Most powerful empires of each century

Jun 2010
126
Fallingwater
#1
List what you would consider the most powerful Empires in the world per every century from the 5th to the 15th century. Also it would be even nicer if you could name a runner up.:)

e.g.
5th Century: .....?

6th Century:
.....?

7th Century:
.....?
8th.
9th.
10th.
11th.

12th. etc etc
 

Reis

Ad Honorem
Apr 2010
2,028
#3
Ottoman Empire is the most powerful empire ever.
Shah Ismail , I understand your fascination of the Ottoman Empire just like many of us here but just like every empire the Ottoman Empire also had its ups and downs , saying that it is the strongest empire ever might anger some people and be seen as ignorant .Giving the era that you believe the empire was at its strongest would both be more acceptable and more relevant to the topic.
 
Jun 2010
144
Istanbul
#4
Shah Ismail , I understand your fascination of the Ottoman Empire just like many of us here but just like every empire the Ottoman Empire also had its ups and downs , saying that it is the strongest empire ever might anger some people and be seen as ignorant .Giving the era that you believe the empire was at its strongest would both be more acceptable and more relevant to the topic.
I'm quite objective and logical about this topic and I'm speaking as historian.
That sentence what I'm said is being able to seen subjective but It's only a short sentence; I can make extensive explanations concrete historical examples.
However, as I see, this topic have popular context little bit and therefore I have wrote only one short and popular sentence like topic. :)

Is it clear?
 
Nov 2009
1,577
Texas
#6
Completely subjective, but:

5th- Eastern Roman Empire, runner up: Sassanid Empire
6th- Sassanid Empire, runner up: Eastern Roman Empire
7th- Tang Dynasty China, runner up: The Caliphate
8th- Tang Dynasty China, rupper up: Abbasid Caliphate
9th- Eastern Roman Empire, runner up: no idea
10th- Fatimid Caliphate, runner up: Eastern Roman Empire
11th- Seljuk Empire, runner up: Song Dynasty China
12th- Ayyubid Egypt, runner up: Song Dynasty China
13th- Mongol Empire, runner up: Mamluk Sultanate
14th- Yuan Dynasty China, runner up: Timurid Empire
15th- Ottoman Empire, runner up: Ming Dynasty China
 

scholar

Ad Honorem
Apr 2010
3,553
In the Western Hemisphere
#7
Ottoman Empire is the most powerful empire ever.
In what context?

I pretty much agree with this:

5th- Eastern Roman Empire, runner up: Sassanid Empire
6th- Sassanid Empire, runner up: Eastern Roman Empire
7th- Tang Dynasty China, runner up: The Caliphate
8th- Tang Dynasty China, rupper up: Abbasid Caliphate
9th- Eastern Roman Empire, runner up: no idea
10th- Fatimid Caliphate, runner up: Eastern Roman Empire
11th- Seljuk Empire, runner up: Song Dynasty China
12th- Ayyubid Egypt, runner up: Song Dynasty China
13th- Mongol Empire, runner up: Mamluk Sultanate
14th- Yuan Dynasty China, runner up: Timurid Empire
15th- Ottoman Empire, runner up: Ming Dynasty China
But I would switch the ottomans and the Ming.
4th would be Rome runner up Jin third place Sassanid
3rd would be Rome r-u Sassanid t-p Wei Dynasty
2nd would be Han r-u Rome
1st would be Han r-u Rome
16th would be Spain r-u Portugal
17th would be spain r-u Ottoman
18th would be England r-u Spain
19th would be Revolutionary France r-u England
20th would be well... so many choices. 30s would be Nazi Germany and Japan 40s would be the USA and Japan, 50s would be USA and Russia and so on until the dawn of the 21st.
21st would be the United States of America and the People's Republic of China.
 
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