How did the Persian Wars help bring Greeks together?
At the Battle of Thermopylae, this was proven when over 7,000 Greek hoplites, led by King Leonidas of Sparta and 300 Spartans, defended the tiny pass from an invasion force of what might have been over 3,000,000 Persian troops, led by King Xerxes. The Persians might've not have as many casualties as it did if its navy could get past one obstacle: the Athenian Navy, led by Themistocles. Even though the rest of the Greeks retreated, the Spartans held their ground with about 1,000 other Thespians against the Persian ground troops. They were surrounded, and ultimately defeated. But this battle showed that all Greeks could fight together as not a bunch of city-states, but one whole country instead.
The Persians had entered the wars in an attempt to bring the Greek city-states under control to stop then promoting uprisings within the Persian Empire. When the Greeks, who interrupted their internal wars and banded together to repel the Persians, after the war went back to their own internal wars, the Persians concentrated in maintaining peace and prosperity within their Empire, while the Greek cities were busy tearing themselves apart.
How did the Greek victories over the Persians protect the establishment and development of Western Civilization?
Such a statement comes from a misunderstanding of the Persian approach to their empire - to establish security, stability and prosperity while allowing the existing culture to continue. Their aim in trying to absorb the Greeks was to bring them under control and stop their endless wars between themselves from spilling over and disrupting the Persian Empire. If they had succeeded, the devastating inter-Greek wars which followed could have been avoided. The failure to bring…
Can some1 tel me what yr the Persian wars agnst Greece was in because i really got to no pleez thnx?
The two Persian Greek wars of 490 BCE and 480 BCE when the Persians invated Greece and brought all the city states together who finally won both wars. The third war was the Greek - Persian one where the Greeks invated Persia under Alexander III the Macedon who later was given the name "The Great". During that war the Achaemenid Empire was conquered.