Historians list a number of reasons Rome fell. I will offer 12 reasons divided into the following categories: Military, Political, Economic, and Social. ur categories. Militarily Rome fell because it 1) citizenry lost their warlike character 2) the military wanted to be masters of the state, rather than serve it 3) legion, which consisted of mostly mercenaries, who often had questionable allegiances, was constantly at war. The socially reasons Rome fell were: 1) the rise of Christianity softened the people 2) extreme class divisions destroyed the middle class-extremes of the very wealthy and the very poor remained 3) people became extremely materialistic. The economic reasons for the demise of Rome are as follows: 1) taxes were extremely high 2) inflation was extremely high 3) unemployment and slavery were both widespread. The political fall of Rome was due to: 1) corruption 2) weak leadership 3) widespread civil unrest, and political assassinations.
Are there any commonality between modern America and ancient Rome? Is America falling?