession to the rebels by pro-government forces. International cooperation with the rebels begins to increase and through negotiation, all rebel units except for the Falcon Brigade join into the Revolutionary Corps, leading to that faction making up 85% of all rebel troops.
  • May 19 - September 9, 1979: [Layarteb] In a major - but final - push, two army divisions and one special forces battalion makes an attempt to dislodge rebel forces in Falcon City. Casualties are heavy and ground gains are measured in terms of city blocks.
  • June 1, 1979: [Libya] Princess Khalida is born to King Yusuf III and Queen Hindi.
  • June 10 - November 19, 1979: [Layarteb] In the Battle of Layarteb City, the Revolutionary Corps makes major advances throughout the city. By mid-November, when the Revolutionary Corps holds in place to reform its lines, all but the island of Manhattan and Governors Island rests in their hands.
  • August 11, 1979: [Gujarat] During construction of the Machchu-2 dam in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, excessive rains combined with design flaws and corrupt officials skimping on materials cause the dam to collapse and send the Machhu River bursting through the town of Morbi, killing upwards of 25,000 people.
  • September 10, 1979: [Layarteb] Utterly routed, Falcon City falls to rebel forces. However, despite their victory, the Falcon Brigade remains independent of the Revolutionary Corps, which puts them at odds with the group.
  • October 1, 1979: [Libya] Ahmed Maghur, a leading traditionalist politician in Benghazi calls for a referendum on Cyrenaican independence.
  • November 20 - December 31, 1979: [Layarteb] The Revolutionary Corps holds in place in an attempt to rebuild its forces in Layarteb City.
  • December 1979: [Layarteb] By the end of 1979, the government is nearly defeated. Outside of Layarteb City, government forces control less than 25% of the territory. The year sees an additional 651,025 Layartebians killed, over 1,000,000 wounded, and over 1,000,000 displaced. Most of the casualties occur around Falcon City.
  • December 17, 1979: [Gujarat] After a short investigation, the Indian government attempts to shift blame for the Machchu-2 dam catastrophe over to local workers and conceal the true reasons for the disaster. Gujaratis respond with public outcry and massive demonstrations throughout the province.
  • Winter 1979 - Spring 1980: [Libya] The level of violence at traditionalist demonstrations escalates quickly and numerous demonstrations and protests end with riot police being required to break up crowds.
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The 1980s:
  • Year 1980: [Hi No Moto] The Honda Accord is the first car with a navigation system. Sony introduces the first 3 1/2" floppy diskette.
  • January 1, 1980: [Terra Reborn] Peter Cain arrives in Karin and he is sarcastically, although entirely legally, granted a commission in the defunct Imperial Army by a disillusioned Walker Von Karin. Walker Von Karin, having broadly failed in the past five years to make any headway, despite the younger man's enthusiasm sees that there is very little hope of restoring the Apilonian Empire.
  • January 2 - February 8, 1980: [Layarteb] In a major policy shift, military and pro-government forces cede all territory to the rebels, aiming to hold out in Manhattan where military leaders believe they can defeat the Revolutionary Corps thanks to "favorable urban conditions." However, during the retreat, most military forces defect to the Revolutionary Corps instead of joining military lines in Manhattan.
  • February 10 - March 1, 1980: [Layarteb] The Revolutionary Corps conducts probes of government and military defenses throughout Manhattan. However, this confuses military leaders as to where the actual attacks will take place and as a result, they distribute their highest concentrations of forces in favor of a thinner but bigger defensive perimeter.
  • March 2 - July 1, 1980: [Layarteb] In its last offensive, the Revolutionary Corps pushes into Manhattan from the Bronx, New Jersey, and Long Island, seizing and cutting off the last vestiges of pro-government forces, which continually retreat southward until they surrender at the Battery on July 1, 1980.
  • March 20, 1980: [Terra Reborn] Cain's company of soldiers discovers a long forgotten Imperial storehouse in the frozen wilderness, with the massive stockpile of gold that Von Grippen stole from the capital over four decades before. Loading some and securing the rest, they return to Karin, this would largely bankroll the resurgence of the Apilonian Empire.
  • April 22, 1980: [Gujarat] Gujaratis initiate massive demonstrations against the Union of Indian States. It is during these demonstrations that the first voices calling for secession are heard as one protest leader proclaims that it is time for the "Gujaratis to find their own way towards a better tomorrow, away from the rampant, government corruption and incompetence." These words take root in the populace of Gujarat and over the next few years, these voices become louder and more plentiful.
  • April 24, 1980: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] HIV/AIDS is identified by Bjornoyan scientists and the disease is given its name. In 1980 alone, sixty-two people contract the disease though few die initially.
  • May 11, 1980: [Libya] At a demonstration in Benghazi, traditionalist protestors use Molotov cocktails and other weapons to destroy businesses and homes of known pro-modernists in the city.
  • Summer 1980: [Libya] King Yusuf III faces increasing calls from within his own government to support the referendum for Cyrenaican independence.
  • July 1, 1980: [Layarteb] In a decisive battle, the Revolutionary Corps seizes control of Governors Island, effectively ending the Second Layartebian Civil War. Over the course of the next forty-eight hours, over 95% of wanted politicians and military leaders are captured by rebel forces, including President Deveroe who attempts to flee the city via boat.
  • July 1 - July 4, 1980: [Layarteb] Negotiations between the Falcon Brigade and the Revolutionary Corps conclude with a final recognition of cooperation for a new government.
  • July 2, 1980: [Birea, Yanitza] In a particularly brazen attack, the National Liberation Front militias attack a major government event held in Tambacounda and retreat across the Birean border. This causes outrage in Dakar.
  • July 3, 1980: [Birea, Yanitza] A Senegambian military force crosses the Birean border and massacres a rebel camp, as well as killing several Birean soldiers .
  • July 4, 1980: [Birea, Yanitza] Outraged by the attack, the Empire of Birea declares war on the Republic of Senegambia. Thanks to excessive military spending, Senegambia's military is able to match the Bireans.
  • July 4, 1980: [Layarteb] In his first, official speech, the Emperor, who had led the Revolutionary Corps, declares the civil war over and vows to unify the Layartebian people. He ends federal democracy and institutes an authoritarian-republic system whereby local leaders are directly elected by the people. All laws are stripped and re-enacted. Tens of thousands of officials throughout the country are arrested and tried for corruption. Most of them are stripped of titles and imprisoned or exiled, including President Deveroe. Some are executed and the Federation of Layarteb is founded as a strong, law-centered state. Reconstruction and a massive military expansion begin. Martial law is declared until elections can take place.
  • July 5, 1980: [Dalmasce, Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania] The Fourth Reich of North Germania and the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan official recognize the new, Layartebian government. The Kingdom of Dalmasca, begrudgingly and desperate to normalize relations with its former ally, recognizes the new government of Layarteb.
  • July 6, 1980: [Birea, Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Sensing an opportunity to end the Senegambian nuisance, the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan provides aerial support for Birea, launching a devastating bombing campaign that ravages the Senegambian Army.
  • July 8, 1980: [Layarteb] A final accounting of the Second Layartebian Civil War lists 280,393 killed, over 1,000,000 wounded, and over 500,000 displaced for 1980. The entire war sees 3,080,000 killed, over 3,500,000 wounded, and over 22,500,000 displaced.
  • July 9, 1980: [Birea, Hirgizstan, Yanitza] With the Senegambian army crippled by the Hirgizstanian bombing campaign, the Birean military begins to push into the country.
  • July 15, 1980: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Vincent declares an official end to the state of emergency and begins rapid implementation of democratic reforms.
  • August 9, 1980: [Terra Reborn] As reports of unrest in the former occupied zones and the enemy nation that had destroyed the Empire, Archduke Von Karin and Colonel Cain begin to start thinking of reclaiming the empire.
  • September 5, 1980: [United States of Brink] President Rutendo wins re-election as President of the United States of Brink.
  • November 2, 1980: [Cotland, Layarteb] Free and fair elections take place throughout the Republic of Layarteb, as observed by the Cottish Realm. Few politicians who served the pre-war Republic of Layarteb are re-elected. Martial law is declared to end January 1, 1981, when new terms begin.
  • November 10, 1980: [Cotland, Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif] The Cottish Realm officially recognizes the new government of Layarteb but only on the condition that martial law ends as declared. The United Federation of Eurasia issues preliminary recognition based on the same condition as the Cottish Realm.
  • Year 1981: [Federal Republic of Amapá, Layarteb] Prime Minister Bruno Ferreira Cunha begins to align the Federal Republic of Amapá with the Empire of Layarteb.
  • Year 1981 - 1984: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] Over the course of three years, HIV/AIDS spreads exponentially throughout Africa. Doctors and scientists are at a loss on how to deal with the disease.
  • January 1, 1981: [Layarteb] Martial law ends and democratically elected local leaders take office to begin new terms. The federal level remains authoritarian. The first government is considered "transitional." The Republic of Layarteb becomes the Federation of Layarteb for this transitional period.
  • January 1, 1981: [Terra Reborn] Cain re-establishes the Imperial Army and begins to train troops, making full use of the billions of pounds worth of gold to fund new weapons, vehicles, and personnel. Whispers of support begin to trickle in from across the former Apilonian Empire.
  • January 3, 1981: [Cyrenaica, Libya] The referendum on Cyrenaican independence is held and 67.1% of the vote supports independence. Ahmed Maghur is declared an interim president for Cyrenaica and he dismisses calls and requests from King Yusuf III to hold a transitional plan, instead favoring immediate independence.
  • January 4, 1981: [Layarteb] As a direct result of the Federation of Layarteb ceasing to be fully democratic, the Confederacy of Eastern America expels Layarteb from its organization. Diplomatic relations continue as well as trade but there is significant tension between the three nations of eastern America.
  • January 4, 1981: [Birea, Hirgizstan, Yanitza] The Birean Army stops short of occupying Dakar as the Senegambian government agrees to accept the terms of surrender proposed. As well as being forced to pay a huge reparations fee to both Birea and Hirgizstan for "acts of terrorism," the country is forced to scale down its military to a minuscule size, disband the International Revolutionary Brigade and cease support for foreign dissidents, turning them over to their respective countries.
  • January 5 - February 10, 1981: [Cyrenaica, Libya] The Libyan military withdraws a number of units from Cyrenaica but many stay, forming the Cyrenaican Armed Forces. Ahmed Maghur appoints General Omar Osman of the Cyrenaican Air Force to lead the military.
  • January 6, 1981: [Birea, Yanitza] Birean troops begin to withdraw from the country, looting it in the process. This causes the Senegambian economy to plummet further and living standard to sink to some of the lowest in the world. The Bireans also establish the United Southern Army in Guinea as a proxy organisation to control the bauxite, gold, iron, and diamond mines in the area. Initial recruits are drawn from the Malinke, Fulani, Khorsuni, and other peoples in the region.
  • January 10, 1981: [Yanitza] Sekou Kassor is removed from office by factional squabbling and his successor is a moderate, Soulayeman Bilior.
  • January 13, 1981: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Vincent dies of a massive brain hemorrhage at the age of 78. James Ginevra succeeded him two days later.
  • February 1981: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] Senegambia enters loan negotiations with the United States of Brink to stave off economic collapse. Demands include liberalisation of the economy and the adoption of a democratic government.
  • February 14, 1981: [Layarteb] In a secret meeting between the Emperor of Layarteb and the CEO of the Umbrella Corporation, the Federation of Layarteb begins a biological weapons and research program with the Umbrella Corporation using its facilities for the program. The deal is one of Layarteb's largest secrets.
  • March 1, 1981: [Layarteb] The Emperor of Layarteb makes a speech declaring both Western and Eastern Venezuela to be the biggest threat in the Western Hemisphere, citing its instability as a threat to peace and stability. He vows to return to Venezuela, which is seen as widely unpopular by Layartebian citizens and threats of a return to civil war emerge.
  • Spring 1981 - Summer 1984: [Cryenaica, Libya, Urbov(Ru)] Without support from Tripoli, the economy of Cyrenaica crashes. The Cyrenaicans reach out to the Soviet Union for support but refuse to adopt communism and instead receive only small amounts of aid. As a result, tension builds with the prosperous and flourishing Republic of Libya.
  • March 23, 1981: [Terra Reborn] Imperial Archduke Walker Von Karin officially declares to the world that the Apilonian Empire is still alive and he authorizes Colonel Cain's forces to begin the push to fully retake the old Apilonian holdings: Alaska and Yukon. Cain and his troops march on Anchorage and other major cities. By the end of the year, the Apilonian pro-Imperials have regained control of the country. The sole exception to this is the Aleutian Islands where the Apilonian Republicans withdraw to, the Apilonian Empire is unwilling to invade as the enemy makes it clear they are willing to make use of human shields. As a result, the Aleutian Islands would remain in enemy hands until their capture by the Empire of Hi No Moto in 2010, at no point did the Apilonian Empire give up its claim of sovereignty.
  • April 6, 1981: [Layarteb] The first trials of the former officials of the Republic of Layarteb begin.
  • April 14, 1981: [Libya] Amidst the turmoil of Cyrenaica's independence, Crown Prince Mustapha is born to King Yusuf III and Queen Hindi. By naming his son Mustapha, King Yusuf III has broken the tradition of naming the first son Yusuf. Mustapha will ultimately join the Libyan Air Force when he completes university studies in 2003. Though he is known for being a playboy and does not immediately marry in his 20s, he is not a source of scandal. By this time, Princess Khalida becomes a university law professor in Tripoli and continues to push for social reform like her mother once did.
  • April 20, 1981: [Layarteb] Former President Thomas Deveroe goes on trial for corruption and a litany of charges, including vote rigging.
  • May 1, 1981: [Layarteb] In a surprise move, the Federation Layarteb invades both Ohio and Venezuela in a simultaneous annexation beginning the Era of Conquests. This opens war against the Appalachian Republic and both Venezuela's.
  • May 18, 1981: [Layarteb] Former President Thomas Deveroe is found guilty on most counts. The sentence imposed is execution but the Emperor of Layarteb commutes this to exile for life, a move that is received popularly throughout the Federation of Layarteb.
  • August 3, 1981: [Layarteb] The final trials of former officials of the Republic of Layarteb concludes. All but seven result in guilty verdicts and sentencing ranges from 1 year to life in jail. Nineteen cases end with execution.
  • October 5, 1981: [North Germania, Pontificius] After two months of plotting, a coup d'état installs a new head of government. This temporary government remains in power for two years.
  • October 31, 1981: [Cotland, Hirgizstan, Layarteb, North Germania, Soviet Bloc] The October Alliance is formed.
  • November 1, 1981: [Cotland] Cottish firm Nokia introduce the Nokia Mobira, the world's first generation, first fully automatic portable cellular telephone. It becomes an instant "it" thing to have, and Nokia enjoy great success. In the coming years, Nokia will introduce newer and smaller mobile phones, eventually dominating the world market until the rise of smart phones.
  • Year 1982: [Hi No Moto] Sony launches the compact disc.
  • Year 1982: [Yanitza] The National Liberation Front in eastern Senegal and the United Southern Army in Guinea begin to make substantial gains and the Senegambian army is hampered by constraints placed upon it by Birea. Thus, the Senegambian government resorts to creating paramilitary groups known as the People's Militia to combat the rebels. These militias are notoriously unreliable and they are usually drawn from marginalised ethnic groups. The Senegambian army itself becomes increasingly made up of Wolof and Serer only. These factors serve to accelerate the process of ethnic conflict in the country.
  • Year 1982 - 1987: [Dalmasce] Queen Eleanor courts several people during the eighties, eventually settling on Sir Roland Penwood of Fes, who she marries and pronounces co-ruler in 1987. The Kingdom of Dalmasca's economy continues to recover, there is a terrorist attack in Marrakesh in 1985 that leaves twenty people dead and over a hundred wounded; no perpetrator is ever caught and no organization takes responsibility. The government deduces it was the work of a single, if not unknown, person.
  • April 1, 1982: [Layarteb] Ohio falls to Layartebian forces and expansion continues with an invasion of Virginia and West Virginia, bringing the Republic of Colodia in to the fray. Opinions all around are mixed. There are many sympathizers to the Layartebian cause in the Appalachian Republic and the Republic of Colodia. The Layartebian populace is torn. They are largely in favor of the war against the Appalachian Republic and the Republic of Colodia for their expulsion of the Federation of Layarteb from the Confederacy of Eastern America. They remain guarded against the invasion of Venezuela but gradually gain favor as the Layartebian military succeeds.
  • April 21, 1982: [Soviet Bloc] President Henry Lauder of Soviet Bloc is assassinated during a speech commemorating the eightieth anniversary of independence and peace.
  • April 29, 1982: [Soviet Bloc] Military forces of Soviet Bloc engage a communist rebel group known as the Black Wolves in northern Idaho.
  • June 19, 1982: [Soviet Bloc] The last of the Black Wolves are killed or captured by Soviet Blocian military forces.
  • July 1, 1982: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Edward Luther's term as President of Henrican Sinae expires, Mary Brown succeeds him.
  • July 2, 1982: [Gujarat] Members of the Indian Parliament propose a bill in Delhi, right before the summer recess, declaring the right of all member states of the Union of Indian States to withdraw from the Union if it is the will of the people. With the bill being introduced literarily moments away from the summer recess, there is not enough time to debate the bill before the autumn. The proposed bill becomes the thing to talk about over the summer and it gains much hype.
  • August 5, 1982: [Dalmasce] King Alec dies in prison, his death is quietly celebrated by the Queen, who orders a huge religious festival in honor of Venus, the Goddess of Love to distract people from the bad state of the economy.
  • January 5, 1983: [North Germania] Reichskanzler Kübler ascends to the head of the North Germanian government. He will rule until his death.
  • February 22, 1983: [Layarteb] Venezuela falls and the Empire of Layarteb is declared with "the Empire," being the most common title used.
  • March 17, 1983: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] The Senegambian government reluctantly agrees to the terms demanded by the United States of Brink in exchange for loans.
  • March 20, 1983: [Gujarat] After many debates over the past months, the Indian Parliament finally puts the proposed bill from Gujarat to the vote. After one of the most nerve-wracking waits in Indian parliamentary history, the members vote 159-125 in favor. The bill is forwarded to the Indian Constitutional Court to verify its constitutionality before being presented to the President of India for signature into law.
  • April 1, 1983: [Layarteb] A poll conducted by Layartebian citizens in all territories show nearly universal support for the Emperor and a common like for the phrase "the Empire." The Emperor refers to both in a famous speech given in Caracas to honor soldiers who fought in the war. This is seen as the most decisive victory for the Emperor of Layarteb.
  • May 13, 1983: [Layarteb] Virginia falls and Layartebian forces continue south into North Carolina.
  • June 6, 1983: [Gujarat] After months of waiting and under increasing pressure from not only Gujarat, but also other states of India, President Narendra Singh signs the "Bill on the Rights of Member States to Determine for Themselves Their Continuance with the Indian Union States" into law, becoming "Law 128/1983 on Member States' Rights."
  • June 7, 1983: [Gujarat] A referendum is scheduled on November 1st on whether or not Gujarat shall remain with the Union of Indian States.
  • July 25, 1983: [Layarteb] The Layartebian band Metallica releases their first album, Kill 'Em All to fans in the Empire of Layarteb. They will go on to be the most popular heavy metal band in the Empire of Layarteb, as well as the world. It is secretly rumored that they play a private concert for the Emperor of Layarteb shortly after the album's release.
  • August 1, 1983: [Layarteb] West Virginia falls and Layartebian forces continue into Kentucky.
  • August 10, 1983: [Layarteb] Following massive successes by the Layartebian military, those within the Republic of Colodia and the Appalachian Republic show a slim majority in favor of Layartebian rule.
  • August 20, 1983: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] Incensed by the USB's demands, a radical hardline faction of the People's Progress Party, many former members of the International Revolutionary Brigade, launch a coup. The loan agreement is torn up in the wake of the coup.
  • September 1, 1983: [Layarteb] North Carolina falls and Layartebian forces continue south into South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • October 10, 1983: [Layarteb] South Carolina falls.
  • October 31, 1983: [Layarteb] Kentucky and Tennessee fall. A combined invasion of Georgia, Alabama, and Indiana begins.
  • November 1, 1983: [Cotland, Gujarat, RomeW, United States of Brink] In the early hours, the voting stations open and people flock to cast their vote after an autumn of heavy partisanship. Security is high and international observers from the United States of Brink, Realm of Cotland, the Roman Empire, and others are on hand to determine whether it is a free and fair referendum or not.
  • November 12, 1983: [Yanitza] A counter coup is launched by the Senegambian Army that ousts the hardliners. Soulayman is brought back to power and he re-ratifies the loan agreement once more.
  • November 15, 1983: [Gujarat] After a final tally of all votes, the Gujarati Election Committee declares victory for the secession movement, having gained 79% of the votes. The international observers are unanimous in their praise of the fairness of the elections and declare that it is a valid election result. The Gujarati Parliament declares that it will respect the wish of the people and formally issues notice to the Union of Indian States of its intention to secede by the end of January 1984. President Singh has no choice other than to accept, lest he risk civil war within India.
  • November 21, 1983: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor James announces that peace talks will begin with the Fujian-based government.
  • December 1, 1983: [Layarteb] Georgia falls.
  • December 1, 1983: [Puerto Saulo] After many hardships, the Prince of Puerto Saulo declares independence and seeks recognition.
  • Year 1984: [RomeW] Keylusus announces the entire Roman Empire will be united by a public transit system known as Imperial Transit, with service extending to areas not previously served by existing services. All existing Transit agencies are merged.
  • Year 1984: [Yanitza] The AIDS epidemic hits Senegambia severely, as the government is unable to provide adequate medical services. Foreign NGOs have a hard time containing the disease due to attacks by rebel and government forces.
  • January 1, 1984: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Navy is formally re-established and begins its rebuilding project, likewise funded by Von Grippen's gold; in addition, the Imperial Shipyards are formally established. The fleet was taking shape the following year after a number of purchases spearheaded three Invincible-class light aircraft carriers, including a ship named HMS Excalibur, the last of which was de-commissioned in 2008 to clear the way for much larger supercarriers.
  • January 9, 1984: [Layarteb] Alabama falls.
  • January 17, 1984: [Layarteb] Indiana falls.
  • January 27, 1984: [Gujarat] Gujarat formally declares independence from the Union of Indian States and emerges as the Republic of Gujarat. The Union of Indian States starts evacuating all federal installations and facilities on Gujarati soil.
  • January 29, 1984: [Yanitza] As per the terms of its loan agreement, the Senegambian government starts to sell state assets to private buyers.
  • February 7, 1984: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] A group of Hirgizstanian businessmen establish themselves in the southern city of Nzerekore and form the Nzerekore Group, purchasing many of the government-owned mines in Guinea.
  • February 9, 1984: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces begin a massive campaign against Mississippi, Florida, and Illinois.
  • March 1, 1984: [Gujarat] The first elections are held in the independent Republic of Gujarat, being declared to be free and fair by international observers. The elections see an 84% participation rate by the eligible voters and see the Independence Party form the first government of the Republic of Gujarat. The new government adopts a policy of strict neutrality in the bloc politics of the world and focuses its attention to developing its industries.
  • April 1, 1984 - July 3, 1986: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] The Statue of Liberty undergoes a massive restoration project. Though it is overseen by Layartebian architects, on hand is John Winstone the grandson of Walter Winstone, the statue's original designer. During this time, the island's 100+ year old power plant is fully replaced.
  • April 17, 1984: [Yanitza] Communist hard liners form the True Revolutionary Army and begin to wage a terror campaign in western Senegal.
  • May 16, 1984: [Layarteb] Mississippi falls to Layartebian forces.
  • June - September 1984: [United States of Brink] Due to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, the government in Angola comes under massive pressure to act. Unable to do so because of a paralyzed legislature, the government falls into anarchy.
  • June 9, 1984: [Yanitza] Fears of foreign corporations buying up land intensifies the conflict in the Casamance region. The Free Casamance Army is formed from the Jola, Manjacks, Papels, and other small ethnicities in the region. They declare the independence of the Casamance Republic.
  • June 21, 1984: [United States of Brink] Computer hackers obtain and leak an internal report from the government of Bjornoya called the "Nairobi File." The report details the systematic extermination of approximately 5,000,000 men, women, and children by Bjornoyan police and military forces over the course of the past three years. The backlash is immediate and damning.
  • June 25, 1984: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] The Empire of Teh Ninjas and the United States of Brink expel Bjornoya from TATO and rename the organization back to its original name, the South African Treaty Organization (SATO). This does not draw ire or criticism from the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, which is undertaking its own genocide of HIV/AIDS victims.
  • August 15, 1984: [United States of Brink] Windhoek, amidst the turmoil with Bjornoya, secretly annexes Angola.
  • Late Summer 1984: [United States of Brink] The Empire of Teh Ninjas and the United States of Brink face a quandary on how to deal with Bjornoya. President Rutendo suggests military intervention while the Teh Ninjan governments disagrees.
  • September 1, 1984: [Layarteb] Illinois falls.
  • October 1, 1984: [Cyrenaica, Libya] In a bloody coup, General Omar Osman deposes Ahmed Maghur and seizes control of the Cyrenaican government. He immediately purges the government of Maghur's supporters and establishes a military-led government. One of his first acts is to declare a 100 nautical mile maritime boundary, effectively seizing territorial waters of the Republic of Libya.
  • October 10, 1984: [Cyrenaica, Libya] Two Libyan fishing boats are attacked by Cyrenaican patrol craft resulting in the destruction of both vessels and the capture of both crews. They are paraded on national television as criminals stealing fish from the Cyrenaican waters. Reports show that the boats were 80 nautical miles from the Cyrenaican coast and therefore completely within Libyan territorial waters.
  • November 1984 - March 1985: [Cyrenaica, Libya] Clashes with the Cyrenaican military and the Libyan military in the Gulf of Sidra lead to a number of combat incidents. As a result, Cyrenaican and Libyan forces surge along the border.
  • November 4, 1984: [Layarteb] Florida falls.
  • December 24, 1984: [Puerto Saulo] The founding prince dies and his daughter, Vanya Montez Tafoya, is named the next Princess of Puerto Saulo.
  • Winter 1984: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] Civil unrest in Bjornoya spikes but it is dealt with severely by Bjornoyan security forces. Reports begin to leak that the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan is undertaking its own genocide of HIV/AIDS victims. SATO remains at odds on how to deal with Bjornoya.
  • Year 1985: [Hi No Moto] Nintendo releases the first Super Mario Bros videogame.
  • Year 1985: [North Germania] Kaliningrad reaches a 75/25 split between ethnic Slavs and ethnic Germans.
  • Winter 1985 - Summer 1985: [United States of Brink] President Rutendo faces considerable backlash concerning the United States of Brink's relationship to the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan and its lack of action concerning Bjornoya. The HIV/AIDS epidemic becomes a major topic for the upcoming election.
  • February 1, 1985: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces continue expansion into Wisconsin and Michigan.
  • April 4 - September 21, 1985: [Cyrenaica, Libya] Cyrenaican and Libyan forces fight a series of battles along the border and while Libyan forces are victorious in most of the battles, the end is stalemate as Libyan objectives do not include seizing Cyrenaican territory. This becomes known as the First Cyrenaican-Libyan War.
  • May 1, 1985: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor James legalizes opposition parties to the CDP for the first time in nearly 70 years as well as direct election of Assembly members.
  • July 16, 1985: [Layarteb] Michigan falls and Layartebian forces launch an invasion into Wisconsin.
  • July 16, 1985: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] The Nzerekore Group establishes contact with a Malinke militia leader, Muhammad Abur, in the United Southern Army, and the two ally.
  • September 5, 1985: [United States of Brink] Tau Chiemeka is elected as the 6th President of the United States of Brink. He promises to contain the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States of Brink through humane measures and deal with both the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan and Bjornoya, promises that go unfulfilled.
  • September 19, 1985: [Neuvo Rica] A major earthquake strikes Mexico City. With a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter scale, the earthquake kills approximately 10,000 people, though estimates have ranged up to 45,000. The earthquake has broad, regional effects and the Neuvo Rican government's response is slow, flawed, and very limited. This leads to the beginning of resentment against the government.
  • September 23, 1985: [Cyrenaica, Libya] In response to Cyrenaican aggression, King Yusuf III declares that the Cyrenaican government is illegitimate due to its belligerency and that Cyrenaica belongs to the state of Libya. He renames the Republic of Libya back to the Kingdom of Libya as a political move and issues a territorial claim on Cyrenaica.
  • September 28, 1985: [Yanitza] Soulayeman Bilior resigns. His replacement, Umar Thiop, is seen as a compromise candidate for party factionalism.
  • November 1, 1985: [Yanitza] The Senegambian government announces its intention to begin confiscating some of the lands of Senegambia's Sufi orders. This sparks massive riots and the statement is quickly revoked. Taliba (students) of these brotherhoods begin to form armed groups to protect their orders' property; although, they take no direct intervention in the civil war.
  • December 1985: [Yanitza] A major offensive by the United Southern Army is launched from Futa Jallon with the aim of securing Conakry and thus providing a direct port for exports. The Senegambian Army, supported by an extensive number of People's Militias, manages to halt the offensive however.
  • Year 1986 - 1990: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to rage unchecked throughout southern Africa. Reports continue to leak of genocide of HIV/AIDS victims in the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan but nothing is substantiated. Bjornoyan security services continue their killing of HIV/AIDS victims in vain attempts to stop the spread of the virus. In the Empire of Teh Ninjas, the political system begins to weaken severely.
  • January 3, 1986: [Yanitza] Muhammad Abur's faction takes control of the United Southern Army, which increasingly becomes dominated by the Malinke.
  • January 4 - April 11, 1986: [Cyrenaica, Libya] Cyrenaican and Libyan forces fight fresh battles both in the Gulf of Sidra and along the border. The end result is further Libyan victory but continued stalemate as Libyan forces make no attempts to seize Cyrenaican territory. This is known as the Second Cyrenaican-Libyan War.
  • January 10, 1986: [Birea, Yanitza] The Fulani of Futa Jallon split off from the United Southern Army and form the Futa Jallon Freedom Front, supported by the Bireans who resent their loss of control in the United Southern Army.
  • April 1, 1986: [Layarteb] Wisconsin falls to Layartebian forces and the Province of Layarteb is declared with the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
  • April 2, 1986: [Layarteb] Venezuela is officially titled the Province of Worros and a new tier of government is established at the federal level with provincial governors appointed by the Emperor.
  • May 14, 1986: [Layarteb] In a protest of the Empire of Layarteb's invasion of Venezuela and territories that form the Province of Layarteb, the Free Land of Dnalkrad seizes the Layartebian embassy in Labrador.
  • May 18, 1986: [Yanitza] Conakry and the Guinean coast become a warzone between various People's Militias, all claiming legitimacy.
  • May 27, 1986: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces invade the Free Land of Dnalkrad.
  • June 6, 1986: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces conquer Labrador and Newfoundland and the Empire of Layarteb establishes them as the Province of Dnalkrad.
  • June 21, 1986: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb] A Layartebian carrier battle group on routine patrol in the Mediterranean Sea crosses the 100 nautical mile mark of Cyrenaican territorial waters and is harassed by two Cyrenaican patrol boats.
  • June 22, 1986: [Cyrenaica, Libya] Two Cyrenaican Su-22M-3 Fitter-H attack aircraft are intercepted and shot down by Layartebian F-14A Tomcats after showing hostile intent. General Omar Osman calls for the Empire of Layarteb to cease its aggression against Cyrenaica and declares that all Layartebian-flagged vessels in the Mediterranean Sea crossing past Cyrenaica will be subject to seizure as reparations.
  • June 28, 1986: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb, RomeW] In a joint announcement, the Emperor of Layarteb and Roman Emperor Keylusus II announce that neither nation will recognize the maritime boundaries as declared by General Omar Osman and call upon him to cease further military action.
  • July 6, 1986: [Layarteb] The Space Shuttle Program resumes but it is five years behind schedule. By now, the Federal Space Administration has been renamed the Layartebian Space Agency.
  • Fall 1986 - Spring 1987: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb, RomeW] Several incidents between Cyrenaican and Layartebian or Roman naval forces lead to a number of tense situations as Layartebian and Roman battle groups freely transit the Mediterranean, escorting merchant vessels within General Omar Osman's declared 100 nm maritime boundary.
  • October 28, 1986: [Dalmasce, Layarteb] After one hundred years, the Emperor of Layarteb and Queen Eleanor of Dalmasce rededicate the Statue of Liberty in a ceremony almost as grandiose as its dedication one hundred years earlier. Poor weather, again, delays the fireworks ceremony to November 1.
  • November 8, 1986: [Urbov(Ru)] Molotov dies and Kaganovich becomes both Premier and First Secretary.
  • November 11, 1986: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Representatives from both Sinaean governments in Guangdong and Fujian sign a peace treaty ending all hostilities between the two and initiating semi-annual meetings to discuss further exchanges.
  • December 25, 1986: [Urbov(Ru)] Kaganovich retires and hands power to Gorbachev who begins his campaign of liberalization.
  • Summer 1987: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The governments of the UER, Fujian, and Guangdong jointly announce the establishment of the Asian Space Programme Office (re-named the National Space Organization in 2010) and the launch of the Sinaean space programme.
  • March 1987: [Yanitza] The Casamance Freedom Army begins to expel and massacre Muslims in the region and encroaches on the Gambia.
  • March 7, 1987: [Yanitza] International attention is drawn to the threat of piracy around the city of Bissau and Geba estuary.
  • March 17, 1987: [Layarteb] Greenland is annexed by the Empire of Layarteb peacefully and included in the Province of Dnalkrad.
  • May 13, 1987: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb, RomeW] In an attempt to exert authority, two Cyrenaican MiG-23MLD Flogger-K fighters are shot down in an engagement with two Layartebian F-14A Tomcats. Later that day, a Roman frigate on patrol sinks a Cyrenaican Nanuchka II class patrol corvette attempting to harass a Roman-flagged oil tanker.
  • June 1 - November 12, 1987: [Cyrenaica, Libya] A third conflict breaks out between Cyrenaican and Libyan forces in the Gulf of Sidra and along the border. This one is the fiercest of them all and Cyrenaican forces suffer a terrible defeat. This is known as the Third Cyrenaican-Libyan War.
  • October 16, 1987: [Yanitza] Libyan entrepreneur and millionaire, Yusuf ibn Abd'azziz, purchases the phosphate mines in northern Senegal, employing Arab and Berber mercenaries from North Africa to maintain security in the region. He soon becomes known as al-Malik (the king) in the region.
  • Winter 1987 - Spring 1988: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb, RomeW] Layartebian and Roman authorities collude to enact military force against the Cyrenaican Armed Forces to prevent them from carrying out harassment missions in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Year 1988: [Hi No Moto] The largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world are NEC, Toshiba, and Hitachi. Sharp introduces the first commercial LCD television.
  • March 1, 1988: [Gujarat] The second series of elections in Gujarat are conducted, proving to the world that a functioning democracy has been established on the Indian sub-continent. Greatly aided by the results of the past four years, where industry has been greatly developed, millions of jobs created, and a nation-wide vaccination and education program designed to eradicate various illnesses and illiteracy, the Independence Party is given a mandate for four more years.
  • March 16, 1988 - May 30, 1988: [Layarteb] The First Venezuelan Insurrection begins. Led by rebels who were previously defeated by the Empire of Layarteb and whom fought during the First Venezuela Civil War, the insurrection is mainly localized to the cities of Venezuela. Insurgents are routed by Layartebian forces.
  • June 1, 1988: [Neuvo Rica] Following the First Venezuelan Insurrection and the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake, the Empire of Neuvo Rica enters a state of political, economic, and social turmoil. The biggest factor harming the country is its endless pursuit of the Second Drug War, which has been raging in one form or another since 1964.
  • June 6, 1988: [Neuvo Rica] Riots break out in the capital of Neuvo Rica and the military is sent to quell the riots.
  • June 8 - August 11, 1988: [Cyrenaica, Libya] In a series of skirmishes along the border, Libyan forces successfully halt a fresh build-up of Cyrenaican artillery units. This conflict is known as the Fourth Cyrenaican-Libyan War.
  • July 8, 1988: [Neuvo Rica] The Empire of Neuvo Rica enters a state of civil war when the President is assassinated at a public relations event. Later investigation reveals that his assassination was planned by the Mexican drug cartels.
  • July 9, 1988: [Dalmasce] Despite being beyond healthy child-bearing age, Queen Eleanor gives birth to a healthy baby girl who she names Lynette. She names A'shia and Lynnette to be her co-heirs, a controversial move but respected.
  • July 17, 1988: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] President Umar Thiop is forced to ask for second loan agreement. While the Senegambian government had enacted limited economic reform, it continues to drag its feet on the issue of political reform.
  • August 1988: [Yanitza] Armed Taliba begin to converge on the Gambia River and form the Ansar, a pan-Islamic militia to fight the Casamance Freedom Army. Their military base is named Dinguiraye, after the headquarters of al-Hajj Umar Tall's Jihad.
  • August 12, 1988: [Soviet Bloc] After two terms, President Lauren Miller announces that she will not seek re-election. This creates a crisis of leadership.
  • August 15 - October 2, 1988: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb, RomeW] Layartebian and Roman battle groups patrol the Mediterranean Sea and have weekly encounters with Cyrenaican aircraft and naval vessels though none turn violent.
  • August 22, 1988: [Birea, Khorsun, Yanitza] Armed Khorsuni factions in the United Southern Army attempt to seize control of the movement with Birean funding. Muhammad Abur's response is to launch a mass campaign of ethnic cleansing in southern Guinea, forcing the Khorsuni communities and their supporters to flee.
  • September 1, 1988: [Hirgizstan, Khorsun, Yanitza] Khorsuni refugees flee into Futa Jallon, and join the Futa Jallon Freedom Front in attacking southern Guinea and the mines owned by the Nzerekore Group.
  • September 15, 1988: [Yanitza] A number of People's Militias along the Guinean coast defect to the United Southern Army, after Muhammad Abdur declares his intent to restore the Futa Jallon highlands to the Susu and Jallonke people. His real motivation however, is to secure control of the mines in Futa Jallon.
  • September 29, 1988: [Layarteb, North Germania] As a gesture of good will, Reichskanzler Kübler hands over Bermuda back to the Empire of Layarteb in a lavish and well-received ceremony. Despite 190 years of North Germanian control, the natives of Bermuda poll heavily in favor of returning to Layartebian authority. For two weeks, productivity on the island is zero as celebrations occur. In the same vein, the Emperor of Layarteb negotiates away the Azores islands from Reichskanzler Kübler. Unlike Bermuda though, the populace is largely undesirous of the move.
  • October 1, 1988 - March 15, 1989: [Layarteb, North Germania] The Layartebian government begins and conducts a campaign to depopulate the Azores islands in hopes of turning them into a massive military fortress. During this first stage, which lasts 165 days, residents are given the option to immigrate to Germany freely. Residents who do so are rewarded by having their moving expenses fully covered for by the Layartebian government and they receive monetary compensation on the value of their property. Forty percent of the populace acquiesces and leaves the islands.
  • October 4, 1988: [Cyrenaica, Layarteb, RomeW] The Imperial Layartebian Military and the Roman military launch Operation Iron Grizzly against the Cyrenaican Armed Forces. The operation calls for the destruction of the Cyrenaican Air Force and the Cyrenaican Navy and sees multiple targets struck around Al Marj, Benghazi, Marsa al Brega, and Umm Ar Rizam. The result is the total destruction of the Cyrenaican Air Force and the Cyrenaican Navy as well as the destruction of many early warning radar sites, surface-to-air sites, and a Scud base, which could threaten Roman territory in southern Greece. General Omar Osman is killed during the strikes.
  • Late 1988 - Mid 1991: [Cyrenaica] Cyrenaican Armed Forces never recover from Operation Iron Grizzly and without economic support the country descends into utter turmoil and chaos. Several warlords seize control of various parts of the country as a result of corrupt and constantly changing leadership in Benghazi.
  • Year 1989: [RomeW] Public outcry after the death of Gnaeus Tarsus at the Flavian Amphitheater during a lion attack. Tarsus was a convicted serial killer, whose punishment was to be in the ring with the lions, harkening back to ancient times.
  • January 17, 1989: [Soviet Bloc] Upon taking the oath of office, President Wesley Graves announces sweeping new reforms to domestic law limiting the power of city mayors and state governors. In light of this, several mayors announce their intention not to follow these new laws.
  • February 27, 1989: [Yanitza] Umar Thiop reluctantly agrees to USB demands of democratic reform, once the threat posed by Senegambia's more aggressive rebels are curbed.
  • March 1989: [Yanitza] Ethnic conflict between the Fulani and Malinke spreads to eastern Senegal, when the National Liberation Front begins to massacre the Fulani. Large numbers of Fulani join the People's Militias in the region.
  • March 16 - September 10, 1989: [Layarteb, North Germania] Over the next 178 days, Layartebian military forces forcibly remove the remaining residents of the Azores islands. Natives are allowed to bring two suitcases of personal effects each and they receive no monetary reward for their property. Transport ships carry the residents to Germany where the North Germanian government, in collusion with the Layartebian government, move them to various parts of the Fourth Reich of North Germania's empire, scattering them to prevent uprisings. These communities are largely kept under surveillance by the North Germanian government.
  • April 17, 1989: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb officially claims annexation over the entire Canadian Arctic Archipelago but only Baffin Island is internationally recognized at this point.
  • April 19, 1989: [Soviet Bloc] President Graves officially signs a major reform bill into law. Within minutes of this, several state governors announce that they will secede from the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc, a threat which had been made by them previously. Within twenty-four hours, an open state of civil unrest paralyzes the capital of Bismarck.
  • June 1989: [Yanitza] The True Revolutionary Army is mostly purged from the countryside; however, it continues to thrive amongst the urban poor.
  • July 4, 1989: [Layarteb] With the defeat of the Republic of Colodia, the Appalachian Republic, Eastern and Western Venezuela, the Free Land of Dnalkrad, and the annexations of the late-80s, the Empire of Layarteb establishes itself as a growing superpower. The Emperor of Layarteb gives a speech in Layarteb City proclaiming that the Era of the Empire is upon the world. His approval ratings top 95% and those conquered by the Empire of Layarteb during the 1980s see hope in unification under Layartebian citizenship thanks to compassionate policies designed to preserve their culture, heritage, and history.
  • July 21, 1989: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The government based in Guangdong discovers submarines from Fujian conducting military exercises off the coast of Hainan Island and cancels all future talks. Both seek better relations with the United Eastasian Republic, which liberalized its economy the same year.
  • August 1989: [Yanitza] A large-scale offensive by the People's Militias and the Senegambian Army drives the National Liberation Army from eastern Senegal. A Senegambian officer by the name of Mamadou Korou establishes himself as military dictator in the region.
  • September 15, 1989: [Layarteb] Construction on the Azores islands commences. It takes seven years to turn the island group into massive fortress, during which time Layartebian soldiers come under attack 198 separate times from insurgent guerillas left on the islands. However, in the end, all guerillas are killed or captured.
  • October 5, 1989: [Neuvo Rica] The Empire of Neuvo Rica officially disbands, leaving most of its holdings in Central and South America in a state of conflict, largely focused around cartel clashes. The Second Drug War ends, unofficially.
  • October 11, 1989: [Soviet Bloc] The Soviet Blocian Civil War officially begins when President Graves sends military forces into Boise and Colorado Springs to capture their respective state governors.
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The 1990s:
  • Year 1990 - 1993: [United States of Brink] The HIV/AIDS epidemic peaks. Cases in Bjornoya and Hirgizstan decline due to genocide. In the United States of Brink, research into the disease and public awareness of it helps to curb its growth.
  • February 5, 1990: [Yanitza] As both the Futa Jallon Freedom Army and United Southern Army accuse each other of genocide and ethnic cleansing, Muhammad Abur declares the independence of the Republic of Guinea with himself as President. This causes major alarm in Dakar.
  • March 1990: [Yanitza] A massive offensive is launched by the Senegambian Army, People's Militias, and Futa Jallon Freedom Army against the United Southern Army.
  • March 1, 1990: [Layarteb] The next phase of the Conquests begins with the Empire of Layarteb invading both Guyana and Suriname.
  • March 13, 1990: [Puerto Saulo] After years of struggling through famine and death, the Princess ends the isolationist policies her father put in place.
  • July 4, 1990: [Layarteb] On the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Empire of Layarteb, Guyana's capital falls.
  • July 11, 1990: [Hirgizstan, Yanitza] Muhammad Abur is killed and the United Southern Army crushed. Southern Guinea is parceled out between the Senegambian generals who ally themselves with the Nzerekore Group.
  • September 5, 1990: [United States of Brink] Marked by a dismal approval rating of his lack of action against both Bjornoya and Hirgizstan, and the unchecked growth of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Tau Chiemeka loses the election by a landslide. Emem Bosade is elected as the 7th President of the United States of Brink.
  • October 31 - November 2, 1990: [Layarteb] The Space Shuttle Program launches its first successful mission with STS-1. The orbiter, named Enterprise is flown by veteran astronauts Victor Russell and Emery Robinson. The entire mission sees the orbiter travel over one million miles, conduct thirty-seven orbits, and successfully make an unpowered landing back in Florida. Ultimately, the Space Shuttle Program develops eight orbiters. The Pathfinder is used only for aerodynamic testing and the Vega is used for atmospheric testing and for approach and landing tests and training. The six orbiters used for spaceflight are Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. Each orbiter is originally designed with a lifespan of 10 years or 100 launches.
  • November 11, 1990: [Gujarat] Gujarat is voted among the world's top ten tourist destinations, seeing an increase in tourism over the next few years.
  • December 18, 1990: [Layarteb] Suriname falls and both it and Guyana are transitioned into the Province of Worros.
  • January 1, 1991: [Layarteb] The 1990 census shows unprecedented growth of the Empire of Layarteb with a population of 271,388,053.
  • January 2, 1991: [Yanitza] President Umar Thiop announces his resignation and the formation of the Democratic Council, which will oversee the first elections in Senegambia's history. Many political parties are formed to take part in elections.
  • February 19, 1991: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Edward Luther dies of Parkinson's disease at the age of 92.
  • April 1991: [Yanitza] The True Revolutionary Army turns to drug dealing in order to maintain its operations and the organisation becomes less and less ideological. Cannabis begins to be grown in large numbers in the tropical regions of Senegambia.
  • April 16, 1991: [Yanitza] The Democratic Council demands the Senegambian Army relinquish its control over eastern Senegal to civilian authorities. When it does however, the region collapses into anarchy.
  • April 20, 1991: [Birea, Yanitza] The Birean Army moves into eastern Senegal, in order to stop the instability from spreading across the border. The military also evicts Yusuf ibn Abd'azziz and his Saharan mercenaries from the region and seize control of the phosphate mines.
  • May 12, 1991: [Layarteb] New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are peacefully annexed into the Province of Dnalkrad. On the same day, Layartebian forces launch a massive invasion into French Guiana.
  • May 20, 1991: [Yanitza] Senegambian Army units move into the Casamance and Gambian regions to quell fighting between the Ansar and Casamance Freedom Army. They are led by a young Ibrahim Segou, who leads a brutal campaign of crushing militants in the region.
  • August 13, 1991: [Layarteb] Upon the release of Metallica's fifth studio album, The Black Album, and the success it would gain, the Emperor of Layarteb announces publically that the heavy metal band Metallica is truly the "band of the Empire."
  • August 19, 1991: [Urbov(Ru)] A group of high-ranking officials calling themselves the State Emergency Committee announced that Gennady Yanayev was to replace Gorbachev as President of the Soviet Union inciting a coup.
  • September 23, 1991: [Urbov(Ru)] The defeat of the remnants of the State Emergency Committee prompts Gorbachev to hand power to Dmitri Siloviki who slows economic liberalization but nevertheless continues the transition to the market economy.
  • December 5, 1991 - March 7, 1995: [Cyrenaica, Libya] The Cyrenaican Civil War tears the country asunder. Warlords control most of the country with a constant shifting of territorial boundaries. Benghazi is one of the hardest hit areas. During this time numerous clashes with the Libyan military results in devastating losses to the remaining veteran units of the Cyrenaican Armed Forces, which virtually cease to exist by the end of the war.
  • Year 1992: [Bavin] The Bavinese National Front and Los Hijos de Bavin form in Argentina.
  • Year 1992 - 2004: [Dalmasce] Regency of Queen Lynette under King Regent Roland Penwood; he is a fair ruler in the Queen's stead.
  • Year 1992: [North Germania] Following the collapse of communism in Russia, tensions between ethnic Slavs and ethnic Germans once again rises in Kaliningrad.
  • January 15, 1992: [Soviet Bloc] After two years and three months, the Soviet Blocian Civil War officially ends when Bismarck agrees to disband the Armed Republic of Soviet Bloc. The city-states of the North American Midwest re-emerge.
  • January 16, 1992: [Birea, Yanitza] After evidence is found of the Birean military supplying the Futa Jallon Freedom Army, the Senegambian Army demands the group disarm. This is refused and the region descends into conflict.
  • February 1, 1992: [Birea, Yanitza] The Republic of Futa Jallon declares independence, although it is not recognised, not even from their nominal Birean allies who send soldiers to fight in the region from their occupation in eastern Senegal.
  • February 14, 1992: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb detonates a 100 megaton thermonuclear device over the Tristan da Cunha island group. To date, it is the largest nuclear device built, tested, and deployed by any nation of the world.
  • August 14, 1992: [United States of Brink] Unable to support itself, the Empire of Teh Ninjas collapses without warning. This sends the United States of Brink into a scramble as what to do with the country. Large amounts of military hardware go missing from Teh Ninjan armories, including several nuclear devices, one of which eventually winds up on the island of Grenada in 2006, where it is used as a weapon.
  • April 19, 1992: [Dalmasce] Princess A'shia Eleanorsdaughter is killed in an equestrian accident when she falls from her horse and the Queen grieves herself to death over the loss of her favorite child. Lynette Eleanorsdaughter is proclaimed future Queen. Eleanor is remembered as "the Fragile-Hearted."
  • July 20, 1992: [Cotland] King Haakon VIII assumes the throne of Cotland after the death of his father, King Olav VI.
  • Summer 1992: [North Germania] North Germanian military commanders begin planning for an invasion of the Baltic States, which would isolate Kaliningrad. Eventually, they plan to invade and annex the country.
  • October 11, 1992: [North Germania] On the 135th anniversary of Spain's existence under Germanian rule and in combination with various troubles in Russia, various communist and anarchist groups come together to form the Communist-Anarchist Front. Their aim is the expulsion of Germanian authority from Spain.
  • November 5, 1992: [Layarteb, North Germania] In a secret meeting between the Layartebian Emperor and Reichskanzler Kübler, Reichskanzler Kübler announces his government's intention to invade and annex the Baltic States in the spring and subsequently Kaliningrad. He convinces the Layartebian Emperor to occupy Kaliningrad in order to placate the people during this interim time.
  • November 7, 1992: [Layarteb] French Guiana falls to Layartebian forces.
  • December 1, 1992: [Layarteb] The Umbrella Corporation begins a special flu research program and centers it out of its Treblinka Facility, which also has a secret laboratory for the Empire of Layarteb's secret biological weapons program.
  • December 18, 1992: [Layarteb] The Ynoga Campaign begins with the Layartebian invasion of both Belize and the Yucatán state of Mexico. It is primarily aimed at stomping the drug cartels throughout Central America, which have gained unprecedented power due to the collapse of the Empire of Neuvo Rica.
  • Year 1993: [RomeW] Keylusus retires from Roman politics, having won 11 straight terms. Paul XII is elected to replace him.
  • January 1, 1993: [United States of Brink] President Bosade authorizes military forces to annex territories of the former Empire of Teh Ninjas. Despite initial resistance, the economic vitality of the United States of Brink proves to be a major swaying point. While the Empire of Teh Ninjas benefited well since the 1950s, the United States of Brink's progress is leaps and bounds greater.
  • January 1, 1993: [Yanitza] After a full year since the initial announcement of its formation, the Democratic Council, despite being riddled with corruption and scandal, is able to announce elections will take place in six months time.
  • January 18, 1993: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb and the Kaliningradian Republic sign the January Accord. It allows Layartebian occupation of Kaliningrad in order to calm ethnic violence. It is met with mixed reactions amongst ethnic Slavs but it is overwhelmingly supported by ethnic Germans. The military aspect of the operation is named ECHO TALON.
  • February 9, 1993: [Layarteb] The Yucatán state falls and the Province of Ynoga is established but Layartebian forces will continue fighting in the Yucatán state for another four years to quell the local population. Layartebian forces move into El Salvador.
  • Winter 1993 - Spring 1993: [Layarteb] An increase in kidnappings throughout Kaliningrad is noted and exposed by the media. Though there are no definitive answers, many fingers are pointed towards the Empire of Layarteb but there is no evidence linking the Empire of Layarteb, or forces it supports, to the kidnappings.
  • March 4, 1993: [Layarteb] Vice President Yuri Valcovik of Kaliningrad officially breaks with President Franz Severing over the January Accords and calls for the Empire of Layarteb to leave Kaliningrad.
  • March 20, 1993: [Layarteb] After 2 weeks of infighting, President Severing of Kaliningrad moves to dismiss Vice President Valcovik. He is rebuffed by the Slavic-controlled parliament.
  • April 5, 1993: [Layarteb] Layartebian soldiers are videotaped arresting a prominent dissident, which makes its way to the media. Within 3 hours of this, riots break out in Kaliningrad protesting the Empire of Layarteb. Hundreds of prominent anti-Layartebian and anti-Germanian dissidents have gone missing by now. The clandestine operation to round up dissenters is called SILENT TALON.
  • April 6, 1993: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb declares martial law in Kaliningrad but riots continue.
  • April 10, 1993: [Layarteb] After 5 days of riots, Layartebian forces finally gain control of the country. By now most of the ethnic Slavs are opposed to the Empire of Layarteb. PEACE TALON is the name given to all anti-riot operations.
  • April 29, 1993: [Layarteb] Several opposition groups in Kaliningrad begin to consolidate.
  • May 5, 1993: [Layarteb] Martial law remains effective but over 1,500 people have gone missing throughout Kaliningrad leading to major protests.
  • May 7, 1993: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces seize control of all major media outlets in Kaliningrad.
  • May 26, 1993: [Layarteb] Martial law in Kaliningrad ends.
  • June 9, 1993: [North Germania] North Germanian forces invade Lithuania, beginning their campaign against the Baltic States, after three months of delays.
  • June 10, 1993: [Layarteb] In Kaliningrad, the peace is broken by widespread, coordinated protests. Many of them turn violent throughout the day and by the end of them, 143 protestors are killed and 600 are arrested and detained. Many of them will not be seen again until after the war.
  • Summer 1993 - Spring 1997: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] The patriarchal system of government in Bjornya and continued public dissent in the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic leads to massive public pressure, open rioting, and a near rebellion. Oddly enough, the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan offers support for the Bjornoyan government and secretly begins aiding their security forces.
  • June 24, 1993: [North Germania] North Germanian forces are stalemated in Lithuania and look to open a second front against Latvia.
  • July 1993: [Yanitza] Elections in Senegambia take place. Voting is outlawed in territories under the control of military chiefs, while accusations of fraud and rigging are rife, coupled with a low voter turnout for various reasons.
  • July 5, 1993: [North Germania] North Germanian forces invade Latvia in an attempt to break Baltic forces in Lithuania.
  • July 6, 1993: [Layarteb] The Army for the Liberation of Kaliningrad (AOK - Russian language abbreviation) is officially formed. It is led by Illya Cervake, a 35-year old veteran of the Kaliningradian Army.
  • July 7, 1993: [Layarteb] The AOK issue a demand for the complete and total withdrawal of Layartebian forces from Kaliningrad. President Severing announces that he will not run for re-election.
  • July 10, 1993: [Layarteb] The AOK launch a series of coordinate protests around Kaliningrad. By now 5,500 dissenters have gone missing, many of them societal elites. Vice President Valcovik is rumored to be in hiding.
  • July 15, 1993: [Layarteb] The AOK, in cooperation with other resistance groups, launches armed assaults throughout the country against "weak" Layartebian outposts. Over the next 16 hours, they are defeated, leading to a final consolidation of all groups into the AOK.
  • July 30, 1993: [Yanitza] The People's Progress Party wins 73% of the vote but foreign observers declare the results invalid.
  • August 1, 1993: [Layarteb] The AOK numbers 38,000 in total but less than 800 of them have military training. Most are young adults. President Severing is assassinated by a car bombing perpetrated by his own protection detail. Estimates are that 90% of the military is anti-Layartebian.
  • August 2, 1993: [Layarteb] Vice President Valcovik assumes control over Kaliningrad and he immediately rejects the January Accord. He gives the Empire of Layarteb 72 hours to withdraw all of its forces and return all "kidnapped" dissenters.
  • August 3, 1993: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb officially disbands the Kaliningradian Parliament and declares Vice President Valcovik a fugitive. He remains in hiding.
  • August 5, 1993: [Layarteb] The AOK launches a series of coordinated, guerilla assaults, with the help of the military, against Layartebian forces, outposts, bases, and targets. In all, 24 Layartebians are killed and 80 are wounded. The attack is a military failure for the AOK but a political victory for them.
  • August 8, 1993: [North Germania] North Germanian forces, despite having launched a second offensive against the Baltic States, remain unable to break through hostile lines. The stalemate continues.
  • August 10, 1993: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces land and invade coastal Kaliningrad. They seize control of the Sambian Peninsula in 3 days. The overall operation to regain control over Kaliningrad is named RAPTOR TALON.
  • August 15, 1993: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces launch a complete invasion of the rest of Kaliningrad, immediately pushing hostile forces back.
  • August 28, 1993: [North Germania] North Germanian forces gain three major victories in Latvia but lose territory in Lithuania.
  • September 1, 1993: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces push AOK and military forces all the way east of Chernyakhovsk.
  • September 9, 1993: [North Germania] On the 131st anniversary of Portugal's existence under Germanian rule, the Communist-Anarchist Front exports its influence into Portugal and together, they begin active planning and passive measures against the North Germanian government in Berlin.
  • October 15, 1993: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces declare victory after the Kaliningradian military is utterly devastated and routed from their original strength of 17,250 to less than 1,000. AOK forces number fewer than 14,000. Though victory is declared, parts of the country east of Chernyakhovsk remain hotly contested.
  • November 5, 1993: [Layarteb, North Germania] The Baltic States unofficially begin helping the AOK.
  • December 1993 - November 1994: [North Germania] The Communist-Anarchist Front conducts a campaign of violence and active resistance against North Germanian forces, capitalizing on the failed invasion of the Baltic States.
  • December 1, 1993: [Layarteb] After several months of regrouping, the AOK launches a fresh offensive. They have regained some numbers and their strength is approximately 26,000. Operation NATURAL TALON begins. It is aimed at converting Kaliningradians to fight for the Layartebian side. It is an abysmal failure.
  • December 16, 1993: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] The territories of Comoros, Kerguelen Islands, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Reunion Island, and Zimbabwe join the United States of Brink after Antananarivo falls to Brinkian forces. There is considerable protest from Bjornoya and the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan. Juan de Nova Island is secured by Brinkian forces too though this was done independent of any military action against the Empire of Teh Ninjas. Juan de Nova Island was never actually a part of the Empire of Teh Ninjas, despite the proximity to Madagascar.
  • Winter 1994 - Spring 1996: [United States of Brink] In response to Hirgizstanian criticism from Brinkian military intervention in the former Empire of Teh Ninjas, President Bosade begins to lower Hirgizstanian imports of oil, the number one export of the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan. At the same time, he increases funding to international energy sources, primarily solar and nuclear power. Within the first few months, both nations are at odds.
  • January 4, 1994: [Layarteb] Operation HORNET TALON begins in Kaliningrad after Layartebian forces begin to repel the major offensive initiated by the AOK. The border down of Sovetsk falls to AOK forces.
  • February 5, 1994: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces lose control over most of Kaliningrad east of Chernyakhovsk. Most of the fighting during the second AOK offensive is located east of Chernyakhovsk.
  • February 9, 1994: [Layarteb] Belize falls.
  • March 1 - March 10, 1994: [Layarteb] AOK forces attack Chernyakhovsk. After ten days of fierce fighting, all AOK forces are repelled.
  • March 16, 1994: [Layarteb] After a blitzkrieg attack, El Salvador falls to the Empire of Layarteb and Layartebian forces push into Guatemala.
  • April 9, 1994: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces secure Sovetsk. Both the Layartebians and the AOK suffer large casualties with only a 1.5:1 ratio in favor of Layartebian forces. AOK forces reach 70,500.
  • April 15, 1994: [Layarteb] Reinforcements from the Empire of Layarteb - consisting of another full corps - arrive in-country in Kaliningrad to help push the AOK back.
  • May 1 - May 19, 1994: [Layarteb] With the surge of troops, Layartebian forces begin to push back the AOK.
  • May 15, 1994: [Soviet Bloc] After two years of uneasy peace, the city-states begin to clash on respective military and economic treaties. The Empire of Layarteb steps in and negotiates the City-state Pact, which provides an avenue for political, economic, and military cooperation amongst the city-states. It is not popular.
  • June 1 - June 18, 1994: [Layarteb] Layartebian black operations forces conduct a major campaign behind enemy lines. Their focus is centered on Dobrovolsk and Vysokoye, considered the center and the largest strongholds of the AOK.
  • June 2 - June 22, 1994: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb negotiates with the Kingdom of Hogsweat, which controls Hawaii & Iceland. Due to economic decline, the Kingdom of Hogsweat is on the verge of economic collapse.
  • June 18, 1994: [Layarteb] Illya Cervake is captured by Layartebian forces and the towns of Dobrovolsk and Vysokoye are utterly decimated and destroyed. Kaliningradian sympathizers begin to accuse the Empire of Layarteb of vast war crimes during Operation HORNET TALON. No claims are investigated by the Layartebian Ministry of Defense or Ministry of Justice.
  • June 21, 1994: [Layarteb] A ceasefire is signed between the AOK and the Empire of Layarteb. AOK forces have declined to less than 20,000.
  • June 23, 1994: [Layarteb] After three weeks of negotiations, the Empire of Layarteb absorbs the Kingdom of Hogsweat. Iceland becomes the Icelandic Republic and Hawaii joins the Western Republic.
  • July - August 1994: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces conduct clandestine, quiet raids against AOK strongholds despite the ceasefire. Layartebian forces also clandestinely cross the border to attack supply camps inside of the Baltic States. A clandestine war with the Baltic States begins around this time.
  • August - November 1994: [Layarteb] A popular movement arises in Hawaii pushing for Hawaiian independence from the Empire of Layarteb. Because of the tenuous situation in Kaliningrad, it is highly favorable with the Layartebian government.
  • August 19, 1994: [Layarteb] The ceasefire between the AOK and the Empire of Layarteb officially ceases when AOK forces attack and capture a military outpost on Hill 142 southwest of Ozyorsk.
  • September 1, 1994: [Layarteb] Operation EAGLE TALON commences, the third offensive against the AOK and their supporters.
  • September 2, 1994: [Layarteb] Guatemala falls to Layartebian forces.
  • September 19, 1994: [Layarteb] The AOK initiates the Siege of Chernyakhovsk. For the third offensive, Chernyakhovsk is the site of the most casualties. Operation VECTOR TALON denotes Layartebian operations in Chernyakhovsk.
  • October 5, 1994: [Yanitza] Pirates in Bissau take a number of hostages from a cruise ship and hold them for ransom. This event puts Senegambia in the international spotlight, as the government remains helpless to do anything.
  • October 25, 1994: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Tianxia 1 is launched to kick off the centenary of the Republic of Sinae as well as the Sinaean human space flight programme.
  • November 1994 - January 1996: [North Germania] Reeling from the loss in the Baltic States and confronted with the problems in Spain and Portugal, Berlin authorizes extraordinary measures of suppression in both states aimed at silencing the Communist-Anarchist Front. The measures backfire and the populace begins to rally behind the Communist-Anarchist Front.
  • November 5, 1994: [Layarteb, North Germania] In a major blow, North Germanian forces completely withdraw from the Baltic States, accepting loss in their war. The Baltic States focus almost entirely on helping the AOK.
  • December 1, 1994: [Layarteb] In a major attack, Layartebian forces in Sovetsk come under assault from a Baltic SOF team.
  • December 5 - December 19, 1994: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb begins heavy bombardment along the border with Lithuania.
  • December 7, 1994: [Layarteb] Hawaii is granted independence from the Empire of Layarteb. However, the islands of Niihau and Kauai are not surrendered. This leads to some consternation that gradually erodes over time.
  • December 20, 1994: [Layarteb] The Layartebian bombardment of Lithuania ends with a shaky ceasefire. In the ceasefire, the Baltic States agrees not to allow the AOK to use their territory in an exchange for a cessation of Layartebian attacks in Lithuania. The agreement is violated almost immediate by the Baltic States. In response, the Empire of Layarteb continues clandestine operations along the border area.
  • Year 1995: [Hi No Moto] Members of the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult uses nerve gas to kill innocents in the Tokyo subway. An earthquake kills 6,500 people in Kobe.
  • Year 1995: [RomeW] Paul reverses many of Keylusus' socially conservative policies, legalizing marijuana, homosexuality, and formally banning capital punishment across the Roman Empire.
  • January 1, 1995: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces launch another blitzkrieg into both Nicaragua and Honduras. At the same time, Layartebian forces in Venezuela invade Colombia and Ecuador.
  • January 2, 1995: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb takes a historical precedent when it invades the nation of Southern Ireland, establishing a third front. At this time, the Empire of Layarteb's military consists of more than 5% of its general population. This is the largest the Imperial Layartebian Military will ever be and it is considered one of the largest militaries in recorded, human history.
  • January 9 - March 10, 1995: [Layarteb] The AOK unleashes a massive offensive throughout Kaliningrad.
  • March 15, 1995: [Layarteb] It becomes apparent that the Empire of Layarteb will not succeed in Kaliningrad. Layartebian forces begin to pull back, ceding the country east of Chernyakhovsk to the AOK. Layartebian casualties begin to decline in volume almost immediately.
  • Spring 1995: [Cyrenaica] Warlords in Cyrenaica agree to cease the fighting and draw territorial boundaries with different warlords controlling each of Cyrenaica's ten governorates.
  • April 1 - May 11, 1995: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb commences a massive withdrawal from Chernyakhovsk. In the process, Layartebian forces utterly decimate the city. There are over 100,000 casualties between the AOK and civilians.
  • April 4, 1995: [Layarteb] Honduras falls and is placed in the Province of Ynoga.
  • April 8, 1995: [Layarteb] Nicaragua falls and is placed in the Province of Ynoga.
  • April 22, 1995: [Layarteb] Colombia falls and is placed in the Province of Worros.
  • April 29, 1995: [Layarteb] Southern Ireland falls and Layartebian forces begin to recuperate and reinforce the Ecuadorian front. Ireland is established as the Irish Republic and Irish citizens find more freedom under the Empire of Layarteb than previously.
  • May 26, 1995: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces withdraw from Sovetsk in Kaliningrad.
  • June 1995: [Yanitza] Futa Jallon is largely pacified and divided up by Wolof and Serer military chiefs. The Casamance and Gambia regions are also pacified under the control of Ibrahim Segou.
  • June 10, 1995: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces withdraw from Bolshakovo. As of now, the AOK is in control of Kaliningrad north of Bolshakovo and east of Chernyakhovsk. Despite heavy losses, the AOK continues to number in excess of 80,000.
  • June 18 - July 9, 1995: [Layarteb] AOK forces make an attempt to seize Gvardeysk from Layartebian forces. The siege is bloody and the AOK forces are forced to retreat.
  • Summer 1995 - Summer 2000: [Cyrenaica, Libya] An uneasy truce keeps the country in a state of calm. The Kingdom of Libya continues to grow and flourish leading to several waves of refugees attempting to cross westward; however, each wave is turned away due to Libyan policies towards Cyrenaica.
  • August 11, 1995: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces retreat from Gvardeysk, ceding all territory east and south to the AOK.
  • August 18, 1995: [Soviet Bloc] The City-state Pact is officially recalled when open fighting breaks out amongst the City-states of the North American Midwest.
  • September 1, 1995: [Layarteb] Polessk is ceded to AOK forces.
  • September 5, 1995: [United States of Brink] President Bosade wins re-election in a landslide victory, marking one of the nation's brightest periods. However, polls show that military action remains a contested subject among the populace of the United States of Brink. President Bosade is careful to avoid rhetoric that would make the country "imperialist."
  • September 10 - October 19, 1995: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces hold their lines and initiate a major campaign of air assaults against AOK forces east of Highway P512, which runs from Polessk in the north to Pravdinsk in the south. It marks the front line between the AOK and the Empire of Layarteb.
  • Fall 1995: [Hirgizstan] After 79 years of totalitarian dictatorship and brutal repression, pro-democracy groups begin to gain public support as a wave of new nations pop up around the world.
  • October 7, 1995: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] Amidst a major political crisis in Nigeria, President Bosade commits Brinkian troops to invade and stabilize the country before Hirgizstanian forces can do the same. This results in unbearable tensions between both nations, heightened by anti-Hirgizstanian legislature that President Bosade has been passing.
  • October 8, 1995: [Gujarat] A police raid on an underground casino is the start of an investigation that will rock Gujarat to its core. The investigation uncovers a vast network of human trafficking within Gujarat. This triggers a government initiative to combat human trafficking and attempt to stop having Gujarat as a favored port of exit for narcotics being cultivated in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. This will be an ongoing battle for many years to come.
  • October 15 - December 29, 1995: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] Brinkian troops move on the Nigerian capital of Abuja and secure it just after Christmas. Hirgizstanian protests are muted.
  • October 20, 1995: [Layarteb] Amidst heavy bombardment, the AOK seeks a final ceasefire. It is accepted by Layartebian forces.
  • October 25, 1995: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Republic of Sinae celebrates its centenary with a massive parade displaying Sinaean culture, technological achievements, economic prosperity, and military might.
  • October 29, 1995: [Layarteb] A peace agreement is accepted by the AOK and the Empire of Layarteb. It calls for full withdrawal of Layartebian forces by November 19, 1995 and full release of all Layartebian POWs and KIA in AOK possession.
  • November 1 - November 19, 1995: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces completely withdraw from Kaliningrad.
  • November 12, 1995: [Birea, Yanitza] In a particularly brazen move, Ibrahim Segou leads his forces into eastern Senegal demanding the Birean military withdraw. Already under heavy criticism for their occupation and wishing to cut their losses in what is becoming an expensive war, the Birean military quietly withdraws. Ibrahim Segou is seen as a national hero throughout the country, and he installs the former military governor, Mamadou Korou in charge.
  • November 20, 1995: [Layarteb] The last Layartebian troops leave Kaliningrad. The war is considered over with over 150,000 killed, 400,000 injured, and 250,000 displaced from Kaliningrad. Prior to the war, the population of Kaliningrad was 1,150,000. Layartebian casualties are 2,699 killed and 22,913 injured. Of the 603 Layartebian KIA/BNR, all but 83 are returned by January 1, 1996.
  • December 10, 1995: [Layarteb] Quebecois terrorists use VX gas against Jay, Vermont, killing 384 of 426 people within the village, all of whom are Layartebian citizens.
  • December 11, 1995: [Layarteb, RomeW] The nation of Quebec invades the Roman Empire in Ontario but is repulsed after less than 3 days of fighting.
  • December 15, 1995: [Layarteb, RomeW] Layartebian forces in conjunction with Roman forces, invade Quebec.
  • Year 1996: [Hi No Moto] The first DVD player is introduced by Toshiba. Pokemon is created by Satoshi Tajiri, becoming an instant hit in Hi No Moto and producing all sort of merchandise, the most popular being cards, video games and a TV show. Within a matter of years the show and other popular merchandise is exported around the world, starting a craze amongst young children.
  • January 1996: [Hirgizstan, Layarteb, United States of Brink] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan threatens invasion of Nigeria but ultimately is talked down by the Empire of Layarteb. Nigeria is annexed by Windhoek. The Empire of Layarteb begins to develop a long-term strategy for the United States of Brink. Unable to match it economically, the Empire of Layarteb aims to unseat it by exploiting weaknesses in its political system. The strategy doesn't begin to be put into effect until 2006, when Layartebian covert ops begin in Somalia, using its instability to attempt to stagnate the Brinkian/African economy.
  • January 1, 1996: [Layarteb] Quebec falls and is annexed into the Province of Dnalkrad.
  • January 3, 1996: [Layarteb] A major offensive in Ecuador puts Layartebian forces outside the capital within twenty-four hours.
  • January 17, 1996: [Layarteb] Ecuador falls and is annexed into the Province of Worros.
  • January 18, 1996: [North Germania] Portugal and Spain officially declare themselves independent of the Fourth Reich of North Germania and declare all North Germanian military assets in both states to be confiscated. In an immediate, overnight session Reichskanzler Kübler authorizes major military action against both states.
  • January 21 - March 28, 1996: [Layarteb, North Germania, Pontificius] In a brutal and highly effective campaign, North Germanian forces reconquer both Lisbon and Madrid. They are assisted by Layartebian special forces. Sotanabeltz declares its neutrality in the ongoing conflict between the Iberian Peninsula and North Germania, but allows troops from both sides to pass through its territory with the understanding that no violence is to break out in transit. Over the course of the two-month campaign, over 100,000 civilians and enemy sympathizers are killed between execution and conflict.
  • March 18, 1996: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] The Democratic Council agrees to hold a second round of elections after the failure of the first. Extensive funding is provided by the United States of Brink for the Senegambian government, much of which is spent bribing Senegambian officers into accepting elections.
  • March 15, 1996: [Layarteb] After diplomatic negotiation, twenty-four islands and island groups in the Caribbean Sea surrender to Layartebian authority and join the Province of Raef. They include Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Nevis, Redonda, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint-Barthelemy, Sint Eustatius, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • March 21, 1996: [Yanitza] Ibrahim Segou announces he will refuse to allow elections to take place in his territory, showing disdain for civilian government and bureaucrats. A foreign journalist in Senegambia describes Segou as rabidly anti-intellectual.
  • Spring 1996: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Brief recession hits Guangdong for the first time in a generation, which leads to intra-party conflicts about the competency of Emperor James.
  • Spring 1996 - Winter 1999: [United States of Brink] President Bosade continues to impose restrictions on the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, all to the delight of the populace. He raises tariffs on Hirgizstanian imports, imposes travel restrictions, and after recognizing a burgeoning pro-democracy movement, he imposes embargos on Hirgizstanian energy exports. This leads to solidarity movements throughout the United States of Brink.
  • April 1996: [Yanitza] In the lead up to the second Senegambian elections, many army officers, People's Militia commanders, and other local militia put their own candidates forward.
  • April 1996 - October 1996: [North Germania] Using extraordinary measures, the North Germanian government roots out all members of the Communist-Anarchist Front and puts them to death. Despite their best efforts, the major leadership core evades the North Germanian death squads.
  • April 1, 1996: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces conduct one of the largest invasions in Layartebian history invading Trinidad and Tobago, the Canary Islands, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.
  • April 11, 1996: [Layarteb] Trinidad and Tobago fall and are annexed into the Province of Raef.
  • May 1, 1996: [Yanitza] Violence breaks out in large parts of Senegambia as rival political parties and their respective military backers clash. The elections are called off amidst the chaos.
  • May 5, 1996: [Layarteb] The Canary Islands capitulate and join the Atlantic Republic, which is established with the Azores and Bermuda.
  • May 12, 1996: [Layarteb] Jamaica falls and is brought into the Province of Raef.
  • July 1, 1996: [Layarteb] Puerto Rico falls and joins the Province of Raef.
  • July 4, 1996: [Layarteb] Faced with certain invasion, Costa Rica and Panama surrender to the Empire of Layarteb and join the Province of Ynoga along with Isla Nublar and the Cinco Muertes, a Costa Rican territory. The Revillagigedo Islands are formally annexed to the Western Republic.
  • November 1996: [Layarteb] The Space Shuttle Program is expanded to 150 launches or 15 years.
  • November 1996 - June 1998: [North Germania] North Germanian forces holding martial law in Spain and Portugal come under nearly daily attack from Communist-Anarchist Front guerrillas. Despite some major victories, the influence of the Fourth Reich of North Germania in both states diminishes completely.
  • November 23, 1996: [North Germania, Pontificius] North Germania revokes its recognition of local autonomy for Sotanabeltz. Sotanabeltz rejects this move and closes its borders off to North Germanian forces and joins the Portuguese and Spanish resistance.
  • Year 1997: [Layarteb] The Umbrella Corporation begins to experiment with Avian flu or H5N1, which is considered a "global concern for pandemic."
  • January 1, 1997: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces begin to scale back in size to just 3% of the general population but at the same time, begin a massive invasion against Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
  • Spring 1997 - Winter 1998: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] With burgeoning problems at home, the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan pulls a significant amount of its forces out of Bjornoya. The government, unable to keep the momentum going, loses control. A full-blown civil war breaks out throughout Bjornoya.
  • March 31, 1997: [Layarteb] Amidst a growing nor'easter, a Layartebian airliner is hijacked by three men from the Kaliningradian Revenge Organization (KRO). The KRO is a small organization formed by ex-AOK members who wish for reprisal terrorist attacks against the Empire of Layarteb, despite the peace agreement from 1995. Both the Republic of Kaliningrad and the Empire of Layarteb initially agree to solve the crisis diplomatically.
  • April 1 - April 4, 1997: [Layarteb] The Republic of Kaliningrad attempts to negotiate with the KRO.
  • April 5, 1997: [Layarteb] Layartebian black operations forces secretly deploy to Kaliningrad amidst a failure of negotiations. This is done without knowledge or approval of the Republic of Kaliningrad's government.
  • April 6 - April 7, 1997: [Layarteb] After heavy reconnaissance, Layartebian black operations forces attack the KRO headquarters and subsequently secure the airliner, which remains on the ground at Khrabrovo International Airport. The attack sees the death of 1 Layartebian soldier, the full rescue of all Layartebian hostages, and the annihilation of the KRO, who have only 2 survivors, both of whom are subsequently arrested by the Kaliningradian government.
  • April 8, 1997: [Layarteb] Despite protests, the Kaliningradian government secretly thanks the Empire of Layarteb for action but warns that further action could result in war. During the exchange, the Emperor of Layarteb vows that should the KRO resurface and attack the Empire of Layarteb again the Empire of Layarteb will commit full forces to the theater to destroy the organization and the government. The threat is not tested by Kaliningrad.
  • April 9, 1997: [Layarteb] Peru falls after a massive and brutal battle in Lima ends with the capture of the Peruvian high command by Layartebian special forces.
  • July 1997: [Yanitza] The True Revolutionary Army is more or less defunct as many of its members are little more than drug dealers.
  • August 14, 1997: [Layarteb] Northern Ireland joins the Irish Republic in a unification treaty.
  • Winter 1997: [Hirgizstan] Demonstrations for democratic reform begin to erupt in seven major cities. However, security and police forces brutally quell these protests. Many of the protestors are jailed or killed during the crackdown.
  • Year 1998: [Hi No Moto] The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshu opens, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.
  • Winter 1998 - Summer 1998: [Hirgizstan] As the Hirgizstanian government initiates heavy crackdowns against pro-democracy groups, the democratic movement gains strength.
  • January 5, 1998: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink] Wishing to capitalize on the situation, President Bosade authorizes military action against Bjornoya with the aim of removing the government from power. This draws the ire of the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan yet again but they are powerless to act due to internal turmoil.
  • March 9, 1998: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces officially annex the Galapagos Islands and turn them into a massive nature preserve. Peru and the Galapagos Islands officially join the Province of Worros.
  • March 11, 1998: [United States of Brink] After initial successes, Brinkian forces reach Nairobi and find that rebels have nearly ousted the government already. Despite this, they are not pro-Windhoek.
  • March 11 - April 19, 1998: [United States of Brink] A massive, three-way battle erupts in Nairobi between rebels, Brinkian troops, and Bjornoyan forces. When the smoke settles, Brinkian troops are victorious though at a high cost.
  • Spring 1998 - Summer 1999: [Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif] As the Eurasian Federation begins to show signs of weakening, Eurasian forces are gradually pulled out of the Republic of Lemnos to quell unrest at home, leaving the island republic briefly without a military force.
  • April 20, 1998: [United States of Brink] With the fall of Nairobi - and the collapse of the Bjornoyan government and rebellion - the United States of Brink annexes Bjornoyan territory. However, in the process, agitators and anti-Brinkian groups flee to Somalia where they destabilize the territory severely. It will take years for Windhoek to quell the instability in Somalia.
  • May 12, 1998: [Yanitza] The Democratic Council attempts to force the resignation of Ibrahim Segou; however, threats of a coup from the military manage to keep him in power.
  • June 9, 1998: [Gujarat] A deadly tropical cyclone hits near Porbandar in Gujarat, causing massive devastation. The cyclone kills approximately 10,000 people and causes destruction of property in the $3 billion range. The Gujarati government declares a state of emergency and starts a massive search and rescue effort.
  • Summer 1998: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Major demonstrations for democracy break out in Fujian and across the United Eastasian Republic.
  • Summer 1998 - Summer 2008: [Layarteb, United States of Brink] Somalia persists as a major thorn in the side of Windhoek. Crime is through the roof, poverty is rampant, and insurgent forces fight Brinkian/African troops and police forces. Starting in 2006, the Empire of Layarteb, in a bid to stagnate the Brinkian/African economy - in order to secure its place atop the list of economic powers - secretly wages a low-key, covert operation of support for Somali insurgents.
  • July 1, 1998: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Mary Brown announces that the Socialist Party of Sinae will be re-named the Democratic Socialist Party of Sinae.
  • July 1, 1998 - May 21, 1999: [Layarteb, North Germania] In a series of urban and planned battles, the Communist-Anarchist Front successfully deals enough damage to North Germanian troops that they are forced to withdraw from Spain and Portugal. Their independence is not recognized by either the Empire of Layarteb or the Fourth Reich of North Germania.
  • August 11, 1998: [Layarteb] Both the Dominican Republic and Haiti surrender and join the Province of Raef.
  • August 15, 1998: [Hirgizstan] Open rioting and protests occur in every major, Hirgizstanian city. During the course of the day, approximately 5,000 protestors are killed and over 50,000 are arrested and charged with crimes against the state.
  • August 31, 1998: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces scale back to 2% of the general population ending the longest and most intense buildup of Layartebian forces during the Era of the Conquests.
  • Fall 1998 - Winter 1998: [Hirgizstan] A domino effect happens all around the country as government officials throughout the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan lose control over their territories. Pro-democracy groups begin openly attacking government personnel. The situation grows very bleak by December 1998.
  • October 10, 1998: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Vaclav Pantaleon Kirwitzer becomes the first Sinaean to orbit the Earth.
  • Year 1999: [RomeW] Failure to raise public spending pushes income tax levels to 71%, with voters deciding to replace Paul with Rodin Hartian, who reigns in public spending.
  • January 19, 1999: [Hirgizstan] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, seeing a sinking ship, abandons all of its territories except for Cape Verde. Cape Verde exists as the only remnant of the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan until its annexation by the Empire of Layarteb. Over the next seventy-two hours, the states all declare independence and many of them are openly hostile towards one another.
  • January 20, 1999: [Eritrea] Following the collapse of the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, the Republic of Eritrea is declared as independent. It is initially placed under the rule of a council of former Hirgizstanian government officials.
  • January 20, 1999: [Birea, Hirgizstan, Yanitza] The Commonwealth of Hirgizstan collapses, relieving Senegambia of its crushing reparations. Birea gives up on expecting further repayments.
  • January 21, 1999: [Ethiopia] Following the collapse of the Commonwealth of Hirgizstan, Ethiopia declares itself independent. However, unlike Eritrea, there is no stability and infighting begins almost immediately.
  • Spring 1999: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Reports begin circulating about government cronyism and suspicious transactions from the Imperial Treasury, some implicating the Emperor himself.
  • April 16, 1999: [Yanitza] The Democratic Council proposes to begin disbanding the People's Militias; however, it is unable to absorb former militia members into the army due to a lack of funds and a refusal by the Senegambian Army to accept large numbers of recruits who aren't Wolof or Serer. This sparks a new round of ethnic violence throughout the country.
  • May 1999: [Yanitza] With the country more or less set to slide into further civil war, Ibrahim Segou begins to slowly build his support among the military chiefs located in Guinea.
  • May 22 - June 1, 1999: [North Germania, Third Spanish States] Internal strife and disagreement within the Communist-Anarchist Front leads to infighting within the group. The newly set up government is very unstable during this brief period and a new player, a strong alliance known as the Goodrule Front arises.
  • May 24, 1999: [Puerto Saulo] The Princess opens a huge casino to help bring in tourism and fund the countries tiny ill equipped police force.
  • June 2 - June 17, 1999: [North Germania, Third Spanish States] Within Portugal and Spain, civil war breaks out between the various fronts as the Communist-Anarchist Front splinters. The fighting is intense, constant, and very brutal. The Goodrule Front is the ultimate victor.
  • June 18, 1999: [Cotland, Layarteb, Third Spanish States] The Goodrule Third Spanish States arises in Portugal, Spain, and the island of Great Britain. It is immediately hostile towards the Empire of Layarteb and the Realm of Cotland. Tensions between the three nations would be extremely high for the next decade.
  • June 21, 1999: [North Germania, Pontificius, Third Spanish States] The Goodrule Third Spanish States seizes control of the Sotanabeltzan government. This results in the downgrading of its foreign missions to economic and cultural offices, thus losing any diplomatic immunity for its resident and diplomatic corps. In addition, its military is subsumed into the Goodrule military. Economically, Sotanabeltz switches to the Goodrule currency and falls under the jurisdiction of the Goodrule central bank.
  • July 1, 1999: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Mary Brown's term as President of Henrican Sinae expires and Elizabeth Smith succeeds her.
  • August 1999: [Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif, Urbov(Ru)] In response to the withdrawal of Eurasian forces, the Empire of Layarteb accepts defensive responsibility for the Republic of Lemnos and introduces a sizeable garrison of men. Due to the Soviet fighting in Dagestan, the Soviet government is unable to respond effectively.
  • August 7, 1999: [Urbov(Ru)] A Chechnya-based militia ivandes the republic of Dagestan in support of local separatists in what is known as the Dagestan War.
  • August 23, 1999: [Urbov(Ru)] The Chechnya-based militias began their retreat back into Chechnya after a harsh and crippling defeat.
  • November 1, 1999: [Eritrea, United States of Brink] After nearly eleven months, the governing body of Eritrea announces that democratic elections will be held on January 3, 2000. The day will be considered a national holiday so that all eligible men and women voters can go to the polls. The United States of Brink is elected to be election overseers. Presidents will serve 4-year terms and they are not limited to any number of terms.
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2000:
  • January 1, 2000: [Layarteb] After the second phase of the Conquests concludes, the population of the Empire of Layarteb is estimated at over 550 million.
  • January 3, 2000: [Eritrea] Eritreans vote to elect Russom Haile as the first President of Eritrea. His term begins immediately. He pledges non-intervention in the Ethiopian Civil War.
  • January 25 - 27, 2000: [Layarteb] Beginning at 21:00 on January 25, the Treblinka Research Facility of the Umbrella Corporation undergoes a series of catastrophic failures resulting in a complete and total lock-down of the facility. At this time, the Treblinka Research Facility is one of several laboraties belonging to the Umbrella Corporation where research into the Empire of Layarteb's secret bioweapons program is conducted. The two prominent research items at the Treblinka Research Facility include a pathogen responsible for producing vivid and powerful hallucinations in subjects and the second, a weaponized concoction of various flu strains. Over the course of January 25 and into the morning of January 26, multiple attempts are made by Umbrella security personnel to recover the facility. All attempts fail and the facility is declared lost at 05:28, January 26. Twenty-one hours later, the Treblinka Research Facility suffers a massive explosion, destroying the entire facility. The cause is later determined to be a rupture of the facility's emergency fuel storage tanks and a spark likely caused by bad wiring. This event becomes known secretly as The Treblinka Affair.
  • February 1, 2000: [Ethiopia] Unable to reach any agreement, the various factions controlling the country of Ethiopia cease negotiations and begin preparations to seize the country by force. There are over two dozen factions.
  • March 3, 2000 - August 9, 2004: [Ethiopia] The Ethiopian Civil War rages. During the war, factions wage unimaginable bloodshed against one another with little care for civilians. No major government power intervenes on the side of any faction but several NGOs offer to assist civilians caught in the fighting. After four years of fighting, over 300,000 people are killed.
  • Spring 2000 - Summer 2001: [Eritrea, United States of Brink] Under the careful mentoring of the United States of Brink, President Haile initiates a vast many reforms in the Republic of Eritrea determined to introduce true democracy and liberty to the Eritrean people. In doing so, he begins to alienate some of the former, Hirgizstanian officials who were proponents of fascism.
  • May 19, 2000: [Layarteb] At an Umbrella Corporation research facility in Uppsala, Sweden, research resumes on the Empire of Layarteb's secret biological weapons program.
  • May 20, 2000: [Yanitza] The Democratic Council announces its intention to hold a third round of elections.
  • May 22, 2000: [Yanitza] Ibrahim Segou launches his coup, seizing control of Dakar and announcing his intent to stabilise the country.
  • June 2, 2000: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] With the full backing of the military, Segou launches a massive offensive to crush the former People's Militias. Segou also immediately begins greatly expanding Senegambia's armed forces with funds given to the Democratic Council; however, he continues to recruit mostly from the Wolof and Serer. The United States of Brink reluctantly accepts Segou's coup as a potential to bring stability back to the country.
  • July 15, 2000: [Soviet Bloc] Five years of fighting has left the North American Midwest ravaged and in a state of total poverty. Economic assistance from the Empire of Layarteb begins to become ineffective.
  • August 10, 2000: [Cyrenaica] A car bomb kills the warlord in charge of the Ajdabiya governorate, reigniting violence.
  • August 11, 2000 - March 5, 2006: [Cyrenaica] The Cyrenaican Civil War continues with intermittent clashes and times of calm. In the end, Jamal al Din Muhammad Bazzi seizes control over Ajdabiya and Al Wahat, Bandar Zaim Cham declares himself President of Cyrenaica and controls Butnan and Derna, Musa Safar seizes control over Benghazi and Hizam al Akhdar, Amid Essa seizes control of Jabal al Akhdar and Marj, Abudl-Ghafur Daher seizes control over Quba, and Kufra is largely left untouched.
  • September 5, 2000: [United States of Brink] Ngozi Baruti is elected as the 8th President of the United States of Brink during an especially tumultuous time in Africa. The collapse of Hirgizstan and the continued troubles in Somalia send shockwaves of fear throughout the Brinkian populace.
  • October 29, 2000: [Yanitza] The last of the People's Militias surrender and Senegambia's First Civil War is declared over after 23 years. Although Ibrahim Segou is finally able to restore a stable and strong government to the country, Senegambia is among the poorest states in the world.
  • November 9, 2000: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] The United States of Brink agrees to provide loans to Segou's regime to help rebuild the state, on the understanding that Segou will eventually allow a transition to a democratic government.

2001:
  • January 2001: [Yanitza] A wave of arrests and trials by Segou sees thousands of Senegambian politicians imprisoned, executed, or exiled for their alleged role in causing the civil war. Journalists, intellectuals, and anyone else seen as a potential critic to the regime suffer the same fate. This is met with fierce condemnation from the United States of Brink.
  • January 1, 2001: [Layarteb] The 2000 census reveals the population of the Empire of Layarteb to be 560,218,156.
  • January 4, 2001: [Alliance ofFree People] The City-States of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas holds democratic elections in order to prevent the continued deterioration of the area. A fully democratic republican government is formed and the Republic of Arizona is officially formed, Arizona being the main founding member.
  • January 8, 2001: [Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif] A popular referendum is held in the Republic of Lemnos at the insistence of the Empire of Layarteb. The referendum is to determine if the Republic of Lemnos should join the Empire of Layarteb. It fails with just 42% of the populace voting in favor.
  • January 26, 2001: [Gujarat] Just a day before the Gujarat Day celebrations, a massive earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale rocks the Kutch district of Gujarat. The earthquake kills between 13,805 and 20,023 people (including 18 in southeastern Pakistan), injures another 167,000, and destroys nearly 400,000 homes.
  • February 11, 2001: [Cotland, Layarteb] During a routine cleaning of one of the laboratories at the Umbrella Research Facility of Uppsala, a janitor becomes unknowingly infected with an engineered strain of H5N1. After a 10-day incubation period, this janitor becomes the first known case of the Cottish Flu Pandemic.
  • February 13, 2001: [Cotland, Layarteb] Within 48-hours of infection, Patient 0 has unknowingly infected over 500 people in a Stockholm subway station.
  • February 21, 2001: [Cotland] Throughout Cotland, sick people begin flooding hospitals and emergency rooms. The sick are quickly isolated in intensive care units and treated but they have already infected significant amounts of people. The sick are quickly diagnosed as being ill with an as of yet unseen strain of Influenza A.
  • February 26, 2001: [Third Spanish States] The first cases of the Cottish Flu Pandemic reach the Goodrule Third Spanish States in Britain, Spain, and Portugal. The Goodrule government immediately isolates and rounds up those infected for processing and extermination.
  • February 26 – July 6, 2001: [Pontificius, Third Spanish States] The Cottish Flu Pandemic kills about 500,000 Sotanabeltzans, who are included in the larger 15 million deaths in the Goodrule Third Spanish States.
  • February 27, 2001: [Yanitza] Ibrahim Segou creates the office of President-General for himself and announces his intent to maintain a military regime. The People's Progress Party is reaffirmed as the only legitimate political party in Senegambia; although, it is essentially a puppet.
  • March 6, 2001: [North Germania] The first North Germanian is confirmed infected with the Cottish Flu.
  • March 8, 2001: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Cottish Flu Pandemic reaches the United Eastasian Republic.
  • March 16, 2001: [Cotland] With over 40% of the population infected by the illness, a nation-wide pandemic is declared by the Cottish Government, and martial law is declared throughout Cotland as hospitals are overwhelmed with sick and dying people. The sickness is officially named "Influenza H16N1," but is quickly dubbed the "Cottish Flu."
  • March 20, 2001: [Layarteb] Facing a 35% infection rate, the Monégasque government requests assistance from the Empire of Layarteb to combat the ongoing Cottish Flu Pandemic.
  • March 22, 2001: [Cotland] Several Government ministers are reported to be infected and dead from the Cottish Flu, causing widespread panic among the Cottish population.
  • March 23, 2001: [North Germania] With skyrocketing infection rates, the North Germanian government convenes an emergency session on how to deal with the infected. After many hours of discussion, government leaders are unable to reach a consensus on how to deal with the rising infections. A rift begins to form with two camps of government officials. One camp of officials proposes extermination and another proposes isolation. Reichskanzler Kübler is within the "isolation" camp.
  • March 25, 2001: [Cotland] Encouraged by the apparently weak Cotland, the Council State of Nerotika, on Cotland's eastern border, launches an invasion of Cotland. Cottish troops are forced away from the humanitarian aid mission to defend Cotland's borders. This marks the start of what will be known in Cotland as the Patriotic Liberation War.
  • March 26, 2001: [Cotland] Cottish Army units, weakened by the Cottish Flu, fail to stop the Nerotikan Army and are forced to fall back.
  • March 27, 2001: [North Germania] After four days of constant meetings between government officials a clear path is established. The North Germanian government begins to round up civilians who are infected or who have come in contact with the infected. They are isolated in specialized camps. The "extermination" camp sees Reichskanzler Kübler as weak for supporting this "humane" camp. They begin to plot a coup.
  • March 28, 2001: [Cotland] King Haakon VIII of Cotland succumbs to the pandemic that is raging through Cotland. The King has secretly sent his only son Sverre into safety in Layarteb a week prior. Cottish society starts showing signs of collapsing, as foreign nations begin evacuating their embassies. There are widespread reports of looting and civil unrest throughout Cotland.
  • March 28, 2001: [Layarteb, North Germania] The 116th QRF Battalion of the 15th Airborne Division of the Imperial Layartebian Army deploys to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport and Monaco, using the airport as a base of operations and logistics.
  • March 29, 2001: [Layarteb] The 116th QRF Battalion begins to evacuate patients to various ships in the Mediterranean Sea. Patients with a chance of survival are moved to a hospital ship while those who do not show a chance are moved to one of two cargo ships. A third cargo ship is used for corpse collection.
  • March 31, 2001: [Layarteb] The 119th Medical Battalion of the 15th Airborne Division of the Imperial Layartebian Army deploys to Monaco to assist in non-infection related emergencies and also to provide additional, medical assistance.
  • April 1, 2001: [Cotland] By now, 60% of the Cottish population are dead or dying from the Cottish Flu. The last signs of life are heard from the Cottish Government in Keutaland as Continuity of Government plans automatically come into effect.
  • April 1, 2001: [Hirgizstan, United States of Brink, Yanitza] After refusing to back down from his statements, the United States of Brink cuts off loans to Segou's regime. He responds by seizing control of foreign companies in Senegambia, including the Nzerekore Group, as well as sacking much of Senegambia's civil servants to pay for the military. The country is divided up into military districts as the army takes over the role of Government.
  • April 1, 2001: [Layarteb] The Cottish Flu Pandemic has gone full scale and hundreds of millions are infected across Europe and western Asia.
  • April 1 - September 21, 2001: [Cotland] The Cottish Army, devoid of reinforcements and fighting in tatters fight a running battle back to a series of hastily constructed fortifications on the Karelian Isthmus known as the Hallgrim Line after a legendary Cottish hero. In the course of the battle, the major cities of Holmgard (April 5), Charlotteborg (April 11), Kaunas (April 29) and Sankt Petersborg (May 2) fall to the Nerotikans. The exhausted and battered Cottish Army, now down to 40,000 combatants succeed in stopping the 600,000-strong Nerotikan Army at the Hallgrim Line on May 4, and a stalemate ensues.
  • April 7, 2001: [Layarteb] Hereditary Prince Louis Pichette, age 8, son of Sovereign Prince Wilhelm II, ruler of Monaco, succumbs to the Cottish Flu leaving Monaco without a future head of state. Sovereign Prince Wilhelm II's wife had previously passed away in 1999 due to cancer.
  • April 14, 2001: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb seizes both the Shetland Islands and Faroe Islands in an agreement and protects them from the Cottish Flu Pandemic.
  • April 29, 2001: [Layarteb] Monégasque Minister of State, Raymond Rueff commits suicide after developing symptoms of the Cottish Flu. Later that day, the Sovereign Prince Wilhelm II passes instructions to Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Cole, CO of the 116th QRF Battalion, on how to proceed should the government of Monaco, including himself, succumb to the disease. He speaks directly to the Emperor of Layarteb the following morning.
  • May 1, 2001: [Layarteb] The town of Dungiven in Northern Ireland, County Londonderry shows infection by the Cottish Flu.
  • May 2 - May 19, 2001: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces secure the town and effectively quarantine it from the outside world. Most of the town is wiped out by the Cottish Flu. Less than 300 of the town's 2,993 residents survive the Cottish Flu Pandemic. This remains the only case of Layartebian infection of the Cottish Flu.
  • May 9, 2001: [Layarteb] Monégasque Minister of the Interior, Philippe Gatti admits himself in serious condition to Princess Grace Hospital showing all of the symptoms of the Cottish Flu. Only Foreign Minister Nina Armistead and Sovereign Prince Wilhelm II remain uninfected and in a capacity to serve the state of Monaco.
  • May 12, 2001: [Layarteb] Monégasque Foreign Minister, Nina Armistead is tested positive for infection by the Cottish Flu. The same day, Monégasque Minister of the Interior, Philippe Gatti dies from his infection leaving only Sovereign Prince Wilhelm II in charge of Monaco.
  • June 1, 2001: [North Germania] Through isolation measures, additional cases of the Cottish Flu begin to subside with approximately 75 million fatalities. This vindicates the "isolation" camp of the North Germanian government, further alienating the "extermination" camp. The coup that has been in the planning since March 27 begins to enter its final stages.
  • June 5, 2001: [Layarteb] Sovereign Prince Wilhelm II dies only hours after Monégasque Foreign Minister, Nina Armistead dies, both from flu infection. In accordance with Sovereign Prince Wilhelm IIs wises, the Empire of Layarteb is to assume control over Monaco for a period of five years, after which, the sovereignty of Monaco is to be returned to the people unless by referendum they decide otherwise.
  • June 5, 2001 - June 10, 2006: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb assumes control over Monaco. During this time, Monaco is afforded the special status of colony so as to not interfere with Monaco's traditions or culture.
  • June 5, 2001: [North Germania] Reichskanzler Kübler learns of the impending coup and orders the North Germanian Gestapo to act against the coup plotters. However, the raid is put under the control of an ally of the coup plotters. The raid is reported to Reichskanzler Kübler as successful but no action was ever taken.
  • June 14, 2001: [North Germania] While touring a military base in Bavaria, the coup is initiated. Reichskanzler Kübler is mortally wounded during an assassination attempt.
  • June 15, 2001: [North Germania] Reichskanzler Kübler dies of his wounds, initiating a series of reprisal attacks between pro-Reichskanzler Kübler and anti-Reichskanzler Kübler officials. It lasts until June 17 and fractures the North Germanian government beyond repair.
  • June 15 - July 10, 2001: [North Germania] The North Germanian government continues to fracture and fight itself. The country begins to descend into anarchy as sides are chosen. The Empire of Layarteb opts to help those who are pro-Reichskanzler Kübler. Unfortunately, assistance is limited due to the ongoing Cottish Flu Pandemic in Europe. Civil war ensues.
  • Summer 2001: [Layarteb] The Joplin City-State, encompassing just Joplin, Missouri, becomes a center for white supremacists and crystal meth makers. During the summer, the government is overthrown and replaced by a ruthless biker gang. Classes are imposed upon the city-state and crystal meth becomes the primary export.
  • July 2, 2001: [Cotland] The first life signs from the Cottish Government are heard, as Government survivors emerge from their bunker complex and start reestablishing contact with the world. Former Minister of Commerce, Ørjan Rødberg, who survived under the Continuity of Government plans, assumes the role as Prime Minister and gets into contact with the Layartebian Government. It is immediately agreed that Layartebian peacekeepers will deploy to Cotland, where the Cottish Flu has mostly burned itself out, and for vaccines developed in Layarteb to be delivered to Cotland to inoculate all survivors.
  • July 3 - August 19, 2001: [Cotland] Under the careful supervision of Layartebian peacekeepers and surviving Cottish soldiers, law and order is slowly restored in western and central Cotland as survivors emerge from their shelters and accept the Interim Government as lawful.
  • July 6, 2001: [Third Spanish States] The Goodrule government declares all those infected by the Cottish Flu Pandemic have been eradicated and that there are no longer any more infected, 15 million die.
  • July 11, 2001: [North Germania] The North Germanian government finally collapses after over 80% of the leadership is killed, imprisoned, or in hiding due to the factional infighting.
  • July 31, 2001: [Layarteb] An Umbrella Corporation business jet crashes into the Irish Sea killing many prominent members of the Umbrella board, including all of those with the knowledge of the Treblinka incident. The cause is never officially determined but the investigation reveals a major explosion in the aircraft's fuel tank due to frayed wires.
  • August 18, 2001: [North Germania] After 2 months of civil war, the Fourth Reich of North Germania officially disbands. The various states become independent but the violence does not stop. Germany and France become independent. Poland becomes the Democratic Republic of Poland and the Low Countries become the Dutch Unitary Republic. Austria, Switzerland, and the Slavic lands south of Poland fail to form independent governments and remain fragmented and chaotic.
  • August 20, 2001: [Cotland] Prime Minister Rødberg holds a historic speech, known as the Return Speech, in which he summarizes the events of the past six months and come with the first official casualty estimates. Approximately 300 million Cots have perished as a result of the Cottish Flu Pandemic, leaving 300 million survivors. In other words, half of the population died during the Cottish Flu, which by now has mostly been eliminated. Prime Minister Rødberg also calls for emergency elections on September 4, thus proving that he intends to uphold the democratic principles of Cotland.
  • August 24, 2001: [Itailian Maifias] Queen Beatrix I is crowned as Monarch of the Kingdom of Holland and it is declared as the official successor of the Dutch Unitary Republics.
  • August 31, 2001: [Layarteb] The last confirmed Monégasque citizen infected with the Cottish Flu dies.
  • September 1, 2001: [Layarteb] In accounting, it is determined that out of Monaco's population of 36,320 some 14,528 people were infected, of which 10,896 die, 30% of the populace. It is not until mid-2013 that the population reaches pre-infection levels.
  • September 4, 2001: [Cotland] In the emergency elections, some 169 million survivors eligible to vote participates. Three days later, the results are in with the Conservative Party winning the election with 53% of the votes. Terje Hole, the surviving leader of the Conservative Party forms a Government a week later.
  • September 14, 2001: [Cotland] Not long after having been sworn in as Prime Minister and Chancellor of Cotland, the Hole Cabinet instructs the Royal General Staff to prepare an offensive to liberate the occupied territories.
  • September 21, 2001: [Cotland] On the eve of September 21, the Cottish Army launch a counter-offensive against the Nerotikan Army code named Operation BRENT LAND. Having spent the past two months reorganizing and regrouping, the Cottish Army take the Nerotikan Army, weakened by the Cottish Flu, totally by surprise and push the enemy back.
  • September 23, 2001: [Cotland] Sankt Petersborg is liberated as the first of many Cottish cities. The Nerotikan Army is weakened and demoralized, and offer very little resistance.
  • September 21 - November 15, 2001: [Cotland] In a two-month blitzkrieg campaign, Cottish armed forces successively liberate all occupied territories and even the Baltic States at the request of its inhabitants. Nerotikan soldiers captured by the Cottish Army are subjected to inhuman treatment and many are often summarily executed by Cottish soldiers eager to get revenge.
  • September 27, 2001: [Cotland] The Aldeborg Incident takes place. In the small hamlet of Aldeborg, the Nerotikan occupiers had executed all surviving men and forced all females between the age of 13 - 80 into sexual slavery, subjecting the women to continuous rape over the course of the occupation. When the hamlet was liberated by the Cottish Army, the surviving women were discovered and told their story to the Cottish soldiers. Enraged, the senior Cottish officer on the place summarily convened a courts-martial and sentenced all surviving Nerotikan soldiers to death for war-crimes, before summarily executing the two hundred nine Nerotikans by means of bayonet and strangulation. The whole scene was captured on film by embedded journalists from the Layartebian News Network and aired shortly thereafter. No charges were placed against the Cottish soldiers. Similar scenes take place throughout the liberated areas as Cottish soldiers and civilians exact their revenge on Nerotikan prisoners. Surviving Nerotikan prisoners are forced to bury the millions of dead in mass graves, clear away explosives and minefields, and carry out hard labour for the Cottish.
  • October 20 - October 23, 2001: [Cotland] The Battle of Kurba takes place, which turns out to be the largest tank battle in modern history with 1,500 Cottish tanks facing approximately 3,000 Nerotikan tanks. The Cottish prevail after completely destroying the 3rd Nerotikan Army.
  • October 28, 2001: [Edvardus, Marimaia] After more than seven and a half months, the Cottish Flu Pandemic subsides in the United Eastasian Federation leaving some 20 million Eastasians dead.
  • November 4 - November 13, 2001: [Cotland] The Third Battle for Sjarja takes place, in which the Cottish Army faces the 9th Nerotikan Army, the last remaining field formation of the Nerotikan Army in a fierce urban battle that lasts nine days.
  • November 15, 2001: [Cotland] In a solemn ceremony at Government House in Sjarja in the Province of Tømmermark, the final remnants of the Nerotikan Army formally surrenders to the Cottish. The surrender marks the end of the war between the Cottish and the Nerotikans, with the Cottish electing to end the war rather than take the war to the disease-ridden Nerotikan homeland, which has collapsed due to the Cottish Flu.
  • November 25, 2001: [Cotland] The Patriotic Liberation War formally ends with the signing of the Treaty of Sankt Petersborg, in which the remnants of the government of the Council State of Nerotika formally surrender to the Realm of Cotland. The Treaty bans Nerotika from ever attacking Cotland again and bans the Nerotikans from developing cruise missiles, bomber aircraft, or large armed forces. The Treaty is marked with a military parade in Sankt Petersborg and celebrations throughout Cotland.
  • Winter 2001 - Summer 2006: [Layarteb] In a series of wars, expansions, coups, and changes, life in the Joplin City-State becomes miserable. The Joplin City-State expands to encompass territory throughout Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The Joplin City-State begins to export its crystal meth into the Empire of Layarteb.
  • December 24, 2001: [Cotland] The Cottish celebrate their first Christmas holiday after the Cottish Flu, and large memorial services are held throughout Cotland.

2002:
  • January 2002: [Yanitza] With Segou's approval, the Senegambian Army begins to be involved in the civil wars of the former Hirgizstanian states, selling both government and rebel forces weapons, equipment, and mercenaries. Senegambian soldiers in these conflicts become involved in the looting of natural resources, which are sent back home for sale.
  • January 14, 2002: [Cotland] The province of Iskystland is formally liberated, having been cut off from mainland Cotland since the Cottish Flu Pandemic broke out almost a year prior.
  • February 27 - March 1, 2002: [Gujarat] Disgruntled by the continued efforts of the Gujarati government to thwart their methods of financing their illicit activities, Sepah-e Pasdaran terrorists incite a riot by setting fire to a train in Godhra carrying Hindu pilgrims returning from a pilgrimage. Fueled by false media allegations, this further incites the mostly Hindu populace, and results in widespread riots and violence throughout Gujarat. It takes the Gujarati government three days to put an end to the riots and restore law and order, which requires the use of the Gujarati Armed Forces. According to official figures, the riots result in the deaths of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus. In addition 2,500 people are injured and 223 more are reported missing.
  • March 22, 2002: [Alliance ofFree People] The State of Nevada launches an attack on the Republic of Arizona and its fledgling military. Republican Forces are pushed back all the way to Phoenix before they are able to stop the enemy push.
  • April 12, 2002: [Alliance ofFree People] Republican forces launch a counterattack and are able, by the end of May, to push their enemy back into their own territory. Not possessing enough manpower to launch a full retaliation, the Republic signs a armistice with Nevada. The Republic would continue to monitor Nevada, the most threatening of the three states in the area, which might pose a threat.
  • June 3, 2002: [Terra Reborn] The state of Washington officially requests the assistance of the Apilonian Empire in defending itself against the attack of the forces of the dictatorship in Oregon. As part of this, Washington agrees to become part of the Apilonian Empire, pending the end of the conflict and the results of a referendum.
  • June 4, 2002: [Terra Reborn] Apilonian forces launches their first surprise attack on Oregonian forces. Enemy air defences along the border are quickly defeated and strike fighters continue initial air assaults for the rest of the day. Imperial Army divisions begin to deploy into Washington in preparation for the main assault. Imperial Navy assets engage two enemy frigates at the Battle of Astoria. Following this, units of the Imperial Marines are deployed into the city, and by mid-afternoon, the Imperial Flag is raised over the city.
  • June 5, 2002: [Terra Reborn] The Apilonian Empire receives a transmission from the Empire of Layarteb, which is promptly replied to and Imperial forces storm the cities of Portland and Salem.
  • June 6, 2002: [Terra Reborn] Imperial forces raise the flag in Portland and Salem, other forces begin to push into other cities across Oregon as the dictator's forces begin to fall back further south. The Imperial Ranger Regiment is deployed to destroy the defences of the last Oregonian airbase, following the destruction of the air defences around the base, the IAF destroys the infrastructure, effectively ending any Oregonian pretentions in the air, and allowing other Imperial forces to continue forward with impunity. Oregonian garrisons surrender in droves and the population greets the Imperial forces are liberators.
  • June 7, 2002: [Terra Reborn] Imperial High Command receives confirmation that Imperial forces have uncovered several mass graves, confirming the crimes against humanity that were carried out by the Oregonian dictator and his secret police. At the same time, the HMS Falcon intercepts and disables a yacht carrying the Oregonian dictator. When he attempts to resist he his killed by the Imperial Marines. This information is reported back to the Archduke. The press is informed of the developments.
  • June 18, 2002: [Gujarat] The Sepah-e Pasdaran connection to the February Riots is revealed in the media, furthering the distrust between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat.
  • June 20, 2002: [Terra Reborn] Archduke Walker Von Karin visits one of the refugee camps in Washington, he is greeted by an extremely grateful population.
  • July 2, 2002: [Alliance ofFree People] The Republic and the Commonwealth of Utah sign a mutual defensive pact. This would mark the beginning of a strong relationship between the two states. This would also mark the beginning of three years of peace in the region.
  • July 11, 2002: [Terra Reborn] Oregon is formally annexed into the Apilonian Empire.
  • July 15, 2002: [Terra Reborn] All Oregonian inhabitants are granted Imperial citizenship following the surrender of the last dictatorial hold-outs.
  • Winter 2002 - Summer 2005: [United States of Brink] Despite being heavy anti-war, President Baruti asks the Brinkian people and its Congress to support military action in anarchic, former Hirgizstanian lands. Over the next three years, Brinkian forces capture and annex Burundi, Djibouti, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and the Seychelles.

2003:
  • Year 2003: [Bavin] The formation of the Pan Latin Movement.
  • Year 2003: [Hi No Moto] Sony introduces a Blu-Ray disc player.
  • Year 2003: [RomeW] Hartian proposes "Roman Confederacy" of former Roman lands but proposal fails to catch on and is defeated.
  • January 2003: [Earth II] After an exhaustive government review, the Layartebian government concludes that the Cottish Flu Pandemic of 2001 has claimed the lives of approximately 475 million people, caused the collapse of the Fourth Reich of North Germania, nearly caused the collapse of the Realm of Cotland, solidified the power of the Goodrule Third Spanish States, and drastically damaged the country of Monaco forever. The hardest hit is the Realm of Cotland with 300 million deaths followed by the Fourth Reich of North Germania with 75 million deaths. The Soviet Union suffers 50 million deaths, the United Eastasian Republic suffers 20 million deaths, the Goodrule Third Spanish States suffers 15 million deaths, and the Roman Empire suffers 5 million deaths. Contributory to the large casualties in Cotland, North Germania, and the Soviet Union was ongoing political turmoil due to internal and external, military conflict. Between Layartebian Ireland, Monaco, and the rest of Europe, another 10 million deaths are recorded. The highest estimates for deaths related to the Cottish Flu Pandemic are 525 million, suggesting that 20% to 25% of the populace of Europe and China were killed.
  • April 18, 2003: [Ottoman Khaif] Following years of democratic reforms, most of the states of the United Federation of Eurasia opt to disband the Federation and seek individual independence.
  • April 21, 2003: [Ottoman Khaif] The Council of Turkish States is formed in Turkey with each, individual state represented as an independent entity within the Council.
  • May 1, 2003: [Bavin] The Argentine Civil War begins with the Bavinese National Front seeking control over Argentina.
  • May 17, 2003: [Cotland] On Cotland's Constitution Day, the Cottish government finally ends the state of martial law that has existed in the last two years. Life is slowly starting to return to normal, although there is still much recovery and rebuilding that needs to be done. Nerotikan prisoners of war continue to clear minefields, unexploded ordinance and war remnants from the Eastern Territories.
  • Summer 2003 - Summer 2007: [United States of Brink] Faced with growing turmoil due to the ongoing annexation of former Hirgizstanian lands, President Baruti initiates the Second Mulungu Project, pouring billions of marks into African infrastructure. This maneuver is single-handedly responsible for Windhoek's success throughout the former Hirgizstanian lands and Somalia. The Brinkian/African economy blossoms once again during this time.
  • November 5, 2003: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Yutu 1 is the first Sinaean object to enter lunar orbit.
  • December 6, 2003: [Eritrea] With overwhelming popularity, President Haile wins a second 4-year term. During the same election cycle, voters approve a referendum to change the presidential terms to 6 years and limit each president to just two terms.

2004:
  • Year 2004 - 2012: [Dalmasce] The Kingdom of Dalmasca enters a "golden age" under Queen Lynette and the population booms.
  • January 16, 2004: [Layarteb] Citing its own concept of Manifest Destiny, the Empire of Layarteb resumes the Conquests with the invasion of the Caribbean Federation, which controls the bulk of the non-Layartebian flagged, Caribbean islands. It is widely rumored during this time that the Emperor of Layarteb wishes to control every island in the Western Hemisphere.
  • March 2, 2004: [The German Region] The Federal Republic of the German Region is formed in Germany. Nicolas Steiner is sworn in as President of the German Region and he swears to the people that the enemy will be thrown back. However, sporadic fighting continues between Germany and France for some years.
  • March 20, 2004: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor James dies of "heart failure" at the age of 81. Conspiracy theories abound regarding actual cause of death. Damian Marino, youngest brother of the late Emperor Vincent, succeeds Emperor James two months later at the age of 75.
  • May 8, 2004: [Layarteb] Cuba and the Cayman Islands are officially annexed into the Province of Raef and the Desertas, Madeira, and Savage Islands groups join the Atlantic Republic.
  • May 20, 2004: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Emperor Damian announces that talks with Fujian will continue semi-annually and trade between the two will be expanded to counter the worst recession Guangdong has ever seen.
  • June 29, 2004: [The German Region] A mass rebuilding process is begun to try to heal the scars of the civil war and to repair the cities of Germany that were almost destroyed in the conflict. At the same time, a cold war with the Realm of Cotland is initiated over the nations' distrust of one another's actions in the Baltic, North Sea, and Baltic States.
  • July 6, 2004: [The German Region] A number of border clashes occur with the Democratic Republic of Poland after a Polish fighter jet violates German airspace. The fighting is quickly resolved but an uneasy truce is formed between the two nations.
  • July 9, 2004: [Dalmasce] Queen Lynette Eleanorsdaughter is crowned Queen of Dalmasca and Morocco, Lady of the Sahara.
  • July 18, 2004: [The German Region] Two German vessels confront a Polish ship in the Baltic Sea as it tries to enter German waters. The standoff lasts for many hours before the Polish ship finally backs down.
  • August 1, 2004: [Layarteb] Following continued clashes between drug cartels in southern Mexico, the Empire of Layarteb invades Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, and Tabasco with the aim of destroying some of the more powerful ones on the Layartebian border.
  • August 5, 2004: [Terra Reborn] The aircraft carrying Archduke Von Karin, Imperial One, is shot down by Rebels over the Rocky Mountains, only the Archduke survives. He is rescued on the ground by Colonel Jessica Wilson of the Commonwealth of Idaho and Montana.
  • August 6, 2004: [Terra Reborn] The Archduke and Colonel Wilson are rescued by the Special Air Service and are flown back to Karin City. At the same time armed police storm a suspect building in the industrial district of the city, uncovering intelligence indicating a conspiracy in the Imperial Government. Following a terse meeting between the Imperial government and the Commonwealth ruling council, the Imperial Defence Staff begin working up a retaliation plan.
  • August 7, 2004: [Terra Reborn] Armed police storm a corporate tower block in downtown Karin City, they capture a mid-ranking civil servant, apparently the centre of the conspiracy. He is taken to the Von Karin Fortress and questioned before being remanded in custody on charges of high treason.
  • August 8, 2004: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Military launches the counterstrike with strike fighters and several battalions from the Parachute Regiment. The overwhelming force quickly deals with the vast bulk of the rebel forces whose leaders flee to Billings. Late in the evening, an Imperial special agent tracks them down and kills the remaining leaders, including a foreign mercenary.
  • August 9, 2004: [Ethiopia] With most of Ethiopia under the control of the Vassalo faction, the Ethiopian Civil War comes to a ceasefire. The Vassalo faction takes control of the government and most of the country except the southern areas, which remain contested between various weakened factions. The first President of Ethiopia is Benjamin Vassalo, the leader of the faction.
  • August 10, 2004: [The German Region] An investigation into the Democratic Republic of Poland is made by the German government which brings to light crimes against humanity and the poor living conditions in Poland. After getting in contact with a number of Polish citizens and also army commanders, President Steiner decides that an invasion must be drawn up to liberate the people of Poland.
  • August 29, 2004: [The German Region] The Polish government denounces the German Region and refuses to recognize the country, capturing a German commercial vessel in the Baltic Sea.
  • September 2, 2004: [The German Region] German forces under the command of Generalfeldmarschall Radec launch an invasion of Poland and drive for Warsaw.
  • September 13, 2004: [Layarteb, Ottoman Khaif] With the dissolution of the United Federation of Eurasia and the inability of the Council of Turkish States to do anything for the Republic of Lemnos, the Lemnosian government agrees to become a colony of the Empire of Layarteb.
  • September 13, 2004: [The German Region] As German forces advance towards Poznan, they are surprised to see that the Polish military unit they would be engaging has surrendered and pledged to fight for Germany to reclaim their homeland. They are the first of many military commanders and units to switch sides.
  • September 17, 2004: [The German Region] German expatriates are driven out of the Lowlands by the Dutch Unitary Republic and are quickly repatriated into Germany and given temporary accommodation. This act starts a long period of hostility towards the Dutch Unitary Republic and German opinion of the country falls dramatically.
  • Fall 2004 - Spring 2006: [Ethiopia] Factions in control of southern Ethiopia wage small skirmishes with one another until most of them are weakened beyond capability.
  • September 25, 2004: [The German Region] Polish forces in Warsaw declare themselves allies of the German Region and launch a bloody coup which sees their communist leaders killed or captured. Most of the captured leaders are sent to Germany where they are granted asylum and live out the rest of their lives peacefully. The Democratic Republic of Poland is abolished, the Republic of Poland is formed, and it merges with the German Region but many citizens are angry to be under the name of the German Region. Over the course of the conflict, 5,432 German military personnel are killed whilst an estimated 33,000 Polish military personnel are killed.
  • November 11, 2004: [Layarteb] Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, and Tabasco officially surrender and join the Province of Raef. Together, along with the Yucatán, they are the poorest and most devastated of all areas of the Empire of Layarteb. Clashes between drug cartels continue but further north, away from the new Layartebian border.
  • November 14, 2004: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Council of Nobles, the predecessor to the Imperial House of Lords, votes to annex the Commonwealth of Idaho and Montana into the Apilonian Empire, at their request.
  • December 1, 2004: [Terra Reborn] The Commonwealth of Idaho and Montana is formally annexed into the Apilonian Empire.
  • Winter 2004 - Spring 2005: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] Following the end of the Ethiopian Civil War, President Haile holds a number of diplomatic talks with Ethiopian officials in hopes of establishing diplomatic relations.
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2005:
  • Year 2005: [RomeW] Failure of Roman Confederacy leads to Hartian's electoral defeat at the hands of Valerius IV Maderia.
  • May 2005: [Layarteb] In lieu of the Space Shuttle Program drawing to a close, the Space Launch System Program is initiated. By now, each space shuttle orbiter is at or near its expected lifespan of 15 years. However, analysis on all six orbiters reveals that they could feasible serve up to 30 years. This gives time for the Space Launch System. The Space Launch System shies away from reusable spacecraft orbiters and instead returns to rocketry. Despite being extremely versatile, the Space Shuttles have payload and range limitations and each launch costs upwards of $1.5 billion. The envisioned cost for each Space Launch System launch is approximately $800 million.
  • July 19, 2005: [Layarteb] Former President Thomas Deveroe, sentenced to exile for life, dies at the age of 83 in his sleep of a heart attack. Significant debate rages on where to bury him but ultimately, his body is brought back to the Empire of Layarteb for burial.
  • September 5, 2005: [United States of Brink] President Baruti, the most popular President in Brinkian history, is elected to a second term.
  • September 22, 2005: [United States of Brink, Yanitza] Under the pressure of economic sanctions, Segou reluctantly agrees to stop Senegambian involvement in many of Africa's civil wars.
  • Fall 2005: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Recession ends as Guangdong and Fujian agree to preferential trade agreements with each other as well as the former Sinaean provinces of the United Eastasian Republic.
  • November 28, 2005: [The German Region] The German Region initiates the second war with France after commencing Operation VERGELTUNG which sees German forces pour into Alsace and Lorraine.
  • December 24, 2005: [Cotland] In the annual Christmas speech, Chancellor Terje Hole announce to the Cottish people that the heir to the Cottish Throne is still alive and well in Layarteb. This cause widespread joy throughout Cotland and helps revitalize hopes for the future.
  • December 25, 2005: [Alliance ofFree People] A surprise missile attack by Nevada on the Utah capital of Carson City on Christmas Day catches both nations by surprise and allows the Nevadans to advance into Utah Territory.
  • December 29, 2005: [The German Region] French forces officially surrender once again. One of the shortest conflicts in the German Region history, only 2,500 German military personnel are killed compared to an estimated 15,000 French military personnel.

2006:
  • January 1, 2006: [United States of Brink] President Baruti announces that the United States of Brink shall be renamed the New African Republic and its currency shall become the African mark ($). By this point in time, the African mark is the world's most valuable currency and it is the number one traded currency in the world. Exports rank at an all-time high as more deep water ports open along the expanding African coastline. Over the next two years, unemployment drops and literacy rates increase dramatically. Historians will later regard this as the pinnacle of this nation.
  • January 8, 2006: [The German Region] President Nicolas Steiner announces that the German Region will be reformed for further equality amongst the public but for the moment the country will remain as the German Region.
  • March 15, 2006: [The German Region] President Nicolas Steiner announces that the Federal Republic of the German Region has now formed into the United States of the Prussian Reich much to the joy of citizens in France and Poland. The Bundeswehr is reformed into the Reichswehr and the President announces that he will step down as head of government and that elections will be held on May 22, 2006.
  • March, 31 2006: [Layarteb] Easter Island is annexed into the Western Republic in a very bizarre and still classified operation. The local population is found completely deceased with the official cause being starvation.
  • May 2006: [Eritrea] President Haile's health begins to decline but he keeps this private.
  • May 1, 2006: [Layarteb] On the 25th Anniversary of the beginning of the Conquests, the Emperor declares them to be officially over and the Empire of Layarteb's mission a success. Layartebian military forces scale back to 1.5%, the last few restrictions in place are taken off, and the Empire of Layarteb begins a new era in existence. Poll numbers show continued, overwhelming support for the Emperor with an average approval rating over the previous 25 years of 84%. This announcement is made at the 20th annual Fleet Week celebration.
  • May 22, 2006: [The German Region] The first general elections are held in the Prussian Reich and the Christian Democratic Party narrowly achieves victory over the Social Democratic Party leaving Hans Ruff to become Chancellor of the Reich.
  • June 10, 2006: [Layarteb] The Monégasque population votes 59 to 41 in favor of independence from the Empire of Layarteb.
  • June 11, 2006: [Layarteb] Monaco receives independence from the Empire of Layarteb but under the agreement that the Empire of Layarteb is to be given free trade for a period of 100 years as well as to provide for the city's military and law enforcement needs.
  • June 15, 2006: [Layarteb] Nauru officially joins the Western Republic by request.
  • June 16, 2006: [Layarteb] Taking advantage of the recent announcement and the scale-back of Layartebian forces, communist rebels attack the island of Grenada, by the end of the day control the entire island, and rename it the Democratic People's Republic of Grenada. The Empire of Layarteb imposes a blockade of the island and begins diplomatic negotiations.
  • Summer 2006 - Spring 2008: [Ethiopia] Weakened and defeated factions of the Ethiopian Civil War begin to negotiate forming a rebel alliance in southern Ethiopia, hoping to gain enough strength to defeat the government.
  • July 22, 2006: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces invade Grenada and secure most of the island by July 25 except for its capital, Saint George's.
  • July 26, 2006: [Layarteb] Rebel forces detonate a stolen, Teh Ninjan, W80 Mod 1 thermonuclear warhead in downtown Saint George's, instantly killing over 20,000 civilians and soldiers. Later that day, the type of bomb and origin are identified through analysis of the nuclear fallout. Ultimately, 37,221 Layartebians and 400 Cottish on the island of Barbados are killed by the blast and radiation sickness.
  • July 28, 2006: [Layarteb] Those responsible for the bombing are captured and interrogation begins, ultimately linking them to the Sepah-e Pasdaran, an Islamic terrorist group in the Caucasus and Totalis, a Falklands corporation that provided funding.
  • August 2006: [Yanitza] In an effort to maintain salaries in the army, public funds are ransacked by Segou, as is the mining sector. The economy and living standards continue to plummet, as military commanders levy heavier taxes on the population. The government of Senegambia comes to resemble that of an ancient feudal regime. The homicide rate begins to rise in both the urban and rural areas.
  • September 2006 - February 2007: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces wage a clandestine war against the Sepah-e Pasdaran, routing them completely. To date, it remains one of the largest black operations in Layartebian history.
  • September 6, 2006: [Alliance ofFree People] Utah and Republican forces are finally able to force the enemy out of Utah, although heavy losses are sustained. There would be no more contact, of any kind, for over four years.
  • Fall 2006: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Guangdong and Fujian become a monetary union with each other and the former Sinaean provinces of the UER.
  • Fall 2006: [Layarteb] Apprised to the situation, the Layartebian Domestic Justice Agency (DJA) inserts uncover informants into the Joplin City-State to spy for the DJA.
  • October 8, 2006: [Eritrea] President Haile dies during the night from complications caused by lung cancer. Vice President Semhar Haylom, a woman, ascends to the presidency.
  • October 15, 2006: [Yanitza] Segou agrees to allow the remains of the last Sultan of Dakar, Usman II al-Dakari, to return to Senegambia and be buried in Touba. Funding for his mosque is provided for by the Mouride Brotherhood. Various Islamic welfare organizations, both Senegambian and foreign, spread throughout the country, where they are untouched by Segou or his generals.
  • November 1, 2006: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] President Haylom announces that the resurgence of the rebels in Ethiopia presents a grave danger to Eritrean national security and she pledges open support for the Ethiopian government against the rebels and the mercenaries aiding them. This is a sharp contrast to the former President Haile's desire not to become militarily involved in the conflict.
  • December 1, 2006: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces launch an invasion on the Falkland Islands after the civilian government refuses an ultimatum to cease harboring those responsible for the Grenadian nuclear attack.
  • December 19, 2006: [Layarteb] The Falkland Islands become a Layartebian territory of the Atlantic Republic along with Ascension Island, Saint Helena, South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands, and Tristan da Cunha.

2007:
  • Year 2007 - 2008: [Layarteb] Several high-profile arrests are made on the Layartebian side of the border and several smugglers' tunnels are located. All of them lead back to the crystal meth exports of the Joplin City-State.
  • January 2007 - December 2010: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] The Eritrean government continues to provide aid and support to the Ethiopian government. After the assassination of President Vassalo, aid is doubled.
  • March - April 2007: [Layarteb] Triggered by latent, resurging nationalism, Venezuela experiences civil unrest in its major cities and coastal areas.
  • April 9, 2007: [Layarteb] A massive car bombing by rebel forces sets off the Second Venezuelan Insurrection.
  • May 1, 2007: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces begin a covert invasion of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to stop a drug cartel providing funding for the Sepah-e Pasdaran.
  • May 5, 2007: [Layarteb] The last rebels in Venezuela are killed or captured.
  • May 17, 2007: [Layarteb] A major player in the Sepah-e Pasdaran who previously escaped the Layartebian attack is killed during a mission to apprehend him.
  • June 2007: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The signing of the first trade agreement between Senegambia and the Republic of the Khorsuni Nation.
  • June 9, 2007: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces invade the Federal Republic of the Amazon to capture rebel leaders and forces responsible for the Second Venezuelan Insurrection hiding within its territory. The Federal Republic of the Amazon ignores an ultimatum presented by the Empire of Layarteb to hand them over for justice.
  • June 12, 2007: [Layarteb] Sri Lanka joins the Western Republic by request and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands join the Western Republic as well.
  • Summer 2007: [Federal Republic of Amapá] Amapá offers tacit support to the Empire of Layarteb for operations against the Federal Republic of the Amazon as well as against Mato Grosso.
  • July 3, 2007: [Layarteb] The Federal Republic of the Amazon falls after Manaus is secured and this territory becomes the Amazonian Control Territory. The Amazonian Control Territory remains a violent place until mid-2010.
  • July - September 2007: [Layarteb] Anarchists and rebels from the Federal Republic of Amazon whom have fled into Mato Grosso launch border attacks against the Amazonian Control Territory.
  • August 16, 2007: [Cotland] Reconstruction after the Cottish Flu Pandemic and Patriotic Liberation War is declared to be completed. The cities, towns, villages and hamlets of the Eastern Territories that were ravaged by war have been reconstructed, and the infrastructure in the Eastern Territories have been greatly upgraded. For the first time, the Cottish Census Bureau indicates that the population is increasing for the first time since 2001. A baby boom follows in the coming years.
  • September 3, 2007: [Layarteb] In a daring raid, Mato Grossan anarchists attack a Layartebian border post, killing 14 soldiers and injuring 11 more.
  • September 4, 2007: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces attack Mato Grosso with missiles and air strikes. Ground forces invade the next day and make serious advances until September 7, when anarchist forces call for a ceasefire.
  • September 10, 2007: [Layarteb] The Mato Grossan Ceasefire ends when anarchist forces attack Layartebian positions in Juína.
  • Fall 2007: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Guangdong and Fujian become a customs and monetary union with each other and the former Sinaean provinces of the UER, The ultimately leads to the official dissolution of the UER.
  • October 1, 2007: [Layarteb] Layartebian soldiers push anarchists all the way to Brasnorte in a major offensive push and another ceasefire is declared.
  • October 6, 2007: [Layarteb] Anarchist forces launch a daring raid against an oil depot in Juína but they are decimated by Layartebian forces.
  • October 8, 2007: [Layarteb] All Layartebian forces withdraw from Mato Grosso. The government of Mato Grosso pledges to keep Anarchist rebels out of the border area in return for Layartebian foreign aid and relations. The war leaves 484 Layartebian KIAs, 2,139 Layartebian WIAs, almost 9,000 deaths for the Anarchists, and over 20,000 civilian deaths.
  • October 9, 2007: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb establishes the Colony of Denmad on Paraíba and Pernambuco in Brazil. This is set up as a Special Economic Zone.
  • November 20 – November 29, 2007: [Bavin] Bavinese and Argentine forces fight the Battle of Buenos Aires.
  • November 22, 2007: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb secures Clipperton Island, Johnston Atoll, New Caledonia, and the Pitcairn Islands for the Western Republic.
  • December 2007 - October 2010: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb conducts clandestine operations in Mato Grosso aimed at keeping Mato Grossan anarchists and hostile forces from bringing arms and soldiers into the Amazonian Territory. Additionally, it is aimed at preventing these forces from becoming too powerful. This low-key war is the largest clandestine war the Empire of Layarteb has ever undertaken, far eclipsing its operations against the Sepah-e Pasdaran.
  • December 1 - December 4, 2007: [Bavin] Bavinese and Argentine forces fight the Battle of Corrientes.
  • December 6, 2007: [Bavin] All Argentine forces surrender and the Argentine Civil War concludes with 300,000 civilian and 120,000 military casualties.
  • December 10, 2007: [Bavin] The United Provinces of Bavin is formed.

2008:
  • January 8, 2008 - May 18, 2010: [Federal Republic of Amapá, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb conducts clandestine campaigns in Acre and Amapá in Brazil against Mato Grossan forces. During this time, the Empire of Layarteb treats Amapá as a satellite state.
  • May 1, 2008: [Ethiopia] President Benjamin Vassalo is assassinated, plunging the country into a new round of violence. General Hailu Mariam, the highest ranking general of the Ethiopian Defense Forces, the Ethiopian military, assumes the presidency and declares himself President of Ethiopia.
  • May 5, 2008 - July 7, 2008: [Ethiopia] Government and rebel forces fight a low-intensity struggle along the edges of contested areas.
  • May 25, 2008: [Dalmasce, Terra Reborn] In return for a significant military assistance package, the Kingdom of Dalmasce sells the historic Apilonian enclave of Gibraltar and Tangier-Teuton to the Apilonian Empire.
  • Juy 15, 2008: [Ethiopia] The Ethiopian Civil War resumes when government forces launch a major campaign against rebel-held southern Ethiopia. This time around, the civil war is even bloodier. Nation-states, mercenaries, and corporations all get involved to assist the various sides as well as to exploit the country's resources.
  • August 1, 2008: [Cotland, Layarteb] Cotland formally signs over Barbados and Saint Lucia to the Empire of Layarteb following a popular referendum on the islands.
  • Fall 2008: [Edvardus, Marimaia] Guangdong and Fujian become a fiscal union with each other and the former Sinaean provinces of the UER.
  • Fall 2008: [Layarteb] A coup is launched against Richard Oliveria, head of the Joplin City-State. The faction launching the coup fails and they are all executed.
  • December 20 – December 26, 2008: [Bavin] Christmas War less than 3,000 civilian casualties, 10,000 military casualties, mostly Latin.
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2009:
  • Year 2009: [RomeW] Valerius makes isolationism an official Roman policy.
  • Year 2009: [United States of Brink] After years of warfare, annexation, and near constant growth, the African economy slows down and with the threat of a recession looming, stagnation overtakes the African economy.
  • January 2009: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Ibrahim Segou's government is increasingly reliant on the RKN for trade and investment, as various Khorsuni corporations are able to buy up state assets. Although the Senegambian economy and infrastructure begin to recover, the Khorsuni population in particular becomes wealthy thanks to connections with the RKN. The term "makhazar" is resurrected to describe these new wealthy businessmen; although, it also acquires a derogatory tone, as it is associated with greed and selfishness.
  • Feburary 16, 2009: [Bavin] The Mexican Civil War commences with Bavinese advisors assisting leftist causes while Layartebian advisors assist the other causes.
  • March 8, 2009: [Cotland] The island of Socotra is invaded by Cottish naval and marine units in a sixteen day campaign that sees the local government destroyed. The civilian population is forcibly displaced to neutral India and Cottish colonists are introduced to create a Cottish island colony in the Indian Ocean.
  • Spring 2009: [Ethiopia, Layarteb, United States of Brink] Having failed to make Somalia a perpetual war for Windhoek, the Empire of Layarteb begins to become heavily involved in the Ethiopian Civil War, repeating its strategy to knock Windhoek off of the top slot for world's economic powers.
  • March 30, 2009: [Cotland, Gujarat] Five ships carrying the displaced populace of Socotra arrive in Mundra Port. The Gujarati government has agreed to accept the displaced population after the Cottish invasion of Socotra, partially in protest to the blatant imperialism displayed by the Cottish. Relations with Cotland sour as a result of this.
  • May 29, 2009: [The German Region] Bulgaria joins the Prussian Reich.
  • June 2009: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The Khorsuni population in southern Guinea begins to form militia groups with aid from the RKN, allegedly to combat rampant banditry in the rural areas.
  • June - September 2009: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] Unable to stand idly by while Ethiopia tears itself to pieces, President Baruti seeks authorization from Congress to intervene in the Ethiopian Civil War. In light of the stagnating economy, public support for intervention is very low, despite the humanitarian aspect of the mission.
  • Summer 2009: [Layarteb] In a mirror of the 2008 coup, several factions within the Joplin government orchestrate a coup on against leader, Richard Oliveria. It fails and Oliveria has the coup planners executed. His power is solidified. Harsh crackdowns on the people of the Joplin City-State occur.
  • July 2009: [Ethiopia] One year after the Ethiopian Civil War has restarted, the country is severed and fractured. The southwestern and southeastern portions of the country are in rebel hands, the northern portion is in government hands, and a strip of territory between these three areas remains heavily contested.
  • July 2009: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The militarisation of Khorsuni militias leads to similar moves amongst the Malinke and other ethnic groups in southern Guinea as fears of an ethnic conflict begin to resurface.
  • August 2009: [Layarteb] The Space Launch System Program receives a massive reorganization. It is renamed the Orion Program after the crew capsul design. Design metrics are changed as are the goals. Instead of being a singular system, the Space Launch System is envisioned to have several variants including both cargo and crew modules. A return to the moon is tentatively scheduled as is a future flight to Mars.
  • August 1 - August 19, 2009: [Hi No Moto, Layarteb] The Kurile Islands Crisis occurs during the establishment of the Empire of Hi No Moto on the Kurile Islands. Hi No Moton fighters engage a Layartebian naval patrol fighter in international airspace on August 13. The resulting engagement sees two Hi No Moton fighters destroyed and the beginning of a major cold war between the Empire of Hi No Moto and the Empire of Layarteb.
  • August 3, 2009: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The first armed clashes between Khorsuni and Malinke militias occur. Many consider this the start of Senegambia's Second Civil War.
  • August 13, 2009: [Hi No Moto, Layarteb] Two Hi No Moton pilots of the Imperial Naval Air Arm are shot down by the Imperial Layartebian Navy above the Kurile Islands.
  • August 24, 2009: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] The African Congress votes to allow limited military action in Ethiopia.
  • August 22, 2009: [Yanitza] Fears of instability cause Segou and his generals in the area, to begin a region wide crackdown on militias.
  • August 26, 2009: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Segou is forced to stop his crackdown after threats of economic sanctions by the RKN.
  • September 10, 2009: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] African forces invade Ethiopia from Kenya and Somalia. The mission is named Operation WARLORD and it is put under the command of Lieutenant General Basit Tau Saif. It sees one armored and two infantry divisions invade into rebel-controlled areas of southern Ethiopia. African forces declare no alliance to either government or rebel forces, putting it at odds with both entities. Mercenary forces also fight against African troops.
  • September 18, 2009: [Gujarat] In order to combat the increasing number of people being thrown in jail for relatively minor drug-related crimes, the Gujarati government votes to legalize hashish and marijuana, while sharpening the penalties for more serious drug crimes, including the introduction of the death penalty for drug smugglers. Perhaps not surprisingly, tourists from around the world flock to Gujarat after this declaration is made.
  • Fall 2009: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The First Republic of Sinae once again is completely integrated economically.
  • November 2009: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] After two months, African forces have made only small amounts of progress in the Ethiopian Civil War despite having advanced significantly into rebel-held territory. Casualties are high and public pressure mounts on Baruti's government to do something.
  • November 2009 - October 2011: [Hi No Moto, Layarteb] Rising tensions between the Empire of Hi No Moton and the Empire of Layarteb sees a rising campaign by the Empire of Layarteb to incorporate more territories in the Pacific Ocean.
  • November 7, 2009: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb annexes the Chagos Archipelago as a military outpost for the Western Republic.
  • November 11, 2009: [Layarteb, Third Spanish States] Layartebian forces launch a massive invasion against the Isle of Man ahead of a predicted invasion by the Goodrule Third Spanish States. The Channel Islands are invaded by Layartebian forces as well but much more quietly. The former war lasts less than a week but sees thousands killed while the latter is quietly settled within twenty-four hours. Both join the Layartebian Irish Republic. The Third Spanish States begins immediate preparation for an invasion of Layartebian Ireland.
  • November 14, 2009: [Layarteb] Cape Verde is annexed to the Empire of Layarteb after a bloody coup ousts the former Hirgizstanian government. It joins the Atlantic Republic.
  • November 25, 2009: [Layarteb] With the rising threat posed by the Empire of Hi No Moto, the Empire of Layarteb seizes the former Eastasian territories of Howland Island, Marcus Island, the Marshall Islands, the Midways Islands, Palau, and Palmyra Atoll and annexes them into the Western Republic.
  • December 2009 - January 2010: [Cotland, Layarteb, Third Spanish States] A rebellion in Scotland establishes it as de facto independent from the rest of Goodrule Britain. It is aided clandestinely by the Empire of Layarteb and the Realm of Cotland. Goodrule forces brutally suppress dissent but begin losing grip of its people.
  • December 1, 2009: [Achesia] The Liberal Union of New Europa is formed in the orderless regions of South America under the ideals of creating a safer and more secure society for all of those living within its borders.
  • December 1, 2009: [Cotland, Third Spanish States] A Cottish-sponsored rebellion in Scotland overthrows the local Goodrule government, and Cottish forces are requested to intervene. Before Cottish forces can be assembled, the Goodrule strike back and violently subdues the rebellion.
  • December 10, 2009: [Bavin] Beginning of democratic government, Enoc Méndez Barrera elected President of the United Provinces.
  • December 15, 2009: [Layarteb] Following months of diplomatic negotiation, the Empire of Layarteb peacefully gains authority over Hainan and its territories, the Paracel and Pratas Islands. Eastasian authorities are allowed to flee the country peacefully.
  • December 17, 2009: [Itailian Maifias] The Confederation of Normandy is formed, ruling over most of northern-central France, following the collapse of the Prussian Reich.
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2010:
  • January 2010 - March 2010: [Cotland, Layarteb, Third Spanish States] Following the lead of Scotland, rebellions commence in Portugal and Spain. Both are aided by the Empire of Layarteb and the Realm of Cotland. Goodrule suppression exceeds the measures used against Scotland.
  • January 1, 2010: [Edvardus, Marimaia] The Second Republic of Sinae is established in Nanjing, with Damian Marino as Provisional President and Elizabeth Smith as Provisional Premier.
  • January 3 – March 23, 2010: [Cotland, Layarteb, Pontificius, Third Spanish States] Sotanabeltzans revolt against the Goodrule Third Spanish States with the help of the Empire of Layarteb and the Realm of Cotland.
  • Janury 6, 2010: [Khorsun, Yanitza] The conflict begins to spread to Futa Jallon where Fulani and Khorsuni militias form, while the military is hamstrung.
  • January 13, 2010: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb gains control over Acre in Brazil and it joins the Amazonian Control Territory.
  • February 18, 2010: [Terra Reborn] Imperial Army Camp Overwatch in North Dakota is attacked by hostile forces of the Republic of Minnesota, as are forces of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in other parts of the United Republic of the Dakota's. The attack is fought off by the Fusiliers with reinforcements arriving in record time. This attack marks the start of a busy few months for the Apilonian Empire.
  • February 19, 2010: [Terra Reborn] Archduke Walker authorizes the beginning of retaliatory strikes against Minnesota, including special forces and comprehensive air strikes, in preparation for a full retaliatory invasion to remove the tyrant in Minnesota from power. The Archduke addresses the nation from IAF Mountain Home in Idaho and begins a tour of military bases taking part in the operations.
  • February 21, 2010: [Layarteb] Trindade and Martim Vaz are annexed by the Empire of Layarteb and placed into the Colony of Denmad as a military outpost.
  • February 21, 2010: [Terra Reborn] Lieutenant General Sir Peter Cain, the Earl of Anchorage, assumes command of the combined Imperial Forces and launches offensive operations which push the enemy back many miles into Minnesota over the next few days under heavy air bombardment by the Imperial Air Force.
  • February 26, 2010: [Terra Reborn] Archduke Walker visits the front lines at the same time as the leading elements of the 1st Infantry Division (Guards) begins to arrive on the frontline and push eastwards.
  • March - April 2010: [Ethiopia, Layarteb, United States of Brink] The African military launches Operation RED COYOTE after learning of the presence of an extremely brutal and capable mercenary organization known as the Black Scorpion, which is covertly funded and supported by the Empire of Layarteb. The operation eliminates most of the individuals within the organization but its leader, Daniel Vosloo, the most feared mercenary in Ethiopia, escapes into the jungle.
  • March 1, 2010: [Terra Reborn] The 1st Armoured Division arrives on the frontline, having driven across open country to speed up deployment, and begins to push eastwards.
  • March 5, 2010: [Terra Reborn] The Minnesota tyrant is captured by Imperial Forces on his yacht on the Great Lakes attempting to flee from the Imperial assault. This effectively ends the fighting.
  • March 15, 2010: [Terra Reborn] Following an on-the-ground assessment by Imperial Intelligence the Apilonian Empire launches an invasion of the war-ridden island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean. This is the first time the Second Empire has launched a foreign action without having first been attacked or compelled to by direct request of the population and it is seen as an interesting and important step forward in Imperial foreign policy. Within a few days however, it is clear that the oppressed population of the island overwhelmingly support the action due to the sheer dire circumstances on the ground.
  • March 16, 2010: [Terra Reborn] Rebecca Spruce is created Archduke of the Imperial American Midwest Territories. At the same time, King Walker proposes to Jessica Wilson who accepts without reservation.
  • March 20, 2010: [Edvardus] Joseph Marino, great-grandson of founder Albert Marino, is inaugurated as the First President of the Second Republic of Sinae and Elizabeth Smith is inaugurated as the First Premier of the Second Republic of Sinae.
  • March 23, 2010: [Cotland, Layarteb, Third Spanish States] The Empire of Layarteb and the Cottish Realm invade Goodrule Britain after successful rebellions in Spain and Portugal sever Britain from the Iberian Peninsula. Cottish forces invade Scotland.
  • March 23, 2010: [Pontificius] The Junta Sotanabeltz emerges once again as an independent state.
  • March 30, 2010: [Cotland] On his eighteenth birthday, the Crown Prince Sverre ascends to the Lion Throne and he is coronated as King of Cotland, thus restoring the Kingdom. All governors, military leaders, and political leaders pledge their allegiance to the new King.
  • March 30, 2010: [Cotland, Third Spanish States] After a week, Cottish forces have taken control of most of lowland Scotland and they join forces with Scottish rebels fighting the Goodrule. The Cottish have suffered significant casualties but they are constantly fed reinforcements from Cotland.
  • April 22, 2010: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb and the government of East Fancainia sign the Treaty of Quang-sow establishing the Thai Canal Zone, sovereign Layartebian territory with the sole purpose of constructing a ship canal through the Kra Isthmus.
  • May 4, 2010: [Edvardus, Hi No Moto] The Empire of Hi No Moto threatens to sink all non-military Sinaean vessels passing through Hi No Moton territorial waters. In response, the Sinaean Republic severs all diplomatic ties with the Empire of Hi No Moto four days later.
  • May 16, 2010: [Cotland, Third Spanish States] Cottish forces have mostly destroyed Goodrule forces in Scotland but are caught by surprise when the Scottish rebels fighting alongside them switch sides and start attacking the Cottish. After frantic battles, the Cottish finally manage to stop the Scottish rebels.
  • May 17, 2010: [Layarteb] The Isles of Scilly formally surrender to the Empire of Layarteb and join the Irish Republic.
  • May 18, 2010: [Cotland, Third Spanish States] After a two-day urban battle which threatens to see the Cottish garrison of Glasgow overrun, the garrison commander orders the employment of chemical weaponry. An estimated 2 million Scottish rebels and civilians perish in the chemical attack, having no real protection against the Cottish nerve agent. The responsible officer is later court-martialed for war crimes and executed.
  • May 23, 2010: [Cotland, Layarteb, Third Spanish States] After a long and bloody war, the Realm of Cotland seizes full control over Scotland after total defeat of Goodrule forces. Layartebian forces seize full control over the Orkneys and the Inner and Outer Hebrides, which join the Irish Republic. An estimated 3.8 million Scots have died since 2009, mostly because of Goodrule retaliations and the nerve gas attack on Glasgow.
  • June 14, 2010: [Achesia] The Liberal Union falls back into decay due to corruption of its democratic government and the external pressures all around it.
  • Summer 2010: [Federal Republic of Amapá, Layarteb] Amidst political turmoil in South America and continued aggression between the Empire of Layarteb and Mato Grosso, the Amapánese government begins to heavily follow the political will of the Empire of Layarteb.
  • Summer 2010 - Fall 2011: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] Continued losses and little progress forces the African military to withdraw all of its forces previously advancing north on Highway 6. It sends them instead towards Highway 30 after recouping losses and repairing equipment.
  • July 2010: [Amigard] After the fall of the Eurasian Federation, Cardinal Aeric Steele begins to solidify the areas surrounding St. Michael's Cathedral. By July 2010, the Theocracy of Amigard has expanded its borders to include Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Kuwait, although pockets of resistance exist particularly in the northern areas preventing complete control of the region.
  • July 18, 2010: [Central American Federation] Bolivia and Paraguay form the Central American Federation.
  • July 19, 2010: [Layarteb] A C-130J Super Hercules cargo plane crashes short of the runway at Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana, Turkey.
  • July 20 - July 24, 2010: [Layarteb] Fueled by the Sepah-e Pasdaran, civilians protest outside of Incirlik Air Force Base. They are also driven by the incendiary rhetoric of the Mayor Durak of Adana. He sees the crash as an opportunity to push his anti-Layartebian agenda. Non-essential personnel and equipment are evacuated from Incirlik Air Force Base.
  • July 23, 2010: [Edvardus] King Chang of Fancainia announces his abdication in Nanjing allowing Sinaean influence over the New Fancianian State.
  • July 25, 2010: [Layarteb] The Federal Republic of Adana declares itself independent of the Council of Turkish States and demands the immediate evacuation of Layartebian personnel and equipment from Incirlik Air Force Base.
  • August 2010: [Amigard] With the death of one of the region's most brutal warlords, Abdul-Ahad, the Theocracy of Amigard finally manages to establish a sense of stability in the area. The remaining pockets of resistance are overrun or otherwise absorbed by the Amigardian government. However, amidst the rising Theocracy of Amigard, the Children of God terrorist group is established by fundamentalists bent on establishing a government dedicated to eradicating all non-Catholic and/or heretical influences within the Theocracy of Amigard. The COG expands its membership rapidly amongst the lower classes as the economy of the Theocracy of Amigard struggles to establish itself, leaving a large unemployment rate that is easily exploited by the COG leadership.
  • August 3 - August 27, 2010: [Layarteb] The Adanese War rages when Adanese forces launch attacks against Incirlik following the Empire of Layarteb's dismissal of the July 25 ultimatum. The war concludes with the Empire of Layarteb occupying Adana and several cities south as well as the coastline. During the course of the war, the Empire of Layarteb fights against a new version of the Sepah-e Pasdaran, led by former Sepah-e Pasdaran leaders from the original incarnation. Most of the Sepah-e Pasdaran is destroyed with its upper echelon fleeing to Egypt.
  • August 23, 2010: [Layarteb] While giving a speech in Porto Velho on cooperation between both Rondônia and the Empire of Layarteb, the Emperor's helicopter is shot down in the city. For several hours, Layartebian forces engage militia forces throughout the city. Though the Emperor is briefly captured, he is rescued unharmed though at much cost to the city of Porto Velho. An estimated 200 civilians and 400 - 600 militiamen are killed. Over $1 billion in property damage is estimated.
  • August 24, 2010: [Layarteb] In the wake of the Empire of Layarteb's battle in Porto Velho, many militia groups find themselves unable to hold their territory and a massive street war breaks out in the city.
  • August 25, 2010: [Layarteb] Governor Fuegalos of Rondônia makes a plea for Layartebian involvement as street violence in Porto Velho continues unabated.
  • September 2, 2010: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces enter Porto Velho in Operation SPIDER SILK in order to occupy Rondônia and restore law and order throughout the country.
  • September 5, 2010: [United States of Brink] Sammuel Briddick, a longtime advisor and member of President Baruti's Cabinet is elected as the 9th President of the United States of Brink.
  • September 14, 2010: [Bavin] Bavinese forces intervene in the troubled region of Uruguay.
  • September 15, 2010: [Layarteb] After 13 days of intense action by the Imperial Layartebian Army, violence in Porto Velho begins to wane. However, by now, the state of the city is very poor and the damage to the infrastructure is virtually unsalvageable.
  • September 18, 2010: [Bavin, Central American Federation] In response to the Bavinese intervention in Uruguay, the Central American Federation closes its borders with the United Provinces of Bavin.
  • September 21, 2010: [Bavin] Bavinese forces, in responding to the Central American Federation's closing of the border, invade Bolivia.
  • September 23, 2010: [Layarteb] Major violence in Porto Velho ceases and though there are pockets of resistance throughout the city, the large-scale fighting is done. Since August 23, an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 civilians have been killed and over 1,500 militia fighters have been killed. In the initial stage of the campaign, Layartebian casualties number under 20.
  • September 28, 2010: [Amigard] The Children of God come to the forefront in Al Kut, Iraq when one of its members is stopped for a minor traffic violation and proceeds to engage police in a running gun battle. Several other COG members join the fray. Eight police officers and three COG members are killed during the battle.
  • October 2010: [Amigard] The Children of God are officially declared a terrorist organization by the Amigardian government after several more violent incidents involving COG members occur throughout the Theocracy of Amigard. The Amigardian government begins a crackdown on suspected COG hideouts and members.
  • October 2010: [Layarteb] In protest of the Empire of Layarteb's actions in Adana and the continued occupation, the Egyptian government announces that the Empire of Layarteb is the "enemy of the world" and imposes extra tariffs and restrictions on the Empire of Layarteb's use of the Suez Canal.
  • October 1, 2010: [Bavin, Central American Federation] Bavinese forces capture Tarija and Potosí and begin assaulting Sucre.
  • October 1, 2010: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces spread out around Rondônia as forces from the Imperial Layartebian Defense Force come into Porto Velho to secure it. This is considered the start of Operation SPIDER SHUFFLE.
  • October 2, 2010: [Cotland] Cotland formally annexes Scotland into the Realm of Cotland and start introducing Cottish colonists into the decimated country.
  • October 4, 2010: [Bavin, Central American Federation] Bavinese forces become stalled at Sucre.
  • October 14, 2010: [Bavin, Central American Federation] Following a catastrophic defeat at Sucre, Bavinese forces withdraw back to Potosí.
  • October 25, 2010: [Bavin, Central American Federation, Layarteb] Bavinese forces announce an official withdrawal from Bolivia and accuse the Layartebian government of assisting Bolivian forces against Bavin. The claims ignite a new round of diplomatic issues between the United Provinces of Bavin and the Empire of Layarteb.
  • October 29, 2010: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian forces secure Ji-Paraná after 5 days of intense fighting. Post-battle investigations reveal the presence of fighters from Mato Grosso.
  • October 30, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] Having discovered large-scale movements by Smolenski military formations into Belarus a few days prior, and concerned with the reemergence of Smolensk, which had inflicted large losses upon Cotland during the early stages of the Patriotic Liberation War ten years prior, the Cottish Army launches a hasty counter-invasion of Belarus.
  • October 31, 2010: [Bavin, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb closes its embassy in Buenos Aires and forcibly ejects the Bavinese ambassador from Layarteb City.
  • October 31, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] The invasion, codenamed SØRLIG VIND starts with a combined armoured rush to the south with tactical air assaults and paradrops to support the advance. Major settlements are bypassed and captured later by follow-on forces.
  • November 2010: [Layarteb] The Egyptian government doubles Suez Canal tariffs again, which are now quadruple what they were prior to the Adanese War; however, they do this raise without letting the Empire of Layarteb know. Ultimately, they seize a Layartebian merchant ship for failure to pay. Both the crew and cargo are returned after diplomatic negotiations but Egyptian authority's plant evidence claiming the Empire of Layarteb was supplying weapons to rebels in the Sinai. They close the Suez Canal to all Layartebian traffic and the Empire of Layarteb issues an ultimatum.
  • November 1, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] The first combat contact between Cottish and Smolenski forces take place as a Smolenski armoured column is savaged by Cottish fighter-bombers.
  • November 2, 2010: [Amigard] A SWAT team in Tarasius City, Syria is wiped out by the Children of God during an attempted raid on a COG hideout. Given the weapons and tactics used against the government forces, Amigardian officials begin to suspect that the COG has developed contacts with another well-armed group.
  • November 3, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] A mere four days into the invasion, Cottish armoured formations have penetrated deep into Belarus and sets up blocking formations in strategically important choke points. Outside the city of Vnodza, a Cottish armoured battle group meet up with the Smolenski Army and inflict massive casualties in a classical armoured ambush. Bloodied, the Smolenski Army halts and withdraws some distance. The Cottish, expecting a counter-attack, dig in.
  • November 12, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] The expected Smolenski counter-attack has not materialized, allowing the Cottish precious time to reinforce and consolidate its positions and plan more aggressive actions.
  • November 14, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] Cottish troops happen upon what is later identified as a Spetznaz patrol, and a night-action firefight marks the start of the active fighting phase of the operation. Within hours, several Cottish divisions are drawn into the fighting against the Smolenski Army, which has finally started moving. Later that day, Cottish forces investigating the remains of the opposing force identifies them as Russian Spetznaz.
  • November 15, 2010: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian forces reach Vilhena on the border of Mato Grosso. The city is taken with little resistance. Sporadic violence continues throughout the rest of the country from insurgent and Mato Grossan forces.
  • November 17, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] A Russian peace feeler is sent to Cotland, asking for a diplomatic solution to the "Belarus question." The Cottish government accepts, not wishing to enter war with Russia.
  • November 18, 2010: [Central American Federation, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb and the Central American Federation recognize each other and begin diplomatic relations.
  • November 18, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] The Treaty of Smolensk is signed in Russian-held Smolensk, where a peaceful solution to the "Belarus question" is agreed upon between Cotland and Russia. Belarus is divided into spheres of influence, with Cotland coming out with the best deal, while Russia is allowed to receive back 400,000 Smolenski prisoners of war that were captured during the Patriotic Liberation War and still were held by Cotland. All aggressive combat operations in Belarus are cancelled, and troops are told to hold fast in present positions.
  • November 20, 2010: [Achesia] Separatist Groups led by Raul Lobato begin to draw more support against the remnants of LUNE and begin to violently clash with former LUNE Army and LUNE supporters in towns all around Brazil.
  • November 20, 2010: [Federal Republic of Amapá] Following an increase in tensions between the Bavinese and Layartebians, Amapá declares itself neutral of all South American alliances.
  • November 25, 2010: [Bavin, Central American Federation, Layarteb] Bavinese paramilitary personnel enter Bolivia and begin a clandestine war against the Bolivians and the Layartebians, who are advising the Bolivian military.
  • November 30, 2010: [Cotland, Urbov(ru)] Repatriation of the prisoners of war is completed, and consolidation of the spheres of influence is completed. Operation SØRLIG VIND officially ends.
  • December 2 - December 29, 2010: [Layarteb] Layartebian special forces and elements of the Imperial Layartebian Navy topple the government of Egypt. The Empire of Layarteb also focuses on Ismailia, where Sepah-e Pasdaran terrorists whom have escaped from Turkey are located. The new government rescinds all previous penalties and restrictions against the Empire of Layarteb and grants use of the Suez Canal in full.
  • December 4, 2010: [Eritrea] President Haylom is horrendously defeated in the presidential election. She is only able to garner 28% of the vote making Girma Hashim, a Muslim, the third President of Eritrea. In contrast to President Haylom, President Hashim is heavily against supporting the government of Ethiopia.
  • December 5, 2010: [Achesia] LUNE loyalists led by Ernesto Quadros are beaten back to Goias by separatist forces, the closest the front lines of the civil war has been to the capital of Brasilia.
  • November 6, 2010: [Edvardus] Sinaeans go to the polls to elect members of the streamlined National Assembly and Legislative Court. The Christian Democrats win an outright majority in the legislature while they secure a plurality in the National Assembly.
  • December 14, 2010: [Ottoman Khaif] The Council of Turkish States officially votes to disband as of January 1, 2011 and form a new nation with many of the former Eurasian lands.
  • Winter 2010 - Autumn 2011: [Layarteb] Violence in Rondônia continues but begins to abate as winter approaches.
  • December 15, 2010: [Amigard] After Amigardian agents discover that the COG is receiving funding from narcotics operations operating outside of the borders of the Theocracy of Amigard, and having failed to put an end to the operations through diplomacy with local governments, the Theocracy of Amigard invades the Northern Borders province of Saudi Arabia in an attempt to shut down the narcotics operations in the area.
  • December 18, 2010: [Amigard] The city of Arar, Saudi Arabia surrenders to Amigardian forces.
  • December 21, 2010: [Amigard] The Battle of Sakakah begins
  • December 22, 2010: [Achesia] Desperate to draw more support from the people of Brazil to fight their losing war, the former LUNE government turns to one of its most popular former Viceroys from the old regime: Jefferson Grace.
  • December 23, 2010: [Amigard] Amigardian forces capture the city of Sakakah
  • December 24, 2010: [Achesia] Jefferson Grace meets with supporters to draw up a battle plan to push back and win back their country again.
  • December 29, 2010: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Rondônia is considered secure and occupied by Layartebian forces. Officially, the mission shifts from the Imperial Layartebian Army to the Imperial Layartebian Defense Force.
  • December 30, 2010: [Amigard] Amigard forces successfully occupy the Northern Borders province of Saudi Arabia as well as the Jawf and Hail provinces.
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2011 [1st Half]:
  • January 1, 2011: [Layarteb] The 2010 census reveals the population of the Empire of Layarteb to be 653,432,900.
  • January 2 - January 9, 2011: [Bavin] A major drug cartel based outside of Mexico City obtains chemical weapons and uses it immediately on its biggest rivals. Over 500 civilians are killed over the course of the weeklong attacks.
  • January 2, 2011: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] President Hashim assumes the office of President of Eritrea and within twenty-four hours, he removes all support from Ethiopia, severing diplomatic relations in the process. The Ethiopian government responds by moving troops to the border with Eritrea, a move that is met in kind by Eritrea.
  • January 5, 2011: [Bavin, Central American Federation] The Central American Federation launches a military assault against two Bavinese paramilitary, forward bases but they are repelled.
  • January 8, 2011: [Gliskor] The thirty-one Ostandar (Governors) of the soon to be Persian provinces meet in Tehran to begin talks of a federal government to provide a unified front to the world stage.
  • January 11, 2011: [Central American Federation] Elections are held in the Central American Federation amidst widespread reports of voter fraud and corruption, President Ramon Moreno maintains his office of president and begins sweeping reforms of the country designed to "stamp out corruption."
  • January 13, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] A combined assault by Mato Grossan anarchists and Rondônian insurgents is launched against the central bank in Ariquemes. It is repulsed by Layartebian forces.
  • January 14, 2011: [Gliskor] Talks stall as arguments over which powers are retained by the provinces and which become federal halt progress on a Persian constitution.
  • January 15, 2011: [Bavin, Central American Federation] The Central American Federation tries three lawmakers with corruption and in a kangaroo court, finds them guilty. They are executed three days later and President Moreno declares that corruption in the Central American Federation has been defeated. He blames the United Provinces of Bavin for influencing Bolivian politics.
  • January 17, 2011: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb returns full control of the Shetland Islands to the Cottish Realm.
  • January 20, 2011: [Bavin] Bavinese troops cross the border into Mexico after the January 2 - January 9 gas attacks. Their aim is to establish a northern republic and President Barrera speaks of forming a "United Latin Republic" in his invasion speech.
  • January 23, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Mato Grossan anarchists and Rondônian insurgents launch a major offensive against Ji-Paraná in what is seen as the heaviest fighting since August 23, 2010. Later in the day, Mato Grossan anarchists and Rondônian insurgents launch a series of coordinated attacks against towns, villages, cities, and military outposts along the border area with Mato Grosso. Though collectively they are known as the Battle of January 23, this offensive is also called the Rondônian Winter Offensive of 2011.
  • January 25, 2011: [The German Region] Flight 189 from Macedonia is destroyed above Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in Germany killing all passengers aboard. The attack was a suicide mission made by the Slavic Liberation Group.
  • January 26, 2011: [The German Region] Widespread public dissent against the Prussian Reich forms in the wake of the bombing of Flight 189 from Macedonia.
  • January 29, 2011: [Gliskor] A two-week recess is taken to allow the governors to present the rough draft of the Persian Federation's constitution to their local leaders and political figures.
  • January 29, 2011: [The German Region] Protests erupt in every major city of the Prussian Reich. Military forces and protestors clash. There is a total lack of international support or condemnation.
  • February 2011: [Amigard] Amigardian agents with the ANSS, in cooperation with local law enforcement, begin to crack down on known and suspected COG cells within Amigardian territory. Several COG cells are brought down and the organization is forced further underground and into the surrounding region to escape the government crackdown.
  • February 12, 2011: [Gliskor] The Council of Ostandar reconvenes under the name of the Transitory Council of the Persian Federation.
  • February 15, 2011: [The German Region] In a major clash in Bucharest, 185 protestors are killed by military forces. Violence spreads throughout the Prussian Reich and multiple states declare independence from Berlin. Civil war looks imminent.
  • February 16, 2011: [Layarteb] Nineteen years after the nuclear test, Layartebian scientists declare Tristan da Cunha safe for habitation again.
  • February 17, 2011: [Gliskor] The final draft of the Constitution of the Persian Federation is completed, giving primarily the powers of national defense, international diplomacy, the settling of inter-province disputes, and economics regulation to the federal government, as well as any powers not explicitly given to provinces.
  • February 18, 2011: [Gliskor] The Provincial Council of the Persian Federation is established, consisting of the 21 provincial governors.
  • February 25, 2011: [Amigard] High Prophet Isaiah, the leader of the Children of God, declares that he has had a new revelation from God in which the COG's philosophy changes somewhat radically. The High Prophet becomes the voice of God and the "Children" are chastised for their failures in Amigard but they are offered a chance to redeem themselves through penance and suffering. The COG opens its doors to members of other faiths and begins to focus on penance as a means to salvation, as opposed to its previous strict adherence to Catholic doctrine.
  • February 25, 2011: [Gliskor] The Provincial Council elects Mohammad Khudhur, Ostandar of Tehran, as President of the Persian Federation.
  • February 27, 2011: [The German Region] The Slavic Liberation Front executes a coordinated attack against civilians and government officials at the Vienna Music Festival. Over 300 are killed and nearly 1,000 are wounded by 25 confirmed bomb explosions and 5 sniper attacks.
  • February 28, 2011: [The German Region] The Prussian Reich begins to lose control over its territories.
  • March 1, 2011: [Gliskor] A rebellion against the Persian Federation is led by Josef Mahmud, Ostandar of East Azerbaijan, and it consists of both East and West Azerbaijan. Their complaint is of a Shiite dominated government, and accusations of bribery by Khudhur to assume the Presidency.
  • March 1, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The Rondônian Winter Offensive of 2011 ebbs as a tactical and strategic victory for Layartebian forces. Estimates put opposing forces as numbering between 20,000 and 30,000. Estimates put 3,000 to 8,000 casualties for insurgents and anarchists with 98 captured. Layartebian casualties number 84 KIA and 200 WIA. Between 800 and 5,000 civilians are killed.
  • March 2, 2011: [Bavin] After two months of conflict, Mexico is forced into a union with the United Provinces of Bavin, which is subsequently renamed the United Latin Republics.
  • March 3, 2011: [Bavin, Central American Federation] After a series of border skirmishes, the Bavinese and the Bolivians declare a cease fire and resume diplomatic negotiations.
  • March 5, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian special forces begin major assaults throughout the border area between Rondônia and Mato Grosso and uncover a well-developed logistical network ranging from between 3 and 10 years old. It is similar to what was found along the border with Venezuela and Amazonas in 2007.
  • March 7, 2011: [The German Region] The Prussian Reich is reduced to a shadow of its former self with only Germany and Austria remaining.
  • March 8, 2011: [Bavin] In a referendum, Mexicans vote for unification with the United Latin Republics, certifying the desires from March 2.
  • March 15, 2011: [Layarteb] The Orion program conducts its first test mission with a launch of the SLS Block 1 rocket on mission OT-101.
  • March 16, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The Emperor of Layarteb authorizes an increase in military action against Mato Grosso directly. However, the fighting is minimal at first.
  • March 23, 2011: [Bavin] At the urging of the Mexican government, the United Provinces begins to revise its constitution.
  • March 27, 2011: [Edvardus, The German Region] Sinaean forces enter Bavaria on a peacekeeping mission to help stabilize the Prussian Reich and end the violence.
  • April 1, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] A Utah diplomatic flight is attacked by Nevada Air Force fighters whilst en-route to the Arizona Republic, Arizona Air National Guard aircraft respond and shoot down the NAF aircraft. This sparks a new war with the dictatorial regime in Nevada. Although few knew it at the time, this would be the last such war before the formation of the Federal States of America at its conclusion.
  • April 2, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] Allied forces begin the assault against Nevada.
  • April 2, 2011: [Yanitza] The formation of militia groups in eastern Senegal.
  • April 6, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] Allied forces cross the border and begin offensive operations against the Nevadan forces. The Federal States of America officially comes into existence.
  • April 8, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] American forces have reached the outskirts of Las Vegas and they begin to lay siege to the city. Artillery and aerial bombardment begins.
  • April 10, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The commander of the Nevadan garrison in Las Vegas surrenders to American forces.
  • April 12, 2011: [Gliskor] Mass executions across Persia replace the former federal government with a Shiite Islamic Republic, headed by President Khudhur. The Army of the Guardians of the Persian Islamic Revolution (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Irani Eslamiis) is founded, taking control of all intelligence agencies as well as the Basij. A massive military deployment consisting of the II Corps is continued in northern Persia to combat Sunni and Kurdish rebel forces.
  • April 15, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The dictator of Nevada attempts to flee via private jet and is shot down. He is presumed killed by American pilots.
  • April 15, 2011: [Bavin] The new constitution is ratified in the last province of Argentina, and the United Latin Republics is born.
  • April 15, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian Black Operations Forces clandestinely insert into western Iran to observe and destroy various Islamic fundamentalist groups that have arisen.
  • April 16, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian BOF assault a warehouse belonging to the Allah's Brigade for Jihad (ABJ) in Ghareh Bagh, Iran.
  • April 22, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The FSS Interceptor is attacked and sunk by Louisianan forces loyal to the deposed Nevadan dictator.
  • April 25, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The aircraft carrier FSS Enterprise leads an assault against Louisiana in retaliation for the destruction of the FSS Interceptor.
  • May 1, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] The United Latin Republics begins covert action in Layartebian-held Mexican territories aiming to spark unrest against the Empire of Layarteb.
  • May 10, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian security personnel at Incirlik Air Force Base begin surveillance of a Persian military team deployed as part of the Empire of Layarteb's effort against fundamentalist groups in western Iran.
  • May 21, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian BOF assault the ABJ main headquarters in Salmas during a nighttime raid. One Layartebian is killed but intelligence is recovered suggesting the formation of a super fundamentalist group. All ABJ members are killed and the organization is considered defunct.
  • May 22, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian security personnel at Incirlik arrest the Persian military liaison team in connection with the various terrorist groups.
  • May 23, 2011: [Layarteb] Manchurian Global begins negotiations with the Suez Canal Company for a merger.
  • May 24, 2011: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb begins negotiations with Crete over annexation.
  • May 25, 2011: [Achesia] After much deliberation within the constitutional council, a constitution is brought before the public for a new nation that will unite all peoples of backgrounds while allowing them to retain their own cultures. By referendum, the people chose to adopt this constitution, and the Achesian Democratic Ascendency is born. Elections for Chief Ascendant are also held and Xavier Talbot is elected as the first man to hold the position.
  • May 26, 2011: [Layarteb] The Suez Canal Company officially votes in favor of the merger with Manchurian Global despite valiant attempts by the New African Republic to sway their opinion. The Suez Canal officially is handed over by the next morning.
  • June 1, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] President Thorn officially declares victory in Louisiana and the New Orleans-led government officially joins the Federal States of America.
  • June 2, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] A riot in San Francisco de Campeche breaks out leaving 25 dead and 52 wounded. Investigation by the Ministry of Justice suggests Bavinese involvement. The Empire of Layarteb does not go public with the link. The Ministry of Intelligence begins investigating Bavinese involvement in rising civilian unrest along the border area.
  • June 2, 2011: [Layarteb] In a referendum, Cretan voters pass a measure 65% to 35% to join the Empire of Layarteb. Voter turnout rates are 99%.
  • June 6 - 7, 2011: [Layarteb] Panderusian communist rebels on Mount Ida in Crete launch attacks against the Cretan military at Kasteli Air Base, successfully destroying material and killing 25 but losing 20 of their own.
  • June 8, 2011: [Layarteb] The 4th Layartebian Foreign Legion (LFL) of the Imperial Layartebian Army is issued orders to immediately deploy to Crete.
  • June 9, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] The Ministry of Intelligence is directed to begin clandestine operations aiding rebels and anti-Bavinese groups in Mexico.
  • June 9, 2011: [Gliskor] The super fundamentalist group identified by Layartebian forces in late May announces a Fatwa against most of the world. The group is named Al-Shams.
  • June 10, 2011: [Cotland] The people of Polynesia vote to join the Realm of Cotland in a popular referendum, with 79.67% voting in favor of the union with Cotland.
  • June 10, 2011: [Layarteb] The 4th LFL reach 100% deployment on Crete and begin operations against Panderusian rebels on Mount Ida. In an initial series of catastrophes, LFL forces become pinned down after their helicopter is downed on Mount Ida. After several hours, Layartebian forces successfully extract their pinned down forces and destroy a Panderusian bunker. Many of those who participated in the battle are awarded medals for heroism.
  • June 10, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian special sorces retreat en masse from Mato Grossan areas to allow for drone attacks to begin, which are called Operation SPIDER VENOM. The first attacks begin on June 18.
  • June 11, 2011: [Layarteb] In a series of pitched battles, the Panderusian rebels are utterly routed by the LFL.
  • July 14, 2011: [Cotland] Polynesia is formally annexed into the Realm of Cotland with the status of Autonomous Colony.
  • June 14, 2011: [Gliskor] Persian forces declare victory over fundamentalist groups in western Iran and the military campaign officially ends.
  • June 18, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian UAVs destroy three suspected anarchist sites along the border with Rondônia.
  • Summer 2011 - Spring 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] A refugee crisis erupts between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Due to the resumption of fighting in the Ethiopian Civil War, hundreds of thousands of refugees spill into Eritrea from Ethiopia forming many shantytowns along the border. The Eritrean government continues to isolate Ethiopia.
  • June 28, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian UAVs destroy four suspected anarchist sites along the border with Rondônia.
  • June 29, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian UAVs destroy two suspected anarchist sites along the border with Rondônia.
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2011 [2nd Half]:
  • July 2011: [Ethiopia] Three years after the Ethiopian Civil War has restarted, the country remains fractured. All of southern Ethiopia is in rebel control with a portion of the south-central part contested. A divide between north and south Ethiopia begins to form.
  • July 2011: [Gliskor, Urbov(Ru)] Late in the month, Persian and Soviet forces trade shots over several incidents in the Caspian Sea regarding merchant vessels.
  • July 1, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Anonymous sources in the Achesian government leak the Empire of Layarteb's secret drone war in Mato Grosso to Montgomery Broadcasting, exposing the entire operation and their complicity in it. UAV strikes are temporarily halted.
  • July 1, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] Unrest begins to surface in Mexico but it is unorganized and weak. Bavinese forces quickly end several riots.
  • July 1, 2011: [Layarteb] Crete officially joins the Atlantic Republic of the Empire of Layarteb.
  • July 4, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Prime Minister Kvetoslav Sedlácek orders a army training exercise near the border with what remains of the Prussian Reich.
  • July 5, 2011: [Amigard] Fawzi Hatem, a disciple of the Children of God, rises to power in Saudi Arabia through a combination of bribery, extortion, and economic influence. Fawzi is declared president of the newly formed United Territories of Saudi Arabia (UTSA).
  • July 6, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Lukas Strauf and other high ranking members of the new Federal Germanic government are killed in a massive street shootout in Berlin. With their deaths as well as the ensuing vanishings or murders of other government officials, the fragile union begins to fall apart
  • July 7, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Prime Minister Kvetoslav Sedlácek of Holland orders Dutch troops into the German border regions to attempt to restore order after the chaos and rioting spill over into Holland. After finding massive anarchy, Kvetoslav Sedlácek contemplates mobilizing men throughout all of Germany to restore order
  • July 8, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Through careful haggling and making clever deals, Prime Minister Kvetoslav Sedlácek manages to convince two German generals to convert to the Dutch and with their combined manpower and forces, Dutch troops begin to spread throughout all of Germany, restoring order in Berlin and other parts of the country as they go. Via unanimous approval from Parliament and heavy public support from a public referendum, the Kingdom of Holland officially annexes Germany and begins setting up government officials to help regulate and control the Kingdom's new found land and wealth
  • July 10, 2011: [Amigard] An Amigardian patrol is ambushed near Qiba in the southeast corner of the Northern Saudi Arabia Diocese. The enemy soldiers are found to be from the UTSA as a part of a forward observation party.
  • July 15, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Former President of Mato Grosso, Marta de Oliveira, condemns both the Empire of Layarteb and the Achesian Democratic Ascendancy. She encourages Mato Grosso to rise up and declare itself independent of Achesia.
  • July 15, 2011: [Amigard] Both the UTSA and the Theocracy of Amigard have begun repositioning forces along the border and preparing for possible operations. On July 15, President Hatem of the newly formed UTSA issues an ultimatum to the Theocracy of Amigard demanding that Cardinal Steele turn over all territories currently held in the Northern Saudi Arabia Diocese. UTSA officials are scheduled to arrive in the northern Saudi territories to take control and President Hatem warns the Theocracy of Amigard that failing to comply will result in a declaration of war.
  • July 25, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] Increased support for anti-Bavinese groups in Mexico and broadcasts from Layartebian radio stations further incites unrest in Mexico. The Ministry of Justice concludes that the San Francisco de Campeche riots were a result of Bavinese operatives.
  • August 1, 2011: [Achesia, Republic of Mato Grosso] After two weeks of protests and riots in Cuiabá, Achesian police begin a campaign to quell unrest and dissent in Mato Grosso.
  • August 1, 2011: [Amigard] UTSA officials arriving in the Northern Saudi Arabia Diocese are turned away culminating in a showdown between Taamir Al-Masaari, who has been appointed by President Hatem as the new governor of the Ha'il Province, and Bishop Traver. Al-Masaari backs down but declares that he will return with an army to take the province.
  • August 1, 2011: [Gliskor] President Khudhur officially sacks the lead generals of the Persian military citing the border skirmishes as unapproved actions. In doing so, he reshuffles the military.
  • August 2, 2011: [Bavin, Central American Federation, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb begins clandestine activities against Bavinese influence in the Central American Federation.
  • August 3, 2011: [Gliskor] Sacked generals lead a coup against President Khudhur. The fighting is intense but it lasts only several hours and by the end of the day, President Khudhur is captured. General Amjad Haji Saoshyant assumes control over the country and he appoints Lieutenant General Bashar as his second in command. He appoints Major General Omar Abdullah to overall command of military operations. In doing so, he promotes Bashar to general and Abdullah to Lieutenant General.
  • August 4, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb, recognizing that chaos is inevitable throughout South America begins a new series of clandestine operations against Bavinese influence throughout the continent.
  • August 5, 2011: [Achesia, Republic of Mato Grosso] Mato Grossan anarchists and rebels attack six Achesian military outposts within Mato Grossan borders. The death toll is 26 Achesians and 4 Mato Grossans.
  • August 5, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] Layartebian influence in Mexico reaches a peak when anti-Bavinese groups begin a civil war.
  • August 8, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The Empire of Layarteb announces that it will not allow the Republic of Mato Grosso to return to its former self and declares that it will assist the Achesians by any means necessary.
  • August 9, 2011: [Gliskor] President Khudhur is put on trial for corruption and high treason.
  • August 10, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Mato Grossan anarchists launch a series of attacks on Layartebian border outposts along the border with Rondônia but they are beaten back by Layartebian forces. Layartebian UAV strikes resume.
  • August 11, 2011: [Gliskor] A kangaroo court finds President Khudhur guilty and sentences him to death. He is executed on public television that evening by hanging.
  • August 12, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] General Saoshyant resigns from the military and appoints himself President of Persia. He immediately severs all diplomatic relations with the Empire of Layarteb citing their military involvement in western Iran as unapproved and an act of war against the Persian people. In doing so, he also denounces the Soviets and blames them for all skirmishes in the Caspian Sea claiming that Soviets forces attacked Persian forces first.
  • August 15, 2011: [Amigard] At 07:00, the United Territories of Saudi Arabia officially declares war on the Theocracy of Amigard. By 09:00, UTSA forces begin their first volley of Scud missiles into Amigardian territory.
  • August 20, 2011: [Gliskor] Secretly, President Saoshyant forms an alliance with Al-Shams. In doing so, he provides them with safe haven to operate training camps and equipment from the Persian military that is obsolete and due to be replaced. As a result, Al-Shams quietly opens up cells and facilities in Iran.
  • August 21, 2011: [Amigard] The Battle of At Tiraq: The UTSA's 1st Army launches an offensive into the southeast portion of the Ha'il Parish which is met by the 4th Infantry Division near the small village of At Tiraq. The 4th ID repels the first assault but the divisions commanders miscalculate the strength of the UTSA forces and attempt a counter attack. The counterattack is crushed and the Amigardian forces begin a fighting withdrawal to Qiba.
  • August 25, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian special forces and Achesian military units begin a series of strikes against Mato Grossan anarchist and rebel bases.
  • August 28, 2011: [Cotland] The Arctic island group of Gåselandet, abandoned after the Cottish Flu Pandemic, is formally reannexed into Cotland and a permanent settlement is established there.
  • August 29, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] After significant diplomatic pressure, Persia and the Empire of Layarteb resume diplomatic relations.
  • September 1, 2011: [Amigard] Amigardian fighters and attack aircraft launch around the clock sorties against UTSA assets in northern Saudi Arabia and they quickly gain air superiority in region. Meanwhile, the UTSA launches a second offensive out of the city of Tabuk and attack the Amigardian controlled city of Bir Ibn Himmas in the Jordan Diocese. The UTSA army is nearly wiped out by the defending Amigard forces.
  • September 1, 2011: [Olmeria] The civil war that raged since the fall of the German Region finally comes to an end as the Lacozen faction manages to take control of Vienna after steadily gaining control of the bulk of Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia and Switzerland.
  • September 2, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] After eight days of fighting, Achesian military forces declare victory against anarchist and rebel forces in a series of pitched battles around Mato Grosso.
  • September 4, 2011: [Olmeria] As the inhabitants of the region begin to take stock of their new situation, military forces of Lacoze mop up the last of the enemy forces.
  • September 9, 2011: [Olmeria] The new Federation of Lacoze is officially declared to be in existence following the destruction of the last hostile firebase. Prime Minister Nathan Yanai presides over the first meeting of the Lacozen Parliament and begins the task of nation building, rather than warfare.
  • September 10, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] The United Latin Republics accuses the Empire of Layarteb of interfering with Mexican affairs but it fails to produce evidence. Tensions rise rapidly.
  • September 12, 2011: [Amigard] Amigardian forces launch an offensive into northeastern Saudi Arabia. The Army of Saint Michael's 3rd Corps along with the 3rd Corps of the Army of Saint Gabriel take the cities of Hafar Al-Batin and Ras Al Khafji along with the surrounding areas. The UTSA's 1st Army under the command of General Alawi marches on the city of Ha'il under orders from President Hatem himself despite protests from the General.
  • September 13, 2011: [Amigard] The UTSA's 1st Army is held back by Amigardian forces at the Battle of Ha'il City.
  • September 13, 2011: [Olmeria] The Secretary of the Exterior flies to Poland to begin talks on bringing the region into the Federation of Lacoze. Following talks with the Polish Premier and the Polish Assembly, the decision is made to put the question before the Polish people. This is despite an assassination attempt on both the Polish Premier and the Secretary of the Exterior, which is attributed to anarchists.
  • September 15, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The Federal States of America receives intelligence that the Republic of California is on the verge of civil war once again with a number of nuclear weapons known to be in the hands of some of the city-states. The decision is made to intervene and forces are mobilized.
  • September 15, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] Fighting breaks out in Mexico City.
  • September 16, 2011: [Olmeria] As indications of a positive response to the referendum continue to mount the Polish Premier, Tomas Slattery, is badly injured during a second strike by anarchists with the intention of damaging the referendum.
  • September 16, 2011: [Yanitza] Former Taliba to the Mourides, Abbas Puular, emerges as a major figure among the Fulani and begins to consolidate the militias in Futa Jallon.
  • September 20, 2011: [Amigard] General Alawi surrenders the UTSA's 1st Army to Amigardian forces in Ha'il. Meanwhile, the city of Tabuk falls to the advancing 2nd Corps of the Army of Saint Gabriel. As Saffaniyah and An Nuayriyah fall as well to Amigardian forces which continue to march on toward the UTSA capital of Riyadh.
  • September 20, 2011: [Bavin] General Enoc Méndez Barrera suffers a debilitating heart attack and he can no longer continue his duties.
  • September 20, 2011: [Olmeria] The referendum comes back strongly in positive of Lacozen membership.
  • September 21, 2011: [Bavin] The United Latin Republics undergoes a succession crisis as hardliners and moderates vie for power in Buenos Aires. Hardliners argue on a platform of open hostilities against the Central American Federation and the Empire of Layarteb. Moderates argue for a modernization program of the United Provinces of Bavin although, they come short of wanting peaceful relations with both the Central American Federation and the Empire of Layarteb.
  • September 22, 2011: [Olmeria] Tomas Slattery is sworn in as the Federation Councilor of Poland.
  • September 24, 2011: [Bavin] Amidst losing the debate for succession, the hardliners execute a coup and begin crackdowns against moderates and their supporters.
  • September 25, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] Chile declares itself independent of the United Latin Republics and names itself the Republic of Chile. In doing so, it keeps all military forces within its borders, immediately putting it at odds with the United Latin Republics. Despite declaring itself independent of the ULR, the Republic of Chile does not take a different stance towards the Empire of Layarteb and remains a hardliner-controlled nation.
  • September 25, 2011: [Cotland, Olmeria] The Treaty of Vienna is agreed upon by President Nathan Yanai of the Federation of Lacoze and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Realm of Cotland. The treaty specifies cultural exchanges, a free trade agreement, a mutual defence pact against foreign adversaries, and Cottish military training and support of the fledgling Lacozen military.
  • September 29, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The American operation officially begins with the deployment of troops to the streets of Californian cities.
  • October 2011: [Layarteb] Growing discord on the Solomon Islands and in Hawaii leads to Layartebian intervention on both island groups. The civilian leadership on both island groups collapses throughout the month furthering Layartebian involvement.
  • October 1, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The first blood is spilled as Sacramento jets attempt to attack the FSS Enterprise. American special forces deploy and recover the nuclear warheads from the Sacramento base where they are being kept.
  • October 1, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Layartebian UAVs destroy two suspected anarchist sites in Mato Grosso.
  • October 1, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile, Layarteb] Due to the withdrawal of the Republic of Chile from the United Latin Republics, a significant number of Bavinese forces are removed from Mexico.
  • October 1, 2011: [Khorsun, Yanitza] Khorsuni militias more or less achieve victory in southern Guinea, replacing the Senegambian Army as the major military force as they begin to collect taxes from the population.
  • October 2, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] In its largest raid yet, Layartebian fighters and bombers spend twelve hours bombing anarchist targets all around Mato Grosso. Achesian military forces resume fighting after realizing that anarchists had regrouped.
  • October 2, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] The United Latin Republics produces evidence that the Empire of Layarteb has been fueling dissent and assisting rebel groups in Mexico. The Empire of Layarteb responds by linking the Bavinese to the Porto Velho incident of August 23, 2010.
  • October 3, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] The Federal States Navy launches an alpha strike against Sacramento defenses, as well as against Sacramento forces that were preventing their own citizens from evacuating the city.
  • October 4, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] American forces are deployed into Sacramento. After intense street fighting, the city is pacified in the early hours of October 5.
  • October 4, 2011: [Amigard] As Amigardian forces bear down on Riyadh, President Hatem is assassinated by members of the Shaitan after they all but clear out the UTSA's treasury in payment for their services.
  • October 7, 2011: [Gliskor, Urbov(Ru)] A major naval engagement in the Caspian Sea between Persian and Soviet fast attack craft and patrol craft sees one Persian vessel sunk and another captured. Persian vessels were attempting to exert superiority near the Baku oil terminals of Azerbaijan.
  • October 9, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] After seven days of fighting, Achesian forces withdraw from Mato Grosso following several brutal and casualty-ridden defeats, despite Layartebian air support.
  • October 9, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] Mexico City falls to anti-Bavinese forces.
  • October 10, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb] The United Latin Republics withdraws from Mexico.
  • October 11, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The government of Achesia formally requests that the Empire of Layarteb cease all cross-border attacks into Mato Grosso.
  • October 12, 2011: [Achesia, Federal Republic of Amapá, Republic of Mato Grosso] Despite having previously announced that it will stay out of South American alliances, the Amapánese government declares it will not recognize the Republic of Mato Grosso, thus further aligning the Federal Republic of Amapá with both Achesia and the Empire of Layarteb.
  • October 12, 2011: [Amigard] The UTSA offers an unconditional surrender to the Theocracy of Amigard. UTSA assets and territory are absorbed by the Theocracy of Amigard.
  • October 12, 2011: [Gliskor, Urbov(Ru)] In Grozny, in front of the government building, a car bomb is detonated. However, it is linked to a radiological device. The resulting explosion kills 40 people outright and but the radioactive contamination salts the entire center of the city forcing the Soviet government to cordon off most of the city from human habitation. Many more die because of panic and radiation poisoning. Al-Shams takes credit for the bombing citing the liberation of Muslim brothers in Chechnya and the Caucasus. Using this incident as political leverage, President Dmitri Siloviki is granted emergency powers.
  • October 13, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Persian "students" assault and seize the Layartebian embassy and capture the ambassador and embassy staff. They are to stand trial for espionage against Persia.
  • October 14, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Mato Grosso declares itself independent of Achesia, names Marta de Oliveira President again, and demands that the Empire of Layarteb pay $600 billion in reparations. The Empire of Layarteb refuses all demands.
  • October 14, 2011: [Bavin, Layarteb, Mexico] Following the Bavinese departure from Mexico, the government forms a loose confederation of states but the true power remains in the hands of the cartels. Layartebian black & special operations forces begin an active but covert campaign against the drug cartels throughout Mexico.
  • October 15, 2011: [Amigard] Amigardian officials meet with various government officials from Israel and the surrounding area to discuss possible annexation and inclusion into the Theocracy of Amgiard. On October 15, the Amigardian head of foreign affairs, Bishop Gardner, holds a press conference in which he announces that an agreement has been reached and that the territories of Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank would be officially annexed by the Theocracy of Amigard on November 1, 2011. Israel would maintain a degree of sovereignty and it would be ruled by a King who ultimately owes fealty to the Cardinal but maintains a great deal of autonomy.
  • October 18, 2011: [Bavin] General Ernesto Chevalier assumes control over the United Latin Republics as a hardliner like Barrera. He reverts the country's name back to the United Provinces of Bavin.
  • October 18, 2011: [Layarteb] The Orion program crew capsule completes its first successful re-entry on mission OT-105.
  • October 19, 2011: [Bavin] Uruguay and Sergipe announce that they will remain within the United Provinces of Bavin.
  • October 22, 2011: [Hi No Moto, Layarteb] Admist heightened tensions resulting from the Layartebian deployments to the Solomon Islands, the Empire of Layarteb announces that the Solomon Islands, Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, and Hawaii are all to join the Empire of Layarteb. This meets with tremendous opposition from the Empire of Hi No Moto. The two countries appear to be closer to all-out war then ever before.
  • October 24, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The Empire of Layarteb issues a declaration that any Mato Grossan military outposts established within 20 miles of the border will be destroyed. It names six and demands they be evacuated, citing that they are being used to bring anarchist fighters into Rondônia. The Empire of Layarteb gives them 24 hours to comply.
  • October 26, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] Following a refusal to vacate military outposts by the Republic of Mato Grosso, the Empire of Layarteb bombs six military outposts with fighters, bombers, and UAVs.
  • October 26 - 27, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian forces perform a daring and complex rescue operation that is successful but sees the death of two Layartebian SOF soldiers. The Islamic Republic of Persia openly declares a state of war with the Empire of Layarteb in response to this act.
  • October 28, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] In an interview with Montgomery Broadcasting, Chief Ascendant Xavier Talbot declares that the Republic of Mato Grosso will not be allowed to remain independent but cites that the situation is presently, "a Layartebian and not an Achesian problem."
  • October 28, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb bombs various Persian targets with stealth UAVs in retaliation for the Embassy Seizure. This is Operation SALT KEG.
  • October 29, 2011: [Gliskor, Urbov(Ru)] The Soviet government determines that the materials used in the Grozny dirty bomb had come from Persia and that Al-Shams was not solely responsible. When the Soviet government confronts President Saoshyant concerning the matter, Russia is accused of a false flag operation and President Saoshyant threatens Russia with unilateral, military action.
  • October 30, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb, Urbov(Ru)] The Soviet government determines the secret link between the government of Persia and Al-Shams. They pass this information to the Empire of Layarteb.
  • October 30, 2011: [Layarteb] The Okno Space Observation Facility in Tajikistan near Dangara officially goes online.
  • November 2011: [Layarteb] A respected and old member of the Joplin City-State government attempts a no confidence vote on Richard Oliveria. It fails and he disappears shortly thereafter.
  • November 2011: [Yanitza] The emergence of Al-Shams in June inspires the formation of several nascent Islamist groups inside Senegambia, committing themselves to overthrowing the secular Segou regime through violence. A number of sympathetic Shaykhs and Marabouts support the movement; although, Senegambia's Muslim brotherhoods for the most part reject Al-Sham's fatwa.
  • November 2011 - January 2012: [Hi No Moto, Layarteb] Despite heavy saber rattling, the Empire of Hi No Moto and the Empire of Layarteb each back off from threats of war. The state of tension between both countries ebbs only slightly to continue a cold war in the Pacific.
  • November 2011 - March 2012: [Layarteb, Urbov(Ru)] Tensions in Moldova lead to a Soviet invasion. Throughout the conflict, the cause of these tensions is meddling by the Empire of Layarteb.
  • November 1, 2011: [Amigard] The Kingdom of Israel is officially annexed by the Theocracy of Amigard. Parades and celebrations are held throughout the Theocracy of Amigard.
  • November 1, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] Several incidents along the Bavinese-Chilean border cause the United Provinces of Bavin and the Republic of Chile to each declare a state of war against the other.
  • November 1, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb, Urbov(Ru)] The Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics officially declares war on Persia and begins air strikes against Persian military targets. The Empire of Layarteb condemns Persia for the Grozny dirty bomb and announces a statement of solidarity with the Soviet government. This is the first time such a declaration has been made by the government of Layarteb. This comes to be known as the Persian-Russian War.
  • November 1, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Following a crippling economic recession in the Norman Confederation, the Kingdom of Holland begins preparing for a possible "stabilization operation", similar to what was undertaken with Germany just a year previously.
  • November 4, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] President Marta de Oliveira of the Republic of Mato Grosso declares war against the Empire of Layarteb, which is reciprocated by the Emperor of Layarteb.
  • November 5, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] Major fighting breaks out in the town of Coyhaique in southern Chile after a surprise attack by Bavinese forces. Coyhaique is home of a large arms cache where chemical weapons were previously stored.
  • November 6, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] President Saoshyant is killed when his car is struck by precision-guided ordinance from a Layartebian UAV. At the time of his death, President Saoshyant was reportedly on the phone with the Emperor of Layarteb. The strike is not revealed to have occurred until November 24, 2011.
  • November 6, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] In a series of pre-emptive strikes, the Imperial Layartebian Air Force virtually eliminates every Mato Grossan military base within a 24 hour time period.
  • November 7, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] Coyhaique falls to Bavinese forces but the victory is pyrrhic.
  • November 7, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb inserts SOF into northwestern Iran for Operation SALT POT. The aim of the operation is to destroy Al-Shams elements in northwestern Iran.
  • November 7, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Prime Minister Daniel Soer announces that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix I and her Privy Council will embark on a historic diplomatic summit with the Confederacy to discuss the terms of merging with Holland
  • November 7, 2011: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] African forces secure the city of Harar, marking the furthest extent of their march into the country. They control Highway 30/4 up to this city from the border with Somalia. African forces previously advancing up Highway 6 were pulled in mid-2010 and sent towards Harar.
  • November 8, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian SOF in northwestern Iran continue reconnaissance on Chowrs and Qarahziyaeddin.
  • November 8, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The Emperor of Layarteb announces that if the Republic of Mato Grosso ceases all hostilities against the Empire of Layarteb, including the support of anarchist forces in Rondônia, it will cease military action against the Republic of Mato Grosso.
  • November 9, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Further Layartebian SOF teams deploy to northwestern Iran.
  • November 10, 2011: [Alliance ofFree People] A month after the end of military operations, California is formally accepted into the Federal States of America as a full state following the election of a state government and a state-wide referendum on the matter.
  • November 10, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] In response to Coyhaique, Chilean forces bomb Esquel, San Carlos de Bariloche, and Mendoza in western Argentina killing thousands of civilians.
  • November 10, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Operation SALT POT commences at 22:00 local time when Layartebian Rangers and previously deployed SOF attack both Chowrs and Qarahziyaeddin. During the operation, an AC-42B Atlas gun ship attacks the town of Nazik, which is mistaken for an Al-Shams stronghold. In the attack, 138 civilians are killed.
  • November 11, 2011: [Birean Empire] Dowell reaffirms the "one-child policy" despite evidence of the social upheaval it caused.
  • November 11, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Early in the morning, Intel reports that Al-Shams has moved into Gharanghoo. Layartebian SOF hit the town just after dawn while mop up operations in Chowrs and Qarahziyaeddin commence. Acting on falsified intelligence of a possible WMD, a 4-man Ghost Recon team deploys to Yukhari Chvgun while forces are engaged at Gharanghoo. They are led into an ambush and though they are critically wounded, they fend off the attack by 250+ until air support arrives and they each receive the Order of Layarteb. Operation SALT POT concludes by the end of the day with 1,025 total casualties to Al-Shams: Qarahziyaeddin (243 KIA, 17 WIA/POW), Chowrs (200 KIA, 22 WIA/POW), Nearby Pass (12 KIA), Gharanghoo (262 KIA, 19 WIA/POW), Yukhari Chvgun (250 KIA). Layartebian casualties number 13 KIA and 44 WIA between all of the battles.
  • November 11, 2011: [Layarteb, Republic of Mato Grosso] The Empire of Layarteb and the Republic of Mato Grosso agree to terms stated on November 8. Neither nation agrees to interfere with the other, militarily speaking.
  • November 12, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] In the wake of Operation SALT POT, the Empire of Layarteb launches Operation SALT FLOWER (to capture Kish Island), Operation SALT SOAP (to capture Kharg Island), Operation SALT SWORD (to capture several oil rigs in the Persian Gulf and neutralize them), and Operation SALT SPECTRE (to destroy Persian military elements along the Persian Gulf). The operations commence at 20:00, local time.
  • November 15, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Kish Island falls to Layartebian forces.
  • November 17, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] Bavinese forces begin a full invasion of southern Chile.
  • November 17, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Kharg Island falls to Layartebian forces.
  • Late November 2011 - June 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia, Layarteb, United States of Brink] Seeing its strategy in Ethiopia playing out well, the Empire of Layarteb moves to cause problems for the New African Republic in Eritrea.
  • November 24, 2011: [Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb officially creates the Persian Territory out of Kharg Island and Kish Island. Kish Island becomes the administrative center.
  • November 28, 2011: [Achesia, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb and the Achesian Democratic Ascendancy secretly sign a deal to begin covert military action to keep the Republic of Mato Grosso unable to conduct military operations.
  • November 29, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] Bavinese and Chilean forces enter a stalemate just south of Coyhaique.
  • December 2011 - January 2013: [Ethiopia, United States of Brink] Public support for military intervention in Ethiopia continues to wane as casualties continue to rise. African forces are unable to break past Harar and the civil war rages unchecked between government and rebel forces.
  • December 1, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb declares an end to all combat operations against Persia and repatriates all Persian POWs except for several high-value prisoners. During the entire SALT campaign, Persian forces suffered 1,200 KIA, 1,800 WIA/POW, and 200 POW on Kharg Island; 125 KIA and 50 WIA/POW. An estimated 800 Persian forces escape from Kharg Island and fewer than 50 escape from Kish Island during the war. Casualty estimates along the Persian coast are 1,000 to 15,000 with an estimated 5,000+ civilians killed between all of the campaigns. Layartebian losses equal 148 KIA, 11 POW, 400 WIA. Al-Shams operations in northwestern Iran are certified as having been thoroughly eliminated, though the terrorist organization remains at large and functional.
  • December 1, 2011: [Itailian Maifias] Following nearly a month of diplomatic talks, the Confederacy agrees to merge with Holland in exchange for being included in the massive infrastructure update and modernization project that began in central Germany in early 2012, as well as the development of a military base near the western borders.
  • December 7, 2011: [Bavin, Republic of Chile] The Republic of Chile and the United Provinces of Bavin agree to a cease fire and a return to pre-November borders. Both nations remain hotly opposed to one another after this deal is negotiated.
  • December 8, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian reconnaissance locates a missing, at-large, Persian, Saam-class warship near Sirri Island. It is destroyed via maritime strike later in the day.
  • December 9, 2011: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Council of Nobles votes to formally request that Archduke Walker Von Karin accept coronation as Imperial King of Apilonia. Despite much chagrin on his part, Von Karin agrees.
  • December 12, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Intel confirms an approximate 1,600 Persian holdouts in control of Sirri Island with full military capabilities and the positioning to harass Layartebian shipping in the Persian Gulf.
  • December 15, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian SEALS deploy to Sirri Island for reconnaissance in advance of Operation SALT HOTEL (to capture Sirri Island).
  • December 16, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] At 21:55, local time, SEALS on Sirri Island are compromised and Layartebian Marines begin an invasion.
  • December 17, 2011: [Gliskor, Layarteb] Layartebian Marines and other forces invade and secure Sirri Island in a 24-hour long war that leaves 895 KIA and 755 WIA/POW Persians and 24 KIA, 1 POW, and 108 WIA Layartebians. The island is annexed into the Empire of Layarteb.
  • December 18, 2011: [Terra Reborn] Foreign dignitaries arrive for the coronation, including Sverre II of Cotland.
  • December 19, 2011: [Terra Reborn] Walker Von Karin is formally crowned as Walker I, Imperial King of Apilonia.
  • Winter 2011 - Spring 2012: [Amigard] After the cessation of the Persian War, the Theocracy of Amigard sees a massive outpouring of relief into Iran. Many NGOs and aid organizations set up relief centers throughout the ravaged country.
  • Winter 2011 - Spring 2012: [Layarteb] Violence in Rondônia is curbed to virtually nothing and reconstruction of Porto Velho shows major steps and improvements since 2010.
  • December 22, 2011: [Layarteb] The annual Solstice Concert is held on Governors Island for the first time in history. It features bands Sevendust, Five Finger Death Punch, and Metallica, by now hailed as "the greatest band of all time" by the Emperor of Layarteb in many informal interviews over the years. Total attendance is 51,059 making it the largest crowd to date.
  • December 25, 2011: [Layarteb] Sirri Island joins the Persian Territory.
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2012 [1st Quarter]:
  • January 2012: [Yanitza] In an effort to halt the violence spreading across the country, military commanders in much of Senegambia impose strict control over the population, attempting to regulate movement of goods and people.
  • January 1, 2012: [Alliance ofFree People] During President Thorn's New Year's Day speech, he announces the development of a new constitution and calls for the nation's name to be changed from that of Federal States of America to United States of Federal America in an effort to emphasize the united nature of the Federal States.
  • January 2, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] In the wake of the agreement and in fear of a possible Olmerian expansion on her western borders, Dutch ground troops partake in a massive incursion into French nationalistic territory in what is dubbed Operation Rose Garden with the objective of securing all major cities in former Parisian territory.
  • January 3, 2012: [Birea, Dalmasce] A massacre occurs in southern Dalmasca in the township of Haira. The perpetrators are unknown but the Birean Empire, which the township sat close to, is suspected.
  • January 3, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] The 62nd Mannheim Division begins the assault on the city of Rennes, a central part of Operation Rose Garden. Concurrently, assaults also begin on Nantes and other surrounding settlements.
  • January 4, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] Rennes and Nantes, as well as major roads and settlements leading and around to them are secured by Dutch forces and the forces readjust to prepare for an assault on Paris, the last remaining "rebel" city.
  • January 5, 2012: [Amigard] After one year, the weak, civilian government in Egypt is overthrown and a military junta is put in place.
  • January 5, 2012: [Layarteb] Integration of the Solomon Islands, Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, and Hawaii into the Western Republic is complete.
  • January 7, 2012: [Olmeria] The Federation of Lacoze is officially asked for assistance by the Western Alliance (Hungary) against the Eastern Coalition that is closing in on Budapest.
  • January 8, 2012: [Olmeria] In the early hours of the morning, an emergency session of the Federation Council is called to discuss the deployment, and after an hour it gives authorization for the deployment. Within the hour, the first Lacozen troops would be landing in Hungary, courtesy of rapid reaction forces including the 1st Air Cavalry Regiment. During the battle, Captain Karen Yanai, sister of President Yanai, is shot down over Budapest and she is captured by the enemy. An air cavalry platoon picks up the trail and follows whilst Federation Special forces are mobilized.
  • January 10, 2012: [Olmeria] Captain Yanai is rescued by elements of Federation Special forces and the air cavalry and is quickly returned home as the offensive continues to push into Eastern Coalition territory. At the same time, a small formation led by the FNS Independence annihilates the Eastern Coalition Navy in a major engagement in the Black Sea.
  • January 11, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] The French nationalist arising makes itself known when it overruns the light Dutch garrison at Caen and makes moves for a counter-assault on Rennes.
  • January 12, 2012: [Olmeria] Many senior Eastern Coalition leaders are captured by Federation Special forces.
  • January 20, 2012: [Alliance ofFree People] The constitution of the United States of Federal America is formally accepted by Congress and it is sent to the state legislature's for ratification. In a display of speedy government, the constitution is ratified before the end of the day. The United States of Federal America is born and Andrew Thorn is sworn in as President.
  • January 22, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] After successfully fighting off the nationalist assault on Rennes, elements of the 64th Mannheim Division move off to reinforce the gathering of 1st Dutch Army near Chartres for the assault on Paris. General Heus issues a surrender ultimatum to the nationalist forces there, promising freedom and no harassment for any who heed it.
  • January 24, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] Following no response to the ultimatum, elements of the 1st Dutch Army begin the pincer move assault on the countryside surrounding Paris to ensure it's near complete entrapment. They encounter light to moderate resistance, but with the help of the recently restored Dutch air superiority, complete their objectives
  • January 25, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] Following the encirclement of Paris, elements of the 1st Dutch Army move in on the city of Paris, encountering heavy nationalist resistance on the fringes of the city but due to superior numbers and training, eventually overwhelm them and enter the city
  • January 25, 2012: [Olmeria] The Secretary of the Exterior travels to France to discuss with the Eastern French - "Independent French Alliance" - who request membership in the Federation of Lacoze. Fearing threats from abroad, a number of military assets are deployed to France, and despite rhetoric from some quarters these threats largely do not materialize.
  • January 26, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] After 26 hours of heavy fighting, Dutch forces secure everything south of the Seine River divider in Paris. Heavy fighting now focuses around the 18 bridges across the Seine as Dutch forces attack on the north encounter heavy armored and ground resistance. Through heavy artillery use, four bridges are destroyed and the National Archives and Palace are damaged.
  • January 28, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] The leader of the nationalist movement, Gerard Laurent, is killed by an artillery shell that landed on the Grand Palace, rendering more damage to the structure. Several nationalist elements around the bridges surrender following his death and Dutch forces move across the Seine.
  • January 28, 2012: [Olmeria] Federation forces capture the city of Bucharest and the last surviving Eastern Coalition general surrenders, ending the conflict. Within months, both Hungary and Romania would become full member nations of the Federation of Lacoze.
  • January 31, 2012 - September 2012: [Dalmasce, Khorsun, Layarteb, Terra Reborn] The Birean War occurs between the Kingdom of Dalmasca and the Birean Empire, the Kingdom of Dalmasca is aided in its struggle by the Empire of Layarteb, the Apilonian Empire, and the Republic of Khorsun.
  • January 31, 2012: [Olmeria] Upon realizing the successes of the Federation of Lacoze, Monaco votes in favor of joining the Federation of Lacoze.
  • February 2, 2012: [Layarteb] Orion program completes Orion 1, a fully manned pad test. Harkening to the days of Apollo 1, the test is dedicated to the memory of all lost astronauts and it is fully successful.
  • February 3, 2012: [Itailian Maifias] Paris and the remaining French countryside and settlements have been secured by Dutch forces, leading to Prime Minister Soer declaring Operation Rose Garden a massive success. He announces the construction of a monument near Versailles featuring Gerard Laurent and General Mikeal Jorgunson, the Dutch commander of the 19th Division who was killed at the fighting near the Louvre, as a testament to the unity of France and peace for her people.
  • February 5, 2012: [Layarteb, Urbov(Ru)] While visiting troops on the front, Dmitri Siloviki is assassinated by unknown anti-USSR, Moldovan partisans when the vehicle he is driving in is struck by an anti-tank missile. In truth, the assassination is carried out by black operative agents from the Empire of Layarteb.
  • February 7, 2012: [Urbov(Ru)] Dmitri Siloviki is confirmed dead ending his 20 year reign over the Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics.
  • February 10, 2012: [Olmeria] The French people vote in favour of Lacozen membership, at least in the short term.
  • February 15, 2012: [Cotland, Olmeria] The Cottish military training mission to Lacoze arrives in Austria and starts setting up a training installation for the training of the Lacozen Army.
  • February 18, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Manchurian Global votes favorably to deploy elements of its Private Military Division to Arak, Iran to protect the assets of six corporations. Standard Oil requests protection for its oil wells, two humanitarian NGOs request protection for their camps, and three oil and gas companies request protection for their facilities.
  • February 23, 2012: [Layarteb] A distress call is received by Expedition Erromango from the island nation of Vanuatu. The Imperial Layartebian Defense Force sends a frigate to maintain watch over the island group fearing a Hi No Moton invasion is underway.
  • February 24, 2012: [Layarteb] President Sato Korman, of Vanuatu, visits the Emperor of Layarteb to inform him that the island nation is involved in a civil war and he asks for help against rebel forces who have seized Efate Island, the previous government's center of power.
  • February 26, 2012: [Layarteb] While returning to Vanuatu, President Korman's plane is shot down and it crashes onto Malekula Island. There are no survivors. Layartebian forces investigate the crash site hours after it occurs.
  • February 29, 2012: [Layarteb] Layartebian special forces arrive in the Vanuatu theater.
  • March 4, 2012: [Layarteb] Force Falcon Team One deploys to Tanna Island in Vanuatu to search for and recover Doctor Atticus Noyle. The operation is highly classified as Dr. Noyle's activities throughout history have always been classified above top secret.
  • March 5, 2012: [Amigard] Omani citizens vote to join the Theocracy of Amigard
  • March 5, 2012: [Layarteb] Layartebian Marines and special forces deploy to Vanuatu in order to annex the island group for the Western Republic.
  • March 6, 2012: [Layarteb] Force Falcon Team One along with Dr. Noyle are extracted from Tanna Island and return to Layarteb City over the next day.
  • March 9, 2012: [Layarteb] Not long before dawn, several captured Ghost Recon teams escape from their "prison" on Erromango Island. They suffer several KIAs and WIAs as a result of their captivity. The true nature of what happened on Erromango becomes evident. It is immediately classified due to the horror of it.
  • March 11, 2012: [Amigard] The island of Cyprus erupts in violence as two factions divided along Catholic and Muslim religious lines vie for control. The outbreak of violence interrupts the Amigardian acquisition of the island. Amigardian diplomatic personnel are evacuated and the Salvation Carrier Battle Group is dispatched to the island
  • March 13, 2012: [Layarteb] Layartebian forces declare their final victory over Vanuatuan rebels. In total, the Empire suffers 10 KIA (7 Marine, 3 SOF) and over 30 wounded.
  • Mid/Late-March 2012: [Layarteb] Layartebian black & special operations forces comb Erromango Island for hostiles but find none and conclude that they have escaped.
  • March 15, 2012: [Amigard] Following a series of Amigardian supported corporate takeovers, the nation of Qatar joins the Theocracy of Amigard
  • Spring - Summer 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Manchurian Global forces come under intermittent attack and assault by unknown enemies throughout the Arak area.
  • Spring - Summer 2012: [Amigard] The Egyptian government moves to oppose Amigardian missionary programs in Egypt. Iran enters a period of warlord domination. Aid organizations and NGOs, particularly those from the Theocracy of Amigard, are frequently attacked by warlord-led armies.
  • March 23, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The Republic of Australia, a close ally of the Apilonian Empire, falls victim to a violent revolution by militant extremists known as Australia First. The Australian military is crippled by an advanced computer virus and calls upon the Apilonian Empire for assistance in defending itself. The King agrees immediately.
  • March 24, 2012: [Terra Reborn] Imperial aircraft carrier, HMS Excalibur, which had been patrolling the South Pacific, arrives off the coast of Australia and begins air operations in support of Australian forces. In addition, Excalibur's complement of Imperial Marine commandos goes ashore to aid in the defence of Melbourne; and although they take heavy casualties, they are invaluable in holding the line against enemy forces.
  • March 25, 2012: [Terra Reborn] HMS Ocean, an amphibious assault ship, arrives off of Sydney and deploys Zero One Commando ashore to aid in defence of the coastal city.
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2012 [2nd Quarter]:
  • April 1, 2012: [Urbov(Ru)] The Union of Sovereign Slavic Republics begins the process of reunification with Moldova.
  • April 3, 2012: [Terra Reborn] All of Australia, with the exception of the Western Territory, formally accepts protectorate status within the Apilonian Empire due to the heavy reliance on Imperial assistance with the bulk of the Australian military's equipment still being deactivated. HMS Enterprise arrives and commences operation along with four Cunard Line vessels, which were acquired by special request of His Majesty to carry the entire 4th Infantry Division safely to Australia. The 4th ID deploys ashore whilst the four liners head back to the Empire to pick up more troops.
  • April 14, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] With the refugee crisis reaching unbearable proportions, President Hashim floats an idea to the Eritrean Congress to expel all Ethiopian refugees from the border area. This move incenses the Ethiopian government.
  • April 4, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The Battle of the Arafura is fought between Imperial naval forces (consisting of a single battlecruiser supported by two Australian frigates), under the command of Captain Alice Standford, and hostile Western Australian vessels. The Imperial force is victorious although with the loss of RAS Swallow
  • April 20, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Manchurian Global forces at Arak Airport come under mysterious attack during the very early morning hours. Despite the presence of hostiles and confirmed screams from a grenade shot, no bodies are recovered.
  • April 24, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The 2nd Armoured Division arrives in Australia and Operation JUST ASSAULT pushes the enemy back to the east-west line along the Western Territory
  • April 25, 2012: [Terra Reborn] A larger naval force, again under Captain Standford, launches an assault against a Western Australian carrier group at the Battle of Perth and despite suffering losses, it is successful in destroying the enemy carrier and aiding in the liberation of the city. Captain Standford would receive the Distinguished Service Order for her leadership during the engagement.
  • May 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] President Hashim orders the Eritrean Armed Forces to begin planning an operation to seize a region in Ethiopia along the border in an effort to return refugees to the country. The region of choice soon becomes the Tigray Region.
  • May 1, 2012: [Amigard] Delegates from the Amigardian diplomatic corps arrive on the island of Cyprus to negotiate a ceasefire between the Catholic and Muslim Factions. Meanwhile Amigard troops establish a buffer zone dividing the island into east (dominated by the Catholic Faction) and west (dominated by the Muslim faction)
  • May 14, 2012: [Amigard] The Catholic faction on Cyprus launches a surprise attack against the Muslim faction, and several skirmishes erupt along the buffer zone between the Amigardian forces and the forces supported by the Catholic faction. Catholic militants launch artillery strikes at various Muslim targets. Amigardian forces respond with cruise missile attacks and air strikes against Catholic faction military targets. Agents with the AESS hunt down and arrest leaders of the Catholic faction, those that resist are slain.
  • May 14, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The Eastern Australian territories are formally accepted into the Apilonian Empire as full members. Due to the larger size of the Australian territories, this has a radical effect on the make-up of the Imperial Parliament, not to mention the situation in the South Pacific.
  • May 20, 2012: [Amigard] After a week of missile strikes and air strikes the Catholic faction's ability to conduct military operations is crippled.
  • May 21, 2012: [Amigard] An agreement is reached between the Theocracy of Amigard and local leaders on Cyprus, and the island is annexed by the Theocracy of Amigard. The island nation is officially absorbed by the Kingdom of Israel (a vassal state of the Theocracy of Amigard) as a compromise between the two opposing factions to ensure neither faction gains a significant advantage over the other.
  • May 29, 2012: [Edvardus] A no-confidence vote in the National Assembly removes Premier Rowan Lo from office. The vote passes 268 (Yea) to 231 (Nay).
  • June 1, 2012: [Edvardus] President Joseph Marino dissolves the National Assembly and he calls for new elections on June 16 with the swearing in scheduled for June 25.
  • June 1, 2012: [Layarteb] Rondônia officially joins the Amazonian Territory and Vanuatu officially joins the Western Republic.
  • June 5, 2012: [Edvardus] Former President Damian Marino passes away in the early morning due to ill-health.
  • June 10, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] Eritrean Armed Forces, under the direction of General Abraha Bairu are ordered by President Hashim, to cross the border into Ethiopia and seize the Tigray Region in an effort to stem the humanitarian crisis in the country.
  • June 12, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] Eritrean Armed Forces cross the border and head south on Highway 1 to Addigrat and Highway 3 to Adi Abun, their first objectives.
  • June 13, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] Eritrean Armed Forces reach Adi Abun and Addigrat and are met with heavy resistance from Ethiopian government forces, who are entrenched and holding both cities.
  • June 16, 2012: [Edvardus] Elections are held and the National Assembly results are as follows: 244 (49%) Progressive Party, 131 (26%) Christian Democrat Party, 124 (25%) Democratic Socialist Party. Sakuma Chomei, leader of the Progressive Party, addresses the world.
  • June 18, 2012: [Federal Republic of Amapá, Layarteb] A DHC-7 is hijacked and held on the runway at Macapá International Airport. Layartebian black operations forces are rumored to be present during negotiations.
  • June 19, 2012: [Federal Republic of Amapá, Layarteb] After an intense ordeal, Amapánese authorities concede to all demands and the hijacked ERJ 145 is allowed to departure for Bavinese airspace. Many rumors persist that the ordeal was really an operation gone wrong by the Ministry of Intelligence for anti-Bavinese assets in the United Provinces of Bavin.
  • June 20, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] Eritrean Armed Forces, after heavy and sustained fighting secure Adi Abun and head to secure Adwa. During the fighting, Ethiopian government forces reinforce Adwa.
  • Summer 2012: [Layarteb] The Layartebian Ministry of Intelligence uncovers a possible Al-Shams cell operating around the Kabul area of Afghanistan. Proceeding slowly, agents are sent to the theater to provide on-the-ground intelligence back to the Layartebian Ministry of Intelligence.
  • June 25, 2012: [Edvardus] The National Assembly votes 255 to 244 to elect a new head of state. Afterwards, Sakuma Chomei is elected as the new head of state with 250 votes, the bare minimum. Six members of the Christian Democrat Party vote for Chomei.
  • June 25, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] After twelve days, Eritrean Armed Forces are forced to abandon their siege of the city of Addigrat. In Adwa, Eritrean Armed Forces continue to suffer heavy losses.
  • June 28, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] After suffering nearly 40% casualties, General Abraha Bairu orders all Eritrean Armed Forces to withdraw from Ethiopia, against the orders of President Hashim.
  • June 29, 2012: [Eritrea] President Hashim dismisses General Bairu, causing strife within the upper ranks of the Eritrean military.
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2012 [3rd Quarter]:
  • July 1, 2012: [Central American Federation, The Alliance of United Worlds] Marshal Jaygo Merik leads a coup against the corrupt government of the Central American Federation.
  • July 2, 2012: [Central American Federation, The Alliance of United Worlds] Marshal Jaygo Merik extends his insurrection against the powerful cartels in the Central American Federation.
  • July 2, 2012: [Eritrea] En masse, the entire general staff of the Eritrean Armed Forces resigns in protest over the dismissal of General Bairu. President Hashim declares General Abraha Bairu a fugitive and orders his arrest for treason
  • July 4, 2012: [Eritrea] In a bloody but quick coup d'état, General Bairu and elements of the Eritrean Armed Forces seize control of Asmara and arrest President Hashim. Martial law goes into effect.
  • July 6 - July 13, 2012: [Central American Federation, The Alliance of United Worlds] The Central American Federation begins to crumble and fall at the coup and rebellion led by Marshal Jaygo Merik.
  • July 6, 2012: [Edvardus] The National Assembly votes on an amendment to give police increased powers in order to cut bureaucratic red tape. It passes 372 to 127
  • July 6, 2012: [Eritrea] President Hashim is charged with treason by ordering Eritrean Armed Forces into Ethiopia and for abandoning them by preventing resupply and reinforcements. He is also charged with abetting the murder of Eritrean soldiers through intelligence leaks that allowed the Ethiopians to reinforce the cities of Addigrat and Adi Abun.
  • July 7, 2012: [Eritrea] After a six hour trial, President Hashim is found guilty by unanimous decision and he is sentenced to execution, to be carried out on July 10.
  • July 8, 2012: [Eritrea] General Bairu resigns his commission and assumes the role of President of Eritrea.
  • July 8, 2012: [Olmeria] The Federation of Lacoze votes to commence peacekeeping operations in the Southern Balkans Confederation, consisting of Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia where ethnic cleansing has been conduct on-again, off-again since the dissolution of the Fourth Reich of North Germania.
  • July 9, 2012: [Eritrea] Martial law ends but President Bairu begins a secret, anti-Muslim campaign as revenge for the "betrayal" from President Hashim.
  • July 9, 2012: [Olmeria] Lacozen forces enter the Southern Balkans Confederation and establish a military camp in Albania.
  • July 10, 2012: [Eritrea] At 15:00, President Hashim is executed by hanging. The Muslim populace of the country immediately begins protesting the execution.
  • July 10, 2012: [Olmeria] Lacozen forces commence active patrols of the Albanian region.
  • July 11, 2012: [Olmeria] The first firefight in Albania between Lacozen and local forces occurs.
  • July 13 - July 16, 2012: [The Alliance of United Worlds] A constitutional convention is called and held in La Paz by Jaygo Merik. Bolivia and Paraguay are fully represented. On July 16, Marshal Jaygo Merik resigns his military commission and runs for President of the Republic of South America, the new name for the former Central American Federation. He remains as acting executive of the RSA for the time being.
  • July 15, 2012: [Eritrea] A purge of the Eritrean Armed Forces occurs in secret throughout the night and 35% of them are rounded up for being Muslim and they are subsequently executed throughout the night.
  • July 16, 2012: [Edvardus] In a dramatic event, the National Assembly votes down a proposed amendment to ratify the borders of Sinae. The amendment would remove the Sinaean claim on Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Hainan, and Taiwan. It is defeated 255 to 244.
  • July 18, 2012: [Eritrea] Eritrean Armed Forces commence recruitment of Christian volunteers, quietly denying all Muslim applications.
  • July 23, 2012: [Chile, The Alliance of United Worlds] The Republic of South America begins preparations to go to war against Chile.
  • July 29, 2012: [Chile, The Alliance of United Worlds] A joint Chilean-RSA commando force infiltrates Valparaiso Harbor in Chile. In the mission, they seize control of a Type 45 class destroyer.
  • July 30, 2012: [The Alliance of United Worlds] The Republic of South America holds its first election with Jaygo Merik elected as the first President.
  • July 30, 2012: [Edvardus] The Progressive-controlled National Assembly amends the constitution to abolish the Legislative Court thereby transferring all legislative-making powers to the National Assembly. The vote passes 250 to 249. The 6 CDP defectors are identified and expelled from the CDP and become Independents.
  • July - August 2012: [Amigard] Civil unrest begins to spread in Egypt. This unrest is stoked largely by the Shaitan Mercenary Company, a small organization within the Children of God terrorist group.
  • August 1, 2012: [Edvardus] The National Assembly passes legislation allowing government to imprison those who actively seek to oppose the government.
  • August 1, 2012: [Olmeria] Unidentified fighters violate Albanian airspace but they leave before Lacozen fighters shoot them down.
  • August 2, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] A Manchurian Global convoy comes under assault during the daytime. Ten hostiles are killed by Manchurian Global forces.
  • August 3, 2012: [Edvardus] President Chomei re-establishes official diplomatic ties with Hi No Moto by signing a treaty formally recognizing Taiwan as sovereign territory of the Hi No Moton Empire. All 10 Taiwan Assemblymen are removed, bringing total National Assembly membership down to 489.
  • August 4, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Two hostile combatants attempt to penetrate Arak Airport's perimeter but are driven off by a K-9 patrol.
  • August 4 - 5, 2012: [Edvardus] Massive protests erupt from Democratic Socialist Party supporters upon hearing the independence of Taiwan. Protesters argue that only the National Assembly can change boundaries. President Chomei orders the military to detain thousands of protesters.
  • August 6, 2012: [Chile, The Alliance of United Worlds] RSA naval ships sink two Type 23 destroyers from the Chilean Navy. In Chile, President Nicola Solos announces solidarity with the Republic of South America and calls for a rebellion against military officers who truly ran the country. This ignites an internal fight between groups in the military, with the Republic of South America supporting President Solos.
  • August 6, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus] The Democratic Socialist Party formally announces that it is dissolving and all party members vacate their seats in the National Assembly instead of risking arrest due to the August 1 law, bringing total National Assembly membership to 120 CDP, 239 Progressives, and 6 Independents. Foreign Governments voice their concerns over the "death of democracy" to the Sinaean Government. At the same time, the Cottish government, deeply concerned with the situation in Sinae, starts planning for a possible intervention in the developing crisis, as the Cottish government fears it will develop into civil war if allowed to continue unchecked. To conceal the preparations, the Cottish government announce that the Pacific Fleet will take part in the upcoming October Alliance exercise JOINT SERPENT in the western Pacific.
  • August 7, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Arak Airport comes under massive attack by 100 hostiles loyal to a local warlord. Two guard towers and 11 Manchurian Global mercenaries are killed. Of the 100 hostiles, 92 are killed and 8 are captured but wounded.
  • August 7, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb cables a message to President Chomei of the Respublica Sinae asking a return to democracy and an end to repression. President Chomei rebuffs the communiqué. He threatens to ban all travel to and from Hainan and to cancel the free trade agreement if the Empire of Layarteb pushes further.
  • August 8, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Manchurian Global forces raid the Shahr-e Sanati District of Arak on intelligence gained from captured attackers from August 7. Two individuals are arrested in the pre-dawn raid. Backlash from the residents begins immediately.
  • August 8, 2012: [Chile, Layarteb, The Alliance of United Worlds] The Layartebian Foreign Legion's, 6th Legion conducts Operation INCA SPIKE against Chacalluta International Airport in Arica, Chile. The operation neutralizes the airfield, which is very close to the border of Peru. However, its main objective is the capture of General Juan de Pais, a Chilean general with extensive knowledge of both Bavin's and Chile's CBRN capabilities.
  • August 8, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus] One hundred Progressive assemblymen bring forth a motion to ban all religious NGOs after intelligence reports claim that many are fronts for subversive activities. Muslim and Buddhist Progressives oppose the language of the bill and seek a compromise. The revised bill states that the government would set up a bureau that manages religious organizations within Sinae. The bill passes 305 to 60 with the 60 members of the CDP opposing the legislation. The sixty CDP members who voted against the bill are forcibly removed from the National Assembly and imprisoned, reducing the total membership to 305. Cotland formally requests President Chomei of Sinae to cease his persecution of Christians in Sinae. The request is met with hostile diplomatic moves.
  • August 9, 2012: [Olmeria] After one month, Lacozen forces become heavily bogged down in fighting in Albania as the guerilla war escalates.
  • August 13, 2012: [Amigard] The Theocracy of Amigard releases the "Articles of Just Intervention." This document provides the necessary conditions required for the involvement of Amigardian military forces in neighboring countries and conflicts to stop human rights abuses, chaos, et cetera.
  • August 13, 2012: [Layarteb, The Alliance of United Worlds] The Republic of South America issues a condemnation for Operation INCA SPIKE from August 8. However, the Empire of Layarteb denies the capture of General Pais and insists its actions were conducted against a unit of shock troops designed to cross the border into southern Peru and act as terrorists against Layartebian civilians. The denial is not received well by the Republic of South America, which begins to distance itself from Layartebian influence.
  • August 14, 2012: [Chile, The Alliance of United Worlds] Forces loyal to President Solos are victorious and Chile falls. Soon thereafter, it becomes a member of the Republic of South America. Nationalism spreads throughout South America with the rise of the Republic of South America.
  • August 14, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The Imperial Special Air Service launches a raid on a warehouse in the industrial district of Karin City on intelligence that a major terror attack is being plotted but they arrive too late and discover that much of the equipment and personnel have already moved on. Later that day the motorcade of His Majesty the King is attacked by a heavily armed terrorist force but is relieved by the same Special Air Service troop before harm could befall the King who had fought to defend himself during the attack.
  • August 15, 2012: [Amigard] Protests and riots against the Egyptian government turn violent due to Shaitan influence. Egyptian military forces move to suppress the riots and protests.
  • August 15, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] The Imperial Layartebian Military upgrades to MILCON Level 3 in the wake of continued crackdowns in the Respublica Sinae. Fearing further violence, the CDP leadership in Guangdong requests foreign intervention in order to restore democracy in Sinae and prevent further bloodshed.
  • August 15, 2012: [Terra Reborn] Following information from a covert HUMINT source on the failed Republic of Portugal, it is discovered by Imperial Intelligence that the Portuguese are behind the plot, seemingly in revenge for snatching Gibraltar from their grip. Following confirmation of this intelligence, the King is briefed on a number of retaliatory operations. He authorizes a full conquest of the republic in order to both punish its leaders for its acts and to liberate the population from oppression. Word of a Portuguese naval formation heading south to attack Gibraltar reaches the Apilonian Empire and, wanting to avoid any disruption of traffic in the straight, which would be catastrophic to the economy of the entire region, the Imperial Gibraltar Squadron, under the command of Captain Dame Alice Standford sails to engage the enemy. In the evening of this day, the Apilonian Empire formally declares war on the Republic of Portugal citing its terrorist activities and aggression as casus belli.
  • August 16, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] The Layartebian 2nd Carrier Strike Group deploys off of the Egyptian coast.
  • August 16, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The Gibraltar Squadron engages the Portuguese main battle fleet in the Gulf of Cadiz in what would become known as the Battle of the Gulf of Cadiz. The Gibraltar Squadron is ultimately victorious, despite the destruction of HMS Wistful and heavy damage to HMS Zodiac. After rescuing survivors and capturing a number of ships (providing substantial prize money to the entire squadron), the remaining Imperial ships return to Gibraltar.
  • August 17, 2012: [Terra Reborn] HMS Astute, lead ship of her class of attack submarine, is jumped by a remaining, Portuguese enemy force of three frigates whilst attempting to extract the HUMINT source and a defecting officer. Captain Standford elects to take just HMS Defiant out to engage the enemy and not to make use of her expensive Midgardsorm missiles, having not had time to take on replacement missiles. The HMS Defiant is able to sneak into gun range and catch the enemy by surprise, destroying all three frigates with gunfire. However, the HMS Defiant is torpedoed by an enemy submarine and it suffers a hull breach before the submarine can be destroyed. The HMS Defiant limps back to Gibraltar. Upon return to Gibraltar, Captain Standford puts two-and-two together and discovers that the defected enemy officer was in fact a set-up to try and lure in Imperial ships in order to destroy them; he is placed under arrest.
  • August 19, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] During protests in front of the main gate at Arak Airport, Manchurian Global forces fire tear gas rounds into the crowd to disperse them for an exiting convoy. During the melee, one teenager is injured by a ricocheting tear gas round, which causes severe burns to his face. A middle-aged man succumbing to the effects of the tear gas is struck by exiting vehicles. He suffers a broken hip and damage to his left kidney. A third protestor, also a teenager, has his right arm crushed by a vehicle after tripping into the roadway. Medical attention is given but not quickly enough. More backlash unfolds.
  • August 19, 2012: [Terra Reborn] For her distinguished service, bravery and leadership during the campaign, and most notably the Battle of the Gulf of Cadiz, Alice Standford is created Viscountess.
  • August 20, 2012: [Edvardus] After much backlash from party supporters, the Christian Democratic Party formally announces that it is dissolving and the remaining party members become Independents. The National Assembly is now 239 Progressives and 66 Independents.
  • Late August 2012: [Amigard] The situation in Egypt worsens with more and more government crackdowns taking place. Shaitan Mercenaries secretly attack villages for varying reasons, blaming the attacks on rebels or loyalists to further the chaotic situation.
  • Late August 2012: [Amigard, Edvardus, Layarteb] Layartebian forces assist Amigardian missionaries wishing to escape the Respublica Sinae due to Progressive-sponsored persecution.
  • August 21, 2012: [Eritrea] Eritrean Armed Forces begin to enforce special conditions throughout the country to suppress Muslims. In various cities, Muslims begin protesting and they begin to gain support of radical, left wing, and moderate, Christian groups.
  • August 22, 2012: [Edvardus] The National Assembly proposes change to national boundaries to exclude Mongolia, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan as well as downgrading Hainan to a Special Economic Zone. All 66 Independents vote "Present" to avoid arrest. Mongolian, Tibetan, and Xinjiang assemblymen resign due to relinquishing Sinaean citizenship bringing the National Assembly down to just 162 Progressives and 66 Independents.
  • August 24, 2012: [Eritrea] Eritrean Armed Forces begin a genocide campaign, in secrecy, against Muslims in the Debub Region and the Maekel Region, both of which have overwhelmingly Christian populations.
  • August 25, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] A Christian extremist wearing a bomb detonates himself inside the government building housing the new state religion bureau. Martial law is declared and all Christians are systematically rounded up and sent to labor camps. Those who renounce their faith and join the Progessive Party are free but they remain under surveillance. Battle groups from the Imperial Layartebian Navy begin arriving in the South China Sea en masse. Cottish naval forces begin assembling in the South China Sea under the guise of participating in a long planned joint Cottish-Layartebian naval exercise off Hainan Island. As a result, the CDP leadership in Guangdong declares the Sinaean government to be illegal and forms the Guangdong Christian Protection Movement (GCPM) in order to try to protect the millions of Christian refugees that flock into Guangdong.
  • August 25, 2012: [Terra Reborn] HMS Enterprise arrives off of Portugal and begins air operations against the enemy. HRH Prince Arthur, the Crown Prince and a naval aviator is involved in these attacks but is shot down when the shortsighted and arrogant plans of the battle group commander, Rear Admiral Elvis Santino, walks the Imperial strike force into a trap.
  • August 26, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] The Emperor of Layarteb gives a live address to the world where he announces that the Empire of Layarteb will remove all foreign support from the Respublica Sinae so long as it continues to persecute its citizens and as long as it continues to violate the Doctrine of Sovereignty. The Sinaean response announces an end to the Sinaean-Layartebian Charter, closing Sinaean waters to Layartebian-flagged ships, ending all trade, closing all embassies and consulates, and ending all relations between the two nations. At the same time, Cottish diplomats reach out to the GCPM and CDP and offer Cottish military support for the CDP, which is accepted.
  • August 26, 2012: [The Alliance of United Worlds] President Solos is sworn in as Prime Minister of the Republic of South America.
  • August 27, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] A Manchurian Global vehicle stalls due to radiator damage in the Kuy-e-Enqelab neighborhood of Arak. The five-man, armed crew becomes panicked and opens fire on civilians, killing 9 and wounding 14. The Theocracy of Amigard sends a formal request to the Empire of Layarteb to remove Manchurian Global forces from the Arak region. Unfortunately, the Layartebian government is legally unable to act.
  • August 27, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] In a risky but successful operation, Force Falcon Team One evacuates former Sinaean President Joseph Marino and his family to Hainan. The Imperial Layartebian Military upgrades to MILCON Level 2 for the first time in over a decade.
  • August 27, 2012: [Terra Reborn] Acting on the orders of Captain Viscountess Standford, the Imperial Air Forces in Gibraltar, launch an audacious rescue mission for Prince Arthur and all of the other shot down pilots from the initial assault, despite the King forbidding such a rescue on the grounds that it was too dangerous. At the bequest of Arthur upon his safe return to the Empire, Standford does not receive any of the King's ire for her actions, and she is promoted to the rank of rear admiral. Rear Admiral Santino is relieved of his command and court-martialed for this fiasco.
  • August 28, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] In a surprise attack, the Sinaean military launches a massive attack against Layartebian shipping in the South China Sea, severely damaging several ships and killing many sailors. All Layartebian forces in the theater upgrade to MILCON Level 1. Strategic forces go to REDCON Level 2, which is the highest state the Empire of Layarteb's strategic forces have risen to since the early 1990s. Hours after the surprise attack by Sinaean forces, the Empire of Layarteb commences offensive operations against Progressive forces in the Guangdong Provinces as well as in Southeast Asia and around the Guangdong Province. CDP forces commence attacks throughout the Guangdong Province in support of Layartebian efforts.
  • August 29, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] The first Layartebian ground units cross the border and enter Guangdong. Heavy bombardment by Layartebian aircraft and cruise missiles continue. Cottish naval and air forces begin bombarding the Guangdong province of Sinae in preparation for an invasion. Less than twelve hours later, in a nighttime operation, Cottish Marines begin landing in Guangdong Province, being welcomed by the local Christian population that make up a majority of the province's inhabitants. Sinaean forces loyal to President Chomei resist the landings. The Cottish are landing under the guise of being peacekeepers intend on preventing further persecution against Christians. The troops are welcomed as liberators by locals and are assisted by friendly local militias. Sinaean forces loyal to the Progressive Party try to resist but are quickly repulsed. A wide bridgehead is quickly established.
  • August 30, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] The Empire of Layarteb evacuates all non-military personnel from its embassy in Egypt, including the ambassador.
  • August 30, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] Layartebian Marines invade Hong Kong behind CDP forces securing the province from Progressive loyalists.
  • August 31, 2012: [Amigard] Amigardian military forces deploy off the Egyptian coast.
  • August 31, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] Layartebian forces secure Hong Kong, Zhanjiang, and Maoming. They further move to reinforce CDP forces as they drive the final Progressive elements out of Guangdong Province.
  • September 1, 2012: [Amigard] The Shaitan secretly attack a small village, killing scores of innocent civilians. The Shaitan make the attack appear as if it were conducted by Egyptian authorities. The Theocracy of Amigard (Operation ASAD) officially invades the shattered nation of Persia so as to begin the process of restoring order to the broken nation.
  • September 1, 2012: [Amigard, Edvardus] The United Arab Emirates, a Sinaean territory, secedes from the Respublica Sinae and joins the Theocracy of Amigard. The country has a large, Christian populace. The transition is officially to complete by January 1, 2013. This leads to a break in relations between the Respublica Sinae and the Theocracy of Amigard.
  • September 1, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] Layartebian forces initiate OPPLAN 120827B against a the 521st Battalion of the Progressive Army based in Yunya, along the border with Guangdong. The plan involves an attack with chemical agent 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ, an incapacitating agent. The attack is meant to send a message to Beijing; during the attack, Layartebian forces capture 70% of the battalion alive as POWs. The rest of the battalion is killed from exposure to the chemical agent. The Progressive government vows revenge. The same day, Layartebian forces attack various Progressive targets including a frigate, which is struck by heavy anti-ship missiles. The frigate goes down in less than 10 minutes with all hands lost. The attack is condemned as "overkill" by the Progressive leadership.
  • September 1, 2012: [Olmeria] Following the unexpected death of Charles Pierre, the French Councilor, a new councilor is elected and following a plebiscite, France decides to secede from the Federation in favour of self-determination. Sticking with its ideals the Federation of Lacoze lets them go willingly and on good terms.
  • September 1, 2012: [Republic of Mato Grosso, The Alliance of United Worlds] Mato Grossan anarchists and rebels attack a border outpost in Bolivia. Two Guardsmen from the RSA are killed and several are wounded. Within hours, the RSA launches a massive military attack against Mato Grosso in response. With the spread of nationalism throughout South America, the civilians begin to riot against the corrupt government in Cuiabá.
  • September 2, 2012: [Achesia, Republic of Mato Grosso, The Alliance of United Worlds] The Achesian government issues a formal condemnation to the Republic of South America for the invasion of Mato Grosso and demands all South American forces depart the country. The Achesian government has never formally recognized the claims of independence by Mato Grosso.
  • September 2, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] Progressive forces continue to amass a 2,000,000-man force ready to invade into Guangdong. By now, CDP forces are at approximately 50% strength despite being backed up by Layartebian and Cottish troops. Cottish Marines and paratroopers have secured the major cities of Guangzhou, Yangjiang, Jiangmen, Taishan, Zhaoqing, Yunfu, Louding, Qingyuan, Dongguan and Zhongshan, effectively securing the central heartland of Guangdong Province and the coastline from Macau down southwest to Jangjiang.
  • September 3, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] Progressive forces launch a full-blown invasion just before dawn into Guangdong Province. Layartebian troops seek to fall back, destroying bridges and slowing the Progressive advance, knowing that they are outnumbered by as many as 4:1 in some locales. By the end of the day, the Progressives control two counties of Zhaoqing, four counties of Qingyuan, all of Shaoguan, three counties of Heyuan, six counties of Meizhou, all of Chaozhou, and two counties of Shantou. CDP forces are beat back heavily. Sinaean regular forces loyal to President Chomei attack the Cottish forces in Guangdong. The next ten days of fighting are some of the fiercest the Cottish forces have been involved in since the Scotland Campaign two years prior. Cottish and allied GCPM forces are forced to abandon territory under the onslaught of continued Progressive attacks, but inflict massive casualties on the Progressives in the process.
  • September 3, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The first Imperial ground forces, consisting of numerous commandos from the Imperial Marines go ashore in south Portugal and clear landing areas for additional forces, which push north, and with the aid and assistance of the local population, they are able to secure the country. At the same time, it is discovered back in the Apilonian Empire that there is a high-level traitor. This traitor is believed to have orchestrated many of the conflicts that the Apilonian Empire had fought in the past year.
  • September 4, 2012: [Edvardus, Layarteb] Amidst a major offensive, Progressive forces launch Sarin gas at Layartebian positions, seizing one county in Zhanjiang and another in Maoming. They also seize two counties in the Cottish zone, both in Yunfu. They make major advances against CDP forces and seize the entirety of five more prefectures, two more counties in Zhaoqing and Qingyuan each, and they push into and secure one county in Huizhou.
  • September 4, 2012: [Terra Reborn] The traitor is revealed to be none other than Sir Sebastian Cross, the head of Imperial Intelligence, who is shot and killed during a raid by the Metropolitan Police at a medal ceremony officiated by His Majesty the King on the grounds of an immediate threat to the King's life.
  • September 5 - September 7, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] In Arak, Iran, local militia and insurgents attack the Shazand Oil Refinery. Though they are repulsed, the attack leaves over 20 Manchurian soldiers killed and wounded. The enemy, numbering approximately forty, is utterly routed.
  • September 5, 2012: [Amigard] The Egyptian government is fed false intelligence by the Shaitan stating that rebels are hiding in and launching their attacks from the Amigardian side of the border. The Egyptian government issues an ultimatum for the Theocracy of Amigard to stop these rebel attacks.
  • September 5, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] Layartebian and Cottish forces push Progressive troops out of their zones, the former under a reprisal attack using VX and Novichok chemical agents. Heavy bombing sorties by Layartebian bombers lay waste to many rear supply bases in Guangxi Province. Progressive troops seize all of Zhaoqing, Yunfu, and Huizhou. Only five prefectures remain in CDP control: Foshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, and Shenzhen. This marks the bloodiest day of the war with over 650,000 casualties on all sides. After a Layartebian fuel-air explosive bomb attack on attacking Sinaean infantry, Sinaean forces increase their atomic readiness as Cottish signals intelligence units pick up chatter indicating a forthcoming nuclear attack.
  • September 6, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] The Progressives make a massive push against CDP forces, utterly routing most forward positions. By the end of the day, only four counties in Guangzhou remain in CDP control. Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan and Shenzhen all fall to Progressive forces. Triggered by the apparent Sinaean intention to raise the stakes in the war, the Realm of Cotland decides that it needs to step up its efforts. In a televised speech, King Sverre II of Cotland presents the situation in Sinae and uses the Sinaean increased nuclear readiness as a casus belli, and formally declares war on President Chomei and the Respublica Sinae. Shortly thereafter, Cottish stealth bombers bomb the Sinaean capital of Nanjing, decapitating the Sinaean general staff. The bombing attack on Chomei's residence fails to kill the Sinaean leadership. Instead, they kill President Chomei's favorite mistress and pet dog. All Cottish stealth bombers escape the enemy airspace unharmed. At the same time, Cottish strategic bombers launch so-called Arc Light missions in support of Cottish forces against attacking Sinaean forces.
  • September 6, 2012: [Eritrea] President Bairu secretly signs Executive Order 22 ordering that Muslims in the country be considered "lesser citizens."
  • September 7, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] In a final push, Layartebian, Cottish, and CDP troops heavily slow the Progressive advance. The Progressives successfully seize one county in Guangzhou, Huadu District. It comes with a heavy price in terms of casualties. Cottish reinforcements start arriving in force in Guangdong, relieving the exhausted paratroopers and Marines.
  • September 8, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] In a reprisal attack, Manchurian Global forces storm into Mazijaran and "come under hostile action." In their response, 17 civilians are killed and a further 20 are injured. The attack outrages Persia, the Theocracy of Amigard, and the Layartebian government. Egyptian military forces invade the border region between Israel and the Sinai, hoping to capitalize on Amigard's commitment in Iran. Amigardian forces counterattack and the invasion is halted at the border after sixteen hours of intense fighting, with the aid of Layartebian air support.
  • September 8, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] Unable to keep the momentum, CDP forces buckle, ceding all but Panyu District and Nansha District to Progressive troops.
  • September 8, 2012: [Republic of Mato Grosso, The Alliance of United Worlds] Most of Mato Grosso is under the control of the Republic of South America. With most military objectives secured, Mato Grosso is considered a part of the RSA. The RSA begins to look at Sergipe as a plan to whittle away the power and outlying territories of the United Provinces of Bavin.
  • September 9, 2012: [Achesia, Republic of Mato Grosso, The Alliance of United Worlds] Having fallen on deaf ears, the previous Achesian condemnation on September 2, 2012 is followed up with a cessation of relations with the Republic of South America.
  • September 9, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] The CDP is utterly defeated. Fewer than 5,000 CDP troops survive the war and most of those flee into the Cottish and Layartebian zones seeking asylum. To date, 92.95% of the war's casualties have been taken, 92.2% from September 3 - September 9. Reinforced by airlifted troops, the Cottish forces stop the Progressive advance and launch a massive counterattack across the line. The Progressive forces, weakened by the Cottish defenses and stunned by the sudden combined-arms attack, wither away and are pushed back. Cottish forces continue to push, taking back much of the lost territory in the coming days.
  • September 9, 2012: [Eritrea] Eritrean Armed Forces step up their anti-Muslim campaigns but continue to avoid anything too major to avoid attracting international attention.
  • September 10 - 20, 2012: [Achesia, The Alliance of United Worlds] In response to the diplomatic crisis between the Republic of South America and Achesia, a series of statements made by the South American government and state-guided media outlets declare the Achesian government "not a true South American government." Despite the incendiary rhetoric, the Achesian government opts not to respond.
  • September 10 - September 13, 2012: [Cotland, Edvardus, Layarteb] To prevent a Progressive breakout into the Cottish and Layartebian zones, the Imperial Layartebian Military in conjunction with Cottish forces unleash a massive air and ground campaign against Progressive troops around the border areas.
  • September 10, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] Amigardian forces launch a full-forced attack into the Sinai with the aim of driving all Egyptian military forces out of the peninsula and establishing a de-militarized zone. The Empire of Layarteb provides significant air support to the Theocracy of Amigard. In response to the problems in Arak, Iran, the Emperor of Layarteb makes a private deal with Manchurian Global to remove all private security personnel from the country within one week. Manchurian Global begrudgingly accepts on the condition that no private security personnel are prosecuted for actions taken in Arak.
  • September 10, 2012: [Olmeria] The Federation of Lacoze votes to end its peacekeeping mission in the Southern Balkans Confederation. The inability of Lacozen troops to stop the violence severely weakens the position of the government. President Yanai tenders his resignation on the same day.
  • September 10, 2012: [Portugal, Terra Reborn] Following the Apilonian invasion brought upon by the aggressive state-sponsored terrorism campaign perpetuated by Portugal, the government of Portugal formally surrenders to the Apilonian Empire as Apilonian divisions close on Lisbon.
  • September 11, 2012: [Olmeria] Vice President Sergiusz Czarnecki, a Pole, assumes the Presidency of the Federation of Lacoze. Despite his popularity, he is seen as a relatively weak politician. The Federation of Lacoze soon begins to stagnate.
  • September 13, 2012: [Cotland Edvardus, Layarteb] The Progressive government announces that it will accept a ceasefire with the Empire of Layarteb and the Cottish Realm. The borders will remain as they are at present. The CDP is entirely defeated. The Cottish-occupied zone is dubbed the Cottish Mandate Zone in China and placed under Cottish military rule for the time being.
  • September 15, 2012: [Amigard, Layarteb] After five intense days of fighting, Egyptian military forces suffer gross defeat at the hands of the Amigardian military and they are forced out of the Sinai. Layartebian air assets help patrol the Sinai.
  • September 15, 2012: [Eritrea, Ethiopia] In secrecy, President Bairu signs an agreement with the government of Ethiopia for peace, allowing troops guarding the border outposts to be reduced, freeing up more soldiers for anti-Muslim campaigns.
  • September 16, 2012: [Bavin, Layarteb, The Alliance of United Worlds] The RSA navy conducts an operation and sinks two Bavinese cruisers off of the coast of Sergipe. The Bavinese immediately blame the unprovoked attack on the Empire of Layarteb, which was the goal of the RSA. Bavinese forces immediately begin to mass near the Falkland Islands, an historically contested territory between the Empire of Layarteb and the United Provinces of Bavin.
  • September 18, 2012: [Olmeria] In protest of Vice President Sergiusz Czarnecki's assumption of the Presidency of Lacoze, in lieu of new elections, Monaco proclaims its independence from the Federation of Lacoze. The Empire of Layarteb ensures the Lacozen government that Monaco will not incite further rebellion by proclaiming it will act upon Monaco should it.
  • Late September 2012 - March 2013: [Edvardus, Layarteb] Layartebian and Progressive forces fight multiple border skirmishes. Loss of life goes back and forth but no major invasions occur. Layartebian forces conduct numerous clandestine operations in Progressive-controlled territory, many aimed at locating POW camps.
  • September 21, 2012: [Terra Reborn] His Majesty the King marries Jessica Wilson in a lavish ceremony in Karin City and she is crowned as Queen of Apilonia. The occasion is a major national spectacle and seen by many as a means by which to get past recent events and finally bring the Apilonian Empire together as never before.
  • Fall 2012 - Fall 2013: [Achesia, The Alliance of United Worlds] Increasing tension between the Republic of South America and Achesia threatens to boil over into an actual conflict. The Achesian military begins to amass forces along the border with Mato Grosso, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
  • September 23, 2012: [Bavin, The Alliance of United Worlds] The RSA launches an invasion of Sergipe, hoping to add it to its territory, which now consists of Bolivia, Chile, Mato Grosso, and Paraguay.
  • September 24, 2012: [Bavin, Layarteb, The Alliance of United Worlds] Marcos Castillo, the Layartebian ambassador to Bavin meets with Oscar Román, the Bavinese Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the long and tense meeting, Castillo explains that the Empire of Layarteb had nothing to do with the sinking of its cruisers on September 16. Castillo points all fingers to the RSA, which is expanding throughout South America, attacking Sergipe, and stoking nationalist fires throughout the continent. Despite the evidence, Román is reluctant to believe Castillo. He believes this is another trick from the Empire of Layarteb.
  • September 25, 2012: [Amigard] The Egyptian government begrudgingly accepts a truce with the Theocracy of Amigard on the condition that the Sinai is vacated within 30 days.
  • September 26, 2012: [Eritrea] A popular Muslim cleric is "murdered" along with his family during the night in Assab. Police forces declare the criminals to be radical Muslims belong to an organization called the "Eritrean Islamic Jihad" or EIJ. The EIJ is a fictitious organization but their actions give President Bairu an excuse to continue his anti-Muslim measures. The Muslims and moderate Christians of Assab riot throughout the day. Later that evening, rioters storm the Assab City Hall and brutally murder and kill the government officials inside. Some are tossed down stairs, others are tossed out of high-floor windows, and some are hanged for the entire city to see.
  • September 27 - 29, 2012: [Eritrea] The Eritrean Armed Forces enter Assab and begin a brutal campaign of pacification. By noon on September 29, the operation is declared a success. Over 30,000 Muslims and moderate Christians are arrested and carted off to internment camps and approximately 10,500 are killed. Of the remaining populace, thousands are brutally beaten and thousands are brutally raped. Citizens have their homes and possessions destroyed by military forces and the military purposefully leaves some citizens alone. The "harmed" populace of Assab sees them as spies and begins vigilante justice.
  • September 30, 2012: [Eritrea, United States of Brink] President Samuel Briddick of the New African Republic authorizes the deployment of the 92nd Airborne Division to Assab to quell the campaign of violence and pacification unleashed by the EAF. Despite being heavily engaged in the Ethiopian Campaign, African forces begin to make further preparations for expansion of said campaign into Eritrea proper.
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