The Persian Empire : History

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The Persian Empire Dominance: 522 BC - 486 BC Existence: 559 BC - 330 BC Fall: Around 330 BC The Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire, ruled from 559 BC to 330 BC. Spanning from Egypt to Turkey, the Persian Empire was the largest that the ancient world had seen. The reason that the Persian Empire was featured in Amy Chua’s book was not only because it was the first great leadership that the word has seen, but also because of its sheer size. Today it is still one of the biggest Empires to ever exist. The Persian Empire had a huge influence on the world 's grasp of economics, agriculture, religion and society in general. The Persian Empire contained a vast variety of cultural diversities, religions, and later on, after the …show more content…

What goes up must always come down, declared Isaac Newton, and this holds true to most things, Empires included. In this case Alexander the Great put an end to the once invincible Persian Empire. The downhill slope began with Darius III. The Persian Empire fell under his rule. As uprisings started among the subjects, Alexander struck. Caught off guard, Darius couldn’t handle the Greeks militia, and therefore causing the end of the great Persian Empire. The Persian Empire contained a lot of culturally diverse people, as does any nation of that size. Part of this is due to Cyrus the Great not enforcing any religion. “He embraced linguistic diversity” says Chua. All the rulers after Cyrus pretty much followed his lead. They interfered very little with the lives of their subjects. This caused the growth of many cultures and religions. Back then, everyone had a more barbaric way of living. Wars were fought over property, kingdoms constantly looked for new land to conquer. Now we have a much more civilized way of approaching things. People no longer slaughter each other for an empty lot. Most likely the Persian Empire wouldn’t last long. They might have had control for a little while, but pretty soon things got out of hand. Alexander the Great took control, people started revolting against the power of Darius III. One way or another, the Persian Empire would have

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