What are empires?


The term empire derives from the Latin imperium (power, authority). Politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples (ethnic groups) united and ruled either by a monarch (emperor, empress) or an oligarchy.

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Space Empires: Starfury - Development
... Space Empires Starfury is the first game developed by Malfador Machinations to use three dimensional graphics ... The game was initially planned as the combat engine for Space Empires V, but it was decided that it was not "deep" enough for that purpose ... into a single-ship game based in the Space Empires universe ...
List Of Muslim Empires And Dynasties
... The following is a list of Muslim empires and dynasties ... It includes states, empires and dynasties with an Islamic foundation or other Muslim majority states ever to exist ...
Age Of Empires: Mythologies
... Age of Empires Mythologies is a turn-based strategy video game based on Age of Mythology ... It is the sequel to Age of Empires The Age of Kings for Nintendo DS ...
Timeline of Empires
... The chart below shows a timeline of polities which have been called empires ... The Roman Empire's timeline listed below is only up to the timeline of the Western part ... The Byzantine continuation of the Roman Empire is listed separately ...
List Of Regions In Faerûn - L - Lost Empires of Faerûn
... The Lost Empires of Faerûn are part of the fictional fantasy setting of the Forgotten Realms ... are built on the ruins of lost empires, and throughout the Faerûnian countryside, terrible secrets of an age past lie in waiting ... Illefarn, Imaskar, and Netheril were also major Lost Empires ...

Famous quotes containing the word empires:

    They must have seen ahead what now appears:
    They would bring empires down about our ears
    And by the example of our Declaration
    Make everybody want to be a nation.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Riot in Algeria, in Cyprus, in Alabama;
    Aged in wrong, the empires are declining,
    And China gathers, soundlessly, like evidence.
    What shall I say to the young on such a morning?—
    Mind is the one salvation?—also grammar?—
    No; my little ones lean not toward revolt.
    William Dewitt Snodgrass (b. 1926)