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Question: Which country in history rose to a world power faster than the United States!?
The United States took less than 200 years!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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1815-1920 – the British Empire largest empire in the world!.

1206-1279 – the Mongol Empire second largest empire, largest contiguous empire in the world!.

In relative proportions of the world's populations both held governance over more people than the United States!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

A lot of countries or empires that became world powers really fast are already mentioned above so I'll just add one more

The main enemy of the US during the Cold War, the Soviet Union became a world power in 28 years- from when they became communist in 1917 to when World War II ended in 1945!. You may say that Russia was a world power even before 1917 but the truth was they were stagnant during that time!. Their agriculture, industry, military were very weak, not something worthy of the term "world power"!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Here's a map of Islam in 750 CE

750 - 632 = 118 years

and Islam had already achieved world power status long before this map!.


In fact, if you read the map, you'll see that Islam had already become a world power by 661 - only 29 years!

@tom b:

So Rome, which also "barely covered the med", was NOT a world power!? LOL!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Japan may have called themselves an imperial power, but what were they emperors of!? Manchuria!?

No country that memory respects!.


You call Islam a world power!? According to your map they barely contained the med!. sea!. I dunno what world you are from, but I'm from EARTH!.Www@QuestionHome@Com


took only 50 years for japan (1854-1900) to became am imperial powerWww@QuestionHome@Com

Depends what you mean by country, but I think the Islamic caliphate has a strong claim!.Www@QuestionHome@Com