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Today we call it the Delian League because the anti-Persian alliance had its treasury (where they kept the city-state contributions to maintain League forces) on the island of Delos. After about 25 years, Athens had the treasury moved to Athens so that Athens could squander it on themselves.

With a peace treaty signed with Persia in 449 BCE it was no longer defensive and it became painfully obvious (if it hadn't been before) that the League had degenerated into an empire of Athens, with Athens collecting the tribute annually (by force where necessary) and spending it as it pleased.

Apart from the beautifacation of Athens (including the Parthenon) the funds kept about half the Athenian citizens on the city's payroll - in public service and the enforceers of the empire, the army and particularly the navy. And that naval dominance allowed it to be offensive against other Greek states.

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