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Rise and Empire of Alexander the Great
In 334 B.C.E., Alexander, with a united Macedonian and Greek army, invaded Asia Minor.
He brought much of the known world at that time under his power.
As king, Alexander put down a rebellion by some of the Greek city-states.
To achieve his goals, Alexander developed a plan with three key parts. First, he would spread Greek culture and ideas. Second, he would use religion to inspire loyalty. Third, he would show respect for the cultures he now controlled, and even adopt some of their customs
"Alexander was only 20 when he became king
The most famous of the new cities was Alexandria
Alexander deeply admired Greek culture and aimed to distribute Greek ideas throughout his empire.
The second part of Alexander's plan—to inspire loyalty among his followers and the people he had conquered—involved religion
First, he honored Egyptian and Persian gods, with the same respect he paid to those of Greek heritage.
For example, in Persia, he adopted their original system of government.
Alexander thought that the building of Greek-style cities would be one way to accomplish his goal,
Alexander also borrowed Persian customs.
The third part of Alexander's plan was to demonstrate respect for the cultural practices of the people he had conquered. One of the ways he achieved this goal was by adopting some of these practices.
Second, Alexander promoted the idea that he himself was a god.
Finally, Alexander encouraged marriage between the people of Macedonia and Persia
After ten years of fighting, the exhausted soldiers refused to continue. Reluctantly, Alexander returned to Babylon, in Persia. In 323 B.C.E., he died at the age of 33.
After his death, Alexander's empire collapsed.
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