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Timeline (Roman America)

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Note: The POD of this timeline has little to no effect on the history of the eastern hemisphere for nearly 1000 years, so if an event is not mentioned assume it remains the same as OTL.


Early to Medieval History (386 AD – 1500 AD)

  • 386 AD: A Roman merchant ship that is lost at sea lands in OTL Florida, where what remains of the crew, a total of about 60 people, is able to create a settlement and begin to survive in its new world.
  • 387 AD: The first Roman is born in the new land. A Roman exploration group makes contact with the Tequesta people of the area, discovering they number around 3,000, forming a fragile alliance with them and beginning to trade with and assist them.
  • 390 - 400 AD: The Tequesta and Romans nearly destroy the Ais tribe to the north of their civilization after repeated raids and invasions by the latter.
  • 400 - 500 AD: The Roman population of the region reaches 10,000, due in part to the fact that some had begun to marry the native people and attempt to convert them to Christianity. Tens of thousands of native people die from diseases, in the start of an event now known as the Great Plague, or Magna Pestis.
  • 429 - 450 AD: During the Magna Pestis, the leaders of the Tequesta lame their misfortune on the "evil spirits" of the whites in the area, leading to a war between the Romans and Tequesta, in which the Tequesta are all but wiped out.
  • 442 AD: At the height of the Roman-Tequesta War, a warrior by the name of Vergilius founds the nation of Salus, or Salvation, named for the relief his father had told him he felt upon finding new land. The new nation has its seat of power in the city of Littus in the southeastern coast of the peninsula.
  • 450 - 1000 AD: Salus quickly advances and expands, soon occupying the entire peninsula and rapidly moving north along the east coast and west along the south coast of Columbia, as well as creating thriving cities and advanced irrigation systems using the wetlands of the region. This period is known as the Salusian Wars.
  • 1000 - 1250 AD: Salus grows to encompass much of the southwest of the Columbia, as well as the Gulf Islands, giving it a considerable size, power, and influence in the area. The Salusian Wars begin to wind down during this period due to the fact that the Salusian government finds it difficult to rule over such a quickly expanding nation.
  • 1267 - 1280 AD: The Salusian Civil War occurs over disputes over who will inherit the throne, leading into a three way split of the empire. Salus in the east and southeast, Sabulium in the southwest, and Amnicia between the two.
  • 1492 AD: Christopher Columbus reaches the Gulf Islands, making contact with the Salusians, attempting to claim them for Spain. When met with resistance, he sails back to Spain to report the situation.

Colonial Period (1500 – 1800)

  • 1500 - 1650 AD: The British and French explore Canada and northeastern Columbia, killing millions of natives.
  • 1519 - 1521 AD: The Spanish-Sabulian War; Spanish attempts to conquer Sabulium are repelled quickly, however diseases ravage the population there.
  • 1532 - 1535 AD: The Inca Empire is conquered by the Spanish.
  • 1607 AD: The English found the colony of Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1686 - 1688 AD: French-Amnician War; the French are brutally repelled from Amnician territory and nearly 50% of the New French military is decimated.
  • 1735 - 1741 AD: The Anglo-Salusian War; the majority of Salus is conquered by the British and added to the Thirteen Colonies. The Salusians are heavily Anglicized following this event.
  • 1763 AD: French Canada is given to the British following a defeat in the French and Indian War.
  • 1776 AD: The United States of Columbia declares its independence from Great Britain, and, aided by the French and Salusians, successfully defeat the British. The new nation's territory extends deep into former Salus.
  • 1782 AD: The Sabulian Revolution, considered by many to be inspired by the Columbian Revolution, brings democracy to Sabulium.
  • 1789 AD: The Amnicians invade and conquer the struggling nation of Salus within months. The French Revolution begins.

19th Century

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