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    Quote Originally Posted by PopeADope View Post
    What do you think is the most influential Empire to exist and why?

    By influential I largely mean it's influence on our world today
    The British Empire. To see its influence today, spanning across the entire globe, they really went all out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    I only considered star fleet troops...

    I tend to agree that the klingons would win, but it seems that, while the klingons do love war, their track record shows that they let emotions guide them too strongly, since they are regularly defeated by star fleet tactics.

    The ONLY way I could see the empire beating star fleet is if they got the death star up and working.... then it's just a matter of if the shields could withstand the death Star laser (I kinda doubt it).
    A big advantage for Star Fleet (and any Star Trek force against Star Wars force) would be the transporter/teleportation technology. They can just beam into any Star Destroyer, undetected, and sabotage and cause all kinds of havoc on board, before it even begins to attack them
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Channeling my inner Trump:

    "Paris brings wine into culture and empire conversation... stealing the win. Very unfair! I have the most bestest empire of all. Benghazi! Emails! ".
    Hey we're talking about influencing, not conquering whole swats of land while killing the natives. I posit France as a valid influence. And don't get me started about French cancan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
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    Talk about a shitty system of measurement. Metric FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    A big advantage for Star Fleet (and any Star Trek force against Star Wars force) would be the transporter/teleportation technology. They can just beam into any Star Destroyer, undetected, and sabotage and cause all kinds of havoc on board, before it even begins to attack them
    Oh ya... although, with transporters they do need to be relatively close, which does get me thinking, why the strong focus on evasive maneuvers when the lasers almost never miss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Oh ya... although, with transporters they do need to be relatively close, which does get me thinking, why the strong focus on evasive maneuvers when the lasers almost never miss?
    Probably to protect certain parts of the ship from getting hit. The engines or whatever, the important parts
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    BLEH!!!!

    Both of you guys are forgetting ONE BIG advantage for the Empire (or, even Galactic Republic): The FORCE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    British Empire. They were all over the world and influenced the development of many countries and civilizations, from Australia to Hong Kong to India to various places in Africa to the US and Canada, etc.
    right. The Question DID mention influence on TODAY While China and Rome DID have important REGIONAL empires,, upon their decline MUCH of that was NOT carried forward.

    The British Empire had continuity and global reach...and it's still happening. In a way, the US is an Extension of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Roman Law/Civil Law systems are still used in most of Europe - after that the English common Law system - Universities and other Institutions are based on pre Christian Temples which covered the whole of civilization - we are all evolved out of past Empires as well as our own indigenous cultures.
    I agree. Much of what we know about the Roman, Greek and other civilizations in Europe was preserved and handed down to us by Arabs. Arabs systematically collected the works of Greek and Roman philosophy, medicine, mathematics, and so on, and built on them. So that when their Caliphates collapsed (especially in Spain) Europe was flooded by this body of knowledge. The timing might be coincidental but I seriously doubt it. Europe fully started to develop at a time when it was rediscovering knowledge preserved by Arab caliphates.

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