This is how the army problem ties in with the money problem because if you didn’t have enough money to pay the army they probably would strike, if that is what you want to call it. So that means the Barbarians would have come in and attacked causing destruction so they would have to pay to fix it, meaning the Empire would go into even more debt. Also all the different Emperors could have been the cause of the end of the Roman Empire, because come on, no one said that being an Emperor was easy!!! He might have been under stress and not made the right decisions. What I find proves this, is that the Empire might have been too big to control easily.
Rome's army was separated by legions. The military collapsed Rome because it was corrupted a lot of times. Rome was destructed by the army because the army had too much influence on being its own “Private Army”. It was like the army wanted to be under its own control. Also the military wasn't strong enough to defend Rome so that let a lot of invaders attack and almost conquer Rome.
This helped to destroy the empire from within. The government also became more oppressive and authoritarian. In effect, the people opposed it more and more. Another important factor was that the divide between the east and the west weakened the west much more then in the east. Politics played an important role in the downfall of Rome.
Many factors contributed to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Many internal conditions weakened Rome. According to documents, one thing that led to the decline of Rome was the heavy taxes. Much of the money Rome lost was to strangling taxation that led to many struggles. Another problem was citizens feeling like they did not have a say in politicts what Rome chose to do.
With this it decreased taxes collected and kept them from being able pay troops. The weak economy was the catalyst for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. If the Roman leaders had not been so power hungry and cause civil wars, brining chaos to the Roman government, then perhaps they could have been prepared for the German tribes that were coming in to capture Rome. It is apparent, through all of the problems that came to the late Roman Empire, the Roman treasury by barbarian tribes, discontinuing of trade between the east and west that the leaders of Rome following the Pax Romana were not paying adequate attention to the state of the empire. If they had been ruling sufficiently, then most of these problems that Rome faced could and would have been avoided, and the empire would have restored
The Roman Empire and Han China both went through major declines. The weak central government in both empires played a big role in their decline. Throughout their decline, religion remained as a continuity. However, because they each had different militaries, Rome was affected the most negatively. Invasions hit both empires hard.
The downward spiral began with the degeneration of the army that weaken the defenses and made them more vulnerable to Germanic invasions. These invasions led to economic disruptions which combined with other deteriorating conditions led the Roman’s to look increasingly to mystery cults and reject the rational thought of the Greeks. The presentation points out that as economic disruptions continued to deteriorate Rome’s fate was sealed. The date that is assigned to the final demise of the Roman Empire is A.D. 476 when a Germanic emperor was placed on the throne. The presentation reminds us that only the western part of the empire fell.
They would lead until Caesar had enough military experience out of France to come in and defeat both their armies to become dictator. This would eventually lead to his death along with civil wars after bringing the Roman Empire down. It seemed to be a step backward for civilization due to the fact when the Roman Empire was at its peak there was free elections, new finding in science, art, literature and other fields of education. Along, with a stable government where people could pick their senators. However during the middle ages this all seemed to come crashing down, due to civil wars and peoples push for power over the entire Empire.
‘Did the Roman Empire Collapse Due to Its Own Weight? A controversial and interesting question: Why did the Roman Empire fall? Some believe the Roman Empire collapsed under its own weight and some believe it collapsed due to constant attacks and barbarian invasions were responsible. My opinion, with limited knowledge, would be the Roman Empire fell because of internal and external problems. One opinion as to why Rome collapsed was constant attacks by barbarians and other outside tribes.
The fall of Rome torn everything apart and it was impossible to fix. The fall of Rome affected the Roman Empire. One of the most difficult problems was choosing a new emperor. The choice was always open to debate between the old emperor, the Senate, the Praetorian Guard (the emperor’s private army), and the army. The government was not designed to rule a large, polyglot empire and reform came too late.