Here is the Timeline for the Balance Point timeline. The timeline starts right at the point of divergence.
I am in the process of moving this information to the new split-up timeline. Roguejedi 18:14, July 4, 2011 (UTC)
Asia1231 (POD) Ogedei Khan is killed by a group of unknown assassins while walking in his garden. Subutai, a brilliant Mongol general, leading the invasion of the Song dynasty is also killed.
1232 Chagatai Khan becomes Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.
1234 Chagatai Khan declares that he will decide the next ruler of the Mongol Empire. This causes a split in the Mongol Empire, with the Chagatai Khanate facing off against the Great Khanate.
1235 Chagatai Khan gains control over the Blue and White Hordes through a series of brilliant campaigns.
1238 Chagatai Khan invades the Great Khanate with thousands of steppe riders.
1238 The Song Dynasty attacks the Jin dynasty with over 160,000 soldiers placed under the command of Mongkong, the Song dynasty's best generals. The Jin dynasty falls back quickly as they are still weak from the Mongol invasion years earlier.
1240 The Song dynasty backs the Jin army to Caizhao, where they try to hold out. The Song armies are able to capture the city, and Ninkiassu commits suicide, ending the Jin dynasty and giving control to the Song dynasty.
1241 Chagatai Khan engages the Great Khan armies in the Battle of the Khans, a pitched battle pitting large armies against each other. A successful feint by Chagatai Khan's forces draws out and destroys the Great Khan armies.
1244 Chagatai Khan declares himself the leader of all the Mongols, with the last resistance wiped out. Chagatai Khan wishes to prove himself as great as great as Genghis Khan and decides to expand the empire.
1249 the Song Dynasty secures an alliance with the Mongols. The Song Dynasty will pay tribute to the Mongols every year for 50 years.
1252 On the 20th year of reign as Great Khan, Chagatai Khan declares that he will invade Korea because of a refusal to pay their due taxes.
1253 Mongol forces capture OTL North Korea despite heavy resistance. Mongol warriors secure a great victory over the Korean forces outside of Pongju.
1257 Mongol invasion of Korea finishes, with Korea now completely under Mongol control.
1261 The Song dynasty expands its reach through a series of campaigns to the west.1265 Chagatai Khan creates a new division of the Mongol Empire, with OTL Mongolia falling under the Great Khan, Korea and areas to the east being the Subutai Khan, in honor of the assassinated general. The other divisions are the Golden Horde and the Chagatai Khanate, same place as before the civil war.
1269 Chagatai Khan dies a well respected man, and leaves the Mongol Empire to a little known man called Cycantan Norei, who grew up as a scholar and is wise and just.
1271 Cycantan Norei, now Cycantan Khan, renews the treaty with the Song Dynasty..
1282 Cycantan Khan issues the Act of increased welfare, and plans for early hospitals and roads are built.
1284 The Song Dynasty adopts the Act of increased welfare.
1293 Cycantan Khan dies in the night, without leaving an heir to the throne. The Mongol Empire starts to disintegrate.
1295 The Great Khanate declares independence from the other Khanates.
1299 The Song Dynasty ends its yearly payments to the Mongol Empire. The Golden Horde claims independence.
1239-1250 A third conflict between the Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy begins with the siege of Faenza.
1242 attack by the crusaders in Novgorod is easily stopped by massive Russian forces, ending the Northern Crusades.
1245 The Curonians set up their own country backed by Novgorod and Russia called Curonia. Many European nations are angered by this, as Curonia is a pagan country.
1249 The Portuguese Reconquista ends with Portugal reconquering the Algrave.
1248-1254 The seventh crusade ends in a failure and the Mamluks overthrow the Ayyubid Sultanate.
1261 The Byzantines retake Constantinople.
1972 The Ninth crusade ends with the Mamluks in control of the Holy Land.
1289 Tripoli falls to the Mamluks.
1291 The Swiss confederation forms and the Kingdom of Jerusalem falls, the last Crusader state.
1301 The remaining Mongol Empire dissolves into smaller states. Now the Subutai Khanate, the Great Khanate, The Chagatai Khanate, and the Golden Horde are all individually governed.
1304 The Song dynasty, seeing their chance, invades the Great Khanate and reclaims land up to the former Jin border.
1310 The Chagatai Khanate ends relations with the Mamluk Sultanate after the Mamluks refuse to pay taxes.
1321 The Chagatai Khanate invades the Mamluks but decides to leave their gunpowder cannons and early rifles behind, preferring to do a hit and run attack.
1325 The Malmuks defeat the Chagatai Khanate in the Battle of Kia-Din-Rrus using their own mounted archers.
1331 The Song dynasty is invaded by the Great Khanate as the borers of the dynasty are pushed back to the former Song-Jin border.
1335 The death of IIkan Adu Said leads to the loss of the northern parts of Persia, areas that he governed.
1336 The Vijayanagara Empire is founded in southern India.
1342 The Golden Horde loses the Mongolian Russian wars against Russian tribes and withdraws farther into Asia.
1351 The Great Khanate and the Subutai Khanate sign an alliance against the Song dynasty and they both begin to invade.
1354 The battle of the Yellow River is a disastrous defeat for the Mongol Khanates, and the invasion of the song dynasty ends.
1356 Zhao Song becomes emperor of China. He is a weak and hated ruler, and plots begin to overthrow him.
1362 The Chagatai Khanate raids the Malmuks, destroying much Malmuk property.
1363 The Song and Ming navies fight at the Battle of Lake Poyang, one of the largest naval battles ever.
1368 The Ming dynasty overthrows the Song Dynasty.
1372 The Ming dynasty invades the Great Khanate, pushing back the border again.
1375 The Great Khanate is able to secure a victory in the Ming-Great Khanate wars, and it ends the war with the Ming dynasty occupying OTL southern Mongolia, the largest Chinese Empire to date.
1386 The Chagatai Khanate raids the Malmuks a second time, this time less effective1397 The Subutai Khanate begins to disintegrate.
1314 Curonia begins a series of campaigns against the other Baltic tribes.
1315 The Great Famine kills millions of people in Europe.
1337 The English king Edward III claims the French throne, starting the Hundred Years War.
1340 The Ottoman-Bulgarian wars begin.
1347 The Black Death spreads across Europe and kills millions of people.
1352 With Europe still recovering from the Black Death, Curonia conquers the Skalvians. Curonia now borders Prussia, and the ruthless warriors of Curonia demand conquest.
1357 Scotland wins the Second Scottish war and remains independent from England.
1378 The Great Schism of the West occurs, leading to three popes at one time.
1389 The Ottoman Empire wins the Battle of Kosovo, with the Serbians having to few men to effectively defend their territory.
1397 The Kalmar Union is formed, determined to stop the spread of Curonia.
1403 The capital of China is moved from Nanjing to Beijing.
1405-1433 Chinese explorer Zheng He sails in the Indian ocean to India and East Africa.
1423 The Golden Horde starts to disintegrate.
1435 The Golden Horde breaks up into the Great Horde, the Siberia Khanate, and the Khanate of Khazan.
1439 The Kazan Khanate is destroyed by the Great Horde. The Great Horde now controls all the area between the Great Khanate and the Caspain Sea.
1442 Sejong the Great frees Korea from the deteriorating Subutai Khanate.
1449 The Ming dynasty invades Manchuria, under control of the Subutai Khanate, and captures it.
1451 Sejong the Great created the Korean written language, the Hangul.
1458 The last northern remnants of the Subutai Khanate are absorbed into the Great Khanate.
1462 The Ming dynasty begins to modernize their fleet. Also, rumors are heard of a land far to the east beyond the great Pacific Ocean. Chinese explorers begin to debate voyaging to the new land.
1467 The Warring States Period in Japan begins and the Black Sheep Turkoman are defeated in battle in the Middle East.
1469 Guru Nanek Dev is born, revered by many in India.1480 The Chagatai Khanate invades the Great Horde, advancing quickly.
1482 The Chagatai Khanate is driven back from the Horde and loses the Battle of the Runners, a conflict with fighting groups of horsemen over a large, open field.
1485 The Sangama dynasty ends in India.
1494 Hawaii is discovered by Chinese explorers. It is claimed for China despite resistance from the natives.
1498 A expedition by the Chinese is funded to explore beyond Hawaii.
1412 Poland-Lithuania declares, with the pope's consent, a second Northern Crusade against the Curonians. The KU and Spain immediately send troops to invade.
1415 The Battle of Agincourt is a decisive English victory.
1418 The Crusade faces Novogorod joining the Curonians. The crusade begins to slow down, with most southern areas conquered but decisive Curonian victories holding them up.
1420 The Crusade ends with the creation of Lithuania in the southern Baltic states, but gained enmity between Curonia and the Crusaders.
1421 The Grand Duchy of Muscovy is founded.
1429 Joan of Arc turns the tide of the Hundred Years War by lifting the Siege of Orleans.
1444 The Albanian League is formed and declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1453 Constantinople falls, ending the Byzanite Empire.
1455 War of the Roses begins.
1469 Spain is reunited by a royal marriage.
1471 Poland declares a third Northern Crusade, but only a few countries join.
1478 The Third Crusade ends with the Curonians gaining the southern Baltic states back and the disintegration of Poland-Lithuania.
1483 Muscovy, now large and powerful, declares war on Novgorod. Novgorod asks its ally, Curonia to help in the fight.
1487 Muscovy conquers Novgorod but land is lost to Curonia.
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers North America.
1494 The Italian Wars begin.
1497-1499 Vasco de Gama voyages to India and back.
1500-1515 "The Shift"
See Shift Timeline (Balance Point) for a detailed explanation of the times around the shift.
1516 The Sultanate of Malacca reforms, the first organized nation in south-east Asia since the shift.
1519 The Ming Dynasty issues the Rebuilding of China mandate. Each person in China is required to work for two years on the rebuilding of China along the coasts.
1521 The Khmer Empire and Champa reform, each as a monarchical government with limited rights for the people.
1523 The Great Khanate attacks Manchuria with small amounts of forces. after a few skirmishes, the northern area of Manchuria is placed under Mongol control.
1527 Much to the dislike of the Sultanate of Malacca, many princes run away and form the country of Srivijaya, a reformation of the once powerful nation.
1529 The Sultanate of Malacca declares war of Srivijaya, and invades with large numbers of forces.
1532 The turning point in the Srivijaya war for independence occurs with the naval battle of Lingga. The Malaccan fleet is almost totally destroyed and is unable to supply the Malaccan ground forces.
1534 The Siberian Khanate, hoping to gain some importance, campaigns against the Yakut in OTL northern Russia. The attacks go very well, and the Yakut are absorbed into the Siberian Khanate.1536 The Srivijayan war for independence is won by Srivijaya. A national holiday is declared and people all around Srivijaya are joyful.
1538 The Vijanagara Empire starts to disintegrate, with a new tax on imported items seeming "unacceptable" to the people of the empire.
1540 The fourth Mongol-Ming war yields no results.
1547 The people of Srivijayan Empire stage a wide-scale coup. They set up their own government, the Bhāratan Republic, modeled after (now destroyed) European countries.
1555 China (called Zhōngguó from now on) establishes a government in Tibet. They are dependent upon Zhōngguóan rule and use many of the same customs as the Zhōngguó.
1562 Khmer and Champa sign a historic agreement, called the Two Nations Alliance, one of the world's first free-trade agreements.
1564 Malacca tries to ruin the Srivijayan government by lowering trade taxes nationwide. Many countries buy from Malacca instead of Srivijaya.
1567 Srivijaya joins the Two Nations Alliance (now the Three Nations Alliance), causing trade to rebound.
1582 The Bhāratan Republic claims middle India, securing two-thirds of the subcontinent.
1593 The Great Khanate demands funds from the Chagatai Khanate and the Great Horde, wanting to create another invasion army. The Great Horde refuses.
1595 The Great Khanate, the Chagatai Khanate, and the Siberian Khanate all go to war against the Great Horde. The Great Horde is demolished within one year and the territory is divided between the nations.
1530 The Norwegian tribes unite under King Astolf, the first organized nation in Europe since the shift.
1534 Danish and Frankish tribes have multiple small wars, with the Franks generally coming out on top.
1536 King Astolf leads Norway to multiple victories against scattered Swedish tribes.
1538 Muscovy and Novgorod reform in the far east. they are in generally good shape, with the shift happening far from the area.
1541 The Frankish tribes battle the Spanish tribes. The Frankish again come out on top.
1543 Muscovy annexes a large area of land to the south, displacing many tribes from the area and creating many enemies.
1547 Danish tribes unite to reform Denmark.
1550 King Astolf invades Denmark, using cunning tactics to secure many victories.
1553 The Swedish and Finnish tribes start to band together in larger groups.
1559 Muscovy signs an alliance with Novgorod, optimistically setting up how they will divide Europe. Both countries enlist armies of warriors.
1560 Persia reforms, under the control of former Ottoman Turks. They claim land up to the coast of the Holy Land.1563 Many nations form in northern Europe and Russia.
1565 Muscovy and Novgorod invade using massive armies. Kurv Novinskov of Muscovy leads brilliant campaigns against the un-allied tribes in the south, and Novgorod expands northwards.
1568 Muscovy and Novgorod finish their conquests for now, and wait to rebuild and unify their conquests.
1571 King Astolf leads a final campaign against the Swedes, containing them in far southern Norway. King Astolf dies and leaves the throne to his son, Klenark.
1573 All of Ireland is either under Desmond, Mayo or United Ireland control.
1578 France, Normandy, Spain, Portugal, and England form in a mass unifying effort.
1579 Muscovy initiates the Military Reform Act, creating a minimal service time in the military.
1582 Novgorod enacts a similar act as Muscovy, the Legion Act. BBB Both countries form a free-trade agreement.1589 King Klenark of Norway invades northern Scandinavia and Sweden, expanding the Empire greatly. The Swedish tribes unite under multiple banners and all the countries form an alliance.
1593 Tribes in Southern Europe start to unite, although none of them are actual nations yet.
1596 Norway begins to colonize Iceland.
1598 Hungary, the Byzantine Empire and Burgundy form.
1602 The Siberian Khanate conquers more northern territory, also setting up a puppet state called the Northern Khanate.
1605 The Khmer Empire allows the citizens more rights through the Emperor's Doctrine. A period of wealth and knowledge floods into the Khmer Empire.
1606 The fifth Great Khanate- Ming war begins with a Ming invasion of Great Khanate-held territory.
1608 A Chinese explorer named Zhao Chan accidentally discovers North America after his ship was blown off course.
1612 China sends Zhao Chan and a large group of other people to explore the new land.
1613 The fifth Great Khanate- Ming war ends with the Great Khanate reoccupying Mongolia and China occupying Manchuria.
1615 The Ottoman Empire reforms in Asia and signs an alliance with Persia.
1617 The Sultanate of Malacca becomes a military dictatorship, and an exploration team is funded to explore North America.
1618 The Age of Asian expansion begins in the new world, which is named Zhaonia (See Zhaonia, 1600s).
1621 The Khmer Empire, Srivijaya and Japan all send explorers to Zhaonia.
1624 A Mallacan sailor discovers OTL south America during a mapping voyage, It is named Malconaca, after the nation that found it.
1626 Korea funds a voyage to Zhaonia.
1628 The Khmer Empire sets up a puppet state in OTL Thailand called Ayutthai.
1633 The Khmer Empire, Champa, Srivijaya, and Ayutthai all create an alliance against Malaccan aggression. They call themselves the Freedom League.
1635 The Freedom League and Malacca go to war.
1636 India expands northwards again.
1642 Malacca so far manages to hold off Freedom League attacks. The Freedom League institutes the Third plan, and massive numbers of ships blockade Malacca, destroying seaside towns and ports to gain an advantage.
1647 The Great Horde realizes that its empire is getting out of control and breaks of a northern portion as the Kitathan Khanate.
1648 Malacca begins to lose its grip in defensive locations, it orders troops in the north to retreat to the Mentana Line.
1649 The Ming dynasty begins to feel the growing of a rebellion amidst the Empire.
1650 The Mentana Line is attacked and holds against the Freedom League.
1653 The war between the Freedom League and the Malaccan Sultanate ends with no gains for either side.
1655 The Khmer Empire builds its mostly destroyed fleet again, hoping to gain back some sea power.
1659 The Ming dynasty is overthrown by the Chan dynasty.
1663 Korea issues gunpowder rifles to all of its soldiers, and the army is modernized. Many other nations follow suit.
1667 The Chan dynasty develops a military tactic similar to OTL total war.
1670 The Great Horde creates a border state of Mongolia, a mix between Chinese and Mongol cultures. They hope that this will stop the constant wars between the two nations.
1672 English and Norwegian soldiers land and India and claim it as their own. The Republic of India refuses to give them the land.
1673 India uses knowledge of gunpowder weapons to destroy the colonists.
1676 French naval forces are defeated near Malacca by Malaccan forces using cannons more powerful than European ones
1678 Huge numbers of English, French, Italian, and German forces attack Persia. They are soundly defeated yet again by marvelous gunpowder technology.
1681 Muscovy and Novgorod, along with forces from Crimea, attack the Chagatai Khanate, the Northern Khanate, and the Siberian Khanate.
1684 The Khanates all declare war on the European Russian powers. The armies of Europe are sent in full retreat, and the monumental Battle of the Alps shows agile horsemen picking off element after element of Muscovite forces.
1687 The Khanates all invade Europe. The nations of Eastern Europe create a coalition to defeat the Mongols, but no victory comes as they are outgunned, outmanned, and outfought.
1688 The Ottoman Empire invades the Byzanite Empire, using more advanced rifles with quicker reload times
1690 A brilliant Korean scientist discovers the use of rifling in a gun to make it shoot farther.1692 Mongol armies have now completely overrun Eastern Europe and the nations of Central Europe are in retreat. (more detail in Europe section).
1694 The Ottoman Empire conquers OTL south-eastern Europe, meeting up with Mongol forces.
1695 Europe signs a peace treaty with the Ottomans and Mongols, and all land under Mongol and Ottoman control is now theirs.
1696 A national holiday is declared in all of the various Khanates.
1698 The Asian-European wars finally end as all the Portuguese, French and Spanish forces in South-East Asia surrender.
1605 Under new leadership, the sons of the former kings of Novgorod and Muscovy attack again on Europe. They push back Poland-Lithuania. and move to the north and south.
1608 Burgundy reforms into an alliance of small kingdoms, called districts. This allows semi-autonomy between the different kingdoms.
1610 England demands that Wales come under English rule or England will attack.
1612 Muscovy and Novgorod end their second war for the conquest of Europe with moderate land gains.
1614 A unified state of Germany, and a Greek national state reform.
1618 John II, formerly from Italy, declares himself Pope. Most countries in Europe agree with this, as they need a figurehead for the Catholic church.
1619 The Papal States reform and the Pope declares it the center of the Catholic religion.
1622 Italy, Naples and Bulgaria reform.
1627 A general age of expansion ensues, with countries claiming what land they can. Central European countries still have no definite border, being surrounded by European tribes.
1630 Another war between Curonia and Prussia begins and ends in the same year. No border changes.
1634 Burgundy creates an alliance with France and Normandy, but says that it will not help one country attack each other, as they can see war is brewing.
1635 France and Normandy go to war, with a petty dispute over a land claim in former Brittany. England, long having had France as an enemy, helps Normandy.
1637 France attacks Normandy directly, but in the meantime loses control of Brittany. The war ends with France holding onto southern Normandy but Normandy in control of Brittany.
1639 Norway completes another Crusade in Scandinavia, and their Empire grows. Norway is considered to be the most powerful nation in Europe.
1641 Pope John II issues a statement to increase the power of the Catholic church in nations. He writes a book interpreting the Shift as a sign from God that the church was being hated by many people.
1643 Norway issues greater rights for its people, banning slavery in an astonishing move. The king, king Clartarn, says that humans were not made to be subjugated.
1645 In a swift coup, Novgorod and Muscovy both fall under military regimes.
1650 A Norwegian explorer discovers the New World almost by accident. His exploration ship, supplied for a mapping of the Greenland coast, is blown south and beached upon the new land.
1652 The dream of living in the New World grips many people, and ships set off.
1654 Spain and Portugal succeed in campaigns in OTL central Iberia against the Muslims.
1657 Upon hearing that all the settlers have been killed, Europeans stop wanting to visit the New World.
1661 France and Norway set up colonies along the coast of Africa, trying to get to India.
1664 Muscovy and Novgorod expand almost to the Ural mountains. They come in contact with the Mongol nations.
1668 France and Norway send out ships of explorers to conquer India. They create a secret agreement on how to divide India, and they plan on using the resources to further their empires in Europe.
1669 The Pope declares a holy war against the Curonians. No countries join the crusade, with no one wanting to face the combined power of the Russian nations. This is the beginning of the falling out of the pope and the people of the nations.
1671 England sets up colonies along the African coast, and follows France and Norway to India. The French fleet, however, is grounded in a massive storm around Madagascar. A famous work of literature, the Superior Europe is written, and encourages many countries in Europe to expand around the world.
1674 News from India tells of the great defeat of the Norwegian and English forces, using unknown weapons that can out power even the famous English Longbow. A second French fleet is sent out to conquer the Indians.
1676 An enthusiastic Emperor, Karl von Ribbentrof, ascends the throne of Germany after the older emperor died of unknown causes. He immediately lowers taxes, gaining the approval of the populace. He begins to expand the empire southwards. France, Germany, and Norway sign the Brotherhood Treaty, An alliance between the three powerful nations that lowers tariffs between them and creates a secret plan of conquering Europe.
1678 news is heard that the second French fleet has been destroyed in South East Asia. In anger, Europe unites in mind and spirit, and France, England, Germany, and Italy send soldiers to attack Persia, determined to show the Superiority of European countries. After small land gains, the European forces are defeated again and again by Persian forces, and are forced to retreat.
1679 Muscovy, Novgorod, Crimea, and Curonia create the Moscow Pact, a powerful alliance. They begin plans of conquering the Mongols over the Ural Mountains, and convince the populace of a green, arable land of plenty over the mountains stirring them into a frenzy.
1681 The Moscow Pact countries invade the Mongol countries with uncountable soldiers. After a long advance, they are surrounded and beaten by even more Mongols. the army is forced back over the Ural Mountains, where the Russian countries are able to hold the war to a costly stalemate.
1684 The Moscow pact countries are attacked by a great coalition of Mongol countries. The exhausted armies of the Moscow Pact are soundly defeated at the large Battle of the Alps, and are never able to recover. The Mongols begin a drive to Moscow.
1685 The Moscow Pact nations plead the rest of Europe for support, as the Mongols lay siege to Moscow. Only a few Eastern European countries join the fight, with relatively insignificant armies. Most of Europe greatly underestimates the Mongol drive, and are glad to see the end of the Russian nations. The Brotherhood Treaty is amended to include a fourth nation, Italy. All the nations expand their nations as Central Europe is in disarray.
1687 The Moscow Pact surrenders, and the Mongols attack Central Europe. Germany bears a great number of attacks, and calls on Italy, France, and Norway to assist it. these four countries begin to form a defensive line across Europe, in a desperate attempt to stop the Mongols.
1688 The Byzantine Empire is suddenly attacked by the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman troops begin a great advance across OTL Turkey. Meanwhile, Mongol troops attack the nation of Bulgaria, and a stout defense prolongs the defeat of Bulgaria. Germany and Norway are able to force the Mongols back to Poland, as Mongol supply lines become longer and Europe begins to figure out ways to defeat the Mongol guns.
1692 Mongol forces finish off areas of Central Europe and attack the Wall, as the defensive line is commonly known as. It endures the first assault, but the southern areas begin to weaken as the attacks continue. The Byzanite Empire is defeated as the Ottoman Empire conquers Constantinople. Now Greece only stands in its way of meeting up with Mongol forces.
1694 Greece is defeated, and the combined forces of much of Asia cause the Wall to falter and eventually fail. The remainder of Europe begins to ask for negotiations with the Mongols.
1695 Europe is able to sign a Peace treaty with the Mongols and the Ottomans. Every European country will now be forced to give up any land that is under Mongol and Ottoman control at the moment, and adhere to the strict Laws of Surrender, a very strict document limiting the number of soldiers, land area, and treaties the countries in Europe could have. Many new countries are created.
1696 Europe is finally able to copy the Mongol weapons, with astonishing accuracy. The technology is kept secret from the Mongols, for Europe worries that if the Mongols know, a second war will erupt. Many small wars begin in Europe as countries try to gain the most significance. Spain and Portugal both begin to colonize northern Africa. Other European countries re-establish contact with their African colonies more or less successfully. Many southern colonies are found to be destroyed by natives.
1703 Japanese pirates increase their attacks upon Korean fishing and cargo vessels, angering Korea greatly. Korea institutes new laws giving Koreans the ability of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. This gains great support within Korea, increasing the vision of Korea as "country of the enlightened"
1704 Malacca establishes a colony in OTL Baja California, calling it Mestacana, after their emperor. Malacca, surrounded by the Freedom League, expands in northern Borneo and establishes trade with India. meanwhile, Ming China begins to set up trading towns on OTL Taiwan.
1707 The Great Khanate issues the Laws of Prosperity encouraging the people of the Great Khanate to move into urban areas. The Laws of Prosperity also enact the building of roads between the large cities in the Empire, and increases trade between the Khanates.
1709 The other Khanates also enact versions of the Laws of Prosperity, the occupied zone of Europe is to be formed into Khanates at the great Council of the Khans, a meeting scheduled in 1711. The Freedom League offers an alliance to Chan China, but China turns them down in favor of the more ruthless and expansionist Malacca. The new alliance between Malacca and China worries the Freedom League greatly.
1710 The Chinese Emperor believes that he has been sent a dream by the gods, telling him to expand. This dream is soon called "the vision of the gods" , and has equal importance to the old "Mandate of heaven" A Chinese colony is created in OTL central California. Relations with the Native Americans are good for now, with new technologies and ways of thinking enter Native American culture.
1711 The "Council of the Khans" is completed, and three new Khanates are created, the Russian Khanate, Kaakthan Khanate, and the Black Khanate. The Great Khanate also meets with the Ottoman Empire and finalizes borders in Europe. The money coming in from Europe is making the Khanates very wealthy, but the Mongols still itch for conquest.
1713 A revolution in India occurs, with southern India wanting to secede into a new Indian country. Cultural conflict between the north and the south has brought this revolution on, and neither area trusts each other. Malacca continues to expand greatly, a hungry and power-centric nation. In vain, it sets up a colony in OTL Sri Lanka, which is quickly destroyed by the natives. Malacca sets up a few small trading towns in the Philippines.
1715 Chan China asks The Great Khanate to pursue a "visionary alliance". This offer is very unpopular but is deemed necessary to stop further war. The Great Khanate turns the offer down, seeing it as an attempt to "pacify" the Mongols, who are naturally distrusting. In India, the revolution is put down by the government, but the people are still unsatisfied and are waiting for the right time to fight back.
1718 The "Age of Religion" begins in Asia, as many missionaries begin to spread their various religions. Relations between India and Persia and the newly formed Afghan Sultanate degrade, as they try to spread Islam and Hindu to each other while rejecting the other. A slow military buildup ensues, with increasing military presence around these countries. Malacca continues to expand, and the Freedom League calls an emergency meeting to discuss these expansions. The Freedom League secretly proposes an alliance to the Khans, with no reply.
1719 In a revolutionary speech Kykan Khan announces that he has had a revelation. He institutes a new religion, called Khanism, directing followers to worship their ancestors as gods. The more influential the ancestor, the more powerful the god he is. Genghis Khan is given the title of "supreme god", a title owned by no other. This new religion invigorates the people, and leads them to work harder and longer so that they can become a greater god.
1721 Persia and Afghan invade India suddenly. large numbers of ships swarm the Indian coast and unload thousands of soldiers. They are helped by unsatisfied citizens, with promises from the Arab countries that a new country of India will be created. The rest of Asia largely ignores this event and continues normally.
1722 The Indian war stabilizes as the Arab nations gain control of the more cultural south, while India holds onto the industrial north. Trench warfare develops for the first major time, as lines of trenches snake across the sub-continent. Niether side is able to gain a great advantage over the other. Malacca announces a full mobilization of troops, claiming that the Freedom League nations have violated its national security. The Freedom League, in response, declares that it has secured alliances with all the various Khanates. Another world war seems to be apparent as the two sides prepare for war.
1724 The Kiathan Khanate begins to colonize OTL Alaska, partially feeding the populace's need for expansion. The impending war is somewhat delayed as tempers cool down. Japan fully reforms, after a series of deadly civil wars. It allies with China, desperate to conquer Korea. India and the Arab countries secure a truce. India keeps the northern half of the sub-continent, much to its displeasure. A new country, the Vishan Republic, is created on much of the southern half, with connections to the Arab countries. The Vishan Republic has duel religions of Islam and Hindu, as gives the people various freedoms.
1726 The Khmer Empire, Malaccan Empire, Ming Dynasty, and Champa announce that they will colonize Africa. All four nations begin coastal towns along the south-Eastern coast of Africa, making massive land claims that all the others ignore. All the countries seem to be distracted as they rush to claim land, and the fears of war are almost completely eliminated. However, even the smallest incident could upset this uneasy equilibrium.
1728 All colonies begin to expand very fast (See Americas and Africa for details), worrying many. The Chagatai Khanate and the Great Horde have a major falling out with the Great Khanate, an end to a long period of comradeship. Many fear a Mongol civil war, and all three nations prepare for war. China looks on, secretly glad that its great enemies are squabbling among themselves. The Freedom League worries that an attack will be forthcoming, with the Khanates busy fighting.1729 A war starts within the Ottoman Empire, when Israel declares itself independent after many long years of enslavement. The Arabian Sultanate agrees to help put down this unfortunate uprising. In the Vishan Republic, a cultural revolution occurs, similar to the OTL Renaissance. many great works of art and literature are produced, and many wealthy citizens are drawn into the field of scientific research. The discovery is finally accepted that the Earth is round, and the earth's position in the solar system is confirmed. The Age of Learning, As it is soon to be called, quickly spreads to Korea.
1730 In secret meetings between China, Japan, Malacca, the Chagatai Khanate, the Great Horde, and the Russian Khanate, an alliance is formed, called the Beijing Coalition, or the Chosen Powers. They come up with a war plan to defeat their enemies, and decide to use decoded messages and border violations to make an excuse for war. This is unknown to all others except the heads of state and other government members of the respective countries.
1731 The announcement of the Chosen Powers is officialized, made known to the public. In response, The Great Khanate, the Northern Khanate, the Kiathan Khanate, and all the members of the Freedom League create the Greater Freedom League, an alliance opposed to the Chosen Powers. Now all the countries can do are wait and see what will happen. All the other countries in Asia declare neutrality in the coming war.