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Timeline of events for Atlantic Islands.



  • Unknown millions of years ago (POD) - Increased volcanic activity in the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates caused some more sea mounts to rise above sea level, creating new, large Atlantic Islands.
  • circa 13,000 B.C - Stone Age hunters from Europe cross to North America during the last Ice Age. They use the Atlantic Islands as stepping stones. During the Ice Age, the sea level was lower, meaning there were even more, and larger islands, than there are at present. The European nomads add to the genetic diversity of the mostly Siberian descended native Americans, especially on the eastern seaboard of the North American continent. Also, a few pockets of habitation remain on the larger of the Greater Azores.
  • c. 10,000 B.C - The last Ice Age ends, and the ice retracts to the poles. The melted ice raises the Earth's sea levels by 120 m (390 ft), and almost all of the large islands in the Atlantic Ocean are flooded. Only several smaller islands remain.
  • c. 1500 B.C- Minoan artifacts are found in the Ampere Islands.
  • c. 700 B.C- Ampere is believed to be mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, as Amphacikade, the island is featured as Odysseus's battle with the seven-headed Mydra the sister of the creature Scylla that resided much farther east.
  • c. 400 B.C - Keltic Gauls settle on the Greater Azores, being isolated from Euraisa they evolve into their own culture the Amphiness Glamgoris
  • c. 350 B.C - A Phoenician expedition reaches the Greater Azores. There, they find an obscene basalt altar dedicated to an Octopoid god together with the Pnakotic manuscripts. They are attacked by native Gauls and flee back to Carthage
  • c. 320 B.C - Greek Sailors begin to trade with the Amphiness Galamgoris.

Ancient and Medieval history


Roman Empire in 210 A.D

  • c. 175 A.D- A Roman Merchant by the name of Segrigo (according to references) is ship wrecked on present day Nova Roma in the Ampere Islands, finding African inhabitants. Emperor Marcus Aurelis sends 300 colonists to the Amperes, and Amper is recognized as a Roman Province and has regular contact with the Empire until the fifth century
  • c. 410 A.D - The Rome is sacked by the Visagoths, Rome pulls out of Britain and stops sending supplies and soldiers to Amper. The Province of Amper claims its own sovereignty as a kingdom.
  • c. 480 A.D- Vandals begin to make yearly raids on the Amper.
  • c. 530 A.D- Roman general Marcus Arthurius makes voyages to an island referred as Recedentia Meridianus Occasus part of the Greater Azores. Amper is saved from a full blown Vandal invasion, Arthurius is crowned king.
  • c. 541 A.D - Byzantine Emperor Belisarus lands on the Amper, and offers Arthurius vassal status to the Byzanties, Arthurius refuses and drives the Byzantines from the island. For the next century the kingdom is not mentioned in the historical record. Archaeological evidence revels that Amper becomes more distinct from Europe. Fisherman in the Amper travel to the other islands.
  • c. 600 A.D- Irish Monks settle on Pellennig Gorllewin, part of the Greater Azores, building the monastery Brith Caregu. For centuries to come the island will be a mystical place in Keltic Literature.
  • c. 650 A.D - The Kingdom of Tariqua'a is formed.
  • c. 770 A.D - The Abbasaids conquer the Amper and parts of the Greater Azores
  • c. 850 A.D - Norse raiders conquer parts of the Greater Azores and the Amperes. They establish small settlements on the Corner, Kelvin and Greater Bermuda. According to accounts a raiding party lands on North America.
  • c. 900 A.D - Emerson Auigor is founded on Cape Cod with 80 settlers, the colony will grow to establish a trade network across much of Vinland. (OTL Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island by 1300 A.D)
  • c. 978 A.D - Native Tariquans briefly resume their kingdom with a new king, however he dies without an heir before the kingdom can expand again.
  • c. 1050 A.D- Berber Pirates raid the Ampere Islands and continue to do so for centuries.

Early modern history

  • 13th Century - A small amount of Basque fishermen land in present day Hyèresia in the Greater Azores.
  • 1402 - Castilian explorers claim southern Ampere Islands (after a brief battle with several Norsemen) while en route to the Canary Islands.
  • 16th Century - The previous existence of the handful of European colonies inoculated the Native Americans against the worst of Old World diseases, such as cholera, influenza and smallpox. Although these diseases still devastated the Native Americans, especially the Aztec Empire, they were better able to resist the Conquistadors and retain more of their identity.
  • 17th Century - Spanish galleons returning from the New World are heavily attacked by British and French privateers and pirates operating from numerous bases on the islands. Far fewer ships reach Spain and so Spain is unable to finance its wars against the Dutch rebels to the same extent. The Netherlands gains its independence sooner and Spain takes a less active role in the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). Spain sinks into economic decline by the 1640s.
  • 1607 - English explorers discover James on their way to Jamestown. Three of the four Kelvin Islands are claimed for the English crown, the other claimed by Sweden.
  • 1609 - English sailors claim the southwesternmost island in the Greater Azores.
  • 1650s-1680s - Numerous plantations and depots established throughout the Islands. Slave ships lose far fewer of their cargo as they are better supplied and sick captives are discharged onto the Islands. Although slavery still takes place, fewer Africans are needed and taken on the Middle Passage to the New World. The economies and societies of West Africa are not quite as traumatised by the savagery and depopulation and there are some independent native African Kingdoms and countries throughout the colonial period. These are mainly to be found in the more developed Islamic areas of what in OTL is Northern Nigeria and Timbuktu etc.
  • 1725 - The Greater Bermuda Alligator, a rare form of crocodile, becomes extinct.
  • 1776-1785 - Britain uses its bases in the Greater Bermudas and Kelvin Islands in the American Revolution. Although fewer sailors and troops get scurvy or other diseases, the 13 Colonies become independent and become the United States.

19th Century

  • 1800s - Ships from New Songhai use routes to the Americas to bring freed and runaway slaves to sanctuary in their island nation. Unfortunately, despite its idealistic aims, it becomes a byword for corruption and poverty. It establishes relations with Britain, which causes an American blockade during the War of 1812-1814.
  • c. 1803 - Napoleonic Wars begin. Atlantic Campaign (Napoleonic Wars)
  • 1812 - War of 1812 begins. US attacks James Island in hopes of annexing it.
  • 1813 - Battle for James Island ends in British victory. The three Kelvin Islands unite into one dominion.
  • 1815 - Napoleonic Wars end. Corner Islands are occupied by the UK, France, Russia and Spain.
  • 1864 - General Augustus P. Barrard from the Kelvin Isles is shot by a sniper at the Battle of the Wilderness leading his Federal Troops.
  • 1871 -  Senator Tom Barrard of the Kelvin Isles convinces his fellow congress men to vote in favor of Dominican president Buenaventura Baez's request to give Santo Domingo Statehood.
  • 1876 - Cabecian Civil War takes place in June and ends August. The island becomes a government-in-exile and later is under control by an interim government, leading to the island becoming a dominion of the British Empire.

World War I

Early 20th Century

World War II

  • 1940 - Battle of France and the Netherlands; decisive Axis victory. Nazi Germany takes control of all French and Dutch Atlantic Island possessions.
  • 1941-1945 - World War II takes place. Nazi Germany uses the Axis-controlled Northern and Southern Atlantic islands as bases to attack Allied nations and territories. Britain tries to bring Axis-controlled islands back to France and the Netherlands on several occasions, effectively returning them 1943. D-Day occurs June 1944. The allies allow the Soviet forces to take Berlin for political reasons, even though American forces could have finished the war by Feb 1945. German U-Boats concentrate more in the Mediterranean and off West Africa instead.

Late 20th Century

  • 1960s-1970s - The growth in package tourism benefits the economies of the Greater Azores and other Atlantic Islands. As there are fewer tourists to the Spanish Costas, they are not as overdeveloped.
  • 1962 - The Soviets back a coup in Haiti
  • 1964 - Due to the Soviet influence missiles are staged in Haiti resulting in a Haitian Missile Crisis
  • 1969 - Puerto Rico becomes the 50th state of the union.
  • Early 1980s - During the Cold War, the United States takes control of some Atlantic Islands, and used them as missile bases and refueling stations for spy planes.
  • 1990s - Independence movements gain momentum, against American and European colonial governments.

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