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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  • Racody
    Racody 11 days ago

    You know, Julius caesar didn’t declare war on the parthians, that was Marcus Crassus!

  • W M
    W M 14 days ago +1

    Both were amazing and world defining empires which shape the world we live in today, however, the British is the best 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  • danou de liser de morsain

    we have already a answer the invaded and did take over parts of britania or today's great britan

  • danou de liser de morsain

    rome was the greatest empire ever

  • CarterhaughBooks
    CarterhaughBooks Month ago

    Who were the "less progressive invaders" who led Britain into the Dark Ages? Do you mean the Black Plague rats?

  • Untold Story
    Untold Story Month ago

    The British was the Roman Empire in terms of image - It modeled its self from Rome and attempted to do what Rome did, the builders of civilization as well as the conquer.

  • Tanya Gersh ́s Legs

    The Roman Empire was far more humane.

  • Tanya Gersh ́s Legs
    Tanya Gersh ́s Legs Month ago +1

    The Roman Empire was far more humane.

  • wiefa chip
    wiefa chip Month ago

    Can you do ussr vs brittish empire?.and who do you think will won?

  • Bob Muller
    Bob Muller 2 months ago

    Rome built Europe.

  • Homo Sapiens
    Homo Sapiens 2 months ago +1

    I does not know whitch empire was better, the Roman or the British.



  • José Fernando Villanueva Hidalgo

    Virgilio vs Kipling

  • fuze clan
    fuze clan 2 months ago

    some of it is wrong i think you need to do re upload on this

  • Damir Hodžić
    Damir Hodžić 3 months ago

    British Empire was bigger then this

  • yarmelemenko
    yarmelemenko 3 months ago +2

    Romans - The Most Powerful Dudes at their peak with the best weapons and has a son called Britain
    British - The most powerful Dudes at their peak with the best weapons and had a son called USA
    USA - I’m going to take this theory up a notch..

  • Souzuko Mithoshi
    Souzuko Mithoshi 3 months ago +2

    Rome Had The greatest empire. Brit a colonial empire in the poorest countries for material business stop. U cant compare.

    • Littlefinger
      Littlefinger Month ago

      @dageezerboi 1)this type of nationalism is cancer
      2) Why are you talking about Italians now? We're talking about the British empire and Romans.

    • dageezerboi
      dageezerboi Month ago

      @Littlefinger And also the British had far more influence than the Romans.

    • dageezerboi
      dageezerboi Month ago

      ​@Littlefinger Please. The British are no.1 and 2. The Italians are pathetic, they were owned by the Brits.

    • Littlefinger
      Littlefinger Month ago

      @dageezerboi if you really want to compare the Romans to any other empire you're seriously mad, no one had such a great influence over history like the Romans.

    • dageezerboi
      dageezerboi 3 months ago

      @Souzuko Mithoshi Where to start....

  • Zack
    Zack 3 months ago +4

    I am Not British but
    British empire > Roman Empire
    In the 1800s there were no match for the British empire the invaded 90% of the world
    Most influential scientists and philosophers like Newton, Faraday, Darwin, Locke and more are from Britain
    English is the Universal language of the world
    They founded my country USA which is one of the most powerful countries in the world right now

    • Littlefinger
      Littlefinger Month ago

      @Zack Murica is a mix between Germans,English,Italians,Polish etc. So no they haven't founded it by themselves, the Roman empire was the greatest empire in history and comparing it to any other is dumb.

    • Zack
      Zack 3 months ago +2

      Euphoria Nostalgia
      Do you think George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others were mixed with Natives
      European settlers never mixed with natives.
      Look at the biggest English speaking countries they were all colonies Of Britain
      US, India, A lot of Africa, Pakistan and more
      So they speak English because they were all colonies of Britain not because of Amy

    • Euphoria Nostalgia
      Euphoria Nostalgia 3 months ago +1

      You are an idiot, not all the countries who gained independence from Spain are mixed race, Argentina is mostly white of mostly Spanish descent same with Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, and even in mostly mixed race nations like Mexico the mostly Spanish/european descent minority have always been the elite of the country from being the political to economic elite and almost every Mexican president and famous person has been white of Spanish descent because of colonialist mentality and racism, etc

    • Euphoria Nostalgia
      Euphoria Nostalgia 3 months ago

      @Zack most speak english because of USA and its influence even tho it originated in england but despite that fact its actually american cultural/political/historical influence (not denying the british influence on the world but it was only to its colonies not the rest of the world like the USA), and 90% were not British, maybe 50%, many of the signers were either of Irish, Dutch, Swedish, or even French protestanr decent, and there was mixing with the natives in USA, between Brits and Natives nto so much maybe but between french and natives or Spanish yes some more, remember that there was 6 euro empires that colonized USA from Spain, France, Sweden, Netherlands, stc and the British had the smallest area colonized (only eastern coast really) and that the British before independence gained control of what was land colonized by France, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden and in this land there were French, Dutch, Scandinavians, Spaniards and mixed native american-european people all part of 13 colonies

    • Sick Reds
      Sick Reds 3 months ago

      Brit Had a colonial empire. Not an empire

  • Deer M
    Deer M 3 months ago

    Why did the British not attack Italy because Italy would have conquered them

    • dageezerboi
      dageezerboi 3 months ago

      Italy couldn't have conquered a football pitch. They were useless.

    • Just Getting By
      Just Getting By 3 months ago

      Are you seriously claiming that Italy could conquer Britain, even now? Hahahahahaha. I'm sorry but in the 19c the British would have treated the Italians in the same manner as the Chinese or the Danes if they WANTED to (re: Gunboat diplomacy). They would have wiped the floor with them...

  • 3 months ago

    Please make one on Chinas silk and belt road if you haven't already. Thx!

  • Ric Rovey
    Ric Rovey 4 months ago +4

    The Roman and British Empires merged. Rome never fell

  • Euphoria Nostalgia
    Euphoria Nostalgia 4 months ago

    im not impressed by british going against stone age natives with spears

  • Max1muslegend
    Max1muslegend 4 months ago +2

    Rome all the way

  • Ahmet Baykoç
    Ahmet Baykoç 4 months ago +1

    Roman empire of course

  • ALEX
    ALEX 4 months ago

    why isnt it called the italian empire? it makes no sence

  • Nolish mapping
    Nolish mapping 4 months ago

    The British empire couldn’t fight the British empire Because England war a part of the the Roman empire

  • Lea Itihr
    Lea Itihr 4 months ago

    This channel Is so over the top...comparing the filthy british with the glorious romans.

  • michael wilson
    michael wilson 4 months ago

    I mean aren't they one in the same? The Romans were white right? And So are the British right? We can look at the Architecture in Britain and the US and see the similarities between Rome and both countries.

  • plasticbudgie
    plasticbudgie 4 months ago

    I'm scared to get a girlfriend incase Britain colonizes her.

  • Beyloien
    Beyloien 5 months ago

    Ulster will always be British :)

  • Sick Reds
    Sick Reds 5 months ago +6

    By The Way list in My opinion :
    1. Rome
    2. Persia
    3. Ottoman
    4. Mongol
    5. Macedonian
    Then colonial empire:
    6. British colonial empire
    7. Spanish colonial empire
    8. French colonials empires

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon Bonaparte 5 months ago

    france is the best

  • Huurduur Excuse
    Huurduur Excuse 5 months ago

    The Holy Roman Empire was the greatest group of people there ever was.

  • Ci Ci
    Ci Ci 5 months ago +5

    Real Power empires
    1. Rome
    2. Persia
    3. Germany
    4. Chinese
    5. Macedonian
    6. Holy Roman empire
    7. British colonies
    8. French colonials
    9 . Spanish colonial

    • Sick Reds
      Sick Reds 5 months ago +1

      Macedonia not at 5

      LETTUCE 5 months ago


  • ReidJqck
    ReidJqck 5 months ago

    This made me laugh, if Romans’ charged at Britain soldiers they would just gun them down

  • NEM3SIS !
    NEM3SIS ! 5 months ago

    The British would destroy them but the battle would kinda not make sense since the British Empire had England but the Romans also had England.

  • Arthur Heidt
    Arthur Heidt 5 months ago

    the romans had to deal with the germanic tribes alone, the brits never where able to deal with them, always needed help, and now with the EU its finished

  • chicco tomassi
    chicco tomassi 5 months ago +11

    All the countries Dreams to be The new Rome

    • Alexander Arrington
      Alexander Arrington 2 months ago

      I think the USA is the closest thing with its various climates over a large area and power over much of the world. What’s your opinion?

  • Mr Phoenix
    Mr Phoenix 5 months ago

    The British were first to invent concentration camps for Indians

  • Gamerf 123456
    Gamerf 123456 6 months ago +6

    Apparently Romans can split and become 2 Romans

  • Tosuka Mary
    Tosuka Mary 6 months ago +6

    U can compare usa to Rome. Not Brit cause never Had enough Power

    • Just Getting By
      Just Getting By 3 months ago +3

      @Souzuko Mithoshi Yes they did. Ever heard of "Pax Britannica"? Britain was the most powerful nation on Earth in this period, it ruled the waves literally. Read a book honestly! WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE ALL SPEAKING ENGLISH?

    • Just Getting By
      Just Getting By 3 months ago +3

      @Tosuka Mary And he or she will tell you that they were both hyperpowers and equally powerful in their own time.

    • Tosuka Mary
      Tosuka Mary 4 months ago

      @demi bk ask any professor what is britain and what was Rome

    • demi bk
      demi bk 4 months ago +4

      @Souzuko Mithoshi brits had a lot of power considering their day and age. they have also won the second largest amount of battles in the world, along with founding (although unfortunately brutally a lot of the time) so many different countries/continents today. they may not have had as much power as usa has now, but for their time, they were a major superpower - probably the biggest in the world. not to mention that the usa wouldn't even exist without britain, atleast not the country it is now :p

    • Souzuko Mithoshi
      Souzuko Mithoshi 4 months ago

      @demi bk brit never Had The Power of Rome or usa today

  • Tosuka Mary
    Tosuka Mary 6 months ago +4

    Comparing britain to Rome is like compare a rat Vs a Wolf

    • LaGG-335
      LaGG-335 5 months ago

      @Tosuka Mary yeah but that rat is the same size as 1/4th of the world and is incredibly strong and intelligent

    • Tosuka Mary
      Tosuka Mary 5 months ago

      @Mr Phoenix Rome is The Wolf of course

    • Mr Phoenix
      Mr Phoenix 5 months ago

      Who's the rat and wolf?

  • Souzuko Mithoshi
    Souzuko Mithoshi 6 months ago +10

    Every country Dreams to be The new Rome. ...

  • Get Ass
    Get Ass 6 months ago +9

    People who conquered britian
    Anglo Saxons
    They all rhyme

    • GT06-stunts
      GT06-stunts 25 days ago

      What about the Danes

    • Dan Sandford
      Dan Sandford 2 months ago

      You forgot 'Africans', that lastest ones XD

    • Gaming Direct
      Gaming Direct 3 months ago

      Is this a joke because if it isn’t. Ur wrong

  • John Flanagan
    John Flanagan 6 months ago

    Um...the Roman slaves would have been almost exclusively white.

  • Roga
    Roga 6 months ago

    Imagine countries as small as England Scotland and wales having such a big empire.

  • Fokushi Tomouy
    Fokushi Tomouy 6 months ago +16

    Rome > britain Very Easy. Rome give cibmvilization to The World, still today based on Roman culture / law/ engineering.

    • Gaming Direct
      Gaming Direct Month ago

      @Littlefinger that is because rome was the greatest superpower in its area by far. Once its empire was at its peak it was rarely challenged.

    • Littlefinger
      Littlefinger Month ago

      @Gaming Direct there are as many Germanic and French scientists as the English ones, so I wouldn't say so, while during the Roman era mostly everything was invented in rome.

    • Gaming Direct
      Gaming Direct 3 months ago +1

      Britain made major strides in technology, science, literature, reforms, industrialisation. And many more.

  • Flavius Belisarius
    Flavius Belisarius 6 months ago

    the British invaded 90% of the world number is bs

  • Sick Reds
    Sick Reds 7 months ago +13

    Rome >>>>> all the other empires

  • Souzuko Mithoshi
    Souzuko Mithoshi 7 months ago +8

    Shame compare brit to Rome !!!!!!!! Rome >>>>>>> britain! !!!

    • Just Getting By
      Just Getting By 3 months ago +2

      They were BOTH hyperpowers, so what's your problem?

  • Seru Zusan
    Seru Zusan 7 months ago +7

    Its a shame compare british COLONIAL (weak and empty countries) empire to ROME GREATEST and most POWERFULL empire and civilization of ALL TIME😨😨

    • Just Getting By
      Just Getting By 3 months ago +1

      Actually the British fought the French, Spanish, Dutch simultaneously in order to amass the empire. Or did you think the British faced no resistance when they took their territories? The Mysoreans were not weak and disorganised either, they did have impressive cannons and rockets though. Conquering and ruling the subcontinent altogether was no small feat, are you seriously suggesting that India was ever an "empty" country?
      The Romans constantly fought relatively primitive tribes, the Germanic peoples and the Celts being just a couple of examples, they also had the best army in the world at the time and far more resources, the British were solely a maritime power and they were often at a disadvantage compared to their rivals, particularly in population and resources yet they prevailed. The Romans NEVER had that problem, the British had to defeat their rivals first in order to gain hyperpower status. Read a book instead of just regurgitating Anglophobic lies.

    I AM RUSTY 7 months ago

    woah woah woah woah! julius caesar never conquered britain? that happened in the next century

  • Souzuoa Kigi
    Souzuoa Kigi 7 months ago +8

    How can un compare brit Vs The greatest and most powerfull empire ever and ever ?? May be brit is behind ottoman persian mongol and others. In My opinion The list is:1. Rome (est/West )
    2. Ottoman
    3. Persian.
    4. Macedonia / mongol (lived only for their generals
    5. Colonial like French britain Spain.
    Regards and u compare brit Vs Spain or france not Vs rome. Com n

    • Ferrari Super
      Ferrari Super 3 days ago

      mysteryj04 invented and innovated much more... LoL. If Romans wouldn’t be existed u won’t even have the water in your house

    • Souzuoa Kigi
      Souzuoa Kigi 3 months ago

      @Just Getting By come n please

    • Just Getting By
      Just Getting By 3 months ago +2

      @Souzuoa KigiNo, the British would not have been able to amass an empire without beating the French and the Spanish. Or did you think the British faced no resistance at all when they took their territories? They kicked the French out of India and Canada during the Seven Years War for example. The various Anglo-French, Anglo-Spanish and Anglo-Dutch Wars are a testament to this.
      In fact, Australia and NZ are the ONLY colonies the British didn't fight for and that was only because they had already gained hegemony at that point. Do some research before commenting in future, it may enlighten your small mind. :)

    • Souzuoa Kigi
      Souzuoa Kigi 6 months ago

      Countries of 3 World. Usa is a superpower like Germany. You nothing

    • mysteryj04
      mysteryj04 6 months ago +4

      What....Rome did not control as much land as Britain and Britain invented and innovated much more.

  • Juan Garcia
    Juan Garcia 7 months ago +10

    Roman empire>british empire

  • Ween
    Ween 7 months ago

    Britain the true successor of Rome

  • Dave Joseph
    Dave Joseph 7 months ago

    Since when is Britain pronounced "Brih-an" ?

  • Real Mr Jangoon
    Real Mr Jangoon 7 months ago

    But the thing is that without the Roman empire, the British empire wouldn't even have existed, it probably would not have even been Britain or even England,

  • Logan Fox
    Logan Fox 7 months ago +1

    Britain vs India
    Let’s see who wins 😂😂

  • Wise Dragon
    Wise Dragon 7 months ago +4

    The Roman Empire was the Mother of the British Empire and of all other European Empires too.

    • Mr Phoenix
      Mr Phoenix 5 months ago

      @Ci Ci go to special school

    • Ci Ci
      Ci Ci 5 months ago +1

      @Mr Phoenix 😂😂😂😂😂Take a teacher

    • Mr Phoenix
      Mr Phoenix 5 months ago

      @Ci Ci obviously , Britain Wise Dragon Did you forget what he said *the British empire was the biggest and longest raining empire in history* 'Nuf Said. It's like comparing a fish to a shark, British shark rome fish

    • Ci Ci
      Ci Ci 7 months ago +1

      So Who is superior

  • Tony S
    Tony S 7 months ago +6

    British empire was destroyed by one man.

    • Tony S
      Tony S 5 months ago +2

      Ghost Killer
      Snake Plissken

    • Mr Phoenix
      Mr Phoenix 5 months ago +3

      Nick Crompton?