An empire is an extensive group of states or countries ruled over by a single monarch, an oligarchy, or a sovereign state. The ones listed below have been amonsgt the largest in history. A few, such as the British, still have a noticable, but vastly diminished influence on the world today. They helped to shpe the world in which we live today, for good or bad.
For those who don’t know, Circa means “approximately”, as there are sometimes errors with records or no offical date when a certain empire was regonised, etc.
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|1||Abbasid Caliphate – Circa 750 AD|
|2||British Empire – Circa 1920 AD|
|3||Eastern Han Dynasty – Circa 100 AD|
|4||Empire of Brazil – Circa 1889 AD|
|5||Göktürk Khaganate – Circa 557 AD|
|6||Golden Horde Khanate – Circa 1310 AD|
|7||Ming Dynasty – Circa 1450 AD|
|8||Mongol Empire – Circa 1270 AD|
|9||Ottoman Empire – Circa 1683 AD|
|10||Portuguese Empire – Circa 1820 AD|
|11||Qing Dynasty – Circa 1790 AD|
|12||Rashidun Caliphate – Circa 655 AD|
|13||Roman Empire – Circa 117 AD|
|14||Russian Empire – Circa 1895 AD|
|15||Second French Colonial Empire – Circa 1920 AD|
|16||Spanish Empire – Circa 1810 AD|
|17||Tang Dynasty – Circa 820 AD|
|18||Tibetan Empire – Circa 800 AD|
|19||Umayyad Caliphate – Circa 720 AD|
|20||Yuan Dynasty – Circa 1310 AD|