(someone) ruled a kingdom

Someone with complete power over a place "rules" it. This is usually a king, queen, emperor, etc.

In modern days, you don't say that a president or prime minister "rules" the country that they're leaders of. That's because presidents and prime ministers don't have complete control; they have to follow certain rules and laws, and the citizens of the country can have them replaced.

Because of this, you should remember these phrases:

ruled the kingdom

ruled the empire

ruled the land

governs the nation

leads the country

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