Unfortunately, democracy didn’t last and therefore this same factor was the major contribute to the failure of the great empire. Constant warfare and victory expanded the territory and established the power of Romans. The Roman Empire gained control over the centuries using all of its advantages, however was brought down by the misuse of its government system. The biggest advantage of Romans success was the location of their establishment. Italy is divided into eastern and western sides by Apennines mountains, which to the advantage are less rocky than the ones in Greece and therefore didn’t divide people into isolated communities, instead brought them together.
A leader that maintains the majority of power and is untrustworthy to his people is no good, thus a good leader is one who shares power and is honest and dependable. Conclusion: Ending the Roman Republic may have meant changing history but Augustus is not only known as the first emperor of Rome but is referred to as one of the best leaders in history due to the successes of his reforms, in addition to the peace and prosperity of his empire. Throughout forty-five years of Augustus’s rule an uncountable amount of reforms were made in order to a flourishing and stable society. Although, some may disagree with his rule at times, the end result proved that Augustus was the right ruler. After all, don’t the ends justify the means?
Overall it’s clear to see that the Roman Republic was more about the Roman people and what they desired, but the power, in both the empire and the republic, still stayed within the few people of high power. As you can tell from history, one of the main factors of the downfall was that the power became too concentrated and caused the Roman Republic to fall. The Roman Empire came to be because of what the senate let happen. By giving so much power to Octavian, the monarchy turned into an imperium. All together the empire and the republic were very successful in bringing Rome prosperity and expansion.
Octavian Augustus is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from a fragile, crumbling republican government to a mighty empire. Octavian’s government was strong enough to withstand weak emperors who mismanaged the Empire as well. His changes proved to be the cornerstone of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was a time of great prosperity for all people under Rome’s rule.
“Rome’s policy of taking in conquered outsiders produced tremendous expansion (Hunt et al 138).” This absorption of different peoples is how Rome achieved all its great discoveries. Some of which were said to have happened before Rome was founded. The common technological advancement credited to the Romans is roads. The ability to move an army quickly over land, it was thought roads were used to move troops quickly across the growing republic. In 509 B.C.
“Caesar had not fought the Civil War in order to reform the republic, and in spite of what Cicero and others later ... ... middle of paper ... ...im the army would not have enough courage or hope to go any further. It takes a skilled politician and an ambitious military genius to make a great army that can conquer it all. Julius Caesar was a great dictator and will always remain in the hearts of the people of Rome. His greatest skill was as a military commander. He conquered many lands and made many new reforms that benefitted many people.
The Roman Empire The people were happy. This is the underlying cause of the astounding length of time and space that the Roman Empire occupied most of the known western land. Great rulers met their downfall when they put their own status in front of the well being of the people they govern. When the citizens are left high and dry and not regarded as important to their society then this is when there is an overthrow of power and a new ruler comes into play. Citizens had a place in politics, they have lots of entertainment, they had the best army in the world to protect them, and Rome was the place to live and would be that way for many years.
Rome was a simple city ruling by king. This was when Rome was known as a Republic. Which was soon changed on government level because even with their powerful army they had lost control of the society they had expand. Conflict between cities and their armies soon took place, and tear a part the empire into a civil war. Nevertheless, the Roman Empire prospered for 200 years.They have built a vast system of roadway and waterways that connected
With a monarchy, you have one family who constantly controls your country. When he or she dies, the next descendant takes over the job and continues to control the people. Romans thought it would be better to have a team of legislative which could then make decisions cooperatively. This allowed more freedom of speech and is still used today. Roman politicians weren 't all good though, it is known that many of the people were of higher class descent and a lot of the involvement included corruption.
Every empire, dynasty, government, regime etc. has consisted of both good and bad leadership. This directly affects the society in which they oversee and/or control. The infamous Roman Empire experienced its share of triumphs and depression through its leader’s actions. Run as a monarchy, the kings of Rome had various ways of implementing their authority.