To What Extent Did Rome Fall

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Rome did not fall over night it was a gradual decline. They suffered from conflicts within and conflicts that were external. Rome suffered from a lack of strong leaders, a lot of military leaders fought to become the emperor. But even the ones that did become emperor did not spend enough time addressing the empires problems. Rome started to higher mercenaries to defend itself which the cost started adding up and causing economic hardships. Because of all the fighting on Rome’s frontiers trading was very dangerous. Natural disasters and epidemics occurred killing many and rapidly raised prices. Citizenship had extended to all people who were free but did not carry the title it once had. It now carried the burden of paying high

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