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During the supremacy of the Roman Empire many leaders rose to power and fell in defeat From the Punic wars to the reign of Constantine each established their own legacy They implemented significant impact during their rule Three in particular to dramatically change the Roman Empire were Sulla Julius Caesar and ConstantineSulla first increased his popularity through preforming well in battles He was elected consul a high rank in the Roman government in 88 BCE and was given command of a war He was very popular and had equestrian support He won over complete command and having his own ambitions in mind marched against Rome He was the first Roman general to use his army against his fellow citizens Sulla named himself dictator but not for the traditional purpose but to remake the state He served five consecutive terms Sulla impacted the Roman Empire because he created the need for military leaders He had risen to the throne with so much power that he could have made himself the permanent ruler He wiped out his opposition and added 300 new members to the Senate He did things that had never been done beforeJulius Caesar was one of the greatest rulers in Romes history He was elected to consulship in 59 BCE and created the first Triumvirate with Pompey Crassus and himself This was a substantial political investment into the Roman Empire When Crassus died trying to conquer the Parthians one link between Caesar and Pompey broke When Caesars daughter Julia who had been Pompeys wife died it demolished another vital tie between the two men Pompey became jealous and fearful when Caesar became all the more powerful In the late 50s BCE the Senate appointed Pompey sole consul Caesar was asked to lay down his command and when he refused it started a civil war Caesar won and continued to rise to power The Senate semi-ignored it until they could no longer overlook what
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