The Empire of Maya (New Mayan: Hantaak'Maaya and Maaya; Commonly Maya) is an empire located in Central America that shares a border with the United States to the north, the Gulf of Maaya and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador to the south. Maya is the oldest country in the Americas, dating back to the founding of Mayapan in 10.19.16.13.0 (March 23rd, 1221). The country survived the Spanish invasion by routing Spanish forces to the South at the Inca Empire, which led to its ultimate downfall. The Treaty of Mayapan was signed with the Spanish on 126.96.36.199.15 (August 13th, 1521), which recognized the Maya as a sovereign and independent people, and the Spanish agreed not to settle at latitudes higher than the extent of present day Ecuador. Given free reign over a large amount of land, the nation expanded to take over its present day borders by 188.8.131.52.16 (1785). The borders were changed once more with the Treaty of Houston on 184.108.40.206.3 (March 2nd, 1836) when the Empire agreed to recognize the independent Republic of Texas extending to the Grand River, and the treaty was extended with the American settlement of what is now its West Coast in 220.127.116.11.11 (1849).