Syria was established as a Roman Province not long after the start of the Imperial Era. The Syrians were a well civilized people and had a diverse culture due to their unique position at the crossroads of the continents. Like Judea the Syrians were dominated by the Angelic Gnostic religion, however, unlike Judea the government of Syria never came under attack from these Gnostics and they instead lived much more peacefully among the Roman Polytheisms and other religious groups. Syria was one of the most peaceful Provinces and maintained this reputation throughout its history. Their economy was renowned for its stability and this brought it strength even through troubled times like the Invasion by Parthica.