Modern Countries Conquered by Alexander the Great

Name all of the present-day countries whose territory Alexander the Great controlled at least 20% of.
Rough estimates based on this map
Quiz by DavonK30
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedNovember 20, 2012
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Country
90
Afghanistan
25
Albania
90
Bulgaria
100
Cyprus
40
Egypt
70
Greece
%
Country
90
Iran
70
Iraq
70
Israel
80
Kuwait
100
Lebanon
75
North Macedonia
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Country
80
Pakistan
80
Syria
80
Tajikistan
70
Turkey
30
Turkmenistan
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Level 82
May 17, 2018
Jordan? am unsure.
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2018
It should be added. From Wikipedia: "Conquest of the Middle East and Central Asia by Alexander the Great firmly consolidated the influence of Hellenistic culture. The Greeks founded new cities in the area of modern-day Jordan, including Umm Qays, Jerash and Amman."
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Level 69
May 17, 2018
Only one of the places I would consider living in.
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Level ∞
May 18, 2018
Tajikistan, right?
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2018
Tajikistan is stunningly beautiful. Google some pictures.

Though I would consider living 9 of these places and it's not one of them.
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Level 70
Sep 24, 2018
Tajikistan is on a short list of the friendliest countries I've ever been in.
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Level 54
Apr 5, 2019
cyprus or greece
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2020
I’m guessing it’s Israel
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Level 58
Aug 5, 2020
that many?
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Level 82
May 17, 2018
Having them in alphabetical order really helped. And having plenty of time too. Almost 90 seconds left.
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Level 80
May 18, 2018
Wikipedia's entry on Cyprus says: "The island was conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC."
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Level ∞
May 18, 2018
Added that one.
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Level 47
May 21, 2018
he also conquered up near the aral sea. Uzbekistan should be included for sure, and maybe kazakhstan, although im unsure about that one.
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2018
I agree with qcumber, Uzbekistan should be included
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Level 70
May 18, 2018
I missed Greece.
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Level 74
May 18, 2018
The map shows that Cyprus was not conquered.
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Level 72
May 18, 2018
Tim u njih se još začina
što se u pjesan stavi odavna
od Lehsandra Srbljanina
vrh svijeh carâ cara slavna.

Ivan Gundulić
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Level 70
May 19, 2018
I was just going to say the same thing. Unless it's offensive; then I wasn't.
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2018
Apparently, the poet Ivan Gundulić considered Alexander the Great to be a Serb, and he was not alone. https://historum.com/threads/alexander-the-great-and-his-perception-among-slavs.133274/
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Level 38
May 19, 2018
I forgot about the Balkan States......(Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia)
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Level 68
May 20, 2018
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia***
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Level 47
May 21, 2018
Macedonia**********
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Level 77
May 25, 2018
*Republic of Bulgaria
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Level 69
Jul 11, 2018
*Northern Macedonia
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Level 65
Sep 24, 2018
Not Northern Macedonia if Putin gets his way. Could result in another NATO country.
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Level 28
May 19, 2018
im sure Jordan was conquered by him
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Level 41
May 19, 2018
At least part of Serbia, Jordan, and Romania were part of the empire according to your map. Cyprus was not conquered according to your map.
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Level ∞
May 19, 2018
It's hard to say which is why I only included countries that he conquered 25% of. And if you read the rest of the comments you'll see why I added Cyprus.
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Level 55
May 21, 2018
You entered those countries he conquered by 25%, but you asked for 20%... :-) BTW what's about Romania and Uzbekistan according to your map?
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Level ∞
May 22, 2018
20%, 25% same difference.
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Level 56
May 19, 2018
I believe Israel should be here. if the Macedonian Empire stretched to Egypt, Israel is probably 50 percent conquered judging by the map.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2018
After all the comments, I think I'm sticking with the current list. I don't see any compelling evidence to remove or add any countries.
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Level 58
May 29, 2018
Great Quiz!
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Level 70
Jul 17, 2018
Armenia on the map was conquered, but th ecurrent territory of Armenia doesn't stretch that far south anymore. How history (read:wars and conquests) changes maps...
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Level 56
Sep 24, 2018
kuwait was surprise
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2018
He sent scouts at least as far as Bahrain but didn't conquer it.
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2018
I'm more surprised it was only 80% of Kuwait. Small country.
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Level 47
Oct 29, 2018
Um, what about Uzbekistan? Did he not conquer all the way north to the Aral Sea?
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Level 47
Oct 29, 2018
no wait, actually it was eastern Uzbekistan he conquered. I looked up some maps.
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Level 53
Apr 5, 2019
Only 70% of Greece?
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Level 63
Apr 10, 2019
I don't know much about Alexander the Great but it looks like Sparta and Crete were not conquered.
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2019
Jordan is missing, so is Saudi Arabia (northern). Also, the Ferghana valley is shared between modern day Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
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Level 30
Apr 6, 2020
pakistan is one of the best countries i have ever visited, i dont know why people degrade its beauty and safety. i travelled around the country for 2 months and it was perfectly safe.
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2020
Did you use a time machine to travel to Pakistan when Alexander the Great was there?
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2020
Doesn't matter. The people were friendly then and they are friendly now.
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Level 64
Aug 28, 2020
Lmao. Literally this same account was claiming to be Pakistani on another quiz.
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Level 21
Aug 3, 2020
this is the first quiz that i had no idea about the answers yet scored 100%. loved it, and judging by the comments not having a clue really helped me guess the potentially ones like kuwait and cyprus :) i definitely tried bulgaria and italy... several times each though lol
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Level 38
Aug 3, 2020
No Jordan or India? For India, I know he failed, but didn't he conquer some of India? As for Jordan, I think he got it from Persia after being the ruler of Persia.
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Level 71
Aug 3, 2020
Nope - he actually didn't even reach India. Historically, "India" also comprised of Pakistan, and that's the part of "India" he reached/briefly conquered. Even the name "India" comes from the Indus river, which mainly runs through Pakistan.
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2020
Honestly, even though we Pakistanis know we are tied so close to India, we are sick of people saying, "oh you're just like Indians, right?" like bruh, India and Pakistan have as much in common as the UK and US have.
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Level 55
Aug 3, 2020
I guess if the UK and the US were bordering each other as Pakistan and India are, many people would probably make the same comment about them. Or let's say there wouldn't be such a misunderstanding if Pakistan and India were separated by an ocean.
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Level 47
Aug 3, 2020
I started typing in Kuwait, but the time ran out.
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Level 32
Aug 6, 2020
woah, i dont know anything of alexander the great and i made 12/17
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Level 48
Aug 10, 2020
Literally just type in every country the Persian Empire had. Alexander's empire basically took up the Persian Empire's territory.
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Level 49
Oct 20, 2020
according to the map you link, there shouldn't be Cyprus.