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Beginning of part II

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Second Chapter: The New Worlds

(305 - 400 A.D)

Ecce Mundi sunt magnifica exspectas.

Special thanks to:

Psycholu - For his ancient roman buildings and temples what made this possible.

Schulmanator - For most comments on this CJ.

Ionioion - For his brilliant medieval sailing ships.

ROMAN EMPIRE AT 305 a.d.

Area: 12.960.000 square kilometers

Land use:

Natural land: 58%

Permanent crops: 38%

Civic areas: 4%

Population: 173.000.000 inhabitants

Urban population: 9.8 %

Life expectancy:

Males: 64 years

Females:69 years

Ethnic groups:

Romans: 58%

Arabians: 21%

Celts:3%

Africans: 6%

Persians:10%

Others:2%

Religions:

Christianity: 79%

Iupiterian cults: 4%

Animism: 3%

Atheism: 10%

Other: 4%

Languages:

Latin(official): 83%

Arabic: 15%

Other: 2%

Capital: The Rome(1.360.000 inhabitants)

Other large cities: Optimia(1.293.000 inhabitants), Alexandria(863.000 inhabitants)

Chief of state: Emperor Primus

GDP(per inhabitant): 28.000 $ (890 sestercii)

GDP sectors:

Agriculture: 75%

Industry: 18%

Services: 7%

Unemployment rate:3%

Population below poverty line: 29%

Number of soldiers: 9.600.000 in 960 legions

Number of possible soldiers: 14.420.000

Number of men available for military services: 46.000.000

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But, few days after leaving the Isla Palma, huge hurricane struck this area. Hundreds of ships were in danger.

The wind, massive waves, and omnipresent fear was great threat to the journey. The storm was terrible.

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Many ships sunk that week, many men died that week, but journey to the new world, fortunately, continued

without fatal problems. And ships sailed further, further, and further...

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