The Fall of the Roman Empire
WHEN: 350-500 AD
WHERE: At its peak, the Roman Empire encompassed most of continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands.
WHAT: Internal problems and invasions spurred the division and decline of the Roman Empire. Some of the specific issues that caused the decline were: Invasions by Barbarian tribes, economic troubles and overreliance on slave labor, the rise of the Eastern Empire, overexpansion and military overspending, government corruption and political instability,
the arrival of the Huns and the migration of the Barbarian tribes, Christianity and the loss of traditional values, and weakening of the Roman legions.
WHO: Diocletian, Constantinople, Attila
WHY: The decline and fall of great civilizations is a repeating pattern in world history.