Although there are certainly major differences between the Roman and the Persian empires, their declines are both results of weak and corrupt rulers, issues dealing with the economy, loss of scientific advancements, and military complications. And by studying these factors which contributed to the two empires ' downfall, historians may be able to prevent these complications from gravely affecting modern day civilizations. Weak and/or corrupt rulers exist in almost, if not all, empires at one point of the empires ' period in influence. In Rome, there were many corrupt rulers scattered throughout its timeline, but two specific emperors aided in the
During the same time period as the Roman Empire and Mayan Civilization other empires and civilization around the world were also facing the danger of their empire or civilization to die out. After the fall of these great civilizations, the following ones adapt their cultures to develop and learn from the mistakes of the previous civilizations. The Mayan Civilization and Roman Empire both experienced epidemic diseases which led to its decline by diminishing their population heavily. Unlike the Mayan Civilization, the Roman Empire relied heavily on its trade and commerce which was a downfall to its economy. The invasions on the Roman Empire by barbarian tribes was another factor to dwindling its empire.
As relationships deteriorated larger commercial farms had pushed the smaller farmers into Rome which would increase the number of the poor class citizens and slavery also greatly increased. The increasing social tension caused class conflict way greater than the one in Greek society. Over time the Republic declined because of ambitious individuals battling for power. Even when the crisis of the Republic was noticed by the Tiberius Gracchus who would make an attempt to redistribute the land, he was assassinated by conservatives. Then his brother, Gaius tried to introduce land reforms and extend citizenship but the Senate ordered his
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
While Athens and the Greek regime as a whole fell from one state seizing too much power over other states, Han China fell, twice, from corrupt officials seizing power and wealth for themselves while allowing too many citizens to suffer. While the specifics of both civilization 's declines were different, they both had regimes that focused mainly on the benefits of a few at the expense of the majority. Perhaps, had both regimes considered the need to balance
As America entered the Gilded Age, its urban population grew, nativists resisted minorities, government corruption was rampant, and immigrant populations increased substantially (Shi and Tindall 626-644). Government corruption was exemplified by the patronage system, under which loyal supporters of politicians were given government jobs (Shi and Tindall 641). Most of the immigrants from this period were from southern and eastern European countries, such as Russia, Poland, Greece, and Italy, and were judged as inferior by many Americans because of their cultural differences (Shi and Tindall 630). Immigrants also caused tension during WWI because of their lingering loyalties to nations on either side of the conflict (Chapter 21 Overview). A combination of factors, including manifest destiny and a need for raw materials and naval bases, eventually prompted the U.S. to adopt the practice of imperialism (Shi and Tindall 666).
More cities were ransacked by barbarians and the Emperor’s reign diminished. The Eastern Empire was able to thrive for another few centuries, until they eventually died out. There are many more factors that contributed in the fall of Rome. But political corruption, inflation and barbarian invasions were what did it. They’d cheat for the Emperor’s throne, decrease the value of coins and barbarians would take over their cities.
The impact on Europe was huge; the short term effects were both positive and negative. His conquest had left big cities in ruins and misery by taking control by his army, but he also united the German states and reduced them by over 250. In long term effect he abolished serfdom and proletarian slavery by reforming the whole continent of
Warrior aristocrats not only led to the rise of governments by attracting many towards battle and devising efficient and powerful war tactics, but were the reasons many governments had fallen due to the lending of inexperienced soldiers. Warrior aristocracy had benefits and unfortunate effects which were sometimes direct or indirect from warrior aristocrats
The roman and Han empire, although two completely different civilizations, yet despite that both fell due to similar key contributors. The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty fell due to alike reasons. For both empires weak leadership and corruption, economic collapse and social disorder were three of the main contributor’s factors to their decline. Both the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty endured corruption that weakened their supremacy. Weak-leadership and corruption weakened both empires causing it to be a key factor to their falls.
1B) The message conveyed by the source is Alexander the second and Abraham Lincoln are alike in many ways. They were both leaders of powerful nations, and was considered radicals of their time. The both emancipated the underclass citizens (the slaves and the serfs), and the both emancipated them for similar reasons. Alexander like Abraham Lincoln emancipated the citizens at the bottom of the hierarchy because he was forced to. There was riots that couldn’t be contained, rapid debt build up, and the nation of the whole was barely standing.
Perhaps the two most important civilizations, Rome and Han China both fell due to major similarities. At the same time, Rome and Han China fell due to distinct differences as well. Furthermore, the collapse of China and Rome had far more similarities rather than differences. During 200 and 600 BCE both classical civilizations suffered from outside invasions; growing from Central Asia. They were not as sweeping as earlier Indo-European growth but tested Rome and China severely.
Justin Clement APUS DBQ Big businesses controlled the economy and politics throughout 1870-1900. They were in control of the prices for certain items because they destroyed their smaller competitors until there was no competition left. They had much sway over politics and took away the people’s say. As we can see from Document A, between 1870-1899, the price for food, fuel, lighting and living decreased with the emergence of big businesses. This is because smaller businesses were ruined by larger ones.