, is an imperial domain stretching from the southern tip of South Cemanahuac to the Great Lakes of North Cemanahuac. It also holds territories in the Desert Ocean and Caribbean Sea, as well as parts of Africa. It is the third oldest continuous nation after China and Rome, having its capital of Tollan being founded in 206 BC. Its first imperial ambitions started around 100 AD, when it began expanding its domain beyond its ethnic center around the Valley of Anahuac. The greatest catalyst for change, however, was the Jaguar Revolution in 347 AD. At this time, the old Coatltzin Dynasty was overthrown, and replaced with the more liberal Tehuantltzin Dynasty. While the old Generalship were kept for their superior training, the army was now under the pay and command of the people of Tollan. During the revolt, the popular faction had already taken control of Nanibaan, capital of the Be'ena'a Kingdom. From the two combined kingdoms, the new popular empire expanded in every direction. Most conquest were achieved via commercial negotiation/coercion and the offer of administrative organization and urban enrichment. As it became more powerful commercially, the Empire emerged as a military power, and began centralizing control to Tollan and its regional subordinate capitals and using its military to expand faster and with less negotiation. Most dramatic was the conquest of the central Maya. With the capture of the Mutal Kingdom, the other Maya polities fell quickly. Expansion slowed and eventually stopped around 450 AD, with the capture of Oxwitik in 426 AD being the last major territorial acquisition. Virtually all of Central Cemanahuac was under Tollan's control, with only a couple independent Maya Kingdoms holding onto their autonomy. It faced internal issues, and the stress of holding onto its vast dominions was felt in the capital, especially during the Maya Rebellion of 558-724. At the low point of this period, a revolt nearly led to the destruction of the capital, but the rebels were defeated and concessions made towards a new, more democratic government. The trend extended towards other parts of the empire, increasing military enlistment and decreasing rebellion, allowing Tollan to not only recapture its Maya lands but completely conquer the previously independent Kingdoms, which had combined into the Kanal Kingdom of Ox Te Tuun. After a period of reparations and stabilization, the empire spread north via military and commercial means. This surge of expansion ended again after the in ability to defeat the Ko'cab Wakotian Empire at the Battle of the Nations in 1300. After this check, the empire again entered a period of consolidation. It would fight on and off wars for small tracts of land, especially in the blurry frontier zone of the Great Plains, for the next two centuries. The most momentous occasion in its history then occurred with the contact with the Hispanic Romans. After a failed attempt at invasion, the two powers initiated a wild island grab in the Caribbean, in which Anahuac came out ahead. Unable to overcome Anahuacs vast resources, proximity, and closer affiliation with the Natives, the Spanish turned north towards weaker powers. Anahuac while Anahuac expressed sympathy for the subsequently invaded Iroquois Confederacy and tribal lands farther north, it was at this point crippled by a combination of rapid expansion, intense warfare, and, worst of all, the Roman smallpox. Losing valuable trade partners to the north, Anahuac looked south seeking new alliances. The subsequent pact with Tawantinsuyu helped enrich and strengthen the Empires, and soon the two were back on their feet. The allied armies failed to prevent the annihilation of the Ko'cab Wakatian Empire, which, after the conquest of the Iroquois Confederacy and the Southern Kingdoms, was the last state-level entity besides Anahuac in North Cemanahuac and Rome. After the fall of Ko'cab Wakoti, the alliance between Anahuac and Tawantinsuyu collapsed, and the two began waging several border and legitimacy wars. Anahuac was not even able to a call Tawantinsuyu to its aid when the Revolution of the Union ignited. Regardless, with help from Anahuac, the United States of Anahuac was born. The next few years were spent expanding Anahuacs markets and cultivating alliances in Africa and Asia, and Europe, even Rome. Over the next century, the Anahuac Empire became more and more focused on technological development and commercial power, harkening back to the days when Tollan was a commercial as well as military titan. Deteriorating relations with the US over its treatment of indigenous peoples led the empire to side with the Confederate Revolution of 1860, which saw the creation of the Confederate States of Anahuac and the resurrection of the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ko'cab Wakoti Kingdom. Its alliance with the CSA was cemented by the Anahua-Roman War, with the CSA wresting Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas, as well as other islands in the Caribbean, while the Anahuac Empire liberated the Madya-as Confederacy from Roman Control in South East Asia. This launched a heightened era of Anahuaca commercial expansion, even acting to settle disputes between the larger nations of Asia. in 1915, Anahuac sided with Rome and Hunnia against the Rus Kingdom, the Serbian Empire, and Germania in the First World War. After a long trench war, Anahuac and her allies were defeated (though with little loss to the empire), and accepted easily the terms of the treaty. The industrial expansion during the war as well as the increased presence in its economic spheres shot the Empire into a boom for 20 years. Its major businesses were hurt badly by the world-wide depression of the 30s, but the middle and lower classes were unaffected, and average life went on as usual. The Empire initially tried to keep itself removed from the Second World War, but the attack by Tawantinsuyu soon bought it into alliance with Rome, the Celto Norse, Japan, and India against the Rashidun Caliphate, China, Slavia, and Tawantinsuyu. The war ended well against the Soviet Alliance, and again, industrial, territorial, and commercial expansion during the war led to an economic boom. After WWII, Anahuac has retained Tawantinsuyu as a protectorate, though it seems to be slowly absorbing it into the Empire. It has been engaged in small Flower Wars with the CSA over territories in the western deserts, and has been laying claim to islands throughout the Pacific in opposition to China. No large scale conflicts have developed however, and peace has been kept the last few decades.
Anahuac is a major cultural, economic, and political power in the world. It is the world's number two economy, only a few points behind Rome, and has the highest standard of living in terms of health and middle-class size and satisfaction. It boasts one of the most powerful military forces on earth, with troops stationed all over the globe.