World’s most strongest Kingdoms & The 5 Most Powerful Empires in History
5) The Qing Dynasty was China’s last dynasty
The Qing Dynasty covered 5.68 million square miles of land – nearly 10% of the earth’s landmass.
The empire had more than 432 million people in 1851 — more than 35% of the world’s population.
Founded when the Chinese defeated the Mongols, the Qing Dynasty ruled China from the 17th to the 20th century, with the height of its power and reach peaking in the 1800s. The Republic of China took over the government at the end of the Qing Dynasty
4) The Spanish Empire was one of the first global empires
The Spanish Empire covered 7.72 million square miles of land – more than 13% of the earth’s landmass.
The empire had 68.2 million people between 1740 and 1790 — about 12% of the world’s population.
Spain’s empire began in the days of Columbus and lasted, in parts of Africa, until the latter 20th century. Spanish is now the second most spoken language in the world.
3) The Russian Empire lasted almost 200 years
The Russian Empire covered 9.15 million square miles of land – more than 15% of the earth’s landmass.
The empire had 176.4 million people in 1913 — more than 9% of the world’s population.
Russia was the last absolute monarchy in Europe, and prior to World War I, one of five great powers in Europe. During the time of the empire. society was strictly segregated into five social estates. The Russian Empire ended with the bloody Russian Revolution of 1917.
2) The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire the world has ever seen
The Mongol Empire covered 9.15 million square miles of land – more than 16% of the earth’s landmass.The empire had 110 million people between 1270 and 1309 — more than 25% of the world’s population.
The largest contiguous empire in history, the Mongol Empire emerged from the unification of Mongol and Turkish tribes under Genghis Khan. The Mongols achieved advancements in various technologies and ideologies during the empire.
In 1331, the Black Death began its rampage in Mongolia and brought the Empire into its long, slow decline that culminated with its annexation by Russia in 1783
1) The British Empire was the largest empire the world has ever seen
The British Empire covered 13.01 million square miles of land – more than 22% of the earth’s landmass.The empire had 458 million people in 1938 — more than 20% of the world’s population.
The British Empire began with overseas colonies and trading posts and in the end comprised dominions, protectorates, and mandates, as well.
It was made up of 13 million square miles of land – more than 22% of the earth’s land-mass. In 1922, the Empire had a population of 458 million people or about 20% the global population.
The financial burden of World War I was the beginning of the end for the British Empire.
Japan’s occupation of its territories in the Second World War and the loss of India in 1947 brought the days of the British Empire to a close.