#9286409, By RelaxedMikki The History Thread

  • RelaxedMikki 11 Jan 2013 15:46:02 937 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    OK, for those who aren't as keen on military or What If history, the Roman empire only lasted so long because it successfully made its conquered subject believe they were Romans...

    Discuss!

    I should be able to answer this one - it was one of my old stoner mates specialist subjects when intoxicated. (You've got to love intelligent people! Before I'd gone to uni I'd only ever seen stoned people play Sensible Soccer or watch The Shopping Channel... Never seen anyone play chess or chunter on about Roman culture...).

    He'd go on about the spread of 'being Roman' for hours. Now, if only I could remember any of what he'd actually been saying...!
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