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  1. Introduction
  2. The performance of Alexander as strategists
  3. Alexander the Great
  4. The military force Alexander
  5. Conclusion

The performance of Alexander as strategists brings a rear insight of the best practices and set high standards against the judgment to be followed. Alexander as a young Macedonian king successfully revealed adroitness with all the grand strategic tools, against a number of foes in different geographical environment and forms of warfare. Finally, his empire covered from Balkans to Egypt and on into India. Alexander achieved his exploits after the decisive defeat of the Persian Empire under Darius III. Alexander's a great strategy is revealed by the fact that he was faced with a disadvantaged manpower against Darius, with only 40,000 men thus he had to obtain maximum effect by integrating a grand strategy to achieve his objective from his limited forces.

Alexander become the king of Macedonia at the age of twenty after his father, Philip II, was assassinated in 336 B.C. By the time Alexander accessed to power, Macedonia was the hegemonic power in Greece. Alexander's father established a political settlement in Greece recognizing the hegemony of Macedonia and provided materials that gave support to the foreign policy for the kingdom. However, Philip, Alexander's father, was killed one year after the establishment of a political settlement in Greece. Thus, Alexander was the one to establish the political settlement fully. Alexander campaigned throughout Greece, convincing people to honor their political commitment by a combination of coercion and political compromises.

[...] Alexander's father established a political settlement in Greece recognizing the hegemony of Macedonia and provided materials that gave support to the foreign policy for the kingdom. However, Philip, Alexander's father, was killed one year after the establishment of a political settlement in Greece. Thus, Alexander was the one to establish the political settlement fully. Alexander campaigned throughout Greece, convincing people to honor their political commitment by a combination of coercion and political compromises. Alexander had a main policy goal of clear invasion of Persia. Thus, maintenance of stability was his principle objective in Greece. [...]


[...] It was clear that Alexander inherited a well-placed state for military adventure. Alexander had faced a substantial fee in Persia by the time he crossed to conquer the Persian Empire. Within the period of establishment of Persian Empire, the empire had a well-structured social, economic and political system. The empire was centered at the Persis province, with high offices in the royal court were exclusively preserving the aristocracy of the Persian Empire. This gave the king and his close relatives the components of imperial power. [...]


[...] Thus, Alexander had to pursue these centers of power by relying on the army as a means of attaining power. Alexander's army destroyed all the military powers of the Persians leaving Darius and his capitals defenseless. The growth of power of Alexander's rule was recognized by the provincial rulers who accepted the Alexander's reality without any resistance. Alexander's technique that received a notable support from his actions at Tyre and Gaza aided his processes at Persia. Bibliography Lane, F. R. (1974). Alexander the Great. New York: Dial Press. Bury, J. B. (1937). [...]

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