In terms of the army, Augustus created an army that contributed to the peace of the Roman Empire and the security of the princeps. Furthermore, another positive aspect of this army was the occurrence of Romanization to occur wherever the armies were settled. This was positive because it spread the Roman culture. Augustus’ creation of the army, which contained 28 legions, auxiliaries, and nine cohorts of praetorian guards, which protected the princeps, established him as the military commander, decreasing the chance for warfare between the previous general armies that were prominent in the early Republic. However, the praetorian guard, although positive in terms of protecting the princeps, later became a negative development as it maintained the ability of deposing emperors through assassination, which occurred several times, such as what happened with Caligula. They then forced the Senate to recognize Claudius, his uncle, as emperor.