A story told of the rise and decline of Ancient Macedonia through one of Alexander the Great's soldiers.
Alexander the Great was an amazing ruler. He took over his dad's plans, Philip II, to conquer land. When he died, Alexander the Great took over. He began conquering all over. Despite us in his army being tired or weak, he always managed to motivate us and keep us fighting. Fights were often brutal and harsh, but he knew it’d be worth it when he’d have all the land around.
Not only was he powerful and persuasive but he was very strong. He had a tall stature. His hair was a dirty blonde, though almost brown. His hair took the shape of long bouncy curls that fell just right above his shoulders. He'd always been confident and always seemed ready.
Though one day, we set out for Babylon. He seemed healthy and well at first. He began to fall ill though. We did not know what had happened, but our king seemed different. He no longer seemed so brave and tall. His face grew pale and he seemed weak. Before being able to fight and conquer more land, he had died.
Of course, this had shocked us all. He was only 32 after all. With the surprise and grief, we'd been too busy to notice another problem, something he never thought of too. He was a very busy man, always making plans and being busy in war and what not that he noticed one flaw in the building of his marvelous empire. He and Roxanne had not had any kids. This meant that there was no successor to his beloved kingdom.
Suddenly everyone began to fight and argue. His strongest and top generals wanted power and land. A lot of conflict occurred after the king's death. A lot of us no longer knew what would happen to the land. Would the kingdom just fall altogether? Would they find someone to just take over everything instead?
After a period of time, we in his army were informed about what would now happen. The kingdom would be split into three. His three top generals now had the power. Antigonus I had rule of Macedonia and Greece, Ptolemy I had Egypt, and Seleucus had the lands in Asia. Thus separation led to the fall of power. Not only that, but after this, though the areas continued to have a history of their own, ancient Macedonia was never the same again.