Brother AACOOLDRE : Why hannibal lost to rome?

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    WHY HANNIBAL LOST TO ROME

    By Andre Austin

    Rome was just a local power until they defeated the black General Hannibal from Carthage in North Africa, or modern day Tunisia. These wars were called the Punic wars (Three in number) because that was the predominate language spoken. The decisive years were from 200BC to 146BC.

    Carthage in the 3rd century BC was the greatest commercial and naval power in the Western world. It relied on mercenaries mostly from Numidians to fight the land wars. Rome was in direct competition with the commercial interest of Carthage.

    The fights went on for decades first with Hamilcar Barca and then went his three sons Hasdrubal, Mago and Hannibal. The best fighter was Hannibal.

    So why did Hannibal loose:

    Hannibal annihilated the armies of Rome and expected Rome to call for peace. Hannibal misjudged his enemy’s tenacity. Hannibal lacked the will or capacity to erase Rome and eradicate its people by extermination. Carthage refused to razed the city of Rome and salt the ground like Rome did to Carthage. All males were crucified and women and young children turned into slaves and sex toys for the new emerging empire. Don’t fight unless you want to go all the way with a people choosing Victory or death. If you want the gold of victory then you put salt in the game of your enemies.

     
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    I thought Hannibal never made it to Rome due to many things such as lack of manpower, food, and being so far from home he didn't have the support that Rome had.

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    he stopped before getting to their gates which he shouldn't have done
     
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    I agree, but he didn't have the forces needed to take the city. He also didn't have any siege weaponry either, and on top of that he was not in good health because of an eye infection. Not saying that this would have stopped him, but he would have needed weapons and a healthy force to take Rome.

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    You should read James Lacy "moment of battle" he has a diffirent opinion on it. He teaches at a war college.
     
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    This should be noted as a lesson for the blackman when we break the chains the white man has bound us in
     
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    I shall do that to see what he says. Do you know if he takes into the account that Carthaginian leadership also may have played a part in his failure? They didn't too much like him so I have do doubt that they hindered him in some way. This can be seen in the lack of support during his years in Italy.

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