Sunday, November 11, 2012

What if the Persians were victorious in the Greco-Persian Wars?

What if the Persians, during the second invasion of Greece, were not defeated at the Battle of Salamis and went on to conquer the rest of Greece? The result is a Persian Empire that exists and exerts influence for the next few thousand years. In this world, Zoroastrianism is the plurality among worldwide believers. It has spread throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, India, the steppes of Central Asia, and even Australia: known here as Achmenistan, named after the early dynasty that established Persia as a power.