Friday, 29 August 2014

World Empires

Over the millennia the World has been dominated by many empires, some bigger than others. While certain areas of the globe have been fought over and claimed many times by different people, other regions have known only a few occupants. So I wondered how it would have looked if some of the biggest empires had happened at the same time, and this is what I came up with.

I cannot claim complete accuracy, largely because of the various overlaps, but also because I have drawn this from other individual maps, which is not altogether easy. However, it does show the extent of these eight empires and the obvious impact they made upon the world. Sadly, of course, most of these empires came about through war and bloodshed, and it is good that we now live in a time where countries and people are happy with the land they have, mostly. It is also interesting, though, that those areas most fought over throughout history are the ones still most hotly contested today.

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