Fall of Rome

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  • System of Emperor Replacement
  • The old emperor, senate, Praetorian Guard, and the army all had a say in who the next emperor would be. Eventually, the praetorian guard gained complete control to choose the new emperor.
  • In A.D 186, when the army strangled the new emperor, the practice began of selling the throne to the highest bidder. During the next century Rome had 37 emperors. 25 of which were removed from office by assassination.
  • When an emperor dies who will be the next emperor?
  • The emperors would distract people with circus maximus and gladiator games to keep them from rioting because of the problems occurring.
  • The first system to replace the emperor was changed to the praetorian guard's advantage.
  • During A.d. 96 and A.D. 180 the empire would benifit from a period of "Good Emperors".
  • Trying to find a new emperor caused intrigue and violence.
  • Civil wars appeared because Romans who supported different candidates were fighting each other.
  • The Art of Distraction
  • The period of "Good Emperors"
  • Civil Wars led to the fall of Rome.
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