If Alexander the Great had lived to the old age, how much he could have done and conquered? how about the future of his empire? and if he didnt retreated from his India campaign? Thanks in advance.
Alexander could have conquered a great deal, but the big thing is whether that empire could stay together. Persia faced constant revolts and recognized a lot of regional autonomy from its component nations (this is a big reason why Persia always had the component armies fight in their own fashion). Alexander could have become a new Persian emperor, but I don’t think he would have handled wars with coin the way Persia did, and that meant he would have been constantly running back and forth, his throne a saddle.
I think Alexander had a decent chance, barring no bad luck, of winning every battle he came across until well into his old age, but I doubt his empire would long outlive him.
Thanks for the question, Anon.
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