Louis revoked Edict of Nantes causing protestant churches and schools to close Fought many wars 1. Absolutism in Western Europe Cont. Spain While France’s Absolutist society was developing, Spain’s was declining Decline was caused by fiscal disorder, weak bourgeoisie, population decline and intellectual
Unfortunately, on October 1929, people were being informed that the New York stock market had crashed. In fact, many different banks at this time shutdown with several million citizens hard earned savings. Therefore, over the next few year many face the hardest times of their lives; their employment being taken, food being scarce to
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire The “Fall of Rome,” by coauthors Jake Patterson and Kyle Woodman outlines the factors that led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. There is a saying, “All good things must end.” The glory of Rome and the strong Roman Empire eventually fell due to a variety of reasons. All roads led to Rome for over 1,200 years. Rome started as a monarchy, became a republic, and ended up being the biggest empire the world had ever known. The “fall” of Rome cannot be pinpointed to a single day or event in history.
By A.D. 900 already a society of some 15 million people of the Maya's great cities and great pyramids were abandoned in ruin, that's the timeline where the downfall of such a great civilization started (History.com). Then what caused the decline of the great Mayan civilization? Mysterious disappearance of the Mayans has several answers to relate with the decline of the civilization which can be considered as overpopulation, warfare, famine and climate change. These intertwined factors will be discussed and analyzed in the latter parts of this essay. As mentioned before the classic period was quite unfortunate times for the Mayans, hundreds of thousands of people were living in the cities.
The plague also had many long-term effects such as the decline in food production. In addition, a decline in the economy occurred because feared to trade well with plague infested country. As the Church could not answer people 's questions it lost its sincere power over people. All these factors contributed to Europe 's period of reduced success. During the middle ages, the plague was well-known as the all-destroying disease where one-third of the population perished.
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the West between A.D. 197 and A.D. 476 There have been many theories as to what caused the decline and eventual fall of the great Roman Empire in the West between A.D. 197 and A.D. 476. Political, military and economic issues were mainly responsible for the fall of Rome in the West. There is strong proof that these were the three main causes. To expand on political problems, things such as corruption were an enormous contributing factor as well as lack of strong leadership. Military issues were those of the problematic situation of expanding borders, barbarian knowledge of military tactics, and the resulting end in loss of control over the Empire.
Numerous arguments have been put forward by people who suggest that the Empire survived on through the Eastern half which remained after the West fell. Regardless of this there a myriad of reasons for why the Roman Empire collapsed and in particular the western half and it is interesting and significant to see what caused this decrease and ultimate downfall of Rome. Through the next few paragraphs the economic, social and political factors which led to the demise of the western half of the Roman Empire will be explored and examined. There are many explanations for the depletion of the Roman economy and their problems with finances and productivity loomed in the shadows for a long period prior to their downfall. At first, Rome’s economy was primarily built on and based upon agriculture, urbanization and slave labour but as the Romans grew more and more powerful some of their citizens took it as an opportunity for personal wealth and they opened a massive gap between themselves and the working class.
The Roman Empire was a powerful and has affected the world we live in today, but it was not always successful. The Roman Empire was at its greatest extent at the death of Emperor Trajan in 117 AD, when it included all the lands around the Mediterranean and extended to Britain, the Black Sea, and Mesopotamia.i At the Battle of Adrianople in 378 AD, the Eastern Emperor Valens was defeated and many historians agree that this marks the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. ii “But the decline of Rome was the natural and inevitable effect of immoderate greatness. Prosperity ripened the principle of decay; the causes of destruction multiplied with the extent of conquest; and, as soon as time or accident had removed the artificial supports, the stupendous fabric yielded to the pressure of its own weight.”iii The Roman Empire was vast in size which extended from the British Isles to the Tigris and
Eventually, there was a massive peasant rebellion called the Yellow Turban rebellion, which was caused by a long period of famine and government corruption, and that set the stage for the Han Dynasty 's final collapse. There are many factors that caused the Han Dynasty 's collapse, but fundamentally it was the government 's failure, in both the first and second declines, to ensure that corrupt officials would not take full control of court and ignore the plight of the populace. These failures to prevent corruption and famine led to both internal collapses of the central Imperial government which caused the coups and rebellions. In both Athens and Han China, Golden Ages were ruined by the failure of governments to prevent internal revolt and issues with governance. While Athens and the Greek regime as a whole fell from one state seizing too much power over other states, Han China fell, twice, from corrupt officials seizing power and wealth for themselves while allowing too many citizens to suffer.
Obviously, this was bad for Rome and caused many problems. Some of these problems were money loss and the general damage done to the Empire physically. Also, the huns stayed in control for about three years before returning to their homeland after their leader ,Attila the Hun, died in 453 B.C.E. The final factor that encouraged the fall of Rome was the size of the Empire. Rome had expanded so much over the time of its rise and the time of the Pax Romana that it became a problem.
There were many reasons as to why the Roman Empire collapsed. The Roman Empire did not collapse all at once. Rome was split in two and the western half was the first to Collapse which was in 476 A.D./C.E. The eastern half managed to thrive and survive for about 1,000 more years before it collapsed in 1453. Some of the main reasons the Roman Empire collapsed is the rise of Christianity, the Germanic barbarians attacking Rome, and political/military difficulties.