One reason for the fall of the Roman empire was political instability. As the empire grew the government became very unstable and people started to fight for power. As seen in document A, over a 50 year time period the empire had 22 different emperors. The constant change of power caused the empire to become very unstable and also led to the citizens not trusting the government, instead they started trusting the various military generals. The military generals would then try to
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.
This affected the country very much because they quickly began to be surrounded by people they didn’t know, and were unsure if they were trusted. This included mostly attackers of immigrants. They affected the downfall by spreading diseases, overpopulation, and attacks on some of the Romans. (Doc D and E). In the year three-hundred-eighty CE, the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and the Vandals started to invade Rome.
As Rome’s government began to change, the leadership became much less consistent. According to a chart compiled from various resources that lists the Roman emperors between 235 BCE and 285 BCE (Document 1), a majority of these emperors ruled for roughly two to three years, however some reigned for as little as or less than a year and some as much as seven to eight years. This constant change in leadership left the Roman army questioning their leadership often times more devoted to their earnings than to the man paying them. These leaders became careless as time went on, as stated in Vegetius’ Concerning Military Matters (Document 2), and the conflicting and constantly changing opinions on military strategy left the rigor and morale of the army in shambles. He states “...because of negligence and laziness, parade ground drills were abandoned, the customary armor began to seem heavy since the soldiers rarely ever wore it.
The Civil War marked a defining moment in United States history. The American Civil War was fought within the United States between the North (Union) and South (Confederacy) starting from 1861 and ending in 1865. Known as one of the most destructive events in American history, countless people had died, families were torn apart, and the American economy greatly plummeted due to the war effort. Throughout the war, due to the many hardships that were faced, many people lost the will to continue fighting. Soldiers in particular who lost the will to continue fighting and ran away became known as deserters.
Tsar Nicholas’ choice to prioritise the war over his people played a large role in the economic adversities Russia was facing, and in no way benefited the war effort, as Russia suffered many defeats. His decision to command the army, and abandon his people, left the Tsarina in charge, creating further discontent due to Rasputin’s influence over her, instigating a further loss of faith in the Romanovs. However, it was ultimately Tsar Nicholas II’s incompetent leadership which truly caused the political, social and economic strife in Russia and sealed the fate of the Romanovs. The February Revolution of 1917 was the final tipping point, and clearly outlined the Tsar’s alienation from his people, finally causing the Tsar to abdicate, bringing an end to the Romanov
There are many different ideas to be said the main reasons for the fall of Rome. But in the end, there were many things that contributed to Rome’s collapse. Disasters and diseases, Rome’s emperors, and the Roman military were the primary reasons for the fall of Rome. The first primary reason is diseases and disasters. This was a main source because in the time of the fall, according to Document A, an earthquake struck the Roman Empire, and measles were spread to Rome from Southern Asia, which led to the population dramatically dropping.
The forces that led to Rome 's fall first started as social problems. Famine and disease spread throughout the whole empire. Another reason why Rome fell was because the Government wasn 't strong enough to help the people with their problems and it had poor leadership. Decline of the Economy was also another thing that brought Rome to a fall, peoples wages and income weren 't high enough to support their families and the Wealthy could manage to pay their taxes. Then the Government fails and violence increases so the empire in divided into east and west.
The Middle ages started between 500 and 1500, which was split into different sections: the Early and High/Late Middle ages. The earliest part of the Middle Ages were also known as the ‘Dark Ages,’ which reigned between 476 to 1100 roughly. This started after the fall of the Roman Empire, which took most of Europe in a period of decline, dominantly Western Europe; including modern day England, France, Spain, Germany, Spain, Italy, and others. Following the collapse of the last empire, the economy and structure of government/society had collapse, causing many to fall back into small farming societies. On top of that, many invaders such as the Viking, Magyars, Germanic tribes, and Muslim invaders put them into a further primitive state.
America was greatly impacted by both. Besides the fact that many innocent lives of loved ones were lost, there was much more. Years following December 7th, war was declared and the birth of World War II began. World War II involved more than 30 countries overall. The War lasted about six years, ending up in 1945, when both the Nazi and Japanese were defeated.
Rome was at one time the greatest empire in the world. They were in great times because they had Julius Caesar, who was an awesome ruler. They had a great water system that could support everyone. But what controlled the mediterranean was their army. They could march distances up to 40km a day and that was due to the extreme conditioning they had to do.
Ancient Rome was a rich and vast empire, molded by the rise and fall of numerous acclaimed leaders and emperors. History dating back from the maniacal conquerors and the most valiant of the combatants, to the greatest names in ancient history. Ancient Rome, also known as the early Italy, emerged in the early first century BCE. A lot of its history today is found through rich tales of powerful leaders. Rome first started off as a republic with long history of democratic rule, before it turned into a powerful ruling Empire.
They both fell from similar reasons although there was some differences. One similarity in Han China and Rome was that they were invaded constantly. The Han were invaded by the Xiongnu, the Kazakhs, and Mongols. Emperors in Han china offered the Xiongnu many items in return for peace but they didn 't have enough to pay everyone!Eventually the Han ended the Xiongnu but it came at a price. They had little money left over which put the government into turmoil.