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The Fall of the Roman Empire

Summary: This was because trade on land was disrupted by the barbarians and on the Mediterranean Sea by pirates. Gold and silver also ran out because they bought too many luxuries from China, India and Arabia. At that time Rome only produced wine, cheese, and glass, which these other rich countries did not want.
The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire was, on the whole, a peaceful and a well-organized empire. During the years of 27 B.C - 180 A.D the emperor was a very able and good ruler.

It is hard to tell when exactly the Roman Empire started to fall, but around

A.D 1 - 100 everything started to deteriorate after the death of the Emperor Augustus. There were many reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. Each one intertwined with the next. The major causes were economic, military and political problems. All this left Rome open to outside invaders, such as the barbarians.

The Roman Empire had many problems, one of them being economic. Before the fall of the Roman Empire, they had everything they needed. Trade was plentiful and farms had enough food for the population. Everything went well until A.D 200 - 300 when supplies started...

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