Document 2 shows the state the empire became too large, it was hard to control, as well as the introduction of Christianity. The expansion was a factor because it became very expensive to maintain which made the empire split it up into an eastern and western empire, that caused the west empire to weaken and strengthened the east empire. This made the government raise taxes, in an attempt to regulate the economy, but then citizen started purchasing fewer goods. In all this made people lose jobs and get laid off. Christianity was a factor because it replace the roman polyesthic religion that viewed the emperor as the god.
Whipps continues, “Densely populated Europe, which had seen a recent growth in the population of its cities, was a tinderbox for the disease” (2). Also, since they had a lack of resources people were starving, causing their immune systems to weaken. There were many after-effects of the Black Death, such as, labor shortage, lack of religious faith, and Jewish people moving. Every factor played a part in causing the bubonic plague to become an
Well here is where the theory excess military spending comes into place. In order to maintain their big army and protect the large empire from all the other enemies the Romans are starting to use all their money on their military and raising all their taxes to get enough money for the payments of the army. They would gradually lose all their money that could have helped to improve their technology or produce more food. Moreover the military aren’t just there to protect the empire. They are there to take over more land for the emperor to expand their power and their religion.
With the rise of monopolies, small companies and farmers suffered immensely likewise wages were cutback which led to many strikes and boycotts throughout the nation. However, Monopolies also lowered prices for various goods. Wealth increased due to the rich investing it and expanding new markets, which opened new job opportunities for non-skilled and skilled workers alike. Many companies also made it their duty to improve the community by funding myriad
However, it was not long before the Fascist’s military campaigns started failing, the culmination being the invasion of Sicily by the Allies. This weakened the party to an extent, where the King, this time backed by the army, could easily overthrow Mussolini. (Ellis and The Fascist Experience in Italy) Fascism in Italy arose rapidly as a result of the devastating consequences of World War I, but once the regime had to face another war, it failed to protect the nation and follow the promises it made to the people. As a result, about twenty years after its creation, the Fascist party lost all credibility and disintegrated. Italian Fascism flourished in the difficult and painful years after the Great War, because of its ideas that promised the revival of the great Italian nation.
For hundreds of years, the Roman Empire was a prosperous nation with a stable and growing population. However, the years were not kind to the empire, and it fell into disarray. One of the reasons for the fall had to do with the Germanic invasions. Herff Jones Education Division’s Nystrom Atlas of World History, an atlas depicting many stages of world history, shows the fracturing of the Roman Empire between 350-476 AD. In particular, it shows the many attacks on Rome, specifically when in 410, the “Visigoths attack Rome,” and in 455, when the “Vandals attack Rome.” (2) The strength and recurrence with foreign invasions showed Rome’s soft underbelly and weak defense.
With the wars having such an impact on the economy composers had to find a way to adapt to the current living situations, and this meant changes to their audience. Composers started to focus on the middle-class audience which had grown drastically since the aristocrats could no longer afford what
They both empires were later destroyed, but Rome had a greater impact. Rome had a big amount of battles in the area and some of the battles affected that area. Also Rome, at it’s prime, had most of that area conquered. Rome and Carthage fought over the islands of Sicily, which was in the Mediterranean area. After the third Punic war, Carthage was pretty much destroyed, which greatly affected the area.
Just like several other ethnic groups in the 1800s, poverty drove many Greeks to emigrate to America. In their home country, agriculture paid inadequately and was long, arduous work. And those already paltry conditions turned destitute for citizens when blight struck their crops. This caused a mass migration from Greece that began in the 1890s and lasted through the 1920s (Iliou, 2007). During that time, many people from Greece sailed to Ellis Island, in hopes of a better future.
The dust bowl made food way overpriced and rare to find fresh crops. For example “for a $2 a bushel to 4$ the crops skyrocketed”. ( ken burns ). I pick this quote because it ruined the economy because every crop is higher because there isn't a lot of good crops they were all ruined. The dust bowl and the great depression made land really cheap.The dust bowl made the land drop 5$ an Acre the dust bowl made everything drop and the great depression.