Hail! Upon these papers is
the record of the world's history
following the great fires which
ended the first civilization.
This era has come to be known
as The Age of Empires and Dance.

Following the fires was an
age known to men as the
stateless age.
When there were no governments,
no nations, only land and people.

But then one day arose,
from the ruins of the land once
called North America,
a nation great whose leaders
said "We are the Centrum Nation,
the people of the world shall unite
under our banner and all will be free
and all will prosper!"

And the Centrum Nation quickly
grew; its borders expanding to
encompass more land;
its shining cities a hope to the world;
a new era of civilization
and organized government
for the people.

But then by chance,
another nation rose.
This one was named Asia,
the former name of its
home continent.
Its people were ambitious,
and also prosperous,
and also hard-working.

The Centrum Nation, however
took little notice to this other state.
It was a world away, and was busy
with its own expansionist plans.
Plans which its people were certain
would shortly yield fruit, and the
people of Centrum would rejoice
at this pleasure and spread to all
humanity one day happiness
and stability.

But alas, it was not to be.
The plans failed, and many
cities were burnt and ruined,
and Centrum was left in a
state of decay.
Its capitol was the only city
that didn't die out.
But then finally, the once
great nation of Centrum
collapsed; its morning
promise slaughtered like
cattle.

But then new hope appeared.
From across the sea, the fledgling
nation of Asia proclaimed
"Lo! We are the rulers of the
Earth now! We must take the
reigns and guide the world
towards peace."
So they sought to expand,
and spread their philosophy
to all four corners of the
world.

Asia was a strong nation,
stronger so than old Centrum
had been.
This was due to their philosophical
approach to things,
as well as their more well-organized
government structure.
"It is this government,
these laws, this philosophy,
that is the secret to our success,"
the leaders of Asia said,
"therefore let us teach our philosophy
to all the world!"

So they sent missionaries by ship
cross the ocean to teach the people
living in the ruins of Centrum
the ways of the Asians.
The missionaries were amazed
to see, upon arrival,
the great cities and beautiful
buildings that the Centrumans
had built; which though abandoned,
still stood strong.

And on adopting the principles
of the Asians, the people began
to rebuild Centrum, and this time
it was far more stable.
It stood strong, and its people and
economy prospered even more so
than in previous ages!
The Second Nation of Centrum
spanned from ocean to ocean,
and was more technologically
advanced than before.

And as this took place,
another nation had been built.
It was established in the land
once known as Europe.
And it took the name Aisa,
for they felt they were culturally
opposite that of Asia, but still
allies with the good country.

Aisa was small, but beautiful.
Its people delighted in the arts
and in stories about love and magic.
Asia was serious, strong, and
bent on expanding, and
preserving life on Earth.
Centrum was powerful,
easily a match for Asia;
with a strong economy
and proud and creative people.

But as time went by, the
Second Nation of Centrum
began to wear out, and started
to drift from its original ideals.
The Third Nation of Centrum
rose and fell, came and went,
and Asia stepped in once again to
command the world, and guide
humanity with its greatest of
philosophies and teachings.
So a cultural revolution began,
and the people of both former-
Centrum and Asia turned to new
schools of thought for to contemplate
the divine upon.

But then something happened.
A new nation formed, having
broken off from Aisa. It was
called Britonia, and was located
on the old British Isles.
Its leaders claimed that the
great former culture of old Europe
had been hijacked and commandeered
by the Asians, and they were a return
to the old ways.

Britonia's empire quickly grew.
It came to encompass not only
both British Isles, but also Svalbard,
Iceland, and Greenland. It stretched
to include the land north of Centrum,
which had formerly been called
Canada in previous ages.
It also took the southern tip and eastern
edge of the old continent of Afrika,
as well as Australia, and many islands
in the Pacific.

Britonia and Asia were enemies.
They opposed each other on political
and philosophical grounds.
Asia stood for a strict law system
and pantheistic worldview.
Britonia favoured an intellectual
approach and monotheism.
Britonia implored for Aisa's
support, but they stood by Asia.

Then the next incarnation of
the Nation of Centrum, the
fourth at this point, arose from
the woodwork and took dominance.
It lead the way, and was larger than
any previous nation.
It stretched from its northern border
with Britonia to the very furthest south
land on the planet not covered in ice.
The only western land it didn't control
was that which belonged to Britonia.

It was mighty, and strong,
and kept the balance of the
world.
As Asia and Britonia glared at each
other menacingly, Centrum stood
between them, maintaining peace.
Industrial production soared and
great cities and buildings were built
during this era.
Entertainment and media also
blossomed in this time, and
there were many halls filled with
young people dancing to loud
and excited music.

But sadly, it all came to a sudden
and deadly end, and Centrum IV
collapsed into a heap.
A new government was immediately
put up, and called itself the
Fifth Nation of Centrum,
but everyone knew the days of
glory were now behind them.

But in the eastern hemisphere,
the nations of Britonia and Asia
blamed each other for the collapse
of Centrum, and the cultural decline
that came with it.
And with no other powerful country
to hold them apart, they went to war.
War had not been waged since the
first civilization, which had perished
in the great fires so long ago.

And there they met, the enemies
head on, each trying to smite the
other.
It was a most bloody war, and
much damage was done and many
lives lost.
They fought for control and cultural
influence over Centrum. Neither actually
sought to conquer the nation, but
instead spread its philosophy.

Then yet another nation arose,
this one christened itself Siberia.
It spread from the olden city of
Berlin, just east of Aisa's border,
to the Ural Mounts.
Siberia's people were hard-working
and determined, and refused to submit
to Asian ideology, which they felt was
decadent.

But eventually Asia's philosophy
fell out of favor, and the nation
quietly surrendered.
In the time that did follow, Asia
gradually fell apart, and then
finally collapsed.
At this news, the people of
Britonia and Siberia celebrated.
Aisa fell shortly afterward and
was divided up, the western
part going to Britonia, and the
eastern part going to Siberia.

Shortly after this happened,
the Sixth Nation of Centrum
was established, under the care
of Britonian officials.
The two nations were close allies,
and there was an exchanging of
cultures that lead to the two becoming
more like each other.

And though they were allies
during the war against Asia,
Britonia and Siberia's relationship
had grown cold, and a power
struggle began between the two.
They were too powerful,
too different.
People feared another war
could break out between them,
and Centrum was not nearly
strong enough to hold them
apart.

The two rival nations sat side
by side ominously, until news
came in that there had been a
split in Siberian politics, and
the nation was in turmoil.
Half the people were in
favor of becoming part of
Centrum; this was utterly
unheard of!
While the traditionalists
had insisted that Siberia
remain sovereign, they
lost out, and there was
a merging between the
two nations.

At the unification meeting,
people wondered as to what
the new nation should be
called.
Some promoted it should be
the Seventh Nation of Centrum.
But the majority came to a realization:
They must not name the nation
anything.
The failures and wars between previous
nations were over ideologies or cultures.
Therefore, if they truly wanted the nation
to last, they would name it nothing.

Britonia soon joined this,
and the government without a name
shortly spread to the ruins of Asia.
When asked the name of their conquering
nation, the reply came "We are not
here to conquer and we do not bare
a name. We come as people to unify
the people of the Earth."

This plan was successful,
and the people of the world have
all lived in freedom and prosperity
without ideologies or names of nations
to fight for.
And though many moons have passed,
and all the people who lived at the time
of the unification have long since died,
the world remains, and the government
they established so long ago continues
onward.

This history is written by oral memory
of that distant time, now long past,
that we the people of the world universally
know as The Age of Empires and Dance.