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    The Fall of the Western Roman Empire The Western Roman Empire was at its height, and one of the strongest empires in history. The Romans technologie and architectural advancements were amazing accomplishments, but unfortunately, the Empire began to crumble. Many reasons contributed to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, but there were four main reasons in consecutive order. Political problems within the government, economic issues, disastrous diseases, and foreign invaders. Political problems were primarily the reason for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Hence, there was several unfit, greedy, cruel emperors in the Empire. Furthermore, the throne was inherited through generations, but most emperors lacked the ability to rule because…

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    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…

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    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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    The split of the Roman Empire into two divisions– eastern and western empires, were the results of the quick growth of the Roman Empire. Because of this growth, successful rule of each area was becoming difficult. In hope to maintain order, Emperor Diocletian came to the conclusion around 285 CE that the best solution to this problem would be to split the Roman Empire . The eastern part of the Roman Empire, know as the Byzantine Empire, was founded by Constantine the Great in 330 AD and had a…

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    The Western Roman Empire fell due to the Germanic tribes or barbarians constantly invading the borders of the empire. The invasions by the barbarians started in the Huns who pushed the Goths from their lands northwest of the Black Sea to the border of the Roman Empire at the western end of the Danube River. The 200,000 Goths emitted a lot of pressure on the emperor causing him to allow one Gothic tribe to cross the Danube River and live inside the border of the empire. Now in the empire the…

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    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 collapse of the Roman Empire marked the beginning of what is known as the Medieval Kingdoms. Before the complete demise of Rome, the Empire was first split into two. From this split, emerged two separate empires, the east and west. The major political, social, and cultural impacts of the transition from the Roman Empire to the medieval kingdom is due to one Emperor in particular, Justinian. The Western and Eastern Empire experienced different fates upon their separation. The Western Empire…

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    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 Fall of the Western Roman Empire Rome was a powerhouse Empire but the clock was ticking on their supremacy. The Western Roman Empire had countless problems yet only four ones stand out in a significant way. These included pitiful political issues, dreadful economic drawbacks, deathly viruses and diseases, and ruthless foreign invaders. Western Rome was hardly prepared for all of these difficulties and it soon would prove itself by causing the slow painful death for Western Rome. The…

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    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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