The Three Punic Wars Between Carthage And Rome

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The three Punic wars between Carthage and Rome took mostly over a century to end, in the end Carthage met its demise. By the first Punic War, Rome was the dominate power in the Italian Peninsula, and a powerful city-state Carthage was leading in water in the world. In the end of the first war it ended with Rome in control of both Sicily and Corsica. Hannibal, a great Carthaginian general invaded Italy and had victories in Cannae, in the second war. Before he could be defeated Hannibal left Rome to control the west Mediterranean with Spain. The Third Punic War, was the most debatable of the three between Rome and Carthage. The attempts by “Cato the Elder” and other members of the Roman Senate to persuade their associates that Carthage, even