Punic Wars (264 B.C-146 B.C)
The three Punic Wars in the middle of Carthage and Rome occurred over about a century, starting in 264 B.C. and ending with the the fall of Carthage in 146 B.C. When the First Punic War broke out, Rome had turned into the prevailing force all through the Italian landmass, while Carthage–a capable city-state in northern Africa–had set up itself as the main sea power on the planet. The First Punic War softened out up 264 B.C. at the point when Rome meddled in a debate on the Carthaginian-controlled island of Sicily; the war finished with Rome in control of both Sicily and Corsica and denoted the realm’s development as a maritime and also an area power. In the Second Punic War, the colossal Carthaginian general Hannibal attacked Italy and scored awesome triumphs at Lake Trasimene and Cannae before his possible annihilation because of Rome’s Scipio Africanus in 202 B.C. left Rome in control of the western Mediterranean and quite a bit of Spain.
In the Third Punic War, the Romans, drove by Scipio the Younger, caught and annihilated the city of Carthage in 146 B.C., transforming Africa into yet another area of the compelling Roman empire.