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1550 AD (The Dark Ages Never Happened)

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Point of Departure

Roman Empire: 116 AD original point of departure where Emperor Trajan decides to fortify the newly claimed province of Mesopotamia, making it much more easily defendable, and as a result his successor Hadrian decides not to get rid of the province. In 163 AD in Athens, a young boy named Maximus is born with to loving parents and later a younger sister who is born in 165 AD, but unfortunately his mother dies in birth, and his father dies of plague in 167 AD. He develops a great character of extreme intelligence, love of knowledge, intellect, wisdom, and philosophy, but he is also a very good judge of people, and extremely street smart when looking out for himself and his baby sister. He crosses heads with Emperor Marcus Aurelius who decides to adopt him, and is proclaimed Emperor in 180 AD being the sixth Good Emperor out of the 15 Good Emperors.

China: 644 AD, when for the Chinese advance the Tang up to the Aral Sea, and later in 664 AD, when the Emperor of China meets the Emperor of Rome, timeline goes on much as usual with China, the Anushi Rebellion leads to a period of severe unrest, warlordism, corruption, and an overall sense of decline. It is not until the Song Dynasty in 960 AD, that China modernizes and opens up to the world.

Japan: 741 AD, when a Roman General Tiberius Salinus opens up the Japanese to the Roman Empire, and starts a trade deal with them. The Japanese become very curious about the Romans, start to unify and strengthen imperial power under Kammu who moves the capital to Osaka, then Saga the Great who becomes Emperor in 806 AD, modernizes and reforms Japan, and unifies the whole entire Island nation into a regional power within 44 years.

Maya: The city of Tikal in 402 AD decides to unite all the city-states of the Mayan Peoples, and by 416 AD they have conglomerated all of the Maya

Aztec: The Nahua peoples unite much earlier around 350 AD, and by 450 AD form the Aztec Empire, which will separate boundary lines halfway down the Mexican Peninsula. This will occur until both people merge together in 773 AD.

Goreyo: The fact that this land is not called Korea is evidence enough that they unified and became a solid nation before 1400 AD. They unify, make up their own distinct language, culture and borders by 953 AD.


  • 753 BC: Roma (Rome) is founded by Romulus
  • 509 BC: the last king is expelled and Roma becomes a republic
  • 27 BC: Octavius appoints himself "Augustus" (the first emperor) and founds the Praetorian Guard
  • 116: Trajan demands a wall built to protect Mesopotamia
  • 122: Hadrian's Walls is built along the northern frontier to protect from the Barbarians, and Rhine to the Danube.
  • 166: The Roman’s send an embassy to Han China.
  • 167: the Roman empire is attacked for the first time by barbarians (the German Quadi and Marcomanni).
  • 169: the Roman empire is invaded by northern Germans.
  • 175: Aurelius defeats the German barbarians.
  • 176: The Danubean Rhine Wall is completed.
  • 177: Aurelius orders the persecution of sects like the Christians and the slave girl Blandina is tortured to death.
  • 178: Aurelius and his son Commodus fight the Third Marcomannic War against the German barbarians unfortunately he is killed by a guerrilla soldier.
  • 180: Aurelius dies and his adopted teenager son Maximus better known as “Maximus the Great” succeeds him, thus maintaining adopted rule.
  • 181: Alpes Poeninae to form the Imperial Province of Alpes Ulterior.
  • 182: Maximus makes birth registration compulsory..
  • 183: The Galen Medical Academy is founded in Jerusalem. Maximus orders more soldiers and better roads up to Hadrian’s Wall pushing the Brits up north.
  • 184: The Antoine Wall is retaken by the Romans.
  • 185: Maximus gives orders for the first ever Roman canal connecting the Tiber River to the Po River.
  • 185: Maximus orders the census to include every Roman in it not just freed males, and the number of total households
  • 187: Academia established in Alexandria, library where every written book and document must have at least one copy stored
  • 188: The first hospital in the Empire is built in Rome
  • 190: The first medical academy built in Alexandria
  • 191: The Parthians fail to take Mesopotamia </span></p>
  • 192: Emperor Maximus commands 6 Legions across the Rhine to devastate Barbarian tribes in Magna Germania. Sulla brings a bounty of valuable metals and slaves back to Rome when he holds his first Triumph in 195 CE
  • 192: The first school is built in Rome
  • 193: Emperor Maximus orders the construction of a canal connecting the Danube River to the Rhine River, and also another canal connecting the Po River with the Rhone River and the Lorre River, and the Lower Rhine River and the Sequana River to the Po, Rhone, Lorie Intersection
  • 194: Emperor Maximus lowers the silver content in the Aegyptian Denari from 90% silver to 50% silver to unify the value of the Denari across the empire
  • 195: The first police force is established in Rome, the Romanorum Excolo Department
  • 197: Caledonia is Conquered the whole entire island of Britannia is conquered </span></p>
  • 197: The Clean Sanitations Act is passed every building must have running water and toilets </span></p>
  • 198: The first garbage removal service is created “Romanorum Quisquiliarum Amotio Muneris” </span></p>
  • 200: Maximus pays from his private coffers to have the great Pantheon in Rome restored and lavishly decorated with new gold reliefs of the Roman Gods. In this way, both the Christian minority and polytheistic majority of the Empire are kept contented
  • 201: With a garbage removal service now in place in Roma, Maximus orders one for Neapolis, Carthage, Alexandria, Memphis, Antioch, Jerusalem, Byzantium, Athena, Lugdunum, Trier, Toraco, Gades, Parisium, Milandium, and Londinium </span></p>
  • 203: Romans discover paper from the Chinese and successfully create their own paper from mulberry located in the eastern part of the empire, and the trees of the western part of the Empire </span></p>
  • 203: First Banco (bank) founded in Jerusalem </span></p>
  • 205: The first Military Academe is established in Carthage </span></p>
  • 205: First Paper Mill is created in Antioch </span></p>
  • 206: Maximus orders a wall from the Armadas River to the Mesopotamian Wall </span></p>
  • 207: All Provinces are made into Senatorial Provinces </span></p>
  • 207: Maximus pushed for increased Urbanization </span></p>
  • 207: Maximus sends spies disguised as merchants to China to locate and find the source of Asian silk </span></p>
  • 209: Completion of the Rhine Danube canal </span></p>
  • 210: There are over 20 banks in Jerusalem and over 40 in the Arabian provinces </span></p>
  • 210: Romans discover the method of producing and manufacturing silk </span></p>
  • 212: Port of Esphesus established </span></p>
  • 212: All Romans given Civil Rights </span></p>
  • 213: Maximus uses public funding and establishes the first public bank the Banco of Roma </span></p>
  • 213: Maximus appoints someone to finalize all transactions in the Empire and to oversee all the operations of banks throughout the empire </span></p>
  • 215: Maximian Canals completed </span></p>
  • 215: Maximus orders the creation of a city right in the intersection of the canals Maxium, Gaul </span></p>
  • 216: Maximus guarantees the Empire to his adopted son Tiberius and makes him co-emperor </span></p>
  • 216: Tiberius II (The Civic Emperor) becomes co-emperor </span></p>
  • 217: Palace of Maximus is completed </span></p>
  • 218: Tiberius II orders the construction of a canal connecting the Tigris with the Euphrates to the Arceas River and Halys River, also the Euphrates with the Orioes, and finally the Tigris to the Arceas River and the Cyrus River </span></p>
  • 220: First fully funded fire department in Rome </span></p>
  • 221: Pontus to Elubus Canal completed </span></p>
  • 222: Pontium conquered </span></p>
  • 223: Diophantus of Alexandria “Father of Modern Algebra” discovers Arithmetic </span></p>
  • 224: First University founded in Rome Universals de Roma by Diophantus </span></p>
  • 224: Sassanid’s conquer Parthia </span></p>
  • 225: All of the Land surrounding Pontus Lake conquered </span></p>
  • 226: Compass invented </span></p>
  • 226: Maximus dies leaving a legacy and a record long 46 year reign </span></p>
  • 227: First Biotanical Gardens established in Rome </span></p>
  • 228: Long sword invented by Roman Knife maker </span></p>
  • 230: Law set for every city to have a library with access available to everyone </span></p>
  • 232: Printing Press invented </span></p>
  • 233: Colossus of Maximus </span></p>
  • 234: Massive upgrades to all roads </span></p>
  • 237: Tiberian Canal is complete </span></p>
  • 238: Artist, philosopher, scientist, inventor Servius Maccius invents Gun Powder </span></p>
  • 239: Tiberius orders the printing of the Acta Diurna to help spread knowledge of the happenings of the Empire </span></p>
  • 240: Carthage becomes second city in empire to reach a population of 1 million </span></p>
  • 241: Borrowing Limitations Act </span></p>
  • 242: First Postal Reform allowing information to spread much faster </span></p>
  • 243: Tiberius II orders a canal connecting Jordan River to the Gulf of Arabia at one end and to the Oriones River </span></p>
  • 243: Diophantus builds the first Acadamea of Mathmatics in Athens, Achaea </span></p>
  • 244: Servius Maccius invents Greek Fire </span></p>
  • 245: Empire Population reaches 100 Million </span></p>
  • 247: Rome celebrates its 1000th Birthday </span></p>
  • 248: Rome City Limits expanded city space doubles </span></p>
  • 250: Italia Urbanization Rate reaches 50% </span></p>
  • 250: Life expectancy in Roman Empire reaches 40 </span></p>
  • 251: First Science Academy in Byzantium </span></p>
  • 252: Tiberius II orders a canal connecting the Dalia River with the Amardos River </span></p>
  • 253: Pontus Euxeinus Conquered </span></p>
  • 254: First Stock Exchange built in Byzantium </span></p>
  • 255: First Germanic Wars are waged </span></p>
  • 258: Under Tiberius II Construction of Suez Canal Begins </span></p>
  • 260: Pontus Euxeinus to Mare Caspium Canal Begins </span></p>
  • 260: Invasion of Hibernia </span></p>
  • 261: Death of Tiberius II </span></p>
  • 261: Tiberius II adopted son Marcus I becomes emperor </span></p>
  • 263: Suez Canal completed </span></p>
  • 265: First Medical Guild founded in Rome </span></p>
  • 265: First economic boom Great Roman Industrial Expansion </span></p>
  • 267: First Cannon Invented </span></p>
  • 268: Education up to age 10 is mandatory literacy and writing ability are required among all of the population </span></p>
  • 270: Women allowed government positions </span></p>
  • 273: Non Succession Act </span></p>
  • 275: Population of Roma reaches 2 million </span></p>
  • 277: War against Pintus </span></p>
  • 279: Marcus perminantly lifts the censor of all other Actas (newspapers) </span></p>
  • 282: First Daily News Paper </span></p>
  • 284: Expansion of Red Sea Trade </span></p>
  • 288: First Special Forces </span></p>
  • 290: Population of Italia reaches 20 million </span></p>
  • 291: Rome conquered Germania up to Elbe river establishment of new territories Germania Superior, and Germania Inferior </span></p>
  • 292: Marcus I orders the construction of a canal connecting the Elbe river to the Danube River and a Wall from the Elbe River to the Danube Wall </span></p>
  • 293: War against Mediterranean Pirates </span></p>
  • 294: Army doctors </span></p>
  • 295: Blood circulatory system discovered </span></p>
  • 297: Every city is to have a daily newspaper </span></p>
  • 300: The Roman Empire’s population is about 125 million half the world population (with about 35 million Christians) </span></p>
  • 302: First gun invented </span></p>
  • 343: Rome political capitol, Carthage Military capitol, and Constantinople economic capitol </span></p>

346: In order to stop counterfeiting and corruption Sulla orders for every transaction receipt and paper money issued must bore a serial number

347: Construction of the Populuservo the Empires new National Reserve in Constantinople

348: Cambria conquered

350: Spinning wheel invented

352: Sulla orders a nationwide standardization of banknote currency

355: New Imperial Road Network

356: Roma has 2.5 million people, 53 libraries, 3 universities, 5 hospitals, 2 botanical gardens, 189 schools, 16 basilicas, 25 public baths, 8 amphitheaters, 7 theaters, three circuses, 24 aqueducts, 20 squares, 2,087 fountains, 8,072 domus (houses), and 75,382 insulae (apartment city blocks)

357: Theon Alexandricus “The Grandfather of Modern Science” discovers the laws of motion his daughter Hypatia would later expand the theory

358: Sulla orders construction of the first 22 mile bridge “Pons Britannia” the bridge will be 40 meters wide, increasing traffic and trade from mainland Roma to the Island of Britannia through the Strait of Dover

361: Firearms invented

362: Theon discovers the scientific method which would late be improved upon

363: First nationwide standard currency of paper money with circulation backed by gold and silver

365: Tsunami strikes Greece, and Crete coasts first humanitarian disaster response in history by emperor Sulla I

365: Emperor Sulla I uses emergency relief funds to start Rebuilding of all the damaged structures, leads to creation of the Emergency Disaster Relief Service, shipping grain and exporting victims of the disaster

367: Explosives invented

370: Life expectancy in the Roman Empire reaches 50

371: Renuma conquered

371: The Tiber River floods, floodwaters cover all non hilled parts of Roma, flood lasts for several days, leaving people trapped in their homes

371: Emperor Sulla sends out boats to bring people food to the flooded city

371: Sulla orders construction of levees and a floodwall along the Tiber in the city, and the first ever floodgate to be constructed along the Tiber in the city

373: Theon invents the thermoscope

374: Pons Britannia is complete

378: Theon establishes heliocentricus theory the earth revolves around the sun

380: Sulla I dies Etticus becomes emperor

380: Population of Constantinople reaches 500,000

381: Theon discovers the idea of the speed of light

385: Population of Italia reaches 30 million

386: 22 year old Hypatia “The Mother of Modern Science” invents the reflecting telescope, one of her many inventions

388: Emperor Etticus marries Hypatia of Alexandria and makes her the head scientist, mathematician, astronomer of the Empire

388: Empire conquers more land up to the Oder River

389: Etticus orders 3 legions with a total of 150,000 men to protect and safeguard the newly conquered Oder River, while the wall was being built

390: Hypatia invents the color theory of reflection and refraction

391: Everyone in Rome has access to running water, toilets and proper sanitation

395: Empires population reaches 150 million

398: Etticus

401: Alaric is crowned king of the Visigoths

402: Alaric breaks the peace between the Goths and the Romans by unsuccessfully attacking the Danube frontier and patronizing the Romans behind the Danube Wall

403: Stilicho theorizes with Emperor Etticus that Alaric is attacking the southeastern Danube frontier to drive the attention of the army away from the unwalled newly conquered Oder River to get into Roman Territory

404: Hypatia establishes law of cooling

404: Stilicho in cooperation with Emperor Etticus sets up massive military camp with 4 legions miles away from the westward from the Oder River fronteir

406: The empire begins pushing south down the Arabian/African sea

406: Alaric’s Barbarians cross the frozen Oder through a large gap in the then under-construction Oder Wall

407: Alaric’s tired army is caught by surprise by Stilicho’s army, are ambushed and defeated, and Alaric is taken prisoner and executed by orders of the emperor

409: Forum Macuem

410: City planning separates districts into Residential, Commercial, and Industrial

412: Hypatia invents Calculus

415: Ettiucs honors

416: Foundation of the Mayan Conglomerate

417: Hypatia invents the thermoscope

418: Etticus orders the construction of the “Pons Maurentania” to be built along the Strait of Gibraltar, along what are presumed to be the shallowest areas, to expand trade across from Spain to Africa, bridge will be 50 meters with a capacity of over 100,000 people at a time

419: Hypatia discovers gravity

420: Italia urbanization rate reaches 75%

422: The Coliseum is expanded after its walls crack during an earthquake

425: Hypatia invents of Mercury barometer

427: Oder Wall built for protection from the Huns, cannons every ten feet of length, and Greek Fire ballista’s every 15 feet on the wall

430: 25% of slaves are emancipated

434: Etticus sends out a diplomat to deal with the huns and offer them a peace treaty instead the diplomat is killed

436: Emperor Etticus dies

436: Sirius I becomes emperor

437: Hypatia invents the thermometer

438: Sirius orders the close monitoring of dealing in the Senate make sure anyone who is caught accepting bribes or corruption is thrown out

440: Second Germanic Wars begin as their new King Atilla I is crowned

446: “Pons Maurentania” is completed

445: Attila makes it through the Danube Wall, and marches throughout the Empire

448: During the battle of Nedao Attila is shot and killed by a musket rifle forcing an end of the war and an end to the Empire of Atilla

448: Ellac is crowned king of the Hunnic Empire

449: Battle of Germania ends in a decisive Roman Victory, this marks the final end of the Hunnic Empire, Ellac’s army is defeated, and Ellac is killed in battle

451: Sassanid Empire is weakening to the point where it doesn’t even pose a threat

452: First pressed glass windows invented by the Romans

457: Vaccum Pump invented

458: Ministrium of Tribunal, Treasury, and War is created by Emperor Sirius in order to make the job of Emperor easier and have more knowledge of what is going on in the affairs of the empire, and the status of the empire

460: Electricity is discovered

462: Battery invented

464: Oil lamp invented

467: Forum Sacrum

468: Every city in Roman Empire must be lighted at night

470: Ostrogothic tensions begin

472: Mount Vesuvius has its most widespread eruption to date with ash falling as far away as Constantinople and burying Pollena, Nolla and Trocchia, except this time the area around Vesuvius is more populated Neapolis with 154,000 people alone, some areas around the Volcano buried up to 15 meters, approximately 51,000 people are killed

472: Emperor Sirius sets up camps to house the victims of the Volcano disaster, sends grain shipments by boat to Neapolis and Cumae and protects the area with a local legion

472: Emperor Sirius sets up the first ever Geologic Study, sends a team of scientists out to learn more about how volcanoes work and warning signs in order to prevent disaster, documents observations by those who witnessed the previous week of the disaster

473: The Augustus Forum to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Empire

474: Neapolis reconstruction ordered by Sirius with structures to have heavier rooves better ventaliation and roads to be wider more organized to help people leave easier and an emergency ferry service to Sardinia and Sicilia, also an order of complete abandonment to a 3 mile circumference around the volcano

475: First Mechanical Clock invented

476: Aksumite Kingdom is conquered by Rome after seizing their capitol city

478: New province south of Egypt created Nubia

480: Population of Constantinople reaches 1 million

482: Punic Memorium

483: Britannian War Memorium

485: Museum in every city

486: Class system abandoned

488: Judicia Imperia created (OTL Supreme Court)

490: Empire population reaches 200 million

491: Water powered spring frame invented

491: Rome celebrates the 1000th anniversary of the independence from the Etruscan kings and monarchy in 509 BC

495: Mecca Conquered

500: Roma’s population has increased to more than 3 million people

501:Death of Emperor Sirius

501: Terentia I becomes first Female Emperor

502: Cathedral of Sophia is built in Constantinople

503: Terentia gives every Roman adult citizen voting rights

507: Steam Powered Loom Invented

508: Waterwheel generator invented

508: Terentia decides to rebuild the forum with the Palatia Caesares, Colossi Imperii, after a minor earthquake in honor of past emperors

510: Roman territory begins Muscovy War begins pushing northeastward

511: Emperor Tarentia orders 3 Waterwheel generators to be built near Rome to supply the city with electricity

512: Mount Vesuvius has another severe eruption, 13,000 are killed

512: Emperor Terentia I starts the first ever disaster relief effort service

514: Port built in Neapolis solely for the Grain to Volcano victims

515: First Steamboat

517: Public Transportation established in every city

518: Terentia bans all cosmetics with arsenic in them

520: Slavery Abolished

522: Oxygene tank is invented as a result of the eruption 10 years earlier

523: Emperor Terentia has the first weather observation station set up in Rome

524: Terentia creates the 15th Table that all citizens are given free speech

525: Life expectancy in the Roman Empire reaches 60

526: An earthquake occurs in Antioch 7.1 magnitude that kills 290,000 people

526: Every city with at least some earthquake history is ordered to have a Chinese seismograph stationed there

528: Antioch rebuilding starts, with city more modern and all buildings made to withstand earthquakes, also wider more organized roads

529: New Island discovered north of Caledonia

530: First Geology department founded in Antioch, and Neapolis

531: First electrically powered factory in Roma

533: Terentia orders construction on the first hydroelectric dam to be constructed on the Cerusa River in Gaul

535: Vesuvius Memorium honoring Emperor Sirius and Tarentia

535: This year and the next are named “The Years Without a Summer” because of the cold all year weather that occurred during those years

540: Empire begins pushing east towards hostilities with the Sassinads

541: First ever Bubonicus illness strikes the Empire when a ship from Egypt reaches Constantinople fortunately good hygiene habits prevents the illness from spreading only 1.2 million people are killed (OTL 25 million)

542: Terentia orders the construction of a second hydroelectric dam on the Mohna River in Germania Superior

547: Emperor Tarentia dies

547: Seterberus Tarentia adopted son becomes emperor

550: New land discovered the island of Seterbia named in honor of the current emperor

557: Earthquake magnitude 6.2 strikes Constantinople, kills 180,000

557: Emperor Septeberus orders a complete reconstruction of Constantinople with bigger wider roads, a bigger more expansive port, more solid earthquake proof structures

560: Invention of the photograph

565: Electrical Wiring invented

568: Conquering of new territories of the Sassanid empire creates two new provinces Persia Superior, and Persia Minor

570: Muhammad is born in Mecca, Arabia Minor

573: First windmill generator built in Baiae, the baths in the resort city are now powered by electric energy

580: Seterberus dies

580: Seteberus’s adopted son August II becomes emperor

581: Gas Lighting invented

593: The first battery is invented in Babylon

595: Empires population reaches 250 million

597: The Persian Wall

600: All ports greatly expanded

602: Augustus II orders the construction of a second hydroelectric dam on the Nogurea River in Hispania first dam to produce over an output over 250 Mw

604: Class system is abolished

610: Creation of Islam a “religion of peace”

611: Adoption of the Arabic number system by the Romans

613: First Hydroelectric Dam build on the Danube River

614: Submarine is invented

615: Meccan uprising begins

616: Start of the Mecca Peoples Front

617: The Red Sea is conquered

618: Second Suez Canal

618: Steam wheels powering factories

620: Arcium Island is conquered

620: By this point the industrial revolution is starting to pick up speed there are now 219 windmills, 738 waterwheel generators, 4 Hydroelectric Dams, and 14 electrically powered factories within the empire

621: Augustus II dies

621: Commodus becomes emperor

622: Commodus persecutes Sassanids Non-Christians and Non-Romans, although the 14th table prevents him from doing such, he does it in secrecy

624: Due to Commodus harsh treatment and persecution of displaced Sassanids the Sassanid Refugee movement is created

624: The Judicia Imperia tries to put Commodus on trail after Commodus hears this he immediately threatens to kill the Imperia Judges if they do

625: Nearly 5,000 miles of canals built

627: Commodus violates the Fourteenth table “All Romans are free from religious persecution”, by persecuting the newly found Muslim religion

628: Commodus tries to name all the months of the Calendar after himself and all the major Roman cities after himself too

629: The Nubian Wall

629: More efficient Steam engine created

629: Muslim Revolt in Mecca

630: Commodus is murdered by a member of the Sassanid Refugee movement in Rome and is remembered as a tyrant, and a madman

630: Aurelius II is elected to the throne after the death of Commodus, and his successor

630: Aurelius II erases all memory of Commodus changes the Calander back to the Julian months with the more accurate Aurelian months (OTL Georgian Calendar)

630: Aurelius II recognizes Islam as a religion

631: Aurelius II orders the Legions to push even further into Africa and bring back prisoners of war using prisoners for cheap labor instead of paid workers, thus legally violating the abolition of slavery

634: During the Nile Valley Wars emperor Aurelius II is shot in the eye with a bow from a stray gurellia shot, he is instantly killed, although some say it was an assassination

634: Damiticus, Aurelius II adopted son becomes emperor

635: Decimus Caecilius Atticus invents the train, and railroad rides a track of 16km in 4 hours averaging a speed of 4km/h

636: Damiticus makes peace with the Muslims

641: Ostia-Roma-Neapolis first Railroad

645: Roma population reaches 4 million

651: Lava canal completed meant to divert lava to the ocean

650: Telegraph is invented

653: Invention of oil drilling in Mesopotamia

655: 250 miles of rail road in empire

657: Damiticus is shot from a stray bullet right below the chest during battle

657: Comptus I elected to throne starting the Comptian dynasty

657: Comptus I, attempts to restore the policies, and popularity of the “15 Good Emperors”

657: Comptus I orders telegraph stations at every major city and military base in the Empire in order to ease communication difficulties

658: Comptus I welcomes refugees from all over the world into the Empire starts an immigration policy but does not consider them as full Roman Citizens and are still not given civil rights

660: Lightbulb invented

661: Comptus I enacts a law that makes it illegal for any emperor to order the execution of someone, or discriminate against anyone

665: Sonograph invented

668: Great Roman-Sassanid War begins

670: Empire population reaches 300 million

671: Nearly 1,000 miles of Railroad in Roman Empire

673: Gnaeus Mucius Servilianus gives the first description of a dinosaur

675: Tensions escalate due to the newly formed Muslim movment, and the Refugee movement

678: 13 Senators are assanated by

680: Comptus I dies from what was presumably poison

680: Julius the adopted son of Comptus I becomes emperor

682: Romans encounter the Mayans as a barbaric nation in the new world of human sacrifice, half-naked natives, who already have gun technology equivalent to that of 5th century Rome

683: Mayan Embassy in Rome

689: The ironclad is invented

691: The Non Autocrat Movement is founded by Aurelius Pius

700: 25% of the population has access to electricity

707: Constitution of 707 AD all emperors after this point have successor elected by the people, reign till death is allowed, but no longer can an emperor declare who their successor is this marks the first steps towards Roman Democracy, also Senators must be re-elected every 10 years no longer allowed to serve for life

710: 2,000 miles of rail in the Empire

721: School of Economics is founded in Constantinople

725: Education up to age 18 is necessary, University is optional

728: Construction of the Tiber Subter the first ever underwater tunnel is completed underneath the Tiber River in Roma to ease traffic

730: Roma population reaches 5 million

731: Emperor Julius is murdered from Comptus II supporters

731: Comptus II is elected emperor

732: Elevator is invented

735: 5,000 miles of railroad in the Empire

740: Emperor Comptus II dies from a shot to the intestine by a Roman pedestrian

740: Oriellia the second female to be emperor is elected

745: Nile Valley conquered one more province is Created Nubia Superior

747: Rome celebrates its 1500th birthday, first World’s Fair is held in Rome as a Celebration to the “Glory of Rome”

748: First Tramway designed and set up in Roma

750: 10,000 miles of railroad in the Empire

755: 50% access to electricity

760: First high rise building is built in Constantinople, Officia Paribus it is 9 stories

767: First phonograph

770: 20,000 miles of rail throughout empire

777: Emperor Orellia dies

777: Marcus II is elected emperor

782: Marcus II plans Silk Road replaced by Rail

785:50,000 miles of rail in the empire

787: Geologists order a massive evacuation of Neapolis, and surrounding cities

787: Mount Vesuvius erupts prompting the building of a giant emergency shelter for the citizens

788: Emperor Marcus II uses Diplomacy Ties reunite India

790: 75% access to electricity

795: 100,000 miles of rail in the empire

800: Roman Empire has 368 million people out of the world’s 490 million people living within its borders roughly 75% of the world’s population

804: Tanzania is conquered

805: Sassanid Cold/Hot War is starting to die down with the Sassanid’s exhausted and now facing Reunited India on the East and Romans to the West

808: The Silk Rail is completed making it the longest rail in the world spanning over 4,000 miles from Constantinople through Babylon to the Hindu Kush ending at Chang’an, China

810: Emperor Marcus II dies

810: Columbus is Elected Emperor

810: 200,000 miles of rail in Roman Empire

812: New continent discovered named Columbia (OTL North America)

815: Machine gun is invented

817: Sassanid War finally ends with the Sassanids defeated and conquered by Rome

821: Gulf of Oman conquered

823: Assembly Line created

826: Emperor-Senate compromise now Emperors must be re-elected in 10 years for a second term, 5 years for every term after that

832: Emperor Columbus dies

833: First Radio Invented

840: Steel is invented

845: Automobile is invented only affordable by the rich

846: The city of Roma has 8,000,000 inhabitants

847: Earthquake in Antioch leads to the first ever Earthquake Retrofit program

850: Creation of political parties the Probus Secui (Liberals), Conservialis Secui (Conservatives), Licentia Secui (Libertarians), Amicabiliter Secui (Socialists), Defero Secui (Communists), and Imperiosus Secui (Imperialists)

851: Earthquake hits Rome

852: Grocery Store invented

858: Coliseum Ingens is completed a new coliseum after the earthquake of 851 that has a total capacity for 250,000 spectators

860: Refrigerator is invented

863: Telephone is invented

865: Roman soldiers and scouts meet a group of Mayan soldiers and scouts, relationship starts of as very tense

868: Fist Full Tram system set up in Roma

869: Roman Legion IX accidently attacks a Mayan city on the island of Cuba starts a war

870: Life expectancy in the Roman Empire reaches 70

872: Roman dictator sends out a diplomat to make a truce with the Mayans

874: Completion of the Parisium Tower the 994 foot tall structure would be the tallest structure in the world for another 306 years

875: Completion of the golden milestone, located in downtown Roma lists all the distances to all the major cities of the empire

875: 13,000 cars are registered in the Roman Empire

876: First broadcast is heard though only a limited number (1,030,000 radios) of people had radios then

880: Island of Nubia in Columbia conquered

885: 43,000 cars are produced in the Roman Empire

885: Empire’s population reaches 400 million

889: Invention of the Lucius Procei for making steel cheaper (OTL Bessemer Steel)

893: First subway established in Constantinople

901: Island of Hatia conquered

905: Film Invented

908: Constantinople reaches 5 million people

914: First skyscraper over 20 stories in Constantinople Hagia Turris 29 Stories 408 Feet tall

923: First nationwide radio broadcast (the Elected Dictator gives his speeches on radio)

930: One car for every 1,000 Romans

937: First plastic (celluloid) invented

940: First tank invented

945: First Time Bomb invented

947: First hydroelectric dam of over 1000 MW capacity on the Euphrates River

948: First nationwide radio news network CBS (Centrio Brodcastrium Constituo)

951: Movement of the Senate to start a Second Republic Era

960: Second Republic Era begins, the Roman Government is now a Federal Constitutional Semi-Representative Democracy

960: New constitution written new form of government agreed to, no chance for dictatorship, and everyone must be voted in by the people

968: Vesuvius Erupts, this time bringing the footage of disaster to movie theaters in the empire

971: First building taller than Great Pyramid of Giza 475 feet, the Corporium Turris 504 Feet tall, at 40 stories

975: First hydroelectric dam with a capacity over 2000 MW built Danube River

978: First Humana Righium Forum is established in Roma

984: Roman Empire produces 1 million cars

991: Vesuvius Erupts

999: Vesuvius Erputs

1003: First Airplane invented, has its first successful flight for 189 feet

1006: Roman Mssionaries send themselves out to Teotihuacan to spread the word of Roman Christianity instead they are sacrificed by Mayan priests

1007: Vesuvius Erupts

1008: Roman preseao asks for an explination of the sacrifice of the missionaries and learns that it is a Mayan custom and immediately places an embargo on the Mayan Nation

1009: Cold war with Mayan Conglomeration begins

1027: First film with sound invented

1029: All vehicles equipped with catalytic converters

1030: First capitol of Columbia founded Montrium (OTL Montreal)

1036: Vesuvius Erupts again

1039: First flight over 100 miles

1030: Empire population reaches 500 million

1035: Rome produces all of the world’s oil and sells it and exports it to other countries

1049: First Propeller plane invented

1056: First rocket launched

1061: First flight over 250 miles

1070: Economic capitol of Columbia founded Halorium (OTL New York City)

1072: First airport in Rome, Gaius Octavian Augustus Caesar Airport

1085: First official airplane route Roma, Terrentia, Thessalonea, Constantinople

1087: First flight over 500 miles Constantinople to Antioch

1093: First Airline Romani Philippines (Roman Airlines)

1104: First flight over 1000 miles Rome to Gades

1130: Roman Empire population reaches 750 million

1123: First flight over 2000 miles Londinium to Antioch

1130: 5 million people travel commercial airlines

1144: Founding of the Legio Caelis Expansionis (Roman Air Force)

1150: First Intercontinental oceanic flight Londinum to Halorium

1153: Theory of the double helix

1158: 25% of Roman energy comes from renewable sources

1160: Rome remains the largest city in the world with 15 million people

1167: Mamercus Mummius Rufinus discovers the theory of natural selection, and the idea that animals adapt and thrive over time, evolution and natural selection

1173: Discovery of the nucleus of an atom

1180: First all mechanical computer invented

1185: World War Mayans versus Roman and Chinese /India

1197: World War I ends, Chinese Republic and Mayan States are now Democracies

1206: Genghis Khan elected President of China, starts cold war with Rome

1210: Roman Empire population reaches 1 Billion

1220: Life Expectancy in the Roman Empire reaches 80

1228: Ingus Dam completed along the Congus River in Africa able to supply 39,000 MW of power

1230: First Television invented

1233: World War II begins Roman/India and Mongol/Mayan

1235: 50% of Roman energy comes from renewable sources

1241: First fully mechanical/electrical computer created “Mind of God”

1244: Video Games invented

1245: World War II ends Pax Globia Unium established (OTL United Nations)

1245: Mongol extremist threat is gone, China is recreated

1245: Ghenghis Khan commits suicide

1247: Rome celebrates its 2,000th Birthday with the largest ever Celebration Games, and World’s Fair, the biggest series of celebrations ever “The Bimillenium”

1249: Roman/Mayan agreement on border along Mississippi River in the north and the southern border along the Amazon River

1251: First Empire wide televised broadcast

1255: First electric car is invented

1257: First ICBM created

1258: Banco de Romanus introduces the credit card

1263: Construction starts of a modern interstate system

1268: Earthquake strikes Antioch

1269: After the Tiber River is set on fire due to excessive pollution the Aqua Cleane Act is passed demanding all cities to stop dumping waste in the rivers

1270: First nuclear bomb created

1270: First jet plane

1277: First supersonic flight

1280: Roman’s find a way to make factories much cleaner and safer

1282: Roman’s perfect the method of making fuel from agricultural products

1283: First Nuclear Power plants built in Numidia, and Italia

1285: Roman Empire’s population reaches 1.5 billion

1291: Roman Government enables act to help protect endangered species

1293: First tower over 1500 feet tall in Constantinople and Halorium

1297: First commercial flight across the Atlantic

1298: World oil production peaks at 4 billion liters a day (50% of 2000s OTL rate)

1303: First tsunami warning system in Crete during the 8.1 Earthquake lowered casualties by up to 80%

1305: Circum Mediterranean Railway completed high speed electric railway circling the whole entire Mediterranean Coast

1309: Invention of the Microprocessor

1314: First commercial jet plane

1315: Approximately 100 million people fly annually

1318: First monorail created

1320: Roman Empire’s population reaches 2 billion

1322: In order to combat traffic problems in the Empire mainly the Tyrrhenian Coast, Nile Delta, Thracia, and the Halorium area the Presaeo orders the construction of an Empire wide High Speed Rail system

1325: Roman Empire owns half the world’s landmass

1329: Mind of God reaches 1 Megaflop

1330: Life expectancy in the Roman Empire reaches 90

1330: Creation of the Inca Socialist Union

1332: First Microwave Oven invented

1335: 50% of cars in the empire are electric

1335: Approxiately 250 million people fly annualy

1336: India absorbs into Roman Empire under Roman Union Agreement

1340: First ICBM/Nuclear Bomb

1347: Precautionary vaccines, extermination of all rodents eliminate minor Plague outbreak that kills 500,000

1354: Creation of a chemical laser

1359: Birth control invented

1360: Roman Empire population reaches 2.5 Billion

1362: First tower over 2000 feet tall in Constantinople

1364: First bioreactor built successfully turns Carbon Dioxide into oxygen

1367: First object in space

1368: 4 earthquakes in a 3 month period strike around Casium, Algonquia (OTL New Madrid, Mo), and the earthquakes kill 45,000 people and cause the Mississippi to flow backwards for almost 4 days

1372: All major land on earth is conquered by some nation or another

1377: Personal Computer is invented

1378: First research satellite launched X-1

1379: First photograph of earth ever taken from space by a computer controlled satellite

1379: First solar power grid station founded in the Sahara Desert

1380: Approximately 500 million people fly annually

1384: World Trade Union begins

1385: Roman Empire’s population reaches 3 billion

1390: Mind of God reaches 1 Gigaflop

1397: First cloned animal

1401: First meteorological satellite launched into space

1408: Global Positioning System invented

1411: Romans launch the 10th communication satellite into space

1416: First Maglev circumnavigating the Mediterranean Coast

1423: Cell phones invented

1435: Empire’s population reaches 3.5 billion

1438: Romans invent internet

1441: Solar Power station in the Sahara produces enough power to supply all of Europe and Africa

1445: Mind of God reaches 1Terraflop

1460: First Man in Space

1465: Mind of God reaches 1 Petaflop

1469: Romans land the first man on the moon

1470: Roman Empire is independent of oil

1473: First Orbiting Space Station

1477: Mind of God reaches 1 Exaflop

1480: International Space Station

1482: Nuclear Fission Plants

1485: First AI created

1490: Empire’s population reaches 4 billion

1492: Romans land the first Man on Mars

1496: First fully cloned human being

1500: Roman Empire lifespan reaches 100

1500: First nanobots created

1501: Mind of God reaches 1 Zettaflop

1505: Tranasatlantic Tunnel created from Nanobots from Halorium to Londinium traveling at 5,000 mph

1509: First use in controlling earthquake begins as scientists use the technology to bring what would have been 7.2 Earthquake right in the Economic capitol of the world Constantinople and dies it down to a 5.0

1510: First effort to terriform Mars begins

1516: Moon operations begin moon base called Heliopolis

1520: First Space Weapon pointed outwards in case of Asteroid terrorist threat

1522: Mind of God reaches 1 Yottaflop

1525: Flying Cars

1530: Cities in the Ocean

1530: Moon population reaches 1,000

1532: First settlement on Mars called Troy (Roman Space Setelement)

1540: Moon population reaches 100,000

1550: Mars Population reaches 100,000

1550: Fully Automated cities

1555: Moon population reaches 1 million

1560: Romium Jupiter Forum first Space Station over 1 Km in size

1560: Mars population reaches 1 million

1565: Asteriod Belt trading leads to another industrial revolution

1570: Mars Population reaches 5 million

1570: The first use in controlling earthquakes is used as

1580: First Space Elevator in Memphis, Egypt

1580: Mars Population reaches 20 million

1585: Mayans start settlement on Mars unsuccessful

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