In 61 CE, the Romans were able to defeat and conquer Britain. However, in the Battle of Cannae in 216 BCE, they were heavily defeated and somewhat humiliated. This was due to change of tactics and rulers. Rome had a military system that proved to not be successful. They would have a different military leader every day and those leaders were not that well trained nor did not have a vast knowledge of warfare.
This shows how natural disasters affected Rome. Diseases on the other hand “Decimated the population.” (Document F) Military mistakes had a role in Rome falling as well. “There can be little doubt that the weaknesses of the late Roman army were largely due to the eventual failure.” (Document B)
Besides the goths, there were many reasons western Rome fell, from crippling taxation, military failures to climate change and natural disaster. Government corruption and political instability were also major factors of the fall of western Rome. The goths attacked Rome when they were weak, while their army was weak, whilst the government was corrupted and Rome was focusing on itself and not on the threat of the goths. The Roman Empire is argued to have fell in 476 AD, due to the Eastern Empire still hadn’t fell until 476
Although the Boxers thought that foreigners were deteriorating China’s tradition through westernization, the Boxers deserve a bad rap because they were aggressive, frivolous, and
Many deserters left since they felt that they were fighting a losing war. However, deserters were punished for their disloyalty to extremes such as execution. But because life during the war was so exhausting and difficult to some extent, many soldiers were willing to take the risk of the consequence of becoming
I believe the Han Empire collapsed because of the Silk Road, a trading route from China to the Mediterranean. It bought some pro’s and con’s, like the spread of different cultures and the spread of the Bubonic Plague not only across China but parts of Europe as well. The Black Death originated in Europe and was spread across the eastern part of the world. It killed many people in the Han Empire meaning it killed thousands upon thousands. " Since most Empires were not advanced in their sanitation systems it spread quickly".
Economic and political problems have led empires to collapse. Although the Roman empire and the Ottoman empire were powerful empires, they could not evade their problems with in their empire. The Romans dominated Europe, parts of Africa, and parts of the Middle East for centuries, but they economic and political problems that made them lose it all. Commerce had disappeared due to the lack of customers, piracy on the seas, and insecurity on roads. Trade in everyday use had also disappeared, but trade in luxuries prospered.
The period between the end of the Civil War and the Great Depression had many notable achievements such as western expansion and the Reconstruction Era. However it was also a time period in which many minority groups were fairly disappointed in the American government. The Reconstruction Amendments had many holes not making it effective enough, and with more expansion to the West came more extreme racism towards Native Americans. It is clear that there were attempts to change America for all the people’s freedom, but there are still many flaws those changes possess. Because of that, I find myself in the middle of the debate about who benefited most from this time period.
The only problem with this wall, was that if it was worth the money and the lives that were lost for the possible benefits that would come. From various documents, it showed that the cost of building the wall, does outweigh the benefits of it. Document C shows that the Han had paid tribute to the Xiongnu Mongols to stop them from raiding China, but it happened anyways. Also, Document E shows the amount of harsh conditions and people who were laid to work for this wall.
The Roman Empire collapsed for many reasons. One of them I believe, is because it got too large. Because of that there was probably a more diverse group of people, this is just an example on a very large scale. It also shows up in Julius Ceasar, the people had different beliefs than Julius, their leader, which ended in his death. What if this were to happen in the United States?
The Aztec and Incan empires were destroyed in similar ways. While their empires were ruled differently and focused on different things their downfall was caused by even the same group of people. Their destruction wasn't peaceful and somewhat gory. Important factors of the fall of the Aztec and Incan empires were European expeditions, disease, and warfare. The Aztec and Incan empires were both unique in their own ways.
The Fall of the Western Roman Empire The Western Roman Empire was an inspiring empire that mastered architecture, engineering, trading, and many other things. But as the empire grew political problems went with it and followed economic issues, diseases and eventually foreign invaders. One of the main reasons for the fall of the Western Roman Empire was the many political problems.