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In the first part of this timeline, many decisive wars are fought. These wars would decide the fate of nations, and consequently much of European history. The three Etruscan-Safinei wars where by far the most bloody. But many other nations rose during this period as well. This page will catalogue some of the most important wars, and give each a brief description.
The Fall of Rome was a series of three decisive battles between the Senone and the Roman Republic. The fighting was intense, but the Senone manged to crush the Romans at every battle, causing Rome to collapse and leading to the eventual centralization of the Senone. The ultimate defeat of the Roman Republic lead to a redistribution of power across the Italian peninsula, and set the basis for much of history.
The Fifty Years War was a long and brutal conflict between the Safinis and the Etruscans. The war started in the summer of 380 BCE, after sustained border conflicts between the two nations. Both nations had undergone rapid expansion, and saw the other nation as a major threat. The Etruscan victory at the end would be minimal, but would still be enough for Etrusca to gain a major advantage over their opponent. This advantage would last centuries, and cause two more wars between the two nations.
The Senone-Boii war was a conflict in the 4th century that devastated both side, but ended with the Boii subjugated by the Senone. This war allowed the Senone to take control of northern Italy, and over the next century, cement their hold of the Region. It also lead to the eventual folding of Boii culture into Senone culture, resulting in Boii culture being next to nonexistent int the modern world, with the plausible exception of modern day Bohemia.
The Mediterranean war was a war fought between Carthage and Safineim, primarily over trade across the sea. It was a relatively bloodless war, with the highest causalities being experienced in south Italy while Carthage was landing their troops. Despite the low causalities, the war had a major effects on trade and the economy, and allowed Carthage to gain wealth at the expense of the Safinei. The war would ultimately decide who controlled the trades routes of the Mediterranean for almost a century.
The Etruscan rebellion was a devastating war that gripped Etrusca for three years. It was started over perceived oppression by the appointed senate members, and went on to inflame the rest of the country. Ultimately, the rebellion would backfire, and the etruscan government would become even more autocratic then it was, and any hope of rebellion was squashed for hundreds of years to come. This war would define the politics of Etrusca, and is arguably the reason the nation eventually folded into Dardanian Etrusca.
The Macedonian War was the result of many different causes, and ended with Macedonia reestablishing control over Greece and parts of Anatolia. It also decimated Safinei trade with Greece, and trade overall. This made Etrusca and Macedonia powerful allies, and both made huge gains from the war. The war also lead directly to the second Etruscan war, a less devastating but better known conflict that would further solidify Macedonia and Etrusca as allies, and crush Safineim once again.
The Second Safinei war was a six month long, intense war with astoundingly high casualties on both sides. The war only increased animosity between the Safinei and the Etruscans with both blaming the other for their losses. While it was ostensibly an Etruscan victory, neither side really gained anything worth the horrifying casualties. It also marked a point were Etrusca and Safineim became bitter rivals - before, they had managed at least some trade, but now, citizens of both nations literally (and unrealistically) called for a wall to be built between them.
The Ptolemaic-Carthegian War was a relatively minor conflict between Carthage and the Ptolemaic Empire, fought over two years and mostly taking place on a 30 mile strip along the Mediterranean Sea. The war would help strengthen Carthage's place in the eastern Mediterranean, while throwing the Ptolmeaic Empire into absolute chaos. The war would ultimately allow Carthage to expand further, both in trade and political influence, while throwing the Ptolmeaic's at the wayside until their eventual demise in 24 AD.
The Macedonian Civil War was a powerful and decisive conflict that would decide Macedonia's policy on every level for years to come. It would also hugely influence trade to Greece, notably Etruscan trade which was severally disrupted. The war would also plunge Macedonia's economy in jepardy, a collapse that would take nearly s to recover from. The war essentually benefited no one, except for the small increase in stability it brought to Macedonia and its neighbors. However, the ultimate victory of the Monarchist faction would help dictate Macedoia's place in history, and how the nation would fall.
The Gallic Unification war was, along with the third Safinei War, the most influential wars in the ancient world. It would shape the history of Gaul, and even set Germania on a path towards expansion. It would also create the Gallic Empire, which would be the most powerful nation in the world for hundreds of years to come. In fact, while the third Safinei war is far more famous, it is arguably the less important war.
The Third Safinei war was the final and most devastating conflict that was fought between the Safinei and the Etruscans. While it was technically an Etruscan victory, both sides would ultimately collapse. Neither side really gained anything - instead, it just put the corrupt and powerful Dardanian family in control of both nations. All in all, it was one of the worst periods in history for Etrusca, and would end up creating the most corrupt and totalitarian Nation to exist in Italy.