western civ essay one

western civ essay one - Blake Cordell 7) Between 358 B.C....

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Blake Cordell 7) Between 358 B.C. and 336 B.C. Phillip II of Macedonia conquered and unified the Greek city-states under his command. He did this for many reasons. a. First, he wanted Macedonia to be accepted as Greeks. Phillip II felt as though the Macedonians were looked down upon by the Greeks, and he was just in his thought. He also wanted Macedonia to be the number one military power for Greece. Phillip II had a desire to unite Greece. He wanted to accomplish this by the means of his army. With one united land comes one leader, and he felt he could fill this role as a powerful leader. If Greece became united then he would have a vast and large army, warships to protect both shores and trade, not to mention money, supplies, and food. b. Phillip used diplomacy to create allies with key city-states. This provided soldiers, safety in numbers, and a country for cavalry so to speak. The alliances led to the creation of the pan-Hellenic confederacy. Through diplomacy he gained money which led to a professional and
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Wray during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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