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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
Last updated: May 18, 2018
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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
Macedonia
%
Country
80
Pakistan
80
Syria
80
Tajikistan
70
Turkey
30
Turkmenistan
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level 83
May 17, 2018
Jordan? am unsure.
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level 65
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 64
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 74
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 65
Sep 24, 2018
Tajikistan is on a short list of the friendliest countries I've ever been in.
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level 79
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 74
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 36
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 55
Sep 24, 2018
I agree with qcumber, Uzbekistan should be included
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level 60
May 18, 2018
I missed Greece.
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level 71
May 18, 2018
The map shows that Cyprus was not conquered.
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level 67
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 65
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 68
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 57
May 20, 2018
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia***
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level 36
May 21, 2018
Macedonia**********
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level 71
May 25, 2018
*Republic of Bulgaria
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level 67
Jul 11, 2018
*Northern Macedonia
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level 56
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 20
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 50
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 49
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 55
May 29, 2018
Great Quiz!
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level 62
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 53
Sep 24, 2018
kuwait was surprise
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level 74
Sep 24, 2018
He sent scouts at least as far as Bahrain but didn't conquer it.
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level 66
Sep 24, 2018
I'm more surprised it was only 80% of Kuwait. Small country.
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level 36
Oct 29, 2018
Um, what about Uzbekistan? Did he not conquer all the way north to the Aral Sea?
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level 36
Oct 29, 2018
no wait, actually it was eastern Uzbekistan he conquered. I looked up some maps.