Best Civilizations, Countries, and Empires of All Time

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This is a list for the best country OF ALL TIME, so not at present. Keep that mind and vote for the nation you believe has had the biggest, and best, impact on the world in history.

Countries range from Mesopotamia, the Roman Empire, to the United States.

The Top Ten

1 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Well first of all the US didn't take the load of World War 2 as Russia fought 80% of the Axis powers on the European Theatre, and the US didn't protect europe from communism, the cold war happened because of conflict of ideologies, plus all the communist wars ended badly, for example Korea was divided and Vietnam became communist. Also the US is not the only country to attend foreign affairs or run humanitarian aid, and 50% of that taxpayers money gos to an unnecessary military. It bothers me why Americans are so proud of a country but then don't seem to read into the facts, I made the list in chronological order in which a civilisation was created, so the us is in the bottom few, if you want to vote for them then be my guest. - i-simply-cannot-decide

Also you say there haa never been such a country with such a record, how about Britain? Ruled 1/4 of the worlds land, industrial revolution, magna carta (the first rights bill ever), pounds are the oldest currency, uninvaded since 1066, created cities such as London, New York, Sydney, had a combined GDP of over 14trillion, big enough to rival the US and China, also, asumming you're American, what language are you speaking now? ENGLISH. When it comes down to it the ability of language is what sets humans apart from apes, and when a country creates a global language like that then it has to be appreciated. - i-simply-cannot-decide

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2 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece beat Egypt, and they had more inventions and ideas than any other civilization in history.

3 Mesopotamia
4 Indus Valley Civilization
5 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.
6 Rome
7 Assyria
8 Sumer

This nation was somewhere in Iran, Syria etc. - zxm

It was in present-day Irag.

9 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The language is Persian. ...read more.
10 England England England, or the kingdom of England, is one of four countries located within the United Kingdom. It united with Scotland and Wales in 1707 as Great Britain, and later Ireland in 1801. English is the primary language of England and one of many official languages in the U.K

The Contenders

11 Akkadian Empire
12 Peru Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of ...read more.
13 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
14 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
15 Sudan Sudan
16 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

THE Revolution

17 Zapotec Civilization
18 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state ...read more.
19 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

Kievan russia was great always protecting europe - nazariy93

20 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.
21 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.
22 Morocco Morocco
23 Mongol Empire Mongol Empire
24 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
25 Minoa
26 Maya
27 Crete
28 Mexico Mexico
29 Ancient Rome
30 Median Empire
31 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
32 Persian Empire
33 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.
34 Babylonia
35 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has population of over 2 million people which are mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful forests, ...read more.
36 Libya Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
37 Maurya Empire
38 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
39 Korea
40 Iraq Iraq
41 Armenia Armenia
42 Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.
43 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
44 Byzantine Empire
45 Wales Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.
46 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.
47 Abbasid Caliphate
48 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.
49 Holy Roman Empire
50 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
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