Cyrus the Great vs Alexander the Great. Who would win?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

  • Cyrus the Great

  • Alexander the Great

20% 2 votes
80% 8 votes
  • Alexander the Great is arguably the best military commander in history, with the only other contender (in my mind) being Genghis Khan. I'd personally lean towards Alexander. While it's true that Genghis Kahn's empire was bigger, Kahn conquered a mostly barren landscape nearly devoid of humans with the exceptions of a bit of eastern Europe and the far East. In order to do this, exceptions aside, he basically had to go somewhere with an army and say that it was his. There was no one there to challenge him. Also, it took Genghis Kahn decades to do this. Alexander the Great conquered an area about a third the size of Kahn's, which was at the time the most heavily populated area on the planet, fighting against the most powerful empire in the world up until that time, regularly engaging in battles in which he was outnumbered 10 to 1, and it only took him about a sixth as much time as it took Kahn. Mathematically speaking, if Alexander hadn't died young (32 or 33 if memory serves), he would have taken a greater area than Kahn. But I digress. A lot. I seem to have gone into a bit of a rant. I was just comparing Alexander to arguably the next-best conqueror to prove that he was the better of the two and therefore best of all. In a word, Alexander conquered the empire of Cyrus anyway, although it was from the hands of a later king.

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tajshar2k says2015-07-19T21:57:44.4316531-05:00
Cyrus is evil, because he destroyed my city in Civ 4.
UtherPenguin says2015-07-19T22:16:26.8602494-05:00
@tajshar2k Have you played the Civ Rev? Napoleon and Gandhi always seem to screw me over.
tajshar2k says2015-07-19T22:19:38.9750116-05:00
Gandhi is the real villain. He nuked America and I lost the game. Moral of the story? Destroy India ASAP.
OpinionPersom121 says2015-07-20T01:19:19.2317267-05:00
Wth Lol are you guys basing this on a game you play?
CannedBread says2015-07-20T10:19:43.0399857-05:00
@opinionpersom121, I based my decision to become a lawyer on when I played sims.

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