Genocide is an evolutionary process consisting of 10 stages that are predictable, but not inescapable. At each stage, counter measures can be deployed to have better outcomes. The events normally occur sequentially, and the alpha continues to operate throughout the process. The destruction of Carthage at the end of the Third Punic War (149–146 BCE) has been labeled as "The First Genocide". However, it will not be the last and definitely not the worst..