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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Why isn't the First Order the Second Order?

The First Order heavily based themselves off of the Galactic Empire. They were also directly formed from its remains. The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary: The Old Empire withered away, becoming a ...
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Why did Luke originally hate the Empire?

From A New Hope: LUKE: I can't get involved! I've got work to do! It's not that I like the Empire. I hate it! But ...
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Has the Galactic Empire ever conducted large scale ground battles?

The Galactic Empire was at its prime after the end of the Clone Wars and prior to the Battle of Endor. The Battle of Jakku saw most of the Imperial Navy, Army & Stormtrooper Corps committed and ...
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How big was the Star Wars empire? [duplicate]

In the original Star Wars movie, Grand Moff Tarkin destroys a perfectly viable Alderaan seemingly simply to demonstrate imperial ruthlessness. It then stands to reason that the economic loss was ...
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Short story about a super weapon, an Empire, rebels, love and friendship (not Star Wars!)

A man has created a Super Weapon for an empire. By pressing one button he can eliminate armies, thus the empire is undefeatable and he becomes a favorite of them. But, one day, another battle, before ...
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Star Wars: The Empire and Taxation

Recently, a friend and I were discussing the logic of the Death Star. The issue of price eventually came up. I stated that since the Empire had so many citizens, they would get massive amounts of tax ...
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Book where alien empire takes over earth and moves humans to planets named after the continents

This book started with the main character falling into the ocean, I believe. I also think he was in a battle in WWII. An alien empire has taken over The Earth and moved humans to planets named after ...
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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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Was Empire Day still celebrated after the Fall of the Empire?

Empire Day, a Galactic holiday celebrated the 23rd day of the fifth month of the Great ReSynchronization calendar, was created during Palpatine's reign: In his declaration, Palpatine mandated that ...
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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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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 ...