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.
This can be argued was to do with this battle because Valen lost two thirds of his army. It also showed that the Roman legions were no match for the heavy cavalry which many empires started to recruit. This then led to the Middle Ages and knights. The weakness of the Roman legionaries was showed again in 410 in the sacking of Rome. This was seen as another step towards the fall of the Roman Empire because this defeat was inevitable after the defeat
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.
One of the most difficult problems was choosing a new emperor. Eventually, the throne went to the highest bidder. With the corruption within the empire, it would only grow weaker every day.” The disapproval in government by the people of Rome brought on civil war. After the assassination of emperor Severus Alexander, a 50-year civil war would erupt and bring confusion to the empire. “In what sometimes has been called the ‘military anarchy’, the fifty years following the murder of emperor Alexander Severus in AD 235 saw reins of Roman power pass through the hands of no fewer than twenty legitimate emperors and a host of usurpers, between them each
(See map 1) In the 4th and 5th Centuries AD, nomadic peoples from Central Asia began to migrate out from their homeland and cause considerable havoc all over the Eurasian Continent. One of these groups were the Huns, who arrived in Europe at about 370 AD. The arrival of the Huns in Europe immediately caused a great involuntary movement amongst the Germanic peoples who, centuries earlier, had moved down from Scandinavia and were settled on the northern fringes of the Roman Empire. These Germanic peoples were forced out of their homelands and penetrated into the Mediterranean World, sometimes settling peacefully, sometimes raiding Roman cities and sometimes offering their services as mercenaries to defend Roman cities against other barbarian invaders. The Visigoths were one of the first groups to arrive, sweeping through the Balkans, defeating a large Roman Army at the Battle of Adrianople in 378 AD and then migrating into Italy and sacking Rome itself in 410 AD, before finally establishing a Kingdom in the area of Aquitania.
In addition, the berlin Wall was in the construction process, increasing the cultural divide between eastern and western Europe along the Iron Curtain. When the Berlin wall was completed, people were shocked and could not fathom the wall disappear. A significant number of intellectuals fled from the east to the west to escape the communist laws of equality, as opposed to a more merit based system. The loss of these influential individuals severely damaged the economy of East Germany. When a significant population of East Germans migrated to the west, the economy was harmed to a greater extent.
When we think about the Roman Empire, we usually think of brutality, genius, and unimaginable power. Ingenuity and savergy are defining characteristics of the largest empire the world has ever known. Although treachery and greed let to its demise, many other factors contributed to the eventual fall of Rome. Social causes such as population decline due to war and disease were issues that brought Rome to ruin. Many lives were lost in external conflicts as well as internal civil wars.
One of Europe’s biggest powers before its fall was the Holy Roman Empire. There were multiple events that contributed to the fall, but most of them started to occur in 1517. In 1648 the empire had completely fallen due to this series of events. The three major events that encouraged the fall of the empire were Thirty Years’ War, the religious reformations/war, and the Peace of Westphalia. One of the major events that assisted the fall of the Holy Roman Empire was Thirty Years’ War.
Typically, when one thinks of Great War, they think of extensive fighting in Europe but in reality the Great War had numerous battles in the colonized states where there were clashes between Triple Alliance and the Allies. Particularly, in Africa and in Ottoman empire where the clashes would lead to hundreds and thousands of fatal deaths and injuries. The Great War brought devastation and thousands of losses to both Ottomans and the Africans and caused a severe decline in economies but the Great War brought an end to Ottoman empire however Africa would still remain colonized. Furthermore, Since thousands of lives were constantly being lost so their was shortage of men so Great Britain and France brought soldiers from their colonies in Africa to fight for them in Europe. In addition, the war caused severe damage to economy since their were less men to work for in the fields and more Raw material was needed for the War.
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history, encompassing much of modern day Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Various scholars have sought to explain what caused the collapse of such a great empire in the fifth century, after nearly half a millennium of rule, the reasons for the empire’s decline still debated today. The decline and fall of the empire was not the result of a single, simple cause, and it did happen in one day. Internal political and economical unrest, invasions from the West, and the rise of Christianity in the East all contributed to its decline over hundreds of years, leading to the eventual collapse of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire began in 31 B.C.E.