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Muslim world 1500-1550 (Chaos)

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1501/02: Rest of Hungary occupied by Rum-Seljuks.

1503: Uprising of Albanians under a local hero named Skanderbeg start. It takes the Rum-Seljuks 20 years to put down the rebels.

1505-09: Austrian-Seljuk War. Seljuks invade Austria, take Vienna, restrict the duke to mountainous Styria and Carinthia. Following that, they also defeat the Bavarian army, taking Salzburg and Bavaria east of the Inn river. Among the fallen is also the former, now titular king of Naples, Charles / Carlo V.

1510: The theocracy of Bohemia pays tribute to the Seljuks.

1515: "Decadent" Persia overrun by Sunni Pashtuns from Afghanistan who found a new dynasty, which will reign for the next centuries.

1516-18: Seljuks invade Florence. Although they stay supreme in open battle, they don't manage to take the new "Italian fortresses". When the Janissaries become discontent because they can't plunder the cities, the Sultan has to cancel the attack, goes into the Marches instead. The tiny republic of San Marino is overrun by them as well.

1519-22: The alliance of the Quadruple Monarchy, Florence, Venice and some German princes fight the Seljuks to a stalemate along the Po river, which becomes the new northern border of the Seljuk empire.

1520: Choresm Shah Atsiz IV invades Persia, takes Chorasan for his empire.

1521: Crete conquered by Rum-Seljuks. De facto end of Venice as a sea power.

1526: Kumans (also called Kipchaks or Polovtser; at the northern Black Sea coast) who feel threatened by Kiev-Chernigov pay the Seljuks tribute. Maximum of their power reached.

1528: Pashtun ruler of Persia attacks and defeats the last Ismailite strongholds. The Assassins are history.

1530: First clash between the Seljuk empire and the Russians. For this time, the Seljuks throw the Russians back into their woods.

The Choresmian dynasty, the Atsizids, die out, which throws the country again in Civil War. Only in 1546, another army commander restored order and founds the dynasty of the Dawudids.

1539-48: Seljuk-Persian War breaks out (Persia is backed and influenced by China). Many battles in Mesopotamia. At the end, Seljuks win again, and take Hormus, but the war used up a lot of their resources.

1542: Great uprising of the Carbonari in South Italy, which soon spreads to Rome itself. Florence uses the opportunity and invades Latium. Many volunteers go to Italy to fight against the Seljuks; some pious nobles, mainly from Castille-Portugal, support Florence with money.

1543: Florentine troops stand in Naples and the Marches. Now however, the main army of the Seljuks arrives, and the Florentine army is defeated several times. The chaos allows many carbonari to leave South Italy and flee to safer places. Many will settle in Italia Nuova, which soon includes all of Virginia and Maryland (although thinly settled).

1544: When the Seljuks again fail to take the Florentine fortresses, they make peace, although Florence has to pay some tribute. The people of Rome have to leave their city, which the sultan wants to settle anew with Muslims. Some of them go to Atlantis too, but others swear to retake Rome ASAP.

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Muslim world 1450-1500

Muslim world

1500-1550

Later in time:

Muslim world 1550-1600

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