What exactly is an empire, and when does a city-state, kingdom, or republic become one?

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What exactly is an empire, and when does a city-state, kingdom, or republic become one?

Akkadian Empire:

Around the middle of the 24th century BCE, Sargon of Akkad conquered neighboring city-states and developed the Akkadian Empire, the first of its kind in human civilization. The Akkadian empire ruled for nearly 200 years before its collapse in the middle of the 22nd century.

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An empire is a group of states or countries under the control of a central foreign authority.

Empires are different from federations in that Empires...

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