Foreign invaders, such as the Visigoths and Ostrogoths wanted to conquer Rome. Rome’s first mistake was inviting these enemies into their territory. Evidence from a map of the Foreign invasions of Rome show evidence on not an invasion, but a migration (Document C.) So, when other Germanic tribes decided to invade, they could have allies on the inside. One of Rome’s enemies, the Huns were a ruthless group. In Document D, stated is “Fired with an overwhelming desire for seizing the property of others, these swift moving and ungovernable people make their destructive way amid the pillage and slaughter of those who live around them.” This piece of evidence shows how savage Rome’s enemies were.
Sir Thomas Roe, an English diplomat and ambassador to Constantinople once said "The Ottoman Empire has the body of a sick old man, who tried to appear healthy, although his end was near." Definitely, the Ottoman Empire wouldn't stay strong and young forever. Due its fast and rapid success in expanding, having a strong court system, and having an efficient system of taxation, other great powers in Europe felt threatened. After all, if the empire was expanding and gaining much power quickly, it would be unexceptional for it to invade one of these great powers. Europe sensed the Ottoman jeopardy, so countries such as Britain, France, and Italy allied and plans were made to ensure the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
The ancient roman republic stated to decline in 75 B.C. Rome became victim to many civil wars and its government was undecided. Along with these problems slaves were also starting to rebel. For all of this chaos came Julius Ceasar who was at the time a military commander. He eventually becomes dictator and makes some vary important decisions for Rome.
The Huns forced barbarian tribes to move east, and many settled in Rome. They created chaos in Rome, and forced many Romans to leave their homes. Romulus Augustulus, who many historians consider to be the last Roman Emperor, was deposed in 476 AD. Many historians believe that there were multiple events that led to the fall of Rome, and the deposition of Romulus Augustus is considered one of the key events that contributed
Living in such an enormous empire had its benefits. As a Roman, you had education, culture and the protection of the largest military empire on your side. Living in this Empire also had some notable drawbacks. The empire had extreme poverty rates, threats of being in a constant state of war, and the government could impose huge tax burdens on the people. The residents of Rome thought that affordable education was a necessity.
This was magnified in the fourth century when the Huns were besaring down on the tribes along the outskirts of Rome and forcing them further in. In 376 the visigoths are allowed to settle in the empire but are treated poorly and many have to sell their children into slavery just to eat. Eventually the visigoths rebel
They destroyed their entire city. Burning every one of their buildings to the ground, which is very cruel. Another instance of this is shown through Rashid Fadl Abi-l’Hair writings, a Muslim historian in 1498,” These invaders burned our great libraries, broke our canals and ditches, destroyed our farms, defiled the true Faith by raising temples to Buddha…attempted to destroy our trade with paper money. ” In this instance, the Mongols take it up a notch. The Mongols completely destroyed all of Azerbaijan (this was where the Mongols invaded).
The taking-up of arms against the King represented to many “a world turned upside down”, a society where things would never be quite the same again. Accounts tell f soldiers occupying and looting farms and farmhouses and molesting and abusing the occupants. Civilians living in towns and villages under attack faced the prospect of losing their lives as well as their possessions. The Civil War had an economic impact. Trade was disrupted.
The final act of the play is pure chaos. No more heed is paid to the concept of the Romans and the Goths, as nearly every character has engaged in violence and predatory behavior. The civilised have become savages in the names of revenge, justice, and tradition. Rome appears to have simply embraced barbarism, and the violence is demonstrative of this savagery. In Titus Andronicus, by William Shakespeare, the Goths and the Romans are used to explore the ideas of civilisation and savagery.
Carthage gave up their fleet and lost all their territory, blocking any prospect of revival . The war also put strain upon the Roman forces: there were high casualty rates and many men had to be drafted. Criminals and slaves were made soldiers to fill the ranks- Italy was close to devastation. Despite numerous setbacks, the Roman forces emerged dominant in western and, ultimately, centeal Mediterranean (Boatwright 2004: 119). A GROWING MEDITERRANEAN EMPIRE After their second success, Rome’s power spread throughout the rest of the Mediterranean world.