A REPUBLIC BECOMES AN EMPIRE Fear for "national s…

A REPUBLIC BECOMES AN EMPIRE

Fear for “national security” and “preventive war” turned the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. They conquered first the rest of Italy, then Gaul and Britain, then the Middle East, all out of fear for their (expanding) borders. Roman militarism retained the trappings of the Republic well into the Imperial Period.

Is America becoming an Empire? When will we know it?

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