Sunday, July 04, 2004

Independence Day

July 4th, 2004

in 10-1-12-7, the Sioux and Iroquois declared their independence from the Oeztecan Empire. This began 8 hard years of fighting on the Western Continent, with supplies for Oezteca coming from the Pharaoh and supplies for the northern rebels coming surreptitiously from the Inca. The Sioux-Iroquois Alliance eventually won the war, beginning a long decline in the Oeztecan Empire.

in 2291 AUC, Chief Consul Marcus Antonius Levidicus declares the death of the Empire of Rome and the rebirth of the Republic. “Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may only be founded upon the general good,” he declared in the new Constitution of the Roman Republic. From that point on, no Roman citizen was considered of noble birth; all social hierarchy in the Roman Republic was earned.

in 1795, the Karanga, with a great deal of assistance from Ml’Astra, defeated the Belgian colonial government that had attempted to bring them under a European flag. This victory sets off a wave of African nationalism, spelling the end of Europe’s former pre-eminence in world affairs.

in 1863, the Southern Rebellion was brought to a close on, fittingly enough, Independence Day. President Whitman called it, “the divine providence of the Almighty that gives us peace on this day of national sacrament.” Communist Party workers were dispatched throughout the south to bring the people around to the new way of thinking.

in 4562, a respectful time after the war in the Empire ended, the chieftains of northwestern Europe established the Kingdom of Carolinia, reviving their ancient religion. Other nations followed that year; Thuringia, Hellas, Eire and Midgard. Over time, they formed a military alliance, should the Empire ever decide it wanted them again. This Alliance of Vassal Nations, or A.V.N., proved to be a strong ally of China over the coming years. Many later emperors thanked Min-Yuan for his foresight in allowing the westerners to be free.

in the Dreaming, the Pindanjaru become one with the Nyungar people, forming a great tribe that sweeps across the Land. The words of Wandjina guide them, and his thunder guards them.

in 1941, the United States of America is renamed the Soviet States of America, and a rebirth of the nation is celebrated. The Communist Party leads the celebrations, perhaps to the exclusion of all others. Many old-style democrats do become a little worried at the turn the dominant party is taking, but they are dismissed as reactionaries and counter-revolutionaries.

in 2003, the Martian expeditionary forces on earth agree to a cease-fire, and request entrance as a member of the United Nations. Human forces hold their positions, but tensions ease slightly as diplomacy seems to be leading to a happy fourth of July for everyone on earth.


Charles said...

I was thinking in your "catch up on the timelines" page, it might be handy to have them in chronological order, rather then post order. Or maybe both?

Robbie Taylor said...

I'm putting them in post order right now, because that's how they were written, and I think they make the most sense in that order. If it's still confusing, though, I would appreciate hearing from everybody.

Thanks for the great suggestion - and thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I think they'd make the most sense in chronological order (e.g., I didn't realize the Mt. Didicas event was part of the HWMNBN timeline until I saw it on the page for that TL). But you're the boss.

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