Christianity was not a popular religion at around 50 A.D.; as Nero had started persecuting Christians. However, at around 300 A.D., Constantine had a vision from Christ. Constantine continued and defeated his rival in battle and became a Christian Emperor. He granted money and support to the Christian church and with his support, the Christianity became the dominant religion and the traditional Roman religion was gradually forgotten. The Roman Empire, although it was possibly the greatest empire, still started as a small city-state.
Conquering Britain may have been the best and worst thing the Romans had ever did. Like a double edged sword, it both benefitted Rome and paved the way to Rome’s destined descent. PRE-ROMAN INVASION “Before the Romans invaded, Celts lived in Britain. There were lots of different tribes ruled by kings or chiefs” (Roman: Invasion). The most distinct, was the tribe known as the Celts.
The British people, now united under a single government, continued to repel Viking invasion attempts until 1066, when William of Normandy defeated an exhausted and ill equiped British army at the battle of Hastings. William went to London and made himself the new king of Britain. Massive change resulted from Norman rule, establishing a new ruling class. During this period, King William, and King Henry II expanded their empire into France and Britian became a powerful nation in Europe. After the death of king Henry though, social unrest arose, which eventually manifested itself into civil war, causing British holdings in mainland Europe to erode away in a period of time known as "The war of the Roses".
However this time of peace and bliss for the Empire was non existent, from 460-360 B.C., Rome had constant wars. Then the Romans changed the government again putting into place a new Republican form. At this time, a major social conflict had been keeping Rome 's Linville 2 hand full, as the plebeian class began fighting for more power and freedom. Around 509 B.C.,the Romans expelled the Etruscans, with these people went the wealth and power of Rome. Many of Rome 's allied forces turned away, Rome looked for smaller allies in the east and south.
This war was smaller than the previous Punic wars, because the Carthage Empire was declining and the war was nothing more than the Phoenician’s weak resistance. This time the Rome intended to annex the Carthage Empire, and the center point of the war was the encirclement the city of Carthage. After seven days resisting against the Romans, the Phoenicians surrendered and entire the population inside were killed or sold into slavery. As a result of the Carthage Empire’s collapse, the Roman Republic became the most powerful force in the
Gaius Julius Caesar eventually left Britain and Britain remained free of Romans for almost another hundred years. During that time, neighboring tribes to the Iceni tribe became wealthy through trade. Then, in 41 AD, Claudius rose to power in Rome and decided that invading Britain would be good for his politica... ... middle of paper ... ...Boudicca is seen as a monumental leader in the history of Britain. Despite her loss in battle, Boudicca was very courageous in her attempt to avenge the Iceni tribe and her daughters. Her leadership can be seen as praiseworthy because of her efforts and her reasons for going in to battle with the Romans.
By 1930, as a result of the world depression, external markets for Turkish agricultural exports had collapsed, causing a sharp decline in national income. The government stepped in during the early 1930s to promote economic recovery, following a doctrine known as etatism (see Glossary). Growth slowed during the worst years of the depression but between 1935 and 1939 reached 6 percent per year. During the 1940s, the economy stagnated, in large part because maintaining armed neutrality during World War II increased the country's military expenditures while almost entirely curtailing foreign trade. After 1950 the country suffered economic disruptions about once a decade; the most serious crisis occurred in the late... ... middle of paper ... ...h. Structure of the Economy In the years after World War II, the economy became capable of supplying a much broader range of goods and services.
The Military Reforms of Gaius Marius. Bradley Berry When we think of the great empires of the past, the one that probably influenced western culture the most, would have to be the Roman Empire. It was so large that at the height of it’s power, the Roman Empire encompassed all of the Mediterranean sea going as far north as Britain, and as far east as ancient Babylon. Many different people groups and cultures were affected by the Roman Empire. They built many great wonders, many roads to connect the empire, and achieved many great feats through the might of their Empire.
The Crisis of the Third Century from A.D. 235-284 was a period of Military anarchy and witnessed the collapse of the Roman empire. The empire witnesses numerous crisis like military, political and economic in the form of barbarian invasions, civil wars and hyperinflation. It was primarily because of the settlement of Augustus that failed at establishing succession rule of the emperors. Hence, no emperor was able to hold the Imperial position. This period ended with Diocletian, the Roman emperor A.D. 284-305 who was able administrator during the crisis.
was to Calpurnia and was politically motivated. Since Caesar had no male heirs, he stipulated in his will that his grandnephew, Octavius, become his successor. It was Octavius who became Rome's first emperor under the name of Augustus. Caesar was a gifted writer, with a clear and simple style. His De Bello Gallico which means On the Gallic Wars in english, in which he described Gaul and his Gallic campaigns, is a major source of information about the early Celtic and Germanic tribes.