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    In your opinion, what is the greatest human empire in history? Please give your reasoning. This is for something I'm currently working on, on behalf of my Ancient History teacher's request .

    Thanks for your opinions.
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    Galactic empire.
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    Persian Empire
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    Ottoman? Maybe even the Russian.
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    The Mongol empire, it covered about 20% of earth's land mass at it's peak!
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    Mongol Empire (13th and 14th century) without a shadow of a doubt.
    The largest empire in history.
    Covered 22% of the Earth's land mass.
    Controlled a population of 100 million.
    Genghis Khan was a badman.
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    Mongol empire?
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    Islamic Empire
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    Mongols led by Gengis Khan.
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    Tamerlan Empire. It covered the region from India to Turkey at its peak.
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    Definitely the Mongol Empire - it kicked the asses of everyone it came across - Chinese, Muslims, Europeans - everyone!
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    What about Alexander's? Ottoman?
    And can you think of any other reasons rather than land mass covered? Because the Achaemined (forgive spelling) Empire covered a fair bit between 500BC-300BC ish (not sure of accurate dates!), but Alexander battered them?
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    (Original post by Essex_Firmer)
    What about Alexander's? Ottoman?
    And can you think of any other reasons rather than land mass covered? Because the Achaemined (forgive spelling) Empire covered a fair bit between 500BC-300BC ish (not sure of accurate dates!), but Alexander battered them?
    We're answering your question. Stop complaining.
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    The persian empire controlled 44% of the worlds population at the time.
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    (Original post by therealOG)
    Mongol Empire (13th and 14th century) without a shadow of a doubt.
    The largest empire in history.
    Covered 22% of the Earth's land mass.
    Controlled a population of 100 million.
    Genghis Khan was a badman.
    The British Empire was bigger than that, so you may want to stop propagating false tales.

    BE controlled 531.3 million and covered ~ 25% of Earth's land mass.

    Mongol Empire is the 2nd largest in history.

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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    The British Empire was bigger than that, so you may want to stop propagating false tales.
    The difference is marginal.
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    (Original post by therealOG)
    We're answering your question. Stop complaining.
    No need to be so combative. I was merely posing another question for discussion, because it feels that most of the answers are the same?
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    (Original post by Essex_Firmer)
    No need to be so combative. I was merely posing another question for discussion, because it feels that most of the answers are the same?
    Maybe that's because the general opinion on what was the greatest ever empire is the Mongol Empire
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    (Original post by therealOG)
    The difference is marginal.
    No it isn't. The BE had more land, more people and a much larger GDP as an empire ($918.7 billion) than the Mongol Empire.

    Even if it was 'marginal' you cannot change history to suit yourself. Accept that the BE was the largest empire ever seen.
 
 
 
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