To ensure that Alexander lived up to his aspirations for himself, he was prepared to do whatever he felt was necessary to gain the respect of different groups of people. As a king, he did not hesitate to use violence if he felt it was warranted. Many of “the Greek city-states refused to acknowledge Alexander’s supremacy and were already planning a revolt against Macedonian authority” which would fuel Alexander’s cause more. Rebellions and resistance were always an instance for violence in the eyes of the king. He built his army to serve as a commanding force that allowed him to conquer where and whom he pleased. His feelings toward ruthlessness and rebellion stemmed from his idea of himself. Alexander truly did see himself as a divine power and one with the gods. He felt entitled to subjects and an empire because he believed he was partially a god himself. Rebellions and people choosing to fight against him seemed to be in an insult to Alexander and what he...
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... fast and change his army’s attack plans helped the Macedonian army come out of battle successful, not only in the battle of the Elephants but also in their conquest.
In conclusion, Alexander the Great achieved his title and lived up to it throughout his time as King of Macedon and conqueror of the east. His ruthlessness allowed him to vastly expand his empire across oceans, and to different coastlines. His loyalty to his army, friends and symbols was a part of his rule that gained him respect from the variety of people that he ruled over and encountered. His ability to change his course of action for the situations he was in and adapt for his own gain proved to help him militarily and strategically as well. Alexander is unique figure of history that took his circumstances and allowed them to take him to a level that an ordinary person could not.
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