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>For a brief period his Macedonian Empire was the most powerful

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>For a brief period his Macedonian Empire was the most powerful in the world

What went wrong? Especially when you compare it to today
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>>55084
/pol/
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Slavs
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>>55105
What? I'm simply asking how they deteriorated so badly. From what I've seen of Macedonia today it's not that powerful nor that modern. You'd think they would have kept some of that power
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>>55084
Alexandrovich Tomislav Velikiy allowed the dirty Greeks to be his generals
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>>55145
Comparing any region of the world today to what it was 2300 years ago is not going to mean anything.

The modern Macedonians are ethnically Hungarian. That region was conquered by the Romans, the other Greeks, and the Ottomans before it became what it is today.
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The Macedonians were replaced by Slavs, the weakest race in the world.
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Do you know how many empires have risen and fallen in the Middle East?

>it's a lot
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>>55084
Well to be cliched, the problem started with Alexander dying when he did. He didn't leave a will, so it wasn't clear who would inherit the empire. There was already a lot of intrigue before he died but Alex was a skillful leader/politician and he kept things under wraps with a strong hand. The problem was after Alex died, the macedonian army elites grafted their decision making system onto the persian administrative system. So there was a short regency with a lot of infighting, and that quickly broke down as the regent, perdiccas, assigned Alex's generals different parts of the empire to rule as satraps. But when they got to their territories they basically succeeded from the empire and all hell went lose as civil war broke out in the regions. As for Macedonia itself, it was less damaged than other regions during the civil war, though there were some battles fought and complex set of events that put the Antigonids in power there. The main problem, however, was IMMIGRATION, more than 50% of macedonians left to take up opportunities in the East, where they were given favorable treatments and inducements from Alex's generals. This left Macedonia with a manpower shortage so she could never muster a good army to reconquer alex's empire. It was still a solid economic and military power, however, and its navy beat off the ptolemaic navy and stuff.
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>>55084
One bright apple showed the Macedonians glory, and he was replaced by a large amount of colossal failures after his death
Looking at you Seleucus

>>55105
go to hell
>>55123
you too
>>55145
No empire that old is still alive today
>>55625
this, pretty much
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>>55625
whats the wiki on all those little civil battle skirmishes between eachother

good info thanks
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>>56085
they were called the wars of the diadochi (successors)
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>>56085
to add heres an annotated bibliography on the hellenistic age (age after Alexander the great died): if you see a book you like look for it on bookzz.org
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>>56478
oops
http://pastebin.com/jbSKjSq1
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