10 Empires That Came Close To World Domination

These are the ten empires that came close to world domination:

10. Spanish Empire (1402 - 1975 CE)
9. Ottoman Empire (1299 - 1922 CE)
8. Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912 CE)
7. French Colonial Empire (1534 - 1980 CE)
6. Russian Empire (1721 - 1917 CE)
5. Umayyad Caliphate (661 - 750 CE)
4. Mongol Empire (1206 - 1368 CE)
3. Roman Empire (27 BC - 1453 CE)
2. Persian Empire (550 - 651 CE)
1. British Empire (1603 - 1997 CE)

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