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Largest Empires In Human History By Land Area
Rank ... Name ........Year Peak size ................Size
.................................................( Millions of Square Miles)
1 .......British Empire............1920..............13.71
2.......Mongol Empire............1270..............9.27
3.......Russian Empir............1895...............8.8
4.......Qing Dynasty.............1790...............5.68
5.......Spanish Empir............1810...............5.29
6.......2nd French Em...........1920...............4.44
7.......Abbasid Caliph............750................4.29
8.......Umayyad Calip............720................4.29
9.......Yuan Dynasty.............1310..............4.25
10......Portuguese Em...........1815.............4.02
11......Xiongu Empire............176 BCE........3.47
12......Empire of Brazil..........1889.............3.22
13......Eastern Han Dy...........100..............2.51
14......Ming Dynasty.............1450..............2.51
15......Rashidun Calip ...........1450.............2.47
16......Gokturk Khaga............557..............2.32
17......Golden Horde K...........1310............2.32
18......Western Han D............50 BCE.........2.32
19......Achaemenid E.............500 BCE........2.12
20......Tang Dynasty..............715..............2.08
21......Macedonian Em...........323 BCE........2.01
22......Ottoman Empir............1683............2.01
23......Maurya Empire............250 BCE........1.93
24......Roman Empire ............117..............1.93
25......Tibetan Empire......... ...800.............1.78
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Largest Empires In Human History By Land Area
Rank ... Name ........Year Peak size ................Size (Millions of Square Miles)
24......Roman Empire ............117..............1.93
These estimates are off by 20%...
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Geography means little...If we go by simple geography, Republicans would have about 90% of every state...

You have to go by population, and I'm about 95% sure the population of this area (at the time) is greater than the 18 geographically larger "empires"...
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I thought you may be right, but wasn't sure so i looked it up.
Guinnes book says:
https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com...ld-population/
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Largest empire by percentage of world population
Who:
Achaemenid Empire/Persian Empire
When:
480 BC
By share of population, the largest empire was the Achaemenid Empire, better known as the Persian Empire, which accounted for approximately 49.4 million of the worlds 112.4 million people in around 480 BC an astonishing 44%. Originating in modern-day Iran, the empire was first established by Cyrus the Great and included parts of Central Asia, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and even European territories such as ancient Thrace and Macedonia."
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Largest Empires In Human History By Land Area
Rank ... Name ........Year Peak size ................Size
.................................................( Millions of Square Miles)
1 .......British Empire............1920..............13.71
2.......Mongol Empire............1270..............9.27
3.......Russian Empir............1895...............8.8
4.......Qing Dynasty.............1790...............5.68
5.......Spanish Empir............1810...............5.29
6.......2nd French Em...........1920...............4.44
7.......Abbasid Caliph............750................4.29
8.......Umayyad Calip............720................4.29
9.......Yuan Dynasty.............1310..............4.25
10......Portuguese Em...........1815.............4.02
11......Xiongu Empire............176 BCE........3.47
12......Empire of Brazil..........1889.............3.22
13......Eastern Han Dy...........100..............2.51
14......Ming Dynasty.............1450..............2.51
15......Rashidun Calip ...........1450.............2.47
16......Gokturk Khaga............557..............2.32
17......Golden Horde K...........1310............2.32
18......Western Han D............50 BCE.........2.32
19......Achaemenid E.............500 BCE........2.12
20......Tang Dynasty..............715..............2.08
21......Macedonian Em...........323 BCE........2.01
22......Ottoman Empir............1683............2.01
23......Maurya Empire............250 BCE........1.93
24......Roman Empire ............117..............1.93
25......Tibetan Empire......... ...800.............1.78

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These estimates are off by 20%...
the source for the list i posted was worldatlas.com
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/...land-area.html
Wikipedia was used for the other chart
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_empires
choose your sources ...check THERE sources and dates I guess.

more
https://list25.com/25-largest-empires-in-history/

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/...n-history.html
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