With the lack of soldiers, it would be easier to invade Rome, which could’ve led to the decline of the Empire. This proves that internal decay was one of the major causes for the end of Rome. Document 6 shows the invasions of Barbarians in 476 on the Roman Empire. This demonstrates that the government and military were becoming weaker to the point where they weren’t strong enough to protect the empire from invasions. The government could not control all these invasions, so this was another component that helped the fall of the Roman Empire.
History has shown that Rome fell because of the Roman army, foreign invasions, and disasters and diseases. One of the primary reasons for the fall of Rome was the Roman army. “Because of negligence and laziness”, they stopped having training drills, and they also got rid of their armour piece by piece. Since the soldiers rarely wore armour, breastplates and helmets began to seem heavy. This made the Romans prone to injuries and “because they have no armor, think about running and not fighting” (Document B).
Also, many experts say that it fell because of the lack of heart the people had to the Empire, the rise of Christianity, it was too immense to govern and protect, the decline of the economy and jobs, the army being made up of mostly foreigners, and outside invaders. Thus, one can say that the Empire collapsed more internally than externally. The first reason why the Western Roman Empire fell was because the people that lived in it had a lack of heart in the Empire. People didn’t believe the Empire was worth saving anymore. As Strayer, Gatzke, and Harbison state in their textbook The Course of Civilization states “The basic trouble was that very few inhabitants of the empire believed that the old civilization was worth saving… the overwhelming majority of the population had been systematically excluded from political responsibilities.
Becoming a governor in his region of Rome wasn’t good enough, he wanted to be crowned king and serve as a dictator for life, something that Rome didn’t have for five hundred years. His need for absolute power, to become greedy and to bring Rome under Monarchy corrupted him and altered his thinking. Instead of thinking about the Roman people, he was thinking about himself, and that made him a bad leader. Another reason that he wasn’t a good leader was that he was weak. Although he appeared to be strong to the commoners, he was seen as weak to his own Senate members, especially Cassius.
It established a weak central government with strong individual state governments. Because of this the federal government was too weak to maintain control over all the colonies, which led to many problems amongst the states. It left the country without a political leader such as a president. It also left the country no way to pay off the war debts from the previous years and it was lacking a tax
Over time the currency lost its value due to inflation which devastated colonial economies. The lack of effective currency prevented an adequate form of payment to Continental soldiers, which influenced the Revolutionary War and led to Shay’s rebellion. A lack of effective currency combined with the problems of interstate commerce also led to a decline in trade among states. Many states during the time of
There were a number of factors throughout the period 1919-1934 which were responsible for the downfall of the Weimar Republic. The Weimar Republic's inability to deal with the increasingly dominant economic and social issues in Germany caused discontent throughout the country and consequently caused the German citizens to doubt the Republic. The actions of Hitler and the Nazi party were also a significant contributing factor to the destruction of the Weimar Republic, as as they gained support through their use of legality, propaganda and violence support for the Weimar Republic decreased. However the Weimar Republic's inability to deal with the problems of Germany was a more significant factor than the rise of the Nazis, as their failures were the main reason behind why the Nazis were able to gain power, demonstrating the Weimar Republic was mainly responsible for its own destruction. The failure of the Weimar Republic to fix the increasingly pressing problems of Germany consequently contributed massively to their downfall, as it demonstrated their weakness.
Anthony Murphree Mrs.Hartman Period 6 2/20/13 End Electoral Vote System The Electoral College system is no longer useful in today’s society and needs to be removed from the presidential voting system. When it was first created it was used because the framers did not have anything better to put in its place at the time. The Electoral College does not even do what it was originally intended to do (Encourage candidates to take small states seriously). It is also only used in the most important election, it was removed other elections because it was felt that the system was unfair. The Electoral College system is faulty and needs to be removed from the presidential voting system.
The fact that Lloyd George’s power rested on his political enemies made it very difficult to employ social and economic reforms as he would require the backing of the Conservatives. This weak political position made it virtually impossible to achieve anything during his four year post war period as Prime Minister and Lloyd George found himself in a vulnerable position where, if he wanted to do something, he would have to run it past the Conservatives, often failing, and if he did nothing the Conservatives would remove him from power. It was only a matter of time before they did. A second major reason which caused Lloyd George’s downfall in 1922 was his
Because the old ruling house of the Hapsburgs had acquired so much land, the people were diverse and not unified. The Hapsburgs did not acknowledge liberal ideas and banned the talk of them. They also disregarded nationalist thoughts. This only increased the Empires weakness and when the new Ruler Francis Joseph came into power he attempted to fix it, but he neglected the majority of his Empire only granting reforms for the Austrians. Due to discontent and rebels The Hapsburg Empire was separated and the Hungarians gained their own state.