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  • The fall of Rome was inevitable

    One of most widely accepted causes - the influx of a barbaric horde - is discounted by some who feel that the mighty Rome, the eternal city, could not have so easily fallen victim to a culture that possessed little or nothing in the way of a political, social or economic foundation. They believe the fall of Rome simply came because the barbarians took advantage of difficulties already existing in Rome - problems that included a decaying city (both physically and morally), little to no tax revenue, overpopulation, poor leadership, and, most importantly, inadequate defense. To some the fall was inevitable.

  • The fall of Rome was inevitable

    One of most widely accepted causes - the influx of a barbaric horde - is discounted by some who feel that the mighty Rome, the eternal city, could not have so easily fallen victim to a culture that possessed little or nothing in the way of a political, social or economic foundation. They believe the fall of Rome simply came because the barbarians took advantage of difficulties already existing in Rome - problems that included a decaying city (both physically and morally), little to no tax revenue, overpopulation, poor leadership, and, most importantly, inadequate defense. To some the fall was inevitable.

  • The fall of Rome was inevitable

    One of most widely accepted causes - the influx of a barbaric horde - is discounted by some who feel that the mighty Rome, the eternal city, could not have so easily fallen victim to a culture that possessed little or nothing in the way of a political, social or economic foundation. They believe the fall of Rome simply came because the barbarians took advantage of difficulties already existing in Rome - problems that included a decaying city (both physically and morally), little to no tax revenue, overpopulation, poor leadership, and, most importantly, inadequate defense. To some the fall was inevitable.

  • Rome's fall was inevitable

    The Roman Empire fell due to its lack of proper government and leaders. The main reasons of the fall include the economic crisis, political problems, military dilemmas and social complications.


    The main reason of the Fall of the Roman Empire would be the political problems. This is because without proper leadership, with especially large empires, the citizens will not know who to listen to or follow. In the 50-plus years that was a pure nightmare to Rome, there were at least 22 leaders. This made the Government very unstable. With the unstable government, talented people refused to serve in the government. With that, people without much skill started working for the government. They took bribes, and the government crumbled down.


    Another reason was the economic crisis. With the terrible leaders, the rich began to think paying taxes were not a good proposition. With taxes not paid, the government could not afford essential possessions such as military and roads. To pay these off, the government put less gold in its coins. This made inflation begin. But when the citizens found out about the terrible action and the rising prices, they began to barter instead of using money from the government. All the chaos eventually caused the economy to also collapse.


    Along with all the trouble that was caused in the economy and government, the social community was also going insane. Because of the taxes not paid, the military could not drive out enemies. The Germanics invaded Rome, taking Rome’s crops and destroying fields. This lead to hunger, and also no money for farmers. Artisans produced less, and businesses closed. By then, school was not a priority for even the rich. The social part of Rome was already considered deceased.

  • Pro side doesn't know what inevitable means

    Inevitable means that it is unavoidable. If a few errors were corrected: BAM! Rome is saved. For example, Diocletian could have not divided the Empire. That would have helped. They could of also just stayed put and stopped expanding when they felt the empire was unmanageable. The pro side is just saying what caused Rome's down fall, not that Rome was unsaveable.

  • Pro side doesn't know what inevitable means

    Inevitable means that it is unavoidable. If a few errors were corrected: BAM! Rome is saved. For example, Diocletian could have not divided the Empire. That would have helped. They could of also just stayed put and stopped expanding when they felt the empire was unmanageable. The pro side is just saying what caused Rome's down fall, not that Rome was unsaveable.

  • The fall of Rome was inevitable

    The Romans were a thriving civilization, around for all of 500 years. (Mr.Donn) They had lots of festivals, were a well fed civilization, and although a lot of the rulers were bad, some were really good. But Rome did fall, and that could not of been stopped. The fall of Rome was inevitable because of bad moral values among leaders, inflation, and multiple wars.

    To start off, Many leaders were losing moral values, especially two. According to Rome.Info, “Even during Pax Romana (A long period from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius when the Roman empire was stable and relatively peaceful) there were 32,000 prostitutes in Rome. Emperors like Caligula and Nero became infamous for wasting money on lavish parties where guests drank and ate until they became sick. The most popular amusement was watching the gladiatorial combats in the Colosseum.” Many leaders were spending all their money on getting drunk and hosting fancy and unnecessary parties instead of using that money to support the ever expanding government. The idea that leaders were wasting money is a perfect example for decline in moral values. It also relates to the idea that the fall of Rome was inevitable because it shows that these leaders were wasting all their money on unnecessary things instead of supporting the government with it.

    Next, there was a lot of inflation. “The roman economy suffered from inflation (an increase in prices) beginning after the reign of Marcus Aurelius.” says Rome.Info, “Once the Romans stopped conquering new lands, the flow of gold into the Roman economy decreased. Yet much gold was being spent by the romans to pay for luxury items. This meant that there was less gold to use in coins. As the amount of gold used in coins decreased, the coins became less valuable. To make up for this loss in value, merchants raised the prices on the goods they sold. Many people stopped using coins and began to barter to get what they needed.” The idea that Rome had extreme inflation majorly affected Rome falling.

    To seal the deal, there were multiples wars going on and Rome didn’t have a enough military personnel. “For years, the well-disciplined Roman army held the barbarians of Germany back. Then in the third century A. D. The Roman soldiers were pulled back from the Rhine-Danube frontier to fight civil war in Italy. This left the Roman border open to attack. Gradually Germanic hunters and herders from the north began to overtake Roman lands in Greece and Gaul (later France)” says Rome.Info. These two wars made it so there were little troops defending the border letting germans invade and take Roman land. The multiple wars completed the fall of the roman empire.

    Ever since these problems arose, Rome was doomed. Even if they had fixed all these there were still more reasons. Ranging from public health issues to even inferior technology. There were practically infinite reasons that they they collapsed. All in all, the fall of Rome was inevitable.

  • Yea the fall was invitable

    All empires fall eventually
    corrupted leaders
    economic troubles
    overpowering military
    invaders
    so i think that the fall was invitable because of my support arguements if this helped go and add your opinion for yes YEZ rome has declined and it wad invitable i can't spell invitable ughhh this is hard

  • Rome's fall was Inevitable

    Because Rome fell, and nothing was done to prevent it. Also there could be something to happen that prevented it, but you can't keep everyone happy always. If you try to hard it still falls. So i think that rome will have fallen eventually, whether when it did or later, but eventually.

  • It was great

    There was a way to stop the all they had was money but they had a weak leader so that means they needed to step there game up and show that there are wo what they say they are but when the huns came to take over and money was a problem that's when things started to fall apart in rome and that is why I think that this whole thing could of been avoided

  • Pro side doesn't know what inevitable means

    Inevitable means that it is unavoidable. If a few errors were corrected: BAM! Rome is saved. For example, Diocletian could have not divided the Empire. That would have helped. They could of also just stayed put and stopped expanding when they felt the empire was unmanageable. The pro side is just saying what caused Rome's down fall, not that Rome was unsaveable.

  • Pro side doesn't know what inevitable means

    Inevitable means that it is unavoidable. If a few errors were corrected: BAM! Rome is saved. For example, Diocletian could have not divided the Empire. That would have helped. They could of also just stayed put and stopped expanding when they felt the empire was unmanageable. The pro side is just saying what caused Rome's down fall, not that Rome was unsaveable.

  • Completely Not Inevitable.

    If Rome had simply managed better I guarantee that they would have been able to survived much longer than they did. If they would have held less wars they would have been able to become friendly allies with many other city-states and such. The fall of Rome definitely wasn't inevitable.

  • Rome definitely didn't have to fall.

    They could have rejected christianity. If they rejected christianity then they would have stayed tougher and stronger. Christianity would be obliterated and nobody would doubt their rule. If Rome did NOT expand their borders then Rome would have lasted longer than it did. Soldiers would not have to worry about being spread out too far, and emperors would have more control over a smaller area.

  • It was definitely not inevitable.

    Rome could have not expanded their border, making it less land to govern and protect. They also could have made more stable laws that make the nobles unable to use their wealth and power against the common people. This way, Rome wouldn't have to worry about corrupt people in power.

  • The Fall was not inevitable

    First of all, we are against if the Fall of Rome was inevitable or not. We are going to give you reasons to prove this statement. If Rome did NOT expand their borders then Rome would have lasted longer than it did. Soldiers would not have to worry about being spread out too far, and emperors would have more control over a smaller area. If Rome was more friendlier then we would not need to have war. Everybody would be allies then. “Although historians generally agree on the year of the fall, 476 CE, they often disagree on its causes.”If they use the plague, then they are suggesting that Rome would’ve lasted a thousand years longer. If they bring up war, then we could say that if Rome was friendlier, then they would only have to worry about minor disagreements. If they brought up technology, then we could counter with the fact that Rome invented aqueducts, concrete, and roads, without corruption. These are our final reason on why the Fall of Rome was not Inevitable. They could have rejected christianity. If they rejected christianity then they would have stayed tougher and stronger. Christianity would be obliterated and nobody would doubt their rule. “The rise of Christianity as a fundamental cause of the fall’

  • No The fall of Rome is Inevitable

    First of all, we are against if the Fall of Rome was inevitable or not. We are going to give you reasons to prove this statement. If Rome did NOT expand their borders then Rome would have lasted longer than it did. Soldiers would not have to worry about being spread out too far, and emperors would have more control over a smaller area. If Rome was more friendlier then we would not need to have war. Everybody would be allies then. “Although historians generally agree on the year of the fall, 476 CE, they often disagree on its causes.” http://www.ancient.eu/article/835/ If they use the plague, then they are suggesting that Rome would’ve lasted a thousand years longer. If they bring up war, then we could say that if Rome was friendlier, then they would only have to worry about minor disagreements. If they brought up technology, then we could counter with the fact that Rome invented aqueducts, concrete, and roads, without corruption. These are our final reason on why the Fall of Rome was not Inevitable. They could have rejected christianity. If they rejected christianity then they would have stayed tougher and stronger. Christianity would be obliterated and nobody would doubt their rule. “The rise of Christianity as a fundamental cause of the fall’

  • No The fall of Rome is Inevitable

    First of all, we are against if the Fall of Rome was inevitable or not. We are going to give you reasons to prove this statement. If Rome did NOT expand their borders then Rome would have lasted longer than it did. Soldiers would not have to worry about being spread out too far, and emperors would have more control over a smaller area. If Rome was more friendlier then we would not need to have war. Everybody would be allies then. “Although historians generally agree on the year of the fall, 476 CE, they often disagree on its causes.” http://www.ancient.eu/article/835/ If they use the plague, then they are suggesting that Rome would’ve lasted a thousand years longer. If they bring up war, then we could say that if Rome was friendlier, then they would only have to worry about minor disagreements. If they brought up technology, then we could counter with the fact that Rome invented aqueducts, concrete, and roads, without corruption. These are our final reason on why the Fall of Rome was not Inevitable. They could have rejected christianity. If they rejected christianity then they would have stayed tougher and stronger. Christianity would be obliterated and nobody would doubt their rule. “The rise of Christianity as a fundamental cause of the fall’

  • No The fall of Rome is Inevitable

    First of all, we are against if the Fall of Rome was inevitable or not. We are going to give you reasons to prove this statement. If Rome did NOT expand their borders then Rome would have lasted longer than it did. Soldiers would not have to worry about being spread out too far, and emperors would have more control over a smaller area. If Rome was more friendlier then we would not need to have war. Everybody would be allies then. “Although historians generally agree on the year of the fall, 476 CE, they often disagree on its causes.” http://www.ancient.eu/article/835/ If they use the plague, then they are suggesting that Rome would’ve lasted a thousand years longer. If they bring up war, then we could say that if Rome was friendlier, then they would only have to worry about minor disagreements. If they brought up technology, then we could counter with the fact that Rome invented aqueducts, concrete, and roads, without corruption. These are our final reason on why the Fall of Rome was not Inevitable. They could have rejected christianity. If they rejected christianity then they would have stayed tougher and stronger. Christianity would be obliterated and nobody would doubt their rule. “The rise of Christianity as a fundamental cause of the fall’

  • If Rome Perfected Their Mistakes That Sparked The Collapse

    Any action could've been done better, or had a better approach to it, obviously the same applies to empires of the classical era. If Rome hadn't performed their fair share of mistakes such as the external causes of splitting the empire, and the multiple invasions, or the many more internal causes like establishing unreasonable taxes, it is possible the Roman empire might've survived for much longer than it did.


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loves17 says2015-10-28T17:36:42.813
The fall of Rome was inevitable because Rome grew too fast. Firstly, the Roman government could not support it's people, commerce or size and the Roman emperors created an crumbling government. The empire was too far spread to control all of its territory which made huge problems for the Roman army and government because it was easier for the Romans abroad to rebel. The split between the Western and Eastern Rome was a huge rift between the empire, eventually destroying the Western Roman Empire. This is an example of how corrupt and unstable governments can destroy an empire. The adoption of Christianity also tore up the empire. Natural disagreements between religions was inevitable after Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. - Sofia & Irene