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answered Which historical figures are remembered for actions contradictory to their intentions?
Jul
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comment What made Alexander great?
This theory argues it was something intrinsic in Alexander that enabled the conquest to occur.
Jul
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comment What made Alexander great?
This makes a good presentation of the theory that Alexander's success was due to having a superior weapon (the pike) against a opponent (the Persians) lacking that technical development. This would argue that the Persians were basically doomed at this point and that anyone could have knocked them over; Macedonia just happened to be the one state with the ability to do it. If there was another sufficiently militaristic nation on Persia's borders, they could have achieved the same.
Jul
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comment What made Alexander great?
I like it. This theory argues that the Greek armies were superior to Persia's armies, but it required the political alignment and unification of Philip's Macedonia to enable the conquest. So Alexander in this view was simply the right man in the right situation, if Philip had another son he could have done as well as Alexander.
Jul
16
comment What made Alexander great?
That's a very interesting comparison of Alexander to Rome. The Roman army certainly was a force to be reckoned with, although at times it was better than others. For instance, they were repeatedly defeated by Hannibal, which makes me wonder how Hannibal and Alexander would compare...
Jul
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comment What made Alexander great?
Could you clarify the third point? I don't understand what you mean by "like cameo"?
Jul
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asked What made Alexander great?
Jul
15
answered What kind of siege weapons were used during Punic wars
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revised How was life in the Iron Age different from life in the Middle Ages?
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revised Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
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Jul
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comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
@T.E.D., perhaps ironically, the word "Robot" originated from "rabota" which is Slavic for slave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot#Etymology
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revised Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
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revised Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?
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12
answered Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?