Alternative History

Timeline: Orbis Romanum

Battle of the Nile

In 500 C.E., the Romans decided to advance further. During 10 years, the Romans had constructed a great, superior navy and an army of a 3 million soldiers In 510 C.E., they had met the Sahara Desert for their first time. The Battle of the Nile was the first war in Africa. The Egyptians were weakened by civil wars that happened in their empire. In 515 C.E.,they arrived in Alexandria. Pharaoh Ptolemy X declared war on him. He had many clever battle plannings, but the Romans attacked on the other side of the army. With the army defeated, Egypt became part of the empire.

Sahel Mandate War

Egypt was so lush that many farming communities were set up. Egypt became a fertile land, and is one of the centers for producing food supplies. Like many other areas, it is so lush. Amazon also is like the Nile, where crops can grow as well as vineyards and orchards, like the Nile as well. Romans were still restless. In 530 C.E. The armies set up forts and camps to attack the Kingdom of Kush. However, King Mandate IV knew the forts and camps they built. Emperor Valencius decided to let their camps and forts burn as a distraction, and decided to attack Meroe, the capital of Kush. After the forts and camps burned down, Mandate had to return to his capital to stop the siege. However, he was taken prisoner by Valencius, and was ransomed a huge tributes of gold and silver. Soon, the Kushites thought it was their end, but it is. Later, Roman armies invaded Kush, and became the province of Kushadea.

The Ethiopian Wars

The Romans had conquered to the modern-borders of Egypt and Sudan. In 555 C.E. The Romans had climbed the steep mountains at Ethiopia. It was a very difficult climb. After some years, they reached the Kingdom of Punt. Punt refused to let them be part of Roman Empire. The Romans started to send out their army, with a reinforcement of 12,000 archers. Soon, the fierce Ethiopians arrived, but the archers fired many arrows first. Many warriors died, and then, in 556 C.E., the Ethiopians were defeated.

Nile Controllers

The Romans started to colonize the modern countries where Lake Victoria is. The Romans had Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and the islands east of East Africa (including Madagascar). Their conquest bought many farm communities to be set up in Africa. However, their hold is always under attack by many African tribes.

Traveling the Congo Lands

Congo is a country home to the Zulus, the fiercest African tribes. Travelers and merchants were always attacked by them. The Romans heard about this, and wanted to get rid of the Zulus. So in 600 C.E., they both went to war. Traveling the Congo lands wasn't easy. There were many lions and cheetahs in their way. One-fifth of their army died. The Zulus started to attack, but later, they were defeated. The Zulus were made as slaves, and Congo, Gabon, Zambia, and Cameroon were into the Roman Empire.

Slave Revolt

Emperor Dacia wanted to expand territory, however, a slave revolt prevented him to. In 610 C.E., a man, named Srateacus, led a revolt to make the Romans stop slavery. However, he was captured in battle and the army was defeated.

Precious South Africa

Many explorers went south to find new land. In 700 C.E., a merchant, named Zarpanias, started to go on a journey south. He discovered the land of South Africa. with exotic animals, diamonds and gold, and paradises. So in 750 C.E., thee Romans went to these lands. By 830 C.E., all of South Africa, Central Africa, and East Libya and Chad came under their control. Mining companies were held to mine gold, diamonds, metals, gems, jewels, and yes, iron. Slaves from Africa worked in these very harsh and terrible conditions.

The Five Punic Wars

First Punic War

Carthage was the last stronghold of the Phoenicians. Although the Romans banned expanding through the Sahara desert because it killed many soldiers, the Carthaginians feared the growing Roman Empire and decided to take Cameroon to stop Roman expansion. In 898 C.E., the Carthaginians attack Thessalocia, a port of Southeast Cameroon. Emperor Mark Antony XIII declared the war on the Phoenician leader, Hannibal III. The Carthaginian navy was however, not strong enough to defeat the Romans. At first, they were defeated many times. Then, stole some gunpowder and made a huge bomb and threw it into the water and pretended to retreat. It exploded and the Roman ships altogether were wrecked.

Second Punic War

Emperor Mark Antony XIII wanted to capture Carthage in the 6th battle in the First Punic War, but in 957 C.E., a storm occurred, and Carthage and Atlantis themselves had to hold off the last First Punic War battle. The storm left many fragile colonies in ruins, and would take Atlantis decades to recover. Funerals were more common. Finally, the both sides had recovered, and the Romans started to lay siege to Zama, a Phoenician city. Also, Antony renamed the city to Parlious Caravel, and became its new name, though people call it either Rome, or Atlantis sometimes. Zama was a heavily fortified city as Troy, worse, to get supplies, the Carthaginians built the Long Walls to connect them. The Roman armies were very fearless on attacking Zama, but cannot get through the Long Walls. Finally, the Romans seized the port of Galipalia, a port connected to the Long Walls. With that, the Romans started to claim it, and trained reinforcements to attack the Carthaginian soldiers. Soon, Zama came to their control.

Third Punic War

The Romans immigrated to Zama, and became the first stronghold to be in enemy territory. The Romans started to attack another city, Tigris. But this time, the Phoenicians attacked Rome, so the army was recalled to come back and defend Rome. The Romans in Rome had farms inside, and disease cannot weaken them. The Romans had built clever cannons called fix guns and Chinese rockets to kill soldiers and batter the army easier. The cavalry was very strong and fierce. The Romans soon, fled the Phoenicians back to their camp, but some spies told emperor Mark Antony XIII there was this army camp. These same years Antony expanded Rome, the Romans destroyed the Carthaginian camp. Soon, Hannibal was later killed at Galphus M (thousand) became emperor.

Fourth Punic War

Galphus had ordered to recapture Zama, a city taken in the Second Punic War. Under him, his army had reinforcements from the West African kingdoms. He also had 460 elephants and 759 thousand soldiers. The Romans, however, decided to plan a trick. They attacked Carthage and Galphus had to return back. A general, named Sirgious Africanus, captured him and ransomed him his army, elephants, ships, and huge sums of money, food, and have his population at Carthage to become slaves. Africanus later murdered him in 1 A.D.

Fifth Punic War

The Romans captured Carthage and seized all of Carthaginian territory. Soon, the Romans ruled the Mediterranean, and Rome later expanded more further.

This is about the emperor who took part in the battle.

Emperor Mark Antony XIII

He became emperor after his father's death in 886 C.E. He was remembered for his fighting in the five Punic wars. Under him after the Punic wars, the empire was at its greatest extent. Mark built a forum called the Forum of Antony. It was larger than any other forum, and also included gardens, baths, and universities. Mark had expanded Rome and by 7 years after the end of the fifth Punic war, he built the Markian Wall. It was very well fortified and had thick walls 50 ft. wide, which included buildings inside. By his death, Rome became a center of everything.

Trading with the Africans

When Caracallia became emperor, he started to trade with the Africans. His ship went south into the mouth of the Niger river, and set up a company, called the West African Trading Company. Many African princes disliked this, so many princes dared to fight them, but no one had beaten Rome's mighty and fierce army. At first, they were friendly, but the Romans later on took of West Africa and ruled it forever.


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