It was 1906, but we screwed the timeline up.

Not that any of the PCs know that; as far as they’re concerned, the world is as it has always been, the past is gone, and what’s done is done and that’s that.

This page will provide named periods of history in 50-year snippets, with a very brief summation of the most significant feature of that period. The title of each snippet will, eventually, form a link to a more detailed timeline giving specific events with dates and so on.

Despite history being unchanged from 1650 to 1750, sections on those periods will still be available, for reasons not disclosed at this time.

Bear in mind also that the snippets will often provide all that is really known about the period in question; the detailed timeline is probably more detail than the PCs know or are able to find out. But there are scholars in the Empire who may now all of this stuff, and who knows what might be found in a lost library or hidden archive tucked away in far-off and exotic parts of the world?

So, without more ado:

Prior to 1650: A summation of events that led up to the state of the world at the start of the detailed timeline.

1651-1700:The Age of Enlightenment:

1701-1750:(to be named later):

1751-1800:(to be named later): The British attempt to gain power and influence in India was blocked by French-backed native forces. This led to the increasing power and influence of France at England’s expense; other military disasters led to the erosion of the nascent British Empire.

1801-1850:Lost Empires: With the French Revolution, the ascendance of the French Empire collapsed overnight, and the turmoil so occupied European attention that pretty much everyone’s colonies were left to fend for themselves. General Bonaparte of the French Occupational Forces hastily married into the Indian royal family and declared himself Maharaja, while the 13 British colonies in America banded together as the United States. Other territories in the New World formed their own nations and began to form trade alliances.

1851-1900:The Steam Age: After the dust settled, it was plain that nobody had an overwhelming military advantage over anyone else, so instead they all sought trading partners and tried to get rich. The loose trading coalition of North American nations gradually became a true alliance, then a federation, and finally a confederacy called the North American Union.

1901-1950:The Diesel Age:

1951-2000:(to be named later):


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