Why Did The Roman Republic Fall
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