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ASSIGNMENT 03Describe the conquests of Alexander the Great and analyze the legacy of hisempire. Alexander the great possessed all traits in abundance. He went on to conquer muchof southern Asia. Centuries before Alexander, numerous small city-states hademerged in the mountains and islands of Greece. Fiercely independent, these city-states had often clashed and occasionally cooperated. In the fifth century B.C.E.,many banded together to fight off Persian invaders, but later they returned towarring among themselves. In the fourth century B.C.E., weekend by wars, theywere conquered by the northern armies of Macedonia. United under the leadershipof Alexander, the Greeks built a vast empire that included Egypt, Palestine,Mesopotamia, Persia, and north- western India. Although Alexander’s empireproved short lived, it spread Greek culture to all these regions, connecting far-flungrealms to what would evolve into western civilization. Alexander was only 20years old yet he was an experienced soldier at a very young age, who shared hisfather’s ambitions, with Greece subdued, he began organizing the forces needed toconquer Persia. By 334 B.C. he had enough ships to cross the Dardanelles, thestrait separating Europe from Asia Minor. Alexander won his first victory againstPersian at the Gracious River. He then moved from victory to victory, marching
through Asia Minor into the Palestine and south to Egypt. In 331 B.C. he took baby