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Anajrob
29-09-07, 17:49
What do you think?

Greenkey2
29-09-07, 17:50
A king rules a country, an emperor rules an empire.

Dakaruch
29-09-07, 17:53
jenni is right, but a more extended explanation...

an Empire is built with various contries and or colonies... so who rules all those countries is an Emperor... England at a certain time was one of the largest empires in the world...

remote91
29-09-07, 17:54
yeah Jenni pretty much just summed that one up :D

Junebug
29-09-07, 17:55
We're studing this in school. An empire has buch of little city-states in it, but a kingdom is just one.:D

Anajrob
29-09-07, 17:58
A king rules a country, an emperor rules an empire.

jenni is right, but a more extended explanation...

an Empire is built with various contries and or colonies... so who rules all those countries is an Emperor... England at a certain time was one of the largest empires in the world...

Apart from that. :p But there are empires that are without colonies...

Ok, then - What's the difference between kingdom and empire? :p

Dakaruch
29-09-07, 18:04
:p


well an Empire is made with various countries under the rule of one person, that person is an Emperor!
a Kingdom is generally a country under the rule of one person as well, but that person is a King or a Queen


as i told perviously England was one of the greatest Empires when they conquered various lands across the globe!

remote91
29-09-07, 18:06
you really want to expand your general knowledge dont you Anajrob :p

Greenkey2
29-09-07, 18:08
From http://dictionary.reference.com/

kingdom

1.a state or government having a king or queen as its head.

Empire

1.a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government: usually a territory of greater extent than a kingdom, as the former British Empire, French Empire, Russian Empire, Byzantine Empire, or Roman Empire.

2.a government under an emperor or empress.

Geck-o-Lizard
29-09-07, 18:10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire

Anajrob
29-09-07, 18:11
you really want to expand your general knowledge dont you Anajrob :p

:vlol: Yes :p

From http://dictionary.reference.com/

Thanks :wve:

EDIT: Thanks, Geck :wve:

Mona Sax
29-09-07, 18:19
Just to point out - an empire usually consists of several territories or nations, but it doesn't necessarily have to. In the European Middle Ages, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was the one German (not in the meaning of a nation, Germany didn't exist as such yet, it was a loose alliance of countless kingdoms and principalities) king that was declared emperor by the pope after being chosen by electoral princes. The emperor had more power than a normal king, but it followed that act of acceptance by the Catholic church, it didn't precede it, and it was based on personal alliances and dependencies, not nations.

Anajrob
29-09-07, 18:24
Just to point out - an empire usually consists of several territories or nations, but it doesn't necessarily have to. In the European Middle Ages, the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was the one German (not in the meaning of a nation, Germany didn't exist as such yet, it was a loose alliance of countless kingdoms and principalities) king that was declared emperor by the pope after being chosen by electoral princes. The emperor had more power than a normal king, but it followed that act of acceptance by the Catholic church, it didn't precede it, and it was based on personal alliances and dependencies, not nations.

I was thinking about that, because we are learning it in school this year. :D