strong will, weak will

as he lay unexpectedly dying at the age of 32, Alexander the Great had conquered much of the known world in an impressive series of campaigns. much of this success was due to the extraordinary generals he had amassed.

on his deathbed his inner circle of ambitious commanders gathered, confused as to who exactly would inherit the empire from this young (heirless) king.

with no clear succession plan and a room full of cutthroat and exceptionally competent warmongers, Alexander might have given the worst possible answer when asked point blank to whom he would leave the empire...

To the strongest.

Alexander the Great Social Darwinist (323 BC)

the wars that ensued amongst his generals resulted in the death of thousands.