Both conquerors strove to include as many neighboring peoples as possible in their civilization. Alexander the Great had greater success, since the agricultural and urban economy of the Hellenes was close to the Persians, Indians and Egyptians. Li Shi-min had nomads as neighbors – they were alien to the urban and agricultural culture.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.