Most Powerful Nation Ever... - Page 4




 
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June 3rd, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
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first could they be called a nation and second for what time did they have that great power - compared to Rome they just don't classify.
So my favourite is Rome - they had the power to maintain peace throughout the empire for longer than some empires existed consider this factor too
Nation or not,they kicked some seriuous ass in rome
June 8th, 2004  
soldierzhonor
 
 
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...they have Helped with the creation of the United States...
If you mean by creating a people willing and able to go accross the ocean and start a country of their own and grow to be the most powerful nation in the world I agree with you.

Seriously though, what do you mean? I'm afraid I don't quite follow you there.
What I meant was it was the British Colonies before it was the United States. I say helped, because of course, it was the melting pot and not strictly British colonials.
June 8th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
... What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming....
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June 8th, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
No question, Ancient Greece under Alexander the Great. They conquered the entire known world, the Mongolians knew that their was more land ahead of them, the Greek soldiers refused to continue on threw India for because they did not know what was beyond that. The Mongolians had the largest empire, but they could never get another army like the one Genghis had used to conquer Asia and Russia. The Brits had their Navy, but their were other countries with large navies who, if they banded together, may have overpowered Britain. And as for those who say Nazi Germany was the strongest ever, not even close, they lasted 12 years, the largest extent of their conquered lands lasted only months, and when all these factors are taken in, the US, sad to say, doesn't really content with these other countries.
June 8th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
Than...... hmmmmm..... maybe......... it must be Romans
July 10th, 2004  
DontEatAnAnimal
 
The romans were powerful but I dont think they deserve the title of most powerful. The Goths took out there capital Rome along with other major cities. I mean thats kind of pothetic when a tribe that you once wiped out is now taking over your capital. I dont think any nation had been more powerful then other superpowers because if you look at it now the USA is the most powerful but we could not defeat the vietcong and we could be easily taken out by the russians or some other counrty if they have the right tactics. Its all on tactics not power so much except for the civil war. The north sucked but they had the production and the men to fight. If the south had the factories and the man power then we would be split up into 2 countries.
July 10th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
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Originally Posted by DontEatAnAnimal
. I dont think any nation had been more powerful then other superpowers because if you look at it now the USA is the most powerful but we could not defeat the vietcong and we could be easily taken out by the russians or some other counrty if they have the right tactics.
please see the topic "Why the US could win in Viet Nam" That I am starting.

Thanks for the post!
July 11th, 2004  
Deenasaur
 
Most definitely Britain. For a long while it was called the nation that the 'sun never set on' because it had colonies EVERYWHERE.
July 12th, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
I would have to say it was Ancient Greece under Alexander the Great, they conquered the known world and then kept going. No one else can claim that, Rome can claim to have conquered half the known world, England did control the seas for quite awhile, but non of them had gone so far that their troops refused to keep going for fear of what lay beyond the horizon, they ruled from Spain to India, crushing all those who stood against them. First thing we did in my Physics class was my teacher asked everyone who was 18 to stand up, he then told them they had 4 years to conquer the whole world, and our first day of physics was spent talking about Ancient Greece.
July 12th, 2004  
yurry
 
I'd go with Rome.

I'm writing this from my head so I'm not exactly sure, but from the population point of view at the peak of its power Rome had about 52 million, China the 2nd largest at the same time had 8 million people.

So Rome probably ruled over more than 2/3 of the world population.