Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

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Post by Samsid on Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:21 am

No love for the Ottomans? Yes they fell apart, but their empire, especially in the 16th-17th century was arguably on of the greatest in the world.
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Post by Federico the Great on Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:03 am

The Roman Empire was the greatest and wealthiest empire ever to exist and a thousand years went by until civilization reached the level it had in times of Rome.


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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Colliwobblez on Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:39 am

Could be a bit of a weird one but could you argue Russia? The Tsars referred to their state as the Russian 'Empire' and being the largest state on earth surely could count towards 'greatness'. The influence of this empire on history is still being felt now with Russian revolution and communist/cold war fallout. Not necessarily an empire as it's usually thought of but could be an interesting idea.

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Post by Dinotrakker on Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 am

I didn't say it would be the greatest, just that I found it interesting.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Darkstar399x on Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:27 am

The Roman Empire as they basically took a bunch of barbarians and created Europe.

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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by scraplet1 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:25 pm

In my opinion the Roman Empire was the greatest and most influential
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Post by Visigoth on Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:10 pm

The Roman Empire. It is probably the most influential Empire in history.
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Post by Onward Painter X on Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:51 pm

I think the British Empire had the largest landmass and arguably has the greatest influence but maybe that is because it the most recent.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Malotun on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:16 pm

1.- Roman Empire
2.- Spanish Empire

I mean haha, as TheSaxon said:
Mira el idioma que estoy hablando, es romance y es español jajaja.

Yeah and also the romance languages have influenced very hard in the English language, come on! This "Germanic" language it is just 21% Germanic.

Ok, no more jokes, seriously culturally, military, socially and in every aspect I think that the "greatest" was the Roman empire. I think that at least for the moment this Empire have not comparison.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by DavidlVofGeorgia on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:54 pm

I would have to say the British empire. The Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment started in Britain and those two revolutions have changed the world more than anything else.

English is the worlds #1 second language and not latin. In terms of influence on modern day politics, you have to say the British Empire. Furthermore, British Empire 2.0, aka America, is still going strong.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Cold War Communist on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:01 pm

If we are going by impact, then the list is:

1. British
2. Spanish
3. Mongolian

My reasoning here can be laid out in simple terms: The British and Spanish established dozens of nations, spread their languages to the corners of the globe, and through their policies either helped stabilize new countries or set the stage for long term conflicts that rage to this day.

As far as the Mongols go, while they didn't spread their language far and wide, they did lay the foundation for the Muscovite (and thus, Russian) tax code and legal system. They also helped stabilize the Silk Road, and one could argue that their spread helped carry the Black Plague to Europe which was a tremendous influence on human history.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by The Spiffy Creeper on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Plus the Spanish helped introduce the various diseases onto the unsuspecting Native population, thus changing the course of history.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Cold War Communist on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:09 pm

The Spiffy Creeper wrote:Plus the Spanish helped introduce the various diseases onto the unsuspecting Native population, thus changing the course of history.

Absolutely, in the same vein as what I was suggesting about the Mongols. The very fact of the Spanish, British, and Mongols being in a certain place helped shaped history, so I have to count them in high regard.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by The Capitalist Pig on Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:44 am

It depends on what you mean for "greatest". As some have already said, the British Empire would be the obvious answer to this, because back at the time they were the largest empire to ever exist and the only superpower for decades. But, I don't agree with this. I actually rate the British Empire as the second "greatest" empire in history, and the Roman Empire as the first. That is so because the Roman Empire, back at its time, didn't simply rule the world, but WAS the world. When you thought of culture, economy, military, and everything else you could imagine, you thought of the Roman Empire. For centuries it had the absolute power, no nation could think of even being a match to it, in any way. It was even more of a superpower than the USA nowadays. Territorial extention calculated with mere numbers sees it behind the British Empire, but you must see it relatively: the Roman Empire existed TWO THOUSAND years before the British, and compared to the known world it covered nearly the 80/90% of it. I hope I made my point clear. Great question, by the way.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Bowtie on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:24 am

The British Empire was the greatest simply because they where the biggest.

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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Bowtie on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:25 am

The Roman Empire is the coolest though.

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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by Nishanth128 on Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:55 am

Rome comes as an obvious answer for me. They influenced an entire continent, even when a lot of their ways were lost people looked to Rome as a great power.

British comes up too. They influenced the world on a scale larger than Rome. They come second for me.
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Re: Which great empire of history would be considered the "greatest"?

Post by SixCrayfish8977 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:40 pm

Probably the British Empire

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The British Empire

Post by Medici on Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:49 pm

I'd say the British Empire. Owned the most territory, and had an enormous economy which dominated the world. At their height in 1921, they were much larger than the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. The British Empire was probably the greatest Empire ever.
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