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The superpower of the ancient era, the Roman Empire dominated the west for (a really long time).
An [[empire]] that succeeded the Roman [[Republic]] during the time of [[Augustus]], who ruled from 27 B.C. to A.D. 14. At its greatest extent it encompassed territories stretching from [[Britain]] and [[Germany]] to [[North Africa]] and the [[Persian Gulf]]. After 395 A.D. it was split into the [[Byzantine Empire]] and the Western Roman Empire, which rapidly sank into [[anarchy]] under the onslaught of barbarian invaders from the north and east. The last emperor of the West, [[Romulus]] Augustulus (born c. 461), was deposed by [[Goths]] in 476, the traditional date for the end of the empire.
 

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The superpower of the ancient era, the Roman Empire dominated the west for (a really long time).