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The Romans were able to unify their peninsula by conquest, treaty and the granting of Roman citizenship. Greece, however, had no dominant city. The country consisted of city-states, each with their own interests. The only time they united was when an outside force threatened, such as the Persian wars. Once the crisis was over, each city went back to its own self interests.

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Greece would have had a much harder time with unifying their area because each city had its own government and pretty much did its own thing. For example, Sparta and Athens were both Greek cities, but their governments were totally different and it would have been hard to unify them. Greece cities were also pretty isolated because there are a lot of mountains, and other difficult geography, and it was hard to get from one city to another.

Rome, on the other hand, had one government that controlled the whole area, with the emperors and Caesars.

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The keyword here is unity. The Romans were able to unify their land because they were willing to grant concessions to the conquered Italian peoples and absorb them into their empire. The Greeks, on the other hand, were a collection of city-states, with each city having its own government and laws and even gods. Ancient Greece was like a patchwork of little countries, each with their own interests. They only came together in times of great crises to the entire area and when the crises was over each city went back to its own way of life. They had no unity and very little common ground.

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Because they were closer

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