No way Rome. I need this to expand my territory. You will not get this. It is MINE.
Carthage, it is mine. I want it.
I guess there is only one way to settle this...WAR.
Hey guys! Would you like to come to our side.. Carthage? I am sure you will love it
Come on guys. I want to defeat them. We have a great army. Don you want to be on the winning side?
No. We are with Romans. We are not going to your side
Rome VS. Carthage
What are you doing here!!!! Who do you think you are??! Are you trying to fight me again? If so, bring it on!!!!
I need to stay low. Gasp!
The first Punic war took place from 265-241 BCE. Carthage ultimately wanted to expand in a place where the Romans had full control. This led to a war. Both of them fought for control of the Mediterranean sea and everything surrounding that. Rome ended up defeating Carthage and gaining the land.
I want to attack..but wait. I have no army
Look, they have no army. SO lets defeat them once and for all
The second Punic war was from 218-201 BCE. Carthage wanted to defeat Rome because of the death of his father. However, Carthage had a very hard time getting Romans to join their side to build a large Army. Unfortunately, he was unable to fight Rome because his army and himself was not strong enough to defeat them.
I lost my FARM!! This is not victorious
WE ARE VICTORIOUS!!!!
I am poor! NO food! NO clothes! Poor!!!
The part 2 of the second Punic war was when Rome's general, Publius Scipio, invaded North Africa. This caused Hannibal to defend Carthage and beat Rome. Fortunately for Rome, Hannibal surrendered causing Rome to take on the victory..once again.
FINE! BRING IT ON
The third Punic war took place in 136-139 BCE. Carthage wanted to defeat Rome..once again but was unable to. Carthage has signed a treaty saying they could not have an Army. Because of this, Rome used that as an excuse to attack Carthage knowing they had no army. Carthage was demolished by Rome.
When the Punic wars were over, Rome was able to dominate the Mediterranean basin and spread their culture. Rome has expanded greatly. Although they were victorious, many many downside effects that took place such as tension between classes, farmers lost their farms, poverty and unemployment increased, and so much more.