When you hear someone mention the Middle Ages, you may think about the noble Knights of Europe or the brutal Vikings of Scandinavia or the swift Samurai of Feudal Japan. Others may imagine the Black Death, which killed more than 20 million people. In many parts of the world, the Middle Ages were a time of turmoil and violence, with lords constantly fighting over land and resources.
Eventually, the Renaissance (also called the start of the Modern Era) arrived and mankind was launched into an age of music, literature, art, science, and inventions that would last to this very day.
But what if mankind followed a different path? What if the Middle Ages were way different?
In 429 BC, a Spartan by the name of Lacedemius, along with several others, overthrew the Spartan oligarchy and established a "democratic monarchy," inspired by Athens. The new Spartan city-state (still referred to as Sparta) conquered the rest of Greece an astonishing rate, however Athens and Macedon were worthy adversaries. Lacedemius promised that all Greeks can participate in the military, not just Spartans. Surviving Greeks, along with slaves and servants, who did not support this new rule decided to sail through the Aegean Sea to establish the Kingdom of Troy, which did indeed flourish. The "New Greece" is now stronger than ever with over 83,310 square kilometers in their grasp and over 350,000 men on active duty, with another 50,000 on reserve. In 173 AD the Roman Empire invades Greece but ultimately loses at the Battle of Dodona, with staggering losses.
Rome never faces the threat of falling or splitting thanks to the Securus ad Terminos Initiative initiated by Fortunius Severus Gaulius, a Roman nobleman and general who helped assassinate the emperor Severus Alexander in 229, which secured the borders of Rome and strengthened the military greatly. On October 31st, 420, over 95,000 Christians rebelled the oppressive Romans across parts of the Gaul, Germania, and Hispania. Despite overwhelming odds, the Christian rebels won at the Battle of Avarecumia on August 20th, 429 and gained the territories that they named Fransia, Germania, Polund, and Spania. This victory would eventually give rise to the Unified Catholic Provinces, led by the Pope. The people living in the UCP soon gained the nickname "English" due to the language that they spoke. The island of Britain was divided into Coillia by the Celts in the north, and Sudensilia by the Germanic people in the south. Israel was founded on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea near the Egyptian Empire by various Jewish groups from different parts of Europe and the Middle East that were sick and tired of religious oppression.
In between 915 and 1012, the Scandinavians (known to others as Vikings or "savages") carried out several raids on Greece, Rome, Troy, the UCP, the Celts, and the Germanics. They even went as far as to the Kingdom of Arabia. They eventually stopped their raids and focused more on trade and agriculture.
Discovery of Themyscira
On the night of December 21st, 1121, a group of English merchants discovered a large city populated solely by females. All of the merchants except William of Eidenhelm were slaughtered after the discovery. William described the city as something "out of fantasy" and described the inhabitants as "beautiful yet masculine." William's encounter would eventually lead to the Euro-Themysciran Wars, and the formation of the Queendom of Themyscira.
Ever since the early Slavic people settled in what would soon be called Russia, tribes and small nations of the Slavs were constantly fighting over territory, resources, and who was the most powerful. It would be on the morning of the 12th of June, 1223 that would change all of that. Moscuviev, a small nation located near the Mongolian border, was suddenly invaded by 2,000 Mongolians led by Daichi Khan. Dimitri Catrachov III, a lord from the eastern nation of Leviev, rode across Russia and successfully united all of the tribes, cities, and nations under one banner. Mongolia had the upper hand for a large amount of time until the Battle of Rakow Forest when 10,000 civilian men, women, and teenagers met 5,000 weary Mongolian soldiers passing through the forest towards Moscow.The Russians finally pushed the Mongolians out at the Battle of Kuezi in 1234, which took 4 days. After the battle, the people of Russia saw that unification is stronger than division and thus creating the Tsardom of Russia.