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On the surface Alexander the Great appears to be similar to many modern generals and military leaders Tojo Hitler Patton Napoleon Bonaparte and Norman Scharttzcopf all could be considered military Geniuses on the same level of Alexander the Great It is however upon examining their motives that the similarities begin to disappear Tojo and Hitler were great conquers but were racist and merciless in their pursuit of political ideas As a result they were feared by the people they were conquered The opposite was true of Alexander the Great Alexander was fighting for personal glory and for unity and the vast majority of the people he conquered him were pleased with his rule and prospered under it Patton and Shcartzcopf also were driven by different motives Although both exhibited the use of aggressive tactics the fought they played the opposite role of Alexander and were liberators of conquered people This leaves Napoleon Napoleon like Alexander was generally welcomed by the people he conquered Alexander fled from his father Philip II when he divorced Alexanders mom Alexander then remained isolated and insecure fearing his father until he eventually took control of his fathers empire Alexander the great came to power in 336 BC after his father was mysteriously assassinated He was supported by the army who immedialty recognized him as King He used his influence with the military to have all potential rivals killed and then worked on gaining the allegiance of Macedonian nobles He succeeded in this and at the same time gained the allegiance of the Greeks H liberated the Greek cities of Anotilia and then went on to defeat the Persian army being lead by Darious Alexander then went to Egypt was excepted as Pharoh and founded Alexandria He went on to conquer much of Mesopatamia and Susa while fighting internal revolt He died at the age of 33 while planning a conquest into Arabia When Alexander died he did
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