Desertion proved to be a major problems for Confederate war effort during the Civil War. Desertion debilitated and weakened Confederate military power to such an extent, that various laws and policies were passed in order to stop desertion. Many deserters left since they felt that they were fighting a losing war. However, deserters were punished for their disloyalty to extremes such as execution. But because life during the war was so exhausting and difficult to some extent, many soldiers were willing to take the risk of the consequence of becoming
When the Roman Republic began to expand and gain new territories, this provided a challenge for the Romans to control the people who inhabited these lands. Therefore, they settled in creating "provinces" and appointed governors to run them. The numerous wars of the third century left many farmers financially ruined, thereby forced to sell their lands to the patricians, who "established vast plantations" called latifundia. Consequently, this lead to a growing gap between the rich and poor. Another cause of instability is the increased political corruption in the Senate.
The Great Depression was caused by an overproduction of agricultural goods which led to an increase on imports and falling prices in the Chinese market. It also included widespread fighting among warlords. A quote that represents how hard the Great Depression was for industrial business owners is, “but it was the time of widespread fighting among warlords, who all levied heavy taxes. This, combined with the effects of the Great Depression, made it an extremely difficult time to run a textile factory” (Chang 104). Also, prior to the establishment of the Renminbi becoming the national currency in 1935, there were many different forms of payment.
Native populations rapidly decreased after 1492 because of disease, enslavement, and war. When the Europeans traveled to the New World they brought diseases with them that caused many deaths. Also the Europeans wanted slaves to work for them so they didn’t have to do anything by themselves. War began to break out because of the many deaths happening. The most important cause of the decline was disease because it caused the most deaths and also one people were noticing the diseases they would move around trying to avoid it, but only to make it worse by infecting more people.
Gaozu’s son, Wu, notoriously went after the Xiongnu and continued to take more lands. Both the Hans and the Romans would have to deal with weak borders and pour money into defense and the military which increased taxes. The Roman economy had become so abysmal, it even had to go back to bartering at one point. Rome and China were so internally weakened by the strain of protecting their borders that they got easily overpowered by invading groups. Again, this is common theme seen across time, but the feeling of a constant fear of barbarians taking over that the Romans and Hans have is most predominantly seen again approximately 1000 years in the future when the Mongols take over much of Asia and
Although it thrived, it fell around 476 C.E because of major issues. Poor military, mistrust in the government, and the overwhelming size lead to the fall of the Roman Empire. Poor military decisions contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire. In C 450 CE, the Roman military leaders made a poor decision by letting the military decide on taking away armor (Document 3). This caused more soldiers to be killed in battle because they didn’t have the proper protection.
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was responsible for the forced migration of between 12 to 15 million people. From Africa to the Western Hemisphere, the slave trade not only displaced millions of Africans to a life of exploitation, but also a painful death. Nobody knew the total number of people who died during slavery in Africa. The Atlantic slave trade Many died a slowly painful death during transportation and imprisonment, or in horrendous conditions during the Middle Passage. The voyage from Africa to the Americas was horrifying and painful for the slaves so many slaves considered suicide as an option.
Slaves began to outweigh the number of indentured servants due to the Slave Codes which made the slaves and their descendants property rather than people and lack of opportunities for indentured servants. The economy of the New England and Chesapeake colonies were different due to the climate of each colonies which either led to a reliance on industry or agriculture. The religion of each colony was also impacted the economy, of whether of not they used slavery, and was a major difference in
During the era of classical societies, the Han and Roman empires were two vast cosmopolitan societies which dominated regions all throughout Eurasia. In regards to the fall of the Han and Roman empires, both were similar in that they fell victim to internal government decay, but different in that Rome fell to foreign invasions, while Han suffered from rebellions of their own people. The Han and Roman empires were similar in their fall in that they both suffered from internal decay, specifically of their governments. In the Han empire, land distribution problems that were originally sought to be fixed by the “Socialist emperor” Wang Mang allowed large landowners to become even more influential than they previously were. These landowners successfully
Military mistakes, natural disasters, these are just a couple of ways Rome began to fall. Rome was falling, the reasons why are natural disaster and diseases, military mistakes, and foreign invasions. Natural disaster and diseases were one of many reasons Rome began to fall. This is the most biggest cause of the falling because “The Roman world was shaken by a violent and destructive earthquake.” (Document F) This shows how natural disasters affected Rome. Diseases on the other hand “Decimated the population.” (Document F) Military mistakes had a role in Rome falling as well.