Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post 10 Darius I the greatest

Darius the first was the most influential and powerful Persian leader by far.He at first united the country, riding the empire of any rebellion and challenge. Next he revolutionized the military, greatly improving Cyrus the Great's army structure by building a paid army and an elite force within. With the new training it enabled Darius to take over more lands all the way up to the Mediterranean in the east and far west Hindu Kusch. With these victories he portrayed a godly view or as he said, " King of Kings." With these New Lands came a empire to large for one man, so he developed a sort of democratic monarchy which allowed for Satraps to rule in his stead. With all of these combinations made him in my point of view, the greatest leader of the Persian Empire.

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