Also, Indiavoyager, it says that there are current countries here as well, not only empires from the past.
And "without a modern country" is an even more weird argument to me. I would think the other way around. That the ones that are a country now should sooner require the suffix empire, as not to confuse it with its current state
iran for Persian Empire
saudi arabia for Arab Caliphate
Where as, Tibetan Empire is about 4 times as big as the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. In fact, it included areas beyond the Tibetan plateau.
Brazil was a part of it and after the indepence it hardy grew!!! so if Brazil alone is 8.5 the Portuguese empire should obviously be bigger that 8.5, besides Brazil, Angola and Mozambique where also part of the empire, correct your math.
Turkic khaganate: 6 million square km
Seljuk empire: 3.9 million square km
One of the things I did was try to guess every significant culture I could think of and when I ran out of those I guessed large regions or peoples, etc. ...
It was pretty interesting how many famous empires did not make the list. Aztec, Inca, Maya, Carthaginian, Khmer.
It is different from the Russian Empire.
I humbly request you to change Mauryan Empire to Mughal Empire because both are completely two different Empires with nothing in common except for the land they once ruled.
It's utterly nonsensical to accept Mughal for Mauryan.
Mughal Empire was bigger than Mauryan Empire and so Mauryan Empire shouldn't be accepted even if you accept India for Mughal Empire.
Or give us the source which says the Mughal Empire is the same as the Mauryan Empire. It's such a. Disappointment to see such silly mistakes in this website ;-;
Mughal Empire Wikipedia
Mauryan Empire Wikipedia