|Between 334 and 323 b.c.e., Alexander the Great and his army of Greek
mercenaries took over a great deal of territory, stretching from
Egypt to Babylon. The aim of his battles was to conquer the world.
Alas, Alexander, like so many other ambitious men, fell short of
that lofty goal.
To understand this web site, one must be aware of the broad definition of imperialism. It is simply this: the policy of forming and maintaining empires. The emphasis of this site is on military imperialism but, religious, ideological and other methods are discussed.
The Bios Section of this site explores the history of the militaristic (ie Genghis Khan, Napoleon) and ideological (ie Trotsky, Mussolini) attempts and profiles the would-be world dictators. In it, we attempt to explain on an individual basis, why these people strive for such power and why they all ultimately fail. The Empires Section, explores the most prolific examples of near world domination. The site demonstrates other forms of global unity in the Essays Section, such as the United Nations, international corporate conglomerates, religion and technology. The Essays Section also contains theories and other articles related to world domination. The multi-player simulation, Dominate, was made to give students an entertaining experience that shows the basics of imperialism and the tactics used by former dictators.
This site was created by members of team 17120 in the 1998 Thinkquest Competition. The purpose of this site is to help teachers as well as students. Teachers are highly encouraged to use our Submission page to post their own completed work or that of their students. Students are encouraged to use the site as a reference tool for history studies, and to send in their own work to add to the wealth of knowledge. To jump to the About Page at any time, click on the globe in the corner. To jump to the Sitemap at any time, simply click on the WD logo that can be found at the top of every page.