Rome had begun in 750 BCE, as a peaceful, thriving settlement, until their government turned from a Republic into a dictatorship. Then, political strain started occurring in the heart of Rome. Roman leaders started focusing on using force instead of compromise to overtake land. Rome had started to get lazy, and was open for attack. Outside invaders infiltrated Rome, not completely destroying the empire, but destroying the city and heart of Rome.
Besides the goths, there were many reasons western Rome fell, from crippling taxation, military failures to climate change and natural disaster. Government corruption and political instability were also major factors of the fall of western Rome. The goths attacked Rome when they were weak, while their army was weak, whilst the government was corrupted and Rome was focusing on itself and not on the threat of the goths. The Roman Empire is argued to have fell in 476 AD, due to the Eastern Empire still hadn’t fell until 476
The Western Roman Empire fell in the year 476 A.D, there were many factors contributing to the fall of the Empire, such as unconcerned citizens, population, expansion, religion, economic, slave labor, and the military. In Document 1 it states that people gave up on the Roman Empire and didn’t believe it was worth saving. Citizens weren’t allowed to take part in politics and were excluded from their own army. The government slowly lost support which increased the level of government fraud. Also, population decline was a big factor to the fall of Rome; it had decreased from 1,000,000 people to 250,000.
"This affected the Empire because court officials such as judges were killed and the government was just destroyed in general." (Wikipedia.com) Many people were upset because they had no home after the rebellion and many of the cities were completely wiped. Meaning there was little to no resources for people to actually use and survive with them. The economy was affect drastically during this time making it hard to survive like if it wasn’t already hard to
The Spanish Empire was one of the greatest in the world, but after the Spanish-American War its last possession started to fade away. Now when the Spain had lost Philippines and Cuba her empire ceased to exist, Spain had also fallen behind in the industrialization process. Spanish society kept dividing into landowners and peasants. Extremist elements in society were increasingly popular, violence in politics was traditional and now and escalation to war was imminent. Spanish economy was in decline as its dependence on agriculture aggravated the effects of the Great depression on its production.
Winner or Loser:Catholic Roman Church v.s The Monarchy,Western Europe; Middle Ages In 476 C.E. Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the Germanic.Then Western Europe was in chaos.Then a new government raised and then stop the chaos in Western Europe.That new government was called,The Roman Catholic Church.Then there was also a new government that was called Feudalism.Feudalism was then led to kings nobles and monarchs.Feudalism was somewhat of a success because it also created order to society, but then some or I mean most of the peasants weren’t happy with how they were treated.In order to find out who is the winner and who is the loser. The Catholic Church: When the Roman Empire fell,there was now set of
St. Augustine has many reasons for writing City of God. In A.D. 410, the Goth king, Alaric, captured Rome, which was a shock because the Romans thought that it would never fall. The world itself seemed to have been destroyed, and everyone was looking for answers about what to do and what to believe in. “After 410 he found exiles, those escaping the disturbing events in Italy, arriving in North Africa where he was now Bishop of Hippo and asking how he could explain this collapse of a Christian Empire” (Introduction). Many of the remaining pagans in the world were quick to blame the Christians, claiming that the gods had abandoned Rome and also that the Christian God had failed to protect Rome, as he should have done, since Constantine had declared
However, it was not long before the Fascist’s military campaigns started failing, the culmination being the invasion of Sicily by the Allies. This weakened the party to an extent, where the King, this time backed by the army, could easily overthrow Mussolini. (Ellis and The Fascist Experience in Italy) Fascism in Italy arose rapidly as a result of the devastating consequences of World War I, but once the regime had to face another war, it failed to protect the nation and follow the promises it made to the people. As a result, about twenty years after its creation, the Fascist party lost all credibility and disintegrated. Italian Fascism flourished in the difficult and painful years after the Great War, because of its ideas that promised the revival of the great Italian nation.
The Aztecs no longer trusted Montezuma, they were short on food, and the smallpox epidemic was under way. More than 3 million Aztecs died from smallpox, and with such a severely weakened population, it was easy for the Spanish to take Tenochtitlan. It is uncertain how Montezuma died. Some scholars state that, disgusted with him, the Aztecs stoned him to death. The Aztecs eventually drove the Spanish from the city, but Cortes returned again to defeat them and take the city in 1521.
There are several dates that are said to be the time when the collapse of Rome occurred. These dates include 565 A.D., 410 A.D., and 330 A.D. Some say that Justinian and his death marked the time when Rome actually collapsed. Some of the downfalls that will be mentioned in this paper were, high taxes and bankruptcy of the empire. After these economic problems the Western Empire will never recover to what it was.