Britain at one time ruled over much of Asia, notably India, as well as America, Australasia, parts of Africa and the Caribbean. The old empire is the largest in history and spread across the globe. As for the Mongolian Empire, most of its fame comes from brutality; it's growth outside of Asia was very limited as their technological and naval advancements were tiny compared to the British. However, as you stated, Asia is very large, so the land mass of the Mongolian Empire was actually greater than the British. It's influence across its empire was nothing in comparison however, which is why the British Empire is seen by modern historians as being larger (even though it wasn't in either area or percentage of world population).
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