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18th Aug '17 10:23:40 PM Pipcard
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* In the 13th century, the Mongols had the largest contiguous empire. It didn't last very long.
25th Jul '17 10:42:34 PM DoktorSoviet
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* Around 200 BC, it would've been possible to go from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean while basically only crossing through three empires. From west to east, you would start in TheRomanEmpire and make your way through [[{{UsefulNotes/Iran}} the Parthian Empire]] before ending up in [[UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing Han Dynasty China.]]
* And depending on how you define an "empire", the Cold War and the resulting hegemony of the United States basically counts. Prior to 1991 the entire world was basically split between two distinct power blocs, and after the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp fall of the Soviet Union]] there was now only one power left on Earth.
21st Jul '17 1:45:21 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/MarchOfWar'' could be described as SpaceFillingEmpire: TheGame. An AlternateHistory, DieselPunk, WeirdHistoricalWar game where UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 is a ''literal'' world war being fought by six superpowers:

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* ''VideoGame/MarchOfWar'' could be described as SpaceFillingEmpire: Space-Filling Empire: TheGame. An AlternateHistory, DieselPunk, WeirdHistoricalWar game where UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII is a ''literal'' world war being fought by six superpowers:



** Tito attempted to create something similar to this in the Balkans during the Greek civil war by making a Yugoslav, Bulgarian Greek and Albanian Communist union. Stalin, already in charge of the world's largest space filling empire, could not tolerate such a threat even from another communist nation. This led to the Tito-Stalin split.

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** Josip Broz Tito attempted to create something similar to this in the Balkans during the Greek civil war by making a Yugoslav, Bulgarian Greek and Albanian Communist union. Stalin, already in charge of the world's largest space filling empire, could not tolerate such a threat even from another communist nation. This led to the Tito-Stalin split.



* In a very dark example, this was the ultimate goal of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War II and Operation Barbarossa]] as driven by the ultranationalist ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drang_nach_Osten Drang nach Osten]]'' (Drive to the East) ideal: to conquer all the Slavic countries of Eastern Europe plus Western Russia, and in doing so create a [[TheEmpire Greater Germanic Reich]] full of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebensraum Lebensraum]] (living space) for the German people. [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Greater_Germanic_Reich.png You can see the proposed boundaries for such a Reich here]]. Naturally, the Slavic peoples already living in those territories would have to be...[[FinalSolution disposed of]].

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* In a very dark example, this was the ultimate goal of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War II and Operation Barbarossa]] Barbarossa as driven by the ultranationalist ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drang_nach_Osten Drang nach Osten]]'' (Drive to the East) ideal: to conquer all the Slavic countries of Eastern Europe plus Western Russia, and in doing so create a [[TheEmpire Greater Germanic Reich]] full of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebensraum Lebensraum]] (living space) for the German people. [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Greater_Germanic_Reich.png You can see the proposed boundaries for such a Reich here]]. Naturally, the Slavic peoples already living in those territories would have to be... [[FinalSolution disposed of]].
15th Jul '17 10:41:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' has North Korea steamrolling right over all of Southeast Asia just like Japan did in WorldWarII, despite there being several very strong armed forces in the area.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'' has North Korea steamrolling right over all of Southeast Asia just like Japan did in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, despite there being several very strong armed forces in the area.
5th Jul '17 4:42:09 AM Rotpar
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* ''VideoGame/MarchOfWar'' could be described as SpaceFillingEmpire: TheGame. An AlternateHistory, DieselPunk, WeirdHistoricalWar game where UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 is a ''literal'' world war being fought by six superpowers:
** The Shogun Empire, the Tokugawa Shogunate turned expansionist conqueror in the 17th Century; rules Southeast Asia from Japan to India.
** The Soviet Union, founded by the collapse of the Russian Empire in the late 19th Century, secretly backed by meddling European nations. Occupies mostly the same Central Asian territory as the real world Soviet Union.
** The Latin Junta, a military dictatorship backed by the Soviets to undermine Europe. Controls Central and South America and fights the Soviets to promote its own flavor of communism.
** The African Warlords, who were inspired by the Latin Junta to depose their colonial overlords as well. Controls Africa though prone to in-fighting and coups.
** The European Alliance, Europe unites under England, France, and Germany after losing all of their colonies and having half of the world hate them.
** The United Republic, Canada being annexed by the United States.
24th Jun '17 10:50:52 PM Uyyy
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* In a very dark example, this was the ultimate goal of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War II and Operation Barbarossa]] as driven by the ultranationalist ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drang_nach_Osten Drang nach Osten]]'' (Drive to the East) ideal: to conquer all the Slavic countries of Eastern Europe plus Western Russia, and in doing so create a [[TheEmpire Greater Germanic Reich]] full of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebensraum Lebensraum]] (living space) for the German people. [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Greater_Germanic_Reich.png You can see the proposed boundaries for such a Reich here]]. Naturally, the Slavic peoples already living in those territories would have to be...[[FinalSolution disposed of]].
17th Jun '17 5:09:04 AM Occidensill
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* Several nations today are composed of many disparate parts, often unified more for the convenience of colonizers or past empires than any strong shared history.
** The Philippines are pretty much only one nation because the Spanish grouped them under one name (which itself only referred to the Samar and Leyte Island groups). No one polity had unified a significant fraction of it before, and some southern islands in particular have sustained agitation for separation from the rest of the archipelago for centuries on the basis of religion.
** Large nations in the Americas like Brazil, the US, Mexico, and Canada were previously dozens or hundreds of languages, cultures, and nations before colonial powers arrived and filled it all in. In the US in particular, the status of many federally recognized tribes as dependent nation on non contiguous reservations lends itself to an impression of the US as what fills in all the space between the reservations Native Americans were forced on to.
14th Apr '17 6:48:20 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': For several centuries, the (known by humans) world has been under the control of a single [[TheEmpire empire]]. After things get messed up, several nations go from declaring independence ''and'' opposing the Empire (Azur Alliance) to independize and watch what happens waiting to act with one band or another, or simply ignore all the fuss and go in their own. By far the three major [[spoiler:not in the shadows]] powers are the already mentioned Empire of Abel and Azur Alliance, plus the Holy Church of Abel (very small in geographical terms, but having significant political and especially religious power).

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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': For several centuries, the (known by humans) world has been under the control of a single [[TheEmpire empire]]. After things get messed up, several nations go from declaring independence ''and'' opposing the Empire (Azur Alliance) to independize and watch what happens waiting to act with one band or another, or simply ignore all the fuss and go in their own. By far the three major [[spoiler:not in the shadows]] powers are the already mentioned Empire of Abel (much larger and powerful than any other, but with its forces scattered over its entire area) and Azur Alliance, Alliance (considerably smaller than Abel, but looking for ways to offset that difference of power and with its armies much more concentrated), plus the Holy Church of Abel (very small in geographical terms, but having significant political and especially religious power).
12th Apr '17 7:05:42 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': For several centuries, the (known by humans) world has been under the control of a single [[TheEmpire empire]]. After things get messed up, several nations go from declaring independence ''and'' opposing the Empire (Azur Alliance) to independize and watch what happens waiting to act with one band or another, or simply ignore all the fuss and go in their own. By far the three major [[spoiler:not in the shadows]] powers are the already mentioned Empire of Abel and Azur Alliance, plus the Holy Church of Abel (very small in geographical terms, but having significant political and especially religious power).
9th Apr '17 8:31:45 PM DustSnitch
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* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology takes place in an AlternateHistory where {{Jesus}} was killed as a baby and was replaced by a different Messiah. Thanks to the Redeemer's efforts, the Roman Empire never fell and remains stronger than ever to this day, now known only as the State with its ruler, the Possessor, having his capital in [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Lutetia]] (alternate Paris). The State controls most of Europe and has colonies in Africa and the Americas. Several vassal nations serve as the buffer zone between the State and its on-and-off enemy the Russian Khanate (Russia never threw off the Mongol yoke and becomes a mix of both cultures). The Chinese Empire is the most advanced nation in the world and controls most of Asia. The Ottoman Empire is the weakest of the major powers. Smaller nations are mentioned, such as the Aztec Empire that constantly clashes with the State's colonies in America, and Judea, which is a tiny vassal nation of the Ottomans.

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* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology takes place in an AlternateHistory where {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was killed as a baby and was replaced by a different Messiah. Thanks to the Redeemer's efforts, the Roman Empire never fell and remains stronger than ever to this day, now known only as the State with its ruler, the Possessor, having his capital in [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Lutetia]] (alternate Paris). The State controls most of Europe and has colonies in Africa and the Americas. Several vassal nations serve as the buffer zone between the State and its on-and-off enemy the Russian Khanate (Russia never threw off the Mongol yoke and becomes a mix of both cultures). The Chinese Empire is the most advanced nation in the world and controls most of Asia. The Ottoman Empire is the weakest of the major powers. Smaller nations are mentioned, such as the Aztec Empire that constantly clashes with the State's colonies in America, and Judea, which is a tiny vassal nation of the Ottomans.
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