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Son of Philip II of Macedon, the ruler of Macedon who before his assassination, was able to unify much of the Greek city-states. Alexander, who came to power at the age of 20 in 336 B.C.E., used the power and military strength of unified Greece to conquer much of the world. He conquered places like the Anatolian Peninsula, Phoenicia, Egypt, modern day Afghanistan, and Bactria. His campaign ended near Punjab, India. His conquests connected India to Greece and everything in-between. Art styles and the idea of centralized government were transferred to India. The era following his conquests is known as the Hellenistic period. Alexander the Great died at the age of 32, bringing his glorious blooming career to halt.

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