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Bread and Circuses

                        Roman leaders followed the idea of "Panis et Circenis" or "Bread and Circuses", which was the idea
            of giving the common people food and entertainment to keep them happy and loyal. Gladatorial games, chariot races,
            and possibly mock naval battles were held to follow this idea. It seemed to work because there was never a civil war started
            by the plebians during the Republic or Empire.

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