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Ch 6 Sec 5 Voc. & Graphic Summary. Index #65. Vocabulary: Diocletian – Emperor of the Roman Empire around 284 A.D. Divided the empire into 2 regions, (east and west) He kept the wealthier eastern region.

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ch 6 sec 5 voc graphic summary index 65
Ch 6 Sec 5 Voc. & Graphic Summary. Index #65
  • Vocabulary:
  • Diocletian – Emperor of the Roman Empire around 284 A.D. Divided the empire into 2 regions, (east and west) He kept the wealthier eastern region.
  • Constantine – Succeeded Diocletian as Emperor in 312 A.D. Built new capital called Constantinople and center of the eastern empire.
  • Huns – Nomads from Central Asia who moved into eastern Europe by 350 A.D. .
  • Visigoths – Germanic people displaced by invading Huns. They moved to safety in the western portion of the Roman empire.
  • Alaric – Visigoth general who conquered Italy.
  • Attila – Hun Leader who conquered much of Europe.
  • Odoacer – Germanic leader who ousted the emperor in Rome in 476 A.D.
  • Inflation: The rapid rise of prices.
  • Mercenary: Foreign soldiers serving for pay.
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  • Graphic Summary: The Long Decline:
      • Military Causes:
        • Visigoths and other Germanic peoples invade the empire.
        • Roman army lacks training and discipline.
        • Romans forced to hire foreign soldiers to defend borders.

Economic Causes:

Heavy taxes necessary to support the government.

Farmers leave land.

Middle Class disappears

Romans use to much slave labor.

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  • Political Causes:
    • Government becomes to strict.
    • People stop supporting government.
    • Many corrupt officials.
    • Divided empire becomes weak.

Social Causes

Population declines because of disease and war.

People become selfish and lazy

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