The Western Roman Empire fell in the year 476 A.D, there were many factors contributing to the fall of the Empire, such as unconcerned citizens, population, expansion, religion, economic, slave labor, and the military. In Document 1 it states that people gave up on the Roman Empire and didn’t believe it was worth saving. Citizens weren’t allowed to take part in politics and were excluded from their own army. The government slowly lost support which increased the level of government fraud. Also, population decline was a big factor to the fall of Rome; it had decreased from 1,000,000 people to 250,000.
Lewis M1917, F1 Grenade, Colt M1873, & M1905 bayonet) In addition, the US dispensed its allies with huge amounts of troops, food & raw materials. Moreover, Germany’s allies, Bulgaria, Turkey & Austria, were all defeated, leaving Germany with no backing. Furthermore, the defeat of the allies & the American provision helped in raising the morale of the allies, therefore weakening the morale of the Germans, which affected their performance all
The Spanish Empire was one of the greatest in the world, but after the Spanish-American War its last possession started to fade away. Now when the Spain had lost Philippines and Cuba her empire ceased to exist, Spain had also fallen behind in the industrialization process. Spanish society kept dividing into landowners and peasants. Extremist elements in society were increasingly popular, violence in politics was traditional and now and escalation to war was imminent. Spanish economy was in decline as its dependence on agriculture aggravated the effects of the Great depression on its production.
Many societies fall due to economic failure. One example of economic failure would be Rome after it stopped expanding. “With the finite supply of silver decreasing, Roman leaders reduced the amount of silver in Denarii, causing inflation and furthering the gap between rich and poor.” Rome relied on the inflow of silver into the empire by conquering, and when they stopped expanding, they had to reduce the amount of silver in coins. This caused the prices to go up as less and less silver came into the empire, creating tensions between rich and poor and leading to less people wanting to fight for Rome in the army, letting Germanic tribes invade. Another example of economic failure is the Soviet Union during its decline.
In 1929, the U.S. was hit with the worst economic crisis in the history of the country, the Great Depression. The Great Depression left millions of people unemployed and cost millions their life's savings. The Depression lasted for ten long years for the American people. Since the Great Depression ended, people have studied it, trying to figure out what happened that started it all. The problem was, in fact, the poor economic habits of the people at the time, such as speculation, income maldistribution, and overproduction.
And the last is The Valley of Ashes where basically where poor people lived. In Chapter 1 of the Great Gatsby, “...Tom's outburst shows that old money is insecure about the rise of new money by the time he was talking about the book ‘The Rise of the Colored Empires’, which makes old money feel as if the world was falling apart”. In this quote old money are getting replaced with new money people. Tom is being racist, saying that people who was born with wealth is better than anyone else, and
Diocletian also tore apart Christianity because he did not feel it to be right to abandon the ancient religion. Diocletian also put much stress on rich and poor as his reforms carried high costs. All of these factors are what caused Rome to fall.
They both say it fell not because of barbarians but due to self rot, inflation, and corruption.Barbarians were just the nail in the coffin. The authors point to the late Roman Empires reliance on foreign troops and corruption which greatly weakened it militarily, lowered patriotism, and led to debt. These novels point to a slow and systematic decay of
By doing this, they overthrown the poorly run government as the Russian people were in favour of a new system that would work in their favour. The Russian Revolution was triggered by the social, political and economic problems, that combined caused the Russian people to rebel. This Revolution was triggered by the poverty of the Russian people, the loss from the wars, the sneakiness of Rasputin and the failure of the Tsar, Nicholas II. The social causes of the Russian Revolution arose from centuries of oppression towards the lower classes. The lower class had to deal with horrifying living standards and food shortages due to famine and World War 1.