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A Comparison of Alexander the Great and Asoka

Summary: Compares the leaders Alexander the Great and Asoka to other leaders of ancient times. Considers Alexander the Great and Asoka as ideal examples of emperors, both created strong governments, militaries and economies which led to successful empires. Also considers the reigns of Darius, Cyrus, and Qin Shi Huang-Di.
There are many different emperors that can be our model of a successful emperor. Alexander the Great and Asoka are ideal examples of model emperors. Although both Alexander the Great and Asoka were exemplary emperors, Darius, Cyrus, and Qin Shi Huang-Di could also be called model emperors. Alexander the Great and Asoka both created strong governments, militaries and economies which led to successful empires.

Alexander the Great and Asoka both focused on keeping a strong government. Asoka did this by expanding his empire further north, and enforcing a non-violent way of life. Around 216 BCE Asoka had Kalinga, the vast area between Mahandi and Godavari rivers. However, in order to get this land, his armies fought an aggressive war. Asoka then renounced violence in his life (Brijen 267) After that, he admitted that he was sorrowful for the 100,000 people who were killed. He then devoted his life to Buddhism, and...

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