The Fall of Greece In other news, The Republic of Greece's mainland has finally fallen to Constantina's troops. This marks a significant turning point in the civil war that saw Constantina's founding, and many believe that the Republic's practically doomed at this point, having lost their mainland and Athens itself. The Republic's government has fled to Crete, and the Emperor marched into the city of Athens today as the fighting died down. The Republic's armed forces were disorganized and scattered by the Empire's invasion, giving the Empire an easy victory. The Emperor has formally declared the Republic defeated, but the last of their armed forces are defending the Aegean Islands, posing a minor threat to the Empire's trade and shipping. However, the civil war is all but over, and Constantina has come out on top. This gives significantly more legitimacy to the Emperor as ruler of all Greek people, which may be crucial in this geopolitical crisis.