Most Powerful Nation Ever... - Page 7




 
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September 10th, 2004  
Six
 
I would have to say Rome simply because they were the major power in the world for a longer time thany any other.
September 10th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
I will have to go with America. Mainly because we are the most powerful now and would decimate the Romans. The UK was tough but dont forget the US defeated them outmanned and outgunned. Now if you say "what was the strongest nation in their time period?" Thats completely different. America doesent have as much advantage over the world today as the romans did in their time.
September 10th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
You cant compare the roman empire and the US with the weapons they have , how can you compare nukes against catapults etc. I would say the roman empire in its day was the most powerful nation in history, there legacy is still felt today. following that i would say the british empire as it dominated the seas from 1805 until 1945 and before that had defeated nearly every fleet sent against it, the empire covered 1/4 of the surface of the globe, it was the richest nation at the time etc.
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September 10th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big_Z
"what was the strongest nation in their time period?"
Yes, that is exactly the question being asked, even if it's not perfectly phrased. Who is the most powerful nation ever in the history of the world, relative to their time period?

Interpreting it the other way is kinda pointless, isn't it?
September 10th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
Maybe in your eyes but it will be interpreted differently by different people.
September 11th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: Re: Most Powerful Nation Ever...


Quote:
Originally Posted by IrishWizard
Who do you think has been the most powerful nation, at one time, in the history of mankind? Doesn't matter what era, just who you think was the most powerful and influential in its time.

I think, if going by just landmass its easily the Mongolian Empire. They could of conquered the world if the Generals hadn't of gone back home when they heard Genghis Khan died.
Did you read the beginning post?
September 11th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
no I didnt
September 11th, 2004  
Uncle_Sam
 
 
The US of A
September 14th, 2004  
Red_Army
 
 
Roman Empire - Ancient Times
British Empire - 18th and 19th Century
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - 20th century
United States of America - 21st century
September 14th, 2004  
Baker
 
I would have to go with Rome, the empire, although much smaller in land mass than others I can think of, not only remained (relitively intact for a longer period of time than any other empire), but it's direct influence effects other nations that I have seen here on the most powerful list.

Therefore, Rome is the only choice for most influential.

This is my first post so don't be too mean about it!

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