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General malaise, loss of civic virtue, military decline, political corruption, environmental and health degradation, and overall cultural transformation have all been theorized as the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire eventually fell on September 4, 476 when Roman Augustus was deposed by Odoacer, a German chieftain.

Fall of the Western Roman Empire - Wikipedia

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The Fall of the Western Roman Empire was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which it failed to enforce its rule, ...

8 Reasons Why Rome Fell - History Lists

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Jan 14, 2014 ... The most straightforward theory for Western Rome's collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces. Rome ...

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire - Roman Colosseum

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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire. Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about the causes and Causes for the Fall of the ...

The Fall of the Roman Empire [ushistory.org]

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The Fall of the Roman Empire. ... Constantine the Great, Roman emperor from 306-337 C.E. ... Constantinople was advantageously situated for two reasons.

Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome

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There were several reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. Each one intertweaved with the other. Many even blame the initiation of Christianity for the decline.

Fall of the Roman Empire (Article) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Oct 16, 2015 ... To many historians the fall of the Roman Empire has always been viewed ... Whatever the cause, whether it was religion, external attack, or the ...

Frequently Asked Questions - The Roman Empire

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Rome had always had its fair share of bad emperors. ... seen as one of the capital problems which caused the empire to fall.

the causes of the fall of the roman empire - jstor

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THE CAUSES OF THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Andr? Piganiol. TJLhe Late Empire is customarily con sidered the very type of the epoch of de cay.

Fall of Rome - Common Theories and Causes

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Varro, a Republican Roman antiquarian, dated the founding of Rome to the 21st of April 753 B.C. While canonical, the date is most likely wrong. The fall of Rome  ...