Punic War The Punic Wars was fought to establish control over the strategic islands of Corsica and Sicily.
3rd Punic War Resulted in the final destruction of Carthage, the enslavement of its population and Roman hegemony over the western Mediterranean.
1st, 2nd Punic War 1st War- Rome gained control of Sicily and Corsica-brought about naval and land power2nd War- Hannibal invaded Italy and gained control of Lake Trasimene and Cannae. He was defeated by Scipio giving Rome control of the Western Mediterranean and much of Spain.
Effect of Punic Wars Rome became the decisive naval victory against he Carthaginians and the Aegate Islands. Rome had full control over Sicily and Corsica beginning the expansion beyond the Italian penninsula.