Fall of the Western Roman Empire - PowerPoint by mtPjMYC

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									Fall of the Western Roman
           Empire
    Problems in the late Empire
     Political Instability (this means
      unstable, chaotic leadership)

   No non-violent way to replace leaders (murder
    to replace leaders
      Economic and Social Problems

   High taxes (Pay the state large amounts of money)
   Slave labor (replace paying jobs with slaves)
   Corruption (payoffs, money, to government
    officials)
   Poverty (people unable to make enough money to
    live)
   Unemployment (not enough jobs)
   Poor morale (a sense of hopelessness about the
    Empire and the future)
   Crime
               Weak Frontiers

   Large area/large borders (Hard to defend)
   Non-Romans in the army (soldiers not loyal
    to Rome)

								
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