What factors enabled Rome, a small village on the Tiber River, to conquer a vast empire?

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  • Tim D
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    9 years ago
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    Rome's formative years, just after it gained independence from the etruscans, were full of strife. The gauls were a serious menace. To survive, the Romans had to become a very coherent society in which they all pulled together. They also had to put the interests of the State above personal interests and become VERY practical--forming alliances with the Latins for example--and adopting the best military tactics they could think of. Such an ultrapatriotic orientation (i.e. a combination of State above all, and being very practical) not only enabled Rome to survive but eventually to subdue a vast empire.

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