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    throughout life. Success, is expected to bring out a certain amount of pride within an individual. In some culture’s, this may come across as boastful or arrogant, but in Macedonian culture, it is very much normal. This indicates a highly masculine culture where achievement is far more valuable than the experience alone. (Score: 80) Uncertainty Avoidance In Macedonia, being prepared is a valuable trait. People tend to exhibit a natural desire to work hard and face challenges. As oppose to leaving tasks to chance, most decisions are carried out only after careful analysis. Interestingly, there is a clear correlation between uncertainty avoidance and the masculinity category. In a culture where expectations are quite high, it would only make sense that mistakes are avoided at all costs. (Score: 70) Long Term Orientation People in Macedonia are fairly open to change, as long as some benefit can be clearly seen. However, there is a certain amount of value shown in traditional practices and customs as well. Macedonia falls largely in the middle within this category, while being more tolerant to change than that of more conservative cultures. Evolution within the culture, especially education, is often viewed as necessary in order to adapt in succeed in an ever changing world. (Score: 60) Indulgence Macedonians are largely restrained. Less emphasis and importance is placed on leisure time. Additionally, in some instances, engaging in leisure activity can be frowned upon.…

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    it states, “Alexander the Great committed numerous acts of violence and destruction as a military leader, including destroying the ancient city of Persepolis and knocking down prominent statues and religious figures.” During Alexander’s power trip he has caused a lot of damage. Alexander’s army and advisors had a lot to do with Alexander’s success yet he treated them harshly. Alexander’s army made him successful by giving him a chance to plan out his tactics. In agreement with…

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    Murdered at his daughter’s wedding in 336 B.C., the success of King Philip II of Macedonia was cut short at an inopportune time: just before his invasion of Persia. In accordance with Philip’s expectations, his son Alexander III inherited the Macedonian throne without much opposition, something uncommon for the time period. After securing the throne from pretenders and the nation from enemies, Alexander carried out his father’s plans to invade Persia, which had “dominated the whole world from…

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    Throughout history, many rulers have come to power by holding the succession to the throne. In a time when high level positions in dynasties were held predominantly by men, one woman used her brain rather than body to gain the respect of those around her. That leader, Cleopatra, used her skills and knowledge as a way to rule ancient Egypt as one of the last Macedonian-Greek rulers to rule shortly throughout her era. Cleopatra encountered and overcame many obstacles on her way to taking the…

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    Even though Macedonia does not have a specific staple, foods such as lamb, grapes, eggplant, cheese, wine are regularly consumed. Grains, vegetables, fruits, various meats and some desserts such as the “baklava”, are also popular. Furthermore, Macedonians particularly value sheep and yogurt. Moreover, there are numerous events celebrated in Macedonia, among which are Galicnik Wedding Festival, Ilinden Uprising Day, and Strumica Carnival. During these events, Macedonians would gather together and…

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    Alexander’s quests included liberation for the Greeks of Asia from Persian rule, as well as several battles fought against the Persians. He fought these battles with one of his leading commanders named Cletus by his side. Cletus met an untimely end during a drunken argument with Alexander over his bend of Macedonian custom. Cletus questioned Alexanders intentions of unifying Macedonia and Persians culture. Many nobles also questioned raising conflict among the Macedonian empire. Alexander’s…

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    Alexander III of Macedon also known as Alexander The Great, he rose to power after the tragic death of his father, and he became one of the greatest conquerors of all time. He is considered one the the greatest military geniuses of all time, and he was an inspiration for later conquerors. Alexanders upbringing created who he became. Alexander The Great was born in Pella the ancient capital of Macedonia in 356 BC. He was the son of Philip II the king of Macedonia, and his mother Olympias the…

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    King Philip II of Macedon developed an impressive formidable army, known as the Macedonian Phalanx. In 337 he was chosen to lead this great army of Greeks against Persia. But just one year later King Philip II was assassinated. The new king of Macedon was his son, Alexander III, which was later to be known as Alexander the great, became king at just 20 years old in 336 BCE. Alexander the Great and his inherited army would quickly destroy the Persian empire and dominate virtually all of the…

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    Philip the II of Macedon came to the throne after a colossal defeat within a year of him coming to the throne by his brother Perdiccas III, within a year of coming to the throne Philip began to evolve a new Macedonian way of war. One of Philip’s great contributions was to create the army with which Alexander conquered the Persian Empire. He was the first Macedonian King to rearm the Macedonian infantry with a sarissa a long spear 18 feet long, nearly twice as long as the usual spear carried by…

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    the son of the Macedonian king, Philip II, and the princess of Epirus, Olympias. During his rule between twenty and thirty-two years of…

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