Western Roman Empire Dbq Answers

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1. The authors felt that the basic problems facing the Western Roman Empire is that a lot of the population is excluded from political responsibilities. They were not able to organize themselves so they could be protected. Also they could not serve in the army. Also their economy was going to a downfall, most of the people were agricultural laborers bound under the feudal system to work on his lord’s estate.
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1. One reason they declined is because the empire was too large. It would take weeks to set up meetings and they could not control all parts of the empire at the same time. Also it would take to many men to guard the whole empire if they were to be attacked. Christianity is another reason why Rome declined. It
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The Roman Empire had large expanses , they needed money for the army, a bureaucracy, and for the welfare.
2. The high taxation drove out private businesses which the government had to control if they want the economy to continue.
3. People lost their self-reliance and initiative because of the governmental welfare system . This system also weakens the fibers of the empire.
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1. A shortage of soldiers and the army being composed of German Barbarians were one of the reasons why there were problems in the military.
Document 6
1. The fall was that barbarians were invading the empire from all sides, taking whatever land they can. Northmen , Anglo-Saxons, Vandals, Franks, Huns, and Visigoths were some of the barbarians that were attacking the empire.
2. This was not a unified attack, the map shows that the barbarians attacked from all sides. For example the Northmen attack from the north and going down. The Huns attack from the East to the west.
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At Tuesday,9 October 2012 she was shot through her left eye socket and out under her left shoulder which is brutal and she had a high chance of not surviving. Malala is fighting for people’s education and that is grand, but terrorist groups like the Taliban start school shootings and kill hundreds of students. If she wants to get kids in Afghanistan and other pro-Muslim to get and education, she better think of a grand plan that will succeed. She might miss Swat , but she is luckier to have moved than stay at Swat were instead of her, the whole family might of been killed.

Quote 7: “ But I said, ‘Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow.’ Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” Page 162
She is right; education is powerful and helps the person choose which path he/she wants to follow. The Taliban thinks that all education is western and that all western things should be terminated. The Taliban are Muslim extremist, thinking that every woman is just a slave and should stay in their house, and anything not Muslim should be blown up, literally. The Taliban blow up schools and don’t’ allow girls to go to school or the girls will be killed. Everyone has a right to be educated, if we don’t how are we supposed to know how the world

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