The Collapse Of The Roman Empire And The Ottoman Empire

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Economic and political problems have led empires to collapse. Although the Roman empire and the Ottoman empire were powerful empires, they could not evade their problems with in their empire. The Romans dominated Europe, parts of Africa, and parts of the Middle East for centuries, but they economic and political problems that made them lose it all. Commerce had disappeared due to the lack of customers, piracy on the seas, and insecurity on roads. Trade in everyday use had also disappeared, but trade in luxuries prospered. Their commercial and industrial had vanished and the old traders were replaced by traveling merchants from the Middle East.(doc 2.) Civil Wars were fought because people wanted to overthrow their
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