Essay on The Collapse Of An Empire

883 Words Sep 19th, 2016 4 Pages
The Collapse of an Empire It has been said by many, “All great empires will fall.” This is a powerful statement, and history has shown it to be true repeatedly. By definition, an empire is a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority. Empires have existed since the beginning of time; for example, the Ottoman Empire, the Persian Empire, the Mongol Empire, and most notorious, the Roman Empire. Furthermore, all of these empires have shared the same fate; they found themselves in the history books as a failed empire. Moreover, there is a lot to be learned from these empires and anthropology can assist in teaching those lessons. The United States of America is not commonly referred to as an empire; however, it is debated whether it will succumb to the same fate. For that not to happen, America must learn from history, and ensure that, it does not repeat itself.
Roman Archeological Sites
The collapse of the Western Roman Empire remains one of the world’s largest mysteries. However, in order to understand those mysteries, anthropologist study the development, social, and cultural aspects of their society. The challenge for anthropologist is the fact that Roman soldiers are not marching the streets in Italy or Greece anymore. Therefore, they must rely on other methods to study such behaviors. This is done with the assistance of archaeologists, and the archeological sites that they discover.…

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