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Empires

I am not certain of the producer’s intent with this video about empires but one thing it does do, is give one a sense of proportion when it comes to the current nation-state of Israel.

Note the relative size of the empires labeled Caliphate, Ottoman and Seljuk, all Moslem empires. Today Israel is surrounded by the successor states to these various empires, the most recent being the Ottomans.

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