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23rd Century BCEEdit

2220 BCE (POD) - The 4.2 Kiloyear Event, which devastated much of the world through drought and caused the collapse of many ancient civilizations, does not affect Akkad, allowing the empire to continue as its rivals fall to the elements.

2215 BCE - The Guti Army tries to sack Akkad, not knowing that the 4.2 Kiloyear Event had not affected Akkad. Thinking the battle will not take long, the Guti tribal army does not bring sufficient resources. As a result, the Akkadian army, albeit with heavy casualties, successfully fends off the Guti.

2214 BCE - Rimush I is crowned King of Akkad.

22nd Century BCEEdit

2193 BCE - The last nomadic invasion of Akkad fails, as the Akkadian army still stands strong against the drought-affected tribes and failing empires.

2190 BCE - Naram I is crowned King of Akkad.

2180 BCE - Believing the Guti army had succeeded and were settling in Akkadian land, the Guti tribe sent settlers and a few soldiers to Akkad. Sparing no mercy, the strong Akkadian army, according to the official historical records, "murdered every single man, woman and child who had any relation to the Guti, even citizens of their own city." A Guti prisoner was kept, however, and was ordered to deliver the message that Akkad had no business with the Guti. It is unknown if the message reached the Guti tribe, but no further attacks occurred.

2153 BCE - Shar-Kali-Sharri is crowned King of Akkad.

21st Century BCEEdit

2034-2004 BCE- The Akkadian-Amorite wars begin. Heavy casualties on both sides, but Akkad drives the Amorites back to their homeland.

2001 BCE - King Sargon II orders the expansion of the Akkadian empire into new lands. This imperialist policy would last until 1969 CE.

2000 BCE - Reportedly, King Sargon II orders the use of newly domesticated horses to aid their imperialism.

20th Century BCEEdit

1932 BCE - Still weakened from the Akkadian-Amorite Wars decades before, the Amorites, under new leadership, attempt to conquer Ur. With the new Imperialist policies allowing for massive military budgets, Akkad not only beats back the Amorites yet again, but also conquers their homeland. This is the first of many mass annexations for Akkad.

1910 BCE - During the height of the Egyptian-Nubian War, the Akkadian monarchy begins contemplating whether or not to finance the Nubians against the Egyptians, but ultimately decide against it.

19th Century BCEEdit

1899 BCE-1800 BCE - Sometime during this period, the Akkadian Empire sends scouts to meet with the Hittite peoples and negotiate possible trade routes and military alliances, none of which are successful. The two empires however do agree to a truce that stands the entire time the Hittites exist as a unified state.

18th Century BCEEdit

1757 BCE - Akkad conquers the Mari city-state.

1749 BCE-1712 BCE - Multiple rebellions, reasons for it ranging from economic despair to general anger, come to light in Akkad. These rebellions are easily crushed.

17th Century BCEEdit

1655-1650 BCE - Upon the death of the Elamite ruler Tan-Uli, Akkad declares war and conquers the Elamite Empire, beginning their expansion into the Iranian plateau. In order to save the Iranian peoples, many Elamite soldiers escape to the Alborz Mountains and set up a successor state to Elam under a military administration.

1629-1602 BCE - The Hurrian Empire, a budding power-hungry state, invades Akkad in an attempt to secure the area known as present-day Syria. The Hurrians are evenly-matched against the Akkadian armies, and after a bitter war with countless deaths on the Akkadian side and much of the infrastructure destroyed on the Hurrian side, an armistice is signed. This armistice is broken many times by the Hurrians over the next few centuries until the empire collapses in the 13th Century BCE.

16th Century BCEEdit

1501-1500 BCE - The Egyptian conquests of Nubia and the Levant reach Akkadian colonial lines. A short war spanning the winter and early spring establishes a line ending further Egyptian conquests into the Levant. The Egyptian kingdom is allowed control of Judea, while Akkad is allowed to further colonize the rest of the Levant.

15th Century BCEEdit

1400 BCE - Akkad engages in a military trade route with Crete. While Akkad exports spears to Crete, Crete exports armored helmets to Akkad.

14th Century BCEEdit

1372 BCE - The Hittites and the Akkadians,in a joint operation, conquer the Hurrian successor state of Mitanni. The Hittites take everything west of the Euphrates, and the Akkadians take everything east.

13th Century BCEEdit

1299-1200 BCE - The Aramaic nomads in Colonial Akkad begin attacking Akkadian settlers sporadically.

12th Century BCEEdit

1180 BCE - The Hittite Empire collapses after the destruction of the capital. Akkad moves in an conquers Hittite Mitanni, while leaving the core land of the Hittites alone to fend for themselves.

1159 BCE - The Hekla 3 Eruption occurs, cooling the earth for 18 years. Both Aramaic nomads and Akkadian settlers die in record numbers.

1100 BCE - Akkad conquers what was once core Hittite territory.

11th Century BCEEdit

1030 BCE - Akkad invades the Kingdom of Israel shortly after it is released from Egypt. Hebron is burnt to the ground after Saul and David are found to be hiding out in the city.

10th Century BCEEdit

945 BCE - Akkad begins colonizing the land of the Arabian pastoral nomads.

9th Century BCEEdit

834-803 BCE - Akkad invades Egypt, intending to conquer it. Egypt is secured by 803 BCE, paving the way for the future invasion of Nubia.

802 BCE - Colonization of the surrounding area of Egypt begins.

8th Century BCEEdit

797 BCE - Akkad conquers Lydia.

712-711 BCE - Hezekiah, claiming that the Kingdom of Israel is still a legitimate state and that he is the King according to the line of succession, amasses an army in Beersheba. King Naram VI sends a small army to the city to take them out. The Akkadian Army is initially defeated, but Hezekiah and his army reached their end when another Akkadian regiment laid siege to the city. Akkad traded one hundred prisoners for the custody of Hezekiah, before firebombing the city and killing its inhabitants. Hezekiah was hanged for treason in Cairo the next month without the consent of the King.

7th Century BCEEdit

649 BCE - Akkad City becomes the largest city in the world, overtaking Thebes.

605 BCE - King Ting of Zhou makes contact with Akkad. In Akkad City, the two countries sign a treaty to never claim land within each other's controlled territory.

6th Century BCEEdit

550 BCE - Cyrus the Great overthrows the Mazandaran Military Administration, establishing the Archamenid Dynasty of the First Persian Empire. The King of Akkad, upon learning of this, immediately puts the military on alert.

547 BCE - The Persian Empire reaches the borders of Akkad. Persian King Cyrus issues a warning to the Akkadian King to hand over control of Lydian territory or face war.

546 BCE - The Persian Empire declares war on Akkad, intending to reclaim Elam and conquer Lydia.

530 BCE - Cyrus dies. With the Persian King's death, the ongoing stalemate in Anatolia and the Fertile Crescent against the Akkadian Empire is officially ended.

528 BCE - Buddhism is founded by Gautama Buddha.

510 BCE - The Roman Republic is established.

501 BCE - Akkad invades Naxos, quickly conquering it in the process.

5th Century BCEEdit

499 BCE - The Ionian Islands under the rule of Akkad begin revolting against the governing administration.

493 BCE - The Ionian Revolt is quelled by Akkad.

487 BCE - Aegina and Athens go to war. Akkad, having set their sights on Greek territory for some time, take this opportunity to invade Athenian territory. 

482 BCE - Akkad secures Athenian holdings in Anatolia.

477 BCE - In an attempt to strengthen the Akkadian offensive onto the Athenian holdings in Greece, the Delian League is founded among many of the city states.

472 BCE - Facing bitter defeat, the Delian League conquers Carystus to take control of their military resources.

465 BCE - Thasos revolts against the Delian League. With the league coming apart at the seams, the Akkadian Empire defeats the alliance and secures the Greek Islands. Akkad begins encroaching undeveloped territory around Athens.

451 BCE - After a newfound peace with Sparta, Athens declares war on Akkad.

450 BCE - The Battle of Slamis between the Athenians and the Akkadians ends in a stalemate.

447 BCE - The Akkadian Army reaches the city of Athens, initiating the Siege of Athens. The Akkadian Army continues to secure Athenian cities as they attempt to capture the capital.

428 BCE - With typhus and the Plague ravaging the city already under siege, the pestilence that inhabits Athens burns itself out. Akkad moves in and captures the city with a whimper. The nation of Athens is officially dissolved. The Pelopennesian Wars come to a halt as Sparta decides whether or not they want to engage in a conflict with the Akkadian Empire.

416 BCE - Akkad captures the island of Milos from Sparta. The Pelopennesian Wars restart as Sparta invades Akkadian Athens in retaliation.

406 BCE - With Akkad beating back Sparta's army, the country sues for peace to stop the encroachment of territory. Akkad does not accept.

404 BCE - Akkad burns down the city of Sparta. The Spartan government relocates to Zarax.

4th Century BCEEdit

399 BCE - Akkad captures Zarax. Pausanius, King of Sparta, is killed during the battle. The Spartan Army establishes a military administration in free Spartan territory, headquartered in Boiai.

397 BCE - Akkad finally captures Boiai. Akkad announces the dissolution of Sparta. The Spartan military continues to become a significant insurgent force for years to come.

336 BCE - Alexander becomes King of Macedon. His imperialistic mindset and his large army prompts Akkad to move many soldiers to Greece and Anatolia.

334 BCE - Alexander of Macedon invades Akkad. The Akkadian Army puts up a significant fight, but is ultimately overwhelmed. Western Anatolia slowly falls to Macedonian forces.

333 BCE - Alexander of Macedon invades Egypt by sea.

331 BCE - Egypt falls to Macedonian forces.

330 BCE - Anatolia falls to Macedonia.

328 BCE - Akkad sets up a heavy defensive line at the borders of the Levant. Alexander of Macedon's forces still advance into Akkadian territory, but at a much slower rate. It is estimated that thousands die every month on each side.

325 BCE - Macedonia captures the land of Palestine. Macedon's hold is weak, as pockets of the Akkadian military are in active rebellion against the occupying forces.

323 BCE - Alexander of Macedon dies. With the newfound Macedon Empire fractured between generals, Akkad moves in and retakes Palestine, the swath of the land ruled by General Laomedon.

322 BCE - Akkad invades Egypt, ruled by General Ptolemaios.

321 BCE - Akkad captures Lower Egypt. Ptolemaios escapes to Upper Egypt. Akkad begins establishing an offensive line around Assyria, ruled by General Arkesilas.

320 BCE - Akkad captures Upper Egypt, but Ptolemaios is nowhere to be found, and is assumed dead.

319 BCE - Akkad invades Assyria.

317 BCE - Assyria is recaptured by Akkad. Arkesilas is executed.

316 BCE - Akkad initiates the invasion of the Anatolian Passage, ruled by General Krateros.

313 BCE - Krateros's territory is reconquered by Akkad. The swath of Anatolia ruled by General Antigonos is promptly invaded.

311 BCE - General Antigonos is killed in battle, and his land is conquered by Akkad. The territory owned by General Asandros is invaded. The newly strengthened Akkadian forces in Assyrian territory regroup and invade Atropatene.

310 BCE - Atropatene is conquered by Akkad, along with Asandros's land. Akkad intitiates an invasion of General Leonnatos's land in Northern Anatolia.

309 BCE - General Leonnatos's land is conquered, and Akkadian Anatolia has been retaken. While the remaining two generals war over what remains of Macedon, Akkad regroups their army in order to conquer the rest of Anatolia and the Caucasus.

307 BCE - Akkad invades the land of Macedon controlled by General Lysimachos.

305 BCE - General Lysimachos is killed, and Akkad gains control of Eastern Macedon. The final General, Antipatros, has his land invaded almost immediately afterwards.

303 BCE - Macedon is conquered by Akkad. Their control is initially exceptionally weak, but their rule is strengthened over time.

302 BCE - Akkad invades the Caucasian Kingdoms through Atropatene.

301 BCE - Akkad invades the Anatolian Kingdoms.

3rd Century BCEEdit

297 BCE - Akkad conquers the Caucasian Kingdoms.

295 BCE - Akkad conquers the Anatolian Kingdoms.

287 BCE - The Akkadian colonists conquer the Sabean Kingdom of southern Arabia.

284 BCE - The Akkadian colonists conquer Qataban in southern Arabia.

282 BCE - The Akkadian colonists conquer Hadhramaut in southern Arabia. The Arabian Peninsula is now completely colonized by Akkad.

256 BCE - The Zhou Dynasty falls. The long standing treaty that bars war of territorial acquisition between the two countries is rendered invalid. The King of Akkad chooses to wait for the next major Chinese dynasty to take hold before resumed negotiations.

247 BCE - The Parthians overthrow the weakening Archamenid Dynasty of the Persian Empire. The Parthian Empire promises to reconquer the old land of Elam that had been conquered by Akkad over 1000 years before. Akkad takes these threats seriously, and begins lining up troops in the area.

245 BCE - The Parthian Empire invades Akkad through Elam. The initial Parthian offensive line falls to the Akkadian heavy defensive line.

234 BCE - With Akkad crushing rebellion, razing cities, and burning down farmland, the Parthian Empire has been pushed back to Mazandaran. A long siege begins.

232 BCE - Akkad conquers the Parthian Empire. Iranian rebellion continues to be a major factor in Akkadian military policy for years to come.

217 BCE - Akkadian delegates travel to Xianyang to renegotiate a peace treaty, very similar to the one they had with the Zhou Dynasty. Upon learning of the conditions, Emperor Qin does not resign the treaty and bars any more Akkadian delegates from entering the country for "desecrating the right for Qin to pursue its destiny". The Qin Dynasty does not last long enough to take on Akkad.

214 BCE - Knowing of Akkad's military might and the growing threat of the Xiongnu people, Emperor Qin orders the construction of the Great Wall along the northwestern side of the Chinese Plateau.

209 BCE - Akkad conquers the Kingdom of Meroe.

206 BCE - The Qin Dynasty collapses, and the Han Dynasty rises to take its place. Akkad sends delegates to to Chang'an to negotiate a peace treaty similar to the one with the Zhou Dynasty and the failed one with Qin. Han gladly accepts, mostly out of fear because of the potential second enemy they may face if Akkad attacks while the Xiongnu are attacking the country at the same time.

2nd Century BCEEdit

146 BCE - The Roman Republic and Akkad have reached the borders of Cyrenaica. Tensions begin to rise between the two countries after both express their want to annex the country between them.

125 BCE - With the new King of Akkad being crowned, the country invades Cyrenaica following a 21-year cold war with Rome. Rome counter-invades, but is too late. Still wanting to delay a massive war that both knew would end in stalemate, a primitive DMZ is formed at the city borders of Tripoli.

1st Century BCEEdit

92 BCE - Lucullus invades Akkad through Peloponnese Island. The First Roman-Akkadian War begins.

63 BCE - Pompey conquers Judea from Akkad.

53 BCE - Akkad recaptures southern Anatolia with the help of the Kurdish inhabitants.

49 BCE - Julius Caesar becomes Dictator of the Roman Republic. He orders a massive influx of troops in Cyrenaica.

46 BCE - Akkadian spies assassinate Julius Caesar. 

27 BCE - The Roman Empire is declared under the rule of Octavian. During the turmoil of this period, Akkad manages to recapture Cyrenaica.

3 BCE - Akkad recaptures Judea. With the Roman Empire having put much influence on the people of the region, the people of Judea initially rebel against the new administration. The King of Akkad orders the Purging of Judea to curb this rebellion. Jesus Christ is killed during this period. Judaism, seen as detrimental to the spread of Sumerianism, begins to be stamped out as well.

1st CenturyEdit

9 - Wang Mang overthrows the Han Dynasty of China, establishing the Xin Dynasty. The longstanding peace treaty is declared null and void.

13 - Xin invades Akkad.

14 - Augustus Caesar dies. Tiberius succeeds him, and the First Roman-Akkadian War ends with Akkad taking the whole of Rome's North African holdings along with their original territory.

21 - Akkad defeats Xin with few casualties on the former side, but heavy ones on the latter. Wang Mang's administration collapses, and the Han Dynasty and the peace treaty is reinstated.

30 - The Kushan Empire is established by Han exiles. Although it is initially not perceived as a major threat, the King of Akkad becomes concerned that the Kushan Empire may threaten Akkadian influence in the Hindu Kush.

50 - The Kushan Empire's territory and influence becomes too big to ignore. The King of Akkad orders an invasion of the country to secure influence in the Hindu Kush.

64 - The Great Fire of Rome occurs.

72 - The Kushan Empire is secured by Akkad, finally having been conquered.

2nd CenturyEdit

102 - Akkad conquers Blemmyes.

105 - Akkad begins colonizing Suren, the land of the Indo-Parthians. This is the first major act of ethnic cleansing done by the Akkadians.

108 - Akkad demands that Axum begin paying tribute. When Axum refuses, the Akkadian army begins a blockade around the border of the country.

115 - A group of Jews who want retribution for the Purging of Judea occupy Jericho. In response, the King of Akkad orders the destruction of Jericho and the outlawing of Judaism. 

117 - Hadrian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire. As one of the Good Emperors, Hadrian becomes the first Roman Emperor to establish diplomatic relations with Akkad.

118 - After 10 years of failing to pay tribute, Akkad invades Axum.

122 - Facing much guerrilla warfare, Akkad finally conquers Axum. Hadrian, who is famous for avoiding military conflict, condemns the conquering of Axum and cuts off diplomatic relations.

132 - Hadrian's Wall is constructed in Britannia.

138 - Antonius Pius becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire. Not wanting to raise tensions between the empire and Akkad any further, Emperor Pius re-establishes diplomatic relations.

161 - Marcus Aurelius becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire. He is the last of the Good Emperors. Wanting to further Roman-Akkadian diplomacy, the Emperor establishes the first Akkadian consulate in Mediolan.

167 - The First Marcomannic War begins. Akkad is reluctant, based on their mixed diplomatic record with the Roman Empire, to help. They hold off support.

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