Compare and contrast the problems of the accessions of Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great, and the Diadochoi (collectively).
Explain the ideological conditions Alexander the Great attended to during his campaign (what did he do and why).
How did various Macedonian leaders use strategic marriages to further their cause (use specific examples)?
What were Alexander the Great’s motives when undertaking his great campaign? Did they change and if so how?
Why were the various Diadochoi agreements (Partition of Babylon, Partition of Triparadisus, and the Agreement of 311 BC) destined to fail?
Discuss the causes of the four Diadochoi Wars.
In your own words, define Alexander the Great’s legacy at the dawn of the Hellenistic era (281 BC).
product-export dependent, manufacturing industries develop overseas where economies of scales are subsequently built; diminishing the ability of local entrepreneurs to set up competing businesses and increase their wealth. The likelihood of a democratic transition is therefore low, since “democracy is expected to increase redistribution and reduce inequality”; something which is not in the interest of the elite ruling classes. Moreover, economic crises can have a large role to play in mobilising a population against the elites and causing the fall of a non-democratic government. Although the elites do have “the monopoly over large scale violence, […] states in crisis can […] slide […] into even more instability”, particularly if a popular revolution is supported by a large proportion of the population, or, as in the case of Syria, the “improving […] economic conditions of the large Syrian refugee communities in neighbouring countries [provide] economic alternatives to joining armed groups”; decreasing the state’s military stronghold over its population. It is certain, however, that the likelihood of the collapse of a non-democratic regime as a result of an economic shock depends on its depth and severity, and the degree to which there is the resulting loss in welfare incentivising the population to mobilise. Furthermore, if the state is able to reallocate resources effectively despite an economic crisis, they may be able to withstand opposition to power; for example, by “[cutting] back outlays on subsidies, enabling it to concentrate more resources on the police, domestic security, and the state’s cultural and media propaganda machinery” (page 165), as was undertaken in Egypt under Mubarak. While wealth and development are undoubtedly significant in causing a shift towards democratic governance, “authoritarian regimes around the world [have shown] that they can reap the benefits of economic development while evading any pressure to relax their political control. [An example is China’s economy, which] has grown explosively over the l>GET ANSWER