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Origins of the Byzantine Empire

When the Roman Empire reached its extent on Dacia and Parthia, the same time during the day Trajan died, Hadrian became emperor. When he wanted to build a city to rival Rome and make it the capital, he built a city on the site of Byzantium , and built Parlious Caravel, on the edge of the Strait of Bosporus. Hadrian expanded the city many times to be larger than Rome as well as other emperors. Hadrian then added Russia, Scandinavia, (the surviving Vikings fled to Iceland and Greenland) Central Asia, Mongolia, Iran, Western Southern Asia, and Manchuria to the empire. Theodosius started to make Parlious Caravel capital when he became emperor, and made it like Constantinople. However, Russia claimed independence from Rome after its fall. It became part of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, which preserved ancient civilizations, Atlantean, and Chinese culture. The first Byzantine emperor, Anastasius I, made the Byzantines a world power.

Parlious Caravel

Just at it is, it is the most enormous, magnificent, splendid, wealthiest, fortified, and the greatest city in the world. It had 40 million people. It is very huge because the city is stretched magically without going on the land, but sometimes did. It had magnificent and splendid buildings, and has a bunch of 55 forums at the middle as with the Imperial Palace. Parlious Caravel had canals and ports. Hadrian wanted Parlious Caravel to be a paradise and ordered heavy, thick fortified walls around the city. Making it a paradise isn't easy. So Hadrian made a wish to the gods of paradise many times and then later, it was. Abundant fish and wildfowl live in the paradise as well. Special creatures amaze many people. Under him, he also build many aquariums and with thick glass, it never broke. Exotic animals were put into zoos, and there were many apartments. It had huge harbors and series of canals. Parlious Caravel was a tropical paradise. It had a lot of palm trees and has a firefighter and police force to look after the city. And yes, as with every city, there were poor and rich. Everyone speaks Latin and Greek, in the empire, but rarely, other world-wide languages. Their culture is very advanced, and trading happens more there than anywhere else. With thick walls, fortified with watchtowers, gates, forts and super heat-shot trebuchets made land of sea invasions difficult.

Although borrowed from China, they adopted the way of gunpowder in using it for fireworks, gunpowder weapons: flamethrowers, cannons, bombs, and firework bombers, and made a technique of the heat shot. It boasted a sewer system, and organized social service in hospitals, homes, and orphanages. Ships crowded the city's harbors, luxuries come from all over the world. people without jobs are given, such as sweeping the streets, and weeding public gardens. The city's streets are either narrow of wide, grand and board, strait or twisting. People, camels, mule trains, horses, elephants, soldiers, merchants, peasants, water sellers, sweetmeat sellers, porters, beggars, raged children, barefooted slaves, stray dogs and cats, pets, priests, nuns, bishops, archbishops, carriages, and litters all crowd the streets. Many luxuries items, like ivory, silks, fur, perfumes, rum, gold, furniture, Samian ware, fabulous and wealthy jewelery, rich dining utensils, musical instruments, silverware, ornaments, decorating supplies, spices, precious and colored stones, and other luxuries items fled in Parlious Caravel's and its empire's markets.

Everyone attended circuses, theaters, and amphitheaters. They were one of the many recreations that made the Romans happy. All roads and trade routes lead to Parlious Caravel. There were many magic passages that led to other parts of the city or led to some special place of a magical part of Parlious Caravel. Public works were always made, and it has expanded a lot as the population grew. Its ports are centers of warship building, seafood produce, and centers of trading. Canals were water streets where ships drove on, and many monuments are found. There were many arenas where battleships fought, and there were many buildings that could stand on the water. Ships guard and control the waters around the port. Irrigation ditches were built at the ports in swampy areas to deliver to farms to control the water level. Romans had made a filter to turn the water cleaner, and most of the water is delivered the fountains and waterfalls that flow to the canals at the port. Romans refer the ports as paradises. Parlious Caravel also produces everything in their economy list. The Field of Mars, built by Hadrian as a copy from Rome, was no longer dedicated to their god Mars, instead, it is a military area for soldiers to exercise and produces soldiers. Trade always flourished in the empire, There were many food supplies stockpiled in the city.

To the Byzantines, there was no special cargo than grain. It was the main food supply for making bread, pasta, cereals, and crackers. Normally, Byzantines are not available to hunt down animals, but how do they still had ivory? The story goes, one day some scientists found some ivory from the Carthaginians long ago. The scientists had started to create their own ivory. Made from some chemicals, they later started to use an oven an started to heat and mold it. Finally, they created their own ivory. It spread around the world, then they started to produce their own ivory, and spread the idea of banning hunting of animals. (which was later accepted) In this city, what's so strange about is that many structures, and there were terraces over terraces, streets above streets, and then zigzag roads and huge flights of steps bordered (and are also found there) with orange and lemon trees, roof-gardens, balconies, deep archways, pillared colonnades, spires, battlements, minarets, and pinnacles. Many governments buildings house laws, records, and orders. a trillion churches and monasteries are dotted in the city. The entire city was defended by the Praetorian guard, as well as the city. A huge ring surrounded the city, packed with traps to kill and crush the enemy army. In 100 B.C.E., an emperor, named Basilia II, who was originally a general, organized a group called the Circle of Czar (or Caesar), a circle that holds military meetings on what to do in the base. The forts were even located in the city itself. Everyday, people could see soldiers as a magnificent sight. Generals and their army march across the city. Blacksmiths had done the work on improving the army and finding new technologies. Praetorian Guards were given orders by the Senate and the emperor. Under the empire, the eagle stands for strength and courage, the lion stands for bravery and honor, and the cross, the symbol of Christianity was the symbol of faith. All of these help the soldiers do well in battle. Although it was at its greatest extent 895 years and ten years before Maracano's death, the city still expanded for some years.

Early Byzantine Emperors

For 895 years, there were many famous emperors. All emperors are extremely popular, but also made many accomplishments in their civilization.

Anastasius I

Anastasius I was the first emperor to go on the Byzantine throne. Under him, he was the first to expand Parlious Caravel as well as culture accomplishments. Under him, he ordered many projects to be done. Anastasius spread Christian archbishops to Western Europe. His dream was to convert all of the barbarians they could find in Europe, which all together found Catholicism, Anastasius also encouraged education and learning, making scientific and mathematical discoveries. Under him, artists, musicians, architects, priests, merchants, bishops, and generals thrived. Under him, he ordered parks, playgrounds, museums, and libraries built to advance education. Anastasius also formed the first patriarch and built Santa Sophia. During the end of his reign, her wife, Liusu, believed that her son, Justin, will become emperor if he murdered him. Soon, that happened.(491-539)

Justin I

Justin I was not only a son, but a famous general. Under him, he built the Praetorian guard base, which was borrowed from Rome. Justin wanted to expand territory. In 525, he invaded all of the Middle East. Justin then invaded Korea, and then Japan. Japan was difficult. They had to fight the samurai armies tougher than his armies. Justin advanced in military technology, and then invented gunpowder weapons: guns, flamethrowers, cannons, bombs, and firework bombers. Soon, japan was conquered. Justin wanted to control a part of the Silk Road. He took territory in Tibet and northwest China. Justin also seized Northern India, and banned hunting of animals (except seafood) because he believed they were the messengers of God. Under him, he discovered the Earth was round, and was generally accepted. Justin also advances on medicine, math, science, and geography. Justin died in his age of 54, when he was killed fighting in a gladiator show. The killer was Nassius Abagas, who was later taken prisoner. (521-555)


Narnius was the brother of Justin. Under him, he invaded all of the Mediterranean Islands, and invaded all of the Roman lands of Northern Africa. he then advanced a little to the south. Soon, the invaded Spain, Sicily, and Italy. His armies advacned on Eastern Europe. He also seized the Danish island in the Baltic sea next to the country itself. Narnius took part in gladiator games, chariot races, theaterical shows, and taking part as the first patriarch-emperor. (554-614)

Finlanius I

Finlanius was the first Byzantine Empress to take power. Under her, she built Venice, where most trade happens here. Under her, she wanted to find uncharted territory, so she ordered her governors and the government officials to look after the empire. For 2 and 1/3 years, she found the Americas, Africa, and other places of uncharted territory. The most famous of all was the Americas and Australia, where she discovered Native American civilizations in the Americas, and found very strange creatures on Australia and yes, the Americas as well. In Australia, she met the Maoris, and gave them gifts. Finlaniuus built zoos and safari parks to deliver animals from all around the world, and for scientists and artists to learn about it. She also let a few mighty creatures, like the big cats, bears, and rhinos, to be delivered to the amphitheaters. These come from some zoos, when there are way sometimes to many animals, they rather get them out either send them back to their habitats, of put few to gladiator games. She was the greatest explorer as well. (614-674)


This emperor, however, was originally a noble banished from France for his crimes, and Finlanius took him to her city to succeed him. Under him, he can't believed what his eyes saw, compared to European cities on the other hand. Under him, for his first time, he expanded Parlious Caravel through the Bosporus Strait. Water pipes undergorund was built to make to flow of the water to the city as fresh, then back into the sea. The salt was gathered an cleaned to make salt. Parts of the cities had been built on water, but these places were later drained and dry land was better for the parts. In the end, Parlious Caravel had expanded through the waters, though there were some huge lakes left. Under him, he was a Catholic and wanted some Catholic scientists, merchants, and navigators to stay that way as well, so many inns had Catholic churches. (674-720)

Nicodemus I

Nicodemus succeed Charles after his death. Under him, Nicodemus made statues, paintings, icons, and mosaics more lifelike. Also, he then courage art to be more lifelike. Nicodemus also feared the empire's growing population and sent many Byzantines to colonize on the East Indies, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia. Nicodemus also advanced in warfare and wrote songs and psalms. (720-779)


Under her, she was remembered as the first women soldier. She fought in her armor and took place in the Norse Wars. Theodoriusa also expanded Parlious Caravel 3 times faster with new inventions. Theodoriusa also built a tomb called Thodoriusa's column, which showed the pictures of her life in the battle. (779-856)

Avaras I

Avaras was a Praetorian guard officer that was the first Catholic-Orthodox emperor. Under him, he expanded Parlious Caravel 5 times more faster. Avaras had succeeded in navy building. Avaras had built medieval-style windmills and reconstructed Herod's temple in Jerusalem, but a lot bigger. Avaras also built the world' largest church, Hasbura Sophia, with monasteries and some gardens. He allowed Jew to worship freely and made a law that a patriarch should be a Jew. (856-916)


Empress Agora was the first empress to build medieval-like structures. Agora built universities, markets, towers, and courts in Middle-Age style. She also introduced fairs from Europe. She also introduced the Jewish Bible from the Torah scroll into a book. Agora made laws to helped merchants from getting robbed. Agora also built road bridges on roofs to help people get to places faster. She also helped people get well. She had made advance in ship building. She ruled longer than any other empress- 92 years. (916-1008)

Justinian I

Justinian was Agora's son. Under him, the empire was fulfilled in trade. he invaded South America and the Caribbean islands. Justinian needed money, so he told the Europeans to go to North America and tricked them that he discovered it, and gave them to it, for a price. Justinian had collected 793,142 tons of gold from them. Justinian had expanded Parlious Caravel 11 times faster and had built Parlious Caravel very fast. He loved peace, and always went to church and took part of religious disputes and discussions. Justinian wanted to expand the empire. He seized the coasts of southern France and captured Greenland and Iceland. It was an era of glory. (1008-1064)


Africanus was the world's greatest emperor and had many monuments and buildings built. Africanus also colonized South Africa and The Nile's sources. Later, Sudan, Southern India, and Panama fell into control. He gave aid to people who suffered earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other storms that happened during his reign. He ruled for 45 years. (1064-1109)

Life under the Czars

The Byzantine emperors are known as Caesars, but another name for it is czars (or Tsars).

The Byzantines believed that their czars were chosen by God, and alone, he had the right to rule. Czars formed a group of spies, called the King's Eyes, to spy criminals and lawbreakers. Byzantine dancing became very popular later on, which amazed more people to the theaters than before. Peasants had received food and money from the government. Czars made many disputes and discussions. Czars built many structures to show off their glory. Czars also held parliaments and sometimes, they spent their lives at balls.

Industry Advance

Byzantine emperor Jalius VIII started to adopt many things the West invented, and spread eco-friendly invention ideas around the world. By 1901, it was the most powerful industrial country in the world.

Discontent Grows

The only unpopular and last czar was Nicholas III. Although he was nice and self-efficient, he was not strong enough to be a good ruler. A year later, his son, Alexander got a fever, and the continuing of his dynasty will hold off. Meanwhile, people are living in unhappy conditions. They were always poor. Finally, plebeians from all around the empire went to Parlious Caravel, and held a revolt. The soldiers, fearing a revolution, shot at them. Finally, peasant Cassius Albanius had a meeting with all peasants, and were planing a revolution.

Byzantine Revolution

In 1909, the plebeians stormed into Parlious Caravel, soon, all of the people followed. The czar ordered to put down the rebellion, however, the people had weapons, and finally, the emperor was overthrown, and the Byzantine Empire became the Byzantine Union, known as Russia. And Yohammed Ben Zacraius became the first president of Russia.

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