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The 20th and 19th Centuries are the seventh section of the Bronze Age of history.

Bronze Age Pt. 6:
2200-2001 BCE
Bronze Age Pt. 7
2000-1801 BCE
Bronze Age Pt. 8:
1800-1601 BCE

Egypt

The Great Pharaoh Yakmib would become of the great revitalizers of Egyptian culture and art, after so many years of the aggression and expansionism. During this time the abundance of art and ancient Egyptian literature has been dated back to Yakmib's reign more than any other Pharaoh, though Yakmib make substantial expansion along the North Ifran coast, heading westward along the coast. Yakmib was even able to trade with the small island nation of Cyprus, the small tribes in southern Anatolia, and down into former Sumer and Mesopotamia. Wetka's reign of the Empire would continue his father's path of reinvigorating Egyptian culture. Wetka did however have to deal with the increasing problems within Egypt's southernmost territories (OTL Ethiopia), and had to deal with the mass exodus of the native peoples along Eastern Ifran, some settling within the region, or others settling in Southern Ifran, whose ancestors would cause many problems for the Egyptians. 

Unas, Qareh and Nasakhma's reigns would be known as the Forgotten Three of the Third Dynasties Pharaohs. They were known as the Pharaohs who led some of the most stable reigns in the Egyptian Empires history, with small expansions into the Arabian Peninsula. The biggest accomplishments, however was the opening up and regular influx of goods coming from the expansive Asian continent, which were mainly from the prosperous Indus River Valley, and even riches coming as far from Xia Dynasty China.

Eneti and the Hittites

The only people opposing the Eneti nation were the Hittites, and they lacked an effective, organized government to counter both the Egyptians and the Eneti, who raided their lands often for slaves. Many of the non-enslaved Hittites escaped to mountainous eastern Anatolia in an effort to escape the Enetian and Egyptian advances. The great Eneti kingdom continued to expand and dominate the Sea of Adonai. Trade with Egypt began again in the Fertile Crescent and the Northern Levant, although it mostly consisted of scattered rogue merchants who wanted to get rich off of Enetian riches. The Hittite Empire would one day gruesomely destroy them in a hailstorm of fire and death, but at the time, they were getting by.

Rest of the World

The Babylonian Empire both rises and falls during this time. It expanded far along the Arabian coast and up the Tigris and Euphrates at its height, but collapsed for an unknown reason. Historians believe it to be due to raids by Egyptian travelers, but this is only mere speculation. The Great Sumer Civilization, having their cultural capitals at Ur and Uruk, both cities situated in Southern Mesopotamia, is in decline. The cities meet their doom because of the changing outlet of the Persian Gulf, and changes in the Tigris and Euphrates river paths. Following this event, The Babylonian Empire begins, conquering their great enemy to the North, Assyria, and briefly threatening The Egyptian Empire to the West. Babylon would eventually meet their demise because of a revolt of the Assyrians and disease. The long-lived Indus Valley Civilization thrives during these years, and the populations of Harrapa and the rest of the Valley are booming with trade with Egypt and other areas. With the farmers in the valley producing surpluses of crops. The first official contact with Egyptian traders from the Red Sea is confirmed during this time. A small tablet, using hieroglyphs and the language of the Indus Valley was found in the ruins of Mohenjo-daro. It is nicknamed the "Travelers' Tablet" by historians world wide in the early 1900s. In China, the semi-mythological Xia Dynasty is just starting to reach it's cultural zenith. In addition to this, in China, daily life is going extremely well, trade with Egypt is rumoured to be sparse, but there is no evidence to support this and is dismissed by historians are mere fiction.

1850 BCE Map Grand Union

World Map c. 1850 BCE

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