Alexander The Great Influence

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Alexander the great is known as one of the most ruthless and greatest leaders the world has ever seen. In less than ten years, Alexander conquered cities from Greece all the way to modern day India. Not only did he defeat and conquer cities throughout the known world, but Alexander would also leave his mark spreading and influencing Greek society wherever he went. His leadership and conquests united the East and the West as a whole like no one up to that point had done before. His impact on culture and society when meshing his Greek background with his conquered cities became something truly unique. In 323 B.C. when Alexander passed away, he not only left behind a vast thriving empire, but also a legacy that would be remembered throughout history.
Alexander is now recognized as one of the greatest leaders to ever live. Alexander took the throne at the age of twenty. Alexander’s leadership is one that many leaders try to imitate. The key component in his ability to lead was having the trust of his men . His men trusted in him that he had the best interest not only for them but also for his kingdom as a whole. With this trust in place, Alexander was able to take his men into any city without. Alexander was also not shy of battles. During battles he would mostly lead from the front where he was easily recognizable and a target for the enemies . His bravery set an example for his men, and in return Alexander was always rewarded with a victory. His ruthlessness matched with his tolerance is one of the most ironic yet admirable trait he had. Alexander was known for his ruthless behavior when it came to battles with other kingdoms. He held nothing back and punished all who fought against him . That being said, Alexander rarely would hur...

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...ath the spread of Greek culture, language and art continued to modern day China, where Alexander never step foot on. This is a testament to how involved Greek culture was in Alexander’s vast empire . The universal language in Alexander’s empire was Greek, which lead to easy trading and easily fixed problems. Alexander dreamed to have a massive empire and to bring man together. Both of these were achieved in a decade. Even after his death the Greek language carried on and so did many other customs.
Alexander the Great, a fitting name given to a man that achieved everything he set out to do. Alexander was the definition of a great king. He showed his ruthlessness when needed, but was committed on uniting man for the greater good. His leadership, military tactics, and character could not be questioned and the legacy he left behind is the reason Alexander is “great”.
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