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Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great is often referred to as one of the most influential and greatest leadersthe world has ever seen. He achieved a great deal in his governance role and military voyages. For Centuries, the ancient Greek world had been troubled and influenced by politics. With the politics in the many nations, the men that ruled them have been on a quest to conquer the world and the lands that surrounded them. Even though he was challenged by stature, Alexander the Great stood tall in his quest that no country was too great or expedition too large for him and his army to overtake. During his time of leadership, he united Greece, re-established the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. He developed tactics that would earn him the name as 'the great', both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. After his father’s twenty-four years of reign as King of Macedonia in which he observed his father’s start with the littlest resources, Alexander would become king after his father Phillip’s death, would begin his terror upon the world, create change in cultural implications of his conquests and make an impact on Persia, India, and Egypt (Mikalson, Jon D. (2006). "To do something a man cannot do is what a god is considered.” These were words spoken by Alexander the Great. From his youth, the young prince and his sister were raised in Pella's royal court. His father was interested in cultivating a refined future king. King Phillip would hire servants to teach Alexander how to fight, ride and endure hardships such as forced marches. Of the servants was the most famous Aristotle. His influence would have a direct effect upon Alexander’s future dealings with the people he conquered.
Alexander would never force his culture upon the inhabitants of the various regions but merely introduced it in the same way as he had learned from Aristotle and the used it to teach his students. Using what his father Philip built in his kingdom as the greatest power in Europe, Alexander projected to overthrow

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