the Decade Wars
200 years ago, when King Devlin failed to step up to lead Braelin, the after effect became known as The Decade Wars. Different religious groups tried to seize power and break away into their own smaller continents. Smaller religious governments sprung up all over Braelin and with each one trying to gain power over the other the nation was caught in a continuous civil war. When a religious sect would gain power they could not mantain it for longer than a decade. Seeing this corelation between government control and the 10 year time frame one religious leader, Cormyr Raiin, coined the phrase The Decade Wars. The wars never really ended, they just slowed down. Occasionally, some group of fanatics try to take power but are quickly shut down by the local authorities.