Social apathy was beginning to spread throughout the empire. The majority of citizens were neglected forcefully excluded from political participation, rejected from the army and had no other choice but to live off the land (Document 4). This oppression towards the people caused many citizens to feel like the old civilization was not worth saving (Document 4). Furthermore, corruption and turmoil grew in the political system of Rome. From 235-285 C.E Rome lost eight emperors to assassinations (Document 1).
The boom was leading people away from basic farming food and to other chains available to them. Another important reason was the lack of demand from the European market. During the war, tons of grain had been shipped by America to Europe, which made Europe, America's biggest customer of grain. But, because of the devastation in the war, many European countries had been vastly bankrupt and very few countries could afford to buy farming goods anymore. To add to this, the republicans made it worse by the high tarrifs put up to protect America industries.
There are many reasons for the fall of Rome but they those reasons are intertwine with two main categories: economy and war. The Roman economy got so severe that they had to tax citizens and raise prices. Working Roman citizens could not quit their jobs out of fear of going into jail only to be released by death (doc 3.) Romans feared for their life and tried to raise a family on the little bit of money left over after being taxed. This shows that roman government is unscrupulous and cared so little about their working citizens.
was what provoked the economic stagnation in the city of Rome and to the end of the Republic and the many corrupt politicians and generals who only thought of nothing more than personal gains and glory. The senate lost control of the Roman military and the reason they rose against the senate was because the senate were no longer able to help manage the social problems or the military and administrative problems of the empire. The economics of the Roman Empire soon hit rock bottom due to the high taxation to support the army. Gold was also eroding since Rome was no longer bringing new resources through the expansion. Emperors then tried to mint coins out of silver and copper instead and the end result was inflation and dramatic rises in Noochintra 2 prices on goods.
This was the... ... middle of paper ... ... battle the lower class would never win. As the wealth of the Empire increased so did greed, the people and the government went through very expensive phases of art, architecture, and territorial dominance. Architecture always influenced the government and the political and financial structure of the Empire. But the end was near, and stopping it was not a choice, The Roman Empire would die, to never return. As money, land, armies, allies, and government influences started to fade, the empire hit a spiraling downfall of everything.
Also, since the emperors did not have enough experience to rule over the empire wisely, they made unhealthy decisions which were not advantageous for Rome, such as allowing soldiers to not wear the armors. The weakened army without any armor couldn’t manage the invasions from foreign groups and disasters. The disasters that had to be handled by the government were left alone, causing tremendous death of Roman people. As all reasons we knowledge of are linked to governmental insecurity, the primary reason for the decline of Rome was the political instability.
The decay of Rome helped corrupt the city from the inside, by the city falling apart which made people want to leave the Rome area. The reform with the addition of Christianity, being too big, and the decay of Rome helped the collapse of the Roman Empire. The fall of the Roman Empire was a non-expected fall after a long time of control. Still to this date, Rome is history’s biggest empire so far lasting about 1000 years. The 147 emperors show how long the empire lasted.
Much of Rome’s wealth came from the wealthy places it conquered, but they eventually reached a point where there were no longer any wealthy rivals to conquer. The Roman Empire never actually established an efficient currency system, and eventually, due to inflation, money became worthless. The empire that was once known for its excessively elaborate architecture and system of roads began to fade away because of its loss of wealth. Also, their trading stopped because of the dangers involved in traveling. This caused small farmers to eventually completely die out, or hide behi... ... middle of paper ... ...urn led to a rejection of politics and many Roman citizens becoming independent of the government.
This caused poverty to increase because money was not being made. The third event that had an effect or role in the declining of the empire was moral decay. The moral decay that took place was contentment being “replaced by self-indulgence” (BJU, 102). Not only had this been taking place, but people who looked to the government for things such as grain and public amusements contributed to large economic burdens on the empire. Family life went away, divorce grew as well as superstition.
While t his money economy grew, the feudal lords were put into an economic squeeze. As one may see, that didn't leave much of a place for the nobles, who were rapidly losing power. Another thing that contributed to their loss of power was the enforcement of Common Law, which applied throughout the kingdom. The effects of the Hundred Years' War hastened the decline of the feudal system. The use of the longbow and firearms made the feudal methods of fighting obsolete.