The citizens lost their sense of patriotism in the country creating a trend of social apathy. Negligence and laziness brought the once great military to its knees. Lastly over taxation polluted the economic system causing a rise in poverty. Rome had to face adversities it could not overcome and the importance of acknowledging them is to ensure that the countries of today’s world do not make the same mistakes.
Eventually, the Roman soldier's began to rely wholly on these mercenaries. A lack of incentive to enlist began to grow in potential warriors. This was one of the most important issues, which began the decline of the military. Because of Rome's gargantuan boundaries, they needed all... ... middle of paper ... ... strength and unity, was left unorganized and practically useless. Rome was the constant victim of barbaric waves of attacks.
In addition to this, Rome’s people became less unified. There was no more trust or dignity left in Rome due to such horrible emperors such as Caligula, Nero and Commodus, to name a few. By Rome’s end, there were really no good rulers left. Roman leaders became corrupt and only sought power for themselves. Almost every military commander secretly had his eye on the throne and was ready to overthrow the emperor and take power himself.
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
Before Christianity came to Rome, people believed in polytheism, so emperors were basically gods, so the change represents the acceptance of something else to believe in. While Christianity helped with the fall of Rome, the expansion of the empire also assisted in the fall of the Roman Empire. An Empire that is too big is not always for the better because there are more problems to be dealt with. In the case of the Roman E... ... middle of paper ... ...the Empire. 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 citizens of an empire begin to ignore the difference in good and bad. This will begin to cause chaos and corruption in an empire, resulting in a quick decline. Sometimes, like that mentioned in the Roman Empire, the Emperor is unable to control the amount of corruption and chaos occurring. Without an effective emperor to control such issues throughout an empire, the empire will begin to gradually weaken. The rise and fall of great empires result from many complex reasons such as moral decline and escapists, but the factors mentioned above are often inevitable.
Rome also made a lot of bad decisions. One of the worst decisions they made was having to go to war so often that they made other people that weren’t even Romans pay their taxes. This should have been a warning sign to them to know that they don’t have anymore money and need more for war. This was a bad decision because the people of Rome had to go out and fight, and put their lives to a stop. The other people in the Roman Empire, that weren’t even in Rome had to pay taxes for those men to go to war.
Although many people believe that a single factor contributed to Rome’s fall, the Roman Empire fell because of invasions from other countries, the government leaders did not have the support of the people, and because of natural disasters and unforeseen sicknesses that occurred in the Empire. First of all, the Roman Empire fell because of invasions from other countries. In “Foreign Invasions of the Roman Empire,” the map depicts several tribes attacking the Roman Empire. On the map, the Huns tribe is shown attacking Rome from several different locations, and the Vandal and Visigoths tribes attacked Rome directly. As a result of being attacked from several different locations, Rome’s army was concentrated mostly in one location, and as a result, Rome was not able to defend its o... ... middle of paper ... ...nd because of several natural disasters and diseases that weakened the Empire.
One of the main causes of disunity was the tension between the Emperor and his generals (Grant-1978-pg.437). By doing so, they left the offices of business in the city which out of this neglect began to disappear. This trend, although very strong in the west was comparably weak in the east, where the cities were older and more schooled and prepared to deal with economic recession. The final action of the Roman rulers to retreat to the country, resulted not only in the empires economy being weak, but moreover a general failure to function. A major reason for a weakening in the Empire was the inability to resist its invaders (Grant-1990-pg.60).
Corrupt leaders are a major reason for societies falling. For example a society that collapse because of bad leaders was Ancient Rome and the Etruscan Kings. They had been unfair to the Plebeians and had given no rights, and favored to the Patricians. too much war, corrupt leaders, and unfair treatment to minorities can all cause society downfalls.