Empires Essays

  • Ancient Empires

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    What is an Empire In today’s age, when one thinks of the word empire, they think it’s from ancient times where there were ancient civilizations. Webster dictionaries definition of empire is, “a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority; especially:  one having an emperor as chief of state.” (Marriam-Webster) An empire is something like a state. It’s state with just one other layer of government with large political

  • The Phoenician Empire

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    The Phoenician Empire The Mediterranean Sea has spawned many civilizations through history. The Phoenicians, which originated around 1200 BCE, is one example. Despite the rather small size of this civilization, its impact on our world has been considerable. Being a seafaring nation, the Phoenicians established colonies all over the Mediterranean area, including the present-day cities of Carthage and Tripoli. As notable traders, they shared cultures with many nations, which allowed their invention

  • Alexanders Empire

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    Alexander's Empire The ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, situated in the north of modern Greece, was established by Perdiccas I about 640 B.C. Perdiccas was a Dorian, although the Macedonian tribes included Thracian and Illyrian elements. Originally a semibarbarous and fragmented power, Macedon became tributary to Persia under the Persian kings Darius I and Xerxes I and thereafter struggled to maintain itself against Thracians and other barbarians and against the Greek cities of the Chalcidice as well

  • The Rise Of Empires: The Rise Of Empires

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    Rise of Empires SHARON ELLIS World Civilization I/ HIS 103 INSTRUCTOR: Tryna Lyons February 1, 2014 Empires 2 All great empires start with a strong leader, but first there has to be a civilization to lead. When man moved from the hunter-gathering stage to an agricultural society early civilizations began to grow. As the food supplies increased, greater efficiencies allowed individual to pursue other skills creating different professions and a social

  • The Byzantine Empire: The Ottoman Empire

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    The Ottoman Empire were Muslims and included Hungary, Syria, Egypt, Bulgaria, and Albania, and they marched on land. The Ottoman Empire is said to have first appeared somewhere around the 1300’s, and can be related to the decline of the Byzantine Empire. They began conquering Christian lands and by the late 1600’s all Christians were afraid of the “terrible Turk”. It is no wonder that many other people were afraid of the Ottoman Empire since they seem to be really rather powerful and they conquered

  • Mayan Empires

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    The United States is considered to be an empire it can be compared to the Romans and the Mayan’s. Most of the history books, websites, and encyclopedias all end with the same message when it comes to the crumbling of empires, the lesson is that little overlooked details could derail hundreds of lives. Little mistakes have happened in the past with other empires where it all came down to techniques of farming. Though the quality of life may be on the rise for Americans, there are many things that

  • Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire The people were happy. This is the underlying cause of the astounding length of time and space that the Roman Empire occupied most of the known western land. Great rulers met their downfall when they put their own status in front of the well being of the people they govern. When the citizens are left high and dry and not regarded as important to their society then this is when there is an overthrow of power and a new ruler comes into play. Citizens had a place in politics, they have

  • Roman Empire

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    Roman empire “The Romans were a people of genius whose empire dominated the western world for 500 years.”(Pg. 7, Ancient Rome) What made the Romans so powerful was their way of government. It was very similar to the one that we have today, except emperors don’t rule us. The pax romana, or ‘the Roman Peace,’ gave millions of people in Italy and surrounding areas peace. Rome fell when it was invaded by overwhelming tribes and groups of barbarians. Rome was first founded on the legendary date of 735

  • The Mongol Empire and the Persian Empire

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    also by how well they spread and influence other nations. The Mongol and Achaemenid (Early Persian) empire are two empires that held a significant amount of power during their time period. There were many different religions practiced in the civilizations, and the practice and tolerance of religion is an important aspect to the power of a nation. The Mongol empire and the Achaemenid empire are two empires that are considerably different in regards to their belief systems that were practiced and the motivation

  • The Roman Empire: The Persian Empire

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    The Roman Empire and civilization was founded in the first century BCE, 27 BCE and completely dissolved by 1453 CE was the main component of the Classical Era. Thriving in forms of government, and the greatest military achievements. Such victories of the Roman Dynasties lead to the great infamous Roman empire we romanticize the most today. Unfortunately, all good things had to come to an end including the end of the great Roman empire. Loss of finance due to warfare and division of empire lead to

  • The People’s Empire: The German Empire

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    The People’s Empire In an era riddled with unrest, massive expansion, technological advances and widespread migration of people, the German Empire remains the quintessence of it. An empire of unparalleled impact, even today we are discovering more and more information about this empire. The German Empire was officially created in 1871 after the defeat of the French in the Franco-Prussian War. The unification of the German people created an environment that allowed for the rapid development and rise

  • The Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire In 27 BC, Augustus became the first emperor of Rome, thus creating a strong leader figure, which could shape and mold the Republic system into what was best for the empire or themselves. During the reign of the emperors, the political policies for Rome would vary according to, which emperor was in power. Not only were politics shaky, but also there never was a clear-cut method of succession for the man who controlled those politics. Rome had created the position of emperor

  • African Empires: The Mali Empire

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    the foundation and roots of all affluent empires. The Manden Kurufaba Empire, often called the Mali Empire, was located in West Afrika. Which included the modern day countries of Mali, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, and The Gambia. It’s ruling power began around 1235 CE and became one of the richest African Empires in the world. While the Wagadu Empire, often called the Ghana Empire, began around 800 CE (although some legends say 500 CE). The Wagadu Empire took over the gold and salt trade, until

  • Aztec Empire

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    Aztec Empire The Aztec Empire was a Native American state that ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1427 until 1521, when the empire was conquered by the Spaniards. The empire represented the highest point in the development of the rich Aztec civilization that had begun more than a century earlier. At the height of their power, the Aztec controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec built great

  • Empire Life Cycle

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    the term “empire” and establishing the meaning behind the term. We will establish if the United States is or is not an empire by using historic facts to distinguish which is the case. We will also discuss specific instances that the United States picked up characteristics of an empire. Empire by definition is a multiple state under one banner or one authority with multiple levels of government which are four levels of the state and the fifth level is from the empire (Carr, 2016). A empire has usually

  • Differences Between Tang Empire And Roman Empire

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    Two great empires from Early Civilizations had different ways to go about about expanding and maintaining their Empires. The Tang Dynasty became a great empire the most powerful and influential of its time any place in the world. The Roman Empire is seen as the greatest civilization of the past. (Morley, 2010) Both The Roman Empire and Tang Dynasty had different approaches to expanding and maintaining their Empires. The Romans used the conquered approach and took over places, while the Tang Dynasty

  • Two Empires In Japan

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    Two Empires In Japan Two Empires In Japan by John M.L. Young and The Christian Confrontation with Shinto Nationalism by Kun Sam Lee were the two books I used for this topic. The former, an intimate 100 year chronicle of the persecution by the Asian government with their demands that all people bow in Kyujo-yohai, ( worshipping the Imperial House from afar); and the struggle of the Japanese Christians in times of compromise and triumph under such totalitarian pressure. The latter a more detailed

  • mauryan empire

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    know about Ashoka and his empire from these edicts, particularly as almost no other evidence exists for Ashoka’s reign? It is a fair assessment that up until the early part of the twentieth century, when the definitive link between Ashoka and that of the “Devanampiya Piyadassi (Beloved of the Gods Piyadassi)” character inscribed on the edicts was established, very little was either known about Ashoka or cared for by historians. However, it must be said that the Mauryan Empire itself was an era of significant

  • Rama as an Empire Builder

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    Rama as an Empire Builder The story of the Ramayana reminds me much of the hard times that USA is in today. I see many similarities between Rama and the USA. Rama is a warrior against evil, and so the United States are claiming. He creates a strong army, which fights by his side until the end. He has allies that contains people such as Sugreeva whom he helped to retain his kingdom from his evil brother. So Sugreeva felt a strong feeling of loyalty towards Rama and it made him fight to the end

  • Roman Empire Vs Byzantine Empire

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    emperor of the Holy Roman empire by the catholic church must have been one of the most insulting actions ever committed against a nation and religion. In this time and period there already existed a Holy Roman Empire, and it was in the east as the Byzantine empire. While the Byzantines might have been somewhat culturally different from the Italian, Latin roots of the original Romans, they nonetheless identified themselves as the official successor state of the Roman empire. The western catholic church