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    Your Favorite Imperial Power(s)

    Who is/are your favorite imperial power(s)? Could be present or prior ones.

    My favorite imperial powers are the United States of America and its predecessor, the British. Both have spread liberal values, commerce and property rights. Countries within their sphere of influence have generally fared markedly better than those under the thumb of other recent empires, such as the Soviet Union and Spain.

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    Which is the one that has Darth Vader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrus View Post
    Which is the one that has Darth Vader?
    Can't bring yourself to agree with my choices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Can't bring yourself to agree with my choices?
    Er... no.

    Okay, maybe Trebizond.
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    Ghengis Khan >> Alexander the Ok.

    Fictional... Conan or Leto II.
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    The Achaemenid Empire (First Persian) is getting a fair amount of overdue credit over the last generation. Too bad they couldn't win a battle with Greeks/Macedonians. They set up the framework for how Empires in the classical world were structured, more or less.

    I'm a fan of Ancient Rome, even if it's debatable when they became an empire. I think the simplest answer is around the death of Pompey. The more I study history, the more I'm impressed with stability. They really held down the fort for a long time. They benefit from the wealth of written history that has survived for so long.

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    I vote Roman Empire, too. Sorry for such a mundane answer. But it's the archetypal empire, and for good reason. Polytheism, profligate emperors, all columns and marble, the whole package.

    The Aztec empire for how mysterious it is and how much about it we don't know.
    The empires of ancient Sumeria for being the most ancient of ancient empires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurast View Post
    The Aztec empire for how mysterious it is and how much about it we don't know.
    Bah. You want mysterious, try the people who built this.

    These were not built by Aztecs, contrary to popular belief. These were ruins before the Aztecs even existed.

    Or, you can go with the folks who built those mysterious structures that are starting to be found in the Amazon basin.
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