Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Greatest Empires  
User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 294 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

The greatest empires troughout times were:
British empire
Arab empire
Ottoman empire
French empire

can you think of more ?


F*** Me Im Famous!
76 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1058 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

The Roman empire, Greek empire.

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineLufthansausa From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

The Greek empire was hardly an empire, more a civilization. As for the French, I don't think they had one of the greatest empires by any means.

User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

I had a professor that said that the Holy Roman Empire was very badly named because it was not Holy, not Roman, nor an Empire... Just a bunch of places the Romans claimed they had control over.

Anyway, I think the Spanish empire is often under-recognized in importance. Really, the Americas are only a two-language hemisphere: English and Spanish. If you think about that compared to anyplace else in the world, its truly amazing. It also tells you a lot about history.

Of course I know Portuguese (not a bad empire either for such a tiny country) is spoken and some French, but obviously you can tell that at one time the fight for world dominance was a race between Spain and England: and we're still living with the results of that race with the language division in the Americas. Its very interesting.

kind regards,

RogueTrader


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Oh my God, where to start? You had the Japanese, the Chinese, the Mongolians, the Aztecs, the Babylonians, Phonecians, and several more from way back when. Closer to modern times you had the Spanish, which WAS a huge and brutal empire, the Romans, the British, the Austrian (a bit controversial though), and in Africa we had the Egyptians, the Ethiopians, and a few other conquering tribes. And finally, today we have the American.

We could spend hours making a list and debating their merits.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1024 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Arab empire?

Never knew there was an arab empire.

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

US commercial empire muahahaha Big grin

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1022 times:



The McDonald's Empire!

The Microsoft Empire!


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1022 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Add Coca Cola to that list then!!


In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Actually I think the modern corporate empires deserve some thought or discussion. The large multi nationals have sales each year that are the same size or bigger than most countries. For instance, the revenues of Exxon equal or exceed the Gorss Domestic Product of Greece, and Greece is 10 million people, a member of the EU, etc...

So, should the corporations have seats on the UN? They are obviously more powerful than many nations, and this could lead them to being used as a UN tool, and perhaps even some UN governance imposed on them. Obviously, its not possible, but its worth thinking about something in that direction: that many companies are more influential than many countries.

kind regards,

RogueTrader


User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

The "Klingon Empire" bar none!!!!!!



Otherwise, the "British Empire" lives on, aka, the United States.


User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

read this
It was the Muslims from Arabia, nomads and settled people alike, whose invasions in the 6th and 7th cent. widely diffused both the Arabic language and Islam. They founded a vast empire, which at its height stretched from the Atlantic Ocean on the west, across North Africa and the Middle East, to central Asia on the east. The Arabs became the rulers of many different peoples, and gradually a great Arab civilization was built up. Although many of its cultural leaders were not ethnically Arabs (some were not even Muslims, but Christians and Jews), the civilization reflected Arab values, tastes, and traditions. Education flourished in the Islamic lands, and literature, philosophy, medicine, mathematics, and science were particularly developed by the Arabs. At the same time in all the provinces of the huge empire, except in Persia, Arabic became the chief spoken language. The waves of Arab conquest across the East and into Europe widened the scope of their civilization and contributed greatly to world development. In Europe they were particularly important in Sicily, which they held from the 9th to the late 11th cent., and the civilization of the Moors in Spain was part of the great Arabic pattern. Christian scholars in those two lands gained much from Islamic knowledge, and scholasticism and the beginnings of modern Western science were derived in part from the Arabs. The Arabs also introduced Europe to the Greek philosophers, whose writings they had already translated into Arabic. The emergence of the Seljuk Turks in the 11th cent. and of the Ottoman Turks in the 13th cent. ended the specifically Arab dominance in Islam, though Muslim culture still remained on the old Arab foundations.

So yes there was an arab empire.  Wink/being sarcastic

and i'm not talking about those crazy fanatics nowdays



F*** Me Im Famous!
User currently offlineBoeing in Pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

the Mongols they had the largest.

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Anyone mention the late Soviet Empire?


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Jet, no. No one did.

Just what is that? Excuse me me while I swat this fly buzzing around my room.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Metwrench, its what Europe would be part of if it weren't for the United States! heeheeHEEEEEEEEE (ducking an running)


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 992 times:

The British Empire. There was once a famous proverb that my grandfather told me aboot; "The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire."

User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 984 times:

I think all you guys have forgotten that the largest empire the world has ever seen was the Mongol Empire. It stretched all the way from Mongolia today to Turkey.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 978 times:

I think if you're looking for long-term influence, then the Roman Empire and the British Empire were the greatest of all time. The Roman Empire first spread "civilization" if you will, over a vast expanse-it's reach can still be seen all over Europe and the Mediterranian. And for worldwide influence, you only need to look at the British Empire, and the nations it spawned: the U.S., India, Canada. It was truly the most expansive empire in the history of the world-from one end of the globe to another.

User currently offlineAviatsiya.ru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 962 times:

So, should the corporations have seats on the UN? They are obviously more powerful than many nations, and this could lead them to being used as a UN tool, and perhaps even some UN governance imposed on them. Obviously, its not possible, but its worth thinking about something in that direction: that many companies are more influential than many countries.

This is all well and good....but using your example of Exxon. Exxon makes the vast majority of its revenues within the domestic American market (and limited revenues thru its overseas Esso subsidiaries). America already has a seat in the UN.

But assuming that just because a company may have larger revenues than some countries have GDP doesn't mean that it has more influence than those countries. With Greece and the problems surrounding that country, just how much influence would Exxon be able to exert over problems of Albania, Macedonia and the Balkans? Zip I would say.

Plus would you want a company such as Exxon which has such scant regard for the environment on any decision making committee?


User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 950 times:

And how about the Dutch Empire?????? Don't forget that New York, Suriname, Indonesia(and more)where once a part of our empire  Smile But we are still a great empire, I mean don't underestimate the fact that the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba are still part of it Big grin

PH-BFA


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 942 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Alpha 1

Add australia, new zealand, hong kong, singapore to that list.




In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Arsenal, you're absolutely correct. Thanks for adding them for me.

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Hong Kong is no longer part of the British empire. It is part of China. ie. Hong Kong China. Get your facts straight.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Id say the biggest empire which touched the most amount of people is the US commercial empire....It has changed probably more peoples lives in more than one way than any other empire before it.

25 Post contains images Lowsonboy : Spaceman: Hong Kong is no longer part of the British empire. It is part of China. ie. Hong Kong China. Get your facts straight. Neither is Australia o
26 Cba : It's all about the Mongolian Empire! Nobody could mess with Ghenghis Kahn. Don't forget the Russians either.
27 Post contains images Tbar220 : What about Memnar's Empire in the "Scorpion King"? *wrinkles eyebrows in Rock fashion*
28 RogueTrader : PH-BFA, Thank you for reminding of us that Holland was once a great empire. Did you know that The Netharlands diplomatic mission to the United States
29 Metwrench : The Netherlands could be the 51st State. Think about it, you could do worse, like join the EU.
30 Yyz717 : Sounds to me like Rouge-trader (our DFW lipstick salesman) is a Dutch-American with rose-coloured glasses. Or maybe he fell in love in the red-light d
31 Banco : The British Empire is the only one in history that was voluntarily dissolved.
32 Saintsman : Post British Empire, a lot of countries (especially African) have gone down the pan when left to run themselves. Whilst life may not have been perfect
33 Krushny : We can say that China is the Empire that has lasted longer. In some moments in history, you could say there was an Indian Empire, for example the Mau
34 Go Canada! : the japanese empire cannot be considered for being great, invading china and the human rights abuses int he 2nd world war discount any greatness. int
35 RogueTrader : The British Empire is the only one in history that was voluntarily dissolved. Banco, what are you smoking?
36 Banco : Your point is, RogueTrader? Name me another one that was.
37 RogueTrader : Banco, You know I normally like you so don't get too hot about this. Did the Brits voluntarily give up the most valuable part of their empire: the Ame
38 Us330 : Probably McDonald's. They have a presence on every continent except for Antartica.
39 PH-BFA : 'There is no special rel between the US and the Netherlands' Well I do think the Second World War made our relation with the USA much stronger. We mus
40 174thfwff : Talking about the British, they never wanted to give up anything. Gandhi was influencing the Indians to the point where Non-violence/non Corporation w
41 Banco : I wasn't getting hot under the collar RT, just asking (a little sarcastically, I'll admit) for you to clarify! OK, let's go through it. The American c
42 RogueTrader : Banco, Fortunately for you and the rest of the internet world I have hours to spend while at work to review your lengthy diatribes about the history o
43 Post contains images Banco : Now look, RogueTrader, if you want to ingratiate yourself with me, you really should have a pop at the Aussies rather than the Canadians. The Canadian
44 Post contains images BCal DC10 : well if you watched Australia Uncovered last night on Sky One, I think you'll find there's rather alot of us over there (I used to live in Australia a
45 Canadi>nBoy : The most fascinating empire of all (to me, anyway) was the Russian Empire, later the Soviet. No country has captured my interest and held it than this
46 Canadi>nBoy : Hey RogueTrader, so Canada is nothing more than an embarrassing large mass of Tundra? How nice, and yes, let's not forget that this "frozen piece of T
47 RogueTrader : I thought the Commonwealth Games was the sole contribution of the 'Commonwealth' to world society, I mean, what exactly is the point of this arrangeme
48 RogueTrader : Canadi>n boy, Calm down - I'm just teasing. You don't have to take me seriously. kind regards, RogueTrader
49 Canadi>nBoy : You want to talk about Parasitic?? You want to talk about embarassing, the way you described Canada? Then look no further than your own backyard! The
50 777236ER : The Persian Empire was pretty damn impressive.
51 Canadi>nBoy : RogueTrader, if you ARE teasing and joking with your comments, then may I kindly suggest you look for new material with which to joke with. I and many
52 Mcdougald : Relax -- it's just a bit of ribbing, that's all.
53 BarfBag : As rulers of India, the British were naturally concerned about their self-interest alone. They were however 'better' rulers than, say, the Imperial Ja
54 Boeing in Pdx : The mongol empire went from vietnam to Hungary and covered every part of Asia.
55 Post contains images ILOVEA340 : Swiss (empire) republic
56 GDB : There was a large body of opinion in British pre-war politics who wanted self-rule for India. But the fall of Singapore in 1942 really showed that Bri
57 Banco : Barfbag, whilst I could argue your point of view on a few points, your analysis is not hugely wide of the mark. Of course it depends on where you are
58 TNboy : So the trip "down under" is off, Rogue? Damn, I'm disappointed. Just painted the spare room. I was planning on taking you to Hutt River Province, a br
59 Banco : Glad to see you know your place, Bill.
60 Krushny : What about Kenya, that Mau Mau thing? It is a place that the British did not abandon very peacefully. There were other countries that unilaterally de
61 TNboy : Yeah, Banco, it's a great saying, isn't it - "your humble and obedient servant." Sorry that I can't claim it as original - can't remember where I plag
62 Banco : I think it is a lot older than that, Bill; I believe it was a common form of address in letters - as opposed to the modern "yours sincerely" or whatev
63 Post contains links GDB : The Mau Mau problem in Kenya had no real influence in it's independance, it was getting it anyway. When the White minority govt. of Ian Smith declared
64 Post contains links and images Marco : We Assyrians had a great empire up until the beginning of the twentieth century when our land was taken away from us, and given to Turks and Arabs. Th
65 Ryanb741 : Marco - I had a look at those websites. Fascinating stuff - I didn't realise there was so much diversity in that region. What was Saddam's attitude th
66 BarfBag : If WW2 hadn't happened, India would have been independant by the 1960's. Could have... would have... A matter of your opinion. Hitler thought that Imp
67 Banco : Most things are a matter of opinion, Barfbag. It is certainly true that the British had been laying the ground for independence some time before it ac
68 GDB : Bollywood never serious? Mostly true, but the only one I've seen was 'Bandit Queen', and that was pretty serious. As it matures and it's international
69 BarfBag : Bollywood never serious? "Bollywood seldom touches on *any* serious issues." Bollywood is an industry. It makes movies that will sell. If Kashmir sell
70 Marco : RyanB741, There's a lot of diversity in the Middle East. Unfortunately, our culture is on the brink of disappearing (immigration to USA/Canada/Austral
71 FDXmech : I dislike the American League Empires. Their strike zone is too small.
72 RogueTrader : FDXmech, Thats the finest comment on empires I've seen yet. BTW, how do you feel about Canadian umpires? TNboy - when did I say I wasn't going to the
73 RogueTrader : Also, and I know I'm a complete dumbass, but why do you guys call it 'Bollywood'? kind regards, RogueTrader
74 Arsenal@LHR : Bollywood is the indian version of hollywood, it's called that just to make it rhyme with hollywood i guess, or maybe not! Arsenal@LHR
75 BarfBag : To add to Arsenal@LHR, the Hindi movie industry is based in Bombay (now called Mumbai), so the H got replaced with a B. It started out as an informal
76 TNboy : Rogue: While you didn't say you weren't coming in so many words, I assumed that the tone of your comments in relation to Oz and that other wonderful o
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What Is The Greatest Movie Ever? posted Thu Feb 21 2008 02:19:32 by KC135TopBoom
Greatest Athlete posted Wed Jan 9 2008 17:00:06 by LAXspotter
Elton John, Greatest Living Individual Musician? posted Sun Nov 4 2007 22:09:12 by Virgin744
The Greatest Prank Call Ever Made posted Thu Nov 1 2007 15:19:36 by Emirates773ER
The "Blackout Brawl": Greatest Hockey Fight Ever? posted Sun Oct 28 2007 18:46:06 by Falcon84
You Can Now Taste The Greatest NFL Team! posted Mon Oct 1 2007 01:14:28 by L-188
These Might Be The Greatest Sports Unis Ever. posted Tue Jun 12 2007 01:59:46 by Copaair737
The Greatest Hit Machine In Music History? posted Wed Nov 15 2006 16:54:50 by AA787823
Greatest Love Songs Ever posted Tue Sep 26 2006 21:27:38 by BaylorAirBear
The Greatest Scam Of All Time posted Tue Sep 19 2006 07:52:07 by NWDC10