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Thanks for the extra lecture, but none of it is remotely pertinent. The land that became Western Christian Europe (the England-ish part of Britain down through France to southern Italy) is in fact a large part of the Greco-Roman world. It doesn't magically become not-large by including "or important," any more than it would be truthful to say Western Christian Europe "wasn't a particularly northwesterly or important part of the Greco-Roman world."

> Note that land grants to legionaries were given in Romania, because Rome wanted to control that area rather than in Gaul.

This isn't really true at all. By the time Trajan conquered Dacia (and distributed land to his veterans there) Gaul was a settled, integrated part of the empire.

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