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The conquest of Italy prepared the Romans for their conquest of the world. The expansion of Italy was possible because of nationalism and ambition. The will of politicians to win glory in battle and expand their influence defined the imperialistic dream of the city. The tenacity of the citizens never to accept defeat made the dream possible

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