World-building Advising: The Empire Writes Back
So as I build the world of the Arcane Realm, I often find various concepts to build up this weird setting of mine.
So I vaguely looked at the idea of empires as in real world history, they have been a big part of it, spreading cultures, ideology, political powers and similar things to that. The ancient world ran on the progress made by empires and dynasty’s and the modern world as we know was made by breaking that tradition and entering a new world.
I think this video from Extra Credits segment Extra History further illustrates this and I hope you take a look at it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-wSL4WqUws&list=PLhyKYa0YJ_5Aq7g4bil7bnGi0A8gTsawu&index=5
So unknowingly the fictional world that I made could reasonably have its own imperial forces that spread culture, power, and conflict. But to properly build my fictional empires, I had to take a look at real world empires. So along with Wikipedia I also found another site: http://empires.findthedata.com/.
Thanks to this site I have to share with those who are making their own imperial powers some things to think about:
Size (Square Kilometers)
Year (at peak size)
- Hereditary Ruler
Reason for End
- Leader Death
- Civil War
- Incorporated into New Entity
- Voluntary Withdrawal from Territory
Posted on February 9, 2015, in Worldbuilding, Writing and tagged arcane realm, constructed world, dynasty, Empires, extra credits, extra history, find the data, historical writing, world building, world history. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.