Top 10 World Empires

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The term empire derives from the Latin imperium (power, authority). Politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples (ethnic groups) united and ruled either by a single monarch (Grand Duke, King, Khan, Caesar, Emperor, Empress) or an oligarchy.

Many empires have risen and fallen through the ages of history. 

We count down our picks for the top 10 world empires of all time.

Category
Great Empires
Tags
Russian Empire, Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, British Empire, Mongol Empire, Persian Empire, Byzantine Empire, Mayan Empire, The Qing Dynasty, Egyptian Empire, Macedonian Empire
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