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The Gondwanan Empire was one of the first three empires established in the history of the world and it lasted an impressively long time. Through powerful leadership, military, and multiple climate zones, Gondwana was able to thrive for many years. Its influence is undeniable, its child states being some of the most important in history, including the Edenic Kingdom, Zusteny, and Lyon. The Gondwanan Empire is chiefly associated with central areas south of the equator, and is characterized by imperial government as formed by Emperor Clovis, who consolidated a vast amount of inhabited land into a single empire he governed. He wanted peace for his nation, and he made it his goal to provide his people with the best quality of life possible. These principles governed the empire for a large part of its lifespan. Lasting from approximately 6000 BC to 223 AD, it is revered as one of the most efficient nations in history.
The empire began as the southernmost empire in the world, and began expanding to the south nearly from the beginning of its history. The Gondwanans developed complex and efficient methods for transporting water throughout the empire, in addition to other remarkable structures. Some of these structures are still standing today in Andea, Judea and Sanctum. In 4600 BC, the son of Emperor Joseph I established the Edenic Kingdom in the east along the Edenic Peninsula, which ironically would devour the Gondwanan Empire thousands of years later. The Gondwanans constructed monuments to their gods, elaborate buildings and architecture, and had an efficient road system. Citizenship was granted to all born there and the empire devised the first elaborate law system and military police system after the Cephasian Conquests in 3700 BC. The empire was damaged in the Cephasian Conquests and eventually joined the Edenic Kingdom to take part in the War of Preservation to destroy the Nazcan Kingdom to stop its conquest of the civilized world. This war was successful and the Nazcan Kingdom fell apart into many different nations. By 1000 BC, the empire had expanded to the Golden South of Pangea, the second nation to reach one of the ends of the world.
The decline of the Gondwanan Empire came as the Edenic Kingdom, having sailed around the world to reach the other side of Pangea, began to expand and surround Gondwana. The Edenic Kingdom was able to colonize faster than Gondwana, and soon it totally surrounded it in the south. This led to overpopulation and general unrest in Gondwana, leading to major problems. To make matters worse, a boundary dispute led to a war with Eden resulting in the division of the empire into the north and south sections. Emperor Francis III, emperor at this time, had even said during his rule, that "he who is foolish enough to go against the Edenic Goliath is digging his own grave." This became true, as the empire was in shambles by the time the 1st millennium rolled around.
The fall of Gondwana was swift and brutal. The beginning of the end came in 132, when the Obem Empire invaded and captured much of northern Gondwana, where much of the nation's resources were located. Just 52 years later, in 184, the Edenic Kingdom invaded Gondwana, and despite the military's best efforts, much of the empire was captured, and the last remaining Gondwanan colonies are captured. By 200, almost none of Gondwana was actually under Gondwanan control. The empire tried on several occasions to make peace but the Edes refused them all and continued to hammer Gondwana from all sides. In a series of tragic defeats, tragic due to excellent military leadership and effort but eventual defeat due to superior numbers, Gondwana was defeated and dissolved in 223 AD. After the empire collapsed, the Edenic Kingdom deported many Gondwanan's to the small nation of Zusteny, where the Gondwanans were able to maintain relative independence.