Early Days 476 c.e. - 900 c.e.Edit
This TL only covers notable events in the Early Exploration TL.
476 c.e.- The Roman empire finally peacefully splits under Julius Nepos into seven separate countries. Rome, Gallia, Hispana, Slavia, The Byzantine Empire, Tunis and Germany.
500 c.e - Byzantium grants freedom to Egypt. Egypt forms its own government. Egypt is Orthodox.
505 c.e - Gallia conquers Cornwall and Slavia sets up a new dynasty.
520 c.e - Germany falls to nomadic tribes and splits into different Nations. At the same time Tunis is conquered by the Visigoths and changed to Novus Carthagus.
530 c.e - The first ideas of Heliocentrism and the Earth is round emerge in Gallia. Hispana goes to war with the Visigoths of Novus Carthagus.
535 c.e - Rome enters the war against Novus Carthagus weakening the Roman economy
537 c.e - Rome re-establishes the senate.
540 c.e - The Byzantine Empire loses control of the Tigris and Euphrates. Slavia establishes trading with China.
552 c.e - the war with Novus Carthagus ends with Hispana beating the Visigoths at the battle for Al-landaluz.
555 c.e - Gallia introduces the ideas of Heliocentrism and the Earth is round to China.
565 c.e - Rome creates connections with the Funan Kingdom in Southeast Asia. The Byzantine Empire creates connections with India.
570 c.e - The Sassinids attack the Byzantine empire and fail miserably because Byzantium has ties with the rest of Rome.
580 c.e - The Sassinid empire splits. into four different kingdoms. Bactria, Sumer, Oman, and Tigris.
585 c.e - Egypt goes to war with the neighboring Islamic areas over religious reasons.
590 c.e - Novus Carthagus begins to collapse. Hispana makes connections with the Sui dynasty China. The Sui dynasty leader bans the idea of Heliocentrism as Heretic.
593 c.e - Gallia leads a campaign on to the German territories.
594 c.e - Rome makes an alliance with the Norse in Scandinavia. Rome sets up a government in Scandinavia.
600 c.e - Gallia conquers Whales, and loses territory to the German tribes.
601 - 621 c.e - A period of peace and prosperity comes throughout all of Europe.
618 c.e - The Tang dynasty is formed.
622 c.e - The Emperor of Byzantium leads an attack on Tigris.
627 c.e - The Arab - Islamic empire grows and leads an attack on Orthodox Egypt.
630 c.e - Orthodox Egypt goes into a civil war.
637 c.e - Rome conquers Novus Carthagus.
641 c.e - Egypt is conquered by the Muslims. The Muslims also conquer Oman.
649 c.e - Byzantium tries to aid Egypt and sends a fleet of ships through the Mediterranean.
655 c.e - The ships are all lost around Alexandria.
666 c.e - Byzantium goes to war with the Arab Islamic Empire. The Europe-Arabian war begins.
667 c.e - Rome, Gallia and Slavia sides with Byzantium and Morocco and the neighboring states side with the Arab - Islamic Empire. Hispana stays neutral.
669 c.e - Scandinavia rebels from the small Roman control and sets up its own government. Scandinavia is now more Roman cultured.
673 c.e - The northern war begins with attacks against the Germanic tribes from Scandinavia.
677 c.e - Hispana is attacked by Morocco. Morocco conquers south Hispana and sets up a government in Hispana. The new government is known as Upper Morocco.
680 c.e - Gallia withdraws from the war to stop the northern Roman-Scandinavian invaders
684 c.e - a treaty is signed between the Gallians and Ireland recognising their Celtic heritage and allies Gallia and the Irish tribes.
687 c.e - the Gallian Republic Party is formed in Gallia. Strength is gained.
688 c.e - Hispana reconquers the South and parts of Western Morocco.
690 c.e - The Emperor of Gallia attacks the Gallian Republic Party (Early Exploration).
691 c.e - The Gallian republic party appeals towards the Roman Senate to help save them from prosecution. Rome leads a campaign under the Senate onto Gallia's Imperial government. Rome has a lot of power and the campaign seems to be going strong. Gallia is divided into a civil war between the Nationalists (NT) and the Gallian Republic Party (GRP)
695 c.e - Gallia and Rome withdraw from the Europe-Arabian war. Hispana enters the war on the side of Byzantium
698 c.e - The Germanic tribes north of Gallia fall under Burgundy. Some Germanic tribes move westward and conquer Poland. Small kingdoms are formed in Poland.
700 c.e - The Europe - Arabian war ends.
703 c.e - The Islamic- Arabian empire expands.
707 c.e - Burgundy is occupied by the norse and is now called Norse Burgundy. The Tang Dynasty conquers the Koreas. The idea that the earth is round flourishes in Tang dynasty China. The Tang dynasty creates colonies in Kamchatka.
710 c.e - The Colonies fail. Tang dynasty sends out another expedition to the south and comes into contact with Chenla. They set up good relations with each other and begin to trade. Tang economy grows.
715 c.e - the Arab- Islamic empire splits because of the economic damage done in the Europe-Arabian war. The kingdoms of the former Sassinid empire goes to war over disputed territory in the area of former Akadia. Bactria calls for back up from China.
717 c.e - The rise of the 7th Sumerian dynasty brings peace throughout Sumer and allows Sumer to defeat all the rest of the countries except for Bactria.
718 c.e - The Kingdoms of Astur and the Frankish Empire are formed in OTL Poland.
719 c.e - The idea that the Earth is round starts to spread throughout Europe. The Latin League is formed in Europe
723 c.e - Byzantium sends ships down the Nile river in Egypt. Byzantium discovers ruins from New Egypt, Middle Egypt, and Old Egypt. As the ships sail downwards they discover riches and more throughout Africa.
725 c.e - The ships return with lots of Great News.
727 c.e - Byzantium starts a colony in the Sahara. Which is not as deserty as it is now. The colony is known as Berberia and is named after the Berber tribes.
730 c.e - Byzantium grows richer. Rome and Gallia send ships to the south of the Sahara and discover the small city-states of Mossi, Oyo, Ashanti, and Benin.
733 c.e - A scheme in Rome, known as the Roman blackout, economic meltdown in Rome. Rome stops exploration of Africa momentarily.
734 c.e - Gallia sets up a trading post around the area of the West African City States. Byzantium starts to head southward, but loses it's explorers to the dry desert of the Sahara.
736 c.e - Gallia starts to influence the west African culture. Word reaches the Tang dynasty about the west African colonization.
738 c.e - Burgundy attacks Rome.
739 c.e - Byzantium comes to Rome's aid. The Tang dynasty sends out explorers towards Africa.
740 c.e - Byzantium defeats Burgundy and captures some territory in Germany.
742 c.e - Rome starts to recover from the economic meltdown.
745 c.e - Gallia starts a permanent settlement in west Africa named Gallian Africanus. The Tang dynasty also starts a permanent settlement in Kenya.
747 c.e - Rome starts to re-establish its presence in Africa. Slavia's veal producers become a very big industry in Europe. Lots of People move to Slavia. Slavia blooms into the strongest economy in Europe.
750 c.e - Slavia starts a conquest campaign into Hungary. Byzantium supports Slavia's campaign.
752 c.e - Tang Dynasty discovers Madagascar and sets up a colony. Tang Dynasty sets up trade with Aksum. Aksumite culture starts to grow similar to Chinese.
754 c.e - Rome creates the permanent Colony of Roma Africani in Africa. The name means the Rome of Africa in Latin.