The conquests of Alexander the Great and the significance of those conquests in establishing the supremacy of western thought.
Alexander the Great started his military career on such a stellar note in 340 BC at the young age of 16. His father, Philip II was on a campaign in the east against Byzantium, having left Alexander in charge of Macedonia and during this time, a rebellious tribe attacked but was crushed by the troops led by Alexander. His efforts were lauded, he was rewarded by founding the first town of many to bear a version of his name and with Alexandropoulos, his military adventures began gloriously.
During his father’s next campaign, Alexander leads the cavalry charge against a combined threat and strengthens his stance as a military leader. With Philip II’s death in 336 BC, Alexander sought approval of the army generals for the kingship, the generals agreed and Alexander was proclaimed king and ruler of Macedonia. To ensure his initial days as leader were uninterrupted he killed all other competition.
334 BC Alexander has demonstrated his ruthless actions are not to be dealt with and with confidence that Greece will remain calm, he departs on an extended absence from home. Alexander marches towards Persia with an extremely large but inferior force to the Persians, to attempt to settle an ancient score as quickly as possible. A short distance from Troy, near the River Granicus, Alexander leads the charge and the Persians are routed, most of the enemies are killed but he sends 2000 Greek mercenaries back to Macedonia as slaves in chains. He has defeated Darius III with a determined forceful action, settled the destroyed Persia as a foundation of his Asian empire now that he is king of Asia and continues marching south through modern day Syria, Lebanon and Israel.
Once in Egypt the Persia governor quickly surrenders, Alexander spends the winter and the first indications of how he will set up his controls for distant conquests are set into motion. He establishes the first center of Greek culture and commerce in the greatest city to bear his name, Alexandria while also maintaining the...