264 BCE, the 1st Punic war was fought mostly on the sea, by a Roman army with a small Navy. However, the Romans turned the tides and made a new technique of boarding the opponents ships' with troops. Rome ended up puling out the upset and winning in 241 BCE.
We will take your Ship!!
You will wish you wouldn't have said that.
I'd like to see you try and come over here!
They just put us out of out misery and attack us.
In 219, Carthaginian general Hannibal, attack and defeats hordes of Roman soldiers, but is too scared to attack central Rome
Send as many armies as you like, I will defeat them all!
As Rome is unable to defeat Hannibal, they plan to attack Carthage. Hannibal is drawn back to protect Carthage and losses the battle of Zama in 201 BCE as Rome is now up 2-0 over Carthage.
Wait no...come back!!
Yeah... your too good, I'll see you in Carthage.
Ha Ha Ha, I am the best general ever!
In 194, Suspicious of Carthage's rebuilt city, Rome demand they abandon their city. Carthage says no and the Romans defeat them in a war that ended in 146 BCE.
You are going to regret that buddy.
Give us your land and move now!!
Effects of the Punic Wars: Rome gained control of the entire known world Rome established their dominant army Rome established that their Navy was not to be messed with Carthage completely faded out of existence Slave use was increased drastically Rome gained conrol of trade routes to Northern Europe