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The Fall of the Western Empire in the Fifth Century

Summary: Examines social, economic and political reasons for the decline of the western Roman empire up to 496AD. Describes the growing demands of the military and the heavy burden of taxes to support it.
In the year 330 Constantine founded a new imperial city in the east, which became known as Constantinople. Accompanying Diocletian's system of tetrarchy, the creation of this new city affirmed the separation of the Roman Empire into the east and the west. The Eastern Roman Empire held a series of advantages over the west both socially and economically. The Western Roman Empire was the weaker empire and a bad leadership and government along with attacks from barbarians led to the demise of the Western Roman Empire.

However the Roman Empire was severely weakened by the fourth century and the government was less capable of withstanding the barbarian attacks.

There are many reasons for the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century. A major reason was the political corruption and the instabilities of the government. The last ruling emperor of a united Roman Empire was Theodosius I...

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