Greatest Civilizations of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Roman Empire (27 BC-1453 AD)

I'm Italian and from Roma, so maybe that's why I'm quite biased with my vote.

Rome is truly the Greatest Civilization! Oh yeah Roman-haters will say "But Rome copied Greek art & culture, they don't have their own arts blah blah blah", well I acknowledge the influences of Greek culture & art on Roman culture & art, but do not insult Rome because of this. Actually Rome has its own unique art, especially in architecture, sculpture & painting(wall-painting). Roman architecture is varied, and it is a unique mix of Etruscan and other Italic architectures and Greek architecture, Romans invented Domes, arches and vaults and many more architectural styles that became a trend in the ancient world/antiquity and even in the Renaissance and today! Renaissance architecture continued the Roman legacy in architecture, because Italy still admires her predecessor.
In sculpture, Rome is the best, though it was influenced greatly by greek art it is still unique. Roman sculpture were ...more

The Roman Empire was not as great at politics as you think, the normal senator put most of their time into spending money on public buildings, streets, etc. the main politicians that were actually properly political were the magistratus, consul, and praetors. Also the Romans weren't actually as great as they seem. Although the Romans outstanding organization and far more developed technology also numbers gave them the upper-hand in battle against the Barbarians, the Romans had to big of a habit of underestimating their opponents, eventually leading to their destruction and though a the Romans also were the only empire to unite all the Medditerian, they just didn't have the strength to manage their land leading to them being split apart and becoming easy prey to the less-developed, Strategic, and strong tribe in the area. The Romans also completely copied their religion to a similarity that only an idiot would think that it's real. They also had copied valuable tactics of the people ...more

The greatest empire ever to exist.

If Rome did not fall, we would be thousands of years more advanced. We probably would have had the industrial revolution around 500 AD.

Rome is truly one of the greatest examples of a great civilization. Their technological advancements and adeptness in conquering made them one of the most superior empires Europe (probably the world) has ever seen. It is truly a shame that Rome fell, one of the greatest tragedies in all of humanity. If Rome just didn't adopt Christianity and were somehow able to conquer the barbarians, we could have skipped the medieval and renaissance eras. We wouldn't have had the Black Plague in Europe, because Rome was already so advanced in medicine, that who knows how cleanly they would be in future years.

Though it is difficult not to compare Rome so easily to Greece, what with Greece's own artistic and scientific advancement as well as the great Macedonian empire, they were not nearly as influential or contiguous as the amazing and marveling ...more

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2 Ancient Egypt (3150 BC - 30 BC)

Egypt was the first country to be unified and ruled by the law. Not only did their inventions help them to live, but some of them are still used to this day. Some of the oldest inventions return to 40000 years ago, when the first cups, forks, knives and spoons appeared, while some were just invented before the fall of the Roman Empire. Some of the inventions are known to be Egyptian such as papyrus paper, but there are some others which you'll be surprised to know that they are even that old.
One of the oldest and most important inventions was the twisted rope. It was invented about 19000 years ago. The twisted rope helped the ancient Egyptians make tools for farming and fighting in battles. The discovery of farming around the Nile Valley enabled the ancient people to settle in the area which is now Egypt. The ancient Egyptians also used the calendar, invented in the year 4236 B.C., to organize farming according to the Nile water level, this helped them to minimize crop losses when ...more

Ancient Egypt should be number one. Many Greek philosophers studied in Egypt and were highly influenced by ancient Egypt. Recent studies has shown that the Egyptians were the ones who invented Ports. Something very important and still used today. They also had high heels around the 35th century because. Egyptians were the first to invent philosophy, mathematics, clothing, furniture, arts, clocks and the modern calendar, the alphabet and writing, writing instruments, cosmetics, paper, science, levers, ships, fortresses surgery, and so many other achievements. They are even the first centralised civilisation in the world. During their time Greece and Rome were barbarians living in dark ages. Rome didn't even exist as Rome then! There's a reason why Egyptian doctors were hired all over the world. They could treat CANCER and had knowledge of plastic surgery as well as prosthetics. The pyramids were the tallest structures on earth before the 1300 ADs. Recent archaeology has shown Egyptians ...more

From The world's oldest door to luggages. Kemet is truly a jet black African achievement. Some achievements include;
Paper, Pen, Ink, the alphabet, writing, World's oldest door, padlock, luggages, first recorded organized strike, first medical school(sais), first dentist known by name, oldest surgical instruments(Qar), first civilization to do plastic surgery( Edwin smith papyrus), oldest surviving topographical map, first organized labor, first centralized civilization, world's first clocks, first police, first ships, first warships and navy, pyramids, the solar calendar still used today, make up and wigs, braces, prosthetics, automatic moving statues, recording movement of stars, moon and planets, nilomter, irrigation, shaduf, reservoirs and dams, high heels(3500 because), Columns in buildings, first stone building, first architect, first philosopher, mathematics, glass making, hot baths, oldest dress, giant saw, identification of cranial structures, meninges, cerebrospinal fluid ...more

The ancient Egyptian civilization power didn't depend on its military power as most of all other ancient civilizations. A great advances in engineering, medicine, and astronomy were achieved by the ancient Egyptians. The enormous Giza pyramids standing in its place since 5000 years prove the superior ability of ancient Egyptians in engineering and astronomy. In addition, the ancient Egyptians showed an non-comparative mercy with their enemies compared with other civilizations in the ancient era.

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3 Greek Empire (800 BC-600 AD)

Most if not all civilizations achieved their greatness mainly through power and suppression of others. Greece did so by the power of the mind and ideas. That is why the impact of its civilization is 'diachronico' diachronic as is the Greek language. The Roman Empire would not be nearly as important if not from its borrowings of artistic scientific and humanistic disciplines religion and mythology from Greece. Venus would not exist if not for Aphrodite. Roman children were taught by greek teachers and philosophers. Renaissance was an example of Greece's diachronic influence as was the Byzantine empire before that. The world would be very different if not for the fall off Byzantine Konstantinopole (the Greece of the Roman empire) that was plunged in to darkness by the Ottomans for more than five hundred years while the rest of Europe moved forward spearheaded by 'renaissance 'and the exploration of the 'new world' which unfortunately resulted in the total distraction of more than 80 ...more

Ancient Greece was the greatest civilization in history without a doubt. The proof is in the putting. Not only is it the basis for Western culture, it also formed the foundation for the Free World. Systems like a democracy and a republic all came from Hellenic freedom. It was also the first known civilization that embraced naturalism. The great pre-socratic philosophers debunked ancient myths and tried to explain everything without the need for superstition. It lead into the first real scientific golden era. You can't even begin to think about mathematics without thinking about the Greeks. Socrates gave us a method of critical thinking, which is indispensable. Plato changed politics forever, and Aristotle revolutionized education. There are almost endless examples of great ancient Greek thinkers, visionaries and heroes that changed the world. Not in the least Alexander the Great. I can go on and on about how enlightened and important ancient Greece was. But let me put it this way, a ...more

Greece is the best

Because the Greeks formed the world as we know it today. Because of them knowledge is a public good instead of being kept in temples and palaces. No doubt, Greeks invented a new way of living in all aspects. Their achievements are endless. Every single person on this planet should visit Greece and pay tribute.

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4 British Empire (1583 AD-present)

The sun never sets on the British empire. That's what they used to say. Perhaps in a way it is still true since prior British colonies like America, Australia, Canada, to name a few, are still essentially British. Even though these countries have since become independently governed their DNA remains decidedly British. Language, laws, and culture. But thankfully not cuisine!

Largest empire in human history. The single most powerful nation in human history. The only country to overtake China in population. Ruled 1/4 of the worlds surface area for 200 years. The most influencial society in terms of language, innovation, technology, military, and morals. Everything that humanity charishes today was created by britain. England has contributed more to the world than any other sovereign state in human history. Knowledge of gravity, and modern physics, maths, science, literature, music, art, and independence. The british empire was not only able to rise up above all of the other continental superpowers in Europe, but were able to dominate other superpowers around the world such as India and China. It was because of this dominance and success that the small island of great britain became great, and they have continued to be great ever since. Now the empire still lives on in the commonwealth of nations, a peaceful collection of 53 countries that have gained ...more - Bturlik

Wake up! The empire is over a long time ago! The Commonwealth a country... you live in a dream

They should be like top 3 because of capitalism sciences from great luminaries like Sir Isaac Newton. Also the British started the industrial Revolution which led to economies all around the world today. Not to mention, they have brought the english language to the whole world as a revolutionary language. Although the language people commonly study around the world is American english, that was just a root that derived from the English. The British also have a great culture, which consists of literature with men like shakespeare, to art, to music with the Beatles, the greatest artists of all time, and punk rock bands like the sex pistols, no to mention queen, the rolling stones, genesis, and so on so forth. Without britain no us. Since much of the americans are cultured from the british and are of british, irish, or german descent living in a british colony.

Modern civilization with science & knowledge

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5 Chinese Empire (221 BC-1912 AD)

It has a distinct culture from the west. I admit I am a Chinese. Many China-haters are influenced by PRC government and take a biased stand. In fact China is great. Westerners have medical knowledge from Egypt, philosophy and logical thinking from Greece, architect from Rome, fire powder revolution from Ottoman, age of sail by Spain, Bible from Jewish, industrial Revolution of Britain, Renaissance of Italy, enlighten movement from France.. The nowadays West attributes to these 8 cultures or even more. But China in thousands of years developed on its own. No another culture can enlighten us because we are isolated from other civilizations. But we still manage to make a great contribution to the world.

Superpower for the longest period of time with an unsurpassed economy durability and culture. Facinating history with the highest range of great general, scientist, engineers, leaders, politicians, artists. Most importantly it is the longest Continous Civilization, making it the greatest humanity ever produced

It is true that Rome, Egypt, Greece, and all the other empires mentioned contributed greatly to our world as a whole, but when it comes down to it China was one of the greatest civilizations of all time. If it were not for China, many of the inventions that made these other civilizations so great would never have been invented. For example, with out China our world would not have gunpowder, paper (way better than simple papyrus), printing, compasses, silk cultivation, and literally thousands inventions that changed our world dramatically. In addition, China is one of the oldest civilizations known, and it outlasted many of the civilizations listed above. When these characteristics are combined you get an empire that is hard to beat. Just pointing out the facts

China is a great empire. It was great at architecure. I am doing a project on them and I am so glad that others agree with me.

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6 The United States (1776 AD-Present)

The hatemongers writing in English is all you need to know about them. The language is the third most spoken in the world because of the United States. Even at the height of British imperialism, English was lagging behind French and Spanish, and about as much spoken as Dutch. The United States kept the English language popular in the 20th century. The British empire was on its death bed after World War 1, and without Soviet and American involvement, would have been a German country right after France. The Soviet Union would've turned the UK into a puppet state if the United States didn't exist. The English invented the language, the Americans brought it to universities and schools to every dark corner of the world. Globalism is a US invention, and you can thank the dollar for the euro's existence. There would be no European Union if George C. Marshall didn't prevent the 2nd Dark Ages.

To the other guy talking about the French Revolution - hello shortest lived democracy in ...more

The US has introduced many ideals and innovations that have benefited the modern world. It is a diverse, unique, special, controversial, stereotypical, patriotic, powerful, famous, large, and overall a great country. I think it deserves its well deserved spot in the top 10. God Bless USA!

The United States has not only been the most free country in world history, but its innovations had benefited the entire globe by lifting others out of poverty, granting freedom, spreading ideas, and giving protection.

The United States is defining modern western culture, and influencing the world. T.V.-shows, the movie industry, the english language, video games, computers, smartphones, etc. Almost everything that defines pop culture was originally American. Also ideals like freedom, democracy and liberalism, were spread thanks in part to the United States. The ones who say America has no culture are clearly not very bright. And I'm saying that as someone from Denmark, a country with thousands of years of history. I can tell that pop culture in Denmark is influenced A LOT by American culture. We go to starbucks, have a cheeseburger at mcdonalds, post pictures on instagram, and watch game of thrones. Just like you. Also, the US economy is literally a quarter of the world. That's insane. And in the 50s it was half. The US is the modern era's Roman Empire. And it doesn't just influence some of the world, but all of it.

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7 Islamic Golden Age (750 AD - 1257 AD)

Not only was this one of the greatest civilizations in human history but was also accepted as the 'first universal civilization' due to the diversity of ethnicities, cultures, religions, etc.

The previous civilizations like Ancient Greece, Rome, China were also great civilizations however they were only regional civilizations but the Muslim Civilization not only preserved each of these previous civilizations but they also made inventions and innovations of their own.

I also think it is one of the most underrated civilizations and has been undermined by Euro-centric historiography. The Islamic Golden Age also paved the way for the European Renaissance and Enlightenment and had this Great Muslim Civilization had not declined and fallen and had kept united with each other; we would have most likely had modern science and technology eight hundred years ago rather than in the 21st Century.

Stanley Lane-Poole states in the back of his book called "The Story of the Moors ...more

Muslims just stole what persians and others have formed, then they turned back to muslim insanity what muslim is world right now.
Stop lying to yourself that Islam has anything to do with smart and civilized.

One of the greatest and most underrated civilizations of all time. They made great contributions in science, math, astronomy and much more. Without people like Ibn al Haytham or Abu Nasr Al-Farabi and many more, the world would not be half as advanced as it is today. A lot of people try to undermine them because they started off translating and learning from older civilizations, making false accusations of "plagiarism", but that's how everybody learns from past knowledge, even Sir Isaac Newton said "If I have seen further than others, it's by standing on the shoulders of giants." And they made their own contributions as well which is what the jealous haters like to leave out. Anyway, haters gonna hate. I'm proud of what my ancestors have done.

Islamic should get number 1 because islamic have ruled 2 over 3 of the worlds

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8 Mongol Empire (1206 AD - 1368 AD)

Why do people think that a civilization of murderous thieves is better than the Ottoman Empire, Aztec Empire, AND Scotland? - HaselbarthJason

Ruling the world... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

The Mongols might have been barbaric-like people, but their power during their rule and their influence even today is astounding. They were essential in the development and improvement of trade, for example reopening the Silk Road. They also encouraged migration and moved people around their empire to help advance it. It was the first real experiment of interconnection and a 'global village' which allowed modern globalisation to take place. They also helped to spread ideas, culture and inventions, such as Chinese gunpowder to Europe. In fact, they are so influential that their effects can even be seen now. 1 in 200 people are descended from Genghis Khan. You don't see that anywhere else.

They are the best empire ever

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9 Persian Empire (550 BC - 651 AD)

Zoroastrian philosophy is the most beautiful thoughts that human has ever developed. It was the enlightenment era in the ancient world that was abolished through endless wars.

It was larger than any previous empire in history and it is notable for building infrastructure such as road systems and a postal system, the use of an official language across its territories, and the development of civil services and a large professional army.

Your public are largely eurocentric

Considering the Person (Achaemenid) empire controlled the largest percentage of the worlds population ever, as well as it's influence on modern laws and customs, I will have to say that the Persians take the award.

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10 Mayan Empire (2000 BC-1540 AD)

All the other civilizations named had the benefit of building off of other civilizations. Geography, proximity, and conquest or trade gave them the benefit of using the best ideas of others. They were all aided by other cultures-- particularly the Romans, British, Americans, Greeks and Chinese. The Meso-Americans, however were relatively isolated. All of their great achievements are theirs alone. They didn't have the benefit of a vast number of cultures clustered in a relatively small area to draw from. THAT is absolutely admirable.

Very simple first sower system in the world can given the Mayan thanks for that

Agreed on them being isolated, can you think what this world would be like if we didn't have sower. Dirty mud water, nasty baths like the Egyptians stinky like the French. Really the other side of the world would still be filty if it wasn't for them learning from the Mayans.

Viva mexico

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The Contenders

11 Chola Dynasty (350 BC-1279 AD)

Tamil people has very well civilization. At cauvery river banks

All Indians look up on the list and sigh, hoping that they might jump up a spot or 2. This is so underrated. - PressF

WHY! WHY DID CHINA BEAT THIS!

The Cholas represented an outward looking power rather than insular inward looking like regimes before it's advent. It spread it's writ and influence deep into South East Asia and built magnificent temples. Well deserving of being among the greatest civilizations the world has seen.

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12 Mughal Empire (1526 AD - 1857 AD)

The Mughal Empire were very wealthy, in the early 1800’s the had 40% of the worlds GDP, between them and china they had 80%. At the time Britain and Europe did not compare.

Yeah yeah, cause some sell their own country, some build Taj Mahal for his beloved wife. And has other wives. While people die for food. Some plan to kill their own king. - zxm

They had almost all of Pakistan and India

The mugal empire was an empire of culture... Heritage.. Art... And many more royal things. Infact Akbar the mugal emperor united the 2 distinct religions and conquered almost all parts of India... Alas it was a great dynasty as it evolved in less than a few decade to good quality weapons... Architecture like TAJ MAHAL... And prospered in every possible way...

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13 Ottoman Empire (1299 AD - 1923 AD)

"Pax Ottomana" gives us clues about how powerfully peaceful the Ottomans were. In 1453 the new age began with 'The Qonquest of Istanbul'. They proved that the world can be ruled equally in peace, regardless of race, religion, beliefs. Downfall came with French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Geographical Discoveries and incompetent technological developments. Nowadays Ottoman System sounds like a utopia... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

I voted this because the other 2 Central Powers where not here.

The one and only empire to show that Islam can be unified with Western values. Furtermore, an empire which had control over the Middle East and Eastern Europe, despite being in constant proxy war with the greatest nations, empires etc. such as the British Empire, The Italian Empire, France, The Russian Empire. I would call the Ottoman Empire the only dynasty which could bring a lasting order and peace in Europe and Middle East. What a shame the Ottoman Empire ended in such manner when it had a great potential and was good at diplomatic relations.

Commanded mighty military might along with great advances in military tactics/technology. First civilization to arm all solders with firearms.

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14 Aztec Empire (1428 AD - 1521 AD)

When the Aztecs arrived on Tenochtitlan island it was unsustainable as a settlement. They built a series of dams that we still do not understand, which allowed them to control the level of the lakes water. This allowed them to build a great irrigation system. With which they reclaimed the no longer flooded marshland and built farms. They invented a water filtration system that provided perfectly safe nourishment. They lowered the water level and dammed previously underwater land. They designed a complex system of canals across the Island, floating agricultural colonies, a fertilization system and finished it up with magnificent public architecture. After the Spanish destroyed this system IT TOOK UNTIL THE 1920s BEFORE SCIENTISTS SOLVED THE CITIES FLOODING PROBLEM. And only by draining the entire lake.

When you consider the adversities resolved in so little amount of time, this civilization vastly surpasses all others. I wonder what else had they accomplished, given, let's say, an extra century without the spaniards arriving in Mexico.

Bloody people. Deserved the conquistadors most rightly

They should be in the top 10 but still strong almost beat the Spanish.

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15 Phoenicia (1200 BC - 539 BC)

They were like the best traders of all time! Plus, are alphabet is based on theirs!

The first people that travelled.
Creations:
The alphabet
Glass
Pourpre colour
Boats
The legend of the phoenix
Trade
They were the ones that built, Sicily, Santorini, Carthage, and many others
They were the richest because of their unique wood
The first mathematician was Phoenician (Pythagoras)

Literally the best

They invented a practical alphabet which was the mother to the vast majority of modern alphabets around the world. The Phoenicians also invented the boat and were the first to navigate around Africa.

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16 Kingdom of Scotland (843 - 1707 AD)

From Lauren Perry:
Even vegetarian haggis is delicious.
Highland cows (or coos, if you will). look them up.
Sexy Accents
Tartans.
Bagpipes
Ever been to Edinburgh?
Loch Ness
Isle of Skye
All of the Highlands, as a matter of fact
Men in Kilts (bam)
The tomb of Robert the Bruce
Scotch Whisky.

17 Ethiopian Empire (1137 AD-1974 AD)

The greatest civilization and culture and not because I am african

Well it dominated the horn of Africa so it deserves a place

Gretest civilization in a africa!
we are the only independent & free country in africa!
so I am proud to be Habesha!

The Ethiopian Civilization started way back before the Birth of Christ,
“There is evidence of a Semitic-speaking presence in Eritrea and northern Ethiopia at least as early as 2000 because.“
“An early kingdom to arise was that of D'mt in the 8th century because. The Kingdom of Aksum, one of the powerful civilizations of the ancient world, was based there from about 150 because to the mid of 12th century AD. Spreading far beyond the city of Aksum, it molded the one of the earliest cultures of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Architectural remains include finely carved stelae, extensive palaces, and ancient places of worship that are still being used.“

I can... tell you how Ethiopia “Great Abyssinia” “Axum Kingdoms” Was the First of all Civilizations

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssinian_people

18 Byzantine Empire (330 AD-1453 AD)

East Roman Empire survived for 1000 years. They left an immense heritage behind. Their architecture and science developments were cutting edge of those times. Today Anatolia and especially Istanbul is full of their magical memorial. "Pax Romana" represents their development and peace... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

Constantinople was the most beautiful city in the world until it was fell to the barbarians of the east the savage people that stole it's history I will never forget May 29 1453 the City will be Greek again it's redicules to put the USA well above the Byzantine Empire which was a Greek empire it's also highly inaccurate the American are so stupid to thing that they have the best civilisation in the world

Pathetic. The other comments about it falling to 'barbarians' and that 'Americans are so stupid' is complete bull. The Byzantine Empire was indeed a strong nation, but the Ottomans were simply better and finished them off. And Constantinople will be Greek again? Complete bull. Turkey is far superior than Greece is today in economy, military, and doesn't have an insane debt.

19 Assyrian Empire (1920 BC-1311 AD)

Better than Egypt or Greece. The first!

Assyrians may have been despotic and violent, but they had beautiful culture. As already stated here, they had a most prestigious library and university. They also had beautiful art. And when the Babylonians and Persians came along, they made deals and remained semi autonomous.

Beautiful civilisation and always was and will be!

The Empire that built the first Library and University, also thought of the Pythagoras Theorem truly the empire of Knowledge.

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20 Qing Dynasty (1644 AD - 1912 AD)

This guys better than scotland they are larger but they died out quickly

21 Celtic Empire (800-450 B.C.)

Not an empire, just a lot of squabbling tribes.

The Celtics were arguably the mightiest warriors in history. They invented a language still spoken today, a minor religion still used today, and had mythological figures STILL SEEN TODAY. Though not as popular as the Greeks or Romans, they ruled Gaelic Europe, making them one of the strongest and most prosperous civilizations to date!

But Julius Caesar...

22 Angevin Empire (1154 AD - 1242 AD)

Vive la douceur Angevine! Bel Anjou!

23 Pandyan Empire (50 AD-1350 AD)

One of the greatest Tamil empires... the classical Tamil, the oldest and still continuously spoken language in the world developed under the Pandyan patrons. Long Live Divine Classical Tamil!

Tamil is very hard

Pandya empire helped save classical literature of India.

24 Armenian Empire (321 BC - 428 AD)

I like latvia

25 Mauryan Empire (322 BC-185 BC)

It was responsible for the spread of Buddhism in Asia, elevating it to a world religion. Also it was the first empire to unify the Indian Subcontinent( except the Tamils)

Chanakya the king maker

Covered afganistan, pakistan, india, bangladesh, nepal.

Mauryan kings were very brave.
And the credit of uniting and spreading India to a large geographical area goes to Mauryan Empire.

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26 Goguryeo Dynasty (37 BC - 668 AD)

The best empire

Goguryeo is the center of Korean Nationalism today. The word "Korea" itself derives from the word Goguryeo.
The Goguryeo Dynasty was a dominant power under Emperor Gwanggaeto the Great that influenced and directly controlled Baekje, Silla, Buyeo, Eastern Buyeo, Khitans, Mohe, Later Yan, and Yamato Japan.
After Goguryeo loses most of its power by the late 500s and the 600s, they still were able to destroy the Chinese Sui resulting in millions of Sui men dying. Over 3 million Sui Chinese were mobilized during the Goguryeo-Sui Wars and it was said that 90% of them died. They even defeated the Chinese Tang during the First Goguryeo-Tang wars, but eventually defeated by the Tang-Silla alliance in 668 only due to the internal conflicts between Yeon Gaesomun's (Military Dictator of Goguryeo) sons over power. - Stevenloveswaffles13

27 Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1300 BCE)

Why are they so low on the list? they literally invented PLUMING, which was EXTREMELY advanced for their time. - scienceLover10

1st civilation
Created plumbing
Chess
Democracy
Origin of Hinduism I am one
Sikhism
Buddhism
Jainism

This is one of the best civilisations. This has the best drainage system and the best bathrooms or toilets. Indus Valley people built granary where they kept their grains. The special Jewellers used to make Jewellery with gold. They made statues with clay! Bronze and silver, they made good quality poetry, they made bowls, wheeled carts, wells, raised mounds and windows for houses too. In history I like to study about the Indus Valley civilisation.

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Amaricans are fart

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28 Portuguese Empire (1411-1999 AD)

Golden age of exploration, navigation and colonization

Viva!

Amazing advances in exploration around Southern Africa

The first European worldwide empire.

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29 Inca Empire (1438 AD to 1533 AD)

Rock perfectly building in his sides

When the Inca Empire first appeared in Cuzco in 1100 CE, it controlled the Southern Andes. When Pizarro showed up in 1533, it owned like all of civilized South America. Held out against the Spanish for 36 years after their arrival, which is way longer than the Aztecs or whoever else. All without draft animals, wheels, or even a written language (though quipus could be a writing form). And to me, that is what makes them great.

Despite the huge technological difference between the Inca and Spain they managed to beat them in several battles even capturing some of Spain's cannons and using them against them. They proved to be a worthy adversary to a country several thousand years ahead of them technologically and in my mind that makes them the greatest.

amazing

30 Silla Dynasty (57 BC-935 AD)

Japan should be detroyed

They have beautiful stuffs. and this is the reason why Japanese always so jealous of Korea.

They United three kingdoms into a one big kingdom and has developed a lot of new weapons and has started a big trading market with China. They've also fought Japanese from invading islands and has stopped China from coming downwards to their capital. They are an interesting and a proud dynasty for Koreans.

It became a foundation of current Korea and spread culture to Japan.

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31 France (1789 - Present)

Mix of power and thought

Homeland of thoughts... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

France may be top five.

1 france
2 albanie
3 kosovo
4 serbie
5 bosnie
6 croate
7 slovanie
8 macedonie
9 monetegro
10 pays bas
11 francois hollande
12 sarkozy
13 mecrone
14 usa
15 russie
16 chine

32 Kingdom of Israel (1312 BCE - 69 CE)

In my History class I got in A+ on this topic

Greatest civilization ever, bar none, is the Israelite civilization, because of God's blessings on them throughout history, past, present, and/or future. But also the most hated and punished for wickedness due to sin, at least, to date, with the former being the case because Satan hates God and His people of Israel more than any other seeing as Jesus, Son of God, came to Earth by being born there, to save the world from its sins and H@ll for eternity, if people would accept Him as their Lord and Saviour forever.

Spreading the word of God makes this empire THE BEST.☺☺

"War does not make one great"

- Countless contributions to society

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33 Kushan Empire (30 AD - 375 AD)
34 Carthaginian Empire (650 BC - 146 BC)

It's 814 because to 146 because

Strong civilization, underrated in contrast with the Roman one which they nearly beaten.

They could have conquered rome if the romans didn't copy their ships and destroyed their land

The greatest navel power, and greatest merchants.

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35 Soviet Union (1917 AD - 1991 AD)

To be honest, I think it's funny that this civilization isn't one of the top 10s. I'm not a Russian or citizen of any former soviet republic and I'm not a communist as well but seriously, look at what they achieved! After being destroyed by the second world war, the soviet union rose from ruins and eventually, became so powerful, enough to be a fair rival of the United States. Yes, it collapsed. But it collapsed because its own problems, not some invasion or intervention from other civilization. Again, I'm not a pro soviet or a communist. I was born in a nation which is a member of NATO. But I can't deny the fact that the USSR is one of the most powerful civilization in the world. If it didn't collapse and continues to exist, the United States would have lose its world domination.

For all its faults it was during its 70 years a Superpower

You can't deal in "What ifs". The Soviet Union is NOT the greatest civilization of all time.

(DISCLAIMERS: DO NOT THINK I WROTE THIS DUE TO EITHER SOVIET BIAS IN WAR THUNDER OR USSR SPACE PROGRAM). USSR, an empire which is like the Rome of the cold war, an empire that risen, revolutionized space exploration and that silently fell, should be higher. Rome invented the toilet, the Soviets created the satellite, and etc. Adapt and adopt, Rome stole Hannibal's tactic, USSR, taken the V2

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36 Babylonian Empire (1894 BC - 539 BC)

What came out of Mesopotamia is misrepresentation. Most of the empire's mentioned above all benefited from innovations the Mesopotamians.

Imso glad that some do read and research HISTORY S PAST. THESE EMPIRE HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, AMERICA 230 plus? YET THEY PROP THEMSELVES UP AS GODS GIFT TO THE WORLD. GIVE ME THE TRUE DOERS AND NOT THE NARSIS COUNTRY EHI IS DOOM TO FAIL AS ALL BIG POWERS HAVE DONE. MATTER IF TIME FOR U.S.OF A.

37 Aksumite Empire (150 AD-950 AD)

Many to share

Greatest kingdom on the land of Africa

The greatest of all time

38 Frankish Empire (3rd century-843 AD)

It was the germanic tribes who took down the roman empire...

The franks took down the roman empire and killed many

39 Prussia (1701 - 1945)

They should have never been destroyed they had so much unseen potential. Screw you England and Germany for stuffing up things.

So underrated. Prussia had a fantastic military and once covered a large amount of Europe! Prussia also helped Britain defeat France at the Battle of Waterloo. It's really sad that a lot of people I know aren't even aware that it existed.

40 Hittite Empire (1600 BC - 1178 BC)

"Kadesh Treaty" between Hittite Empire and Egypt is known as the first peace treaty in history... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

41 Etruscan Civilization (768 BC - 264 BC)

This shouldbetop 20

Most of what the Romans were came from the Etruscans.

42 Sumer Civilization (5th m. BC - 3rd m. BC)

History begins with the invention of writing... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

43rd? , The first Civilization ever?

Was the first civilization ever, was the first to use agriculture, made the first government system, and invented writing. History literally starts when the Sumerian civilization begins. All pretty darn good reasons for Sumeria to be number one on this list.

43 Gupta Empire (320 to 550 CE)

Still active today, running South Africa.

44 Dutch Empire (1581 AD-1950s AD)

A great colonial Empire with colonies all over the world. The Dutch Empire is also known for having the first modern stock exchange.

One of the greatest navy's of all time

Heuj we bestaan nog steeds hoor

45 Vikings (800 AD-1300 AD)

Superior race, culture and lifestyle.

I don't know they were stronk

The gratest of all time

46 German Empire (1871–1918)

Germany is superior

47 Gojoseon Dynasty (2333 BC - 238 BC)
48 Olmec Empire (1500 BC - 400 BC)

The first civilization in Mesoamerica

49 Moravia (833 AD - 1949 AD)
50 Hunnic Empire (420 AD-469 AD)

Artila (scourge of god) created one of the most powerful war machines in existence, that even surpassed the Romans, granted Rome was week and had no way of countering missile cavalry. Take Parthia for example the wiped 40,000 elite roman heavy infantry at battle of Carrhae and captured/killed the most wealthiest man in rome, this infamous battle demonstrated the need for better cavalry.

Just last right now. I know nothing conties so I votd fur thus oni., I am probli stupid fur locing at thus list

Scourge of Rome, anyone? - HanWasDumb

Scourge of God-Attila. His story was filmed in the movie "Attila" - Pillars_of_Wisdom

Huns as the first known state established by the Turks. With 'Migration of Tribes', the Turkic tribes in Central Asia, started searching fertile fields then great migration began (which affected world's populaton) to western part of world. Asia Hun State leader "King Motu" was the developer of mondern military methods and established a well-equipped/trained/disciplined army in 209 because. By the migration of tribes, today's european folks had been shaped. Attila was known as 'Scourge of God'. They contributed to world's civilization with laws, ruling system, military. Seljuks and Ottomans were the descendants of Huns... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

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