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Crossing the Rubicon

The expression “crossing the Rubicon” is used to describe an irreversible decision. It originates from the Roman times where the Rubicon river marked the boundary between the Roman state and the  provinces. In 49 BC Caesar declared that crossing the river with an army meant declaring war on Rome. Which meant facing a powerful and very motivated force.

03/23/2010. Category: war. Tags: , .

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