Roman Empire Dbq Analysis

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The once Mediterranean dominating Roman empire abruptly ceased in 476 CE, ending its several centuries long period of influence. The downfall was instigated by gradual and intense internal decay regarding the political, social, and economic atmospheres of their reign, which ultimately destroyed unity and led to external invasions. The Roman empire was under constant scrutiny and increased weakening, following the split into the Western Roman and Byzantine empire, due to it undertaking on the ambitious task of holding vast swaths of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It established corrupt governing practices as a faulty coping mechanism giving way to societal unrest and economic problems which led to barbaric invasions from surrounding nomadic