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Alexander the Great - the Empire After His Death

Alexander the Great - the Empire After His Death

Alexander the Great
Consequences of his Death
Megas Alexandros or better known as Alexander the Great, was a Greek king of Macedon. He was born to King Phillip II of Macedon. Although his reign at the throne lasted only thirteen years, in those many he rose to be one of the world's most historic leaders by creating one of the biggest empires the world has come to see. He accomplished all of this by the age of 32.
The empire that Alexander would come to reign in was made up of the Persian empire, Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria, and Mesopotamia, and extended as far as Punjab, India.
When Alexander the Great died he left an obviously big void to be filled. The only problem was that he did not choose a heir to his throne. Because of this, the empire he came to engineer began to fall apart. His generals quarreled amongst themselves to gain control of his kingdom. This lead to a division of the empire he had so greatly strived to secure.
The land was divided into three main territories. It was divided into Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid Empire, and the Pergamon kingdom. All of these territories will later fall and come to be part of the Roman empire.
Because Alexander was Greek much of the land he had conquered turned to the Greek language. Most business was carried out in Greek tongue. Trade blossomed across his conquered territories. Literature was greatly improved and exchanged. At this time the city Alexandria hosted the largest library in the world. Literature was translated from different languages thus greatly enhancing choice and further enhancing cross culture knowledge. These were good consequences that emerged from Alexander's actions while he was alive.
The most notable consequence that happened because of Alexander's death was the inability of his divided Hellenistic empire to stand as one front united. This caused his great empire to fall to a new stronger Roman Empire. Although...

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