The Rise Of The Persian Empire

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The Persian Empire was the most powerful state in the world. With most great empires there are great leaders which helped with the rise of the empire. Under great leaders the empire was filled with resources. But all great things must come to an end which strikes the fall of a great empire. The rise of Persia starts with the first great leader whose name was Cyrus the Great. Cyrus the Great was known as the "father of the Iranian nation", he was the first world leader to be referred to as "The Great" (Sorat). Cyrus’ strategy for enlarging the Persian kingdom was to conquer nearby lands and then unite them into one empire (Sorat). Cyrus set up a great economy and had a great military which he was able to use to unite the lands into one…show more content…
It is translated into all six official languages of the United Nations and its provisions parallel the first four Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (History). The Human Rights set up by Cyrus the Great spread like a wild fire to the surrounding areas. The first set of Human Rights set up by Cyrus the Great had started to spread like wild fire throughout the surrounding and non-surrounding areas of the Empire. It spread quickly to Greece, India, and even Rome (History). Since the spread of Human Rights arose the concept of “natural law” in observation of the fact that people tended to follow certain unwritten laws in the course of life, and Roman law was based on rational ideas derived from the nature of things (History). Because of Cyrus’s brilliant idea of the concept of Human Rights it has made a monumental evidence in how we do things to day. It made way for the US constitution, French Declaration of Rights, and the US Bill of Rights. Cyrus the Great and plenty of accomplishments prior to his death. After the death of The Great Cyrus the empire was weakened a little because it was under the rule of a weaker emperor. Then came Darius I to the throne and started re strengthening the empire. Darius ruled for 35 years. During his reign, Darius completed the work of his predecessors, and not only did he “hold together the empire,” but he also extended it in all directions (Fife). With Darius on
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