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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 Eowyn. According to legend, Eowyn 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 Eowyn are able to repel Caesar and his forces, earning the latter's respect in the process. Caesar and Eowyn eventually agree to cease hostilities in exchange that the Roman Republic recognize the sovereignty of the British Isles. Rome, already dealing with economic turmoil, agrees to the proposed armistice in order to salvage what's left of their resources. Eowyn is hailed as a hero by his people, and the Celtic chieftains unanimously agree to proclaim him High King of the Celts, thus establishing the Eowynid Kingdom.
  • 950 AD
    • Anglodite is discovered near Mount Fuji in Japan. The scarcity of anglodite impedes the research to turn it into a viable energy source.
  • 1066 AD
    • A Briton nobleman named Ellyll le Bretan allies himself with William the Conqueror after the latter invades England, resulting in the death of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings. After William becomes King of England, he makes le Bretan the Duke of Hastings, therefore making Ellyll le Bretan one of the few native Britons to keep power.
  • 1294 AD
    • Marco Polo journeys further into the East than anticipated, reaching Japan and discovering the nation has mild deposits of anglodite. 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
    • Queen Elizabeth I of England bears a son named Henry despite being a virgin. Nevertheless, Parliament and countless nobles recognize Henry as the heir to the throne in order to continue the Tudor Dynasty. The father — Edward le Bretan, Duke of Hastings, gains much more influence in the royal court than he could ever imagine.
  • 1603 AD
    • Elizabeth I dies of natural causes and a 27-year-old Henry is crowned King Henry IX of England. Henry's reign is seen as the beginning of the First Golden Age of the Tudor Dynasty and under his rule, England begins its colonization of the New World.
  • 1620 AD
    • The cargo ship Mayflower brings English Puritans and Separatists to the New World, who then established the first colony, Plymouth. Not long after, much of the eastern coast falls under English control.
  • 1625 AD
    • Henry IX dies of natural causes, resulting in his son Edward being crowned King Edward VII of England. Edward VII would continue England's colonization of the New World.
  • 1660 AD
    • Charles Stuart (son of King Charles I of Scotland) and his wife, Elizabeth Tudor, are crowned King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth II of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • 1690 AD
    • England and Scotland merge to become the Kingdom of Great Britain following Parliament’s passage of the 1690 Act of Union. As a result, Prince Richard, son of King Charles II and Queen Elizabeth II, is crowned King Richard IV of Great Britain. 
  • 1735 AD
    • James Francis, a cousin of Richard IV, is crowned King James II of Great Britain. Meanwhile, Britain, with James le Bretan, Duke of Hastings leading the military, competes with the other great European powers over colonial policies and territory.
  • 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.
  • 1766 AD
    • Henry Edward, son of James II, ascends to the throne, becoming King Henry X of Great Britain upon his coronation.
  • 1775 AD
    • The American Revolution erupts in the 13 Colonies. Separatists under George Washington, officially known as the Continental Army, rebel against British rule over the American colonies.
  • 1776 AD
    • The 13 Colonies sign the Declaration of Independence, thus marking the official beginning of the United States of America.
  • 1777 AD
    • Benjamin Franklin travels to France in order to gain French support. Since King Louis XVI of France doesn't like the British due to losing to them in the Seven Years' War, the chances of him aiding the Continental Army are very likely. Ricardo le Bretan, 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 British.
  • 1781 AD
    • American and French forces defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown, resulting in the surrender of General Charles Cornwallis. The Battle of Yorktown would become the last major battle in the American Revolution.
  • 1783 AD
    • 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 Great Britain, under the rule of King Henry X.
  • 1788 AD
    • Henry X dies of natural causes and his brother, Prince George Benedict is crowned as King George I of Great Britain.
  • 1789 AD
    • The French Revolution erupts, causing total chaos in France. This would eventually pave the way for the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • 1796 AD
    • In what is known as the Windsor Coup, George I is deposed by his niece Elizabeth (daughter of Henry X). This results in her being crowned Queen Elizabeth III of Great Britain.
  • 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.
  • 1804 AD
    • Napoleon crowns himself as Emperor Napoleon I of the French Empire.
  • 1805 AD
    • The French-Spanish combined fleet under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve is defeated by the British Royal Navy under Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. As a result, the British Isles is saved from potential invasion and/or annexation by the French.
  • 1808 AD
    • Sir Ricardo le Bretan, Duke of Hastings, and Elizabeth III's lover has his 17-year-old daughter, Anne le Bretan, betrothed to Elizabeth III's cousin and heir, a 19-year-old Prince George with the permission and blessing of the Queen.
  • 1810 AD
    • Elizabeth III names Ricardo as her successor prior to her sudden death. As a result, Ricardo is crowned King Richard V of Great Britain and Ireland. Richard V immediately names Prince George as his heir in order to secure the loyalty of the British people and prevent civil war. His reign would become known as the Ricardian Era.
  • 1815 AD
    • Napoleon Bonaparte engages the armies of the Seventh Coalition at the Battle of Waterloo. As defeat seems inevitable for Bonaparte, he decides to die an honorable death in battle, rather than live the rest of his life in exile and be disgraced forever. His death would end the Battle of Waterloo and result in victory for the Seventh Coalition, resulting in the collapse of the First French Empire. After the battle, King Louis XVIII of France decides to posthumously pardon Bonaparte as a sign of respect for the fallen French general. Peace soon returns to Europe.
  • 1830 AD
    • Richard V dies of natural causes, resulting in a 41-year-old Prince George being crowned King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1837 AD
    • George II dies unexpectedly from a heart attack at the age of 48. As a result, his only child, a 17-year-old Princess Victoria, is enthroned as Queen Victoria I of Great Britain and Ireland. Her reign would become known as the Victorian Era and mark the beginning of the Second Golden Age of the Tudor Dynasty.
  • 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 U.S., opening up several trade ports in the country. They would also make similar agreements with Britain, France, 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 CSA’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 a reprisal of this event, President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth during a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.
  • 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.
  • 1877 AD
    • The Satsuma Rebellion erupts in the Empire of Japan, culminating in the Battle of Shiroyama, in which samurai rebel forces led by the Boshin War veteran Saigo Takamori would engage imperial forces only for Takamori to be killed in battle, resulting in the destruction of the samurai class.
    • In the aftermath of the failed rebellion, Emperor Meiji and the imperial government realize that while Japan should continue to modernize and interact with other countries, it also should remember its own culture and history. Thus, Saigo Takamori is immediately posthumously pardoned by Emperor Meiji. In addition, elements of bushido are brought back, such as honor, duty, self-sacrifice, and loyalty to the Emperor.
  • 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 which then the latter would soon annex. 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 Spanish-American War is fought between the Spanish Empire and the United States. Surprisingly, Japan joins forces with the U.S. when Spanish forces from the Philippines mistake Japanese ships for Filipino rebel ships and sink them in the process. As a result, Japan declares war against Spain. 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 Japanese, an ex-samurai known as Kururugi Katsumoto would lead Japanese forces to victory after victory against the Spanish, resulting in the Japanese taking the Philippines and Guam from the Spanish. His ruthlessness on the battlefield would earn him the nickname Akuma no Kururugi (Kururugi the Demon).
    • The Spanish eventually realize that they cannot continue the war any longer without ruining Spain's economy, and in December of that same year, the Treaty of Paris is signed, in which Spain grants independence to Cuba. Spain would also cede Puerto Rico to the United States while ceding the Philippines and Guam to Japan. Japan would then rule these newly acquired territories indirectly as colonies. It was at that same year in which the U.S. also annexed Hawaii.
  • 1901 AD
    • Victoria I dies of natural causes. Her grandson, Prince James is crowned King James III of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1904 AD
    • The Russo-Japanese War is fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan. Eventually, the Treaty of Portsmouth is signed, in which Russia cedes all of Sakhalin Island plus the Kuril Islands to Japan, as well as recognizing the Japanese sphere of influence in Korea and agreeing to evacuate Manchuria. Japan would then annex Sakhalin Island plus the Kuril Islands.
  • 1906 AD
    • Under the patronage of Admiral John "Jacky" Fisher, the British Royal 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 the German Empire, exemplified by the Imperial German Navy commissioning the SMS Nassau, first of Germany's dreadnought fleet, not long after. Many would see these events as a sign of a coming war.
  • 1910 AD
    • The entire Korean Peninsula is conquered and soon annexed by the Empire of Japan.
  • 1911 AD
    • The Xinhai Revolution erupts in China, causing total chaos. The ruling Qing Dynasty is expelled and replaced by a 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.
  • 1912 AD
    • Emperor Meiji dies of natural causes. Prince Yoshihito (Taisho) ascends to the throne as the 123rd Emperor of Japan.
  • 1914 AD
    • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. The British Empire, French Republic, Russian Empire, Kingdom of Italy, and the United States (Allied Powers) fight the German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Ottoman Empire (Central Powers).
  • 1915 AD
    • The Empire of Japan, sensing an opportunity to expand its territory due to WWI, invades Hong Kong, French Indochina, Siam, and Indonesia. As Europe is too busy fighting a war among themselves, little to no troops are sent to defend these territories, resulting in Japan successfully conquering them within 3 years. They would then be ruled indirectly as colonies.
  • 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 WWI, thereby establishing an armistice with Germany.
  • 1918 AD
    • British, French, Italian, and American forces manage to defeat Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. 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 military. Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire are dissolved into several independent nations.
    • With WWI over, the nations of Europe initially plan to retake the territories stolen from them by Japan, but with Europe still devastated by WWI, they reluctantly decide to focus more on peace and recovery rather than resume conflict.
  • 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 on to form the first branches of the United 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.
  • 1926 AD
    • Emperor Taisho dies of natural causes. Prince Hirohito (Showa) ascends to the throne as the 124th Emperor of Japan.
  • 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
    • 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.
  • 1931 AD
    • The Empire of Japan invades and conquers Manchuria from China with little to no resistance. It is then converted into a colony.
  • 1932 AD
    • James III dies of natural causes. His son, Prince Theseus, is crowned King Theseus I of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1936 AD
    • American engineers start making many more advancements in Anglodite-based engineering, eventually finding a cheaper way to process Anglodite into its usable form. This, as a result, opens countless possibilities and technological advancements, resulting in the U.S. government making rapid advancements in various weapons and vehicles. Soon after, Japan, the Soviet Union, and the nations of Europe make the same discovery, leading to them making advancements as well. China soon catches up, with the hope that such advancements will help it end the civil war and also retake Manchuria from the Japanese.
    • With demand for Anglodite skyrocketing, the United States, Japan, China, the Soviet Union, and the nations of Europe find that their own Anglodite reserves aren't enough to meet their demands. Realizing this, the Anglodite-rich Great Britain exploits this through bargaining and coercion. The British Empire exports more than ever before, which pumps Britain's economy even further. Soon Britain makes trade deals with the United States and other European nations with the exception of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
  • 1937 AD
    • In the aftermath of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, the Empire of Japan is quick to declare war on China, thus sparking the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • 1939 AD
    • Germany, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, invades Poland, thus marking the official beginning of World War II.
    • In China, General Sasuke Kururugi and his right-hand man Captain Makoto Sumeragi bribe both Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong to defect to Japan's side with promises of titles and territories in the future colonial government. The exact details behind this arrangement are still not known to this day.
  • 1941 AD
    • As a result of both Chiang and Mao's betrayal, Japan would gain total victory in the Second Sino-Japanese War, gaining a complete hold in China, which is then ruled indirectly as a colony.
    • Seeing this occur, the United States ceases all oil exports to Japan. Japan’s reply would come on December 7, 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In retaliation, the U.S. declares war on Japan and later Germany and Italy when they declare war on the U.S., thus bringing America into WWII.
  • 1945 AD
    • In the end, the conclusion of WWII would be a bittersweet victory for the Allies. In Europe, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany would surrender to the Allies, thus ending the war in Europe. 
    • In the Pacific, the United States, in a desperate attempt to force Japan’s surrender, launches two nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki though to the shock and horror of the world, Japan responds in kind by launching two nuclear attacks on Honolulu and Pearl City.

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