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.
•The Romans hate the Christians a lot, and sins everyone hate the Christians it was easy to blame everything the romans did wrong on the Christians. So when a Roman leader did something wrong the Christians were punished. •Since the Roman leaders did so many bad things that Ch... ... middle of paper ... ...re was a fir it would spread quickly because building where so close together and if a building fell over it would create a domino effect. •As more people in the empire became Christin the roman army shrunk because Christians where pacifists and did our believe in valance. •There for Rome had to hire troops from the people that were invading them.
The Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire The Christian Church was persecuted for hundreds of years in the days of the Roman Empire. Christianity is a fairly widespread religion in the world today, so you might wonder what happened to make so many people hate it back then. When Christianity first began, it started off small, and no one thought anything much of it. But it’s message quickly grew on people and gained a lot of followers and admiration. The Romans, thinking it was just a passing phase, didn’t really react and just let it be.
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. All of these factors caused the fall of Rome, which was unanticipated by many people, since Rome was a very powerful empire. Also, the fall of Rome impacted society in many ways. For example, after the fall of Rome, tumultuous reactions emerged in Europe, as many barbaric and foreign tribes tried to gain control of the major Roman cities. Also, the economy decreased in the Roman Empire and trade was temporarily halted.
Generations passed and soon there were no more people that knew how to farm or earn a living. The powers of Rome made this worse by not educating the masses that first came to the cities after the Punic Wars (Stambaugh, 125). During peace times it was easy to govern these areas but du... ... middle of paper ... ... their entire civilization was based on war, greed, and arrogance. Bibliography Baker, Simon. "Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire" BBC Books; Reprint edition, 2007 Coolidge, Olivia E. "Lives of Famous Romans."
The introduction of Christianity into the Roman Empire directly undermined the states previous pagan religion. The Christian belief in only one God “weakened the authority and credibility of the Emperor” (ushistory.org, 2008-2014). Now that the Roman Empire was a Christian Empire, under Constantine’s rule he contributed to another factor for fall of Rome. He split the Roman Empire into the Western Empire and the Eastern Empire and he moved the capital of the Em... ... middle of paper ... ...he fall of Rome did not happen in a day either. It took hundreds of years for the eventual demise of the Roman Empire.
Finally, with the establishment of Christian churches and the roles of the Bishops and the presbyters, the authority of the pontiffs and the Pontifus Maximus greatly decreased. For the first time in Roman history, there was a struggle for power in Roman religious practices. Thus, the rise of Christianity is accountable for the fall of the Roman Empire, as Christianity was a monotheistic religion that challenged the civic duty of the Roman citizens, and separated the church from the state. Although the early followers of Christianity suffered much agony from the Romans, the word of God continued to spread and remains a prominent religion to this day.
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. First the morals and values of the people were at a rapid decline towards the end of their empire.
Invaders such as the Huns, Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Visigoths discovered weaknesses of Rome and attacked Rome. The Huns were especially the most famous, strongest, and wildest invaders. With these confusions, the change of emperors and invasions, former Roman citizens whose properties had been conquered “considered their new life” with less rules. As if to rub salt into the wound, a violent disaster caused more catastrophes and soon, epidemics went any further causing more deaths of people. One significant reason for the decline of the Roman Empire was political instability because poor leadership weakened and confused the community of Rome.
Over time the religion spread across the whole empire. Numerous even blame the initiation of Christianity for the down turn. Christianity made many Roman people into peacemakers, making it more difficult to defend against the barbarian attackers. Furthermore the injection of money utilized to build churches could have be... ... middle of paper ... ...he Roman troops were pulled back from the Rhine-Danube outskirts to battle war in Italy. This left the Roman outskirts open to assault.