I think that the biggest reason why Rome fell was because it was to large. It was very hard to communicate, defend, and govern. Whenever people would have to send mail, it would take weeks before they would receive the message. The army wasn't the strongest, so when the opposing tribes would defeat the outer edges, they would defeat the inside of the empire very quickly. Rome was very hard to govern with such a large population.
I agree with your facts and statements because that also played a roll in why Rome fell and also I like the way you described it...
I agree with Jamie because Rome was just to big. Jamie also said it was hard to govern which helps prove that Rome was to big. Also it is true that it took weeks to send mail back then.
I agree with Jamie because Rome was to large and it was hard to communicate and defend like she said. and people had to travel far to get the messages and be notified about things.
I agree with Jamie because Rome was just too dang big. When they sent messengers it would take weeks just to get the message to the desired person. Rome was hard to defend why, because it was huge and not everyone could secure all the boarders. Also the fact Rome had a high population did make it very hard to govern.
I agree with Jamie; Rome was very large. It was to hard to defend and govern.
I agree with Jamie. Rome had some much space, that it was very difficult to communicate, and keep everybody updated on what was going on. If it takes a while for mail to come, it might not even be correct or updated anymore.
I believe that the biggest reason why Rome fell what the great fire of Rome because It killed tons and tons of people which led to less people to trade and less army soldiers which meant that they lost troops so they can loose battles more often and that Is Why I think Rome fell.
I disagree with Kevin because that fire was long before Rome fell, it really only achieved was the persecution of Christians, you are around 100 years in the future. the great fire of Rome was around the end of Pax Romana, rome fell a lot later than that.
I also disagree, this was one of the reasons that led to the Christians persecution, but not to Rome's fall. Like Kelby said, the great fire was way before that event.
I believe the biggest reason Rome fell was the fact that they were being attacked by so many different people. Rome just didn't have enough soldiers to fight the Huns, Germanic tribes, franks, Saxes and a whole lot more, i mean if you had a little city and from the north you have one enemy then in the south you have a completely other enemy in the south with different weapons and strategies what would you do? no, stop making enemies is not a solution, eventually you would lose if you had enemies in the west and east , especially if your economy is as bad as Rome's was.
I agree with you kelby because the Byzantine empire (western rome) even pushed some of the invaders to Rome (eastern rome) making all of the attackers straight into Rome (which was poor at the time)
I agree, Rome was getting attacked a lot during that period by all sorts of people. And fighting probably wasn't going to work
I agree because with all those people attacking, the split up army of Rome had to defend one side of the wall each and they could easily truck through each wall easily. They then got in and started destroying everything else.
I think one of the biggest reasons Rome fell was because it was too big. Sure a big empire is good, but without any communication it's chaos. With only the army fighting and guarding the outside barriers, it leaves the core vulnerable.
I think the biggest reason why Rome fell is that it was to big. Rome was so big that it was hard to communicate with other because there wasn't computers back then. Also Rome was so big that it was hard for one person to rule Rome by himself.
I agree with you Miah but another thing is the which I think was one of the more important ones was the army was on the outside of Rome. So once an unwanted army came in it was easy to keep going.
I agree with you because that is what I also said. Rome was so big it was hard to do a lot of things because there was no internet,hard to tavel,and, hard to defend. All together all these reasons come from Rome being so big.
I agree with Miah because, like Claudia said, most of the army was on the outer edges, so if another army defeated the outside, they would defeat the inside easily. Also, like Miah and Olivia said, there wasn't internet, so it would take weeks, or even months to send mail. Rome was also very hard for only one emperor to rule over the entire empire because it was so large.
I disagree with Jamie, Olivia, Claudia and Miah. I disagree with them because Rome being to big in my opinion is just a big problem. Rome being to big was an issue I agree with that, but Rome would not fall because of size. Even if it was a horrible place and the size was causing so many problems it could not just fall because of that. It would need someone to come and defeat it using that reason. If tribes had not attacked Rome it would not have fallen. Rome might have been in ashes because of the size but it would still be there. There would still be Rome, it would be Rome's ashes. Rome would still of needed someone to attack it. An empire can not fall without being defeated.
I agree with Miah because it was to big.It was also hard to protect Rome because the warriors were only protecting the outside of Rome.
I think Rome fell because it was to big. The army would stay just on the boarder and once they died. The army that was attacking would just keep on going and destroy Rome. Also, it was hard to tell the other side messages and worn the other side an army was coming.
I think the biggest reason Rome fell was because how large Rome really was. Because it was so big Rome was hard to defend the boarders. There wern't enough soldiers to protect the whole boarder so there would be gaps so then tribes would get in from those gaps and once they are in ,there arn't any soldiers protecting the inside.
Another thing that made the fact that rome was to big is that it was hard to communicate. Because of this it was hard to send messages. In order to send a message you would have to go by horse back and this would take a while.
I believe the biggest reason Rome fell was because of Rome getting too big. Rome was getting too big which lead to the fall of the western part of Rome itself. Even though the eastern part did last longer.
I think the biggest reason rome was because in 73 years there were 23 emperors and out of theses 23, 20 of them were assassinated. This means the citizens didn't like the emperors. That also means the emperors used there power wrongly.
I agree with Sydney because if 20 emperors were assassinated in 73 years, that means the citizens didn't like the emperors. During that time period Rome had many emperors. Some good, most bad. These already poor leaders also abused their power. They took the money for parties with other patricians.
I agree with Sydney, but people not liking the Emperors is a problem. What if that wasn't the only reason Emperors were killed, they could have died during an invasion. Wouldn't a leader be a target so it would be easier to take power.
I agree Sydney 20 emperors were assassinated in 73 years.There were only 23 emperors and 20 of them were assassinated so im guessing that they don't like the emperors.
I think that the biggest reason why Rome fell was the attacking tribes. I think this because an empire has to be attacked to fall. Sure the empire could sit there in ruins but it is still the empire's ruins. Rome had to have the Huns, Goths, Vandals, the Germanic tribes and all of those tribes attack to actually fall. Rome was not doing very well at all but it was still sitting there being horrible. Rome having all of those issues just made it easier for the tribes to defeat Rome. One of the reasons was it coasted to much to defend Rome, well that would not be a problem unless there are people Rome needed to defended from. Another reason was that the emperors were being assassinated, that would not be a problem if Rome did not need good emperors to defend against the invading tribes.
I think the biggest reason why Rome fell was because it was too big. That made it hard for them to communicate with each other. Since it was hard to communicate they didn't know if they were being attacked or not.
I think that the biggest reason Rome fell was because how massive it was. Since Rome was so huge people in the Roman Empire had a hard time communicating with each other. Therefore they couldn't warn each other about rival tribes of barbarians attacking, so Rome could easily get attacked by the Huns, Vandals, and the Visigoths.
I think the biggest reason Rome fell was because it was to large. Rome's millitary forces couldn't keep up with the growth of Rome.
i think the biggest reason Rome fell is it is to large.it was making it hard to communicate, defend, and govern. When they tried to defend they only had soldiers across the border.
I think the biggest reason why Rome fell was because it was too big. Back then it was the stone ages! They didn't have the technology that we have today. They can't send an email to someone on the other side of the empire to let them know that another empire is attacking. If you were coming to visit another family, it would be a surprise. You couldn't text them that you're coming. This is what I think is the biggest reason why Rome fell.
I agree that it was too big. They couldn't keep track of all the armies that were attacking at the same time. Therefore they were taken down easily by other empires.
I think the biggest reason Rome fell was because it was to big. You can't communicate very easily to other parts of Rome. Another reason Rome fell was it was to hard to protect. Once enemies defeated the army on the boarder, it was easy to invade.
I think the biggest reason why Rome fell because to was to big.Sense it was to big there was not enough guards to protect Rome.They also couldn´t communicate that well to more of Rome.
I think that one major reason that Rome fell was that it was oversized. It was too big to communicate and to keep track everything. Mail might not have been valid or updated by the time it got to where it needed to go. A republic this large could not stand if there was no way to properly communicate.
I think the biggest reason rome fell was because they were attacked from every side and border from many different groups including the huns, Germanic tribes, Vandals and more. All of these massive armies coming from every side breaking the strong border of rome and piling in.
I think the reason Rome fell was because of all the different groups attacking them. The Vandals, the Huns, and other groups could move easily through the empire once they destroyed one wall. I think this could have been solved by making additional walls throughout the empire that way, each individual group of people would have to go through about 50 walls. Of course, resources were rare with the dying of the economy, but that is a precaution the Romans could have taken.
I think the biggest reason Rome fell because it was too big. People couldn't get messages across the empire easily. This was terrible because people couldn't get messages to other generals about potential attacks. They also couldn't keep all of the attackers at bay because the army was spread out around the entire empire.
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