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Young, but Fierce, Strong, Clever, Wise, and Brave

Richard the Lion Hearted became emperor in 1002. Richard was at least 7 when he became emperor. He was well taught and educated. Under him, his empire was the first to have everyone speaking and educated in a national language. Richard wanted to rule the world and started to campaigns at age 11, but what happened in these 4 years?

In Richard's Four Years

Richard had started to adopt 75 cultures advanced in technology and became physically strong. Richard took control of part of the church. However, besides being king of England, he was to be king of Europe and emperor of the Byzantine empire (after Justinian). Richard had practiced to be very strong and made Rome the capital and expanded it quick to be the best city in the world. His empire was 749 times richer than the Roman Empire, and was very popular by giving rights to women and children. Richard also banned hunting many animals (except seafood). Richard had rebuilt Herod's temple and started to make it Catholic and Orthodox (separate rooms). He gave rights to all priests, nuns, monks, archbishops and bishops. At age 11, he started to make an empire.

Richard's Campaigns in the Americas

In 1006, Richard explored west a year later and found America. His army had started to conquer it all. However, there is a lot so this will tell one thing at a time, starting here...

Central and South American Campaigns

Richard found the Mayan and Aztec empires. Aztecs and Mayans gave him gifts of gold, and Richard adored it so much that his men started to battle. Richard had a new weapon- cannons. With that, they were conquered easily. Aztecs and Mayans had created an clever alliance to protect each other, but their alliance broke when they were defeated. Also, Mexico had been taken.

Richard then went south in a month later. He had battled many tribes and soon conquered them. Richard discovered the Incas. They had given him gifts of gold and fabulous treasures. He adored it to so much and later took them over. Finally, he had control of this place. A day later, it was the year 1014.

North and the Arctic

Richard then went north. He battled many Indian tribes and many of them were wiped out. Richard had discovered many animals there as well as gold and found North America a rich resource area. Richard soon wiped out all the Indian tribes and soon, as he reached the Arctic, he started to wipe out many Arctic tribes. His men started to wear heavy coats and the battle killed 120 men. In 3 months Richard controlled the Americas.

Pacific and the Far East

Richard was the first European to set foot on the Far East and Pacific Islands. Richard had seized islands in the Pacific and Australia. Richard landed in the Far East, and set up trading conversations with Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, China, and India. Ivory, pottery, skins, coats, cloth, umbrellas, fans, camels, compasses and other navigation tools, myrrh, incense, slaves, chariots, bowls, crowns, jade, gems, shields, art, paintings, porcelain, tea, lacquer, fruits, timber, cushions, cloth, beds, weights, scales, pets, livestock, models, vases, special flowers, silver, mosaics, silks, fur, perfumes, rum, gold, furniture, cast-iron products, decorative boxes, cotton, pearls, cosmetics, carpets, dyes, trays, glass products, small bottles, necklaces, coral, asbestos, foods, swift large horses, Samian ware (ware from Rome, starting to make them), fabulous and wealthy jewelery, rich dining utensils, rum, vegetables, metals, swords, plants, musical instruments, elephants, slaves, medicine herbs, Indian china, ornaments, decorating supplies, spices, precious and colored stones, and other luxuries items and goods. This made Richard's empire wealthier. Soon, guilds were common, and many places became sea merchants. By 1118, he had created the first European-Asian trade routes.

Africa Campaigns

In 1121 Richard, now aged 22, was going home, but his ship accidentally hit South Africa, so Richard started to invade South, Central, and east Africa. Tribes were wiped out and Richard went north more. He had discovered many famous landmarks. Much of the wealth he had was paid for the armies. A few months later, his men crossed the Sahara, and had to go on the Nile. He battled and captured Cairo and Alexandria. Soon, he had controlled Africa.

Central Asia and Mongolia

Richard went to Russia 6 months later and went south. He attacked the tribes living there. Genghis Khan meanwhile was reuniting the Mongols, and they were conquered. Soon, Richard was in age 30 as he had it this way. In 1121, he had created a great empire.

Persia Is Down

India asked help for defending against Persia. So Richard a month later went to fight the Persians. Five months later, they were conquered. Northern Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait were also absorbed into Richard's empire.

Short-lived Islam

When Meccan merchants drove Mohammed from the city of Mecca, he fled to Abbania in the tip of Richard's empire. Mohammed taught Islam, but he was killed and Arabia never became Islamic. Richard then invaded southward.

Arabian Crisis

Richard then invaded all of Arabia. Mecca and Medina were burnt down, and soon, Only China, India, Japan, and Southern East Asia was left.

East Indies In Richard's Hands

Richard went to the East Indies. Everyone left Indonesia because the fall of kingdoms. Soon, Richard claimed the East Indies and had the spice trade. Soon, spices came to his empire and was traded around Asia.

Southern East Asian Civilization Disappears

China then invaded Southern east Asia, to pay the taxes of the war, he sold it to Richard, who had paid a price for it-the cost for the war. Richard was 43 in this time.

Rome

Richard expanded Rome until it was a capital city that is the most enormous, magnificent, splendid, wealthiest, fortified, and 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 did cover all of central Italy. It had magnificent and splendid buildings, and has 55 forums at the middle as well as the Imperial Palace. It had huge harbors and a series of canals. Rome 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 (in church) and English in the empire, but rarely, other worldwide languages. Their culture is very advanced, and trading happens more there than anywhere else. With thick walls, fortified with watchtowers, gates, forts and super fire-shot trebuchets and cannons made land of sea invasion difficult. Although from China, they adopted the way of gunpowder in using it for fireworks and made a technique of the fire 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 ones, such as sweeping the streets, and weeding public gardens. The city's streets are narrow, wide, grand and broad, straight, 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 and goods, like Ivory, pottery, skins, coats, cloth, umbrellas, fans, camels, compasses and other navigation tools, myrrh, incense, slaves, chariots, bowls, crowns, jade, gems, shields, art, paintings, porcelain, tea, lacquer, fruits, timber, cushions, cloth, beds, weights, scales, pets, livestock, models, vases, special flowers, silver, mosaics, silks, fur, perfumes, rum, gold, furniture, cast-iron products, decorative boxes, cotton, pearls, cosmetics, carpets, dyes, trays, glass products, small bottles, necklaces, coral, asbestos, foods, swift large horses, Samian ware (ware from Rome, starting to make them), fabulous and wealthy jewelry, rich dining utensils, rum, vegetables, metals, swords, plants, musical instruments, elephants, slaves, medicine herbs, Indian china, ornaments, decorating supplies, spices, precious and colored stones, and other luxuries items and goods fled in Rome's and its empire's markets. Statues were very lifelike. 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 Rome. 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. British workers 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. English people refer the ports as paradises. A trillion temples and shrines are dotted in the city. Rome also produces everything in their economy list. The Field of Mars was the most famous monument. Richard rebuilt it the way it looked in the Roman Times and added more parts to it, and it became a church, exercise, and military fort area. Trade always flourished in the empire. There was many food supplies stockpiled in the city. To the English, there was no special cargo than grain. It was the main food supply for making bread, pasta, cereals, and crackers. 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 government buildings house laws, records, and orders. A trillion churches and monasteries are dotted in the city. The Praetorian Guards, as well as the city defended the entire city. A huge ring surrounded the city, packed with traps to kill and crush the enemy army. The Circle of Richard, a circle that holds military meetings on what to do in the base, plans on the battles in case they happen. 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. Both the senate and the emperor gave orders to the Praetorian Guards. 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. With guards all over the place, invasion was always difficult. The city still expanded a lot.

Biggest, Strongest, Highest, and Richest Economy in the World

Richard created large businesses and strengthed industry. Factories can produce faster, and trade increased 5 times later. Soon, it was an era of good economy.

Richard Rules Northern India

When the emperor Gahula of India died, his brothers split the empire into two. The bottom half was ruled by Sirjaviola. he is friendly to Richard and gave ideas of Persian art and Muslim architecture. The other brother rules Afghastianisua, which did not liked Richard and killed all of the English merchants they could find. Richard fought back and one all of Northern India. Southern India still lasted.

Richard Dies

One day, Richard in his age of 78 died, his empire was succeeded by Arthur, who then built up technology quicker. Soon, the empire everlasted into today.

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