An empire refers to a dynastic rule over a large portion of land in which one ruler is appointed or succeeds another ruler. An empire can span a group of people, cultures, or other areas that are under the empire's rule.

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Is Jar-Jar Binks responsible for the creation of the empire? [duplicate]

I have heard some claim this, and if so, how? And was he the sole reason, or were there other elements?
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1990's book featuring a Galactic Empire Without Faster-Than-Light Travel

The protagonist is an agent of a not-so-nice galactic empire run entirely by humans. The key technology is a sort of slow transporter, where an object (or human) is disassembled in one location, ...
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The Empire novels of Isaac Asimov [duplicate]

Which is the first Empire novel of I Asimov, "The stars like dust" or "the currents of space"?
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Is *Imperium* a common trope in science fiction? [closed]

In science fiction is it a popular or common trope where either the main empire or the human empire is styled Imperium whilst all others are referred to as empires?
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Looking for an odd space movie from 80's or 70's

I remember seeing this movie as a kid some time in the late 80s, maybe early 90s (video rental). It's been a weird movie mixing space/science fiction and fantasy elements. The whole movie didn't take ...
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Does the Rebel Alliance still exist after the death of Palpatine and Vader?

At the end of Return of the Jedi, you see many planets celebrating the death of Palpatine, Vader, and the destruction of Death Star II. Does the death of the Emperor mean the end of the Empire? I ...
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Was the Emperor himself xenophobic? Or was that merely a political point?

It's well know that Empire was xenophobic and "human-firster" in general (I can provide relevant Wikia links if someone has doubts). But did there exist Emperor Palpatine's (or rather Darth Sidious') ...
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In Star Trek, what is the largest empire/power in the Milky Way Galaxy by sheer size?

I've seen a few star charts and maps of the Milky Way for Star Trek, but most of them don't show the extent or borders of the major powers in the galaxy, just their center of power. So which ones have ...
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What happened to Deep Angel?

A number of years ago, there was a fan fiction site called Deep Angel. It started off as a seaQuest fan fiction story called seaFire ASV, but the story evolved into its own unique canon, featuring a ...
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Can I read Orson Scott Card's “Hidden Empire” before “Empire”?

I bought Orson Scott Card's Hidden Empire today at a second-hand store and I just realized that it's actually a sequel. I've read the Ender and Homecoming series by Card, and I know reading them out ...
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Ghengis Khan as model [closed]

It seems that many SF and Fantasy authors use the Roman Empire or the Marines as a model for military organizations. Yet, the Great Khan's empire was larger by far than Rome's, and, in the form of ...