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The fall of the Roman Empire 4 The Roman Empire collapsed of its own corruption and internal dissatisfaction- external enemies were a minimal factor Roman Empire stood in Great power for many decades undefeated strong and dominant It was a common belief that the empire would last eternally During the rule of Augustus it was a time of the cultural development piece and economic stability It was the Golden age as historians call it Yet nothing lasts forever After the death of Augustus came the Five Good emperors under whose rule the empire still flourished although not as much as under Augustus I disagree with the statement above I think Roman Empire declined due to external attacks of barbarians which proceeded through the years and damaged and weakened the Roman Empire rather then due to internal corruption Although the decline of the Roman Empire was a great deal related to bad rulers and the chaos that occurred in the empire after the death of Marcus Aurelius the last good emperor His son Commodusr 180-192 came to power He was incompetent and oppressive and was not capable to rule Commodus was assassinated and after the civil war exploded three emperors rule in swift succession In the third century Barbarian invasions became severe The Parthians made the Iranians independent which gave them the right to establish independent empire Roman Empire could not let the threat of the raising powers exist Romans finally conquered Iranians in 198 ce by reaching and destroying their capital In 24 BCE Iranian dynasty the Sassanians take control from Parthians and recover Mesopotamia from Roman Empire On western and northern frontier the pressure from German tribes became more intense from German tribes they were organized by clans on family bases and were led by the king who was related to the royal family The assembly of the fighting men chose the king In the third century the most aggressive Germanic
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