Rome was the greatest and most influential empire of the ancient world but still it could not last forever.According to the Roman Legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, two twin brothers. From that time until it became an empire the Latins, the Greeks, and the Etruscans influenced it. Rome's government and religion was based on its influences so even after it had fallen the way of the Romans had continued on to influence other empires. The fall of the Roman Empire could not have been avoided. Rome fell because of economic troubles, barbarian invasions, and military mistakes. Rome had gone through economic troubles, which is one of the main reasons for its fall.

The Roman Empire, before the third century was in great shape economically. The empire farms were growing enough food to feed the cities population and they were gaining enough silver and gold from the new territories. Also trade during that time was happening often and the Roman legions and ships, which guarded the trading routes, were controlling it. Trading, farming, and treasures all seemed to fade, or go down hill, after the 3rd century.

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The people of tribes outside the boundaries of the empire, better known as pirates, disrupted trade along the Mediterranean Sea. Then the soil that they used to farm had lost its fertility because the farmers overworked it. Also the last of the economic problems was the supply of gold and silver began to decrease because the rich just kept wasting their money on luxuries.

Another important reason for the fall of Rome would be the barbarian invasions. The invasions started from 376 to 476 AD and that is when large numbers of Germanic people started to move into the empire. The Huns, Mongol nomads from central Asia, originally caused the Germanic invasions. They had invaded and destroyed parts of Europe, which caused the people to move into the empire. It's been awhile since Rome fought against a foreign army.