Imperial Roots of Global Trade, Journal of Economic Growth, 2020, Vol.:15(1), pp. 87-145.

Günes Gokmen, Wessel N. Vermeulen, Pierre-Louis Vézina



Empire Name Start End Countries
Elam 2500bce 539bce Iran, Iraq (2500bce-539bce)
Akkadian Empire 2350bce 2150bce Iraq (2350bce-2150bce), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait (2271bce-2150bce), Jordan, Turkey, Syria, Iran (2248bce-2150bce)
Neo-Sumerian (Ur III) Empire 2112bce 2004bce Syria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon (2112bce-2004bce)
Hittite Empire 1600bce 1178bce Turkey, Syria, Lebanon (1600bce-1178bce)
Egyptian Empire 1552bce 1069bce Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Sudan (1552bce-1069bce)
Mittani Empire 1475bce 1275bce Syria, Iraq, Turkey (1475bce-1275bce)
Middle Assyrian Empire 1350bce 1200bce Turkey, Syria, Iraq (1350bce-1200bce)
NeoAssyrian Empire 911bce 609bce Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Syria (911bce-609bce), Lebanon (737bce-609bce), Israel, Armenia (712bce-609bce), Jordan, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Kuwait, Egypt (671bce-609bce)
Kingdom of Kush 890bce 350bce Sudan, Egypt (890bce-350bce)
Urartu Kingdom 860bce 590bce Iran, Turkey, Armenia (860bce-590bce)
Macedonian Empire 808bce 148bce Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece (808bce-148bce), Albania (336bce-148bce), Moldova, Romania, Turkey (334bce-200bce), Cyprus (333bce-316bce), Israel, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Egypt (331bce-200bce), Lebanon (331bce-301bce), Iran (331bce-312bce), Turkmenistan, Afghanistan (330bce-200bce), Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan (327bce-200bce), India (327bce-323bce)
Roman Empire 800bce 395ce Italy (800bce-395ce), Monaco (237bce-395ce), Malta (218bce-395ce), Spain (209bce-395ce), Portugal (206bce-395ce), Albania (146bce-395ce), San Marino, Turkey, Greece, Tunisia (133bce-395ce), North Macedonia, Lebanon (64bce-395ce), Israel (63bce-395ce), Luxembourg, Romania, Jordan, Moldova, Germany, Libya, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Morocco, Switzerland, Gibraltar (44bce-395ce), Egypt (30bce-395ce), Palestine, Croatia, Syria (27bce-395ce), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Andorra, Austria (14bce-395ce), Hungary (9bce-395ce), Algeria, Bulgaria, Belgium (14ce-395ce), Liechtenstein (15ce-395ce), Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Azerbaijan, Russia (100ce-395ce), Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait (115ce-395ce)
Median Empire 678bce 550bce Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Turkey (678bce-550bce), Azerbaijan (648bce-550bce)
NeoBabylonian Empire 626bce 539bce Iraq (626bce-539bce), Kuwait, Iran (614bce-539bce), Syria, Israel, Turkey (612bce-539bce), Lebanon (605bce-539bce), Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Palestine (599bce-539bce)
Carthaginian Empire 550bce 201bce Tunisia (650bce-146bce), Algeria, Gibraltar, Libya (650bce-201bce), Spain (650bce-206bce), Italy, France, Malta (650bce-218bce)
Pandyan Empire 550bce 1550ce Sri Lanka, India (550bce-1550ce)
Achaemenid Empire 550bce 330bce Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Azerbaijan (550bce-331bce), Cyprus (545bce-333bce), Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria (539bce-331bce), Israel (539bce-332bce), Oman (530bce-330bce), Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan (530bce-331bce), Libya (525bce-331bce), Egypt (525bce-404bce), India (518bce-330bce), Moldova, Ukraine, Russia (513bce-331bce), North Macedonia (512bce-330bce), Bulgaria, Greece (512bce-479bce), Romania (410bce-331bce)
Delian League 478bce 404bce Turkey, Greece (478bce-404bce)
Nanda Empire 344bce 324bce Bangladesh, Nepal, India (344bce-324bce)
Armenian Empire 331bce 428ce Armenia (331bce-428ce), Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria (300bce-428ce), Palestine, Lebanon, Israel (95bce-428ce)
Mauryan Empire 326bce 184bce India, Nepal (326bce-184bce), Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan (305bce-184bce)
Seleucid Empire 312bce 64bce Turkey, Syria (312bce-64bce), Kazakhstan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (312bce-141bce), Greece (312bce-190bce), Iran (312bce-247bce), Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan (312bce-256bce), Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia (312bce-275bce), Pakistan (307bce-141bce), India (307bce-256bce), Israel (301bce-110bce), Jordan (301bce-141bce), Lebanon (198bce-64bce), Cyprus (170bce-168bce)
Ptolemaic Empire 305bce 30bce Libya, Egypt (305bce-30bce), Israel (301bce-30bce), Lebanon (301bce-198bce), Cyprus (294bce-58bce), Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Greece (275bce-133bce)
Pontic Empire 302bce 62ce Turkey (302bce-62ce), Ukraine, Georgia, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Greece (129bce-62ce)
Parthian Empire 247bce 224ce Iran (247bce-224ce), Turkmenistan (235bce-224ce), Azerbaijan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Georgia, Turkey, Pakistan, Bahrain, Kuwait (141bce-224ce), Israel (40bce-37bce), Armenia, Afghanistan (63ce-224ce), Iraq (141ce-224ce)
Hsuing-nu Empire 209bce 51bce Tajikistan, Mongolia, Russia, China (209bce-51bce)
Han Dynasty 206bce 220ce Mongolia, South Korea, China, Vietnam, North Korea (206bce-220ce)
Shunga Empire 185bce 75bce Nepal, India, Bangladesh (185bce-75bce)
Nabataean Kingdom 168bce 106ce Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Israel (168bce-106ce)
Silla Kingdom 57bce 935ce South Korea, North Korea (57bce-935ce)
Goguryeo 37bce 668ce China, Russia, North Korea (37bce-668ce), South Korea (391ce-668ce)
Kingdom of Funan 1ce 500ce Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia (1ce-500ce)
Kushan Empire 30ce 375ce Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan (30ce-375ce), India (130ce-375ce)
Aksumite Empire 100ce 960ce Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti (100ce-960ce), Yemen (100ce-480ce), Somalia (230ce-960ce)
Eastern Wu 220ce 280ce Vietnam, China (220ce-280ce)
Wei Empire 220ce 265ce North Korea, China (220ce-265ce)
Qin Dynasty 221ce 206ce Vietnam, China (221bce-206bce)
Sassanid Dynasty 224ce 651ce Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan (224ce-651ce), Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia (224ce-643ce), Syria, Turkey (224ce-639ce), Kazakhstan, India (480ce-651ce), Russia (480ce-643ce), Kuwait (480ce-639ce), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman (531ce-639ce), Tajikistan (570ce-651ce), Yemen (570ce-628ce), Israel (614ce-628ce), Qatar (621ce-639ce), Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan (621ce-628ce)
Gallic Empire 260ce 274ce Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France (260ce-274ce)
Jin Dynasty 265--420 265ce 420ce Vietnam, Mongolia, China (265ce-420ce)
Palmyrene Empire 270ce 273ce Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt (270ce-273ce)
Gupta Empire 319ce 550ce Nepal, Bangladesh, India (319ce-550ce), Pakistan (375ce-550ce)
Rouran Khaganate 330ce 552ce China, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan (330ce-552ce)
Hephthalite Empire 350ce 670ce Afghanistan (350ce-670ce), Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan (408ce-670ce), China (460ce-670ce), India (467ce-670ce)
Hunnic Empire 370ce 469ce Moldova, Romania (370ce-550ce), Kazakhstan, Russia (370ce-469ce), Hungary (375ce-454ce), Ukraine (376ce-550ce), Belarus (376ce-469ce), Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia (408ce-469ce), Austria (408ce-454ce), Poland (420ce-469ce), Germany (420ce-454ce)
Byzantine Empire 395ce 1453ce Turkey (395ce-1453ce), Greece (395ce-1350ce), Albania (395ce-1203ce), Cyprus (395ce-1191ce), Bulgaria (395ce-1185ce), North Macedonia (395ce-650ce), Egypt (395ce-641ce), Israel (395ce-637ce), Lebanon, Syria, Libya (476ce-650ce), Bosnia and Herzegovina (535ce-1183ce), Malta (535ce-870ce), Croatia (535ce-810ce), Slovenia (540ce-1204ce), Italy (540ce-1018ce), Tunisia, Algeria (540ce-717ce), France, Portugal, Morocco (540ce-650ce), Spain (552ce-624ce), Monaco (553ce-568ce), Armenia (635ce-697ce)
Western Roman Empire 395ce 476ce Netherlands, Algeria, Liechtenstein, Tunisia, Austria, Gibraltar, Malta, Germany, Libya, Slovenia, Andorra, United Kingdom, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, San Marino, France, Morocco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Croatia (395ce-476ce)
Visigothic Kingdom 410ce 711ce Portugal, Spain, France (410ce-711ce)
Vandal Kingdom 425ce 533ce Algeria, Tunisia, Libya (425ce-533ce), France, Italy (455ce-533ce)
Frankish Empire 481ce 843ce Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg (481ce-843ce), Switzerland (531ce-843ce), Liechtenstein (537ce-843ce), Monaco (760ce-843ce), Italy, Austria, Spain, Germany (768ce-843ce), Andorra (803ce-843ce)
Ghana Empire 500ce 1150ce Mauritania, Mali (500ce-1150ce)
Liang Dynasty 502ce 557ce Vietnam, China (502ce-557ce)
Göktürk Khaganate 552ce 744ce China, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan (552ce-744ce)
Avar Khaganate 568ce 796ce Ukraine, Slovak Republic, Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia (568ce-796ce)
Sui Dynasty 581ce 618ce China, Vietnam (581ce-618ce)
Tang Dynasty 618ce 907ce Mongolia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Hong Kong, North Korea, China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan (618ce-907ce)
Tibetan Empire 618ce 842ce Nepal, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, India, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan, Bhutan (618ce-842ce)
Rashidun Caliphate 632ce 661ce Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates (632ce-661ce), Iraq, Jordan (634ce-661ce), Syria, Turkey (639ce-661ce), Iran, Armenia (643ce-661ce), Uzbekistan, Cyprus, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Palestine, Sudan, Pakistan, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Italy, Russia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tajikistan, Israel, Qatar (650ce-661ce)
Srivijaya Empire 650ce 1377ce Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (650ce-1377ce)
Khazar Khaganate 650ce 969ce Ukraine, Russia (650ce-969ce), Kazakhstan (850ce-969ce)
Umayyad Caliphate 661ce 750ce Chad, Armenia, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Mauritania, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Greece, Somalia, Western Sahara, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Bahrain, Gibraltar, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Yemen, Israel, Oman, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lebanon, Russia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Niger (661ce-750ce), Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco (683ce-750ce), France, Spain, Portugal, Andorra (711ce-750ce), Kazakhstan, Tajikistan (713ce-750ce)
First Bulgarian Empire 681ce 1018ce Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Turkey, Romania (681ce-1018ce), Hungary, Croatia (836ce-1018ce), Greece, North Macedonia (889ce-1018ce)
Republic of Venice 697ce 1797ce Croatia, Italy, Slovenia (697ce-1797ce), Montenegro (1420ce-1797ce), Albania, Greece (1489ce-1797ce), Cyprus (1489ce-1570ce)
Balhae 698ce 926ce Russia, North Korea, China (698ce-926ce)
Kanem Empire 700ce 1387ce Libya, Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Niger (700ce-1387ce)
Vikings 700ce 1263ce Sweden, Denmark, Norway (700ce-1066ce), Iceland (825ce-1100ce), Ireland (840ce-1171ce), Germany, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland (850ce-1000ce), Belgium, Russia (859ce-1000ce), United Kingdom (865ce-1263ce), Ukraine (880ce-1000ce), France (911ce-1100ce)
Uyghur Khaganate 744ce 840ce Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan, Russia (744ce-840ce)
Abbasid Empire 750ce 1258ce Bahrain, Lebanon, Turkmenistan, Iran, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Turkey, Georgia, Pakistan, Algeria, Armenia, Jordan, Syria, Eritrea, Oman, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Libya, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Russia, Kazakhstan (750ce-1258ce), Egypt (750ce-909ce)
Pala Empire 750ce 1150ce India, Bangladesh (750ce-1150ce)
Holy Roman Empire 800ce 1806ce Luxembourg, Germany, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria (800ce-1806ce), Switzerland (800ce-1649ce), Croatia (800ce-963ce), Italy (962ce-1806ce), Monaco (1032ce-1220ce), France (1033ce-1806ce), Cyprus (1197ce-1247ce), Poland (1500ce-1806ce)
Khmer Empire 802ce 1431ce Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (802ce-1431ce)
Samanid Dynasty 819ce 999ce Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan (819ce-999ce)
Tahirid Dynasty 821ce 873ce Iraq, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, India, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan (821ce-873ce)
Great Moravian Empire 833ce 906ce Slovak Republic, Czech Republic (833ce-906ce), Hungary, Poland (877ce-894ce)
Chola Dynasty 850ce 1279ce India (850ce-1279ce), Thailand, Indonesia (925ce-1279ce), Sri Lanka (996ce-1279ce), Maldives (1014ce-1279ce), Bangladesh (1016ce-1279ce), Malaysia, Singapore (1023ce-1279ce)
Saffarid Dynasty 861ce 1003ce Turkmenistan, India, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Iran (861ce-1003ce)
Kievan Rus 882ce 1240ce Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine (882ce-1240ce)
Liao Dynasty 907ce 1125ce North Korea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, China, Russia (907ce-1125ce)
Fatimid Caliphate 909ce 1171ce Libya, Tunisia, Algeria (909ce-1100ce), Morocco (920ce-987ce), Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Malta (969ce-1171ce), Lebanon, Syria, Italy (969ce-1100ce)
Goryeo 918ce 1392ce North Korea, South Korea (918ce-1392ce)
Caliphate of Córdoba 929ce 1031ce Andorra, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain (929ce-1031ce)
Buyid Dynasty 945ce 1055ce Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Turkey (945ce-1055ce), Oman (977ce-1055ce)
Tui Tonga Empire 950ce 1865ce Tuvalu, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Niue (950ce-1865ce)
KaraKhanid Khanate 955ce 1212ce China, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan (955ce-1212ce)
Song Dynasty 960ce 1279ce China, Hong Kong (960ce-1279ce)
Ghaznavid Dynasty 977ce 1186ce Iran, Turkmenistan, India, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan (977ce-1186ce)
Scandinavian Empire 1016ce 1035ce Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway (1016ce-1035ce)
Great Seljuq Empire 1037ce 1194ce Jordan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Oman, Israel, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Georgia, Russia (1037ce-1194ce)
Western Xia Dynasty 1038ce 1227ce Mongolia, China (1038ce-1227ce)
Almoravid Dynasty 1040ce 1147ce Gibraltar, Portugal, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Algeria (1040ce-1147ce), Spain, Morocco (1056ce-1147ce)
Uyunid dynasty 1076ce 1253ce Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq (1076ce-1253ce)
Khwarezmid Dynasty 1077ce 1231ce Georgia, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan (1077ce-1231ce)
Mossi Empire 1100ce 1896ce Ghana, Burkina Faso (1100ce-1896ce)
Kara-Khitan Khanate 1124ce 1218ce China, Mongolia, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan (1124ce-1218ce)
Almohad Dynasty 1130ce 1269ce Morocco, Algeria (1130ce-1269ce), Spain, Gibraltar (1145ce-1269ce), Portugal (1148ce-1269ce), Tunisia, Western Sahara, Libya (1152ce-1269ce)
Ethiopian Empire 1137ce 1974ce Ethiopia, Eritrea (1137ce-1974ce)
Ghurid Dynasty 1150ce 1215ce Iran, India, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan (1150ce-1215ce)
Plantagenet Empire 1154ce 1204ce United Kingdom, France (1154ce-1204ce), Ireland (1166ce-1204ce)
Ayyubid Dynasty 1171ce 1260ce Sudan, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Lebanon (1171ce-1260ce), Egypt (1171ce-1250ce), Turkey (1179ce-1260ce)
Second Bulgarian Empire 1185ce 1396ce Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania (1185ce-1396ce), Greece, Turkey, North Macedonia (1230ce-1396ce), Albania (1230ce-1240ce)
Empire of Trebizond 1204ce 1461ce Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia (1204ce-1461ce)
Latin Empire 1204ce 1261ce Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey (1204ce-1261ce)
Delhi Sultanate 1206ce 1526ce Nepal, India (1206ce-1526ce), Bangladesh (1206ce-1316ce)
Mongol Empire 1206ce 1368ce Russia, Mongolia, China (1206ce-1294ce), Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, North Korea (1219ce-1294ce), Uzbekistan (1220ce-1368ce), Turkmenistan (1223ce-1294ce), India, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan (1227ce-1294ce), Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia (1237ce-1294ce), Croatia (1241ce-1368ce), Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Bulgaria (1258ce-1368ce), Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq (1259ce-1294ce), South Korea (1259ce-1259ce), Laos, Vietnam, Romania, Myanmar, Thailand, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey (1279ce-1294ce)
Danish Colonial Empire 1219ce 1953ce Denmark (1219ce-1953ce), Estonia (1219ce-1227ce), Iceland (1380ce-1944ce), Norway (1380ce-1814ce), Sweden (1398ce-1523ce), India (1620ce-1825ce), Ghana (1658ce-1850ce), United States (1754ce-1917ce)
Mali Empire 1235ce 1650ce Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (1235ce-1650ce), Senegal (1235ce-1600ce), Niger (1235ce-1500ce)
Ajuran Sultanate 1250ce 1650ce Somalia, Ethiopia (1250ce-1650ce)
Mamluk Sultanate 1250ce 1517ce Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya (1250ce-1517ce), Lebanon (1287ce-1517ce)
Angevin Empire 1266ce 1435ce Italy, France (1266ce-1435ce), Albania (1277ce-1368ce), Greece (1350ce-1435ce)
Yuan Dynasty 1271ce 1368ce South Korea, China, Mongolia, Russia (1271ce-1368ce), Myanmar (1277ce-1368ce), Bhutan, Laos (1280ce-1368ce), North Korea (1295ce-1368ce)
Ifat Sultanate 1285ce 1415ce Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea (1285ce-1415ce)
Khilji Dynasty 1290ce 1320ce India, Afghanistan, Pakistan (1290ce-1320ce)
Majapahit Empire 1293ce 1527ce Malaysia, Indonesia (1293ce-1527ce)
Golden Horde 1294ce 1502ce Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Russia, Belarus (1295ce-1502ce), Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan (1295ce-1456ce)
Chagatai Khanate 1295ce 1363ce Kazakhstan (1227ce-1363ce), China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan (1295ce-1363ce)
Ilkhanate 1295ce 1335ce Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Georgia, Syria, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan (1295ce-1335ce)
Ottoman Empire 1299ce 1922ce Turkey (1299ce-1922ce), Greece (1389ce-1922ce), Bulgaria (1389ce-1913ce), North Macedonia (1391ce-1922ce), Albania (1417ce-1912ce), Serbia (1451ce-1922ce), Montenegro (1477ce-1799ce), Ukraine, Georgia (1481ce-1922ce), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1481ce-1908ce), Russia (1481ce-1815ce), Croatia (1481ce-1700ce), Syria, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon (1516ce-1922ce), Jordan, Azerbaijan (1516ce-1920ce), Armenia (1517ce-1918ce), Egypt (1517ce-1914ce), Bahrain, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti (1520ce-1922ce), Libya (1521ce-1912ce), Iraq (1534ce-1919ce), Kuwait (1534ce-1914ce), Algeria (1536ce-1900ce), Yemen (1538ce-1839ce), Oman (1539ce-1829ce), Romania (1541ce-1877ce), Moldova (1541ce-1812ce), Hungary (1541ce-1699ce), Qatar (1550ce-1670ce), Eritrea (1557ce-1882ce), Cyprus (1570ce-1914ce), Tunisia (1574ce-1881ce), Iran (1585ce-1603ce), United Arab Emirates (1683ce-1922ce), Somalia (1683ce-1912ce), Sudan (1821ce-1885ce)
Oyo Empire 1300ce 1800ce Togo, Nigeria, Benin (1300ce-1800ce)
Serbian Empire 1346ce 1371ce Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Greece (1346ce-1371ce)
Bruneian Empire 1368ce 1888ce Brunei (1368ce-1888ce), Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia (1550ce-1888ce)
Ming Dynasty 1368ce 1644ce Laos, China, Vietnam (1368ce-1644ce), Russia, North Korea (1500ce-1644ce)
Northern Yuan Dynasty 1368ce 1635ce Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, China (1368ce-1635ce)
Timurid Empire 1370ce 1507ce Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan (1370ce-1507ce), Iran (1379ce-1405ce), Armenia, Pakistan, India, Kuwait, Georgia, Syria, Kazakhstan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia (1406ce-1507ce)
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1385ce 1795ce Poland (1385ce-1795ce), Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus (1569ce-1795ce)
Borno Empire 1387ce 1893ce Nigeria (1387ce-1893ce), Niger, Cameroon (1500ce-1893ce), Chad (1580ce-1893ce)
Joseon Empire 1392ce 1910ce North Korea, South Korea (1392ce-1910ce)
Portuguese Empire 1415ce 2002ce Portugal (1415ce-2002ce), Morocco (1415ce-1769ce), Ghana (1482ce-1642ce), Cape Verde (1495ce-1975ce), Mozambique (1498ce-1975ce), Brazil (1500ce-1822ce), India (1503ce-1962ce), Macau (1557ce-1999ce), Maldives (1558ce-1573ce), Angola (1575ce-1975ce), Sri Lanka (1597ce-1658ce)
Later Lê dynasty 1428ce 1788ce Vietnam, Laos (1428ce-1788ce)
Inca Empire Tawantinsuyo 1438ce 1533ce Peru (1438ce-1533ce), Ecuador (1471ce-1533ce), Chile, Bolivia, Argentina (1494ce-1533ce), Colombia (1525ce-1533ce)
Spanish Empire 1462ce 1975ce Spain (1462ce-1975ce), Gibraltar (1462ce-1704ce), Cuba (1492ce-1899ce), Dominican Republic (1492ce-1865ce), Haiti (1492ce-1625ce), Bahamas (1492ce-1565ce), Puerto Rico (1493ce-1897ce), Jamaica (1494ce-1670ce), Venezuela (1498ce-1830ce), Aruba (1499ce-1636ce), Uruguay (1500ce-1817ce), Honduras (1502ce-1824ce), Costa Rica, Panama (1502ce-1821ce), Colombia (1509ce-1819ce), Algeria (1510ce-1541ce), United States (1511ce-1898ce), Mexico (1518ce-1823ce), Philippines (1521ce-1946ce), Trinidad and Tobago (1521ce-1731ce), Nicaragua (1522ce-1821ce), El Salvador, Guatemala (1524ce-1821ce), Belize (1524ce-1798ce), Peru (1532ce-1821ce), Bolivia (1532ce-1809ce), Ecuador (1534ce-1835ce), Paraguay (1534ce-1811ce), Argentina (1536ce-1832ce), Chile (1541ce-1824ce), Guam (1565ce-1817ce), Angola (1580ce-1640ce), Suriname (1593ce-1629ce), Palau (1710ce-1899ce), Equatorial Guinea (1778ce-1968ce), Western Sahara (1884ce-1975ce), Morocco (1912ce-1956ce)
Songhai Empire 1464ce 1591ce Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Guinea, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Benin, Mali, Senegal (1464ce-1591ce)
Shibanid Empire 1500ce 1598ce Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan (1500ce-1598ce)
Safavid Dynasty 1501ce 1736ce Turkey, Kuwait, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan (1501ce-1736ce)
Mughal Empire 1504ce 1858ce Afghanistan (1504ce-1747ce), India (1526ce-1858ce), Pakistan (1526ce-1750ce), Bangladesh (1576ce-1765ce)
Aceh Sultanate 1528ce 1903ce Brunei, Indonesia (1528ce-1903ce)
Johor-Riau Empire 1528ce 1855ce Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia (1528ce-1855ce)
French colonial empires 1534ce 2007ce France (1534ce-2007ce), Canada (1534ce-1763ce), Saint Kitts and Nevis (1624ce-1783ce), Haiti (1627ce-1804ce), United States (1660ce-1803ce), Senegal (1677ce-1960ce), India (1692ce-1954ce), Mauritius (1721ce-1810ce), Seychelles (1756ce-1810ce), Dominican Republic (1795ce-1809ce), Malta (1798ce-1798ce), Algeria (1830ce-1962ce), Gabon (1839ce-1960ce), Cote d'Ivoire (1843ce-1960ce), China (1849ce-1949ce), New Caledonia (1853ce-1999ce), Vietnam (1858ce-1954ce), Djibouti (1862ce-1977ce), Cambodia (1863ce-1953ce), Comoros (1866ce-1975ce), Congo (1875ce-1960ce), Mali (1880ce-1960ce), Tunisia (1881ce-1957ce), Vanuatu (1887ce-1980ce), Guinea, Central African Republic (1891ce-1958ce), Laos (1893ce-1953ce), Madagascar, Burkina Faso (1896ce-1960ce), Chad (1900ce-1960ce), Mauritania (1902ce-1960ce), Benin (1904ce-1958ce), Morocco (1912ce-1956ce), Cameroon (1914ce-1960ce), Togo (1916ce-1960ce), Syria (1920ce-1946ce), Lebanon (1920ce-1943ce), Niger (1922ce-1958ce), Libya (1943ce-1951ce)
Kaabu Empire 1537ce 1867ce Senegal, Guinea-Bissau (1537ce-1867ce)
Maravi Empire 1575ce 1750ce Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique (1575ce-1750ce)
British Empire 1583ce 2002ce United Kingdom (1583ce-1997ce), United States (1607ce-1776ce), Bermuda (1612ce-1997ce), Saint Kitts and Nevis (1623ce-1983ce), Barbados (1624ce-1966ce), Haiti (1631ce-1659ce), Antigua and Barbuda (1632ce-1981ce), Jamaica (1655ce-1962ce), Gambia (1664ce-1965ce), Belize (1665ce-1981ce), India (1665ce-1947ce), Bahamas (1666ce-1973ce), Canada (1668ce-1867ce), Cayman Islands (1670ce-2002ce), Gibraltar (1704ce-2002ce), Pakistan (1748ce-1947ce), Grenada (1762ce-1974ce), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1763ce-1979ce), Bangladesh (1765ce-1971ce), Falkland Islands (1766ce-2002ce), Samoa (1768ce-1962ce), Turkmenistan (1783ce-1997ce), Sierra Leone (1787ce-1961ce), Australia (1788ce-1901ce), Seychelles (1794ce-1976ce), Sri Lanka (1795ce-1948ce), Maldives (1796ce-1965ce), Namibia (1797ce-1990ce), South Africa (1797ce-1910ce), Oman (1798ce-1971ce), Malta (1800ce-1964ce), Ireland (1801ce-1919ce), Trinidad and Tobago (1802ce-1962ce), Argentina (1806ce-1825ce), Mauritius (1810ce-1968ce), Guyana, French Guiana (1814ce-1966ce), Malaysia (1819ce-1957ce), Ghana (1821ce-1957ce), Singapore (1824ce-1963ce), Myanmar (1824ce-1948ce), Yemen (1839ce-1967ce), Afghanistan (1839ce-1919ce), New Zealand (1840ce-1907ce), Hong Kong (1841ce-1997ce), Nigeria (1861ce-1960ce), Bhutan (1865ce-1935ce), Lesotho (1868ce-1966ce), Fiji (1874ce-1970ce), Bahrain (1880ce-1971ce), Papua New Guinea (1884ce-1906ce), Botswana (1885ce-1966ce), Somalia (1887ce-1960ce), Brunei (1888ce-1984ce), Kenya (1888ce-1963ce), Malawi (1889ce-1964ce), Uganda (1890ce-1962ce), United Arab Emirates (1892ce-1971ce), Solomon Islands (1893ce-1978ce), Kuwait (1899ce-1961ce), South Sudan, Sudan (1899ce-1956ce), Tonga (1900ce-1970ce), Swaziland (1903ce-1968ce), Nauru (1914ce-1968ce), Cameroon (1914ce-1961ce), Cyprus (1914ce-1960ce), Egypt (1914ce-1922ce), Kiribati (1916ce-1979ce), Qatar (1916ce-1971ce), Togo (1916ce-1956ce), Tanzania (1919ce-1961ce), Israel (1920ce-1948ce), Iraq (1920ce-1932ce), Zimbabwe (1923ce-1980ce), Zambia (1924ce-1964ce), Eritrea (1941ce-1993ce)
Dutch Empire 1602ce 1975ce Netherlands (1598ce-1975ce), Ghana (1598ce-1872ce), Indonesia (1602ce-1962ce), United States (1614ce-1664ce), Guyana (1630ce-1815ce), Brazil (1630ce-1654ce), Aruba (1636ce-1973ce), Mauritius (1638ce-1710ce), Sri Lanka (1639ce-1795ce), Singapore (1641ce-1825ce), Angola (1641ce-1648ce), Maldives (1645ce-1796ce), Malaysia (1650ce-1824ce), South Africa (1652ce-1814ce), India (1654ce-1825ce), Suriname (1667ce-1975ce)
Swedish Empire 1611ce 1721ce Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Russia (1611ce-1721ce), Latvia (1629ce-1721ce), Denmark (1645ce-1721ce), United States, Togo, Ghana, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland (1648ce-1721ce), Norway (1658ce-1719ce)
Qing Dynasty 1637ce 1912ce South Korea (1637ce-1895ce), Pakistan, China, Mongolia, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, India, Vietnam (1644ce-1912ce)
Omani Empire 1650ce 1970ce Oman (1650ce-1970ce), Pakistan (1650ce-1958ce), Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, Mozambique (1650ce-1856ce), Yemen, United Arab Emirates (1650ce-1820ce)
Maratha Empire 1674ce 1818ce Pakistan, India (1674ce-1818ce)
Hotaki Dynasty 1709ce 1738ce Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan (1709ce-1738ce)
Kong Empire 1710ce 1898ce Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso (1710ce-1898ce)
Russian Empire Romanov 1721ce 1917ce Azerbaijan, Latvia, Turkey, Finland, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Sweden, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia (1721ce-1917ce), Lithuania (1772ce-1917ce), Romania, Poland (1801ce-1917ce), Georgia (1812ce-1917ce), Iran (1826ce-1917ce), Kyrgyz Republic (1864ce-1917ce)
Afsharid Dynasty 1736ce 1796ce United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Armenia (1736ce-1796ce), India (1738ce-1796ce), Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan (1740ce-1796ce), Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey (1741ce-1796ce), Georgia, Oman (1742ce-1796ce), Russia (1743ce-1796ce)
Durrani Empire 1747ce 1818ce Afghanistan (1747ce-1818ce), Iran (1747ce-1800ce), Pakistan (1749ce-1818ce), India (1757ce-1800ce)
Zand Dynasty 1750ce 1794ce Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia, Kuwait (1750ce-1794ce)
Futa Toro 1776ce 1871ce Senegal, Mauritania (1776ce-1871ce)
Kingdom of Siam 1782ce 1932ce Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (1782ce-1932ce)
Qajar Dynasty 1789ce 1925ce Bahrain, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan (1789ce-1925ce), Georgia, Armenia (1794ce-1828ce), Russia, Azerbaijan (1794ce-1813ce)
Sikh Empire 1799ce 1849ce Pakistan, India, China (1799ce-1849ce)
Lozi Empire 1800ce 1890ce Botswana, Angola, Namibia, Zambia (1800ce-1890ce)
Nguyen Dynasty 1802ce 1945ce Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, China (1802ce-1945ce)
Fulani Empire (Sokoto) 1804ce 1903ce Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon (1804ce-1903ce)
Austrian Empire 1804ce 1867ce Czech Republic, Ukraine, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Austria, Slovak Republic, Romania, Germany, Poland (1804ce-1867ce), Slovenia (1813ce-1867ce), Croatia (1814ce-1867ce), Albania (1816ce-1818ce)
First Mexican Empire 1821ce 1823ce Belize, Mexico, Honduras, United States, El Salvador, Nicaragua (1821ce-1823ce), Guatemala, Costa Rica (1822ce-1823ce)
Empire of Brazil 1822ce 1889ce Uruguay, Brazil (1822ce-1889ce)
Belgian Colonial Empire 1843ce 1962ce Belgium (1843ce-1960ce), Guatemala (1843ce-1854ce), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1885ce-1960ce), China (1900ce-1931ce), Tanzania (1916ce-1919ce), Italy (1919ce-1920ce), Burundi, Rwanda (1922ce-1962ce)
AustroHungarian Empire 1867ce 1918ce Ukraine, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Austria, Poland, France (1867ce-1918ce), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1908ce-1918ce)
Empire of Japan 1868ce 1947ce Japan (1868ce-1947ce), China, South Korea, Russia, North Korea (1905ce-1945ce), Laos, Vietnam (1940ce-1945ce), Palau, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands (1942ce-1945ce)
Italian Colonial Empire 1869ce 1947ce Italy (1869ce-1943ce), Eritrea (1885ce-1941ce), Somalia (1889ce-1941ce), Greece, Libya (1912ce-1947ce), Ethiopia (1936ce-1941ce), Albania (1939ce-1947ce)
German Empire 1871ce 1918ce Lithuania, Belgium, Russia, France, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic (1871ce-1918ce), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Marshall Islands, Namibia, Nauru (1884ce-1918ce), Cameroon (1884ce-1916ce), Solomon Islands (1885ce-1899ce), Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi (1890ce-1918ce), Togo (1905ce-1914ce)
Korean Empire 1897ce 1910ce North Korea, South Korea (1897ce-1910ce)
Third Reich 1933ce 1945ce Germany (1933ce-1945ce), Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia (1938ce-1945ce), Lithuania, Poland (1939ce-1945ce), Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, France, Hungary (1940ce-1945ce), Greece, Serbia, Russia, Montenegro (1941ce-1945ce)

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