Quarantine laws ended up dying because they would have been very difficult to enforce. It is unf... ... middle of paper ... ...In addition, the possibility of foreign intervention of Great Britain and France to help the Confederacy probably kept a great portion of immigrants away from the South. Some Southerners still liked to claim their proud German or Irish heritage and went to fight for their new country. While there were only very few Irish and German soldiers in the Confederacy they were able to make an impact because the South had their own special immigrant brigades as well.
High military spending left the Romans with very limited resources for other essential government projects such as the building of more public houses and the development of roads and aqueducts as well as leading to inflation. The over-expenditure on the military led th... ... middle of paper ... ...on military expansion as it put strain on the Roman government as it cost them many economic and military casualties as they were losing a load of money hiring soldiers to invade and often replace them when they died without gaining from the lands they conquered. In my opinion, this is the major factor pertaining to the collapse of the Roman Empire. The political corruption allowed the Praetorian Guard to be above the law and announce whoever they wanted as Emperor regardless of whether they were capable of the task. The dependence on slave labour caused high unemployment and the stagnation of technology for the last 400 years of the Roman Empire.
There were also the good and corrupt times of Rome which all happened before the unexpected fall of the biggest empire in history. There are precise reasons for why the Roman Empire fell. The reasons the Roman Empire fell are that Christianity became the religion in Rome, the empire became too big, and overtime the empire decayed. When Christianity became the religion in Rome, some people accepted the change and some people did not. Christianity was brought into the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine during his reforms after a period of crisis in the late Roman Empire.
While the declining reputation of Rome was apparent long before the battle itself, it was clear that the Roman defeat at Adrianople significantly contributed to the Western Empire’s gradual disintegration as the dominance of the East thrived. Nearing the fourth century, the Roman Empire had experienced a teetering struggle for uniformity under the rule of Diocletian and the tetrarchy. Though Diocletian’s goals had been to strengthen the empire, more division resulted and as a result, the Western Empire suffered. This back and forth transition in leadership left the Empire in political disarray. The attempts to assimilate by Germanic tribes into Roman territory also played a significant role in this chaos.
Shortly after, the males lost their willingness to defend and the empire had to recruit unreliable mercenaries to fight in war. Unlike the successful army of the past, these mercenaries did not have true loyalty to Rome. Because of constant warfare, the Romans had heavy military spending. The Roman Empire had become too large to control effortlessly. Families and soldiers in parts of the Roman Empire adopted local customs.
However, despite the fact that the Roman Empire was extremely powerful, it eventually started to fall apart. The Western Roman Empire was attacked by other foreign tribes and got weaker. By 476 A.D., the Roman Empire had officially fallen apart and Europe transitioned to the Dark Ages. The exact reason for the sudden and unexpected decline of Rome is obscure and historians still debate to this day about the actual causes for Rome’s fall. 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.
It kind of shocks me because they had a hard enough time getting food let alone having to provide an army to protect its people against a possible invasion from another kingdom. If they could have just focused on necessary things to survive they would have been a lot richer in the form of resources. Having land was important to people back then they need it to survive on a day to day to day basis. They get all of their resources from the land. Growing food and hunting were important to the people; they needed these resources to survive.
The role of powerful general’s play in the decline of the Republic by Rome’s failures to adapt it city or state styles of government to ruling an empire triggered a century long pattern of events that would eventually lead to fall of the old oligarchy led by the Senate. The careers of Gaius Marius and Sulla represent the path to political power in the last century of the Roman Republic. Another role of the powerful generals is Caesar, he made up a personal army to march into Rome to bring peace and prosperity to the Roman people.
From the excerpt from the textbook, The Course of Civilization, the serfs were "bound to the soil and…excluded from political responsibilities.” Therefore, many foreigners, especially Germans, took part in the army. With outlanders coming in the army, the army did not succeed because these people did not have the same drive (as a Roman) to protect the empire. With these political and military issues, the empire weakened, and so did the economics. Economics of the empire hit an all time low with continued spending and high taxation to support the army. According to the excerpt by Herbert J. Meller, “while the empire was expanding, its prosperity was fed by plundered wealth and by new markets in the semi-ba...
W... ... middle of paper ... ...d. At one point in time the San people were able to hunt and prosper from the mass amounts of land available because there wasn’t a want from anyone else to inhabit them. However, now their land is being taken by intensive-agriculturalists, and without that land they cannot live as they once did. Many bands are now becoming tainted by the ways of Westerners and no longer live the peaceful and simplistic lifestyle the long to. Works Cited Bushmen. (2011).