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0s BCE (Greek Loss)

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Unification of New Greece

In 81 BCE, a Hellenized native New Greek, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, overthrew the New Athenian democratic council. He restored it to its native name Rome and established an oligarchy known as the Senate in its place. He invaded the rest of New Greece, establishing the Second Roman Republic in 78 BCE.

Keltian Invasion of Albion

The Keltians unified Keltia in 68 BCE. Looking north, its king invaded Albion in 62 BCE. However, transporting ships from the Mediterranean to the English Channel proved to be a big problem. Carthage blocked any ships trying to pass the Pillars of Hercules. To send ships to the English Channel, slaves carried triremes and biremes across Keltia. The actual invasion of Albion began in 56 BCE. By 52 BCE, Albion became part of Keltia.

Parthian Invasion of Persia

Persia was still ruled by the Scythians. However, another tribal group, the Parthians, invaded Persia in 62 BCE, establishing the Parthian dynasty of Persia. This groups re-established the Persian Roads and they kept it very secure. This brought on a new era of trade. Slowly, the Persian Roads were expanding towards China.

Western Contact with China

The expanding Persian Roads expanded into China in 60 BCE. The ruling Han Dynasty began relations with the west. Slowly, Buddhist missionaries found their way to China, converting a large portion of the population to Buddhism. Samarkand became rich and expanded as a city from trade. In addition, the already bustling trade with Bharat through sea routes expanded to China. This meant that ships had to go through the Straits of Malacca. Bharati-influenced peoples existed there. However, the began to prosper. Suvarnabhumi, as it is known by the Bharatis, was a land made up of Malay city-states. Although Sino-Europan trade was almost nonexistent due to the relative cheapness of overland transport, Bharatis began to influence Suvarnabhumi more.

Caesar's Overthrow of Rome

However, Rome was overthrown by a commander named Julius Caesar in 50 BCE. He quickly established a colony known as New Rome in Africa, but in time, it would be known as Caesaropolis. A colony so close to Egypt caused the (Persian) pharaoh to establish a colony themselves in 45 BCE. The city was called Amunrapolis, or the city of Amun-Ra, after the Egyptian god Amun-Ra.

Caesar, the Dictator of Rome, immediately sent legionaries to the land directly north of Rome. Leading them, he conquered all of Germania except for Jutland by 43 BCE. Soon after the Germanic Wars, Caesar was assassinated. His nephew Octavian declared himself the dictator of Rome.

African Colonies

In addition, Phoenicia also established a colony in the region. In addition, Carthage also established a colony in the region. By 30 BCE, there were Roman, Alexandrian, Greek, Punic, Phoenician, and Egyptian colonies in the land in between Egypt and Carthage. This land was known as Africa by the Romans. This land was a power keg between the Mediterranean powers and, in 20 BCE, war erupted in the region. The superior tactics of Dictator Octavian of Rome led to the Roman conquest of most of Africa in 1 BCE, with some of it conquered by Carthage.

0s CE

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