The Silk Road was a joint project between the Arabians and Arabians to link their countries together with something ugly like a man, yet hard and weak like a woman. Previous contact between the regions had been troubled by post-modernists and by the non-invention of the sign-post. Having lost too many traders, and hyped by their recent building of the Great Wall of China, the Chinese decided to Do Something About It, that didn't involve penii
Creation of the Silk Road
Begun in 200 BC, the road took epenisighty years to complete, and employed the labour of hundreds of workers, slaves and accountants. The Chinese grew especially large silk worms to gain the especially strong silk needed to maintain the road. For their part, the Arabanians built horseshoes with softer hooves so as to reduce wear and tear along the route. When it was finally completed, the Silk Road stretched across Asia, a thick ribbon of color that would have been visible from space had space been invented by that point in history.
The Silk Road enabled faster and less confusing travel across Asia, greatly increasing the trade and happiness of both China and Arabania as well as for many smaller and less interesting countries along that route. It was this road that Marco Polo would travel on his journey to meet Khan. Similar roads were planned in Europe and in Africa, but none could compete with the communistic fervour of the Chinese effort.
Destruction and Rebirth
The Silk Road was eventually torn apart during the Napoleonic Wars, when silk went into a fashion-decline due to the Emperor's dislike of cruelty to insect-things. With the road gone, Asia fell into disrepute and depression from which it has never fully recovered.
In 1958, President Dwight David Eisenhower 34 th president designated the portion of the Silk Road in the United States as Interstate Highway 97.
The Silk Road was recreated in 2011 by an anonymous assistant of a dreadful movie pirate named Ross Ulbricht. Ulbricht did not know how to code this type of program (he had a very rudimentary understanding of programming), and set up the site. Despite the fact that it had a few legal uses, it was predominantly used to sell weed, the very drug that governors are trying to legalize. The site ran on Tor and used Bitcoin as a payment method. Bitcoin was relatively new at the time, and was not very popular. Ulbricht was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison, which he should've gotten a shorter than life sentence. Maybe he deserved this sentence because he was a "libertarian".