about 6 or 7 AD, Quintilius Varus became the governor of Germania. His
leadership was inept, introducing policies towards the conquered population
such as levying high taxes, unjustified cruelty and attempts to force the
Germans to adapt too quickly to Roman customs. This was resented by the Germans
who wanted to remember their own traditions and history. The Germans stoo pup
against their Roman oppressors. In a 3-day battle three Roman legions were
completely obliterated by united Germanic tribes.
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