Largest Empires in History

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Great empires have risen and fall all throughout history. Here is a list of some of the largest empires that ever existed across the world. These empires dominated there time and expanded farther then anyone ever thought they would. Check and see if your favorite conquering empire has made our list.

Portuguese Empire

The Portuguese Empire is often considered by experts as the first global empire in history. The empire lasted almost a full six centuries. Researchers call the capture of Ceuta as the beginning of the empire in 1415. The end of the empire was with the handover of Macau in 1999. All the territories they had are now 53 completely different sovereign states. They were extremely advanced for their time in the departments of navigation, maritime technology and cartography. 

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