Essay On The Fall Of The Roman Empire

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The Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the most memorable setbacks of one of the greatest civilizations to ever exist. Many theories have been said as to the cause of the empire’s fall but, even today, there are still unanswered discussions on what the specific factors were. There are numerous of factors that contributed to the empire’s fall such as the effectiveness of their army, the health of its citizens, the strength of the economy, the capability of the successors, the continuous battle for power, religion and the regulation of their administration. The Fall of Rome was started with the decline in Western Roman Empire where the emperors failed to maintain their rule. The lost of power of the West let alone East was a great threat to the empire but the theme of the decline has been discussed and changed through a much bigger time frame from year 376. There have been many debates between historians on the actualization as to when everything …show more content…

Gibbon also believed that Christianity 's pacifism interfered with the traditional Roman naval spirit. He stated that Christianity destroyed the unity of the Empire believing that the religion only divided the Christians whose continuous battle was over each other’s differences on the doctrine that led to many killings of people. Christianity also replaced Roman’s polytheistic religion and changed their focus away from the honor of the state and into one main deity. Even though the spread of Christianity may have played a small role in Roman’s fall, a lot of historians believe that its influence lost significance as opposed to the military, economic and leadership

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