Peoples & Empires<br />Alexander the Great became King of Macedonia and conquered much of Asia, as he had a great desire to conquer Greece & Persia.<br />As head of the Greek Army, Alexander was perhaps one the of greatest leaders of all time.<br />Alexander was educated by Aristotle in various areas of war, critical thinking, and politics.<br />Sadly Alexander expired in his early 30’s due to complications with typhoid fever.<br />
Peoples & Empires<br />Napoleon was one of the greatest military commanders in history with his personality & genius, he dominated Europe in the 1800’s.<br />In the early 1800’s Napoleon would become the Prime Consul of France; reorganizing both the Army and the law. <br />In 1804 Napoleon would become the Emperor of France, but little did he know the defeat that would follow and his exile for a few years.<br />Napoleon would experience various “rises & falls” during the 1800’s with regard to the Prussians, Austria, etc. And an eventual defeat of the French Army during the Battle of Waterloo.<br />Napoleon died in 1821.<br />
Peoples & Empires<br />Xerxes the Great was the King of Ancient Persia 486-465BC.<br />Xerxes was the successor of his father, Darius. The death of his father prompted Xerxes in the invasion of Greece.<br />Xerxes was assassinated in 465. This was thought to be ordered by one of his sons who would succeed him.<br />
Guns, Germs, & Steel<br />Guns is referring to the various European nations conquering others to maintain dominance and superiority with regard to politics, environment, technological advances, people, etc.<br />
Guns, Germs, & Steel<br />Germs is referring to disease being rampant and attacking various populations and consequently making it easier for other nations to attack and control them.<br />Why were some diseases almost immune when it came to the Euros and Asians, while these same diseases nearly wiped-out populations in the Americas?<br />
Guns, Germs, & Steel<br />Steel is referring to strong military presence and organized government.<br />Studies maintain that Eurasia had many characteristics which gave them superiority over the Americas.<br />Environmental factors were critical and involved the geography, plenty of food, location, population, trade, livestock, farming, its’ craftsman which would account for technological advances and economy.<br />
The Origins & Nature of New World Slavery<br />African slaves mixed with others in the Ancient World, however, Arabs were the first to make use of African slaves and classify them as the lowest form of humankind.<br />Many were transported by sea, and via camel caravans.<br />
The Origins & Nature of New World Slavery<br />Demand for various commodities such as sugar, tobacco, spices, etc. grew and the demand for slaves grew for labor intensive crops.<br />Sexual imbalances would occur and men outnumbered women; this resulting in the Muslims castrating the male slaves.<br />Slaves were considered critical in the New World, by the 1500’s.<br />
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