Alexander The Great: How Great Was Alexander The Great?

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How Great Was Alexander The Great? Alexander the III was born in 356 BCE, in the kingdom of Macedonia. Alexander’s parents raised their son in preparation to take over his father’s kingdom. At the age of 20, he inherited the kingdom of Macedonia and had set out on his first mission: conquering Persia. Alexander was given the nickname “Alexander the Great”, due to his success in his Greek empire. However, after taking a closer look at how Alexander maintained his empire and treated his troops, it is evident that he was vain, cruel, and disloyal, which proves that Alexander the Great was not truly great.
Alexander proved many times over the course of his ruling that he was a vain and selfish leader. A map created by various sources in Document A shows the cities that he and his troops conquered from Macedonia to India. This may seem
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In some ways, Alexander is very similar to Christopher Columbus who was long considered a hero. At the time of Alexander’s ruling and many years after, people saw him as “great”, honoring him and his conquests. However, now people have realized that the king made many mistakes and was a poor ruler. Christopher Columbus has been praised ever since his journey to India accidentally landed him in America. This was the first ever recorded journey to America, and even though the Native Americans had been living there before Christopher, Columbus was credited with discovering the land and even has a holiday in his honor. This man forced people into slavery and made Indians convert to Christianity against their will, proving further that he may not deserve the praise he has received, similar to Alexander the III. Overall, the moniker Alexander the Great bestowed on Alexander was clearly undeserving as this man’s behavior was far from
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