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Brave Roman legionaries are liberating a Germanic village from terrorists. Germanic insurgents are depicted resisting arrest (punishable by death), resisting sexual advances and wearing provocative clothing (punishable by rape) and violating housing regulations (punishable by arson). In the foreground, a social services worker is depicted liberating a child, who will be given a better future, a trade, and life time job security somewhere in the Roman Empire.

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NyanPuppy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Roman Legions were ruthless, however the Roman civilization and government is fascinating. :)
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theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those Rotten Romans.  Good piece.
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Lehnaru Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the Russians liberating Poland in 1945.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nemmersdorf 2000 years ago :/
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:iconlehnaru:
Lehnaru Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lump East Prussia together with Poland and eastern Germany as the Russians didn't discriminate between Germans and Poles; they were equally horrible to both. :/
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, but one level worse to Germans.
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Impiex Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Reminds me of a modern country associated with bringing liberty & freedom to everyone else^^
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who could that be^^
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Impiex Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Either Liechtenstein or Sealand, I guess.
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, but back then everybody was like that, less or more, Germans have never been victimized by Romans as much as the Greeks and Carthaginians were. Rome might have been cruel to west Europeans but their Romanizations entailed more advantages than harms, a good example of it is the post-Roman Britain.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rome was both good and bad. It was the highest civilzation and it was the cruelest military-dictature
at that time.
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That can be said about every civilization in history :). Rome was the highest civilization in Europe, not in the world, mightiest Empire would be a more fitting term. ''Cruelest'' i doubt that, they may seem more cruel since they dominated other nations, back then everybody was just as cruel.
Romans are considered as the founders of the Western civilization, and in many ways it's true, their knowledge, organizations and principles were the rudiments that helped the Germans building the very first medieval states!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erbsenzähler :P Ich wollte doch nur sagen, Rom hatte gute und schlechte Seiten.
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, und ich wollte sagen, dass ihre gute Seite  ihre schlechte überwogen hat!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja und, da sie Feinde meiner Vorfahren waren seh ich sie eher als negativ :P
Das hat was mit Ehre zu tun, ist also subjektiv^^
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Hashashin619 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ja, inzwischen kenne ich dich, du bist die Deutsche Version von Mel Gibson :D
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Würdest du einem Freund beistehen, selbst wenn der Gegner recht hat?
Jeder normale Mensch wäre dann auch Mel Gibson^^
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Yukow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I love it!!!!!
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Foresternew Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Well, never fret; those German tribes will get the chance to go and civilize the Romans right back in another couple of hundred years......
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The Germanic tribes(not "German")were doing exactly the same things to the Romans at that time.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arminius fought against the Romans when he saw what they did to his people.
And defeated 3 legions at the Teutoburger Wald, which helped Germania to be never
romanized luckily^^
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Greenulf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Molto bene
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legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Your descriptions are funny
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wraithsith Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
That's quite the opposition of "liberation", it's more like a form of lesser genocide.
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:iconlegendarycarcere:
legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
They are being liberated from their lesser ways of life.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you serious, or just a troll?
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:iconlegendarycarcere:
legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
First time I have ever been called a troll outside of a few video games, by friends of course. No, I'm just joking.

Why only ask me that and not wraithsith below me, or the artist?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sounded so serious, you must use more smilies when using irony
that´s why :P
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wraithsith Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Greco-roman genocide sure was great wasn't it.
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:iconlegendarycarcere:
legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Yup
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why does the guy in the middle have ears on his helmet? Is he making a fashion statement?
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Digital Artist
It's feathers, a decoration common for officers I think. 
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, now that I take a closer look, they are clearly feathers. My bad : )
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goeliath Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man, those dirty german terrorists!
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Seatr0ll Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Being a roman legionnaire was definitely fun.
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
As long as you don´t get into a Teutoburg Forest Scenario or have to fight against Sassanide Cataphract Archers sure. ;D
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AtriellMe Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brutal cool !!!
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow... very nice work 
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introvertedchaos Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Powerful composition, all around. I found your DA profile just today, but I wanted to offer my compliments on your stories well-told through painting. Too, I love your ironic titles and satiric commentary. Though, to be fair to the Romans, the Gauls, Picts, Germans, Dacians, and pretty much everyone else did the same to each other's villages during raids.
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WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
There are no civilized ways during War, enslaving and murdering was common among all of human civilizations at that time, and at some point still are.
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JohnStrauss Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Excellent work. Excellent commentary.
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:iconfredblhd:
fredblhd Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Amazing work!
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Leven-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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Chrispy92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Writer
Yes, liberating.... glances at slave market
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Operation Germanic Freedom... I detect a certain cynicism with the concept of 'Pax Romana'. 
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