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Hannibal or as people like to name him the father of strategy he is alsoknown as the greatest enemy of Rome The decisions that made by Hannibal have changed the history Hannibal was a Carthaginian leader who was born in 247 BCAt the age of nine he went with his father who was a general in the Carthaginian military in the first Punic war to Spain After Hamilcar lost the war against Rome he made his son swearto bethe enemy of Rome Therefore the young Carthaginianwas trainedto be military and he fought Romans in Italy and defeated them but when he returned to protect his country he lost the war against Roma although he never surrendered to his enemyIn 229 BC Hasdrubal who is Hannibal brother-in-law became leader ofCarthaginianarmy in Spain Eight years later after his brother-in-lowhave beenassassinated Hannibal took the control of the Carthaginian army in SpainHe was ready to make the biggest decision in his life Moreoverthe decisionthathemade changed the history of the Mediterranean for the next six hundred years Hannibal wanted war with Romethus he attacked Saguntum town in 219 BC that wasalliedwith Rome The answer came as he wanted war with Rome When Roman decided to attack Carthage in Africa and new Carthage in Spain Hannibal decided to move the war to Italy because Rome rolled the sea Hannibal decided to go by land through the Alps MountainsIn addition to fought Roman in Italy Hannibal had to leave some of his army to protect New Carthage so in August 218 BC Hannibal army moved with 50000 men and more than fifty war-elephants in his journey through the Alps While Hannibal was crossing the Alps he lost more than half of his army and most of his elephant In 217 BC after he won two big battles at the lake of Trasimene andTrebia Rome prepared a massive army of 87000 men while Hannibals army was only 40000 men after Gauls joined him
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