Mini-Mike may try this. A blast from the ancient past.
“On March 28th, 193 AD, the Roman empire was auctioned off by the Praetorian guards to the wealthy senator Didius Julianus for the price of 6250 drachmas per soldier. ... After outbidding Sulpicianus, Didius Julianus was named emperor, and he received an oath of allegiance from the guards.”
Blood and circuses are not far behind. They are already getting the bread, the orgies, the saturnalia festivals. And the sodomy, the “hiring immigrant barbarians” to do the work.
At least Hadrian got the money to build his wall.