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  •    A discussion of how the great powers declined, and which decline was most significant.

    Worst Declines in History

    1. Roman Empire
    Cause: foreign invaders
    2. Ottoman Empire
    Cause:  lack of tech, ww1
    3. USSR
    Cause: Unrest in republics, coup de atat
    4. England
    Cause: ww2
    5. Byzantine Empire
    Cause: invasion

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#1 2017-04-16 04:52:03

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Though the British Empire didn't reach its greatest territorial extent after WWI, the fact that it took part marks its decline in my opinion. Britain went on a quest to convince other empires that there is another way to become rich and get a better life---free trade. And in the end, Britain failed. The echoes of this failure still haunt international politics today.
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#2 2017-04-16 04:43:35

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@calibur 

Looking back the size of the Roman Emipire is pathetic...but who could have told Trajan the barbarians would build empires three or four times larger than his over a thousand years later?

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#3 2014-07-11 08:18:39

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I would say Holy Roman Empire: overdivision.... lol2

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#4 2012-08-02 22:42:27

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@calibur 

The Armenian empire... Just kidding.

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#5 2012-08-02 22:40:08

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@NikoLStak 

Oh, yeah. Mongol or Britain.

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#6 2012-08-02 22:35:50

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@calibur 

In term of size I would say the Mongol Empire.

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#7 2012-08-02 06:17:46

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@maps12 

In terms of suddenness? Alexander
In terms of detriment? Inca
In terms of size? Rome

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#8 2012-08-02 02:21:06

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@calibur 

But which holds the title for the worst?

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#9 2012-08-02 01:24:23

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Alexander- no clear heir
Incas- conquest
Spain- nationalism (same with Britain)
China- many times for many reasons
And I know this is not a list of all falls, I am adding to your list of the greatest.

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#10 2012-08-02 01:02:27

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Worst Declines in History

1. Roman Empire
Cause: foreign invaders
2. Ottoman Empire
Cause:  lack of tech, ww1
3. USSR
Cause: Unrest in republics, coup de atat
4. England
Cause: ww2
5. Byzantine Empire
Cause: invasion

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