For the first century CE

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For the first century CE, they were not a real danger to Rome: 1)Poverty ensured poor armor and  weapons, and 2) they had limited tactics, consisting of ambushes and a mass charge. 3) Divisions  into numerous small tribes meant a lack of political cooperation. 4) There was no real, continual  government beyond the clan. In peacetime, tribal assemblies made up of all free men and  warriors decided issues of peace and war. They would elect temporary war chiefs, whose  legitimacy ended after hostilities.  Tacitus described the Germans again about 100 CE. After Caesar had taken Gaul up to the Rhine,  expansion space was curtailed for the nomadic tribes, causing demographic pressure on the  borders. Some Germans began to come into contact with Roman civilization at border garrisons.  They greatly admired the material aspects of Roman culture, such as arms, domestic wares, etc. 
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