March 28, 2014

Will Rome Bring Prosperity to North Africa?

Giovanni Faleg, The American Interest

Though the ancient Romans famously defeated the Carthaginians, today Tunisia, the modern-day location of Carthage, may depend on Italy for its survival as a newly democratic state. In fact, if Italy supports its ancient foe, the entire Maghreb region could actually benefit.

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TAGGED: Italy, Europe, Rome, Tunisia, North Africa


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