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Which major empire was your current area once a part of?

Discussion in 'World History' started by stfoskey12, Jun 28, 2017.

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Which empire?

  1. British

    52.0%
  2. Mongol

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Russian

    1.3%
  4. Spanish

    18.7%
  5. French

    14.7%
  6. Abbasid

    5.3%
  7. Portuguese

    2.7%
  8. Habsburg/HRE

    9.3%
  9. None of the above

    14.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Isn't that what the hoity-toity have been saying all along?
     
  2. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    The Roman Empire, the North Sea Empire, the British Empire.
     
  3. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    One of the original 13 colonies, so: British Empire.
     
  4. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Deity

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    Spanish/USAian/Japanese/USAian
     
  5. Absolution

    Absolution Prince

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    Why did you include those seemingly arbitrary choices?
    I voted British and Abbaside while I could actually vote for the following major empires -
    Egypt (al-amarna period)
    Neo-Assyria
    Neo Babylonia
    Achamenid Empire
    Macedon / Seleucid
    Roman Empire
    Byzantine
    Umayyad
    Abbasids
    Seljuqs
    Ayyubids
    Mamluks
    Ottomans
    British

    And many more, like Palmyrene or Rashidub, if we go to a lesser scale.
     
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  6. Mason4

    Mason4 Chieftain

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    only British
     
  7. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    If you're talking about Israel, you're forgetting the Sassanids and Fatimids. :)
     
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  8. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    Meh. The Sassanids only held the place for less than twenty years during the Roman-Persian war of 602-628, and never really incorporated it properly. I haven't combed the thread obviously but I'm not sure something like that should "count."
     
  9. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    Then the Seljuks shouldn't be on the list, either.
     
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  10. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    The British and for a short while, the Japanese.

    One town, Malacca, was conquered and used by the Portuguese and later the Dutch as a fortified outpost to control nearby trade routes though.
     
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  11. Absolution

    Absolution Prince

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    Interesting to think about it - Seljuqs are a period sometimes taught about and could be considered some kind of a common knowledge among Israelis.
    No one in Israel, however, would know or remember that the Sassanids had any interaction with this land. All of the names that I mentioned above including the Seljuqs are, to some extent, known here as historical rulers of the land, while the Sassanids, although being a top class power, are not.
     
  12. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    As noted, the sassanid empire only controlled the area during the massive and final byzantine-sassanid war. Which it lost, and the only actual change caused by the war was the arab rise (and subsequent collapse of the sassanid empire).
     

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