Rise And Fall Of The Roman Empire

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1 Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Elizabeth Kelsey Tuller ITCS 101 05-08-2011 2 The first multinational corporation was Rome; there are many lessons to learn from the rise and fall of Rome (Bing, 2006). There were three Punic wars that invaded Rome over years of dreadful rage. Carthage was a Phoenician colony, also known as “Poenus” (Bing, 2006). A corporation named Carthage was a big problem and won a lot of wars in Rome. The Roman Empire had many troubled relations during its time of becoming an empire. I will demonstrate this through certain moments in Italian history. Rome conducted business in many different countries around the world. Some of the countries with ports were Africa, Sicily, and Sardinia, but it was not structured to take over operations in those areas of the country (Bing, 2006). The first Punic war was between 264 and 241 B.C. which was about twenty-three years of destruction (Bing, 2006). Around 146 B.C. Carthage attracted neighboring nations, like the Roman Empire, and was destroyed in 146 B.C. at the end of the Punic Wars (Google.com Timeline). In 256 B.C. Rome destroyed Carthage’s fleet, and pursued their enemy in their home in Africa (Bing, 2006). During the Punic war against Carthage, Rome captured provinces (Sardinia, Corsica, and Sicily) around 241 B.C. (Roman-Empire.net). Around 146 B.C. Carthage attracted neighboring nations, like the Roman Empire, and was destroyed in 146 B.C. at the end of the Punic Wars (Google.com Timeline). Rome rose because they had a weapon called ‘enfranchisement.’ Rome was Italy’s capital in the territories of the Roman Empire citizens had rights and privileges, with good government, security and a good justice system (Roman-Empire.net). Rome was a republic, and was not governed by emperors, but was governed by the Roman senate. 3 The Roman army was a great success in

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