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  1. Surrounded by Enemies War & conflict By Evon Li

  2. Rome’s greatest enemies: The Visigoths The Cheruscans The Huns Carthage Pontos Enemies: Rome Hannibul of the Carthaginians

  3. Enemies: U.S. • The United States: • Other countries around the world can be considered as rivals, not enemies • Terrorists can be considered as enemies • Example: • Al Qaeda Major recent attacks attributed from Al Qaeda 1998 - 2001

  4. The results of having enemies: Rome • Rome: • Rome collapsed because their enemies took over. Rome was a powerful and large city-state. But because it was so large and powerful, enemies and rivals thought of it as a threat to themselves.

  5. The results of having enemies: U.S. • The US: The United States doesn’t have enemies, but rivals and their rivals would be the other countries in the world. They compete against each other in terms of their technology, military, etc.

  6. The results of having enemies: Rome • Rome: • Multiple enemy groups • Surrounds and attacks Rome • Rome builds a stronger army • Rome slowly chips away • Gets inside Rome and takes control • Rome slowly starts to fade

  7. The results of having enemies: U.S. • The United States • In order to be protected: • Spends money and resources on more troops and recruits • Enemies: Terrorists • Don’t know where they are • Can’t just track them down

  8. Enemies in-depth: Rome • Alaric, leader of the Visigoths • Created the new “super tribe” – the Visigoths • Romans found it impossible to defeat their army • Arminius, ruler of the Cheruscans • Killed Varus and three Rome legions as well as bringing the Germanic resistance against Rome • Attila, King of the Huns • Attacked the east and west sides of Rome twice • Hannibal, Carthaginian general and political leader • Fought and defeated Rome in three huge battles • Mithridates VI Eupator, King of Pontos • Mithridates attacked Rome along with his Hellenistic followers

  9. Enemies in-depth: The U.S. • Famous terrorist group(s): • Al Qaeda • led by Osama/Usama bin Laden • Responsible for the 9/11 attack

  10. Rome: In multiple wars Example: Punic Wars, Battle of Cannae Constantly fighting/competing The United States: In multiple wars Example: World War 1 and World War 2 Constantly Fighting/competing Conflict/War Similarities Roman Soldier

  11. Is the United States following in Rome’s Footsteps? • Yes, because: • Both have enemies and rivals • Both have had famous battles • Both are constantly competing • Both are known for having a strong military

  12. Works Cited • Heather, Peter. "Rome's Greatest Enemies Gallary." Ancient History in-depth. 05 Sept 2009.19 Mar 2010 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/enemiesrome_gallery.shtml>. • Pike, John. Military. 15 Aug 2006 . 19 Mar 2010 <http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/al-qaida.htm>. • The Roman Empire. . 19 Mar 2010 <http://www.roman-empire.net/index.html>

  13. Pictures • http://www.roman-empire.net/ • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/enemiesrome_gallery.shtml • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/National_Park_Service_9-11_Statue_of_Liberty_and_WTC_fire.jpg • http://www.topnews.in/files/troops1.jpg • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RecentAlQaedaAttacks.svg • http://www.woulfeman.com/Roman%20Wild%20Chariot%20Horses.jpg • http://www.lovetoeatandtravel.com/Graphics/Photos/Italy/CIA_map_Italy.gif • http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/wofact2005/maps/us-map.gif