The Key Events Of Julius Caesar's Civil War

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After his role as consul Julius Caesar was made proconsul of Gaul (Roughly present day France and Belgium. At the start of his posting the Roman empire only controlled the southern areas of Gaul, but had alliances with several Celtic tribes that controlled the rest. Many of these tribes were often at war with one another. This situation helped provide Caesar with the opportunity to use his military power to begin what would become a full-scale conquest. In the following years he extended his military operations from the Atlantic to the Rhine defeating the Helvetii, and many Germanic tribes. He had no mandate from
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Pompey Caesar 's former ally saw this and was aggravated, he only man who had a reputation that could rival Caesar 's. Pompey backed by the Senate in Rome boasted that he could recruit enough legions to crush Caesar. Caesar swiftly and decisively marched his Men across the river Rubicon to begin what would become one of Rome 's largest civil war that would spread across a large part of the Mediterranean. In a lightning fast two month campaign Caesar took controlled all of Italy and Pompey with his allies and fled to Macedonia where he could build up an army large enough to defeat Caesar. Caesar Continued to fight against Pompey 's allies until 45 BCE even after Pompey was killed in Egypt at the end of 48 BCE. Actions that Caesar did in this key event showed how he was a decisive strong leader. After receiving word of Pompey 's betrayal he quickly took action to secure his power in the Roman political world unwilling to submit to …show more content…
It was not until Caesar had died and Octavius sailed to Lupiae that he discovered the contents of Caesar will. This is when he decided to become Caesar political air as well as inheriting most of Caesar 's estate. This had a major influence of the citizens of Rome as he would later in 27 BCE become the first emperor of Rome, then he persuaded the senate to make his power hereditary. For the next 400 years Rome was under the power of the Emperor, this was very different to the system during Caesar 's time when two Consul were elected to rule every

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