Using the Empire Comparison Essay Instuctions below and the resource provided in Unit 7,
create a thesis statement to reflect the focus of your Empire Comparison Essay. Identify at least
five (5) sources that you will use to complete the essay and create a bibliography to include with
your thesis statement for this assignment.
Submit a Resource Page of five (5) possible sources that you are going to use on your
Research Paper in proper APA format. These sources should be related to the specific empires
that you identified in your thesis statement for the Empire Comparison Essay.
The thesis statement and bibliography shall be written in APA format, typed in 12 font Times
New Roman and should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document.
Empire Comparison Essay Instructions:
To demonstrate your understanding of world civilizations, your final essay will focus on the
analysis of the rise and fall of empires/kingdoms throughout the time period in which we studied.
Remember, this is NOT a summary of the events or the empire/kingdom, it is an analysis of the
similarities and differences. Also, you will be making one last final connection to today’s society.
For this assignment, pick an empire/kingdom from each group below and develop an essay
addressing each of the following components:
1. Compare and contrast the development/creation of the empires/kingdoms.
2. Compare and contrast the decline/fall of the empires/kingdoms.
3. Explain which of the empires/kingdoms you choose had the greatest influence on our
society today. Make sure to provide examples of how this civilization can be seen in our
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Babylonian Empire Tang Dynasty Ottoman Empire
Greek Empire Mongolian Empire Russian Empire
Roman Empire Ghanaian Kingdom British Empire
Egyptian Empire Holy Roman Empire Spanish Empire
Harappa Empire Anglo-Saxon Empire
Shang Dynasty Kingdom of the Franks
Your paper must be 4-5 pages and include a minimum of five (5) sources. All work must be in
APA format, including in-text citations and a reference list. If you have any specific questions,
contact your instructor.