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...hey assume the title king in 306 and 305. Military success itself was essential for maintaining authority but also for acquiring the treasure needed to buy the soldier 's favour and make grandiose gestures of wealth such as feasts to demonstrate their power. The successors paid great attention to manipulating the loyalty of the soldiers whose support was vital for power. The successors also utilised diplomatic marriages in their games of power to help form coalitions and alliances. The diadochi exploited the loyalty of the greeks, with mostly empty promises of restoring democracy and autonomy from macedon. The Diadochi displayed significant machiavellian ruthlessness, eliminating their enemies, and engaging in other forms of deviousness/manipulation such as espionage. These are some of the techniques the diadochi used to acquire power over part of alexander 's empire.
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