Why doesn't the Roman rite allow married priests?

My question is this: why did Eastern Rite Catholics maintain priestly marriage, while the Latin Rite did not?
Was it simply that the Latin Rite was more inclined to a stricter ruling on such a thing?
If so, did the Latin Rite attempt to force this upon the Eastern Church, and when they did not give in, believed them to be heretics?

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