The Roman Empire And How Did It Affect Rome?

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Ben Onguene
January 14, 2015
Research Paper
Mr. Pope

Why did Diocletian Divide the Roman Empire and how did it affect Rome?

As history teaches, the Roman Empire was a great and solid empire. From the time of its birth to its fall the Roman Empire was known and remembered for its greatness. Yet through all of that, somehow, someway it fell apart. It became the million dollar question that almost everyone was asking themselves. How and why did the Roman Empire fall? The answer to that question is inconsistency and the lack of good leadership.
The fall of the Roman Empire surely was something that startled the nations and was very much unexpected. It all started with Roman Emperor Diocletian. Diocletian was a Roman emperor from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in the Roman province of Dalmatia, Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become cavalry commander to the Emperor Carus. After the deaths of Carus and his son Numerian on campaign in Persia, Diocletian was proclaimed emperor. After becoming Emperor, Diocletian was faced with various problems that needed answers right away. Diocletian rose to power because of trials and fights, yet it seemed that the worst had yet to come. His problems were just starting and yet already caused huge trouble. As he became Roman Emperor, Diocletian was faced with German invasions. As a result of those, the Empire started to lose more and more money, putting the empire in crisis. “Diocletian ran his
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