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The Decline of the Roman Empire The seemingly invincible empire which stretched across three continents was bound to fall after the many aspects that made the empire such a powerful one started to fade away The streets were lined with markets selling tasty delicacies and rare goods from foreign lands Glorious marble temples encrusted with gold and silver symbolized the wealth and the power of the Romans The huge intimidating armies of the Romans each soldier clad in heavy armor and equipped with steel swords seemed impenetrable The thought that such a worldwide power would face its decline was unheard of Just as Rome wasnt built in a day it could not have been destroyed in one day Gradually the Roman Empire would die through internal decay and perpetual external assault one problem leading to another A prime factor in the decline of Rome was the barbarian invasions The Burgundians Franks Ostrogoths Visigoths and many other war hungry Germanic peoples hammered away at the borders of the Roman Empire This constant barrage of attacks led to a massive deterioration of Roman military strength and wealth The barbarian invasions led to disruptions in trading and farming Many Roman trade routes led through areas of hostility which prevented many merchants from trading Many farmers fled their farms because they were too close to the barbarians or because their farms were taken over by the barbarians This interference in trading and farming led to food shortages and financial crisis of the empire The government tried to resolve this by minting base coins made of cheap metals made of lead and nickel instead of gold But this minting of base coins didnt solve anything because the merchants didnt accept these new base coins at their face value and charged more coins to exact the same value for their goods Even though all of these
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