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Similarities Between The British And Roman Empire

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As the series Game of Thrones starts a new season, illustrating a bloody scenario of Kings and Queens contesting for total control of lands and supremacy, we may be reminded that such a fiction was a reality in past history– minus the dragons and the walking dead of course. As history progresses in time, empires rise and fall. Historians look back on once strong empires and are divided, concerning if the damage they caused and slaughter they wrought was worth the advances they gave to the world. When comparing once powerful empires like the British and Roman Empire, one clearly rises above all in terms of all-out strength and domination, but the way they become powerful is similar. Governments that hold true power seem to be reflected on the most. Both the British and Roman Empire reigned with significant authority and yielded to defeat or declinism; however, the Roman Empire stands superior not only for its lengthy rule, but for its everlasting influence over others, and its expansion of citizenship.

Both empires found great power and peaked at some point in their long reign, but with every great empire comes an end. According to the New World Encyclopedia, The British Empire was the most extensive empire in world history for a time as the foremost global power. It was a product of the European age of discovery, which began with the global maritime explorations of Portugal and Spain in the late fifteenth century. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, The Roman
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