Compare and Contrast the Fall of Han China and Rome

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Compare and Contrast the Fall of Han China and Rome

Throughout the classical period, many civilizations, and empires have grown, like greece, the mayan empire, and the gupta empire. Although many have rose, and became greater, a few empires also got destroyed, including some of the same that grew. Near the end of the classical period, two of the largest empires of Ancient Europe and Asia, Rome and Han China collapsed. Even though the Han China empire only lasted 200 years, and Rome around 900, they were the largest empires in the classical period. Each empire seen many different emporers, and rulers, yet they they continued to fail in restoring the empires. During the Classical era, the Roman Empire and Han China both had problems with epidemics, and corrupt leaders; However, they also divided they're kingdoms differently, and fell from different conflicts.

Both Han China, and the Roman Empire had problems with epidemics, and corrupt leaders. In the begginning, when the Silk Roads were first developed, all the civilizations seen it as a great way to trade, which it was. It was also great for the spread of culture, technology, and mixing many religions to create new beliefs. It was going great, until diseases broke out, and started to spread quickly all over the silk roads, and back inside the citys. Because of the epidemics, citys tried to refrain from sending merchants, and traders out, because they could get so easily infected. This caused all of the civilizations to become more independent, so they wouldnt need to go outside of their own walls to get what they needed as much as they did originally; Which now stopped all the spreading of culture, and made some of the civilizations weak. The emporers started to become very brutal, and crazy. Alot of them were killed, and plotted against by angry citizens who couldnt put up with them, or by leaders who were corrupt, and wanted to be emporer. Mainly consisted of generals, sons of emporers, and other rich romans that were all trying to outsmart the other, while...
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