The geography of China and Rome were quite different. Long distances and physical barriers isolated China from Egypt, India and the...
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...oacer ousted the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustus. This event was later referred to as the “fall” of Rome. Problems such as military attack, political turmoil and social decay also contributed to the fall of Rome. Rome hired mercenaries who felt little loyalty to Rome. As the government became more oppressive and authoritarian, it loss the people's support. The need to replace citizen-soldiers with mercenaries testified to the decline in patriotism. Having lasted for about 1200 years, the rule of Rome in the West finally ended. The Eastern Empire had a different fate. It survived for almost 1000 years after the fall of its Western counterpart and became the most stable Christian realm during the Middle Ages. However, when Constantinople fell in 1453 to the Ottoman empire, it is even said that Moscow was the “third Rome”, succeeding Constantinople in Byzantium.
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