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>Rome - Monetary expansion & republican militarism [200 BC]  - Paul Tustain -
Poor Romans... superior in every way, and even today others pity those who they conquered as champions of liberty. Rome grew because every other society was inferior and it's pitiful multitudes people poured into Roman culture . End result decay and ruin.

3332 days ago
Beginning of the headline :The Roman Republic was the intelligent beneficiary of monetary accidents which befell so many of its forebears. Unquestionably the Romans learnt from the experience of others. Their money was entirely representative. It was copper and issued with a face value of about 3 times its commodity value. It was carefully made using the innovation of striking, rather than casting, and the dies used were of the highest quality and artistic complexity. They were extremely difficult to forge and the penalties were heavy... Read More
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