Rome is located in the center of Italy. It was also by a River called the Tiber River
This looks like the perfect place to build a city
But it had no natural defense so they were often attacked. Forcing them to become a military city
this is HORRIBLE! we're getting attacked! we must become a strong military city in order to survive
Rome eventually conquered all of Italy except the far north. But a rival city called cartage in north Africa threatened Rome, so the went to war; These wars were called the Punic wars and there were 3 of them
Soon Rome started to grow into a city ruled in monarchy. They were influenced by the Etruscan in the north.
It didn't take long for political turmoil
We, the plebeian, SHOULD have power because we're the working class and we are the majority
HOORAY! THE KING OF THE OLD ROMAN CITY IS DEAD !!WE'RE FREE ! ! ! ! !
We, the Patricians, hold power and should be in charge because we're wealthy!
Soon it would be settled
...No one man can have too much power!
Now that we have more rights and the laws are written down we can finally have a fit goverment
As long as we still have more power and money. Now as a Great Roman republic where...
The first Punic war was fought in Sicily, which had revolted against Carthage control. The Romans had helped them. And Rome won
Soon after the first Punic war,Hannibal made a campaign with 35000 troops from Spain to Italy. He was never defeated and Romans faced heavy causalities. Despite his victorious wins, Hannibal never was able to conquer Rome
The 3rd Punic war happened because Rome still feared Carthage as a threat. so with Rome's approval, Numidia provoked Carthage, giving Rome a reason to attack. Rome decimated Carthage.