Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers.
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Vision after the Sermon
Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers
Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedonia. After the death
of his father, he succeeded to the throne of Macedonia in 336 B.C. He
then suppressed all revolts against him. After establishing his unchallenged
supremacy in Greece, Alexander now dreamt of becoming the ruler of the
world. For this purpose he raised a huge army and equipped it with the
best weapons and moved eastwards on his journey of conquests in 334 B.C.
By his extraordinary leadership and with the help of his able army, he
overran the whole of Asia Minor, Mediterranean territories and Phoenicia
and reached the valley of Nile. He conquered Egypt and founded the city
of Alexandria 332 B.C. After conquering Egypt, Alexander marched towards
Persian Empire. At Arabela, Alexander completely routed the Persian army
under Darius III.After overrunning Bactria across the Hindu Kush in May
a327 B.C., Alexander marched towards India. In the summer of 326 B.C.
Alexander’s armies had reached the banks of river Indus. The ruler
of Taxila, Ambi and many other smaller rulers welcomed Alexander and made
friendship with him, but the ruler of lthe kingdom between Jhelum and
Chenab, Porus, refused to submit to a foreign invader. A battla was then
fought between Porus and Alexander. But he was defeated. Alexander was
very much impressed by his bravery and returned his kingdom to him. In
August 326 B.C., he crossed the river Ravi and conquered all the territories
in the east of it. Alexander was now eager to bring the mighty and prosperous
kingdom of Magadha under his control but his troops were tired and homesick,
so Alexander decided to retreat.
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