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    Posted: 27-Aug-2004 at 11:04

Some empires in Iran:

Elamite Empire: 945,300 sq. km.
Median Empire: 1,625,850 sq. km.
Achaemenid Empire: 10,745,600 sq. km.
Seleucid Empire: 6,450,200 sq. km.
Parthian Empire: 4,862,700 sq. km.
Sassanid Empire: 6,222,400 sq. km.
Tahirid Empire: 1,050,300 sq. km.
Saffarid Empire: 2,112,420 sq. km.
Alavid Empire: 523,900 sq. km.
Samanid Empire: 4,322,700 sq. km.
Zeyarid Empire: 932,600 sq. km.
Ghaznavid Empire: 3,472,600 sq. km.
Seljuk Empire: 5,922,300 sq. km.
Kwarezm-Shah Empire: 4,392,200 sq. km.
Il-Khanid Empire: 5,378,600 sq. km
Timurid Empire: 6,842,500 sq. km.
Kara Koyunlu Empire: 1,065,800 sq. km.
Ak Koyunlu Empire: 1,122,300 sq. km.
Safavid Empire: 3,221,450 sq. km.
Afsharid Empire: 5,021,200 sq. km.
Zand Empire: 1,644,900 sq. km.
Qajar Empire: 3,121,200 sq. km.

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  Quote vagabond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2004 at 01:25

The link that was posted on the old site listing Empire sizes is:

http://www.hostkingdom.net/earthrul.html

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2004 at 07:26
That site is not reliable at all!
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2004 at 07:28
Indeed counting the Soviet bloc as one country, and the Axis Powers as well is a bit weird.
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Mongol Empire...heh
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  Quote Jagatai Khan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Aug-2004 at 04:54

This site shows Seljuqs were bigger than Ottomans!

I think they didn't consider southEgypt and south algeria for ottomans.

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  Quote Gallipoli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Aug-2004 at 08:55

I had always thought that it was;

Genghis Khan

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  Quote Umbrella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Aug-2004 at 11:39
Originally posted by vagabond

The link that was posted on the old site listing Empire sizes is/P]

http://www.hostkingdom.net/earthrul.html



Hahaha , read:

Persian Empire: 2,382,000 sq. miles
The Caliphate: 5,100,000 sq. miles

lol, admin you idiotic ethnonym-hijacker, Zagros is the land of REAL Persians and REAL Medians you filth , HISTORY tells us that you fars cheuvenist, you'll very SOOOORRYY scumm, now go and f**k yours
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  Quote Mast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Sep-2004 at 08:51
This site shows Seljuqs were bigger than Ottomans!


You are forgetting that the Seljuqs controlled Persia.
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  Quote Jagatai Khan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Sep-2004 at 09:51

You are forgetting that the Seljuqs controlled Persia.

Whatever,Ottomans were larger in size.They controlled Balkans from Bulgaria to Vienna,Greece,Caucasus,Anatolia,Some of Iran(to Tabriz),Cyprus,Syria,Iraq,Saudi Arabia,Egypt,Libya,Algeria.And Morocco was under the domination of them.The Ottoman Navy went even Philippines and Indonesia!

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Sep-2004 at 18:19
Yes, but all of those areas AT ONCE? Or just at various times, you have to consider Empire at its peak, not add up everything it controlled aand lost at some point or other.
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Don't be fooled by the number of countries. To judge the land size you have to look at a globe. The Roman empire, despite having all the numerous "regions" was only half the size of modern china. 
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  Quote Jagatai Khan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Sep-2004 at 05:44

Yes, but all of those areas AT ONCE? Or just at various times, you have to consider Empire at its peak, not add up everything it controlled aand lost at some point or other.

At the height of its power they controlled all of them.

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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 13:53
Originally posted by Gallipoli

I had always thought that it was;

Genghis Khan

USSR

UK and Commonwealth

No, the Mongol Empire continued to expand during the reigns of gdei, Gyk and Mngke but when Khubilai won the civil war, the empire was no more united. Nonetheless, the Mongol Empire during the reigns of pre-Khubilai kha'ans was larger than the empire of Chinggis Kha'an.

The United Kingdom was even larger than the Mongol Empire.

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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 14:01
yes in reality for empire size its British first, then ongol, then Soviet Union, Im not sure exactly how other countries and empires in size then follow.
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  Quote warhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Sep-2004 at 21:21

Its hard to estimate premodern empire size especially those that expande into the inhabited territory, but in term of effective control, soviet union's conquests is larger than the mongol enmpire

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