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Romans against ecology

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Macchia in Corsica
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Currently, the Mediterranean area is heavily deforested. Deforestation during the Roman period was the result of the Empire’s territorial expansion, population growth, large-scale agriculture and rapid economic development.

Rome led Western Europe to a large extent towards development, which brought with it strong deforestation around the Mediterranean Sea.

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