This is demonstrated in documents 4, 5, and 6. Henry Haskell states that “The government undertook such far-reaching responsibility in affairs that the fiber of the citizens weakened” (Document 4) This shows that the decline of the empire was due to heavy taxation that couldn’t support the government. If the taxes couldn’t sustain the government then it wouldn’t be able to control the people. According to Montanelli “The military crisis was the result of… proud old aristocracy’s… shortage of children” (Document 5) This means that many children weren’t old enough to go into the military which caused the decrease of soldiers. With the lack of soldiers, it would be easier to invade Rome, which could’ve led to the decline of the Empire.
However, the ruling class enacted to squeeze and exploit with their political power, which sharpened the contradiction and resulted in the uprisings. The nobles had to make concessions to increase the salaries and reduce the land rent. Due to most of the nobles’ income was from land, it caused the tremendous decrease of the income and put their finance into a difficult situation. The suzerainty of the nobles was lowered while merchants and financiers took the opportunities to grab more money and become the main decision maker in the government. It weakened the political power of the original ruling class.
This made Germany angry as they had coal taken from them and there port was weakened so they were not as strong and economy was damaged. Germany also lost all of it colonies. This meant that germanise empire was destroyed. One of those countries was Samoa which was given to New Zealand. Germany was not happy about losing all this land as it made them smaller, it damaged the economy and they lost colonies to make them look stronger and to help them if another war broke out.
The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess. However Major did have some success, he abolished poll tax, which was very popular among the public, he increased spending on the NHS and introduced transport subsides to keep travel fares low.
The citizens of Rome became lazy and self-indulgent because. Because of some of the emperors became infamous for throwing lavish parties were guest drank and at until they were sick. Another reason the citizens became lazy and self-indulgent is because of the most popular amusement which gladiator fighting in the Colosseum. Eventually the romans suffered inflation beginning after the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Once the romans stopped conquering new lands the flow of gold decreased but however they continued to pay gold for luxury items this meant that there was less gold to use in coins.
Kirsten Kielma Great Depression/New Deal Homework 1. The Great Depression occurred because the citizens of America though that their banks were going under. This thought pushed them into taking out their money from their banks in large amounts. This caused the banking system to collapse. Short lived economic policies were another factor to the Great Depression.
Not only were shops greatly affected but feudalism was as well. The serfs started to not work in the fields, causing the lords of the manors to do their own labor. With the constant threat of death all over Europe it forced people to isolate themselves, creating an economic
Secondly the adoption of Christianity ruined unity in Rome. Thirdly Rome`s military short comings ruined their civilization in the long run. In conclusion the Roman Empire caused its own demise. Rome`s economic policies created an unsustainable Rome. When the Roman system of capturing foreign lands and enslaving them started to fail so did the Roman economy, the over inflation of the Roman economy lead to a loss of economic freedom, the Romans lack of innovation lead to an
The Decline of Christianity in America Prepared by: Garrett Brice / Frank Allen English 1301 I. Introduction II. Causes for the Decline in Christianity a. Lifestyle of Christian Leaders b. The Decline in the Traditional Family c. Americans becoming More Educated III. The Effects of the Decline in Christianity d. Immorality has increased e. Banning of Prayers in Schools f. Technology has replaced the reliance on Christ Introduction The decline of Christianity, we think has hit America significantly, because things that are seen today go against this lifestyle.
The roman empire the economy system got weak. The economy system got weak because of the tribes and pirates outside of the empire disrupting the trade. Trying to expand to their limit, the romans had less of new sources like silver and gold. Extremely desperate for the new sources the government raised all of the taxes. They started to cheat people out of their silver and gold by putting less and less of silver and gold in their metal.