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To: The_Reader_David
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.

60 posted on 06/09/2005 4:55:00 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: muawiyah

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).


61 posted on 06/09/2005 11:01:37 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (Christ is Ascended! The Lord is gone up with a shout!)
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