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  • Cause of the War
  • Battle Of Marathon
  • Battle Of Thermopylae
  • In 500 B.C.E., the Persian Empire had conquered all of the Fertile Cresent and Asia Minor. The Ionian Greeks wanted to revolt against the Persian Empire in 499 B.C.E. The Ionian Greeks asked help from the Greeks on the mainland. Athens was one of the few city-states to send help.
  • Battle of Salamis
  • In 490 B.C.E., King Daris send messengers to ask for earth and water. When the Spartans heard, they said, Daris could have both "earth and water" at the same time. Daris responded by seanding his huge army to have a land war. While, they were fighting, they sent Pheidippides to tell the Spartans to not leave Sparta until the next full moon. He died after.
  • Battle of Plataea
  • In 480 B.C.E., King Xerxes organized a huge army, of more than 180,000 people, and he sent them across the channel into Europe. While Athens, went to go stop the Persian navy, Spartan's king, Leonidas, would try to stop the Persian army. He only had 6,000 to 7,000 soldiers, meanwhile the Persians had 180,000. In the end, all the Greeks die.
  • Effects of the War
  •  Thermistocles, came up with a plan to defeat the Persians.  He sent a message to Xerxes, it said, that he wanted to change sides and join the Persians. And if they attack now, half the Greeks would surrender. They were told to go through the narrow channel. They fell for it. The Athenians have wooden rams at the front of their boat. They crushed 300 Persian ship. Athens Won.
  • Xerxes left, part of his army, which were orderd to attack Greece again in the spring. In 479 B.C.E., the decisive battle took place outside of the town of Plataea. The Spartans lead, a force of 80,000 Greek troops, that destroyed the Persian army. This victory preserved the Greeks independence.
  • Xerxes left, part of his army, which were orderd to attack Greece again in the spring. In 479 B.C.E., the decisive battle took place outside of the town of Plataea. The Spartans lead, a force of 80,000 Greek troops, that destroyed the Persian army. This victory preserved the Greeks independence.
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