One of the biggest reasons Rome fell is because the military. The military started to become sluggish and weak. Since this happened soldiers fought the goths without any protection for their chests and heads (doc B.) This made it so soldiers were easily killed in battle by archers. Adding on to that Soldiers were exposed to wounds because they have no armour so they would think about running and not fighting (doc B.) Senators, bureaucrats, clergymen, cooks, bakers, and slaves all avoided the draft not giving enough people into to military (doc B.) It became very easy for anyone around them to invade and take over land. These are all reasons the military effected the fall of Rome.
In 27 BCE (Before Common Era) the Roman Empire was entering its golden age, “The Pax Romana.” During the Pax Romana, the citizens of all Roman cities enjoyed free food and entertainment along with access to all of the Roman amenities such as bathhouses, roads, and mail service. However in 180 CE (Common Era) the Roman empire took a turn for the worse and eventually the last empire fell in 476 CE. The once powerful Roman Empire was in shambles. So what happened to the empire? The two most important factors that led to the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 CE were poor leadership and Military problems.
The Roman Republic did not fall simply from one cause, rather many external pressures that brought on political instability and destruction. There were multiple pressures that lead to the downfall of Rome including ambitious generals, changing politics, client armies, and a desolate Senate desperate to remain prominent. Many significant people of the time, who wrote letters and speeches on ancient Rome, help to build detailed recollections of the political warfare that took place between 78-31BC.
The fall of Rome was mainly because of plagues wiping out most of the population. The fall of the Han dynasty began from decentralized rule. However, outside invasions had an effect on the fall of both classical civilizations.
Including most of the Mediterranean world, Rome, a city that was growing big enough to become one of the world’s largest empire’s would soon slowly fall apart because of their problems. In 27 BC, Rome’s first emperor, Augustus Caesar, took complete power. During his time, he ruled with Pax Romana, a time of Roman peace which lasted for almost 200 years. After his death, the Roman Empire begun to break apart. The primary reasons for the fall of Rome was it being geographically too big; the population was decreasing due to plagues which led to the Roman army becoming weak, social and military issues and laziness of the military would guide the army down which led to cities being lost, and their government and leadership issues of the weak or selfish power leaders would all conduct to the breaking up of Rome.
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) This shows how one little mistake
In Document 1 it states that people gave up on the Roman Empire and didn’t believe it was worth saving. Citizens weren’t allowed to take part in politics and were excluded from their own army. The government slowly lost support which increased the level of government fraud. Also, population decline was a big factor to the fall of Rome; it had decreased from 1,000,000 people to 250,000. The cause of the decrease was the lack of reproduction, plagues, warfare and lead poising, this made it difficult to recruit troops and economic life got worse.
The Roman Empire fell in 476 C.E ,no one knows the exact reason why rome fell but there are some ideas. There are many reasons why Rome fell, here are 3 things that contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire fell because of disasters and diseases, military weaknesses, and weak leadership.
To conclude, the fall of Rome happened over the passing time of years, with multiple factors contributing. Although, if the empire wasn’t in civil conflict and the Huns hadn’t invaded, Rome might have lasted a few more years. But, Rome was bound to fall from the long and slow decline throughout history. This is an important question today as a result of how it provides information that a downfall of a civilization can happen
One reason Rome fell was because of weak leadership. According to document A Roman leaders would die because of assassination, suicide and because of natural causes. Romans would become leaders and would die because of assassination and a few would die because of natural causes. Rome was also very violent because there was too much death.
While the two first reasons are important, the primary reasons that Rome fell was because of the military they had. Document B shows that “Foot soldiers wore breastplates and helmets...but when, because of negligence and laziness, parade ground drills were abandoned.” This all comes to show how it weakened Rome. This was the most important factor in Rome’s fall because the military was what protected the people and Rome. If it wasn’t for military Rome would have fallen a lot faster and there would have been no protection for anybody.
People all over Europe feared the Roman Legion. But as time went on the mighty Roman Legion began to lose its name. Many things caused this, but the main one was Christianity. This made Romans non-violent and they didn 't want to join the military. So Rome had 2 options, either have a small military or an army full of mercenaries. A mercenary is a paid soldier. So Rome paid thousands of German soldiers to fight for them. Obviously this made Rome 's military weak because they would easily run from battle or betray Rome because they had nothing to protect in Rome. Another reason the Roman empire fell to shambles was because the Roman military stopped going on military conquests. When they did this the Roman economy collapsed because the economy relied on the constant income of plundered trophies from captured civilizations. So because of the Roman soldier being replaced by German mercenaries and the stoppage of expansion the Roman military lost its power. When the invasions of the western tribes came and destroyed Rome, there was nothing they could
Many people think of Rome as a great empire. Nevertheless, the Roman empire had more flaws than what one would think. Rome began around 750 BCE as a simple town. By 200 BCE, Rome was a powerful empire. The empire lasted for about 1,226 years before its “fall” in 476 CE. Critics argue rhat political instability helped bring about the “Fall” of Rome, however, the military mistakes were the primary reason behind the decline of the empire.
The Roman Empire suffered numerous complications in its final years. The late Roman empire was frequently invaded by several barbarian groups, most notably the Huns and Vandals. Due to lack of funding to urban upkeep, those who weren't wealthy lived in horrible and menacing conditions. Soon, those with money vacated Rome to live on private estates, and they constructed private armies to defend their land. In the cities, inflation had maximized the prices of goods extensively, and the Western part of the Roman Empire fell apart. The Eastern Empire sustained a alter of power.
The fall of the Western Roman Empire, in the Middle Ages by 476 CE, was also due to geography. According to Document 7.8, the Romans consumed too much amounts of lead and soon had lead poisoning. “They claim the leaders of Rome were killed off by consuming excessive amounts of lead. They argue that since only the wealthy could afford to have lead pipes bring water into their homes and to cook with lead utensils, their death rate was increased considerably” (Doc 7.8). One death cause of the Romans was lead poisoning. Many Romans died from this, which led to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. According to Document 6, nearby barbarians, the Huns, the Visigoths, the Franks, the Anglo-Saxons, the Vandals, and the Northmen,