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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

how has balance of power shift thru time? ?

what i want to know is what was the strongest nation in time, in this format

starting with mesopotamia,

ie

mesopotamia 5000 B.C- (what ever it styed the strongest for)

i am curious about the rise and fall of super powers

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    Here is an outline of the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_powers on this topic (historical powers). The dates and reasons for their being the strongest are listed in the article, but this will give you an idea of who is there:

    # 1 Ancient Powers

    --1.1 Ancient Near East

    ---------1.1.1 Sumer and Akkad

    ---------1.1.2 Ancient Egypt

    ---------1.1.3 Elam

    ---------1.1.4 The Hurrian kingdoms

    --------- 1.1.5 Assyria

    ---------1.1.6 Hittite Empire

    --1.2 Persian Empire

    ---------1.2.1 Achaemenid Empire

    ---------1.2.2 Sassanid Empire

    --1.3 Greek powers

    ---------1.3.1 Athens

    ---------1.3.2 Sparta

    ---------1.3.3 Macedonian Empire

    --1.4 Carthage

    --1.5 Hellenistic Kingdoms

    ---------1.5.1 Seleucid Empire

    ---------1.5.2 Ptolemaic Egypt

    --1.6 South Asian powers

    ---------1.6.1 Maurya Empire

    ---------1.6.2 Gupta Empire

    --1.7 China

    ---------1.7.1 Qin Dynasty

    ---------1.7.2 Han Dynasty

    --1.8 Roman Empire

    # 2 Medieval Powers

    --2.1 Byzantine Empire (330 - 1453)

    --2.2 Arab Empire (632 - 1258)

    ---------2.2.1 Rashidun Caliphate

    ---------2.2.2 Umayyad Caliphate

    ---------2.2.3 Abbasid Caliphate

    --2.3 Bulgaria (880s - 930s)

    --2.4 Ghaznavid Empire (960s - 998)

    --2.5 Kingdom of Hungary (1300s - 1380s)

    --2.6 Ayyubid Sultanate (1171 - 1246)

    --2.7 Frankish Empire (790s - 840s)

    --2.8 Holy Roman Empire (840s - 1510s)

    --2.9 Kingdoms of Aragon (1340s - 1516)

    --2.10 Kingdom of Castile (1230 - 13??)

    --2.11 Papacy

    --2.12 Mali Empire (1310s - 1360)

    --2.13 China (630s - 1590s)

    ---------2.13.1 Tang Dynasty 630s - 760s

    ---------2.13.2 Song Dynasty 990s - 1080s

    ---------2.13.3 Yuan Dynasty 1270s - 1320s

    ---------2.13.4 Ming Dynasty 1370s - 1590s

    --2.14 Mongol Empire (1210s - 1270s)

    --2.15 Chola Empire

    # 3 Powers from 1400-1815

    --3.1 France (1450s - 1790s)

    --3.2 Venice (1480s - 1710s)

    --3.3 China (1660s - 1800s)

    --3.4 Persian Empire (1580s - 1690s)

    --3.5 United Kingdom (1700s - 1945)

    --3.6 The Low Countries/The Netherlands

    --3.7 Mughal Empire (1550s - 1700s)

    --3.8 The Ottoman Empire (1450s - 1680s)

    --3.9 Poland-Lithuania (1569s - 1795s)

    --3.10 Portugal

    --3.11 Prussia

    --3.12 Russia

    --3.13 Spain

    --3.14 Sweden

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