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Two years before the fight between the two families there was peace in Verona. Each one lived happily and there was no sign of discrimination.

Lord Capulet and Lord Montague were both obsessed with owning large amounts of land. Both, having large sums of money, would purchase pieces of property that were close to them to expand their territory. It started out as a friendly game to see which would own the most amount of land at a certain amount of time. One would buy a large piece and the other would buy an even larger piece of land. This went on and on for a long while until arguments sprang up about who owned what and who’s standing on whose property.

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In those days there weren’t deeds or contacts stating who owned what. The idea of building fences around territory didn’t occur to anyone. Instead flags were put up to indicate ownership. Kids who passed by would misplace the flags once in awhile.

Both Lords would notice that their flag was misplaced and would accuse each other for moving them. Arguments evolved into sword fights, which were ended


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