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  • 55 BC
    • Julius Caesar and his Roman legions invade the British Isles but are met with strong resistance from the local tribes, who elect a super-leader: the mysterious Azorai or Azor Ahai. According to legend, Azor Ahai is able to convince the Celtic tribes to put aside their differences and work together to save their home. Despite suffering heavy losses, the Celts led by Azor Ahai are able to repel Caesar and his forces, earning the latter's respect in the process. Caesar and Azor Ahai eventually agree to cease hostilities in exchange that the Roman Republic recognizes the sovereignty of the Britannian Isles. Rome, already dealing with economic turmoil, agrees to the proposed armistice in order to salvage what's left of their resources. Azor Ahai is hailed as a hero by his people, and the Celtic chieftains unanimously agree to proclaim him High King. This marks the official beginning of the Holy Britannian Empire, with Azor Ahai being the first desginated Emperor.
  • 955 AD
    • Sakuradite (known as the "Philosopher's Stone" at the time) is discovered near Stonehenge in the Britannian Isles. The scarcity of sakuradite impedes the research to turn it into a viable energy source.
  • 1066 AD
    • A Britannian nobleman named Ellyll Targaryen allies himself with William the Conqueror after the latter invades Britannia, resulting in the death of Emperor Harold go Britannia at the Battle of Hastings. After William becomes Emperor, he makes Ellyll Targaryen the Duke of Hastings, therefore making House Targaryen one of the few native Britannian noble houses to keep power.
  • 1294 AD
    • Marco Polo journeys further into the East than anticipated, reaching Japan and discovering the nation has a large deposit of sakuradite. This discovery marks the beginning of Japan's influence on the world.
  • 1492 AD
    • An expedition under Christopher Columbus discovers the New World: a formerly untouched continent rich with land and resources. Columbus suspects it to be an extension of Asia but is proven wrong by Amerigo Vespucci, who shows the world that it's an entirely separate continent. As a result, European interest in exploration and colonization increases rapidly, with many countries seeking to establish a foothold in this new land. The continent later becomes known as America.
  • 1575 AD
    • Empress Elizabeth I of Britannia, who remained single throughout her life, bears a son named Henry vi Britannia despite being a virgin. The boy’s father, Charles de Bretan, the Duke of Britannia, is only permitted once to see the boy and is forbidden from being in the boy’s life. This slight against Charles culminates in him staging an uprising against Elizabeth, resulting in his death. As a result, the de Bretan family is exiled to Spain, an act that would have serious consequences later.
    • Meanwhile, Henry’s guardian, Aenar Targaryen, Duke of Hastings, gains influence and power via him being a father in all but blood to Henry.
  • 1603 AD
    • Elizabeth I dies of natural causes and a 27-year-old Henry is crowned Emperor Henry IX of Britannia. His reign is seen as the beginning of the Golden Age of the Tudor Dynasty and under his rule, Britannia begins its colonization of the New World.
  • 1620 AD
    • The cargo ship Mayflower brings Britannian Puritans and Separatists to the New World, who then establish the first colony, Plymouth. Not long after, much of the eastern coast falls under Britannian control.
  • 1756 AD
    • The Seven Years' War erupts throughout Europe, and not even the New World colonies are left unscathed, i.e. the French and Indian War.
  • 1775 AD
    • The American Revolution erupts in the 13 Colonies. Separatists under George Washington, officially known as the Continental Army, rebel against Britannian rule over the American colonies.
  • 1777 AD
    • Benjamin Franklin travels to France in order to gain French support. Since King Louis XVI of France doesn't like the Britannians due to losing to them in the Seven Years' War, the chances of him aiding the Continental Army are very likely. Aegon Targaryen, Duke of Hastings, attempts but fails to bribe Benjamin Franklin into betraying the colonies in exchange for an earldom, resulting in Franklin successfully arriving in France, and convincing King Louis XVI to aid the Continental Army in their struggle against the Britannians.
  • 1781 AD
    • American and French forces defeat the Britannians at the Battle of Yorktown, resulting in the death of General Charles Cornwallis and the surrender of Aegon Targaryen, as he is now the highest-ranking officer among the Britannian prisoners of war at Yorktown, to Washington. The Battle of Yorktown would become the last major battle in the American Revolution.
    • 2 years later, the Treaty of Paris is signed, in which Great Britain officially recognizes the sovereignty of the newborn United States of America.
  • 1785 AD
    • The Western world enters the Age of Revolution, with numerous national revolutions taking place, save Britannia, under the rule of Henry X, who continues to hold absolute monarchy.
  • 1799 AD
    • The French Revolution ends with the Coup of 18 Brumaire, in which Napoleon Bonaparte deposes the Directory and appoints himself First Consul of the French Republic. Historians would cite this as the most significant event of the Age of Revolution, in which Europe would be changed forever.
  • 1805 AD
    • The French-Spanish combined fleet under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve is narrowly defeated by the Britannian Imperial Navy under Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, though at the cost of Nelson’s life. Though the French-Spanish fleet is severely crippled, ensuring that it would never again threaten the Britannian Isles, the Britannian navy is left severely weakened, thus forcing Britannia to pull out of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1807 AD
    • Hoare’s Rebellion erupts when, while Empress Elizabeth III is inspecting the fortification of Edinburgh as part of her main plan to seal the Britannian Isles from another French invasion, a republican uprising led by Sir Harren Hoare and the Britannian Revolutionary Council erupts throughout the empire, forcing Elizabeth to retreat to Edinburg Castle.
    • In what becomes known as the Miracle of Edinburgh or the Edinburgh Miracle, Aegon Targaryen, Duke of Hastings, and his friend and subordinate, Sir Orys Baratheon, Knight of One, eventually spring Elizabeth III from the castle and bring her and her followers to Dunbar.
    • With Elizabeth giving full control of the Imperial Army to him, Aegon would eventually put down the uprising, culminating in the Battle of Glasgow, in which the rebel army is annihilated while Hoare is personally killed by Aegon. By late 1808, Hoare’s Rebellion is all but crushed.
    • In the wake of Edinburgh, several other anti-monarchist revolutions occur throughout Europe, causing the Age of Revolution to reach its highest point.
  • 1809 AD
    • Elizabeth III nominates Aegon (who is secretly her lover) as her successor upon her death. She ends her reign for being "the Empress who loved throughout her stormy life", marking the end of the Tudor Dynasty and the beginning of the Targaryen Dynasty.
    • Immediately following his coronation in June 1810, Emperor Aegon val Britannia I, 88th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire, has a new constitution written up to keep any would-be revolutionaries in line. The Dragon’s Charter, as it is known, states that the armed forces were loyal and answerable only to the Emperor and that Parliament would be permanently reorganized into a new legislature known as the Imperial Senate that, in turn, would be headed by a Chancellor. In addition, feeling that London had lost its right to be the capital following its sacking during Hoare's Rebellion, Aegon relocates both the capital and the new Imperial Senate to the town of Douglas at the Isle of Man (now the Dominion of Caerleon), which he renames to Pendragon due to his obsession with Arthurian tales.
    • Afterward, he sets forth a plan to expand Britannia across the New World and beyond. In 1812, he enacts said plan with a Britannian invasion of the United States of America, thus igniting the First American War (or alternately the War of 1812).
    • In the aftermath of the Age of Revolution, in which all but a very few of the European nobilities and monarchies have been exterminated, First Consul Bonaparte secures the allegiances of the majority of European countries, from Portugal and Spain to the west to Austria in the east.
  • 1815 AD
    • Although the Treaty of Ghent was signed a year earlier, historians still agree that the First American War ends with the Battle of New Orleans. Unaware that peace was made between America and Britannia, Britannian forces led by Empress Rhaenys u Britannia engage U.S. forces led by Andrew Jackson and Alexander “Alec” de Bretaña, son of President Ricardo de Bretaña. In the end, the battle would result in an American victory, resulting in the death of Empress Rhaenys and the surrender of the Britannian forces.
    • The war would ultimately sting Britannia's pride and honor, forcing the empire to look elsewhere for expansion. This results in Britannia's conquest of Greenland and Iceland in 1820, as well as the conquest of half of the Caribbean from the EU, in the so-called Caribbean War. In addition, Britannia would take a page out of America's playbook (Manifest Destiny) by expanding Britannian North America (now Area 1) to the Pacific Ocean as well expanding her other colonies in Australia, New Zealand, India, and others.
  • 1820 AD
    • Under the influence of the Unionist political faction, as well as his personal confidante Brandon Bailey, Napoleon Bonaparte forms the European Union (EU), a democratic society that promotes freedom and liberty for all.
  • 1822 AD
    • Napoleon Bonaparte dies mysteriously, his last act being an inscription of a strangely distinct cross upon his supposed will. Thereafter, he is posthumously elected as Europe's first President.
    • Although it was never proven, it is rumored that assassins poisoned Napoleon's food in accordance with Elizabeth III's will. Her own last words included the famous line: "I do not forget slights to my honor."
  • 1833 AD
    • Emperor Aegon I dies of natural causes, resulting in Prince Maegor cru Britannia being crowned as Emperor Maegor cru Britannia I, 89th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. Maegor's reign would be one of turmoil for Britannia, as he would brutally silence any who question his legitimacy, as well as continuing his extermination campaigns against the native tribes that oppose Britannian expansion throughout her colonies, especially in Britannian North America.
    • This culminates in Maegor carrying out the notorious Capitol Massacre in Washington D.C. in 1839 against both the Britannian Imperial Family (who oppose Maegor) and the United States for granting the former sanctuary. This results in Maegor being given the nickname Maegor the Cruel by the international community, as well as the U.S. declaring war on Britannia in retaliation, sparking what is now known as Maegor's War, or alternately the Second American War.
    • Later that year, with the support of the U.S. Army as well as thousands of rogue Britannian soldiers, the Imperial Family led by Prince Jaehaerys el Britannia captures Pendragon. In response, Emperor Maegor cru Britannia I commits suicide by opening his wrists on the blades of the Iron Throne, but not before strangling his mother, Dowager Empress Visenya cru Britannia to death in a final act of madness, thus ending the war. With Maegor dead, Jaehaerys is quickly crowned as Emperor Jaehaerys el Britannia I, 90th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. Aside from making peace with the Americans, his reign would be one of peace and prosperity for the common Britannian, as well as healing relations with the native tribes by slowing Britannian expansion. For these achievements, he would be forever remembered as Jaehaerys the Conciliator.
  • 1852 AD
    • Commodore Matthew C. Perry makes his voyage to Japan, demanding that the Japanese open their country up for trade. There's nothing the Japanese can do to oppose this, as they are technologically outmatched against the Americans. Thus, in 1854, they sign a treaty with the United States, opening up several trade ports in the country. They would also make similar agreements with Britannia, the EU, and Russia.
  • 1861 AD
    • In the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s election to the presidency, the southern states secede from the United States to form the Confederate States of America (CSA), sparking a civil war that erupts throughout the country. Among the Confederacy’s military supporters are legendary Generals Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. This begins what is later referred to as the American Civil War, with two factions emerging as a result: the Union (USA), led by President Abraham Lincoln, and the Confederacy (CSA), led by President Jefferson Davis.
  • 1865 AD
    • After nearly five years of bloody conflict, the American Civil War ends with Union forces triumphant and America reunified. In an attempted reprisal of this event, Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth attempts to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., only for General Alexander de Bretaña to sacrifice himself to save President Lincoln, becoming a martyr for civil rights in the process.
  • 1868 AD
    • In Japan, Emperor Meiji makes a formal declaration of the restoration of his power, in what came to be known as the Meiji Restoration. Thus, the Empire of Japan is born. However, the ex-shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu refuses to recognize the declaration, and goes to war with Emperor Meiji, sparking the Boshin War. The war would culminate in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, in which imperial forces led by Saigo Takamori decimate the ex-shogun's forces. Yoshinobu is captured by Imperial forces and is forced to commit seppuku, thus ending the Boshin War. With peace returning to Japan, Emperor Meiji and the Imperial Government continue their work on modernizing the nation. Eventually, Japan becomes entirely modernized and emerges as a world power during this time period.
  • 1888 AD
    • Emperor Jaehaerys I dies of natural causes. While his granddaughter, Princess Rhaenyra del Britannia is slated for the throne, her half-brother Prince Aegon hi Britannia usurps the crown with the support of his mother, Empress Consort Alicent hi Britannia, thus being enthroned as Emperor Aegon II, 91st Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. In retaliation, Rhaenyra denounces Aegon as a false emperor and declares herself as Empress Rhaenyra I, 91st Empress of the Holy Britannian Empire. She then calls upon her followers to overthrow the false dragon, sparking a brief, but bloody civil war that erupts throughout the empire. This begins what is later referred to as the Dance of the Dragons (or alternately the Second Britannian Civil War).
  • 1890 AD
    • In the end, the Dance of the Dragons ends with both Emperor Aegon II and Princess Rhaenrya del Britannia killed, although the latter would ultimately have the last laugh, as her eldest son, the 19-year-old Prince Aegon del Britannia would be crowned as Emperor Aegon III, 92nd Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. Peace soon returns to Britannia.
    • After one year, however, Aegon III abdicates his throne citing the trauma of the civil war and the death of his mother. As a result, his younger brother, an 18-year-old Prince Daeron del Britannia is crowned Emperor Daeron I, 93rd Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. Due to his young age and of his reputation as a fierce warrior who fought alongside his mother, he would be known as Daeron the Young Dragon.
  • 1894 AD
    • The First Sino-Japanese War is fought between the Empire of China and the Empire of Japan. The war would quickly end in a decisive Japanese victory, with China ceding Taiwan, Penghu, and the Liaodong Peninsula to Japan. This results in the Qing Dynasty losing further power and prestige both internationally and within their own borders, paving the way toward revolution.
  • 1898 AD
    • The Euro-American War is fought between the EU and the United States. Surprisingly, Britannia joins forces with the U.S. when EU forces from the Philippines mistake Britannian ships for Filipino rebel ships and sink them in the process. As a result, Britannia declares war against Europe. Many heroes would arise during the conflict. For the Americans, there were heroes such as future president Theodore Roosevelt and the legendary Rough Riders. For the Britannians, Emperor Daeron would once again lead Imperial forces to victory after victory against the EU, resulting in the Britannians taking the island of Hispaniola and European Guiana from the Europeans.
    • Tragically, Daeron would be killed in battle near the end of the war, resulting in his younger brother, Prince Baelor del Britannia, being enthroned as Emperor Baelor I, 93rd Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. Due to his reputation as a pious man, and his refusal to marry someone, he would be known as Baelor the Blessed or The Virgin Emperor.
    • As for the Europeans, they eventually realize that they cannot continue the war any longer without ruining Europe's economy, and in December of 1898, the Treaty of Paris is signed, in which the EU grants independence to both Cuba and the Philippines. Europe would also cede Puerto Rico to the United States while ceding Hispaniola and European Guiana to Britannia. It is in that same year in which the U.S. also annexes Hawaii.
  • 1906 AD
    • Under the patronage of Admiral John "Jacky" Fisher, the Britannian Imperial Navy commissions the HMS Dreadnought, a battleship that would revolutionize naval power across the world. Her commissioning would have the secondary effect of sparking a renewed arms race with other world powers such as the EU and the United States, exemplified by the European Navy commissioning the EUS Nassau, first of Europe's dreadnought fleet; as well as the United States Navy soon commissioning the USS South Carolina as the first of America's dreadnought fleet, not long after. Many would see these events as a sign of a coming war.
  • 1911 AD
    • The Xinhai Revolution erupts in China, causing total chaos. The ruling Qing Dynasty is expelled and replaced by new rulership under revolutionary leader Sun Zhongshan. Rather than declare himself the new Emperor and establish a new Dynasty, however, Sun would embrace the ideals of George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte, causing a string of social renewals in the country. These renewals included the abolishment of the monarchy and class system and the establishment of a (formally) democratic government, thus giving birth to the Republic of China.
  • 1909 AD
    • Emperor Baelor I dies after a long battle with pneumonia. Since Baelor has no children to succeed him, his uncle, Chancellor Viserys del Britannia is slated for the throne, but he too dies from a mysterious illness. As a result, Viserys' son, Prince Aegon un Britannia, is enthroned as Emperor Aegon IV, 95th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. Because of Viserys' unexpected death, many historians suspect that Aegon poisoned his father in an attempt to seize the throne for himself. In time, he would come to be known as Aegon the Unworthy due to the corruption that spread like wildfire during his reign as well as his incompetence in ruling, in addition to how his reign would end.
  • 1914 AD
    • The Great War (or alternatively the European Civil War), later known as World War I, erupts when, following the assassination of EU President Franz Ferdinand by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the European states of Germany and Austria (which had secretly come under the control of the Habsburg family, as well as their allies) declare secession from the EU and their reformation as the Austro-German Empire (annexing Poland, Czechoslovakia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Kosovo in the process). Not long after, Austro-German forces, alongside the Russian Empire and Ottoman Empire (having secretly formed the Central Powers), invade Europe proper, their intention to dismantle "Napoleon's godless regime" and restore the continent to its original monarchist state.
    • Opposing this is the Allied Powers, which are the EU proper (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the EU-controlled African territories) and the Empire of Japan. Citing a need to protect Britannian interests in Europe, Aegon IV declares full support for the EU, resulting in Britannia joining the Allies.
    • While President Theodore Roosevelt wants to aid the Europeans, the United States largely stays neutral due to both Congress and the American people not wanting to get involved in a foreign civil war. However, American neutrality would not last for long.
  • 1917 AD
    • The Russian Revolution erupts in Russia, when, following the tenets of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin ousts and eliminates Russia's ruling monarchy. Initially, the Imperial Parliament, or Duma, takes control as the Provisional Government, but Lenin, in his continued drive for power, eventually militarizes the worker masses into the infamous Red Army and ousts them as well. This eventually transitions into the Russian Civil War. As a result of the Civil War, Russia is forced to withdraw from its alliance with the Central Powers.
    • In the aftermath of the Zimmermann Telegram in addition to several Austro-German atrocities such as the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (in which approximately 1,300 people were killed, including 128 Americans), the U.S. declares its full support for the EU, joining the Allies.
  • 1918 AD
    • European, Japanese, American, and Britannian forces manage to defeat the Austro-German and Ottoman Empires, with the surviving Habsburgs being driven into exile as a result. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles is signed, in which Germany is deemed officially responsible for the start of World War I, has to pay war reparations to the victors, and has to drastically reduce its state military. The Austro-German Empire is then once more divided into European states and the Ottoman Empire is dismantled as well, with the region of Anatolia being incorporated into the State of Turkey. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire eventually paves the way for the formations of many of the present-day Middle Eastern nations. WWI soon comes to an end, and peace is restored.
  • 1920 AD
    • The world enters the Roaring Twenties and enjoys economic prosperity.
  • 1922 AD
    • The Russian Civil War ends with the Bolsheviks victorious. Under Lenin's continued leadership, the Bolsheviks go onto form the first branches of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the world's first "true" socialist supernation and, according to the Soviets themselves, the first step toward worldwide revolution and transition to communism. Western Europe watches these developments with bated breath, especially as the USSR annexes several eastern nations into its banner.
  • 1924 AD
    • Vladimir Lenin dies after a series of strokes without naming a successor. This causes inter-party conflict between his followers, now identified as Communists, for the acquirement of Lenin's seat. The eventual winner of this struggle, after the systematic elimination of all competition - both politically and literally - would be Joseph Stalin.
  • 1927 AD
    • The Chinese Civil War erupts when, following upon the success of the Russian Revolution, the recently formed Communist Party of China, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, begins its insurrection against Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang. This war would continue on for over two decades and would see much in the way of desolation and bloodshed.
  • 1929 AD
    • In Britannia, Emperor Aegon IV, dies of natural causes, but not before legitimizing all of his bastard children prior to his death. Despite this, his eldest son, Prince Daeron el Britannia is enthroned as Emperor Daeron II. Personally disgusted with his father’s incompetence, Daeron goes as far as to have Aegon IV stricken from the regnal list, taking the title of 95th Emperor for himself.
  • 1929 AD
    • Following a series of economic setbacks, the worldwide stock market crashes, leading to a sharp decline in global GDP as well as personal income, tax revenue, and trade. The Great Depression had begun.
  • More to come...
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