List of largest empires

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The following is a list of the largest empires in world history.wikipedia
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British Empire

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At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.

Mongol Empire

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The Mongol Empire (Mongolian: Mongolyn Ezent Güren ; Mongolian Cyrillic: Монголын эзэнт гүрэн; ; also Орда in Russian chronicles) existed during the 13th and 14th centuries and was the largest contiguous land empire in history.

Russian Empire

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The third largest empire in world history, at its greatest extent stretching over three continents, Europe, Asia, and North America, the Russian Empire was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires.

Qing dynasty

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It was the fifth largest empire in world history.

French colonial empire

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At its apex, it was one of the largest empires in history.

Umayyad Caliphate

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At its greatest extent, the Umayyad Caliphate covered 11100000 km2 and 33 million people, making it one of the largest empires in history in both area and proportion of the world's population.

Achaemenid Empire

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Ranging at its greatest extent from the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper in the west to the Indus Valley in the east, it was larger than any previous empire in history, spanning 5.5 (or 8 ) million square kilometers.

Rashidun Caliphate

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Whether or not he intended a full-out imperial conquest is hard to say; he did, however, set in motion a historical trajectory that in just a few short decades would lead to one of the largest empires in history.

Roman Empire

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It was one of the largest empires in world history.

Maurya Empire

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The Maurya Empire was one of the largest empires in Indian history.

Empire

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Rein Taagepera has defined an empire as "any relatively large sovereign political entity whose components are not sovereign" and its size as the area over which the empire has some undisputed military and taxation prerogatives, and these are the definitions used by this list.
It became the largest empire in world history, encompassing one quarter of the world's land area and one fifth of its population.

Portuguese Empire

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The Portuguese Empire (Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português) or the Portuguese Colonial Empire (Império Colonial Português), was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in world history.

New Kingdom of Egypt

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Thutmose III ("the Napoleon of Egypt") expanded Egypt's army and wielded it with great success to consolidate the empire created by his predecessors.

The empire on which the sun never sets

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The empire on which the sun never sets
During this period, the British Empire reached a territorial size larger than that of any other empire in history.

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List of largest empires in India

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List of medieval great powers

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List of countries and dependencies by area

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History of the world

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The following is a list of the largest empires in world history.

Rein Taagepera

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Rein Taagepera has defined an empire as "any relatively large sovereign political entity whose components are not sovereign" and its size as the area over which the empire has some undisputed military and taxation prerogatives, and these are the definitions used by this list.