Athens adopts a Romanesque policy in regard to citizenship and client-states just before the Peloponnesian War.

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Athens adopts a Romanesque policy in regard to citizenship and client-states just before the Peloponnesian War.

Citizenship: they start to give citizenship to foreigners freely as long as they serve the army. Slaves can also become Athenian citizens if they are liberated from bondage.

Client-States: they stop to demand a full tribute of the rest of the Delian League, only demanding military assistance. They also grant all the Delian League member's citizens a type of semi-citizenship in Athens, similar to the Latins in Rome.

How would they fare against Sparta? Could they hope to create an Athenian Empire out of Greece?

PS: I could ask the same thing about Sparta, but the Spartans were such jerks that is almost impossible to see them not being overtly against any reform. Not that Athens adopting these policies isn't borderline ASB.
 
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