7th Century B.C.E.

A photo of ASI monument in Vaishali, Bihar

Vaishali in India becomes world’s first republic

An ancient metropolis, the capital of the Republic of the Vaishali state and the capital of the Vajjian Confederacy (Vijji), Vaishali is prominently mentioned in Jain and Buddhist texts which emerged later.


The first Scythian kingdom comes to power in Central Eurasia

The early Scythian kingdoms were dominated by inter-ethnic forms of dependency based on subjugation of agricultural populations in eastern South Caucasia, plunder and taxes regular tribute, tribute disguised as gifts, and possibly also payments for military support.

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