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View Poll Results: Most powerful empire that ever existed?
Roman Empire 110 31.52%
Ottoman Empire 17 4.87%
Mongol Empire 29 8.31%
Spanish Empire 3 0.86%
Napoleon Empire 9 2.58%
Qing Empire 7 2.01%
Imperalist Japan 0 0%
Portuguese Empire 2 0.57%
Third Reich 9 2.58%
British Empire 111 31.81%
Soviet Union - USSR 13 3.72%
Dutch Empire 0 0%
Byzantine Empire 5 1.43%
Italian Empire 0 0%
Swedish Empire 1 0.29%
Other Empire (mention) 33 9.46%
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 05:35 AM   #1
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Most powerful empire that ever existed?


What is the most powerful empire that ever existed?
Vote, and tell us why did you vote that.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 05:38 AM   #2

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Well, having some choices to vote on would be nice.
Most powerful empire that ever existed? That would be the Roman Empire at the height of its power.
It was a gigantic empire, with a extended military might.
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The American empire.
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I'd choose Ancient Greece, their influence even on today's world is enormous. Philosophy, political and economical systems, literature, many cultural inventions, language. It was virtually the most powerful brain of the world that history ever seen, even Romans appreciated it, borrowing everything from Greece. Ancient Greece was an Empire of Ideas and Culture.
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The British empire,
the largest the world has ever seen and I believe that at its height a third of the world's population was under British rule
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I vote for Third Reich
Some 57 % of world population was by november 1941 under Germany's rule.
In one and half year Germany controled Europe ,aiming to unification of Europe.
Had the most profesional and powerful soldiers in the world.In science and technology Germany was number 1.
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I vote for Third Reich
Some 57 % of world population was by november 1941 under Germany's rule.

no it wasn't... i'd like to hear some sources because I have a Very hard time believing this
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no it wasn't... i'd like to hear some sources because I have a Very hard time believing this
It wasn't. Because population of China during the WW II was 517 million. German manpower including occupied Europe and its satellites (Japan excluded) was roughly 300 million + 100 million Soviet citizens occupied by November 1941. 300 + 100 = 400 (with Japan 470).

400 < 517. And I estimated only China. Population of India for instance was 370 million, population of the US 131 million, Brazil - 40 million and so on.
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It wasn't. Because population of China during the WW II was 517 million. German manpower including occupied Europe and its satellites (Japan excluded) was roughly 300 million + 100 million Soviet citizens occupied by November 1941. 300 + 100 = 400 (with Japan 470).

400 < 517. And I estimated only China. Population of India for instance was 370 million, population of the US 131 million, Brazil - 40 million and so on.
Yup. Plus 316 million in India, 132 million in the USA, never mind South America and Africa.

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To not include the Russian Empire seems a bit strange.
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