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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 10:28 p.m. PST

"How do you define power? That's a difficult question to answer, certainly within the confines of this short article. So, for my purposes, power is being able to exert your will and have the maximum amount of people follow your instructions. In Ancient Rome then, there are a great many contenders for the title of ‘Most Powerful'.

At its peak, in 117 AD, the Roman Empire was vast, covering a jaw-dropping five-million square kilometres. link Just to put that in perspective; the Roman Empire was the equivalent of 1.4 Billion football pitches. They'd have certainly needed a very well inflated pig's bladder and a team compromising of giants in order to set up a quick game of five a side. What is so impressive is this empire was ruled with a communication structure no more advanced than a lot of straight, flat roads…"
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