La Serenissima: Venice, Dawn of a New Power 2.0
A timeline that centers in and around the Serene Republic of Venice and written by Franciscus Caesar.
Beginning in the year 1492, the Serene Republic - along with the Ottoman Empire - decides to offer the expelled populations from the Spanish Inquisition refuge from persecution. From this point onward, the decisions of the Venetian Doges and the machinations of the republic's citizens leads to the nation scrambling to gain control of it's trade with the wider world, slowly diverging world history as we know it.
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List of La Serenissima parts:
Prologue: New Arrivals
Part 1, The Italian War: 1494-1498
Part 2, 1499, the Year of Two Wars
Part 3, The Renaissance Man
Part 4, Aiuto
Part 5, The First Light of the Dawn
Part 6, The Bloodied Boot
Part 7, Three Popes and a Stalemate
Part 8, An End to War, Ptolemy Lives Again
Part 9, Quick Work of the Empire.
Part 10, Cambrai
Part 11, Goliaths fall, Davids Succeed.
map #1, map of Italy circa 1508 and the partition plan of the League of Cambrai
Part 12, The Republic is Secure, the Wealthy Celebrate
Part 13, The Great Handshake: St. Mark and Osman
Part 14, Mare Hadriaticum; Mare Nostrum
Part 15, As Italy Calms, the East Rages
Part 16, Desperate Times…
Part 17, Desperate Measures, in the Name of San Marco
Part 18, The Lion and the Pearl
Part 19, Preparations Begin
Part 20, In the Lands of Prester John
Part 21, Luther
Part 22, African Army, African Drink
Part 23, Foundations
footnote 1#, the final placement of the Gran Cavallo
Part 24: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold.
Part 25, So It Begins
footnote 2#, Income Statement of the Serene Republic, year 1519
Part 26, It is Baptized
Part 27, Trouble in Spain
Part 28, In the Orient’s Reach
Part 29, Word from Pechino
Part 30, Housekeeping
map 2#, Italy and the Indian Ocean, year 1521
Part 31, La Masacre