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Tiako t1_j1v6uww wrote

Reply to comment by tevors in Death of Vercingetorix by oga_ogbeni

While this can sometimes be taken too far, yes, Roman imperialism and the maintenance of the Roman empire was always a combination of force, co-option, and diplomacy. In particular, one of the greatest tools in its toolbox was a fairly open handed approach to bestowing citizenship to allies and later participants in the administrative system.