It had a decline because their emperor died, the economy fell and Germanic tribes invaded Rome. The Roman Empire declined from Economic and Military reasons. It declined because it ended the Pax Romana period with the death of Marcus Aurelius in 152 AD, who was the emperor that made the Roman Empire reach its peak, which began violence. Aurelius’s son, Commodus, bankrupted treasury in 192 AD and over the next century, Romans began to fight each other. The economy went down because of the rising prices.
Why Did the Roman Republic Collapse? Keven Johnson Professor L. Reams History-1 70006 10 December 2012 Why Did the Roman Republic Collapse? The Roman republic was founded following the deposition of the last king of Rome. It was said that the Romans, tired of the tyranny of a monarchy, vowed that a king would never again rule Rome. This occurred sometime around 509 BC, and led to the creation of a new form of government called a republic.1 However, as the centuries passed, the republican dream slowly began to fade.
In 300 A.D. most of the roman army were barbarian trained soldiers. This is why the battles with the enemies was so hard. Rome didn’t have complete control over the military and the situations. Romans got tired and irritated by the army not wanting to defend then that they hired citzens from unemployment. But they knew that they couldn’t rely on that army so the emperors raised all of the taxes because hiring the army was expensive.
In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before. His next mistake was the Peninsular war and as a result weakened his empire even more by the Spanish guerrillas, Germans, and Italians turning against him. Lastly his third mistake lost him most of his soldiers and the tactic used to defeat him was the scorched-earth policy, by the Russians. These mistakes greatly weakened Napoleons Empire. The empire was then declared war on by Britain, Russia, Prussia, Sweden, and Austria.
First, the civil wars, there were always disagreements and the people of this empire loved fighting. So, war was above reasoning and agreements. Another main reason that helped with their fall was that the empire was too big for them to handle. They conquered most of Western Europe but could not keep up with it all. Military generals took advantage of this and took control of certain parts.
The causes for the fall of Rome can be divided into four categories: political, military, economic and social. Using the information you have read, identify one cause in each category and explain how it contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. Military: Around the 4th century AD, the Roman military had become significantly feebler, mostly to the barbarians who had been attempting to breach Rome's borders for years. Soon, the barbarians began to gain access to the Western Empire on an even larger scale then before, first as minor groups of settlers and soldiers, but ultimately as entire tribes. They sensed military flaws and began to found small kingdoms, like Gaul, Spain.
During the last centuries of the Classical Era, the world became witness to the downfall of leading civilizations such as Rome, China, and India. In western Rome, the government and society of the area, both previously considered to be at the apex of stability and creativity, devolved into positions of fragmentation and decline; however, in the eastern segments of the Roman Empire there was a political continuity of a centralized state later becoming the Byzantine Empire. At this time, the world also experienced new interaction between rural and urban people and the beginnings of the decline of empires such as the Han Dynasty. Due to a strong centralized government backed by an equally strong military, the Roman Empire experienced a golden age known as the Pax Romana in 100 C.E. The Roman Empire at this time was very large as it stretched from North Africa to the northern parts of the Britannica.
The First World War had a major effect of the Russians attitude towards the Tsar but a minor contribution to the decline and fall of the Romanov Dynasty. The Romanov Dynasty was destroyed as a result of various disastrous incidents and major mistakes made by the Tsar Nicholas the || himself. The First World War played a role in his abdication, but to a minor extent as they agitated the citizens to rise against the Tsar. Indeed the first world war had fundamental impacts upon the decline and fall of the Romanov dynasty some of these being the plummeting economy, lack of exports, and inflation. However, a major contribution to the fall of the Romanov Dynasty was the views of the Tsar in regards to the war.
The Germans, who continued making territorial gains (marked 2), eventually began aiding the pro-Tsarist White Russian forces, attempting to stem the very revolt they had helped to foster. However the damage to the Russian infrastructure was too great, and the "White" Russians were eventually forced from power by the "Red" Communists. The treaty of Brest-Litovsk was finally concluded with the new Bolshevik government on March 3, 1918, stripping their country of all provinces west of the Ukraine. That treaty was annulled by the Armistice of November 11, and the new government in Moscow eventually re-established its presence in all of the previously held lands. Ironically, one of the lasting actions by the Bolsheviks was the attempted indoctrination of German prisoners-of-war.
From the time of Otto I, the king of Germany also ruled the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire started in the tenth century when Otto I was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope John XII. It then ended in 1806 when Francis II dissolved it. Most of the Holy Roman Emperors where under twenty five years old when they became emperor. The Emperors and popes where constantly fighting for power at this time.