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The premise for the universe in Dictates or the Servators is that there are multiple earths with different timelines. Leviticus’s earth found a balance that remained static for thousands of years longer than other timelines. As a result, some ancient languages, monetary systems, units of measure from the neolithic period remained even while technology and culture advanced faster than it should have. I chose to divide the world into five stable geopolitical zones that have become fairly homogeneous over time.
My sorry attempt at research on civilizations from the neolithic period was neither extensive nor remotely scientific. I wanted to write fiction not study history, so forgive my obvious abuse of dates, times and places.
Since there are only five countries in Leviticus’s world, borders are expanded. Those nations conquered greater areas over time than in the real world. The societies I drew from in our own world are dated at around 3000 B.C. except for the one from China which is older. Here is how the names came to be.
Indus, also known as Harrappan was an ancient civilization in the India/Pakistan area. I combined Harrappan and Indus to create Arapanus.
Ancient Sumerian and Akkadian cultures lived in the area of Northern Iraq. I imagined the culture spreading throughout the middle east. I combined the two cultures to create Sumakad.
For the Americas, conquerors spread north from Caral, a complex ancient society in Peru. The Paleo-Indian period of North America existed about that same time. It was known as the lithic stage because of their flaked lithic stone tools. Combining the north and south created a super continent called Caralithica.
Kemet is an ancient name for Egypt. In this version of history the Egyptians conquered all of the African continent which in this timeline is called Kemetica.
Jaihu was a highly organized Chinese neolithic society based in the central plains of ancient China. Settled around 5000 BC, the site was later flooded (cue twilight theme). Southeast of the Jaihu is a place called Huwan. I combined them simply because they were geographically close and Jaihu melded well with Huwan creating Jaihuwan.
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