The political system also changed from a democracy to many small monarchies

The political system also changed from a democracy to

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The political system also changed from a democracy to many small monarchies. History has separated these two periods because of the changes in the traditional classical culture of the Hellenistic period because of Alexander incorporating the many cultures he encountered into Greek society (Anthony, n.d.). Our book tells us that the Hellenic and Hellenistic Greeks did not differ much from one another but there are some differences that far reaching when comparing the cultural elements of the Hellenic and Hellenistic Greeks (McKay et al., 2017). The classical Greek world was one based on a profound religious belief in the gods and the attainment of the virtue of the city-state (polis). The concept of political freedom was conceived as a community of free citizens who made laws in their own interest. Alexander’s empire ushered in a more urban culture. Cultures
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that were once foreign to The Hellenic world now became more Greek like. This process became known as Hellenization which was a shift from the world of polis to the new world of cosmopolis. This shift created a world of conflicting identities and internal conflicts. The
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