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Empires A-Z

Guess these historical empires that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Quiz by Aaron197
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First submittedJuly 7, 2019
Last updatedJuly 15, 2019
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Clue
Empire
A
Its capital was Tenochtitlan
Aztec
B
Continuation of the Roman Empire
Byzantine
C
Ancient rival of Rome located in
modern-day Tunisia
Carthage
D
Colonized Indonesia and New York
Dutch
E
Was ruled by a pharaoh
Egyptian
F
Controlled Haiti, Vietnam, etc...
French
G
Was ruled by a kaiser
German
H
Loose-knit Germanic empire with
an elected leader
Holy Roman
I
Conquered by Pizarro
Inca
J
Annexed Korea in 1905
Japanese
K
Angkor was its capital
Khmer
L
The name for B when it was occupied
by Roman Catholic crusaders
Latin
M
Largest continuous empire in history
Mongol
N
The "Third Reich"
Nazi
 
Clue
Empire
O
Former empire of the Turks
Ottoman
P
In 1493, the pope gave it a claim to
half the New World
Portuguese
Q
First dynasty of Imperial China
Qin
R
Used to own Alaska
Russian
S
Last non-Islamic Persian empire
Sasanian
T
Buddhist empire of the 700s that
controlled most of Western China
Tibetan
U
Largest of the four major caliphates
Umayyad
V
Maritime empire based on the
Adriatic Sea
Venetian
W
Chinese empire during the
Three Kingdoms period
Wu
X
Semi-mythical first dynasty of China
Xia
Y
Chinese dynasty established
by Kublai Khan
Yuan
Z
South African empire led by Shaka
Zulu
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level 76
Jul 15, 2019
Wikipedia says the British empire was 13.7 million square miles while the Mongol empire was 9.3 million square miles. Did you mean "contiguous"?
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Yes.
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level 72
Jul 15, 2019
I think you mean Western China for Tibetan.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Fixed.
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level 81
Jul 15, 2019
From what I have read, the terms Byzantine and Latin were not used by the Eastern Romans. They thought of and called themselves Roman.
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level 73
Jul 15, 2019
Sas(s)anid should be also accepted.
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level 79
Jul 15, 2019
Agreed -- that's what I always heard it called.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Sure.
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level 76
Jul 16, 2019
Sassanids, Seleucid, Safavids... Persians have too many empires starting with S.
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level 58
Jul 16, 2019
They did, but Sasanians were the last resisting Persian empire against the Islamic forces of Arabia. Btw Seleucids were Greeks not Persians.
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level 68
Jul 18, 2019
Tibet did not control "western China". China invaded Tibet, annihilated its people, colonized it and annexed it.
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level 57
Jul 21, 2019
NIce quiz!