Largest Country in the World by Year

Given the time interval, name the largest country in the world by area at that time
Obviously, some of these no longer exist.
Source. Not the most accurate, but for the purposes of this quiz it is sufficient.
Only counting civilizations with established territory. Nomadic Peoples do not count.
China will not suffice for the ancient dynasties.
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Last updated: October 26, 2020
First submittedOctober 26, 2020
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Dates
Country
3000 BC- c.2500 BC
Egypt
c.2500 BC- c.1550 BC
Indus River Valley Civilization
c.1550 BC- 1040 BC
Shang Dynasty
1040 BC- c.770 BC
Zhou Dynasty
c.770 BC- c.740 BC
Chu
c.740 BC- 730 BC
Phrygia
730 BC- 723 BC
Assyria
723 BC- 722 BC
Phrygia
722 BC- 615 BC
Assyria
615 BC- 550 BC
Medes
550 BC- 329 BC
Persia
329 BC- 323 BC
Macedonia
323 BC- 279 BC
Seleucid Empire
279 BC- 205 BC
Maurya Empire
205 BC- 200 BC
Han Dynasty
200 BC- 100 BC
Xiongnu Confederation
100 BC- 19 BC
Han Dynasty
19 BC- 260 AD
Rome
260 AD- 275 AD
Sassanid Empire
275 AD- 396 AD
Rome
396 AD- 553 AD
Sassanid Empire
553 AD
Göktürks
553 AD-573 AD
Sassanid Empire
573 AD- 582 AD
Göktürks
582 AD-631 AD
Sassanid Empire
Dates
Country
631 AD- 680 AD
Tang Dynasty
680 AD- 751 AD
Umayyad Caliphate
751 AD- 875 AD
Abbasid Dynasty
875 AD- 907 AD
Tang Dynasty
907 AD- 979 AD
Samanid
979 AD-1020 AD
Song Dynasty
1020 AD- 1025 AD
Kievan Rus
1025 AD- 1037 AD
Song Dynasty
1037 AD- 1054 AD
Kievan Rus
1054 AD- 1096 AD
Seljuq
1096 AD- 1146 AD
Almoravid
1146 AD- 1207 AD
Qara-Khitai
1207 AD- 1271 AD
Mongol Empire
1271 AD- 1369 AD
Yuan Dynasty
1369 AD- 1371 AD
Mongol Empire
1371 AD- 1398 AD
Golden Horde
1398 AD- 1415 AD
Timurid Empire
1415 AD- 1556 AD
Ming Dynasty
1556 AD-1764 AD
Russia
1764 AD- 1804 AD
Spain
1804 AD- 1829 AD
Russia
1829 AD- 1871 AD
United Kingdom
1871 AD- 1923 AD
Russia
1923 AD- 1991 AD
Soviet Union
1991 AD- 2020 AD
Russia
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