Rome And Han Dynasty Essay

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Register to read the introduction… and 600 C.E. as a result of numerous internal and external conflicts. The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty internally ruptured due to political ineffectiveness as a result of corrupted emperors and officials and externally disintegrated because of nomadic invasions from Germanic tribes in Western Europe and the Xiongnu in Asia. However, the Roman Empire saw the decay of the faith of the Empire in the citizens as they turned to local landlords for protection, while the local landlords of the Han Dynasty began to defy the government and conquer surrounding territories and farmland. Rome and Han China politically decentralized because of debauched emperors and officials. After the Pax Romana, Rome entered a period of political destabilization and corrupted emperors. Commodus was the first of these emperors ruling from 180-192 C.E. Commodus began surrendering political control to praetorian soldiers and selling out imperial favors. After Commodus, Rome could not hold a steady succession of emperors. There were thirteen emperors from the end of the Pax Romana in 180 C.E. to the fall of Rome in 476 C.E. …show more content…
There began to be moral decay in the faith of the citizens of Rome. They lost their trust for the military to provide protection, as they should, and the citizens turned to local landlords for defense. The citizens gave their farmland to their lords and agreed to work the land in exchange for safety and security. This was a stepping stone towards Feudalism in Medieval Europe. Alternatively in Han China the local landlords took control by force. Lords picked up much of the slack left behind by a failing government. They seized control of local neighborhoods and farmland, forcing peasants to toil laboriously and provide to be their own army also beginning a form of

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