The conditions were very hard, but at least they leave the state independence of Carthage, though infringe its sovereignty (the prohibition to conduct the war without permission of Rome). That's why Hannibal, who had already built the new plans to combat categorically insisted on the adoption of these conditions. The peace treaty, approved by the Carthaginian senate was then ratified in Rome (201 g). Scipio celebrated a brilliant triumph, and received an honorary nickname African. So, the second Rome defeated Carthage, defeated him largely for the same reason as the first time: the Italian federation policies have enormous manpower was greater than the colonial State. But in the Second Punic War there were some additional conditions that were absent in the first Carthage relied on Spain and had the leader, the likes of which has not been in Rome. In addition, the main front of the war was in Italy, and a part of Italians supported the Carthaginians. However, these benefits were paralyzed by other factors. The remoteness of Italy by the Carthaginian bases created stretched communication and extremely difficult to deliver reinforcements. Central Italy remained faithful to Rome and was the almost inexhaustible reservoir of human, who has been absent from Hannibal. Finally, the Romans to defend their native land, have shown great heroism and great speed. Army of Hannibal also consisted mainly of mercenaries, it was the army and the invaders, despite the high quality of its leader, was deprived of the resistance, which gives the sense of duty to his country.
Desperado's Wife: A Memoir
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