The Persians, a tributary people of the Medes, overcame them andthe duo under Persian leadership progressively overcameneighbouring peoples – the Babylonian empire, the Lydian Empire,and then through the Middle East, Ehypt-Libya, Central Asia andPakistan. Increasing resources and power brought more resources andpower.

And the strong leadership of the kings – Cyrus the Great, Cambysesand Darius the Great, directed this expansion which also stabilisedthe areas of the empire as a force for relative peace andprosperity.

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