These immense military efforts did all but exhaust the empire’s treasury. He even had to pay Persia for peace just so that he could have a free hand in the west. However, even after Justinian’s immense efforts, after his death, most of Italy, Southern Spain, and Africa were once again recaptured, leaving only Justinian’s dream of restoring the empire to the glory it once knew. His dream had failed (The Empire at the time of Justinian). The westerners didn’t want to return to some of the old Roman ways such as Roman taxation,... ... middle of paper ... ...e of the capital city, a number of distinguished literary figures of Justinian’s time popped up.
The popularity of the Tsar was ever-decreasing and opposition was worryingly increasing for him. Although the Tsar introduced the October manifesto, which stated that all classes had the freedoms of speech, conscience, assembly and association as we... ... middle of paper ... ...e to unite Russia, the army suffered in the battlefield and could not fight properly, eventually causing the Tsar to abdicate to create the fall of Tsarism. Tolstoy’s view is correct although there were signs that Russia was evolving into a more modern country. There were signs of economic growth as well as better living conditions and more rights to the people. However, the Tsar’s greediness and selfishness brought an abrupt end to what was left of Russia’s political stability.
The Senate was already weak for allowing Pompey to exploit the military and political system to his own advantage and hence to achieve this power, while in the final years of the Republic (which were evidently most damaging to the system) when the First Triumvirate was formed, the other individuals Caesar and Crassus also played a major part in the harm of the Republic. Now what the Romans had feared most all along was well and truly underway.
Sulla was an odd mixture of cynicism and superstition, public sobriety and private indulgence. His reforms achieved very little besides adding to the sum of human misery. He brought an unprecedented ruthlessness to Roman life; and, though it may be conceded that his political intentions were good, his contemptible methods , notably marching his own Roman army upon the capital, contributed more than those of any other man to the debasement of the Republican constitution, he avowedly restored.
Unfortunately, democracy didn’t last and therefore this same factor was the major contribute to the failure of the great empire. Constant warfare and victory expanded the territory and established the power of Romans. The Roman Empire gained control over the centuries using all of its advantages, however was brought down by the misuse of its government system. The biggest advantage of Romans success was the location of their establishment. Italy is divided into eastern and western sides by Apennines mountains, which to the advantage are less rocky than the ones in Greece and therefore didn’t divide people into isolated communities, instead brought them together.
Among all of these factors, one of the most obvious and major causes was the crumbling of one most powerful military forces in history, The Roman army. It is widely believed that the fortunes of Rome were directly linked to the prowess and stability of her military. During the later periods of the Empire, this military would steadily deteriorate for a number of reasons. In the end, this was one of the chief factors that led to the toppling of what had once been the mightiest empire in the world. One of Rome's many mistakes was to pay soldiers to fight for them.
Darius was succeeded by Xerxes I “The Great” who tried to expand the Persian Empire even further but was met with resistance from the Greek, but his successes include the suppression if revolt in Egypt (Gills, 2017). However, after the death of Xerxes the Persian Empire/Civilization began to crumble due to the lack of leadership show by the likes of Darius and Xerxes and this led to the rise of several provincial revolts (mainly in Egypt) which created major economic concerns which waned the power of the king/s a and boosted the power of the satraps and although the Persians survived the following invasions and conquests (e.g. that of Alexander the Great) they never regained the
Sparta on the other hand was also affected politically, and militarily but to a lesser effect. Athens was left in mayhem while Sparta was only feeling a little sore from the war but for the most part was rejoicing their win. The aftermath of the war not only affected Athens and Sparta, but Greece as a whole. Greece was severely weakened by the war and with its ignorant leader, Sparta; Phillip II of Macedonia was able to conquer Greece. As a result of the Peloponnesian War Greece was conquered by Phillip II of Macedonia which shows how the aftermath of the war was worse than the war itself.
They were the ones who carried out the war, they were cut down to size in the Versailles treaty, they restored order in most cases when uprisings occurred. Due to some factors they carried a fair amount of political influence. They were against the left and supported the right, which Weimar found untrustworthy. Weimar never had a respectable leader but when they did he did not take long to expire, Gustav Stressemen did many things for Weimar but died at a time when a good leader was most needed. The weakness of the economy was great; this meant that the Weimar Republic could no longer maintain social stability.
After causing the weakness of his empire, Delhi was reduced to ashes by the Persians. During and after his rule, everything started to fall apart. This comes to show that one lousy ruler can be the reason for decline in any empire because in order for the empire to be successful, it must have a good ruler, wealth, a strong military, and religious tolerance.