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

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

Rome expanded on greece a lot

From Syria to Portugal. The GREATEST EVER EMPIRE.

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2 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

The essence of western civilisation.

Regarding Rome, Rome is a product of Hellenism. Nevertheless, Rome split into a Latin west and a Greek east - it was the Greek east that lived another 1000 years until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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3 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

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.

I chose the Egyptian civilization because it is the best of all walks of life. For example, the ancient Egyptian had 42 denial of something bad before the court of the Spirit and he also has 42 proof of something good he did and one of these good things was the eyes of the blind and things that should not be done is I have not tortured a plant to forget that it is well watered, but it is not necessary to look at this robe even in dealing with the plant and not all that has been accomplished Egyptians are progressing in architecture where pyramids, temples and estates They even excelled in the work of the tombs Well, this is very few compared to what they have done, and we have not yet achieved how to do it, such as the mystery of embalming and the secret of the sun and the mystery of the sculpture, which excelled in it and mastered it so as to compete with everything that is imaginary for them

Certainly the Egyptian civilization is No. 1 because it was built on the foundations of a justice based on the King and the work secret of success and other great foundations when talking about Egyptian civilization talking about equality between men and women talking about compassion with all creatures, whether human or animal talking about dazzling the science that we do not reach him to today, whether in engineering or astronomy, medicine or chemistry... Egypt has given the world of love, peace, justice and mercy concepts...

We need hundreds of years in order to get to what we have reached Egypt from civilization in the concept of morality

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4 Chinese Empire (221 BC-1912 AD)

Oldest continuing civilization known to the history of the world, Being the most powerful state of the world for many periods of history in the past millennia, invention of paper, printing, compass and gunpowder which laid foundation to the modern era, five millennias of ancient wisdom, philosophy and culture passed down through the generations, recovered from every decline and returned to the world stage shortly after, the traditions and culture were undisrupted despite multiple catastrophic political, military or natural events AND currently on the top 3 most powerful military/economy power in the world.

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.

China is lit, ngl.

It has the greatest amount of time living.

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5 British Empire (1583 AD-present)

The largest empire in history, enough said.

The very fact this webpage exists is thanks to a British man

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.

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6 The United States (1776 AD-Present)

The United States is NOT a civilization, and it has no culture and very little history.

Unlike the others, we were a world power before our Bicentenial, a feat never achieved by any other country

Its not like I'm saying America is perfect or sits on the pedestal of highest success in all categories. It has and had its faults. The thing is we don't lead in any category other than defense spending, percent of incarcerated citizens and people who believe in christ. Other countries have followed our model and have the liberties and rights we proclaimed in our founding. We are not the freest nation on earth anymore. We like to regulate everything. So people can reasonably say we aren't the best. BUT. We are the States. Their is pride in being the 900 pound gorilla because we do have a FORCE of a military. Since our inception til the 70's we did nothing but advance in all fields. We are a very young nation, but we represent the democratic republic world. Other nations on here have failed and america isn't failing yet. We just aren't the undisputed best in the world right now. I vote america for the future could be bright with the right footing and the past is great.

"Other countries have followed our model and have the liberties" have you ever heard about the French revolution? Liberty, equality, fraternity... yes there is the source of the "model" the USA "created". You have a great country no only because of your army but you are far from been a CIVILIZATION not even close!

I believe a good indicator of how important america is as a civilization is to consider what the world would be like without it. First off it's a major possibility either Germany or Russia would rule most of the world with an iron fist after either side won work war 2. It was only because of Americas strength these nations were kept at bay. Secondly America may be smaller than past empires but that's by choice. America could easily conquer most of the world entirely on it's own apart from possibly Russia or China. Thirdly america has ushered in the digital age through smartphones, the internet, and entertainment the rest of the world still can't compete with. The invention and distribution of these things have influenced the world as deeply or more than the invention of anything else since the discovery of fire. Lastly, america isn't perfect or a world leader in almost any measurable scale but it is still the country where dreams come true. Anyone can become anything they want and ...more

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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

A time of great admiration for the sciences while most of the world was living in the dark

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.

Lost Islamic History. Its all lost. Muslims empires trumps all the others. If you hate Islam and Muslims perhaps don't use their very inventions.

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8 Mongol Empire (1206 AD - 1368 AD)

Ruling the world... - Pillars_of_Wisdom

They are the best empire ever

The mongol empire killed millions of People surrender instantly (the French lol) their Conquest got beaten Down by russia and China though RIP

The Mongolian Empire is one of the best empires in the history of the world. as said earlier hey reached their peak in 25 years, Rome took 200, and the Mongolian empire was much larger. They have the best cavalry in the history of the world, and a group of 10,000 scouts took out a crusade, which is basically all of Europe's military forces in one place. The first crusade had 600,000 people in it, so basically it was a 60 to one fight and the crusaders still lost, Mongolia is the best and deserves to be recognized for it

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9 Persian Empire (550 BC - 651 AD)

The Persians are THE CRADLE of human civilization.
Please Do some research before making a conclusion...

Cyrus IS the Great.

The first Empire to abolish slavery. Now which Empire can claim that during the Classical Era.

Please study about king cyrus, I'm shocked that america has a name on this list, 200 years isn't history, the persians had half the world with a great difference: there was no bloodshed in advance on the empire (specially by cyrus the first ruler that found and established human rights). There was a time that we shared the world with the romans.

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10 Mayan Empire (2000 BC-1540 AD)

Viva mexico

The Maya had a lot of great things and it is way better than the roman!

They are to smart

It had some of the most intricate pyramids in the world and may not be as large as the Egyptians but they are definitely more refined in detail. Also, the Maya made history in their religion, mathematics, science, astronomy, and more.

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The Contenders

11 Chola Dynasty (350 BC-1279 AD)

They actually exist from -2000BC

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.

One of the greatest Tamil-Hindu empires from India. Their contributions made Tamil one of the greatest, oldest languages and gave birth to Malayalam, Kannada and influenced the creation of Telugu languages. The cholas made Tamil Nadu and South India, the land of a million temples

Great Chola empire marked its influence all over South East Asia.

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12 Mughal Empire (1526 AD - 1857 AD)

History

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.

Hyper power empire!

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.

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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!

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.

Most underrated and advanced civilisation. They invented the modern alphabet that we are using now in byblos lebanon. First and best traders ever. First to arrive to the american continant. Best maritime ever/ purle of tyre became more expensive than gold/ continant of europe got his name from phoenician queen europa...

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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)

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

The greatest civilization and culture and not because I am african

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

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.)

But Julius Caesar...

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!

Not an empire, just a lot of squabbling tribes.

22 Angevin Empire (1154 AD - 1242 AD)
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)
25 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

26 Mauryan Empire (322 BC-185 BC)

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

Ashoka was a great leader

Come on guy
Ashoka was one of the greatest emperor

Ashoka was a great ruler... One of the best... That India had ever seen...

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27 Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1300 BCE)

One of the best civilizations ever, I can say. About 5000 years ago when human being couldn't think about clothes the people of Moen-Jo-Daro had drainage system to keep the streets cleaned. When man was struggling to survive his life these people had swimming pools to refresh theirselves...
When man was unaware of clothes these people would use ornaments for their beauty and they had complete trade system...
One special thing the base of modern technology "The Wheel" was invented by these people...

Indus Valley arguably the MOST ADVANCED civilization (and nation) of its time. It had sewers that were unrivaled until Roman Empire. The social conditions were comparable to Sumeria and SUPERIOR to Ancient Egypt and Babylon. It began a long line of Hindu/Indian Subcontinent cultures and civilizations (Maurya Empire and Mughal Empire). It is unknown how it was governed, but it is suggested by some that it could have even a primitive form of DEMOCRACY.

World greatest civilization.

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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28 Portuguese Empire (1411-1999 AD)

Amazing advances in exploration around Southern Africa

The first European worldwide empire.

First empire to unify the world.

29 Inca Empire (1438 AD to 1533 AD)

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)

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.

It was a great civilization and it was the start of the Korea now!

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31 France (1789 - Present)

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)

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.

"War does not make one great"

- Countless contributions to society

Known to have established the oldest Monotheistic Religion in the 13th Century B.C. and is thought to have influenced Egyptian culture and Vice Versa and it currently Possesses one of the Oldest Cities, Jerusalem. Its architecture during the period of the Herods' was at its peak and it's distinctive domiciles still exist today. See Ritmeyer Archaeological Design for more info and detailed images.

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 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.

36 Aksumite Empire (150 AD-950 AD)

Many to share

The greatest of all time

Greatest kingdom on the land of Africa

37 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

38 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.

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

Might have been cruel and oppressive, but was extremely smart and advanced. It was number one in everything. This country literally ruled the world until it fell. But I am not saying that I supported it!

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39 Prussia (1701 - 1945)

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 Gupta Empire (320 to 550 CE)

Still active today, running South Africa.

42 Etruscan Civilization (768 BC - 264 BC)

Most of what the Romans were came from the Etruscans.

43 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.

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 Gojoseon Dynasty (2333 BC - 238 BC)
46 Moravia (833 AD - 1949 AD)
47 Vikings (800 AD-1300 AD)

I don't know they were stronk

The gratest of all time

48 Norte Chico civilization (3500 BCE-1800 BCE)
49 Hunnic Empire (420 AD-469 AD)

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

50 German Empire (1871–1918)

Germany is superior

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