Roman Senate Council: Gallic Wars (58BCE)
The years have not been kind to the Helvetii tribe. Faced with growing pressures from their German neighbors in the northeast and trapped by the looming Alps behind them, Orgetorix rose in 61 B.C. to lead the Helvetii on a long migration to the west coast of Gaul, where the Aquitani tribe resided. Not only did this decision upended the peaceful stability of Rome’s northern neighbors, but Orgetorix also plotted to seize personal power over the Helvetii.
These destabilizing events pushed Rome into an endless war against the Gallic tribes to reassert control in the region. The Roman Senate needs to figure out how best to proceed in the war with creative military strategies and allocation of resources. In the meantime, it needs to maintain stability at home and guard itself against ambitious leaders seeking to use these troubled times for their own gains. The Senate will also have to plan for the aftermath of a war that, no matter the outcome, will not leave the Romans in good graces with the Gauls.
As leaders of the mighty Roman civilization, it is up to you to lead Rome to glory!
Topic A: Transitioning Rome into a War-Time State
Topic B: Inclusion of the Gallic Tribes into the Empire
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates: