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Europe: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Poland-Lithuania was another country which experienced its 'Golden Age' during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
The realm of the last Jagiellons was absolutely the largest state in Europe. London [u. The multinational character of the Habsburg monarchy was comparable to that of the Commonwealth [ Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.
Chicago: Britannica Educational Publishing. Lithuania was also a powerful empire and dominated much of eastern Europe in the 14th—16th centuries in close alignment with Poland; then, from , it was part of a confederation with Poland [ In Skutsch, Carl ed.
Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities. New York [u. It was indeed an Eastern European empire, a multiethnic and multicultural state with great economic strength and strong military power, controlling most of central and eastern European politics.
In Davies, Brian L. Warfare in Eastern Europe, — History of Warfare. Boston: Brill. In terms of territorial expanse in Europe the Polish-Lithuanian state was surpassed only by Russia and the Ottoman Empire and in respect to population was behind only France, Spain, and the German Empire.
Continuum Studies in Military History. Poland-Lithuania had entered the seventeenth century as one of the great powers in Eastern Europe.
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Achaemenid Empire. The first Persian empire, and the largest one in classical antiquity , founded by Cyrus the Great. Afsharid Dynasty.
Founded by Nader Shah , at its peak expanded Persia as far west as Baghdad, and as far east as Delhi. Baghdad , Raqqa , Kufa , Samarra , Anbar.
Successor of the Umayyad Caliphate. North East India. Charaideo , Garhgaon , Rangpur Ahom capital , Jorhat. It is well known for maintaining its sovereignty for nearly years and successfully resisting Mughal expansion in Northeast India.
Succeeded by the Ethiopian Empire. Marrakech , Seville. Aghmat — , Marrakech — England , France. No official capital. Court was generally held at Angers and Chinon.
Tigranes the Great took the title King of Kings. Assur , later Nineveh. Preceded by the Holy Roman Empire. Austria , Hungary.
Vienna , Budapest. Often referred to as the "Austro-Hungarian Empire". Cairo , Damascus , Hama. Founded by Saladin , See also List of Muslim states and dynasties.
The capital of Mexico , Mexico City , is built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan. Shiladitya ruler of Malwa. Babylonian Empire.
See also Neo-Babylonian Empire. North Korea , Manchuria. Belgian colonial empire. The kingdom was founded by Mayurasharma in C. The continuation of the Kanem Empire.
Britannic Empire. Was a break-away state of the Roman Empire. See also the Carausian Revolt. The largest empire in world history. Precursor to the modern Commonwealth of Nations.
Empire though the word empire has fallen into disuse when describing British overseas possessions still continues in the form of British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.
Indian Subcontinent. Calcutta — , New Delhi — Governed by the Crown and part of the British Empire. Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in Not specified, possibly Kota Batu.
First Bulgarian Empire. Balkans , Eastern Europe and Central Europe. Pliska — , Preslav — , Skopie — , Ohrid — Founded by Khan Asparukh.
Second Bulgarian Empire. Successor of the First Bulgarian Empire. Theorically vassal of France. Ruled a very large territory from Alps to North Sea.
The eastern half of the Roman Empire. Term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek -speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages.
Carthaginian Empire. Cebu Rajahnate. An Indianized state founded by a minor Chola prince. Almaliq , Qarshi. Vanchi Muthur , Karur , Kodungallur , Kollam.
Uraiyur , Pazhaiyaarai , Thanjavur , Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Commonwealth of England. Short puritan and republican period in Britain.
The Cromwell's army conquered Ireland and Jamaica. Vivi then Boma. Private kingdom of Leopold II. Annexed by Belgium after the revelation of committed atrocities in rubber plantations.
One of the last Turkic kingdoms, annexed by Russia. Danish colonial empire. Denmark as Denmark—Norway — See also Danish overseas colonies.
Kandahar , Kabul. Egyptian Empire. South West Iran. Fatimid Caliphate. Mahdia — , Cairo — Confucianism was, for the first time, adopted as an official state ideology.
During the reign of the Emperor Wu of Han , the Xiongnu were pacified. The Romans were the first people to invent and embody the concept of empire in their two mandates: to wage war and to make and execute laws.
Many languages, cultural values, religious institutions, political divisions, urban centers, and legal systems can trace their origins to the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire governed and rested on exploitative actions. They took slaves and money from the peripheries to support the imperial center.
This term was legitimized and justified by writers like Cicero who wrote that only under Roman rule could the world flourish and prosper. People started to build houses like Romans, eat the same food, wear the same clothes and engage in the same games.
The Latin word imperium , referring to a magistrate's power to command, gradually assumed the meaning "The territory in which a magistrate can effectively enforce his commands", while the term " imperator " was originally an honorific meaning "commander".
The title was given to generals who were victorious in battle. Thus, an "empire" may include regions that are not legally within the territory of a state, but are under either direct or indirect control of that state, such as a colony , client state , or protectorate.
Although historians use the terms "Republican Period" and "Imperial Period" to identify the periods of Roman history before and after absolute power was assumed by Augustus , the Romans themselves continued to refer to their government as a republic, and during the Republican Period, the territories controlled by the republic were referred to as " Imperium Romanum ".
The emperor's actual legal power derived from holding the office of "consul", but he was traditionally honored with the titles of imperator commander and princeps first man or, chief.
Later, these terms came to have legal significance in their own right; an army calling their general " imperator " was a direct challenge to the authority of the current emperor.
The legal systems of France and its former colonies are strongly influenced by Roman law. The president, as "commander-in-chief" of the armed forces, reflects the ancient Roman titles imperator princeps.
In Western Asia , the term " Persian Empire " came to denote the Iranian imperial states established at different historical periods of pre— Islamic and post—Islamic Persia.
In East Asia , various Chinese empires dominated the political, economic and cultural landscapes during this era, the most powerful of which was probably the Tang Empire —, — During this period, Japan and Korea underwent voluntary Sinicization.
The 7th century saw the emergence of the Islamic Empire , also referred to as the Islamic Caliphate. By the beginning of the 8th century, the Umayyad Caliphate had become the largest empire in history, it would not be surpassed in size until the establishment of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
In the Caliphate clashed with the Tang China at Talas. By this time only these two Empires stretched between the Atlantic and the Pacific. From the 11th century Moroccan empires began to appear, starting with the Almoravid Empire , dominating territories in both Europe as well as Sub-Saharan Africa.
Eastern Roman Empire in The territory directly held by the Tang Empire of China and its sphere of influence. The expansion of the Rashidun Empire. Ajuran Sultanate in the 15th century.
The Ajuran Sultanate was a Somali empire in the medieval times that dominated the Indian Ocean trade. They belonged to the Somali Muslim sultanate    that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages.
Through a strong centralized administration and an aggressive military stance towards invaders, the Ajuran Sultanate successfully resisted an Oromo invasion from the west and a Portuguese incursion from the east during the Gaal Madow and the Ajuran-Portuguese wars.
Trading routes dating from the ancient and early medieval periods of Somali maritime enterprise were strengthened or re-established, and foreign trade and commerce in the coastal provinces flourished with ships sailing to and coming from many kingdoms and empires in East Asia , South Asia , Southeast Asia , Europe , Middle East , North Africa and East Africa.
In the 7th century, Maritime Southeast Asia witnessed the rise of a Buddhist thallasocracy, the Srivijaya Empire , which thrived for years and was succeeded by the Hindu-Buddhist Majapahit Empire that ruled from the 13th to 15th centuries.
In the Southeast Asian mainland, the Hindu-Buddhist Khmer Empire was centered in the city of Angkor and flourished from the 9th to 13th centuries.
Following the demise of the Khmer Empire, the Siamese Empire flourished alongside the Burmese and Lan Chang Empires from the 13th through the 18th centuries.
In Southeastern and Eastern Europe , during the year of , the Eastern Roman Empire , sometimes called Byzantine Empire, was forced to recognize the Imperial title of Bulgarian ruler Simeon the Great , who were then called Tsar , the first ruler to hold that precise imperial title.
Bulgaria gradually reached its cultural and territorial apogee in the 9th century and early 10th century under Prince Boris I and Simeon I, when its early Christianization in allowed it to develop into the cultural and literary center of Slavic Europe , as well as one of the largest states in Europe, thus the period is considered the Golden Age of medieval Bulgarian culture.
Major events included the development of the Cyrillic script at the Preslav Literary School , declared official in , and the establishment of the liturgy in Old Church Slavonic , also called Old Bulgarian.
At the time, in the Medieval West , the title "empire" had a specific technical meaning that was exclusively applied to states that considered themselves the heirs and successors of the Roman Empire.
Yet, these states did not always fit the geographic, political, or military profiles of empires in the modern sense of the word. To legitimise their imperium , these states directly claimed the title of Empire from Rome.
The sacrum Romanum imperium Holy Roman Empire , which lasted from to , claimed to have exclusively comprehended Christian principalities, and was only nominally a discrete imperial state.
The Holy Roman Empire was not always centrally-governed, as it had neither core nor peripheral territories, and was not governed by a central, politico-military elite.
Voltaire's "nor an empire" observation applies to its late period. In , after the Fourth Crusade conquered Constantinople , the crusaders established a Latin Empire — in that city, while the defeated Byzantine Empire's descendants established two smaller, short-lived empires in Asia Minor : the Empire of Nicaea — and the Empire of Trebizond — Constantinople was retaken in by the Byzantine successor state centered in Nicaea , re-establishing the Byzantine Empire until , by which time the Turkish - Muslim Ottoman Empire ca.
The Ottoman Empire was a successor of the Abbasid Empire and it was the most powerful empire to succeed the Abbasi empires at the time, as well as one of the most powerful empires in the world.
Likewise, with the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire in during the Napoleonic Wars — , the Austrian Empire — emerged reconstituted as the Empire of Austria—Hungary — , having "inherited" the imperium of Central and Western Europe from the losers of said wars.
In the thirteenth century, Genghis Khan expanded the Mongol Empire to be the largest contiguous empire in the world. However, within two generations, the empire was separated into four discrete khanates under Genghis Khan's grandsons.
One of them, Kublai Khan , conquered China and established the Yuan dynasty with the imperial capital at Beijing. The emergence of the Pax Mongolica had significantly eased trade and commerce across Asia.
The Safavid Empire of Iran was also founded. The Age of the Islamic Gunpowders started to develop from the 15th century. In the Indian subcontinent , the Delhi Sultanate conquered most of the Indian peninsula and spread Islam across it.
It later got broken with the establishment of the Bengal Sultanate. After the death of Aurangzeb, which marks the end of the medieval India and the beginning of European invasion in India, the empire was weakened by Nader Shah 's invasion.
Both existed for several generations before the arrival of the Europeans. Inca had gradually conquered the whole of the settled Andean world as far south as today Santiago in Chile.
In the 15th century, Castile Spain landing in the so-called " New World " first, the Americas, and later Australia , along with Portuguese travels around the Cape of Good Hope and along the coast of Africa bordering the southeast Indian Ocean, proved ripe opportunities for the continent's Renaissance -era monarchies to establish colonial empires like those of the ancient Romans and Greeks.
In the Old World, colonial imperialism was attempted and established on the Canary Islands and Ireland. These conquered lands and people became de jure subordinates of the empire, rather than de facto imperial territories and subjects.
Such subjugation often elicited "client-state" resentment that the empire unwisely ignored, leading to the collapse of the European colonial imperial system in the late 19th through the midth century.
In the 18th century, the Spanish Empire was at its height because of the great mass of goods taken from conquered territory in the Americas nowadays Mexico , parts of the United States , the Caribbean , most of Central America, and South America and the Philippines.
Red shows self-governing North American British colonies and pink shows claimed and largely indirectly controlled territories in The Ottoman Empire at its greatest extent.
The map includes all Spanish territories, but only territories Portugal had during the Iberian Union. The Russian Empire in became the second largest contiguous empire to have ever existed.
The Russian Federation is currently the largest state on the planet. In , the British Empire was the largest empire in history. The evolution of the French Empire in the 18th to the 20th century.
The 19th to 20th century Japanese Empire at its maximum extent, The territory ruled by the Great Qing Empire of China in The British established their first empire — in North America by colonising lands that made up British America , including parts of Canada , the Caribbean and the Thirteen Colonies.
In , the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies declared itself independent from the British Empire, thus beginning the American Revolution.
Britain turned towards Asia, the Pacific, and later Africa, with subsequent exploration leading to the rise of the Second British Empire — , which was followed by the Industrial Revolution and Britain's Imperial Century — It became the largest empire in world history, encompassing one quarter of the world's land area and one fifth of its population.
The Great Qing Empire of China — was the fifth largest empire in world history by total land area, and laid the foundation for the modern territorial claims of both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China.
Apart from having direct control over much of East Asia, the empire also exerted domination over other states through the Chinese tributary system.
The multiethnic and multicultural nature of the Great Qing Empire was crucial to the subsequent birth of the nationalistic concept of zhonghua minzu.
The empire reached its peak during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor , after which the empire entered a period of prolonged decline, culminating in its collapse as a result of the Xinhai Revolution.
The Ashanti or Asante were a powerful, militaristic and highly disciplined people in West Africa. Their military power, which came from effective strategy and an early adoption of European firearms , created an empire that stretched from central Akanland in modern-day Ghana to present day Benin and Ivory Coast , bordered by the Dagomba kingdom to the north and Dahomey to the east.
Due to the empire's military prowess, sophisticated hierarchy, social stratification and culture, the Ashanti empire had one of the largest historiographies of any indigenous Sub-Saharan African political entity.
The Sikh Empire — was established in the Punjab region of India. The empire collapsed when its founder, Ranjit Singh, died and its army fell to the British.
During the same period, the Maratha Empire also known as the Maratha Confederacy was a Hindu state located in present-day India.
It existed from to , and at its peak, the empire's territories covered much of Southern Asia. The empire was founded and consolidated by Shivaji.
After the death of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, it expanded greatly under the rule of the Peshwas. In , the Maratha army lost the Third Battle of Panipat, which halted the expansion of the empire.
Later, the empire was divided into a confederacy of states which, in , were lost to the British during the Anglo-Maratha wars.
The French colonial empire constituted the overseas colonies, protectorates and mandate territories that came under French rule from the 16th century onward.
A distinction is generally made between the "first colonial empire," that existed until , and the "second colonial empire", which began with the conquest of Algiers in The second colonial empire came to an end after the decolonizations of Indochina , Algeria and French Africa.
At its apex, it was one of the largest empires in history; including metropolitan France, the total amount of land under French sovereignty reached 11,, km2 4,, sq mi , with a population of million people in The Empire of Brazil — was the only South American modern monarchy, established by the heir of the Portuguese Empire as an independent nation eventually became an emerging international power.
The new country was huge but sparsely populated and ethnically diverse. The term " American Empire " refers to the United States' cultural ideologies and foreign policy strategies.
The term is most commonly used to describe the U. Despite these systematic differences, the political objectives and strategies of the United States government have been quite similar to those of previous empires.
Regardless of the supposed motivation for this constant expansion, all of these land acquisitions were carried out by imperialistic means.
This was done by financial means in some cases, and by military force in others. The U. In time, an empire may change from one political entity to another.
For example, the Holy Roman Empire, a German re-constitution of the Roman Empire , metamorphosed into various political structures i.
The Roman Empire, perennially reborn, also lived on as the Byzantine Empire Eastern Roman Empire — temporarily splitting into the Latin Empire , the Empire of Nicaea and the Empire of Trebizond before its remaining territory and centre became part of the Ottoman Empire.
After the Empire of Japan retained its Emperor but lost its colonial possessions and became the State of Japan. An autocratic empire can become a republic e.
The dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after provides an example of a multi-ethnic superstate broken into constituent nation-oriented states: the republics, kingdoms, and provinces of Austria , Hungary , Transylvania , Croatia , Slovenia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Czechoslovakia , Ruthenia , Galicia , et al.
After the Second World War — , the deconstruction of colonial empires quickened and became commonly known as decolonisation.
The British Empire evolved into a loose, multinational Commonwealth of Nations , while the French colonial empire metamorphosed to a Francophone commonwealth.
The same process happened to the Portuguese Empire , which evolved into a Lusophone commonwealth , and to the former territories of the extinct Spanish Empire , which alongside the Lusophone countries of Portugal and Brazil , created an Ibero-American commowealth.
The British gave Hong Kong back to China in after years of rule. The Portuguese territory of Macau reverted to China in Macau and Hong Kong did not become part of the provincial structure of China; they have autonomous systems of government as Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China.
Fourteen British Overseas Territories remain under British sovereignty. In Eliot A. Cohen summarized the contemporary transition from empire: "The Age of Empire may indeed have ended, but then an age of American hegemony has begun, regardless of what one calls it.
The fall of the western half of the Roman Empire is seen as one of the most pivotal points in all of human history.
This event traditionally marks the transition from classical civilization to the birth of Europe. There is still a debate over the cause of the fall of one of the largest empires in history.
Piganiol argues that the Roman Empire under its authority can be described as "a period of terror",  holding its imperial system accountable for its failure.
Another theory blames the rise of Christianity as the cause, arguing that the spread of certain Christian ideals caused internal weakness of the military and state.
There was also the looming presence of the Persians which, at any time, took a large percentage of the fighting force's attention. At the same time the Huns, a nomadic warrior people from the steppes of Asia, are also putting extreme pressure on the German tribes outside of the Roman frontier, which gave the German tribes no other choice, geographically, but to move into Roman territory.
At this point, without increased funding, the Roman army could no longer effectively defend its borders against major waves of Germanic tribes.
This inability is illustrated by the crushing defeat at Adrianople in C. Contemporaneously, the concept of empire is politically valid, yet is not always used in the traditional sense.
For example, Japan is considered the world's sole remaining empire because of the continued presence of the Japanese Emperor in national politics.
Despite the semantic reference to imperial power, Japan is a de jure constitutional monarchy , with a homogeneous population of million people that is Characterising some aspects of the United States in regards to its territorial expansion , foreign policy, and its international behaviour as " American Empire " is controversial but not uncommon.
This characterisation is controversial because of the strong tendency in American society to reject claims of American imperialism. The initial motivations for the inception of the United States eventually led to the development of this tendency, which has been perpetuated by the country-wide obsession with this national narrative.
The United States was formed because colonists did not like being under control of the British Empire. Essentially, the United States was formed in an attempt to reject imperialism.
This makes it very hard for people to acknowledge America's status as an empire. This active rejection of imperialist status is not limited to high-ranking government officials, as it has been ingrained in American society throughout its entire history.
As David Ludden explains, "journalists, scholars, teachers, students, analysts, and politicians prefer to depict the U. Ludden explains this phenomenon with the concept of "ideological blinders", which he says prevent American citizens from realizing the true nature of America's current systems and strategies.
These "ideological blinders" that people wear have resulted in an "invisible" American empire of which most American citizens are unaware.
Stuart Creighton Miller posits that the public's sense of innocence about Realpolitik cf. American exceptionalism impairs popular recognition of US imperial conduct since it governed other countries via surrogates.
These surrogates were domestically-weak, right-wing governments that would collapse without US support.
We're not imperialistic; we never have been. Since the European Union was formed as a polity in , it has established its own currency, its own citizenship , established discrete military forces , and exercises its limited hegemony in the Mediterranean, eastern parts of Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
The big size and high development index of the EU economy often has the ability to influence global trade regulations in its favour.
The political scientist Jan Zielonka suggests that this behaviour is imperial because it coerces its neighbouring countries into adopting its European economic, legal, and political structures.
In his book review of Empire by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri , Mehmet Akif Okur posits that since the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US, the international relations determining the world's balance of power political, economic, military have been altered.
These alterations include the intellectual political science trends that perceive the contemporary world's order via the re-territorrialisation of political space , the re-emergence of classical imperialist practices the "inside" vs.
These changes constitute the "Age of Nation Empires"; as imperial usage, nation-empire denotes the return of geopolitical power from global power blocs to regional power blocs i.
Nation-empire regionalism claims sovereignty over their respective regional political social, economic, ideologic , cultural, and military spheres.
The chart below shows a timeline of polities that have been called empires. Dynastic changes are marked with a white line. Sir John determined that each followed a remarkably similar pattern from birth to demise.
Spanning a period of about ten generations, each went through 7 Stages of Empire: . Glubb noted that in all these example, the penultimate age was marked by defensiveness, pessimism, materialism, frivolity, an influx of foreigners, the Welfare State, and a weakening of religion.
He attributed this decadence to an excessively long period of wealth and power, selfishness, love of money, and the loss of a sense of duty.
Mike Maloney , an economist, arrived at exactly the same conclusion but in Economic terms whilst studying the history of money.
His 7 stages were: . Empires have been the dominant international organization in world history :. The fact that tribes, peoples, and nations have made empires points to a fundamental political dynamic, one that helps explain why empires cannot be confined to a particular place or era but emerged and reemerged over thousands of years and on all continents.
It is the nation-state—an essentially 19th-century ideal—that is the historical novelty and that may yet prove to be the more ephemeral entity.
In fact, it is a very distorted view of even the Westphalian era not to recognize that it was always at least as much about empires as it was states.
Almost all of the emerging European states no sooner began to consolidate than they were off on campaigns of conquest and commerce to the farthest reaches of the globe… Ironically, it was the European empires that carried the idea of the sovereign territorial state to the rest of the world Empire has been the historically predominant form of order in world politics.
Looking at a time frame of several millennia, there was no global anarchic system until the European explorations and subsequent imperial and colonial ventures connected disparate regional systems, doing so approximately years ago.
Prior to this emergence of a global-scope system, the pattern of world politics was characterized by regional systems. These regional systems were initially anarchic and marked by high levels of military competition.
But almost universally, they tended to consolidate into regional empires Thus it was empires—not anarchic state systems—that typically dominated the regional systems in all parts of the world Within this global pattern of regional empires, European political order was distinctly anomalous because it persisted so long as an anarchy.
Similarly, Anthony Pagden , Eliot A. Cohen , Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper estimate that "empires have always been more frequent, more extensive political and social forms than tribal territories or nations have ever been".
Empires have played a long and critical part in human history Rome was evoked as a model of splendor and order into the Twentieth century and beyond… By comparison, the nation-state appears as a blip on the historical horizon, a state form that emerged recently from under imperial skies and whose hold on the world's political imagination may well prove partial or transitory… The endurance of empire challenges the notion that the nation-state is natural, necessary, and inevitable Political scientist Hedley Bull wrote that "in the broad sweep of human history The history of interstate relations was largely that of successive great empires.
The pattern of international political change during the millennia of the pre-modern era has been described as an imperial cycle World politics was characterized by the rise and decline of powerful empires, each of which in turn unified and ordered its respective international system.
The recurrent pattern in every civilization of which we have knowledge was for one state to unify the system under its imperial domination.
The propensity toward universal empire was the principal feature of pre-modern politics. Historian Michael Doyle who undertook an extensive research on empires extended the observation into the modern era:.
Empires have been the key actors in world politics for millennia. They helped create the interdependent civilizations of all the continents Imperial control stretches through history, many say, to the present day.
Empires are as old as history itself They have held the leading role ever since. Expert on warfare Quincy Wright generalized on what he called "universal empire"—empire unifying all the contemporary system:.
Balance of power systems have in the past tended, through the process of conquest of lesser states by greater states, towards reduction in the number of states involved, and towards less frequent but more devastating wars, until eventually a universal empire has been established through the conquest by one of all those remaining.
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