Meaning of Empire

What is an Empire:

Empire is a political organization in which a State or Nation imposes its power on other countries.

Empire derives from Latin imperium which in turn comes from the verb imperare which means "to command". It is made up of the prefix im- which refers to "penetration" and the verb I'll stop which means "to order" or "to prepare".

Empire is also refers to the set of peoples and territories governed by this type of system, such as the Ottoman Empire.

The highest authority figure in an empire is the emperor, although he is sometimes called by another name.

See also Emperor.

In a figurative sense, this term is used to refer to a power that possesses authority or importance. For example, "This fashion brand has extended its empire to the world of jewelry." It is also used to speak of a command or power with authority, such as "the rule of law."

The period of government of this type of system is also called empire, for example, "the empire of Felipe II."

Roman empire

The Roman Empire (imperium romanum in Latin), it corresponds to a stage of Roman civilization during which power rested mainly in the figure of an emperor.

The Roman Empire is generally considered to have lasted from 27 BC. with Emperor Augustus until AD 476 and with the fall of the Western Roman Empire. However, the Eastern Roman Empire (also called the Byzantine Empire), remained until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

Its maximum territorial extension was about 6.14 million km². Through its capital, Rome, the Roman Empire was spreading to territories located in the Mediterranean Sea reaching its maximum extension during the government of the Emperor Trajan.

The Roman Empire came to extend from west to east, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. From north to south, it spanned from Caledonia and the Rhine and Danube rivers to the Sahara desert. It can be divided into two eras: the High Empire and the Low Empire.

Carolingian empire

The Carolingian empire is known as the government of the Carolingian dynasty in the Kingdom of the Franks or Frankish Kingdom, from 774 to 843. The territories that comprised this empire are some areas of present-day Germany, France and Italy.

The Carolingian empire owes its name to the Emperor Charlemagne and it is considered that the capital was Aachen (Aachen, in German).

The empire was based on a feudal system, typical of that time. After its fall, the empire gave rise to the Kingdom of France and the so-called Holy Roman Empire.

Empire and imperialism

It is known as imperialism to the expansive tendency of political, economic or military power of a nation. As an adjective, it is used applied to other concepts such as "imperialist policy".

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