But the empire were very inconsiderate and silly as people were paying the taxes by growing and harvesting crops which they would sell to the markets in order to pay for the taxes. The markets then started to bring in less money as there were fewer products being sold to the markets. They then had to raise the taxes leaving more people in poverty, which also caused many deaths. This is just one reason for the collapse for the Empire. The second reason for the collapse of the army was Religion, Christianity that had a massive influence on a lot of the population of
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).
The citizens of Rome were driven to poverty due to tax collections and this meant that they were not even able to take care of themselves. There are also some differences involved with the decline of these empires. One difference is the military. The Roman military was very strong and it could do whatever it wanted. Because of this, the Roman military acted as the controller of the empire, instead of the actual government.
How far was Henry VI to blame for the conflict of 1455? The causation of the first battle of St. Albans is a complex and intricate issue, involving many factors. The king’s weaknesses and incompetence made him an innately unsuitable ruler for the times, and his failures to accumulate the majority of the attributes expected of a king, such as control of the nobles and successful military pursuits, may have contributed substantially to the battle in 1455. However, this can be disputed; given the financial state of the country, it is hardly surprising that Henry was unable to keep a firm control over the avaricious nobles, whilst also lacking a standing army. Additionally, the underlying problem of who had a greater claim to the crown, instigated when Henry IV usurped the throne from Richard II, was still a concern, and inevitably this was bound to result in a bloody battle in order to settle the disagreement.
It had also loss a large portion of the working population, which meant it would be near impossible for their economy to get going again, especially when they had been forced to pay reoperations of 6000 million. There was no way they would be able to pay that much money especially seeing as also 16% of their coal and just under half of their iron and steel industries had been seized, this meant paying the money would prove an even bigger challenge. Also Germany would have to take full responsibility for the war as “war guilt”, most Germans felt truly appalled by this because they weren’t the only ones to start the war, they believed they hadn’t started the war so shouldn’t have to deal with war guilt. Most Germans didn’t even believe they had lost the war because they had seen no enemy troops; this made them angry at their leaders who seemed to have sold them out for an easy surrender. The final blow was their army was to be reduced to 100 thousand soldiers, this worried Germany and its leaders because they felt vulnerable to attack and knew they could do nothing to defend its self which such a small force.
Elizabeth made up a lot of debt mainly by fighting the war with Spain which didn’t end until 1604 and so James had to spend some of the governmental money on funding this war. James also wasn’t very good at political debated or talking to the English parliament as they weren’t keen on his favourable Scots so this led to tension there and them not wanting to help fund the war on Spain now James was king. However id James had worked on getting rid of Elizabeth’s debt from the war, monopolies and purveyance then the economy in England would have been more stable. James had financial issues which were down to Elizabeth and what he inherited from her. In source 1 Smith states that “The Spanish war imposed heavy burdens on the country” which is shown in the fact Elizabeth incurred debts of ‘£300,000 a year in ordinary revenue’, and her expedition in the new world lost the English over £5,000 and gave henry iv of France £20,000 to gain his loyalty.
As the Roman Empire, expanded, average Roman citizens came into poverty and the few who were rich had to help the others as much as they could. While this happened, they did not pay attention to what was going on outside the borders of Rome. “Barbarians” were able to come in and take Rome down from the inside out (4). When the Romans realized what was happening, it was too late to stop it. They did not have enough military to send because Rome had become extremely huge.
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
On the other hand, if poor countries refused to REpay debts from rich countries one time, there would be no longer trust between them. Because of the mainstream, if one rich country were cheated, others would become skeptical and refuse to aid in finance THEM. Poor countries would soon lack money; their budgetS would shrink gradually. Therefore, in a short time, poor countries would be exhausted, deprived of developing. Moreover, this deviant action can lead to a more serious resultING that is the IN war.
Short term causes included the embarrassing defeated faced by Russia in the Russo-Japanese war. This loss to a ‘second rate power’ not only undermined the Tsars power, but also resulted in already poor conditions in towns deteriorating further. The high taxes that were introduced at one of the many times of great famine angered many peasants already struggling to survive. Finally the economic slump further raised unemployment in the working classes. Although at first glance the revolution may appear to have been a failure, there were many successes that came as a result.