History Main / HegemonicEmpire

21st May '18 7:21:08 AM Phoenixion
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* The 7th century saw the emergence of the UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}ic Empire, also referred to as the Caliphate. The first Caliphate, Rashidun Caliphate, expanded from the Arabian Peninsula and swiftly conquered the Persian Empire and much of the Byzantine Roman Empire. Its successor state, the Umayyad Caliphate, expanded across North Africa and into the Iberian Peninsula. By the beginning of the 8th century, the Umayyad Caliphate had become the largest empire in history, it would not be surpassed in size until the establishment of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.

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* The 7th century saw the emergence of the UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}ic Empire, also referred to as the Caliphate. The first Caliphate, Rashidun Caliphate, expanded from the Arabian Peninsula and swiftly conquered the Persian Sasanian Empire of Persia and much of the Byzantine Roman Empire. Its successor state, the Umayyad Caliphate, expanded across North Africa and into the Iberian Peninsula. By the beginning of the 8th century, the Umayyad Caliphate had become the largest empire in history, it would not be surpassed in size until the establishment of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
21st May '18 7:06:11 AM Phoenixion
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* The 7th century saw the emergence of the UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}ic Empire, also referred to as the Caliphate. The first Caliphate, Rashidun Caliphate, expanded from the Arabian Peninsula and swiftly conquered the Persian Empire and much of the Byzantine Roman Empire. Its successor state, the Umayyad Caliphate, expanded across North Africa and into the Iberian Peninsula. By the beginning of the 8th century, the Umayyad Caliphate had become the largest empire in history, it would not be surpassed in size until the establishment of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.



7th May '18 11:50:12 AM pointycatears
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* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', this seems to be what Lotor and his group of [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action Girls]] are doing, in contrast to his father who uses more violence, force, and even slavery to expand his empire.
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25th Apr '18 2:07:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some have accused Germany of being this inside the European Union. Whether this is actually true depends a lot on whom you are talking to. The phrase about Germany being "too big for Europe and too small for the world" relates to the problem of Germany being (in theory) able to dominate most European countries economically and (at least in the past) militarily but unable to do really go toe to toe with major empires outside of Europe. Interestingly, some European leaders have actually called for Germany to act ''more'' like this, making them in essence {{voluntary vassal}}s.

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* Some have accused Germany of being this inside the European Union.UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion. Whether this is actually true depends a lot on whom you are talking to. The phrase about Germany being "too big for Europe and too small for the world" relates to the problem of Germany being (in theory) able to dominate most European countries economically and (at least in the past) militarily but unable to do really go toe to toe with major empires outside of Europe. Interestingly, some European leaders have actually called for Germany to act ''more'' like this, making them in essence {{voluntary vassal}}s.
11th Feb '18 4:53:07 PM nombretomado
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* ParadoxInteractive titles such as the ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series include mechanics for expanding through peaceful vassalization and annexation.

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* ParadoxInteractive Creator/ParadoxInteractive titles such as the ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series include mechanics for expanding through peaceful vassalization and annexation.
3rd Feb '18 2:46:43 PM Discar
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Whenever the Hegemonic Empire faces a situation where they have to get more hands-on (like the occupied territories), it's not just that the smaller countries are dealing with a Superpower in a direct, country to country struggle; the Superpower meddles in their affairs, corrupts and barters and plays with them, and just flat-out won't let them run themselves. The bureaucratic administration of a Hegemonic Empire can vary; it may be TheRepublic, TheFederation, TheKingdom or even TheAlliance.

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Whenever the Hegemonic Empire faces a situation where they have to get more hands-on (like the occupied territories), it's not just that the smaller countries are dealing with a Superpower in a direct, country to country struggle; the Superpower meddles in their affairs, corrupts and barters and plays with them, and just flat-out won't let them run themselves. The bureaucratic administration of a Hegemonic Empire can vary; it may be TheRepublic, TheFederation, TheKingdom TheGoodKingdom or even TheAlliance.



* The Star Empire of Manticore in the later Literature/HonorHarrington novels is apparently heading in this direction, having acquired a certain taste for expansionism and imperialism, but still remaining TheKingdom / TheRepublic good guys they started as. At the same time, Solarian League, despite quite obviously cracking at the seams, is still it big time.

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* The Star Empire of Manticore in the later Literature/HonorHarrington novels is apparently heading in this direction, having acquired a certain taste for expansionism and imperialism, but still remaining TheKingdom TheGoodKingdom / TheRepublic good guys they started as. At the same time, Solarian League, despite quite obviously cracking at the seams, is still it big time.
24th Jan '18 4:48:59 PM zarpaulus
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* ParadoxInteractive titles such as the ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series include mechanics for expanding through peaceful vassalization and annexation. ''VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' also has the "sphere of influence" mechanic, where countries are integrated into the domestic market and are more willing to accept (or in fact unable to refuse) diplomatic offers, while still nominally sovereign. In exchange, you have to protect them from rebellion and outside aggression.

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* ParadoxInteractive titles such as the ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' series include mechanics for expanding through peaceful vassalization and annexation. annexation.
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''VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' also has the "sphere of influence" mechanic, where countries are integrated into the domestic market and are more willing to accept (or in fact unable to refuse) diplomatic offers, while still nominally sovereign. In exchange, you have to protect them from rebellion and outside aggression.aggression.
** ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' has three different types of "subject empire" and players can also form TheFederation with other empires, or be opposed by them.
24th Jan '18 3:27:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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You know the typical portrayal of TheEmpire? Militaristic, totalitarian, [[CaptainObvious imperialist]], all-powerful and massively dysfunctional. The sort of empire that rules over its occupied provinces with an iron fist, blatantly eradicating all sorts of dissent through mass executions, concentration camps, indiscriminate incarcerations, BigBrotherIsWatching and indefinite detentions. ''[[WellThisIsNotThatTrope This is not that trope]].'' This Empire works a bit differently.

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You know the typical portrayal of TheEmpire? Militaristic, totalitarian, [[CaptainObvious imperialist]], all-powerful and massively dysfunctional. The sort of empire that rules over its where BigBrotherIsWatching and ruling his occupied provinces with an iron fist, blatantly eradicating all sorts of dissent through mass executions, concentration camps, indiscriminate incarcerations, BigBrotherIsWatching and indefinite detentions. ''[[WellThisIsNotThatTrope This is not that trope]].''WellThisIsNotThatTrope.'' This Empire works a bit differently.
11th Jan '18 2:01:06 PM Derkhan
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* The titular empire in ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' was formed mostly by way of military conquest, but its constituent states have all mostly realized that remaining in the Empire means not constantly feuding with neighbors. In ''Assail'', a character lampshades the fact that from the perspective of the common people, the Malazan Empire is no more corrupt than the old regimes and it offers the poor opportunities they never had before. The empire is mostly a meritocracy and thus a peasant from a backwater community like him can raise up in its ranks as far as his talent and luck will allow him.

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* The titular empire in ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' was formed mostly by way of military conquest, but its constituent states have all mostly realized that remaining in the Empire means not constantly feuding with neighbors. In ''Assail'', a character lampshades the fact that from the perspective of the common people, the Malazan Empire is no more corrupt than the old regimes and it offers the poor opportunities they never had before. The empire is mostly a meritocracy and thus a peasant from a backwater community like him can raise rise up in its ranks as far as his talent and luck will allow him.
13th Dec '17 8:52:31 AM AHI-3000
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** The United States is often seen as the successor of the English in this regard and differs from the British Empire for the fact that it has so far avoided direct colonization, favoring control over the markets instead. UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire initiially sought to be a hegemonic empire at the outset but gradually became a military empire upon seeing the competition from other would-be colonial powers (France, Spain, Dutch, Russia, Germany) and the political instability that happened to coincide upon their arrival in a new land. When trouble arose, Britain relied on its vast and powerful Navy, which was essentially unchallenged from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 to the Battle of Jutland just over a century later, and unsurpassed until WWII (when it was surpassed... by their allies, the Americans), small, highly trained, efficient and highly mobile armies and its economic influence. The spread of English as the language of power and money (something which can partially be attributed to the US), the retention of Greenwich Mean Time and the resultant system of time zones and the widespread nature of British culture is a testament to this.

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** The United States is often seen as the successor of the English in this regard and differs from the British Empire for the fact that it has so far avoided direct colonization, favoring control over the markets instead. UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire initiially initially sought to be a hegemonic empire at the outset but gradually became a military empire upon seeing the competition from other would-be colonial powers (France, Spain, Dutch, Portugal, Netherlands, Russia, Germany) and the political instability that happened to coincide upon their arrival in a new land. When trouble arose, Britain relied on its vast and powerful Navy, which was essentially unchallenged from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 to the Battle of Jutland just over a century later, and unsurpassed until WWII (when it was surpassed... by their allies, the Americans), small, highly trained, efficient and highly mobile armies and its economic influence. The spread of English as the language of power and money (something which can partially be attributed to the US), the retention of Greenwich Mean Time and the resultant system of time zones and the widespread nature of British culture is a testament to this.
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