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Persia, 550 BCE
Persian Chieftain who took advantage of a weakening Mede clan and overthrew them in 550 BCE. After a string of success in Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan Cyrus turned his attention on a decaying Babylon and with the help of a few spies, a well organized propagande campaign and his reputation for victory, Babylon fell in 539 BCE.
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Carved the world's first empire.
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