The decline lasted for approximately 300 years until A.D. 476 when it finally collapsed. There were a number of problems which led to the empires downfall. One of the leading factors was that the people had become disloyal to the empire and very different than they had been years before. Another major reason was that there were political and economic decays. And also, the military had drastically weakened, which made a huge difference.
The period of time between 100 C.E. and 600 C.E. marked many important events for the Roman Empire. Like the long line of unworthy emperors, stopped rarely by better ones. This led the empire to spiral down into the ground.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Republic The disintegration of the Roman Republic is the first example in European history of the collapse of a constitutional system. The fall of the Republic, which occurred from 133 until 31 B.C.E., was more than a single man event. It was a result of several individual actions or achievements, coupled with social conditions that weighed heavily on Roman society. Additionally, massive and rapid expansion from Rome's foundation as a booming city 700 years earlier until the mid 1st century B.C., created monumental holes in the political and governing ability of the Senate. Periods of stability were mixed in with those of near collapse, while powerful generals or inciters of the Roman mob jockeyed for position.
The Roman Empire was known for many things. Its government, its leaders, and even certain achievements in history. People read about the Rise of the Roman Empire...but what about the fall? Many things in Roman History ultimately led to the fall of the Roman Empire. The population was decreasing.
Centuries after the Rise of Rome and their extraordinary historical achievements, was their collapse. This was caused by the combination of numerous political, economic and social factors or otherwise known as the P.E.S. These problems included corruptions in both the military and resource productions, and of course their continuous failed attempts of expanding their empire resulting in others and even their own society to turn and rebel against them. Political factors involve people and organizations with such power, these include powerful emperors, leaders and empires. Although if people with such power are unable to maintain control, their society usually collapses and resolves in chaos.
Various different leaders commenced into Rome who were very poorly educated and did not understand about economics or political duty. One of Rome’s worst tyrants was a leader called Commodus. He used military force to cause massacres and rule Rome. However, after Commodus there were many other selfish emperors who took thrown, that slowly caused the fall of the empire. Furthermore, the empire was recovered with substantial leaders such as of Diocletian, Constantine the great and Theodosius.
Spenser Blake 09-10-12 Class: 6 The Han Dynasty vs. the Roman Empire: a comparison of their political, cultural, and economic issues. The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty were two of the most powerful entities to rule their respective parts of the world. The Han Dynasty ruled over a large expanse of Asia, while the Roman Empire ruled over much of Europe. Although it looked as if these empires were going strong, they eventually fell due to many factors including political, cultural, and economic issues. These great empires’ falls were similar in many ways, and also different in numerous ways.
Emperor Constantine had divided the empire into two halves. He declared Constantinople the new capital of Roman society, claiming rule over all Eastern provinces. The Western Roman Empire’s economy went into decline, and lost its power over towns in the East, causing a great reduction in profits from the treasury and weakening them dramatically in warfare. Due to the large decline, the western halves’ strength had been dwindled. The Roman Empire's collapse was the geographical extent of its own expansion.
Some of these groups included Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Franks, Angles, Saxons, Burgundians, Alemanni, and Vandals. They slowly began to overwhelm the structures of Roman society. In the end, they took over the last Roman emperor and drove him out. The main reason for these Germanic invasions was the pressure of the Huns, fierce Mongol nomads from central Asia. Rome was a strong empire but it fell with time.
Rich stayed rich and didn't benefit poor at all. This causes the downfall because the wealth was not evenly distributed and also due to them not advancing technology, too much of Rome's resources were being used and wasted on useless desires. “Christianity, in the words of Friedrich Nietzsche, “was the vampire of the imperium Romanum—in a night shattered the stupendous achievements of the Romans(Santosuosso 98). Christianity is believed to be one of the biggest factors in Rome's fall. As the religion grew to their army, soldiers began to become more peaceful.