The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic
The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic is a multi-scenario career that spans a thousand year period from the beginning of the first millenium BC to the collapse of the Roman republic from the viewpoint of Rome. All landscapes are as close to reality as is possible and all events are authentic for the time periods described.
7. Roman Thatcherism
In 264 BC Rome was drawn into a war with Carthage, the great Phonician empire in North Africa. In 220 BC the Circus Flamius was erected next to Tibur Island. After more than a century of conflict, Rome emerged as the strongest power in the Mediteranean, but the aquisition of an empire brought new social and economic problems to the city itself. After Scipio's defeat of the Carthiginians at Illypa in 207 BC, the Roman people became determined to take the offensive and end the war. Scipio crossed to Africa in 204 BC with an army of 25,000 and, with the help of the Numidean king, Masinissa, defeated Hannibal at Zama in 202 BC, winning himself the name of 'Africanus'.
After the Second Punic Wars in 201 BC, much land was abandoned and many peasants sought refuge in Rome. With no separate municipal government, public works and the management of food and water supplies were left to private initiative. Low street prices and high import duties threaten the economy, you may have to raise taxes to ensure a positive fiscal balance.
One type of wine limits housing to luxury Villa
Start date-207 BC
Initial funds-5530Dn - no rescue loan