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    Hi all :)

    What was the (historical) relationship between Carthage and the Libyan cities?? I know *some* cities changed sides very quickly. What’s the best way to portray this in a campaign. Wat kind of government should I use to represent the doubtfull loyalties of those cities??


    Last edited by Dutchhoplite; 01-21-2009 at 11:29.
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    Carthage defeated and dominated the Libyans in the same way Rome defeated and dominated the Italians. The defeated became allies of the victor - but through fear and self-interest rather than love.

    Just as some Italians ended up fighting beside Hannibal, so some of the Libyans would have fought beside a Roman invader - had Rome bothered to make alliance with them.


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