Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
Ok, which civilization you think deserves the title??
Many powerful Civilizations came with went. It depends on what perspective you take the comparison for!
Alexander - The Great was the most powerful warrior and he conquered Babylonian Empire and he was even given status of Pharoah in Egypt.
Babylonian Empire was famous for its wonderful contructions and one of them is "Hanging Gardens of Babylon". It was also the most beautiful Empire to ever exist.
Eqyptians had a wonderful empire and their constructions are marvels in true sense and this shows their level of progress and craftsmenship and projection of power over neighbours.
Roman Empire was a European Icon and it had the longest period of rule though this could be disputed by Ancient Chinese Empire.
Saba Empire in Arabia had the strongest military and they were famous for building a huge DAM and had a very advanced irrigation system and living standard. This Empire ruled for 500 years. Sabian army even defeated a famous Roman General in Eqypt. They were never defeated in battles.
Mongols were the only ones to demostrate supermacy in terms of military might and projection of power and there conquest was the biggest of all which included Russia. They ruled for 200 years.
Then Ottoman Empire came in to existance (the biggest in muslim history) and it stretched from Spain to Pakistan. This empire stood and remained un-rivaled for 400 years.
The British Empire was also among the greatest and it stood for 200 years. It was so big that a term "sun never set on english empire" was used to describe its span.
Hitler was also a very powerful leader and destroyed the supermacy of British Empire and French Empire. He also caused mass exodus of Jews from Europe. I can say that he changed the world with WWII.
USA now is the sole super-power nation who commands the most advanced military this world has ever seen with effective projection of power and it has vast reserves of treasures as well but at the same time it is under constant conflicts with rivals and yet it does not excepts defeat. But one day its time will come as well.
From this synopses you cant select a single nation as the superior to all but each had its shot.
But I tell you that next shot would be of Muslims once again! 8)