Carthage had amazing naval experience, and power and they were a hard opponent. Rome would not give up, and they equipped their ships with hooks. Rome had won the first battle. They gained control of sicily after their win.
Hey! You put hooks on your boat! Isn't that cheating?!
It's not cheating! It's called being smart!
You didn't think we'd give up that easily!? We're one step ahead of you!
Second Punic War: Italy 219-201
The Carthaginian general Hannibal and leads his army to Italy to attack the Romans. They stay in Spain to plan on destroying the Roman economic base
Hannibal: Charge Soldiers!! Leave no survivors!
Once we defeat them we're staying here a bit. We NEED to destroy their base
Second Punic War: North Africa 219-201
After countless attempts at trying to destroy Hannibal, The Roman general Scipio invaded Carthage in North Africa which forced Hannibal to leave Italy. Once he arrived he was killed outside of the walls of Carthage. Rome had won and gained control of Italy
You've had the upper hand for too long! We've got you defeated now leave!
Our Roman army needs to make sure you are not a threat anymore!!! Sorry....not sorry
The Romans were worried that Carthage was going to gain strength back. To prevents this Cato the Elder convinced the army to make sure Carthage was completely to the ground. they gained control of part of Africa them
Third Punic War:149-146 BC
Stop we're already weak. Have mercy!
We need this land for Sea Trade!! Please leave us alone!
Effects -Rome gained control of Africa, Sicily, Italy, Spain, and Carthage -People living in Carthage are now slaves for the people of Rome -Carthage was destroyed