created by Venice after the fourth crusade
Heresy! Blasphemy! There is no such thing is Byzantine Empire, only Eastern Roman Empire!
Alright then. Officially the Eastern Roman Empire from 395 AD to 480 AD (when last Western Roman Emperor, Julius Nepos, died), and the sole official Roman Empire from then on. Overwhelmingly wealthy and powerful just like it previously used to be when it spanned from Scotland to Iraq. The government was splendidly organized, and the furiously disciplined and organized army was the envy of the world. But the bureaucracy and internal conflicts, particularly the usurpers and pretender-emperors got really out of hand. Recaptured most of their formerly lost territories, but the invasions of filthy barbarians and the Persians (another equally powerful, civilized empire) combined with enormous plagues and natural calamities destroyed and completely hollowed the empire from within. Now weak, they succumbed to a new barbarian power, the Arabs, losing 3/4 of their former empire. Another filthy barbarian kingdom in the north, Bulgaria, invaded Greece itself.
The Roman Empire, now hopelessly weak, managed to recover under a series of excellent emperors, and even recaptured Syria. By 1025, Roman Empire was again a large Mediterranean superpower, although didn't manage to reconquer much. And then again came a series of pathetic emperors who led it into ruins. Meanwhile the filthy western barbarians who broke the old empire in the west, now began pretending to be civilized and called themselves Roman. The Seljuk Turkish barbarians invaded and conquered Anatolia, the main remaining powerbase of the Romans, and the empire almost collapsed. But again a series of good emperors emerged under the Komnenoi Dynasty and almost recovered all those territories.
And then kicked in the filthy barbarians from the west, who now pretend to be civilized but were nothing other than mindless savages and marauders. They treacherously took and tragically sacked Constantinople in 1204, ending what remained of any semblence of the Roman Empire. It was re-established in 1261, but it had zero power and wealth left. The senate was, finally, gone and the Empire was almost completely dead. They continued as a rump state until 1453, when the Turkish barbarians finally slaughtered them. This brought a final end to the 2,206 old glorious Roman state.
Later filthy barbarians would continue to pretend to be Roman (some of them didn't even own the Roman territory), which proves how stupid, filthy and idiotic they were. Barbarians are barbarians after all.
A coutnry in eastern Europe, famous for Luis Suarez(ehm, I meant Dracula). Gained independence from the Ottomans in the late 19th century, and since some of their territory was part of Roman region of Dacia, they call themshelves Roman, even though they have nothing to do with'em.(Much like the PseudoMacedonians in FYR of PseudoMacedonian
The Patriarchate of Roma
Descended from the Anglo-Saxon invasions. Its first capital was Winchester, but later moved to London. Had a legendary rivalry with France, the most notable engagements being part of the Hundred Years' War. Had many civil wars as well, including the War of the Roses and the English Civil War. England colonized the eastern coast of North America, with English colonists founding cities like Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. England absorbed a bankrupt Scotland and paved the way for the modern United Kingdom.
formely known as the mexican empire, it had vast lands stretching all the way up to the southern border of oregon/california, this vaste land was handed over to the american in return for clearing the debt after mexican-american war.
Palantinate (HRE electorate)
A microstate surrounded by Italy in every direction. It was founded in 301, by stone cutter Saint Marinus.
Kingdom of Greece
The native name for Finland. Finland is known for fighting the Soviet invasion during World War II and becoming one of the poster children (along with Sweden, Norway and Denmark) for successful socialist states.
A period of Armenian history where influence of Greek culture reached it's peak, as did Armenian territory. It was one of the most powerful countries in the east for a brief time. It allied with Pontus, thus incurring the wrath of Rome and bringing about it's demise. It eventually became a battle ground for Roman and Parthian proxies, ultimately going to the Romans and leaving Armenia in ruins.
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