FALL OF ROMAN EMPIRE : (military spending (left little money for roads…
FALL OF ROMAN EMPIRE :
decline in morals and values :
People lose faith.
Emperors like Nero and Caligula become infamous for wasting money on lavish parties, where guests ate and drank until they became ill.
The most popular amusement was watching the gladiatorial combats in the Colosseum.
These were attended by the poor, the rich, and frequently the emperor himself.
hired soldiers who were unemployed and shabby
left little money for roads
Traveling is harder.
roman soldiers often killed the reigning emperors
The Romans never created an effective system to determine how new emperors would be selected.
emperor to the highest bidder
tried to buy the loyalty of their soldiers
increased their wages
stopped conquering new lands
As the amount of silver used in coins decreased, the coins became less valuable.
To make up for this loss in value, merchants raised the prices of goods that they sold.