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Another goal may have been to increase the number of men able to serve in the legions, as only full citizens could serve as [[legionaries]] in the [[Military history of the Roman Empire|Roman Army]]. Despite what might have been seen as easy benefits, the edict came at the cost to the [[Auxiliaries (Roman military)|auxiliaries]], which primarily consisted of non-citizen men, and led to [[barbarization]] of the Roman military{{Citation needed|date=October 2009}}.
 
Additionally, before the edict, one of the main ways to acquire Roman citizenship was to enlist in the [[Roman Army|army]], the completion of service in which would give the citizenship to the discharged soldier. The edict of 212 may have made enlistment in the army less attractive to most, hence the recruiting difficulties of the Roman army by the end of the 3rd century{{Citation needed|date=November 2009}}.
 
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