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The Kingdom of the Levant is a state located in the eastern Mediterranean, left by a junior remainder of the Hashemite royal house, related to that of Mahdi Muhammad. Unlike the warlike Caliphate, the Levant attempts a rule by trade and information, and has tried to ally with both Christian and Muslim powers.
The Caliphate fell apart in a single year, 1575, after the death of the Mahdi and Isa in the Siege of Berlin. The entire nation, one of the largest left behind in history, crafted by one of the greatest generals in history and having been capable of destroying several kingdoms that had lasted for a very long time, disappeared almost overnight. It was in this time that Sim'an returned from the colony in the River of Hashem, where he had been hiding. Afraid for the safety of his family, he left them behind on a mostly Syriac and Khoi-san town whilst he reclaimed the kingdom.
The reclamation of the Levant went superbly well, with peasants, knights and nobles alike greeting him enthusiastically. He reached Aleppo in under five years, and there the capital was established until 1586, when it was moved to Jerusalem.
Kings and Queens
- Sim'an I of the House of Hashem, 1575-1593 --was Emir of Syria from 1552 to 1575 (de facto).
- Ibrahim of the House of Hashem, 1593-1627 -- son of Sim'an I
- Ephraim of the House of Hashem, 1627-1653 --was nephew of the late Ibrahim & married Urraca of Castile in 1628
- Sargon of the House of Hashem, 1653-1674 --Eldest son of Ephraim & Urraca born in 1631
- Kyrollos of Alexandria, 1674-1693 --Overthrew the Hashemid dynasty to make himself King
- Alexander, 1693-1719 --In 1690 he married an Italian Princess putting Levant in dynastic union with Italia
- Mary, 1719-1746 --Married Sheik Ahmed of Medina in 1703 and died aged 52 - dies during child birth
- Hakem, 1746-1755 --Picked up an illness while touring Yugoslavia in 1752 which he later died from. Was also Sheik of Medina but split up his two thrones between his sons Joshua and Adam.
- Joshua, 1755-1788 --
- Ezekiel, 1788-18?? --The infertile King offered his throne to his cousin, the King of Italia
The Levant's first colony rose as the Caliphal Province of Egypt in 1511.
New Syria (formerly New Mecca) is the Levantine Kingdom's only colony as of 1585, with its other colony, New Egypt, having been taken by the Sultanate of Ternate. New Syria consists of much of the southern tip of Africa, and is divided in two colonies:
Bidyt Kemi (Copto-Arabian for New Egypt) is the capital and centre of the colony, and it composes the western half of New Syria. The capital is Bidyt Rakotə (or New Alexandria), in OTL's Cape Town. The northern half is composed of the River of Hashem colony (OTL Orange River), the south is Bidyt Remenkemi.
Wahe Bari (Coptic for "Oasis for the Barge") is the secondary part of the colony, isolated from Bidyt Kemi by a yet unintegrated gap.
Several post-Caliphal nations, like Granada, the Turkish Ottoman Empire and Cyprus have approached the Levant positively. Currently, despite several expeditions, no word has been brought from any European kingdom.