How Did The Roman Empire Lead To The Fall Of The Carolingian Empire

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“The Vikings were like mad dogs or wolves, biting the edges of their shields, / and were as strong as bears or bulls. They killed men everywhere / and nothing could stop them – not fire, not steel.” This was one of the scenes that were portrayed by the Old Norse poet Snori Surlson (1179-1241) after the Carolingian Empire fell under the Vikings Empire. Conflicts between people and the emperor, unstable and weak emperor, political instability, and external pressure led to the downfall of Carolingian Empire. Likewise, the Roman Empire also could not hold its dominance in the Greater Western world for a long period. Conflicts between religions, overpopulation, natural and economic catastrophe, unsteady government, and external pressure from powerful neighbors were the key factors for the decline of Roman Empire. Indeed, both Roman and Carolingian Empire shared the same causes for its subsidence. Roman Empire is considered as the earliest civilization in the Western world. Romans were able to set its identity that time when Greek and Persian Empire had already spread out its robust civilization around the…show more content…
Both the empire started in the same way and ended up in a similar way. Both empires were once powerful under one well-educated emperor. After the death of that emperor, internal conflicts aroused, which led to the civil war. This became an advantage for the external opportunist that finally led the collapse of both the empire. Concisely, both empires collapsed because of internal conflicts and external pressure. “One bad apple can the Bruch.” This became true, as both empires collapsed because of one imperfect leader. In addition, instead of working together, people of both empires started disdaining each other. After examining both empires, it brought me to a firm conclusion that the reason behind their collapse is because of their own contempt attitude against each other and with their
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