Why was Carthage destroyed

why did they destroy Carthage completely even though it was already defeated and was a loyal vassal?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you really this moronic or did you just make this thread to take up space

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rome was very butthurt about Hannibal.

  3. 1 month ago
    Radiochan

    The Roman was very practical and was willing to do whatever it took to just fricking make the Carthaginians stop.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Carthage was a loyal vassal after the second Punic war. Carthage was legal roman territory and their people were roman citizens.
      Why did Rome kill its own citizens?

      • 1 month ago
        Radiochan

        no it wasn't and no they weren't

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        anon don't be stupid. Roman citizenship was only given to those born in the city of Rome. Latin Citizenship was granted to those living in the Latium. And Italian Citizenship was granted to those living in the Italian Peninsula. Those living outside of Italy as part of a client state where not given roman citizenship until the time of emperor Caracalla

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Some individuals and cities were awared it (the latter by becoming a municipium) but in general you're right

          Carthage was a loyal vassal after the second Punic war. Carthage was legal roman territory and their people were roman citizens.
          Why did Rome kill its own citizens?

          Lol no

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They were child sacrificing Semites. Being Semites is reason enough to be wiped out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      roman senators started peddling this drivel when the war started that's how we know it's all lies. The average Carthaginian was valuable and wealthy as well as of high quality. Meanwhile roman strategy consisted of throwing men at a problem with its hordes of filthy uneducated white people. USSR Zerg tactics

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They’ve found masses of children’s bones at altars anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Roman senators diddled kids

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Carthago Delenda Est
    no matter how many it was defeated it recover its influence and trading power around the western mediterranean. If Rome wished to become THE superpower of the western mediterranean Carthage had to be snuffed out. The punic wars was the closest comparation we have to the Cold War in the ancient war. Two powerful republics capable enough to use client states, mercenaries and vast amounts of money to oppose and stop the influence of the other. It's way people often compare the rivalry of Rome and Carthage to the current rivalry between Russia and the U.S

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So, when will America annihilate Moscow and salt the ground?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >he thinks the U.S is Rome
        Just for clarification, I'm not saying Russia is going to win like some kind of historical prophesy. But how foolish is to compare the U.S to Rome instead of Carthage

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not at all.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, both Carthage and the U.S are controlled by a merchant class, have an inmense naval power and only pursue wars as long they perceive a monetary profit. Meanwhile Rome and Russia are both controlled by a powerful olligarchies and have a tendency to authoritarism and civil strife. Of course one could said the Soviet Union was more akin to Rome than current Russia

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Carthage was also originally founded as a colony before it became an independent republic.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This.
            Phoenician = Brits
            Punics = Mutts

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Where Sulla & Caesar at?
            >inb4 blumpf
            He is not even Catiline tier

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I am not thinking anything other than that the USA has better chance at doing such. It is an interesting thought though, the last Cold War we had ended with the total annihilation of the foe once it became weak and the current one just restarted.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I mean, both Carthage and the U.S are controlled by a merchant class, have an inmense naval power and only pursue wars as long they perceive a monetary profit. Meanwhile Rome and Russia are both controlled by a powerful olligarchies and have a tendency to authoritarism and civil strife. Of course one could said the Soviet Union was more akin to Rome than current Russia

          Carthage was also originally founded as a colony before it became an independent republic.

          Russia has more in common with Carthage than the US does.
          >massive gangster oligarchy based on small citystates (each run by its own crop of oligarchs)
          >massive amount of empty land unified by a kritarchy
          >on paper a republic that came out of a hereditary monarchy
          >completely worthless at actual geopolitics unless it's unified by a single oligarch of incredible power
          >religion is a complete sham that only exists to justify it's rule
          >comically low birthrate, next to no concept of fraternal love or kindness between coethnics
          >nominally an ethnostate but in practice it's a bog standard oriental despotism where small ethnicities are propped up by the central government to control the majority ethnos that isn't allowed to act in its own interests and vice versa
          >economy is entirely focused on extracting and selling resources
          >land empire because, despite being ideally positioned to be a naval power, the actual contents of the state are completely underdeveloped as they're conceptualized as territory to move over rather than exist in and rampant cronyism prevents effective naval activity
          >principle opponent is a naval based empire that operates on a model of settler colonialism that it inherited from its parent empire
          >said opponent's parent empire was itself an enemy and was a naval based empire operating on settler colonialsim

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            an ethnostate but in practice it's a bog standard oriental despotism where small ethnicities are propped up by the central government to control the majority ethnos that isn't allowed to act in its own interests and vice versa
            Can you explain this?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >>land empire because, despite being ideally positioned to be a naval power, the actual contents of the state are completely underdeveloped as they're conceptualized as territory to move over rather than exist in and rampant cronyism prevents effective naval activity
            homie what

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Russian Civilization doesn't conceptualize its vast swathes of territory as space to do things in but rather space to move over. And you do so to go where? To cities. Russia is ideally setup to be a naval power for the same reason that the US is (it literally touches both oceans), but it only conceptualizes it's heartland as empty space to move over rather than space to use, so it can't be an export powerhouse like the US or China are. "Russia" is much smaller than the space that the "Russian Federation" occupies.

            an ethnostate but in practice it's a bog standard oriental despotism where small ethnicities are propped up by the central government to control the majority ethnos that isn't allowed to act in its own interests and vice versa
            Can you explain this?

            As states get bigger the leadership is incentivized to put evermore distance between the elite and the commoners, as a means of protecting their power. Cliques and parties form, and these lock people out. The only way to gain power is to join one of them and adapt yourself to them, thereby becoming something else. An extreme form of this happens when the elite and the commoners are two different races. Russia in particular is an interesting example as it's the result of Vikings forming an Asatru state that ruled over Slavic Rodnovers, then the Slavic Rodnovers took over, then the elite converted to Christianity, and then that elite spent several centuries ruling over a Rodnover populace and actually tried to prevent them from converting to Christianity so as to increase the distance between the two groups.

            But what about when one ethnicity is the majority? They'll demand representation! Simple, you prop the minorities up against it. They're too small, so the majority will squish them if they get uppity, and they're reliant on the elite for patronage. Then, you prop the majority up against the minorities, and handicap the majority: the majority is made up of commoners, so they can't undo the handicap. Thus, you pit the two against eachother: divide and rule. There's 170 ethnic groups in Russia, and only one doesn't get an ethnostate, which ethnos do you think that is? Hint: it's the one that makes up 71% of the Russian Federation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Rome was very butthurt about Hannibal.

      https://i.imgur.com/qVgJziB.png

      Not at all.

      Original mein kampf

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Carthage wasn't destroyed. It was infact the second biggest city in the Empire.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you mean the new Carthage? The original Carthage was a bunch of ruin not too far from the Roman Carthage

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >new Carthage
        No I mean Carthage. There's no such as thing as "New Carthage", unless you're referring to Nova Carthago in Iberia that is.

        >not too far from the Roman Carthage
        That's the the same city and location.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dido turned out to be a man.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They got their revenge eventually.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The people who got genocided 2 thousand years ago magically reapawned and undid their genocide?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You seriously believe all the Carthaginians ceased existing after the war?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they sacrificed children and were obsessed with metals.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Carthage made an incredible recovery after the first Punic wars. The intent was to strip them of territory and weaken them but in a way it had the opposite effect, they no longer had to spend money on soldiers to conquer and pacify territories and could instead focus entirely on trade, once again making the city monstrously rich. When Cato the Elder arrived in Carthage and saw this he realized it was only a question of time before the city would once again by wealthy and powerful enough to contest Rome.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They were not rich. When Carthage was sacked, there was less than two tons of silver left.
      >In less than a century afterwards, the metallic wealth of Carthage began to excite the cupidity of Rome, who had by this time learnt the sources of her rival's riches and the varied and extensive commerce with the Orient to which it had given rise. In B.C. 265 began the First Punic War; in B.C. 207 ended the last one, when Spain and the trade of the Indies fell into the hands of Rome, and the Punic power was definitely overthrown. In B.C. 146, when Carthage was sacked and demolished by Scipio Africanus the Younger, all the silver found in the city amounted to less than two tons in weight; the net results of an empire which, having attained the ripe age of six centuries, obliterated itself, for ever, through a single mistake of policy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >obliterated itself, for ever, through a single mistake of policy
        which policy?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Abandoning their leather wrapped fiat money

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because Cato just had to spergr out over the quality of their grapes. Thank Baal Hammond Caesar brought his line to a deserved end.

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