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  • What Makes Alexander Successful

    fight for him without question. In the early years of Alexander’s career as ruler of Macedonia and leader of the army, his determination for conquest was shared by his men. Alexander led his troops into many successful battles and triumphs, such as the Battles of Gaugamela, Issus, and Granicus. In each of these places, Alexander’s leadership skills were tested, and they prevailed. His ability to inspire his troops was fruitful and made stronger with each success. However as Alexander pulled his army further…

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  • Alexander III As A Historical Figure In History

    There is a plethora of historical figures in history, but some of these figures are more acknowledged and discussed about than others. The Macedonian general, Alexander III, also referred to as Alexander the Great, is one of the more prominent historical figures. There is no question that Alexander is famous for his undefeated streak during his military campaigns. However, many historians are in constant debate over whether or not Alexander was truly a military leader that deserved to be a…

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  • Alexander The Great's Legacy

    There are not many leaders who have such an impressive resume like Alexander the Great does. He was not only a successful ruler, but he left a long-lasting legacy behind that is still being admired today. Alexander the Great was considered to be a successful general because of his many conquests, the successful military force he created, and because of the cultural legacy he left behind. Alexander the Great became king at the young age of 20 after his father King Philip II of Macedonia was…

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  • Essay On Athenian Democracy

    methods that all citizens will be part of the Assembly, and each year they chose 10 generals to run the army and navy. Also, the idea of having a jury system to decide the case majorly impacted the Greece, because it stopped the possibility of bribes or threats to the jurors. In Greece, the jurors could decide the fate of an accused person will not be affected by weather the citizens like them or not. Athenian democracy also included a system that was called ostracism, and if 6,000 people wrote…

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  • Describe The Conquest Of Alexander The Great Empire

    Alexander’s interest to Science, Medicine, and Philosophy. After his father was killed, Alexander became the new king of Macedonia when he was only twenty years old. As told Alexander was taught from a young age and was given power over the cavalry at the important battle of Chaeronea. He secured the frontlines, and defeated the Greek rebellion, then put his attention to the rest of the world. He began to campaign ( entered Minor Asia) along with 37,000 men on which 5,000 were cavalry and had…

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  • Alexander The Great: The Achievements Of Alexander The Great

    very successful technic for the army, it required a group of men to be in a tight group and constantly pushing forward(Donal L. Wasson, The Army of Alexander the Great). This technic worked because the men in Alexander’s army were all loyal, they would not move from the formation even though the outermost men were exposed and were very likely to be killed during a battle. Alexander the Great’s army used superior weapons to defeat surrounding territories. The army used much longer spears…

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  • Alexander The Great Essay: The Story Of Alexander The Great

    brutal, and his show of force brought the Greek cities back into line. But Alexander also could be merciful, as Plutarch demonstrates in the story of Timoclea…Aleander was so taken by her bravery that he let her and her children go free” (Kidner et.a;, 98). His personality as a king was to show firmness as well as a caring heart to the people. During his time as king, he conquered many lands, won many battles, defeated the Persians, and created a large empire.…

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  • What Candidates Need David Brooks Analysis

    his ability to strategize in the Battle of Gaugamela. The Battle of Gaugamela was an “extraordinary victory” (Matthews, “Battle of Gaugamela”) against the Persian army. Alexander’s army was composed of an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 soldiers, while his counterpart, Darius III was believed to have “anywhere between 90,000 to 250,000 men” (Wasson, “Battle of Gaugamela”). Outnumbered, Alexander knew he could not face Persian army in their traditional formation. With soldiers up front equipped with…

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  • The Greatness Of Alexander's Empire

    empire was the most successful military force of any Ancient Mediterranean civilization. From Alex’s battle tactics and doing new, maybe even crazy, things to win all the way to him conquering the vast majority of the known world and it’s civilizations. Even more than those things though is his cultural influence after his…

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  • Alexander The Great Essay

    King Philip Ⅱ once told Alexander the Great, “O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee.” Soon after Alexander the Great conquered Persia, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Bactria and the Punjab. Despite his age, Alexander the Great contributed more to the world than anyone because he united one-fourth of the World through Greek language and culture. Macedonian King Alexander the Great was born on July, 20 356 B.C in Pella, Macedonia. His parents…

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