The conquered Greek city-states rebel against Persia with help from Athens
The Greek city-states that have been conquered by Persia, come together and fight against them. For example, Sparta and Athens come together and rebel against Persia.
The Persians landed at Marathon with 600 ships ordered by King Darius. After 3 days of waiting for the Greeks, the Persians began loading their ships. Catching them off guard the Athenians attacked the Persian Military and won the Battle of Marathon.
The Battle of Marathon
The Persians defeated the Spartans at Thermopylae. A traitor helped the Persians attack the Greeks in a discreet manner. King Leonidas dismisses his troops and only keeps 300 men to stay and fight till the end. Sadly the Greeks lost and the Persians won the Battle of Thermopylae.
The Battle at Thermopylae
Themistocles of Athens devised a plan to attack Persia's ships. The Athenians lured the Persians into the strait of Salamis. A strait is a narrow sea between two landmassses. The Persian ships were to big to move around, however the Athenians ships were small enough to move smoothly around in the strait of Salamis amd to trap the Persian ships. The Greeks attacked the Persians and sank 300 Persian ships. The Greeks won the Battle of Salamis.
The Battle at Salamis
The Battle at Platea
The Greek city-states come together even stronger and formed the largest army yet. The Greeks fight the Persians one last time at the Battle of Platea. With over 100,000 soldiers on each side, the Greeks defeated the Persian army.
Decline of Persia
Persians no longer had any control of any Greek city-states. Persia and the Greek city-states eventually find peace with each other. The Persian Empire declined and weakened shortly after.