The Decline Of The Roman Empire Essay

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The Roman Empire was a great and powerful force that influenced many other civilizations after it fell, but before and leading up to its decline it faced many problems. The Empire fell due to the cause of internal and external problems: unstable economics, weakened political and government structure, and ineffective military. These problems show that
In document 1, it states that inside the empire the few citizens believed that “the old civilization was worth saving [anymore].” The Roman’s did not feel the pride or morale that they did earlier in the empire, and as they were slowly “excluded from political responsibilities” it led to social inequality and when they could no longer protect themselves there was no chance to rebuild from the decline that had already happened (Document 1). Slaves that had gathered prominence in Romans homes and farms now dominated agriculture, but as the farmers drifted to the cities it raised unemployment (Document 3). So the low wages that the slaves were paid, led to freer labor and more centralized wealth that was a contributing factor to the decay of Rome (Document 3). Muller saw the Roman Empire from an economical point of view because in Document 3, he feels that the markets and wealth was due to the expanding. His tone shows that he didn’t agree with the accumulation of slaves that were taking over the agricultural aspect of Rome and explained what the detrimental effects of pushing the farmers out of Rome did.
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