I think the Persian empire is great.
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- 10-05-2011 06:52
(Original post by UpsidedownLandMan)
- 10-05-2011 10:56
The Ottoman Empire! Best furniture in the world- they had very well rested armies.
Btw, my vote is for Rome. Even if you just take their engineering they beat everyone else, not to mention their amazing military, exquisite organisation and Rome resembling a modern-day city.
EDIT:Last edited by Breedlove; 10-05-2011 at 11:20.
- 10-05-2011 23:00
Good evening. First and foremost, thanks for posting the topic. The greatest empire in my own view (instead of the United Kingdom's empire) would be the Prussian and later German Empire, which was built to great strengths (even without land mass) in social, economic and political terms. I think that influence by Frederick III, who unfortunately only ruled for some few months, would have built Germany into a great power - formidable yet diplomatic, traditional yet progressive, iron-willed yet tolerant.
I cannot agree that the Mongol empire was the greatest. Whilst Genghis Khan was a great man and leader, he was not a great "prince", as Machiavelli would say. He didn't go about conquering areas effectively or uncouthly told tribes to shove it. His successors were even worse, hence the empire's quick downfall. Also, remember that the campaigns led by Genghis Khan were against ill-led and structured tribal nations, not fortified empires like that of the Prussians who were surrounded by four great powers (Sweden, Russia, Austria, France) and were the main protestant empire on continental Europe for a long time after Sweden's collapse.
- 13-05-2011 23:48
- 14-05-2011 11:12
Ancient Egypt, because even though its empire wasn't big for large parts of its history, it lasted for 3000 years, witnessing the rise and fall of countless empires in its time
- 14-05-2011 11:16
Mughals. They were in place for a short space of time and in a small area, but created some of the most beautiful architecture in old India.