Invasions hit both empires hard. For Rome, rebellions in the Eastern part of the empire started riots all over the entire civilization, which caused a great amount of mayhem and chaos. Also, Rome fell directly to Germanic invaders. In China however, nomadic tribes similar to the Huns had actually invaded the empire. Way before these invasions though, the weak central government of both empires started the declines of these empires.
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. During this time most of the reforms and finding in education seemed to have been lost or destroyed by leaders. By doing this the entire Roman Empire fell and was destroyed. It would take more time after this to relearn everything lost. The Roman Empire went from an elite civilization down into a bunch of warring people fighting for land.
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
Another problem was citizens feeling like they did not have a say in politicts what Rome chose to do. This made the people of Rome feel as if the empire was not worth saving. Lastly, introduction of Christianity, large population and the vast size of the empire made things much harder. All these factors led to the the natural and unavoidable decline of the civilization. Documents state that the citizens of Rome felt as if they did not have a say in politics.
The centralized government built great infrastructures and roads all throughout the empire. However, the Western Roman Empire started facing external problems that weakened their government. A major external problem was the invaders knocking on the Western Roman Empire’s borders. Many Germanic invaders settled on the empire’s border. However, the Romans didn’t like that.
peaked at 60 million and fell to 45 million by 600 C.E. Though also invaded by Hun tribes, a more influential cause of the decline of Han China came from corruption in the government impacted all Chinese citizens. As emperors became weak in will and power, military generals drew more power. Peasants grew angry with taxes unpaid be corrupted officials, and in 184 C.E., a group known as the Yellow Turban rebellion confronted Han government. Even after its fall, the Roman Empire maintained an influence over future civilizations.
Around the same time, other internal and external problems caused the empire to decline. Examples of the problems were the lower birth rates and the dwindling population. Culture, society, politics, and economics all began to fade away. These were reasons that the Roman Empire went into ruins. Even though the empire fell, one thing remained.
There also wasn’t enough money to make good decisions so the Empire went into debt. Also the taxes could have been too high causing a rebellion in the Provinces meaning fires in places such as; grain houses, meaning more money needed to be spent on the burnt down buildings and grain. Another factor that caused the end of the Roman Empire was problems controlling the armies. The army was an important part of the Roman Empire as they helped stop the Barbarians coming in and if they did come in and attack, they would be killing people and burning down buildings. 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.
‘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 structures of the Roman government changed to deal with new situations. There are many factors that caused the3 Eastern Roman Empire to fall. The Roman Empires biggest problem with what happened to it was decadence. Everyone believes it was other problems that made the Empire fall. Most historians believe that the fall of the Roman Empire is because of decadence, army problems, and religion