The Roman Republic did not fall simply from one cause, rather many external pressures that brought on political instability and destruction. There were multiple pressures that lead to the downfall of Rome including ambitious generals, changing politics, client armies, and a desolate Senate desperate to remain prominent. Many significant people of the time, who wrote letters and speeches on ancient Rome, help to build detailed recollections of the political warfare that took place between 78-31BC.
The citizens of Rome had elected their leaders just like the US. Also the US had kept slaves and so did Rome. But the US had stop slavery and then they stopped treating black people bad. Rome had made very cruel punishment for breaking laws, Even more cruel than what the US does. For example in Rome, If decided to touch the governor of Rome and it say 's in their law touching the governor is forbidden, then you just have to say good to your friends, relatives, and family. But the US sometimes give
The Roman Republic greatly influence the many forms of government that came after it, its many contributions to government significantly impacted modern day governments of today. Yet to understand it we must first find knowledge to how the Roman Republic came to be. The answer is fairly simple, due to the harsh rule of the Etruscan they were kicked out of Rome and the Romans formed the Rome Republic. Yet, the Rome Republic developed over time, it when through refinements as time passed. Such things as the Senate, magistrates, tripartite, checks and balances are some of the examples that the Roman Republic influenced on modern U.S. government.
The Roman Empire started out small in the beginning but was able to grow into a large power. The Romans had a little amount of land when it was founded so they used their military for the purpose of expanding and gaining more land. The Romans were able to conquered the area around them and all the way to modern day England to parts of Africa and the middle east. The Roman Empire used its troops to conquer an area then use its troops to assimilate the local population into the Roman culture to help lower the chance of uprising from the locals. The Romans only cared about getting more land and having more people to pay taxes.
The first aspect is the army. The Romans needed a large army to protect their empire. That is why, all men who were Roman citizens aged between 17 and 46 could be called on to join the army. They joined large army units called "legions", smaller units were "centuries". Army was greatly equipped with heavy weapons, shields, steel helmets, leather kilts. Soldiers joined the army for 25 years and in all that time they could not marry. The Roman army was very successful, due to the great organization, strict discipline and planned actions.
The Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, had intentions of making Rome the best it could be, which contradicted the visions of the Senators. The two brothers grew up during a tough time in the Roman Empire, but they took it upon themselves to make a difference. “The Empire went through tremendous growth, through both acquisition of land, slaves, and various citizen classes.” This drastic growth ultimately led to a fall in the Roman political system. Tiberius, the older brother, founded the idea of the agrarian laws, which was later continued by his younger brother, Gaius, after his death. As a result of the agrarian laws, the two brothers were able to take control of the Empire, causing the Senate to fear their intentions and their potential. The Gracchi Brothers used their power and authority to take advantage of the vulnerable Roman government. They often let their selfish nature take control of the power they had, impacting Rome negatively. Gaius made it his goal to get back at the Senate for the death of his brother by replacing them with the Equites. The Gracchi brothers are the first tribunes to take advantage of their power.
Athens was a small city compared to Rome that honored and protected citizenship. There was a constant importance of acknowledging all citizens hard work and participation. Athenians made it clear that the poor helped build the city 's power and not just the wealthy. They took politics very seriously and made sure that everyone had a voiced opinion. Hard work and equality is what makes a nation outstanding. Unlike the Romans, Athenians had a strict but fair schedule that allowed them to enjoy citizenship equally.
At this they would have received a C+ because of the aqueducts, roads, and gladiator fights. The Roman aqueduct system was a series of pipes that ran down from the mountains and provided the Roman Republic with running water and indoor plumbing. The only people who were not positively affected by this were the people forced to build the aqueducts, the Legions, slaves, and laborers. If the army was building a new fort or colony, Rome was not responsible for supplying it with water. The soldiers had to build aqueducts themselves. Another thing Rome did to try to meet the common good was create roads. At first, the only roads in Rome were grass and mud paths, which were slow and unsafe to travel on. The Roman Republic knew they would need new roads so that they could get to military situations quickly. The new roads were made of stone and mud. There were ditches on either side for drainage so they were safer in bad weather. Finally, the Roman Republic had gladiator fights. These definitely did not meet the common good. Slaves and animals were forced to fight, and in every show around half of the fighters died. This provided entertainment for the Romans, but was not meeting the common good. The Romans did well with aqueducts and roads, but they should have had safer and less violent
The Roman Empire left a mark on history as one of the largest and most successful empires in history. How much territory did the Roman Empire rule over? At the Roman Empire’s pique, the Empire engulfed the entire Mediterranean and spread all across Western Europe and half of Great Britain. The Roman Empire was not taken likely by rival empires. Living in such an enormous empire had its benefits. As a Roman, you had education, culture and the protection of the largest military empire on your side. Living in this Empire also had some notable drawbacks. The empire had extreme poverty rates, threats of being in a constant state of war, and the government could impose huge tax burdens on the people.
In Ancient Rome, the Romans had their own Roman Republic. The Roman republic reasonably met the common good. The way they did this was that they didn’t fully meet the common good in all areas, but in other areas they did.
People all over Europe feared the Roman Legion. But as time went on the mighty Roman Legion began to lose its name. Many things caused this, but the main one was Christianity. This made Romans non-violent and they didn 't want to join the military. So Rome had 2 options, either have a small military or an army full of mercenaries. A mercenary is a paid soldier. So Rome paid thousands of German soldiers to fight for them. Obviously this made Rome 's military weak because they would easily run from battle or betray Rome because they had nothing to protect in Rome. Another reason the Roman empire fell to shambles was because the Roman military stopped going on military conquests. When they did this the Roman economy collapsed because the economy relied on the constant income of plundered trophies from captured civilizations. So because of the Roman soldier being replaced by German mercenaries and the stoppage of expansion the Roman military lost its power. When the invasions of the western tribes came and destroyed Rome, there was nothing they could
I think Rome lasted as long as it did because, they had a complex Society they were able to conquer neighboring empires and give them a chance to govern them self as long as they paid taxes, give troops to Rome in the hope of becoming Romans. Roman way of building roads ,water systems was another key to success the army or officials could reach anywhere in Rome in days. Rome army was one that could fight for years on end and could fight individually using legions to conquered no matter how many romans you killed in battle they would just raise another army an learn from mistakes and example of this is Hannibal he was able to beat the armies of Rome but could not beat Rome itself they would just raise another army and keep fight. The Roman Empire eventually sent anther legion to his home which is where he lost no army could out last and supply as many troops relentlessly and Rome did.
The Roman government met the needs of the public services by providing many advanced, and secure items for the Roman citizens. The grade I gave was an A-. The reason why will be supported. First, the Roman Government provided a secure water system throughout the city. There were public baths for citizens to rinse off in. There was only a small fee to pay to use them. 200 million gallons of water was given in Rome each day. There was also clean water fountains running all around Rome. When it came to food, the government gave free wheat to male citizens on a regular basis. Also, the emperor
Document B, first box states,”Foot soldiers wore breastplates and helmets. But when, because of negligence and laziness, parade ground drills were abandoned, the customary armor began to seem heavy since the soldiers rarely ever wore it. Therefore, they asked the Emperor to set aside the breastplates and then the helmets. So our soldiers fought the goths without any protection for chest and head and were often beaten by archers” Relating to the baby thesis, soldiers made defeating them an easy task that basically anybody could do. The higher up armies that were not slacking off, were very precise in battle and how they would continue things after they invade. But the Romans did not have any planning and that is why the empire grew weaker and weaker. The soldiers did not know how to fight anymore and were badly injured because of the decision to not wear armor. The Roman military was no match to some other armies but most importantly the Huns, a group that exceeded the rate of which they conquered everything in their path. They are very tough and will not back down without a challenge. Document D describes the Huns, ”Fired with an overwhelming desire for seizing the properties of others, the Swift moving and ungovernable people make their destructive way amid the pillage and slaughter of those who live around them” The fall of Rome is Attributed to invasions and Military break down because of this very purpose, there was finally a group that could overtake and overpower the army. They defeated the Roman Empire and became Victor's of everything surrounding them. The military was falling apart, therefore, groups were taking over and making rome bow down to
Rome was a leader in the Ancient World.It accomplished many achievements during its reign.Romans formed a new system of government,and expanded their empire.Though the Roman empire was great they eventually fell because of three reasons , military mistakes, economic and civic decay, and political instability. These issues were caused by many factors such as an idle attitude, greediness, and natural disasters.