Decline in Morality
Emperors were known for having
Each throne was sold to the highest
bidder, regardless of his ability to lead.
The cost of maintaining an army to fight
constant battles left Rome in more of a war
state than a social state
With increased taxes to support wars to protect Rome
and its corrupt line of emperors, the civilian masses
were unable to survive
The military was charged with protecting
but it was no longer regularly paid to do so.
Is History Repeating itself?