- Oct 2011
- Italy, Lago Maggiore
Well, there is who simply notes that after a history of more than 1,000 years it was time for old Rome to leave the scene to something else ... Rome had already got old a couple of times in its long existence as power, but it had been able to change, regenerating itself probably thanks to its expansive society and economy. I mean when the Kingdom ended and when the Republic fell.Well given the current adulation of everything LGBTQXYZ, this sort of assertion is as politically incorrect as can be....
Having said this, it is funny that people are still searching for the ONE CAUSE that led to the fall of Rome when it clearly is a combination of factors, some of which are simpler (like higher demography elsewhere similarly to what we see today - weak demography in Europe, high demography in africa and the m/e for example) others which are more complex (relative technological progress)
But when the Republic was falling down, the Roman Power was in its main expansive phase. No way that Rome fell as well. The end of the Republic [the facto, de jure the Res Publica kept on existing for about other 2 centuries] didn't mean the end of Rome. On the contrary!
Anyway, when the Empire was falling, there was no more an expansive push coming from the core of the Roman domains. The Roman civilization was already withdrawing. Historians have written rivers of words to understand when this withdrawal begun and why. Sure there hasn't been one only cause, this is absolutely certain.