10 Lost Nations That Once Ruled the World

British Empire assault on Breed's Hill

British Empire assault on Breed’s Hill, Credits: Wikimedia

In today’s world predominated by democracy, one might nevertheless say that the USA is the “Empire” that rules the world. There are arguments for and against such a statement, but one cannot argue with the fact that several nations have indeed ruled the world as they knew it throughout history.


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The British Empire

The first on the list is coincidentally the largest and arguably one of the most influential empires of all time. It owned almost a quarter of the entire world and ruled over 500 million people. However, the World War I signified the beginning of the end for the British Empire and the World War II eventually led to a close. The English language is the world’s most spoken language even today.

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