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Unformatted text preview: 1. Dacians – annoying problem in the Balkans ii. Long term tendency for the Roman government to absorb their client states in hopes of ending security threats iii. Overall belief that the more surrounding states were Romanized, the safer Rome would be 3. “Net Disposable Power” a. Number of legions available to invade someone outside of the empire b. According to Littwak – had more in the first system because less was deployed 4. Threats a. Types of i. High Intensity: Potential for conquest (more damage), large force, unified army, ii. Low Intensity: Potential for raiding, small force, roving bands (unorganized) b. Varies a lot on whether or not people are united c. Depends a lot on what type of resources were available 5. How do we know about the Roman planning process?...
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