In the northern side of the Midland Continent, the northern part of China's territory occupied 2,000 regions. There were also five other countries, which were Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Right now, Great Qin had 1,470 regions, and apart from the 350 regions it had taken from Vietnam, it still had 1,000 or so regions. In other words, there were about 1,000 regions in China's territory that it had not taken down yet, about 500 regions on its left and on its right.
These regions had been places of development for the other Dynasties, but those Dynasties had either been destroyed or had relocated out of fear.
Zhao Fu's plan was now to destroy the remaining four countries on the north and take over the remaining regions in the northern part of China's territory, effectively unifying the northern side of the Midland Continent.
Out of the four remaining countries, the strongest was Myanmar, which had 400 regions and about 100 million people, then Thailand with 350 regions and 80 million people, then Cambodia with 320 regions and 70 million people, and then Laos with 300 regions and 70 million people.
In total, they had 1,370 regions, around 4,000 City Lords, and four Nation Armaments.
The first was the Kingdom of Pagan from Myanmar, and it was the first Dynasty that unified Myanmar. In 849, King Pyinbya founded the city of Pagan, and in 1004, Pagan sent envoys to the Song Dynasty in China.
In 1254, Narathihapate ascended to the throne and was tyrannical and ruthless, causing rebellions to start up. The Shan people in the north rose up and continuously invaded Myanmar.
In 1271, the Mongols established the Yuan Dynasty and destroyed the Southern Song Dynasty. The Yuan army attacked Pagan, and Narathihapate surrendered to the Yuan Dynasty. The northern part of Myanmar became a province of China, and the Kingdom of Pagan perished.
The next was the Sukhothai Kingdom. During the Qin and Han Dynasties, the Dian Kingdom rose and fell, and the Sukhothai Kingdom was established. It was the greatest Kingdom in the history of Thailand.
In the 13th Century, the Khmer Empire had started to decline, and the southern part of Myanmar was invaded by Mongolians. The Dai people took this opportunity to rise up, and they established the Lan Na Kingdom in the north and the Sukhothai Kingdom in the south.
The Sukhothai Kingdom started to develop in 1240, and it was viewed as the first Kingdom in Thailand. The Sukhothai Kingdom drove out the Khmer Empire, integrated the Mon people and Khmer people, and established the Thai language. In 1438, it was devoured by the Ayutthaya Kingdom.
The third was the Lan Xang Kingdom from Laos. It was established in 1353 and was the peak of Laos history. The name meant 'Million Elephants and White Parasol.' The Lan Xang Kingdom was established by Fa Ngum, who was supported by Cambodia's Khmer Empire. The capital was Luang Prabang.
The Lan Xang Kingdom was a vassal of the Ming Dynasty. In the 15th Century, it was invaded by Vietnam's Le Thanh Tong. In the 16th Century, in order to avoid Myanmar, it relocated its capital, and it paid tribute to Vietnam until 1694.
From 1707, the Lan Xang Kingdom started to split into the Kingdom of Luang Phrabang, the Kingdom of Vientiane, and the Kingdom of Champasak, resulting in the demise of the Lan Xang Kingdom.
The fourth the Khmer Empire from Cambodia. It was established in the 8th Century and it intersected with the Tang, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties.
During its peak, the Khmer Empire occupied the entirety of Cambodia, as well as most of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the south of Myanmar. It was one of the most powerful Empires in south-east Asia, and it created the famous Khmer civilization.
Because it was a Hindu-Buddhist empire, it spread Buddhism. Because of its continuous conquests using the blood and sweat of the common people, many commoners revolted, and many conquered regions staged uprisings. In the 13th Century, the Khmer Empire was finally defeated and perished.
These were the four strongest Dynasties of the four countries, and they each had a Nation Armament. These four were Zhao Fu's main targets; they were not only quite strong but also had many regions.
Zhao Fu viewed the 1,000 regions in the northern side of China as Great Qin's for the taking, as they barely had any strength to resist.
Zhao Fu and his subordinates discussed for a while and decided to send armies to the four countries while also sending out letters to the rest of the northern side of China, persuading the system factions to surrender. With Great Qin's unstoppable momentum, most of them would most likely make the rational decision, or else they would be conquered.
Because the four countries had allied together, if Great Qin attacked any of them, the others would send soldiers to resist Great Qin.
The four countries had 4,000 or so system main cities and around 400 million soldiers. If Great Qin was to attack one of them, it might have to face attacks from another three sides, which was quite disadvantageous.
As such, some Generals suggested sending 400 million out of Great Qin's 470 million soldiers and splitting them into four armies to simultaneously attack the four countries, destroying them together, while the remaining 70 million would defend Great Qin.
Even though they would have roughly the same numbers as Great Qin, Great Qin would have around 10,000 City Lords, while the other sides would have at most only 5,000 City Lords. That was including both system City Lords and player City Lords.
Because these countries were prepared, Great Qin could not launch any sneak attacks like before, and they could not clear out the regions in small groups, or they might themselves be ambushed.
Zhao Fu was not very afraid of a direct confrontation, because apart from the City Lords and Corps, Great Qin also had the eight terrifying Aquatic Beast Kings. With their strength, dealing with 500 City Lords each would be no problem.
Last time, it had taken 8,000 City Lords to suppress the Aquatic Beast Kings, which showed just how powerful they were.
At the same time, there were also the Wyverns and Corpse Soul Commanders that had fused with City Lord Seals.
With Great Qin's current power, how could Zhao Fu fear those four countries? So what if they allied together? In the end, they still would not be a match for Great Qin.
The only thing that they needed to watch out for was the four Dynasties' Nation Armaments. Zhao Fu thought about it and decided to take care of one of them, have Zhao Mo take care of one of them, Elise take care of another, and have the others deal with the last one.
After making some preparations, Great Qin officially moved out as four armies towards the four countries.
However, just as they moved out, they encountered an obstacle. There were two Void Zones between Great Qin and the four countries.
One was set down by Laos and Cambodia, and the other was set down by Thailand and Myanmar. The Void Zones spanned two or so regions, which also contained a large number of isolation barriers set up incredibly densely. With so many isolation barriers, ordinary methods would not be able to break through.
Great Qin had prepared many Restriction-Breaking Stones to break through those isolation barriers, but they were not enough.
As such, Great Qin had two choices: Either not use teleportation channels and continue to attack, or stop and break these isolation barriers before attacking.