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Throughout history many civilizations are born and then fall prey of misfortune and cease to exist Such kingdoms even existed in current time for example the Russian royalty family1 An example of a man that managed at a young age to defy all odds of misfortune and then to become the greatest leader of all time would be Alexandria III Philippi Macedonia Also known as Alexander the Great Alexander the Great 356-323BC king of Macedonia was born in Pella and was the son of Philip II and Olympias Aristotle was Alexanders teacher and helped make him a man of science art and philosophy with made Alexander distinct especially since not many men of his time considered art and philosophy a true leaders trait2 Ironically these traits made him such a great leader On the surface Alexander the Great appears to be similar to many modern generals and military leaders Hitler and Norman Scharttzcopf could all be considered military geniuses on the same level of Alexander the Great Other than the fact that they were military geniuses no more similarities exist Hitler and Scharttzcopf were racist and uncivilized with those that did not share the same point of views As a result they were feared by the people that they conquered3 The opposite was true about Alexander the Great Alexander was conquering for self glory and to unify the east Those that he conquered were pleased with his rule and phosphord under it4 More over at a young age he was an achiever he conquered territories at an breathe taking speed established an empire that has yet to meet its comparison and died young at his height of power5 An example of how current society still relies on Alexanders teaching would be his military tactics that have just currently been used in the Gulf War6 by American General William Pagonis on the those same sands of Arabia that Alexander had crossed some 2500 years back7 Even
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