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The Roman Empire: One Of The Greatest Powers In History

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The Roman Empire was, (and still is) considered to be one of the greatest powers in history. It was an Empire of great success, not only economically but politically. With an army that had successfully conquered many other Empires and that had precise military techniques, they were feared by many. So how could such a large Empire, with such a successful economy and military be defeated?
Many historians throughout history have had strong opinions on what may have caused the decline, and eventual fall of the Western Roman Empire. But it wasn 't until the late 18th century when English historian Edward Gibbon published his famous "Decline and fall of the Roman Empire" that people actually started to consider the reasons for the collapse of one
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