Kinda..The Romans even attempted to completely erase the Jewish presence and heritage of the region. They abolished the province of Judea, merging it with Syria to create a new province of Syria Palestina and Jerusalem became Aelia Capitolina, a run of the mill Roman city.
They purged the Jewish leadership and high ranking clergy.. and purged to the extent that only the Romans could do lol..
Did such a good job the Dead Sea scrolls were the ONLY thing that survived.
However as the other poster wrote. They did not purge the average citizen though... unless they were in a city in rebellion.
They killed the leadership and replaced them with others more sympathetic to Roman sensibilities.
There are lots of legit and conspiracy theories about why in the aftermath you have a kinder gentler Christianity/Judaism come out the other end....
A) the Flavian conspiracy where the Romans purposely changed the 2 religions. Rewriting them to be more passive rather than militant...
B) did they just kill all the militant Christians and Jews . So a more passive religion was just the natural result??
C) anything in between... maybe they implement their personal picks and the more passive ones came from them more than Rome..
The thing is to have a nation that is an economic powerhouse requires trade.. trade requires immigrants.
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