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Imperialism an colonisation in 1900

An empire or rik[a] is defined as "an aggregate o naitions or fowk ruled ower bi an emperor or ither pouerfu sovereign or govrenment, uisually a territory o greater extent nor a kinrick, as the umwhile Brítish Empire, French Empire, Spaingie Empire, Roushie Empire, Byzantine Empire or Roman Empire."[1]


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  1. Scots owerset o Holy Roman Empire (Inglis) tae Halie Romane Rik uised in Robinson, Philip (1998). "Ulster Scots ettles wi tha Thrittie Years' Weir". CAIRN. 2: 15.
  1. Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Portland House, New York, 1989, p. 468.