The 14th and 13th Centuries are the tenth and final section of the Bronze Age of history, and the beginning of the Iron Age.
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|Bronze Age Pt. 10 and Iron Age Pt. 1|
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Baufra was still left to fix and repair his broken Empire he inherited from his predecessors. Still having to have a near none existent military protecting his Empire, while his neighbors grew stronger. He was forced to cut back on his trade fleet and watch as the trade slowed down. The most Baufra could do if anything at all, was repair and build the infrastructure around his Empire, that his predecessors had failed to focus on when they had expanded. When Baufra finished Osorkon II project of finishing the infrastructure of the nation, he was set on finding a way to continue to help his Empire. During a meeting with some of his advisors he saw the distance between the Anatolias and those beyond them, and then the distance between where their most successful trade ventures came from. The Indus Valley. With the improvement of the solar ships, he devised a plan to find a quicker route to connect the west and the east. He and his advisors constructed a plan, to build a canal from the Nile River all the way to the Red Sea connecting them, allowing for trade from the east to get to the west. He would see the construction of the canal, before he passed away. Many would see his plan succeed as demand from the west for these eastern goods went up.
Taharqa was riding on the high of an improving economy from the recent construction of the Nile-Red Sea Canal. Though the Empire's economy was on the up swing and still recovering. He still believed he could expand and make his Empire acquire faster profits. He took to the action of annexing the island off the coast of it's Levant holdings, the island now known as Cyprus. Then an island chain off the coast of its Eastern Ifran holdings, now known as Ethiopia. Trade improved greatly with the western nations, especially the Greeks who would have to wait decades or more for the type of goods the Egyptians were providing to them.
Caesarion was the first Pharaoh in a while to actually experience a stable empire in at least 200 years. A stable economy with trade coming in and the military being rearmed again, to contend with the four nations to the north, who had been expanding and fighting while the Egyptians were fighting one another and recovering. Caesarion, though, before he could move his newest trained army to the north, raiders from Libya had come down to attack their holdings in the North Ifran coast. The Egyptians were able to hold back the Libyans, however they would return again and again. They continually raided the Egyptian holdings in North Ifran. Caesarion would have to leave a large proportion of those newly retrained recruits within the region of North Ifran to help defend from those future raids from North Ifran tribes.
Hannu and Mahu collectively led both stable reigns of the Egyptian Empire. Though both had to deal with contention in the north between the various nations there. Though no official war broke out among any of the nations, occasional skirmishes occurred between the various nations.
The Hittites fell into obscurity over the next two centuries. After expanding as much as it could, it barely seemed to do anything productive from 1350 BCE onwards. They became surrounded by the small states in Mesopotamia and the Aeagan. During this time, they work on modifying the governmental system for future expansion, as rebels in Eneti and Eastern Anatolia were rising. They added the introduction of Autonomous States in 1296 BCE, with Eneti and Malatia gaining special rights in the Empire. Rebellions lowered not because of the governmental changes, but because it had been over a century and a half since the absorbtion of Eneti. While their government may have been slightly ahead of it's time, it was still on the decline. When it was attacked by Egypt in the 1100's, it would fall apart without much pressure.
Rest of the World
Continuing off the success of the previous century the city states of Athens continued it's success, with various strong kings ranging from King Erechtheus II to Theseus. Though through out these two centuries the Iron Age would begin for many others. Finally catching up to the advanced Egyptian Empire who had been making great progress, even after the devastating civil war that wrecked them. the Iron Age specifically reached the regions of Mesopotamia, the eastern Mediterranean, and India. The Assyrians though successful they had been in the previous century, were suffering from various raiders from the east, mainly Aramaic nomads and Chaldeans, and even some rogue decedents of the Indo-Aryans. The world too saw the increase of various civilizations and peoples; the Cimmerians in Rus, Olmec culture in Central Atzlan, and Ancient Pueblo Peoples in the southern regions of the Atzlan.