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Largest Empires ever

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Rated 27 points - posted 9 years ago by kris in category World.
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Holy Roman Empire of German nation Report Abuse
Founded in the 10.century when the german King Otto the great was crowned Roman Emperor from the pope. This crown belonged to the German Kings until the year 1806. This empire lasted almost one thousand years and reigned over the largest area in Europe, including Germany, Austria, and mostly parts of what is today Italy, Slowakia, Tzech Republic, Netherlands. It reached its biggest extension in the 16th century when the sun did not set in it, because Spain and the biggest part of South America beloged to it.
1199 points - added 7 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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In fact it was not "Holy" at all, but it defended for centuries Europe from threats of the East, including Islam, the Huns, the Mongols while in Western Europe they made their national monarchies. Germany paid with losses of blood and its national identity. When Germany became a nation in the late 19th century the European powers grew hostility and envy.
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Roman Empire Report Abuse
772 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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You guys do realize that the Roman Empire and The Holy Roman Empire are both Roman
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The Roman Empire became the Eastern Roman Empire And the western Roman Empire then the Eastern Romans Became the Byzantine Empire. Four Empires in one add that all up and they are (no contest) the largest and most powerful empire ever.
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American Empire Report Abuse
An empire of political, economic, military and cultural influence.
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Not an Empire
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Japanese Empire Report Abuse
One of the largest maritime empires in history.
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Portuguese Empire Report Abuse
595 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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Astonishing how such a small country could master an Empire, half South America was part of it. Great sea nation.
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Qing Empire, China Report Abuse
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Achaemenid Empire, Persia Report Abuse
426 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 11 comments
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nice joke! Archamidanidanian Empire! I thought ants are everywhere, not only in Persia!
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big, but not biggest empire ever
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Persia=Iran
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biggest empire ever
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Great Kourosh
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I like persian empire
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Persian Gulf for ever
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IRAN FOREVER :)
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VIVA PERSIA
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Achaemenid Empire forever immortal
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PERSIAN GOLF , PERSIAN EMPIRE
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Russian Empire Report Abuse
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Ming Empire, China Report Abuse
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Tang Empire, China Report Abuse
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Yuan Dynasty Report Abuse
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Mongol Empire Report Abuse
Spanning Eastern Europe and Asia, it is the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world.
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Han Empire, China Report Abuse
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Golden Horde Khanate Report Abuse
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Uyghur Khaganate Report Abuse
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Macedonian Empire Report Abuse
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British Empire Report Abuse
A global empire for over a century. So vast, it was said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
111 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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The BE set the mode for many countries for most of which it would be still a boon to be set in the European way of organizing and welfare. Britain spread a lot of human ideas into the world. Not all of them were much more than egoistic, but many were a blessing.
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It was geograpically the biggest empire, but it was raher short timed. The decline started when their christian heriitage began to dwindle and hostility towards Israel started. Today Britain is but a small reminiscence of remote grreat times.
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Spanish Empire Report Abuse
82 points - added 9 years ago by kris - 1 comment
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It was under Karl V when Spanish ships secured the vastest areas of America North and South. But that was under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire of German nation.Karl V was from the house of Habsburg.
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Poland and Lithuania Report Abuse
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Second French Colonial Empire Report Abuse
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Empire of Brazil Report Abuse
Napoleon drove the Portguese Royal family out of Portugla. When the family relocated to Brazil. it made the country the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. When it became independent, Brazil preferred monarchy.
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Göktürk Khaganate Report Abuse
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Umayyad Caliphate Report Abuse
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Ottoman Empire Report Abuse
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Abbasid Caliphate Report Abuse
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Rashidun Caliphate Report Abuse
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Fatimid Caliphate Report Abuse
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Islamic Empire Report Abuse
spread from China in the east to Spain and Morocco in the west, and from eastern Europe, north to central Africa to the south
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