These governments and confederations have sometimes referred to as "empires". Some did not fit the modern definition of empire (the Delian League), others were self-proclaimed by their first and often last ruler, and others were efforts to turn an existing government into an empire, which failed.
|Athenian Empire (Delian League)||Ancient Greece||Delos island||-9522-01-01478 BC||-9596-01-01404 BC||74||Also known as Delian League. It was an association of Greek city-states.|
|Second Athenian Empire||Ancient Greece||Athens||-9622-01-01378 BC||-9645-01-01355 BC||23||Second Athenian Empire, headed by Athens primarily for self-defense against the growth of Sparta and the Persian Empire.|
|Central African Empire||Central African Republic||Bangui||01976-01-011976||01979-01-011979||3||President Jean-Bédel Bokassa declared himself Emperor Bokassa I.|
|Empire of China||China||Beijing||01915-01-011915||01916-01-011916||1||Was a short-lived attempt by Yuan Shikai to reinstate the Imperial Monarchy.|
|Empire of Haiti||North America||Port-au-Prince||01804-01-011804||01806-01-011806||2||
First Haitian Empire, Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared himself Emperor Jacques I.
|Empire of Haiti||North America||Port-au-Prince||01849-01-011849||01859-01-011859||10||
Second Haitian Empire, Faustin Soulouque is proclaimed Emperor Faustin I.
|Grand Duchy of Lithuania||Lithuania||Vilnius||01200-01-011200+||01569-01-011569||369||Was the largest state in Europe in the 15th century.|
|Empire of Trebizond||Black Sea||Trebizond||01204-01-011204||01461-01-011461||257||Successor state of the Byzantine Empire.|
|Tu'i Tonga Empire||Tonga, Pacific Ocean||Mu'a||00900-01-01900||01700-01-011700||800||See History of Tonga.|
|Ur III Empire||Sumer||Ur||-7900-01-012100 BC||-8000-01-012000 BC||100||The dynasty/empire is also known as the Sumerian Renaissance.|
|Empire of Vietnam||Vietnam||Huế||01945-01-011945||01945-01-011945||0.45||Was a short-lived Puppet state of the Japanese Empire, from March 11 - August 23.|
|Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth||Poland, Lithuania||Warsaw, Vilnius||01569-01-011569||01795-01-011795||226||Was formed by the Union of Lublin in 1569, between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.|
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