The Roman Empire During The Middle Ages

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Europe, for millennia, has paved the way for the world. Socratic thinking stems from Socrates, who tutored Plato; who in turn laid the philosophical foundations for a Republic, who tutored Aristotle; who in turn tutored Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires of ancient times. Centuries after the death of Alexander arose the Roman Empire, which was also among the largest of ancient empires. The Roman Empire was eventually bested by Vikins and Germans, leading to a break of European dominance during the Middle Ages. This void was filled by Genghis Khan who created the largest empire during the Middle Ages. It eventually fell and was replaced by a European power well-known to Americans, the British Empire. The most recent centuries have seen a rise of European and Asian empires: Spanish, French, German/Ottoman, Russian, Japanese, Qing. According to http://tisdelstirades.blogspot.com/2012/07/parade-of-nations-twelve-who-were-never.html, 12 countries have never been colonized by a European power. These twelve countries (with some dispute) are: Japan, Liberia, Thailand, Bhutan, Iran, Nepal, Tonga, China, Ethiopia, South Korea, North Korea, and Mongolia. There are 196 countries in the world, mathematically proving that Europe has taken over 95% of the world at one point or the other. The Asian countries listed, however, have been conquered by other Asian empires, namely the Japanese and Mongolian empires. Given the fact that Liberia was
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