Punic Wars

What were the results of the first Punic War?

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February 28, 2011 4:11AM

Rome gained control over Sicily and Sardinia and the Carthaginians had to pay a large indemnity to Rome over 10 years.

The Carthaginians couldn't pay the mercenaries that they hired to fight the war for them (due to scattered population an army could not be raised) because they had to pay the Romans, so the mercenaries revolted and plundered Carthaginian territory

The Romans created two new Praetorships to run Sicily and Sardinia