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Essay On The Fall Of The Roman Empire

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The fall of the Roman empire was a result of many events and disasters. The theory I became familiar with was that of Rome's military weakness. But other events such as the rise of Christianity also led to the weakening of the Roman Empire. The weakening of the Empire was a chain of events that led to the overall fall of the empire. Rome became weak over many years, one of the many important reasons this happened was the splitting of Rome into two. Rome split into Western Rome and Eastern Rome, due to the lack of communication throughout the whole empire and because of the Crisis of The Third Century. At first, issues start internally, then they become external. The rise of Christianity and the controversial problems it brought led to the miscommunication of the government and its people. Government officials were being challenged by religious leaders and by its people. Bishops and other authorities made the government powerless and made Rome’s people disrespect the Empires laws. To other powers, Rome looked like a fish that can’t swim, it was internally out of place and they took advantage of that. The Roman Empire was huge and there were problems with the communication. Back then they didn’t have cell phones, internet, or e-mail! They had people on horseback that carried messages throughout Rome. Rome was huge, it was about 2 …show more content…

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  • Explains that the fall of the roman empire was a result of many events and disasters, such as the rise of christianity.
  • Analyzes how the rise of christianity and the controversial problems it brought led to the miscommunication of the government and its people.
  • Explains that the roman empire was huge and there were problems with communication. the crisis of the third century led to the military stabbing themselves with their own swords.
  • Analyzes how the roman empire was weakened by the splitting of the army, and how other tribes and groups attacked rome.
  • Explains that the roman empire was huge, and its army, so some refused to work for the empire and rome altogether. soldiers and big masses of them organized big groups to further weaken and destroy rome.
  • Explains that the recruits turned into rebels because they were not being paid enough. the emperor of rome seemed to not care about its soldiers and military.
  • Explains that the attacks were huge and weakened the military. the furious and rebellious tribes and groups were like parasites, killing the outside, later to be released stronger.
  • Explains that rome had legions protecting all of rome. they were stationed all over the place, some in big groups and others in small. but they also became demanding of more and more power.
  • Analyzes how the roman economy weakened rome and led to problems for the people and the government.
  • Opines that many factors contributed to the fall of rome and that one reason did not make it fall.

They were being paid too little or nothing at all. Back then the emperor paid with grain, with food. When the emperor didn’t pay their soldiers and new recruits it would cause problems. The Emperor of Rome seemed not to care about its soldiers and military. The new recruits would be the ones most impacted because they were new to the Roman army, and they were being treated as bad as could be. Consequently, the new soldiers and experienced ones too ended up going against the law and destroying Rome as a revenge of the Emperors

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