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Only divergent items stated, if not mentioned it is a non-divergent item that still happened unless it doesn't fit

  • 10 CE: The Province of Palmania (Belarus Islands) bought and rebuilt by the wealthy Roman aristocrat Avus Caliavii.
  • 25 CE: Provincial capital of Palmania, Palma, becomes a major trading and naval defense center for the western Mediterranean.
  • 84 CE: Pacification of Britain ends, all of modern Scotland, England, and Wales under Roman control
  • 101-102 CE: Dacian War breaks out, Dacians defeated dramatically and Dacia becomes a Roman province
  • 105-106 CE: The Roman Invasion of Ireland. Irish natives defeated and Ireland incorporated into Rome as Hibernia
  • 113-115 CE: Trajan invades Germania and conquers to the Elbe river
  • 115-117 CE:  Trajan successfully campaigns against the Parthians, resulting in the breaking of their power for many decades, as well as capturing the modern worth of US$5.5 billion in gold
  • 120-125 CE: Hadrian travels around the Empire to investigate the defenses. Orders withdrawal from Germania to the Rhine, and from Dacia, setting up vassal states in the withdrawn areas. Also orders the Great Walls of Rome built. (Great Walls are a series of walls and highly built up levies meant to stop crossing of Rhine and Danube, financed primarily by the gold Trajan captured from Parthians)
  • 235 CE: Crisis of the Third Century begins for Rome after the assassination of Emperor Severus by his own troops, Maximus Thrax declared Emperor. City of Palma and Palmania remains stable despite the turmoil in the rest of the Empire, seen as start of the drifting away of Palma from Rome
  • 380 CE: Edict of Thessalonica issued by Valens makes Christianity the State church of the Roman Empire. Huns descend on the Visigoths, causing them to flee their homeland in three directions; east to the Caucasus, south into Crimea, and southwest towards Dacian and the Ostrogoths by 390 CE
  • 390 CE: Vandals begin to head south from modern-day Poland.
  • 393 CE: Visigoths and Huns attack the Danube Great Wall near Noviodunum, Moesia near the mouth of the Danube with months of each other. Both repelled.
  • 394 CE: Eugenius and Arbogast are deposed and killed by Theodosius, who briefly reunites the empire for the last time. Ostrogoths, fleeing the Visigoths, Vandals, and Huns, attack the Danube Great Wall near the down of Novae in Moesia, are repelled.
  • 395 CE: Visigoths, Vandals, and Ostrogoths attack the Danube Great Wall section defending the province of Pannonia, all are repelled once again. The failures convince the Huns to swing north into Central Europe for easier pickings.
  • 398 CE: Vandals and Ostrogoths try once more to attack the Danube Great Wall at Noricum, both fail again. The failures reported had reduced the tribes to half their original sizes by now.
  • 399 CE: Vandals sweep through Central Germania, forcing all they can into their ranks in an attempt to recover their numbers, come into conflict with the Franks. Ostrogoths and Visigoths head into former Alemanni territory and begin trying to break through the River Gap Great Wall between the Rhine and Danube rivers.
  • 405 CE: Huns sweep through Northern Germania, coming into conflict with the Saxons, forcing them within three years to flee into Denmark or across the North Sea to Britannia. All Saxons who flee to Britannia are killed by the Romans, with the few survivors being taken as slaves. Franks defeat Vandals, forcing them to head south to the  River Gap Great Wall
  • 409 CE: Huns and Franks fight each near modern Mainz (Mogontiacum) on the German side of the Rhine, Huns destroyed and scattered before a Roman army crosses the river and sweeps the exhausted Frankish army from the field, the defeat forces the Franks to flee south into the Alemanni gap
  • 410 CE: The River Gap Great Wall falls to the huge number of tribes trying to get through, a loose coalition being lead by Alaric I of Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, and virtually all other tribes that fled before the Huns and Vandals into the Alemanni Gap. City of Rome sacked by the Ostrogoths and Alaric later that year. Proconsul Gaius Cavialii of Palmania declares all refugees will be sent to Corsica once more unless they meet stringent qualifications.
  • 411 CE: Britannia abandoned, splinters into the nations of Romeo-Britain, Romeo-Picts, and Hibernia.
  • 412 CE: Gaul falls to the Franks, Hispania to the Vandals, with North Africa and Palmania comes  under Vandal attack.
  • 420 CE: The Saxons who fled into Denmark, hear of the Roman abandonment of Britannia and thus invade modern day England, conquering much of the territory within the century
  • 425 CE: Battle of Tarraco occurs, resulting in an absolute disaster for the Vandals, forcing them to leave northern Iberia and leaves Palmania to survive.
  • 442 CE: Battle of the Po River, the last major victory of the Western Roman army until 682 CE.
  • 468 CE: War against the Vandals by the joint forces of both empires. Naval expedition ends in stalemate, unable to take much of North Africa, but inflicts heavy losses upon the Vandals.
  • 478 CE: Ostrogothic general Odoacer kills Orestes, forces Romulus Augustus to abdicate and proclaims himself King of Italy. Gaius Cavialii of Palmania, the last remaining Western Roman province, declares himself Emperor of the Western Empire. The Eastern Roman Empire (later known as the Byzantine Empire) continues on.
  • 480 CE: Julius Nepos, still claiming to be emperor, is killed in Dalmatia by Eastern Roman Empire securing Dalmatia.
  • 483 CE: Emperor Gaius Cavialii dies, Darius Cavialii becomes Western Emperor
  • 502 CE: Emperor Darius dies, Severus Cavialii becomes Western Emperor
  • 533 CE: Justinian I begins to restore the empire in the west; Belisarius defeats the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimum and the Battle of Tricamarum. Severus says Palmania unable to assist in the restoration, and privately hopes for its failure.
  • 536 CE: Belisarius recaptures Rome from the Ostrogoths
  • 538 CE: Severus Cavialii visits Rome and arrested for treason, executed by Belusarius’ troops. Calidas Cavialii becomes Western Emperor and immediately cuts all ties with Eastern Empire.
  • 557 CE: Calidas dies, Junius becomes Western Emperor, declares slavery and serbitude illegal
  • 568 CE: The Lombards invade Italy but contained north of Po River; no further attempts to restore the empire by Eastern Rome
  • 575 CE: Recognizing the inability of Palmania to enforce its claim at its current size, Western Emperor Junius opens limited trade with the outside, but reopens full diplomatic ties with Eastern Empire, however Eastern Empire still treats Palmania as province that only thinks itself independent, but its prominent, stable position convinces Eastern Empire to keep quiet about it.
  • 590 CE: Junius declares free, mandatory education for all children for six years of education.
  • 609 CE: Emperor Junius dies, Varus Cavialii becomes Western Emperor
  • 640 CE: The Roman legion of the East Roman army is disbanded, and the theme systems is introduced. Palmania retains the Legion. Eastern Rome pulls back to a line across Italy just north of Rome, leaving the rest for the Lombards.
  • 769 CE: Western Emperor Persus dies, Nalus Cavalii becomes Western Emperor
  • 782 CE: Nalus invades Corsica, massacring all non-Romans and beginning to rebuild the island.
  • 820 CE: Western Emperor Nalus I dies, Nalus II becomes Western Emperor
  • 956 CE: Western Emperor Octavian dies, Sulus Cavialii becomes Emperor
  • 964 CE: Western Emperor Sulus invades Sardinia and kills all non-Roman and christian identifying.
  • 975 CE: Western Emperor Sulus dies, John Cavialii becomes Western Emperor
  • 976 CE: Basil II effectively becomes Eastern Emperor after the death of John I Tzimiskes.
  • 997 CE: Metal type printing press invented in Palma
  • 1001 CE: Belaerus flame invented in Palma
  • 1082 CE: Western Emperor Anton dies, Ceasari Caliavii becomes Western Emperor
  • 1095 CE: Caesari Caliavii leads the invasion of Sicily.
  • 1099 CE: Vatesii Valasparian defeats the Normans in the Battle of Nicosia Fields. Syracuse secured.
  • 1103 CE: Normans withdraw from Sicily and Malta, Western Empire secures and rebuilds both islands.
  • 1123 CE: Caesari Caliavii dies, Vatesii Valasparian becomes Western Emperor. Start of Valasparian dynasty.
  • 1139 CE: Vatesii invades Naples following the fall of the last Eastern holding in Naples to the Normans.
  • 1143 CE: Vatesii killed in Battle of Vatesii Hill, Normans defeated nevertheless. Lazarus Valasparian becomes Western Emperor.
  • 1150 CE: Last Norman army in Naples defeated
  • 1151 CE: Pope Eugene III surrenders Rome and the Papal State to Western Rome and Lazarus, left with an independent fort on the Vatican Hill in Rome. Seen as the point when the New Western Empire truly supersedes the Eastern Empire in power.
  • 1163 CE:  Western Emperor Lazarus dies, Vatesii II becomes Western Emperor.
  • 1453 CE: Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks. End of the Byzantine/Eastern Roman Empire, Western Empire declares itself the full Roman Empire, although becomes often referred to as Nova Roma by those outside its borders.
  • 1456 CE: Galvius Galliva discovers the heliocentric model, although dismissed by the Catholic Church, Nova Roma readily accepts the theory.
  • 1485-1490 CE: Councils of Rome lead to the uniting of the remainder of Northern Italy with Nova Roma.
  • 1729 CE: Percussion cap invented in Roman territory
  • 1732 CE: Commercially viable steam engine invented by Jonus Locartius.
  • 1740 CE: First ironclad battleship christened
  • 1745 CE: Emperor Elazus begins the invasion of the Balkans and Greek penisula with modernized Roman army, sweeping aside all resistance.
  • 1748 CE: Conquest of Greece is completed as Roman troops march into Istanbul, renaming it once more Constantinople, and beginning the “re-romanization” of the newly conquered areas. Continued sporadic fighting would eventually lead to Roman conquest of the eastern coastal areas of Anatolia.
  • 1758 CE: Breech-loading firearms invented in Rome, remaining, as other advances, a Roman-only technology for the time being.
  • 1759 CE: Brass cartridges introduced in Rome
  • 1910 CE: Emperor Junus Valasparian dies, Augusto becomes Emperor.
  • 1916 CE: Arch-Duke Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire assassinated by Romanian rebels, leading to a series of events causing Great Britain, France, and Russia as the Allies to go to war against Germany, Austro-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire as the Central Powers. However, the Roman Empire stays neutral for the time being.
  • 1917 CE: Stalemate on the Western Front leads to the Allies and Central Powers attempting to woe Rome with its fresh troops and new front possibilities. Germany wins Rome’s support with the promise to give Rome all non-German territory west of the Rhine. Rome invades France supported by armored moving artillery called Cataphracts, crushing opposition in France. Germany only gives Rome un-occupied French territory. Rome defects to Allies and sweeps the Germans back across the Rhine and Austrians north of the Danube.
  • 1918 CE: Treaty of Rome ends the Great War. Germany heavily punished, Austro-Hungary shattered, conquered territory under Rome recognized as Roman.
  • 1930 CE: American economy collapses, leading to a shockwave of a massive depression for all countries connected economically to it. Economically independent Rome rebuilds the Great Walls of Rome to keep out economic refugees.
  • 1936 CE: Due to worsening conditions in the Spanish Civil War and not wanting a proxy war on its borders, Rome invades on humanitarian grounds and through a rigged referendum, annexes the country.
  • 1937 CE: Following the Roman example in Spain, Germany annexs Austria in a similarly questionable referendum.
  • 1938 CE: Germany seizes Czechoslovakia under the pretext of defending the German minority. Britain outraged but its solitary voice carries little weight.
  • 1940 CE: Germany and the Soviet Union invade Poland, quickly overrunning the country. Britain and the remaining countries in Europe outside the Soviet Union, Rome, Sweden, and Finland declare war on Germany. Germany quickly responds by invading and overrunning the countries in mainland Europe and Norway. Battle of North Sea begins.
  • 1941 CE: With the North Sea at a slow grind towards Britain, Germany declares war on Soviet Union, taking Moscow and Stalin by May. All of Russia west of the Urals annexed, rest becomes Confederation of Siberia .Emperor Augusto dies, Hadrian becomes Emperor. Germany launches massive invasion of Rome that fails utterly within days. Japan attacks US at Pearl Harbor on 7th of December, leading to US declaration of war. Germany declares war on US.
  • 1942 CE: America begins massive offensive against territories conquered by Japan while also sending reinforcements to Europe to help Britain and Rome. Rome breaks tradition and shares much of its military technology with her new allies. Liberation of Europe launched. Solomon Islands and some Indonesian islands liberated from Japan.
  • 1943 CE:  Berlin falls. However war carries on with new Nazi capital in Moscow. All of Indonesia liberated from Japan, fighting in the Philippines.
  • 1944 CE: Moscow falls and Nazis surrender. Philippines, Taiwan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa taken from the Japanese. US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Kokura, forcing Japanese surrender. NAU and UN founded in the following peace. Germany west of Elbe annexed by Rome. Chinese communists take over China. Taiwan becomes home of Chinese democrats. Rome agrees to institute democratic reforms.
  • 1949 CE: Korean War breaks out with North Korean invasion of South Korea
  • 1951 CE: Despite Chinese intervention, American and Roman intervention forces unite the Korean Peninsula, ending Korean War.
  • 1957 CE: Vietnam War breaks out when Chinese backed North Vietnam invades South Korea, once again drawing in Roman and American intervention.
  • 1960 CE:  Rome lands three men on the Moon for the first of many times.
  • 1963 CE: Vietnam War ends with American and Roman forces defeating North Vietnam, leading to unification under a federal democracy.
  • 1967 CE: Pakistan and Communist rebels begin massive campaign against India, once more leading to Roman and American intervention.
  • 1975 CE: Rebels and Pakistan defeated in Indian Civil War. Pakistan has government replaced.
  • 1985 CE: War of Central Asian Unification breaks out as China attempts one more time to enlarge a Communist proxy. However, this move only once more brings NAU intervention.
  • 1989 CE: War of Central Asian Unification ends with Chinese supported forces defeated, Chinese proxy “liberated”

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