Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Importance of Empires

An empire is a multi-civilizational entity—it is formed by coercing several civilizations to come together,  under the umbrella of a single political system. When several civilizations are united under a single political system, there is a massive exchange of knowledge on science, technology, manufacturing, philosophy, politics, art, and literature. People from different civilizations interact with each other and they learn from each other. Stronger business relationships develop. Communication and transportation networks which span the globe get created. Without the empires of the past (the British Empire in particular), the civilizations of the world would be existing mostly in isolation. By unifying the civilizations, the empires have played a critical role.

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