One of the other causes for the fall of Rome was the slave labour. The number of slaves increased considerably in the first 2 centuries of the Empire. The Roman's dependence on slave labour led not only to the decline in morals, values and beliefs but also to the temporary stop of any new technology. Romans could rely on the slave labour for all their needs but this reliance inhibited technological transform and development. The poor treatment of slaves led to several Servile (Slave) Wars.
However, more specifically, the Central Powers had weak and unreliable Allies such as Austro - Hungary and the Ottoman Empire which both collapsed, leaving Germany isolated. While on the other hand the Allied Forces had powerful allies such as the USA which could contribute greater resources of men and materials. Furthermore, the British had put in place a Naval Blockade prevent the passing of cargo of any ships that attempted to pass through, this was very effective and starved much of Germany’s population. Lastly, Germany’s two front with Russia greatly weakened German forces and had larger repercussions later on. Although these are all important causes, the most factor that
The Roman Empire fell in A.D 476. It took a lot of time for the Roman Empire to fall, as it took long to build such a spectacular Empire. The Empire was so vigorous that it lasted for over 500 years. The Roman Empire had numerous rulers. Rome collapsed due to various reasons such as its sheer size that lead to various problems within the Empire, the rise of Christianity that caused disputes within the people of the Empire and also external invasion that was caused due to the weakening of the Empire.
(Keynes, 1920) Moreover, Mussolini based the economic development of Italy on agricultural production instead of industrial production like Germany, with the policy of ‘Battle of the Grain’. However, when Italy was led into the WW2, the agricultural economy collapsed in a relatively shorter time since the industrial output remained low under Mussolini’s policy, which was essential in fighting WW2. Mussolini also inflated the value of the lira in his ‘Battle for the lira’, making exports more expensive. (Robert, 2003) This created unemployment at home as many industries and firms could not sell their goods. Furthermore, the Italian officials were very corrupted and serious crippled the corporation system.
In addition, the war’s circumstances led to the decline of the German economy. Moreover, the German Ludendorff offensive, which is a colossal German attack on the Western Front, also had a huge role in the initiating German defeat. Furthermore, these reasons coalesced to induce the German defeat in WW1. The figure above (Figure 1: Germany Troops, 1918) shows
According to Dan Jones (2013) article, from the mid-13th to mid-14th centuries English were produced wonderful pieces of beautiful copes decorated with biblical scenes and stories. Rome was the biggest market at that time, which popes were, collected a vast collection of Opus Anglicanum to show off their fashion, piety and wealth. “ Money poured into England and embroidery sailed out. The party was ended only with the Black Death, which killed off a generation of skilled embroiderers and gutted the industry” (Jones, 2013). By the 15th century, the production had moved to the Low Countries and the quality had declined, never again to reach its high gothic
The consequence of this narrative perspective can be assumed that the narration has accelerated, and it may appear, that the empire has been leaded in a rapid change of rulers into the chaos. So, we get fifteen emperors until the fall of Rome. In the end, this led to the dissolution of the Roman Empire, and the senate decided that the imperial dignity would no longer be awarded in Rome, but only in
Conditions in Europe during the 800’s were full of fear and unceasing terror. This was a result of the constant invasions from the Vikings, Muslims, and Magyars; kings couldn't defend their lands and people no longer looked to a central ruler for security (Doc 7). The Northmen, Vikings, plundered, then burned, towns; most of Europe was an easy target after Rome fell. Also, Charlemagne's three feuding grandsons broke apart Europe and defense became weak (Doc 8). The following reasons support the Dark Ages as being the best label to describe the medieval
Conflicts between religions, overpopulation, natural and economic catastrophe, unsteady government, and external pressure from powerful neighbors were the key factors for the decline of Roman Empire. Indeed, both Roman and Carolingian Empire shared the same causes for its subsidence. Roman Empire is considered as the earliest civilization in the Western world. Romans were able to set its identity that time when Greek and Persian Empire had already spread out its robust civilization around the
The fall of the Roman Empire was undoubtedly a significant event in itself, but what were the long-term consequences for the European system? Kate Eugenie Mary Pickering 000066991 Dr Luke Cooper Evolution of International Systems Word Count: Introduction: The Roman Empire, 27BC – 476AD, entailed over four hundred years of imperial rule. The Roman Empire was larger than any that had existed before or has done since (Ref‼‼), however large areas of Europe were still outside of the Empire. In 476AD, Augustus was disposed by Germanic King Odoacer (Ref?!?! ), bringing the Empire to an end.