By leaving local government in the hand of reliable local despots,establishing twenty Persian provincial governors to control them,and enciuraging prosperity to keep the people happy. As well, theyprovided external security to protect from intruders trying to movein.
The Greek city-stated did not have a ‘victory’ – they wore downover 50 years the Persian resolve to establish peace in the easternMediterranean by incorporating all the mainland Greek city-statesinto their empire in order to control their hostile activities.After 50 READ MORE
Enough of the cities temporarily put aside their usual rivalriesand in-fighting to form a united front against the Persian Empire.They used superior strategy and tactics – first defeating thePersian fleet to eliminate the Persian amphibious threat to theircities, and thus READ MORE
First define the Second Persian War. The Persian War ran 499-449 BCE – it had several pheses – Ionian Revolt, Persian punitive expedition against Eretria and Athens, Persian invasion of mainland Greece, Greek counter-offensive. Which among this is supposed to READ MORE
Persia’s natural resources, specifically petroleum.
the Persians were greedy and wished to extend their Empire. Greece was a main key to this. it was bordered by a sea and had many other Empires surrounding it. if it was taken Persia could extend its empire throughout READ MORE
Macedonia conquered it through superior strategy and tactics.
The revolt of the Greek Ionian cities against Persian rule in499BCE, leading to the rest of the eastern Greek city-statesbecoming involved in a war which ran for 50 years.
First by conquest, then by maintaining peace internally andproviding protection externaliy.
A combined force of Greek city-states held the pass to force a sea battle in the nearby channel at Artemesion. THe sea battle failed, and the force at the pass was evacuated. The Spartan and Thespian contingents remained holding the READ MORE