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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: purpleduck751 | Category: Free pictures of homework

The Fall of the Western Roman Empire (also called Fall of the Roman Empire or Fall of Rome ) was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which it failed to enforce its rule, and its vast territory was divided into several successor polities. The Roman Empire lost the strengths that had allowed it to exercise effective control; modern historians mention factors including the effectiveness and numbers of the army, the health and numbers of the Roman population, the strength of the economy, the competence of the Emperor, the religious changes of the period, and the efficiency of the civil administration. Increasing pressure from " barbarians " outside Roman culture also contributed greatly to the collapse. The reasons for the collapse are major subjects of the historiography of the ancient world and they inform much modern discourse on state failure. [1] [2]

Relevant dates include 117 CE, when the Empire was at its greatest territorial extent, and the accession of Diocletian in 284. Irreversible major territorial loss, however, began in 376 with a large-scale irruption of Goths and others. In 395, after winning two destructive civil wars, Theodosius I died, leaving a collapsing field army and the Empire, still plagued by Goths, divided between his two incapable sons. By 476 when Odoacer deposed the Emperor Romulus , the Western Roman Emperor wielded negligible military, political, or financial power and had no effective control over the scattered Western domains that could still be described as Roman. Invading "barbarians" had established their own power in most of the area of the Western Empire. While its legitimacy lasted for centuries longer and its cultural influence remains today, the Western Empire never had the strength to rise again.

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    purplefish185 18 Jan 2017 00:22

    I would suggest that the rise of Islam and the Seljuk Turks, followed by the Ottoman Empire. From the 11th century onwards Byzantium was facing a large and organised foe in the east, the likes of which they had not had to contend with before when facing uncoordinated tribal oppostion.

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    Есаулов Андрей 17 Jan 2017 22:45

    456 AD

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    yellowdog427 18 Jan 2017 09:25

    AD86-69 Year of 4 Emperors Galbalian, Otho, Vitellus, Vespasian AD122-127 Hadrian relinquishes some land in UK and build Hadrian's wall AD132-135 Jewish Rebellion defeated circaAD200- Germanic tribes attack borders of Roman Empire AD235-284 Short reigns of many emperors, Babarians attack from north, terrible famine known as the Anarchy AD238- Revolt in North Africa AD260- The Persians defeat the Romans and take the Emperor Valerian prisoer AD270- Romans start withdrawing from parts of empire, eg Dacia AD284 Diocletian splits Empire into East and West AD367- barbarians set up kingdoms inside Empire AD370- Attack of the Huns AD378- Battle of Adrianople, Goths kill Emperor Valens AD383- Romans start withdrawing from UK and Gaul AD395- Permanen split into empire east and west AD402- Goths invade Italy, offical capital Ravenna AD409- Vandals invade Spain AD410- Alaric the Goth attack Rome, Romans gone from Gaul and UK AD429- Vandals have a kingdom in North Africa cAD450- Franks settled into Gaul AD451- Romans & Franks defeat Hunas at Battle of Chalons AD455 Vandals invade Italy from Africa and destroy Rome AD476- Barbarian general deposes Emperor, fall of Rome 1. Roman Empire too large, very easy to attack parts, not enough soldiers 2. The soldier loyal to Rome was gone, replaced by Germanic mercenaries. The last victories of Rome was achieved with the help of them. 3. For more info, look at this site. http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/romefallarticles/a/fallofrome.htm