>>42271 By the 14tg Century the byzantine Empire spoke a different language, had different culture, different political structure and military technology and organization to the pre-split Roman Empire. It was a completely different, considerably smaller empire
>>42328 >By the 20tg Century the British Empire spoke a different language, had different culture, different political structure and military technology and organization to the pre-Tudor Kingdom of England. It was a completely different, considerably larger empire
See the problem? It was a continuation of the same polity, even if the culture and language had shitfted.
>>42328 Lol the eastern part of the empire spoke greek before the western empire fell. There is absolutely no good reason to considers the byzantine empire anything else but the roman empire. They were a direct continuation, there was no break or disruption at all. "Byzantine" is a modern term invented by historians to distinguish the ancient roman era from the later phase.
>>42179 >There are actually "I played EU4 for 3000 hours" frogposter autists who ACTUALLY think when the empire moved its capital and the western half eroded, the other half suddenly became a different state, even though they continued the same line of rulers, spoke the same language as before (since they had already been speeking greek long before), and the whole world, including themselves, called them the same thing as before.
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