Most Brutal Empires In History

Throughout history, human civilizations have come and gone. Some provided peace and prosperity, while others reigned with brutal and overwhelming tyranny. Whether for centuries or just for a few years, these evil empires showed little mercy to their own people or their enemies. His cruelty suppressed civil liberties, extended human suffering and tragically led to the death of millions of people. But who were the most infamous civilizations? Here are the 25 most unbelievably bad empires in history.

Comanche Empire

The Comanche Empire was one of the largest Native American tribes in America. His empire encompassed most of the plains of the intervening United States, and they were known for their incredibly brutal incursions … brutal incursions that included the killing of children. Due to their horrible reputation, Spaniards and Frenchmen rarely wanted to explore the territory. From 1868 to 1881, the systematic hunting of 31 million buffalo by American settlers caused the fall of the Comanche Empire.

Celts

In the ancient world, the Celts ruled most of modern France, Belgium and England. Even Rome was very difficult to conquer the Celts. Why? Because the Celts were incredibly ferocious and also a little crazy. In the battle, they would fight completely naked to show you that they were not afraid to die, and if they won a battle, they would cut off all the heads of their enemies, take them home and show them as trophies.

The Viking Empire

Beginning in 793 AD, the Viking empire of the Scandinavian peninsula began looting and looting the surrounding countries, such as England, the Frankish Empire, Spain and Russia. His tactics were brutal; They attacked unprotected villages, killing, raping and stealing all property before local defense units could stop them. As time passed, they became increasingly good at this and became more brazen in their attempts to attack the surrounding areas. However, it only lasted so long, and better defenses against his tactics made the surprise raids even more difficult. In 1066 AD, the Viking Empire lost strength when the Norwegian King Harald Hardrada was defeated by the English at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Maori civilization

Their reputation was so fierce that even the British settlers, who were also quite brutal, as we shall see later, did not want to approach them. When settler James Cook arrived, things were good at first, but when one of his men, James Rowe, angered the Maori, they cannibalized him and his men. Once the Maoris seized the muskets, things got worse. The tribal war broke out and some 18,000 people were killed. The war between the British and the Maori continued for years, increasing the horrible bloodshed until the Maori were essentially conquered.

Confederate States of America

As of 1861, the Confederate States of America were a group of eleven states that separated from the United States of America. Although the foreign nations did not recognize it technically, the Confederation had a president, a flag, printed its own money and created a cultural identity that still exists to this day. However, they are mainly known for the brutal practice of enslaving, beating and raping millions of African-Americans and their inhumane treatment of prisoners in Andersonville. Fortunately, his empire lasted little and ended in 1865.

The Belgian colonial empire

The Belgian colonial empire consisted of three African colonies in the Congo. The territory was 76 times larger than Belgium and was the third largest colony in Africa. It was considered the private property of King Leopold II, and there he was known as the “Butcher of the Congo” for murdering millions of Congolese by forcing them to work in rubber plantations. Those who did not meet the quotas were flogged, or their hands were cut.

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How Did Pyramids Affect People’s Lives in Ancient Egypt?

Although the pyramids of ancient Egypt were immense structures that were built for the purpose of burying the pharaohs, they actually had important effects on daily life over a long period of time. The pyramids were built by the ancient normal and everyday Egyptians. A large pyramid building project could employ up to 100,000 people, working for over 20 years.

Ancient pyramids and ancient Egyptians:

The construction of pyramids in ancient Egypt affected the lives of many people in their exhaustive construction. First, the priests and the architects determined the location and proposed the design. Slaves were not used to building these huge tombs, but average citizens who worked in agriculture.

When the annual flooding of the Nile River temporarily halted agricultural activities, Pharaoh could recruit these peasants for the construction of pyramids. While agricultural farmers provided unskilled labour in the construction of pyramids by season, qualified individuals such as masons and engineers were on site throughout the year.

Method of construction:

The specific details of the construction of the pyramid are unknown since archaeologists have never tracked any information regarding precise methods. It is believed that the pyramids were built with the use of large ramps that allowed the workers to drag huge stone slabs upwards.

It is believed that the ramps were composed of components such as clay, mud bricks and pieces of limestone. The pyramids, for the most part, were built from limestone extracted from hills near the Nile River. The workers used a combination of chisels and saws to remove the necessary stone.

Everyday lifestyle:

The Egyptians who worked in the pyramids resided in vast communities of workers of thousands of people near the construction sites, specially designed villages that included everything from accommodations to bakeries. The workers were not only provided with shelter but also sustenance in exchange for services.

They were served beer as a drink. The meals consisted of meat, grains, beans, lentils and bread. Some benefits were also available to workers. They were granted tax refunds for their work. Medical assistance was also available to workers. If they had bone fractures, they could see the doctors. However, the schedules were exhausting and required working practically at all hours of the day for months.

Although the exact time to complete the Great Pyramid in Giza is uncertain, it was thought that it would last more than two decades. The workers of the Great Pyramid could have been employed for periods of three months.

The era of pyramidal construction:

The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted about 4,000 years and more than 100 separate pyramid building projects were carried out. However, the main era of the construction of pyramids lasted for about a millennium, through the Ancient and Middle Kingdoms.

One of the reasons why the pharaohs stopped building pyramids was that they were conspicuous and thieves often found ways to penetrate them, which made the pharaohs prefer hidden tombs for burial. These graves were hidden in clandestine places and as a result was much harder to access.

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