Iran 200 CE

Iran, the centre of the Parthian empire.

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What is happening in Iran in 200CE

The past two centuries have seen the Greek culture of the cities – always confined to a narrow social group – come under increasing stress as the ruling classes of the Parthian empire have sponsored a revival of native Iranian culture. The influence of the powerful Parthian nobility can also be seen the instability at court, with leading noble families competing for control over weak kings. This instability has severely weakened the authority of the Parthian regime, to the point where the empire is now in terminal decline. Within a few years the Parthian dynasty will be replaced by a new regime, springing from amongst the Iranian nobility.

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