312-324 Early in 312, Constantine crossed the Alps with his army and attacked Maxentius.
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Under the Tetrarchy, Constantine's succession was of dubious legitimacy.
While Constantius as senior emperor could "create" a new caesar, Constantine's (or, his troops') claim to the title of augustus ignored the system of succession established in 305.
With Galerius' death in 311, the last ruler with enough authority interested in continuing the tetrarchy left the stage, and the system rapidly declined.
In the struggle for power that ensued, Constantine allied himself with Licinius, while Maximinus approached Maxentius, who was still officially regarded as an usurper.
After this victory, he began to build a bridge across the Rhine at Cologne to establish a permanent stronghold on the right bank of the river.
A new campaign in 310 had to be abandoned because of Maximian's rebellion (below).Instead, Severus and Maximinus Daia were made caesares.Constantine subsequently left Nicomedia to join his father in Roman Gaul.There he defeated Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge, which resulted in his becoming Western Augustus, or ruler of the entire Western Roman Empire.During the next years, he gradually consolidated his military superiority over his rivals in the crumbling Tetrarchy.The strategy proved successful, as the Rhine frontier remained relatively quiet during the rest of Constantine's reign.