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Carthage was a city-state  founded by Phoenicians from Tyre in the  8th century. It was the strongest city in the Western Mediterranean  by the 3rd century. It had lots of wealth thanks to trade. Carthaginian  merchants went from one end of the Mediterranean to the other, the  city's fleets were huge, and its army was one of the best in the ancient  world. Carthaginian merchants traded as far north as England (for  tin) and  down the West African coast (for gold and ivory).
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      Like  Rome,  Carthage  incorporated  the  people  of  the  places  it 
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Unformatted text preview: conquered in the Carthaginian army. Like the Greeks, the Carthaginians also hired mercenaries. By the early 200s, Carthage had expanded across North Africa and controlled the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, and much of Sicily. Once Rome had conquered most of Italy, it was only a matter of time before these two powerful empires came face to face with one another. But both sides drifted unintentionally into hostilities, with drastic consequences for both (the Punic wars)....
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