What were the effects of the punic wars?

Two profound effects came out of the Punic Wars, a set of three distinct conflicts between Rome and Carthage fought from 264 to 146 B.C.E. The first was the complete destruction of the power of Carthage, which had once been the dominant Central Mediterranean civilization. The second was the ascendancy of Rome as the new "dominant" of not only the Central Mediterranean but also throughout the entire region.