How Did Rome Influence The Roman Republic

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The Roman Empire was once the mightiest on the planet. Just like any other civilization, Rome started small. It all begins when Romans overthrew their Etruscan king. The romans established a republic and a lot of different people came into power. Rome came ¨from a group of scattered people to a successful republic¨ The Romans overthrew Etruscan King. The Etruscans had ruled over the Romans for hundreds of years. After they were free, the Romans established a republic. This was a government in which citizens elected representatives to rule with their interest in mind. This government had a Senate composed of three hundred men. The members were voted on to life terms. In the early Roman Republic there was a wealthy class called the aristocracy, …show more content…

In order for Rome to flourish as an Empire there had to be changes made regarding the style of ruling. Pompeius Magnus, Licinius Crassus and Julius Caesar, combined their knowledge to seize power in Rome. Pompey defeated enemies of the oligarchy, including a rebellion in Spain. Crassus was the wealthiest man in Rome by profiting from outlawing Roman citizens and putting prices on their dead or alive heads. He used his wealth to to influence the Senate throughout the urban population. Caesar was a young aristocrat that excelled and offered his political abilities to help Pompey and Crassus. He basically worked as a tool for his two more powerful partners. Crassus was killed while fighting the Parthians in Mesopotamia. Pompey made sure he stayed away from Caesar. Pompey was killed in …show more content…

The west also had a big trade deficit with the eastern half. The western half bought luxury goods from the east but gave nothing back in return. To make up for the money they owed, the government began producing more coins with less silver. There were also political and military problems. Reasons being, that political amateurs were in control of Rome in the years leading up to its fall. Over time the army lost its loyalty to Rome. Since there wasn't much money left the government hired the cheapest and less reliable Germanic soldiers to fight in Roman armies. These soldiers were fighting for Rome against their fellow Germanic tribesman. As a result to this, the sack of Rome came as no

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