Having these two areas under its control meant that the Mediterranean was once again a Roman sea, and the trade that was now available to the empire would greatly increase its revenue. Justinian would further improve his legacy as these two former Roman territories were still very important to the Byzantine Empire. However, the conquests expanded throughout more than just North Africa and Italy. Conquests were throughout parts of Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, as Document 6 shows. The conquest of Africa in 533 by Belisarius also increased the wealth of the empire as the general took back the Vandal treasury, once plundered from
A standard way that the Emperors used their power was for military purposes. Because Rome was a large and thriving empire; a strong army was needed for equally attacking and defending against opposition. Emperors could effortlessly find new recruits for enlistment to the Roman legions. This would provide the advantage of larger numbers of soldiers in a battle. This benefit allowed tactics such as the ‘wedge’ to be executed as more soldiers could reinforce the wedge from behind, which would consequently break the enemies’ formation (Roman Empire.net 2012).
This had a massive impact on the country as it had successfully stopped civil and political unrest which had previously been threating the harmony of the country. As it had been seen as a progressive force on behalf of ordinary people it received strong support from peasants and workers alike throughout the country. It also proved to the country that Chiang was an able diplomat resulting in higher public support. Nevertheless they were unsuccessful in entirely removing the warlords which meant there was always a constant threat of the warlords reforming and taking power once more. Although there failure of completely vanquishing the warlords there can be little doubt that Chiang was fairly successful in solving this domestic problem and the effects it would have on the country as it is probably that without him stabilising the political and social unrest civil war would have broken out in the country much early than it did.
The Romans and Han had a huge thing in common which was that they felt superior to the rest of the world. These two empires had many similarities but the way they viewed things was different. A thing that was very vital to both empires was water because without it they probably would have not been the empires that they were. The Romans had aqueducts, which benefitted any landowners, and they were very proud of according to Frontinus who said “The abundance of water is sufficient not only for public and private uses and applications but truly even for pleasure”. According to Huan Tan the Han used the water to make inventions because he said, “Water power was also applied (pestle and mortar)”.
Evaluate the significance of the Gallic Wars in the Career of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar’s involvement in the Gallic Wars was a vital factor in his successful career, it had a major impact on both his military and political status. Caesar’s involvement in the Gallic wars was a daring and ambitious move, as per his financial circumstances at the time. However, it was a necessary decision if he were “to make a career at all” [Plutarch]. The Gallic Wars was an opportunity Caesar utilized to obtain a proconsular command that would propel his rise to power and status. The military strength and wealth he gained through his conquests in Gaul would pave his way to a successful career.
The proclamation was only supposed to be temporary but since it was working so well (economically) for the British they decided to keep it. The Quartering Act made it easier for the British. The colonists did everything for them. It was harder for the colonists because they had to compete with the British in everything, including jobs. Basically the colonists were supporting the British.
Even though the Roman Empire was strong, there was one major problem in the Empire, which would be its over expansion that caused both Empire and the republic became unstable and eventually broke down. The Roman Empire was said to be the strongest empire that was ever built. The empire controlled and ruled the largest area in European history for over a thousand years, covering about 2.2 million square miles across Europe. Their military had several advantages such as rapid development of the latest technology and due to their advanced engineering skills of the Romans in building roads. Their roads had a strong stone surface which also allowed water to run off to the sides.
Han China and Imperial Rome were more advanced than any other empire because they built roads that helped the trade, and become more successful. Another similarity these classical empires shared is that they both controlled a large portion of the world because they were the most advanced. Lastly, women in Han China and Imperial Rome had no power. They weren’t allowed to make political decisions because they had no power and they were supposed to stay home and do household chores. Although the Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire were similar, they also had differences.
What also made the aqueducts so remarkable is that the Romans were able to calculate the angle of slope that was required in order to maintain water flow while still achieving the finish point. These are a few examples of how the Romans were not only brilliant with their architectural design and arithmetic but also on how to manage their use of supplies. Without aqueducts, much of Rome would have potentially died due to their nearby
He even fixed prices so people could afford things, and the people of Rome loved Octavian. This eventually allowed the republic to turn into an empire and the people never protested because their lives were actually better now. Octavian began the Paxromana period, and had a very strong hold on the Mediterranean trade routes. He even had Roman stations all along the Silk Road. Culture traveled along the road, and religions like Buddhism and Christianity came about.