Roman Empire, political system established by Rome that lasted for nearly five centuries. Historians usually date the beginning of the Roman Empire from 27 bc when the Roman Senate gave Gaius Octavius the name Augustus and he became the undisputed emperor after years of bitter civil war. At its peak the empire included lands throughout the Mediterranean world. Rome had first expanded into other parts of Italy and neighboring territories during the Roman Republic (509-27 bc), but made wider conquests and solidified political control of these lands during the empire. The empire lasted until Germanic invasions, economic decline, and internal unrest in the 4th and 5th centuries ad ended Rome’s ability to dominate such a huge territory. The Romans and their empire gave cultural and political shape to the subsequent history of Europe from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day.
The Roman Empire was, without a doubt, the most powerful governing body in the Mediterranean that ever was. At the peak of the Roman Empire, in the mid part of the first century, it covered about half of Europe, much of the Middle East, and the north coast of Africa. So why did Rome fall? There was not one cause that led to the fall of Rome, but many things occurring in succession to each other.
There were some reasons for the drop of the Roman Empire. Each one intervened with the other. Religion was one of the many factors that helped contribute to the fall of the Roman Empire. Romans were polytheistic which means to believe in many gods whereas Christianity was monotheistic. Because of the growing popularity of the rising Christian religion, Romans were prosecuting Christians which was a popular religion amongst the poor because it gave them a sense of hope. The Roman emperor Constantine declared Christianity to be the main religion and ended all the wrongdoings to the citizens that came upon them because of their religious beliefs. Over time the religion spread across the whole empire.
The Roman Empire was incredibly large and successful. In the prime of the empire population reached up to 56.8 million people. The land they conquered amasses to an outrageous 1 million square miles. Their influence is so great that even now people can see their imprint in architecture, law, and even helping spread Christianity, the world’s most populous religion. These amazing facts also begs a question. How did one of the world’s greatest civilization fall? Well, the fall of Roman Empire in 476 ACE was aided by ineffective rulers, the crumbling economy, and the invasion of the Germanic Tribes.
The Roman Empire was one of the largest in history. At its height in 117 A.D.,it spanned from Iberia all the way to the Caspian Sea, covering over 5 million square kilometers. The Roman Empire left behind a vast legacy, consisting of art, architecture, and religion. However, like all empires, the Roman empire fell. Usually, when people think of the fall of the Roman Empire, they think of the fall of the Western Roman Empire, formed after Diocletian split the Roman Empire in 284 A.D. The three main reasons that the Western Roman Empire fell were economic problems, flaws in the military, and barbarian invasions.
The Roman Empire and today's world, very different worlds, but did you know effects from the Romans are still around today? Three of the impacts can be small things to things we take for granted, like building safety, or building limits, or the laws we follow everyday, or lastly water systems, to blueprints and public squares.
There are many reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire, and all of them are related to one another. The Christian religion that was adopted by the Romans made them more passive people than before, which in turn made it difficult against attackers. Money was being used for lavish parties for the governs which could have been used for the people. The people became lazy and glutinous and didn't care about the republic.
There is many reasons why the fall of Rome happened and occurred but theses are just a few that I think that mostly affected the Rome Empire. People still to this day have theories of why Rome when down hill and what exactly happened to it but till someone has a solid answer. We will just think of what happened by what we learn in the books and by our
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.
Several factors that contributed to the fall of Rome are the spread of Christianity, military decay, and economic factors. There was not one main event that occurred, and resulted with the collapse. There was a combination of many small issues that led up to this big event. There are numerous opinions on what actually caused the fall of Rome. Many people say that it was natural or inevitable. Others say that they are astounded that it lasted so long. Although most agree that Rome was doomed to fall eventually, it is impossible to pinpoint one, exact cause that led to Rome’s fall.