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First the mother city would select the colonists - mainly the surplus sons of landowners who could never become farmers and warriors because the family farm was usually too small to subdivide -they posed a social threat as landless men who would become troublemakers. To these would be added existing social and political troublemakers, and a leader selected to lead the expedition and establish the new city and its government.

The colonists would then be loaded onto a ship and dispatched to a new area outside mainland Greece to acquire - often by force -a new city site and land to support it. This daughter city was subsequently expected to pay deference to the mother city, send annual offerings and if close enough, support the mother city in wars. This in itself became the source of future disputes.

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they would move stay live those are the # things they would do when building a new settlements...

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