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.

Not a fan of modern Egypt but ancient Egypt, which is definitely not the ancestor of modern Egypt, had more contributions to man than any other civilization even Greece. What Greece did, Egypt had already done. Ungrateful Greeks forget their civilization rose because most of their so called Philosophers borrowed a huge chunk of knowledge from the Egyptians

True!

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.

China is great.

Yes, killing more of their own civilians than the total population of most countries is pretty great, and they didn't do it in the middle ages either, the Cultural Revolution went on from 1966-76.

6 Rome Rome
7 Assyria
8 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 country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
9 England England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.
10 Akkadian Empire

The Contenders

11 Sumer

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

It was in present-day Irag.

12 Sudan Sudan
13 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.
14 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.
15 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.
16 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
17 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

18 Zapotec Civilization
19 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.

Regardless of opinions, Nazi Germany was great and advanced. Either as advanced as the Roman Empire, or even more.

20 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.
21 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.
22 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

23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 Babylonia

They're cool

27 Morocco Morocco
28 Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.
29 Mongol Empire Mongol Empire
30 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately ...read more.
31 Minoa
32 Maya
33 Crete
34 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.
35 Ancient Rome
36 Median Empire
37 Persian Empire
38 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 a population of over 2 million people which are a mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians, and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful ...read more.
39 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.
40 Maurya Empire
41 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
42 Korea
43 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.
44 Armenia Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the ...read more.
45 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
46 Byzantine Empire
47 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.
48 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.
49 Abbasid Caliphate
50 Holy Roman Empire
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