The British Empire vs The Roman Empire - Historical Comparison

  • Published on Aug 14, 2017
  • Today we’ll look at two mighty historical empires, in this episode of the Infographics show, The British Empire vs. The Roman Empire.
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  • Cringe attack
    Cringe attack 4 days ago

    I have wanted this video for a while.

  • Gaming with bane
    Gaming with bane 12 days ago +1

    The Celts are pronounced kelts

  • Metal13 Wolfgang
    Metal13 Wolfgang 12 days ago

    It’s a human thing

  • Anthony Mourani
    Anthony Mourani 12 days ago

    󾓪󾓪󾓪Proud to be british

  • Dog go
    Dog go 13 days ago

    Roman And British Empire Should Be One Empire *Briman Empire*

  • Dog go
    Dog go 13 days ago

    *The British Empire Is Still The Biggest Empire*

  • Flavius Belisarius
    Flavius Belisarius 14 days ago

    The British Empire did not invade 90% of all countries. The book that claimed that also claims that it's an invasion of we land on our allies land to assist them. I wouldn't count a war we were not leading

  • ThatRandomDude
    ThatRandomDude 16 days ago

    Hong Kong's "independence"

  • Francesco Lepore
    Francesco Lepore 16 days ago

    Roma Invicta!!!💪🏛🦅

  • Test
    Test 18 days ago


  • Test
    Test 18 days ago

    My great country have never been invaded by that freaking brits...😜

  • Trash Lapiz
    Trash Lapiz 19 days ago +2

    The Roman Empire only conquered England and Wales,not Scotland

  • Jack Lester
    Jack Lester 27 days ago

    I'm not going to apologise for what the British empire did because I know that every country would have done the exact same thing if it could.

  • Spidey the saiyan
    Spidey the saiyan 29 days ago

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but the romans did slavery in the best way compared to others.

  • HÆMĮŠH Dœß śtüff

    British empire cause I’m British

  • Dave Walker
    Dave Walker Month ago

    The sun technically still never sets on the British empire, Britain owns 14 overseas territories still

  • Drswag 007
    Drswag 007 Month ago

    you know if you think about it the united kingdom is the roman empire's son/daughter if they were humans

  • SomeSketchyDude 781

    To be fair the Romans did amazing for its time I mean yes the British had colonies but if your thinking drafting a bunch of natives from those colonies then good fucking luck...The British would be spending so much money on mobilizing there Troops that they’d straight up oof

  • Quegal Segal
    Quegal Segal Month ago

    It’s crazy to think that there were so many wars and native Americans had just no idea

  • jack smith
    jack smith Month ago +1

    Rome wins hands down, com n

  • lil goofy ass nigga

    Why do the British try to claim and lie that they "banned slavery" when it was them the British and Portuguese who enslaved the most Africans in the transatlantic slave trade and the most people in the history of the world along with other Europeans. You do not deserve credit for stopping to do something evil after profiting and doing it for hundreds of years and then you decide to stop it and take and try to claim credit for "stopping" it just because it didn't profit you anymore. For example, many states in USA had banned slavery completely before the British and the USA had banned the slave trade before the British but slavery went on for about 80 years in 10% of the country, the south, while it was banned in most of the country and then in 1865. While in the British Empire slavery went on for over 300 years in the whole empire and the British profited and became rich because of it and killed/tortured millions of africans.

  • Feña
    Feña Month ago

    Whats the obsession of the english to compare your culture to the roman culture, ENGLAND ISNT ROMAN, ROMA IS A CONTINENTAL CULTURE ONLY

    SPENCE4REAL Month ago

    It's a shame we lost it all

    For now at least.

  • COPS .101
    COPS .101 Month ago


  • Bubbleyum
    Bubbleyum 2 months ago

    "Celts" is pronounced with a hard C, you barbarian!

  • Angelo Empire
    Angelo Empire 2 months ago

    British win

  • The Falkland Islands
    The Falkland Islands 2 months ago

    I can't believe people watch this garbage.

  • blueramtetrarasbora
    blueramtetrarasbora 2 months ago

    This channel doesn't make any sense, it says Hong Kong was given independence in this video, yet says Taiwan is a part of China in the "is China safe" video. Sloppy ass work.

  • Fabz Gaming
    Fabz Gaming 2 months ago

    I am half british and half italian

  • daniel anderson
    daniel anderson 2 months ago

    romans had identity issues, breaking up rome, and revolts for power internally, was an infinite struggle......

  • daniel anderson
    daniel anderson 2 months ago

    britain still has Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Bermuda, BAT, BIOT, virgin islands, cayman islands, falklands, gibraltar, montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands----------------> THATS AN EXTRA 667,020 SQ MI WE OWN THANK YOU!

  • daniel anderson
    daniel anderson 2 months ago

    rome was made with sticks and metal and bronze, britain was made with muskets and rifles.........both in the timeline with advanced technology

  • -S- Kint -S-
    -S- Kint -S- 2 months ago

    Now modern day Italy and England will be under Sharia law in 20 years. What a shame to lose such rich cultures.

  • Bruce Jedi Lee
    Bruce Jedi Lee 2 months ago

    It was worth it. Sometimes to do good you need to spill blood

  • gabry el
    gabry el 2 months ago

    Rome Empire: I century before Christ-V century before Christ.
    English Empire: 1776-1931

  • vordman
    vordman 2 months ago

    The Roman Empire lasted longer because it was in the ancient world where limited technology meant things moved more slowly. The British Empire burnt out relatively quickly, but look at the legacy it left. The Brits built the modern world, no doubt about it. And English speaking nations continue to be at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

  • gabry el
    gabry el 2 months ago

    Is not sense this video they was Empires to different in History

  • Robin Mumford
    Robin Mumford 2 months ago

    Stupid and inacurate

  • Raja
    Raja 2 months ago

    I wonder if at the time Britain lost to America but regained it's wealth by looting India, the plunder of India's wealth being the reason Britain was still able to sustain?

  • Hattori Hanzo
    Hattori Hanzo 2 months ago

    And you can’t compare population sizes because there were a lot more people in colonial into imperial times for the British and the world

  • Hattori Hanzo
    Hattori Hanzo 2 months ago

    The Roman outfits and armor are a bit inaccurate, and it showed Caesar as being Augustus

  • uhiu ihiuhi
    uhiu ihiuhi 2 months ago

    Gladiators didn't die as often as is thought by most

  • Arab Republic of Kurdistan Mapping

    Why did I click on a channel I blocked?

  • Bruno Fiumanò
    Bruno Fiumanò 3 months ago

    Actually the Roman empire lasted for over 1000 years,you all seem to forget about the eastern part.

  • Evan Newcomer
    Evan Newcomer 3 months ago

    the romans also had slaves

  • enricmm85
    enricmm85 3 months ago

    5:20 Stop depicting slavery in ancient Rome the same way it was in the Americas.

  • Ettore Morabito
    Ettore Morabito 3 months ago

    Waiting for America to crumble!And it will!

  • KingEdwards
    KingEdwards 3 months ago

    You left out Northern Ireland.

  • MagicZell
    MagicZell 3 months ago

    There nothing to compare, roman empire was present in all his empire and have forces to mantain the law, british empire was strong only because they was looting india, they never had the number sufficient to really be a military power, and if you not a military power you're not a power.

  • Generlj
    Generlj 3 months ago +1

    The Roman Empire was truly one of a kind during its peak - there was no real contender. The british empire, on the other hand, was never really that far ahead of its rivals + didn't last as nearly as long as the Roman Empire did. You cant compare the two, basically.

  • Lenny Peterovic
    Lenny Peterovic 3 months ago

    10 asses

  • dageezerboi
    dageezerboi 3 months ago

    The British Empire was the biggest, most powerful and most influential in history.

  • Víctor 123
    Víctor 123 3 months ago

    Actually you didn’t get killed in the coliseum

  • Hoplite 898
    Hoplite 898 3 months ago


  • Salvatore Escoti
    Salvatore Escoti 3 months ago

    Just two Cities had the right to call themself CAPUT MUNDI, Capital of the World. Rome and later London, and London is practically a daughter of Rome. The Romans founded Londinium...

  • RobZoneFire
    RobZoneFire 3 months ago

    britain would have destroyed the roman empire with the use of muskets, cannons and warships :P

  • Moni lit
    Moni lit 3 months ago

    *stops slavery nationally InDiA*

  • Invictus
    Invictus 3 months ago

    Also, Rome lasted over 2,200 years. The Roman Empire finally ceased to exist less than 50 years before Columbus sailed to the Americas.

  • Invictus
    Invictus 3 months ago

    Nearly all Roman slaves were white, yet you show a black man.. of course. Only black people were slaves, right?

  • Jusa news media
    Jusa news media 3 months ago

    Ave Roma Invicta

  • Ino Berey
    Ino Berey 3 months ago

    10 asses a day? Wouldn’t complain😂

  • asit kumar
    asit kumar 3 months ago

    Why don't you show those 13 British colonies.☺️☺️ Because you are an American.😊😊

  • Garviel Loken
    Garviel Loken 3 months ago

    several infographics shows contradict each other. In one video you say the invading 90% of countries is all wrong but in this its right?

  • Unknown! Discovery?
    Unknown! Discovery? 4 months ago

    Largest Empire?? You must have not heard of Gengis Khan and his Mongols

  • SetsunaAngel99
    SetsunaAngel99 4 months ago

    US Empire is better

  • BBritainBall
    BBritainBall 4 months ago

    Yes,us brits had a mighty empire🇬🇧

  • Tristram Domingo
    Tristram Domingo 4 months ago

    If you combine the Latin Empire a.k.a Spain+Portugal+France+Italy's colonies = Latin won. They once speak the same language and united (they're still connected to each other nowadays) so.

  • The Conzo24
    The Conzo24 4 months ago +1

    So. Many. Inaccuracies...

  • Tom H.
    Tom H. 4 months ago

    The Roman Empire was more impressive in proportion to technology and in terms of the impact it had on the world. The British were an industrialized country conquering agrarian and/or primitive societies and lasted for a much shorter time.

  • Euan Laing
    Euan Laing 4 months ago

    You missed out a lot more of Africa

  • Alessandro Jones
    Alessandro Jones 4 months ago

    This guy is really uneducated.

  • Alessandro Jones
    Alessandro Jones 4 months ago

    URGH, my face imploded when this dude said selts. I am a CELT PRONOUNCED KELT.

  • Useless Person
    Useless Person 4 months ago

    Celts? Nah, selts.

  • Ashish Sengar
    Ashish Sengar 4 months ago

    Do Latin language vs Sanskrit language

  • Asgdf jkglh
    Asgdf jkglh 4 months ago

    maybe speak a little bit slower?
    It was sometimes hard to follow as a non-native english speaker.

  • Ketchup Lad
    Ketchup Lad 4 months ago


  • madboi
    madboi 4 months ago

    This is a stupid comparison. We are talking about something, that if only had the ruhht emperors, would exist today

  • Otto Günsche
    Otto Günsche 4 months ago


  • Lucky Hazard
    Lucky Hazard 4 months ago

    If every empire in the world declines. I wonder what will happen after the U.S. falls economically and militarily of course

  • xXx_spaghettilord420_xXx
    xXx_spaghettilord420_xXx 4 months ago +1

    The real question, how would the CCCP do against the other two

  • Jack Colclough
    Jack Colclough 4 months ago

    Anyone else realise that the British empire map was wrong

  • Brandon Davies
    Brandon Davies 4 months ago

    It's crazy because in school here in the UK u don't learn about this stuff, they don't tell you Britain laid the foundation for the rest of the world to build on

  • alexander mathieson
    alexander mathieson 4 months ago

    hong kong wasnt freed in 1997, it was returned, queen victoria rented hong kong for 100 years to open trades with the far east. we didnt occupy, we rented.

  • Nyandancer 04
    Nyandancer 04 5 months ago +1

    Everybody is salty about the british empire because they A was controlled by the empire well their country or B Had to get hard carried in a war (cough) The seven year war (cough)

  • Afonso Bernardino
    Afonso Bernardino 5 months ago

    The British never invaded Portugal

  • Darth Saiyan
    Darth Saiyan 5 months ago

    Most of Rome's slaves were Germans and Celts(white) and Persians why does this depict the slave as a African(obviously they had Numidian and Nubian slaves who were darker skinned) it just pisses me off how a dark skinned person is the universal depiction of a slave.

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia

    Spanish Empire vs British Empire

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia

    Long Live SPQR long live Roman Empire Quia gloria Romae and British Empire sucks

  • gary winstone
    gary winstone 5 months ago

    britan is way better.

  • GlackEU6789 surry
    GlackEU6789 surry 5 months ago

    you said celts wrong

  • Karthiheyen JEYANTHAN
    Karthiheyen JEYANTHAN 5 months ago

    the british empire map is innaccurate

  • Master Max K
    Master Max K 5 months ago

    hope you know that in the Austrian Empire the sun never set :) no offens

  • Mr. Swole
    Mr. Swole 5 months ago

    Britain controlled Sudan and Egypt as well

  • Shadow soldier
    Shadow soldier 5 months ago +1

    I am British Indian Chinese and Portuguese and Malaysian

  • JAMES Macgregor
    JAMES Macgregor 5 months ago

    The British empire is missing some countries like Egypt

  • Alvaro Kuaser
    Alvaro Kuaser 5 months ago

    Unsubscribe definitely

  • Alvaro Kuaser
    Alvaro Kuaser 5 months ago

    "Most Europe tried to do the same" Actually England tried to do the same after Castille and Portugal, It was not ahead.

  • DESTROYER 9000
    DESTROYER 9000 5 months ago

    Portugal empires in 1500 is the best

  • HunterFodera
    HunterFodera 5 months ago

    Fok meh m8

  • Gongola
    Gongola 5 months ago