This graphic shows how history's mightiest empires compared

Although empires from long past have since lost their iron grip over their constituents, it’s striking how effects from their influences still resonate within cultures across continents today.

Often glamorized in films and video games, it’s difficult to fathom how far across the globe these kingdoms and empires once spanned.

In order to illustrate how vast these famous entities once stretched, Just The Flight created this helpful infographic illustrating on a modern political map where and how they ruled.

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