The Rise Of Empire: The Fall Of The Roman Empire

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Even though the Roman Empire eventually fell to outside powers, they were a pivotal part of history because they were an intelligent society which also helped lead to the development of new largely spoken languages and the creation of great things such as roads. It was started by two people and grew into an enormous empire that they probably didn’t think possible. But even though there were weak rulers and it eventually fell, they contributed a huge part to modern-day history.
The story of the creation of Rome is that it came to be because of two brothers, Romulus and Remus. Their family was going to be killed and their parents were afraid for their safety, so their mother put them in a basked and sent them down a river. They were found by a wolf who decided to raise the young boys (Burgan 15). They sought to find a new city to found and rule. It is told though, that when the boys started arguing over who should rule
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There were ones like Constantanius who elected his cousin as co-emperor, but when he died the cousin, Julian, became the sole emperor. Julian began to promote pagan beliefs throughout the empire (Burgan 51). This attempt of forcing them to convert took away a bit to the liking of it. Then, in 476, Romulus Augustulus, who was one of the last Roman rulers, was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer (The Fall). One of the last rulers, Justinian, kept fighting for land and trying to make it better, but these wars weakened the empire more than it already had been (Burgan 60). There was even a time when there wasn’t a Roman emperor at all. In the 5th century, there were powerful German generals ruling the western part of Rome, but they didn’t claim the title of “emperor” as to not cause uproar (Burgan 54). Then in 235, there was a period of anarchy in Rome with no central government controlling it at all (Burgan 47). This was not all that had happened to make the fall possible,

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