Why Did The Roman Republic Fall

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The Roman Republic was indeed a prosperous civilization with advancements in literature, poetry, and architecture, but after an unfortunate series of bad rulers and growing barbarian and Germanic tribe power, the Roman Republic declined and eventually split. A desire for military superiority could also be attributed to the fall of the Roman Republic in taking too much land and spreading troops too thin across their borders. A few select leaders partially paused the Roman Republic decline, but the internal damage was already too severe that a fall would be inevitable. The start of the fall began around after Sulla retired in 81 BC, Crassus and Pompey both fought for the consulship. Pompey then proceeded to make a name for himself in fighting …show more content…
Pompey’s conquests sparking Caesar’s alliance with Crassus and eventual military takeover was the cause for a thinned troop force. With growing opposition surrounding them, generals thought that they could keep Rome a military superpower, but they forgot about the problems within the Roman Republic. No longer was the primary focus of a growing republic agricultural development and commerce, but now is military superiority. Revolts could not change the minds of these power hungry generals who even began reducing upper class pay to fill the void of money they had from ambitious militant campaigns. The resulting uprisings did nothing but hurt the unity of the republic even further.
In conclusion, the decline and fall of the Roman Republic was caused by a desire to remain a military world power and ambitious generals who tried to make that happen at any cost. A battle for the throne among generals to put forth the ideas that they saw fit put at risk many industries that a civilization relies on. Taking people from agricultural and rural areas to be put into defending the borders from growing opposition left the Roman Republic frail from both an economic and militant standpoint. This is what left a once powerful republic constructed under Caesar, Octavian, Antonius, and more frail and

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