Roman Empire Dbq Essay

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At the beginning of the first millennium CE, the Roman Empire began to conquer the territory around the Mediterranean Sea. Smaller countries feared the Roman Empire because of their great strength. The Roman Empire acquired great wealth, territories, and a reputation as a strong and feared empire. But, as time passed the problems within the Empire accumulated and the state of Roman Empire began to deteriorate before collapsing in 476 CE. The economy of Rome was failing because trade and business had begun to fade. As stated in document 1 “Commerce had largely disappeared owing to the lack of customers, to piracy on the seas, and to insecurity of the roads on land.” Due to the lack of customers and the dangers of the road and the sea, there
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