Empire

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An '''empire''' is a large nation that has typically expanded by conquering or at least politically dominating other nations.  The result is an ethnically and culturally diverse population that is effectively ruled by a particular ethnic/cultural group. The term "empire" stems from "imperium", which refers to the authority (specifically to command a Roman Army).
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An '''empire''' is a large nation that has typically expanded by conquering or at least politically dominating other nations.  The result is an ethnically and culturally diverse population that is effectively ruled by a particular ethnic/cultural group. The term "empire" stems from "imperium", a Latin term for authority (specifically to command a Roman Army).
  
 
The chief executive of an empire often carries the title of [[Emperor]] or some variation of it. However, rule by hereditary [[monarchy]] with absolute power is not necessary for a nation to be called an empire.
 
The chief executive of an empire often carries the title of [[Emperor]] or some variation of it. However, rule by hereditary [[monarchy]] with absolute power is not necessary for a nation to be called an empire.

Revision as of 08:05, 8 December 2012

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