|View Poll Results: Which annexations by Roman Republic/Empire that could be justified?|
|Conquest of Italia (Latin War, Samnite Wars), 343-282 BC||68||55.74%|
|Conquest of Magna Grecia (Pyrrhic War), 280-275 BC||46||37.70%|
|Conquest of Sicilia, Corsica, and Sardinia (First Punic War), 264-241 BC||57||46.72%|
|Conquest of Illyria and Dalmatia (Illyrian Wars), 229-168 BC||39||31.97%|
|Conquest of Southern Hispania (Second Punic War), 218-201 BC||59||48.36%|
|Conquest of Macedonia (Macedonian Wars), 214-148 BC||39||31.97%|
|Conquest of Achaea/Greece (Aetolian War, Achaean War), 191-146 BC||37||30.33%|
|Conquest of Central Hispania (Lusitanian War, Numantine Wars), 181-133 BC||41||33.61%|
|Conquest of Africa/Carthage (Third Punic War), 149-146 BC||39||31.97%|
|Conquest of Numidia (Jugurthine War), 112-105 BC||36||29.51%|
|Conquest of Pontus (Mithridatic Wars), 90-63 BC||42||34.43%|
|Conquest of Syria (Pompey's invasion of Syria), 64 BC||32||26.23%|
|Conquest of Gaul (Caesar's Gallic Wars), 58-52 BC||38||31.15%|
|Conquest of Aegytus (Octavian's invasion of Egypt), 30 BC||43||35.25%|
|Conquest of Northern Hispania (Octavian's Cantabrian War), 29-19 BC||38||31.15%|
|Conquest of Pannonia and Moesia, (Tiberius' and Drusus' invasion of Lower Danube), 16 BC-6 AD||34||27.87%|
|Conquest of Britannia (Claudius' invasion of Britain), 43 AD||27||22.13%|
|Conquest of Dacia (Trajan's Dacian Wars), 105-106 AD||31||25.41%|
|"Inheritance/Unofficial" conquests (Arabia Petraea, Asia, Bithynia, Cyrenaica, Mauretania, Thracia)||40||32.79%|
|None of the above||42||34.43%|
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Which Roman Wars and Conquests were Justified?
Yes, inspired by this and this threads...
So, which Roman conquests and annexations that can be justified?
As for me, I choose all options except for the conquests of Magna Grecia, Achaea/Greece, Africa/Carthage, Syria, Gaul, Egypt, and Britain...as those conquests were just for political reasons or lust for plunders, and not for self-defense...
Last edited by Rex Romanum; January 9th, 2011 at 01:51 AM..