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Empires A-Z

Guess these historical empires that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: July 15, 2019
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Clue
Empire
A
Its capital was Tenochtitlan
Aztec
B
Continuation of the Roman Empire
Byzantine
C
Ancient rival of Rome located in
modern-day Tunisia
Carthage
D
Colonized Indonesia and New York
Dutch
E
Was ruled by a pharaoh
Egyptian
F
Controlled Haiti, Vietnam, etc...
French
G
Was ruled by a kaiser
German
H
Loose-knit Germanic empire with
an elected leader
Holy Roman
I
Conquered by Pizarro
Inca
J
Annexed Korea in 1905
Japanese
K
Angkor was its capital
Khmer
L
The name for B when it was occupied
by Roman Catholic crusaders
Latin
M
Largest continuous empire in history
Mongol
N
The "Third Reich"
Nazi
 
Clue
Empire
O
Former empire of the Turks
Ottoman
P
In 1493, the pope gave it a claim to
half the New World
Portuguese
Q
First dynasty of Imperial China
Qin
R
Used to own Alaska
Russian
S
Last non-Islamic Persian empire
Sasanian
T
Buddhist empire of the 700s that
controlled most of Western China
Tibetan
U
Largest of the four major caliphates
Umayyad
V
Maritime empire based on the
Adriatic Sea
Venetian
W
Chinese empire during the
Three Kingdoms period
Wu
X
Semi-mythical first dynasty of China
Xia
Y
Chinese dynasty established
by Kublai Khan
Yuan
Z
South African empire led by Shaka
Zulu
30 Comments
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Level 85
Jul 15, 2019
Wikipedia says the British empire was 13.7 million square miles while the Mongol empire was 9.3 million square miles. Did you mean "contiguous"?
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Level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Yes.
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Level 76
Jul 15, 2019
I think you mean Western China for Tibetan.
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Level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Fixed.
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Level 51
Jun 24, 2020
Still not fixed ):
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Level 90
Jul 15, 2019
From what I have read, the terms Byzantine and Latin were not used by the Eastern Romans. They thought of and called themselves Roman.
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Level 41
Sep 24, 2019
In the former case, you are definitely right. The official name of the state was most certainly Roman Empire and the native inhabitans (mostly Greek speaking) called themselves Romans (in fact, the colloquial Greek term "Romios" came to mean "a Greek" and was use as such long after Greek-speaking lands were subjected by the Ottomans, in some rural areas even unitl the 20th century). However, I am all but certain that the Crusader-created empire sponsored by the West in the 13th was actually called Latin Empire even then (since the term "Latins" was used to denote Catholic Christians of the Roman rite, to distinguish them from the Byzantine Orthodox worshippers).
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Level 83
Jul 15, 2019
Sas(s)anid should be also accepted.
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Level 87
Jul 15, 2019
Agreed -- that's what I always heard it called.
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Level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Sure.
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Level 82
Jul 16, 2019
Sassanids, Seleucid, Safavids... Persians have too many empires starting with S.
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Level 72
Jul 16, 2019
They did, but Sasanians were the last resisting Persian empire against the Islamic forces of Arabia. Btw Seleucids were Greeks not Persians.
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Level 82
Sep 24, 2019
A Hellenistic empire centered around Persia.
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Level 44
Oct 24, 2019
It was near the Persian lands but it was established my one of Alexanders generals after the collapse of his empire, its roots are Greek
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Level 78
Jul 18, 2019
Tibet did not control "western China". China invaded Tibet, annihilated its people, colonized it and annexed it.
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Level 78
Sep 24, 2019
Annihilated its people?
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Level 38
Sep 25, 2019
Tibet was an empire in the 700s, much larger than the original homeland of the Tibetans.
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Level 48
Sep 30, 2019
"Annihilated its people"

90% of the current population of the Tibetan Autonomous Region is ethnically Tibetan.

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Level 44
Oct 24, 2019
He is talking about the Tibetan Empire, from some time ago. Also annihilated is a very strong word
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2019
NIce quiz!
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Level 78
Sep 24, 2019
Got all but 'Latin'!
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2019
20
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Level 69
Sep 24, 2019
very minor thing, but could the clue for Inca perhaps be more focused on what it was while it was around?

Portugal didn't get a claim to half the New World, only a pretty small slice; additionally, the clue could also refer to the other side of the Treaty. surely better clue is possible

"empire" is very strong for Wu? it was after all, literally the "Three Kingdoms" period, and it kinda messed around in the bones of a former empire until it died.

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Level 38
Sep 25, 2019
The New World was not only America.
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Level 82
Sep 29, 2019
The Treaty of Tordesillas granted all land outside of Europe and west of 46 degrees west longitude to Spain and all lands east to Portugal, for the purpose of colonization. The Treaty of Zaragoza bounded the other side of this area in East Asia. So the world was very nearly divided in half. Though Portuguese colonization of the western portion of Brazil and Spanish colonization of the Philippines would defy these treaties.
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Level 64
Sep 24, 2021
The Nazis were a party, not an empire. Poor question
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2022
A party with an empire
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Level 81
Apr 8, 2022
I have to admit, I just started typing in Chinese cities and languages to get all of the Chinese-based empires. It worked for all but Y.
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Level 65
Nov 3, 2022
Anyone else feel guessing Chinese empires is almost too easy in Latin alphabet? I don't know anything about Chinese history but if I just spam Chinese-sounding one syllable words I can usually get them
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Level 77
Nov 16, 2022
That's how i got them.