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What Is The 27 Year Peloponnesian War

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The 27-year Peloponnesian War, between Sparta and Athens demonstrated the difficulties of fighting battles at home and abroad. It is by far the most significant protracted war in Greek history where two powerful states had to modify their strategies as the war evolved over time. Both states suffered significant damage but Sparta’s ability to change their strategic approach and with the financial backing from Persia won the battle.
The war started from Sparta’s fear of Athens’ rising power. After fighting as allies in the Greco-Persian war and defeating the Persians. Athens began to solicit allied economic support from its dependent states in exchange for protection. With enough financial support Athens built a large fleet and the Long Wall
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