BTW, Rome dealt with most external threats by co-opting the threatening people. They offered Roman citizenship, trade, culture, etc.
Sometimes they'd have trouble and have to disperse the population of course.
I think that's what you are talking about with "divide and conquer" ~ this dispersal business ~ but with Rome it was rare.
posted on 06/09/2005 4:55:00 AM PDT
No, it's the coopting: they usually didn't manage to coopt all of a group. If they got the main leaders they did, otherwise they'd get someone to rise against the main leader (divide and conqueror).
posted on 06/09/2005 11:01:37 AM PDT
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