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Empire Revised: Notes Toward a Definition (HUM415)


What is Empire?

Empire is a geopolitical term, which is to say that it attempts to describe power and space. Empire is of necessity larger than a state. It is the control of different territories under a single overall rule. This rule may be indirect. It may be exercised almost exclusively in economic terms. The Empire thus ruled might be described as “informal.”

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