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  • The Western Empire: The Contributions Of The Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire lasted for a very long time. It was the most “extensive political and social structure in western civilization” (Mark). The Roman Empire was at its height in c. 117CE and by 285 CE it had grown too large to be ruled by a central government. This is when it was divided into a Western and Eastern Empire. There were many rulers and many dynasties during this time. The Roman Empire influenced much of western civilization and left many and lasting contributions to western culture. In 46 BCE Julius Caesar won the civil war and was named dictator of Rome. Caesar had no children of his own and with the need to secure is position; he adopted his nephew Gaius Octavian Thurinus. After Gaius Octavian Thurinus’ adoption he took…

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  • Western Roman Empire Dbq Answers

    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. Document 2 1. One reason they declined is because the empire was too large. It would take weeks to set up…

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  • Western Roman Empire Dbq Analysis

    Rome was one of the greatest empires in the entire world. However, 476 CE marks the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Many issues caused this to occur. For example, apathetic citizens spread a negative vibe. Also, the economy began to struggle economy upon halted expansion. These are only two of the many problems that the Western Roman Empire faced, and this proved that no matter how great an empire, issues can lead to its decline. Much of Rome 's population was made up of serfs. When the…

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  • The Decline Of The Western Roman Empire

    The Decline of Rome The most significant factors that contributed to the downfall of the Western Roman Empire were barbarian invasions due to a weakened military and a shrinking population that held resentment towards Rome. These problems converged and created a domino effect that eventually toppled the dignified Roman Empire. Rome had lost the essence of what made the Roman empire Roman. This included a disciplined and driven military made of confident soldiers who believed in the power of…

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  • The Barbarian Invasions: The Fall Of The Western Roman Empire

    The fall of the western Roman Empire was not caused by the barbarians’ attempts of invasion. Rome fell because a failing tax system and internal strife. The tax system was failing because the Roman Empire had overspent on military exercises and the coin had depreciated in value. As the coin depreciated, taxes were raised and the wealthy fled the cities in an attempt to avoid paying taxes. It is clear that the Roman government understood the threat of usurpers and the dangers that they posed to a…

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  • Fall Of The Western Roman Empire Analysis

    The fall of the Western Roman Empire was caused by a number of factors. There is some evidence that supports the interpretation that the Western Roman Empire fell because of factors which was largely beyond the control of the Romans. For example, the same barbarians that in the past had opposed the old Empire had now joined together to create much bigger, stronger and organised groups such…

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  • Internal And External Factors: The Fall Of The Western Roman Empire

    The fall of the ‘Western Roman Empire’ was caused by a number of internal and external factors spread over more than a century. Their are many theories providing an explanation for the the fall of the empire and pinpointing the beginning of its decay, however one of the most accepted theories begins in the reign of Emperor Constantine (306-337 A.D) and his part in the split of the Roman Empire into two ‘West’ and ‘East’ regions and ends with the abdication of Romulus Augustus in 475 A.D.…

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  • Essay On The Fall Of The Western Roman Empire

    Many people believe that the year 476 CE was the fall of the Roman Empire. However, the Roman Empire did not actually fall, only the Western half did (which included cities like Rome, Sicily, and Carthage). The Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, on the other hand, continued to live for hundreds of years. This included cities like Athens, Syria, Egypt, and Alexandria. The Western Roman Empire was already facing a mound full of problems prior to the year 476, such as an economic meltdown,…

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  • Reasons For The Fall Of The Western Roman Empire

    One of the most glorious empires in human history was the Roman Empire. Its western part survived for an astounding period of more than 500 years. Therefore historians are highly intrigued by the fall of the Western Roman Empire. For centuries they have considered the reasons for this fall. But what they are even more intrigued by is the fact that the Eastern Roman Empire survived this fall and the reasons for this. My opinion is that the main reasons why the Eastern Roman Empire survived are…

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  • Differences Between Roman Empire And Western Europe

    In 476 C.E., the Roman Empire collapsed due to barbarians establishing their kingdoms on Roman territory. The Roman Empire expanded so largely that it was difficult to rule the land, causing lack of communication throughout the land, in addition to internal conflict. The once Roman Empire split into 2 parts: Eastern and Western Europe. Between 476 and 1200 C.E. in Europe, the Eastern Empire started to slowly thrive and flourish due to the access of trading routes, whereas Western Europe…

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