Roman Empires Decline

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Thesis: Fear of impending decline, as the result of ineffective leaderships and external threats, resulted in infighting and lack of cohesion. Ultimately, this resulted in the fracturing of empires under the stresses of having disloyal and hopeless people. Supporting Argument: At the end of the Classical period as empires were declining there was an impending fear of decline because of ineffective leadership and outside threats Roman were becoming “lustful (and maintained) cruel habits”, according to a commentator at the time. Christian Writers after the fall of Rome were “apologizing for their inability to write well” after the decline. Supporting Argument: Empires that declined were simultaneously infighting because of a lack of cohesion
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