This created a vicious cycle of the government raising taxes, the people not being able pay and becoming criminals, and the government raising taxes in order to make up for the stolen money. The next of Rome’s economic issues that helped spark the fall of Rome were the barbarian invasions. The different barbarian groups were the Angles Saxons, the Franks, the Goths, the Visigoths, the Ostrogoths, the Vandals, and the Huns. These many groups invaded the Roman Empire from about 100 B.C.E to 500 B.C.E. Obviously, this was bad for Rome and caused many problems.
Not only internal maladies negatively affected Rome, though. External factors played a huge role in the destruction of the Roman Empire. For one, Rome had been conquering territory for as long as it existed. At its height, they owned Europe, Britain, Northern Africa, and Western Asia. They had, in effect, spread themselves too thin.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group that has brought many losses for human population through the whole history of the world. First cases of genocide had such reasons as territorial, competing and religious arguments. For instance, one of the first genocides is thought to be the Roman destruction of Carthage in 146 BCE that occurred due to religious reason and the competitiveness of these two superpowers. The history has seen many cases of genocide, but this social problem especially spread worldwide during the twentieth century which was even claimed to be the “century of genocide”. The number of such events outnumbered 20 and the number of people killed was nearly 160 million.
Also, in 300 to 350 B.C. the Romans started to take over Etruscan areas so they began to lose their own ideals as they did not rule their own land. This led to art forms that showed and expressed raw feelings but it also presented intense violence.
As one can probably guess, each civilization’s goals were not favorable to the other and the great conflict between these titans emerged. The first conflict, known as the First Punic War was over the control of the island of Sicily. The island itself was divided among three nations: Carthage, Syracruse, and the Campanian mercenaries known as the Mamertines (Sons of Mars). Eventually, these extremists would call upon the aid of Rome after the king of Syracruse attacked them (1901). Fearing Carthaginian possession of a greater part of Sicily, Rome decided to help.
Many empires rose and had fallen all through history all over the world; however, there is only one resemblance why empires succeed and get destroyed. In the Middle East, lies Mesopotamia, which formed in 3200-2350 BCE. South of the Mesopotamia is Ancient Greece and in Africa there is Aksum; Ancient Greece had a Golden Age in 750-338 BCE and Aksum thrived in 100-750 CE. Those empires as well as others rose and fell for many reasons, but the biggest reasons are the geography, proving that geography can change an empire in an instant. The Mesopotamia was constantly in danger because of their rivers; citizens never knew when the river stroke.
Jeremiah had prophesied the fall for over 40 years and was not well-liked by the people because of his doom-filled prophecies. Then in 586 BC, Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army overtook Jerusalem while it was under King Zedekiah just as Jeremiah predicted. Over an 18-month long siege, Jerusalem was taken looted and destroyed. Many of the people were killed, enslaved, exiled or they fled to Egypt. (Huey, 446) Even though, the people didn’t believe Jeremiah’s warnings he stilled mourned for the city and the people, and showed great compassion for them.
264) in Sicily for the control and possession of the Sicily island. For what looked like a local quarrel turn to a combat fight between tow heavy powers. Carthage was in control of Sicily in 260s which was of no interest to Rome but a complicated little dispute arose in Messana in 264 and one side appealed to Carthage while the other to Rome but which seemed like a local quarrel turned was the origin of the fist Punic war. Arlima.net (n.d) . Carthage a naval power defeated the Romans on sea battle but the Romans under the leadership of Appius Claudius reinforced and by 241 Carthage were exhausted and subsequently defeated, they sued for peace and were given harsh terms, though unconquered their merchants continue to generate wealth for the state.
All throughout history, new political systems have risen out of the ashes of their predecessors, but all of these systems are destined to fail eventually. The Black Death was a deadly disease that spread all through Europe in the Middle Ages, causing destruction on everything, particularly the social order of feudalism. Feudalism was a system of loyalties and obligations amongst the different social classes that kept order in Europe for several centuries. The feudal system was reinforced by the beliefs and philosophies of the church as well as the laws created by those in power. The Black Death wiped out a high percentage of the population of Europe contributing to the deterioration of the ties that held the feudal system together.
All in all World War Two was the worst conflict in the entire history of the world. It brought out the worst in those who hated jews and caused the world to almost fall apart. Millions were killed and those who survived were scared for life. The war began Scruggs
Change in European Understanding of Plague in the 1348 versus 1352 Known as the “Black Death,” one of the most devastating plague pandemic wiped out approximately 30 to 60 percent of the European population, peaking in between 1348 and 1350 . It caused massive religious, social, and economic, upheaval in the European society causing great changes in the European culture and lifestyle1. Finally, when after three and a half years the first wave passed in 1351, it spared few regions causing devastation in towns, rural communities, families, and religious institutions . The plague was reportedly first introduced to Europe via the ports of Caffa and Sicily in 1347, when several Italian merchant ships returned from a trip to the Black Sea, one of the key links in trade with China . The disease was spread by the vector Rattus rattus and transmitted to people by the fleas.
World War 1(WW1) is one of the most bloodstained, unpleasant, wide-spread, and history-altering war ever to occur in human history. Many people know this, however, many are not aware of the important factors which impacted the Great War. One such factor is the sinking of the British Ocean Liner Lusitania, a passenger ship stacked with hundreds of civilians seeking a retreat through a vacation. The sinking of the Lusitania was a significant occurrence because it impacted the American public’s opinion significantly, which in result influenced the Great War. Hence, it is imperative one understands the role the Lusitania played during the Great War.