The Rise Of The Roman Empire

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Rome was an empire with extremely high aspirations and expectations from. Its founders chose to steal women from neighboring villages, in order to grow its population. These aggressive and expansionary ideologies remained within the personalities of every Roman, living inside the great empire 755 years later. And yet despite its vast military presence and growing cities and towns, the Roman Empire and its capital still succumbed to a barbarian takeover. This was widely regarded as one of the greatest tragedies in ancient history, and to this day it remains as one of the most prominent events in history, affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals, residing within the empire and in the world surrounding it. After the removal of Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of Rome, the empire and the ancient world was plunged into a “Dark Age”, filled with desperation and hardships for all involved. The political element of the empire, controlled by Odoacer, did not have the roman people’s prosperity as its main priority, rather it focused on militaristic advancements and left the citizens of the empire to suffer. The “invasions” of barbarian tribes, lead to the dissolution of the empire, regardless of their level of hostile intent. The quantity and quality of the contributions and benefits provided by the empire to its citizens was vast, and via osmosis, this prosperity was transferred to the inhabitants of the surrounding civilizations. As a result of Rome’s collapse, these

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